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Old 11-27-2011, 01:18 AM #1
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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Dragon why you no land?!





"Bethesda Softworks is no stranger to the Spike Video Game Awards, having won“Game of the Year” with Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion four years ago. How fitting is it then that they use this year’s awards ceremony to debut their next game. Bethesda Producer Todd Howard took to the stage moments ago, preceded by a group of monks chanting, and officially announced what the world has been waiting for with the world premiere trailer of Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim."

www.elderscrolls.com for debut trailer























new details

* Revamped leveling: every skill you use progresses you towards next level
* On each level: extra health and either more health, magicka or stamina
* 18 skills (previously 21)
* Mysticism gone
* Steps to allowing both specialisation and a more general character
* Set 200 years after Oblivion
* Revamped combat
* Better weapon feel
* Third person camera better
* Much more variation in dungeons
* Quests much more dynamic, suit your character
* Better conversation animations, no more face zoom, characters in dialogue will now continue doing what they were before you talked to them, like clean a table or bartend
* 50 character levels (technically more but after 50 it gets substantially harder to level up)
* New engine has substantially improved graphics, women no longer look like men with long hair, but rather hot, as they should (see scan)
* snow falls dynamically into the environment, accumulating in crevices, branches on trees sway independently
* dragon shouts are a new feature wherein a series of words spoken in the language of the dragons unleashes powerful spells


video of Todd Howard giving a tour of Bethesda HQ in rockville MD

Article discussing many of the technologies featured in the new engine

video interviews discussing voice work and audio of the game

video interviews with Todd Howard

time lapse video displaying the technique used to create certain concept art

Article discussing the new dragon shout system

New skyrim desktop wallpapers couresy of GI

Article discussing combat system improvements

video interview discussing artistic direction and improvements

article discussing the new menu system

new podcast with Todd Howard going over the game

All Locations on map

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No you didn't have to play Oblivion to understand this game, but like all TES, it helps.


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Old 11-27-2011, 01:19 AM #2
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Old 11-27-2011, 01:21 AM #3
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Old 11-27-2011, 01:31 AM #5
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Game keeps crashing on me. Fast travelling is nearly impossible and Whiterun just won't load whether I fast travel or go through the door.
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Old 11-27-2011, 01:31 AM #6
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WHY CAN I NOT BUY THE HOUSE IN WINDHELM?!

I know there is a quest involved with it, but I cant seem to start it.

I tried it with another character and i can buy the house even before I start the related quest.
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Old 11-27-2011, 01:33 AM #7
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Bethesda games HQ is in ROckville MD?????????

How did I never know this? BRB, 25 minutes from where I lived for 22 years of my life lol.
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Where do you think the name Bethesda came from?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bethesda,_Maryland
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WHY CAN I NOT BUY THE HOUSE IN WINDHELM?!

I know there is a quest involved with it, but I cant seem to start it.

I tried it with another character and i can buy the house even before I start the related quest.
wtf.
I have the same issue .

Although my main house would still be in Riften, it has a backdoor to Skyrim so I don't have to enter Riften every time I want to do something at my house. I still want the Windhelm house and make it look baller.
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Old 11-27-2011, 02:09 AM #11
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Do I need to know Oblivion's story line to understand this game? I'm still debating buying it.
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Added that to the faq. What else should be added.
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Game keeps crashing on me. Fast travelling is nearly impossible and Whiterun just won't load whether I fast travel or go through the door.
http://skyrimnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=1013

This has fixed all of my crashing problems.
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So, as a huge Morrowind fan and pretty big Oblivion fan, I was kinda worried that this game would stray too far from the roots of the series and become a generic fantasy hack n' slash. Well, I only got to play starting this weekend, and boy was I wrong.

I'm trying to go purely destruction + conjuration but am not sure what type opf destruction magic to go for. Seems frost is ruled out since a lot of creatures have resistance to it in Skyrim (dur) but between fire and shock... any advice?

Seems like shock is the "better" choice as long as you can handle the higher mana costs.

Either way, I'm glad pure magic is finally playable and worth playing... it was pretty tough in the past. Though there are lots of other characters I can't wait to try out over winter break!
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I like shock because of the magica damage it also deals, plenty of mages around to warrant it as well.

on the flip side, lots of flame spells will deal extra damage if they are already on fire. so enchant a bow or blade with some flames and you have a deadly combo.
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Do I need to know Oblivion's story line to understand this game? I'm still debating buying it.
You dont need to. Will it help? Somewhat, you will understand the lore a bit better, but is no means necessary.

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Old 11-27-2011, 01:28 PM #19
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flame spells by far.
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http://skyrimnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=1013

This has fixed all of my crashing problems.
Already been using that

Thanks for the help though.
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Has anyone else noticed the racial minority in this game? I know Skyrim is a "Nord" land but I think even Oblivion had a better mixup.

I seem to never run across, hardly any of the elves except High, and forget argonian and khajit.
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