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SirCannonFodder:

AvauntVanguard:
I just have to find an excuse for my Morrowind Crimelord character to be in Skyrim. Seems to be a long way away. He had an excuse to be in Cyrodiil; expanding (or repairing) his criminal empire.

But why Skyrim? What could be there for him?
One idea is having him captured at one point and officials just want him far, far away. So they send his ass all the way over there to get him executed. And my argonian being himself, escapes.

It's one idea.

Although, unless he's an Altmer/Dunmer (and for Dunmer it'd still be a stretch), he'll be long dead, since it's 200 years after Oblivion.

My particular character has reason to be alive.

I really want to see how Argonians look :3

The more I read/hear about Skyrim, the more I fall in love with it.

Kukulski:

Lost In The Void:

Kukulski:

Not an image board dude, put some thought in there. But on that note I already have my Witcher 2 Collector's Edition preordered, but none the less extremely excited for this game; you don't have to hate one and love the other

I'm sorry, I guess that was a bit childish on my part.

What I meant to say is that I'm really glad that there are so many potentially great RPGs coming out this year that I don't have to put up with Bethesda's bullshit in order to play a good game. I'm going to try out Skyrim, but the moment I see scaling eneemies to my level or fetch quests that take me across the known world the game is going right trough the window.

Don't worry dude I felt the same way about level scaling in Oblivion and to a lesser extent Fallout 3; thats why I was so happy when New Vegas didn't have it. Plus Witcher 2 is looking pretty sweet itself, am I right?

Lost In The Void:

Kukulski:

Lost In The Void:

Not an image board dude, put some thought in there. But on that note I already have my Witcher 2 Collector's Edition preordered, but none the less extremely excited for this game; you don't have to hate one and love the other

I'm sorry, I guess that was a bit childish on my part.

What I meant to say is that I'm really glad that there are so many potentially great RPGs coming out this year that I don't have to put up with Bethesda's bullshit in order to play a good game. I'm going to try out Skyrim, but the moment I see scaling eneemies to my level or fetch quests that take me across the known world the game is going right trough the window.

Don't worry dude I felt the same way about level scaling in Oblivion and to a lesser extent Fallout 3; thats why I was so happy when New Vegas didn't have it. Plus Witcher 2 is looking pretty sweet itself, am I right?

You bet your swords and potions it does.

why i am in jail about to be executed?
"For shagging the emporer's wife and daughter at the same while playing a rock guitar solo on the desecrated corpse of god!" - Yahtzee Croshaw

Now not only will you see packs of wolves hunting (and eating) mammoths...

What? Really, there's wolves hunting mammoths? You may just as well have a kitten hunt a bear.

Anyway, despite this preview saying a lot, it still doesn't tell me if it's a good game or not. Does the NPCs actually have personalities? Will combat be balanced? Is there any point in making specialized characters, like a weapon specialist? I think I do as always and wait until a lot of other people bought it and then check some YouTube videos.

im saving up money for a new computer purely for this game

They are sticking with the "use a skill to increase it" system? I thought they had disposed of that for it being broken. I really don't what to be running around casting the same spell over and over again. How will they deal with the abuse of the system?

You mean the left stick right?

Now I'm going to be worried when I through away stuff...not that I haven't been like that before since I'm afraid it's gonna stay there forever.

Why did you have to go and put this preview out? You should have just kept that damn information to your self. After reading the whole article I was actually ACHING to play this game, then you finished by saying it wont be comming out till november.....thanks for the blue balls here Butts.

Should this be delayed, I will be foaming at the mouth in white-hot fury.

Oh God. This sounds amazing.

The definitive question is most definitely what you said:

CAN WE STILL BUY HORSE ARMOR?

Saulkar:

crop52:
so the "way of the voice" or whatever is an ancient nord secret,
and the Septims were of dragonblood, and they were imperials,
and where does that leave the other races?

another thing, they say it's a classless game,
i sure hope that means that races won't have racial bonuses, you know what i mean?

You mean the Argonians canonically loose the ability to breathe underwater and immunity to all poisons or the Orcs which are an inherently larger species than the others posseses the same strength as a Wood Elf half its size contradicting the pre-established lore of the previous games?

That's exactly what i meant,
kind of a stupid statement now that i look back on it,
but still, that'll mean that your race will kind of determine your class,
which will mean that your still kind of choosing a class at the beginning of the game,

ChupathingyX:
So if it's a claseless game does that mean every character you make is going to be a jack of all trades and be good at everything and have no weakness?

In other words, Fallout 3's skill system?

what? but you totally had weaknesses in fallout 3's skill system,
i poured all of my skill points into guns, repair, barter, and speech, and that left me useless in every other skill,
could you please explain how this makes me a jack of all trades?

So... How is the walking diagonally? I mean, Beth's current track record isn't that crash hot:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tV97mahRgpY

ChupathingyX:
So if it's a claseless game does that mean every character you make is going to be a jack of all trades and be good at everything and have no weakness?

In other words, Fallout 3's skill system?

Jack of all trades...But you can't zoom in on your bow. Perks are designed for specialization; skill points are for your proficiency in a given skill. So as long as you are not given enough perks to fill every slot it'll be impossible for you to be the "jack of all trades" unless you wish to be the master of none.

crop52:

Saulkar:

crop52:
so the "way of the voice" or whatever is an ancient nord secret,
and the Septims were of dragonblood, and they were imperials,
and where does that leave the other races?

another thing, they say it's a classless game,
i sure hope that means that races won't have racial bonuses, you know what i mean?

You mean the Argonians canonically loose the ability to breathe underwater and immunity to all poisons or the Orcs which are an inherently larger species than the others posseses the same strength as a Wood Elf half its size contradicting the pre-established lore of the previous games?

That's exactly what i meant,
kind of a stupid statement now that i look back on it,
but still, that'll mean that your race will kind of determine your class,
which will mean that your still kind of choosing a class at the beginning of the game,

ChupathingyX:
So if it's a claseless game does that mean every character you make is going to be a jack of all trades and be good at everything and have no weakness?

In other words, Fallout 3's skill system?

what? but you totally had weaknesses in fallout 3's skill system,
i poured all of my skill points into guns, repair, barter, and speech, and that left me useless in every other skill,
could you please explain how this makes me a jack of all trades?

I still like it the way it is, even the different races of humans have hereditary advantages over others. While it would be stupid to assume this is the norm black people for example usually have higher endurance and stamina making them excellent runners and broader noses means they can breathe through it when running. When you look at something like an Orc, Argonian, or Wood elf standing side by side one can not help by default to assume different skills native to each species. A 150 kg boxer vs a 50 kg boxer, it is obvious which one is stronger and it would be incredibly ridiculous to have them both at the same strength level. Even in a fantasy game.

while most of the stuff sounds good the 2 things that really interest me are
1) influencing the economy
2) non-static dialog, the way conversations work in RPGs are a remnant of the late 80s could we please start to get over a 20 year old system

ChupathingyX:
So if it's a claseless game does that mean every character you make is going to be a jack of all trades and be good at everything and have no weakness?

In other words, Fallout 3's skill system?

You get 1 perk every lvl for 50 levels, and there's 280 perks (counting upgrades as perks too), you wont be able to get all perks, so you can't become a jack of all trades, since most of the skill power, lies in the perks.

I guess it will be designed for consoles first, ignoring PC users. After Oblivion, I really don't trust Bethesda anymore.

"Like previous Elder Scrolls games, you start this one as a prisoner with no scripted backstory. All you know is that you're being led to your execution, and it's up to you to supply the context. Maybe you were falsely accused or maybe you had it coming. Either way, the game doesn't care what you've been; it only cares what you do next. Character creation has been simplified considerably."

i can't believe i was able to predict this !

here's my proof:

Orcus (Mar 6, 2011 12:17:10 AM PST) - "why not a character who's just about to be executed, and he's saved with the interruption -Dragon Attack- in the middle of the townhall !"

the topic was about the invention of another character origin/start...

Andronicus:
What about all the important stuff? Like will there be giant floating squid?

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I simply canNOT wait for this game.

M'afraid the Netches died with Morrowind, man. ._.

But yeah. Skyrim and Mass Effect 3 within the same few months. The rest of 2011 is going to be badass indeed.

SirCannonFodder:

Although, unless he's an Altmer/Dunmer (and for Dunmer it'd still be a stretch), he'll be long dead, since it's 200 years after Oblivion.

Not necessarily. Divayth Fyr is over 4000 years old, after all.

ultrachicken:
Should this be delayed, I will be foaming at the mouth in white-hot fury.

I'll be happy for every delay because it just means another thing they're fixing.

I am sure the makers of this game did an excellent Skyrim job.

...

:D

Well...that seems awesome. Even more excited now.

I would very much like it,(if you have a relationship building model) if you could go and start a guild of sorts, sort of get a few NPC's together and start a pirating operation, a apocatary, or something that requires the group effort of several indeviduals, maybe even just a band of traveling hero's that slay mythic creatures together.

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