History YMMV / TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall

25th Apr '17 1:30:24 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* BrokenBase: Daggerfall is a mixed bag. It's glitchy like you wouldn't believe, but the good parts are really good, especially for its time. Even now, the sheer ''variety'' of what you can do has not been topped by any other game in the series. It also has the largest world in the series, pushing procedural generation far beyond almost any game since; on one hand, this resulted in a large number of unnecessarily large complicated dungeons, but on the other hand, it gave the setting a sense of scale noticeable even in a series famous for large worlds.

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* BrokenBase: Daggerfall is a mixed bag. It's glitchy like you wouldn't believe, but the good parts are really good, especially for its time. Even now, the sheer ''variety'' of what you can do has not been topped by any other game in the series. It also has the second largest world in the series, series (and with far more variety than the rather pointlessly big ''Arena''), pushing procedural generation far beyond almost any game since; on one hand, this resulted in a large number of unnecessarily large complicated dungeons, but on the other hand, it gave the setting a sense of scale noticeable even in a series famous for large worlds.
12th Mar '17 2:53:39 PM SorPepita
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** This mechanic was introduced by a patch in an attempt to 'balance' overpowered magical items, but proved unpopular enough that methods to repair the items was re-implemented in a later patch.
** Werewolves may seem like the best thing ever (Overpowers speed and stamina and attack) but if you spend too long in a dungeon, or even fast travel to a dungeon at a great enough distance. Your stats will eventually plummet to zero making most monsters able to 1-hit KO you. Of course you could just fast travel to a nearby town, then return to the dungeon. Except that massively cuts into your time limit. The ''Ring of Hircine'' fixes this, however. [[GameBreaker There are essentially no drawbacks to lycanthropy if you have said ring.]]

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** This mechanic was introduced by a patch in an attempt to 'balance' overpowered magical items, but proved unpopular enough that methods to repair the items was were re-implemented in a later patch.
** Werewolves may seem like the best thing ever (Overpowers (overpowered speed and stamina and attack) but if you spend too long in a dungeon, or even fast travel to a dungeon at a great enough distance. Your distance, your stats will eventually plummet to zero making most monsters able to 1-hit KO you. Of course you could just fast travel to a nearby town, then return to the dungeon. Except that massively cuts into your time limit. The ''Ring of Hircine'' fixes this, however. [[GameBreaker There are essentially no drawbacks to lycanthropy if you have said ring.]]
12th Mar '17 2:51:48 PM SorPepita
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** A lot of the sound could be this sometimes, constantly playing the sound effects over and over again, "HALT!" is just one example.

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** A lot of the sound could be this sometimes, constantly playing the sound effects over and over again, again; "HALT!" is just one example.
18th Feb '17 7:17:41 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: Besides Mannimarco (see YMMV/TheElderScrolls), [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Queen Akorithi]] of Sentinel, like her late husband King Cameron, was a warmonger. Their designated-heir son was chronically ill and fairly uninterested in invading neighboring countries for their land, the latter of which was the kind of thing his parents liked doing when they could get away with it. Not only did they produce some more children and partially disinherited him, his interest in scholarly pursuits hit King Cameron's BerserkButton, so he and Akorithi [[OffingTheOffspring murdered him]] by tossing him into a dungeon full of zombies and mummies just after a bad bout of the flu. By the end of ''Daggerfall'', Queen Akorithi has used the power of the Numidium to conquer Bergama as well as the whole of northern Hammerfell. She dies of a plague not long afterwards.
21st Dec '16 1:29:38 PM Aquillion
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* BrokenBase: Daggerfall is a mixed bag. It's glitchy like you wouldn't believe, but the good parts are really good, especially for its time. Even now, the sheer ''variety'' of what you can do has not been topped by any other game in the series.

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* BrokenBase: Daggerfall is a mixed bag. It's glitchy like you wouldn't believe, but the good parts are really good, especially for its time. Even now, the sheer ''variety'' of what you can do has not been topped by any other game in the series. It also has the largest world in the series, pushing procedural generation far beyond almost any game since; on one hand, this resulted in a large number of unnecessarily large complicated dungeons, but on the other hand, it gave the setting a sense of scale noticeable even in a series famous for large worlds.
13th Oct '16 4:55:12 PM nombretomado
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* MostAnnoyingSound: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18CGW9P5Y9M HALT-HAL-HAL-HALT-HALT-HAL-HALT-HAL-HALT-HALT-HAL-HAL-HALT!]]

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* MostAnnoyingSound: MostAnnoyingSound:
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[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18CGW9P5Y9M HALT-HAL-HAL-HALT-HALT-HAL-HALT-HAL-HALT-HALT-HAL-HAL-HALT!]]



** Using DOSBox to play will at times (usually near treasure piles) introduce some ear-splittingly awful audio glitches.

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** Using DOSBox UsefulNotes/DOSBox to play will at times (usually near treasure piles) introduce some ear-splittingly awful audio glitches.
20th Feb '16 4:48:37 AM Stormblessed
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* BrokenBase: Daggerfall is a mixed bag. It's glitchy like you wouldn't believe, but the good parts are really good, especially for its time.

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* BrokenBase: Daggerfall is a mixed bag. It's glitchy like you wouldn't believe, but the good parts are really good, especially for its time. Even now, the sheer ''variety'' of what you can do has not been topped by any other game in the series.
21st Jan '16 9:17:24 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster:
** [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Queen Akorithi]] of Sentinel, like her late husband King Cameron, was a warmonger. Their designated-heir son was chronically ill and fairly uninterested in invading neighboring countries for their land, the latter of which was the kind of thing his parents liked doing when they could get away with it. Not only did they produce some more children and partially disinherited him, his interest in scholarly pursuits hit King Cameron's BerserkButton, so he and Akorithi [[OffingTheOffspring murdered him]] by tossing him into a dungeon full of zombies and mummies just after a bad bout of the flu. By the end of ''Daggerfall'', Queen Akorithi has used the power of the Numidium to conquer Bergama as well as the whole of northern Hammerfell. She dies of a plague not long afterwards.
** Mannimarco, the King of Worms and the leader of the Order of the Black Worm, first appears in ''Daggerfall'', then appears again as the ArcVillain of the Mages’ Guild quest line in ''Oblivion''. An incredibly powerful necromancer and the world's first lich, Mannimarco’s study into the arts of entrapping and enslaving souls festered in him a deep hatred for peace and life. A sadist believing himself AboveGoodAndEvil, Mannimarco sought out obtaining as much magical and political power as he could over the passing millennia. Sometimes this power was obtained via [[DealWithTheDevil Faustian deals]]; in at least one instance he helped a princess arrange a political marriage in exchange for her firstborn child. After achieving godhood at the end of ''Daggerfall'', a mortal part of Mannimarco was left behind, and decided to settle a petty grudge with a long-dead enemy by destroying the Mages’ Guild said enemy founded. Mannimarco became invested in creating black soul gems, which he used to [[YourSoulIsMine steal the souls of those who opposed him]], and plotted to capture the soul of Archmage Hannibal Traven to empower himself. [[AndIMustScream The souls captured are aware while in the gems]], and, once their power is used up, they are sent to a purgatory-like dimension called the Soul Cairn for all eternity. When a mage infiltrated his order, he had the mage tortured to death and then resurrected the mage as a zombie to be an example to the Guild. Mannimarco also took great pleasure in leading the attack on the Bruma Mages’ Guild chapter, slaughtering everyone present save for one mage whom he kept alive to tell tale of what happened in Bruma.

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* CompleteMonster:
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CompleteMonster: Besides Mannimarco (see YMMV/TheElderScrolls), [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Queen Akorithi]] of Sentinel, like her late husband King Cameron, was a warmonger. Their designated-heir son was chronically ill and fairly uninterested in invading neighboring countries for their land, the latter of which was the kind of thing his parents liked doing when they could get away with it. Not only did they produce some more children and partially disinherited him, his interest in scholarly pursuits hit King Cameron's BerserkButton, so he and Akorithi [[OffingTheOffspring murdered him]] by tossing him into a dungeon full of zombies and mummies just after a bad bout of the flu. By the end of ''Daggerfall'', Queen Akorithi has used the power of the Numidium to conquer Bergama as well as the whole of northern Hammerfell. She dies of a plague not long afterwards.
** Mannimarco, the King of Worms and the leader of the Order of the Black Worm, first appears in ''Daggerfall'', then appears again as the ArcVillain of the Mages’ Guild quest line in ''Oblivion''. An incredibly powerful necromancer and the world's first lich, Mannimarco’s study into the arts of entrapping and enslaving souls festered in him a deep hatred for peace and life. A sadist believing himself AboveGoodAndEvil, Mannimarco sought out obtaining as much magical and political power as he could over the passing millennia. Sometimes this power was obtained via [[DealWithTheDevil Faustian deals]]; in at least one instance he helped a princess arrange a political marriage in exchange for her firstborn child. After achieving godhood at the end of ''Daggerfall'', a mortal part of Mannimarco was left behind, and decided to settle a petty grudge with a long-dead enemy by destroying the Mages’ Guild said enemy founded. Mannimarco became invested in creating black soul gems, which he used to [[YourSoulIsMine steal the souls of those who opposed him]], and plotted to capture the soul of Archmage Hannibal Traven to empower himself. [[AndIMustScream The souls captured are aware while in the gems]], and, once their power is used up, they are sent to a purgatory-like dimension called the Soul Cairn for all eternity. When a mage infiltrated his order, he had the mage tortured to death and then resurrected the mage as a zombie to be an example to the Guild. Mannimarco also took great pleasure in leading the attack on the Bruma Mages’ Guild chapter, slaughtering everyone present save for one mage whom he kept alive to tell tale of what happened in Bruma.
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13th Nov '15 5:32:30 AM SunajHguh
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** Werewolves may seem like the best thing ever (Overpowers speed and stamina and attack) but if you spend too long in a dungeon, or even fast travel to a dungeon at a great enough distance. Your stats will eventually plummet to zero making most monsters able to 1-hit KO you. Of course you could just fast travel to a nearby town, then return to the dungeon. Except that massively cuts into your time limit. The ''Ring of Hircine'' fixes this however, [[GameBreaker so there are essentially no drawbacks to lycanthropy if you have said ring.]]

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** Werewolves may seem like the best thing ever (Overpowers speed and stamina and attack) but if you spend too long in a dungeon, or even fast travel to a dungeon at a great enough distance. Your stats will eventually plummet to zero making most monsters able to 1-hit KO you. Of course you could just fast travel to a nearby town, then return to the dungeon. Except that massively cuts into your time limit. The ''Ring of Hircine'' fixes this however, this, however. [[GameBreaker so there There are essentially no drawbacks to lycanthropy if you have said ring.]]
13th Nov '15 5:28:04 AM SunajHguh
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** Werewolves may seem like the best thing ever (Overpowers speed and stamina and attack) but if you spend too long in a dungeon, or even fast travel to a dungeon at a great enough distance. Your stats will eventually plummet to zero making most monsters able to 1-hit KO you. Of course you could just fast travel to a nearby town, then return to the dungeon. Except that massively cuts into your time limit. The ''Ring of Hircine'' fixes this however, [[GameBreaker so there are essentially no drawbacks to lycanthropy if you have it.]]

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** Werewolves may seem like the best thing ever (Overpowers speed and stamina and attack) but if you spend too long in a dungeon, or even fast travel to a dungeon at a great enough distance. Your stats will eventually plummet to zero making most monsters able to 1-hit KO you. Of course you could just fast travel to a nearby town, then return to the dungeon. Except that massively cuts into your time limit. The ''Ring of Hircine'' fixes this however, [[GameBreaker so there are essentially no drawbacks to lycanthropy if you have it.said ring.]]
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