I haven't played the Dawnguard Questline yet, so please try to keep this free of any major story spoilers.
I'm wondering whether I should join the Dawnguard or the Vampires. Before I make my decision, I wanted to know if chosing either faction will prevent you from acquiring certain skills/spells/items/et c. For example:
- Can you still become a vampire if you join the Dawnguard? Even after you have completed the Dawnguard questline?
- Can you get crossbows even if you join the vampires, or can you get them only by joining the dawnguard?
On top of that, I'd like to know if there's anything else I might miss out on by choosing either faction. Thank you!