Hound Jul 5, 2014 @ 7:03am
Make my choice!
Orc or Nord? Never played an orc. Nord I did but they are awesome
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Dave Jul 5, 2014 @ 7:06am 
As long as you're human. I could never play a non-human race. If i did I would keep throwing myself off of cliffs to do Tamriel a favour.
gnewna Jul 5, 2014 @ 7:10am 
...Orcs aren't human.
Skyrimnut Jul 5, 2014 @ 7:18am 
Originally posted by gnewna:
...Orcs aren't human.

Very true.

Honestly, I'd go for an orc. I always favor doing something different from what you've previously done. The skills are similar, you get the added coolness of being allowed into the various strongholds, and the racial power is pretty fun.
Crowe Frieghter Jul 5, 2014 @ 7:22am 
but Orcs are ugly
The Baked Gamer Jul 5, 2014 @ 7:25am 
Orc! Skip Nord...too many of them since it's their territory. Be different.
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gnewna Jul 5, 2014 @ 7:28am 
Orcs are great, although I can't stand their vocalisations. I'd love a mod that lets you change them - annoyingly, I'm sure I saw a mod that might have done this a month or two ago, but I can't for the life of me remember what it was called, or what the main feature of the mod was (i.e. the ability to give your character a different voice was a side thing, I think.) I don't mind the pitch, I like how deep and gruff the NPC Orcs sound, I just don't like how the Shouts come out as barely-comprehensible grunts (Fuh Ruh Duh!) Nords are dull, I've never played one beyond about level ten or so, I always get bored.
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Adura Jul 5, 2014 @ 7:30am 
*flips coin*

Mhm.

Orc. The die...err...coin has been cast!

Your fate is sealed in off-green glory!!
Rem_the_twilight Jul 5, 2014 @ 7:31am 
Originally posted by BlackwalI:
but Orcs are ugly

Orcs are orcs, you cannot call an entire species ugly simply because they do not conform to your own views on the matter, well you can if your some sort of racist, then its like "oh he's a racist so it makes sense he said something like that"
Adura Jul 5, 2014 @ 7:34am 
Originally posted by Rem_the_twilight:
Orcs are orcs, you cannot call an entire species ugly simply because they do not conform to your own views on the matter, well you can if your some sort of racist, then its like "oh he's a racist so it makes sense he said something like that"

>_>

<_<

Don't wanna be that person but....


technically, it'd be speciesism not racism.
gnewna Jul 5, 2014 @ 7:37am 
I imagine Orcs probably think Nords and the rest are pretty grotesque, where are their tusks, for a start? And that horrible pinkish skin that some of them have...
Adura Jul 5, 2014 @ 7:39am 
Originally posted by gnewna:
I imagine Orcs probably think Nords and the rest are pretty grotesque, where are their tusks, for a start? And that horrible pinkish skin that some of them have...

Probably.

Then again, aren't there some half-orcs out there?

Come to think of it, can Khajiits and Argonians breed with other sentient species, or is their genetic difference too much?

Hmmm~


Suddenly reminded of that Star Trek TNG episode. Alien life forms calling humans "ugly bags of mostly water" XD.
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Dave Jul 5, 2014 @ 7:42am 
Orcs are scum, but they're still no where near as bad as elves so I guess Orc would be ok at a stretch. At least they try to fight like men.

''Magic is for the weak....Elves I mean''
Hoxton Jul 5, 2014 @ 7:46am 
Nords are beasts!
gnewna Jul 5, 2014 @ 7:50am 
Originally posted by Dave:
Orcs are scum, but they're still no where near as bad as elves so I guess Orc would be ok at a stretch. At least they try to fight like men.

''Magic is for the weak....Elves I mean''

Pff, who wants to fight like silly men, I'll just blast stuff with fire, thanks. Far more efficient, but then it requires a bit of intelligence, doesn't it?

Adura - there's certainly at least one half-Orc in Oblivion. And then there's the really, really skeevy one (well, her father's skeevy, she's...been groomed, I suppose) in Interesting NPCs, although obviously that's modded rather than remotely canon - although her father's reasoning is based on an argument in Racial Phylogeny. I think that book also mentions that beast races and humans/elves have, erm... 'been intimate', as Jerry Springer puts it, but with no known resulting offspring, although that doesn't mean it's impossible, just that there aren't believed to be any recorded instances.
Rem_the_twilight Jul 5, 2014 @ 8:00am 
Originally posted by Adura:
Originally posted by Rem_the_twilight:
Orcs are orcs, you cannot call an entire species ugly simply because they do not conform to your own views on the matter, well you can if your some sort of racist, then its like "oh he's a racist so it makes sense he said something like that"

>_>

<_<

Don't wanna be that person but....


technically, it'd be speciesism not racism.

These are the mortal races, its clearly stated like every time they talk about dragons and a whole lot else, orcs are at their basic elves and all of them are under the same tree of higher sentient creatures, the ones with black souls.
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