Being aligned with Molag Bal for eternity makes me shudder, but I could see myself in the Hunting Grounds.
Immortality calls to me, but Molag Bal.Although, to be able to live long enough to actually master a subject, to set plots in play and slowing guide a people to a (hopefully) better future
may be worth it.
Vampires probably lose a lot of sensations, being dead and all, while a lycanthrope would gain more life and the world probably stimulate all the senses more. My thoughts: Vampire =black and white, human= color, lycanthorpe=HD. I also like the feeling of letting the reptilian part of the brain take over sometimes, also were's are better in the sack Although, this is assuming the transformation isn't really painful and that you can control (or learn to) yourself when changed.
tl;dr? Werewolf, or werebear, or weretiger. A werehawk would be cool too if they existed.. Sotek's army grows UNSTOPPABLE!!!
Vampire =black and white, human= color, lycanthorpe=HD
I like the way you broke this down, and I feel like it's apt in a lot of ways. Though vampires do get cool powers too. Night vision, plus being able to detect all creatures (when you get further up the perk tree. That's gotta count for something. Plus magic, supernatural reflexes, and mist form... maybe it's more tactile than visual...?
Noted, but I think biology will be an integral part of our research considering we'll be studying the effects of synthetic blood on vampires, as well as vampire sex.
It would be interesting to determine how Skooma and Alto Wine have any effect on vampires considering their lack of blood, from being undead. Sex as well, for uh, the blood flow and such. Which makes me question how one becomes a vampire...and then reverts. Unless the blood stays stagnant in the veins. How is it that I know so little about my kind? To the lab!
I think you might be breaking lore with science, which I'm all in favor of, but boy does it make our jobs harder. I think the first step would be determining if vampires in TES are undead. The game mechanics would certainly suggest so, but I've heard things about vampires being "prenatural beings" which is apparently distinctly different from being undead.
Phil? You watching this thread? Help?