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May 1st, 2012, 20:02
It's official - Dawnguard has been announced:

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May 1st, 2012, 20:14
woot! Of course us pc players won't be seeing it for at least a month after the Xbox crowd, but I can wait.

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May 1st, 2012, 20:47
It's coming for us one month later? Or could it be longer perhaps?
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May 1st, 2012, 21:01
Originally Posted by CountChocula View Post
It's coming for us one month later? Or could it be longer perhaps?
Who knows we don't have millions to spend on exclusive dlc like Microsoft does. I recall waiting months for the fallout 3 dlc. Obsidian released there dlc a month or two after its release though.

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May 1st, 2012, 21:04
Yep, Micro$oft paid Bethesda mucho dinero to have two 30-day exclusives. Now, if the Kinect was considered one of these, then Dawnguard will be the last DLC that has this silliness attached to it. Since the connect was truly Xbox exclusive, it should count…..

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May 1st, 2012, 21:53
Originally Posted by Couchpotato View Post
Who knows we don't have millions to spend on exclusive dlc like Microsoft does. I recall waiting months for the fallout 3 dlc. Obsidian released there dlc a month or two after its release though.
This is true, perhaps we need a Kickstarter for PC gamers to subsidize advertising costs for big publishers, so we can get DLC first

Come to think of it, I wonder if any large publishers might consider funding a smaller or more risky project through Kickstarter?
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May 1st, 2012, 22:04
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This is true, perhaps we need a Kickstarter for PC gamers to subsidize advertising costs for big publishers, so we can get DLC first

Come to think of it, I wonder if any large publishers might consider funding a smaller or more risky project through Kickstarter?
That is a good idea but we would need many backers. Retake DLC was formed.

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May 1st, 2012, 23:12
Any ideas why his eyes might be glowing?
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May 1st, 2012, 23:42
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Any ideas why his eyes might be glowing?
dolla bills be a flowin

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May 2nd, 2012, 01:07
Originally Posted by Couchpotato View Post
That is a good idea but we would need many backers. Retake DLC was formed.
I fear it might end up on this list
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I fear it might end up on this list
Well did they expect people to just give them money out of the goodness of there hearts. The nerve of some people.

Few of them were good ideas but most made me go WTF. It will be interesting to see some of them funded and what happens. There already was a kick stater for a game that turned out to be a scam.

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May 2nd, 2012, 03:34
Originally Posted by CountChocula View Post
Any ideas why his eyes might be glowing?
Because he's now a Grey Warden?
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May 2nd, 2012, 06:55
Nope. They're golden, so it must be IDDQD.

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May 2nd, 2012, 17:12
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Nope. They're golden, so it must be IDDQD.
Had to google that - something to do with god mode in DOOM?
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There already was a kick stater for a game that turned out to be a scam.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-17915305

Interesting in a bad way.
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Had to google that - something to do with god mode in DOOM?
I might as well have written QUICKEN (which lead to glowing golden eyes as well, if in another game), but the Doom god mode code is a little more characteristic.

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May 2nd, 2012, 19:26
I suspect it has something to do with vampirism, or some new mystical sight dragon shout.
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May 2nd, 2012, 21:04
Originally Posted by CountChocula View Post
I fear it might end up on this list
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May 2nd, 2012, 22:35
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I suspect it has something to do with vampirism, or some new mystical sight dragon shout.
Or possible the use of Dawn-Era magics (the magicks used by magnus and lorkhan at and around the whole creation era.) The Eye of Magnus is implied to be something roughly that ancient; its discovery by the ancient Nords is suggested to have sparked the war between Nord and Falmer that culminated in the death of the Snow Prince and the Falmer fleeing underground to seek refuge with the Dwemer.

The Thalmor also appear to have an interest in so-called "dawn magic" and claim that rediscovering some of these secrets lost after creation is what allowed them to end the 2 year "Void Nights" and bring back the moons after they vanished. A book in-game also suggests that it was their own experiments into the secrets of creation which caused the moons to disappear in the first place.

One of the files included in the partial list refers to "Snow Prince Ascension." It's possible the Snow Prince (whose own armor and spear are described as being the stuff of ancient, strange, and powerful magics unique even among Falmer) is attempting to ascend to godhood (perhaps so he may restore his fallen people or maybe seek revenge on the races of men.) Dawn magic - being the stuff of gods and creation - might be one route to go if you were trying to rewrite history and bring back a people fallen to madness and a horrendous case of bat-face. Dwemer metaphysics and tonal architecture might be another route - though some of the stuff they did with the "Heart of Lorkhan" doesn't sound that different from dawn magic either. Wouldn't it be fun to get to go to Solthseim (where the Snow Prince was entombed). Maybe he got his hands on shattered fragments of the Heart of Lorkhan?

It's also possible the Thalmor are attempting to undue the mistake of creation and return the world to the paradise it Altmer creation myth describes it as - and effectively return the world to the Dawn Age which some would describe as destroying it. Maybe that's why they seemed so keen on getting their hands on the Eye of Magnus - whose use seemed to have the effect of creating ruptures in reality. Alduin having come back is a sort of apocalyptic portent, so that kind of end of the world stuff wouldn't exactly be out of place. I'd see them as more likely competing or in opposition to the Snow Prince though (as they see Orcs and Dunmer as lesser than true "Mer", imagine what they must think of Falmer.)

Of course this is probably a lot of wishful thinking on my part more than anything else. Since the power stucture (great houses, guilds, etc.) that fled Vanderfell were given sanctuary on Solthseim by the previous King of Skyrim (the one who died shortly before the start of the game) there would be an interesting mix of Nord tribes, imperial settlement, and old Morrowind culture. It would be a very different place from when you visited it in Bloodmoon.
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May 31st, 2012, 17:40
They released a trailer!

Vampire guesses were correct, but I suspect this will be beyond people's expectations…
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