The Empire of Tamriel is on the edge. The High King of Skyrim has been murdered. Alliances form as claims to the throne are made. In the midst of this conflict, a far more dangerous, ancient evil is awakened. Dragons, long lost to the passages of the Elder Scrolls, have returned to Tamriel.

The future of Skyrim, even the Empire itself, hangs in the balance as they wait for the prophesized Dragonborn to come; a hero born with the power of The Voice, and the only one who can stand amongst the dragons.

The next chapter in the highly anticipated Elder Scrolls saga arrives from the makers of the 2006 and 2008 Games of the Year, Bethesda Game Studios. Skyrim reimagines and revolutionizes the open-world fantasy epic, bringing to life a complete virtual world open for you to explore any way you choose.

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About The Banker Conspiracy with 3 comments by SayHelloToMrBullet on Jul 14th, 2014

First of all, a big hello to all 37 people who watch this mod. It's good to know that there is some interest in this project, as it keeps me motivated. No I'm not kidding.

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So what is this mod exactly?

The Banker Conspiracy is a sort-of RPG mod set in the city of Kalamar. Although Kalamar uses assets from Skyrim, it's important to note that the two are unrelated. This mod does not take place in Tamriel. 

The mod's design is relatively simple. You start off in a moderately-sized hub world (overall it's probably a little bigger than Solitude once the whole place becomes accessible), which you can go ahead and explore for loot and side quests.

Along the way you'll receive various missions that involve going off and killing someone. These assassinations are what make up most of the main quest. While most of the levels are somewhat linear, I've been trying to design them so that certain sections allow for multiple routes.

Basically, if you've played Dishonored, it's a lot like that. Or at least that's the plan.

So how different is this from TESV Skyrim?

There's a lot of little differences here and there - mostly gameplay related - but there are some things that you should take note of.

Openness
First thing's first, Kalamar is not an open world like Skyrim is. So you can't just pick a random direction and keep walking that way, cause you're probably just gonna walk into a wall.

As said above, the levels that involve the assassinations are relatively linear. That being said, I'm trying not to make each level a case of 'follow this one corridor to complete the quest.'

Health
Health no longer regenerates past 25%. Which means you need to be a little more careful during combat. That being said, you can find potions that allow you to regenerate to 100% for a short while.

The Torchmen & The Rebels

Playstyle
When you played through Skyrim, you probably stuck to one type of playstyle didn't you? You thought "I'm gonna be a mage," or "I'm gonna focus entirely on warhammers!"

If you do that with this mod, you're gonna get bored really quickly.

The idea behind this mod is that most situations can be approached either with stealth or combat. Not only that, but magic plays what I'd consider to be a fairly important rule. Magic in this mod is like what the Void Powers are to Dishonored, or what the Plasmids are to Bioshock. You're probably gonna use them, and to make up for that, magicka regeneration is automatically buffed right from the start.

Also, sticking to one playstyle is useless now anyway, because....

Skills
...skills no longer increase through use.

Basically what this means is that you can swing your sword at as many enemies as you like, but your One-Handed skill will never increase. Instead, the only way to increase your skills now is through Skill Books, which can be found throughout the world, or bought from merchants.

Stealth
The player has increased sneak ability from the very beginning, and your footsteps are automatically muffled during sneaking.

The AI has also been tweaked a little to make stealth a bit better, but to be honest it's still far from perfect. For example at the moment, if an AI comes across a dead ally, they'll kinda just go "Oh well," and resume their patrol. So there's that.

Keys
One thing I really liked about Dishonored was that the game would tell you what key was needed to open a door. So I decided to incorporate this into the mod.

Basically, activating certain (locked) containers or doors will cause a message to appear in the top left-hand corner, telling you the name of the key that can be used to unlock it.


Keep in mind that if no message appears upon activation, it means that there is no key available for it.

Crafting
Crafting has now been simplified. The reason is simply because the crafting system from Skyrim seemed rather unnecessary for a mod like this.

There are now only four types of crafting stations:

  • Cooking Pot - Used to make food and drink. Uses the Alchemy skill.
  • Crafting Bench - Used to create and upgrade weapons. Uses the Smithing skill.
  • Artifact Crafter - Used to forge magical rings, which carry unique effects. Uses the Enchanting skill.
  • Spell Lab - Used to craft specific spells. Uses the Alchemy skill (as the spells have to be 'drunk' first to be obtained).
The Torchmen

That's all for now

I intend on releasing a demo by the end of year, if everything goes to plan. But for now, I'll keep uploading images and stuff as progress goes along. Thanks for reading.

- Mr Bullet.

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EricBoyce1
EricBoyce1 Mar 23 2013, 10:32pm says:

I need a new computer to play Skyrim ... using XP at low res and in window mode just to get it going. Might have to buy an X-Box and just to test the game and play. I don't understand why they didn't just upgrade the Oblivion Engine ... it was smooth and worked on both platforms with no problems. And the way the economy is, who can afford a gaming rig computer every couple of years?

rant
Eric

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TheJP3372
TheJP3372 May 8 2013, 8:49am replied:

You don't require a powerful rig to run Skyrim. Even a laptop using the Intel HD4000 can run it.

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TheUnbeholden
TheUnbeholden Feb 9 2013, 7:58pm buried:

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Elder Scrolls series has been getting dumbed down
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JweTAhyR4o0

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Nuvendil
Nuvendil Feb 13 2013, 6:00pm replied:

SEIOUSLY?!

This. Video. AGAIN!?

There's like a dozen threads with this same dumb video on BethSoft forums and these points have been discussed, nit-picked, and most struck down MULTIPLE TIMES.

I swear, that vid is like a pestilence...

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chiffmonkey
chiffmonkey Feb 1 2013, 7:54am says:

http://soundcloud.com/chiffmonkey/the-elder-scrolls-online-the

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Dragonlord
Dragonlord Nov 5 2012, 3:31pm buried:

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Great... now they Ret-Con **** up also Morrowind with the latest add-on. **** you Bethesda... **** you for destroying everything that TES is!

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Nuvendil
Nuvendil Nov 6 2012, 10:06pm replied:

Haven't you raged enough? Honestly, if you hate the game that much, then ignore it. There are plenty of die hard TES fans who have been playing SINCE ARENA and are LORE BUFFS who disagree with you. So please, stop raining on everyone's parade (one would think you wrote the lore...)

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brolee
brolee Dec 22 2012, 6:53pm replied:

Totally at a loss whats all the fuss about? Anyways does anyone know of a mod that you don't have to pause Skyrim every two F**KING seconds to select a item?

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Nuvendil
Nuvendil Jan 6 2013, 2:35am replied:

you refer to the imagined lack of hotkeys? Just add an item to your favorites, open your favorites, go to an item in the list a click the desired number (1-9). Voila, item hotkeyed.

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brolee
brolee Mar 23 2013, 10:10pm replied:

I need 3 arms to use the gamepad and whack the hotkeys on the keyboard at the same time can I borrow one of your arms then? :)

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Skyrim is what Elder Scrolls is supposed to be. Gone is the flowery sunshine of Cyrodiil, and instead we get cold, barren Skyrim with snowstorms and people and environments that could really fit into the Middle Ages or a natural Fantasy World. As a person who's been modding ES since Morrowind and playing since DAggerfall in 1996, I can only see this game as a natural and excellent heir to the series. Take it from me - Skyrim is Greatness!

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Some may claim I'm trolling, but I'm not. I seriously didn't find much entertainment value in Skyrim, and I'm glad that I was playing it on loan rather than having actually bought it. It's Oblivion with a new coat of paint and some better conversation bits. It still doesn't have much of a main story, and the sword play is still questionable at best (Kotaku's one writer said the same thing a few weeks ago). I could go on -- but I think this'll probably get voted down anyway so what's the point? Also…

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