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  1. HlaaluStyle
    06-11-2016 11:44 PM
    Sure, I'm happy to point you to some of my favorite sections.

    I'm also quite proud of the sections running from "Crystalsong Forest" to "A Point of No Return", but those are probably most enjoyable once you've familiarized yourself with Destron and his personal history.
  2. Funk, the Bard
    06-11-2016 07:03 AM
    Funk, the Bard
    Oh, sigh. Trolls raptors are my favorite mount in WoW. However, when I first played WoW they looked like the most handwaved mount as Wc3 didn't mention (as I recall) a single thing about Darkspear's relationships with them, so their addition was like... to give playable trolls a mount. I was wondering if you got an fan-fic explanation for them, but well.

    Do you have some favorite articles (travelogue)? Maybe, in your opinion, the best? Maybe I'll read 'em all, eventually, but now I'm just reading the ones that interest me (everything Sin'dorei, Outlands and lost Human Kingdoms).
  3. HlaaluStyle
    06-10-2016 11:11 PM
    Thanks for taking a look at the travelogue!

    Unfortunately, I don't think I ever wrote that much about the raptors (though I write extensively about the different troll cultures).
  4. Funk, the Bard
    06-10-2016 05:33 PM
    Funk, the Bard
    Hey, first I wanted to say that your WoW travelling blog is awesome, loved the descriptions about Sin'dorei society degradation, something that wasn't show as it should in WoW. Have you wrote about Darkspear's raptor mounts in one of your travellings? I want to see what you think about 'em.
  5. Funk, the Bard
    06-08-2016 06:07 AM
    Funk, the Bard
    Well, I played it and was horrible, people usually say the same (there's a reason why people talk about Morrowind or Skyrim, not Oblivion). The UI was made for consoles, characters faces induces puke, generic terrain, less spells, horrible monster scaling system... most people love its quests and, while there are some interesting ones, they are not enough to cover its inherent faults.

    I didn't have patience to play until I could enter the Shivering Isles, however, and that's the most cherished feature of Oblivion: its expansion. Maybe when I get a better pc I'll download all those mods that make it a bearable experience.
  6. HlaaluStyle
    06-07-2016 09:17 PM
    Indeed. It really makes me sad to read the pre-Oblivion descriptions of Cyrodiil:

    "From the shore it is hard to tell what is city and what is Palace, for it all rises from the islands of the lake towards the sky in a stretch of gold. Whole neighborhoods rest on the jeweled bridges that connect the islands together. Gondolas and river-ships sail along the watery avenues of its flooded lower dwellings. Moth-priests walk by in a cloud of ancestors; House Guards hold exceptionally long daikatanas crossed at intersections, adorned with ribbons and dragon-flags; and the newly arrived Western legionnaires sweat in the humid air. "

    I haven't played Oblivion. I've heard it's a good game, and I'm sure it is. But it could have been so much more.
  7. Funk, the Bard
    06-07-2016 05:16 PM
    Funk, the Bard
    Looks interesting, I will check it out! But yes, Morrowind has a LOT of little details, like (for example) how Vos/Tel Vos (not sure which) is the only Telvanni town with a Temple and has both Imperial and Telvanni architecture; it's a little touch to show how his master (Aryon, I believe) is the most progressive beyond mere word on the subject.

    Dwemer stuff is interesting, and their dissapeareance, one of the most mysterious topic on the whole saga. Overall, Morrowind is TES' lore at its peak.
  8. HlaaluStyle
    06-06-2016 08:16 PM
    Good to hear! House Hlaalu was the closest match to my RL sentiments, so I tend to favor it (though I do respect House Redoran).

    Have you seen this YouTube playlist?

    The videos take an in-depth look at the architecture and layout of the towns in Morrowind, and explain how these reflect the cultures of their builders. It shows a level of attention that very few games make.
  9. Funk, the Bard
    06-06-2016 06:20 PM
    Funk, the Bard
    +1 for patrician taste. I usually join Hlaalu as I usually play rogues or silver-tongue characters :p
  10. HlaaluStyle
    06-06-2016 12:05 PM
    Yup. Morrowind is my favorite game.

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