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NecroLord

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Uriel Septim was such an awesome guy.

Seriously Todd,just give us another "oldschool" Elder Scrolls game with heavy focus on dungeon crawling and no shit quest markers like Arena and Daggerfall. Where I can create humongous nuclear custom spells that annihilate everything in sight,instead of the dogshit magic in Skyrim.
 

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Uriel Septim was such an awesome guy.

Seriously Todd,just give us another "oldschool" Elder Scrolls game with heavy focus on dungeon crawling and no shit quest markers like Arena and Daggerfall. Where I can create humongous nuclear custom spells that annihilate everything in sight,instead of the dogshit magic in Skyrim.

Imagine Morrowind with complex randomized Daggerfall dungeons.
 

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Uriel Septim was such an awesome guy.

Seriously Todd,just give us another "oldschool" Elder Scrolls game with heavy focus on dungeon crawling and no shit quest markers like Arena and Daggerfall. Where I can create humongous nuclear custom spells that annihilate everything in sight,instead of the dogshit magic in Skyrim.


They should really have a team remaking Daggerfall. Especially with the amount of time they’re letting go between Elder Scrolls releases. This year (discounting Online and Blades) is going to be year 12 of them not having a Elder Scrolls game, which is kind of crazy given that game specifically and Elder Scrolls as a series is their biggest thing.

Looking at that Hi-Fi Rush game from Tango Studios under Bethesda, they could remake Daggerfall and have it look like a video game version of that Fire and Ice movie and 3D versions of Daggerfall’s sprites and concept art. They could probably have a small team working on something like that, and turn it out in a few years.

Even just from an aesthetic standpoint going back to the pulp fantasy style of the first two games would probably be a smart move. Lately there’s all those AI art “Such and Such as ‘80s Dark Fantasy” things...and I’ve been seeing Skyrim and Oblivion ones on YouTube lately. So there’s people making AI art that’s especially imagining Skyrim and Oblivion looking like Daggerfall.
 

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Starfield will be my personal indicator of whether or not you can ever count on Bethesda to make a game without compass reliant quest design and actual exploration ever again. Having a scanner for landmarks is one thing in the context of sci-fi featuring "planetary surfaces to scale" but pin pointing a quest objective down to the exact location is another. This is supposed to be a game that's all about explorers so having the Skyrim compass to such a degree would be fucking stupid. To be fair, the chances of it happening are higher than ever after Breath of the Wild reminded the big wigs it can be done and players aren't as dumb as they seem to believe.
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It would be absurd if they trusted players less than Assassin's Creed and Zelda games do.
 

Robotigan

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Starfield will be my personal indicator of whether or not you can ever count on Bethesda to make a game without compass reliant quest design
The year is 2330, humanity has explored and settled systems dozens of light years from Earth, compasses haven't been invented yet.
 
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A shame Julian Lefay left Bethesda,as I am very curious of the direction this franchise could've taken with him as director.
If we consider Daggerfall and Battlespire's direction, it would most likely grow on the simulationist aspects and probably evolve into a FP point and click game more than a combat based rpg. Sadly, there's no way to design a game that makes such interactions worthwhile for the player. What do you get from speaking to 1 (one) single goblin? You could get the same interaction by speaking to your local crackhead.

Come to think of it, the radiant quests system might be the only, faint remnant of the world design that Bethesda had for their original vision of TES.
 

HarveyBirdman

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Starfield will be my personal indicator of whether or not you can ever count on Bethesda to make a game without compass reliant quest design and actual exploration ever again.
They can't. It would never get greenlit. Though, in fairness, an interstellar spacefaring civilization is one of the few settings where I could headcanon a quest compass.

But that's besides the point, because they'll never do it again. Games are made for kids first and foremost. Kids have shorter intention spans than ever before. We're not getting Morrowind journals in a AAA game for the forseeable future.
 

Child of Malkav

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Though, in fairness, an interstellar spacefaring civilization is one of the few settings where I could headcanon a quest compass.
I mean...we have GPS on our phones and we're not a spacefaring civlization. Granted, GPS doesn't point you exactly within millimeters of your destination. Kinda just gets you in the general area which is more than enough anyway.
 

Butter

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I think most people who despise quest markers would happily compromise on "it's in this general vicinity, but you still have to keep your eyes peeled".
 

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I mean...we have GPS on our phones and we're not a spacefaring civlization. Granted, GPS doesn't point you exactly within millimeters of your destination. Kinda just gets you in the general area which is more than enough anyway.
Yeah. When quest markers started, they pinpointed things. A lot of games nowadays just lead you to a giant circle and the objective is "somewhere in here". Still lame compared to visual landmarks and verbal directions, but better than it used to be.
 

HarveyBirdman

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I think most people who despise quest markers would happily compromise on "it's in this general vicinity, but you still have to keep your eyes peeled".
Vicinity markers are acceptable for locations already marked on your map. Don't like them for undiscovered locations though.
 

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