Question Next Elder Scrolls game Wishlist??

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Gonna have to go with the "new engine" crowd on this one. That creaky old brontosaurus they've been using for god knows how long needs to die.

Also, if you're going to have your game fully voice acted, PLEASE for the LOVE OF GOD ensure the actors have enough range to voice multiple characters, so we're not going "Oh **** it's that guy again" (you all know what I'm talking about). I understand it's no easy task with so many NPCs, but come on man, even Paw Patrol does that (sorry, my little nephew went Paw Patrol crazy this Christmas).
DOOM has an obsolete engine, yet how many decades later we are still playing it, has no voice acting... yet we still love it. Same for Wolfenstein 3d
 

Zloth

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Yes, but we're talking about a massive open world RPG here, not a shooter. It's like comparing apples and a car.
Hmm, Apple and cars? ;)

I think folks fail to understand just how wishy-washy an "engine" can be. As I understand it, it's a big collection of tools and routines for handling the common things in a game. If you improve or even re-write some of those parts, it's still the same engine, it's just a different version of it. At what point, though, do you say it's a new engine? Kinda hard to say.

It can be the same with a computer. If you just swap out the graphics card, it isn't a new PC. Swapping the case sure makes it look different but the insides are all the same so that's still the same computer, right? Then put in an additional SSD. Oh, maybe it's time to upgrade the CPU/motherboard... At what point does it become a "new computer?" I think engines are much the same.
 
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Hmm, Apple and cars? ;)

I think folks fail to understand just how wishy-washy an "engine" can be. As I understand it, it's a big collection of tools and routines for handling the common things in a game. If you improve or even re-write some of those parts, it's still the same engine, it's just a different version of it. At what point, though, do you say it's a new engine? Kinda hard to say.

It can be the same with a computer. If you just swap out the graphics card, it isn't a new PC. Swapping the case sure makes it look different but the insides are all the same so that's still the same computer, right? Then put in an additional SSD. Oh, maybe it's time to upgrade the CPU/motherboard... At what point does it become a "new computer?" I think engines are much the same.
Haha oh wow forgot they were making that.

Fair point on game engines; they're really a series of moving parts, much like a real engine. I suppose an overhaul of some of the things inherent to the Creation engine (framerate tied to physics, poor shadow rendering, textures, animations, etc.) could make it a lot better and seem "new" again. Some stuff definitely needs to go.
 
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Skyrim Special edition is the most that we will get from Bethesda. They DID what they can, improved everything and all.

The MOD community stepped up and did the rest. Their is NO reason they will spend time and money to do what has already been done. The ONLY thing we can actually hope for from them is

New DLC quests and charecters.

Hopeful support for the Beyond Skyrim project that is basically redoing evey game into the skyrim game engine.
 
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First I want magic expanded (and in a similar vein combat too, just be balanced). I want spellcrafting back, I want enchanting to be broadened. I want magic to feel more alive than just a set of tools. Let me learn how to break that ancient curse instead of being sent on a quest to recover the item that will break the curse for me. Let magic have a life of its own. Let magic not be so rote and always unfaltering.

In ESO I was so sick of always having to get an ancient relic or watch a ritual be performed (so many rituals and relics in that game) I felt like all of my accomplishments were nothing more than making use of other people's accomplishments.
 
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Daggerfall’s low fantasy vibe and ability to shape the game world.
Morrowind’s commitment to its exotic setting and tech leap forward.
Something other than “you save the world again” as a plot.
License the nemesis system from Warner Brothers.
 

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