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who's rolling an Argonian? what class will they be? do they have any history?

i'm playing a tank with an ax and shield. he will also be an expert in conjuration and smiting
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http://elderscrolls.wikia.com/wiki/Races_(Skyrim)

That link includes the basic stats of the most recent versions of every race, and is likely close to what we are going to be seeing our races look like when TESO launches. As you can see, Argonians are more fitted to a Stealth/Thievery role. While an Argonian CAN still be a melee tank, and still be effective with it; it would be easier to roll a Nord (or Orc or Redguard, if you don't care about not being in the EP)

As far as lore goes, Argonians don't have as much as other races that alredy have entire games full, but you can still find some in books, or on lore sites. Mostly relating to lusty maids, but still.

Edit: http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Lore:Argonian
Here's some lore.
This post was last modified: January 21st 2013 01:19 PM by Knightmare


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(January 21st 2013 01:18 PM)Knightmare Wrote:  http://elderscrolls.wikia.com/wiki/Races_(Skyrim)

That link includes the basic stats of the most recent versions of every race, and is likely close to what we are going to be seeing our races look like when TESO launches. As you can see, Argonians are more fitted to a Stealth/Thievery role. While an Argonian CAN still be a melee tank, and still be effective with it; it would be easier to roll a Nord (or Orc or Redguard, if you don't care about not being in the EP)

As far as lore goes, Argonians don't have as much as other races that alredy have entire games full, but you can still find some in books, or on lore sites. Mostly relating to lusty maids, but still.

Edit: http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Lore:Argonian
Here's some lore.

well for starts. argonians arent thiefs. thats some newschool bullshit.
They are Guerilla fighters for the most part. And assasins in some case. Not thiefs.
In 3 out of 5 games they had stats for warrior and mage classes and NONE for thief classes.
The most common classes for argonians in the TES games were: Scout, Assasin, Barbarian, Nightblade and unsuprisingly Slave.

and i think the thread actually means if we have a story for OUR argonian character.
to wich i have to reply: not yet.
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i know all of that. but i find histskin to be more useful than battlecry. plus you will probably come across poisonous stuff more than frost and the starting bonuses don't make much difference.
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(January 21st 2013 01:36 PM)scales-of-steel Wrote:  i know all of that. but i find histskin to be more useful than battlecry. plus you will probably come across poisonous stuff more than frost and the starting bonuses don't make much difference.

1. Battlecry is pretty useless.
2. Conisdering that 1/3 of the destruction magic is entirely frost magic, and frost magic is pretty effecting at stopping that crazy bloodthirsty warrior from charging at you, and lowering his stamina, you're likely to run into it in PvP, as well as PvE.
3. We don't really know if it will just be starting stats, or if it will be a larger part of your character yet. I'm hoping the former.

(January 21st 2013 01:33 PM)Sordak Wrote:  well for starts. argonians arent thiefs. thats some newschool bullshit.
They are Guerilla fighters for the most part. And assasins in some case. Not thiefs.
In 3 out of 5 games they had stats for warrior and mage classes and NONE for thief classes.
The most common classes for argonians in the TES games were: Scout, Assasin, Barbarian, Nightblade and unsuprisingly Slave.

and i think the thread actually means if we have a story for OUR argonian character.
to wich i have to reply: not yet.

1. Like I said, most recent version of Argonians that we've seen. We can hope they go back to older interpretations of the race, but I'm not sure they will.
2. Even out of the classes you listed, none of them are really heavy armored tanks.
3. I may have misinterpreted the thread's intention, sorry for that.
This post was last modified: January 21st 2013 02:16 PM by Knightmare


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(January 21st 2013 02:11 PM)Knightmare Wrote:  
(January 21st 2013 01:36 PM)scales-of-steel Wrote:  i know all of that. but i find histskin to be more useful than battlecry. plus you will probably come across poisonous stuff more than frost and the starting bonuses don't make much difference.

1. Battlecry is pretty useless.
2. Conisdering that 1/3 of the destruction magic is entirely frost magic, and frost magic is pretty effecting at stopping that crazy bloodthirsty warrior from charging at you, and lowering his stamina, you're likely to run into it in PvP, as well as PvE.
3. We don't really know if it will just be starting stats, or if it will be a larger part of your character yet. I'm hoping the former.

(January 21st 2013 01:33 PM)Sordak Wrote:  well for starts. argonians arent thiefs. thats some newschool bullshit.
They are Guerilla fighters for the most part. And assasins in some case. Not thiefs.
In 3 out of 5 games they had stats for warrior and mage classes and NONE for thief classes.
The most common classes for argonians in the TES games were: Scout, Assasin, Barbarian, Nightblade and unsuprisingly Slave.

and i think the thread actually means if we have a story for OUR argonian character.
to wich i have to reply: not yet.

1. Like I said, most recent version of Argonians that we've seen. We can hope they go back to older interpretations of the race, but I'm not sure they will.
2. Even out of the classes you listed, none of them are really heavy armored tanks.
3. I may have misinterpreted the thread's intention, sorry for that.

depending on the game. Barbarian in morrowind had medium armor, wich was also the game where argonians tend to have that class. And had a skill bonus for medium armor. Were talking about Chainmail, bonemold and Adamantium armor here.

Apart from that. We know for a fact that there will be no stat boni for any race. so you can play wahtever you want. i was arguing pureley on a background point.
Everyone will be equal with each class. And im fairly sure overly OP racials like histskin will not be in the game.
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No racial bonuses? Then I'm just being an arse, carry on.


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i find the idea of no racial bonuses or powers unlikely as without them, there would be very litttle differance between each race
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there wont be any racial boni. we know that.
There prolly will be racials. but they dont actually want too much difference.

If there were oldschool stats. the EP would be extremeley overpowered, as they are the only faction with races that balance each other out. While the AD has 2 stealth races and the DC 2 warrior races.
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OK. i didn't know bethesda said there will be no racial bonuses
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bethesda didnt say shit, they aint making the game.
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sorry zenimax, couldn't remember the name.
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i'll be playing an argonian, either an assassin or a thief. pretty standard. if i play an assassin he'll be a shadowscale, hopefulyl in-game lore will support it this time, if a thief i'll play an orphan who simply grew up on the wrong side. cliche? yeah. it really is, but it's my character so :P
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Im thinking for my Argonian I will be Medium/Heavy Armor, potentially a mix depends how the game mechanics work.
Wield a short blade in one hand and a long blade in the other, keep it Guerrilla, Ambush style combat.

for the sake of Role play, a Bandit with a blood lust for important people, and act upon selfish impulse.
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I plan to play an Argonian for a few reasons.
1) It was a toss up between that and Kajiit. Not keen on supremacist elven twits as allies, so they can keep their catnip.
2) The wife's playing a Nord. I don't care for the bulk, and again...not an elf. I've always found Dark elven features rather disturbing. But I like the eyes, maybe they won't be so fugly as they were in skyrim. They looked sickly.
3) I plan to be a supporter type, so probably a mage specializing in Lightning and alteration spells. Maybe I'll be able to avoid conjuration this time. >_> My last mage almost went full melee with those blasted conjured blades.
4) I gets to be an izard! =^_^=


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