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Skywind is still being worked on.  I mean, its in Alpha, and probably will be until 2016 at earliest.   But it's still being worked on, and it looks pretty amazing.

The minute that shit is public released, I will be all over it.  There are only two things I don't like about Morrowind: the combat system, and the outdated graphics.  Skywind solves both of those problems.

What I love about Morrowind is that even though the graphics are garbage, you can still tell that what you're looking at is really cool and original. It's the difference between good graphics and good art direction.

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Posting to remember to read. Initial reaction, surely Power enables corruption?

The tricky part is that pretty much every political system rewards corruption with power. Not explicitly, of course, but it seems far easier to acquire in the first place when you have a low moral identity to begin with.

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DAGOTH UR DAGOTH UR DAGOTH UR DAGOTH UR DAGOTH UR DAGOTH UR DAGOTH UR DAGOTH UR DAGOTH UR DAGOTH UR DAGOTH UR DAGOTH UR DAGOTH UR DAGOTH UR DAGOTH UR DAGOTH UR

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVO3lrbyS9w

 :eek:

 :lol: WTF

That's Dagoth Ur, the primary antagonist of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind. He's kinda an undead god-king thing... Except he isn't, because the metaphysics of the in-game setting are kinda screwy like that. Technically, he isn't undead so much as he's anti-alive. Even that's a sloppy explanation.
Anyway, he was the player character's bro in a past life and it's the player's job to "kill" him, whatever that even means.

Anti-alive in a similar manner to D&D undead?

Nope. That'd be regular undead. Dagoth-Ur is an entirely different thing altogether.
In The Elder Scrolls, when you die you go to a plane called the Dreamsleeve, where you experience whatever afterlife you believed in until you reincarnate. This is also where you go when you sleep, which is why you dream. When you're awake, you're in the material plane, or Mundus. So if you're alive, you can occupy one of two states:
Alive, Awake in Mundus(AlAwMu), or Alive, Dreaming in the Dreamsleeve(AlDrDS)

Now, undead do exist, but the way necromancy works in The Elder Scrolls is that the dead are awakened from their rest in the Dreamsleeve, bringing them back to Mundus in the service of the caster. This means the dead can occupy two possible states:
Dead, Dreaming in the Dreamsleeve(DeDrDS), or Dead, Awake in Mundus(DeAwMu)

Dagoth Ur occupies none of these states. He was killed millennia ago, quite thoroughly, but due to shenanigans involving the heart of a dead trickster god, Dagoth Ur is actually solipsistically dreaming his own presence in Mundus.
As such, he is Dead, Dreaming in Mundus(DeDrMu). This is impossible.

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Yup.  That's why Dagoth Ur has to mantle him.  Hence why Dagoth Ur is keen on getting the Neverarine to Red Mountain, to replicate the Enantionmorph with the Sharmat, Hortator and Witness.  By mantling Lorkhan, he breaks the Dragon and the Serpent and, in theory, removes the upstart Talos' influence over the world.  Of course, in practice, Talos has achieved CHIM, which kinda screws up all plans of that kind.  Dagoth Ur may have succeeded, since he had achieved a kind of anti-CHIM, if you believe his mad ravings, but the Thalmor certainly wont.

That's the part that got me about Skyrim. I know their plan is to weaken Talos by depriving him of worshipers, but where in the lore is it ever implied that the gods need worship? The Thalmor are pretty quick to jump the gun on their assumptions about reality. Which actually makes a lot of sense, given that they're Nazi analogues.

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What's complicated about a dead, dreaming God using the Heart of a Trickster-God responsible for the creation of reality to power up a fascimile of the principle of negation in order to overthrow three false gods, one of whom has realised the nature of reality through love, in order to break time and allow him to mantle said dead trickster god in order to defeat and break the Empire, who has a metaphysical bodyguard in the form of Talos, the God-Emperor of Mankind, who is the three-in-one Enantionmorph of Tiber Septim, Zurin Arcturus and Wulfharth.

You forgot the part where Talos himself is probably mantling said trickster god to begin with. At least, if there's anything to the Aldmeri Dominion's plot in Skyrim he is.

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You realise this means someone is going to have to explain CHIM.  And the Heart of Lorkhan.  And the 36 Lessons of Vivec.  And, well, Vivec.

Not to mention the clusterfuck that is Numidian (though at least I have a fairly convincing explanation for that).

I'm not gonna lie, I get a headache every time I think about Kirkbride's fluff.

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Oh man, you did not just start an Elder Scrolls lore discussion, did you?

I think I might have done exactly that.  :scared:

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DAGOTH UR DAGOTH UR DAGOTH UR DAGOTH UR DAGOTH UR DAGOTH UR DAGOTH UR DAGOTH UR DAGOTH UR DAGOTH UR DAGOTH UR DAGOTH UR DAGOTH UR DAGOTH UR DAGOTH UR DAGOTH UR

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVO3lrbyS9w

 :eek:

 :lol: WTF

That's Dagoth Ur, the primary antagonist of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind. He's kinda an undead god-king thing... Except he isn't, because the metaphysics of the in-game setting are kinda screwy like that. Technically, he isn't undead so much as he's anti-alive. Even that's a sloppy explanation.
Anyway, he was the player character's bro in a past life and it's the player's job to "kill" him, whatever that even means.

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I saw the title and got approximately this hype: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjR7JZbdONs

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Got my first job that isnt a failing fast food joint or a failing factory, or a failing metal foundry. Its at a REAL resturaunt too.

May the invisible hand of the free market bring you great success and prosperity.

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Using Wizardry to get your ex back would be like using a scratch built Thorium reactor to power a nightlight so you can read Cosmopolitan magazine.

Sounds like a wizard to me.

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RPG Ghetto / Re: Roger and Prez Televisions's Plot Hole
« on: January 29, 2015, 04:42:01 am »
Oh well. At least they like my foul-mouthed inquisitor of an NPC. Anyway, I work this week on the day of the session, so I guess I'm off the hook for another 7 days. I'd better get my shit together.

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Before I get to the action adventure stuff, I would prefer to have comprehensive Life Extension first.  Repairing old tissue, reinforcing bones, regulating blood pressurepreventing/reversing dementia-- Stuff like that.  Once my extended survival is taken care of, then you can start adding the bells and whistles, like... bells and whistles.

I am now picturing LMNO, the one-machine cyberband.  :aaa:

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RPG Ghetto / Re: Roger and Prez Televisions's Plot Hole
« on: January 28, 2015, 02:46:33 am »
Well, it turns out I'm pretty bad at this method. I can't do the steps in order, because if I just concentrate on one thing at a time I get major writer's block. This is the third week in a row after "starting" the campaign that I haven't had anything to present to the players; I was able to hold off the inevitable with a pure-RP "prologue" session, but I know it's going nowhere at this rate. I think I'm gonna have to devise my own way of doing things.

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So, if you're choosing to make a movie about a secret society that's supposed to protect the world from itself... and you set your movie in the country that built a huge empire for white people on the backs of brown folks and is still struggling with the fallout from that imperial era, and some of the ongoing sources of global conflict are a direct result of being dicks to the brown people who lived in one of your colonies... and you cast Samuel L Jackson as your villain... maybe you might want to cast at least one black kid as someone training for that secret society? Maybe?

What movie is this?

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