Imperials or Stormcloaks?

I know! I should be finishing Mass Effect 3! But somehow my brain decided I should play skyrim tonight instead! Haha brain-plsss! x) But it’s a great game and the heart wants what the heart wants I guess! Haha! But anyway, as I was going trough my quest log looking at the quests that I had not finished yet and I realized something rather embarrassing…. Of all the hundreds of hours I’ve spent in the wounderous land of skyrim I TOTALLY forgot about the “choosing sides” thing! Imperials or stormcloaks? You see I’m new to The Elder Scrolls universe, I never really got into any of the other TES games somehow, so when I started playing Skyrim I had NO back-story whatsoever on either sides… So I was like “HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO KNOW WICH ONE TO CHOOSE???” :O “Oh well, I will play on for a while and choose later when I know more about them…” But the more I found out about both of them it seemed like it was like coosing between plague or cholera! Like “do you want me to kick you in the left nut or the right??” SERIOUSLY! And I don’t even have nuts! x) Ok, let’s break this down:

The Imperials
These guys REALLY don’t know how to make an first impression because right at the start of the game they try to CHOP MY HEAD OFF! And for no reason at all really! “oh, your name is not on the list, well whatever! Off with your head anyways!” Whaaat? These guys are jerks right from the start! And then there is the fact that the imperials are totally corrupted and so whipped by those smug Thalmor! They outlawed the worship of Talos and those imperial wusses just stood ther and took it, letting the thalmor take over! *shakes head* The thalmor now have the imperials wrapped around their fingers and are totally in controll, they even captured Ulfric Stormcloak at one point but realesed him in order to keep the war between the Imperials and Stormcloaks going for their own gain! To weaken skyrim and ultimatley try to take over… douche-bags! xP

The Stormcloaks
Well for starters they seem really racist to be honest, like nobody but the nords should be allowed into skyrim! 😛 This actually gets quite tiresome after a while.. And their leader Ulfric is sooo full of himself! Wow! he is really something, something bad 😛 He only seems intrested in trying to take the throne for himself, by any means possible, he doesn’t care who he hurts. And challengeing skyrims high king to a duel and then using the thu’um to take him down! A really cheap way to win I’d say, not so much moral to be found here… And like I said he seems to be in cahoots with those damn thalmor too!

Well, I think there should be a third option! Join forces with both sides and go hunt those thalmor right out of skyrim! And when they are long gone I become high king of skyrim! The Dovah-king if you will! xD That would be awesome! haha! ^^ I was discussing this with a dear gamer friend and he said maybe you can make a mod and make it happen! (Sounds hard though) xO

Well I’m probably gonna end up trying both sides, but honestly it does not seem to be a case of “the good guys or the bad guys” here! Just two kinds of bad, trying to do good in their own way I guess! Did you play skyrim? What side did you choose?

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4 thoughts on “Imperials or Stormcloaks?

  1. First time, I played as Stormcloak so I would have an excuse to kill more Thalmor. This time around, I think I might stay out of it. They’re all dicks.
    What I want is what the caravan Khajiit suggest- be a double-agent and just earn a little coin! Not to mention, deplete the numbers of both sides (not that it works like that).

    • Haha! I like the way you think! Those thalmor are real jerks 😛 On my main save I think I’ll remain neutral (or if they decide to relese a DLC to make the dragonborn high king) xD But I made alternate saves and I’m gonna try both sides, because I do want the trophys of course xD

      • There is a High King mod, but unfortunately it’s not voiced, which is a bit immersion-breaking.
        There is an unreeleased DLC, which was supposed to take the Dragonborn to Hammerfell (curved… swords). Unfortunately the developers couldn’t get it to work on console and it was scrapped. 😦

      • Oh really?? I never played with mods since I only played skyrim on my ps3! But I heard there are some cool once! Awww too bad they scrapped it! That would have cool :O

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