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What race will you be?

    • 532 posts
    March 14, 2017 2:35 PM PDT

    Never thought I'd say this, but, since Barbarians are not a race in this game, I am thinking of rolling with an...Ogre Shaman.  It's not what I want, but the other race choices seem kinda...mehhh to me. What race will you choose?

    If I do roll with an Ogre, thinking of naming him Itchee Bottumz.


    This post was edited by Anistosoles at March 14, 2017 2:37 PM PDT
    • 4529 posts
    March 14, 2017 3:05 PM PDT

    Mine will probably be an Archai.

    I expect Shamans will have some elemental buffs/attacks, so it just makes sense to have a race that is so intimately attuned with the elements :)

    • 1831 posts
    March 14, 2017 5:56 PM PDT

    Shaman is going to rock, i can feel it ! :)  Archai Shaman for me !

    • 4529 posts
    March 14, 2017 6:13 PM PDT

    The shaman will be an alt for me, but it will probably (hopefully?) be one of my more frequently played alts :)


    This post was edited by Bazgrim at March 14, 2017 6:13 PM PDT
    • 71 posts
    March 14, 2017 8:54 PM PDT

    Depending on how character creation will go, I'll try to make a human shaman that looks like a barbarian / viking, if we can't have a sub-class of human.

    • 718 posts
    March 15, 2017 9:50 AM PDT

    I'm so flippant.  I can't make a decision.  Hell, I'm still waffling about playing a Shaman main >.<

    I need to know a little bit more, especially regarding the Shaman races we've not yet seen.  Though with that said, I can't even make a choice between the two races we have seen (Ogre and Archai)!

    • 2260 posts
    March 15, 2017 6:22 PM PDT

    My first choice will be Ogre, but only because my expectations are that we will have Cannibalization like we had in EQ1.  I expect the Ogre to have the highest base STA so that it's hitpoint pool will be the highest of any race yet the WIS for the manapool will be quite low, possibly lowest of all the races.  Canni with a huge hitpoint pool is, to me, a better choice than a high base manapool with very low hitpoints.

    Thus I see the Ogre Shaman and Elf Shaman being exact opposites of each other in this regard.  I'll have to test out both to see which approach I prefer....if my assumptions end up being correct.

    • 532 posts
    March 16, 2017 2:27 PM PDT

    Vandraad said:

    My first choice will be Ogre, but only because my expectations are that we will have Cannibalization like we had in EQ1.  I expect the Ogre to have the highest base STA so that it's hitpoint pool will be the highest of any race yet the WIS for the manapool will be quite low, possibly lowest of all the races.  Canni with a huge hitpoint pool is, to me, a better choice than a high base manapool with very low hitpoints.

    Thus I see the Ogre Shaman and Elf Shaman being exact opposites of each other in this regard.  I'll have to test out both to see which approach I prefer....if my assumptions end up being correct.

     

    Very good point, Vandraad. And one of the reasons I, too, have thought of rolling with an ogre. 

     

    Zohkar said: Depending on how character creation will go, I'll try to make a human shaman that looks like a barbarian / viking, if we can't have a sub-class of human.

    Good idea. Might have to fiddle with character creation during alpha/beta to see if I can make a "barbarianish shaman."

    • 4529 posts
    March 16, 2017 8:46 PM PDT

    Vandraad said:

    My first choice will be Ogre, but only because my expectations are that we will have Cannibalization like we had in EQ1.  I expect the Ogre to have the highest base STA so that it's hitpoint pool will be the highest of any race yet the WIS for the manapool will be quite low, possibly lowest of all the races.  Canni with a huge hitpoint pool is, to me, a better choice than a high base manapool with very low hitpoints.

    Thus I see the Ogre Shaman and Elf Shaman being exact opposites of each other in this regard.  I'll have to test out both to see which approach I prefer....if my assumptions end up being correct.

    Very interesting. I honestly have no idea if Shamans with get Cannibalize, but I guess I wouldn't be too surprised if they did. And if they did, I bet you're spot on. Although I suspect that Skar may actually be the lowest base WIS race, but only by the little bit. They seem more reckless than the Ogres. The Ogre battle tactics would probably require a certain amount of wisdom. But the difference will probably be minimal. Anyway, I really like your thinking.

    • 98 posts
    March 20, 2017 7:01 AM PDT
    My shaman will be an Ogre. That tribal look is perfect for a shaman.
    • 80 posts
    April 17, 2017 6:50 PM PDT

    Kurgon999 said: My shaman will be an Ogre. That tribal look is perfect for a shaman.

    My thoughts exactly.  When I think of a shaman, I see a bulky warrior clad in skins, bones, and animal skulls.  Ogre is definitly my first choice, Human second since both can be potentially tribal.  Skar are probably the most tribal, but they just feel too aggressive for my tastes. 

    • 56 posts
    May 7, 2017 2:05 PM PDT

    If I play a shaman (former shaman on Innoruuk), I'm thinking Archai at this time.  We'll see how things play out, still a ways til release

    • 2 posts
    May 7, 2017 6:49 PM PDT

    Ogre.

    You ask this question like there's a choice.  

    • 6 posts
    May 8, 2017 6:14 AM PDT

    I'm thinknig elf shaman. I like the slithgly gothy tone of the elf we saw on the tower stream. I think an elf shaman would give off a vibe that i'd enjpy, much like one of my favourit MTG cards, "Deathrite Shaman".

    • 20 posts
    July 2, 2017 4:06 AM PDT

     I feel the same as the OP, I wish there was a Barbarian race. Ogre sounds guud,but I do worry about the mana pool

     

     

     

    Himdal Shaman Bertoxx, luclin, Tholux Palis

    • 718 posts
    July 2, 2017 1:37 PM PDT

    bigphillystyle said:

    I'm thinknig elf shaman. I like the slithgly gothy tone of the elf we saw on the tower stream. I think an elf shaman would give off a vibe that i'd enjpy, much like one of my favourit MTG cards, "Deathrite Shaman".

    Yea, I was never really even considering the elf but I didn't hate the elf shaman from the latest stream.  I guess one more thing to consider :P  

    Also, Deathrite Shaman is sweet.  I have a Deathrite Shaman playmat signed by the artist, Steven Argyle :D

    • 235 posts
    July 2, 2017 3:47 PM PDT

    Well, since there are no Trolls, I will be making a Skar Shaman. I only hope we get alchemy and that some of the best items are bone. Bone Shield, Bone Spear, Bone Totem, Bone Armor, etc.

    • 18 posts
    July 3, 2017 10:22 PM PDT

    I'm definitely leaning towards an Archai Shaman. As others have mentioned above, I'd love to get something like Canni & also being able to do alchemy would make this class my first choice. 

    • 344 posts
    July 4, 2017 11:41 AM PDT

    my main toon will be an Archai Shaman unless Ogre is overwhelmingly better.  

    • 2260 posts
    July 6, 2017 6:34 PM PDT

    When Alpha begins, let us all be sure to post our thoughts on how the different Shaman races affect the gameplay of the class.  This way when the game is released everyone will have a solid grasp on their gameplay and can pick their final race with confidence.

    • 532 posts
    July 21, 2017 2:15 PM PDT

    Vandraad said:

    When Alpha begins, let us all be sure to post our thoughts on how the different Shaman races affect the gameplay of the class.  This way when the game is released everyone will have a solid grasp on their gameplay and can pick their final race with confidence.

     

    Cool, I will try to remember to do so (these Rum & Cokes are going down smooothhhlllyy). However, I'm not a min/maxer and will choose my race based upon a)Lore b)Aesthetics. If I like seeing my character that I will be spending years with, not really concerned with getting a 3% advantage over another race. Gotta say, though, Ogres are looking good to me.

    • 718 posts
    July 22, 2017 3:32 PM PDT

    Vandraad said:

    When Alpha begins, let us all be sure to post our thoughts on how the different Shaman races affect the gameplay of the class.  This way when the game is released everyone will have a solid grasp on their gameplay and can pick their final race with confidence.

    Yea for sure, I'm down.  I'm so looking forward to having some actual gameplay/theory crafting discussions.  I've loved these early years of development and being around from the beginning but man... it will be exciting to move onto the next stages.

    • 4 posts
    July 23, 2017 8:04 PM PDT

    I will more than likely choose Ogre to balance out the heavier spell casting side of the class to force it as much a possible into a hybrid class.  I was an Ogre shaman in EQ I as well.

    • 56 posts
    August 3, 2017 10:24 PM PDT

    Eurd said:

    I will more than likely choose Ogre to balance out the heavier spell casting side of the class to force it as much a possible into a hybrid class.  I was an Ogre shaman in EQ I as well.

    I thought you were an Erudite pally? And everyone was a Ogre shaman... but us cool kids were iksar shamans :P

    • 4529 posts
    August 4, 2017 5:22 AM PDT

    Nymphey said:

    I thought you were an Erudite pally?

    You can have more than one character in EQ, ya know :P