deadearth wrote on Jun 6, 2012, 15:10:
I can understand expecting some core gameplay additions (and there may still be that we haven't seen). I'm not sure however why you would expect something that expanded on the main quest(s). None of the expansions for Oblivion or morrowind did this, and I'm pretty sure that none for Fallout 3 or new vegas did this either (although I'm not as certain about those).
I was referring more to the tone of the main quests. For example, I would have expected Skyrim DLC (at least the early ones) to have a significant tie-in with dragons or the fallout of the civil war. From what I can tell, this is not the case, but I don't know the body of the Dawnguard questline, so I can't say for sure what it entails. As I said, time will tell. I don't consider the addition of "legendary dragons" to be a sufficient tie-in.
Then again, Skyrim has done a lot of things differently from previous BGS games, and a "fortified" version of the main quest(s) would make subsequent playthroughs that much more interesting. Not everyone will want to play Dawnguard with their level 60+ character.