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Creating a Character (extended version, CBT5)

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Introduction
This guide will cover the character creating process from picking a race to visually customizing it.
This guide wont be dealing with class related stuff, there are other topics related to that on the forum.


Quick Look at the Races
During the CBT phases there were 4 races available to play:

  • Nuian
  • Hariharan
  • Elf
  • Ferre

There are 4 additional races revealed to be released:

  • Fairy
  • Warborn
  • Returned
  • Dwarf

The newest rumor revealed that there will be 2 more races added on a later phase to make a total of 10 unique races. Rumor concerning the ten playable races.

Here is a visual look of the 8 races from the official ArcheAge site:



The Races Starting Locations and the NPC Factions
Each race has its own starting location.

The world is divided into 3 continents:

  • Eastern Continent (also known as Hariharan Continent),
  • Western Continent (also Known as Nuian Continent),
  • Northern Continent (uninhabited PvP continent).

And the races are divided into 2 NPC factions:

  • Eastern Faction (Hariharan, Ferre, Warborn, Returned),
  • Western Faction (Nuian, Elf, Dwarf, Fairy).




The Races from CBT5
Want to learn more about the four races from CBT's? Here you go, the history of the races in detail.

P.S
Have to say thats its a fast translation by google from RU->EN, so needs some correction, if you have some time, a helping hand would be nice... if not than im gonna fix the translation slowly.


 

Nuian

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NUIAN
Source: GoHa.ru


Nuiantsy Noyi selflessly serve the goddess. This is evident in all areas. Nuiantsy fascinated indescribable beauty of nature and at the same time masterfully built fortified cities, to develop and distribute their cultural achievements.

They are majestic, it is inherent innate nobility. Stern faces nuiantsev male exudes confidence and strength, and in the high restraint women of this nation, bordering on coldness, coupled with the attraction.

National Idea

Considering themselves followers of the goddess of the underworld, nuiantsy took the sacred mission. They are confident that Noyi continues to bless the whole world. This unwavering and unconditional loyalty to the covenant of the goddess passed down from generation to generation. So fearless nuiantsy to stay next to the gates of the underworld, waging an endless war with the devil incarnate.

The history of the race

Nuiantsy always live, not forgetting about the interests of race, gods and their mission. They hold in their hearts the image of the goddess of the underworld, but their feelings are not like the religious feelings of other mortals - it's more like the love child to his mother, faithful and full of tenderness.

Like plants that fell on fertile ground and, having strong roots, hard for her keep, nuiantsy value their home. After the Great Migration, they were in a new environment - interracial conflict erupted. People remembered the past, to be discussed plans for construction and development, hoping for a better future.

Unlike the human Kingdom Crescent nuiantsy create a more democratic electoral system. To become king, the people's love is not enough. Still need to be tested in a maze, which is under the capital. Also, the new system eliminated the struggle for power. Because of this Kingdom Crescent could save power for conquering the entire continent Noyi. At a peaceful and prosperous country with a strong ruler has created favorable conditions for the flourishing of culture. Nuiantsy provide economic and cultural impact on the entire world. Shining like a diamond nuianskaya civilization illuminates the world.

Nuiantsam is haunted by terrible memories - the war against the demons. Demonic army was invincible. Crescent kingdom ravaged brutal hordes, and there was no place for people to hide, since all building burned to the ground. Plundered the country, the demons were scattered around the world, leaving the devilish seed in the flaming ruins of the city. This fact gives a lot of trouble then the rulers of the Kingdom of Crescent.

Under the leadership of Queen nuiantsy not forget their purpose - not to retreat before the forces of evil. This warrior, keeping the covenant of the goddess of the underworld to defense from evil forces. Loving nature nuiantsy will sail in search of new lands far from the continent, opening a new chapter in the glorious history of a great civilization.

Start Location - Village Balachi

The village is situated on a peninsula Balachi Svozirid. The slope of the hill can be seen Yini island, which overlooks the lake with crystal clear water from underground sources. Quiet and tranquil village is arranged according to the new customs Kingdom Crescent. Simple-hearted people, and worship of the goddess Noyi - in that environment begins the story of the adventures nuiantsev.


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Hariharan

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HARIHARAN
Source: GoHa.ru


They wheat-golden skin, so they are proud to call themselves "people of the sun." Since time immemorial, their flag have crossed swords in the bright sun. Hariharantsy want to conquer the eastern continent, but do not forget that they have to take revenge on his enemies. After the eclipse terrible war broke out. They moved across the ocean to the eastern continent, where once lived the ancient gods. Difficult natural conditions do not suppress their enthusiasm. Gradually, the wild lands grew prosperous empire. Over the centuries hariharantsy purposefully try to return the sunlight on frozen continent.

National Idea

Spurred by the expansion of the passion for wealth and achievements in the blood hariharantsev. After moving to the eastern continent, they were able to quench their thirst for conquest of new lands. North attracts power and treasure hidden by the sea mist. That they will bring the ancient treasures? What challenges hariharantsam will face in the future?

The history of the race

called the daughter of the goddess, led his troops to the southern lands, it was predicted that the total solar eclipse will occur and the light goes out. This destroyed the last hope of the inhabitants of Salem.

After the war actually happened eclipse. Members of the royal family fled Salem to the eastern continent, hoping to return to its former greatness. The new governor called this desert land Harihara and founded a state Hariharudik. After moving, the people of the sun began to call themselves hariharantsami.

Hariharantsy love to build and win. So they can easily and quickly conquered the kingdom of the indigenous population.Rapidly developing, the empire has created conditions for the emergence of Mechanics and magical civilization. Hariharantsy became fabulously rich.

But prosperity was an illusion. The struggle for the throne of the mighty empire grew into a twenty-year civil war. In the end, Hariharudik split into four states. Former power dissipated like smoke. Due to its geographical location and favorable natural conditions, the western kingdom would be one of the most powerful and rich countries.

Not only internecine conflicts threaten peace in hariharanskih lands. Old continent was covered with ice and cracked. Nuiantsy try to beat hariharanskih navigators in the exploration of new routes, which offer great benefit. Will the long trips across the North Sea to the discovery of new lands? It all depends on whether hariharantsam their travels accompany the bright sun.

Start Location - Hatura

Basically, hariharantsy live in small villages, built centuries ago. They are grown for generations. Here, children are born and grow up, only to seek their goals and follow their dreams, a worthy man of the sun. Hatura city like a pearl in the desert, seeing sunrise at dawn, when the bright disk of the sun rises from the dunes. Caravans always come to this center of trade with its busy streets, finding refuge here from the desert heat and a place to sleep. They looked forward to the next birthday of the sun.


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Elf

[spoilers=Elf]


ELF
Source: GoHa.ru


Elves are known to all other races because of the fabulous beauty, mystery and outstanding achievements in the study of magic. They are the descendants of a long line of noble Ifuna, which belonged to powerful magicians. This race could enter only one who possessed extraordinary powers. Unique memory to store knowledge of the events that are taking place all over the world, so the elves can remember a piece of the huge flow of time. Mourning the death of their king, they leave the forest to break the ice that covered the old continent.

National Idea

King's death and the opening of the gates of the underworld most clearly etched in the memory of the elves. As they saw for the royal blood stains on the ground for thousands of years elves obsessed with revenge. They live long enough to plan everything properly. They know that the king killed the god of war. When the continent was split, the elves went to the north, singing songs about revenge.

The history of the race

Code old continent began to break down, mourners elves hit the road, playing dirge. Led by the goddess of the underworld Noyi, they made ​​their way through the gates of hell in the New World.

But no one, even they did not expect that, during the Great Migration of the elves lost their impartiality and become violent.The royal court during the passage through the gates of the underworld gone, disappeared into the depths of the place.Memories of King's life turned into crystals, which flew through the underground kingdom. Passing through this world, the elves of the collected particles to his memory had become for the whole race a sad reminder of the history of their ruler.

After the Great Migration of the elves quickly got out of the original alliance to settle deep in the dense forests. Since then, people find their terrible as much as mysterious. Elves are not afraid to let a mysterious force noxious breath of the forest.Gradually, they become alienated, scaring the other races and the sides of their societies.

To the west and east people day after day struggling to recover their former power states, and then began to create a new history. But all this is of little interest to take refuge from the world of hermits. They do not like human vanity and desire as soon as possible to restore civilization in its present form. While world events still imprinted in their minds, however, the elves live in the past, wanting to be saved among the ashes of history.

Start Location - Camp Harfa

Many years ago in honor of the great masters of the elven ancestors cut down from the rock great harp and made ​​sure that her beautiful music did not stop. Over the years, weathered rock, and beautiful sculpture has changed beyond recognition.Then this place was called Songbirds hills on which the camp Harfa. The new generation does not understand the high elves, who sadly are looking at an old broken statue. Only occasionally by the touch of the wind that stirs the leaves sound magic melodies, telling of his native land.


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Ferre

[spoilers=Ferre]



FERRE
Source: GoHa.ru


Ferret are descendants Fengshena (Aeolus). Their tribe is based on blood relationship, as they constantly roam the prairies.Ferre-men strong and sturdy build. Prominent nose and cheekbones make them fierce face like tiger muzzle. In women, almond-shaped eyes, neat ears and a tail. They are a shining example of the natural wild beauty. Ferriytsy most often used as a weapon, daggers and bows, as well as deftly jumping and climbing. Throughout their nomadic way of life on the prairies Ferre accompany snow lions.

National Idea

Ancient race Ferre is the epitome of the prairie wind. The tribe has survived countless trials and suffering. Ferre eagerly awaiting the appearance of a brave young warrior who will lead them to Fengshenovoy (Aeolian) tower Yang to regain the name of the "Scourge of God." They are trying to revive the lost nomadic culture and return to the spacious meadows.

The history of the race

When hunting in the prairie, the soldiers are Ferre onions, white lions, like the wind, chase game.

Yellowed pages of manuscripts left only in the memories of Ferret. Many of these long-forgotten traditions of the tribe.Struggling for survival, Ferre and took risks, he found himself in the desert, to hire the service of the people of other races.

Ferre constantly moved around the continent. They are not only the nomadic civilization of a thousand years of history, but also the reputation of brilliant conquest. Ferrer fought with other races and almost always won a glorious victory. Legion commanded Ayfu Lindadzhuna earned big name "Scourge of God."

Although children prairie proud and brave, their fate is very sad. Ferry, who led a nomadic life, had to leave the steppe due to adverse climatic conditions. The once mighty empire Timi mired in the depths of internal strife and war, and then completely fell apart after the massacre of the royal family.

It seems that the gods turned against Ferrer, dooming them by a long way, sprinkled with blood and tears. They were scattered around the world, not knowing where their house. Settle whether Ferrer somewhere like the other races, or will continue to roam?

Fortunately, Sokolinoe plateau lives ferriytsev tribe that had not forgotten a free spirit prairie. They follow the ancient tradition of self-improvement through continuous training, allowing hone skill. These ferriytsy still tame fast, like a prairie wind, white lions that accompany their life. Protecting Fengshenovu tower Yang, they are probably the last hope ferriyskogo tribe.

Start Location - Wind Tribe

The territory of the tribe of the wind, who lives in the northern part of the Hawkeye plateau, is the spiritual home of ferriytsev.There is a circular felt yurts with a wooden frame, among the grasses dominate pitted ritual stone pillars, and run around the beautiful wild white lions.

Since the tribe is the most famous, it is natural that it contains a rite of initiation. Need to decorate the stone pillars bones bull. Every young ferriets must prove that he is a great hunter. Then he will get the recognition of the tribe and become a full warrior.


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The Races Revealed
While there were 8 races planned for the release, we had the chance to play with only 4 of them during CBT's, but there have been 2 more revealed: Dwarves and the Warborn. Sadly about the Fairies and the Returned still no info can be found.
 

Dwarf

[spoilers=Dwarf]Dwarves in ArcheAge are similar to Dwarves in other games. Really, any other kind of Dwarf would probably cause Tolkien to rise from the dead and kill us all. They’re stubborn people who love precious metals and gems, but they’re also skilled warriors who will stand valiantly alongside their friends in the face of danger. They prefer to live in mountain caves, building complex villages and structures while mining for anything that shines.
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Warborn

[spoilers=Warborn]Warborn are neither demons nor humans, but a gigantic race who excel at killing things (such as dragons). No one knows for sure where they came from, not even Warborn elders, so they’ve joined the effort to discover the lost history of ArcheAge’s world on the northern continent in an attempt to learn more about themselves.
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The Character Creator (step by step)

The process of character creation is elaborate and complex, even tho that it was still a beta. Each facial feature can be fully customized according to your preference with an impressive number of sliders, helping to create a set of unique individuals. Cosmetic options (especially in female characters) are highly diverse, with the game there are several types of facial coloring. The options for hair is somewhat limited.

Face decorative touches as tattoos or scars implemented in the game pretty interesting way. After selecting a desired item, which will be decorated with the face of your character, you can change its size, position, and direction.

Now im going to walk you through the character creation process and showing all the options available for customizing the appearance of your characters.

1. Race and Gender
First you have to chose one from the available four (CBT5) races, and to play as male or female.

Each race have different bonus passive skills: Source: Racial Skills

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8r9gtVJ9-S0

[spoilers=Nuian]
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Posted ImageRessurection buff (the one buy-able from NPCs at respawn points) is more effective (apparently 20% instead of 10%?).

Posted ImageCan build houses and castle related buildings faster by 50% (The countdown timer when you place the ressources is shorter, but they still need the same amount of resources).
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[spoilers=Hariharan]
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Posted ImageTimer of "return to your last binding point" skill is shorter by 30%.

Posted ImageCan cut and dig ressources faster by 30%.
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Posted ImageCan hold breathe 2 times longer underwater.

Posted ImageCan memorize more teleport locations to 10.
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[spoilers=Ferre]
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Posted ImageFalling damage is reduced by 30%.

Posted ImageClimbs on trees and ladders faster by 30%.
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2. Customization and Presets
After selecting the race and the gender, a new menu shows up, where you can customize the look of your character's, sadly only to change the look of the face and the skin color were available during CBT5.

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On the right side there are 9 presets available, under them there is a button, and by clicking on it new options will be available with lots of sliders for tweaking your character's face.

Some races have additional sliders available compared to the rest. For example the elves and the ferres have additional sliders for the ears.


3. Eye Sliders
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4. Nose Sliders
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5. Mouth Sliders
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6. Face Sliders
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7. Hair
Here you can chose the:
  • Hair style
  • Hair color
Different styles and colors are available for each race, as well as for male and female.
The number of available options to choose from hairstyle were relatively little during CBT5.

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[spoilers=Nuian]
Male
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Female
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[spoilers=Hariharan]
Male
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Female
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[spoilers=Elf]
Male
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Female
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[spoilers=Ferre]
Male
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Female
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8. Eyes and Eyebrows
Here you can chose the:
  • Eyes color from a color picker
  • Eyebrows style
  • Eyebrows color from a color picker
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[spoilers=Nuian]
Male
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Female
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[spoilers=Hariharan]
Male
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Female
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[spoilers=Elf]
Male
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Female
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[spoilers=Ferre]
Male
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Female
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9. Eyeliner, Beauty Marks, Facial Hair
Here you can chose the:
  • Eyeliner style
  • Eyeliner color from a color picker
  • Beuty marks such as powder, birthmark, fleck in case of a female
  • Facial hair in case of a male
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[spoilers=Nuian]
Male
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Female
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[spoilers=Hariharan]
Male
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Female
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[spoilers=Elf]
Male
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Female
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[spoilers=Ferre]
Male
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Female
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10. Age and Skin Color
Here you can chose the:
  • Age of the skin
  • Skin color
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[spoilers=Nuian]
Male
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Female
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[spoilers=Hariharan]
Male
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Female
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[spoilers=Elf]
Male
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Female
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[spoilers=Ferre]
Male
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Female
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11. Face Makeup and Tattoo, Scar
Here you can chose the:
  • Face makeup, mask style
  • Tattoo, scar style
  • Tattoo, scar position on the face
  • Tattoo,scar size
  • Tattoo,scar direction
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[spoilers=Nuian]
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Female
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[spoilers=Hariharan]
Male
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Female
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[spoilers=Elf]
Male
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Female
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[spoilers=Ferre]
Male
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Female
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12. Class
Now its only left to chose a class from the four available ones. But wont discuss it under this topic, there are plenty on the forum dealing with it already.


13. Videos
Please check this videos to see how the character creation and costumization was working in ArcheAge CBT5 phase.

[spoilers=Nuian]
http://www.tudou.com/v/vNE816eHur8/&resourceId=62223013_04_02_99/v.swf
http://www.tudou.com/v/NH2Op0QfU2k/&resourceId=62223013_04_02_99/v.swf
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDckxPBk3tg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QxPTxisTMw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXChoVIWyJk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9N_XsZNreg

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[spoilers=Hariharan]
http://www.tudou.com/v/x0T8Ih78dmY/&resourceId=62223013_04_02_99/v.swf
http://www.tudou.com/v/xTuCZPIqwXc/&resourceId=62223013_04_02_99/v.swf
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVIjFWVPJKw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lebxJCZtvB4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8Glv5w0eWQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbM5LEAcuhU

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[spoilers=Elf]
http://www.tudou.com/v/Oj1iu8p3978/&resourceId=62223013_04_02_99/v.swf
http://www.tudou.com/v/KluWAtlvCFA/&resourceId=62223013_04_02_99/v.swf
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szz_FE6va54
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iIpHI2liPk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmSMr9-iiwk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yf9WNdaY_qk

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[spoilers=Ferre]
http://www.tudou.com/v/CIq29t8dHAE/&resourceId=62223013_04_02_99/v.swf
http://www.tudou.com/v/_IExmM04fBQ/&resourceId=62223013_04_02_99/v.swf
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Neib6KG9tq8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tw2BYgE-ZVg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdB0Mbe7TiM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7dy6VGGCSo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vB2d-2ojrNw

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14. Conclusion
As you can see, ArcheAge has a rich character creating tool with an incredible number of sliders to get the desirable results.

But this is not everything (i hope), there are many options missing from it, such as: character's height, muscularity, limbs size and length, tails length in case of ferres... and so on.

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Are you trying to be the new Fido? If so, you are doing good. ;)
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Damn Llexx! You are scaring me, heh heh. :D Nice work.
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I clicked him +1.....
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Great work Llexx!! B)
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Very informative, thank you kindly.
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Thanks guys ^_^
The Photoshop part took a little bit more time then i expected, well afterall it was nearly a thousand pictures to work with :P
Now updated the guide with more pictures and some formatting, hope you like it better, and now just a few more pictures missing to kinda finish it.

Are you trying to be the new Fido? If so, you are doing good. ;)

Nah it would be impossible for me to become the new Fido, even tho that he is slacking lately :rolleyes:

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Good work! Awesome! ;-)
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Wow, great post. Thanks B)
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ArcheAge races in anime style :)
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Wonder if they will launch with just these races, not seen anything new about the remaining... 3, or was it 4?
Let's all pretend there's something really important written here...

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Wonder if they will launch with just these races, not seen anything new about the remaining... 3, or was it 4?

I don't know what the issues are, but we have glimpsed 2 of the new races in videos, and the faeries in screenshots.
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Thank you for all this information. Can you tell me how to delete a character? I just can't seem to figure it out. I keep going back or forward a page. Maybe I'm not looking in the right place.
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Thank you for all this information. Can you tell me how to delete a character? I just can't seem to figure it out. I keep going back or forward a page. Maybe I'm not looking in the right place.

You can't delete until the OBT starts. It says so when you hover on the delete button, which is greyed out at the moment.
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Ohhhhh, that's what that means :blink:

Thanks I only understood OBT
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Any recent news about all races being available at the release ? (so close now)

And thx for your work !
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there is no info regarding to other races being released by release so far, i would liek to know more about fairy race
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Now its certain that the new races will be added with an expansion pack, maybe after a year :P, maybe just 2 at a time and not all 4 :P





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