Children of the Conflict
Council races include Humans, Turians, Asari, Salarian. These races hold the highest amount of influence in the galaxy. Some galactic citizens are indignant toward these races (For example, do not expect that, as a Turian or Salarian, for a Krogan to be immediately friendly). But others respect them for other reasons. As always, it is important to know your source material. Please refer to the Mass Effect Wiki for information regarding the outlook, culture and history of any races you are interested in or may interact with. Players may also play a non-council galactic race such as Batarians, Quarians, Krogan, or Drell (who fight for the Hanar). With the exception of the Drell, these races can sometimes be met with indignant attitudes from certain races. Playing politics and working with/against these intolerances will play a role in the campaign so whatever you choose, choose wisely and learn your race!
There are six available classes, just as in the original Mass Effect games. These are Soldier, Adept, Engineer, Vanguard, Infiltrator and Sentinel. More can be found here.
Each player may choose a backstory, but does not have control over specifics. These backstories may affect the way NPCs interact with you, or options available to you in a situation. They may also come back to help (or haunt) you.