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Skyrim race issue

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Milla Lekarariba
Something Went Wrong
#1 - 2011-12-01 11:12:20 UTC
ok even though ultimately makes no difference, just gives me a heads start in certain skills, I have done many new games swapping which race, and now its getting stupid..

Played Oblivion as imperial and as Dunmer...

Never played Morrowind

See I like the whole thing with improved speech meaning better gold for stuff, and finding more gold, as in theory it should make all other things easier to do, whether its heavy armor or light, or two handed weapons or one.. more gold always means more options....


I generally do not like Magicka, preferring to use good old fashioned weapons to kill my foes, but I have noticed that for the 2nd dragon at least, its rather hard to get close enough to use combat weapons, and just about manageable with arrows..

Orcs well they are just plain ugly, but I still like the idea of perhaps a warrior mage type

Dunmer, same as orcs really, but not sure if I like the look of elves, have never liked elves

Imperial, as I said above the extra money would be good, but what else will I be getting? and is the voice that good considers you get something similar?

cat person thing - I like, but really only for theiving and perhaps assassin work

Lizard man - do not like, come on if I had problems with the look of the elves and orcs, then I was never going to like these guys!

Other races I have not really considered at all, but overall despite appearances I am leaning towards orc / imperial, shame I cannot do a hybrid! like the old white orc of oblivion


Akita T
Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
#2 - 2011-12-01 11:27:31 UTC
Breton, for the all-round magic resist. Then go archer :P
Shivus Tao
Brutor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#3 - 2011-12-01 11:57:42 UTC
Gold as any type of melee character is a non issue if you smith all of your own equipment. Even if you don't you can find good stuff just from clearing out caves. I have a stockpile of expensive rings, necklaces, and other things that I can't sell without spending a few weeks in a city sleeping the days away waiting for the merchants' gold to regenerate.

Gold as a pure mage however is quite difficult to keep early on since you'll be spending much of it on spellbooks.

The racial skill bonuses are really not that big of a deal since you will almost always be starved for perk points even if you make something completely contrary to its bonuses, a wood elf knight for example.

Roleplay. Play a nord barbarian intent on helping Ulfric liberate skyrim.

Play an Argonian assassin for the empire.

Play an Imperial treasure hunter.

Play an orc berserker with hide armor and dual axes.

If you worry about stats and abilities you'll continue to restart because the min/max will never be perfect.
Karl Planck
Perkone
Caldari State
#4 - 2011-12-01 11:58:21 UTC
Your assumption that race doesn't matter is rediculas. The race buffs are very very paticular to certain ways to play.

As akita said, bretons get a huge magic resist, which you can use along with enchanted gear/stones to be nearly immune to magic.

Orcs get the Beserker skill, which i think is the most powerful power in the game. Deal 2x and take 1/2x damage and slow down time, its rediculas.

Kajit get the night eye and a hand to hand bonus, along with heavy armor you can be a fairlly strong h2h.

Check out the racial powers and some of the inherent bonuses to get a feel.

Also look into redgard if you want a warrior. Fast stamina regen goes better with a 1h, light armor warrior, beserker can go either way, but I have found it very effective with heavy armor and 2h weapon

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Shivus Tao
Brutor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#5 - 2011-12-01 12:05:34 UTC
Racial abilities help early on, but past a certain threshold even the best become useless because the gear becomes so powerful.

Lutz Major
Austriae Est Imperare Orbi Universo
#6 - 2011-12-01 12:57:20 UTC
Milla Lekarariba wrote:
stuff

Dude, it's Skyrim! Play whatever and however you want!
Destination SkillQueue
Doomheim
#7 - 2011-12-01 12:57:55 UTC
Shivus Tao wrote:
Racial abilities help early on, but past a certain threshold even the best become useless because the gear becomes so powerful.



This is my experience exactly. Most of the abilities become totally obsolete and can even be gained from items or spells. I'd suggest either choosing a race for their convenience ability or take one that has an ability you either can't reproduce or don't want to waste item abilities on. The orc racial ability is one of those and resistances in general are good, although easily replaceable by spells, items and potions.
Grimpak
Manufactorum.
Atomic Fusion Industries
#8 - 2011-12-01 15:09:03 UTC  |  Edited by: Grimpak
I always liked going nord crusader.Cool

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VKhaun Vex
Viziam
Amarr Empire
#9 - 2011-12-02 04:57:25 UTC  |  Edited by: VKhaun Vex
My original character was Argonian, but so far I have still never seen a water area. The handful of places that even had you move around underwater for a short distance usually had water breathing pots on shelves nearby. Plus all the dialog had people calling me 'Lizard'.

You can't even pull your weapons out underwater to fight the rare slaughterfish you encounter in the water.

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Pr1ncess Alia
Doomheim
#10 - 2011-12-02 05:27:09 UTC
VKhaun Vex wrote:
My original character was Argonian, but so far I have still never seen a water area. The handful of places that even had you move around underwater for a short distance usually had water breathing pots on shelves nearby. Plus all the dialog had people calling me 'Lizard'.

You can't even pull your weapons out underwater to fight the rare slaughterfish you encounter in the water.


I wonder (haven't tried it and not at home atm) can you do shouts underwater?

If you can't do anything underwater, they really need to revisit that in a patch. I had a nasty run-in with slaughterfish myself.


Went Redguard with my first and second character.

Way I see it, somewhat echoing some above remarks, once you get going in the game the loot, enchanting and smithing is going to make whatever race picks you make unnoticeable.

CSB aside? Just role-play whatever race you want to. Whatever shortcomings you may have will easily be nullified by equipment and/or spells.
Clyde ElectraGlide
Center for Advanced Studies
Gallente Federation
#11 - 2011-12-02 06:14:56 UTC
Like others said, it doesn't really matter what race you pick. In the short term, an Altmer will be better than an Orc at magic, but as you increase your skills and choose appropriate perks it won't really matter in the long run. One of my characters is an Orc mage and by level 20 she could kick any Altmer's ass to Summurset IsleAlinor and back with her destruction arsenal.

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Ann133566
Doomheim
#12 - 2011-12-02 12:26:23 UTC
I always go a Breton bow assassin, however they can become really overpowered especially if u perk up enchanting skills and manage to get hold of a deadric bow you can do over 900 dmg a shot if u buff the skills and stay hidden. You end up killing everything in a dungeon with one shot so u end up sliding up the difficulty, unfortunetely mages can also kill in two hits but it keeps things interesting. Funny thing about the elder scrolls since marrowind is that the combat is the least interesting thing about the game. The Storyline and exploration etc. is more interesting IMO.

Anyway, never really played any other race but Breton since the bonuses of the other races are marginal or can be replicated in some way.
VKhaun Vex
Viziam
Amarr Empire
#13 - 2011-12-02 14:03:49 UTC
What about Orc Berserk. Is there a potion for that or something? I was wondering if they had different relations with the various Orc camps too. Do they need to be 'blooded' like my current characters did or are they considered to have that from the word go?

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Khors
Doomheim
#14 - 2011-12-02 14:14:50 UTC
VKhaun Vex wrote:
What about Orc Berserk. Is there a potion for that or something? I was wondering if they had different relations with the various Orc camps too. Do they need to be 'blooded' like my current characters did or are they considered to have that from the word go?


As far as I know orcs will not have to do anything to be allowed in and trade with the orc settlements
Ann133566
Doomheim
#15 - 2011-12-02 14:26:56 UTC
VKhaun Vex wrote:
What about Orc Berserk. Is there a potion for that or something? I was wondering if they had different relations with the various Orc camps too. Do they need to be 'blooded' like my current characters did or are they considered to have that from the word go?


Beserk is simply fortify health, strength and stamina but less agility - easily replicated without the drawbacks with potions and food. Haven't become an orc in skyrim, but i got access to orcs camps by doing a fairly simple quest. They don't attack you anyway, I mined some Ebony for my bow and swords for my deadric weapons in one of their camps south of winterhold and they didn't touch me, just kept telling me to leave. BTW has there ever been a deadric artfact bow?
Andre II
Brutor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#16 - 2011-12-02 14:58:07 UTC
You know i used to question my preferable race too, until I took an arrow to the knee.

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Clyde ElectraGlide
Center for Advanced Studies
Gallente Federation
#17 - 2011-12-02 15:28:15 UTC
Andre II wrote:
You know i used to question my preferable race too, until I took an arrow to the knee.


Did you acquire a belly full of mead after that? It makes you a lot warmer and a lot happier.

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Akita T
Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
#18 - 2011-12-02 18:07:21 UTC
I used to laugh at jokes about taking an arrow to the knee. Then I took an arrow to the knee.
Shivus Tao
Brutor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#19 - 2011-12-02 21:10:16 UTC
Clyde ElectraGlide wrote:
Andre II wrote:
You know i used to question my preferable race too, until I took an arrow to the knee.


Did you acquire a belly full of mead after that? It makes you a lot warmer and a lot happier.


I usually just find a conjurer to conjure me up a warm bed to sleep in.
Kazuma Ry
Societas Imperialis Sceptri Coronaeque
Khimi Harar
#20 - 2011-12-03 02:53:37 UTC
I made a woodelf, and somehow managed to make it look like a Mordor Orc from the Lord of the rings movies.

Went all stealthy, light armour, and bow assissan type. was fun shooting people in the face (primarily the mouth).
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