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Posted: Nov 8th 2010 10:19AM Zerogrifter said

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I really enjoy playing meta-morph characters - like peace and war bringer from city of heroes or the druid from Diablo II
Also Dragons, Demons, Behemoths are awesome =P

Posted: Nov 8th 2010 10:29AM Jenks said

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Here's the original planned races for Horizons, something for everyone.

http://mnemnosyne.com/horizonslineup.jpg

Posted: Nov 8th 2010 10:41AM Saker said

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I still have the picture myself. The original concepts for that game were just so amazing! The gods/races in alliance/oppositions...
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Posted: Nov 9th 2010 12:46PM Valdamar said

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Me too - I still have the world map as well.

I was more excited about the original Horizons than about any other MMO since (well, until GW2) - then came the media blackout - and the game that emerged on the other side was nothing like the game I had previously read about and wanted to play. Then the same thing happened to Tabula Rasa and I gave up being excited about forthcoming MMOs (well, until GW2).
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Posted: Nov 8th 2010 10:30AM Ziglug said

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I'd play any race in Warhammer Online if it meant I could have a third faction.................

Posted: Nov 8th 2010 10:31AM shipwreck said

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I am a man of simple tastes. I play Dwarves, Orcs, and Men (Human) almost exclusively, so most games suit my racial wants.

Of course, those races look cooler in some games moreso than others. For example, Allods' orcs look pretty lame compared to those orcs in WAR or WOW (or LotRO for that matter).

And while LotRO dwarves aren't stratospherically cool-looking (I could do with some more beard options), they are way cooler than the plain-jane EQ2 dwarfs.

What I'm really looking forward to is playing as a 40k Ork!

Posted: Nov 8th 2010 10:54AM Aquaryon said

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I am stuck playing a Night Elf in WoW because I love hunters, I prefer to play Men/Human but Hunters don't exist yet for that race. But with the new race/class combo I can live my dream.... or I can be best of both worlds and be a Worgen/Human Hunter.

Posted: Nov 8th 2010 11:07AM The Other Chris said

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For WAR, I would love to play as the Tomb Kings. I would love to be a warrior raised from the tomb and fighting for the honorable Settra the Imperishable. Its the army that got me into the tabletop game, and I love the look and feel to the army. I'd also like to play an actual undead race in an MMO (Forsaken are too fleshy). Sadly, EA/Mythic/Bioware would further desecrate the IP by having them join forces with the Lizardmen, or worse, the Vampire Counts. lmao

For WoW, they are about to get Goblins, which would have been my first choice. My second would be Naga. Throw the 'implausibilities due to lore and/or no legs' out the window. Tanking as a Myrmidon. Would. Be. Awesome. Of course, they'd again desecrate things by allowing male casters and female warriors.

Someone mentioned above that LotRO would be cool if there was a story to play through as the Creeps, and I fully agree. The be The Enemy and expanding on the story that was mostly implied would be pretty cool. That, and I think Turbine could do a pretty good job at keeping everything very dark and quite disturbing.

Posted: Nov 8th 2010 11:16AM (Unverified) said

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If I could be any race from anywhere, I would have to go with the Parshendi from The Way of Kings, in part because they are so different from your usual fantasy race. Red and black skin with black eyes and armor growing out of their skin like a shell.

Of course, if we were getting crazy up in here, a Parshendi shard bearer would be the most overpowered thing ever

Posted: Nov 8th 2010 11:40AM redsolar said

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I would love to be a Vekh'nir from WoW. They remind me of the Skeksis
from The Dark Crystal. There's actually a quest where you can shapeshift into one that at least looked like or was one of the Vekh'nir. It was so fun dancing as one with my friend. There are many others I would like to be but this one stuck in my head.

Posted: Nov 8th 2010 11:59AM Trololol said

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Vrykul, in wow big and bearded! imagine one of those guys on one of those choppers :) Bikers FTW!

Posted: Nov 8th 2010 12:07PM xyna031 said

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HUMAAAANS!
LOL

Posted: Nov 8th 2010 12:27PM Lateris said

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A Klickiss robot

Posted: Nov 8th 2010 1:04PM (Unverified) said

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Well, you can be a kickass robot in DDO... for a price.

Anyway, BEHOLDER!!



(just kidding, i would be too awesome to play as beholder - your brain would fry from awesomeness)

Posted: Nov 8th 2010 1:25PM Heraclea said

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I want to roll a Hamidon, please.

Posted: Nov 8th 2010 3:57PM (Unverified) said

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I always fall for the most strange and interesting races... but then I start making alts...and almost all my alts are humans.

So yeah, what ever kind of exotic race a MMO will make, if they don't have humans I'll never play it.

Posted: Nov 8th 2010 4:15PM (Unverified) said

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I've got a soft spot for playing small blighters, so i don't like it if i can't select Goblins or Gnomes of some sort.

why yes, I AM very much looking forward to Cataclysm.

Posted: Nov 8th 2010 4:36PM Joshua Przygocki said

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Skaven... Real Skaven, not the BS things were getting with the RvR update...
Lizardmen would be cool too.

I really wish I could play some sort of Elemental being or something, maybe a Treant or mass of floating water...

Posted: Nov 8th 2010 5:49PM pixledriven said

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2nd for SKAVEN!

I want to be a Warplock Engineer, or a Gutter Runner. Now. =)
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Posted: Nov 8th 2010 5:25PM KDolo said

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I always thought the idea of the hyper-logical, business savvy, Vrusk from Star Frontiers were a great race to play. No one ever makes Insectoids that are civil!

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