Races preference list

afarafar Member, Pioneer
Hello!
We all know that there are 16 subraces + tulnar + possible other races (like the undead :))). Based on the current info, i thought it might be interesting to show you my personal ranking of races, from those I most like, to those I will almost certainly never play. I'm interested to hear about your rankings, what do you think of current races, not exactly tier wise (eg py'rai for archers) but stricte preference wise

Here's my list:

1. Kaelar - I like order and building, and even though Kalears sound like something mainstream (empire largest of all), it might be good mainstream.

2. Py'rai - I like nature, and their buildings design (based on triangles) seem very interesting; I was kinda trigerred about last fb story of them hunting, i thought they'd be more peaceful and "pro life", still, they are based on indians which afterall did hunt so it might be a realistic point of view. If not that, it'd be my 1st pick :))

3. Ren'kai - "Honor, power, tranquillity" sounds like best motto out of all available, their armor and architecture are also cool, my main concern is they remind me too much of contemporary japan, which on the one hand is realistic, on the other, i just don't really like contemporary japan. BUT if there were other asian races as contrast (chinese, huns), it'd be amazing. Now they remind me of something that I like, while being far from perfect.
But if those orc buildings (and pallisades) in apoc are ren'kais, then that's different because barbarian aspect was also introduced, so it's more 'diverse' i guess. Still, i prefer alliance to horde, it might be nice idea to introduce them and I'm sure many players will like them, just not for me

4. Dunir - As well, nice for someone but "too stoic". They are very well done, just not for me. I love their architecture though, and it seems like architecture wise it might be one of the best races

5. Vek - nice clothes, cool architecture, unique looks but that astrology stuff is not for me. Again, I'm really glad intrepid introduced them as a contrast and way of keeping players who like them together

6.Empyrean - for now I didn't see much of greco-roman stuff, everything I saw about Empyrean, Kaelar did better. Also they are in opposition to Kaelars

7. Nikua - too bland for me. I love polynesian culture, but to play dwarves is not worth it. Also they are too 'freedom' to build anything that stands it seems

8. Vaelune - "kill or be killed"? No, thanks. But realistic and nice concept

Oh, and Tulnars, forgot about Tulnars. So they are big enigma, on the one hand they have potential, on the other - perspective of humans breeding with everything out of boredom and producing tulnars, well, definitely no

Reassuming - for now Kaelars are my main pick even though they are 'popular', AOC might be first MMO that I wouldn't play the humans but seems I still have to wait. I still wait for the Chinese/Huns race (those 2 being subraces). Like, one is "Creativity, Resillence, Confidence" and another " Astuteness, Agility, Clarity"

What do you think? What are your rankings?

Comments

  • AmistAmist Member, Braver of Worlds
    edited June 26
    I believe there are only 8 subraces, is there not?
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  • afarafar Member, Pioneer
    edited June 26
    Amist wrote: »
    I believe there are only 8 subraces, are there not?

    Right! My bad
    I guess I calculated it by thinking subconsciously that there are 8 races (as 8 (base) classes), and instead of multiplying them by themselves/8/squaring them, i multiplied them by 2 – as in 2 subraces for every race

    Other than that, everything else still stands :)
  • AmistAmist Member, Braver of Worlds
    edited June 27
    I'll give my rankings here as well!

    1. Empyrian - I just love how regal elves are and the greco-roman approach to them has me intrigued!
    2. Vek - Astral orcs just seems like a newer and more interesting concept to me in comparisson to the otherwise standard brutelike orcs.
    3. Ren'kai - With the dev team drawing influence from asian cultures, I simply cannot wait to create a samurai looking beast of an fighter!
    4. Nikua - A very interesting and polar opposite choice for the otherwise well known mountain dwarves. From the concept art to the real life cultural influence, I could see myself perhaps picking up the Nikua as a summoner or a bard!
    5. Dunir - Badass Tolkien mountain dwarves. What more could you want?
    6. Vaelune - I like the desert themed art for the Kaelar, but I tend to play MMO's to get as far away from reality as possible and therefor I usually don't play humans.
    7. Tul'nar - With the ability to pick between a reptillian or beastlike features, I could see the Tul'nar being a cool race but as of now there's not much art to go off of.
    8. (Shared) Py'rai & Kaelar - I don't really care for woodelves or generic human races, meh.
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  • tugowartugowar Member, Phoenix Initiative, Royalty
    Purple Vek for life.
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  • NagashNagash Member, Leader of Men
    Im a huge fan of the Nehekharan from Warhammer and for me the Vaelune seem to fit that the best
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  • Undead CanuckUndead Canuck Member, Braver of Worlds
    Can we be undead? Can that be a thing? Please.
  • AzryilAzryil Member, Leader of Men
    Forever Empyrian!
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  • Amist wrote: »
    I'll give my rankings here as well!

    1. Empyrian - I just love how regal elves are and the greco-roman approach to them has me intrigued!
    2. Vek - Astral orcs just seems like a newer and more interesting concept to me in comparisson to the otherwise standard brutelike orcs.
    3. Ren'kai - With the dev team drawing influence from asian cultures, I simply cannot wait to create a samurai looking beast of an fighter!
    4. Nikua - A very interesting and polar opposite choice for the otherwise well known mountain dwarves. From the concept art to the real life cultural influence, I could see myself perhaps picking up the Nikua as a summoner or a bard!
    5. Dunir - Badass Tolkien mountain dwarves. What more could you want?
    6. Kaelar - I like the desert themed art for the Kaelar, but I tend to play MMO's to get as far away from reality as possible and therefor I usually don't play humans.
    7. Tul'nar - With the ability to pick between a reptillian or beastlike features, I could see the Tul'nar being a cool race but as of now there's not much art to go off of.
    8. (Shared) Py'rai & Vaelune - I don't really care for woodelves or generic human races, meh.

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    Vaelune is the desert humans. I agree with the general sentiment though, generic humans races, meh.

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  • AmistAmist Member, Braver of Worlds
    Guildhart wrote: »
    Amist wrote: »
    I'll give my rankings here as well!

    1. Empyrian - I just love how regal elves are and the greco-roman approach to them has me intrigued!
    2. Vek - Astral orcs just seems like a newer and more interesting concept to me in comparisson to the otherwise standard brutelike orcs.
    3. Ren'kai - With the dev team drawing influence from asian cultures, I simply cannot wait to create a samurai looking beast of an fighter!
    4. Nikua - A very interesting and polar opposite choice for the otherwise well known mountain dwarves. From the concept art to the real life cultural influence, I could see myself perhaps picking up the Nikua as a summoner or a bard!
    5. Dunir - Badass Tolkien mountain dwarves. What more could you want?
    6. Kaelar - I like the desert themed art for the Kaelar, but I tend to play MMO's to get as far away from reality as possible and therefor I usually don't play humans.
    7. Tul'nar - With the ability to pick between a reptillian or beastlike features, I could see the Tul'nar being a cool race but as of now there's not much art to go off of.
    8. (Shared) Py'rai & Vaelune - I don't really care for woodelves or generic human races, meh.

    Stares Intensely

    Vaelune is the desert humans. I agree with the general sentiment though, generic humans races, meh.

    Whoops, I changed it. Thanks for the heads up! :D
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  • leonerdoleonerdo Member, Settler
    edited June 27
    Currently, the Vek are my favorite. I like pseudo-sciences/magic like astrology and alchemy (in games, not in real life!). And I like how the Vek tribe uses them in a mystical sort of way, rather than the academic way that mages/wizards treat them, or the industrial/technological way that other games do.

    Something about being a small tight-knit community, with ancient/secret/mystical knowledge, but without the power and/or inclination to use it for conquest. While the Ren'Kai are all about honor and power (and probably a little domination of the lesser races), the Vek have loftier, less grounded ideals. Kinda like the Philosopher Kings of the orcs. (I might not understand Ashes' lore, and I might be using Plato's ideas wrong, but heck it. It's a cool trope, whatever it is.) I doubt they'll ever have much influence in shaping the world directly, but they'll probably have some cool ideas, mystical insights, and occasionally a meticulously-crafted scheme which shift the balance in unforeseen ways.

    Merlin would have been a Vek.

    Edit: Oh and they're architecture looks cool, too. I don't know why, it's just dope.
  • rohkairohkai Member, Braver of Worlds
    #1 - Vek Cleric/Summoner= Shaman... I just have to try this
    #2 - Py’rai Rogue/Ranger= Predator... This is how I like to move through nature
    #3 Ren’kai Fighter/Tank= Dreadnaught... Lets roll!!!

    Other races are just kinda “meh” to me. Empyrean just seem like they’d be stuck up, hoity toity, D-bags that I’d rather put my blade into than live among.
    Dwarves are cool.... I just don’t want to be one
    Humans... I already am one... fantasy game motivates me to imagine being something else.
  • RavudhaRavudha Member
    1. Ren'kai or Vaelune
    2. Other
  • DamoklesDamokles Member
    Tulnar > Humies > Orcses > Elfies > Stunties
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  • VarkunVarkun Member, Braver of Worlds
    Ren'kai, nuf said.
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  • TsukasaTsukasa Member
    edited July 2
    Racial abilities can be super convenient. So I'll personally, unfortunately pick whichever is best instead of a race I love to RP as. Why is this a thing, seriously?
    ALSO
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    why
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  • TsukasaTsukasa Member
    edited July 2
    Already made a topic complaining about it being a bad game design, and it hasn't been taken seriously. Pinging Steven as last resort, whatever happens happens. Can't be bothered more. Your game your choice. @StevenSharif
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  • Always been a big fan of the dark elf trope. It has nothing to do with my love of drow novels but i've always looved the overall look they have. Maybe cuz im edgy. I'd prefer one of the elf races and would be especially pleased if skin tone is a customizable feature during char creation

    Damokles wrote: »
    Tulnar > Humies > Orcses > Elfies > Stunties

    Nice terms. But the only acceptable form of tulnar that is superior to the other races are lizardmen or some variation. The rest are furries. Eff furries
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  • DamoklesDamokles Member
    voidshadow wrote: »
    Always been a big fan of the dark elf trope. It has nothing to do with my love of drow novels but i've always looved the overall look they have. Maybe cuz im edgy. I'd prefer one of the elf races and would be especially pleased if skin tone is a customizable feature during char creation

    Damokles wrote: »
    Tulnar > Humies > Orcses > Elfies > Stunties

    Nice terms. But the only acceptable form of tulnar that is superior to the other races are lizardmen or some variation. The rest are furries. Eff furries

    Or more elfies. Dark Elfies.
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  • AtamaAtama Member, Braver of Worlds
    I plan on being Empyrean. A highly martial, prideful, and elegant culture is perfect for what I want to do.
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