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The problem with DRUIDS

joseayalac
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What ESO has done by introducing whole communities of druids. Druids are supposed to be a certain role in a society rather than a society as a whole.

What am I missing here or did the writers screw up this one?
Edited by joseayalac on November 21, 2022 5:15AM
  • TheNuminous1
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    Your not understanding, they are a role in Breton society. Not all of bretons are druidic only some
  • BlissfulDeluge
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    joseayalac wrote: »
    What ESO has done by introducing whole communities of druids. Druids are supposed to be a certain role in a society rather than a society as a whole.

    What am I missing here or did the writers screw up this one?

    Druids are a subculture. You are not misunderstanding at all, they are a community, as you say. One which is confined to the Systres, at that. They do not exist on the mainland at all.

    I could go on to rant about how I wish they had made druids a role in Breton society, instead, but no point crying over spilled milk.
    Edited by BlissfulDeluge on November 21, 2022 5:14PM
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  • Dr_Con
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    They're treated like some religion who live out of the cities and out in the open.

    I find it highly irregular that they live in hovels near keeps, even in a fantasy game.
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    joseayalac wrote: »
    What ESO has done by introducing whole communities of druids. Druids are supposed to be a certain role in a society rather than a society as a whole.

    Well, I guess the creators are the ones to define what's supposed to be in the fictional world they're creating. This doesn't neccessarily have to reflect real world history.
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    joseayalac wrote: »
    What ESO has done by introducing whole communities of druids. Druids are supposed to be a certain role in a society rather than a society as a whole.

    What am I missing here or did the writers screw up this one?

    Druids dont fit perfectly, but if you look closely, Druids fit the other definitions of irl druid such as being priests, soothsayers, etc. Irl Druids left no written record, which is probably why druid history in-game is vague and primarily oral, and zos attempt to draw parallels to it by doing that. Games can deviate, take malachite for example. A great material and one of the strongest, but irl it would be horrible to use for armor and weapons.
    Edited by Aliyavana on January 22, 2023 11:35AM
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    The ESO Druids have more in common with the typical fantasy trope than historical Druids. Druids living in a circle or a grove and babbling about nature and balance is very typical for a lot of fantasy settings.
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    I thought of them as being similar to the Celtic druids, most likely because their Triquetra tatoo reminded me of the Celtic knot and they were Britons
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    Aztrias wrote: »
    The ESO Druids have more in common with the typical fantasy trope than historical Druids. Druids living in a circle or a grove and babbling about nature and balance is very typical for a lot of fantasy settings.

    Yeah, this frustrated me. It was a great opportunity to bring attention to the real counterpart which seemed to be what the Breton Druids were supposed to be before ZOS meddled with them.
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  • Dr_Con
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    joseayalac wrote: »
    What ESO has done by introducing whole communities of druids. Druids are supposed to be a certain role in a society rather than a society as a whole.

    What am I missing here or did the writers screw up this one?

    It's important to separate the idea of druids in fantasy or RPGs or even from the real world with ESO.

    In ESO they live in hovels next to giant stone fortresses and are part human, part elf.
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    Dr_Con wrote: »
    joseayalac wrote: »
    What ESO has done by introducing whole communities of druids. Druids are supposed to be a certain role in a society rather than a society as a whole.

    What am I missing here or did the writers screw up this one?

    It's important to separate the idea of druids in fantasy or RPGs or even from the real world with ESO.

    In ESO they live in hovels next to giant stone fortresses and are part human, part elf.

    Being a Breton is not a requirement to be a Druid. There's non-Breton Druids.
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    Soarora wrote: »
    Dr_Con wrote: »
    joseayalac wrote: »
    What ESO has done by introducing whole communities of druids. Druids are supposed to be a certain role in a society rather than a society as a whole.

    What am I missing here or did the writers screw up this one?

    It's important to separate the idea of druids in fantasy or RPGs or even from the real world with ESO.

    In ESO they live in hovels next to giant stone fortresses and are part human, part elf.

    Being a Breton is not a requirement to be a Druid. There's non-Breton Druids.

    druids are typically breton. the stonelore circle is out of the norm, as the majority which is the other two druidic circles exclude the other races. druids are linked to bretons from a historical context, and believe in breton's natural ability to enhance and perfect nature.
    Edited by Aliyavana on February 10, 2023 2:57AM
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    Soarora wrote: »
    Dr_Con wrote: »
    joseayalac wrote: »
    What ESO has done by introducing whole communities of druids. Druids are supposed to be a certain role in a society rather than a society as a whole.

    What am I missing here or did the writers screw up this one?

    It's important to separate the idea of druids in fantasy or RPGs or even from the real world with ESO.

    In ESO they live in hovels next to giant stone fortresses and are part human, part elf.

    Being a Breton is not a requirement to be a Druid. There's non-Breton Druids.

    being a chinese martial artist doesn't require you to be chinese either, and yet there are because semantics
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