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10-26-2008 @ 8:34PM
Why is everything 'humaniod'? Wouldn't Orcs call Humans 'Orcinoid'? Wouldn't Gnomes call Trolls 'Gnomoid'? I find this blatant racial bias very offensive.
10-26-2008 @ 8:40PM
I don't believe gameplay mechanics are necessarily applied to the lore.They are called humanoids because we are human, no one else (that I am aware of) has ever referred to everyone else as "humanoid". In fact, it is generally "mortal races".
10-26-2008 @ 8:51PM
Oy, my 'roids are killin' me!... I mean my 'noids. Wait, I mean... um,
10-26-2008 @ 8:55PM
"The term "humanoid" refers to any being whose body structure resembles that of a human. In this sense, the term indeed describes primates, as well as mythological creatures and artificial organisms (robots), especially in the context of science fiction and fantasy fiction. An android or gynoid is a humanoid robot designed to look like a specific gender, although the words are frequently perceived to be synonymous.Usually, a fictional humanoid species has the same basic body outline as a human, being bipedal with hands which include fingers and opposable thumbs, but differs in details such as number of digits, coloring, ear form, presence of hair, average height and weight, size of nose, form of skin, "extras" such as horns, plates, claws, tails or multiple appendages, limb structure (such as having digitigrade legs) and taxonomic lineage (being descended from reptiles, fish, rodents, marsupials, or a phylum not evolved on Earth, perhaps, instead of primates). Reptilian humanoids are a common concept."humanoid isn't a race. it's a body type. btw.. wiki is your friend.
10-26-2008 @ 9:01PM
I thought my sarcasm was obvious :/
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