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Ether
12-11-2010, 08:28 PM
Just just announced @ VGAS. 11 - 11 - 11

*Boss*
12-12-2010, 11:10 AM
Can't wait for the game.
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Grand Champ
12-12-2010, 11:40 AM
this should be epic. Bethesda doing this on a new game engine.

MidnightSpecial
12-12-2010, 02:31 PM
this should be epic. Bethesda doing this on a new game engine.

**** FINALLY!

im so sick of that buggy ass engine

Grand Champ
12-12-2010, 04:34 PM
**** FINALLY!

im so sick of that buggy ass engine

Agreed. But I think the main issues have been a) they don't play test the game proberly they let the consumers do that and b) the xbox is reaching its limit of what it's able to handle.

But yeah, it've pretty much been the same game engine since Oblivion..

Necrophobic
12-12-2010, 04:34 PM
Wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!

Akaviri Dragon people FTW!!!

Ive dreamt of this time!

hijk823
12-13-2010, 02:07 AM
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ShatteredGlass
12-13-2010, 04:00 PM
is it going to be on ps3?

vercingetorix3
12-13-2010, 04:50 PM
Cool, I look forward to pickpocketing NPC's and hoarding rare quest items that I'll never use.

Grand Champ
12-13-2010, 04:57 PM
Cool, I look forward to pickpocketing NPC's and hoarding rare quest items that I'll never use.

:lol1: True true. It's just so satisfy ones ego that you collect all that **** when in reality it only shows what a pathatic fool you are :rofl:

''I got every sword in the game :) almost 200 in total''

:ugh:

HayastanciCule
12-13-2010, 05:44 PM
i speculate that this will be epic! i just hope they dont disappoint and make it an mmo or something
any one know anything about it other than its based in skyrim?

Earl Hickey
12-13-2010, 08:37 PM
I dunno if its just me, but Fallout blows these games out of the water now.

Like i went back to oblivion recently and just couldnt play it, i was so bored, and i loved it when it first came out.

they will need to do a lot to make this as good as the fallouts imo

Necrophobic
12-17-2010, 02:42 PM
I dunno if its just me, but Fallout blows these games out of the water now.

Like i went back to oblivion recently and just couldnt play it, i was so bored, and i loved it when it first came out.

they will need to do a lot to make this as good as the fallouts imo

I loved Fallout but Skyrim will just defecate on it from a great height. Bethesda have already spent a number of years on this game and still have plenty of time to make it perfect.

Ether
01-21-2011, 01:45 PM
Screens.


http://gamrfeed.vgchartz.com/galleries/2011-01-10/game-informer-skyrim-shots/game-informer-skyrim-shots_1294673248.jpg



http://attackofthefanboy.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Skyrim_First_Screenshot.jpg


http://www.kingps3.com/screenshots/Elder%20Scrolls%20V:%20Skyrim/9994205_1294461319.jpg


These screens may be taken down at anytime.

Ether
01-21-2011, 01:52 PM
http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/3391/1294436166308.jpg

http://img510.imageshack.us/img510/3854/1294436506003.jpg

http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/9150/1294437115139.jpg

Ether
01-21-2011, 01:53 PM
http://i.imgur.com/4M3Mr.jpg

http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/5374/1294437818940.jpg

http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/1619/1294438061177.jpg

Ether
01-21-2011, 01:54 PM
http://i.imgur.com/9lGZr.jpg

http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/2659/1294438461636.jpg

http://oi53.tinypic.com/2cpx93t.jpg

Grand Champ
01-21-2011, 03:10 PM
holy****! I'm definitely getting myself a gaming PC for this one! screw playing this on xbox! You know the sickest mods is gonna be available for this one too!

Looks absolutely sweet. Enhanced graphics, details etc. Stuff looks badass now!

Lovely find Ether!

Necrophobic
01-22-2011, 07:25 AM
I think i will bust a nut when i play this game.

Updates for information on this can be found here: http://www.gameinformer.com/p/esv.aspx

Updates are normally every 3/4 days.

Necrophobic
01-22-2011, 07:26 AM
http://www.gameinformer.com/resized-image.ashx/__size/610x0/__key/CommunityServer-Components-SiteFiles/imagefeed-featured-bethesda-elderscrolls-elderscrollsv/nordicruins.jpg
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Concept art

Move BRICKS
01-22-2011, 02:35 PM
This game, along with every other game made by Bethesda, will be Game of the Year and on the ATG list.

Rick Grimes
01-22-2011, 04:47 PM
Just bought Morrowind GOTY for xbox for £16. Bargain. :burnout:

KlownvonnomaD
01-22-2011, 07:38 PM
After being completely and utterly let down by New Vegas this gaem cant come soon enough.

Necrophobic
01-23-2011, 07:52 PM
Just bought Morrowind GOTY for xbox for £16. Bargain. :burnout:

I brought the original version for £6 then brought the GOTY for £10 and had to do everything i had done in the other version all over again.

Great game though. I spent 2 hours on it earlier.

???
01-23-2011, 08:29 PM
This game, along with every other game made by Bethesda, will be Game of the Year and on the ATG list.

Uncharted 3 will probably be GOTY.

Move BRICKS
01-23-2011, 10:58 PM
Uncharted 3 will probably be GOTY.

Uncharted's single claim to fame is that it's the only critically acclaimed PS3 exclusive title. You'd be a fool to think that it doesn't get easily dwarfed when compared to another Bethesda epic.

Ether
01-23-2011, 11:42 PM
I'm actually not expecting Uncharted 3 to be GOTY, nor will that stop me from getting it. And lol no idea what it has to do with this?.. it's ps3 exclusive so it'll lose in sales to pc/ps3/360 games. Since most left Infinity Ward to EA, I expect Modern Warfare 3 to be good but not great. I'm expecting ME3 to be GOTY.

MidnightSpecial
01-24-2011, 12:50 AM
I'm actually not expecting Uncharted 3 to be GOTY, nor will that stop me from getting it. And lol no idea what it has to do with this?.. it's ps3 exclusive so it'll lose in sales to pc/ps3/360 games. Since most left Infinity Ward to EA, I expect Modern Warfare 3 to be good but not great. I'm expecting ME3 to be GOTY.

Told you ME2 was the shiznit

:D

Necrophobic
01-25-2011, 05:42 PM
Told you ME2 was the shiznit

:D

Just brought the 1st one. Its a shame there will only be a trilogy.

Grand Champ
01-25-2011, 07:24 PM
Uncharted? That game is no more than a glorified adventure game, shooting the same generic enemies. Indiana Jones mixed with Assassin's Creed.

IMO God of war > Uncharted. Much larger scale, bigger battles, crazy boss battles, pure epicness and testosterone boost!

And

Elder Scrolls, Mass Effect, Fallout >>> God of War.

???
01-25-2011, 08:08 PM
Uncharted? That game is no more than a glorified adventure game, shooting the same generic enemies. Indiana Jones mixed with Assassin's Creed.

IMO God of war > Uncharted. Much larger scale, bigger battles, crazy boss battles, pure epicness and testosterone boost!

And

Elder Scrolls, Mass Effect, Fallout >>> God of War.

I cannot believe you said that :nonono:

Uncharted 2 is EPIC!

La Zorrita
01-26-2011, 06:20 AM
i hope they make it online..... so i can ****up other players...

Necrophobic
01-26-2011, 01:56 PM
i hope they make it online..... so i can ****up other players...

It wont be online, this is why:
http://img66.imageshack.us/img66/135/multiplayermwhj8.jpg

Grand Champ
01-26-2011, 05:02 PM
i hope they make it online..... so i can ****up other players...

Screw online play. bunch of kids and geeks with a bad holier than thou attitude.

an excellent singleplayer game with a gripping story and beautiful scenery is all I'm asking. Knowing Bethesda they usually deliver.

Move BRICKS
01-28-2011, 03:00 PM
Bethesda won't stray from their single player style. It's why they're hailed as one of the best RPG developers in the history of gaming. I don't think that they should try and tap into the MMO market with an Elder Scrolls title. Maybe something different?

I wouldn't mind if the game allowed some sort of party system though, a small group of people playing cooperatively. But there is no real reason to change what they're doing. Their games are already genius.

Grand Champ
01-28-2011, 10:46 PM
Bethesda won't stray from their single player style. It's why they're hailed as one of the best RPG developers in the history of gaming. I don't think that they should try and tap into the MMO market with an Elder Scrolls title. Maybe something different?

I wouldn't mind if the game allowed some sort of party system though, a small group of people playing cooperatively. But there is no real reason to change what they're doing. Their games are already genius.

I see what you're saying. maybe Co-Op could work. The way I see it they just need to add some interesting followers/companions this time though, some Oblivion really lacked. Like Fallout 3 and New Vegas with interesting companions with a cool story and funny lines so it doesn't feel like it's just you and one big world.

???
02-07-2011, 05:50 PM
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Ether
02-24-2011, 10:51 AM
Gameplay Video: Brand New.

http://www.ign.com/videos/2011/02/24/skyrim-gameplay-trailer?objectid=93395

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Epic, seriously wtf.


if anybody gets a youtube link before me post it.

Necrophobic
02-24-2011, 05:07 PM
This game is going to kick so much ass.

???
02-24-2011, 05:45 PM
Looks good, but I wanna see an actual gameplay video.

gatagata
02-24-2011, 05:47 PM
Gameplay Video: Brand New.

http://www.ign.com/videos/2011/02/24/skyrim-gameplay-trailer?objectid=93395

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Epic, seriously wtf.


if anybody gets a youtube link before me post it.

:wank::wank::wank::wank:

???
02-24-2011, 05:49 PM
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:D

Ether
02-24-2011, 11:24 PM
??? not being able to spot the gameplay in the gameplay trailer is a great sign, right guys?

???
02-25-2011, 02:44 PM
??? not being able to spot the gameplay in the gameplay trailer is a great sign, right guys?
No, I mean I want a proper one where one of the people who made the game is actually playing the game and talking through the new features included.

Move BRICKS
02-25-2011, 07:59 PM
when i saw the dude sneaking through the forest

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Cafe
02-25-2011, 09:27 PM
Iam excited really liked the first one, but it got damaged half way and I never finished playing it. I want to beat this game, fo sho lol

Necrophobic
02-26-2011, 06:09 AM
Iam excited really liked the first one, but it got damaged half way and I never finished playing it. I want to beat this game, fo sho lol

Oblivion was the 4th in the Elder Scrolls series. You should Play ES Morrowind. Its as good if not better than Oblivion.

Ether
03-31-2011, 02:38 PM
The Elder Scrolls Evolved: What's New in Skyrim
And much more from Bethesda Game Studios' Todd Howard.
March 31, 2011


There are a lot of huge games coming out in 2011, but there are few bigger than The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. I don't just mean big in terms of popularity, but also sheer size. Bethesda Game Studios' flagship role-playing series offers huge, open fantasy worlds to explore. You can speed between quests to follow along with the storyline as swiftly as possible or simply wander the world hunting deer, exploring deep dungeons, and occasionally casting fireballs at innocent non-player characters just to see how they'll react.

To get a sense of what's new in Skyrim and what the team learned since The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and Fallout 3, IGN sent a few questions by game director Todd Howard and made sure to ask about unicorns.


IGN: Before getting into the specifics of the game, can you provide some context for what's going on in the fiction of The Elder Scrolls leading up to the events of Skyrim? From what we've seen so far it seems like in many ways the events of all TES games have been building up to this.

Todd Howard: We didn't plan any big buildup to Skyrim, it's more that we acknowledge those things happened, and some of them were pretty big, especially Oblivion. It all adds to the existing history you'd see in any of our games. After Oblivion, the Empire as it's known goes into a steep decline, and that's one of the main things that brings about some of Skyrim's conflict. But we want each game to stand on its own, so time-wise, we're a good 200 years after Oblivion.

IGN: When did development begin and how big is the team? At what point was it decided that all-new technology should be built in-house at Bethesda Game Studios for Skyrim?

Todd Howard: We have a team of about 100 people. We were doing some design during Fallout 3, but the real work started when we finished that game, with our tech staff moving over to work on the new technology for Skyrim.

We've always used a lot of our own stuff, mixed with other middleware that we liked. Coming off of Fallout 3, we made a pretty big list of what we wanted to change technically. So we redid the rendering, lighting, shadows, animation, faces, foliage, mountains, scripting, interface and more. And by the time we got through it all, it was clear the technology was new enough to give it its own name, The Creation Engine. Same with our editor, The Creation Kit. They go together as technology.

Some of that you'll notice as a player, like shadows, mountains, and the animations; some you won't, like how scripting or pathfinding works internally. If you looked quickly at our editor, it behaves similar to our old ones; it just does a lot more, and does some old things in better ways. But we don't change things just to change them. We still use the nif file format, because it worked fine for what we're doing and our modders know it well. We still use some middleware that we like, such as Havok. We're not just using their physics this time, but their animation system, Havok Behavior. It makes a dramatic difference in how the game looks and plays. Overall though, the paradigm for how we build these huge worlds has not changed dramatically, we just want it to look better and play more smoothly.

IGN: How familiar will the structure of Skyrim be to Elder Scrolls players? Will it still be an open-world style experience where you can choose to either follow along with a main story or branch off and spend hours exploring and completing side quests? Can you say compared to Oblivion roughly how much content is being included in Skyrim?

Todd Howard: It's similar to the classic Elder Scrolls structure, yes. It's always hard to compare size in games this big, but it has about the same amount of geography and content as Oblivion. I say "about" because the scale always changes some, and things like mountains change how that geography feels, and the time it takes you to get to and from places. It has a different flow when exploring.

IGN: For getting around the world, what methods will be available? Fast-traveling, and if so is it the same system from Oblivion? Horse riding? Any other travel options, such as something similar to the silt striders from Morrowind?

Todd Howard: If you've been to a location before you can fast travel back. We also have a carriage system that can take you to some major locations that you haven't been yet, so it's a bit of a mix.

IGN: Is the auto-leveling system from Oblivion that leveled enemies alongside your character returning in Skyrim? If not, will there be a modified version, and what informed the changes in the design?

Todd Howard: We've always had some amount of that in our games, from Arena to Fallout 3. You do need some in a game like this, it's just a matter of how and when you do it. It's clear Oblivion had places it didn't work well. That's something I think we addressed well in Fallout 3, so Skyrim works similarly to Fallout 3. We want peaks and valleys, where sometimes you're really challenged, and other times you feel really powerful. The trick is telling a player in a wide open game, without locking stuff off, that "this area is too hard for you, come back later."

Ether
03-31-2011, 02:41 PM
IGN: Dragons seem like they're going to be integral to progression in Skyrim. Would you be able to say roughly how many dragons are in the game? Are the encounters determined by the story, or can you choose to lock into combat with a dragon whenever you want? What do you gain by fighting and defeating a dragon?

Todd Howard: I honestly don't know the exact number yet. Some are scripted to appear at certain times, and some are completely random. We're currently messing with that number, and it also depends on how you play the game. I got randomly hunted by three of them at once in the game last week, and I assure you that's too many at once. I can guess a low number of maybe a dozen, and a high number many multiples beyond that. Theoretically it's infinite I guess, since we put them in the world like any other creature. We went into the project being very conservative about how we'd use them, but they've turned out great, so we want them to get good screen time. When you defeat a dragon, you absorb its soul, and that's all I should say about that for now.

IGN: Random speculative question, but are there puzzle elements to the dragon encounters? Can certain dragons only be defeated after certain shouts or other items and powers have been unlocked? Do certain dragons only spawn into the world after others have been defeated? What types of attack patterns will the dragons possess?

Todd Howard: I don't want to spoil or get into all of that, but there are a few different types, with different powers, and they use the same shout powers the player uses.

IGN: Regarding the melee combat system, how is this being altered for Skyrim over previous versions of TES. From what we've seen in video that's been released, it looks as though there'll be finishing moves and there seems to be a lot more weight to weapon strikes. What's going on under the hood here? What were some of the areas of combat you felt should be prioritized for change?

Todd Howard: There's the gameplay side of it, which is that we wanted to slow down the pace a little, and give the player some more interesting choices in how it played based on what he was using - whether that was a sword and shield, two handed weapon, or he was dual wielding. You can also use the shields to "bash" enemies, which staggers them. The balance comes from creating openings and exploiting them. You can also power attack, by holding down the button. That uses stamina, but does extra damage and staggers also.

The other side of that are the visuals, the energy behind what you're actually seeing. So not only do we want the weapons to play a bit differently, we want the moves to feel and look different from how you swing them to how they kill opponents. They need to be entertaining on a basic level. Things like finishing moves are played randomly if you perform certain attacks as you're killing an enemy. At the end of the day, no matter what we do, the meaty gameplay is in the combat, and you're going to see it a lot. So simple things, like killing an enemy, need a lot of attention, even if it's just "wolf takes mace in the head".

IGN: How is the NPC conversation system evolving in Skyrim? What did you learn from player response to how it worked in Oblivion, and will there be similar methods of NPC persuasion in Skyrim?

Todd Howard: The main change is that dialogue is all done "real time". The game world does not stop, the view doesn't zoom in, it's just another type of interaction you can do with the world. We wanted to remove the feeling that you were entering a different "mode." Even in its presentation, it's simply a list of things that appear from the screen cursor you can ask about. We're also doing some side characters with personality that don't give you specific things to ask about, but just respond to you activating them. Activating them again is interpreted as "tell me more", so we found we can do quick conversations with the player this way and really fill out the world more.

IGN: It's been shown off that weapons and spells can be active simultaneously. Can you go into some of the reasons behind shifting to this kind of system and the types of combat opportunities it opens up?

Todd Howard: We felt that at a base level, your character is always defined best by what he's actually doing, not a list of skills he has, or menu choices he made in the beginning of the game, and that's been an Elder Scrolls goal for a long time. And it's an elegant solution to use the controller triggers, or mouse buttons, to act as your hands. It felt really natural once we did it. It started with wanting to give magic users a better feel, closer to how melee worked by using both your hands to do something, or make a more interesting choice. We actually added dual wielding weapons pretty late, once we saw how nice it was to just put what you wanted in each hand. It also makes you choose. You can't be all things. Figuring out what combinations work for your play-style is a lot of fun. When I play, I find I switch between styles frequently.

IGN: Will there still be an opportunity in Skyrim to create custom spells? Can you enchant?

Todd Howard: We do have crafting in each archetype, and the magic one is Enchanting, so you can forge your own magic items and tweak their properties.

IGN: How will skill progression and the leveling system in Skyrim work? What sorts of decisions will need to be made upon a level up and what do you need to do to qualify for a level up? Is the improve-by-use skill system still in place? Will all the skills from Oblivion be used in Skyrim or have there been changes?

Todd Howard: Skill increase works like Oblivion, the more you use it, the more it goes up. The skill list is similar, but tweaked for the gameplay we have now. The big difference is in how you gain levels. All your skills affect leveling. The higher the skill, the more it pushes you to the next level. So it's a nice self-balancing system, you're rewarded for using your higher skills. It urges you to focus. Skill increases become the equivalent of our XP for leveling. The higher your level, the more you need. When you level up, you pick one of your main stats to increase, and then you pick a perk. Perks are where a lot of the power is, and it's what defines your character, more so than your skill numbers. So each skill has its own "perk tree". And, those perks range from doing extra damage with a certain weapon to all new things like special moves, disarming and critical strikes.

Ether
03-31-2011, 02:43 PM
IGN: How does the dragon shout system work? How are new shouts learned and what are some of their effects? Is learning new shouts crucial to progressing through the game, or is it more of a useful diversion?

Todd Howard: Shouting is based on certain words in the dragon language that, when used together, form magical attacks. You learn these throughout the game by finding the words on ancient wall carvings or being taught them. It's all part of the ancient nordic culture in Skyrim. Each shout is formed with up to three dragon words. Some are crucial to progressing through the game, while others just provide you with more power or interesting things to do.

IGN: As compared to Oblivion, will we see roughly the same amount of armor sets and weapon types in Skyrim, or will the number be drastically different? Will there be new sets that we haven't seen before, and what influenced their design and appearance?

Todd Howard: There's certainly more, but I haven't gone back and counted. Many of the classic Elder Scrolls ones return, but even something basic like "iron armor" gets a design and look that fits within the tone of the game and the environment of Skyrim. We do the art design with the assumption that the basic stuff was made in Skyrim, and the exotic stuff like Elven was made somewhere else.

IGN: Regarding the first and third-person views, are both included in Skyrim? If so, are both being designed as equally viable ways to play?

Todd Howard: Yes, we have both. 3rd person, with the new animation system, is better than ever, and people really seem to enjoy playing in it, seeing their character. But it's primarily designed as a first person game. I see the 3rd person as an extra, and certain things like picking up objects, talking to people, whatever, are always harder in 3rd person. Some people on the team think the combat is better in 3rd person because they can see their surroundings better. Personally, I usually play 1st person unless I'm just running through the wilderness and want a different view.

IGN: I know you probably get this question a lot but we have to ask, is there any plan to include multiplayer features or co-operative play in Skyrim, or will The Elder Scrolls continue to be a single-player only franchise?

Todd Howard: The two most requested features we get are dragons and multiplayer. We got one of them this time! We always look into multiplayer, put lots of ideas on the whiteboard, and it always loses. It's not that we don't like it. I can think of ways it would be a lot of fun, but at the end of the day, that dev time is going to take away from doing the best single player game we can, and that's where our hearts are.

IGN: Can you give an indication of how solid the 11.11.11 release date is across all platforms?

Todd Howard: As solid as any game can be. We're not worried about the date, we're just working as hard as we can to squeeze everything we can into the game.

IGN: Are all platform versions being developed in-house at Bethesda Game Studios?

Todd Howard: Yes, we did the same with Fallout 3.

IGN: Will the PC version support DirectX 11?

Todd Howard: Yes, but I guess the real question here is do we take advantage of DX11's big new features and the answer is 'not specifically'. Our graphics work centers around doing things that will look the same regardless of platform, and sometimes that implementation will be different on the 360, PS3, and PC.

IGN: Finally, a few silly questions. Is there a unicorn in Skyrim?

Todd Howard: That's DLC. For a hundred dollars.

IGN: Can you ride dragons in Skyrim?

Todd Howard: Not in the way you're asking.

Can you levitate in Skyrim?

Todd Howard: Another DLC. Three hundred dollars.

gatagata
03-31-2011, 02:52 PM
I'm buying a new computer just for this game.

gatagata
04-09-2011, 08:05 AM
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gatagata
04-09-2011, 08:09 AM
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How I felt when I saw the trailer.

Grand Champ
04-09-2011, 11:09 AM
I'm buying a new computer just for this game.

I bought a new computer not long ago just for this game :) It's cool though now I can play Starcraft and Shogun 2 on it aswell!

You know you wanna have Skyrim on PC with all those sweet mods and less loading time!!

Grand Champ
04-09-2011, 11:16 AM
Notice it's dual weapons now :D You can acutally FIGHT with your shield, use two weapon or a weapon and magic - Bioshock style.

This WILL be amazing.

gatagata
04-09-2011, 11:25 AM
Notice it's dual weapons now :D You can acutally FIGHT with your shield, use two weapon or a weapon and magic - Bioshock style.

This WILL be amazing.

Or two spells at the same time. Plus with Dragon Shouts you'll be a beast.

Ether
04-09-2011, 11:45 AM
Champ you were planning on getting ME3 for PC as well?

also, this game is ME3s biggest competition of the year if you ask me.

Ether
04-09-2011, 11:46 AM
Dark Brotherhood. Thieves Guild. 100 Speech. 10 Charisma. Human.

Grand Champ
04-09-2011, 06:31 PM
Champ you were planning on getting ME3 for PC as well?

also, this game is ME3s biggest competition of the year if you ask me.

I would've loved too. Unfortunately I have my saved files on my 360. I've played the same characters in ME1 through ME2 and would love to see how those decisions ends up affecting ME3..! Heck I loved it enough to go through the trouble and frustrations of finishing it on insanity!! lolol.

Unfortunately the loadingtime for ME is really long on the 360 but what you gon' do..

Will you be on PC or PS3 for ME3 and Skyrim?

Nick Fury
04-10-2011, 12:21 AM
I bought a new computer not long ago just for this game :) It's cool though now I can play Starcraft and Shogun 2 on it aswell!

You know you wanna have Skyrim on PC with all those sweet mods and less loading time!!

I've heard good things about SHogun, whats your opinion on it CHamp?

PinoyZoi
04-10-2011, 01:28 AM
holy****! I'm definitely getting myself a gaming PC for this one! screw playing this on xbox! You know the sickest mods is gonna be available for this one too!

Looks absolutely sweet. Enhanced graphics, details etc. Stuff looks badass now!

Lovely find Ether!

You would need a $500 pc machine today to run this game same quality as the 360/PC.

Graphic cards today are over $150 lol

Ether
04-10-2011, 02:17 AM
I would've loved too. Unfortunately I have my saved files on my 360. I've played the same characters in ME1 through ME2 and would love to see how those decisions ends up affecting ME3..! Heck I loved it enough to go through the trouble and frustrations of finishing it on insanity!! lolol.

Unfortunately the loadingtime for ME is really long on the 360 but what you gon' do..

Will you be on PC or PS3 for ME3 and Skyrim?

I'm no PC gamer, i have a great PC, 1 TB of space, bluray burner, windows 7, yet still no card strong enough to play skyrim, my friend does. But he's got it for Diablo 3. Whenever the **** that drops, Neverary 22nd. I'll get everything for PS3.

PEBBLES!
04-10-2011, 06:39 AM
I can't wait for this one - I played Oblivion to death on PC and before that Morrowind on XBOX.

Haven't spent so much time playing any other games, well maybe apart from FIFA.


:banana:

Grand Champ
04-10-2011, 02:10 PM
I've heard good things about SHogun, whats your opinion on it CHamp?

If you love RTS games and like the middleages you can't go wrong with a Total War game bro.

I'm a big fan of RTS games Playing command and conquer tiberium wars (Best in the franchise IMO), Starcraft 1&2 and of course Shogun 1&2

The graphics is amazing on it, if you got the patience and the computer to run these huge battle I can only recommend Shogun 2 !

You seen the trailer/intro yet? Insanely badass!

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Grand Champ
04-10-2011, 02:16 PM
I'm no PC gamer, i have a great PC, 1 TB of space, bluray burner, windows 7, yet still no card strong enough to play skyrim, my friend does. But he's got it for Diablo 3. Whenever the **** that drops, Neverary 22nd. I'll get everything for PS3.

I'm on the fence with Diablo 3 to be honest. I somehow feel that those kind of grindin' games that never ends stopped being interesting in the late 90s.. Never played WOW either.

Still, Blizzard make quality games and don't give a rats ass about what other people think, they release their games when they feel like it's on par with the quality of their other releases. Gotta respect that, I much prefer that over insanely buggy/glitchy games like Fallout New Vegas. That game took a good 3 months of patching before it was playable.

HayastanciCule
04-21-2011, 12:15 AM
If you love RTS games and like the middleages you can't go wrong with a Total War game bro.

I'm a big fan of RTS games Playing command and conquer tiberium wars (Best in the franchise IMO), Starcraft 1&2 and of course Shogun 1&2

The graphics is amazing on it, if you got the patience and the computer to run these huge battle I can only recommend Shogun 2 !

You seen the trailer/intro yet? Insanely badass!

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im gonna be first in line if they make Rome 2

gatagata
04-23-2011, 07:36 AM
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gatagata
04-23-2011, 07:36 AM
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gatagata
04-23-2011, 07:40 AM
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gatagata
04-23-2011, 07:44 AM
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gatagata
04-23-2011, 07:51 AM
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gatagata
04-23-2011, 07:53 AM
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HayastanciCule
04-23-2011, 06:23 PM
those screens look sick! cant wait for this iv been anticipating a fifth ever since the first time i played oblivion.

gatagata
04-28-2011, 03:36 PM
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-Lowkey-
05-07-2011, 08:55 AM
[B]Plot
Your main character plays the role of the last Dragonborne. The setting is Skyrim, 2 centuries later from the events of Oblivion. Your mentor in the game is one, if not the last remaining members of the Blades, he is voiced by Max Von Sydow, who is also the narrator of the teaser.

-GASP- We start in a prison again :p.

Setting

- The game takes place primarily in Skyrim which is in the north of Tamriel, it is not known if we will be able to go to other regions.
- Skyrim contains more than just snow, as seen in screenshots, there are rivers, lakes, waterfalls, forests, etc.
- The game is set 200 years after the events of Oblivion.
- There are going to be five 'massive' cities in the game world.
- Dungeons are said to be a lot more unique in Skyrim, should be less repetitive.

Attributes and Leveling

- 18 Skills in total.
- New skill 'Enchantment'
-New skill "Smithing"
- There is no level cap, however after reaching level 50, it will take a lot longer to gain experience.
- At each level, you get a health upgrade and you can then select if you want to upgrade your Stamina or your Magicka.
- You select perks when you level, just like in Fallout 3/New Vegas, however it is not known how frequent these perks will be able to be selected, or how many there will be.
-Dragon Shouts can be found throughout the world.

Creatures and NPCs ~

- Known returning creatures are skeletons, zombies, wolves, horses and elk.
- Confirmed new creatures are giant spiders, mountain and frost giants, dragons, mammoths and sabretoothed tigers.
- NPC face and body models have been significantly approved.
- NPCs are now more dynamic, and will interact with you more.
-Creatures/weapons do NOT scale with you. It's closer to FO3.

Combat ~

- Confirmed weapons are maces, axes, long swords, daggers, bow & arrow.
- There are 85 spells in the game.
- The 'Mysticysm' school of magic has been removed, it's spells have been dispersed to other schools.
- You can perform finishing moves which are unique to the weapon you are using and the creature you are fighting.
- You can dual wield weapons with many different combinations, including left hand spell, right hand weapon.
- You can fight using the shield, however it isn't known to which degree.
- Bethesda has put a lot of time into making the weapons feel real.
- Bow & Arrow is said to 'dominate' the long-distance combat, and are now slower to use, but more powerful.
- They've tried to kill off 'cheap' combat tactics such as backpedaling, when walking backwards you're not fast enough to keep your distance from your opponent and at the same time attack him.
--Customizable menu allows on-the-fly weapon/spell/item usage.

General:

- You can now sprint, at the cost of fatigue.
- You can now edit body features.
- Bethesda has hired a lot more voice actors this time to keep the dialogue fresh.
- Each race is going to look more distinct.
- Faces are now more emotive and are more distinguishable.
- There are now more activities to do in the cities, for example smithing, woodcutting and even cooking.
- When engaging in conversation, you no longer zoom in on the character you talk to, nor does it freeze time.
- The NPC's are much more dynamic, for example, if you drop a weapon inside a city, a young boy may pick it up, run after you, and ask if you dropped it.
Another example of the same event is two men find the weapon and then fight over who gets to keep it.
- The Oblivion styled enemy leveling & loot leveling is out, the one in Skyrim is more in the style of Fallout 3, which in turn is more in the style of Morrowind.
- Fast Travel is still in the game.
- 3rd person view has been improved.



- The new Radiant Story feature will tailor the sidequests found in the world to your playing style.
-The new Radiant Story feature will tailor the sidequests found in the world to your playing style.
- There are kids in the game.
- You can choose to play without the HUD.
-With the new engine, water looks better, trees look better and snow falls dynamically rather than just being a texture on the ground.
- Draw distance greatly increased.
-10 playable races again.


Interesting links

http://www.gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2011/01/20/skyrim-s-dragon-shouts.aspx
-NEW CONCEPT ART/SCREENSHOT: http://www.gameinformer.com/cfs-filesystemfile.ashx/__key/CommunityServer-Components-ImageFileViewer/CommunityServer-Components-SiteFiles-imagefeed-featured-bethesda-elderscrolls-elderscrollsv/wordwall.jpg_2D00_610x0.jpg
-Another new concept art/screenshot: http://www.gameinformer.com/cfs-filesystemfile.ashx/__key/CommunityServer-Components-ImageFileViewer/CommunityServer-Components-SiteFiles-imagefeed-featured-bethesda-elderscrolls-elderscrollsv/nordictemple.jpg_2D00_610x0.jpg
http://www.gameinformer.com/games/the_elder_scrolls_v_skyrim/b/xbox360/archive/2011/01/17/the-technology-behind-elder-scrolls-v-skyrim.aspx

-Lowkey-
05-07-2011, 08:57 AM
- Can you use magic when you're in stealth mode?Everything can be used when you're in stealth mode, but some skills are way more effective. The damage multipliers return, some of them are pretty good as well, like daggers. If you manage to attack an enemy with a pair of daggers when you're unseen, you'll get an extreme damage multiplier, along with some special animation we created.

- What are the main points of corcern, graphically?
Loading new surroundings and keeping the graphics between the 360, PS3 and PC around the same level. All three of them will look the same, not mentioning the higher resolution and anti-aliasing on the PC version. A main point of concern was to change the animations and faces from Oblivion.
Obviously, we started playing Oblivion again as research. The world still looks fine, but the face animations aren't up to standards anymore. Not counting the file extensions, the entire engine has been rewritten, and we now use Havok as our physics engine. We also removed the speedtree technique, which allowed us to create trees and bushes extremely fast. Every tree has been created separately by our artists. ALongside that, we also have fully dynamic lighting and every object gets rendered.

- Are there any plans to do something with Kinect?
We did get the dev kit, and we initially wanted to use Kinect for Skyrim, until we heard how much storage room it uses. So, we left it in the box, untouched.

- Can you combine different types of magic?
Not yet. It's pretty difficult, but we're considering it. The elements in this game play a bigger role now. For example, Frost-based magic will drain your enemies' stamina, making him much slower. Fire magic will do damage over time, and also stays on the ground for an area of effect attack. If we start combining fire in one hand, and frost in the other, things will get complicated. Maybe we'll try our hand at it, but for now, no.

- Fallout had a lot of DLC. Do you have the same plans for Skyrim?
The tempo in which we releases Fallout DLC was too high. We'd rather keep the expectation low this time, especially since we're still working on the game itself. We really want to see a lot of user created contect again. All the tools will be available and free. Of course we want to have the same user created contect on the consoles, but that's very difficult, and much easier to do on the PC. Some of the mods for Oblivion were really good, and some of them weren't even that complicated. One mod changed the physics on bows. You were shooting arrows a lot slower and had to stand completely still, which also meant your shots had much more impact. That felt so good that the bow in Skyrim acts exactly like that.

- Did you guys, because of the success of Oblivion, make Skyrim more casual-friendly?
Not really. You won't need to know every layer of gameplay elements to enjoy Skyrim, and you'll discover a lot about the game along the way. We just assume you're going to use every available skill more and more, because it feels so good. You can be good at every different playstyle, from melee to archery and magic.

- Don't you guys hate it that you can't really enjoy your own game?
Yeah, we do. Normally we wait a few months until we start playing the game, which makes it a bit more fun.

- Quests:
The Radiant System continually gives you new quests and characters that change depending on your actions. Every character has a role and there will be conditions given to every situation. You can drop your sword, while another character may pick it up for you if he likes you. If you find a character that doesn't like you, he might run off with the sword or even fight you with it. Of course, some quests are scripted, but most of the experience is built zround your character.

- Skills/perks:
You're defenitely not stuck to playing one playstyle in Skyrim. However, you will benefit from using specific skills tailored around a playstyle, and you're able to make these skills stronger with the help of perks. There are 18 skills, and there 12 perks associated to these skills. Skills become stronger as you use them more, and you'll unlock different perks by leveling up. While there's no level cap, you'll never be able to open up all perks on one character.

- Interface:
Every object in your inventory an be seen as an 3D object. This includes big items like armor, but items like rings and herbs can be examined as well. In fact, you'll sometimes need to examine your items to uncover the clue to a puzzle. Books an also be read in 3D.

The interface of the skills also drastically changed. Every skill is associated with a star sign. These, in turn, make up three big nebulas, which represent the thief, mage and warrior. The closer a starsign is to a certain nebula, the more the skill is associated with the playstyle. The starsigns are built out of stars, each star representing a perk.

-Lowkey-
05-07-2011, 08:59 AM
I think its safe to say that Skyrim will be GOTY.

Necrophobic
05-07-2011, 09:15 AM
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Ether
05-07-2011, 09:26 AM
^ Oh ****tt.


I also read Athletics and Acrobatics were removed.

-Lowkey-
05-07-2011, 12:06 PM
^ Oh ****tt.


I also read Athletics and Acrobatics were removed.

Yeah the developers said those skills felt redundant as every play style will use them.

Here’s the latest interview with Todd Howard.

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MidnightSpecial
05-08-2011, 12:09 PM
I think its safe to say that Skyrim will be GOTY.

If the finished product is glitch and bug-free

When they rushed Fallout: New Vegas the release was killed by the bugs

i never actually beat the game because it was just a hot mess

but it seems that Skyrim has been in development a while

Big BRICKS
05-09-2011, 12:33 PM
I think that a player should be awarded with athletics if they choose to travel on foot to towns opposed to fast traveling. Doesn't really matter though.

Either way I'm glad they're going to give this game a bit of the Morrowind "alien" feel. I want racism in my games.

-Lowkey-
05-10-2011, 09:36 AM
If the finished product is glitch and bug-free

When they rushed Fallout: New Vegas the release was killed by the bugs

i never actually beat the game because it was just a hot mess

but it seems that Skyrim has been in development a while

Obsidian developed Fallout New Vegas whereas Bethesda are developing Skyrim.

They have been working on the game since they finished Oblivion. Not to mention the entirely new game engine that has been developed and definitely looks much improved on the engine used in Oblivion, F3 and FNV.

Of course there will be Bugs/Glitches that***8217;s a given on games this size but i doubt it will be anywhere near as buggy as Obsidians rushed New Vegas.

-Lowkey-
05-10-2011, 09:44 AM
I think that a player should be awarded with athletics if they choose to travel on foot to towns opposed to fast traveling. Doesn't really matter though.

Either way I'm glad they're going to give this game a bit of the Morrowind "alien" feel. I want racism in my games.

I think also it has to do with the new sprint bar players can now sprint for a time at the cost of fatigue/stamina I guess similar to GTA games.

Yeah should be fun to play through using various races to see how the world reacts to you differently and maybe new quests options depending on your race. I know the Nords are racist towards the elves so playing as those two races could be quite cool.

Ether
05-30-2011, 12:34 AM
Since ME3 was delayed, this will be GOTY.

Grand Champ
05-30-2011, 08:31 AM
Since ME3 was delayed, this will be GOTY.

There's some stiff competition though.. We also got The Witcher 2 and L.A Noire !

-Lowkey-
06-04-2011, 08:45 AM
New screen shots.

http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/248632_10150191377051404_131368351403_7044303_6335 479_n.jpg

http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/252833_10150191377036404_131368351403_7044302_4843 137_n.jpg

Giant Mammoths and a badass looking Nord with a glass eye. :wank:

Big BRICKS
06-05-2011, 08:02 PM
I wanna be able to change my character's size.

Ether
06-06-2011, 05:01 PM
Gameplay of Skyrim. Vid May be taken down.

e3

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???
06-06-2011, 05:34 PM
Gameplay of Skyrim. Vid May be taken down.

e3

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Damn, looks good!

-Lowkey-
06-06-2011, 05:40 PM
A few things about the demo i didnt like.

Personally, I didnt like the fact that when he switched from a weapon to magic, the weapon just dissaper from his hand.

The camera looked like it floatet in the air when he was in 1st person, there wasn't really any head bobbing, or anything.

The excessively large on-screen text.

The AI leaves a lot to be desired IMO:

When he shot the enemy with the bow the other guy standing next to him was like "Huh, my partner just been shot by a bow! oh well, whatever" and does nothing?

When the giant is lifted into the air by the dragon and dropped, he doesn't react. No arms flapping about or anything. He just falls perfectly motionless.

I hope they sort this out.

I know im being picky but apart from those thing it looked great and they still have time to work on it.

Grand Champ
06-06-2011, 06:57 PM
A few things about the demo i didnt like.

Personally, I didnt like the fact that when he switched from a weapon to magic, the weapon just dissaper from his hand.

The camera looked like it floatet in the air when he was in 1st person, there wasn't really any head bobbing, or anything.

The excessively large on-screen text.

The AI leaves a lot to be desired IMO:

When he shot the enemy with the bow the other guy standing next to him was like "Huh, my partner just been shot by a bow! oh well, whatever" and does nothing?

When the giant is lifted into the air by the dragon and dropped, he doesn't react. No arms flapping about or anything. He just falls perfectly motionless.

I hope they sort this out.

I know im being picky but apart from those thing it looked great and they still have time to work on it.

Get this game for PC bro, modders usually fix these things within' the first 3 weeks! Together with the bugs and glitches that WILL be there. Lets just hope they aren't game breaking like Fallout New Vegas..........

Grand Champ
06-06-2011, 06:59 PM
Gameplay of Skyrim. Vid May be taken down.

e3

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Woooooooooooow! This kinda blew me away :) The tundra part = Awesomeness!

HayastanciCule
06-06-2011, 07:10 PM
looks epic! cant wait for this to drop

ditto on the PC version, its what this game is really made for. with a large modding community behind it the replay value will be immense

-Lowkey-
06-08-2011, 06:47 AM
Get this game for PC bro, modders usually fix these things within' the first 3 weeks! Together with the bugs and glitches that WILL be there. Lets just hope they aren't game breaking like Fallout New Vegas..........

I don’t currently have the funds to splash out on a brand new gamming P.C, I have seen some of the mods guys made for Oblivion they look great and no doubt add a lot to the game. Hopefully ill get one sometime next year. Also there where rumours that the best mods will be selected and put on 360 marketplace to download (not sure how true that is) but yeah ill be stuck playing on my ****ty xbox for now, I don’t mind to much the game looks epic.

Btw here’s the new extended demo from yesterdays E3 I’m hyped.

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Grand Champ
06-08-2011, 07:02 AM
I don’t currently have the funds to splash out on a brand new gamming P.C, I have seen some of the mods guys made for Oblivion they look great and no doubt add a lot to the game. Hopefully ill get one sometime next year. Also there where rumours that the best mods will be selected and put on 360 marketplace to download (not sure how true that is) but yeah ill be stuck playing on my ****ty xbox for now, I don’t mind to much the game looks epic.

Btw here’s the new extended demo from yesterdays E3 I’m hyped.

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Not to put salt in the wound, but the lack of loading time alone makes it worth it. Oblivion had crazy memory drops to the point where you had to wait a full minute just going through a door! A decent gaming PC will barely have any loading like that on Ultra settings!

It does look great though, and yeah they should def make some money selling the best mods on marketplace. eaasy money.

Necrophobic
06-08-2011, 12:42 PM
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Ether
06-29-2011, 12:11 PM
Skyrim DLC Details
Bethesda going for the less is more approach
UK, June 29, 2011

Bethesda game director Todd Howard has revealed in an interview with AusGamers that he would like fewer pieces of DLC for the upcoming The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, with downloadable content being "more substantial" than what was seen in Fallout 3.

Despite this, Howard added that the team currently don't have any plans for their post-launch episodes.

"So right now I can say that we'd like to do less DLC but bigger ones ***8211; you know, more substantial. The Fallout 3 pace that we did was very chaotic. We did a lot of them ***8211; we had two overlapping groups ***8211; and we don't know what we're going to make yet, but we'd like them to be closer to an expansion pack feel," he said.

He also revealed that DLC will be available after the main quest is beaten, putting to rest one of the biggest complaints about their Fallout 3.

Skyrim is set for release on November 11, 2011 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.


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Ether
07-19-2011, 11:45 PM
Five Reasons Skyrim is Going to Make You its *****
Say goodbye to your spare time come November.


Skyrim is like the John Romero of RPGs: it's going to make you its *****. Even though 2011's end of year release schedule is as over-encumbered with AAA titles as any holiday season before it ***8211; what with the likes of Batman: Arkham City, Uncharted 3, and the twin towers of Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3 all ready to grab your spare time by the balls and squeeze ***8211; Skyrim has the size and scope to banish the other big names on your shopping list to a state of shrink-wrapped suspended animation well into the new year. It might be January before you take any other game off the shelf, as you'll be too busy slaying dragons in Bethesda's latest epic.

We sat down with Skyrim's Lead Producer Craig Lafferty, who detailed five reasons why The Elder Scrolls V is going to make you forget about the concept of fresh air.


1. The story is yours to dictate
The open-ended nature of the Elder Scrolls series has been somewhat of a double-edged sword in the past. While the lack of hand-holding and clear story objectives in Morrowind ***8211; and to a slightly lesser extent Oblivion ***8211; brought a sense of liberation to some, it also spelt intimidation to others who struggled for a sense of purpose without obvious checkpoint markers dragging them through the narrative. It's something that Bethesda is certainly aware of, but the developer is only making some slight tweaks to its open-ended formula.

"I don't know if we're concerned about it," says lead producer Craig Lafferty. "We'd certainly like for people to be able to finish the games. We've gotten better at sort of guiding the player along ***8211; almost like the carrot on the stick ***8211; guiding them towards how to finish the main quest. But really we make these huge open world games so you can go where you want, be what you want, play what you want, so if you don't ever finish [the main quest] but you're still having a great time then that's fine too. We've heard stories of players playing 200-300 hours of our previous games without ever finishing the core narrative."


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One of these 'carrots on the stick' is the new Clairvoyance spell that draws a path along the ground to your next objective. Another nice feature of the game is the dynamic class system, which essentially means your character will level up and evolve in an organic manner depending on your actions ***8211; so you can just pursue the things that you're interested in and your character will automatically mould to your style, eliminating the need to get bogged down spending stat points.


2. There's an insane amount of things to do and see
One of the best aspects of Oblivion was its abundance of water-cooler moments ***8211; because there was so much to see and do off the beaten path, there was always plenty to talk about with friends who were playing the same game at the same time but in an entirely different way. Like that time you became a vampire, or when your friend happened upon a body floating in a stream with a suicide note tucked into his pocket. Then there was that quest ***8211; 'A Brush With Death' - that transported you into a painting in search of a missing artist. It was a watercolour water-cooler moment!

"There's definitely lots more stuff like that," says Lafferty. "We don't want to give anything specific away to spoil it, but we've got a big open world to go anywhere and do whatever you want, on top of the main quest which is about 30 hours long. We still have the guilds ***8211; so the mage's guild, the thieves' guild, the fighters' guild, those are back. The mage's guild takes place in the College of Winterhold. So we have that as well as 150 handcrafted dungeons, and probably over 500 individual activities to do in the world so there's a lot of that as well as the main focus of the story."


3. The dragons are never-ending
Dragons are the big bosses of Skyrim and the battles with them appear to be suitably intense ***8211; at least if the climactic encounter in the game's E3 demo is anything to go by. You can use magic to summon electrical storms to combat them in the air, and when you inflict enough damage upon them they'll crash to the ground with all the heft of a mythical jumbo jet ***8211; carving out deep grooves in the earth and churning up dust and topsoil as their hulking bodies grind to a halt. Then once they're dead, you consume their souls and inherit their power. But the dragons will always come back.

"They're not limited, they're like any other creature in the game, they're not scripted ***8211; you can come across them as you play through the world but they don't go away," explains Lafferty. "It's not like you can defeat all of the dragons and they'll cease to exist ***8211; they'll always be there in the game. And they're also a central focus to the story ***8211; it's the first Elder Scrolls game with dragons - and you're dragon born, you can speak the language of the dragon. So it's just trying to figure out why the dragons are back, why they're special and how does that play out in the world?"


4. Dragons won't necessarily all be your enemy
Are all of the dragons in the mythical land of Skyrim evil, or will you be able to tame them for the purposes of fighting alongside you? Bethesda is keeping tight-lipped on the subject for now.

"We're not really getting into a whole lot of specifics about that," says Lafferty. "But they're not all out to kill you, let's just put it that way."

Thus we're willing to bet that there will be friendly fire-breathers to summon using one of your 'dragon shouts' ***8211; calling on a friendly dragon to fight an enemy dragon would be the definition of fighting fire with fire. Plus the game's mountains look like they'd take an absolute dragon age to ascend on foot or horseback, but on the back of a saddled dragon it could be a short flight to the summit. It's probably unlikely, but mountable dragons as DLC would definitely have us opening our virtual wallets post-release. How about it, Bethesda?

http://xbox360media.ign.com/xbox360/image/article/118/1181905/skyrim_inline2_1310520480.jpg

5. The world of Skyrim sure beats your boring real life
The map of Skyrim is said to be roughly the same size as Cyrodiil in Oblivion, but thanks to a complete overhaul of the game engine since then Skyrim is infinitely more detailed and lush in appearance, with an incredible draw distance that doesn't just extend out into the horizon but upward to the peaks of the towering mountains that loom large over the landscape.

"We made Oblivion and then Fallout 3 on the current gen of consoles, so we've learned a lot more about how to bring a lot out of the current systems," says Lafferty. "So now we have a new UI system, a new animation system, a new renderer, the radiant story and then the world itself, so all these things kind of combine and as a result the world of Skyrim really feels like a solid place you can get lost in."

Just how much is there to do and see in Skyrim? With 280 perks to unlock, five major cities to explore, over 300 books to find, 150 unique dungeons to loot and some 500 individual activities to indulge in, it would truly appear that the sky is the limit.


ign

Grand Champ
07-20-2011, 04:25 AM
Five Reasons Skyrim is Going to Make You its *****
Say goodbye to your spare time come November.


Skyrim is like the John Romero of RPGs: it's going to make you its *****. Even though 2011's end of year release schedule is as over-encumbered with AAA titles as any holiday season before it – what with the likes of Batman: Arkham City, Uncharted 3, and the twin towers of Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3 all ready to grab your spare time by the balls and squeeze – Skyrim has the size and scope to banish the other big names on your shopping list to a state of shrink-wrapped suspended animation well into the new year. It might be January before you take any other game off the shelf, as you'll be too busy slaying dragons in Bethesda's latest epic.

We sat down with Skyrim's Lead Producer Craig Lafferty, who detailed five reasons why The Elder Scrolls V is going to make you forget about the concept of fresh air.


1. The story is yours to dictate
The open-ended nature of the Elder Scrolls series has been somewhat of a double-edged sword in the past. While the lack of hand-holding and clear story objectives in Morrowind – and to a slightly lesser extent Oblivion – brought a sense of liberation to some, it also spelt intimidation to others who struggled for a sense of purpose without obvious checkpoint markers dragging them through the narrative. It's something that Bethesda is certainly aware of, but the developer is only making some slight tweaks to its open-ended formula.

"I don't know if we're concerned about it," says lead producer Craig Lafferty. "We'd certainly like for people to be able to finish the games. We've gotten better at sort of guiding the player along – almost like the carrot on the stick – guiding them towards how to finish the main quest. But really we make these huge open world games so you can go where you want, be what you want, play what you want, so if you don't ever finish [the main quest] but you're still having a great time then that's fine too. We've heard stories of players playing 200-300 hours of our previous games without ever finishing the core narrative."


http://xbox360media.ign.com/xbox360/image/article/118/1181905/skyrim_inline3_1310520414.jpg

One of these 'carrots on the stick' is the new Clairvoyance spell that draws a path along the ground to your next objective. Another nice feature of the game is the dynamic class system, which essentially means your character will level up and evolve in an organic manner depending on your actions – so you can just pursue the things that you're interested in and your character will automatically mould to your style, eliminating the need to get bogged down spending stat points.


2. There's an insane amount of things to do and see
One of the best aspects of Oblivion was its abundance of water-cooler moments – because there was so much to see and do off the beaten path, there was always plenty to talk about with friends who were playing the same game at the same time but in an entirely different way. Like that time you became a vampire, or when your friend happened upon a body floating in a stream with a suicide note tucked into his pocket. Then there was that quest – 'A Brush With Death' - that transported you into a painting in search of a missing artist. It was a watercolour water-cooler moment!

"There's definitely lots more stuff like that," says Lafferty. "We don't want to give anything specific away to spoil it, but we've got a big open world to go anywhere and do whatever you want, on top of the main quest which is about 30 hours long. We still have the guilds – so the mage's guild, the thieves' guild, the fighters' guild, those are back. The mage's guild takes place in the College of Winterhold. So we have that as well as 150 handcrafted dungeons, and probably over 500 individual activities to do in the world so there's a lot of that as well as the main focus of the story."


3. The dragons are never-ending
Dragons are the big bosses of Skyrim and the battles with them appear to be suitably intense – at least if the climactic encounter in the game's E3 demo is anything to go by. You can use magic to summon electrical storms to combat them in the air, and when you inflict enough damage upon them they'll crash to the ground with all the heft of a mythical jumbo jet – carving out deep grooves in the earth and churning up dust and topsoil as their hulking bodies grind to a halt. Then once they're dead, you consume their souls and inherit their power. But the dragons will always come back.

"They're not limited, they're like any other creature in the game, they're not scripted – you can come across them as you play through the world but they don't go away," explains Lafferty. "It's not like you can defeat all of the dragons and they'll cease to exist – they'll always be there in the game. And they're also a central focus to the story – it's the first Elder Scrolls game with dragons - and you're dragon born, you can speak the language of the dragon. So it's just trying to figure out why the dragons are back, why they're special and how does that play out in the world?"


4. Dragons won't necessarily all be your enemy
Are all of the dragons in the mythical land of Skyrim evil, or will you be able to tame them for the purposes of fighting alongside you? Bethesda is keeping tight-lipped on the subject for now.

"We're not really getting into a whole lot of specifics about that," says Lafferty. "But they're not all out to kill you, let's just put it that way."

Thus we're willing to bet that there will be friendly fire-breathers to summon using one of your 'dragon shouts' – calling on a friendly dragon to fight an enemy dragon would be the definition of fighting fire with fire. Plus the game's mountains look like they'd take an absolute dragon age to ascend on foot or horseback, but on the back of a saddled dragon it could be a short flight to the summit. It's probably unlikely, but mountable dragons as DLC would definitely have us opening our virtual wallets post-release. How about it, Bethesda?

http://xbox360media.ign.com/xbox360/image/article/118/1181905/skyrim_inline2_1310520480.jpg

5. The world of Skyrim sure beats your boring real life
The map of Skyrim is said to be roughly the same size as Cyrodiil in Oblivion, but thanks to a complete overhaul of the game engine since then Skyrim is infinitely more detailed and lush in appearance, with an incredible draw distance that doesn't just extend out into the horizon but upward to the peaks of the towering mountains that loom large over the landscape.

"We made Oblivion and then Fallout 3 on the current gen of consoles, so we've learned a lot more about how to bring a lot out of the current systems," says Lafferty. "So now we have a new UI system, a new animation system, a new renderer, the radiant story and then the world itself, so all these things kind of combine and as a result the world of Skyrim really feels like a solid place you can get lost in."

Just how much is there to do and see in Skyrim? With 280 perks to unlock, five major cities to explore, over 300 books to find, 150 unique dungeons to loot and some 500 individual activities to indulge in, it would truly appear that the sky is the limit.


ign

I think I just came.. Hoping for as few bugs as possible and this will truely be major bang for your buck as any major RPG bethesda game.

Ether
08-05-2011, 03:26 PM
Skyrim Collector's Edition Revealed
Dragon statue, art book and a cloth map.

Skyrim fans are now able to more easily spend money on Bethesda's upcoming role-playing epic. The Collector's Edition, to release alongside the regular version of the game on November 11, 2011 on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC, will include a whole bunch of expensive, nerdy stuff.

For $149.99 (US), you get a 12" tall dragon statue, a fancy art book and a DVD about the making of The Elder Scrolls V. Also, if you look at the screen, there's a giant cloth map.

http://xbox360media.ign.com/xbox360/image/article/118/1186476/skyrim-collectors-edition-revealed-20110805000124823-000.jpg

Flabulous
08-05-2011, 03:26 PM
Skyrim Collector's Edition Revealed
Dragon statue, art book and a cloth map.

Skyrim fans are now able to more easily spend money on Bethesda's upcoming role-playing epic. The Collector's Edition, to release alongside the regular version of the game on November 11, 2011 on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC, will include a whole bunch of expensive, nerdy stuff.

For $149.99 (US), you get a 12" tall dragon statue, a fancy art book and a DVD about the making of The Elder Scrolls V. Also, if you look at the screen, there's a giant cloth map.

http://xbox360media.ign.com/xbox360/image/article/118/1186476/skyrim-collectors-edition-revealed-20110805000124823-000.jpg

fap, fap, fap

gatagata
08-05-2011, 05:38 PM
Anymore gameplay vids?

3pac
08-08-2011, 11:57 AM
sick game..

Grand Champ
08-08-2011, 02:28 PM
I don't care about the toys just give me the game. If they wanna juice it up just give me some pre-order in game content.

MOULINYAN KILLA
08-08-2011, 03:06 PM
I have this toy.
http://www.shopncsx.com/images1/products/detail/creed_2_ltd.1.jpg

Flabulous
08-08-2011, 03:19 PM
I have this toy.
http://www.secretdesire.co.uk/93-165-large/rampant-rabbit-vibrator.jpg

:rofl::rofl:

Grand Champ
08-08-2011, 09:29 PM
:rofl::rofl:

That's pretty funny :lol1:

Necrophobic
08-09-2011, 05:03 PM
I hope I can get the art book on its own. This game will be so good its hard to put into words.

Ether
08-09-2011, 07:01 PM
Bethesda threw together a random Dark Elf that can be made in Skyrim

http://i52.tinypic.com/2mot94h.jpg

gatagata
08-10-2011, 12:48 PM
Bethesda threw together a random Dark Elf that can be made in Skyrim

http://i52.tinypic.com/2mot94h.jpg

Don't like his face. Looks too cartoonish.

Grand Champ
08-10-2011, 02:22 PM
Don't like his face. Looks too cartoonish.

Good to see that you can finally put a beard on your character! Something Oblivion lacked quite a bit!

Ether
08-10-2011, 02:38 PM
Grand Champ is gonna make a orc with a beard and be part of the mages guild.

Grand Champ
08-10-2011, 02:57 PM
Grand Champ is gonna make a orc with a beard and be part of the mages guild.

:lol1:

This man speaks the truth! But also the dark brotherhood :firedevil

Flabulous
08-10-2011, 03:09 PM
I hope I can get the art book on its own. This game will be so good its hard to put into words.

£130 for the collectors edition.

Ether
08-10-2011, 03:11 PM
I'm looking forward to the new thieves guild. That one can be a pain in the ass because of Guards. Skyrim better have an Arena!

Flabulous
08-10-2011, 03:13 PM
I'm looking forward to the new thieves guild. That one can be a pain in the ass because of Guards. Skyrim better have an Arena!

Hope we get still get gray cowl. Otherwise I'm not doing the darkbrotherhood.

-Lowkey-
08-11-2011, 09:26 AM
I hope joining certain faction’s locks off other factions. I hated how in Oblivion my guy could be leader of every Faction even though they had conflicting interests. If I join a rebel faction i want the imperials to acknowledge this and not trust me enough to offer me quests.

-Lowkey-
08-11-2011, 09:40 AM
Just had a quick look back through the thread I’m surprised no one seems to have posted the video for the leaked quakecon demo footage. It was basically a 30+ minute demo with Tod playing live in front of an audience it was very similar to the E3 demo only extended and as i said with Tod at the controls live.

Anyway youtube seem to be pretty fast about deleting the footage pretty soon after someone uploads it.

I have a link to download the full video of the demo if anyone is interested?

Grand Champ
08-11-2011, 12:02 PM
I hope joining certain faction’s locks off other factions. I hated how in Oblivion my guy could be leader of every Faction even though they had conflicting interests. If I join a rebel faction i want the imperials to acknowledge this and not trust me enough to offer me quests.

This is true.. Also as Ether said, certain races shouldn't be able to join a faction. Like Orc's in the Mage's Guild..

TheHolyCross
08-11-2011, 12:30 PM
This is true.. Also as Ether said, certain races shouldn't be able to join a faction. Like Orc's in the Mage's Guild..

well that's just racist

Grand Champ
08-11-2011, 02:07 PM
well that's just racist


Of course it is! That's what I want :D It gives re-playability.

Big BRICKS
08-11-2011, 04:49 PM
Sadly, it seems like every Bethesda game becomes more and more retard friendly.. I don't think that half the people who completed Oblivion would be able to complete Morrowind, though all of there games are true epics.

Don't drop the ball Bethesda!

Ether
08-11-2011, 05:27 PM
**** that bricks, ill admit it now. Morrowind was too hard. Got about 25% through.

NChristo
08-11-2011, 06:03 PM
Morrowind was on par with Oblivion imo probably better in some aspect but I enjoyed most quests in Oblivion then I did Morrowind, much more creative and overall enjoyable, I used to love Daggerfall when it first came out as well, such an amazing game went to play it again a few months ago but couldn't get out of the cave / dungeon you start of in solely because of the graphics.

Really looking forward to Skyrim.

Big BRICKS
08-11-2011, 11:19 PM
**** that bricks, ill admit it now. Morrowind was too hard. Got about 25% through.

I liked that about Morrowind though. You could stray from the main quest but you were going to find something that would KTFO you.

Also I hope in this game that there is no more of that "unconscious" horse ****. If I hit someone in the face with a ball of fire or a warhammer, they should die.

Flabulous
08-11-2011, 11:24 PM
**** that bricks, ill admit it now. Morrowind was too hard. Got about 25% through.

Completed it in 10 mins.

Ether
08-11-2011, 11:38 PM
I liked that about Morrowind though. You could stray from the main quest but you were going to find something that would KTFO you.

Also I hope in this game that there is no more of that "unconscious" horse ****. If I hit someone in the face with a ball of fire or a warhammer, they should die.

The morrowind Guards with Gold Armor raping you if you try and steal anything > the oblivion guards taking their time beating your ass. I agree, wandering off wasn't such a good idea on Morrowind, like with Oblivion you can go straight to the Arena which was kind of easy.


Flabber's Khaj and Grand Champ's Orc in Skyrim

http://i54.tinypic.com/bee97l.jpg

Ether
08-11-2011, 11:40 PM
I will say right now i'm racist against the lizard people, and the Khajiits. They're gross. The lizard ones can breathe underwater which is alright but not worth looking like that.

Flabulous
08-11-2011, 11:55 PM
I always play as a wood elf thief/assassin.

Big BRICKS
08-13-2011, 08:26 AM
I always play as a wood elf thief/assassin.

High Elf Battlemage type character

Miburo
08-15-2011, 02:38 AM
Has there been ANY gameplay footage released yet? That's the most ridiculous thing about contemporary games/gamers, they see a trailer composed solely of an FMV/prerendered footage and automatically hype something as the greatest game ever. I mean in this case you more or less know what you're likely to get, but :nonono:

-Lowkey-
08-15-2011, 09:23 AM
Has there been ANY gameplay footage released yet? That's the most ridiculous thing about contemporary games/gamers, they see a trailer composed solely of an FMV/prerendered footage and automatically hype something as the greatest game ever. I mean in this case you more or less know what you're likely to get, but :nonono:

Yes there has been gameplay footage released since E3. There is also the Quakecom demo footage that has been leaked onto the net. However Bethesda will be releasing a HD version of that video soon anyway.

Here***8217;s the link to the leaked footage http://www.megaupload.com/?d=WVCUSKS0

-Lowkey-
08-15-2011, 09:27 AM
Male Orc

http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/art/full/3279351.jpg

Male Khajiit

http://images.eurogamer.net/assets/articles//a/1/3/8/8/0/4/5/Character1L_UK.bmp.jpg

Male Bosmer

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/8613775/Skyrim/SkyrimBosmer/p6Br1.jpg

Female Argonian

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/8613775/Skyrim/SkyrimArgonian/Lizzle-Bob.jpg

-Lowkey-
08-15-2011, 09:34 AM
Male Argonian

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg716/scaled.php?server=716&filename=character2e1up1.png&res=medium

Male Nord

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/8613775/Skyrim/SkyrimNord/skyrim_kaysercharacter.jpg

Female Redguard

http://media.multiplayer.it/thumbs/images/2011/08/14/character1e_it_copia_jpg_0x0_watermark-big_q85.jpg

Male Bosmer

http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/6513/gtbosmer.jpg

-Lowkey-
08-15-2011, 09:43 AM
face comparisons Skyrim/Oblivion/Morrowind

http://i.imgur.com/PmStk.jpg

More Skyrim character pics.

http://i.imgur.com/CXAjr.jpg

Big BRICKS
08-15-2011, 11:22 AM
Where's the goddamn high elves?

Ether
08-15-2011, 11:45 AM
Ehh, gonna be a Nord on first game.

Flabulous
08-15-2011, 11:50 AM
Male Bosmer

http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/6513/gtbosmer.jpg
Sweeeeeeeeeeet! Thanks a lot for the pics. +rep.

Ether
08-15-2011, 11:55 AM
Who's all getting this for PC? Champ, you said you were getting this for PC and ME3 for 360, right? The PC version will be superior regardless, getting this for PS3. First day.

What's everybody getting this, for?

Flabulous
08-15-2011, 12:05 PM
Who's all getting this for PC? Champ, you said you were getting this for PC and ME3 for 360, right? The PC version will be superior regardless, getting this for PS3. First day.

What's everybody getting this, for?

Xbox 360. I like to play games sitting/laying on my bed. Not sitting up straight on a PC.

Flabulous
08-15-2011, 12:06 PM
Going to start a new Oblivion save a month before this comes out. :D

isttoptan
08-15-2011, 12:31 PM
thank you, nice sharing..

Necrophobic
08-15-2011, 04:02 PM
cant wait to see the Imperial, Breton and High Elves. The Bosmer look alot better compared to the previous games version.

Flabulous
08-15-2011, 04:21 PM
cant wait to see the Imperial, Breton and High Elves. The Bosmer look alot better compared to the previous games version.

They look bad ass. Like savage hunters. In Oblivion they looked fairy like.

Big BRICKS
08-15-2011, 07:08 PM
I'll probably be grabbing this for the 360, though I'd really like them to include a few things.

Adjustable character size.. Weight, height, etc. Like I said earlier I usually play a High Elf battlemage type character, but to be truthful it was always because I couldn't exactly create a person that looked like me in the game, size wise. I'd really like to be able to.

Also like I said before get rid of the god damn "unconscious" horse ****. It's my save and I want to do whatever I want, kill whatever I want, etc. I don't want to summon a Flame Atronach just so it can knock someone important unconscious, I want it to destroy them. Bring back the "your actions have ****ed **** up" message. I miss seeing this when I blast a dude in the head for his Daedric armor:

With this character's death, the thread of prophecy is severed.
Restore a saved game to restore the weave of fate,
or persist in the doomed world you have created.

Another annoyance I had with Oblivion was that you could only summon one minion at a time.. Kind of bothers me, I want a legion of demons to roll with. I understand that Oblivion was kind of the E for Everyone version of Morrowind so the game played a little easier, but I hope they bring back the ability to summon more than one minion seeing how it looks like they're going to make Skyrim a little more difficult.

Necrophobic
08-16-2011, 01:48 PM
I'll probably be grabbing this for the 360, though I'd really like them to include a few things.

Adjustable character size.. Weight, height, etc. Like I said earlier I usually play a High Elf battlemage type character, but to be truthful it was always because I couldn't exactly create a person that looked like me in the game, size wise. I'd really like to be able to.

Also like I said before get rid of the god damn "unconscious" horse ****. It's my save and I want to do whatever I want, kill whatever I want, etc. I don't want to summon a Flame Atronach just so it can knock someone important unconscious, I want it to destroy them. Bring back the "your actions have ****ed **** up" message. I miss seeing this when I blast a dude in the head for his Daedric armor:



Another annoyance I had with Oblivion was that you could only summon one minion at a time.. Kind of bothers me, I want a legion of demons to roll with. I understand that Oblivion was kind of the E for Everyone version of Morrowind so the game played a little easier, but I hope they bring back the ability to summon more than one minion seeing how it looks like they're going to make Skyrim a little more difficult.


that's why I want a PC which could play Skyrim. Im pretty sure all the things you mentioned could be put in the game with mods if they aint already in the game.

-Lowkey-
08-19-2011, 06:53 AM
I'll probably be grabbing this for the 360, though I'd really like them to include a few things.

Adjustable character size.. Weight, height, etc. Like I said earlier I usually play a High Elf battlemage type character, but to be truthful it was always because I couldn't exactly create a person that looked like me in the game, size wise. I'd really like to be able to.

Also like I said before get rid of the god damn "unconscious" horse ****. It's my save and I want to do whatever I want, kill whatever I want, etc. I don't want to summon a Flame Atronach just so it can knock someone important unconscious, I want it to destroy them. Bring back the "your actions have ****ed **** up" message. I miss seeing this when I blast a dude in the head for his Daedric armor:



Another annoyance I had with Oblivion was that you could only summon one minion at a time.. Kind of bothers me, I want a legion of demons to roll with. I understand that Oblivion was kind of the E for Everyone version of Morrowind so the game played a little easier, but I hope they bring back the ability to summon more than one minion seeing how it looks like they're going to make Skyrim a little more difficult.

It has been confirmed that you can adjust your characters physical stature but that will also be in relation to what race you select for example the tallest Bosmer might only be as tall as the shortest Nord, you can also adjust your body type as I have noticed in the screen shots some Nords have noticeably more muscular arms than other Nords.

It has also been confirmed that when an NPC quest giver is killed someone else in the quest givers family will then offer you the same quest (part of the new radial system) now it has not been confirmed if essential NPC’s i.e from the main quest will be able to be killed (personally i doubt it).

As for conjuration very little has been revealed thus far apart from in the E3 demo where we see a dragon priest summon a single frost Atronach (the animation looked pretty cool and much improved from Oblivion)

-Lowkey-
08-19-2011, 07:03 AM
Pet dogs anyone?

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/8613775/Skyrim/SkyrimDunmer/FemaleDunmer.jpg

D-MiZe
08-19-2011, 07:28 AM
Never played Oblivion, what's it like?

-Lowkey-
08-19-2011, 07:54 AM
Never played Oblivion, what's it like?

It’s basically a huge open world RPG where the player is encouraged to go where they want and do what they want. There are 10 races to choose from you can be a mage, warrior or thief or any combination of the 3 you can also play as an evil character or a good character etc.

I think this review sums it up pretty well.

<iframe width="560" height="345" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/wSOXBS7TJdg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Ether
08-24-2011, 06:23 PM
Revealed: Skyrim's Characters
Which of the game's ten races will you play as?


In November, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim finally launches for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. And excitement for it is reaching a fever pitch in the gaming community.

Taking advantage of this excitement, Bethesda today unleashed a torrent of images showing Skyrim's ten playable races, and the preset faces that will be available in Skyrim when you boot up the game. Check out the images below for all ten races. Then tell us in the comments which one you're going to choose when you play through Skyrim for the first time this November.


http://pcmedia.ign.com/pc/image/article/119/1190260/the-elder-scrolls-v-skyrim-20110824023458440.jpg

Redguard



http://pcmedia.ign.com/pc/image/article/119/1190260/the-elder-scrolls-v-skyrim-20110824023500406.jpg

Imperial


http://pcmedia.ign.com/pc/image/article/119/1190260/the-elder-scrolls-v-skyrim-20110824023458931.jpg


Wood Elf

Ether
08-24-2011, 06:24 PM
http://pcmedia.ign.com/pc/image/article/119/1190260/the-elder-scrolls-v-skyrim-20110824023500884.jpg

Khajiit


http://pcmedia.ign.com/pc/image/article/119/1190260/the-elder-scrolls-v-skyrim-20110824023501807.jpg


Breton


http://pcmedia.ign.com/pc/image/article/119/1190260/the-elder-scrolls-v-skyrim-20110824023501371.jpg


Argonian

Ether
08-24-2011, 06:25 PM
http://pcmedia.ign.com/pc/image/article/119/1190260/the-elder-scrolls-v-skyrim-20110824023457981.jpg


Orc


http://pcmedia.ign.com/pc/image/article/119/1190260/the-elder-scrolls-v-skyrim-20110824023459968.jpg

High Elf


http://pcmedia.ign.com/pc/image/article/119/1190260/the-elder-scrolls-v-skyrim-20110824023459399.jpg

Dark Elf

Ether
08-24-2011, 06:26 PM
http://pcmedia.ign.com/pc/image/article/119/1190260/the-elder-scrolls-v-skyrim-20110824023457407.jpg


Nord, Ftw.

Grand Champ
08-24-2011, 06:39 PM
Played Redguard as my first char in Oblivion and I think I might do it again just to stand out in viking world ;)

F l i c k e r
08-24-2011, 06:42 PM
I'm not into those kinda setting games but Skyrim looks amazing. I may give it a go as my first elder scrolls. As long as I can make a bad ass Thor looking mofo.

They better give the next Fallout this engine and these graphics.

Ether
08-24-2011, 06:55 PM
They better give the next Fallout this engine and these graphics.

Right on the money, you guys better love this engine because Fallout 4 is on it. This will be a Bethesda Fallout, not obsidian like Vegas.

Flabulous
08-24-2011, 08:05 PM
If I was trying to play realistically - I'd be a Nord Warrior with a big f*ck off hammer. However. I prefer to be an agile stealthy character. :lol1:

MidnightSpecial
08-25-2011, 08:14 PM
Right on the money, you guys better love this engine because Fallout 4 is on it. This will be a Bethesda Fallout, not obsidian like Vegas.

**** New Vegas.....there i said it

It was a piece of ****.....couldnt hold a candle to Fallout 3

Less areas to explore....empty caves and buildings to explore

Tedious mindless missions that sent you criss crossing all over the map to add gameplay hours.

Ton of bugs that RUINED the game

Vegas itself was anti-climatic

The ending was jumbled mess

Ether
08-25-2011, 08:15 PM
IGN


Skyrim Has Same-Sex Marriage
Bethesda just wasn't making a big deal out of it. Rightly so.
UK, August 25, 2011


Peter Hines, the VP of Bethesda's PR, has confirmed on Twitter that same-sex marriage is in Skyrim.

Replying to someone who remarked that "The subject seems hush hush," Hines said, "Not hush hush, just not making a huge deal out of it. You can marry anyone."

He Tweeted later, "Sorry, should clarify. Not any NPC, just mean any male or female. Doesn't matter what you're playing."

Bethesda's right. Why should it make a big deal out of this? If its intention is to create an entire world, it only makes sense that the full spectrum of sexuality is represented. As well as dragons and giant spiders, of course.



The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim is out on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC on November 11.












HALT! STOP RIGHT THERE! ****** SCUM!

Ether
08-25-2011, 08:20 PM
**** New Vegas.....there i said it

It was a piece of ****.....couldnt hold a candle to Fallout 3

Less areas to explore....empty caves and buildings to explore

Tedious mindless missions that sent you criss crossing all over the map to add gameplay hours.

Ton of bugs that RUINED the game

Vegas itself was anti-climatic

The ending was jumbled mess


I remember Midnight, you got Vegas on the first day, we were all hyped. I ended up selling mine after a month and after it crashed my PS3 twice. I even had to fully reformat once. Now i don't feel like such a broke ass since im already back to playing Fallout 3, plus i bought the dlc add ons that are in game of the year edition, Fallout 3 destroys Vegas in everything, even story and sidequests.

Btw, you're getting Skyrim for PC and ME3 for 360 right? or is that Grand Champ..

Grand Champ
08-25-2011, 09:55 PM
IGN


Skyrim Has Same-Sex Marriage
Bethesda just wasn't making a big deal out of it. Rightly so.
UK, August 25, 2011


Peter Hines, the VP of Bethesda's PR, has confirmed on Twitter that same-sex marriage is in Skyrim.

Replying to someone who remarked that "The subject seems hush hush," Hines said, "Not hush hush, just not making a huge deal out of it. You can marry anyone."

He Tweeted later, "Sorry, should clarify. Not any NPC, just mean any male or female. Doesn't matter what you're playing."

Bethesda's right. Why should it make a big deal out of this? If its intention is to create an entire world, it only makes sense that the full spectrum of sexuality is represented. As well as dragons and giant spiders, of course.



The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim is out on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC on November 11.












HALT! STOP RIGHT THERE! ****** SCUM!

No surprise there. Now a day it's easier to have a ****** relationship in a video game than a straight one or none at all. Ever played DA2?

After 5 minutes of getting Anders as a companion:
-Hi Anders
Anders: Did you know your eyes glitter in the light
-Anders.. Stop being weird please
Anders: Do you have the same feeling in...
-Arh! Stop it you horney gay man, get out of my game!

After 125,5 hours of of the game now talking to Isabella:
-Hi Isabella
Isabella: Hi there..
-So.....When we gonna hook up there's only one mission left in this game?
Isabella: In due time.. in due time.

Even Fallout New Vegas with Arcade and Veronica being gays..

Grand Champ
08-25-2011, 10:00 PM
**** New Vegas.....there i said it

It was a piece of ****.....couldnt hold a candle to Fallout 3

Less areas to explore....empty caves and buildings to explore

Tedious mindless missions that sent you criss crossing all over the map to add gameplay hours.

Ton of bugs that RUINED the game

Vegas itself was anti-climatic

The ending was jumbled mess

All good and true points.

Get it on PC though and it's a completely different game with the mods, fixes and console commands. That's why I'm getting Skyrim for PC cuz usually the first month these huge open world games are unplayable before the first patch.

Ether
08-26-2011, 11:47 AM
Xbox Secures Skyrim DLC Exclusivity
Skyrim DLC will appear exclusively on Xbox LIVE for 30 days.


Microsoft has announced that it has secured an exclusivity deal for the first two pieces of Skyrim DLC.

The first two add-on packs will appear on Xbox LIVE first for 30 days, before appearing elsewhere, such as the PSN. Details of what the DLC will contain or when it will be available have not yet been released.

PlayStation and PC owners, what do you think of the deal? Irritated or can you wait patiently for 30 days?

ign

Grand Champ
08-26-2011, 12:46 PM
Xbox Secures Skyrim DLC Exclusivity
Skyrim DLC will appear exclusively on Xbox LIVE for 30 days.


Microsoft has announced that it has secured an exclusivity deal for the first two pieces of Skyrim DLC.

The first two add-on packs will appear on Xbox LIVE first for 30 days, before appearing elsewhere, such as the PSN. Details of what the DLC will contain or when it will be available have not yet been released.

PlayStation and PC owners, what do you think of the deal? Irritated or can you wait patiently for 30 days?

ign

Microsoft always does this. Why they keep these DLC's from PC users is beyond me though since those are their customers too.

This comments seem just about right:

I'm just glad that Sony isn't paying Devs to do dumb little deals like this and instead spend money buying great studios like sucker punch to bring new exclusives.

I wonder how much MS paid for the 30 days of excusivity??? I can't imagine it will really pay off... People who have an Xbox will get it on Xbox, people who have it on PS3 will get it on PS3, the definitive experience will be on PC because of the modding community, and anyone who has to decide between Xbox and PC will choose PC, and anyone who has both a PS3 and Xbox... IDK. I guess they'll go Xbox, cause it will probably look a bit better too.

But are those few people really worth it that money? They probably would have bought it for Xbox anyway, because multiplats are generally better on Xbox, so MS effectively wasted a bunch of money with this deal.

They must think these 30 days will attract people who are looking for a console to choose Xbox... but people who don't have any console, probably wont even know about this deal, or perhaps even the DLC, until it is released, regardless of the platform they choose.

I have never understood these timed excluisivity periods... It is such a waste. Do they think that people wont be able to wait 30 days and go buy a Xbox so they can have the DLC day one??? If anything, the announcement of DLC should get people waiting to buy the GOTY edition... because we can know now, that bethesda is probably just pulling content to release later as DLC... so weak.

F l i c k e r
08-26-2011, 08:05 PM
Xbox Secures Skyrim DLC Exclusivity
Skyrim DLC will appear exclusively on Xbox LIVE for 30 days.


Microsoft has announced that it has secured an exclusivity deal for the first two pieces of Skyrim DLC.

The first two add-on packs will appear on Xbox LIVE first for 30 days, before appearing elsewhere, such as the PSN. Details of what the DLC will contain or when it will be available have not yet been released.

PlayStation and PC owners, what do you think of the deal? Irritated or can you wait patiently for 30 days?

ign


I don't care. I won't buy an xbox so, it doesn't matter to me.

DLC seems to come out on xbox first anyways. They probably pay to get the DLC first.

Don't care though. I'll just wait. It'll eventually be out for PS and PC. It's just something microsoft does to liven up their market.

EDIT: Did anyone else notice how blacks are called "Orcs", racist as **** or what? If you don't know what Orcs are, they are synonymous with the antagonists of LOTR. The ugly ogre looking things.

Ether
08-29-2011, 05:51 PM
ign


How Many Xbox 360 Discs Does Skyrim Fit On?

Just how many Xbox 360 discs will The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim fit on? One.

In a year that saw L.A. Noire span across three Xbox 360 discs, this fall's epic battle through the dragon-infested Northlands of Tamriel fits on a lone DVD.

http://xbox360media.ign.com/xbox360/image/article/119/1191395/skyrimart_1314650481.jpg
The other disc in this image is the making-of DVD.

At PAX, Skyrim's Art director Matt Carofano confirmed to Ripten that the fifth Elder Scrolls game won't spill over onto a second disc.


-



Meaning the game's around 8.54 GB or less. Lol Bethesda wasting Sony's 25/50GB bluray discs. And what about PC players? PC exclusives have special DVDs ranging from around 15-30GB what about them? does anyone care? i just think alot more could of been done/added.

Blackfoot
08-29-2011, 09:39 PM
I don't care. I won't buy an xbox so, it doesn't matter to me.

DLC seems to come out on xbox first anyways. They probably pay to get the DLC first.

Don't care though. I'll just wait. It'll eventually be out for PS and PC. It's just something microsoft does to liven up their market.

EDIT: Did anyone else notice how blacks are called "Orcs", racist as **** or what? If you don't know what Orcs are, they are synonymous with the antagonists of LOTR. The ugly ogre looking things.

The African-looking race in TES games are called Redguards and Orcs are actually Orcs

squealpiggy
08-30-2011, 04:36 AM
I don't care. I won't buy an xbox so, it doesn't matter to me.

DLC seems to come out on xbox first anyways. They probably pay to get the DLC first.

Don't care though. I'll just wait. It'll eventually be out for PS and PC. It's just something microsoft does to liven up their market.

EDIT: Did anyone else notice how blacks are called "Orcs", racist as **** or what? If you don't know what Orcs are, they are synonymous with the antagonists of LOTR. The ugly ogre looking things.

Orcs are green, dummy.

F l i c k e r
08-30-2011, 04:12 PM
I see what happened. I saw the it as name and underneath would be the pic. But it's the opposite. picture and name underneath. I was looking at this page.

http://www.bethblog.com/index.php/2011/08/24/the-races-and-faces-of-skyrim/

-Lowkey-
08-30-2011, 04:58 PM
Orcs are actually a type of Elf "Corrupt Elves" at least in the Elder Scrolls lore i think i might be one in my first play through they look badass.

-Lowkey-
08-31-2011, 09:39 AM
http://nerdtrek.com/skyrim-answers-bethesda/

Q&A some new info including revealed full pick pocket skill tree and also smithing skill tree also been disappointingly confirmed that smithing doesn’t actually alter the appearance of your armour (seems stupid). And I hope there are more Armour types than what are listed in the smithing skill tree.

Morrowind Armors:
Bonemold
Chitin
Daedric
Dreugh
Dwemer/Dwarven
Ebony
Glass
Imperial — Styles used by the Imperial Legion, including several styles of heavy armor (e.g., Imperial Steel Armor, Imperial Templar Armor), some medium armor (e.g., Imperial Chain Armor), a few pieces of light armor and a few weapons.
Indoril
Iron
Netch Leather
Nordic — Styles used by Nordic warriors, including lightweight Nordic Fur Armor, several pieces of medium and heavy armor, and a few weapons.
Orcish
Silver
Steel

Oblivion armors:
Fur
Leather
Chainmail
Mithril
Elven
Glass
Iron
Steel
Dwarven
Orcish
Ebony
Daedric
Imperial
Arena

Skyrim armors: (confirmed)
Hide
Iron
Steel
Dwarven
Elven
Orcish
Glass
Daedric
Ebony
Dragon

I hope there will be more Armours in Skyrim as one of the reasons they gave for merging cuirass greaves was so they can create much more variation in armours. As you can see from that list there are less than previous games, I think the are continuing the trend of dumbing down TES games not good.

Grand Champ
08-31-2011, 01:31 PM
http://nerdtrek.com/skyrim-answers-bethesda/

Q&A some new info including revealed full pick pocket skill tree and also smithing skill tree also been disappointingly confirmed that smithing doesn***8217;t actually alter the appearance of your armour (seems stupid). And I hope there are more Armour types than what are listed in the smithing skill tree.

Morrowind Armors:
Bonemold
Chitin
Daedric
Dreugh
Dwemer/Dwarven
Ebony
Glass
Imperial ***8212; Styles used by the Imperial Legion, including several styles of heavy armor (e.g., Imperial Steel Armor, Imperial Templar Armor), some medium armor (e.g., Imperial Chain Armor), a few pieces of light armor and a few weapons.
Indoril
Iron
Netch Leather
Nordic ***8212; Styles used by Nordic warriors, including lightweight Nordic Fur Armor, several pieces of medium and heavy armor, and a few weapons.
Orcish
Silver
Steel

Oblivion armors:
Fur
Leather
Chainmail
Mithril
Elven
Glass
Iron
Steel
Dwarven
Orcish
Ebony
Daedric
Imperial
Arena

Skyrim armors: (confirmed)
Hide
Iron
Steel
Dwarven
Elven
Orcish
Glass
Daedric
Ebony
Dragon

I hope there will be more Armours in Skyrim as one of the reasons they gave for merging cuirass greaves was so they can create much more variation in armours. As you can see from that list there are less than previous games, I think the are continuing the trend of dumbing down TES games not good.

Really? That's it? I've never liked the way weapon/armor worked in the Elder Scrolls. You would just find a way to grind/glitch to get Daedric armor, enchant it and then never need another sword/armor for the remaining 120 hours of gameplay.

They need some variation, something that makes the different weapons and armors unique. Why someone would choose Daedric over Ebony other than looking at the damage. Some pro's and cons type of ting for each type would be nice.

Example:
Hide would be VERY light weight
Dwarven would be VERY durable
Glass would be VERY fast swinging
Daedric would have more base damage.

Something like that.

Ether
08-31-2011, 02:50 PM
Champ, please don't quote this.


IGN


Skyrim's Perfect World
How crafting, alchemy and well-constructed mythology could make Skyrim one of the most impressively cohesive worlds in gaming.



If there's one thing that games almost always lack, with their eagerness to entertain and often underdeveloped scripts, it's believability. It usually stems from a lack of cohesion: it's difficult to believe that you're wandering around a real world when everything that you can interact with gleams with a highlighted shine, or when helpful tips keep popping up to remind you to press Y to get on your horse, or when there's a ridiculous story told in unskippable cutscenes. You're often snapped back to real life by their lack of subtlety.

Indeed, modern games are so tailored to the player's comfort that they often compromise their own fiction for the sake of it, making things purposefully obvious and easy to digest instead of rich and rewarding. The end result is that their worlds aren't easy to really believe in. How many times in a game have you really felt like you were wandering around in a real place, rather than a series of carefully-crafted scenarios for you to "experience"?

Bethesda has always excelled here, creating games that succeed where almost all others come up short. Bethesda's worlds exist independently of you, the player. Follow a Skingrad drug-dealer as she leaves her home in Oblivion, and you'll see her spend an entire day and a half walking all the way across the world to the Imperial City to supply some off-the-wagon soldier with Skooma, whether you're there to watch her do it or not. That haggard old booze hound in the derelict bar in Fallout 3 will sit there all day, getting up occasionally for a go at the slots. Foxes chase rabbits, wolves chase foxes, and guards valiantly defend villages from bandits (and dragons). Bethesda is far from the only developer to attempt this natural, player-independent game ecology, but it has always done it extraordinarily well.


Hidden structures and abandoned buildings and caves and dungeons are there for you to stumble across, but you may never find them. You're never guided towards them, never forced to explore. History, mythology and plotting are there for you, too, but couched in contextual narrative (like the diaries in a deceased traveller's pocket, or the smeared bloodstains on a wall, or the books lining the shelves of a magician's library) rather than forced upon you in cutscenes or painstakingly explained in dialogue.

It's this, more than anything else, that's had me excited about Skyrim since the minute it was announced. But after seeing the game's opening hours, it looks to me like Skyrim might be an even better-crafter world than Oblivion's or Morrowind's before it (I'd namecheck Fallout 3 as well, but really I'm a New Vegas girl). Self-sufficient, detailed, and with a rich and ludicrously detailed body of mythology and background behind it, Skyrim might turn out to be gaming's closest thing to a perfect world.

Alchemy and crafting play a much more significant role in Skyrim than in any Elder Scrolls game. Every plant and animal seems to serve a purpose ***8211; for potion-making, armour-crafting or weapons forging, or the new cooking system. Raw ingredients like meats and plants have small effects on your character's wellbeing when you eat them, but combine them together over in a cauldron over a fire and the benefits are more pronounced. You find recipes through natural experimentation ***8211; not from a menu, not from an entry in a quest log telling you exactly how many of each ingredient to collect and where to find them. It relies on your natural curiosity.

http://pcmedia.ign.com/pc/image/article/119/1191758/the-elder-scrolls-v-skyrim-20110831072338326.jpg

It's an incredibly enticing prospect for the natural gaming hunter-gatherer when every collectible thing has its uses. You can even swim in Skyrim's rivers, plucking fish out of the water and roasting them on a campfire spit later. A familiar alchemy lab, meanwhile, lets you magic things like bonemeal and plants into potions to help you or hurt your enemies, experimenting with different combinations of ingredients to negate or catalyse their negative effects.

Smithing is rather more complicated. You can mine ore from deposits all over the place ***8211; from the tops of mountains to underground caves ***8211; which then has to be turned into ingots before you can use it for a helmet or a sword or a breastplate at a forge using hammer and bellows. There are grindstones for improving blades as you develop your skills. Meanwhile, all those wolf pelts that you inevitably accumulate on your adventures can be cured and made into useful, wearable, smithable leather for use at a workbench. As well as treasure and secret nuggets of Elder Scrolls mythology, you'll now be searching for rare ores and ingredients in Skyrim's hidden places. It's yet another reason to explore, and another natural way of immersing you in the game's fiction.

As ever in an Elder Scrolls game, all of this is controlled by your skills. In Skyrim's great constellation of capabilities, there are whole branches dedicated to crafting and creation. This isn't something that Bethesda has ever extensively explored in its games before, at least not further than Fallout 3 and its weapons blueprints. It's an aspect of RPG convention that's usually confined to MMOs.

http://pcmedia.ign.com/pc/image/article/119/1191758/the-elder-scrolls-v-skyrim-20110831072338021.jpg

All of this makes me feel like I could happily spend hours and hours just living in Skyrim's world, without bothering at all with the story, just as I did in Oblivion before it ***8211; except this time there's even more to obsess over. In creating such self-sufficient, complete worlds, Bethesda has already brought games forward in several significant ways, and if Skyrim pulls off everything it's trying to do then it will be the developer's most significant achievement yet.

If there's one microcosmic representation of this developer's love for the richly detailed place that it has created, it's the map screen. Zoom out and you can see all the snow-capped mountains, valleys, settlements, ridges and gleaming lakes of Skyrim recreated in perfectly detailed miniature, fogged in places by whisps of cloud. It's a place I cannot wait to delve into; as the 11th November release date grows ever closer, my anticipation just keeps building.

-

Skyrim Tops IGN Reader Poll

Between August 27th and August 28th, we asked our readers to let us know which game yet to come out in 2011 they were most excited about. Over 13,000 readers took the time to respond, and we now have a verdict. 21% of readers responded that The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is the game that has them most jazzed this upcoming fall and winter.

Rounding-out the top five are Batman: Arkham City (15%), Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (14%), Battlefield 3 (13%) and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (11%). You can see the full results below. And be sure to sound-off in the comments about the fall/winter 2011 game you're most excited about.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (21%)
Batman: Arkham City (15%)
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (14%)
Battlefield 3 (13%)
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (11%)
Gears of War 3 (8%)
"Something Else" (7%)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (7%)
Rage (2%)
Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary (2%)

Grand Champ
08-31-2011, 05:32 PM
Champ, please don't quote this.



You dick :lol1:

-Lowkey-
09-06-2011, 08:32 AM
A little leaked footage of the character creation menu.

<iframe width="560" height="345" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Ihix9VY9_sA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Blackfoot
09-06-2011, 01:47 PM
A little leaked footage of the character creation menu.

<iframe width="560" height="345" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Ihix9VY9_sA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

:wank::wank::wank::wank:

I can't ****ing wait for this ****. All of you should consider yourselves lucky that this isn't multiplayer, because my demigod Orc Warrior is going to wreak havoc.

Ether
09-06-2011, 01:58 PM
Wow @ how many of you are planning on starting with Orcs.

Seriously, why? I know it makes it funner but the **** Orcs have to deal with in the everyday life of elder scrolls isn't worth the trouble, or as some of you see it..fun. I didn't even make an Orc on Oblivion, I did on Morrowind and was despised and not taken seriously.

Blackfoot
09-06-2011, 02:52 PM
Wow @ how many of you are planning on starting with Orcs.

Seriously, why? I know it makes it funner but the **** Orcs have to deal with in the everyday life of elder scrolls isn't worth the trouble, or as some of you see it..fun. I didn't even make an Orc on Oblivion, I did on Morrowind and was despised and not taken seriously.

I always enjoyed being an outsider, but I always made an effort to raise my personality so only the true pricks would still hate me.

And it's just something about an Orc Warrior, that combo just exists to destroy ****.

F l i c k e r
09-07-2011, 09:23 PM
<iframe width="640" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/_q2xJ1S6xCc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

check that one out. the character creation. the other one got taken down. :lol1:

For some reason I just want to make a bad ass archer with camanche war face paint.

-Lowkey-
09-08-2011, 08:50 AM
<iframe width="640" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/_q2xJ1S6xCc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

check that one out. the character creation. the other one got taken down. :lol1:

For some reason I just want to make a bad ass archer with camanche war face paint.

Lol that is most definitely not the Skyrim Character creator don’t know what game that’s from but it looks like some JRPG I assure you Skyrims will be a lot better.

-Lowkey-
09-08-2011, 08:58 AM
Wow @ how many of you are planning on starting with Orcs.

Seriously, why? I know it makes it funner but the **** Orcs have to deal with in the everyday life of elder scrolls isn't worth the trouble, or as some of you see it..fun. I didn't even make an Orc on Oblivion, I did on Morrowind and was despised and not taken seriously.

I just think the Orcs look Badass this time around plus with the addition of Bar/Tavern brawls being included who the fu.ck is going to mess with a big angry Orc lol.

For my first play through I have decided to be an imperial Warrior/Stealthy type something like a Ranger specializing in Light armour, 2 handed weapons, Alchemy, Marksman, Sneak and Maybe a little Magic support like conjuration.

Oh and I hear there will be a new Gameplay demo released by Bethesda soon hopefully get to see a few things we haven’t seen yet ill link it in this thread as soon as I see it.

-Lowkey-
09-12-2011, 10:29 AM
The all new demo footage in its full glory uploaded by Bethesda literally 30 minutes ago....enjoy.

<iframe width="560" height="345" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/5xwboyafbwc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

<iframe width="560" height="345" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/d7WohnlLEQo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

<iframe width="560" height="345" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Kt7IeycKJKQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

*Boss*
09-12-2011, 03:35 PM
The all new demo footage in its full glory uploaded by Bethesda literally 30 minutes ago....enjoy.

<iframe width="560" height="345" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/5xwboyafbwc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

<iframe width="560" height="345" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/d7WohnlLEQo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

<iframe width="560" height="345" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Kt7IeycKJKQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

The ending in part 3 is epic :D

Cant wait for this game.

gatagata
09-14-2011, 10:40 AM
Dude went super saiyan at the end.

Ether
09-22-2011, 09:02 PM
http://cdnstatic.bethsoft.com/bethblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/skyrim-ce-3dimage-xbox3603.jpg

The Art of Skyrim Official Art Book ***8211; the massive, 200+ page companion to the Skyrim Collector***8217;s Edition.

TRAV1$
09-23-2011, 08:16 AM
The all new demo footage in its full glory uploaded by Bethesda literally 30 minutes ago....enjoy.

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<iframe width="560" height="345" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/d7WohnlLEQo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

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From Frogger, to this.

Ether
09-26-2011, 03:04 PM
DO-NOT-QUOTE-THIS


IGN



Which Race Will You Play in Skyrim?
Details on the racial bonuses and skill trees in Bethesda's upcoming epic.

by Charles Onyett

Have you decided which race to play in Skyrim yet? Picking the right character is a big decision, as you could theoretically spend over 100 hours in Skyrim, and that's a long time to spend nursing any lingering regrets. Good thing, then, that user Sammuthegreat posted a racial bonus and skill list on The Elder Scrolls forums.

You can pick one of 10 races in Skyrim, each of which will begin the game with different statistics, along with custom bonuses and abilities. Which race do you think you'll want to play?

Orc: Berserker


Redguard: Adrenaline Rush


Wood Elf: Resist Poison, Resist Disease, Command Animals


Nord: Battlecry


Khajiit: Night-Eye, Claw Attacks


Imperial: Voice of the Emporer, find more coins while looting


High Elf: Regenerate Magicka faster


Dark Elf: Ancestor's Wrath, Resist Fire


Breton: Dragonskin, Resist Shock


Argonian: Hitskin, Resist Disease, Breathe Underwater

Also listed were some of the skill trees you can dump points into as you level to power up your character. Below is what Sammuthegreat posted, which doesn't represent a full list.

Speech

Buying and selling price 10% better (5 ranks)
10% price buying from opposite sex
Invest in shops and increase available gold permanently in invested stores
Master Trader - every merchant in world gains 1000 gold for bartering
Buy and sell from any merchant regardless of what they normally buy and sell
Intimidation attempts twice as successful
Persuasion attempts more likely successful


Alchemy

Potions 20% stronger (5 ranks)
Potions for restore health, Magicka or stamina are 25% more powerful (maybe ranked)
Poisons 25% more effective (maybe ranked)
Poisons last for twice as many hits
Two ingredients are gathered from plants
50% resistance to all poisons
All negative effects removed from potions and all positive removed from poisons
2 effects of an ingredient are revealed when testing it for the first time (instead of just one)


Illusion

Dual casting overcharges effect for more powerful spell
Cast Novice spells for 50% less Magicka
Cast Apprentice spells for 50% less Magicka
Cast Adept, Expert, Master etc spells for 50% less Magicka (more levels this time around)
Spells work on higher level animals
Spells work on higher level people
All spellcasting (from ANY school) is done silently
Spells work on undead, daedra and automatons


Conjuration

Novice for 50% Magicka etc (up to Master)
Dual casting overcharges --> greater spell effect
Bound weapons do more damage
Bound weapons cast Soul Trap on target
Bound weapons banish certain creatures
Reanimate undead with 100 more health
Summon 2 Atronachs or reanimated zombies
Summon Atronachs at twice the distance
Summoned Atronachs twice as strong


Destruction

More damage for each school (fire, frost and shock)
Novice for 50% Magicka etc.
Shock damage chance to disintegrate targets if their health is under 10%
Frost damage chance to paralyze targets if health low
Fire damage chance to make low health enemies flee
Place runes 5x farther away


Restoration

Healing spells also restore stamina
Novice for 50% less Magicka etc
Healing spells do 50% more healing
Something about recharging healing spells
More is recharged with each hit with healing spells
Spells more effective against undead
Once a day chance to autocast 250HP restoration when health drops low
Magicka regenerates 25% faster


Alteration

Novice for 50% less etc
Alteration spells have greater duration
Absorb 30% Magicka that hits you


Enchanting

Enchants are 20% stronger (ranked)
Enchanted armor 25% stronger
"Soul gems provide extra Magicka for recharging"
Death blows to creatures but not people trap souls for weapon recharge
Health, Magicka and stamina enchants stronger
Extra effect on already-enchanted weapon can be applied
Shock, Frost and Fire enchants 25% stronger (individual perks for each element)


Heavy Armor

Increase armor rating 20% (5 ranks)
Unarmed attacks with heavy armor gauntlets - damage increased by gauntlets' armor rating
Half fall damage if all in heavy armor
Heavy armor weighs nothing and doesn't slow you at all
Additional 25% armor if in matching set
25% armor bonus if all in heavy armor (not necessarily matching)
50% less stagger if all in heavy armor
10% damage reflected back to enemy if all in heavy armor


2-handed weapons

2h weapons do 20% more damage (5 ranks)
Attacks with warhammers ignore 25% armor (ranked)
Attacks with battleaxes do extra bleeding damage (ranked)
Attacks with greatswords do extra critical damage (ranked)
Power attacks cost 25% less stamina
Standing power attacks do 25% bonus damage, chance to decapitate
Sprinting power attacks do double (critical) damage
Sideways power attacks hit all targets
Backwards power attacks have 25% chance of paralysis


Archery

Bows do 25% more damage
Zoom in
Zooming slows time
10% crit chance
Move faster with drawn bow
Recover twice as many arrows from dead bodies
50% chance of paralysing for few seconds
Draw bow 30% faster


Sneak

20% harder to detect (ranked)
Sneak attacks do 6x damage with 1h weapons
Sneak attacks with bows do 3x damage
Sneak attacks with daggers do 15x damage (end perk on skill tree)
Noise from armor reduced 50%
No longer activate pressure plates
Sprinting while sneaking performs silent forward roll
Running does not affect detection chance
Crouching can make hostile enemies lose sight of you and search for a target

Grand Champ
09-26-2011, 03:25 PM
Looks like they beef'd 2h weapons a bit. It was a joke in Oblivion.. Might be worth it now? Orc or viking doing some skull bashing :wank:

F l i c k e r
09-26-2011, 08:27 PM
I'm gonna make a Legolas with some apache' lookin warpaint. Maybe redguard just for the hell of it. :lol1:

Flabulous
09-26-2011, 08:41 PM
DO-NOT-QUOTE-THIS


IGN



Which Race Will You Play in Skyrim?
Details on the racial bonuses and skill trees in Bethesda's upcoming epic.

by Charles Onyett

Have you decided which race to play in Skyrim yet? Picking the right character is a big decision, as you could theoretically spend over 100 hours in Skyrim, and that's a long time to spend nursing any lingering regrets. Good thing, then, that user Sammuthegreat posted a racial bonus and skill list on The Elder Scrolls forums.

You can pick one of 10 races in Skyrim, each of which will begin the game with different statistics, along with custom bonuses and abilities. Which race do you think you'll want to play?

Orc: Berserker


Redguard: Adrenaline Rush


Wood Elf: Resist Poison, Resist Disease, Command Animals


Nord: Battlecry


Khajiit: Night-Eye, Claw Attacks


Imperial: Voice of the Emporer, find more coins while looting


High Elf: Regenerate Magicka faster


Dark Elf: Ancestor's Wrath, Resist Fire


Breton: Dragonskin, Resist Shock


Argonian: Hitskin, Resist Disease, Breathe Underwater

Also listed were some of the skill trees you can dump points into as you level to power up your character. Below is what Sammuthegreat posted, which doesn't represent a full list.

Speech

Buying and selling price 10% better (5 ranks)
10% price buying from opposite sex
Invest in shops and increase available gold permanently in invested stores
Master Trader - every merchant in world gains 1000 gold for bartering
Buy and sell from any merchant regardless of what they normally buy and sell
Intimidation attempts twice as successful
Persuasion attempts more likely successful


Alchemy

Potions 20% stronger (5 ranks)
Potions for restore health, Magicka or stamina are 25% more powerful (maybe ranked)
Poisons 25% more effective (maybe ranked)
Poisons last for twice as many hits
Two ingredients are gathered from plants
50% resistance to all poisons
All negative effects removed from potions and all positive removed from poisons
2 effects of an ingredient are revealed when testing it for the first time (instead of just one)


Illusion

Dual casting overcharges effect for more powerful spell
Cast Novice spells for 50% less Magicka
Cast Apprentice spells for 50% less Magicka
Cast Adept, Expert, Master etc spells for 50% less Magicka (more levels this time around)
Spells work on higher level animals
Spells work on higher level people
All spellcasting (from ANY school) is done silently
Spells work on undead, daedra and automatons


Conjuration

Novice for 50% Magicka etc (up to Master)
Dual casting overcharges --> greater spell effect
Bound weapons do more damage
Bound weapons cast Soul Trap on target
Bound weapons banish certain creatures
Reanimate undead with 100 more health
Summon 2 Atronachs or reanimated zombies
Summon Atronachs at twice the distance
Summoned Atronachs twice as strong


Destruction

More damage for each school (fire, frost and shock)
Novice for 50% Magicka etc.
Shock damage chance to disintegrate targets if their health is under 10%
Frost damage chance to paralyze targets if health low
Fire damage chance to make low health enemies flee
Place runes 5x farther away


Restoration

Healing spells also restore stamina
Novice for 50% less Magicka etc
Healing spells do 50% more healing
Something about recharging healing spells
More is recharged with each hit with healing spells
Spells more effective against undead
Once a day chance to autocast 250HP restoration when health drops low
Magicka regenerates 25% faster


Alteration

Novice for 50% less etc
Alteration spells have greater duration
Absorb 30% Magicka that hits you


Enchanting

Enchants are 20% stronger (ranked)
Enchanted armor 25% stronger
"Soul gems provide extra Magicka for recharging"
Death blows to creatures but not people trap souls for weapon recharge
Health, Magicka and stamina enchants stronger
Extra effect on already-enchanted weapon can be applied
Shock, Frost and Fire enchants 25% stronger (individual perks for each element)


Heavy Armor

Increase armor rating 20% (5 ranks)
Unarmed attacks with heavy armor gauntlets - damage increased by gauntlets' armor rating
Half fall damage if all in heavy armor
Heavy armor weighs nothing and doesn't slow you at all
Additional 25% armor if in matching set
25% armor bonus if all in heavy armor (not necessarily matching)
50% less stagger if all in heavy armor
10% damage reflected back to enemy if all in heavy armor


2-handed weapons

2h weapons do 20% more damage (5 ranks)
Attacks with warhammers ignore 25% armor (ranked)
Attacks with battleaxes do extra bleeding damage (ranked)
Attacks with greatswords do extra critical damage (ranked)
Power attacks cost 25% less stamina
Standing power attacks do 25% bonus damage, chance to decapitate
Sprinting power attacks do double (critical) damage
Sideways power attacks hit all targets
Backwards power attacks have 25% chance of paralysis


Archery

Bows do 25% more damage
Zoom in
Zooming slows time
10% crit chance
Move faster with drawn bow
Recover twice as many arrows from dead bodies
50% chance of paralysing for few seconds
Draw bow 30% faster


Sneak

20% harder to detect (ranked)
Sneak attacks do 6x damage with 1h weapons
Sneak attacks with bows do 3x damage
Sneak attacks with daggers do 15x damage (end perk on skill tree)
Noise from armor reduced 50%
No longer activate pressure plates
Sprinting while sneaking performs silent forward roll
Running does not affect detection chance
Crouching can make hostile enemies lose sight of you and search for a target

Good read. Quoted because you told me not too.

Ether
09-26-2011, 09:07 PM
Flab you cunt.


I hate how the wood elfs look now in Skyrim, and there are tons of animals all over skyrim, and now the wood elves have an ability called Animal Command. Which could be interesting, but it's not like any wolves or mountain lions are gonna help you against a Dragon.

Ether
09-27-2011, 12:34 PM
Skyrim Voice Cast Announced
Multiple Oscar nominees provide voices.


Several notable actors will be among the cast for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Bethesda revealed today.

The following actors were confirmed to be providing voices:

Christopher Plummer (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Insider)
Max Von Sydow (The Exorcist, Minority Report)
Joan Allen (The Contender, The Bourne Ultimatum)
Lynda Carter (Wonder Woman)
Michael Hogan (Battlestar Galactica)
Vladimir Kulich (The 13th Warrior, Smoking Aces)
Claudia Christian (Babylon 5)
Diane Louise Salinger (Carnivale)
Renee Victor (Weeds)
George Coe (Transformers: Dark of the Moon)

"It's been incredible to have all these actors together," said game director Todd Howard. "When you start a project, you always make your wish-list of actors, and to actually hear them in the game, it's amazing. We can't wait for everyone to experience it."



The publisher also revealed each actor's role, hinting at story elements for the upcoming game.

Plummer will play Arngeir, an elder of a group of monks known as Greybeards. According to Bethesda, the Greybeards are "an order of philosopher monks who are masters of the Way of the Voice" and "live in silent isolation atop Skyrim's largest mountain."

Max Von Sydow plays Esbern, "a chronicler and agent of the Blades who has survived in hiding," while Joan Allen will play Delphine, "one of the last remaining members of the Blades ***8211; an ancient warrior society once sworn to protect the Emperor."



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D-MiZe
09-27-2011, 12:39 PM
Never played Oblivion or any other Elder Scrolls games so I'm curious as to how good this will be.

What's it like compared to Fable?

Leohappy
09-27-2011, 01:40 PM
no jean luc picard in tes 5? the enterprise already left orbit? loooool

Never played Oblivion or any other Elder Scrolls games so I'm curious as to how good this will be.

What's it like compared to Fable?
tes games are essentially single player MMORPGs. there is a red line through the game, but you can skip it completely if you want. even when you finish the game it doesn't actually end (you can add quests and quest packs with mods when ur done). the leveling system is kinda stupid, essentially you have a common skill set for every char(mage just starts a bit stronger in magic skills and fighter with weps,but you can make fighter into an excellent mage too), and you have to be careful how/when you level up to get the best benefit.
haven't played fable, but i read it's kinda simple and linear. not a lot like tes.

Ether
09-27-2011, 02:03 PM
Demise, watch this.

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Cassius Liston
09-28-2011, 08:09 AM
Never played Oblivion or any other Elder Scrolls games so I'm curious as to how good this will be.

What's it like compared to Fable?

Scrolls **** all over fable and its diarrhea

Ether
10-04-2011, 05:17 PM
There are 50 achievements/(trophies) with a total of 1000 points.


Unbound 10
Complete "Unbound" (5)
Bleak Falls Barrow 10
Complete "Bleak Falls Barrow" (1)
The Way of the Voice 20
Complete "The Way of the Voice"
Diplomatic Immunity 20
Complete "Diplomatic Immunity" (1)
Alduin's Wall 20
Complete "Alduin's Wall" (1)
Elder Knowledge 20
Complete "Elder Knowledge" (2)
The Fallen 20
Complete "The Fallen" (3)
Dragonslayer 50
Complete "Dragonslayer" (3)
Take Up Arms 10
Join the Companions (2)
Blood Oath 10
Become a member of the Circle (3)
Glory of the Dead 30
Complete "Glory of the Dead"
Gatekeeper 10
Join the College of Winterhold
Revealing the Unseen 10
Complete "Revealing the Unseen"
The Eye of Magnus 30
Complete "The Eye of Magnus"
Taking Care of Business 10
Join the Thieves Guild
Darkness Returns 10
Complete "Darkness Returns"
One with the Shadows 30
Returned the Thieves Guild to its former glory (2)
With Friends Like These***8230; 10
Join the Dark Brotherhood (3)
Bound Until Death 10
Complete "Bound Until Death"
Hail Sithis! 30
Complete "Hail Sithis!"
Taking Sides 10
Join the Stormcloaks or the Imperial Army (3)
War Hero 10
Capture Fort Sungard or Fort Greenwall
Hero of Skyrim 30
Capture Solitude or Windhelm
Sideways 20
Complete 10 side quests
Hero of the People 30
Complete 50 Misc Objectives
Hard Worker 10
Chop wood, mine ore, and cook food (6)
Thief 30
Pick 50 locks and 50 pockets (10)
Snake Tongue 10
Successfully persuade, bribe, and intimidate
Blessed 10
Select a Standing Stone blessing
Standing Stones 30
Find 13 Standing Stones
Citizen 10
Buy a house (2)
Wanted 10
Escape from jail (3)
Married 10
Get married (16)
Artificer 10
Make a smithed item, an enchanted item, and a potion (1)
Master Criminal 20
Bounty of 1000 gold in all nine holds (4)
Golden Touch 30
Have 100,000 gold (1)
Delver 40
Clear 50 dungeons (4)
Skill Master 40
Get a skill to 100 (1)
Explorer 40
Discover 100 Locations (1)
Reader 20
Read 50 Skill Books
Daedric Influence 10
Acquire a Daedric Artifact
Oblivion Walker 30
Collect 15 Daedric Artifacts (5)
Dragon Soul 10
Absorb a dragon soul
Dragon Hunter 20
Absorb 20 dragon souls (3)
Words of Power 10
Learn all three words of a shout (3)
Thu'um Master 40
Learn 20 shouts (1)
Apprentice 5
Reach Level 5
Adept 10
Reach Level 10
Expert 25
Reach Level 25
Master 50
Reach Level 50

MOULINYAN KILLA
10-04-2011, 06:09 PM
Fable>Elder Scrolls

-Lowkey-
10-05-2011, 08:19 AM
Fable>Elder Scrolls

Definitely true....... if you are under the age of 8.

Mr. Fantastic
10-12-2011, 01:23 AM
Who's all getting this for PC? Champ, you said you were getting this for PC and ME3 for 360, right? The PC version will be superior regardless, getting this for PS3. First day.

What's everybody getting this, for?

I'm still debating on that. I'm going to be building a new computer soon and funny thing is that my current one could most likely play Skyrim on ultra.

I guess PC is much much prettier but the DLC on 360 is usually released way ahead of the PC. Plus playing it on a 55 inch LED with a very nice home theater is making it harder to decide lol.

Pactar∂
10-14-2011, 04:35 AM
Can't wait for this game to come. I played TES 4 a lot, even made a spell mod for it (had some thunderstorm and weather changing spells there, very cool!). My fave char was pure mage. I hope they fixed that stupid bug which caused game lag after a whille. Had to constantly fix my game with a hex editor.

-Lowkey-
10-15-2011, 12:19 PM
I'm still debating on that. I'm going to be building a new computer soon and funny thing is that my current one could most likely play Skyrim on ultra.

I guess PC is much much prettier but the DLC on 360 is usually released way ahead of the PC. Plus playing it on a 55 inch LED with a very nice home theater is making it harder to decide lol.

The DLC will be Available for the 360, 30 days before being available on other platforms so not to much of a wait if I had a choice I would defiantly get the PC version with all the mods that people will make + the better graphics etc.

Ill be getting it for the 360 as I’m a peasant and far to tight to fork out for a gaming PC at this moment in time but if there is a game that ever pushes me into buying a gaming PC it would be a TES game.

HayastanciCule
10-15-2011, 07:02 PM
Who's all getting this for PC? Champ, you said you were getting this for PC and ME3 for 360, right? The PC version will be superior regardless, getting this for PS3. First day.

What's everybody getting this, for?

already pre-ordered for pc. dont ever see myself getting a TES game for anything else. the mods add too much to the game for me to consider anything else

MidnightSpecial
10-18-2011, 11:52 PM
My sex life, social life, and free time are about to be Skyrim's *****.

-Lowkey-
10-22-2011, 01:08 PM
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Big BRICKS
10-22-2011, 09:22 PM
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Ether
10-22-2011, 11:23 PM
disgusting...

Exocet
10-23-2011, 08:04 AM
Interesting reading on the game.

The first ES game I ever played was Oblivion but I must have ploughed 150 hours into it, loved it. I only ever played one save file, as Nord and so didn't really use the conjuration/destuction/spells side of the game. Might be looking to do that a bit more this time around. Unfortunately I have professional exams right at the start of December so won't really be able to play it until after that, but will be all over it at Christmas time. Sure you guys will update me on what it's like anyway. :D

Just some early thoughts of mine:

Is levelling going to be the same as Oblivion? I know you can set the general difficulty but I found the levelling aspect made Oblivion a little too easy ie you go into a dungeon and you know the enemies are only ever going to be a similar level to you. I'd quite like to know that there are some places I can go that I'm gonna get raped in and have to remember to come back when I've levelled up.

Anyone else not really that hyped about dragons? Not really sure how they fit in (like whether they're all evil or something) but I'd happily not have them there tbh.

Hoping there are still tons of forts/ruins/caves etc to spend as much time raiding as I like when I get bored of main mission. Found that to be the best bit of Oblivion, bit of treasure hunting.

Sounds good from what I've read so far, looking forward to it.

F l i c k e r
10-23-2011, 05:32 PM
As far as the leveling goes. I recall watching a video about that. It's gonna be like Fallout 3's leveling. So the enemies grow stronger as you grow stronger but it's also area based as well. So there will be some places with enemies you just aren't strong enough to beat at level 1 or low levels in general. So as you level, you may return to a old dungeon and the enemies in it will be on par with you, even though earlier they were easy kills.


As for the dragons. I like that to be honest. I don't believe they are evil or good. They are just like random creatures out in the wilderness that appear every so often that may or may not attack you. I do believe there will be some dragons in the game that you can talk to as well.


I suppose in this one there will be a ton to do. That's what Bethesda is saying. Won't know for sure till we play it though. :lol1:

bojangles1987
10-23-2011, 11:17 PM
Got this preordered and paid for. Goodbye social life.

Necrophobic
10-24-2011, 08:47 PM
16 DAYS!!! Im pumped like a mother****er for this game.

*Boss*
10-24-2011, 09:52 PM
BF3 + Skyrim = bye social life.

-Lowkey-
10-25-2011, 10:29 AM
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Mr. Fantastic
10-25-2011, 11:45 AM
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Hot damn!! Sooo bad ass!! Thanks for sharing man.

-Lowkey-
10-27-2011, 08:36 AM
New gameplay this is going to be GOTY


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Just a couple of little issues i have from the videos

Watch the sneak kill at 05:35. It seems that like Deus Ex: HR, the victim is 'reset' to a default posture while the animation plays. For those who haven't played it: the victim may be flailing about, crouching, eating, etc., but as soon as the canned kill animation triggers, he is re-positioned to be absolutely still (something that was cheesy-looking in DXHR). I hope this is just poor editing by G4TV, but if it remains like this in the game, it's going to feel very un-Elder Scrolls.

Also American accents for me they sound so out of place in any medieval fantasy type game.

Big BRICKS
10-27-2011, 09:58 AM
Does anyone know what voices dark elves will have?

this will be the deciding factor when it comes to me buying this game or not.

-Lowkey-
10-27-2011, 10:34 AM
Does anyone know what voices dark elves will have?

this will be the deciding factor when it comes to me buying this game or not.

Similar to Morrowind the raspy kind of voice is back defiantly an improvement on oblivion imo.

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F l i c k e r
10-27-2011, 07:33 PM
I'm thinking about getting this for PC instead.

I'd have to buy a new PC though. Because the modding on Bethesda games is RIDICULOUS. Some people have modded New Vegas to have Skyrim-quality graphics. Plus animated prostitution and nude models when stripped of clothing. Ridiculousness. :lol1:

Big BRICKS
10-27-2011, 11:12 PM
I'm thinking about getting this for PC instead.

I'd have to buy a new PC though. Because the modding on Bethesda games is RIDICULOUS. Some people have modded New Vegas to have Skyrim-quality graphics. Plus animated prostitution and nude models when stripped of clothing. Ridiculousness. :lol1:

Same my girl likes to play too and she hates PC games, needs a controller to play.. I might just grab a controller for PC and call it a day.

Ether
10-27-2011, 11:47 PM
Couldn't do it. Couldn't be a PC Gamer.

PinoyZoi
10-28-2011, 04:58 AM
Couldn't do it. Couldn't be a PC Gamer.

With all the P0rn in the internet, I could hardly keep my PC clean from viruses to continue being a PC Gamer!!!

F l i c k e r
10-28-2011, 10:28 PM
Couldn't do it. Couldn't be a PC Gamer.

I don't really care for PC gaming either but I seen some real beautiful mods. Some people made New Vegas look way better than what was given out. I can only imagine what they do with Skyrim's engine.


http://www.newvegasnexus.com/downloads/images/42180-1-1314214621.png

Ether
10-28-2011, 11:29 PM
We know bro.

PC games look superior.

Oblivion for PC for example. First time i looked it up on youtube I thought it was a different damn game, plus all the moded weapons and armor. I left a comment asking what all the character was wearing, and in a response it was 'all mods'.

Big BRICKS
10-29-2011, 02:29 PM
Truthfully, you will get a ballin' ass experience from playing TES games on consoles, but the modding community for this particular series dwarfs any other. If your computer can handle it on max settings, I'd suggest getting your preferred controller and playing Skyrim on PC.

-Lowkey-
10-30-2011, 09:03 AM
So yeah looks like the game has gone gold this week the reviewers have there copies and it looks like one has leaked this video of the start of the game.

As you can tell by the video titles ''Twelve Dogs Dancing At A Bar Mitzvah'' you will not be able to find these video by searching for skyrim lol they may get taken down soon.

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bojangles1987
10-30-2011, 08:36 PM
I'm not a PC gamer, but some games just have to be played on PC, just because of the mods. Oblivion is one of them, Skyrim will be too.

Also Dragon Age Origins, ridiculously better on PC than consoles.

PinoyZoi
11-01-2011, 04:29 PM
I have this game early, and I just played 5 hours of it.........

OMG Game of the Year no doubt.

MW3????? fk that game lol

*Boss*
11-01-2011, 04:45 PM
I have this game early, and I just played 5 hours of it.........

OMG Game of the Year no doubt.

MW3????? fk that game lol

what ??? how come u already have it motherfncker ??? I HATE YOU

PinoyZoi
11-01-2011, 09:26 PM
what ??? how come u already have it motherfncker ??? I HATE YOU

Mod console. I can get games 2 weeks in advance lol

Mr. Fantastic
11-02-2011, 12:34 AM
Mod console. I can get games 2 weeks in advance lol

Why do I have a feeling you're bull****ting?

Grand Champ
11-02-2011, 04:41 AM
Couldn't do it. Couldn't be a PC Gamer.

Don't get why.

Quality gaming PC > Console - any day, every day.

Better graphics, mods, more FPS, keyboard and mouse or controller option..

Big BRICKS
11-02-2011, 12:27 PM
Grabbing my bootleg copy of Skyrim today after work, I haven't been this excited for a game in a while.

PinoyZoi
11-02-2011, 02:57 PM
Why do I have a feeling you're bull****ting?

They leaked out MW3 too.

Lol I have no reason to BS. Modded consoles have been out for so long. Xbox360iso is the only clue I can tell you.

You need a 360 console with a Samgsung/Lite-on to hack your firmware. Hitachi atm does not work. You scratch your chipset to find out the key which is needed to mod. You hook the cable with your 360 to your comp to update firmware. Then all you have to do is Burn games that's out.

bojangles1987
11-02-2011, 03:07 PM
Why do I have a feeling you're bull****ting?

My brother has a modded Xbox, he gets most games at least a week in advance.

Necrophobic
11-02-2011, 08:29 PM
Thank **** i don't have a job anymore or there would be no all-nighters like ill be having next weekend.

Mr. Fantastic
11-02-2011, 08:48 PM
They leaked out MW3 too.

Lol I have no reason to BS. Modded consoles have been out for so long. Xbox360iso is the only clue I can tell you.

You need a 360 console with a Samgsung/Lite-on to hack your firmware. Hitachi atm does not work. You scratch your chipset to find out the key which is needed to mod. You hook the cable with your 360 to your comp to update firmware. Then all you have to do is Burn games that's out.

What you doing on boxingscene then? Get your ass back to the game lol. Try to make a review as soon as possible. :D

Big BRICKS
11-02-2011, 10:38 PM
Playing Skyrim right now, if Arkham City got a 10/10, I can only imagine what this will get.

8002028320831021/10

*Boss*
11-03-2011, 09:42 AM
Playing Skyrim right now, if Arkham City got a 10/10, I can only imagine what this will get.

8002028320831021/10

oh man..that sh*t got me drooling ..... I have to wait until week :( Without spoiling anything . why dont you post your own little review ????

bojangles1987
11-03-2011, 10:18 AM
No way it gets a 10 from IGN. Bethesda games are too glitchy and buggy at release.

Big BRICKS
11-03-2011, 11:31 AM
oh man..that sh*t got me drooling ..... I have to wait until week :( Without spoiling anything . why dont you post your own little review ????

I'm working right now literally in a cold sweat waiting to gtfoutta here and play some more. I know quite a few folks fancy my reviews so i'll have to make one shortly.

Big BRICKS
11-03-2011, 11:38 AM
No way it gets a 10 from IGN. Bethesda games are too glitchy and buggy at release.

Game reviews are always somewhat biased and people should know to try the game for themselves, the experience will never be the same for two people.

That being said, since playing both of these games, if someone ranks Arkham City higher than Skyrim, they are smoking crack.

Ether
11-03-2011, 10:54 PM
Bricks, nobody rated Arkham City a 10 lol ?

I would hope skyrim is better.

it'll get between a 9.5-9.8 from ign

EDGE( brit ****s) are actually the most harsh most difficult to win over game reviewers.

PinoyZoi
11-04-2011, 05:32 AM
The game is amazing, I am surprised other leaker's keep talking about how bad the graphics is on the console version. They got it for free, this game is amazingly fun but the controls is a bit different from Oblivion such as Map and to change armour/weapons and traveling is a bit difficulty for me atm lol.


I love the Duel Wield feature. Total bad ass

-Lowkey-
11-04-2011, 06:52 AM
IGNorant sums up IGN reviews they are terrible I cant honestly take most of there reviews seriously and they are not very credible..

I wouldn’t say Bethesda games are to buggy at release its just that Bethesda are dedicated to creating these huge open environments that others games simply cant do. There is always going to be bugs in huge open world games that’s a given but as long as they are not to frequent or game breaking it shouldn’t deflect much from the quality of the game.

bojangles1987
11-04-2011, 08:11 AM
IGNorant sums up IGN reviews they are terrible I cant honestly take most of there reviews seriously and they are not very credible..

I wouldn’t say Bethesda games are to buggy at release its just that Bethesda are dedicated to creating these huge open environments that others games simply cant do. There is always going to be bugs in huge open world games that’s a given but as long as they are not to frequent or game breaking it shouldn’t deflect much from the quality of the game.

I agree, but the fact those bugs are there upon release is what keeps Bethesda games from getting perfect scores.

*Boss*
11-04-2011, 11:43 AM
Cant believe there's only a week left until the official release !!!!!

Big BRICKS
11-04-2011, 01:44 PM
Bricks, nobody rated Arkham City a 10 lol ?

I would hope skyrim is better.

it'll get between a 9.5-9.8 from ign

EDGE( brit ****s) are actually the most harsh most difficult to win over game reviewers.

http://www.computerandvideogames.com/322102/batman-arkham-city-review-1010-in-game-informer/

Exocet
11-04-2011, 02:31 PM
The game is amazing, I am surprised other leaker's keep talking about how bad the graphics is on the console version. They got it for free, this game is amazingly fun but the controls is a bit different from Oblivion such as Map and to change armour/weapons and traveling is a bit difficulty for me atm lol.


I love the Duel Wield feature. Total bad ass

People are saying the graphics are bad? They look fine on the gameplay demos.