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Everyone playing Bosmer archer?!

thunderCthunderC miami flPosts: 473Member Uncommon

  I always have created the same character in all elder scrolls games, In Morrowind,Oblvion & Skyrim My character has always been a Bosmer archer/assasian/scumbag Thief named fuzzynuts. I Guess I thought I was something special or my character in offline Elder scrolls games was unique, Boy was I wrong..... To me Bosmer archer seemed a very POPULAR Choice in the last beta.

 

  I am now having second thoughts as to whether I should roll this kind of toon. I like to be unique and different when I play MMO's since I am such a bore and lame ass in RL. I know many of you are going to say "Play whatever you will have the most fun with" and that would clearly be a Bosmer archer named fuzzynuts but I would much rather have this post/words of encouragement from other players who plan on rolling something other than a Bosmer archer.... 

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  • HrothaHrotha -Posts: 821Member
    Yes I see you are looking for likeminded players and I will also play a Woodelf Archer. Maybe a Khajit thief but I am looking forward to archery and stealth combat. Looks really solid from what I have seen so far.

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  • VonatarVonatar PraguePosts: 674Member Uncommon
    Khajiit Nightblade and Dunmer Dragonknight.
  • syntax42syntax42 Columbus, OHPosts: 1,306Member Uncommon

    Play what you want.  Don't change to/from something just because it is popular.  What is popular will get nerfed or re-balanced in MMOs.

    Archery is one of six weapons, and is popular in any game if WoW's Hunter population is any decent indication of ranged, non-magic damage popularity.  Bosmer is one of three races you would have seen in the stress test.  You wouldn't see the other six if you started in a different area.  It might actually be that there are plenty of other races in other realms playing non-archer classes.

    In a beta, people tend to try different things than their normal playstyle.  Knowing everything is going to be wiped means progress doesn't matter.  Only knowledge matters, and even that can change.

    The Bosmer archer might not be as popular as you think.  Wait until you see official population statistics released by ESO or wait for a good UI mod to gather data before you judge if something is too popular or not.

  • baphametbaphamet omaha, NEPosts: 2,838Member Uncommon

    yeah bows are gonna be popular in general because you will have spell casters that use a bow as their secondary weapon to take advantage of their untapped stamina pool at range.

    just like destruction staff will probably be a popular secondary weapon too among archer type characters.

    so i wouldn't worry about it, you will be able to be unique based on the different skills you employ at any given time.

  • Lord.BachusLord.Bachus Den HelderPosts: 9,065Member Uncommon

    I played a Bosmer Templar in the beta...

     

    The fun part about Bosmers is that they have the best most diverse looking characters...   I could even make a Bosme rwith 2 small demon like horns on top of its forehead...

     

    Bosmers rock...

    Best MMO experiences : EQ(PvE), DAoC(PvP), WoW(total package) LOTRO (worldfeel) GW2 (Artstyle and animations and worlddesign) SWTOR (Story immersion) TSW (story) ESO (character advancement)

  • Lord.BachusLord.Bachus Den HelderPosts: 9,065Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by baphamet

    yeah bows are gonna be popular in general because you will have spell casters that use a bow as their secondary weapon to take advantage of their untapped stamina pool at range.

    just like destruction staff will probably be a popular secondary weapon too among archer type characters.

    so i wouldn't worry about it, you will be able to be unique based on the different skills you employ at any given time.

    I hope there are other stamina consuming damaging  abilities not related to a weapon or a classskill.... because otherwise i can not see any reason for min maxing sorcerer casters to not have  bow equiped...

    Best MMO experiences : EQ(PvE), DAoC(PvP), WoW(total package) LOTRO (worldfeel) GW2 (Artstyle and animations and worlddesign) SWTOR (Story immersion) TSW (story) ESO (character advancement)

  • WankyudoWankyudo Leesburg, VAPosts: 146Member Common

    There's not going to be one combination that is unique, just one with a little less people playing it.  Bosmer Archer is popular due to the fact that archery has always been associated with wood elves (Note:  Legolas is enough to get a lot of people to play it.)  All in all, if you enjoy playing Bosmer Archer then play Bosmer Archer.

    Me?  I'm playing a Khajiit Dragon Knight.

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  • IselinIselin Vancouver, BCPosts: 5,622Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Lord.Bachus
    Originally posted by baphamet

    yeah bows are gonna be popular in general because you will have spell casters that use a bow as their secondary weapon to take advantage of their untapped stamina pool at range.

    just like destruction staff will probably be a popular secondary weapon too among archer type characters.

    so i wouldn't worry about it, you will be able to be unique based on the different skills you employ at any given time.

    I hope there are other stamina consuming damaging  abilities not related to a weapon or a classskill.... because otherwise i can not see any reason for min maxing sorcerer casters to not have  bow equiped...

    The fighter's guild, werewolf and Aliiance War Assault abilities also use stamina instead of Magika. But in general, ranged abilities are biased toward magika use with only the bow and the three others named above being the exception. Ultimates, of course, use neither - they use their own "ultimate" resource pool... and some of those are ranged (e.g. Sorcerer's Negate Magic.)

     

    And the standard left mouse button quick or charged attacks for any weapon including staves use neither magika nor stamina, It's the abilities in the weapon lines that use one or the other, not the standard attacks. So for default spamming ranged weapon attacks, bows and staves are of equal value.

  • SaladheadSaladhead FrankfurtPosts: 4Member
    Funny, I was getting the impression that everyone was gonna roll a Khajiit Nightblade.  I've been noticing quite a lot of people announcing they're gonna play one since I tentatively decided to finally give a rogue-ish class a try this time around. Might  have to go with an Orc Nightblade eventually if I see too many of these running around. Got this feeling a Khajiit Nightblade might end up being the ESO equivalent of WoW's undead rogue.
  • rygard49rygard49 Huntington Beach, CAPosts: 975Member Common

    I'm in the same boat as you OP. Same play style throughout the SP series, but now that so many seem to be rolling stealthy ranged characters, I've decided to focus on anti-stealth, gap closing, lock down for PvP. Whatever you see the fotm doing, pick a natural counter tactic for it and become their bane.

  • Raxxo82Raxxo82 MalmöPosts: 144Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by rygard49

    I'm in the same boat as you OP. Same play style throughout the SP series, but now that so many seem to be rolling stealthy ranged characters, I've decided to focus on anti-stealth, gap closing, lock down for PvP. Whatever you see the fotm doing, pick a natural counter tactic for it and become their bane.

     

    Make a caster and put on Mage Light so people cant sneak up on you to easy, then go out and hunt scouts!

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  • TamanousTamanous Edmonton, ABPosts: 2,126Member Uncommon

    Evidence shows otherwise. NB has a slight lead with 29% but is more or less even with others. Bosmer is nowhere near the most picked.

     

    http://tesocensus.info/?results

     

    Pvp will always have certain builds preferred for certain play styles. I can only assume people think NB archers will be plentiful because of the recent videos released of solo gankers. 2-3 people post videos and suddenly millions are playing the same thing!

     

    You stay sassy!

  • Dirt3pzDirt3pz Copenhagen SPosts: 3Member

    I must admit i kinda laughed when i read ''I thought I was something special or my character in offline Elder scrolls games was unique''

    pointy ears with a bow? now where have i seen that before? oh thats right! EVERYWHERE...

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    i am personaly going to play one of these builds: 

    Breton - arcane archer... a bursty sorcerer that uses the pasives of the bow, but none of the skills.

    Draconian/Bosmer - shadow shaman... a nightblade battleground hybrid build that uses invis. (not 100% sure what direction i want to take this build)

     

    i feel both builds will be semi-unique without breaking the lore. Im not a lore-lover, but i dont want to play something like a hyper inteligent orc or a super freindly night elf...

     

     

     

     

  • darkheart84darkheart84 Pharr, TXPosts: 83Member
    I wish hipsters would just go away. What is the point of being unique for the sake of being unique. If many people are like you, eel with it, you're not a special snowflake.
  • TondagonTondagon Vancouver, BCPosts: 19Member
    I played a Khajiit archer, totally living on the edge >.>
  • thunderCthunderC miami flPosts: 473Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by darkheart84
    I wish hipsters would just go away. What is the point of being unique for the sake of being unique. If many people are like you, eel with it, you're not a special snowflake.

  • darkheart84darkheart84 Pharr, TXPosts: 83Member
    Originally posted by Tamanous

    Evidence shows otherwise. NB has a slight lead with 29% but is more or less even with others. Bosmer is nowhere near the most picked.

     

    http://tesocensus.info/?results

     

    Pvp will always have certain builds preferred for certain play styles. I can only assume people think NB archers will be plentiful because of the recent videos released of solo gankers. 2-3 people post videos and suddenly millions are playing the same thing!

     

    Character Gender - 70% male, 30% female

    Player Gender - 87% male, 13% female

    Every time

  • AericynAericyn Jita, WAPosts: 394Member Uncommon

    Maybe you are simply sensitized to what interests you. Sort of like when you buy a Ford truck you start to notice many Ford trucks are around.

    I've decided on a Breton Templar... or maybe Redguard... Bosmer, er um. Yikes! I'm gonna end up with alts. Also want a Khajit Dragonknight.

    There will be a lot of Bosmer Archers, but a lot of everything else too. It is especially skewed during beta since each alliance only has 3 choices to begin with.

  • PhryPhry HampshirePosts: 6,297Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by darkheart84
    Originally posted by Tamanous

    Evidence shows otherwise. NB has a slight lead with 29% but is more or less even with others. Bosmer is nowhere near the most picked.

     

    http://tesocensus.info/?results

     

    Pvp will always have certain builds preferred for certain play styles. I can only assume people think NB archers will be plentiful because of the recent videos released of solo gankers. 2-3 people post videos and suddenly millions are playing the same thing!

     

    Character Gender - 70% male, 30% female

    Player Gender - 87% male, 13% female

    Every time

    percentage of Female players with male avatars, 10%

    and your point was exactly ?

  • TamanousTamanous Edmonton, ABPosts: 2,126Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Tondagon
    I played a Khajiit archer, totally living on the edge >.>

    They get better racials for archery (which has pissed off lore lovers everywhere). Most archers will likely be Khajiit ... not Bosmer.

    You stay sassy!

  • Dirt3pzDirt3pz Copenhagen SPosts: 3Member
    Originally posted by darkheart84
    I wish hipsters would just go away. What is the point of being unique for the sake of being unique. If many people are like you, eel with it, you're not a special snowflake.

    unique/special/not-just-the-avrage-cookie-cutter-build,... call it what you want...

     

    there are many reasons why you would want to be unique... a few could be:

    when i engage someone in pvp with a cookie/cutter build -i know what is comming... they on the other hand dont!

    the chance of actualy being the ''inventor'' of a good build... -it wouldnt be the first time i have played a build that 6months later become popular... (good old feelingg of pride)

    sometimes you meet challanges in the world that are easyer to overcome if you have focus on some of the less popular skills... (or in this case morphs) there is never a spell that is right in ALL situations...

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    now you can explain to me whats the good part of being like the 1million others just like you!? 

     

    -why should i pick you instead of the guy next to you? what makes YOU special?

     

     

    and yes i spell like a monkey on crack,... 

     

     

  • RebelScum99RebelScum99 Mesa, AZPosts: 1,090Member
    Shit.  That's what I was gonna play.  
  • PsychoticHamsterPsychoticHamster Brooklyn, NYPosts: 97Member Common
    Well its either that or dunmer, traditionally they are better at archery, and I may be mistaken but Dunmer might have something in the racial line for archery. But I think its more about fitting into the stereotype, people like the idea of a nimble elf archer.

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  • kinartkinart KalavrytaPosts: 120Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by darkheart84

    Character Gender - 70% male, 30% female

    Player Gender - 87% male, 13% female

    Every time

    Player Race - 100% Human

    Character Race - 6% Argonian, 10% Dunmer, 14% Nord, 14% Altmer, 9% Bosmer, 12% Khajit, 12% Breton, 11% Orc, 9% Redguard, 7% Imperial

    Player Class: 44% White collar worker, 56% Blue collar worker

    Character Class: 27% Dragonknight, 23% Sorcerer, 29% Nightblade, 21% Templar

    Newsflash: You don't play yourself in an RPG

  • TokkenTokken Portland, ORPosts: 1,154Member Uncommon

    Bosmer Archer, Yup...... that's the plan!

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