I'm not going to side with one argument right now but I'd just have to give a little bit of insight: In terms of RP, restrictions can actually be very liberating, funnily enough. Having restrictions RP wise can make you think of creative solutions. I'll admit that RPing in an MMO is something I haven't done to some real extent but I'm an avid PnP Roleplayer and I often work with restrictions given to me by the GM or self-inflicted ones. I just wanted to say that whether there are restrictions isn't the end of the world because you can do amazing things with these restrictions. In fact, when you see that Aurin warrior NPC, it makes him that more impressively because he goes against the norm. Just some thoughts to go think over.