Choosing a race, at first glance seems somewhat more complicated then I thought. (this makes me happy)
Just by reading the website I can see that each race has some sub choices you make that builds their background and perhaps slightly alters their racial abilities? This is the bit I am curious of as it seems to hint at that tho perhaps I am just reading into it too much.
Humans especially seem to have to make two choices which is curious: One about what background they came from and one to do with what deity you with to follow.
The races themselves seem somewhat stereotypical but that's ok, at least there is something there for everyone. We got the Vikings, the gnomes, the kitties, the trees and the borings. Each person is different, and I respect everyone's choice but I don't really understand why you would play a human character in a fantasy game, as you are already involuntarily human and have plenty of experience in that :) However I recon they will prove quite popular simply as many of us like to make our character extremely pretty and able to relate to. I would eventually like to have one of each...
So yeah that is the bit I am wondering for those who have the experience (I will be downloading my game tonight!! YAAAAYYYY) does making that choice such as what time you were born under the tree or what clan you want to be part of when u are Charr etc etc, does this greatly effect my character in the long run? like for example give them a racial that is better suited in pvp, or pve or something.... thanks!
As for me, I will probably make a Charr to begin with purely for nostalgic purposes, I loved them in the first game and thought they were great adversaries and and a really funky race of cuddly baddies.
Classes.... well I was going to make that the second half of this post but its already too long :P I dont even know where to start but am looking at probably Mesmer or Guardian xD Now that mesmers can wield great swords? it honestly sounds like a bucket of fun. Yes. Great big war-kitty mesmer... thoughts?