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Sentences that trigger lore nerds

  • starkerealm
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    Jitterbug wrote: »
    I just thought of another one, that irks me to no end: "mana" instead of "magicka". I don't know which setting that comes from but in TES, it's always "magicka"!

    It's biblical. Literally. As I recall, it's an old Hebrew word that roughly translates to, "what is it?"

    I'm not sure when it popped up as a measurement of magical energy, though.

    D&D maybe?

    D&D uses Vancian magic. So, no mana equivalent there. (The exception is Psionic characters, but that's called "focus," or something.)

    As @adriant1978 indicated, it's Larry Niven.
    Co-Host of The Tenets: a podcast focused on bringing new players up to speed in ESO.
  • Sunah
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    "ESO is just like Skyrim!"
  • Aliyavana
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    Sunah wrote: »
    "ESO is just like Skyrim!"

    Omg no. "Is eso as good as skyrim?" Cringe af
    Zebendal- Stam Sorc, PC NA
  • WhiteCoatSyndrome
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    Pretty much any variation of, 'I have an idea in my head from another game series and it has to be canon for Elder Scrolls too!'
    Edit: And I forgot "Introducing the XXX Crown Crate Season"

    I dunno if that one's specific to the Warriors of the Lore though. ;)
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  • ArchMikem
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    "C0DA is canon"

    I clicked. I looked a little. I saw this,

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    Oh yeah, I was triggered. That's supposed to be Nirn in the 5th Era? And Dunmer are living on the moon now?
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  • Dustfinger81
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    I just thought of another one, that irks me to no end: "mana" instead of "magicka". I don't know which setting that comes from but in TES, it's always "magicka"!

    Magic: The Gathering. The lands provide you with mana to cast your spells and summons.

    OT:

    "There's nothing interesting about Argonians in lore. People only like them for their racials"

    "Orcs aren't elves"

    "All Dwarves are the same" (Normally could be true until you get to ElderScrolls)

    "Argonians are uncivilized"

    "It wouldn't be hard to conquer BlackMarsh if you knew what you were doing" *Raaaaaage*

  • Aliyavana
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    I just thought of another one, that irks me to no end: "mana" instead of "magicka". I don't know which setting that comes from but in TES, it's always "magicka"!

    Magic: The Gathering. The lands provide you with mana to cast your spells and summons.

    OT:

    "There's nothing interesting about Argonians in lore. People only like them for their racials"

    "Orcs aren't elves"

    "All Dwarves are the same" (Normally could be true until you get to ElderScrolls)

    "Argonians are uncivilized"

    "It wouldn't be hard to conquer BlackMarsh if you knew what you were doing" *Raaaaaage*

    I agree with the Argonian comments
    Zebendal- Stam Sorc, PC NA
  • Dustfinger81
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    Aliyavana wrote: »
    I just thought of another one, that irks me to no end: "mana" instead of "magicka". I don't know which setting that comes from but in TES, it's always "magicka"!

    Magic: The Gathering. The lands provide you with mana to cast your spells and summons.

    OT:

    "There's nothing interesting about Argonians in lore. People only like them for their racials"

    "Orcs aren't elves"

    "All Dwarves are the same" (Normally could be true until you get to ElderScrolls)

    "Argonians are uncivilized"

    "It wouldn't be hard to conquer BlackMarsh if you knew what you were doing" *Raaaaaage*

    I agree with the Argonian comments

    *triggered*
  • TheNuminous1
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    Ilsabet wrote: »
    By the Nine, how many septims do I have to pay to see some dragons around here?

    This made my drink shoot out my nose xD
  • Insomnia rex
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    ArchMikem wrote: »
    "C0DA is canon"

    I clicked. I looked a little. I saw this,

    1392464547380.jpg

    Oh yeah, I was triggered. That's supposed to be Nirn in the 5th Era? And Dunmer are living on the moon now?

    Well, is it canon?
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  • starkerealm
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    ArchMikem wrote: »
    "C0DA is canon"

    I clicked. I looked a little. I saw this,

    1392464547380.jpg

    Oh yeah, I was triggered. That's supposed to be Nirn in the 5th Era? And Dunmer are living on the moon now?

    Well, is it canon?

    It's from Kirkbride after he left Bethesda, so, no.
    Co-Host of The Tenets: a podcast focused on bringing new players up to speed in ESO.
  • anitajoneb17_ESO
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    ArchMikem wrote: »
    "C0DA is canon"

    I clicked. I looked a little. I saw this,

    1392464547380.jpg

    Oh yeah, I was triggered. That's supposed to be Nirn in the 5th Era? And Dunmer are living on the moon now?

    Well, is it canon?

    It's from Kirkbride after he left Bethesda, so, no.

    Kirkbride did many things for Oblivion and a few things for Skyrim. Both games were developed after he had left Bethesda and those are universally considered canon nonetheless.
    => argument invalid.
  • WhiteCoatSyndrome
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    MissBizz wrote: »
    Firemoth Island.

    :expressionless: I'm just going to pretend the Reman Dynasty had holdings there or something until someone can prove otherwise.
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  • starkerealm
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    MissBizz wrote: »
    Firemoth Island.

    You win this round.
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  • anitajoneb17_ESO
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    Given you don't seem to understand what a canon is, your ability to declare anything suspect is invalid.

    I know what "canon" means, thank you.
    Which brings us to Kirkbride. Some members of the community view him as an absolute authority on the setting. He's not. He is no longer in a position to formally dictate canon, and the stuff he has produced since than, that hasn't been formally accepted by Bethesda or ZOS should be treated as apocryphal.

    Except that the argument was "Kirkbride wasn't working for Beth anymore, therefore it's not canon". That argument is invalid.
    Your current argument on the other hand ("Nothing is canon unless included by ZOS or Bethesda in an official release") is completely different - and valid, at least from a logical point of view.
    Which brings us to Kirkbride.

    Thank you for illustrating my point so effectively :-)
    Michael Kirkbride. In any sentence.



    Edited by anitajoneb17_ESO on August 6, 2017 9:50AM
  • LMar
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    Yeap it seems that even here MK stirs the waters ;)
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  • wenchmore420b14_ESO
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    Jitterbug wrote: »
    I just thought of another one, that irks me to no end: "mana" instead of "magicka". I don't know which setting that comes from but in TES, it's always "magicka"!

    It's biblical. Literally. As I recall, it's an old Hebrew word that roughly translates to, "what is it?"

    I'm not sure when it popped up as a measurement of magical energy, though.

    D&D maybe?

    "Magic: The Gathering" card game. It used "Mana" as a reserve of "magicka".
    But, still no place in TES.. :smiley:

    As far as "Canon"...for me, if it is not "In-Game" in any 10 TES games,( books, NPC Diaolog, etc.), it is not "Canon"...
    My two Drakes....Huzzah!
    Edited by wenchmore420b14_ESO on August 5, 2017 8:12PM
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  • zaria
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    MissBizz wrote: »
    Firemoth Island.

    You win this round.
    Don't get it?
    It was the starting location in ESO: Morrowind and an slaver base, it was an imperial fort in TES3 700 years later.

    Grinding just make you go in circles.
    Asking ZoS for nerfs is as stupid as asking for close air support from the death star.
  • Dread_Knight_N7
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    "Two more keeps so I can be emperor!"

    The whole system for emperorship really triggers me lorewise. I get why it's the way it is for competition's sake, but that's not how Empires work...at all...
    Edited by Dread_Knight_N7 on August 5, 2017 9:32PM
    "My name is Julius Decimus Heraclius, Guildmaster of the Scions of the Sun, Brigadier of the Covenant Army, loyal servant to the High King Emeric. Brother to a betrayed legion, son to a fallen empire. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next." ---Julius Decimus Heraclius (Imperial Templar)
  • Yakidafi
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    Aliyavana wrote: »
    Sunah wrote: »
    "ESO is just like Skyrim!"

    Omg no. "Is eso as good as skyrim?" Cringe af

    Nothing get me more, how can one even assume they are alike or even comparable.

    "I don't consider eso Canon because the lusty argonian maid book is in the game"

    "game is not Canon because you have so many soulless people running around and so many heroes who defeated Molag bal fighting in cyrodiil"
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  • starkerealm
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    Jitterbug wrote: »
    I just thought of another one, that irks me to no end: "mana" instead of "magicka". I don't know which setting that comes from but in TES, it's always "magicka"!

    It's biblical. Literally. As I recall, it's an old Hebrew word that roughly translates to, "what is it?"

    I'm not sure when it popped up as a measurement of magical energy, though.

    D&D maybe?

    "Magic: The Gathering" card game. It used "Mana" as a reserve of "magicka".
    But, still no place in TES.. :smiley:

    As far as "Canon"...for me, if it is not "In-Game" in any 10 TES games,( books, NPC Diaolog, etc.), it is not "Canon"...
    My two Drakes....Huzzah!

    One very important exception to this. There's also the Pocket Guide to the Empire. There's actually two different editions. One was included with Redguard and is accurate to the late second era, and the second was packaged with the Collector's Edition of Oblivion, and is accurate to the late Third Era. Both have been specifically acknowledged as canonical, and include information that hasn't been mentioned elsewhere, or has been later confirmed (for example, the first mentions of the Thalmor come from the Pocket Guide).
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  • starkerealm
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    zaria wrote: »
    MissBizz wrote: »
    Firemoth Island.

    You win this round.
    Don't get it?
    It was the starting location in ESO: Morrowind and an slaver base, it was an imperial fort in TES3 700 years later.

    The island has a Velothi name. The Imperial name dates to the first or second century of the Third Era. Meaning it shouldn't be called "Firemoth" in ESO.
    Co-Host of The Tenets: a podcast focused on bringing new players up to speed in ESO.
  • Dustfinger81
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    Danikat wrote: »
    Referring to the TES series as "the Skyrim games".

    "So how do you make your character dragonborn"
    "You can't"
    "But you can become dragonborn in all the other Skyrim games so why not this one?"

    That'd do it.

  • ArchMikem
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    Danikat wrote: »
    Referring to the TES series as "the Skyrim games".

    "So how do you make your character dragonborn"
    "You can't"
    "But you can become dragonborn in all the other Skyrim games so why not this one?"

    Dude even my first game was Skyrim and I'm not dumb enough to claim the entire series as "The Skyrim Series", which leads me to the following;

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  • Enodoc
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    MissBizz wrote: »
    Firemoth Island.
    :angry:
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