Edit: (well-fuck-a-doodle-do, that's and embarrassing typo in the title /facepalm)
With Darksiders2, Sleeping Dogs and Fall of Cybertron finished my choice in games have started to dry up a bit again and with Borderlands 2 still 3 weeks away I'm starting to get mighty tempted to give GW2 a shot. However i'm still a bit on the fence about dipping my toes into another MMO atm.
Now this might seem a little silly but I like to roleplay my characters a little bit. Not full on roleplay roleplay mind you, no talking in character or anything serious like that. But i do like to sort of have a characterization of the persona in my head and when i play MMO's my overall mannerisms and subtle behavior starts to slightly adjust and modify from my actual self.
To give a crude example, when playing WoW in years past one of my characters would try to gank at the first opportunity and be a merciless cunt, yet when i would be playing my other char he would never gank period but at the same time was not a pacifist and would wait for the enemy to be ready before starting a fair fight and hell if it was an interesting one might even give respect to the enemy. Another example would be my tauren shaman having never ever ever been specced into anything other then enhancement even when it was crap. Little shit like that you know. So while it might not be important for a lot of people character creation is for me. It's the start of creation, making something interesting for yourself to adapt to for a bit, fleshing things out etc...
With GW2 i was not feeling the creative spark much when it comes to the races. "Cat people" seemed interesting at first but after some though not quite hitting the spot. Plant dudes are kinda cool, just not right now. So i was daydreaming like usual on the way to get my lunch coffee and though well it would be interesting to create a Norn(?), bulky sure but totally short, dwarfish sorta mother and have at least a semblance of a beard (mannerisms and the like i can think of on the fly). Something like that could get me into giving GW2 at least a spin.
Sorry for all the exposition :P
Question: can you make one of those viking dudes look like a friggin dwarf or at least approximate one. To get technical, does the game scale the entire body shape to your height or can you change girth and height somewhat independently? And how low can you go, is it possible to get those dudes to at least slightly below average human height?
PS: In retrospect it's kinda funny how little things like that can make a difference between sale or no sale for me, go figure >.>