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Torin 10th May 2011, 15:22 Quote
Morrowind was my first RP game and what a great introduction to the genre had everything in my opinion many hour within that game more side quests and exploration than could of hoped for keep me hooked.
exexs 10th May 2011, 15:53 Quote
Morrowind is in my top3 of favortie game ever! An amazing world, free movement, real rpg, not like what we get these days...
Hovis 10th May 2011, 16:05 Quote
I used to get bored swatting the flying dudes. But I might give it a punt again. PC couldn't really hack it back in the day.
Kiytan 10th May 2011, 16:21 Quote
I played morrowind after playing oblivion, and still think it's a better RPG, so it's not just nostalgia, it is a better game.
CharlO 10th May 2011, 16:40 Quote
Awesome game, gonna re install.

Just a littlle something, the mod page is http://morrowind2009.wordpress.com/

I'ts preety good and simple.
Digibull 10th May 2011, 19:49 Quote
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Originally Posted by Yslen
<installs morrowind>

;)
Veles 10th May 2011, 20:12 Quote
I think Morrowind is probably my favourite game ever. I haven't played it in so long, kind of because I banned myself from it, because I know if I install it, I will not stop playing...ever.
Helz 10th May 2011, 20:51 Quote
The word "hardcore" gets thrown around a lot in gaming, but I honestly think it applies to Morrowind. I remember reading the entire manual (which was a decent size), starting the game about 5 times and still not having any clue how to create a good character. Then I printed out a 20 page long character creation guide and read that about 5 times before I finally started to get it. Then I created about 5 more characters and I felt like I had a decent grasp on the mechanics. Not great, but enough to get by.

I started out with only the rags on my back, but soon amassed a decent sized fortune funded by my raging case of kleptomania. My early travels brought me to a friendly looking village. I stole everything: crusts of bread, farm tools, an old lady's spectacles; if it wasn't nailed down I took it. I even made myself a cozy home in the close knit community after I murdered the former occupants and hid their bodies in a chest of drawers. Eventually I knew I had to move on, but after dozens of restarts, I felt that I'd finally figured out a formula for success and was prepared.

I spent many months wandering lost in the wilderness. I completely lost/forgot/missed the main questline, and so just walked across the continent. Nevertheless by the end of my travels I'd crafted a powerhouse of a character and I had him decked out in that gold armor that I got from being real sneaky about breaking rule #1. Unfortunately I was now at a bit of a loss. I'd succeed in becoming the ultimate survivor, but what was my purpose? I certainly didn't fit in with the hoity toity elite who ran everything in the big cities.

Then the werewolf expansion came out and I was in my element. People struggling to survive in a rugged frontier aren't concerned about someone's shady past. I cut a paradise out of that forest, completing every dangerous quest that anyone could think to give me, and I positively glowed from the adulation I received as it reflected off my new impenetrable ice-armor.

With every task complete, I had no choice but to move on. In the end, I found myself in the capitol city of the last expansion. Unfortunately it was more of the same classicism I thought I'd left behind. No real storyline that I could make any sense out of, just a bunch of confusing politicians and fancy lads who looked down their nose at a half orc in crystalline armor wielding a legendary obsidian axe with a +100 fire damage enchant. So I said "**** it", killed the emperor or whoever that was on the throne, his royal bodyguards, and then declared war on the rest of the city. Come to think of it, it was just as I was waded waste deep through the red gore that the first portal to hell opened up.

Sorry all, I guess I was the cause of Oblivion. *embarrassed*
Helz 10th May 2011, 20:53 Quote
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Originally Posted by Helz
The word "hardcore" gets thrown around a lot in gaming, but I honestly think it applies to Morrowind. I remember reading the entire manual (which was a decent size), starting the game about 5 times and still not having any clue how to create a good character. Then I printed out a 20 page long character creation guide and read that about 5 times before I finally started to get it. Then I created about 5 more characters and I felt like I had a decent grasp on the mechanics. Not great, but enough to get by.

I started out with only the rags on my back, but soon amassed a decent sized fortune funded by my raging case of kleptomania. My early travels brought me to a friendly looking village. I stole everything: crusts of bread, farm tools, an old lady's spectacles; if it wasn't nailed down I took it. I even made myself a cozy home in the close knit community after I murdered the former occupants and hid their bodies in a chest of drawers. Eventually I knew I had to move on, but after dozens of restarts, I felt that I'd finally figured out a formula for success and was prepared.

I spent many months wandering lost in the wilderness. I completely lost/forgot/missed the main questline, and so just walked across the continent. Nevertheless by the end of my travels I'd crafted a powerhouse of a character and I had him decked out in that gold armor that I got from being real sneaky about breaking rule #1. Unfortunately I was now at a bit of a loss. I'd succeeded in becoming the ultimate survivor, but what was my purpose? I certainly didn't fit in with the hoity toity elite who ran everything in the big cities.

Then the werewolf expansion came out and I was in my element. People struggling to survive in a rugged frontier aren't concerned about someone's shady past. I cut a paradise out of that forest, completing every dangerous quest that anyone could think to give me, and I positively glowed from the adulation I received as it reflected off my new impenetrable ice-armor.

With every task finished, I had no choice but to move on. In the end, I found myself in the capitol city of the last expansion. Unfortunately it was more of the same classicism I thought I'd left behind. No real storyline that I could make any sense out of, just a bunch of confusing politicians and fancy lads who looked down their nose at a half orc in crystalline armor wielding a legendary obsidian axe with a +100 fire damage enchant. So I said "**** it", killed the emperor or whoever that was on the throne, his royal bodyguards, and then declared war on the rest of the city. Come to think of it, it was just as I was waded waste deep through the red gore that the first portal to hell opened up.

Sorry all, I guess I was the cause of Oblivion. *embarrassed*
Helz 10th May 2011, 20:55 Quote
wow sorry, tried to edit and quoted myself instead. I guess I'm an idiot.
thEcat 10th May 2011, 23:54 Quote
Morrowind, stupid game, even some of the good bits are best described as 'clunky'.

Did I just call it a game? Stupid me.

After starting it up I 'played' for over 10 hours just trying to find 'the game'. More stupid on my part, my brain addled by FPS corridors and scaled encounters handed out on a plate, I spent those 10 hours throwing out the Cracker Jack in search of the plastic toy, diligently searching through the Lego bricks looking for the 'instruction book' and basically, totally missing the point.

Trapped at a foyada cross roads I'd accessed by finding a small gap in the surrounding hills. Surrounded by mobs of all shapes and sizes, armor ruined and out of arrows I determined to restart one last time.

'You're on your own now. Good luck.'

On my own, and that's exactly how I felt. The penny dropped and I began to realise just how cleaver this stupid game was. Did I say game? Stupid me. A stranger alone in a foreign world, and it was a world, an intricate, functional world and I was. I was, anything I wanted to be. The game found me.
Elton 11th May 2011, 00:43 Quote
Good times, Morrowind was the one game that you could get lost anywhere. But probably the best moments of the game come from the first time you found something, be it the huge city of Vivec, the fact that Balmora had some sketchy figures in it, finding Tel Fyr and then of course becoming engrossed in all the lore.

Anyone here tried collecting all the books? Now THAT was a quest.
Toka 11th May 2011, 14:04 Quote
*must re-install Morrowind*
TeenGeek 12th May 2011, 01:47 Quote
Morrowind, the first time i ever heard about the game was after oblivion came out... got it instead of oblivion because i didnt have enough money at the time... probably the most wonderful game ive ever played, which is kinda funny im saying this, because im only fifteen. not all kids these day are into flashy graphics...

P.S. i currently have the morrowind goty edition on CD, for win 7 64-bit on a laptop, but it wont work, ive installed it about ten times, never worked, tried installing the expansion in different order... can anyone help?
Zayfod 12th May 2011, 02:27 Quote
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Originally Posted by TeenGeek
Morrowind, the first time i ever heard about the game was after oblivion came out... got it instead of oblivion because i didnt have enough money at the time... probably the most wonderful game ive ever played, which is kinda funny im saying this, because im only fifteen. not all kids these day are into flashy graphics...

P.S. i currently have the morrowind goty edition on CD, for win 7 64-bit on a laptop, but it wont work, ive installed it about ten times, never worked, tried installing the expansion in different order... can anyone help?

One thing you can try is not installing it in the "program files" directory, as it likes to alter files in the program directory as it goes, and windows 7 and vista don't like that much.

The unofficial patch couldn't hurt either LINK
moshpit 12th May 2011, 20:06 Quote
Morrowind was one of my all time favorites too. I also introduced my eldest daughter to RPG gaming through Morrowind, so it has some generational bridging for my family as well.
Zurechial 12th May 2011, 21:14 Quote
I've been following the Morrowblivion project on and off since its inception but never felt tempted to try it out until now as it seemed more like a tech-demo than anything playable, but apparently that has changed.
http://morroblivion.com/
It's still an early beta and with Skyrim on the way I worry for its completion, but I'm really impressed by the progress they've made since I last checked the site.

For those who aren't familiar with it, it's a project to port the entirety of Morrowind to Oblivion's engine.

They've released a new beta version which now supposedly contains all of the core game's quests in a working state.
Seeing the Morrowind areas rendered in Oblivion's engine is something special.
Jediron 13th May 2011, 13:56 Quote
Best RPG to me is still "betrayel at Krondor", by now a true classic RPG. RPG at it's best, as you not only play with the main character, but also with some others. The story was based from a great book, and the game chopped up in chapters. With many ingedridients which made it so special, so good. For me anyway. The story was the heart and soul, it was played like you are experiencing the story from the book; but also with much freedom. Alliences, spying, betrayel etc.etc. it was all there. That's what made in unique.
Morrowind have some of the above, aldo not as convincing as the Story of "betrayel at krondor". In Oblivion however, the story may be interressting; it does't come together when you play it; you never feel very "involved".
The problem lies, i think, is side quest. The quests that actually doesn't matter. While it is fun to do some and while it does add something, it distracts from the main story. When you overdo the side quests and put hundreds of them into the game, with a much smaller "main quest" als red line; you soon end up with a game, of seperate quests and a small piece, not so enjoyable, not so interresting main story. My idea of
the best RPG" is a RPG where you can achieve suc6 with different paths. Just like real life, there are more roads leading to rome. There are more ways to get there. So get rid of that linear style of the main story, and make different paths possible.
SazBard 14th May 2011, 10:33 Quote
Well that was a major Anti-climax... I grabbed my GOTY Edition Morrowind. Began installing, and two bars later "Cyclic Redundancy Check Error" :-(

Gonna try a different drive now, hopefully it works!

My best memory, was getting completely lost, and had some assassin in fancy black armour after me. He must have killed me endless times, I kept reloading and trying. I stuck with it and somehow managed to kill him though more through luck than judgement! I donned his black armour and was so proud. Everywhere I went and people I talked to always commented on my "Fancy Armour".

It is a great game, but I think a lot of "normal" gamers didn't get it. It was just too huge for them to comprehend.

EDIT: Just put a really old crap 4x CD-ROM drive in and it is installing like a good'un!
karx11erx 14th May 2011, 18:36 Quote
For me, Morrowind (Elder Scrolls) was a broken, half-finished game with awesome graphics and little more. The fights were a joke, and I accidentally managed to break the main quest when actually exploiting the game's openness. I deleted it from my hard disk in deep frustration after around 200h of game play with a level 67 rogue that could kill and survive everything, but get me nowhere anymore. One of the most-hated games of all the games I have played in my life, because it looked so promising and beautiful and was such a hell of bugs and flaws. As I am looking back right now, I have to correct myself: It was *the* most-hated game in my life.
TeenGeek 14th May 2011, 23:32 Quote
One thing you can try is not installing it in the "program files" directory, as it likes to alter files in the program directory as it goes, and windows 7 and vista don't like that much.

The unofficial patch couldn't hurt either LINK[/QUOTE]

ok, thanks, this helps alot!
SazBard 18th May 2011, 12:05 Quote
So, have any of you been playing it again?

I followed the "Morrowind Expanded" guide and it has really increased my enjoyment. I think I've got further than I have ever done before and am beginning to understand how things work and where places are.

By accident I ended up at Ghostgate, its the first time I've seen it and wow, so eerie I had goosebumps over my entire body!

I have to say the Lore is so in-depth and it really does make a big difference to the immersion and game-play, its a big shame that no one makes an effort to include that sort of depth of story any more.
knownballer 1st June 2011, 12:28 Quote
Ahh I remember the Morrowind.... I first bough this game for my xbox and became entranced in a wonderful world in a way I never was before and probably never will. My friends and I would share stories about our experiences in the game. The Morrowind was able to create a place where you exploring wasn't just possible, but encouraged and rewarded, and to me created encompassed the sandbox genre better than even grand theft auto. Hundreds of hours of play without even touching the main quest. To me this game was a shining example of what video games are really about.

Oblivion wasnt necessarily better or worse than Morrowind, but a very different game. Morrowind's sandbox play was also its biggest weakness as there was no focus, and it was easy to get lost in all the stuff to do. Smaller, more focused world, more streamlined gameplay to attract casual players, a better focus on the main quest. I still enjoyed it, but my heart still keeps coming back to Morrowind...

After my xbox copy broke I was disheartened for quite some time (I think I put in like 200 hours at that point.) and it took a while to come back. Eventually I picked up the goty addition and was treated to the construction set. It's been a staple of my install software for every computer I've built. Thank you Bethesda
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