The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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bazooka Mar 19, 2014 @ 8:45am
Stick to a nord or swap to a Dark Elf
Kinda bored of playing Nord, but still want to play as a Nord, because they fit in well.
Should I continue to play as a brutal Nord, or a Dark Elf (my second favourite race)
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Trigger *AD* Mar 19, 2014 @ 8:48am 
Then play as a Dark Elf, nothing stopping you except for yourself
akasexacutioner Mar 19, 2014 @ 9:14am 
just make a save so you can switch back and forth
Hamsterbytes , bits and nibbles Mar 19, 2014 @ 9:16am 
Whatever race I play, I play as if I am just like everyone else. I don't go up to others and say, "See I am a "whatever" please treat me different because I am"
gnewna Mar 19, 2014 @ 9:21am 
Dunmer are pretty awesome, currently playing as one. Tricky part is avoiding having to spend the night in Windhelm (I have realistic needs and diseases, so I have to sleep regularly) as I refuse to give my money to someone who greets me with 'maybe you should just leave...'
Mister E Mar 19, 2014 @ 9:32am 
...why do you want to play as a Dunmer? I'm not sure how much the game really changes due to your race, tbh, unless you change your gameplay style, which you could technicallly do at any time. That said, I did switch from playing an Orc character to a Khajiit and am having a lot of fun with the new character.
Hamsterbytes , bits and nibbles Mar 19, 2014 @ 9:42am 
I can't go to sleep. When I do I wake up groggy and no longer can move....period. I see the npc's going about their business, but I am stuck on the bed facing the foot of it and I no longer can do anything. I thought it was a bug only while I was in Wrymstooth.
I don't care as long as when I need to do the quest where you have to sleep works. I must've tried sleeping early in my game, since my game stats shows I have sleep as least 4 hours total. I am pretty sure it is a mod conflict, but since i don't sleep I would have no idea how far back the problem started. This character has Approx. 750 hours of play already.
wild_monk Mar 19, 2014 @ 9:51am 
this is a visual choice, only.Nord looks more nice, danmer looks like f//king vampire(in Skyrim, I dont know,why))))...Nord more good in fighter perks, like Forgery(Arms Crafting). Without Blacksmithing, and enchanting of weapons - this game more boring ))).
You must understand, its a logic of this game line. A human society, with money(trading),forgery and love - and on other side, magic, evil beasts,demons and evil dead , all this dirt ))
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Bob Mar 19, 2014 @ 10:00am 
I'm currently playing as a Dark Elf, and I'm enjoying myself with her. +10 in Destructive Magic gets my enemies 'Cooking' real fast. Not to mention +5 in speech, is an asset for 'Buying & Selling'
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infinitedarkenergy Mar 19, 2014 @ 3:36pm 
I play as a High Elf and some of the reactions/ dialog differs. I'm 63rd level, on the outside looking in. It's a different perspective in the game.
White Knight Mar 19, 2014 @ 4:19pm 
Just ask the person who picks out your clothes for you in the mornings.

Here's some more helpful advice: chocolate...always chocolate; no, eating the yellow snow is a bad idea; when someone asks you to trust them...don't; the answer to "do these jeans make my ♥♥♥ look fat" is always no...even when that isn't true; when asked to "pull my finger"...don't.

Hope that helped some.
Zefram Cochrane Mar 19, 2014 @ 4:47pm 
Originally posted by infinitedarkenergy:
I play as a High Elf and some of the reactions/ dialog differs. I'm 63rd level, on the outside looking in. It's a different perspective in the game.

And what a perspective. I'm playing as a Khajit in this playthrough and the comments from Nords, mostly Stormcloak sympathisers, is quite an eye opener.

I'm playing as a "good" character on this playthough but my next will be as a completely "evil" character - join the DB, do Boethiah's quest, exterminate all the really bratty kids (come on, you can't deny you havn't thought about it) - and he'll be a blond, blue eyed Nord.
Last edited by Zefram Cochrane; Mar 19, 2014 @ 4:49pm
hedgie_yozh Mar 19, 2014 @ 5:13pm 
Dunmer fire resistance and jack-of-all-trades ability set make them pretty ideal for a first playthrough.
Dresden69 Mar 19, 2014 @ 5:26pm 
Skill bonus are negligble in skyrim. So are resistances (conquered by enchanting if you so choose), on that not however, if you plan on becoming a vampire, dunmer is better than nord. Especially vampire lord. Vampire lord iirc, gets 100% frost resistance (rendering nord frost resistance useless), but 50% weakness to fire, which is automatically counterd by dunmer's 50% fire resistance. Dunmer's flame cloak power can be useful as well. Khajiit are also a good starting race for the nighteye ability, if you don't want to turn your brightness on max and no longer have nights. Alter are good mages for the magicka regen power, but the same effect can be ahcieved through enchanting, same with redguard's stamina, and argonian's health regen. Argonian can save you an enchantment witht heir water breathing. Argoanians and khajiit also start off being better unarmed fighters. For combat purposes, orcs are pretty good fighters, with their berskerer rage deal. Imperials are good if you want more money, or for the occasional glitch/bug when people attack you that shouldn't be and you need them to calm their ♥♥♥♥. Breton...good starting defenses for a mage. Nord's battlecry is highly situational, because chances are, you'll hardly be surrounded by too many enemies that you can't handle. Bosmer is... kinda meh...but high startying bonuses for being an archer. Poison and disease resistance also negligble, due to vampire/werewolf and enchantments.
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Date Posted: Mar 19, 2014 @ 8:45am
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