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The Pamasaurus:
I was a Morrowind fanatic when it originally released. FANATIC. I had multiple characters that eventually all evolved into jacks-of-trade type deals, but probably by my own design. Character creation is historically rich in the ES series, so I don't expect anything less in Skyrim.


--- Quote from: Poopyhead pianoman ♫ on July 03, 2011, 19:07:19 PM ---
--- Quote from: greensteam on July 01, 2011, 11:05:04 AM ---I have a friend who recently bought Morrowind on steam to play it again before Skyrim since he's already played Oblivion a lot and he says Oblivion is better in every way.

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Really? In every way? I would expect graphics and mechanics to be improved with each new addition to a franchise but gameplay is the single, most important characteristic. Otherwise known as "fun". If they don't improve the fun, what's the point?

So I ask: is it really better in every way?

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I don't recall having too many issues with gameplay, but I played it back in '02 on the console. I'm sure it's quite a different experience to replay nearly 10 years later, especially after playing its descendent.

Morrowind had a robust enchantment system that I was sad to see so mutilated in Oblivion. Though, in hind sight, those god-like characters with uber gear kinda sucked the enjoyment out of the game very quickly.


--- Quote from: greensteam on July 06, 2011, 13:47:48 PM ---In Morrowind if you hit something you don't know if you hit it because nothing happens half the time.  I hit stuff with my starting dagger and only like 1 in every 12 hits actually hit.   Then I upgraded to a sword which helped. 

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That could be part of that (sometimes annoyingly) rich character creation system. If your friend didn't set short blade as a major skill and doesn't have a high speed (short blade's governing attribute), then that will negatively impact accuracy. Accuracy can also be diminished by illnesses/curses and noobiness.

I'm such a fucking dork.

greensteam:
I'll find out what he picked, I haven't looked at the creation system very much.

I'm probably a dork too so, at least you're not alone?  ;D

The Pamasaurus:

greensteam:
We can talk about games as much as you want, promise.

Poopyhead pianoman ♫:
My Morrowind character favourite is the agile thief. My last character ended up being able to steal things from in front of people. NOTE: Pickpocketing was faulty, so the victim almost always knew you were there.

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