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Posted: Dec 16th 2011 1:04PM DarkSonata said

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Only if I can FUS RO DAH people from cliffs.. that'd be hella fun (didn't see the video, Youtube blocked at work :/)

Posted: Dec 16th 2011 1:05PM houstons85 said

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No thanks.

Skyrim is a single player game.

Posted: Dec 16th 2011 2:06PM mobramomander said

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@houstons85 I tend to agree, but if coop was introduced, that might spice things up a bit for a second playthrough maybe. No?
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Posted: Dec 16th 2011 3:31PM Amlin said

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@mobramomander Ya coop is fine with, not like it's being turned into an mmo.
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Posted: Dec 16th 2011 1:06PM Heffer Wolfe said

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I've never really thought that Bethesda should make an Elder Scrolls MMO, but it would be totally awesome to adventure with a couple of friends in co-op.

Posted: Dec 16th 2011 1:10PM ScottishViking said

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Why is it that whenever someone produces a phenomenal single-player game, some chimp starts shrieking about how it needs to be online? Maybe it's because I'm old (geez, 33!), but I kinda like having some single-player games that are -- wait for it -- just that. Yahtzee rants about this frequently, and I agree with him: sometimes, you don't need other people around to have fun.

Posted: Dec 16th 2011 1:16PM DarkSonata said

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@ScottishViking Agree, this game (at least for me) is supposed to feel like "I AM the Dragonborn, I slay Dragons because I'm *that* person who has the POWER to do so", it's not "WE are Dragonborns and we share that power" tsk tsk ..

but hey, it'd be fun to shout the sh1t out of your partners at least!
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Posted: Dec 16th 2011 1:23PM drunkingamebar said

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@ScottishViking Moding doesn't hurt your experience, a good single player game, should also be a good multi-player game. It's what ever you prefer, yes it fun as a single player, but I wouldn't mind have a few friends along to wreck the world or save it.
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Posted: Dec 16th 2011 1:29PM Vidikron said

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@ScottishViking

Because people like online modes? Seems obvious. And, yes, ythe game is single payer, yet you can walk around through the bulk of the game with mercenaries at your side. I think it would be a blast if a friend could take control of those guys.
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Posted: Dec 16th 2011 1:34PM Lucidus said

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@drunkingamebar Not really. In single player games (well done SPRGPs) your character affects the world around him with noticeable changes to the world around him. When you take a single player game and turn it into an MMO, like SWTOR, those changes, that feeling or power is flattened out and voided because everyone else is just as special, just as heroic as you are -- which mean no one is special or a hero.
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Posted: Dec 16th 2011 1:42PM Haizeus said

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@Vidikron

Yeah, that's what came to my mind as well. An MMO or typical multiplayer componenet? No thanks. But drop in drop out coop? You betcha.
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Posted: Dec 16th 2011 1:43PM Spacegrass said

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@Vidikron

That's a great idea. At least that way, your followers wouldn't be triggering every trap, walking in front of your arrows and getting left behind because they can't figure out how to walk over or around a small rock.
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Posted: Dec 16th 2011 2:03PM mcnerven said

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@ScottishViking Adding in an online feature shouldn't detract from your ability to enjoy the game single-player if that's your preferred method of play. For those of us that love games like Portal 2, Borderlands, Left 4 Dead, etc. the prospect of exploring the world of Skyrim (or Oblivion even) with a buddy is incredibly enticing.
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Posted: Dec 16th 2011 3:03PM corpusc said

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@ScottishViking

and who says that once a multiplayer mod exists that it then is mandatory that every Skyrim ONLY play multiplayer from then on?

would you like to take away their choice of giving a choice to the people who like multiplayer?

because you're worried that other people playing multiplayer is somehow gonna rob you of your singleplayer experience?

lol
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Posted: Dec 16th 2011 8:00PM drunkingamebar said

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@Lucidus well I would assume if you buy a game, and mod it straight out of the box before even playing through, it might change the "heroic" feeling a bit. However that is not what I said.
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Posted: Dec 17th 2011 4:24PM mcnichoj said

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@ScottishViking
Is that chimp related to the baboon that howls on about multiplayer being bad/not needed?
The only credible argument I've ever seen to not incorporating multiplayer is because it detracts from the singleplayer because the developer has to split resources.
Well guess what? This is a mod being made for an already completed game and has nothing to do with Bethesda.
The second argument isn't so much credible as it is just a popular opinion shared by idiots. "I don't want to be forced to play the terrible multiplayer."
Fun fact, you're not forced to play any part of the game you don't want. You can buy any shooter you want and only play the singleplayer if you so choose. No one from EA is going to come to your house and hold a gun to your head and force you to play a match of Battlefields multiplayer. Don't even bring money into this and claim you're not getting your dollars worth of content by not playing any given mode because the singleplayer in games back then are about as long as they are now and you actually payed more for those games back then. I know someone out there is thinking "but I need those achievements/trophies" because that just seems silly that someone that values the singleplayer experience and narative would care about something like "dress up as a clown and show some random NPC your fun time stick". Not saying you can't enjoy collecting achievements/trophies and only like singleplayer games but the developers put those in there because they are trying to get you to try out the multiplayer much like how they're trying to get multiplayer people to play the singleplayer because as you may or may not have noticed but the bulk of most gamerscore resides in singleplayer in the majority of games.

Phew, what a tiresome rant.
TL;DR?
You don't have to go around slaying dragons with your bros, you can continue playing with yourself as you have this entire time before the mod.
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Posted: Jan 1st 2012 8:11PM Portal8229 said

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@ScottishViking Multiplayer isn't needed, but I find co-op can either be terrible or outstanding. not to mention in game as massive as Skyrim I think a LOTR style group of 4 people would be so much fun, it allows for so much more exploration not to mention a simple cranking of the difficulty allows for easy balance. And guess what, its optional everyone can still have their fun.
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Posted: Dec 16th 2011 1:10PM Eamil said

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Wasn't this tried with Morrowind and Oblivion? As far as I can remember these usually get abandoned well before seeing the light of day. =\

Posted: Dec 16th 2011 7:22PM MrAlex said

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@Eamil

Oblivion had a working multiplayer mod
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Posted: Dec 17th 2011 12:48AM Thojorkill said

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@MrAlex
Working how? More like hodgepodge "kinda" working as intended - but maybe someday. The multi-player mods for oblivion were terribadly put together at the very least. The problem is that noone wants to slam all of the game data into mysql...

That would be the first step...
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