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I was wondering why there are so few orcs. The nords outnumber orcs 3 vs 1. There will be an abundance of dunmer and nords while orcs and the beast races will be pretty rare. Do you think that ZOS should do something so it becomes more attractive to play as a race that is being outnumbered right now?
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idk why orcs are unpopular. decently cool lore, best smiths in tamriel, fearsome useing heavy armor, best melee racial berserker, look badass... i just dont know
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I think it's because they are the least favored of the "beast races". I don't really even see them as a beast race, but that and the fact that anybody who knows lore know they lost their capital. . Who wants to play a weak race, really? xD


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(August 21st 2013, 01:43 PM)Kilivin Wrote: I think it's because they are the least favored of the "beast races". I don't really even see them as a beast race, but that and the fact that anybody who knows lore know they lost their capital. . Who wants to play a weak race, really? xD

If that's the reason why do people play dunmer and khajiit? In skyrim the dunmer had to flee their land because of the eruption of red mountain and in ESO the khajiit are all dying of the knahaten flu
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I'm pretty sure it's because the Dunmer and Nord cultures/homelands have been explored on recent titles of The Elder Scrolls. And while we do have a pretty decent amount of info about the beast races, it's not enough for players to feel identified with them yet.


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(August 21st 2013, 01:51 PM)Rhaskos Wrote:
(August 21st 2013, 01:43 PM)Kilivin Wrote: I think it's because they are the least favored of the "beast races". I don't really even see them as a beast race, but that and the fact that anybody who knows lore know they lost their capital. . Who wants to play a weak race, really? xD

If that's the reason why do people play dunmer and khajiit? In skyrim the dunmer had to flee their land because of the eruption of red mountain and in ESO the khajiit are all dying of the knahaten flu

Because Khajit are cats and the internet and cats are a thing.
That and dunmer are the main race from Morrowind which is a LOT of people's favorite ES game. :p Orcs have never really had a chance to shine is all.


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I love Orc's, i respect Orc's .... They are without a doubt the most STRONGEST race.
Miner's, blacksmith's and warrior's ... what else you nee? With Orc's DC is gonna prevail.
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Because the are the ugliest?


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(August 21st 2013, 02:03 PM)Kilivin Wrote:
(August 21st 2013, 01:51 PM)Rhaskos Wrote:
(August 21st 2013, 01:43 PM)Kilivin Wrote: I think it's because they are the least favored of the "beast races". I don't really even see them as a beast race, but that and the fact that anybody who knows lore know they lost their capital. . Who wants to play a weak race, really? xD

If that's the reason why do people play dunmer and khajiit? In skyrim the dunmer had to flee their land because of the eruption of red mountain and in ESO the khajiit are all dying of the knahaten flu

Because Khajit are cats and the internet and cats are a thing.
That and dunmer are the main race from Morrowind which is a LOT of people's favorite ES game. :p Orcs have never really had a chance to shine is all.


But there are lots of orcs in other games and movies so orcs are well known in the gaming community. That's why I find it strange it is the least favorite race so far
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(August 21st 2013, 02:10 PM)Rage Wrote: Because the are the ugliest?

Because they are the strongest. Sure as hell that a feeble elf races couldn't beat orcs. Only possible threat would be Nords.
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(August 21st 2013, 02:11 PM)Rhaskos Wrote:
(August 21st 2013, 02:03 PM)Kilivin Wrote:
(August 21st 2013, 01:51 PM)Rhaskos Wrote:
(August 21st 2013, 01:43 PM)Kilivin Wrote: I think it's because they are the least favored of the "beast races". I don't really even see them as a beast race, but that and the fact that anybody who knows lore know they lost their capital. . Who wants to play a weak race, really? xD

If that's the reason why do people play dunmer and khajiit? In skyrim the dunmer had to flee their land because of the eruption of red mountain and in ESO the khajiit are all dying of the knahaten flu

Because Khajit are cats and the internet and cats are a thing.
That and dunmer are the main race from Morrowind which is a LOT of people's favorite ES game. :p Orcs have never really had a chance to shine is all.


But there are lots of orcs in other games and movies so orcs are well known in the gaming community. That's why I find it strange it is the least favorite race so far
Yeah, I love Orcs and can see what you mean, there should be more Orcs. But replying to the comment above, though there are plenty of orcs in games and movies in a lot of them they are baddies. But please, some more people go for Orcs!


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(August 21st 2013, 01:38 PM)Rhaskos Wrote: I was wondering why there are so few orcs. The nords outnumber orcs 3 vs 1. There will be an abundance of dunmer and nords while orcs and the beast races will be pretty rare. Do you think that ZOS should do something so it becomes more attractive to play as a race that is being outnumbered right now?

I'll imagine there will be a lot of orc alts; I at least intend to have one. They are not my first choice as species overall, but first choice in their faction. Sympathetic underdog -species tend to have a special draw for me.

I wouldn't worry about the current statistics, things will become more balanced in the game itself soon enough, although orcs will probably never be as popular as the current favourites.
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There are so few Orcs because they are the handsomest of peoples in Tamriel and beauty is a rare thing. How many Brad Pitts and Agelinas and Marilyns and Errol Flynns do you know of running around in everyday life? Look around the bus, the sidewalks, the restaurant, the sports bars ... not too many, eh? Thus there are not so many Orismer in Tamriel. But they are quality folk with their honesty and their excellent blacksmithing and ferocious fighting ability.


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Most likely upon release you may see more people who got the game, didn't follow it before hand and just want a familiar race. Everyone knows orcs so there's a good chance they'll get bolstered there


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