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POLL: Tha Races

Discussion in 'BG2: Throne of Bhaal (Classic)' started by Fly2tHeSkY, Apr 13, 2006.

  1. Fly2tHeSkY

    Fly2tHeSkY Southern Comfort Veteran

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    I was just thinking about this earlier because I wanted to see how people pick the races for their protagonists. Do people usually pick their races because of the beneficial stats that come with that race or just because of appearance wise? Which race is your preferred, or which do you use most often (because I know people have played this game ALOT of times!)

    Btw if this poll has already been posted my bad! :D

    Poll Information
    This poll contains 2 question(s). 47 user(s) have voted.
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    Poll Results: Tha Races (47 votes.)

    Do people choose a particular race because of: (Choose 1)
    * Appearance - 26% (12)
    * Statistic Bonuses - 23% (11)
    * Class Choices/Restrictions - 51% (24)

    Which race do people most commonly use throughout their BG trip? (Choose 1)
    * Human - 26% (12)
    * Elf - 32% (15)
    * Half Elf - 30% (14)
    * Halfling - 0% (0)
    * Dwarf - 4% (2)
    * Gnome - 4% (2)
    * Half Orc - 4% (2)
     
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    I think classes allowed play a HUGE part for race selection. If you wanna play a monk, paladin or bard you don't have that much choices.

    I personally love Half-elves! They are best of the two worlds, the grace and wisdom of elves and curiosity and creativity of humans. Plus they offer the best MC options, with some little elven abilities as well.
     
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    I usually use elves for thieves, and spell-casters; humans for paladins, monks, and dual-classing; Half-Orcs for fighters; Half-elves for some multiclasses; and I don't use the other races.
     
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    ^On the other hand, shorter races are the toughest since they get massive saving throw bonuses based on their CON.

    A feeble elf will be smitten by a Beholder's Death ray, but a sturdy halfling will have more chance to survive! :shake:
     
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    I choose a class first, then the race if there's a choice. Pallys, monks and sorcerers are restricted to humans. I think most people take elves, but that's imo. Half elves are okay for a multiclass, but tbh, I get sick of that avatar.
     
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    I really love dwarves conceptually, shame you can play so few classes with them...
     
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    It really depends on my mood and what I'm wanting to play. As well as if I want to do one of the romances or not. (Since their limited and I can't be bothered to download a mod to change that yet.)

    Elves tend to be a big thing for me though because I like to play magic users alot.
     
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    I would have said "all of the above" for the first question, but I settled for appearance, thinking it would be the least chosen. Boy was I wrong. :shake:

    And elves. Definitely elves. :love:
     
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    Shaitan Always forgive your enemies; it annoys them so

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    I chose multiclass-reason, and I prefer half-elf for the same. But I must say it comes in waves, 'cause earlier I played dwarfs a lot. And I've had a period of humans. But right now it's half-elfs
     
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    I can't actually vote 'cus my PC's playing up and won't open the window, but I mostly choose Elves or Half-Elves. Occasionally a Human if I want to be a monk paladin, dual class or whatever.

    Aren't Half-Elf avatars the same as Elf avatars or am I reading this incorrectly?

    [ April 17, 2006, 19:52: Message edited by: Imoen the Bhaalchild ]
     
  11. Fly2tHeSkY

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    Me, I'm a Human or Half Elf man, mostly for appearance but usually because I play some sort of multiclass character. Humans for everything else! :D

    Btw Moon Elf yeh they are.
     
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    ^Which is true, based on PHB Half-elves are much alike to their elven ancestors, appearance like; though they can have facial hair and tend to be slightly taller.

    Now if only game designers could make elf-like avatars/paperdolls with facial hair for half-elves, like the human mage avatar/paperdoll! That would be cool! Wouldn't it?
     
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    I like either Elves for thier Dex, or Dwarves for thier Con. I think a vannilla dwarven fighter is a good first time character for someone new to the game.
     
  14. Fly2tHeSkY

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    Not many people seem to like gnomes or halflings! People would probably expect others to take gnomes for thief/illusionists and halflings for thieves but I have NEVER seen someone do that ... ever. Save Jan.
     
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    Shaitan Always forgive your enemies; it annoys them so

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    I have played halfling Fighter/thiefs, and they rock at that :) Never played a gnome though
     
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    My fighter/illusionist is a girly gnome with that little girl voice dressed in pink. ;)
     
  17. Fly2tHeSkY

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    Hehe I'm still convinced with my theory because of the poll results :p

    But it's true isn't it? Most people will usually take a human, elf or variation of the two.
     
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    Yeah, I'm not really surprised, either. I know I pick those races most often, though I do like to mix things up on occasion.
     
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    I play assassins a lot and they are the coolest looking as elves. therefore I chose apperance and elves.
     
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    It is limited class selection for the small folk. Ah and halflings/gnomes look tad harmless. Not very appropriate for 'the' child of Bhaal.
     
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