Evolution of the Dunmer throughout the Elder Scrolls games

1 : Anonymous2021/06/28 09:54 ID: o9h2xz
Evolution of the Dunmer throughout the Elder Scrolls games
2 : Anonymous2021/06/28 12:11 ID: h3b9aoq

Everyone had a potato-shaped face in Oblivion though. They were too eager that the new hardware could display curves.

ID: h3bg9k1

It was the first time Bethesda had rigged faces. For the time it was easier to overlook the potato faces because it was one of the earlier games to not only have rigged face models but also voice acting to go with it. In hindsight they probably should’ve gone with a more stylized approach that was better at hiding the limitations of the time

ID: h3bgrj8

Yeah. The first time I played Oblivion the impression of gaming evolution was felt just as strongly as the first time I played Skyrim.

ID: h3bhksp

"You know, those guys in Hammerfell have curved faces. Curved.....faces."

ID: h3bh6bs

And yet when Oblivion came out, I thought it was the most hightech graphical representation of models ever. I thought they couldn't get any better, ever.

ID: h3bj4an

The light shining thru the mist in those elven ruins. Ugh. Unforgettable.

ID: h3bk18s

Coming out of the prison tunnel. Riding around on horseback. My friend always wanted to play gears of war but I was obsessed with Oblivion. The main reason I got an xbox was to play it

ID: h3beyxh

They were too eager that the new hardware could display curves.

Is that the actual reason or just speculation? That would be pretty fascinating. I’ve always wondered why they made the faces so weird.

ID: h3bfi4b

Well even if it is speculation, seems pretty much on the money, there isn't an edge in that game. Which is why the faces look like balloons and the swords look like plastic toys.

ID: h3bhxbu

Considering everything before then was super blocky, curves back then were mind blowing.

3 : Anonymous2021/06/28 12:48 ID: h3bcrt1

That middle one is the Bosmer in every game.

ID: h3bi9kb

You'd better hope Gaenor didn't hear you say that.

ID: h3blpmo

By azure, by Azura, by azura!!!

4 : Anonymous2021/06/28 10:07 ID: h3b05vy

Jiub probably is the coolest looking character in the series

ID: h3b6gjj

SAINT Jiub thank you very much.

He did not eradicate the winged menace of Vvardenfell for you to ignore his accomplishments!

ID: h3bscut

RIP Jiub. Doomed to forever suffer in the soul cairn.

ID: h3b9jct

His flow is pretty sick too

ID: h3bd0oe

Too well done wow

ID: h3bhqci

Every time I play an Elder Scrolls game I make a Dunmer named Jiub and like to pretend it’s him from Morrowind. Can’t wait to continue his adventures in ES6.

ID: h3bi521

He dead yo. Got himself soul trapped

ID: h3bm489

How do you deal with meeting yourself in Skyrim

ID: h3bm9l8

He got killed like hell in the Siege of Kvatch during the oblivion crisis, homie

5 : Anonymous2021/06/28 13:12 ID: h3bf7vr

Remember how bleak vampirism used to be

ID: h3bg4mr

Right, vampires in Skyrim and Oblivion are like "I am the prince of darkness, and now I'm 50% cooler" meanwhile Morrowind it's like "Fuuuuuuuuuck the sun. I could have sworn there was a fucking cave around here somewhere. Why won't anyone love me?"

ID: h3bhpz2

Idk vampirism was p rough in oblivion. Skyrim's vampirism is the real power fantasy.

ID: h3bh8gi

Bro give the vampire mod for fallout 4 a try it’s a lot like morrowinds vampirism it’s called sanguinaris or something similar

6 : Anonymous2021/06/28 13:22 ID: h3bgb05

Oblivion was very pretty and visually appealing, which I feel worked wonders, but the Elven races suffered greatly.

ID: h3bij5n

Female Wood Elves looked okay, but the males...

ID: h3btcuz

"By Azura, by Azura, by Azura! It's the Grand Champion! I can't believe it's you! Standing here! Next to me!"

ID: h3bjhjb

It was a very beautiful world, I just wish they toned down the bloom a bit.

ID: h3bl555

I think every race suffered from this weird "puffy face" illness 😉

7 : Anonymous2021/06/28 10:43 ID: h3b2iwf

The things I would do for a Morrowind remake.

ID: h3b37jb

Try Morroblivion, been about for years and it's really good as you don't have the dice roll combat anymore 🙂

8 : Anonymous2021/06/28 14:06 ID: h3blb3c

I remember seeing Oblivion pre-release footage and thinking that I am witnessing the pinnacle of video game graphics. The past was a wild time.

9 : Anonymous2021/06/28 14:20 ID: h3bn1gx


and Skyrim N'wahs be like "OI IM BRI'ISH"

10 : Anonymous2021/06/28 09:56 ID: h3azi7z

Morrowind Dunmer are the bestest Dunmer.

ID: h3b39fc


11 : Anonymous2021/06/28 10:53 ID: h3b39gq


ID: h3bbz4g

Morrowind did everything right. For its time.

ID: h3bbsxf


12 : Anonymous2021/06/28 12:33 ID: h3bbcf1

Raspy -> Posh -> Weirdly Australian?

ID: h3bnzbz

It seemed like every character in Skyrim was half-Nord with pointy features.

13 : Anonymous2021/06/28 14:10 ID: h3blril

The real Oblivion Crisis was all the shrimp allergies everyone seemed to be suffering from.

14 : Anonymous2021/06/28 13:43 ID: h3bims2

Ahh, Oblivion, the game where every character is Dave Murray from Iron Maiden. Love it.

15 : Anonymous2021/06/28 13:55 ID: h3bjzur

Dark Elves have always been my favorite. Though I did start playing Breton for my 3rd character in Oblivion and never went back because that extra 50 magika was awesome and the 50% resist magic was kind of broken.

ID: h3blwin

I felt most comfortable as an Argonian in Oblivion because of how much water there was. Dungeons, caves, overworld had so much hidden in water

16 : Anonymous2021/06/28 13:56 ID: h3bk5wp

cliff racer noises

17 : Anonymous2021/06/28 13:35 ID: h3bhp18

Pre, during, and post nut

18 : Anonymous2021/06/28 14:23 ID: h3bnf6e

In Oblivion the problem is less with the look and far more with the… voice actor.

Wood Elves sounding - I’m just going to say ‘extremely effeminate’ is fine, kind of works out for them. But Dark Elves sorely needed their own voice actor with the rasp and gruffness expected from them.

Meanwhile things like Argonians, Imperials, and Nords really got great voice actors for the races.

ID: h3bxgnj

They actually had the same dark elf VA for Oblivion but scrapped it all for some reason. You can even hear him in the 2005 E3 demo.

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