Elder Scrolls III: Bloodmoon Gold

The Elder Scrolls III: Bloodmoon Goes Gold is the press release announcing that Bethesda Softworks' new expansion for Morrowind has gone gold (thanks Worthplaying). Word is the RPG add-on will ship to stores the first week of June, and here's a bit more: "You'll have a choice of stories to follow and have the opportunity to defend the colony, take control over how the colony is built up, and eliminate the werewolves. Or, you can decide to join the werewolves and become one of them, opening up a whole new style of gameplay. Bloodmoon can be played by any character at any time, whether you are just starting, in the middle of, or have already finished the main quest of Morrowind and/or the Tribunalâ„¢ expansion."
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Wow two expansions for this game?
May 23, 2003, 17:34
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Wow two expansions for this game? May 23, 2003, 17:34
May 23, 2003, 17:34
 
I love RPG's but this one should have won The Most Boring Game of the Year award. Neat story, but endless hiking back and forth really ruined it.

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Re: Wow two expansions for this game?
May 23, 2003, 17:51
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Re: Wow two expansions for this game? May 23, 2003, 17:51
May 23, 2003, 17:51
 
This game is one of the best RPG's of all time , how dare you say such rubbish. An expansion is not what we want though, we want another sequel. Played Morrowind to death, and loved every minute of it, but it's gone now and I want something new. Expansions for FPS's is okay, but for Rpg's is kinda of dumb unless they add a complete world to play in. Bloodmoon just adds another island, kind of like Tribunal, which isn't enough content for a game I played for months. Morrowind 2 is what I want, with an entire continent to roam around in.

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Re: Wow two expansions for this game?
May 23, 2003, 18:10
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Re: Wow two expansions for this game? May 23, 2003, 18:10
May 23, 2003, 18:10
 
Well, I'm glad you liked it. I enjoyed it for a while but after trudging around for ages I just got bored out of my mind.

Not only that, but I never found the combat to be particularly interesting.

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Re: Wow two expansions for this game?
May 23, 2003, 18:19
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Re: Wow two expansions for this game? May 23, 2003, 18:19
May 23, 2003, 18:19
 
"Trudging around," as you put it, is called exploring. There's a million and one things to find in MW while you're traveling from one place to the next. As for it taking a while to get around, that's why there're ships, the Mage's Guild, the pair of teleport spells, recalls, the teleport ring from Tribunal, and a bunch of add-ons with more magic spells or items that make it quicker. If that's what you're concerned with.

m19

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Re: Wow two expansions for this game?
May 23, 2003, 18:43
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Re: Wow two expansions for this game? May 23, 2003, 18:43
May 23, 2003, 18:43
 
And don't forget the mods, which add new teleport points or new silt striders ect. It's all out there...a huge community of modders which have done some pretty damn impressive stuff with the game.
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Re: Wow two expansions for this game?
May 23, 2003, 18:59
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Re: Wow two expansions for this game? May 23, 2003, 18:59
May 23, 2003, 18:59
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Re: Wow two expansions for this game?
May 23, 2003, 19:03
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Re: Wow two expansions for this game? May 23, 2003, 19:03
May 23, 2003, 19:03
 
I really love this game, too bad that the engine sucks. I still got crappy fps outdoors with 2,4ghz, gf4 Ti4600

It got a little better with the latest expansion though, and I hope this one will improve it even more. But as was said, this game needs a sequel, not all these expansions.

I hope my guy (who has excelled in EVERYTHING by now, melee, magic, you name it) is gonna meet some resistance for once


Edit: woho!! thx alot Thera! this is just what i need (lower fps =) new high poly models with alot better textures!! YES! yes yes!
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Re: Wow two expansions for this game?
May 23, 2003, 19:30
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Re: Wow two expansions for this game? May 23, 2003, 19:30
May 23, 2003, 19:30
 
Modding MW is tons of fun, but you can really hose your game if you try some newbs mod and it screws up your saved games making you start from the very start of the game again. Maybe I'll pick it up again; it was pretty impressive. The last thing I remember in MW since putting it down half a year ago was talking to some villiage of sand people out in the middle of nowhere about finding some city out in the middle of nowhere, and I searched all over those dang mountains for DAYS irl. Decided I was wasting my time and dumped it, but I did have tons of fun once I found that daemon katana

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Re: Wow two expansions for this game?
May 23, 2003, 19:36
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Re: Wow two expansions for this game? May 23, 2003, 19:36
May 23, 2003, 19:36
 
Bloodmoon just adds another island, kind of like Tribunal, which isn't enough content for a game I played for months. Morrowind 2 is what I want, with an entire continent to roam around in.

I agree, I want a whole new game with a whole new engine. But Bloodmoon should be pretty good. I've done a lot of reading on it, previews, interviews, etc, and it sounds like it's more than twice as big as Tribunal, plus returns to the free form wandering of the orriginal Morrowind instead of the fairly linear Tribunal. I'll be picking this one up asap.


-LordSteev

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Morrowind
May 23, 2003, 20:23
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Morrowind May 23, 2003, 20:23
May 23, 2003, 20:23
 
I just picked this game up a few weeks ago. I've lots of FPS, but only a few FPS RPGs (Deus Ex, for example) and I love this game. It's sucked me in like few games have. I've barely even touched the main quest I've been having too much fun just "trudging around". This is easily one of the most immersive games I've ever played.

I can't wait to try out the FIRST expansion!
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Re: Wow two expansions for this game?
May 23, 2003, 20:34
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Re: Wow two expansions for this game? May 23, 2003, 20:34
May 23, 2003, 20:34
 
To #7:
Your computer must be really screwed up. I have literally half of the power that you have (1 ghz processor, GeForce2 card) and I get a really good framerate at 1024x768x32 with visibility set to max. The thing that causes the slowdowns are the real-time shadows. That was really slowing me down, so I turned them off, and got a big performance jump, and didn't really miss them at all.

With my setup, the game only slows down when I'm in a big city like Balmora, but when I'm cruising around the countryside, the framerate is fine and the graphics are beautiful!


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Re: Wow two expansions for this game?
May 23, 2003, 21:01
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Re: Wow two expansions for this game? May 23, 2003, 21:01
May 23, 2003, 21:01
 
Fleer:
me 2.4 (overclocked to 2.8) ghz, ATI Radeon 8500 pro, 512 ram. No shadows and everything else on high: 100 FPS

Shadows and everything else on high: 30-40 fps

Btw, there is a new movie for bloodmoon below
http://www.elderscrolls.com/downloads/media_movies.htm

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copy protection?
May 23, 2003, 22:44
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copy protection? May 23, 2003, 22:44
May 23, 2003, 22:44
 
They ever lose the shitty copy protection? I just bought Tribunal and fired up MW to try it out. I had forgotten about the 'walk 60 seconds and pause for cd check' feature. Kind of annoying. I could always crack it, but then I have to keep doing that when it gets patched.

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No subject
May 23, 2003, 22:51
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No subject May 23, 2003, 22:51
May 23, 2003, 22:51
 
At first, I loved Morrowind, but I gradually found out how shallow it was. The game lacks atmosphere and depth. There are no ambient sounds and the NPCs have not rountines. You can always find Bob at the Corner pub, no matter what time of day. I also found the combat system quite simplistic. But the worst thing was the game balance. I found it damn impossible to play through the game as anything but a warrior. Mage/wizards are ocasionally effective but it's impossible to get anywhere playing as a thief. The game is much too combat oriented and your thiefy skills are very difficult to increase. Still, its a fairly good game, with pretty graphics, a good story and lots of stuff to do. The editor is also very nice, although the scripting language is feeble (no modulus operator! #!@$#@%@#%@!).
There was only one catch and that was Catch-22
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Re: No subject
May 23, 2003, 23:14
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Re: No subject May 23, 2003, 23:14
May 23, 2003, 23:14
 
Thieves can be tough to play, my first character was a thief and it was harder than a regular fighter but getting a good weapon and sneaking around backstabbing things is cool. And leveling up your sneak skill is as easy as sneaking up behind someone and taping down the sneak key and leaving for a few hours. Although I never actually did this. For the security skill just go around opening everything you can, and of course you could just make lots of money and buy up those skills. I won't argue with your criticisims of lack of NPC routines (always funny when they tell you they must be going). And there is an offical mod for ambient sounds outside and some unoffical ones that are even better, going as far as to change them based on where you are and what time of day it is.

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Re: No subject
May 23, 2003, 23:38
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Re: No subject May 23, 2003, 23:38
May 23, 2003, 23:38
 
Yeah, I know about the mods. The game's still pretty fun, but I could never get an effective sneaky character.
There was only one catch and that was Catch-22
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Re: Wow two expansions for this game?
May 24, 2003, 00:54
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Re: Wow two expansions for this game? May 24, 2003, 00:54
May 24, 2003, 00:54
 
To 12:
Yeah, the shadows are a killer. But like I said, I just turned them off and the game ran fine and I really didn't miss them. I played my knight character all the way through most of the side-quests, but now I'm starting a thief character and finding it actually rather difficult. Oh well.

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Re: copy protection?
May 24, 2003, 02:00
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Re: copy protection? May 24, 2003, 02:00
May 24, 2003, 02:00
 
I never noticed that copy protection, but I didn't get the game until it came bundled with a graphics card I got, so maybe one of the later patches took care of that?

Creston


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Re: Wow two expansions for this game?
May 24, 2003, 03:46
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Re: Wow two expansions for this game? May 24, 2003, 03:46
May 24, 2003, 03:46
 
I hope my guy is gonna meet some resistance for once

It's way too easy to max out your skills in this game (It's no Diablo II.) My last character went through five months in Morrowind and then absolutely owned in Tribunal. Deprived of challenge and relevant skills to improve, there was no longer any sense of self-progression and achievement. It was just me the demi-god helping out a besieged capital.

I'll be wiping the slate clean for Bloodmoon.
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Re: Wow two expansions for this game?
May 24, 2003, 05:22
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Re: Wow two expansions for this game? May 24, 2003, 05:22
May 24, 2003, 05:22
 
Yup something like that, they add a great deal to the game. But then you could also goto some of the more dedicated sites that have mods and whatnot. Not to mention going to the morrowind forum and checking out the "mod" section and seeing everything that is in the works, alot of really talent people that's for sure.
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