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Why the Pact?


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I'm going to post this topic to add some diversity to these sections - they're all shiny and new, and we can do with some diversity and discussion.

As was expected by most when Zenimax announced the three factions and what they consisted of, the Ebonheart Pact seems to be dominating most polls on several sites. Some (many) deem this is because of the popularity of 1) Morrowind and 2) the fairly recent release of Skyrim and it's booming success (fus ro dah), and the fact it brought forth a fairly fresh and hyped up TES-flow.

Now, since we have this lovely section, let's share some.

Why is the Pact your faction of choice? Is it because of old love for the older games? Have you always played a Nord? Do you simply love the Argonians? Have you randomly picked a faction, or decided to go where the mass seems to go?

Will you give the other factions a shot as well, for the sake of exploring content, or is the genuine dislike for the pesky Altmer your main reason to be in the Pact in the first place? Do you have big plans for PvP, perhaps?

Post away, it's nice to see each other's motives :D
This post was last modified: November 4th 2012 08:16 PM by Triskele




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Because it contains my three favourite races, my two favourite sources of lore, and my favourite person!
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I chose the pact because it contained my two favorite races; the Dunmer and the Nords. I always play a Dunmer character, personally. I love their culture, customs, and history. Being able to fight with the Nords (and Argonians) in a large scale PVP environment is so epic, that I wouldn't dare choose another faction.


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I personally chose the Pact because I'm in love with the Nords, although I'm someone who always wants to know everything about all the races and ends up with severe altoholism xD That said, I usually end up rolling something with pointy ears as a main, this is the first time I venture into the cold ;)

It's embarassing to say on this forum, but I have not played other TES-games than Skyrim. That probably leaves me with a fair share of bias, but if you like something you should play it, right? ;)

My first alt will most likely be a Dunmer, so...double-Pact'er!




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(November 4th 2012 08:56 PM)Triskele Wrote:  I personally chose the Pact because I'm in love with the Nords, although I'm someone who always wants to know everything about all the races and ends up with severe altoholism xD That said, I usually end up rolling something with pointy ears as a main, this is the first time I venture into the cold ;)

It's embarassing to say on this forum, but I have not played other TES-games than Skyrim. That probably leaves me with a fair share of bias, but if you like something you should play it, right? ;)

My first alt will most likely be a Dunmer, so...double-Pact'er!

If 90s polygon graphics aren't your thing, you should follow the development of the Morrowind mod for Skyrim. They're porting the whole damn game to the current engine. If not, then pick up Morrowind -- its got so much lore, your eyes will bleed.

Oblivion is a great game too, just be aware that the facial customization options aren't...really.....useful.


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I don't mind games that are a wee bit dated, at all :) So I just might give Morrowind a bash, literally everyone praises it into the sky, so I'm quite curious by now :)




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(November 4th 2012 09:10 PM)Triskele Wrote:  I don't mind games that are a wee bit dated, at all :) So I just might give Morrowind a bash, literally everyone praises it into the sky, so I'm quite curious by now :)

There isn't much in the form of voice over, just be aware. Its great if you like to read (and its well done too).


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Why? Because Nords.


That's why.


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Many reasons. Argonians and Dunmer have, for the longest time be leading the polls in TES. Mostly cause of Morrowind and Furries. The furries also fancy the kahjiit but the argonians are also backed by morrowind fans and people that want to play somehting different.

The Nord are, from the Human Races mostly the most badass ones. The other option would be the Redguard but the reason why nobody plays those is not politically correct. Also Skyrim.

Also keep in mind, these polls so far are ES fans only. Once the Game launches it will balance itself out quite a bit. We already see a few newcomers here on the forums too that actually prefer the AD because of the sexy elves.
Once people figured out Dunmer are actually butt ugly the drizzt clones will tone down.


For me Personally. The Pact has all the Races i want to play (they are the only ones) and all the Provinces i want to be in, besides the summerset isles but i only wanna see them i dont wanna be there for a long period of time. They also got the most interresting cultures in the TES universe, they hate each other. Their Real life counterparts are the most relateable to me (well mostly the nord)
They also have the best colour, the best emblem and will totaly mop the floor with everyone else.

Hail the Pact
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I have always played as a Nord.

To be honest I don't 100% like the fact of there being a massive overflow of Nords.


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Nords should like to work alone than Dark Elves and Argonians...


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(November 5th 2012 08:11 AM)Sordak Wrote:  Many reasons. Argonians and Dunmer have, for the longest time be leading the polls in TES. Mostly cause of Morrowind and Furries. The furries also fancy the kahjiit but the argonians are also backed by morrowind fans and people that want to play somehting different.

The Nord are, from the Human Races mostly the most badass ones. The other option would be the Redguard but the reason why nobody plays those is not politically correct. Also Skyrim.

Also keep in mind, these polls so far are ES fans only. Once the Game launches it will balance itself out quite a bit. We already see a few newcomers here on the forums too that actually prefer the AD because of the sexy elves.
Once people figured out Dunmer are actually butt ugly the drizzt clones will tone down.


For me Personally. The Pact has all the Races i want to play (they are the only ones) and all the Provinces i want to be in, besides the summerset isles but i only wanna see them i dont wanna be there for a long period of time. They also got the most interresting cultures in the TES universe, they hate each other. Their Real life counterparts are the most relateable to me (well mostly the nord)
They also have the best colour, the best emblem and will totaly mop the floor with everyone else.

Hail the Pact

That's one of the big reasons why I love the Pact.

They hate each other. The Nords have been fighting the Dunmer forever and the Dunmer enslaved the Argonians. But once they realized that other forces wish to control their lives, they banded together with the only group of people they really know -- each other. For the Dunmer, they realized that the Argonians are too valuable and badass to ignore ... so they offered them freedom and a place alongside them in battle. For the Nords, who better to fight alongside than blood enemies who know you best.

The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

And because of this, I feel, their alliance is unbreakable. They'd rather die than let the Altmer or Bretons look down on them. Of course, when this is over, they'll go right back to killing each other. Such brotherly love...
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(November 5th 2012 09:30 AM)Reichmar12 Wrote:  
(November 5th 2012 08:11 AM)Sordak Wrote:  For me Personally. The Pact has all the Races i want to play (they are the only ones) and all the Provinces i want to be in, besides the summerset isles but i only wanna see them i dont wanna be there for a long period of time. They also got the most interresting cultures in the TES universe, they hate each other. Their Real life counterparts are the most relateable to me (well mostly the nord)
They also have the best colour, the best emblem and will totaly mop the floor with everyone else.

Hail the Pact


The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

And because of this, I feel, their alliance is unbreakable. They'd rather die than let the Altmer or Bretons look down on them. Of course, when this is over, they'll go right back to killing each other. Such brotherly love...

This dynamic I personally love as well. It's a very uneasy alliance at best, it makes it all the more interesting :D




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Well like Beor I've always been a Nord since they fit my playstyle and I enjoy Roleplaying with them. I can't resist those charmy, big, bearded Warriors!


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I am going with the Pact because Dunmer and Argonian are my favorite races. I always seem to role these two first, just happens they are both the same faction. Made my choice easy.
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