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  •  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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