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#1 Choo Choo

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 09:41 AM

Sigh.

I'll keep an eye on it, but... why do all good single-player franchises dabble in multiplayer? I know, money, but it tends to involve plenty of sharkjumping and qualitydropping.

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 10:01 AM

Eh. If I want online Elder Scrolls, I'll go with Skyrim Online.
At this point, I'm not really doing much Baldur's Gate related. More focused on Skyrim modding and the Born of Legend tabletop roleplaying game. Don't expect much activity here.

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 04:05 PM

Man, why is everybody so maudlin about the recent gaming news for some of our favorite serieses? I, for one, am overjoyed that I can combine a mob of other people and march on the White Gold Tower, demanding freedom from the White Gold Concordant by screaming the lyrics to "Song of the Dragonborn".

...even though it's set like 100 years before "Skyrim". >.>

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 04:06 PM

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#5 William Imm

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 04:53 PM

Heh, you effectively summed up how I feel about this. Really, I'm not interested in MMOs in general, the only ones that I really do are WoW (only in the summer) and Dungeon Fighter Online.
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Posted 03 May 2012 - 05:46 PM

I'm ridiculously excited. Dying for more info. Will be hounding the mailman on a daily basis until GI gets here. Now I just have to become not addicted to SWTOR before this comes out, because even my no-willpower-having self refuses to pay for that much MMO addiction. >_<

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 06:23 PM

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I've always said an Elder Scrolls MMO would be a bad idea, but now... I'm getting kinda excited! Won't be released until 2013, so we've some time before us.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 01:49 AM

(Hope were allowed to comment in this thread without posting news :P) Anyways looks promising so far...I wonder how they will do factions though...One big faction like Lord of the Rings online? The normal 2 factions like most MMO's? Or will they go the Guild Wars 2 route and have multiple ones...I will certainly keep an eye on this since my most of my friends all ready quit SWTOR and went back to the mmo that shall not be named here!

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 02:43 AM

Hehe, no, you're not Vicen, that's what this thread is for! ;) I went ahead and moved your post, hope you don't mind. They're talking about three distinct factions, apparently, one represented by a dragon, another by a bird of prey and a third by a lion. Three factions, that leaves a lot of room for both disaster and epic greatness. Wait and see, I guess.

@ Isilven: It's actually set 1,000 years in the "past", which would mean some time in the Second Era (circa 2E531). I have to admit, it's intriguing. It's before Dagoth Ur, it's before Tiber Septim... That would mean a lot of lore to discover.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 05:28 AM

I'm open to the idea since they're going to make it a separate entity in terms of the timeline, but I'm going to wait for more information before deciding anything.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 07:43 AM

Hehe, no, you're not Vicen, that's what this thread is for! ;) I went ahead and moved your post, hope you don't mind. They're talking about three distinct factions, apparently, one represented by a dragon, another by a bird of prey and a third by a lion. Three factions, that leaves a lot of room for both disaster and epic greatness. Wait and see, I guess.

@ Isilven: It's actually set 1,000 years in the "past", which would mean some time in the Second Era (circa 2E531). I have to admit, it's intriguing. It's before Dagoth Ur, it's before Tiber Septim... That would mean a lot of lore to discover.


Lol my bad...I had just woken up...Thank you for moving it so I don't seem half as stupid now :P

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 02:39 AM

Well, that's some news I never wanted to see.... not a fan of MMOs at all, at all.

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#13 Isilven

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 12:06 PM

@ Isilven: It's actually set 1,000 years in the "past", which would mean some time in the Second Era (circa 2E531). I have to admit, it's intriguing. It's before Dagoth Ur, it's before Tiber Septim... That would mean a lot of lore to discover.


So, I'll do a quick checklist of what this means, for people who don't want to dig up the Timeline of The Second Era:

-Tamriel is not united, but is no longer under the rule of the Akaviri Potentates after the assassination of the last Potentate by the Morag Tong in 2E430.
-The Morag Tong is outlawed in Tamriel, because they LITERALLY WROTE "MORAG TONG" ON THE WALLS WHEN THEY KILLED THE POTENTATE.
-The Fighters Guild and Mages Guild have just recently been chartered.
-The countries of Anequina and Pelletine have recently united to become the country of Elsweyr.


This is all stuff as it sits. What are we likely to see during the game's progression?
-Black Marsh forcibly splits into an Argonian-only country, after the Knahaten Flu renders the country uninhabitable by men.
-The Akaviri Invasion of Morrowind in 2E572, which causes major shockwaves in Tamriel, leading to:
-The unification of Summurset Isle and Valenwood to form the Aldmeri Dominion, and:
-The rise of the great general Talos, better known as Tiber Septim, ushering in the Septim Reign.
-Tiber Septim's declaration of the end of the Second Era.

And, if we get to deal with the Akaviri Invasion, that means we get to hang out with our old buddies Vivec and Almalexia and Sotha Sil again! Though, as much as I hated the three of them, Vivec does troll the Akaviri pretty well: he literally uses his god powers to grant ALL DUNMER IN MORROWIND the ability to breathe underwater, then drowns all the Akaviri in the country. I would definitely pay money to see that cutscene.
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Posted 05 May 2012 - 03:43 PM

Well I'm not impressed by the screenshots I've seen making their way around the internet. A little too cartoony and the female armours are upper chest exposing, boobtastical fantasy cliche. *sigh* Never seen that before in a fantasy MMO! :rolleyes:


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#15 Vicen

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 07:16 PM

Well until there are more women gamers then men (or more women game developers) That is unlikely to change...The premise that Isilven talked about sure does sound interesting though!

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 08:03 PM

Well until there are more women gamers then men (or more women game developers) That is unlikely to change...

Except that this title isn't even released yet and it looks to be a large step backward from the female armour appearance from Morrowind to Skyrim. It's not just some female gamers that play a female pc or want a female pc or npc to wear armour that actually looks like it provides protection.
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Posted 06 May 2012 - 12:43 AM

Isilven, I love you for being as much as an Elder Scrolls lore nut case as I am! :hug: I would not only pay money, I would pay lot of money, to see that... The mind boggles with the possibilities...
Like I said earlier, I always said I never wanted to see an Elder Scrolls MMO, and that was mostly out of fear that they'd mess it up (and because I'm not a fan of games I can't pause or save, now more than ever). But this... I'm trusting Bethesda and ZeniMax Online enough to believe and hope that they won't mess this up.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 01:35 AM

I am a little tempted, I admit. They're going to have to sort out their CTD and lock-up issues though.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 02:12 PM

If those screencaps are just what they have right now, I'm impressed. They'll be tightening up the art some more, if they're anything like any other company that has released an MMO recently.

And Cal, it's not an Elder Scrolls game unless I fall through the floor into the Void. OH BETHESDA :wub:
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Posted 06 May 2012 - 03:51 PM

And Cal, it's not an Elder Scrolls game unless I fall through the floor into the Void. OH BETHESDA :wub:


I spent way too much time getting stuck in the walls in Daggerfall and falling through multi-level dungeons, although I happily skipped away, unharmed, from monsters that suffered the same fate. :)

I'm a little sceptical regarding the timeline it will be set in as I've read that they may be using the premise of a Dragon Break. Basically having a situation where Akatosh has realigned time and space. I suppose this gives them flexibility with the lore but it could be messy. (Of course I could also be completely wrong. :))
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