Poll: Empire or Stormcloak?

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Skyrim owners! Are you fighting for the Empire or the Stormcloaks? I'm beginning to question several of my own methods, as during the stormcloak campaign I've turned into some sort of cross between a terrorist and John McLane. Seriously, I just killed an entire city's worth of corrupt guardsmen. On medium difficulty.

Then I took out a fort of Imperials (Liberate the Reach), who hadn't actually done anything wrong, yet. And were as far away from the front lines as it was possible to be whilst still technically living in Skyrim.

Once you get Daedric armor, I think it's a good idea to turn up that difficulty

I am not very far in the game...I'd like to join Stormcloak...but when I see groups randomly I kill both factions. Did i mess something up? Can I not join either now.

You might get flak for this thread being done before, so just be forewarned. Also you should use spoiler tags.

I chose Stormcloak. I liked the idea of the underdog, but I'm beginning to appreciate how much depth they've put into the two choices.

Very fun. Also, it points out that Skyrim kinda has two main questlines. The civil war is really a story within itself.

Nautical Honors Society:
I am not very far in the game...I'd like to join Stormcloak...but when I see groups randomly I kill both factions. Did i mess something up? Can I not join either now.

You may have. Go to Windhelm if you want to join the Stormcloaks (not sure how you join the Empire). Speak to Ulfric or the other guy with the helmet made of an animal.

If there's no option to ask to join, you may have screwed up, though I doubt Bethesda designed the game like that.

I have sided with the Empire largely because they bailed me out of jail twice; once in Morrowind and again in Oblivion, and perhaps Skyrim since I've sided with the Imperial Guard during the escape from Helgan.

Stormcloak, if only because the Empire tried to murder me in the intro.
Though Ulfric's voice really gets on my nerves...

I am going with Stormcloaks on my first playthrough then Empire on my second. Of course, I'm picking a rogue on the second run and am going to be all evil and stuff. First time I'm goody goody.

I've considered joining the stormcloaks, but when I got to windhelm(?) and walked into kings' hall, I noticed how they're all a bunch of egocentrical xenophobic dicks.

So I followed my minute amount of dwarf fortress experience by joining the empire to group up on the elves; the greatest dicks of all. Stupid tree-hugging hippies.

It also seemed rather weird to help break the empire apart I saved during the Oblivion crisis 200 years ago.

There's a quest event for it, you can still join them.

Kakulukia:
Stormcloak, if only because the Empire tried to murder me in the intro.
Though Ulfric's voice really gets on my nerves...

The exact same reason for me, although given that I've killed about 50 imperials, I think that excuse has worn thin.

http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/630731388084634586/C05135B92137A3869671B2767670129BFC15AD1A/

I win =D

Both sides are full of douche bags who only care about their own ambitions. Both sides can been seen as good or evil, kind of like with the majority of conflicts IRL. Really depends who you speak to in game that influences your decision. I tend to spend more time in the de-facto Imperial cities, and hearing the stories about the Stormcloaks messing up their shit was enough for me to sign up for the Guard.

Since I have joined I have heard an equal amount of stories from townsfolk about how bad the Legion are. Really its a Morally Grey Quest-line, which is kind of nice for a change. The only good way to finish is to side with one faction and help them win the war. The evil option would be to stay completely out and let them wither each other out forever.

I sided with Stormclocks. I looked at it this way.

Stormcloak, because seriously, how can you not be inspired by the voice of the man who played the badass viking chieftain in the 13th warrior (I pretend antonio banderas isn't even in the movie... makes it that much better)

Oh yes, there was meant to be a poll. No idea where that went.

I would say Stormcloaks, I can see what Ulfric means when he talks about how the Empire is using SKyrim and giving nothing back in return, and how the Imperials are destroying Skyrims culture. I can also see however, that while Ulfric is right, he only wants power for himself, and his actions could lead to a war with the Thalmar, still, going out fighting seems to be the way most Nords would prefer to go.

Its a really well done conflict, even if it is a little short

Probably the Empire, if only because their leadership is always so badass. Ulfric is just a xenophobic ass.

Stormcloaks.

The empire isn't the same empire in Oblivion. They allowed the abolishment of the divinity of Tiber Septim, which is the complete abandonment of their history. They through the Blades under the bus. They spat on the sacrifice Martin made to protect the kingdom from Mehrunes Dagon.

Good of the empire to abandon its Dragonborn... oh hey, what a time for dragons to come back!

As for being xenophobic against elves... well... the elven nation IS the enemy. And they ARE up to no good, them elves.

I've done the Empire great services during teh Oblivion Crisis. And I did not get a penny for it! Or a book about me!

So f em. Time to unleash some "Yourgh" and "Rash fo Dahn" on em :V

Edit: I am aware of the book "The Oblivion Crisis"
THey only name me in very small amounts as 'The Hero of Kvatch'. And then give all the glory to Martin. I say boo! I did all the hard work. He only surrendered his life by becoming the Avatar of Akintosh and turned to stone. Seriously.. I want at least a big bag o heritage-gold. :V

[DO realise that this is written for the sake of 'haha' not the 'OMGIMNOTGETTINGANYTHINGFROMOBLIVION' sweet 16 whining type of sake]

Imperials because I am a Dunmer and stormcloaks treat me like shit.

The age-old problem with interactive storytelling...

("No. I don't want to do either A or B, I want to do C, or possibly D or E.")

I'm on the fence right now. I can see the reason for joining the empire, seeing as only a revived empire could hold back the Thalmor (and yes, they're plotting to take over). On the other hand, the ineptitude of the empire cost them dearly in the war, and now Skyrim is suffering for it. The Stormcloaks have a valid point, but isn't it possible that the worship restrictions of the peace agreement would be nullified if the empire regains its strength. Plus they're dicks, though that describes the typical imperial as well. Dunno, I'll probably go with the empire, if only to punch a few high elves in their smug faces.

Yeah...Skyrim made me realize how horribly racist I am against the Altmer, even though I usually play as one. Fucking smug jaundiced bastards...

I'm not a Nord in-game, and StormCloaks, they seem racist as all fuck towards anyone else, so I joined legion.

I hate racism in all incarnations, leaveing me with only one choice. Same as with drug abuse, Dealers and druggies is fair game to me.

I, as a proud Nord, will go StormCLoack! I will do a second run through with a sneaky boself for the emprah.

Haven't gotten to those quests yet, but as a Nord I will take up arms with the Stormcloaks. Feels most fitting.

I picked the empire, because the stormcloaks seem kind of like religious terrorists. Seriously, they use stealth tactics to murder imperials because they have prevented the worship of Talos.

Elsarild:
I'm not a Nord in-game, and StormCloaks, they seem racist as all fuck towards anyone else, so I joined legion.

I hate racism in all incarnations, leaveing me with only one choice. Same as with drug abuse, Dealers and druggies is fair game to me.

So you've avoided racism and gone for fascism instead? ~_~

JoesshittyOs:

Very fun. Also, it points out that Skyrim kinda has two main questlines. The civil war is really a story within itself.

Honestly, so far it seems the civil war is the main questline. I'm assuming (hoping) the dragon bits pick up a bit more as I do a bit more with it, but so far all the dragon stuff feels like a side quest.

Ruwrak:
Or a book about me!

WROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG!!!!

Check this out: http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Skyrim:The_Oblivion_Crisis

Edit: I joined the Stormcloaks because the Imperials and their allies are all a bunch of dicks.

Still on the fence on this one. Yes, Ulric is a douche and a half, but he and the Stormcloaks have a point. I especially believe in protecting one's culture and besides just listening to the High-Queen-to-be act all self righteous about why the Stormcloaks hate the Empire so damn much i.e. promising religious freedom in exchange for the Nords fighting or them only for the Empire to wuss out and start catering to the damn elves by preventing the very thing they promised. I hated such hypocrisy so much, I didn't wait for a quest, I tried to off her myself....she' immortal. Dammnit.

Plus I'm a sucker for the underdog. Also I don't like the idea of people being prevented from doing something in their own damn country by those in power such as worship.

My Imperial Race female is still on the fence, and honestly I don't particularly like either faction currently. I have been thinking more towards the stormcloaks but I like the imperial look better :p

Tbh whiterun and the stormcloaks have each treated me well, though I guess the stormcloaks have done it more through their own kindness, whereas Jarl of whitrun might have made me a noble, but I had to take care of a bloody dragon first. Plus I like sitting in his throne... mayhaps I can make that somewhat more permanent? >:)

Neither officially...but planning Stormcloak. Same reason: intro (and I don't have that alliance carried over from Oblivion since this is my first Elder Scrolls game). But it's easy since I went Nord this first round. Watching my roomie play... he's getting all the racist flak (he's one of the lizard men) and I like the Khajits (I like cats)...so...to balance it out, I'll either be an assassin or a thief...or both and just take it out on everyone.

Stormcloak. Being from America I hate how people charge in and take over. I'm really ashamed of it, and I know how it would feel to me and that feel sucks. Plus I hate authority and big groups of people trying to be the biggest authority so I fit in nicely.

Ruwrak:
I've done the Empire great services during teh Oblivion Crisis. And I did not get a penny for it! Or a book about me!

So f em. Time to unleash some "Yourgh" and "Rash fo Dahn" on em :V

http://elderscrolls.wikia.com/wiki/The_Oblivion_Crisis You did get a book at least

For the EMPIRE!!!(And hope that I may be its emperor some day)

Frankly I went to the Empire, I have a strong tie to them from Oblivion and my guy IS my oblivion guy, so I stayed in character.

Ammutseba:

Ruwrak:
Or a book about me!

WROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG!!!!

Check this out: http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Skyrim:The_Oblivion_Crisis

Edit: I joined the Stormcloaks because the Imperials and their allies are all a bunch of dicks.

Wrong yourself. I don't see my name in there.
I am mentioned as the Hero of Kvatch, but that's far to low a title for the savior of the empire. I saved their heels and all I get is a short notation about the smallest feat I did for them.

As if Martin was the key in all of this. Oh no. Greedy selfloving Imperials.. Death to em all :V

skeliton112:

Ruwrak:
I've done the Empire great services during teh Oblivion Crisis. And I did not get a penny for it! Or a book about me!

So f em. Time to unleash some "Yourgh" and "Rash fo Dahn" on em :V

http://elderscrolls.wikia.com/wiki/The_Oblivion_Crisis You did get a book at least

You got ninja'ed, and read the above :3

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