I always missed Eastern European / Eurasian influence and culture in TES. Of course it’s all up to interpretation what is inspired by what, but there is definitely an obvious lack of these. Akavir and even the Altmeri and Khajiit cover most parts of Asia, Europe is covered completely by the human races, Egypt, Ancient Middle East (Sumeria, Persia, Babylon) and Africa as well, Northern Native Americans by the Dunmer and Southern by the Argonians and the rest of the inspiration is quite obvious, but I never knew e.g. what race to play if it goes for let’s say an Old Slavic, Ukrainian or Polish inspired character, thinking of a completely own lore/creating one by mods and creating new countries in Tamriel just doesn’t seem right to me since the biggest parts of Tamriels lore are already written and I want CANON after all, so I probably can not hope for more in this direction in future games. Or did I miss something?
I have a guilty pleasure thing for Elena of AVALOR but I 100% agree with you on how???? Stereotypical?? Her??! Design??? Is??? And the whole " oh we're going to add indiginous things in it" is done so randomly. Like, one of the characters weapon is a Mapuche drum with Mayn glyphs on it??? That's sort of random?? I mean I know that Hispanic cultures have some indiginous influences in them but they could have done so much better?? So yea