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I am posting this topic as many other did. At least it feels good to see that I am not the only one having a hard time choosing a race and side… damn you TES team for making so much interesting races and lore!!! I discovered TES with skyrim in 2011 and loved it, but I keep changing races so often. I usually play the same type of character but can’t decide on a race because so many looks nice and with interesting lore. I really wish to get a character and join a guild for TESO as I really like the opportunity. (wish to do Oblivion and Skyrim with that character prior to it too)
 
I always revert back to the same archetype thus. Light armor for protection and versatility, summoning atronarch at a distance to keep enemy off my back, than finishing them with weapon. Stealing their souls to make powerful enchantments (and money). Sometimes sneaking for a stealth kill if the opportunity present itself. I am pretty sure that I would enjoy TESO with the same archetype.
 
So that part is pretty set and I tend to get back to it if I try other ones. Berserker is nice for some button smashing and I like it for a little while, but as it goes for role-playing, this is the archetype I like.
But as it goes for races, I simply can’t decide… Argonian, Altmer, Breton, Dunmer, Khaijit, Orc… they all look good and have interesting lore.
 
… any suggestions to help me decide wich race/faction?
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Well you need to consider which alliance you will want to fight for. It sounds like you are wanting to make a dark mate type character, so I would go with a sorcerer, with secondary emphasis in stealth. For ad, a good magic race is altmers, dc has Bretons, and EP has dunmer. From a lore standpoint, as much as it pains me to say this, it seems like the best choice may be dunmer.

But in eso you won't be limited on class choice based on your race. You can literally make any race and class into any type of character.


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(July 9th 2013, 03:18 AM)DoRakk Wrote: Well you need to consider which alliance you will want to fight for. It sounds like you are wanting to make a dark mate type character, so I would go with a sorcerer, with secondary emphasis in stealth. For ad, a good magic race is altmers, dc has Bretons, and EP has dunmer. From a lore standpoint, as much as it pains me to say this, it seems like the best choice may be dunmer.

But in eso you won't be limited on class choice based on your race. You can literally make any race and class into any type of character.

That's a good tought. I am ps4 user and as I can see there isn't that many guilds yet for us. So I might do some giold shopping and simply choose the race in consequence.
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(July 9th 2013, 03:58 AM)Nicklas Wrote:
(July 9th 2013, 03:18 AM)DoRakk Wrote: Well you need to consider which alliance you will want to fight for. It sounds like you are wanting to make a dark mate type character, so I would go with a sorcerer, with secondary emphasis in stealth. For ad, a good magic race is altmers, dc has Bretons, and EP has dunmer. From a lore standpoint, as much as it pains me to say this, it seems like the best choice may be dunmer.

But in eso you won't be limited on class choice based on your race. You can literally make any race and class into any type of character.

That's a good tought. I am ps4 user and as I can see there isn't that many guilds yet for us. So I might do some giold shopping and simply choose the race in consequence.

I agree with what Do'Raak said, although, lore-wise these would be the best races for a sorcerer, why not be unique? The orcs have the Berserker Rage racial ability, which would help in any situation and the fact that orcs aren't known for magic would give your character a very interesting background story and a goal to achieve; the Argonians have the Hitskin racial ability that would also help you in any moment and the hist and magic have a long history; the khajiit claw ability will help if your a sorcerer, and not many are talented in magic meaning that if you are, then you'd be unique. Just another point of view ;)

But if you do go with the usual archtypes (I did, but not because the Bretons are good with magic, if not because they resembled me more than any other race did) The altmer are (arguably) the best mages, although a little arrogant if you ask me ;) , the Dunmer are a very interesting race, and, on top of that, it's a race that doesn't have much of an archtype (yes, they're good with magic, but they're also known for their skills as warriors (House Redoran is an example) and skilled assassins (Morag Tong) so they're an all around race, so that you're not the usual archtype, and finally the Bretons, who are known to be as good warriors as the rest of the humans and as good mages as the elves, and their resistance to magicka makes them feared mage killers (this is why they could also be considered as good with magicka as the Altmer)

I hope this helps (I'm also very indecisive, but at least I've made my mind up (I started wanting to be a Dunmer, then a Khajiit, and now a Breton)) :D


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(July 9th 2013, 08:24 AM)Zirik Wrote:
(July 9th 2013, 03:58 AM)Nicklas Wrote:
(July 9th 2013, 03:18 AM)DoRakk Wrote: Well you need to consider which alliance you will want to fight for. It sounds like you are wanting to make a dark mate type character, so I would go with a sorcerer, with secondary emphasis in stealth. For ad, a good magic race is altmers, dc has Bretons, and EP has dunmer. From a lore standpoint, as much as it pains me to say this, it seems like the best choice may be dunmer.

But in eso you won't be limited on class choice based on your race. You can literally make any race and class into any type of character.

That's a good tought. I am ps4 user and as I can see there isn't that many guilds yet for us. So I might do some giold shopping and simply choose the race in consequence.

I agree with what Do'Raak said, although, lore-wise these would be the best races for a sorcerer, why not be unique? The orcs have the Berserker Rage racial ability, which would help in any situation and the fact that orcs aren't known for magic would give your character a very interesting background story and a goal to achieve; the Argonians have the Hitskin racial ability that would also help you in any moment and the hist and magic have a long history; the khajiit claw ability will help if your a sorcerer, and not many are talented in magic meaning that if you are, then you'd be unique. Just another point of view ;)

But if you do go with the usual archtypes (I did, but not because the Bretons are good with magic, if not because they resembled me more than any other race did) The altmer are (arguably) the best mages, although a little arrogant if you ask me ;) , the Dunmer are a very interesting race, and, on top of that, it's a race that doesn't have much of an archtype (yes, they're good with magic, but they're also known for their skills as warriors (House Redoran is an example) and skilled assassins (Morag Tong) so they're an all around race, so that you're not the usual archtype, and finally the Bretons, who are known to be as good warriors as the rest of the humans and as good mages as the elves, and their resistance to magicka makes them feared mage killers (this is why they could also be considered as good with magicka as the Altmer)

I hope this helps (I'm also very indecisive, but at least I've made my mind up (I started wanting to be a Dunmer, then a Khajiit, and now a Breton)) :D
I completely agree that as far as lore goes, altmer are arguably the best mages. I think a dunmer would suit him more because of the stealth aspect. Stealth is more lore friendly to a dunmer than altmer


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(July 9th 2013, 08:27 AM)DoRakk Wrote:
(July 9th 2013, 08:24 AM)Zirik Wrote:
(July 9th 2013, 03:58 AM)Nicklas Wrote:
(July 9th 2013, 03:18 AM)DoRakk Wrote: Well you need to consider which alliance you will want to fight for. It sounds like you are wanting to make a dark mate type character, so I would go with a sorcerer, with secondary emphasis in stealth. For ad, a good magic race is altmers, dc has Bretons, and EP has dunmer. From a lore standpoint, as much as it pains me to say this, it seems like the best choice may be dunmer.

But in eso you won't be limited on class choice based on your race. You can literally make any race and class into any type of character.

That's a good tought. I am ps4 user and as I can see there isn't that many guilds yet for us. So I might do some giold shopping and simply choose the race in consequence.

I agree with what Do'Raak said, although, lore-wise these would be the best races for a sorcerer, why not be unique? The orcs have the Berserker Rage racial ability, which would help in any situation and the fact that orcs aren't known for magic would give your character a very interesting background story and a goal to achieve; the Argonians have the Hitskin racial ability that would also help you in any moment and the hist and magic have a long history; the khajiit claw ability will help if your a sorcerer, and not many are talented in magic meaning that if you are, then you'd be unique. Just another point of view ;)

But if you do go with the usual archtypes (I did, but not because the Bretons are good with magic, if not because they resembled me more than any other race did) The altmer are (arguably) the best mages, although a little arrogant if you ask me ;) , the Dunmer are a very interesting race, and, on top of that, it's a race that doesn't have much of an archtype (yes, they're good with magic, but they're also known for their skills as warriors (House Redoran is an example) and skilled assassins (Morag Tong) so they're an all around race, so that you're not the usual archtype, and finally the Bretons, who are known to be as good warriors as the rest of the humans and as good mages as the elves, and their resistance to magicka makes them feared mage killers (this is why they could also be considered as good with magicka as the Altmer)

I hope this helps (I'm also very indecisive, but at least I've made my mind up (I started wanting to be a Dunmer, then a Khajiit, and now a Breton)) :D
I completely agree that as far as lore goes, altmer are arguably the best mages. I think a dunmer would suit him more because of the stealth aspect. Stealth is more lore friendly to a dunmer than altmer

That's true, I didn't think about that ;)


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(July 9th 2013, 08:24 AM)Zirik Wrote:
(July 9th 2013, 03:58 AM)Nicklas Wrote:
(July 9th 2013, 03:18 AM)DoRakk Wrote: Well you need to consider which alliance you will want to fight for. It sounds like you are wanting to make a dark mate type character, so I would go with a sorcerer, with secondary emphasis in stealth. For ad, a good magic race is altmers, dc has Bretons, and EP has dunmer. From a lore standpoint, as much as it pains me to say this, it seems like the best choice may be dunmer.

But in eso you won't be limited on class choice based on your race. You can literally make any race and class into any type of character.

That's a good tought. I am ps4 user and as I can see there isn't that many guilds yet for us. So I might do some giold shopping and simply choose the race in consequence.

I agree with what Do'Raak said, although, lore-wise these would be the best races for a sorcerer, why not be unique? The orcs have the Berserker Rage racial ability, which would help in any situation and the fact that orcs aren't known for magic would give your character a very interesting background story and a goal to achieve; the Argonians have the Hitskin racial ability that would also help you in any moment and the hist and magic have a long history; the khajiit claw ability will help if your a sorcerer, and not many are talented in magic meaning that if you are, then you'd be unique. Just another point of view ;)

But if you do go with the usual archtypes (I did, but not because the Bretons are good with magic, if not because they resembled me more than any other race did) The altmer are (arguably) the best mages, although a little arrogant if you ask me ;) , the Dunmer are a very interesting race, and, on top of that, it's a race that doesn't have much of an archtype (yes, they're good with magic, but they're also known for their skills as warriors (House Redoran is an example) and skilled assassins (Morag Tong) so they're an all around race, so that you're not the usual archtype, and finally the Bretons, who are known to be as good warriors as the rest of the humans and as good mages as the elves, and their resistance to magicka makes them feared mage killers (this is why they could also be considered as good with magicka as the Altmer)

I hope this helps (I'm also very indecisive, but at least I've made my mind up (I started wanting to be a Dunmer, then a Khajiit, and now a Breton)) :D

Good luck with your breton then! They are an interesting choice!

(July 9th 2013, 08:27 AM)DoRakk Wrote:
(July 9th 2013, 08:24 AM)Zirik Wrote:
(July 9th 2013, 03:58 AM)Nicklas Wrote:
(July 9th 2013, 03:18 AM)DoRakk Wrote: Well you need to consider which alliance you will want to fight for. It sounds like you are wanting to make a dark mate type character, so I would go with a sorcerer, with secondary emphasis in stealth. For ad, a good magic race is altmers, dc has Bretons, and EP has dunmer. From a lore standpoint, as much as it pains me to say this, it seems like the best choice may be dunmer.

But in eso you won't be limited on class choice based on your race. You can literally make any race and class into any type of character.

That's a good tought. I am ps4 user and as I can see there isn't that many guilds yet for us. So I might do some giold shopping and simply choose the race in consequence.

I agree with what Do'Raak said, although, lore-wise these would be the best races for a sorcerer, why not be unique? The orcs have the Berserker Rage racial ability, which would help in any situation and the fact that orcs aren't known for magic would give your character a very interesting background story and a goal to achieve; the Argonians have the Hitskin racial ability that would also help you in any moment and the hist and magic have a long history; the khajiit claw ability will help if your a sorcerer, and not many are talented in magic meaning that if you are, then you'd be unique. Just another point of view ;)

But if you do go with the usual archtypes (I did, but not because the Bretons are good with magic, if not because they resembled me more than any other race did) The altmer are (arguably) the best mages, although a little arrogant if you ask me ;) , the Dunmer are a very interesting race, and, on top of that, it's a race that doesn't have much of an archtype (yes, they're good with magic, but they're also known for their skills as warriors (House Redoran is an example) and skilled assassins (Morag Tong) so they're an all around race, so that you're not the usual archtype, and finally the Bretons, who are known to be as good warriors as the rest of the humans and as good mages as the elves, and their resistance to magicka makes them feared mage killers (this is why they could also be considered as good with magicka as the Altmer)

I hope this helps (I'm also very indecisive, but at least I've made my mind up (I started wanting to be a Dunmer, then a Khajiit, and now a Breton)) :D
I completely agree that as far as lore goes, altmer are arguably the best mages. I think a dunmer would suit him more because of the stealth aspect. Stealth is more lore friendly to a dunmer than altmer

I agree that lore wise dunmer and magic/stealth are obvious. But I might do something a bit more unique than the classic dunmer spellsword. But clearly Altmer wouldn't fit for my type of archetype... and I am way too nice to be THAT arogant!

But thanks guys these were great advices!
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Try a Khajiit. Their lore is still a little obscured which makes things interesting, but it's slightly broken as it stands since the sub-species were said to not be in "at launch". That was before the big push back though, so who knows what the plan is now? Being a mage-Khajiit isn't unheard of in the least (they have a name prefix specifically for mages and scholarly folk). When you say light armor, in ESO talk that means robes but your description makes me think you're talking about medium armor.

Medium armor + sneak sounds pretty typical of a Khajiit. I can see a Khajiit taking a preverse pleasure from hiding, summoning an atronach out of nowhere to harass the enemy while he/she just kind of pops out from the shadows and stabs them.

If you're interested in lore in general, then I would suggest you go somewhere with the AD since none of the AD lands have been covered in previous TES games yet. That leave Khajiit, Altmer, and Bosmer. You said no Altmer, so that leaves Bosmer and Khajiit.

Take a look at http://elderscrolls.wikia.com/wiki/Ahzirr_Trajijazaeri and see if the freeform style of a Khajiit is right for you or if you want to keep with the more serious Bosmer mindset. Keep in mind that it was written by someone who was pissed that their lands are being taken away and all that jazz, so it's flavored a little darker than a normal Khajiit mindset. You can still get the flavor though. Also, this was written in a time when the proud warrior mindset was discarded quite a lot. In ESO, the Khajiit are meant to be the strong arm of the AD forces.
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(July 9th 2013, 12:05 PM)vigk vagk v2 Wrote: Try a Khajiit. Their lore is still a little obscured which makes things interesting, but it's slightly broken as it stands since the sub-species were said to not be in "at launch". That was before the big push back though, so who knows what the plan is now? Being a mage-Khajiit isn't unheard of in the least (they have a name prefix specifically for mages and scholarly folk). When you say light armor, in ESO talk that means robes but your description makes me think you're talking about medium armor.

Medium armor + sneak sounds pretty typical of a Khajiit. I can see a Khajiit taking a preverse pleasure from hiding, summoning an atronach out of nowhere to harass the enemy while he/she just kind of pops out from the shadows and stabs them.

If you're interested in lore in general, then I would suggest you go somewhere with the AD since none of the AD lands have been covered in previous TES games yet. That leave Khajiit, Altmer, and Bosmer. You said no Altmer, so that leaves Bosmer and Khajiit.

Take a look at http://elderscrolls.wikia.com/wiki/Ahzirr_Trajijazaeri and see if the freeform style of a Khajiit is right for you or if you want to keep with the more serious Bosmer mindset. Keep in mind that it was written by someone who was pissed that their lands are being taken away and all that jazz, so it's flavored a little darker than a normal Khajiit mindset. You can still get the flavor though. Also, this was written in a time when the proud warrior mindset was discarded quite a lot. In ESO, the Khajiit are meant to be the strong arm of the AD forces.


It is effectively darker than what we normally see for a khajiit. I always visualized khajiit more like nomadic hippies on skooma than guerilla beast as described in that book. (But they look good!) That guerilla side of khajiit is effectively interesting. I will put some tought to it.
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(July 9th 2013, 02:22 PM)Nicklas Wrote: It is effectively darker than what we normally see for a khajiit. I always visualized khajiit more like nomadic hippies on skooma than guerilla beast as described in that book. (But they look good!) That guerilla side of khajiit is effectively interesting. I will put some tought to it.

Khajiit are also skilled warriors - if you ever read "The Infernal City" by Greg Keyes you might get an insight to some rather... courageous Khajiit. :) This book was one of the reasons why I love the Khajiit so much... even though I am a Breton - I love all the races. xD But seriously - go with the Covs, we have cookies...
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(July 10th 2013, 08:54 AM)Shadowfox Wrote:
(July 9th 2013, 02:22 PM)Nicklas Wrote: It is effectively darker than what we normally see for a khajiit. I always visualized khajiit more like nomadic hippies on skooma than guerilla beast as described in that book. (But they look good!) That guerilla side of khajiit is effectively interesting. I will put some tought to it.

Khajiit are also skilled warriors - if you ever read "The Infernal City" by Greg Keyes you might get an insight to some rather... courageous Khajiit. :) This book was one of the reasons why I love the Khajiit so much... even though I am a Breton - I love all the races. xD But seriously - go with the Covs, we have cookies...

Cookies... That's the new way to recruit for TKO, it's original. But I aknowledge that your guild seems very nice. But I am ps4 so TKO is out of reach. But I did apply for chaos marines (one of the few ps4 guild.
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(July 10th 2013, 10:49 AM)Nicklas Wrote:
(July 10th 2013, 08:54 AM)Shadowfox Wrote:
(July 9th 2013, 02:22 PM)Nicklas Wrote: It is effectively darker than what we normally see for a khajiit. I always visualized khajiit more like nomadic hippies on skooma than guerilla beast as described in that book. (But they look good!) That guerilla side of khajiit is effectively interesting. I will put some tought to it.

Khajiit are also skilled warriors - if you ever read "The Infernal City" by Greg Keyes you might get an insight to some rather... courageous Khajiit. :) This book was one of the reasons why I love the Khajiit so much... even though I am a Breton - I love all the races. xD But seriously - go with the Covs, we have cookies...

Cookies... That's the new way to recruit for TKO, it's original. But I aknowledge that your guild seems very nice. But I am ps4 so TKO is out of reach. But I did apply for chaos marines (one of the few ps4 guild.

Actually - it's always the way I've recruited people. :p I guess more people are converting to my ways...


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Here's what you do: you roll some dice or flip a coin. During the roll/flip, there will be that split-second where you go "I hope it's X" or "I hope it's not Y". That's how you figure out which race you TRULY want to be deep down.


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whatever race feels best. I personally feel most comfortable as an Altmer. But what you want is up to you


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