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Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim director Todd Howard has defended the decision to remove traditional character classes from the upcoming RPG.

Speaking during a Skyrim-focused GameInformer podcast, Howard called the decision to step away from what many RPG fans would consider an essential part of the role-playing experience, "really elegant".

According to Howard, whereas Oblivion invited players to switch their class after a few hours of play Skyrim opts for more natural system of development.

"What we found in Oblivion - you start the game, you pick your race and you play for a while. Our intent was: you played for a while, you got to figure out some skills, and then depending on how you play... one of the characters asks you 'okay, what kind of class do you want to be? Here's my recommendation based on how you've been playing'" said Howard.

http://www.computerandvideogames.com/287523/news/bethesda-defends-skyrim-classes-axe/
post #2 of 35
This is what made games like Asheron's Call so great. Pick and choose your skills. Cookie cutter classes are so played out.
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blah should of left it be but oh well, we need more info on it theres another link at the bottom of the S.link that explains it a bit more
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I like this, cause Im one of those guys who always start any RPG my choosing a warrior, because I hate not being able to use all types of armor and weapons, then play as a warrior for a few hours, meet a mage NPC and then go "OMG Firebawls, I wanna be a mage!", start over, play a few hours as a mage, then meet the dark brotherhood and go "I wanna be a ninja too!", play a few hours on that char, find myself constantly having low HP and go "I wanna be a healer!... But I dont wanna go through the first hours of the game for the fourth time. screw this game!"
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Classes really did not have much to do with how you played the game anyway.
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Wish I could get my copy of this today =( It is still to date the only rpg series that had me hooked and looking forward to the next step since morrowind
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too many classes when you had custom created classed and too many skills with complicated skill leveling system in the old one.
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As long as I can sneak I'm good. But for real though I love making my own custom class. But for people who can't be bothered with that a cookie cuttered class selection would be good for them. They should leave it in because everyone plays differently.
Edited by Saiyansnake - 2/7/11 at 11:52am
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post #9 of 35
I think "really elegant" sounds like something Peter Molyneux would say as an attempt to defend a few of his more stupid RPG decisions too.
Edited by thegreatsquare - 2/7/11 at 12:12pm
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Good idea. I hate getting stuck with a skill I never use, or needing a skill I didn't pick.

I had a 20-something level character in Oblivion and realized that I needed armorer to repair all of my insane equipment, so I had to bust my ass to level armorer from 15 to 50 so I could repair magic items.
    
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