Of course I had the taste to be a handsome lalafell. Why would you make anything else? Your other choices are human, big human, really big human, cat person, or elf. Sorry, I said elf; I meant ELEZEN, who are actually tall French people with pointy ears. I don't know why the whole yeah let's name our human race 'Hyur,' or 'Hume,' or something vaguely like 'human' that you might as well just say human without dancing around the word, but all right.
Surrounded by Crispy Bacons and Box Lickers, I've fortunately yet to have anyone ask why my name is stupid. It's Valruki Manaruki, with the whole "nice poem" thing going on because if you're a plainsfolk male like me, your name follows the scheme AB CB, where each of A B and C is restricted to one or two syllables. Along with a number of other fun rules involving repetition and suspiciously Japanese-sounding vowels that make coming up with a non-weeaboo name a nightmare. What's this anal business? They have naming conventions depending on your race, home region, and gender. Obviously most people don't care, otherwise we'd have fewer Kirito Dualbladeses walking around.
I appreciate the amount of thought they put into it, even though the end results have a high chance of stupid. How do you go about figuring it out? Whatever the case, as long as you don't call yourself something like 'Fafajoni' or my favourite, 'Tatatucha,' I think we're good.
The writing is magnitudes better than TERA's, but that's not saying much because TERA barely made any goddamn sense. Here NPCs at least explain why they can't just take out the trash themselves, and they don't (usually) ask you talk on their behalf to someone standing 10 feet away. So wonderful... Actually, I'm tired of reading crap in general so I've been giving dialogue bubbles a fraction of a second at most. Besides the standard 'Woe is me, now help fetch some bug shells,' that's all I really noticed.
Oh, yeah, gameplay? I know a handful of folks dying to play this from the beta, and it occurs to me that they're dying to play WoW. It's been all right, think WoW with an extra few elements, different lore, a shiny world/UI, and awful latency.
Music is easily soundtrack of the year. 10/10.
Edited by Dopple, 09 November 2013 - 03:32 AM.