I would say Norn. Why? Nordic inspiration, animal spirits, huge badasses. Will probably be a male norn ranger. Wolf pet, follow the wolf spirit. Will be awesome. Oh, and I would probably have chosen female norn, until I saw http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yc5nnsmk1H4 video, at the 1:22 mark. That made me choose male. Though I will probably have a female norn of some class.
The sylvari look cool, as the thought of playing a plant person is nice. I will stay far far far away from those deformed creatures called Asura. Charr would be nice as I usually go for the beast races.
So, Norn, Charr, and Sylvari would be the race choices for me.
After watching newly allowed Youtube videos of humans, blue humans, green humans, red humans, and humans with circuit boards on their faces, I'm so glad ArenaNet has gone to the effort to designing distinct races to give us real choice.
None of the races really say much to me at the moment so I'll likely just be human at the beginning.
"Reminds me of a dog. You stare at it while it's playing outside, running around in a circle, then stopping up, wagging with a wide "grin", jumping around until you call for the dog. Then it lowers its tail because it think it's done something bad and then you throw the ball, seeing the tail go straight into the air in bliss! ^^" - Gehco
What? I meant I don't like centaur, in real life lore or in video games I just don't like them period. Lol get butt hurt some more.
So you don't like a fantasy creature/race in any fantasy setting? That's silly. Also, I LOVE their centaurs. They actually look like horse people instead of someone cutting off a human torso, lopping off the horse's head, and sewing them together.
Guild Wars 1 centaur-
Guild Wars 2 centaur artwork (can't seem to find really good images of them)-
Him and many other centaurs! I would love to put in a lengthy note to AreneNet to perhaps make a "faction" of centaurs that perhaps follow in the footsteps of Ventari. I know one centaur did (Ehrgen Windmane), but I would love to see them as an actual race to choose from. Also considering ArenaNet has given them armor that actually fits too.
Some choices for your Biography could be like:
Farmer/Rancher/Homesteader- You tend to the crops/animals of your peoples, to make sure that even the centaurs on the front line get food. You've also become very agile at tending to the wild beasts that threaten your flocks.
Nomad/Merchant-You've given up your sedentary lifestyle of your peoples in search of a new path. You seek the riches of the world, and also to make coin on the side for yourself.
Sworn Soldier-You are a trained weapon. You are thorough in slaying any enemy that threatens your people, your land, and your way of life. You will gallop/march to the sound of the Great Warhorn, crushing enemies under your hoof!
Maybe it's just me, but centaur don't get enough attention either. Recently in D&D 4e, they made them a Large creature, meaning it won't fit in their crappy 5ftx5ft squares anymore. Even though I swear most horses are 5ft in body length. But it also means that people can't choose them as a race anymore unless the DM let's you be one (and luckily my husband is a nice DM, others have said "Human, Elves, Dwarves only." in some campaigns).
Also, I do realize how people love to demonize most races. But here we now have playable Charr, with three separate Legions to choose from, and one defect Legion- the Flame Legion (or Gold Legion). So I don't see why we couldn't maybe have centaurs. I mean, they're already in the game, they'd just have to put their customization/starter zone in a patch or expansion.
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The real problem would be with armor models, because nothing that worked on other races would work on centaurs and vice versa.
Well, you could rule out dresses altogether (not that I care for them). You would see the "human" upper half dressed up, while bits and pieces of the armor or "street clothes" adorning the horse half. They could even give females the chance to have their tales braided/preened while wearing some of the more fancy stuff.
Plus they already have some sexy armor that fits the horse half-
I guess I hate to see such a good race with many potentials just discarded by most MMORPGs/RPGs/Table-tops. And I know that ArenaNet would implement them the right way, and not disappoint.
Plus, it would be another unique race to add to their repertoire that they already have going.
Know what, I'm going to make a huge email about these guys and send it to them. Suggestions are a plus!
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Reason: Added more stuff.