The lights are on
Dragon MountsAt this year's DICE, Todd
Howard teased a number of additions to Skyrim that the team dreamt up during
a week of brainstorming. Many of these things will likely never see the light
of day, but we couldn't help getting excited by one possibility: dragon mounts.
Sure, being able to ride a dragon would probably ruin the
game, and make getting around Skyrim's massive countryside way too easy. We don't
care. Most players have already spent a hundred hours exploring the land on
foot and use fast travel anyway. Hitching a ride on
the back of a dragon would at least keep them in the game world, instead of
traveling via a load screen.
Dragon mounts could also require you to capture a dragon before
using it for transportation, which could lead to some interesting gameplay
scenarios – and be the perfect excuse to revamp dragon combat for something a
little less exploitable.
ShoutsEver since modders
added Kinect support to the PC version of Skyrim, we've wanted this to be a
real thing. Not only would actually shouting dragon shouts be entertaining, but
we'd love to use voice commands to equip spells and weapons without having to
open a menu. Bethesda could take another page from BioWare's handbook and add a
quick save voice command too. If nothing else, we just want to be able to yell,
"Shut up!" at guards who start complaining about their old adventuring-related injuries.
More Hot-Buttoned AbilitiesSome folks may think this should be included in an update but we don't care. At this point we'll buy anything in order to have more hot-buttoned abilities. We don't mind if we have to explore to some old Nord ruins and fight a bipedal skeever karate master to uncover the Sacred Power Wheel of Antioch. All we want is to map a couple more abilities to the D-pad. Give us a way to quickly throw on our lockpick-boosting boots or equip a stoneward spell. Scrolling through a crowded quick menu to get from bound sword to steadfast ward takes far too long. Better yet, Bethesda could borrow yet another page from fellow RPG mastermind BioWare and give players the option to equip an ability wheel like in Mass Effect 3.
What kind of DLC do you want for Skyrim? Share your ideas in the comments section below!
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I wanna see some quest-extentions, like the Dwemer dissapearence and Snow elf fall. And some new items.
*SPOILER* (sort of)
The Dwemer mission at Winterhold really pissed my off, no conclusion at all.
i don't want this to come out i need it to come out
Why not some quest leading to the disappearance of the dwarfs that woulds be a epic DLC don't you think
Wood chopping is pretty much useless in this game. the only thing you use it for is to improve the weakest bow which is the long bow...i think it'd be great it they incorporated making arrows maybe along with the hawk feathers or something...spell creation was fun in Oblivion it would a great idea to have that in Skryim...maybe they should bring back the black soul gem altars in the necromancer dungeons like in Oblivion...killing shots for spells and arrows would be nice...it would be interesting to see an all new guild...we already have experience in the previous guilds, fighter, mage, thief and dark brotherhood...also I liked that in Oblivion you could purchase property in each city...and well even though the cities of Skyrim are different than those of Cyrodil...I still think even building a house somewhere within a Hold should be available...i would really love if they do make a co-op for this game...but what i've been really wanting from this game and since Cyrodil had the Arena...this would've been a great idea for Oblivion...but well it's too late for Oblivion now...but they should have a combat mode where players can either compete and fight each other...if they could make it both offline and online 2 player...that'd be great...i've always wanted to kick my brother's butt...sadly we have one ps3...so if they could also make it an offline two player combat...that'd be great...just like little big planet where the 2nd player can sign in by using another profile on the ps3...
i would like to see these as DLC fo the ps3 version of Skyrim...also for the those who have a xbox 360 aswell...
new guilds,co-op,new locations,more enchanting/smithing options,and more sovngarde
Oh yeah, barbers and make up tables or something where i can change facepaint.
A new area and storyline dealing with the Snow elves would be great. Maybe some of them fled to an island somewhere instead of underground, and now they have a small civilization. Also, a new storyline dealing with the Psijic order would also be amazing. They tell you a lot about them in the game, but I still wanted more. Maybe the Psijics are protecting the few remaining Snow Elves?
The Moot! Skyrim needs a High King!
Return to Cyrodil, in all its ruined glory!
A conclusion with the Aldmeri Dominion!
New guilds and weapons would be amazing i have already got all daedric artifacts and finished every guild campaign.
well, they did just announce that they will be supporting Kinect to do all those things that you stated in the "Real Dragon Shouts" section, and i think they are working on making the game Move compatible, which would be even better, cuz one hand has your sword and the other a fireball spell ready to be thrown in someones face, ahhh, would be far more epic than simple Kinect intergration
and i always wished that the dark brotherhood and theives guild missions were more stealthy, instead of being just go here and do this however u want.
I want that Vampire transformation. That *** looks kick ass.
I hope they add dragon bone and scale weapons, and a new dragon type that breathes lightning. An arena like they had in oblivion would be cool too.
Lets see 1) Extension of the Map. With better story lines and side quests. 2) More weapon style combos and moves, 3) Variety in weapon types
4) Increase level and skill cap with more useful perk skills. 5) Better 3rd person mode (Isometeric?) 6) For the love of God have some unique weapons in the game, ones that cannot be replicated unless you go through hell, same deal with armor. 7) Combination of weapons and spell.
A lot of the best Ideas are already mods, but...
Things I want for DLC:
- Dragon Bone/Scale Weapons (why bother with Dragon Smithing when there are plenty of other ways to make money, and Daedric gives you better armor and the best weapons?)
- Dragon Riding.
- More Epic Gear. Not just the stuff that you can smith/enchant. Unique stuff that is hugely powerful (in propper sets) ala Diablo.
- New Skills
- New character class stuff (Cleric/Priest maybe)
- Higher level cap
- Beefier Baddies. If you want the best equipment you better be ready to fight for it right? Have you seen how terrifying the bosses are in Dark Souls? Yeah like that.
- A light switch.
- In the game settings I want to be able to make the night time actually dark. The caves descending to the bowels of the earth = Dark. Maybe this isn't for everyone, but come on. Not every cave has to look like it was decorated by Rainbow Bright.
- I also want to be able to play a proper necromancer. Let me be a general of the undead, not just have one as a pet.
I'd like to see the Orc strongholds or the Khajit caravans get up to some serious nonsense, maybe a new war breaks out or they just start infiltrating cities and hanging out there, Skyrim was a little homogeneous for my tastes. Some new spells or the ability to make new spells would also be greatly appreciated.