There's really only one option
TERA has plenty of different starting races, from the mystical Baraka to the heroic humans, that are all incredibly exciting and fun to play, but only one race really stands out: the Popori. The curious creatures are, by far, the best things in TERA for a number of reasons, and with the game official out in North America we figured it would be a great time to let you know why the popori are the only race worth choosing when you make your character.
Their capital city, Pora Elinu, is wonderfully beautiful
Thanks to their "Botanist" skill, they can gather plants faster than other races
If they move carefully they can sneak by monsters thanks to their "Soothing Presence"
They might be small, but they're fast, and can speed up movement out of combat
Using "Velik's Horn," they can teleport at will to the capital city of Velika.
They're smaller than the other playable races, and that makes them more adorable (and harder to hit maybe or whatever)
They're fierce (and so cuddly) in battle
They make the cutest Berzerkers
They make the cutest Lancers
They make the cutest Preists
They make the cutest Archers
They make the cutest Mystics
They make the cutest Sorcerers
They make the cutest Warriors
You can customize their cute faces with a cute mustache
You can give them a kitty face
You can give them a cute puppy face
Like, seriously, look at those cheeks! How cute is that?
Wait, no, there are TWO cute puppy faces to choose from
You can give the puppy a bone tattoo on the back of his head
Look at that pipe! That's actually part of character creation!
You can customize their freaking tails to be poofier
Every emote they do is cute, even pointing at nothing
Most weapons in the game are much larger than them
Their pudgy jump is TO DIE FOR
When they fall off of a ledge they splat on their tubby bellies
Their dance move is so cute it hurts
Seriously, that dance is hot as all get out
We don't even remember what this emote was but squeeeeeeee! How cute!
When they climb to the top of something they crawl up onto the ledge and it's cute because they're pudgy and adorable
When they laugh they fall on the ground and roll around all cute-like
Why on earth would you choose anything else?
Seriously, why would you? The nimble, wonderful, fierce popori are handily the best race in the game, and there's really no reason to play as any of the other races. Well, except for the cute bunny anime chicks - we guess they're pretty cool, too.