Rappers Ask Bethesda for More Elder Scrolls

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Rappers Ask Bethesda for More Elder Scrolls

"Geek rappers" Dan Bull and Baron Samedi have issued a musical plea to Bethesda, asking them to hurry up with a new Elder Scrolls game and threatening trouble if it doesn't.

Dan Bull and Baron Samedi are serious Elder Scrolls fans. They enjoyed Fallout 3 and forgave Wet, but what they really want is another trip to Tamriel, the land of Bethesda's epic fantasy RPG series. It's been over four years since Oblivion, the last Elder Scrolls game, and with no sign that a new game is in the offing, the duo did the natural thing: they wrote a song.

Like true rappers, Bull and Samedi threaten dire consequences for Bethesda if it doesn't come across with the goods; like true nerds, the consequences they threaten include ongoing pestering and perhaps a letter-writing campaign. "Please, we need another Elder Scrolls," Bull says in the song. "If I don't get ahold of one I'll go out of control. Sure, Fallout was a whole different level and it was incredible, but it didn't have the visual elegance and mystic mythic elements that lifted it through excellence and into sheer perfectionism." And yes, it definitely comes out better in musical form.

I actually preferred Morrowind but I'm still happy to give the musical duo my vote. For all their flaws, the Elder Scrolls games are a uniquely massive and immersive RPG experience, and I think we've waited long enough. How about it, Bethesda? Are you ready to give us what we want, or are you prepared to face pestering forever?

via: Kotaku

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Andy Chalk:

I actually preferred Morrowind but I'm still happy to give the musical duo my vote.

I'm with you, Andy. Morrowind was the best.
I do agree with these guys though, I'd like a new Elder Scrolls very VERY much.

Otherwise I'll just wait on the good volunteers of Tamriel Rebuilt. Go modders!

EDIT: I also love how they incorporated the soundtrack into the rap, just brilliant :D

I'm not into rap but that was pretty cool. Bethesda should totally make a new Elder Scrolls just because of that song... Also because i want a new one too. I preferred Morrowind to Oblivion as well both are epic games.

Sennz0r:

Andy Chalk:

I actually preferred Morrowind but I'm still happy to give the musical duo my vote.

I'm with you, Andy. Morrowind was the best.
I do agree with these guys though, I'd like a new Elder Scrolls very VERY much.

Otherwise I'll just wait on the good volunteers of Tamriel Rebuilt. Go modders!

EDIT: I also love how they incorporated the soundtrack into the rap, just brilliant :D

I second this. Pretty cool.

Well...I guess it sounds like me and rap are going to agree on something for once :)

[Insert comment about how Morrowind was better than Oblivion here.]

Oooh, I have an excuse to do this...

Andy Chalk:

I actually preferred Morrowind but-

Imma let you finish, Andy. But Oblivion is the best Elder Scrolls game of ALL TIME!

On topic, here is the proof that rap is often done for a good cause. I'm actually not rushing Bethesda on this anymore, though. They really need to move away from the Gamebryo engine.

I have an odd feeling that this'll turn into a Oblivion vs Morriwind argument...
OT: I also want another Elder Scrolls, I lost so many hours to Oblivion...

Awesome song and Ya I would kill for another one of these Elder Scrolls games. As for this Morrowind Oblivion debate; if they could mix the excellent world with Oblivions graphics I'd be a happy man. For the new ES though I want a new engine that doesn't bug out

Can we get these guys to rap about making a KOTOR 3 while they are at it? A new elder scrolls and a new kotor would make me explode with joy. I need a new game where I can build a necromancer.

DustyDrB:
Oooh, I have an excuse to do this...

Andy Chalk:

I actually preferred Morrowind but-

Imma let you finish, Andy. But Oblivion is the best Elder Scrolls game of ALL TIME!

On topic, here is the proof that rap is often done for a good cause. I'm actually not rushing Bethesda on this anymore, though. They really need to move away from the Gamebryo engine.

i can agree to this about the engine. please. time to get off of that and upgrade! Bethesda i know you can do better, if you apply your games to a better engine, i guarantee you will be that much better and closer to winning my fanboyism.

so this thread is going to turn into morrowind vs oblivion thread?

I saw the graphics for morrowind and it wasnt pretty but ive never played it. someone once gave me it but i couldnt get it to work on my old computer.. dont know where the disk is.

O/T: Well i would like another elder scrolls with more things in the assasins guild please!!!

Those were the most fun :)

Bethesda, what are you doing? Besides Brink, Rage and Hunted: Demon's Forge, come on you have enough time to get to work on that Elder Scrolls game. I believe in you. Or you could just announce that you've been working on it the entire time, and release it soon. Bethesda's the company that recently stated they would announce a game soon, and it's release would quickly follow right?

I'm actually glad they didnt make an elder scrolls right after the last one (like fallout new vegas) this way once they make the next one it will look like a complete overhaul from oblivion (unlike fallout newvegas which was just dlc for fallout 3 with more bugs) and hopefully they take their time and make it super cool!!!

Well, I think Bethesda has said that a new game in the series won't be in the cards for a while yet on a couple of occasions. Given the time they tend to leave between annoucement and release I am not going to hold my breath.

As far as the lack of magic and mysticism, I do tend to agree RPGs just aren't the same to me without access to special powers and/or magic. "Fallout" being one of the few games that has succeeded without those elements.

Interestingly one of the reasons why I've felt that Bethesda would do better to develop a differant post apocolyptic RPG franchise is specifically because they do such a good job with their magic systems and such.

Imagine if instead of keeping things to the quirky retro-future setting, they went in a differant science fantasy direction, with something more akin to "Gamma World" with tons of unique mutations, psionic powers, and other kinds of utter wierdness.

The retro-future thing is cool and all, but to be honest it's kind of losing it's appeal and I've been longing for a more traditional approach to things as well. I mean there is something cool about listening to a fairly upbeat 50s soundtrack while exploring an apocolyptic wasteland, but a world where we could get some more modern rock, metal, industrial, etc... music involved would be nice too. You know the kind of thing that makes you normally think of dystopian worlds... as opposed to building games totally out of these jarring contrasts.

Just some thoughts...

At any rate, we'll see what happens, but I suspect the next "Elder Scrolls" will be here around the same time as "Half Life 2: Episode 3". I also figure the odds of seeing a more traditional take on a post apocolyptic setting are about on par with seeing someone develop another RPG property out of "Shadowrun".

Elder Scrolls is a excellent serie and we do need a number five. I'm sure Bethesda have it on their minds.

Therumancer:
I also figure the odds of seeing a more traditional take on a post apocolyptic setting are about on par with seeing someone develop another RPG property out of "Shadowrun".

God, I would freak out if that was announced. I can't put into words how let down I was when I found out that the 2007 Shadowrun was actually just a online only first-person shooter. The SNES game remains one of my favorites.

Andy Chalk:

I actually preferred Morrowind but I'm still happy to give the musical duo my vote.

They also speak of morrowind in the lyrics:

" Thanks Dan, I couldn't have put it better
Get it together, Bethesda, or we'll keep penning you letters
Being a vault dweller was special, but Wet was forgettable
So I'll never settle for anything less than an Elder Scrolls
Consumed by Blood Moon and swallowed by Morrowind
When I slip into Oblivion, I'm instantly lost in it
"

This song is too awesome!

EDIT: COrrected lyrics.

Not too keen on rap, but that was pretty awesome.

Yes,more Elder Scrolls please.
I really liked Oblivion...

Comeplete Lyrics:

[Dan Bull:]
This is a letter to Bethesda in which I beg you
To stick together a new Elder Scrolls and you flipping better
Otherwise I'm gonna pester you forever
Well, except when I'm playing Fallout: New Vegas this November
But please, we need another Elder Scrolls
If I don't get a hold of one I'll go out of control
Sure, Fallout was a whole different level and it was incredible
But it didn't have the visual elegance and mystic mythic elements
That lifted it through excellence and into sheer perfectionism
Transcendence isn't something I'd expect sitting next to computers
But what you presented to us is beautious
Playing Oblivion made me oblivious
To my surroundings, how can a game be this intricate
That after a thousand hours of play
I'm still enthralled with it all, now to this day?
I've found an escape from the Imperial Prison of every day living
So take me to Oblivion again, take me to Oblivion again
Take me to Oblivion

[Baron Samedi:]

Thanks Dan, I couldn't have put it better
Get it together, Bethesda, or we'll keep penning you letters
Being a vault dweller was special, but Wet was forgettable
So I'll never settle for anything less than an Elder Scrolls
Consumed by Blood Moon and swallowed by Morrowind
When I slip into Oblivion, I'm instantly lost in it
Escape the modern concrete office monotony
When I pop that DVD-ROM into the slot and unlock my dreams
Grab my magic hat, my daggers and the Wabbajack
Pack them in a saddle bag, and travel through these savage lands
It's mad depressing how obsessed I was getting
With checking out every chest to collect every set of weapons
I stand on the planet's edge and gaze at the hazy seas
It's crazy how ones and zeros behave so amazingly
Take me from these rainy streets, please
Take me to Oblivion again, please take me to Oblivion

The SNES Shadowrun was great, but I think the genesis one was even better(definitely closer to the tabletop RPG and with the ability to choose different characters).

On topic, I'd love to see a new Elder Scrolls myself, I've played all 4 primary in the series(though wasn't there a supplementary one made for a portable system around Morrowind?) and probably put 150 hours into Morrowind and at least 50 in Oblivion. Bethesda can do great things with immersion which is something that the fantasy genre really needs more of.

I'm more of a Morrowind fan myself, but in the spirit of not causing a flamewar, I'd be perfectly happy with just another Oblivion game. Hopefully they'd be able to take the series to a brand new place though, that would be awesome.

i love oblivion. theres 2 games that i will never forget playing, oblivion and Company of Heroes

Its amazing those two managed to pull that off without sounding cheesy or stupid.

Glad to see I'm not the only who prefers Oblivion to Fallout. Obsidian better stay the hell away.

The only rap song I'll ever enjoy...
Yeah Fallout 3 and New Vegas are nice but I miss Tamriel. Morrowind and Oblivion were two of my favorite games in the universe. Still with all the modders out there at least the community has kept me interested over the long stretch of time since 2006.

Plus I don't know why they keep trying with all the post apocalyptic games. I mean, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl was already made. Why are they trying so hard to get second place?

For me, both games rocked, Morrowind had mor to explore, but the combat system from oblivion is much better. Hopefully they'll make a new TES soon. What happened with the Skyrim rumor?

Didn't Bethesda already say they were working on TES5, and it was going to be an MMO?

I do really want a new Elder Scrolls, Oblivion was so amazing.

I love it how people say Morrowind was better.

I remember playing it when I was younger, but it wasn't THAT amazing as people put it, and I don't have a copy around to try and playing it again to see if it really was that much better then Oblivion.

If anyone could write a coherent post as to why, I would like to hear on the matter, and no, saying that Oblivion lacked Pikes or other long weapons isn't a valid reason enough.

I'm thinking its about time for a transformation for the series. Like how morrowind controlled and looked incredibly different from oblivion but the fallout series has had the same controls and visuals as oblivion. I mean the visuals don't need to be improved they just need changing, a new style perhaps.

You know, I'd be totally fine with it if you just put Morrowind in an engine that made it playable by todays standards... come on! Just give me something!

No point to another game, they will just build it on top of the same crappy, buggy engine.

Must... resist... bashing... Oblivion...
Must... resist... bashing... that... overrated... piece... of... crap...

2fish:
Can we get these guys to rap about making a KOTOR 3 while they are at it? A new elder scrolls and a new kotor would make me explode with joy. I need a new game where I can build a necromancer.

KoTOR3 dosent sound so bad ^^ well... dont think they will put out a 3rd Kotor simply because there's the upcoming mmo :/

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