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PostSubject: Skyrim: Were you Stormcloak or Imperial?    Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:33 pm

When I originally played this game I was kind of mindlessly walking into things. I joined the Imperials because I believed them when they'd say the Stormcloaks are the bad guys being rebels and all.

On a second playthrough over a year later I started to reconsider this to a high degree. Especially when you learn that Ulfric didn't "murder" the high king, he challenged him to a duel and won. Also when you go to Solitude for the first time you see a Stormcloak getting beheaded. The man doesn't say that the Imperials are dicks as his last words, simply states that Ulfric should be innocent and that he welcomes Sovngard. After learning this I joined up the Stormcloak boys even though I'm a wood elf. They didn't seem to care that much, and it became clear that they don't hate the elves because they are elves, its because the Thalmor are a bunch of pricks who think they are a master race. Secondly, Ulfric Stormcloak is infinitely cooler than the leaders in Solitude. Just listening to his voice the dude sounds like a complete badass, and his right hand man is a fucking animal. The Imperials just seemed like corrupt Roman's that decided to invade Eastern Europe. It also seemed that joining the Imperials was taking the easy way out. "The war was going to end with Ulfric's death and everything would have been fine". Yeah, but Skyrim is a Nord's country and they shouldn't be pushed out of it by Thalmor and Imperials.

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PostSubject: Re: Skyrim: Were you Stormcloak or Imperial?    Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:38 pm

I was an imperial the first time because I was feeling much like an imperialist.
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PostSubject: Re: Skyrim: Were you Stormcloak or Imperial?    Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:12 am

I have yet to play this goddamn game and everyone talks about it.

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PostSubject: Re: Skyrim: Were you Stormcloak or Imperial?    Wed Jun 26, 2013 5:07 pm

Neither faction is good and has terrible consequences. The Imperials are in Skyrim because of the Thalmor and are fucking up the Nords and want to establish their presence in the country. The Stormcloaks are basically reactionary racists that want to kick out foreigners. If they're able to ward off the Imperials though, the Thalmor just swoop in and defeat Cyrodiil. It's a lose-lose situation.
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PostSubject: Re: Skyrim: Were you Stormcloak or Imperial?    Wed Jun 26, 2013 5:51 pm

Some of the Stormcloaks sound extremely racist. But Ulfric himself is pretty logical. He doesn't like elves because they are pretty much the enemy, and his buddies just magnify the hatred.

The Imperials seem like typical bought out Roman dictators

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PostSubject: Re: Skyrim: Were you Stormcloak or Imperial?    Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:30 pm

Siding with the Imperials has the lesser bad consequence because the Thalmor benefit less.
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PostSubject: Re: Skyrim: Were you Stormcloak or Imperial?    Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:20 pm

How so? I haven't played through that side fully

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PostSubject: Re: Skyrim: Were you Stormcloak or Imperial?    Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:51 pm

Because if the Stormcloaks win then the Imperials lose to the Thalmor and the Thalmor are 100x worse than then them.
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PostSubject: Re: Skyrim: Were you Stormcloak or Imperial?    Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:58 pm

I guess the game never goes far into the Stormcloaks trying to fight them off?

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PostSubject: Re: Skyrim: Were you Stormcloak or Imperial?    Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:35 am

Not really except for a few things here and there.
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PostSubject: Re: Skyrim: Were you Stormcloak or Imperial?    Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:09 pm

I felt like a boss running into Solitude and Ulfric was shouting at boys. So amped.

Playing mainly with sneak + archery combo. Kill nearly every enemy before they see me. Elder dragons are still quite hard

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