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Q about racial bonus in games and character appearance
« on: March 18, 2018, 03:08:43 AM »
OK, so I'm designing a small game right now and one thing I'm struggling with at the moment is "should I give the different races bonuses based on their uniqueness?".

I feel like I can see two major points of view and I've been going over it a lot in my head and I can see good arguments for both.
A general poll here with you guys would help me see what others think about it.

I'd like to know what your preference is between these when considering going through a character creation (think Skyrim if you will):
A) I like to play a race because of how it looks and like that the stats tie into it.
B) I like to play a race because of how it looks and like that stats do not have to factor in my decision which is purely esthetic.
C) I care more about the stats than the appearance and will chose any race as long as the stat bonus interest me.
D) I care more about stats than the appearance but will try and fine something which at least does not appall me even should I not choose what I think would be the best bonuses.

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Re: Q about racial bonus in games and character appearance
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2018, 11:14:36 AM »
I'm an "A" guy.  Makes minmaxing/specialization more fun, but it also makes it fun to build "against type", like making an Orc Mage or something.
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