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  1. 1. What race will you play as?

    • Human
      95
    • Elf
      35
    • Dwarf
      19
    • Godlike
      87
    • Orlan
      21
    • Aumaua
      25


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^ I feel ya, Faerunner. Obviously, we'll have to start a new game with every single race, all at the start, then play each one for approximately 15 minutes at a time. Do a quest with Class A, save, load Class B and do the same quest, on until Class Omega, then progress further with Class A, rinse, and repeat. 8)

 

Totally doing it...

 

Indeed, though I'm not sure I can play the entire game "roulette style," switching between characters of different races every fifteen minutes. It'll get confusing very quickly. I'll probably play the starting area with a character from each race at least once, and whichever one "speaks to me" most, I'll play through the game with that character. Then I'll play again with a character of another race and try taking different companions and quest choices, then another, etc.

 

I also hope NPC reactions are different enough with characters of every race to make it all the more interesting. ^^


"Not I, though. Not I," said the hanging dwarf.

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@Faerunner:

 

I was mostly being silly. Although, the class/race choices are all so interesting, I kind of almost want to really do it roulette-style, haha. I probably really won't, though. I'll just replay the game a lot.


Should we not start with some Ipelagos, or at least some Greater Ipelagos, before tackling a named Arch Ipelago? 6_u

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Probably a human of the Vailian Republics for my first run, because they sound fun with their culture's emphasis on wit and intelligence -- and being, IIRC, technologically advanced, they're likely to have what's needed to support the gun-toting ranger I'm aiming to play.


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@Faerunner:

 

I was mostly being silly. Although, the class/race choices are all so interesting, I kind of almost want to really do it roulette-style, haha. I probably really won't, though. I'll just replay the game a lot.

Oh, I'm sorry. I missed the tongue-in-cheek aspect of your post. I agree 100% though. It'll be so hard to choose. The only thing I know for certain is I'll play the "rural" version of each race. A wild orlan, a wood elf, a boreal dwarf, etc. The less urban, the better.


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^ No worries. It started as a total joke, but then, halfway through, I realized "Man... I kind of want to do that...", haha. If I'm ever 100% just joking, I try to make it obvious. But, since it wasn't completely a preposterous idea, I stopped myself short on making it blatant. :)


Should we not start with some Ipelagos, or at least some Greater Ipelagos, before tackling a named Arch Ipelago? 6_u

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Probably a human of the Vailian Republics for my first run, because they sound fun with their culture's emphasis on wit and intelligence -- and being, IIRC, technologically advanced, they're likely to have what's needed to support the gun-toting ranger I'm aiming to play.

 

The more that I think about it, the more interested I am in seeing how culture works as opposed to race.

 

If possible, my first character is also going to be from the Vailian Republics. I like the Renaissance Italy aesthetic.

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Human and/or Elf.

 

 

I always prefer my main to be of the 'pretty-to-the-eyes' races.


Matilda is a Natlan woman born and raised in Old Vailia. She managed to earn status as a mercenary for being a professional who gets the job done, more so when the job involves putting her excellent fighting abilities to good use.

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I cant say because I need to look at the races ingame description, the way they look in order to make a roleplaying decision.

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the thought o' playing a character that is "godlike" sets our teeth on edge. all others is possible.

 

HA! Good Fun!


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Human for the dual-class restriction and extra feat that doesn't exist. Old habits die hard.

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I'll be playing as human, at least for the first play-through.  I love being immersed in games and to experience that fully I feel I need to try and represent myself in the game, so I almost always play as a human, and base my traits and attributes on what I think are my own if I were in that world.  After a few play-throughs I may create a new character that is mostly human but with variance, but that doesn't happen often.

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I first need to check what classes aren't covered by your companions, then I will choose one of the remaining classes and pick a race that's good for this class.

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Chaotic good Drow all the way

 

I see what you did there and I like it. :D

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Human Druid or Elf Ranger.

 

After plating Divinity I wish more games will allow you to create two characters. Not necessarily for role playing, but just so I can create two complimentary characters right from the start. I think it encourages you to be unique with unusual builds when you can build a second character designed to compliment their strengths and cover for their weaknesses.

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I usually make an Elven Fighter/Thief or Ranger on first playthroughs, so I reckon I'll roll with an Elven Ranger in PoE. After that, all the classes and races will in due time get their turn, no doubt about it.

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Despite all my jokes about playing a Big Head Mode Godlike I will more than likely play a boring ass Human.  I am sort of an anti fantasy player that likes fantasy.  My favorite type of character to play as is the gritty in the trenches dude who fights up close in melee and perseveres through skill, luck, and daring.... not my standing 20 feet off and throwing a lightning bolt or going "lol plot armor you cant damage me through my magic protections".

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Because I can't seem to edit my post I'll point out that my human - I - will be Chaotic Good, if such a system is in the game (I haven't seen weekly/monthly dev logs yet).

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