Jump to content

Welcome to Obsidian Forum Community
Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more. If you already have an account, login here - otherwise create an account for free today!
Photo

What race did you pick for your first and second character?

race aumaua dwarf human elf orlan godlike

  • Please log in to reply
20 replies to this topic

Poll: What race did you pick? (36 member(s) have cast votes)

Which race did you pick for your first playthrough?

  1. Aumaua (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. Dwarf (3 votes [8.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 8.33%

  3. Elf (9 votes [25.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 25.00%

  4. Goldlike (7 votes [19.44%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 19.44%

  5. Human (14 votes [38.89%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 38.89%

  6. Orlan (3 votes [8.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 8.33%

Which race did you pick for your second playthrough?

  1. Aumaua (5 votes [13.89%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 13.89%

  2. Dwarf (2 votes [5.56%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.56%

  3. Elf (11 votes [30.56%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 30.56%

  4. Godlike (7 votes [19.44%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 19.44%

  5. Human (3 votes [8.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 8.33%

  6. Orlan (8 votes [22.22%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 22.22%

Vote Guests cannot vote

#1
LittleAmadillo0

LittleAmadillo0

    (2) Evoker

  • Members
  • 85 posts

I was wondering what other people picked for their first character in pillars of eternity and what factored into that decision.

After playing the game with your first character what race did you choose for your second play through and what determined that.



#2
Tarlonniel

Tarlonniel

    (5) Thaumaturgist

  • Members
  • 467 posts

Darn it, it's so hard to remember now. I think my first three characters went godlike - orlan - aumaua, because those were unique races compared to other fantasy settings and I wanted to check them out. Godlike had a super cool appearance and a mysterious background so I went there first. Then, after playing the game and seeing that orlans were heavily tied to the Eastern Reach, that's where I went next.


  • LittleAmadillo0 likes this

#3
XEternalXDreamsX

XEternalXDreamsX

    (3) Conjurer

  • Members
  • 106 posts
Usually, I play humans on my first playthrough. I was a human paladin and the RP factor was cool. My second character was more rational/stoic as an aumaua fighter with 21 Might starting with Two handed weapon. He was a beast with fighter talents. The high base damage from might and two handed sliced like butter.

Edited by XEternalXDreamsX, 17 August 2018 - 07:00 PM.

  • LittleAmadillo0 likes this

#4
Mirandel

Mirandel

    (2) Evoker

  • Members
  • 78 posts
  • Deadfire Backer
  • Fig Backer

No wonder Godlike is the leader of the second poll - in the first game nobody bet an eye on your Godlike, but here it makes most sense (and a lot of additional dialog options).


  • LittleAmadillo0 likes this

#5
Androoh

Androoh

    (2) Evoker

  • Members
  • 83 posts
  • Location:Leeds, UK

My first playthrough was with a meadow human rogue with the raider background from the Deadfire Archipelago.

More a test character than anything - I tend to like sneaky characters in classic DnD so it seemed a safe bet.

Second playthrough was with a pale elf cipher with the mystic background from the White that Wends. I used this character for my Deadfire playthrough and multiclassed as an oracle (cipher-druid).

Chose this as a pure RP concept out of it seeming like a good narrative fit for a protagonist. As a cipher/mystic he'd received visions his entire life and this ability became more fully realised when he became a Watcher.  

 


Edited by Androoh, 20 August 2018 - 02:40 AM.

  • Teacher and LittleAmadillo0 like this

#6
Teacher

Teacher

    (2) Evoker

  • Members
  • 89 posts
  • Pillars of Eternity Backer
  • Kickstarter Backer
  • Deadfire Backer
  • Fig Backer

No matter what the benefits of other races may be, I have a really hard time playing anything other than human (or maybe elf if I push it). Just can't get attached to other races as the main character for long. First playthroughs are always human.

 

After 3 human playthroughs, I've made an Old Vailian female pale elf with slave background. RP'd her as someone kidnapped at young age by O.Vailian explorers/slavers who visited The White that Wends and used as an exotic-looking servant, as a rare status symbol of sorts... Made choices around stopping exploitation of locals. That was fun. :D


Edited by Teacher, 04 September 2018 - 12:38 PM.

  • LittleAmadillo0 likes this

#7
draego

draego

    (7) Enchanter

  • Members
  • 850 posts
  • Lords of the Eastern Reach Backer
  • Deadfire Backer
  • Fig Backer

I did a wood elf first playthrough for bow ranger first - i know sad  :facepalm:

 

Next an hearth orlan melee ranger because i wanted an underdog role where the country is kinda racist toward you. I was a deadfire slave trying to find my way home to the glanfathen tribes. This is my first deadfire playthrough also

 

Next an pale elf berath priest. Basically the concept was the Pallid Knight / Judge Dredd I am the law kinda thing. funny meeting the actual pallid knight at beginning of second game. :) To bad due to the events of the first game i lose my faith and will no long be a berath priest.


Edited by draego, 20 August 2018 - 04:09 PM.

  • LittleAmadillo0 likes this

#8
InsaneCommander

InsaneCommander

    (12) Mage

  • Members
  • 1884 posts
  • Location:Drinking with Mirke in a Deadfire bar
  • Deadfire Backer
  • Fig Backer

My first character was a pale elf druid from the White That Wends. I really liked that combination.

 

The second was a Death Godlike Bleak Walker who left the Living Lands after a murder. Another interesting combination, that proved very interesting for roleplaying. :fdevil:


  • XEternalXDreamsX and LittleAmadillo0 like this

#9
dreamrider

dreamrider

    (3) Conjurer

  • Members
  • 147 posts
  • Location:Eastern USA

First:  Fire godlike, messing with the "new toy" and with a sorta retaliator build idea.

 

2nd:  Woods Elf, deliberately planning on a very rangy MC.  (monk)



#10
Boeroer

Boeroer

    Arch-Mage

  • Members
  • 13278 posts
  • Location:Bucharest, Romania
  • Lords of the Eastern Reach Backer
  • Deadfire Backer
  • Fig Backer
  • Black Isle Bastard!
A red bearded Mountain Dwarf, then a red skinned Island Aumaua. Apparently I like red dudes... Should go to Reddit maybe...
  • LittleAmadillo0 likes this

#11
Taevyr

Taevyr

    (4) Theurgist

  • Members
  • 312 posts
  • Location:Right behind you
  • Deadfire Backer

Great, an excuse to monologue about my characters! Walls of text are imminent.

 

First  was a wood elf ranger, as I prefer a simple concept for a first playthrough and a living lands hunter seemed like an interesting background. She came to the dyrwood after a hunt back in the Living lands went wrong in a way that got most of her comrades killed, and would've killed her as well if it hadn't been for her antelope. Now, all she wants is a simple, solitary life hunting and travelling the frontier regions of Eora, just her, her trusty arquebus, and her antelope..... and really didn't like it when Thaos and her awakening ruined that. Not to mention having to be a part of the damn politics of the gods and Defiance bay.

 

Second was an author avatar, as is the usual case on a second/third playthrough. A moon godlike Chanter from the White that wends, hailing from a trade settlement on the edge of the region, so not tribal (still thanking BoW for confirming the existence of these). A son of Vailian shippers who opened a shop after they retired from the company, he eventually became a mariner himself to see something of the world. When the ship was sunk off the northwestern coast of the Eastern Reach, he managed to reach the shore by holding on to some driftwood, and traded his songs, stories, and the small amount of washed-up cargo for a spot in Odema's caravan. He hoped to join a crew in Defiance Bay, until the Biawac hit....


  • InsaneCommander and LittleAmadillo0 like this

#12
MaxQuest

MaxQuest

    Arch-Mage

  • Members
  • 2079 posts
  • Deadfire Backer
  • Fig Backer
1. Wood Elf (Scholar from Ixamitl Plains)
2. Wood Elf (Colonist or Merchant? from Old Vailia)
3. Pale Elf.. or was it Human? (Colonist from Old Vailia)
4. Wood Elf (Explorer from Deadfire)

Guess, it's easy to spot when my MC cipher was ranged, and when melee... ^^

Edited by MaxQuest, 30 August 2018 - 07:37 AM.


#13
Boeroer

Boeroer

    Arch-Mage

  • Members
  • 13278 posts
  • Location:Bucharest, Romania
  • Lords of the Eastern Reach Backer
  • Deadfire Backer
  • Fig Backer
  • Black Isle Bastard!
Wait... this is the PoE forum, not Deadfire. I got confused! My first PoE playthrough was a Blue Orlan obviously. And then a Fire Godlike.
  • Taevyr likes this

#14
LittleAmadillo0

LittleAmadillo0

    (2) Evoker

  • Members
  • 85 posts

No harm done Boeroer!

 

Edit

 

I forgot to mention my own characters

 

My first was a human fighter. I was mainly exploring the game and didn't finish the main quest with her.

 

With my second play through, I wanted to choose one of the new race. I went with a death godlike paladin with a ton of sass at my back. With that character I completed the game.

 

I have since had 2 elves (a pale and a wood) and human and I am hoping to delve into different playthroughs.


Edited by LittleAmadillo0, 01 October 2018 - 08:23 AM.

  • InsaneCommander likes this

#15
InsaneCommander

InsaneCommander

    (12) Mage

  • Members
  • 1884 posts
  • Location:Drinking with Mirke in a Deadfire bar
  • Deadfire Backer
  • Fig Backer

Wait... this is the PoE forum, not Deadfire. I got confused! My first PoE playthrough was a Blue Orlan obviously. And then a Fire Godlike.

 

Have you played as a tiny blue man in Deadfire too? I can imagine a funny moment if you do that. :)



#16
DarkWaterSong

DarkWaterSong

    Eleven Bard of the Order

  • Members
  • 6 posts
  • Location:Oxnard, CA
  • Steam:darkwatersong
  • Xbox Gamertag:darkwatersong
  • Pillars of Eternity Silver Backer

I tried a fire godlike first, and then relized I had manged to make a duplicate of certian avian god like.



#17
Skazz

Skazz

    (6) Magician

  • Members
  • 691 posts
  • Pillars of Eternity Backer
  • Kickstarter Backer

Mountain Dwarf. Then Wild Orlan.



#18
Xsanf

Xsanf

    (1) Prestidigitator

  • Members
  • 32 posts
  • Location:Moscow, Russia

Human. Then Human. Then Wood Elf, but dropped her before Act II. Then Human again. Maybe, I'm too dumb to imagine other races' way of thinking (elves are long-living, and orlans are short-living, furry, etc.), so it's difficult for me to roleplay someone non-human. Of course, in Eora one's culture means more than one's race, but still there are huge differences, and an official guide/almanac/in-game information are rather scarce on that matter - I've spent plenty of time reading various forum threads where people speculate on details.



#19
wingedchocolatecake

wingedchocolatecake

    (1) Prestidigitator

  • Members
  • 15 posts

Wood Elf. It was my first time playing any kind of RPG-ish game. Me, being my naïve self thought: ooh, elves. I can finally live out my dreams of being Legolas!



#20
SoloGirl

SoloGirl

    (1) Prestidigitator

  • Members
  • 9 posts
Human. I usually do all my first runs as a human. I also played as elf (both kinds) and wild orlan.





Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: race, aumaua, dwarf, human, elf, orlan, godlike

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users