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Sunday Things 26.01.2014

Lo and behold there is another new Skywind trailer out, this one entitled “Savagery“. While it obviously showcases some of the redesigned creatures, I’m guessing that the title is also a reference to the savagery of Morrowind’s landscape, with it’s barren rocks and brooding swamps. Take a look see!

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New Skywind Development Documentary

Remember that promo trailer for Skywind I posted a while back? A 10min development documentary has just been made, detailing how the production process is going, take a look!

When it is finally finished, the mod will be free to download, though will require a copy of Morrowind to play.

Sunday Things 15.12.2013

Here is a trailer for Skywind, a crossover mod that recreates Morrowind by modding Skyrim. Take a look see at it here, Call of the East:

It’s currently in alpha, but looks promising!

Top Ten – Elder Scrolls Weapons

Note: Most of my Elder Scrolls experience comes from Oblivion and Skyrim, so that’s the perspective from which this is being written.

10. Mace of Molag Bal

SR-item-Mace_of_Molag_BalThis mace is given out by the Daedric prince Molag Bal in Oblivion for provoking a pacifist into murdering you, and in Skyrim for beating and killing a priest (Molag Bal isn’t a nice guy). However, this mace is worth it, as it will attack the victim’s melee and magic capabilities.

9. Mehrune’s Razor

SR-item-Mehrunes_RazorAnother Daedric artifact, while this dagger may seem weak, it is devastating against any Daedra and armour, and in Skyrim it even has a chance to kill any target instantly. Handy to have as a backup.

8. Goldbrand

OB-item-GoldbrandYet another Daedric weapon here, Goldbrand features only in Oblivion this time, and is rewarded for competing in a tournament against every race in Tamriel. This sword holds the distinction of being the most powerful one-handed weapon in the game (Umbra has a higher base damage, but Goldbrand’s fire enchantment makes it a generally far more effective).

7. Dragonbane

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The first non-Daedric weapon on the list now, and the Dragonbane, featuring in Skyrim, does exactly what you’d expect from a game filled with dragons, kills them good. Found in Sky Haven Temple, this Akavari katana will do an extra 40 damage to any dragons, and an extra 10 points of shock to anything else that gets in your way. Useful, even if you’re not fighting dragons.

6. Northwind

OB-item-Northwind

Another Akavari katana, Northwind is more or less a more conservative version of Dragonbane (though this features in Oblivion, not Skyrim). 20 points of cold damage to all opponents is no bad thing (frost damage being my favourite, just saying).

5. Volendrung

SR-item-Volendrung

A weapon that looks absolutely demonic, Volendrung is the two-handed mace of the Daedric pring Malacath. While in Oblivion it drained health, paralysed and was a beast of a warhammer in terms of sheer damage, in Skyrim it was toned down a little, absorbing stamina instead.

4. Blade of Woe

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This little ebony dagger starts out from humble beginnings, with no enchantments at all, but by the end of Oblivion’s dark brotherhood questline will be your go-to-melee-sneak-attacking weapon of choice.

 

3. Ebony Blade

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Another ebony weapon, what can I say, they’re good. Ebony blade was good in Oblivion (absorbing health and silencing spell-casters), but it got great in Skyrim (absorbing more and more health the more people it slays).

2. Shadowhunt

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Although it was a bit bugged, when it was working properly this bow was, for my money, my favourite weapon in Oblivion. Perfect for taking out foes at range in any scenario, it did extra damage to health and magicka, turned the undead, and applied a weakness to poison as well. Truly a great bow.

1. Chillrend

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Seeing as I said my favourite Elder Scrolls element was frost, it should come as no surprise that this would top the list, a glass sword tinted pale blue as ice, instead of the usual stock green. While in Oblivion it was a perfect shortsword for most situations, dealing plenty of frost damage to take out anyone and anything (and being light and quick too), once again the weapon was beefed up in Skyrim, gaining the paralyse ability too. A must-have.

And it just looks so epic here in Skyrim.

And it just looks so epic here in Skyrim.

Any other weapons you think should have made the list? Let me know in the comments below!

 

Top Ten – Dogs in Video Games

10. Mojo

180px-OB-creature-MojoThis pooch lives in the Anvil Fighter’s Guild in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. He’s a loyal guild-dog, and technically a full member of the guild itself.

9. PaRappa

parappaThat loveable rapping dog/thing. Remember kids, learning can be fun!

8. Dogmeat

dogmeatMan’s best post-apocalyptic friend, Dogmeat appears in Fallout 3 (and his ancestor in the original games), and will be a loyal companion if you help him out. And he fetches things for you too!

7. Dog (Resident Evil 4)

dogs_residentevil4If you choose to make Leon help out this dog, you will be rewarded. He’ll make the El Gigante fight that little bit easier.

6. Peter Puppy

peter_puppy_by_edyouassbaka-d58q8d6Earthworm Jim’s friend, Peter Puppy is a dog who changes into a monster when threatened. A useful trait, except when he goes for Jim.

5. Barbas

barbasEveryone’s favourite talking dog, Barbas is Clavicus Vile’s companion, though they don’t always see eye to eye on his nefarious Daedric doings.

4. Dog (Fable II)

fable-2-dog-2If Dogmeat was good at finding stuff for you, he’d be in a close second to your treasure tracking pal from Fable II. This guy is a whiz at finding those troublesome dig spots.

3. Dog (Dragon Age: Origins)

dragonageoriginswardogcStrictly not called a dog but a “Mabari War Hound”, these vicious beasts are loyal and deadly, being used by the protagonist and the Fereldan military alike. (Mild early-game spoilers in this next clip.)

2. Arcanine

ArcanineIn my opinion, there is no cooler Pokemon than an Arcanine. Fire-wolf, species is listed as a “Legendary Pokemon”, what’s not to love?

1. Amaterasu

amaterasu_6I almost feel like taking back what I just wrote about Arcanine, because Okami’s Amaterasu is truly legendary. The sun goddess, Amaterasu paints the world good again, quite literally. The art style in this game is fantastic, along with the music, setting and feel of it. A majestic place for the top dog (pun intended).

So, that’s it! Were there any dogs you think should have made it into the top ten and didn’t? Comment below and let me know!

 

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