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If they f with PC fanbase again, Bethesda will be flamed to hell.
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Simple explanation. Take dungeon, make it "randomize" itself like a game of Minecraft, state you have 1000 new and unique dungeons, anytime you enter a "unique" dungeon it just "ports" you to the 1 dungeon they created but you think you're in a completely new one! yay! I hope this game flops but of course it won't because its Scrolls...Skyrim is just a reskinned and "optimized" Oblivion plain and simple they haven't improved much of anything for this game from what I've read. Sorry to all you guys buying it on release I'll wait for GOTY and then decide
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Awesome, now I know it won't kill my bandwidth downloading it. *Looks at RAGE*
     
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Originally Posted by videoman5 View Post
It's a zip inside of a rar, inside of a 7z, inside of a tarball.

That's how.
So will I will have to print off the binary of the compressed file and dunk it in water to get it out?
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Simple explanation. Take dungeon, make it "randomize" itself like a game of Minecraft, state you have 1000 new and unique dungeons, anytime you enter a "unique" dungeon it just "ports" you to the 1 dungeon they created but you think you're in a completely new one! yay! I hope this game flops but of course it won't because its Scrolls...Skyrim is just a reskinned and "optimized" Oblivion plain and simple they haven't improved much of anything for this game from what I've read. Sorry to all you guys buying it on release I'll wait for GOTY and then decide
Todd said there were ~150 "handcrafted" dungeons in Skyrim.

In any event, I expect Skyrim to be good, but not much more. Oblivion is pretty solid gameplay-wise, but doesn't have any character. Unless Bethesda has managed to add some soul to Skyrim, I doubt it will find a spot in gamers' hearts, as it were.
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I bought dark souls and BF3, I won't be buying Skyrim for a while. This coming from someone who spent over 600 hours in Oblivion and bought at least three copies of it at various points in time.

I'm just sick of games milking me for all im worth with DLC after DLC for incomplete games. That's why Dark Souls is such an awesome game, because its a complete game.

If they want to release endless patches and DLC's and such then they better learn from WoW and make an MMO. At this point I'm saving my money for Tales of Graces F for PS3.
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You guys infer what you want. Game is no longer an instant buy for me, will wait for reviews.
Because of the size of the installer?

And people wonder why developers don't care about PC anymore.
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Because of the size of the installer?

And people wonder why developers don't care about PC anymore.
The size of the installer is bad for one reason, texture size. I don't care how smart their compression is, unless they have discovered a para dime shifting breakthrough (hint they haven't or they would be marketing it to EVERYONE), than there is no way that the textures can be adequate. Now sure, there is the chance that they'll release a texture pack (think DA II), but since there is no news about that, it's worrying. Secondarily, the small size hints that audio quality will be somewhat poor as well. Look at how much space an hour of flac takes up, it would be like 12 percent of their install size, and flac is already compressed.

So in short, this news is worrying not because it neccicarily means the game will be bad, or the world small, but because it is a very strong hint that the graphics and audio will be low quality.
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They have to compress everything for consoles, that is why. I guarantee it.

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bf3?
A game like BF3, while a good game, is not going to win many GOTY awards.
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Because of the size of the installer?

And people wonder why developers don't care about PC anymore.
That has nothing to do with it. It is a pure numbers game, where ever the sales are, the development dollars go. Duh.
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The size of the installer is bad for one reason, texture size. I don't care how smart their compression is, unless they have discovered a para dime shifting breakthrough (hint they haven't or they would be marketing it to EVERYONE), than there is no way that the textures can be adequate. Now sure, there is the chance that they'll release a texture pack (think DA II), but since there is no news about that, it's worrying. Secondarily, the small size hints that audio quality will be somewhat poor as well. Look at how much space an hour of flac takes up, it would be like 12 percent of their install size, and flac is already compressed.
I don't know if you had serious complains about sound quality in Oblivion or Fallout 3, but unless you did, then the sound complaint is already basically bunk.

Arguably textures are where the biggest hit will be as far as size. Neither Oblivion nor Fallout 3 were particularly amazing there, usually mods cleaned them up a lot though, but then that may or may not be an acceptable solution to some.

Of course, anyone who changes their mind about the game because they see a install size is just fooling themselves if they're trying to argue that. Why not look at actual gameplay footage if you're going to complain about sound or video quality? We don't need a magical proxy number for that that actually contains nearly zero information.
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