This is the most important part of signing up. Pick your race carefully because you will be stuck with the race you choose in sign-up for the remainder of the current round. Each race has its advantages and disadvantages, and many races have their own, unique special abilities. Below you can see a table of races and their attributes. Clicking on the name of a race takes you to a more detailed description of that race. If you are new to AW, Baleenar or Trankoor is probably the best option for you, especially if you don't really have connections to other players or alliances in the game.
|Resource Production||Ship Production||Ship Attack Effectiveness||Ship Defense Effectiveness||Troop Effectiveness||Special Ability|
|Artif||Average||Average||Average||Average||Average||Ignore Mossopp ability,|
Recuded build costs
Intel officer status*
|Ogarth||Poor||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||-1 to attack ETAs,|
+1 to defense ETAs
Tech minister status*
|Trankoor||Average||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||+1 to attack ETAs,|
-1 to defense ETAs
++ Please be aware that excellent resource production refers to 120% and above. Baleenars receive 130% due to their special ability.
* These leadership positions have no real function yet. All they can do is set leader messages in My Alliance-page.