Rayhe belongs to Ayremine
I’m pretty sure that Photoshop tried to commit suicide after I set up perspective lines XD
Is it just me or are there no interesting MW mods around anymore? These days, the only MW mods I see are graphical improvements -_- (and I don’t care much about those).
Well, at least Uvirith’s Legacy got a new version which makes me very happy.
Wow, this is… wow!
"Of all the Telvanni wizards who could have made it to Solstheim, I wish Divayth Fyr had made a tower instead of Neloth. Tel Fyr contained the last living dwemer and a daedric crescent blade. Just imagine the possible quests he could have given the Dovahkiin!"
If Divayth Fyr was there instead of Neloth, there wouldn’t have been a DLC because he would have solved everything on Solstheim before tea.
I have made countless replies to Skyrim Confessions, but mphaal just blow them all from the water with this one XD
"I wear Vyrthur’s armour when I go into Dwarven ruins and Falmer caves. I want to let them see who they once were. I want them to take back Skyrim from the Nords and claim it as their own again. I want the Nords to pay dearly for the genocide they committed to take the Snow Elves’ homes away from them."
I don’t think one should call the 4th Era Falmer and the ancient Snow Elves the same race… Snow Elves themselves don’t do it either ^^; There is only hope that some Snow Elves survived somewhere (a shame the 4th Era Thalmor is a bunch on Nazis otherwise I would root for them to return certain provinces to their owners… what, I am a fan of Mer :/).
"The Thieves Guild will always be superior to the Dark Brotherhood to me. I read some of the DB storyline in the Skyrim guide and was disgusted at what kinds of things happen when you get involved with them. Even if it closes doors, I think I want to be the Thieves Guildmaster who destroyed the Dark Brotherhood."
In case you didn’t know, you CAN destroy the DB. Kill Grelod the Kind (even if you are a goodie, that evil woman who has a torture room for kids deserves to die), tell Arentino you did it and when Astrid tells you to kill someone, kill her. That will start a quest to destroy the DB.
"I know Skyrim isn’t Sims but sometimes I really wish you could have more interactions with your spouse, for instance, why can’t you kiss them when you get home or anything? I mean is love that odd in Skyrim, there’s no show of affection. It just frustrated the hell out of me."
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How marriage got into Skyrim: a drunk developer came into office at 1AM, remembered something he read on the forum and accidentally made a not even half-baked marriage system.
Seriously, Skyrim marriage system is a complete joke. Hell, it is not even marriage but enslaving and brainwashing a poor fellow you seduced with the magical amulet of Mara.
"For me, Skyrim felt very incomplete. The Thalmor conflict was never resolved, and after defeating Alduin the Dragonborn is stuck in a sort of heroic limbo. I wanted to become Emperor, but it looks like I’ll have to wait until the Elder Scrolls Online comes out to do so!"
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Why would the Thalmor storyline be resolved? In Skyrim you can’t even touch anyone from Thalmor that matters as the branch in Skyrim is one of their least important branches, most likely sent into suicide anyway (seeing as both Stormies and Imperials will just slaughter them all a few years later). If the Thalmor gets destroyed during a TES game, it will be in the one that takes place in Thalmor’s homeland, not in the one that takes place in a province they care little about.
As for the Dragonborn becoming the Emperor, that is still possible but it would make no sense for it to happen during the game without making it end (like Fallout 3 ended before the Broken Steel DLC was released) as no Emperor would run around looting random dungeons.
I think this speaks to a bigger problem I know I’ve posted about before. These games routinely don’t feature huge, world-changing political conflicts in the actual games - insurrections and civil wars and leadership crises happen BETWEEN the games, but the actual games deal with more fantastical, almost background complications that can be more easily resolved by one lone hero fighting monsters. You can complain about that, and I have, because the fantasy nerds in all of us want to be involved in major wars between huge armies of elves and humans and argonians and khajiit.
But think about it - as cool as it might be to see those played out, how exactly would you PLAY that? It could only be as an RTS, or as an MMO. There’s just no way to do that in a single-player RPG, for the reason you said - there’s just no way to justify hours of wandering around, slaying monsters and looting dungeons, if there is some huge political crisis you are instrumentally involved in. It makes a lot more sense to have the player saving the world behind-the-scenes.
Look at Oblivion - the crisis WAS a major, world-changing political event. Which is why the great, final battle was something the player had to stand there and watch. And it was kind of meh.
Even in the world of the Elder Scrolls, and Emperor has to spend most of his day doing paperwork and conferencing with snarky politicians. If he does have to fight, it will probably be a one-time thing. Tiber Septim was a warrior-emperor, but even he started out as simply a general fighting for another king. And then once he became emperor, his armies did the conquering - not him.
Besides, a game engine optimized for a single-player RPG just isn’t going to do huge pitched battles well. That’s why you never saw more than 12 people at a time fighting each other in Oblivion, and the Rebellion in Skyrim was mostly about small ambushes and raiding parties. Again, if you want huge pitched battles, you need an MMO or RPG engine.
But even if you got that, you’d have to be prepared for the fact that that game would severely limit your freedom to explore and make important character choices. It would need to be a far more linear experience. If you were just a soldier, you’d have to follow orders. If you were a general or emperor, you’d have to issue them and manage the whole thing. In both circumstances, your hands as a player would be tied. It wouldn’t be the same kind of experience.
As for why the Dragonborn doesn’t become Emperor - the feeling I got was that the Dragonborn doesn’t WANT to be Emperor. Because, arguably, by this point in Tamriel’s history, the Emperor is kind of a weak shadow of the former glory of the office, largely without real political power except in Cyrodiil itself. The Dragonborn is better than that - he or she is an independent superhero, who can operate completely outside of all political and religious rules.
It’s like asking why Superman never (seriously) became Emperor of Earth - why would he want to compromise his ability to save people and live his own life by submitting himself to the obligations and personal scrutiny that would come along with a political office?
By the end of Skyrim, the feeling I had as the Dragonborn was, “Let these idiots bicker over which one of them gets to sit in the stupid highchair and yell at people. I don’t care. I can ride dragons and visit the Afterlife whenever I get bored. Nuts to all y’all.”
Actually, none of the Protagonist characters in TES lore has predefined disposition. They don’t get huge roles that they want, but want fate wants them to have. It is the approach that Beth has taken so that the player would be able to make more kinds of character without worrying if it would fit canon.
As for the Emperor, the Empire was in far less enviable situations throughout history. Actually, the Medes Empire is very much stable. While not as big as the Septim Empire (though thats more because Titus Medes I abandoned provinces he saw as not worth the cost of holding than because they lost them… a very wise move actually: holding land is costly, a thin constantly ignored in most fiction), it is more stable and efficient (the Septim Empire was constantly in state of war and conflict, especially during last few Emperors and shining in anarchy during Uriel Septim VII’s reign). While the Great War did hurt them, it is nothing compared to what came after War of Righteousness and what came after the Morag Tong destroyed the Akaviri Potentate, both of which brought it to the bottom of the bottom (interestingly, on such was saved by Talos who has many parallels with the Last Dragonborn, especially if he supports the Legion).
From the Divine perspective however… Martin’s sacrifice meant that the Empire no longer has any use to gods (the Emperor and his armies protected the Dragonfires which kept oblivion Gates shut and the Aedra gave them divine blessing to keep it strong… which is why no Emperor before did what Martin did). That is what would play a bigger role than the Dragonborn’s wishes I think.
"I got mods to make essential characters killable, put on the Jagged Crown, and went around Skyrim murdering all the Jarls and anyone who opposed me on the back of a dragon. I saved Ulfric for last. Now I am the undisputed High King of Skyrim. I felt like Aegon the Conqueror from ASOIAF."
its hard to feel good when you look like youve just come out of the oblivion character creator