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Official Discussion Thread for "ESO Morrowind: Vvardenfell Flora and Fauna"

  • VerboseQuips
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    I utterly loved everything I read or saw in this article! <3

    Thank you for this insight in the fauna and Flora of Vvardenfell before the Blight :smile:

    Any chance we could also see Bonelords and Bonewalkers, Lava Trolls and Skylamps (which seem to be netch relatives)?

    Also, I guess the Halls of Fabrication could include... fabricants?
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  • Enodoc
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    Here is the real life place called a stone forest.Stone%20Forest%20Shilin%20b13.JPG
    That's nice! Where is that?
    A stone forest is just really a bunch of rock formations surround by a actual forest. So my hunch is either Balmora is called stone forest because there used to be stone formations there and now they use that stone to build the buildings there. It could be called a stone forest because the buildings are made out of stone and they are surrounded by a forest.
    Ah okay, that could work.
    Last thing in the past, the forest area could of been covered in ash which end up petrified it thus being called a stone forest because it became a petrified forest.
    Yeah I just thought of that one too. This would be an interesting one to see.
    Edited by Enodoc on February 21, 2017 11:59AM
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  • lordrichter
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    those screen shots are the Vvardenfell original build, not tainted by horrible modds and addons.
    i think alot of people remember morrowind with the modds they had and not what came with the original game.

    ZOS is giving us a Vvardenfell several hundred years before any of those pictures, before the ecological disaster that led to what you see in those pictures. They are not giving us Vvardenfell 2.0, with improved texture detail.
    Enodoc wrote: »
    Wherever those are, they all have trees in. They look a bid dead, and dead trees can stick around for a long time, but not a very long time. 50-100 years or so ago those would all have been alive. Particularly that last one could easily have been a thriving forest 700 years beforehand. I just don't think it should be near somewhere specifically named after the stone.

    Just keep in mind that sometimes places are named in honor of something, not because it describes the current location. The "stone forest" might actually have been a ways away. It might describe something in history that no longer exists, but the name remains. Maybe it is a prehistoric name for Red Mountain, the origins lost to time.

    Besides, who wants to settle in an actual stone forest? Much too rocky and uneven for a town like Balmora.



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  • Darkonflare15
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    Enodoc wrote: »
    Here is the real life place called a stone forest.Stone%20Forest%20Shilin%20b13.JPG
    That's nice! Where is that?
    A stone forest is just really a bunch of rock formations surround by a actual forest. So my hunch is either Balmora is called stone forest because there used to be stone formations there and now they use that stone to build the buildings there. It could be called a stone forest because the buildings are made out of stone and they are surrounded by a forest.
    Ah okay, that could work.
    Last thing in the past, the forest area could of been covered in ash which end up petrified it thus being called a stone forest because it became a petrified forest.
    Yeah I just thought of that one too. This would be an interesting one to see.

    It is in China.
  • Glaiceana
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    So many cute beasties and awesome environments! :) Want to see more articles like this.
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  • Jitterbug
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    Glaiceana wrote: »
    So many cute beasties and awesome environments! :) Want to see more articles like this.

    I totally agree. More hype from this than any Warden stuff.

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  • esp1992
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    Is it just me... or are those Vvardvarks kinda Cute?
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  • Darkonflare15
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    I am kind of curious of what a nix-oxen will look like. A nix-hound is dog size bugs that act like hounds. So my guess is that nix-oxen will be oxen size bugs that act like oxen. So basically herds of giant beetle like insects with horns that are docile until you mess with them. I am really excited to see this more vibrant Morrowind with exotic creatures.
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    I am kind of curious of what a nix-oxen will look like. A nix-hound is dog size bugs that act like hounds. So my guess is that nix-oxen will be oxen size bugs that act like oxen. So basically herds of giant beetle like insects with horns that are docile until you mess with them. I am really excited to see this more vibrant Morrowind with exotic creatures.

    Oh my gosh RIGHT?? They took the theme and ran with it and I just want to stand on the sidelines holding out cups of water so they can keep going for ever and ever. I'm super excited for these new details since the original Morrowind beastiary was a bit sparse (through pretty robust for its time, I'm sure).
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  • WhiteCoatSyndrome
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    Enodoc wrote: »
    Turelus wrote: »
    Enodoc wrote: »
    Enodoc wrote: »
    Balmora means "Stone Forest", y'know. I don't think its supposed to have deciduous woodland around it.
    Balmora predates ESO by quite a few years. Maybe there was a stone forest in that location 1000 years ago.
    True enough. I think Balmora is late First Era. What even is a "stone forest" anyway? At least Sadrith Mora (mushroom forest) actually makes sense.
    Maybe long ago before it was settle all the vegetation was covered in ash, so those who first arrived saw it as a forest of grey stone, and as such named their new city "Stone Forest".
    I was thinking about this a bit more, and maybe Balmora was built on the site of a petrified forest. Still though, that would imply that there's no forest there now.

    I don't suppose we could get @Lawrence_Schick to weigh in on this?
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  • ChuckyPayne
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    I love it. Brilliant. No matter what artists do always been something nice.
  • Jitterbug
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    Enodoc wrote: »
    Turelus wrote: »
    Enodoc wrote: »
    Enodoc wrote: »
    Balmora means "Stone Forest", y'know. I don't think its supposed to have deciduous woodland around it.
    Balmora predates ESO by quite a few years. Maybe there was a stone forest in that location 1000 years ago.
    True enough. I think Balmora is late First Era. What even is a "stone forest" anyway? At least Sadrith Mora (mushroom forest) actually makes sense.
    Maybe long ago before it was settle all the vegetation was covered in ash, so those who first arrived saw it as a forest of grey stone, and as such named their new city "Stone Forest".
    I was thinking about this a bit more, and maybe Balmora was built on the site of a petrified forest. Still though, that would imply that there's no forest there now.

    I don't suppose we could get @Lawrence_Schick to weigh in on this?

    YES! Let's hear form the man himself about the state of Vvardenfell at this point in time! Can never get too much Loremaster!

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  • Pendrillion
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    I wish the article were longer : :D
    Its fascinating, also how you did take the geological situation into account. And the whole species extinction cycle.

    @dwemer_paleologist I also have to say that you got the wrong impression about the barren look of TES III Vvardenfell.

    You should be aware that technology hadn't developed to the point where you could depict realistic foliage and grass in 2002. But if you look at the texture descriptions in the Construction set, you can see which areas were meant to be lush and which one weren't :) And there were lush areas on Vvardenfell. Certainly Ascadian Isles were lush and also Bitter Coast and the Grazelands. West Gash is a bit of a craggy mossy sparse grass area. Grass was mainly 2d Textures. But most games were like that.

    3D Engineering was in its early years.
    Edited by Pendrillion on February 22, 2017 12:58PM
  • Number_51
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    Jitterbug wrote: »
    Enodoc wrote: »
    Turelus wrote: »
    Enodoc wrote: »
    Enodoc wrote: »
    Balmora means "Stone Forest", y'know. I don't think its supposed to have deciduous woodland around it.
    Balmora predates ESO by quite a few years. Maybe there was a stone forest in that location 1000 years ago.
    True enough. I think Balmora is late First Era. What even is a "stone forest" anyway? At least Sadrith Mora (mushroom forest) actually makes sense.
    Maybe long ago before it was settle all the vegetation was covered in ash, so those who first arrived saw it as a forest of grey stone, and as such named their new city "Stone Forest".
    I was thinking about this a bit more, and maybe Balmora was built on the site of a petrified forest. Still though, that would imply that there's no forest there now.

    I don't suppose we could get @Lawrence_Schick to weigh in on this?

    YES! Let's hear form the man himself about the state of Vvardenfell at this point in time! Can never get too much Loremaster!

    @SantieClaws can try another summoning. She's a naturally gifted summoner even if she only wants @Lawrence_Schick to do her laundry. Don't forget the ward of Negate Magic, or maybe a binding spell this time Santie.

    Y'ffre's bones, I almost forgot... not exactly milk and cookies but as I recall, Santie will need these.

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    Edited by Number_51 on February 22, 2017 6:15PM
  • dwemer_paleologist
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    I wish the article were longer : :D
    Its fascinating, also how you did take the geological situation into account. And the whole species extinction cycle.

    @dwemer_paleologist I also have to say that you got the wrong impression about the barren look of TES III Vvardenfell.

    You should be aware that technology hadn't developed to the point where you could depict realistic foliage and grass in 2002. But if you look at the texture descriptions in the Construction set, you can see which areas were meant to be lush and which one weren't :) And there were lush areas on Vvardenfell. Certainly Ascadian Isles were lush and also Bitter Coast and the Grazelands. West Gash is a bit of a craggy mossy sparse grass area. Grass was mainly 2d Textures. But most games were like that.

    3D Engineering was in its early years.

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  • SantieClaws
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    Here goes the nothing then.

    @Lawrence_Schick we summon you.

    Under the bright moons we offer you sweetrolls and delicious booze.

    Bring us your beard of wisdom and banish our woeful ignorance all the way to Sheogorath's cheeseboard.

    Also tell us some things about Morrowind please yes.

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  • trav2609rwb17_ESO
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    This one quietly watches to see if the summoning spell is a success and to make sure that the sweetrolls and booze lasts till the summoning is completed.
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  • lordrichter
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    How long does summoning take? I brought only enough food for a couple days.

    The sweetrolls and booze are starting to look good, though.
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    (Watching the summoning intensely) Has Santie been performing a summoning for one day straight now?

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  • lordrichter
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    Ok, that booze is really looking good, right now. :smile:
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