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Morrowind - Mod News & Interview

by Couchpotato, 2013-10-20 02:36:06

Up first I have sad news to announce  that Qarl the famous modder for Morrowind, and Oblivion has passed away. He is known for his texture packs.

I don't know if this news to anyone here.  But modding legend Qarl passed away in June, from  a sudden liver disease.  Qarl was the author of the Underground mods, and various texture packs for Morrowind and Oblivion.

His talent will surely be missed, RIP Qarl.

Next Bethesda interviews modder Fliggerty on the BethBlog.

Why do you think Morrowind’s modding community continues to thrive more than a decade after the game’s original release?

I’ve pondered this a lot, and have a dozen theories that I could ramble about.  In short, I think it’s about creativity and passion.  (Please keep in mind that these statements are my opinion only…I don’t want to upset anyone here.)  Skyrim and Oblivion are great games, but Morrowind is a legendary game.  While it does have its technical shortcomings, things which were perhaps addressed in the other games, it had an atmosphere…a feeling to it that the other ones never quite nailed.  You could tell that every room you entered was painstakingly handcrafted, that each quest you went on was thought out and written by a person rather than being generated.  When you couple that with a Construction Set that is vastly simpler to use than that of its successors (not to mention all of the 3rd party utilities that are tried and true) it comes as no surprise that people continue to create mods and use them for this game.

Besides…we haven’t perfected it yet!

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SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: RPG
Platform: PC, Xbox
Release: Released