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I still can’t believe we have people complaining about the look of vampirism

  • david_m_18b16_ESO
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    I cant believe we still have poeple complaining about complainers
  • Casterial
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    Can't be vamp, its ugly.
    Edited by Casterial on August 14, 2019 3:01AM
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  • Sevn
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    I still can't believe we have people complaining about people complaining about the look of vampirism.
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  • MLGProPlayer
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    ListerJMC wrote: »
    Well the appearance is subjective so it's a downside for some and not for others...

    But really the fact that it turns those with darker skin colours/fur/markings white instead of paler is what bothers me the most.

    This is what people don't get. A drawback needs to be universal.

    If you like the look of vampirism or don't care about what your character looks like, then vampirism has no drawbacks for you. You get a free resource buff. That's terrible game design.

    This is why gameplay perks need gameplay drawbacks.
    Edited by MLGProPlayer on August 14, 2019 5:42AM
  • jircris11
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    zParallaxz wrote: »
    Your not supposed to look aesthetically pleasing when you have vampirism. That’s one of the many disadvantages of it, it’s already a easy perk when you don’t have to feed and you get full passives. What’s next, people want a human polymorph for their demihuman characters.

    Khajiit look good with vamp. They dont get the veins so more goth kitty lol
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  • ArcaneBlue
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    vampires don't have blood flowing through their veins do they, that's why humanoid vamps look pale correct? vampirism itself shouldn't just turn your skin sickeningly blueish purplish white, so making body markings and tattoos white-ish doesn't make sense to me, oh and khajiit fur too...
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  • VDoom1
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    People think vampires look bad in ESO? Hehehehhe, just look at those bat faces in Skyrim. xD

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    Enough said. Just looking at the ESO vampire makes me consider having my Necromancer turned into one.
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  • Mathius_Mordred
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    ZOS could in fact be losing money by forcing a horrible skin on vampires. In a game where the vast majority of items in the cash shop are for cosmetic appearance and half of your player base are already as ugly AF, then they are closing the door to the utilisation of those cosmetics for a lot of people who would otherwise buy them. They should think again, and as @josh.lackey_ESO said above, it should unlock various different looks that the player may or may not choose. Choice is freedom, and freedom of appearance will encourage aesthetic and cosmetic purchases. ZOS should revisit this part of the game.
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  • Noxavian
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    idk wrote: »
    Noxavian wrote: »
    What people SHOULD be complaining about instead is the lack of vampire skills (Despite most basic vampire npcs having way more than we do) and the fact that every magic character takes vampire.


    The fact that over half of the playerbase is vampires purely just because "it's the best on magic chars" is horrible design.

    I can agree, when vampire has these sort of issues and all most people complain about is how they look it's....kind of off putting.

    I think if magicka users are literally forced into a subclass then that's a bigger issue.

    Not really. I do know competitive raiders who are not vampires. Further, some are vampires on some magicka characters but not all. Yes, it is min/maxing but it is very small in the end.

    Great. Im glad you know people who are not vampires.

    Unfortunately, the majority of the community would disagree with you.

    The fact of the matter is MOST magicka characters are vampires simply because that's the "best world class" for magicka users.

  • ListerJMC
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    ListerJMC wrote: »
    Well the appearance is subjective so it's a downside for some and not for others...

    But really the fact that it turns those with darker skin colours/fur/markings white instead of paler is what bothers me the most.

    Yes, thank you. I'm swooping in again with that broken record: the fact that it turns POC white is especially bothersome. I think, if the textures were updated and integrated in a more sensitive and logical way, people would be a lot less upset. There are ways to do "undead" that don't minimize racial identities, don't inexplicably turn fur and scales and tattoos white, and don't look gaudy on top of it. ZOS has this thing about not updating old assets, but I think this is a case where they absolutely should make an exception.

    Yeah... My vampire is a Redguard. I was shocked when I saw what vampirism did to him (even in stage 1, which is supposedly 'a pale mortal with red eyes'). I complained about it a lot but nothing happened :|. I always make backstories for my characters and his involves being a vampire, so I don't want to cure him and miss out on dialogue. But the severity of the paleness for darker tones really doesn't sit well with me.
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  • starkerealm
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    msalvia wrote: »
    You know about the fire damage drawback right? And the health regen drawback? There is most definitely "gameplay drawbacks" beyond RP ones.

    Health Regen doesn't matter. You're almost never relying on natural health recovery instead of firing off a heal.

    The fire vulnerability is vastly overstated. It sounds like it'll matter, and if you don't have a lot of experience with vampires vs. non-vampires, it's easy to convince yourself that it's significant, but, no that fire was going to BBQ you anyway.
    Vampirism should have always been like WW where you need to slot a vampire skill in order to get the passives.

    This used to be the case, in fact. The problem with this is, Werewolf is built around the ultimate. If you don't have the transform slotted, you might as well not be, you know, a werewolf. Vampires are always vampires, whether they've slotted batswarm or not. Combine this with the part where the vampire abilities are all either very situational, or not that good, and a skill line used primarily for its passives, and the entire idea starts to fall apart.
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    tip; your advantages start dropping off after stage 2, so i'd keep yourself there. it's not as bad at stage 2 either.

    Undeath is very good. It's not impressive on paper, but it can keep you alive in some situations that would kill you. So, going down to Stage 3 is highly recommended for most characters. Nightstalker is very useful for stealth mobility. How useful it is to you will depend on playstyle, but unless you have a convincing reason to avoid it, you should always be, at least, at Stage 3.
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    morrowjen wrote: »
    When did TES/ESO vampire lore get chopped down to one type of vampirism? More amazingly, how did it happen to be one that just so happens to fit with the notion that vampire players should be punished aesthetically even though we have multiple examples of vampirism manifesting otherwise?

    No Elder Scrolls game to date (with a, partial exception in Skyrim) has allowed players access to more than one variety of vampirism at a time. Even Daggerfall and Morrowind, with their multiple clan structure, didn't really give us the full experience of playing as different bloodlines, just different factions within those bloodlines.

    In ESO, with the entirety of Tamriel on display, that stands out a bit. We're always playing as members of the Lamae bloodline, even though we can encounter other bloodlines in our adventures.
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  • Berserkerkitten
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    Eh, at least vampires still (mostly) retain their original looks, even though their faces resemble Palpatine's nutsack a bit. Werewolves get to choose from one of two generic appearances with zero alternative skins, customization or at least a fun little party hat to stand out from the crowd.
    Edited by Berserkerkitten on August 14, 2019 11:47AM
  • Sondernaam
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    I love the look of my vamp main - please do not change it!!
  • Bobby_V_Rockit
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    Sondernaam wrote: »
    I love the look of my vamp main - please do not change it!!

    I just want my tattoos to be 25-50% more visibru
  • ArcaneBlue
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    Sondernaam wrote: »
    I love the look of my vamp main - please do not change it!!

    "mortal skin" of a sort in the crown store, or even better, earned through questing should make many players happy. you get to choose if you wear it or not
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  • spartaxoxo
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    ListerJMC wrote: »
    Well the appearance is subjective so it's a downside for some and not for others...

    But really the fact that it turns those with darker skin colours/fur/markings white instead of paler is what bothers me the most.

    This is what people don't get. A drawback needs to be universal.

    If you like the look of vampirism or don't care about what your character looks like, then vampirism has no drawbacks for you. You get a free resource buff. That's terrible game design.

    This is why gameplay perks need gameplay drawbacks.

    Except, you know, fire damage

    Because that's the downside not the look, which you can change using cosmetic skins or cover with armor.
  • Browiseth
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    i can't believe people are complaining about people complaining about the look of vampirism
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  • Odovacar
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    Apply a skin people... problem solved.
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    Delete
    Edited by spartaxoxo on August 14, 2019 1:24PM
  • Banana
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    But i want some of those passives, but dont want to look like that.
    Ive seen Kate Beckinsale as a vampire :*
    Natural skin Zos. I have money
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