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  •  TES: Skyrim had a similar, albeit smaller, (1+ / 0-)
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    racial element depending on the type of character you built for yourself. Looking forward to Meriwether getting funded. If it does it will probably come out around the same time TES 6 comes out.

    Lo que separa la civilizacion de la anarquia son solo siete comidas.

    by psilocynic on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 01:00:05 PM PST

    •  i have to play skyrim, did your "race" influence (3+ / 0-)

      how characters treated you?

      •  It can (1+ / 0-)
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        The dominant culture are the Nords and they are some what xenophobic. Particularly to the Elven races. Apparently a few hundred years of war have left their mark on the culture. While there are dialog options and commentary from NPC's based on your race there are very few places where being a different race makes any difference in the game play. For example, everyone who isn't a Nord will occasionally be referred to as "a milk drinker". When you first enter the city of Windhelm you're treated to some Nords referring to Dunmer as "Greyskins who pollute our city with their stink". But even a Dunmer (one of the Elven races) can join the Nords in their fight against the Empire without penalty.

        What's wrong with America? I'll tell you. Everything Romney said was pre-chewed wads of cud from Republicans from the last 30 years and yet he managed thru a combination of racism and selling the (false) hope of riches to get 47% of the national vote.

        by ontheleftcoast on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 01:14:10 PM PST

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        •  I sided with the empire (2+ / 0-)

          because the Nords came off a little to Nazi for my liking. But then I killed the Emperor so I'm a bad Imperial.

          Lo que separa la civilizacion de la anarquia son solo siete comidas.

          by psilocynic on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 01:25:30 PM PST

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          •  You're not the only one who saw them as Nazi (2+ / 0-)

            wannabes. There are some definite ubermensch qualities in Skyrim. But in the end the hero is judge on their actions, regardless of their race, gender, or sexual orientation. You've got to love a game where gay marriage equality was baked in from the start.

            What's wrong with America? I'll tell you. Everything Romney said was pre-chewed wads of cud from Republicans from the last 30 years and yet he managed thru a combination of racism and selling the (false) hope of riches to get 47% of the national vote.

            by ontheleftcoast on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 01:31:07 PM PST

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      •  I played as an Imperial (best perks imo) (1+ / 0-)
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        and I was not treated as badly by the Nords (the blond viking separationists of the game, no offence to vikings) as some of the other races (khajiit and orsimer were treated especially shitty in Windhelm). My first week playing the game and hearing "Skyrim for Nords!" over and over again was a little weird. I might replay the game as an Altmer but they are kinda racist dicks in the game as well. You should definitely play this game though.

        Lo que separa la civilizacion de la anarquia son solo siete comidas.

        by psilocynic on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 01:22:50 PM PST

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