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What race will you play as?

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Poll: What race will you play as? (282 member(s) have cast votes)

What race will you play as?

  1. Human (95 votes [33.69%])

    Percentage of vote: 33.69%

  2. Elf (35 votes [12.41%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.41%

  3. Dwarf (19 votes [6.74%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.74%

  4. Godlike (87 votes [30.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 30.85%

  5. Orlan (21 votes [7.45%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.45%

  6. Aumaua (25 votes [8.87%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.87%

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Most of them, a new race for each playthrough. Though I voted human because thats what I'm going to chose for my first playthrough. 



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I never liked playing as non-humanoid races, so I don't know if I'll ever play a Godlike, orlan or an aumaua


But the Godlike are humanoid. In fact, I think all the races are humanoid. Even if you meant "very, very human-like," I believe the Godlike are variants of any race, like a sub-race. So, you could make a Human Godlike. Just for what that's worth (you're still free to wish to not do that.)

If I understand correctly, godlike get a bonus to dex, and since I always play a speedy stabber or boxer I'll likely go that rout. I do hope you can be a short godlike being though.


I don't know that DEX, in this game, actually affects attack speed. I think just your base weapon speed, plus your armor detriment (heavier armor = slower action speed), plus maybe some bonuses from things like talents, skills, or specializations? That's your attack speed, that we know of.

As far as I know, DEX will only grant you increased accuracy (and, consequently, fewer misses and grazes and more hits and criticals, overall.)

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I voted elf, because that is likely what I'll have as my first main character, but I expect that I'll play them all eventually in one form or another (be it as more characters in that party, or as later main characters). Of course, that's also just what I'm thinking is most likely right now -- I might have a different idea by the time the game actually comes out and I'm playing it.



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Depends a lot on which class I decide to go with first.  If a fighter, probably a mountain dwarf.  If a wizard then a human or maybe a Godlike.  Definitely not an elf.



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All?

If you don't try every race then you're probably missing out on something worthwhile.
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Orlan rogue! Will play all though no doubt. Second will be a human Druid.

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Big factor for me is how they look and animate in game. Take dwarves for example if they have a specific walking animation or if they have cool looking armor/robe sets. I'll choose them over plain jayne humans. Kind of how ogres were handled in Arcanum they felt like another creature in the game world rather then another paper doll in the infinity engine games.



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Godlike for my first run.

 

Depending on how much the game recognizes your race/class/background, the Amamua sound intriguing and of course the obligatory human and elf playthrough.



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For some reason I always play human, perhaps because I can more easily relate to my character this way (or perhaps because I lack imagination altogether).



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I always hate playing as Human when they're simply the non-exotic choice, but then LOVE playing as Human when they're made even the least bit interesting.

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Can i Say all of them?

 

Aumaua Druid, Human Barbarian, Orlan fighter, dwarf Rogue...so many choices i want them all



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I definitely want to try them all out as others have mentioned, my top two are easily Orlan and Godlike though.



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Human paladin most likely

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More than likely I won't decide this or class until I have the game in my hand. I'll create whatever grabs me at that time.

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Human to start with more the likely.  The typical old man wizard seething with power is just about always the first character to suck me in.



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Dwarf. Because honestly, there's nothing quite like being four-foot-nothing and making the tall folks look like pansies.


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It's sad to see so little love for our Dwarven bretheren.


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Dwarfs(Dwarves?) would probably be one of my top picks if not for Orlans..more specifically Wild Orlans, I want to be a small furry beast.



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It's sad to see so little love for our Dwarven bretheren.


You could say that interest in them so far has been... dwarfed... by the interest in the other races?

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If you think Dwarven brethren get no love, try the female of the species.  I played one on a NWN2 server for a couple of years - I think one of four in the hundreds of characters over the history of that server.

 

For my first PoE playthrough, I'll probably consider the prewritten companions so as to maximize race/class variety in the party, my whim at the time of what sort of role I want (I tend to favor tanky sorts with at least a few magical options, but variety's the spice of life and all that) and yes, how cool a character looks.

 

My definition of 'cool looking character' may vary somewhat from average. I wanted sideburns for my NWN2 dwarf-lass.







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