More Elder Scrolls Online players play High Elves than anything else, and other fun fourth-birthday stats

    
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More Elder Scrolls Online players play High Elves than anything else, and other fun fourth-birthday stats
Let’s just pile on some more events in The Elder Scrolls Online, shall we? This latest round is in honor of the game’s fourth birthday and kicks off on Wednesday. And yes, it involves cake.

“To join the event, visit the famous Chef Donolon in Vulkhel Guard, Daggerfall, or Davon’s Watch and complete his Anniversary quest ‘Ache for Cake.’ You can get directions to Chef Donolon’s location by obtaining a Jubilee Cake Voucher free of charge from the in-game Crown Store. When you complete ‘Ache for Cake’ you’ll receive the brand-new, three-tiered Anniversary Jubilee Cake. It’ll be added to your Mementos within your Collectibles UI. Activate the cake to place it in front of your character, then use it to enjoy a tasty slice and receive a two-hour 100% XP buff that stacks with any other active XP bonuses that your character might currently be enjoying (such as those from scrolls or ESO Plus membership).”

Ache for Cake. Yep. Daily and weekly quests during the event period will award anniversary gift boxes bearing special motifs.

So what’s been going on in ESO over the last four years? Nothing much, just big numbers. Sorry, Justin, but Altmer (High Elves) are inexplicably the most popular race (which may explain the path being paved for Summerset, eh?).

“Total number of monsters killed: 15,881,472,493
Total number of players killed: 1,346,033,201
Total number of Soul Gems used: 1,183,836,570
Total number of quests completed: 2,064,266,404
Total number of items crafted: 7,415,834,454
Total number of achievements earned: 1,145,234,018
Most popular race: High Elf (14.98% of all characters)
Most popular Alliance: Ebonheart Pact (36.33% of all characters)
Most PvP Kills by Alliance: Ebonheart Pact (122,490,253 kills)
Highest unpaid bounty: 248,655,731 gold
Highest paid bounty: 362,324 gold”
Source: Official site. Thanks, TheDonDude and Steven!

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Loopy

“Highest unpaid bounty: 248,655,731 gold”

Jeeeeez

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I play Khajiit, because Elves are overrated, my second choice would be either a Redguard or an Orc, third choice – Argonian. I don’t like the rest of the races, they look lame.

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Ben Stone

Yeah because they have absurdly good racials for anyone focusing on magicka. While I feel like I have a bit of choice with stamina classes, picking anything other than Altmer for magicka feels like shooting yourself in the foot.

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Al_Bundy

This.

This is something I don’t like about TESO. It feels like you’re limited to one or two races in character creation. It hurts your whole character if you pick the race you like instead of what’s technically the best choice in terms of passive skills.

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It really depends on what you play the game for. I play to have fun, experience the story and see my character get stronger while I explore the world and the game. I don’t plan (at this point) to play either PvE or PvP in end game, I would more likely get bored and quit.

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Nick Smith

How do you even rack up a 250 meeelion gold bounty?!

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Rheem Octuris

Which means Elf Butts wins ALL the polls.

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CMDR Crow

I mean, yeah. Ayrenn… I would do anything for my Queen. ;)

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Archebius

Altmer are the most-played race?

Every day, we stray further from the light.

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Stormwaltz

I would’ve liked to see the percentage population of all the races. :/ The skin tone on Altmer always makes me think of them as an old Dr. Who alien race, when all they had a budget for was gold skin paint and goggles painted to look like big eyes.

Those are some absurdly massive bounties. I’m pretty sure I’ve never even had that much money.

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Daniel Reasor

I find the Altmer gorgeous. It’s a shame that I’m not interested in playing a Magicka build, or in playing a build that the toon’s racials don’t support.

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Toy Clown

I do well with my Bosmer Magica Sorcerer build. I haven’t had any issues at all, and figure stats play more into minimizing/maximizing than anything.

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Sorenthaz

That’s weird. I think both types of elves are ugly as heck, but that’s just me apparently.

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Jon Camp

Both?

Altmer
Bosmer
Orsimer
Dunmer

I count 4 elf races there….. ;-)

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Al_Bundy

Everyone agrees that they are ugly. People play them because of the race passives (max magicka & magicka regeneration).