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Didn't you just answer your own question? That's who has looted the location before you, if you choose to believe that (this is where roleplaying comes in, of course). It could have been old bandits, or old adventurers. It doesn't have to be the named body of a guy that the bandits are keeping around to satisfy their necrophilia fetish.
It doesn't seem to me like the bandit caves in Morrowind had previous residents, since the caves are very clean, usually organized, and set up for the specific amount of people you'll find there.
Yes, the bandits are named in Morrowind, but outside of a few very specific quests; it's very irrelevant. There's no information whatsoever on the guy who ran at me with an iron dagger and was quickly cut down, so it doesn't force me to think about them any more than the unnamed bandits in the other games. Besides, how would I know their names anyways?
Oblivion has outdoor camps, forts, bandit caves, tombs, Ayleid Ruins, and even a couple houses in the forest. There's also caves that lead to other ruins. I'd say it's at least comparable to Morrowind.
Forgive me if my comments seem all over the place or poorly worded, I haven't had much sleep last night and have been up for hours; and I get tired of reading walls of text.
Yes, Oblivion does have copy and pasted NPCs as well. But in Morrowind, it is a very literal usage of "copy and pasting". Every NPC I encounter is a reskin of the same Commoner who is willing to talk to you about everything you could possibly ask them, and they will all reply to you with the exact same dialogue. No individuality. While that does happen in Oblivion, I feel that it's not as commonplace and there is a bit more diversity in characters.
The physical size of the city doesn't matter much to me. When it comes to Vivec, it is like eating a giant cake that has no flavor. It's large, yes, but there doesn't seem to be any reason for me to want to get to know and interact with the residents. This is what a role playing game should be all about.
I didn't mean to say you could interact with it more in Oblivion (it's about the same as in Morrowind), but the "unique" plant life there almost seems like it's a giant piece of Styrofoam instead of a living plant. In Oblivion I find it more the believable that the nature around me is alive.
I don't know why it would just so happen that your run-of-the-mill adventurer is an interesting person who keeps a journal and happens to have died when you have arrived there, but that is an added bonus.
While I've played Morrowind recently, but haven't played Oblivion for awhile, I do remember that there were dungeons in Oblivion that had their own stories. I could be wrong of course, but I don't remember that being exclusive to Morrowind; even if it was more commonplace.
It's funny that you should say how eager you are to quickly loot an Oblivion dungeon, because that's how I feel about Morrowind. The bandits stand around, run at me, get killed, I take their stuff (maybe make a few trips), and leave. If it's just a bandit cave, I rarely find any reason to stay long.
Also, this isn't a complaint about the game, but I think Morrowind's graphics really hold it back. Don't get me wrong, I usually don't care with graphics. I just can't get over how much the visuals of Oblivion have added to the atmosphere. I'm not obsessed with graphical quality either, Skyrim's superior visuals don't make the game better than Oblivion for me.
We're never going to agree on this, it's just fun to discuss this with someone without hearing "Pfft, you have **** taste in games if you prefer that garbage Oblivion over Morrowind (AKA - The Lord and Savior of Video Games)".
The open city thing isn't what bothered me, it's that most of the mainland towns were very small, and the AI issues made the rest of them feel just as plain. I've never been interested in "Gene Generic. Commoner."'s house, because he's just a reskin of every other non-quest related NPC in the game with a few items tossed into a random house that doesn't need to exist.
If you want to talk about it realistically, there shouldn't be any dungeons have haven't been looted by the time you get there. Morrowind, Oblivion, and Skyrim take place hundreds of years after many heroes must have scoured the land. There's nothing automatically more special about your character, so there should have been a million more adventurers (and there are, but most of them are never seen doing anything) that have cleaned out every scrap of valuable items out of every dungeons. Thankfully, it isn't realistic.
I'm not sure why you're saying that Oblivion's dungeons feel unexplored though, you can find bones and skeletons all over the place in a bunch of locations. And I doubt that bandits would leave bodies lying around their fort. They probably kill and loot any adventurers immediately before disposing of their corpse, I'm assuming that's why most bandits have armor and weapons.
If you're going to be disappointed by the size of IC, you should realize the technical limitations. Most of the residents of Vivec are copy and paste NPCs, with the quarters of Vivec's exteriors being largely the same. Realistically, since Cyrodiil is the heart of the empire, the IC would have to be the size of the cities of Assassin's Creed, at the very least.
I have to say that I don't quite understand why people like the environments of Morrowind better. Sure, they had some interesting plant life and creatures. But so did Oblivion, and all the iconic scenery of Morrowind is usually static and cannot be interacted with (like those giant mushrooms).
I know what TR is planning, but I still don't believe that they will ever accomplish their goal completely.
I don't find the Morrowind exploration to be fun because it just seems..... boring. Walking down the road, there's a bandit cave, there's a tomb. Walk a little farther, pass a town, see a ruin. Repeat.
In Oblivion, you have the same "ruin, bandit cave, tomb" thing going on that you have in Morrowind, but the placement seems better and the locations seem to be more unique. For example, finding outdoor bandit camps and secret locations in the woods. I think the environment itself is more fun to explore. It seems that everything in Morrowind you can find after walking down the main road or a dirt path, with the exception of the (extremely depressing) Ashlands. In Oblivion, I like having to dig deep into a beautifully forested area to find something. Which is one of the reasons why I think Oblivion has absolutely destroyed Morrowind when it comes to atmosphere. There's just something about Oblivion to where I feel like I could spend a long time just walking around and interacting with the NPCs and the environment.
I don't really recall getting lost in Morrowind, with the exception of the Ashlands (which I hate, but explore for loot xD). The smaller map, location placement, abundant road signs, and memorable environments make it pretty easy for me to remember where I am (with the exception of the Ashlands, of course).
On a slightly unrelated note, I have to say that I also like the way the towns are structured in Oblivion over Morrowind. A loading screen seems like an acceptable price to pay for it.
I think it's better in Oblivion because of that missing fun factor from Morrowind. Since stealing in Morrowind is extremely easy, but pickpocketing is stupidly hard, that's a bit of a problem for me. Again, this all seems to come down to the problems with the AI. I think that ruins everything in the game for me.
If Morrowind ever got a significant update in that category, I'd be willing to reevaluate my opinion that Oblivion is better. Right now though, Oblivion is just more fun for me. And that's what I think a game is supposed to be. I'd rather play a game where the whole game is fun to explore, rather than the few minutes I'd spend reading a book. xD
If Morrowind had these things:
Significantly improved NPC behavior (on the level of Oblivion or better)
Combat system fixed
Quests are more fun and numerous
More replayability (bandits shouldn't always spawn with the same gear)
Exploration more rewarding (For some reason, exploring in Morrowind just doesn't seem anywhere near as fun as Oblivion)
Then I would be perfectly willing to accept that it's better. But even then, I'd still consider Oblivion to be the best vanilla game. There's something about Oblivion where I just have a million times more fun than Skyrim or Morrowind. And this isn't a biased opinion; I've played a lot of Oblivion and Morrowind, but not much Skyrim.
Maybe they'll make another Elder Scrolls game that tops Morrowind, I'd rather have Fallout 4 though.
I don't think Morrowind had everything better in the story department. For example, the Thieves Guild and Dark Brotherhood stories felt way better than the Thieves Guild and Morag Tong stories in the game.
Where did they mention that in Morrowind? Was it in a piece of dialogue or a book?
The problem I have with the Oblivion haters is that they were so nitpicky and ignored all the improvements. It's way more fun than Morrowind, even if Morrowind does have improvements in several areas. But no, so many people ignored the fun features and started complaining because it wasn't as they expected. The perfect Elder Scrolls game, to me, would be a combination of everything good about Morrowind mixed with everything good about Oblivion.
It's too bad that the Tamriel Rebuilt Mod is only focusing on the Morrowind engine. I would really like to see some intense AI improvements.
I think they're working on a mod called "Tamriel Rebuilt" where they're going to include the rest of the continent. It might be abandoned though.
I can understand why they didn't go with the jungle direction, it really doesn't fit the Imperials at all. They seem very Roman-esque from their weapons, armor, and architecture. A jungle seems like an incredibly unfitting location. It would be like if the Nords were from Hammerfell, it just doesn't seem fitting at all. There's also a 465 year gap between the First and Third edition of the Pocket Guide to the Empire. With a rapidly expanding empire, I would not be surprised to see the geography change and for certain species to go extinct (like the river dragons you speak of) after over 400 years. I can imagine that a great deal of forest was cleared, and such significant changes to the geography don't sound surprising for the very heart of the Empire that has conquered every province in Tamriel.
I've gotten sick of Morrowind. The completely lifeless AI makes the game too depressing to enjoy it any more. That's really the only thing holding me back from enjoying the game again.
And as far as Oblivion goes, please link me to where it is officially described in such a way that is completely different than how it turned out.
I think The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is a great example of this. It improved on so many issues that Morrowind had, yet was poorly received for some reason. Why? Apparently because people didn't like that it took place in a forested area that was more plain looking instead of the crazy jumble of plants and random creatures that Morrowind's was. A great example of Fan Idiocy based on entitlement. Yes, that is what Cyrodiil looks like. Go play Morrowind if you want every setting to be filled with giant mushrooms and Nix Hounds, that's not how all of Tamriel looks. It doesn't lack atmosphere, you just hate change.
It's because CoD4 was released, and it's a really fun shooter. One of my favorites as far as multiplayer shooters goes. They just realized how much people liked it and kept remaking it over and over and over again for easy money.
The usage of the word "learned" seems to imply that you've learned something useful, the same cannot be said about Jesus.
Because, you know, legendary Chinese fort builders would feel very accomplished after building something cool in Minecraft.
This guy would have been a Minecraft master.
Oh, please don't say that. Now I'm being overcome by feels.
I wish I could "upvote" your comment more than once.
The thing is, the audience of Call of Duty now seems to be a mixture of kids, teens, and swagfaggy adults. So we have adults that are willing to spend sixty bucks every year on the latest Call of Duty title. You know, people that actually have a job. I don't get how that is a thing.
There's replicators too, right?
Yeah Infinity Ward, we get it. Call of Duty 4 is good. Now please stop rehashing the formula over and over again for more cash.
It's like they think they made the perfect game or something.
Where the screenshot where pieces of his head litter the floor?
Cool, they can go to that college where everything has an unnecessary gold plating.
"Moddb, what does Aralvar says about his feels levels?"
"IT'S OVER NINE THOUSAAAAAAAAAAAND!!!!"
"What, nine thousand?! There's no way that can be-"
Yep, there it is.
Here it comes....
The schools administrators are pussies. You can't even bring a tiny ******* action figure gun, HOW THE **** WOULD THAT BE A REAL GUN? And you get in trouble for hitting someone in self defense!
Grow up you whining pansies.
Nice job, but I hope those hands are fixed eventually.
Well, if I'm a TNG redshirt then that's fine for me. I might get to work on the bridge.
He looks more like a facebeard, actually.
I hope you add a Mosin Nagant.
I'm guessing most people didn't get the joke.
This multiplayer (which, for me, is the only reason to play the game until the full singleplayer experience is added) is unplayable for me right now because of low FPS. Hopefully this is an optimization issue.
OS: Windows Vista SP2 / Windows 7 SP1
PROCESSOR: Intel Dual-Core 2.4 GHz / AMD Dual-Core Athlon 2.5 GHz
GRAPHICS: NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT / ATI Radeon HD 3830 / Intel HD Graphics 4000
GPU MEMORY: 512 MB
RAM: 2 GB
HARD DRIVE: 15 GB free space
HARD DRIVE (ALPHA): 10 GB free space
AUDIO: DirectX® compatible on-board
OTHER: Internet connection and free Steam account to activate
OS: Windows Vista SP2 / Windows 7 SP1
PROCESSOR: Intel Core i5-2300 / AMD Phenom II X4 940
GRAPHICS: Nvidia GeForce GTS 560 / AMD Radeon HD 7750
GPU MEMORY: 1 GB
RAM: 4 GB
HARD DRIVE: 25 GB free space
HARD DRIVE (ALPHA): 20 GB free space
AUDIO: DirectX® compatible soundcard
OTHER: Internet connection and free Steam account to activate"
********! My computer can't even run Arma 2 above low settings with a GTX 560, 6 GB of ram, and an AMD Athlon II X4 645 processor.
I know my computer isn't exactly the best, but I wish the recommended settings were more accurate when they release them.
Same here. That's because of Minecraft though, it's performance really has nothing to do with your computer. I've seen people play it just fine on some crappy school computers.
I just want to say that this is a character that this guy does, this isn't his real personality.
And I think everyone on Moddb can agree that video games are not the cause of violence in real life. I would like everyone who thinks that video games cause violence in real life to ask any random person who's played a ton of Grand Theft Auto, and killed thousands of innocent pedestrians, if they've ever wanted to do that in real life. I can almost guarantee you that they will say no.
Ah, so Moddb is the equivalent of an uptight parent. I get it now. It'll let me type profanity into my comment and view it in pictures, but it won't let me see the text on the screen.
Sure makes sense to me, thanks.
I haven't read the Great Gatsby (yet), but at least I don't try and make clever jokes about other people who haven't read it. That stuff just comes back to bite you in your hypocrite ***.
Kids that you get from a cabbage patch, certainly not Wal Mart. What did you think cabbage patch kids were?
Yeah, but I don't like starting over whenever I die, especially not in a game with RPG like mechanics.
I never got that joke, really.
*looks at the gazillion abandoned cats in the world*
Yep, masters for sure.
Speaking as a four cat owner who loves cats btw lol.
I would also like the information they requested, I do 3D modeling. Please let me know if you feel like sharing information.
I really want to like this game, but with the full loot death penalty after a certain level I just can't. Good luck with your project!
I voted for it. :)
So, I'm guessing since the game has levels it is not open world? That's unfortunate, but by no means implies that the game will be bad of course. Not sure if I'm interested in it though. It just seems like the kind of game that would be open world, but then again so does Metro (in my opinion).
This game sounds like it has some real potential!
I'm just here representin' peeps who ain't no fan o' Pokemon.
I never watched it either.
Why would you assume that not only does everyone have access to these shows, but that everyone is interested in "WEIRD ANIMAL BATTLE ARENA"? I find Pokemon pretty boring.
34 minute download? xD
Oh well, I'll wait.
Well, seeing as he talks like a swagfag in this picture......
No, mechwarrior, the Koala is an obvious photoshop. This looks like a real dead guy.
I seriously hope they do not.
Or you could just wear it, then you'd be a more stylish pot head.
Critic Score 89/100
User Score 8.3
Yes, but I still don't care. I don't play the game to stare at the pixels of individual shadows and textures, so I don't really notice it.
Even in Fallout 3, I only noticed how bad the textures looked after I installed a texture mod that replaced most of the environmental textures.
Or just stay with the PC. Hopefully there won't be any super awesome exclusives on the next-gen consoles, or I'm going to be jealous.
Confirmed, the duck is German.
It only looks like crap if you're a graphics snob.
I've noticed that about almost every modern game I've heard criticized for it's graphics quality. Then again, I would be content if the models and textures looked about as good as Morrowind with the "Morrowind Rebirth" mod. So I guess I just don't notice it as much as everyone else does.
Battlefield might be going in that pile soon. Battlefield 3 wasn't bad as a shooter, but it is bad as a Battlefield game. If they keep going in that CoD-esque direction with Battlefield 4, we'll soon find it in the ditch with the others.
Or you could CCW. =)
I'm not quite sure if there's a picture that could possibly top how much win is contained within this picture.
I don't. Especially since I usually follow my own policy of "I won't kill you if you have no intent on trying to kill me." So all the animals I kill, I kill for a reason.
Is the OP George McFly?
After reading up a bit on Romania, and seeing this ballsy move of theirs, I can definitely see why you would be. =)
Praise Satan, even though we don't believe that he exists!
Seeing as Cleverbot doesn't understand what you say like P of the time, this is hardly a valid ownage. He can say anything he wants to randomly divert the conversation to something else.
i am le joke ruiner
Holy crap, this guy is so smooth that he could be the new James Bond.
Also known as one of the only good kinds of trolling.
I just hate tedious math that seems like there's no reason to learn it. Like practicing proofs in Geometry for like a whole semester. What a waste of time. Otherwise, I can understand why you would enjoy it.
American culture (and idiocy) in a nutshell I guess.
"there is a guerrilla on my lawn!"
This person probably just lives in the South America of a video game world.
Oh yes it is. I'm a teenager and these Teen Swag pages are the dumbest things to ever exist ever. "I take great pride in my ignorance, immaturity, and lack of responsibility!"
"we try to separate them from us, make them less then human- its a coping mechanism, we dont want to admit we are like them in every way except for circumstance"
Sorry, but I just can't believe that. I'd rather die than kill more than one innocent person, let alone 6,000,000+. I don't see why humans are to intent on saying "Here's the worst person we can think of. And since they exist, that means we're somehow all just like them and don't realize it."
SHUT UP COMMIE, HAMBURGERS WERE INVENTED IN 'MERICA LIKE EVERYTHING ELSE!
Saying "Fallout 3: New Vegas" is the same way you would refer to a DLC. Like "Fallout 3: Broken Steel."
Even though four years is still a substantial amount of time in the Fallout universe, the timespan is irrelevant. I don't remember any other time in a game series where the game was referred to as if it were merely a spin off of a previous game if it takes place within a few years of it. The game are extremely different, that's why the Fallout fanbase is so divided on if they like them or not.
EDIT: Put it this way. It has nothing to do with Fallout 3, so why would Fallout 3 be in the title?
That I can definitely agree with, objectively. Despite my interest in the games.
So, are you Harry or Ron? Also, it's Dobby's fault, just a heads up.
This must have been one of Lucas's changes.
That's the hardest part of watching TV and movies. Even without the information that you have and the protagonists do not, you know you could still do better than them in a lot of situations.
I bet the professors were douches and didn't understand at all.
Me neither. So far it seems like the most overrated piece of subculture I've ever seen. Not because it in itself sucks, it's just that they kept making pretty much the same game with small variations and people kept saying "Man, this game is awesome!" Meanwhile, the same people will suck CoD sucks for being repetitive (which it does, but I'm just pointing out the hypocrisy here).
That being said, that's not the reason I don't play it. I just don't find the premise of it to be fun. I was just making a point.
It takes place four years after Fallout 3 and on the completely opposite side of the country. It doesn't make sense to refer to it as if it's a DLC. I'm pretty sure the only reason people are doing that is because it uses an identical engine, so they say "Hey, looks like Fallout 3, must be pretty much the same thing, right?"
It's not a DLC, so saying "Fallout 3: New Vegas" is like saying "Battlefield 2: 2142".
I've heard it will be pretty awesome for playing Amnesia. ;)
GET BACK TO WORK GABEN
The Ninja Assassin one is probably the worst attempt at "Photoshopping" something I've ever seen.
Man, this song is so deep. WHAT MESSAGE IS IT TRYING TO CONVEY?
I'll never understand why people pretend that all pets are the same.
All Cats = ********
All Dogs = awesome
Because there's no such thing as an obnoxious and annoying dog, or a super awesome and friendly cat.
"COMMUNISM IS THE VERY DEFINITION OF FAILURE."
That must be pretty damn powerful, since the Tsar Bomba only had one Nokia.
Now he just needs a tiny basketball player to stand on his shoulder and slam dunk all day.
I think I'm the only person in the world who thinks that Ramsay is a huge douchebag.
Then there's the obviously fake gun. Really? Nice gold plating you got on that Walther, I bet it cost you a lot on your incredible teenager salary.
I wouldn't mind meeting them, provided I have a chance to shoot them in the head a few times.
Yep. Plus, the internet is the expression of free thought, and you know how that is a no-no for religion. So yeah, that must be down there as well.
Plus, apparently everything that's cool is "of the Devil". Rock and roll, porn, violent video games? Hell sounds strangely awesome because of that.
I know, right? Notice how "believers" hardly EVER actually believe in the afterlife? If they did, they wouldn't give a **** when family members died, and they would be overjoyed when in a life or death situation.
I also only make male characters. I'm not so obsessed with sex that I would make a female character just to go "DURR LOOK AT DEM TITS, I DON'T NEED NO ARMUHR".
I make that's what she said jokes, because they're so stupid that they're funny. Especially when you do it all the time.
Hm, something about the word "and" doesn't look grammatically correct here.
*runs from angry mob*
"How to create a celebrity exclusive religion"
I have a console. Some games just feel better with a controller (also I bought it before I had a good PC).
Hm, I wouldn't say owned. I mean, look at those dead Stormtroopers. Nice armor you're giving them there, Vader.
Unnecessary comment posters.....
At least Mussolini was killed in a way he deserved. Hitler unfortunately got the easy way out.
Well, seeing as I can just kill the tiger anyways....
Must .... resist ... making ...jokes ...that ... include ... spoilers!
Fake dicks? I feel stupid for wondering how that would even work out right.
Well, let's put it this way:
I'm a 15 year old teenage boy.
I hope you can figure out the rest.
What are you talking about? He has a loving hand that can please him. That's all you'll ever need!
I wonder if that applies to us furries as well. Hmmm.....
That's what makes it so much more funny.
This is moddb. I've gotten negative Karma for pointing out when someone assumed something about me that wasn't true.
I wouldn't call myself a Grammar Nazi and I was still horrified while reading this. It's written like the author doesn't speak fluent English, rather in that comical way that people sometimes butcher the English language so it sounds stupidly funny.
Uh, is that Tom Selleck advertising those mustaches? It seems very fitting if it is.
**** Smalley sounds like a really poorly thought up teenager insult, not someone's actual name. 0_0
I know I seem to bring this up often, but:
Buzz should just stick to "infinity" from now on, then.
Or, you could just stream it. Which is the safest and fastest way to watch something like that.
I still don't understand how agnostics, by this definition, even think. Of course people can just not believe in a God, it's only foolish of you to try and disprove one. And since Atheists just lack a belief in a God, Agnostics sound like much of the same thing.
"Yo dawg, I heard you need space...."
Sorry guys, it would be a crime if I didn't make that joke.
Well, you know you can trust him because he has a suave looking pencil mustache.
Just a hunch.
Probably was the doctor telling him if he had cancer or not. Guess it doesn't matter anymore.....
That's why I take the actual escalator, rather than catching a ride on the hand-rail.
Batman is just a rich guy who used his wealth to develop a bunch of cool gadgets for himself. And I don't see how Batman could possibly beat Superman without Kryptonite. With Superman's super strength, he could squash Batman's head like a Tomato.
Obviously about that recent story in the news. "Assassins masturbate to pictures of dogs on the internet while snorting cocaine!"
Spiderman has actual superhuman powers. Spiderman wins.
I've gotten only one of those friend requests, and I've been playing since 2011 (which isn't very long in the timespan of the game, but it has only happened to me once in like two years).
I'm wondering where this TF2 "HATS!" joke comes from, actually. I mean, I know a lot of people like them but I've played quite a few games where nobody even says anything about them.
If you're still looking for testers, I'm available. Though you'll probably get a flood of people saying the same thing. Send me a PM if you want me as a tester.
Pfft, you're obviously not a "kool kid".
Guys, stop being so mean! Don't you know that French is the new Arabic? All the "kool kids" know that.
Seeing as Hitler was indeed a racist, GSC's comment is correct and yours is not applicable. kthanks =)
What da f-word are you talkin' bout, n-word?
Reloading is for people who know how to take cover properly.
Norton would make a killing selling condoms. They would barely have to change the box they come in as well.
ADS means "Aim Down Sights".
Watching a team of hackers fight a team of hackers? Damn, who would even win? Must be pretty close games.
Couldn't get into Fallout? Well, seeing as I like the game and this IS the internet after all, I am obligated by internet law to insult you for disliking something that I like.... you stupid head.
Then you're a disgrace to the human race, but whateves
Ugh, my cat does that constantly.
Spoken like a true wizard.
Kind of the same thing here. When I was a kid, I was still allowed to swear whenever I want. And I had other such awesome freedoms.
Anal Fantasy sounds like the name of a bad porno.
Do you happen to be living in a secret, underground bunker without any contact with reality?
*guy with avatar from Star Wars prequel says Star Wars being made by Disney is bad*
Might have gotten sapped,you should call an Engineer to check it out.
Then you would call it Chaughing, which is clearly a better choice over "Luackling".
@ZeroFighter If only being a blithering idiot was considered a mental illness, then you could probably get away with being one.