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Why does everyone want to be an nord
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(March 11th 2013, 12:13 AM)ian Wrote: Why does everyone want to be an nord

The first question you must ask is "why do so many people want to be in Ebonheart" Smiling

And the reason for that is likely threefold:
1. It encompasses the regions from Oblivion and Skyrim. Being that most people played one of these as their first TES title, it's likely that one of these regions is their favorite, and they want to revisit it again in it's new found MMO capacity.
2. Unless ZeniMax is doing some shape-shifting tricks EP is going to have about twice the landmass of the other factions.
3. Point #2 makes it the no brainer choice for people who care more about PvE than PvP.


Now....psychologically, a lot (dare I say most?) people are drawn to other humans. Long story short, a lot of people want to play a humanoid race because we are humans. Trust me, if we where lizards, Argonians would be *the* race to be.

Now, that also explains why Nords have a little under twice as many people as the other two races in EP.

If you look at the other factions, Brentons - the humanoid race from DC - also have about 2x the people as the other races. AD is a bit better dispersed because Bosmer and Altmer are both humanoid, but again, look at how far behind Kajit are.


Why Nords? Because it's *the* humanoid race of *the* faction most people want. Twice as many for the humanoid race + twice as many for the faction = twice as many as any other race.


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playing a humaniod is boring, why dont people just want to be something different for a change. i know nords are strong at close range but wood elves are the place to be at
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Khajiit is not sorry about this, laet the EP get all the kiddies and lollakhiins, The AD will gladly accept the more mature players...



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(March 11th 2013, 12:36 AM)Glassweaver Wrote: 3. Point #2 makes it the no brainer choice for people who care more about PvE than PvP.

I wouldn't say that. People might want to explore other lands (myself included).

Anyway, many of the Nord-players are simply people who were introduced to TES by Skyrim and liked the Nords. I'm actually one of these people, despite my favoring the Elves (my first character was actually an Orsimer because I used to play WoW. I even named him after my Orc Hunter).

There's that "B4D455 K1LL 4LL W1TH W4RH4MM3R L13K 4 B055" factor that less mature players like.


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Agreed Octagon, and I too will definitely have a character in each faction, but I voted EP because EP will be my main. For someone who is going PvE, EP makes sense for their main faction, even if they will have characters in DC and AD.

And @Ian, Don't forget that the Bosmer/Wood elves are one of ADs humanoid races. I get that this isn't why you chose to be one, but you did pick a humanoid race over a khajiit. Smiling

And @QaDar, there isn't anything mature about arbitrarily categorizing a specific faction as attracting more immature players than any other. Seen that done over and over in WoW and others, but at the end of the day, both sides had relatively equal amounts of mature players, as well as asshats - don't be one by making unsubstantiated assumptions.

Edit: I should also add that Bosmer would actually be my top pick for race, but I'd much rather be in EP, so Nord will work for me. You can better bet though that my first AD character will be a Bosmer.
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(March 11th 2013, 12:36 AM)Glassweaver Wrote:
(March 11th 2013, 12:13 AM)ian Wrote: Why does everyone want to be an nord

The first question you must ask is "why do so many people want to be in Ebonheart" Smiling

And the reason for that is likely threefold:
1. It encompasses the regions from Oblivion and Skyrim. Being that most people played one of these as their first TES title, it's likely that one of these regions is their favorite, and they want to revisit it again in it's new found MMO capacity.
2. Unless ZeniMax is doing some shape-shifting tricks EP is going to have about twice the landmass of the other factions.
3. Point #2 makes it the no brainer choice for people who care more about PvE than PvP.
4. cuz argonians
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Why? is this in the AD section of the forums?
plus this is the Third thread talking about this.


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It might attract a more immature audience as players who are younger and only familiar to Skyrim may join


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I plan on rolling an Orc fighter first, then roll a Dunmer mage second, then roll a Bosmer archer third. Mainly because I want one maxed character from every faction & I want to see all the areas. =P
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the butthurt is strong with this one.
I hear all your squealing.

but in the end it doesnt matter. And you will get all the ninja wannabes.
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This is give or take the fifth thread regarding this topic, if you want to banter on about Nords/the EP/why people like them/why the sky is blue, please go to the existing threads :)








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