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Caomhnoir de na Fhiaigh Buí
Thyth
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Posted On: 07/04/2014 at 02:09 PM

Hi everyone. I think I want to give Elder Scrolls another try. It's been a while and I wanted to ask a quick question. I really liked Dragon Knight and I prefer Nord. I was wondering if anyone has done the math on how much the fire buff that the Dark Elf has affects fire damage? In other words how much will it affect the fire damage of a death knight if I decide not to play a dark elf? 

I was surprised to see that characters had these kinds of racials to begin with. I just don't want to choose a character to work on and find out that no one plays DK as a nord because it can never compete dps wise with a Dark Elf DK. I would like to be both tank and dps and still be able to be competitive playing as either.

Thanks!

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Charlatan
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Replied On: 07/04/2014 at 04:58 PM PDT

The differences are small and unless you plan on being in some sort of super competitive group doing endgame type of stuff, I doubt anyone will notice or know. I think the advice of playing what race/class you want still applies.

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Caomhnoir de na Fhiaigh Buí
Thyth
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Replied On: 07/04/2014 at 07:07 PM PDT

Yay thanks!

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Curadh de na Faolchu
Aunvyrae
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Replied On: 07/13/2014 at 02:37 AM PDT
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Any race works with any class/build. There are just a few races for each build that are better. Like 3 top choices and there might be less than 1-2% difference between the top 3 choices where there can be any where from 5-10% difference depending on race from the top 3. But play which race you like the most and go from there. With out knowing what build you are planning it will be hard to say where Nords will fit in a Min/Max theory craft.

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Aunvyrae
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Replied On: 07/13/2014 at 02:40 AM PDT
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Also, I'm looking forward to making a return myself after the first. I was having to try and make excuses to login to the game and was disappointed in how slow the changes where being made. With some of the recent changes and those to come out shortly after I return (not to mention I'm on VA disability so having bills falling on the or around the 1st is better for me) I've decided to come back and play my NB healer/caster. Was really starting to have fun with it.

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Fine de na Capall
Grimnir
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Replied On: 07/14/2014 at 01:48 AM PDT

I play a DK Nord Thyth. I have comfortably tanked all dungeons up to mid 40's (at level), a couple without a healer, and don't seem to have any trouble with solo content. Can't vouch for PvP at this point but am running sword and board in dungeons and 2 hander elsewhere. Absolutely love it! I doubt its the best option, but I know it works!

Good Luck

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Laoch de na Ulchabhan Buí
Sekkerhund
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Replied On: 07/14/2014 at 06:36 AM PDT
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Nothing has really changed, especially with making timely fixes.  I have 20+ MMO games installed and none of the others give me the performance problems that ESO does.  So, I'm finally giving up and have cancelled effective the 7th, if that's of any help for anyone thinking about giving it another try, right now.  I have a 60 day time card that I'll gift myself for Xmas, and try it again after the Holidays.

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Saighdiuir de na Iomproidh
Cuhal
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Replied On: 07/14/2014 at 08:11 AM PDT

I had a nord dragon knight during the pts. I was able to fight 2 VR-10's at the same time and kill one as a VR-2. Right now I have a high elf dragon knight and I'm able to tank/dps pretty well.  

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Ban Finsceal de na Iolair
Morigana
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Replied On: 07/16/2014 at 05:07 PM PDT

It is really true that the racials only make a slight difference and I haven't seen where any of these differences mean anything by end game since you hit soft caps with everything that you get a + to and can accomplish the same thing with how you stack armor and jewelry - and their glyphs.   So I say play the race you like and then make the adjustments.  

And for what it is worth - I have had no real performance issues with this game and my PC is almost 3 years old... but I know there are some people that do and they can't figure out why.  I really believe what has helped me is the addition of a cooling system which I had added into this PC since that was an issue (running hot) when I was playing TSW and another game.  I use to blow 2 fans right at my old PC when playing those games - now I get to point the fans at me - I'm an old lady and and also run hot on occasion - the hot flashes are just too frequent.  (Was that TMI )   :)



» Edited on: 2014-07-16 17:17:26

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Sekkerhund
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Replied On: 07/16/2014 at 11:53 PM PDT
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Yea, but see... the game ran GREAT for me, before they did whatever they did with the last patch.  I'm actually quite intelligent, tech savvy and have forgotten more about computer technology than a lot of folks know and the one thing that I've discovered after countless hours of troubleshooting and testing, is that I can not fix whatever this problem is, that I'm having.

Game ran great.  Now it doesn't.

They broke it, I didn't.  Its not my fault.

 

edit:  Try this on for some perspective (its actually a true story).

You're a regular lunch customer at Subway.  The sandwiches are always fresh, with crisp lettuce, flavorful meat and soft, fluffy bread with a crisp crust.

One day, you go to lunch and are served a sandwich on stale bread, cheese with hardened edges, wilted lettuce and bland meat.  You ask what happened and are told that there was a change with distributors not delivering on time and the store just needs some time to work on getting fresh materials.

You go back the next week, the bread is a fresher, but the lettuce has a vinegary smell and the meat tastes borderline rancid.  Again you ask, what's going on? and are answered with "well, the new distributor works with several different sources and its taking more time to get deliveries straightened out with the other suppliers".

So another week goes by and there's still no change, they say that they're still waiting on this or that, and you should get my point here.  You're just going to stop eating at Subway and find another restaurant to go eat lunch at.

That's how I view this situation.  I really wish that it was how others, especially Zenimax, would see it, too.  Just "because its a video game" is no excuse.



» Edited on: 2014-07-16 23:55:37

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Morigana
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Replied On: 07/17/2014 at 05:40 PM PDT

All I stated was the game runs great for me - nothing more - nothing less.  It has since launch - except AvA which had an issue for a couple of weeks and now it is back to running just fine.  I have no doubts and never questioned that you are intelligent and tech savvy and are having issues with the game running on your machine.  I hear others in zone chat and guild chat saying they are having issues also...

Simply stating that I don't - so I can't fathom why some have issues and others don't.   I have issues with GW2 every time they do a patch and have to reset everything, modem, router, and PC before it runs right.  Other people don't and I can't even begin to comprehend why - except there were some others having the same issues which is how I learned to shut everything down and reboot it all - then re-launch to get it to run without lag - why it affects some and not others is beyond me.  But I never really had issues on my PC with ESO - it has bugged out on me far less than GW2 or TSW did in their first few months of launch.

PS.  I don't eat fast food and even seldom at restaurants - it will kill you - too much sugar, too much sodium, too many artificial ingredients and too often poorly handled.  I have never gotten sick on my own cooking (although there have been some awful tasting experiments).

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Ard Bantiarna de na Fhiaigh Bán
JaeOnasi
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Replied On: 07/27/2014 at 11:44 AM PDT
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I've been too spoiled by a home town sub shop to eat the fake subs that Subway puts out. That being said, I can understand the frustration of having a lot of trouble playing the game. I could never play SWTOR PvP too well because the lag was so bad, and some of the missions were very badly broken. That being said, at least they're working on it, and fortunately, we can't end up in the hospital from a bad game like we can from bad food.

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Lorgaire de na Fhiaigh
Malthol
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Replied On: 07/27/2014 at 03:26 PM PDT
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I should be back online more myself (barely logging in to check my mail lately), once I complete my move to Texas over the next week.

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