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Thursday, November 29, 2012


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Emperor Norton

Multi player Skyrim would be awesome. Everyone I have talk to who plays Skyrim say it is begging to be a shared gaming experience. But you are right, ruining it as some WoW clone with juvenile PvPers whining about who's cheating would be totally useless. It would just shut the game down into the same kind of joyless grind that all MMORGs are.

Alicia Chenaux

The fact that it's NOT a game that I have to play with other people is what makes me love Skyrim. I don't consider myself much of a gamer, but I've played enough games to know that I enjoy playing something wonderful like Skyrim without random people coming by to take my kills or hide behind me. I can lose myself in the world for an hour and not have to put up with young teens acting like fools.


Never liked the vanilla human textures and hairstyles on Skyrim. Animations still could use a bit of work. Bethesda mostly depend on the modding community to improve their games including past titles like Fallout 3 and Oblivion. Also console gamers will have a major disadvantage without the ability to mod.

Iris Ophelia

@Alicia That's sort of why I mentioned Diablo and Dead Island as good examples of the kind of multiplayer that would be ideal. those games allow you to open up a few slots in your game for random people if that's what you want, but they also let you limit it to friends or invite-only, which is the option I would prefer so I could share my experience directly with friends who are playing at the same time. Good co-op multiplayer with friends can add a whole new level of fun to games like this.

Seven Paragorn

This makes me want to dust off Skyrim and start playing it again. I totally agree with your take on the multi-player aspect. I'm not too excited for the Elder Scrolls online for the same reason. I would love to be able to invite a select few people to play with me. I don't dislike mmos but I'm kind of burned out on that genre at this point. I think there might be a couple problems with adding even limited multi-player to Skyrim tho. First, it's not really designed for more than one player. A lot of the dungeons are really claustrophobic as is. Especially if you bring a companion, I can imagine bringing another player into that mix might be a problem. Second, the mods. How would that work in multi-player? Would you have to have the guest players download all your mods to play with you? That might be a problem considering how many mods some people have. Anyway, I think it's possible. I remember someone making a multi-player mod for Oblivion at one point. It was more of a proof of concept than anything, but it worked. I wonder if this is something the modding community could do.

Stephen Venkman

i would like the see the multi player skyrim set up like Borderlands.. where you play with some friends, but you don't have to deal with moron's running amok in the game being asshats.

Great post btw.

Stephen Venkman

laughs.. I just read your post about Diablo and Dead Island.. neither of which I play but perhaps I will now that I now how it's set up. Thanks Iris.

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