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Tue Dec 6, 2011, 03:35 PM

 

Elder Scrolls V is the best YET!

The scenery is AMAZING! I will post some screenshots when I get some time. If you like RPGs...then this is a 10 out of 10 game for you!

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Reply Elder Scrolls V is the best YET! (Original post)
Rex Dec 2011 OP
TygrBright Dec 2011 #1
Rex Dec 2011 #2
TygrBright Dec 2011 #3
Lone_Star_Dem Dec 2011 #4
TygrBright Dec 2011 #5
Lone_Star_Dem Dec 2011 #14
TygrBright Dec 2011 #15
Lone_Star_Dem Dec 2011 #16
TygrBright Dec 2011 #17
uriel1972 Dec 2011 #6
Enrique Dec 2011 #10
Chan790 Dec 2011 #18
Rex Dec 2011 #19
uriel1972 Dec 2011 #20
romana Dec 2011 #7
Rex Dec 2011 #12
Neoma Dec 2011 #35
Occulus Dec 2011 #37
Whisp Dec 2011 #8
white_wolf Dec 2011 #9
Whisp Dec 2011 #11
Rex Dec 2011 #13
JoeyT Dec 2011 #25
uriel1972 Dec 2011 #21
Whisp Dec 2011 #22
uriel1972 Dec 2011 #24
Ohio Joe Dec 2011 #23
TroubleMan Dec 2011 #29
Posteritatis Dec 2011 #26
ZombieHorde Dec 2011 #27
TroubleMan Dec 2011 #28
Chan790 Dec 2011 #30
Angleae Dec 2011 #31
ZombieHorde Dec 2011 #32
MrSlayer Dec 2011 #33
bluedigger Dec 2011 #34
Neoma Dec 2011 #36
Whisp Dec 2011 #38

Response to Rex (Original post)

Tue Dec 6, 2011, 03:58 PM

1. Alas, it's not so good for taking on the road with you where you won't have Internet access...

...for large chunks of time.

I'll be hanging onto Morrowind for that purpose.

wistfully,
Bright

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Response to TygrBright (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 6, 2011, 05:03 PM

2. How about Oblivion?

 

I still play that game when I am bored. Morrowind...haven't seen that one in years.

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Response to Rex (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 6, 2011, 05:12 PM

3. I actually found Oblivion kind of two-dimensional compared to Morrowind.

Morrowind is much closer to Skyrim structurally.

amiably,
Bright

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Response to TygrBright (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 6, 2011, 05:42 PM

4. Why?

Is it because of the Steam account thingy? If so, can't you just turn off the online feature of Steam and you'd be good to go?

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Response to Lone_Star_Dem (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 6, 2011, 09:05 PM

5. As far as I can tell, you must be connected to Steam in order to play at all. n/t

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Response to TygrBright (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 7, 2011, 06:38 PM

14. I don't think you do.

I've been playing it offline since the previous patch came out w/o any problems. I wasn't in a mood to see my dragons fly backward.

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Response to Lone_Star_Dem (Reply #14)

Wed Dec 7, 2011, 06:55 PM

15. I must be doing something wrong, then.

I tried to play it while our wireless network was down and it wouldn't let me load a saved game or start a new one.

Any clues about what setting, or whatever, it would require to allow me to do so?

curiously,
Bright

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Response to TygrBright (Reply #15)

Wed Dec 7, 2011, 07:48 PM

16. Here's what I did

I opened Steam. I clicked on the top bar where it say's "Steam" in grey letters. It's the first option it also says "View Friends Games Help. Then I selected the second option from the menu which is "Go offline". I've since played in places where they have no wireless, as well as at home where I do. It appears it worked for me and it has also kept me from downloading the unwanted patch until they put out a fix.

If nothing else, it's worth a try.

I hope this works for you!

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Response to Lone_Star_Dem (Reply #16)

Wed Dec 7, 2011, 07:51 PM

17. I will give that a try! Many thanks!

The darn game is so addictive I don't want to leave it behind when I'm on the road.

obsessively,
Bright

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Response to TygrBright (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 7, 2011, 01:24 AM

6. I still prefer morrowind.

Esp. after installing the Morrowind Sound and Graphic Overhaul Mod. I just prefer the strangeness I think, of the landscapes and culture.

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Response to uriel1972 (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 7, 2011, 04:12 PM

10. the cliff racers are bigger in Skyrim

and they call them dragons.

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Response to uriel1972 (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 8, 2011, 02:58 PM

18. I didn't know there was an Overhaul mod for Morrowind.

 

I lent my disk out to a friend so I can't play it right now anyways, but that's something I'd be interested in if you have a link.

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Response to Chan790 (Reply #18)

Thu Dec 8, 2011, 03:27 PM

19. Same here!

 

I am looking for my Morrowind disk ASAP!

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Response to Rex (Original post)

Wed Dec 7, 2011, 09:51 AM

7. Morrowind and Skyrim

I loved Morrowind almost beyond the telling of it--great, fun game with a complex main quest. I am beginning to feel the same way about Skyrim. Really enjoying the story and the gameplay.

Oblivion was fun, but the main quest was terrible.

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Response to romana (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 7, 2011, 06:31 PM

12. Yes, the ending was horrible

 

I was left wondering why they even bothered with an ending to the main storyline. After a very powerful beginning with Patrick Stewart...the end felt cheap.

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Response to Rex (Reply #12)

Mon Dec 26, 2011, 09:26 AM

35. Probably to create a continuation of the story for Skyrim.,,

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Response to Neoma (Reply #35)

Mon Dec 26, 2011, 09:18 PM

37. Elder Scrolls games don't do that, though.

Each sequel is a complete stand-alone product that has very little to do with the events of the games before it.

That said, events from Morrowind and Oblivion are referenced in Skyrim. Read Skyrim's in-game books for the details.

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Response to Rex (Original post)

Wed Dec 7, 2011, 02:16 PM

8. Dragon Age Origins Ultimate Edition - wine wrapped

 

I have a Mac and a copy of a PC DA, and hoping I can find something out there on the interwebs that will work for me. I've spent many hours looking around with no good results.

Anyone here been successful at using wine with this game? I'm not very savy with these things so most likely it is that that holds me back from playing.

The only other wined PC game I play on my Mac is Ultima Online (which is a sweet old timey thing I love), but someone was kind enough to give me baby step by step on how to set it up and it worked great.

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Response to Whisp (Reply #8)

Wed Dec 7, 2011, 02:33 PM

9. Ultima Online. Talk about old school.

Wasn't that the first MMO, aside from MUDs?

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Response to white_wolf (Reply #9)

Wed Dec 7, 2011, 04:37 PM

11. It's ancient. started in 1997.

 

and some people I come across in game have been playing on and off since the beginning. Some very hard core loyalty there.

I play on a free server and enjoy it immensely. Something about that old school feel that brings back great memories.

Some really neat features (on Demise freeshard) incude building your own house/castle (lots and lots of different design possibilities) where you can store your stuff and decorate how you like. Can ride horses and other tameables and a huuuuuuge amount of choices for character setup.

It is truly a gem. I'd trade this in for a WoW any day.

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Response to Whisp (Reply #11)

Wed Dec 7, 2011, 06:33 PM

13. Lord British!

 

My all time favorite game EVA - Ultima III Exodus.

EDIT - Ultima III was a revolutionary move for RPGs - it featured animated characters...a first if I remember correctly.

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Response to white_wolf (Reply #9)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 12:29 PM

25. Depends on how we define MMO.

Dark Sun Online: Crimson Sands came out a year prior to Ultima Online IIRC*. The Twinion series is even older than that, Fates of Twinion was 92 or 93, and L.O.R.D. and the original Neverwinter Nights were around on BBSes.

Damn I feel old now.

*It failed miserably commercially, but it's still around on free servers.

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Response to Whisp (Reply #8)

Thu Dec 8, 2011, 04:56 PM

21. I checked codeweavers.com

who make crossover a commercial wine product and they have Morrowind,Tribunal and Bloodmoon at Gold Medal status that is run almost perfectly with few bugs. Dragon Age Origins is at Silver Medal Status, playable, but with a few major bugs.

Crossover is a wine product for linux or mac (seperate versions) which I've used in the past. If you don't mind paying for it, it's much easier to set up than wine.

Check it out at www.codeweavers.com

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Response to uriel1972 (Reply #21)

Thu Dec 8, 2011, 07:35 PM

22. I'm pretty cheap and poor at this point in my life, so codeweavers is out.

 

Thanks for the info tho, perhaps one day I can do that.

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Response to Whisp (Reply #22)

Fri Dec 9, 2011, 12:10 AM

24. Try posting in the open source and free software group

There might just be a wine guru lurking waiting for the call

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Response to Whisp (Reply #8)

Thu Dec 8, 2011, 08:22 PM

23. I don't use Wine but this guy looks like he got it going

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Response to Whisp (Reply #8)

Thu Dec 15, 2011, 11:18 PM

29. I run Linux, but I have a separate copy of Windows just for gaming.


There's nothing else on the windows installation other than games (and the requirements for those games, such as directx). I don't use it for anything else.

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Response to Rex (Original post)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 02:05 PM

26. I'm really impressed by it so far

I'm not sure about the plot, but that's because I've spent so much time so far just wandering around taking in the ohmygod visuals that I haven't gotten that far into it yet.

It's the first fantasy RPG I've gotten in ages; I'm normally a strategy/SF/historical gaming person so it's a nice switch.

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Response to Rex (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 11:18 AM

27. It's awesome.

My wife and I play often.

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Response to Rex (Original post)

Thu Dec 15, 2011, 11:11 PM

28. I still like Morrowind a little bit better.


Skyrim is great, through. It still holds your hand a little too much for the main quest, but not as bad as Oblivion did. I thoroughly enjoyed the game.

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Response to TroubleMan (Reply #28)

Sun Dec 18, 2011, 10:18 PM

30. Oblivion is vastly improved if you simply refuse to do the main quest.

 

The guild questlines, KotN and Isles all would have made better main questlines.

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Response to Chan790 (Reply #30)

Mon Dec 19, 2011, 01:58 AM

31. You got that impression too huh?

Although I will admit, the mage's guild quest felt a little - detached. One would think that doing quests for the guild as a member would require the using of magic occasionally.

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Response to Chan790 (Reply #30)

Tue Dec 20, 2011, 11:25 AM

32. My least favorite part about Oblivion was the magic.

It was too powerful.

I am really glad the magic was toned down in Skyrim.

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Response to Rex (Original post)

Wed Dec 21, 2011, 02:59 AM

33. No doubt.

 

I've been playing it nearly nonstop since the release. I'm in my second playthrough.

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Response to Rex (Original post)

Sat Dec 24, 2011, 07:07 PM

34. I could (and may) play this game forever.

It's just goes on and on.

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Response to Rex (Original post)

Mon Dec 26, 2011, 09:28 AM

36. I love the Darkbrotherhood quests.

Cicero: Let's kill someone!

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Response to Rex (Original post)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 04:02 PM

38. I got a copy for Christmas! yeeeeeehaaaaaaaa!

 

and am playing it on the xbox360. I would have prefered it for my comp but it doesn't come in Mac version so tough noogies for me.

I found the type size almost impossible to read. Apparently you have to have a big HD screen for best resolution. That kind of sucks but I manage to read most of what I have to.

I was a bit underwhelmed at first but after a couple days trying it out I am really happy with it. So far I think it's the best game I've tried in years. I like the No Grind part of it - you don't hack and slash continuously with fast respawns but have to journey around the breathtaking scenery. I usually do not like games that walking around looking for stuff is 70% of the whole deal but with Skyrim, it feels totally different. I seem to be much more patient playing this thing that I usually am.

Love the part where you can buy houses and decorate them - that is a huge plus for me.

10 out of 10 for me too.

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