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Why are Nords so Popular?


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I'll admit I'm a totally newb to the ES series, which is why I'm puzzled about the popularity of the Nord Race.

In MMO's I always play northern races like Dwarves, because I like snow (being Canadian). Perhaps because they're are not green and foresty, they tend to be less popular with other players.

However, TESO seems to bucking that trend, with the polls showing Nord to be the most popular race by far.

What exactly is it about Nords that are so appealing, and do you expect that to carry over to launch?
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(February 1st 2013, 10:11 AM)Thrumdi Wrote: I'll admit I'm a totally newb to the ES series, which is why I'm puzzled about the popularity of the Nord Race.

In MMO's I always play northern races like Dwarves, because I like snow (being Canadian). Perhaps because they're are not green and foresty, they tend to be less popular with other players.

However, TESO seems to bucking that trend, with the polls showing Nord to be the most popular race by far.

What exactly is it about Nords that are so appealing, and do you expect that to carry over to launch?
Well it's possibly because of the recent Skyrim,so everyone grew close to the Nords and the Dragonborn.


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Nords are big, burly, brave, blue-eyed, blonde haired tanks who, if you dangle a beer/meade/ale in front of them,will follow you anywhere. What's not to like?


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I think that a discussion like this has already been made in a thread named: Nords everywhere, but I couldn't find it anywhere so ok...whatever! :P


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Oh look its this thread again.

Can we please get over that irrelevant topic?

Cant you just be satisfied with your own question to that answer? Do you think some kind of angelic figure is going to descend down from the heavens to give you the ultimate truth of why everyone loves badass vikings and ninjas?

there have been enaugh threads littered with this topic and i dont want one more.
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No worry, we play mega-server in battles, so it will be fair balance of all races... I saw other fan sites, many like AD or DC than EP....

If EP is strongest, then AD+DC will teamwork against EP, until fair and balance..

I am sure all want to play all races (alts) after first character is at end-game...


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Citizens of Skyrim, they are a tall and fair-haired people. Strong and hardy, Nords are famous for their resistance to cold and their talent as warriors. They can use a Battlecry to make opponents flee.

Nords look very similar to many heroes from Norse mythology - Notably, Thor
A common enjoyment is alcohol which Nords are seen around (in town) and are big enough to hold large amounts of alcohol. lol :P
Nord skill bonuses lend toward a more combat-oriented style of play.
With both one and two-handed weapons receiving boosts, players are able to choose their favorite weapon(s) with a bit more ease, and boosts to both light armor and blocking provides players both mobility and defense.
Their innate resistance to Frost provides them a significant advantage against foes such as the draugr, frost dragons, ice wraiths, and mages who employ Frost magic.
If a Nord player decides to become a vampire, they will reach the maximum frost resistance possible (in single-player)
And.. the biggest reason for Nords' popularity is SKYRIM

But I'm Argonian so I am only guessing.
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I play a nord because, like you i'm from Canada, and i find the nords the easiest race to relate to. I love there lore aswell as there attatude to most things...
I've also been playing one since Morrowind, and thats not going to change. (not a bandwagon nord)

Skyrim being the most recant instalment in the series was set in the nords home province, this game brought in alot of new fans, and thus the amount of new nord fans (i don't think the nords were as popular befor skyrim, the dunmer being the most popular race at the time)
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because of this

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(February 1st 2013, 10:45 AM)Sordak Wrote: Oh look its this thread again.

Can we please get over that irrelevant topic?

Cant you just be satisfied with your own question to that answer? Do you think some kind of angelic figure is going to descend down from the heavens to give you the ultimate truth of why everyone loves badass vikings and ninjas?

there have been enaugh threads littered with this topic and i dont want one more.

geez man, do you get bullied at work? does if make you feel better to go home and act tough on the internet? not sure why every third post of yours seems to be you going out of your way to be a jerk.

Anyhow...

I think the obvious reason why Nords are so popular is many of us have just spent 100+ hours in Skyrim. If the last TES game took place in Hammerfell, people would be rolling more Redguards. It's probably as simple as that.

(February 1st 2013, 10:16 AM)CedarLilly Wrote: Nords are big, burly, brave, blue-eyed, blonde haired tanks who, if you dangle a beer/meade/ale in front of them, will follow you anywhere. What's not to like?

this. but don't forget the wenches!
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(February 1st 2013, 01:03 PM)Dakota7676 Wrote: Skyrim noobs

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For me personally: Nords - vikings - I'm from Norway. Nuff said.
As for the other, the various reasons have been covered plenty already.


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(February 1st 2013, 12:43 PM)Grimhild Urdenheimr Wrote:
(February 1st 2013, 10:45 AM)Sordak Wrote: Oh look its this thread again.

Can we please get over that irrelevant topic?

Cant you just be satisfied with your own question to that answer? Do you think some kind of angelic figure is going to descend down from the heavens to give you the ultimate truth of why everyone loves badass vikings and ninjas?

there have been enaugh threads littered with this topic and i dont want one more.

geez man, do you get bullied at work? does if make you feel better to go home and act tough on the internet? not sure why every third post of yours seems to be you going out of your way to be a jerk.

Anyhow...

I think the obvious reason why Nords are so popular is many of us have just spent 100+ hours in Skyrim. If the last TES game took place in Hammerfell, people would be rolling more Redguards. It's probably as simple as that.

(February 1st 2013, 10:16 AM)CedarLilly Wrote: Nords are big, burly, brave, blue-eyed, blonde haired tanks who, if you dangle a beer/meade/ale in front of them, will follow you anywhere. What's not to like?

this. but don't forget the wenches!

And you think that jumping to conclusions like that is any better?
Thats pretty sad actually.

but as for your concern. Im fine. Im just a general angry person. But if we are throwing around accusations already.
Whats the point in defending this retardet thread that we had 5 of already?
Do you realy like it? Or did you just want to throw one in my direction again? Yeah im pretty sure thats what it is.

So id actually wager the unstable one beeing you.
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