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theLibrarian That all you got? from his own little world
That all you got?
Jan 8th 2015 at 3:20:10 PM

I like the Argonians ._.

That is the face of a man who just ate a kitten. Raw.
Jan 8th 2015 at 3:26:11 PM

you and I are in the minority.

Not as much as those who are fans of Redguards, I suppose. But minority none the less.

TobiasDrake Exposition Dragon from Colorado, USA Relationship Status: She's holding a very large knife
Exposition Dragon
Jan 8th 2015 at 3:28:55 PM

I think if this were real, it would actually be called Black Marsh. Not only are fans more familiar with that name, it just sounds cooler. I mean, say it out loud. Black Marsh. How can that NOT sound imposing?

First off, it's a Marsh. That always sounds intimidating. There is no way to make Marsh not sound like an awful place of horror and death. Green Marsh. Rainbow Marsh. Kitten Marsh. You can't do it.

But this is the BLACK Marsh. That's a double dose of terror right there.

edited 8th Jan '15 3:31:06 PM by TobiasDrake

Drake's Razor: Never attribute to cold unfeeling logic that which can be equally explained by emotional outburst.
theLibrarian That all you got? from his own little world
That all you got?
Jan 8th 2015 at 3:32:01 PM

Yeah, when Talos Stormcrown got a bit of the way in and then went "Meh, this is far enough." you know it's bad.

That is the face of a man who just ate a kitten. Raw.
Mukora Uniocular from a place Relationship Status: I made a point to burn all of the photographs
Uniocular
Jan 8th 2015 at 8:21:39 PM

Yeah, there's no way in hell this is real. And I'm not sure I'd want it to be. Odds are Bethesda would fuck it up and manage to make Black Marsh the most boring generic fantasy world possible. How? No idea. But they'd do it.

Not as much as those who are fans of Redguards, I suppose. But minority none the less.
Jeeze. It's kind of telling that the lizard people are more popular than black people.

"It's so hard to be humble, knowing how great I am."
SpookyMask Insert title from Corner in round room Relationship Status: Non-Canon
Insert title
Jan 8th 2015 at 8:25:47 PM

@Tobias: Dat is so racist tongue

Time to change the style, for now
Vertigo_High Touch The Sky
Touch The Sky
Jan 8th 2015 at 9:58:49 PM

Redguards got a spin off at least(with its own little comic). Hammerfell has deserts and its own mythos/history which is actually pretty fleshed out. I wouldn't mind a game there either but I'd rather have a non-human region this time since we got two of them in a row and black marsh remains one of the most mysterious regions in the ES games. We kind of know a bit about Hammerfell and High rock is the least interesting region in the series since Bretons are boring minus the forsworn.

Jan 9th 2015 at 2:53:01 AM

I like Argonians. The races that I practically never pick are Imperials, Nord, Bretons and Redguards. Humans are boring.

Jan 9th 2015 at 3:00:18 AM

bretons ftw.

kinda a shame they have so little relevence on an international politics scale, but i do find their brand of quirkiness interesting, going off what was posted in the skyrim thread a few days ago.

Jan 9th 2015 at 3:46:09 AM

I love the Argonians.

Always play as one. In a weirdly meta way, my Argonian was trying desperately to be a "Shadowscale" in Skyrim, despite not, apparently, having been born in the Marsh (Well, he was. And under the right sign dammit!)

Also, poison resistance and breathing underwater... lifesavers!

Admittedly in Oblivion, you could find that helmet that had water breathing as an enchantment, which was rather cool, which was standard wear for my non Argonian characters.

I wonder if the next instalment, we'll just have more Fallout-stylings, with them just going for "suits".

I hope the new DA: I shows that there's still an interst in segregated armour sets. Though I miss the greaves slot.

Doubt this will be true, they'll probably go for the Summerset isles, during an invasion by the Empire or something...

Jan 9th 2015 at 4:05:31 AM

I'm a bit skeptical on whether they'd go for the Isles, since that would require the Dominion to be on the brink of defeat already by the time the game starts.

Perhaps they could do a game that includes both Valenwood and Summerset Isle, with the latter only becoming easily accessible as the story progresses.

Jan 9th 2015 at 4:12:27 AM

valenwood for the main game, the main quest involves liberating the bosmer from the dominion and driving the thalmor back.

the expansions involve going to sommerset to finally deal with the dominion.

Jan 9th 2015 at 4:29:11 AM

I do hope the end of the war isn't dealt with in an expansion pack.

ShadowHog from Earth Relationship Status: Healthy, deeply-felt respect for this here Shotgun
Jan 9th 2015 at 8:12:00 AM

First off, it's a Marsh. That always sounds intimidating. There is no way to make Marsh not sound like an awful place of horror and death. Green Marsh. Rainbow Marsh. Kitten Marsh. You can't do it.
Mallow Marsh?

Moon
Jan 9th 2015 at 8:20:37 AM

You poor, poor man.

Also the threads only two pages long dude you couldn't read just a few posts to make sure someone else didn't make that joke already?

ShadowHog from Earth Relationship Status: Healthy, deeply-felt respect for this here Shotgun
Jan 9th 2015 at 8:54:49 AM

[up] If you're referring to my post: nobody had, so I'm not sure what you're complaining about.

(If you're not, then I'm not sure what you're referring to.)

Moon
Jan 9th 2015 at 8:57:42 AM

confusing but...

im pretty sure hog was quoting tobias, but didnt quoteblock or put quotes around it so silently honest assumed hog was making the joke himself.

Customer Forgetful Sleepyhead from Georgia Relationship Status: Charming Titania with a donkey face
Jan 9th 2015 at 9:02:28 AM

The quoteblock function is currently broken due to the new site layout, so we're gonna need to manually edit our posts so that quotes are easier to recognize for the time being.

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GutstheBerserker from Haiti Relationship Status: Drift compatible
Jan 9th 2015 at 9:25:16 AM

I wouldn't mind Black Marsh as a setting, though like most of you I highly doubt this rumour is true. I'm still holding out hope that Hammerfell is going to be the next setting. Arabian-nights style fantasy? Desert environments with survival aspects? CURVED SWORDS??

Yes, yes and yes.

But I won't hold my breath: the community has made it clear that we are in the minority -___-

Jan 9th 2015 at 9:41:59 AM

They won't want to alienate the fanbase that identifies with Fantasy Romans or Fantasy Vikings.

Can't see Fantasy African / Persians taking off sadly. Or Fantasy Aztec / Arabian / mongol / aboriginal cat people.

Nope, we'll be stuck with a nicely marketable idetifiable elf at best, or another Breton / Viking / Roman. They may go for a High Rock setting, so they can do their own version of Orlais, with more courtly intruigue (Which would be good if they actually made use of skills that weren't combat / smithing / stealth related)

Jan 9th 2015 at 9:53:47 AM

People loved Shivering Isles and Morrowind, so I'm not sure going to someplace less Fantasy Europe is that big an issue. If they made it, I could see Hammerfell doing well.

ShadowHog from Earth Relationship Status: Healthy, deeply-felt respect for this here Shotgun
Jan 9th 2015 at 10:17:01 AM

Yeah, there is a quoteblock tag around the quoted post - it's just they don't presently work. For instance:

This line is quoteblock'd, but doesn't appear to be as of writing.

Give it a few days, I'm sure it'll be indented appropriately soon enough.

Also, didn't notice Hammerfell was a desert region also; I'd associated that with Elsweyr. Fascinating.

edited 9th Jan '15 10:17:52 AM by ShadowHog

Moon
GutstheBerserker from Haiti Relationship Status: Drift compatible
Jan 9th 2015 at 10:22:22 AM

[up][up] I agree. But the important word is "if". As a gamer I feel that the game would be successful. But it's likely that marketing analysts will disagree.

edited 9th Jan '15 10:23:27 AM by GutstheBerserker

LizardBite Shameless Self-Promoter from Two Galaxies Over
Jan 9th 2015 at 1:45:02 PM

How well did Dragonborn do? It banked on Morrowind nostalgia pretty hard, and, as mentioned, Morrowind wasn't exactly a standard medieval European fantasy.

PersistentMan My journal is ready Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
My journal is ready
Jan 9th 2015 at 3:14:33 PM

Will I be able to play as a Shadow Scale? I like Shadow Scales.

Have you forgotten the face of your father, troper?

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