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I like the idea, but this feels like something anyone could drum up in a few minutes. I don't see any viable evidence pointing to this rumor as true, so... yeah, I don't buy it.
You know what, I think you're right. Something definitely smells fishy about this whole thing - seems like a hoax. Sorry for wasting a thread on this, everyone.
Not your fault buddy. Easy mistake to make. At the very least the thread left us with some interesting discussions
edited 10th Jan '15 5:26:07 PM by GutstheBerserker
Honestly, they should do a game in each of the lands in Tamriel. All of them, even high Rock.
Wasn't that the first game?
I have no idea. I started with Morrowind and never looked backward in the series.
You're not missing much from what I heard, although some of daggerfall's renditions of the daedric lords look pretty cool.
Yeah, Arena lets you explore the whole continent, but it's mostly samey forests and towns and a lot of palette swaps.
a lot of tes lore wasnt really there until Redguard, which im pretty sure is post daggerfall, and daggerfall was kind of gimped by the sheer scale of itself. 50 or so provinces, nearly all of them superfluous because they had neither the time nore the resources to make actual use of everything, nor provide actual detail.
the vast majority of the game is built on a rogue-like system, where what you're given is for the most part randomized. this includes quests, dungeons, npcs, the terrain and i wouldnt be surprised if that meant the layout of each town, excepting any of the main plot or lore important towns.
also, daggerfall actually covers "iliac bay"- which is part of both hammerfell and highrock. iirc, sentinel is one of the cities we get to visit. we also get to see orsinium, which isnt its own nation yet.
Doing a game in every nation was the intent IIRC, at least shortly after Morrowind came out.
In that case, we should have a Black Marsh game at some point.
Some point, probably, assuming that's still the plan. The problem with this announcement isn't with the premise of making a game in Argonia, but with the timing. The Thalmor are a clear sequel hook, the same way references to the Emperor's failing health and likelihood of imminent demise were a sequel hook in Morrowind.
Black Marsh has been eating chunks of Morrowind and being conquerors in their own right. They might just be capable of being relevant in the fight against the Thalmor. If Bethesda sticks to their lore.
Perhaps the Thalmor are moving in on Argonia to take it over, and the emperor sends the new protagonist in to stop them and regain the allegiance of the Argonians? Seems like reasonable progression to me, as the empire going strait from falling apart to all-out assault on Summerset doesn't really make much sense.
edited 10th Jan '15 7:54:07 PM by Enderspy
My headcanon will always have the Dragonborn knocking off the Emperor and replacing him. I could see the Dragonborn telling the Thalmor to screw off by sending another Prisoner to deal with them in other countries.
The Emperor may abdicate in favor of the Dragonborn, given that he or she is a Dragonborn, and the current Emperor's line does not have any of that sort of thing in the blood, and as such the Dragonborn has more right to rule the Empire. All the Septim lineage were Dragonborn, able to wear the Amulet of Kings and light the Dragonfires, and that lineage died when Martin Septim sacrificed himself to end the Oblivion Crisis.
Titus Mede II wouldn't be able to do that.
I don't think the Thalmor's military is as strong as they claimed to be.
The Amulet of Kings was destroyed anyway.
Given the elder scrolls series tends to be separated by decent spans of time, I wouldn't be shocked if the Thalmor aren't even around anymore as a real force. Alternatively, it could be right in the midst of the second war, with both sides gearing up for a major battle, fallout New Vegas style.
The first four were crammed within forty years of time, with Skyrim taking the longest leap of 200 years. Usually so far they've been close together, not far apart.
I think that itís likely that they will set the next game chronologically close to Skyrim.
Correct me if Iím wrong, but Skyrim was by far the most successful game of the series and they used it to set up a lot of interesting plot elements. I think itís safe to assume that the next game will continue the story.
That being said, the Summerset Isles or a return to Cyrodill seem like a good fit if the story goes in that direction.
Though I would prefer if they went somewhere more exotic.
shit I've really misunderstood some things then.
HAMMER FELL, HAMMER FELL
I feel you. All of my appendages are currently crossed hoping that they show the Redguards some love :-)
Not Cyrodiil again. They can't do that. I would be fine with Black Marsh. Excited, even.
They could, it'd just be a big risk at pissing off the fans.
I'll say. I mean, do you think there's a single person who wants the next Elder Scrolls game to be set in Cyrodiil?
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