Revelation Online deals with infestation of adorable and cuddly raccoon-people

If there is a species of land animal that MMOs haven’t made into a weird or adorable NPC race, developers haven’t met them yet. Case in point, Revelation Online’s Volopine, which are party-loving raccoon-people that exist as a non-playable faction.

The Volopine spend most of their time getting ready for a daily festival and a night’s worth of fireworks. That level of dedication to partying down requires a lot of help, which is where adventurers fit into their society. The raccoons are interesting in other ways, as they apparently specialize in illusion and transformation magic.

Apparently there is a significant difference between the sexes: “Volopine males look similar to raccoons on two legs, while the females look very much human in comparison, bar the giveaway detail that is their raccoon ears.” Because God forbid you make a female character in a video game look anything less than a date-worthy prospect for lonely and imaginative players.

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Josh

“Because God forbid you make a female character in a video game look anything less than a date-worthy prospect for lonely and imaginative players.” Gaming industry in a nutshell. =/

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butterpanda888

So, Tanuki. Cool.

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mechageist

Illusions and transformations? They sound a lot like Tanuki and rather look the part. It’s pretty annoying that the females are of course bog-standard sexy humans with animal ears. Read a comic a few years ago where the characters in an MMO-style fantasy world were after the human males that arrived in the world because they were obviously some sort of abomination since they so closely resembled the standard female and all the males always looked very different from females and the other species.

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rafael12104

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Nordavind

Adorable? Cuddly? We’ll have to agree to disagree.

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johnwillo

…and this is why I can’t play Asian MMO’s. There’s always a gopher, gerbil, chipmunk, weasel, or red panda player class, and I can’t get past it. I’m not that thrilled with things like Pandaren or Chua, in Western games, either. A failing in myself, I am sure. Crowfall has a dueling hamster, but since those are crafted bodies I might be able to accept them…

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mcsleaz

Looks more like an angry cat to me, lol.

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imayb1

I thought “Grumpy Cat” when I saw the header. LOL

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flamethekid .

why that racoon look like Gaara lol

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Melissa McDonald

A species quite likely to carry rabies! With the help of El-Ahrairah and my Owsla, we will repel the infidel defilers!

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johnwillo

Has Fiver foretold victory, or do you fight without clear knowledge of success?

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Melissa McDonald

Clover leads the way. That rabbit is solid, man.

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