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The Elder Scrolls Online First Faction

May 15, 2012

Taking a short break from playing Diablo III, we will spend a few moments looking over one of the recently revealed three playable factions of The Elder Scrolls Online: The Daggerfall Covenant consisting of the Bretons, the Orcs and the Redguards.

Let’s take a closer look at these three races:

First off, we have the Bretons. They are the descendants of the people who settled in the area of High Rock. Fair-haired and average-seized with fine features, they posses high intelligence and a talent for spells.

Next up the Orcs, or Orsimer, settled in the area of Orsinium, adjacent to High Rock. An area given to them by the Bretons. They are known, and feared, for their beastly attitude, courage and high-quality Orcish armor.

The Redguards hail from the area of Hammerfell. Quick, agile and talented with sword and shield, they love to travel land and sea alike and thus make good and capable scouts.

Within the Daggerfall Covenant, despite some historical friction, especially between the Bretons and the Redguards, they all “like and respect each other. This faction is a lot more democratic than the others,” says Zenimax Online Studios.

Something that is of interest and somewhat of a trait of The Elder Scrolls in general is that the races of the universe are more clearly defined in abilities than in many other games. You will most likely be able to make a Redguard spell caster, but at the risk of being less potent with spells than a member of the Breton race. This is something that can potentially annoy many players on a competition-based level, and it will be interesting to see how the balance will be in for instance PvP. But if you are into PvP, you will most likely go for the deadliest combination of race and class anyway. For on the other hand giving a certain race the upper hand regarding certain abilities can also prove to make the whole experience feel more realistic, giving the game, for one, a higher RP value.

Regardless of what is going to happen with The Elder Scrolls Online, it will be interesting to see what is in stock. At least it already seems to stand out slightly from its fellow MMOs, and that can potentially be a good thing.

Read more about the three races, new areas and more here.

Original Source: Gameinformer: The Elder Scrolls Online: Elder Scrolls Online Faction Profile: Daggerfall Covenant

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