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Recently i've been reading discussions in the other factions, and i noticed mostly people tend to side with the ebonheart pact. Is it because of the Nords? or is it because not many like us? I'm curious to know, thank you for your time Happy[/color][/font]


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It's really just down to how many people are in the factions. Currently, EP is way ahead in terms of members (according to our site). At the time of this post, EP has 42% of the population, AD has 30% and DC has 27%. The reason (I think) the EP has so many players is that they have the Dark Elves and Nords. Either way though, we're definitely not the underdogs.

Keep in mind that this analysis isn't meant to offend anyone. This is just my honest assessment about why people are joining the races being described.

Ebonheart Pact:
Nords tend to suck in people who haven't played too much TES and want to be the typical white human warrior character, as well as the people who have only played Skyrim. They're also the "head race" of their faction which people with superiority complexes are drawn to. People who like viking culture go for Nord. Going along with that, Nords are based off of a culture from real life so people think of them as less "weird".

The Dark Elves tend to attract people who are fans of Morrowind, as well as people who have taken the generic fantasy version Dark Elf and slapped it on the Dunmer in their minds and went "Ooh, cool dark elf, must play!".

The Argonians are for people who are a bit more into the lore. They want to explore Black Marsh and see the Hist and have found their abilities useful in previous games. They're for the people that really like lizards.

Aldmeri Dominion:
The Altmer tend to attract people who played Skyrim and said "I want to roleplay the pompous jackass", despite the Aldmeri Dominion being much different than the Aldmeri Dominion from TES:S. People who know a bit of the lore also know that Altmer are known as the best wizards and so people who want to be wizards go for the Altmer (despite us not really knowing what's going to be in the racial skill lines).

The Bosmer are another race that tends to attract people who are a bit more into the lore. They are curious about how Valenwood looks and want to see more of the Bosmer culture for themselves. However, there's also the side of people wanting to play the hippie stereotype elf. Archery people are drawn to Bosmer for the same reason magic people are drawn to Altmer.

Khajiit is another race that attracts lore people. Their form changes depending on what phases the moons were in when they were born, making them an interest grabber for some people. From people playing Skyrim, they're also the oddball druggies. There's also the cat-lover crowd and people that just like to play as an animalistic character in MMOs.

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The Breton is for people who have played previous TES games and noticed how overpowered their racials tended to be compared to the other races. They're hoping for that same kind of superiority. When the trailer for ESO came out and showed a Breton a la Ezio, the typical rogue characters became drawn to that race. They're another "white human character" like Nords but instead of being a warrior they're more mage.

The Redguard is for people who want to play as the black human character and those drawn to the "less power, more technique" warrior archetype. Like the Nords, they're based off of a real culture (the Moors) and so people feel they're less "weird".

Unfortunately, the Orc carries the stigma of generic fantasy Orc which is why they have the lowest count (172, with next highest being 228). Dumb, ugly, always on the side of evil, etc. People who haven't played previous TES games generally don't want to choose Orc. Previous TES players are drawn to it though based on great racials from previous games. There's also people who WANT to be the ugly character and those who want to take a deeper look into their culture.
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Well, Altmer have always been pompous jackasses. XD I actually love their lore and find them incredibly interesting.

A lot of people are actually deterred by the Altmer. Bosmer and Khajiit may be their favored races, but they may want nothing to do with the Altmer and pick another faction.


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Oh i see, thanks :D


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(July 26th 2013, 01:23 PM)Octagonapus97 Wrote: Well, Altmer have always been pompous jackasses. XD I actually love their lore and find them incredibly interesting.

A lot of people are actually deterred by the Altmer. Bosmer and Khajiit may be their favored races, but they may want nothing to do with the Altmer and pick another faction.

Yeah, I could have added that under the Altmer section: "Some people won't touch the AD with a ten foot pole because they hate Altmer because of TES:S". XD


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Which is why I chose the Altmer, they're my favorite race


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(July 26th 2013, 09:45 AM)AmalGhamlooch Wrote: Recently i've been reading discussions in the other factions, and i noticed mostly people tend to side with the ebonheart pact. Is it because of the Nords? or is it because not many like us? I'm curious to know, thank you for your time Happy[/color][/font]

You are not the Underdogs the Ebonheart Pact shall rise. DEATH TO THE QUEEN!!!


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(July 27th 2013, 06:26 AM)alien138 Wrote:
(July 26th 2013, 09:45 AM)AmalGhamlooch Wrote: Recently i've been reading discussions in the other factions, and i noticed mostly people tend to side with the ebonheart pact. Is it because of the Nords? or is it because not many like us? I'm curious to know, thank you for your time Happy[/color][/font]

You are not the Underdogs the Ebonheart Pact shall rise. DEATH TO THE QUEEN!!!

Not trying to get in a fight here. at first i was definitely going for the ebonheart pact, but then i looked at the races and i just found it boring.
(again not trying to start an argument)


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(July 27th 2013, 06:33 AM)AmalGhamlooch Wrote:
(July 27th 2013, 06:26 AM)alien138 Wrote:
(July 26th 2013, 09:45 AM)AmalGhamlooch Wrote: Recently i've been reading discussions in the other factions, and i noticed mostly people tend to side with the ebonheart pact. Is it because of the Nords? or is it because not many like us? I'm curious to know, thank you for your time Happy[/color][/font]

You are not the Underdogs the Ebonheart Pact shall rise. DEATH TO THE QUEEN!!!

Not trying to get in a fight here. at first i was definitely going for the ebonheart pact, but then i looked at the races and i just found it boring.
(again not trying to start an argument)

I get that, but why is it boring?


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Don't worry brothers we may be outnumber but the Aldmeri Dominion is the true power and when war starts we put down the dogs that choose to fight us. LONG LIVE THE QUEEN !!!


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(July 27th 2013, 09:33 AM)Shadow warrior Wrote: Don't worry brothers we may be outnumber but the Aldmeri Dominion is the true power and when war starts we put down the dogs that choose to fight us. LONG LIVE THE QUEEN !!!

You dirty elf DEATH TO THE QUEEN!


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(July 27th 2013, 09:19 AM)alien138 Wrote:
(July 27th 2013, 06:33 AM)AmalGhamlooch Wrote:
(July 27th 2013, 06:26 AM)alien138 Wrote:
(July 26th 2013, 09:45 AM)AmalGhamlooch Wrote: Recently i've been reading discussions in the other factions, and i noticed mostly people tend to side with the ebonheart pact. Is it because of the Nords? or is it because not many like us? I'm curious to know, thank you for your time Happy[/color][/font]



You are not the Underdogs the Ebonheart Pact shall rise. DEATH TO THE QUEEN!!!

Not trying to get in a fight here. at first i was definitely going for the ebonheart pact, but then i looked at the races and i just found it boring.
(again not trying to start an argument)

I get that, but why is it boring?

I guess its just a matter of opinion, the elves and khajiit appeal more to me


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(July 27th 2013, 10:22 AM)AmalGhamlooch Wrote:
(July 27th 2013, 09:19 AM)alien138 Wrote:
(July 27th 2013, 06:33 AM)AmalGhamlooch Wrote:
(July 27th 2013, 06:26 AM)alien138 Wrote:
(July 26th 2013, 09:45 AM)AmalGhamlooch Wrote: Recently i've been reading discussions in the other factions, and i noticed mostly people tend to side with the ebonheart pact. Is it because of the Nords? or is it because not many like us? I'm curious to know, thank you for your time Happy[/color][/font]



You are not the Underdogs the Ebonheart Pact shall rise. DEATH TO THE QUEEN!!!

Not trying to get in a fight here. at first i was definitely going for the ebonheart pact, but then i looked at the races and i just found it boring.
(again not trying to start an argument)

I get that, but why is it boring?

I guess its just a matter of opinion, the elves and khajiit appeal more to me

I can live with that.


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(July 27th 2013, 10:08 AM)alien138 Wrote:
(July 27th 2013, 09:33 AM)Shadow warrior Wrote: Don't worry brothers we may be outnumber but the Aldmeri Dominion is the true power and when war starts we put down the dogs that choose to fight us. LONG LIVE THE QUEEN !!!

You dirty elf DEATH TO THE QUEEN!

Dirty Elf huh well when we take the Ruby throne back Me and Shadow Warrior and going to get a boat and go into Black marsh and fill some Tags I'll reel them in Shadow you just shoot the Quarter size spot on the back of his head LONG LIVE THE QUEEN


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Take it to the taverns, guys. We don't needs the mods on our backs.


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