People usually recommend Humans since they're the core characters you'll learn many things from combat from - including melee. I'd go with whichever you like. I play an elf and human and love it so far! I especially think elves are more cuter, since they're smaller but that's just me. ^^;;;
Which server will you be on? If you're on Mari, add Tokichu and Kyouria.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask~ XD Or if you need help hehe
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