So, I recently came from BatMud, 'cause its getting dead over there. I mean, older players going dormant, and newer players rage quitting when they get killed by a rabbit or something. So, while I played BatMUD for like..... 2 years, maybe? I was a Minotaur that entire time, and I easily fell in love. The entire RP of being a giant, semi-primitive bull-dude that is incredibly stubborn and likes to solve things with his sword, but mostly his fists, was awesome. (That was how my character was, anyway.) So, a friend brought me to Achaea, which is pretty good. I like how the armour and weapons don't need to be upgraded as you level (that was annoying) but the 'bash till you drop, then go some more to get to Dragon' is kinda boring. I've talked with denizens, and mostly quests are 'hey, you, go here, give this to that person, kill that, bring me this and you get that' is really the same as the bash thing. Though, yea, Honours quests are cool and sometimes require you to go through lore. Anyway, off topic.
So, being a Minotaur was really fun. I was a bit disappointed when I found that there were none, so I went with the next best thing.... Satyr!!! Heh. Anywho, I was wondering if we could get a new race? I was thinking it could be like the Xoran circumstances, coming from possibly a different planet, and no one knew, or like Grooks, the experimentation thing. Either one could add some cool RP, and I love RP. For Xoran, everyone online could see like, or hear, some sort of giant swirling purple thing or a giant boom, and talk to everyone, try to get a group of warriors to investigate, and end up being killed by cosmic rays from the aftermath (I dunno). Then a chosen hero would get a riddle from the Divines, or group of heroes, and they solve it and find the whole new race, and get the chance to become the first minotaurs. Then the lore would go on from there.
Now, each race has a kinda set parameters. Like Trolls usually being 7+ feet, or Satyrs with goat legs and horns (that will get fun), and all. For Minotaur, I'm guessing they could be a bit like Trolls, 7+ feet, but probably bigger, as Trolls are slender. They would be bulky, which, going into stats, unspecialised would have low Dex., high Str. and semi-high Con., semi-low Int. (who doesn't love a Magi Minotaur? Awesomesauce....) So, my ideas for stats are more like:
(And this going off my thinking total stats are 48 unspecialised and 49 specialised, please do change it if my thinking is off)
Specialisation Strength Dexterity Constitution Intelligence
Unspecialised 13 11 13 11
Champion 15 11 13 10 (-1 Int. +2 Str.)
Watcher 12 13 13 11 (-1 Str. +2 Dex)
Guard 14 11 14 10 (-1 Int. +1 Str. +1 Con.)
Ritualist 12 11 12 13 (-1 Str. +2 Int.)
Again, thats going off my theory. I only looked at a few race stats and that is what I came up with.
Now, the low Dex. all around except for Watcher would be the bulky thing. Int. would be because the Minotaur stereotype thing. To me, at least, it makes sense.
Now, for the appearance parameters.
With Minotaur, you have 4 ways to do this.
1) Humanoid Bull. Full body fur, horns, everything like a bull. Just shaped like a man (except the snout. Stays like a bull.)
2) Part human, most bull. Legs and head of a bull, upperbody of a person.
3) Weird bull-man thing. Human head, everything else full-bull. (Now that would look funny.)
4) Man-bull thing. Bull head, everthing else full-man.
Choosing one of these, I like choice 1. That would look awesome, like a Rajamala..... But a bull. That would be perf.
That is basically it for me. All I can think of. If I'm missing any elements, tell me, I could think of some.
P.S. That hero group thing could include me...... I wanna be Minotaur. XD
Edit: I'm waiting to get a good discussion before I post an IDEA in-game, to see if it is actually possible and what other people think.