Posted 04 March 2012 - 03:16 AM
I can't believe no one spoke of Hammerfell or High Rock. High Rock would make an excellent site for the next Elder Scrolls game because it mixes coastal areas, loose forests and rocky, mountainous terrain. There are also a whole bunch of islands not far off the coast. From a roleplaynig point of view, it offers a myriad of political intrigues, through all ages. I'm also curious to see the Adamantine Tower
Hammerfell would also be an interesting setting, as it has the Alik'r desert as well as maritime cities and farmlands. I know those two destinations were already the setting of Daggerfall, but I'd really like to revisit them.
I strongly disagree with the option of the Summerset Isle, and for several reasons. FIrst off, it is an absolute must to have the following game distinct from the previous one. No decision in one game can affect the following, otherwise it's an absolute nightmare. This is why Skyrim is set 200 years after the Oblivion crisis, the only thing anyone remembers is that Martin turned into the avatar of Akatosh and beat off Mehrunes Dagon. No one remembers the Hero of Cyrodiil. Also, I'd argue that the Summerset Isle isn't that big of a place, but then again neither was Vvardefall.
Elsewyr and Black Marsh are also very interesting destination, Elsweyr with its arid badlands, lush sub-tropical forests (few settlements, though), and the Black Marsh with its sentient Hist trees and historical tensions with the Dunmer. Vicen, you should definitely read up on the lore (through books like "An Argonian Account" or the UESP wiki), and I guarantee you'll change your mind on these provinces. A lot can happen there. I know less about Valenwood, save that it's covered in rainforests and forests.
Not a fan of Akavir, it's not even in Tamriel...
Bottom line, whatever the destination, you can count on Bethesda on making it a great one.