Which Alliance will you choose?
To be honest with you guys, I was angry as hell when I got Game Informer telling me all about this game and finding out it was only on PC. I used to think while playing Skyrim, "Exploring this dungeon with my friend would make this game even more fun to me". Now that this game is announced for the PS4 I take back all my anger and replace it with joy and happiness.
I look forward to giant battles with you guys even if you're on the opposing alliance. But to those of you who are on my alliance, I look forward to exploring stuff and getting into crazy situations.
That's the prob with all of this. The Alliance system is gonna kill the pvp. The majority of people always pick human races. One of the factions has no humans so it will always be lopsided. I will invariably play this game for the "30 days free for purchase" and then drop it when the sub hits. I believe this will be the last game to try a sub model. It will last for like 8 months to a year and then go f2p after a ton of hullabaloo about how it failed to meet expectations like SW:ToR. I think I will go Daggerfall Covenant. The game that I think holds the most promise is ArcheAge. They have guild trade and crafting caravan missions where you have to craft as a guild and move supplies to different ports and cities etc. It even has ocean ship combat with pirates and such. It looks really interesting. ESO just looks like it's trying to be a theme park like all the other ones out there.
I played Reguard before but now I feel completely attached to the Argonians for no other reason than they're cool as fuck. So, Ebonheart Pact I guess? The only thing that strikes me as odd is that we're being presented with factions that seemingly already have their alliances and hatreds and you're just asked to choose based on race I guess. Unless they frame it like, your nation is part of the pact but it's more complicated than that, sure I'm for it.
Hmm. Just realizing I don't particularly like any of the Elderscrolls races. Also interesting that you can't choose Imperials, though their forces are completely shattered during this war, so it makes sense.
I guess I'd settle with the Aldmeri Dominion, if only because playing the zealot bad guy is always more fun, a la Eve Online's Amarr race.
i'll play orc if i play, so the northwest one. seems odd that they chose the alliances based on geographical location, considering how political the lore is already. i don't know the lore all that well but both khajit and wood elf seem like a strange fit for the high elves. would it have made more sense if they'd've teamed up with stronger / more militaristic allies? and if the more downtrodden races - khajit, argonian, wood elf, were left to team up together because nobody else picked em? anyway, seems less thought out than usual.
I'll go with Breton as I usually do. I tend to always go with humans in games. As for why I chose Breton in the first place it was largely because they have the best racial bonuses in the game (from morrowind to skyrim). I've become used to going with Breton and have come to quite like them so i'll stick to that.
@lord_xp: i read what was there, which is pretty light, seems like they just bunched the areas next to eachother together, over-riding any previous history between nations, to serve gameplay i presume, making clearer borders etc, maybe it was also a little to do with balance between races, but it seems like enriching the actual game world was not a consideration. oh well, trappings of a pvp game.
If you can ride Senche-Tiger, only then would I join the Dominion. The thing is, the ape-like Senche is roughly as tall as an Altmer (6'5"-7') on its hind legs, making it the size of a cougar (that just happens to weigh 3000 lbs). How is a 5'6'' Suthay-raht supposed to balance on that thing? Lions & tigers are 10+ feet on hind legs, so a Senche-raht is a good steed.
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