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Which faction do you prefer and why?

Naughty_Ryder
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As the title says!
Edited by Naughty_Ryder on March 2, 2018 2:55PM
Fairies are invisible and inaudible like angels. But their magic sparkles in nature.

- I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.

Which faction do you prefer and why? 478 votes

Aldmeri Dominion
38%
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Daggerferll Covenant
29%
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Ebonheart Pact
32%
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  • VaranisArano
    VaranisArano
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    Ebonheart Pact
    Ebonheart Pact because my first character was Pact before One Tamriel, and thus all of my friends and guilds are also Ebonheart Pact.

    I've also joined PVP guilds that insist on alliance loyalty, so I've just continued with the Pact and continue to enjoy it.
  • KiraTsukasa
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    Ebonheart Pact
    Most of my characters are Ebonheart because my friends who used to play were Ebonheart.

    However, I do like the Aldmeri queen. Her attitude is a refreshing change from the standard pompous *** model.
  • SGT_Wolfe101st
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    Aldmeri Dominion
    My first character was AD, pre 1T if you wanted to play with friends and they were alliance X, you had to be alliance X. I like that AD in this era, some of their ideologies aren't the best. But I do get a bit miffed when I realize that the AD of now is the Thalmore of Skyrim and I hate the Thalmore. I seriously have to hesitate to not attack the Thalmore on sight in this game, old habits die hard.
    PS4 -NA AD

    Wood Elf - StamNB - DPS
    Nord - MagDK - Tank
    High Elf - MagSorc - DPS
    Dark Elf - Mag Warden- Healer
  • SGT_Wolfe101st
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    Aldmeri Dominion
    Dominion is led by a Queen that exemplifies the races arrogance and tendancy to warmonger with the justification of 'it's for their own good'. Combine this with secret police that are the Eyes of the Queen, and it becomes a horrible place to live. Any totilitarian society like the altmer's where speaking truth to power is forbidden is ultimately doomed to despotism.

    Pact is ultimately good intentioned but is also horrible. Racist Nords. Racist Dunmer. Xenophobic Argonians, the third to the point of where they'll end you if you venture in too deep. It wouldn't know what to do if it -won- the war, much less stop infighting long enough to do it.

    Covenant may be war criminals but compared to mass infant slaughter and raising the dead their crimes are fairly individualized and mundane. Are they completely in the right? No. But their as close as it'll get to the empire in the meantime. They just wanna be empire 2.0, and that's all they need to be.

    All of the alliances are some good, some bad, the whole war is a lesson in duality. And perception and perspective are important, to the AD the EP and DC are the war criminals, to EP the AD and DC are, and so on. None are without shame and none are without fault. At the end of the day it comes down to what you are willing to accept and stomach. I do find it interesting and I don't disagree with your position, if viewed from the eyes of the DC.
    PS4 -NA AD

    Wood Elf - StamNB - DPS
    Nord - MagDK - Tank
    High Elf - MagSorc - DPS
    Dark Elf - Mag Warden- Healer
  • Doctordarkspawn
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    Daggerferll Covenant
    Dominion is led by a Queen that exemplifies the races arrogance and tendancy to warmonger with the justification of 'it's for their own good'. Combine this with secret police that are the Eyes of the Queen, and it becomes a horrible place to live. Any totilitarian society like the altmer's where speaking truth to power is forbidden is ultimately doomed to despotism.

    Pact is ultimately good intentioned but is also horrible. Racist Nords. Racist Dunmer. Xenophobic Argonians, the third to the point of where they'll end you if you venture in too deep. It wouldn't know what to do if it -won- the war, much less stop infighting long enough to do it.

    Covenant may be war criminals but compared to mass infant slaughter and raising the dead their crimes are fairly individualized and mundane. Are they completely in the right? No. But their as close as it'll get to the empire in the meantime. They just wanna be empire 2.0, and that's all they need to be.

    All of the alliances are some good, some bad, the whole war is a lesson in duality. And perception and perspective are important, to the AD the EP and DC are the war criminals, to EP the AD and DC are, and so on. None are without shame and none are without fault. At the end of the day it comes down to what you are willing to accept and stomach. I do find it interesting and I don't disagree with your position, if viewed from the eyes of the DC.

    Some are better than others though.

    If it's a choice between xenophobia central, a geshtapo state built on secret policing and warmongering, and a continuation of the status quo which wasn't that bad to begin with, status quo it is. Even after the invasion of EP, the brutal storyline about families lost and seperated and what that does to people...and everything I saw afterward, the only thing I could think was "They got off light."
    PAWS (Positively Against Wrip-off Stuff) - Say No to Crown Crates!

    To me, the measure of a man is whether or not he fights for his principles. It does not matter if you never had a chance to begin with. The deck could be stacked, the game rigged against you. You fight to the bitter end, because it is worth fighting for.

    NA-PC Tank player only.
  • griffkhalifa
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    Aldmeri Dominion
    AD

    Mostly because that's what I created my first character on and met a lot of the people I PVP with.
    PS4 NA
  • Vhozek
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    Daggerferll Covenant
    Breton, anti-mage, healer, support, tank all in 1 race.
    I like Argonians too, but they don't look as good in "holy" armor.
  • Blackleopardex
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    Aldmeri Dominion
    Simply because the friend I started playing ESO with back at release was gonna go AD for High Elf and I had the option to choose freely. Once I have a team I don't swap so every character since has also been AD. Funny thing, my friend quit to never come back after 2 months. I'm still around :wink:

    Edit: On a side note, since I'm a Khajiit fan I would probably have ended up on AD side even if I started alone.
    Edited by Blackleopardex on March 2, 2018 4:26PM
    I don't read long signatures: https://www.youtube.com/user/Blackleopardex
  • jssriot
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    Aldmeri Dominion
    For PVE because I like the races, cultures,. zones and general storyline more.

    For PVP, it's because it's not DC or EP.

    Also, in both PVP and PVE, because I personally don't enjoy zone chat chatter about Redguards picking cotton or how some races are meant to be slaves and all the racist bros defending their racism by calling it "humor."
    Edited by jssriot on March 2, 2018 4:31PM
    CP900+, PC-NA.

    When I was harassed by a sexist, racist troll in-game, ZOS did nothing to the player and only told me to add that person to my ignore list. When I called ZOS a mean name that called their ethics into question on the forum, they muted me and threatened to ban me.
  • Datolite
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    Daggerferll Covenant
    We keep a stiff upper lip.

    Well, except for the orcs...
  • shinikaze
    shinikaze
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    Daggerferll Covenant
    blue is my favorite color ._.
  • VDoom1
    VDoom1
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    Daggerferll Covenant
    Blue and lions = awesome! Picked the one that I think suits an Imperial best.
    We Fight For Cyrodiil.
    We fight for The Daggerfall Covenant.
    We fight for The Aldmeri Dominion.
    We fight for The Ebonheart Pact.
    We fight for Tamriel!
    Imperial Dragonknight
    Altmer Warden
    Khajiit Nightblade | Argonian Templar
    Imperial Dragonknight | Breton Nightblade | Dunmer Sorcerer
    Guild - Priests Of Hircine
    ESO Since 2014
  • Ley
    Ley
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    Daggerferll Covenant
    I wish you could swap the order of AD and EP so that the had the appropriate colors in the poll. :(

    Leylith - MagSorc | Leyloth - StamPlar | Leynerd - MagPlar | Leylit - StamBlade | Ley Eviticus - StamDK | Leydor - MagDen | Leylum - StamSorc | Leylux - MagBlade
  • GimpyPorcupine
    GimpyPorcupine
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    Daggerferll Covenant
    I've played Orcs and Bretons since ES3:Morrowind, so it was a simple choice for me.
    8-hr/day casual gamer on Xbox NA 15 Characters, all DC, all Level 50. +1000CP
  • JKorr
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    Ebonheart Pact
    Yep. Colors for two of the factions are reversed.

    Ebonheart. DC is too worried about their trading and making gold [also their high king can't/won't make a definite decision. I call him the Waffle King]. Aldmeri Dominion is led by a well meaning but rather naïve ruler who seems to really believe only the Altmer are fit to give orders. EP wants the right to govern themselves.
    Edited by JKorr on March 2, 2018 5:08PM
  • Jaimeh
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    There are both elements that I like in the cultures of the different factions, and elements that I don’t care for, and all three have their merits and downsides.

    I like all three leaders: Queen Ayrenn is a visionary that genuinely tries to understand the point of view of others in order to do right by all of her subjects, and not just her kind; King Emeric is approachable, he has a very realistic mind-set, but he’s also a bit self-deprecating and prone to wistfulness, which is endearing, and in my opinion is the most congenial/closest to the hero than the other two; King Jorunn is a little proud and stubborn, but he always has the good of his people in mind, and I appreciated the fact that he’s a ‘not afraid to get his hands dirty’, ‘hands-on’ sort of leader, and that he fought alongside the hero. Furthermore, there are interesting and well-acted NPCs in all three factions, but if I had choose one, it’d probably be AD purely for the fact that my main character is a high elf, and I’m most familiar with the AD main quest (also, my main character’s headcanon involves an epic romance with Queen Ayrenn, but that’s another story *coughs* :lol:).

    PvP-wise, I have characters in all three factions, and I like playing in all of them, but again if I were pressed to choose, it’d be DC for sentimental reasons: it was the first faction I started PvP’ing in, as a clueless 1h/s magplar at the time, and on my first couple of days, (when encountering enemy players one-to-one still gave me heart palpitations for days :smiley:), a guild took me in, without so much as a question to my noob status, and accepted me in their group runs. Hence I learned Cyrodill from the DC point of view, and for that reason, wherever I play, if I travel north, it always feels like home :smile:
    @stargold

    PC/NA CP780

    AD Nefelyn - Altmer Sorcerer - DD ǀ The Flawless Conqueror ǀ Master Angler ǀ Hero of all the things (fine, some of the things)
    DC Bastiene - Breton Templar - Healer ǀ The Flawless Conqueror ǀ Colonel
    AD Niobeh - Dunmer Nightblade - DD ǀ The Flawless Conqueror ǀ Master Thief ǀ Silencer (but we don’t talk about that)
    AD Ashayam - Khajiit Sorcerer - DD ǀ Stormproof
    DC Sydhe Narjes - Redguard Nightblade - DD ǀ Stormproof
    DC Eva Saint Claire - Breton Warden - Healer ǀ The Flawless Conqueror
    EP Rruns-With-Scissors ­- Argonian Dragoknight - Tank ǀ He’s a good boy, Bront, OK?
    EP Moiranni Deyr - Dunmer Dragonknight - Healer ǀ The Flawless Conqueror
    DC Anur Imagua - Redguard Templar - DD ǀ Stormproof
    AD Azoke Sen - Imperial Sorcerer - Tank ǀ The Flawless Conqueror

    PC/EU CP490

    AD Ariadne Nearil - Altmer Sorcerer - DD ǀ The Flawless Conqueror
    EP Máyim - Dunmer Nightblade - DD ǀ The Flawless Conqueror

    vSO HM · vAA HM · vHRC HM · vMOL · vAS · vDSA · vMA

    It's not zerging if we are all solo and just happen to go to the same place independently xD
  • Orticia
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    Aldmeri Dominion
    Because my main is an Altmer (magsorc) and my alt a khajiit (stamblade), because those spoke to me most and also as bonus seemed to be the best picks for the class. Both Are AD so I guess that makes it my favorite faction.

    But honestly I don't really have a preference as it is dictated by storyline only for me and i like them all. All have nice and less nice parts. I don't pvp yet so no preference due to that either.
  • dwemer_paleologist
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    Ebonheart Pact
    Fvh09NL wrote: »
    EP because Dunmer masterrace

    please increase sneak speeds.
    playing since beta 2013
    PC NA

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