Some not so cuddly Kitins.
RPGVault has a in-character description of the Matis race from Saga of Ryzom. Also included are six screenshots. PETA has launched a protest against the game on the basis that Kitins is too close to kittens and promotes cruelty to animals. Their statement is as follows:
" These are the four playable options available in The Saga of Ryzom, developer Nevrax' imaginative persistent state title. In commercial service since last fall, it builds on these inventive elements by incorporating many other features of interest. For instance, it has a story aspect designed to permit the narrative on each server to diverge, taking its own path and creating its individual saga. Another is a flexible skill-based character advancement system. A third is an unusual modular scheme that allows players to join various components in a building block-like manner so as to create spells and special attacks that are, in effect, customized according to their particular personal preferences. Of course, these are merely a few selected highlights; in reality, there's much more to know. Luckily, the team has agreed to tell us about its intriguing project in more detail. "
You can read the entire Saga of Ryzom Race Article at RPGVault