As the release date for The Elder Scrolls Online closes in, I am faced with a familiar decision; what race and faction do I roll on? One thing that does make this decision easier is the fact that you can roll any race on any faction if you pre-order. This means I can ignore the normal racial limitations and roll on whatever faction I choose.
Still, this isn’t an easy decision. There are a number of attractive races in ESO. Then again, there are also a few horrible races as well. Werit’s post about how much he hates the Aldimeri Dominion inspired me to make my own post about ESO’s races.
The Ebonheart Pact
The Ebonheart Pact is my obvious choice. When there are no available dwarves, northern Viking type races are a good second choice and the Ebonheart Pact has Nords. Their racial perks are also fairly attractive with a bonus to two-handed weapons, increased frost resistance, increased armor and health regeneration. I’ve always liked the viking look and feel and the Nord captures that well.