If you plan on playing a caster, a high intelligence race will allow you to cast more spells before running out of power, and fighter types might want to consider races that have higher strength and stamina. Click on the races and see how the base stats change to help make up your mind. Aside from the stats, one of the biggest reasons to pick a race is to fit the look and style of the character you want to play in the 4story Gold game. You're going to be spending a lot of time looking at that character, so make sure you will like what you see. In fact, I would suggest you start up characters in all three realms (on different servers of course), play them a few levels, and see which you prefer. There are significant differences in how they each play. Here is a basic description of each realm.