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Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Your Questions Answered
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Earlier on this week when we threw our Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim preview your way, we turned the tables over to you to ask for your questions on what we saw when we went eyes on with it in Utah last week. You know, to clear a few things up, go into more detail and what not. In other words, to prepare you for the release of one of Bethesda’s key franchises this year. Why? Because we’re nice like that. The response to our request for questions left us with loads to answer, so without further ado, let’s get on with the show!

Grummy opened the questions up with a few questions. He first asked:

“Did they say, or do you have any idea, what effect improving or ruining a settlement’s economy has, if any? It sounds like improving the economy should make things visibly better, cleaner, tidier, perhaps with better stock in shops, and hurting the economy should mean that the settlement becomes dirty and shops have less stock.”

Todd Howard, Bethesda’s Game Director, did touch upon it briefly, but not in an incredible amount of detail, so I will basically reiterate what he said. For example, if you kill the chap running the wood mill in Riverwood, that would ultimately affect the wood production for the region, which in turn would affect the amount and the quality of the arrows that the town and its shops would produce. Conversely, spend money in the town and invigorate the economy and the arrows that Riverwood would produce would then improve in quality and in quantity.

“Second. That weak moment of AI in the dungeon. Did that get mentioned at all?”

Not really, unfortunately. Hopefully it was a case of an early build of code that Bethesda had produced – seeing bizarre things happen in early pieces of game code is nothing new.

“Third. A slow time shout, right after he's already used a slow time perk? Seems pointless to have a shout for it when you already have it as a perk. Did this get mentioned at all?”

The slow time perk is actually a bow specific perk, whereas the Slow Time shout was a general one that you have to find. So, with the slow-mo arrow perk, basically, as soon as you pull back the bow and arrow to take a shot, you have a few seconds of time slowing down so you can make that key shot – think of it like the passive ability for the Infiltrator class in Mass Effect 2 when using the sniper rifle. On the other hand, the Slow Time shout – depending on which stage of the shout you use, AKA 1, 2 or 3 pieces of the spell – actually slows down time for a pretty long period of time, allowing you to use any weapons/spells as you see fit. Of course, this uses your Shout meter though.

hmp bogeet asked:

“You kept referring to the hero as Dovahkiin, this doesn't mean we are stuck playing a predetermined character right?”

No. The name is the only predetermined thing and it’s basically to signify that you are Dragonborn, which is the main story arch of Skyrim – AKA, you are a Dragonborn who has the power to absorb the souls of dragons you’ve slain and that you are the only one who can stop Alduin. You can choose the sex, look and race of you character, so fear not.

Shinobi273 asked:

“Noticed the bloody sword, no bloody faces like Dragon Age are there?”

Not that we saw, no.

Zombie asked:

“How was the frame rate?”

The frame rate was flawless in all honesty. In the hour long demo there was no let up in intensity and no moments where the game struggled from a frame rate or even technical perspective... which is fairly impressive with a piece of game code that’s still prone to refinement in the next 6 or 7 months.

ch9209live asked:

“I have only 2 question: is there ANY way to jump around like idiot? And did they talk anything about houses and possible how much they would be? (like 1 house = selling 20 swords etc.)”

Although we didn’t actually see the character jump in the gameplay demo – there was no need for him to – from what we can gather, they’ve only removed the acrobatic skill stat, so you don’t get rewarded for jumping. As far as we’re aware though, you can still jump around as an idiot if you wish. As for the houses, the only thing that Howard would say about that aspect is that there will be properties to purchase – like there was in Oblivion – but other than that, that’s all he would say.

ViolatorX asked:

“Speaking about the combat: How reflective is the damage caused by a weapon/spell to the enemies themselves? Will foes be knocked back after being hit by a blunt object? Will cuts show on the bodies? Will an enemy attempt to flee if badly wounded?  As for these executions how graphic are they, I’m not expecting like condemned or manhunt brutality but is it like having to pull your axe out of enemy body, limb removal/decapitation etc?”

The damage is pretty reflective, you can knock foes back, and they’ll even block at times and taunt you too. I guess it all depends on the enemy type, bandits for instance seem to act more human – blocking, taunting, etc – whereas the beasts tended to be less tactical and more savage. I can’t say I noticed any gashes opening up on enemies when hit with an axe though, but Howard said that if the wound was clean, they would lose health over a period of time. Whether the wounds will be visual will be something that could even be added in later. We’ll check at E3 and report back, that’s for sure. As for the executions, from what we saw, they were quite brutal indeed and we saw one where a sword was speared straight through a bandit’s chest. No word on dismemberment yet, although it was brought up, Bethesda wouldn’t comment.

Morrelo asked:

 “1- You mentioned that "the enemies in Skyrim level up like those in Fallout 3, rather than Oblivion". I honestly don't know the difference since I haven't played Fallout 3. Could you maybe explain this?
2- In Oblivion I had "lag" when I was playing out of the city. If I'm correct, this was the case on every Xbox. Has this been fixed with the new engine?
3- You mentioned there were ~120 dungeons and ~100 points of interest. Do you know if this is the definitive amount? Or may this be expanded? And how many were in Oblivion? So I can compare it to something.”

Firstly, the levelling in Fallout 3 was a lot fairer than Oblivion’s system. Oblivion used level scaling to make the enemies you faced a similar level to you, whereas Fallout 3 used area specific levels mixed with a little level scaling – open areas tended to scale enemies to what you were, whereas the actual areas (like dungeons for instance) had set levels. For instance, in Oblivion, if you went into a dungeon as a level 10, the characters would be a level 10 and thereabouts. If you left, and came back, the creatures in the area actually became tougher. With Fallout 3, if you went into a “dungeon” as a level 5 and got your ass kicked, you could come back as a level 15 and kick ass yourself. Skyrim is like Fallout 3 then, thus giving you a reason to level up, because with Oblivion, it was effectively pointless as the world scaled with you.

Secondly, lag outside the city? I’m not sure I ever came across that, but Howard was keen to note that any issues that Oblivion had suffered that impeded gameplay had since been patched and because it’s a new engine, it shouldn’t be a problem here.

Thirdly, I couldn’t honestly give you a specific answer on how many there were in Oblivion, but it’s probably near the 200 mark. Those figures as well are a work in progress I would assume – they usually are in most early showings – so that number could rise. The difference between Oblivion and Skyrim though is definitely its diversity. While Oblivion may have had a lot of dungeons, inside, a lot of the interiors were rehashed and unchanging as you scaled through them. Skyrim on the other hand, the dungeon we got to see in action had so many different looks and feels, that the one dungeon alone put all the Oblivion dungeons to shame. Seriously. And that is something that Howard said was a typical dungeon experience.

Bash Callihoo asked... a lot actually, 7 in fact, so I’ll split them up...

“1. You mentioned that they now have a sort of economic system in the game correct? Well would you know how deep this system goes, whether you can purchase shops or potentially even start a makeshift "career" as a merchant?”

Correct. I touched on the economic system supra and that’s as much as we really know at the moment. I’m not entirely sure whether you can purchase shops – you can houses – and I’m not sure to what extent you can start up a “makeshift career” aside from that you can do jobs around towns. I think when Howard said, “What they can do, you can do” – or something to that effect – really speaks volumes on what we could expect, but of course, that would all be speculation.

“2. Do you know if perks and shouts stack? As you said at one point he uses a slow down time perk and then later a shout that does the same thing. Could you perhaps use the shout and then boost its effects by using the perk afterwards?”

Like I said above, the two different things were to do with two different aspects. I guess you could theoretically use the Slow Time shout and then zoom in with the bow for a super slow mo shot, I can’t see why not, but I’m not sure it’d combine the effects to be a super devastating attack. The shouts in actual fact though are stackable in essence. In short, each shout has three stages – i.e. three words that make up the phrase. On its own, one shout can have a short effect, but with the second or even third word as well, you can extend its effectiveness – the Slow Time would give you more time, whereas with the Unrelenting Force shout, the more words you have the stronger it’ll be and the wider its field of use is.

“3. As far as the combat goes did you notice an improvement in the AI? I know at one point you said the AI was weak for not noticing his bludgeoned companion, but during combat do they use spells more prominently, block, parry, etc? Overall does it look more natural, challenging and fun?”

Actually in combat, the AI looks a lot stronger. That one moment we mentioned was a moment outside of combat. Before we got wowed by the leaping fish in the opening minutes of the demo, we saw our main man, Dovahkiin, take on a few bandits. The first one taunted, didn’t just rush in swinging a sword, and he even blocked, rocked back a few times and looked to attack when it thought it would connect, rather than at certain junctures. So yes, it looks a lot more natural, fun and challenging. And yes, the demon spirit in the Hall of Stories used spells.

“4. How fluid was the demo in terms of keeping the gameplay fast-paced? You mention he uses plenty of spells during the demo, how did the transition look to you? As much as I loved being a mage it was annoying having to switch to your inventory every time you wanted to one that couldn't fit on your spell wheel.”

The demo was setup – I’m not sure whether this is the end UI, so it could change – with drop down menus on each hand, meaning you didn’t have to go into the inventory, so being able to switch them on the fly was easy enough. Howard was able to flick spells mid-battle and use what he thought would be best served on whichever enemy came across his path. This involved him switching from sword/shield combos to spell/spell combos with just a quick navigation of each hand menu.

“5. A simple one here, what were the load times like? I remember them being rather long in Oblivion (Maybe it was just me) but was there ever a time when you thought to yourself "Is it done loading yet?"”

I never once thought that, although, even if I had, it’s hard to judge load times on a preview build as it’s usually one of the things that is fixed last during development.

“6. Could you go a little deeper into the 3D book system you mentioned? It piqued my interest and I would love to hear more about the fancier menu systems.”

I’m glad you asked! The 3D book and scan mode – where you can look closely at items in your inventory from flowers to weapons – is bloody brilliant, and not only can you use it to read bits of scrolls, books or get clues for puzzles from quest items, but you can use it to perv over your weapons or anything in your inventory. It is as it sounds though with the 3D books... rather than reading reams of text on-screen, Skyrim actually gives you a 3D representation of the book – it’s the same for scrolls/parchments, etc – that you can open, zoom in, read the text, flick the pages, etc, etc. It’s a very unique and fancy way to represent something that is usually dull and imaginative.

“7. Last one. When he fights the dragon you make it seem like he was just another enemy with a bigger health bar. In your opinion, did it really look like a challenging fight at all, or was it a matter of "hitting him lots of times" (Sort of relates to question #3)””

Well, when they fought the dragon this time around, Howard mentioned that they upped the health and damage on Dovahkiin simply because they didn’t want to die in the demo – that happens a lot in live demos and is usually counter-productive. So in this instance, it didn’t look too challenging and just looked like a bigger beast with a bigger health bar, but Howard promised us that every dragon encounter is really going to test your resolve and that they’ll be resource sucking beasts in the final version. The key to winning the encounter in the demo was the Slow Time shout, so as long as you buff your character with dragon shouts and perks that suit your play style, you should be fine. It was tricky when the dragon took to the air though... it looked like a complete pain to hit, so maybe it’ll be challenging no matter what. The animations and how they react though – especially when you damage them to a point where they crash and are wounded and can no longer fly – are incredibly impressive.

Apple2Forver asked:

“Does this have an improved third person mode? The Oblivion/Fallout 3 third person is somewhat clunky.”

Yes, vastly improved, both in terms of animation and usability. Howard was keen to push though that Skyrim – like the rest of the franchise – is a first person game and best experienced in first person, but the short time we saw it in action, the third person mode looks like a marked improvement over its predecessor’s.

EnglishCarBomb asked:

“I know you probably didn't see many item drops, but were they all the same generic stuff like in Oblivion? I loved Morrowind because all the items were unique and diverse, whereas it seemed in Oblivion there was just generic item after generic item and the occasional Legendary one. Same goes for the creatures, they were incredibly unique in Morrowind, then they just switched to 'Wolf', 'Bear', 'Goblin', etc etc, which was bloody tedious, so have they changed that too?”

As you guessed, we didn’t see many item drops in the one hour demo – and most of them were staged drops according to Howard – but in the swords alone, there was a huge diversity in the pick-ups. Take for instance the glass Elven sword that I mentioned in the preview. Its shape, colour and texture was vastly different to the sword that Bethesda booted the demo up with. I hope this is an indication as to what we can expect. As for the enemies, the demo saw us take on trolls, bandits, guards, Draugrs – undead skeletons, a demon of some sort, a dragon, sneak past an ogre, slay a giant spider... and this was all in an hour’s gameplay. That’s not including the wolves, mammoths, serpents and ice wraiths that Howard had mentioned either. I think that speaks volumes as to what kind of variety we can expect.

hoopzers7 asked – after a conversation about killing children came up…:

“Were there children in Oblivion?”

They were in Fallout and they’re in Skyrim – I’m fairly sure they were in Oblivion too. And before anyone asks, no, you can’t kill children... you sick puppies!

Steed asked:

“Do spells interact with the environment? Such as using a lightning spell on a pool of water.”

Not that we saw, no, but that doesn’t mean they don’t... It just means, we didn’t see anything like that, although we did see Dovahkiin cut down a pot of burning oil onto a bunch of Draugr which was pretty damn cool.

And to finish off as we started, Grummy had a few more questions...

Grummy asked:

“How is the new Havok engine working? Does it have the cloth dynamics included with it? Does it work on hair?”

Well, the engine in terms of animation and physics seemed spot on – watching the charged Chain Lightning ping someone across a cavern was a particular delight – but as whether there is cloth dynamics or seeing it work on hair, it’s hard to judge as we spent most the time in first-person view. Havok combined with the Creation Engine seems to be creating a game that is head and shoulders above everything – from that respect – that Bethesda Games Studios has created though. Bold. Words.

“What sort of finishing moves did you see? Any magic ones? Did they lop off any limbs?”

We didn’t actually see any magic ones and Bethesda wouldn’t say whether there were plans for dismemberment, although it was brought up, but the executions we did see involved some sort of spearing with a sharp weapon or sword. They were pretty brutal, which is the main thing, right? RIGHT!?

“Was there any noticeable damage or wear and tear to weapons/armour/clothing? Does your character sport any noticeable scars from battle.”

Not that we saw, no.

“What can you tell us about the 18 skills? Do you know what they are? Do different weapons have different perks? Axes have different perks from maces, 2 handed sword different from 1 handed sword different from a dagger?”

Different types of weapons have different perks – as in the bow stuff we talked about earlier. Whether axes and maces have different perks rather than being lumped into blunt or two-handed weapon categories with perks, I can’t answer at this time.

As far as a list of skills we “know” are in it... Well, there’s:

  • Destruction;
  • Alteration;
  • Conjuration;
  • Restoration;
  • Illusion;
  • Alchemy;
  • Enchanting;
  • Sneak;

You should note that those are 100% confirmed and not 99.9%. As far as speculation and educated guesses go though, you should probably expect smithing, speechcraft, marksmen, armour skills, one-handed, two-handed, blocking... and more that haven’t been confirmed yet. Myticism, acrobatics and athletics are all gone though.

“You mentioned the zoom perk for a headshot. Are headshots with bows insta kills? Can you still get headshots with the same effect without the perk? Do bows get finishing moves too?”

No, they’re not insta kills. It was very similar to Oblivion in this respect, for instance, an unseen arrow from the shadows can do more damage to an enemy than one where they see you, thus raising the potential for a one-hit kill – like what happened in the cave in the preview. It all depends on your skills and the health of the person you are trying to take down. And no, we didn’t see any bow finishing moves. That doesn’t mean there aren’t any... we’ve just not seen them yet.

“Strange one, but did a sword have less effect on skeletons (they really should), did they bleed? (I hope not).”

Honestly, that’s something I couldn’t answer without the question being asked specifically or by playing it. Neither of which happened.

“Is M'aiq the liar making a return in any way?”

I could say yes or I could say no, but one of them would be a lie. In short, we have no idea...

“Did you see a big doggy in the settlement? Did it bark?”

Actually... no, which come to think of it, was a little bizarre. Jeez, these RPG makers sure love their dogs though, so maybe that’s only a matter of time before we get that back. I mean, Dragon Age has since followed suit, right? Well, they did in Origins!

“Was there a character called Nigel?”

Well, we didn’t see one... but does a bear shit in the woods? No, I’m being serious! Who says they don’t shit in caves or something?

“ARE THERE CHEESEWHEELS? For the love of God tell me about the cheesewheels!!!”

Although we didn’t see them, I would assume so... I mean after all, cheese wheels are a big part of the Elder Scrolls world. An Elder Scrolls universe without cheese wheels is like an Elder Scrolls universe with no Skooma! And that’s unthinkable!!

And we’re done! If for any chance your question isn’t answered, it’s not because we didn’t find the time to answer it, it’s because being the first reveal to the press, they tend to hold some stuff back. So for instance, all talk about the Guilds, specific job-types and how they worked, armour types and so on, they were all off the table, met with your traditional “We can’t comment on that just yet” comments from Todd Howard. Hopefully we answered most – if not all – of all your questions though, so thanks for asking!

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is out on the 11th November 2011.




 
 

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Comment #1 by l.maciver
Sunday, April 24, 2011 @ 07:03:26 PM
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please hurry Nov 11, please.


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Comment #2 by DaChiefOfOwnage
Sunday, April 24, 2011 @ 07:11:39 PM
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I am really looking forward to this sure masterpiece!


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Comment #3 by elsnoggler
Sunday, April 24, 2011 @ 07:12:13 PM
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No matter how hard I try I can't help but get my hopes way up for this game. I still put Oblivion in every once in a while even though I've played it near to death. Here's hoping Skyrim is a worthy replacement that can last the years and years its predecessors have.


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Comment #4 by Loveless
Sunday, April 24, 2011 @ 07:13:57 PM
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Every time I hear more about this game it sounds better and better.


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Comment #5 by OllyKiriyama
Sunday, April 24, 2011 @ 07:21:23 PM
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Looks awesome

Can't wait!


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Comment #6 by Deimenried
Sunday, April 24, 2011 @ 07:29:47 PM
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I'm glad someone asked about the cheese wheels. It was a matter of grave importance that played heavily on my mind!

I wonder if Skyrim's wolves have the same tendancy of swallowing gold coins...


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Comment #7 by foamy10
Sunday, April 24, 2011 @ 07:33:38 PM
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lol i knew skooma was going to be mentioned at some point xD


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Comment #8 by porkfriedtar
Sunday, April 24, 2011 @ 07:34:53 PM
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november is so far away :(


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Comment #9 by DugDigger
Sunday, April 24, 2011 @ 07:46:12 PM
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I just wanted to say to all the staff @ x360achievements that you guys are awesome! Thanks for getting all these questions answered for us!


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Comment #10 by ViolatorX
Sunday, April 24, 2011 @ 07:53:22 PM
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Nice to see they answered so many questions including mine :)

Lots of good infomation aquired from reading this, Im going to say now we are looking at the goty right here.

Cant decide what format Im going to get though, May get say a collectors version for the 360 and then maybe later get a pc copy for all the mods that are usually made.


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Comment #11 by Earthbound_X
Sunday, April 24, 2011 @ 07:55:11 PM
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Nice job guys!

And if I remember correctly, there were no children in Oblivion, so I kinda doubt there will be any in Skyrim.

For the same reasons too I bet, so you can't kill them.


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Comment #12 by JuiceboxHero
Sunday, April 24, 2011 @ 07:57:21 PM
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dear god. i want, nay, NEED this game! lol. im gonna replay oblivion just for the memories. :)


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Comment #13 by E10phoenix
Sunday, April 24, 2011 @ 08:56:16 PM
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game of the decade right here lol


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Comment #14 by Bash Callihoo
Sunday, April 24, 2011 @ 09:42:53 PM
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Sweet, thanks for the feature Webb, you gave some pro answers there.


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Comment #15 by lid
Sunday, April 24, 2011 @ 09:50:33 PM
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there were no children in oblivion


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Comment #16 by Gilganomics
Sunday, April 24, 2011 @ 09:57:41 PM
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@11
I believe children have been confirmed for Skyrim (though I may be mistaken).


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Comment #17 by Justin Case
Sunday, April 24, 2011 @ 10:11:00 PM
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This game sounds too ridiculous.


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Comment #18 by domn8rdom
Sunday, April 24, 2011 @ 10:36:20 PM
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Dam i didnt know we could ask questions.


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Comment #19 by Nero Mystyraa
Sunday, April 24, 2011 @ 11:14:48 PM
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@13 I highly doubt it, since you know we're in 2011 and that is just the start of a new decade. God knows what the hell is coming out in 2019 for example. Whatever it is, it's definitely going to tear Skyrim to pieces.

It's like saying Fallout 3 isn't better than some RPG that came out in 2001...in which case are you freakin insane!?!?!


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Comment #20 by chaosfinal
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 12:58:49 AM
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i dont remember any children in oblivion,
and M'aiq agrees
"M'aiq believes the children are our future. But he doesn't want them ruining all of our fun."

i just Can't wait to november


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Comment #21 by xXx SoulReaver
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 02:52:38 AM
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This game will live for ever! I'm really excited, to bad it's April


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Comment #22 by exo-apollo
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 03:02:28 AM
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@19 haha are you insane? Morrowind is far better than Fallout 3 and it came out in 2002!


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Comment #23 by PrinceOfThralls
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 04:28:56 AM
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@22
I agree with you and every living being who played Morrowind and Fallout3 and who has a brain will agree that Morrowind is still the best western RPG ever made. Fallout 3 is awesome, I loved it and it may the the second best western RPG, but man there is no chance Fallout 3 is better than Morrowind. Morrowind had SO much more to offer than Fallout 3(and, lets be honest, any other game too).

I have still hope that Skyrim will be as immense as Morrowind, but my hope is not too big. At least Skyrim looks like it will be better than Oblivion, and thats enough. You can't expect another Morrowind to be created...
...but hope is still there...


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Comment #24 by rossaboy
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 04:42:13 AM
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i CANT WAIT for this lol the more i read the more i want it NOW !! november seems so long lol i loved oblivion and fallout 3, n.v :D


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Comment #25 by metallicorphan
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 04:46:59 AM
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the slow motion on the bow and arrow sounds more like V.A.T.S to me



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Comment #26 by Grummy
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 04:48:34 AM
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Thanks for putting this together Webb. One final question (well, series of questions really), on the off chance it go noticed or asked, if you don't mind?

Assuming you don't, I'll move straight on, regarding looting:

Did you see any examples of opening chests or other objects like Barrels, draws, crates etc?
Assuming you did, did the mental nature of the random loot in oblivion get mentioned (as in, opening a Very Hard lock to find a fork and a leek, only to find 50 gold and 3 gems in the cupboard next to it) and if it's better handled this time?
Again, assuming this came up, did Todd mention if loot was hand placed or randomly generated?

Thanks for all this Webb, I think it's safe for me to say we all appreciate you putting so much into this.



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Comment #27 by rossaboy
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 04:53:11 AM
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I hope adoring fan is on this LMAO he was legend :)


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Comment #28 by Morrelo
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 06:51:15 AM
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Thank you for all the answers Webb!
I really appreciate the effort you put into this. Involving the readers in this is great as well!


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Comment #29 by EnglishCarBomb
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 07:51:44 AM
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Wow my question got answered,I feel genuinely honoured. Thanks :D


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Comment #30 by PZR Tarantula
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 08:25:16 AM
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I was curious as to whether or not typing up these questions and answers felt like work or instead just left you in a drug induced coma of all things Elder Scrolls?


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Comment #31 by TpYourHouse
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 08:53:15 AM
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Aww, no questions about unique/Artifact Weapons. -sadface


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Comment #32 by Tortooga
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 09:56:13 AM
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Jeez, this fall is shaping up to be a godsend in terms of games. Gears, Skyrim, CoD. I can't wait!


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Comment #33 by xContritiox
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 11:34:40 AM
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And to think Oblivion couldn't get better! 11/11/11 is too far away though!


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Comment #34 by Lysander
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 12:00:55 PM
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I'm sorry as much as I love oblivion, the loading times were shocking and noone can deny that!


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Comment #35 by hoopzers3
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 03:26:22 PM
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@15 i thought that kid that followed you with a torch was a kid... (the kid that comes up to you because you win in the arena). Well anyway i would always kill him for fun. haha


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Comment #36 by The dvs one
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 09:03:20 PM
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Looks like they have fixed all the problems in Oblivion.

Cant wait!


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Comment #37 by Rayne of Fury
Tuesday, April 26, 2011 @ 01:29:27 AM
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I cannot wait! Every time there's new info about Skyrim, my eyes glue to my screen! O_O


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Comment #38 by blayde
Tuesday, April 26, 2011 @ 06:13:17 AM
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@19
-RPG
-came out in 2001
-better than fallout
It's called pokemon crystal. Sorry.

OT: this game is gonna be too good!! Might try to sleep till 11/11/11...


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Comment #39 by Killerchronic
Tuesday, April 26, 2011 @ 08:16:29 AM
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@15 There were children in oblivion, not young ones though, teenager age. I remember a shop keeper had her daughter in the shop with her, she was shorter with a younger face, i forget which town although i can picture the shop.


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Comment #40 by MaximoBlow
Tuesday, April 26, 2011 @ 10:29:04 AM
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i might gonna die for the wait of this


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Comment #41 by Razzazzika
Tuesday, April 26, 2011 @ 03:36:44 PM
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Very excited for skyrim. I played morrowind for hours and hours and hours Plus Tribunal and Bloodmoon. When I first picked up Oblivion I wasn't thrilled, but I took a long break from it, and when I picked it back up again I got hooked, and it's now residing in my 100% achievement hall of fame.

Currently working on another bethesda game, fallout 3 which totally reminds me of elder scrolls set in the post apocalyptic future.


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Comment #42 by ViNyLek
Tuesday, April 26, 2011 @ 04:57:44 PM
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I have to admit you are being very optimistic with your" just because I did not see it, doesn't mean it's not there". I mean it's truth and all, but I doubt we will see very possible feature someone can come up with in the actual game:-P Other than that good stuff:-)


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Comment #43 by Fade to Black04
Tuesday, April 26, 2011 @ 11:20:19 PM
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@34, load times were crap for XBOX version, my PC loads all oblivion locations I've been to at least 5 times faster than my 360. I'm even running with nearly full graphics, tons of mods, and a processor that barely exceeds minimum requirements, and is too slow for fallout 3.


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Comment #44 by Wing X Custom
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 @ 05:54:51 AM
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NOW THAT is How a Kajeet should look! Fucking sexy Like a cross between Liono from Thundercats and Assland From Narnia.


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Comment #45 by I Gil Galad I
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 @ 08:05:33 AM
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I loved Oblivion and I CANNOT wait for this!


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Comment #46 by IAmRiveted
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 @ 08:38:04 PM
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I wasn't a massive fan of Oblivion (Mainly because I had played the Fallout series exclusively before picking it up, and it just felt really clunky and slow to me) but I have to say this game is really catching my interest. The level of detail they seem to have gone into amazes me, and I'm hoping this will be alot more playable than Oblivion was for me.


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Comment #47 by Zemidek
Thursday, April 28, 2011 @ 12:11:47 PM
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holy molly! look at those graphics this game is totally worth the try i 100% oblivion and im totally gonna 100% skyrim.


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Comment #48 by Boooooom XD
Friday, April 29, 2011 @ 02:25:33 AM
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God orks and khajit have improved massively since Oblivion. This is sure to be a magnicent game.


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Comment #49 by Juun
Friday, April 29, 2011 @ 08:11:22 AM
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There were no children in Oblivion.


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Comment #50 by travioli69
Friday, April 29, 2011 @ 08:54:54 AM
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I haven't been this excited since the wait for..... well, the wait for Oblivion I guess. Except this game looks better in every aspect :D


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Comment #51 by chaosfinal
Friday, April 29, 2011 @ 09:41:13 PM
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2 things must be in skyrim: adoring fan( houndreds of bid killing him) and M'aiq is always fun.


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Comment #52 by killer999320
Saturday, April 30, 2011 @ 04:27:37 PM
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i cant wait for november


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Comment #53 by jrp1234657
Sunday, May 01, 2011 @ 11:58:07 AM
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does that picture mean you can your character a human tiger?


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Comment #54 by jrp1234657
Sunday, May 01, 2011 @ 11:59:07 AM
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MAKE your character I left that out


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Comment #55 by indoorblakininja
Monday, May 02, 2011 @ 07:30:08 AM
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@54

Human tiger? Its more of a lion humanoid creature called a kajiit


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Comment #56 by dwagsizzle
Monday, May 02, 2011 @ 08:37:22 AM
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yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes. and @jrp1234657, its one of the species you can be. they had it in Oblivion too.


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Comment #57 by jrp1234657
Monday, May 02, 2011 @ 05:16:18 PM
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Ok sorry #56 i always picked human never really got around to any others and thank you #55 for clearing that up.


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Comment #58 by jrp1234657
Monday, May 02, 2011 @ 09:14:11 PM
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#17 this may be hard for you to understand but this trillogy has over a million players if you dont like it why are you on this page posting comments.


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Comment #59 by kintaris
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 06:12:57 PM
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Everyone seems to be missing the fact that Orcs seem to have been turned into bad-ass punks instead of plastic-looking bumbling oafs.

Surely this is the most important thing.

Still not convinced by the 'diverse' environments. From snowy mountains to volcanic tundra to icy regions? Diverse indeed. I'll be packing my scarf, all the same.


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Comment #60 by luffy
Friday, May 06, 2011 @ 12:47:25 PM
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OW God Cant Wait !!!!


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Comment #61 by Gamer Miles
Sunday, May 08, 2011 @ 09:24:01 PM
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Mysticism you will be missed.... Lol not really.


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Comment #62 by The Night Angel
Monday, May 09, 2011 @ 09:07:32 AM
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@#61 ya really, i only used mysticism to boost my character's level. lmao


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Comment #63 by DragonBorn
Saturday, June 18, 2011 @ 12:50:43 PM
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Ok, so in the previous Elder Scrolls titles, the dragon born was refered to the emporer of all of Tamriel, so seeing as how you're going to be the Dragon born in skyrim, does that mean you become emporer?


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Comment #64 by DragonbornKing
Saturday, February 23, 2013 @ 07:18:36 AM
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I downloaded the dawngurd dlc and i did a quest for florentius called rescue and it says to kill the master vampire in silent moon camp and when i get in the cursor points to the ground and i tried so much stuff to try and kill the vampire


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