Besides being ridiculously satisfying to say once you get it down, anthro-po-morphic, playing non-humanoid races in MMOs can be a very rewarding experience. My most fond MMO memories come from leveling up a Vah Shir Beastlord, a cat-like race, in Everquest while palling around with Frogloks and Iksar’s. Not everyone gets the same joy out of playing an anthropomorphic race though. Maybe you just can’t get into the mind-set that an animal can take on human qualities, even in the most high-fantasy situations. And you know what? That’s OK. You probably don’t believe in unicorns either.
So do you play anthropomorphic races? Is there a reason other than because they look different? What’s your favorite anthropomorphic race?