UPDATE(12-11-10): Elder Scrolls V has been announced!!! It will take place in Skyrim, other than that we don't know much else at this time. It looks like number seven on my list won't come true, but number eight is confirmed, there will be dragons.



1.) MORE ARTIFACTS. For those of you who picked up a copy of Tamrielic Lore while playing Oblivion, you’ll know what I’m talking about. I want to be able to get every item in that book and more. I want my character to be able to possess every artifact Tamriel has ever seen.


2.) MORE WEAPONS/ARMOR/CLOTHING ETC. Besides artifacts, I want to see a wider range of regular items in the game, like spears, cross bows, and stuff like that. I’d also like to see some new types of weapons and armor, like diamond armor, or maybe some of the old armors that were in Morrowind.


3.) IMPROVED CHARACTER CREATION. The characters, at least appearance wise, sucked in Oblivion. It took me like an hour to create a character that looked at least halfway decent, and even then the dude was still pretty ugly. I want to see more hairstyles, facial hairstyles, skin tones, scars, tattoos, etc. I also liked what Bethesda did with Fallout 3, in terms of how you could edit your characters appearance during the game by going to the barber and the facial surgeon guy. I expect a feature like that to be included in TES V.


4.) ITEM CUSTOMIZATION. Building off my last point, I want to see some form of item customization in which you can personalize weapons, armor, and clothing to really make them your own.


5.) IMPROVED COMBAT. I’m not sure about the specifics of how Bethesda should do this, and I really don’t care. I just want to see improved, streamlined combat and magic systems that feel more natural than they did in Oblivion. Maybe Bethesda could introduce something similar to Fallout 3’s V.A.T.S. system in TES V? I’d also like to see horse combat.


6.) MORE GUILDS. I’d like to become a pirate, or a town guard, or maybe even join the Morag Tong instead of the Dark Brotherhood. Just give me more options and more things to do and I’ll be happy.


7.) ANIMAL COMPANIONS. If I’m playing as a Nordic warrior, I’d love to have a ferocious wolf fighting by my side. You get the idea. It would be cool to have pets too.


8.) LARGER SCOPE. Let me go to more than one province. All of Tamriel would be ideal, but I know that’s not very realistic.


9.) WEREWOLVES AND DRAGONS. Bring back werewolves and add dragons.



If You liked this blog check out Part 2 of my Elder Scrolls V Ideas.