After reading what CM's intention for the "race poll" in the Necro Forum was, I think we could have this conversation and discussion about the Elementalist here too.
Will race make a difference to your Elementalist?
Do you think that a Charr Elementalist will or should be played differently by you or other players than a Human or Sylvari Elementalist?
Asura -- 6.3% E
Charr -- 18.8% E
Human -- 34.6% E
Norn -- 12.6% E
Sylvari -- 27.7% E
When we take a look at the numbers compiled by Alaris in the profession forums (as of 8th of Sept.), there seems to be a strong hierarchy in which race to favor when it comes to the Elementalist.
Which race would you chose for your Elementalist, and why?
Personally I have made my decision: For me the Sylvari will be my choice.
Sylvari seem to be connected to the primary elements much more than the other races: "Water is life" is more imminent for a plant creature than a Human or Charr. It's (mainly) water that flows through a Sylvari's veins. The Pale Tree is rooted in the earth. That is so much more down to the core of the Sylvari's existence than an Asura who shapes a golem out of stone.
That close connection holds a lot of potential for me.