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Ted Peterson on the making of Arena and Daggerfall

Discussion in 'Bethesda Game Studios' started by Infinitron, Apr 22, 2019.

  1. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    https://www.escapistmagazine.com/v2...how-i-created-bethesdas-legendary-rpg-series/

     
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  2. Tavernking Don't believe his lies Shitposter

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    Back when Bethesda wasn't afraid to offend

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  3. JarlFrank I like Thief THIS much Patron

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    Back when people weren't offended.
     
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  4. Mikeal Cipher

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    Ted Peterson is liar and fraud. It was I who created The Elder Scrolls, I!

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  5. Sacred82 Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    yup, you definitely didn't work 11 hours a day with no day off for 1.5 years. Bullshitter confirmed.

    totally coincidentally, that's the story hook of the original Dark Sun campaign.

    would have been fucking awesome

    how did this ever make sense, supposedly? You have arena matches on the one hand, and full fledged dungeon crawling as a "side quest" on the other hand.

    Hard to know what to believe about this, but the original concept of party-based arena matches with maybe some side questing (certainly not fully fledged dungeon crawls) is the kind of mission based design that we've been talking about lately in regards to NWN. I think it would have been a good thing, even though I like the direction Arena turned out. It's probably still my favourite TES.
     
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  6. Wayward Son Fails to keep valuable team members alive

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    Man this really makes me want to finish up my playthrough of Arena. It’s 4 or so years in the making.
     
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  7. HarveyBirdman Savant

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    Do you honestly think people don't work 80 hour weeks for years? Welcome to the wonderful world of investment banking, big law firms, owning a restaurant, probably a bunch of other jobs, and also apparently coding for Bethesda in the 90's with its notorious attrition rate.

    For the record, its more like 14 hours a day during the week, and another 10 split up across the weekends.
     
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  8. Sykar Arcane

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    My sister's ex-husband was a workaholic, which is why the marriage failed. Even sundays he was at work for at least 10 hours. But then again, he has the dumbfuck tag for a reason.
     
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  9. Excommunicator Arcane

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    To be fair being at work and working are not the same
     
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  10. Sacred82 Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    one thinking person confirmed
     
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  11. Funposter Savant

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    Julian LeFay not mentioned once? The title of the article is very misleading, although he admits this in the comments. In the end this doesn't reveal anything that we don't all know, or that couldn't be surmised just by reading the wikipedia articles for each game. At least he shouts out Daggerfall Unity at the end.
     
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