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Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #50 on: August 11, 2011, 05:03:59 AM »
One thing I really hope for in Skyrim is for the quests that are beyond the factions or main story to be just as good if not even more interesting than before. In oblivion there were quests that were suprisingly engaging even though they might have been short in the grand scope of things. Stuff like buying a house and it turns out to be haunted and has a secret passageway buried beneath. There was a a good amount of these types quests in the past games (and about the same of lesser ones) so I really Skyrim can deliver on that front.
One worry I have in that regard is that they're going to let their new "radiant story-telling" get in the way of those sorts of quests. They've said that as an assassin you'll get sort of randomized quests from any random npc to kill another one. While this sounds interesting, it's not something that should ever take the place of actual scripted and written out quests. I mean, why would that NPC want the other dead? What if it ends up making no sense like it being his number 1 customer, or being some random NPC 50 miles away? I guess you could say that it has to do with letting your imagination decide why and all that, but I loved the previous Elder Scrolls not for their shitty randomized content like the copy/pasted dungeons in Oblivion, but for the story of each faction/side quest however little the impact on the rest of the world was.
They've even stated that they are going to be putting more emphasis on the main quest than before now, I'm hoping that means that they'll tie in a good amount of the sidequests into it in various subtle ways rather than they'll leave the sidequests up to radiant storytelling, which should just be a nice new feature, rather than replacing the traditional way of doing quests.

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Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #51 on: August 11, 2011, 05:48:13 AM »
Yup, I know exactly what you mean and that's what worries me. In past games I made sure I never actually killed an innocent ( I went white knight), the thought of having randomized assasinations without actually story is terrible. With the main quest, I don't mind if they try to improve it because let's be honest, Oblivions main quest was a little bit of a letdown. But if that takes away or rather gets IN the way of some otherwise decent sidequests ill be pissed.  Personally I don't need the big epic battles and massive destruction of entire villaiges. I'm fine with the smaller, well written stories that can be just challenging and clever on there own. 

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Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #52 on: August 13, 2011, 01:22:48 AM »
Thought I'd drop these off.  These are the characters the gaming press created when they got some hands on time with the game.  I'm so impressed.  The art style and variety between the races is just worlds better than oblivion.  And the argonian is sex.


















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Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #53 on: August 13, 2011, 01:32:47 AM »
.......sweet baby Jesus.  :magni:
"If I could strike one blow to spite their force, though I might bear one hundred more, I would wear the welts like rubies, and the shackles for a crown. And if I had one hundred hearts I would throw them all before their bullets before I'd sell a single one to wield their power. So lest we fall out of love with life, let us give all we have to give - for only a fool would cling to this world."

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Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #54 on: August 13, 2011, 03:36:36 AM »
Thanks Aphasia! I'm going to go with my usual first choice, the wood elf. Always been my favorite.

Btw, I heard it was confirmed that Nirnroots are back. You could see a few in the trailer.

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Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #55 on: August 14, 2011, 08:18:06 AM »
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xkfera_quakecon-2011-the-elder-scrolls-5-skyrim-demo-footage_videogames
This will be of interest to everybody in this thread for sure! Sadly the video messes up about 25 minutes in and it loses sync.

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Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #56 on: August 14, 2011, 07:03:07 PM »
Thanks Link!
Man, now imagine that but in the comfort of your room. I might just save up for a bigger tv specifically for this lol.

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Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #57 on: August 15, 2011, 08:22:07 AM »
These Skyrim preview are making me suddenly realize how awful characters looked in Oblivion. And not from a technical standpoint; everyone's head shape looks wrong and devoid of a real chin. I'd go as far as to say Morrowind's NPCs look better. At least in that game Orcs weren't Shrek.

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Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #58 on: August 15, 2011, 01:06:41 PM »
Yea, I wish i had the image floating around that has screenshots of all the races from all three games to compare. I'm strangely less offended by Morrowinds outdated graphics than Oblivions. Another example is the Khajiit in Oblivion. They looked so bad. Beyond terrible.




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Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #59 on: August 15, 2011, 04:56:20 PM »
Yea, I wish i had the image floating around that has screenshots of all the races from all three games to compare. I'm strangely less offended by Morrowinds outdated graphics than Oblivions. Another example is the Khajiit in Oblivion. They looked so bad. Beyond terrible.





Here you are! Goes to show you just how much better looking Skyrim will be - or how horrible Oblivion looked depending on your viewpoint.







Glass eyes are all the rage in Skyrim!
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Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #60 on: August 15, 2011, 06:09:08 PM »
You missed one.


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Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #61 on: August 21, 2011, 03:21:49 PM »
Does anyone have any idea what kind of computer it would take to run this game on maximum graphic settings?

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Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #62 on: August 23, 2011, 03:10:58 AM »
Does anyone have any idea what kind of computer it would take to run this game on maximum graphic settings?

The official suggested specs haven't been released yet, but chances are if you had a computer that could run Oblivion at a decent click it will be able to handle Skyrim.

Thanks for the male Argonian Cyrus.  More screens!







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Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #63 on: August 23, 2011, 03:51:05 AM »
The official suggested specs haven't been released yet, but chances are if you had a computer that could run Oblivion at a decent click it will be able to handle Skyrim.
What makes you say that? The engines aren't comparable. They made a new one for Skyrim.
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Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #64 on: August 23, 2011, 05:56:30 AM »
Well, Bethesda has done it. They've managed encode a boner into a dual-layer disc.
"If I could strike one blow to spite their force, though I might bear one hundred more, I would wear the welts like rubies, and the shackles for a crown. And if I had one hundred hearts I would throw them all before their bullets before I'd sell a single one to wield their power. So lest we fall out of love with life, let us give all we have to give - for only a fool would cling to this world."

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Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #65 on: August 23, 2011, 04:19:58 PM »
What makes you say that? The engines aren't comparable. They made a new one for Skyrim.

True, but Skyrim is still designed primarily to run on a 360, so the suggested specs shouldn't be that much crazier than Oblivion or Fallout 3, right? 

Pulled these from a google search.

Minimum System Requirements
* OS: Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7
* CPU: Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz or Althon X2 2.0 GHz
* RAM: 3 GB
* HDD: 15 GB
* Graphics: 512 MB card
* Sound Card: DirectX 9 Compatible
* DirectX: Version 9.0c
Recommended System Requirements
* OS: Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7
* CPU: Core 2 Quad 3 GHz
* RAM: 3 GB
* HDD: 15 GB free disk space
* Graphics: 512 MB Graphics Memory
* Sound Card: DirectX 9 Compatible
* DirectX: Version 9.0c
Supported Graphics Cards:
Minimum 8800 GT
Recommanded Geforce GTX 460/Radeon 5850

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Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #66 on: August 25, 2011, 12:02:55 AM »
Well, Bethesda has done it. They've managed encode a boner into a dual-layer disc.
Heh, if you liked those, you'll enjoy this: they just released the preset faces of all the races!

Altmer
Argonian
Bosmer
Breton
Dunmer
Imperial
Khajiit
Nord
Orc
Redguard

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Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #67 on: September 13, 2011, 07:12:07 PM »
Here is a 20 minutes gameplay of Skyrim(Basically same the gameplay video from E3 but much longer and less talking)

Enjoy(P.S. at the end of the last video you will see Dovahkiin doing an awesome move)! :guts:

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Full Demo Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imH4Ncoe9Gs

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Full Demo Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=En3jCg7KYjs&feature=relmfu

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Full Demo Part 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9ntoCxhGkw&feature=relmfu
« Last Edit: September 13, 2011, 09:08:36 PM by Infinte »

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Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #68 on: September 13, 2011, 10:09:28 PM »
Also found out from G4 that you can become a Vampier

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Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #69 on: October 14, 2011, 10:36:57 PM »
You know whats cool in that video is that the dragons skeleton remains. At first I thought the body just evaporates but it's cool that the skeleton remains.

Some new images.







Gah, so excited.
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Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #70 on: October 15, 2011, 01:51:40 PM »
Can' wait anymore !!!

I spent more than 200 hours on oblivion and know just want to take some holidays in order to finish Skyrim....

The pics are so beautiful.
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Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #71 on: October 15, 2011, 05:39:30 PM »
Crab battle!
"If I could strike one blow to spite their force, though I might bear one hundred more, I would wear the welts like rubies, and the shackles for a crown. And if I had one hundred hearts I would throw them all before their bullets before I'd sell a single one to wield their power. So lest we fall out of love with life, let us give all we have to give - for only a fool would cling to this world."

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Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #72 on: October 19, 2011, 06:19:01 AM »
So does everybody have an idea for what type of character they are making? I'm going with my traditional Bosmer (since Morrowind) and will focus on stealth and sneak, using a bow. I will join the thieves guild (or w/e they call it now) and dabble in a few spells that benefit me like restoration or camouflage. I don't know why I've always preferred the Bosmer race so much. I like naturery wood elves i guess. They do have some of the most messed up traditions though.

I think it will be interesting playing as any other race than Nordic or human in Skyrim since it's basically a land of men, built by men. I believe there will be some racism in the land towards outsiders... and I can't wait to kick their Nordic asses in their own Nordic taverns!

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Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #73 on: October 19, 2011, 11:29:05 AM »
Crab battle!

..those claws, they could tear a tank apart!

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Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
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