Behold the Skyrim Online Mod

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Behold the Skyrim Online Mod

Bethesda might not be making an Elder Scrolls MMO, but that won't stop fans from doing so.

One question that keeps reverberating through the halls of Skyrim as you play is: wouldn't this game be great to play with friends? I personally do not have a reason to make Skyrim massively multiplayer - even when I play an MMO, I mostly play solo - but there is something interesting about putting persistence and living personalities behind all those NPCs you meet. A mod author has made the first steps of turning Bethesda's open world single-player game into an online multiplayer masterpiece - complete with naked avatars.

The mod is far from complete. It looks buggy as hell and animations of players logged in to the server are non-existent. On the other hand, simply having characters move around and face a certain direction in a client running this mod is an achievement.

Now, I'm not positive if this mod is a good thing, but it certainly shows some ingenuity. Being able to enter an online mode where you can see other people logged into a server is pretty dang cool, even if the the game Bethesda wrote didn't include any kind of multiplayer at all. If someone can make this mod without the benefits of the Creation Kit, can you imagine what kinds of things we'll see when it drops in January?

But honestly, I'm not sure that I would want multiplayer clogging up my Skyrim What do you guys think? Would you download a multiplayer mod? Should Bethesda include multiplayer in their Elder Scroll games or is singleplayer enough for you?

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MMO with character controlled time-slowing mechanism does not mix.

Kwil:
MMO with character controlled time-slowing mechanism does not mix.

Odds are they'd just disable it.

Yeah, I wouldn't want multiplayer (especially not PvP) in my Skyrim, just like I don't want it in my KotOR. I don't want other people invading my experience, and PvP balancing tends to make leveling more on rails and boring (for example: you can't make a Jedi Gunslinger in The Old Republic. Huge bummer).

If players will eventually be able to create their own servers so they can play with just their friends, and if it doesn't mess up my single-player save files, I'll download this in a heartbeat. So fucking awesome. But I'd only want to play with people I knew.

in skyrim i don't see it that big of a deal, i'll just play the game like diablo/borderlands, make my own room and if my friends join in for some fun, doing quests and what not, then awesome, if not, no big deal, the game is great on it's own.

The nude mod people must be having a blast..

Judging from this video? No, Skyrim does not need silly people crowding up the gate to Whiterun or running around and slamming into NPCs.

If I wanted to see **69IMGAWD69** hopping up and down and bumping into the blacksmith when I'm trying to use the forge, I'd play an MMO. Multiplayer doesn't always improve a gaming experience, especially when you have to log into a server full of faceless half-wits.

Skyrim is meant to be as much an experience as a game. That experience would, in no way, be enhanced by having a dozen water-headed spazoids flailing about like sugared-up five-year-olds spouting Chuck Norris jokes. I would hate to see Bethesda taking time away from developing their world to make room for that nonsense.

:O

This is why I am a PC gamer.

No... not for online Skyrim... I think that's a... underdeveloped idea.

I am a PC gamer for the fucking gob smacking Mods on offer! Creativity like this increases the longevity of a game almost indefinitely.

Also out of curiosity how would it handle house ownership or guild quests......

Full blown multiplayer? Ehhh.

Co-Op, however, would be magnificent.

Skyrim with Neverwinter Nights style persistent worlds? That I could do.

I'm going to say it would be fun if it was with just 1 or 2 friends, like a party or something, but as an MMO, I'll pass.

This is just too cool.

Not because I'm a fan of the MMO Skyrim idea. But because it -can be done-.

It's kind of confusing, but it's like...they have the power to do all this crap, and thus, I wanna try it once it's complete. I can just imagine the infinite possibilities the creation kit will bring

Also, I'm going to cry blood tears if the Second Life community uses skyrim to play out furry-sex fantasies. T__T

Not on mai skyrimmm

One thing that a lot of people don't realize is that implementing multiplayer is a LOT harder than it seems.

At this point, all we really have is a proof-of-concept. But with each new feature added, the difficulty of programming it goes up by an order of magnitude.

Torchlight is a good example of this. Someone came up with something similar, but the project didn't really get beyond the basic level like what we see here because it got so much more complicated to implement core gameplay features.

I don't understand is this like a single open server that anyone can join like a normal MMORPG? Or does this just let you set up a (private) server so that your buddies can drop into your game and play with you? Cause the latter is PERFECTLY FINE. In fact it's fucking awesome! Co-op Skyrim would be insanely fun. I approve.

Arontala:
Full blown multiplayer? Ehhh.

Co-Op, however, would be magnificent.

My thoughts exactly. Imagine having a companion you could actually tell to do things, and who didn't go rushing into crowds of enemies at the slighest provocation!

It doesn't look very good yet, but one day I will beat Skyrim in Coop.

It would be like real time D&D, you just need to make areas larger and scale enemy health based around the amount of players.

Rogue archer sniping in back while stealthed while the giant warrior charges in and the mage buffs and frys from afar.

It's less buggy than the vanilla. Bam Whackity Wam.

Nuh, I think it'd be cool. But you'd possibly need additional mods that make it harder and actually give a reason to have more than one player. As of right now, not one aspect is really designed for multiple players.

A simple little horde mode would be great though. Get a couple of people together, fight waves of skeletons, giants, dragons, etc. That, and a Dragon Racing mod would be kickass.

2~4 player co-op in Skyrim is something I'd really like to see officially implemented. There'd be challenges to overcome in creating it, certainly, and they'd have to ensure that any additional content released for co-op play is equally playable in single player (lest the BAAWWWWWWWWing from the single-player-only crowd become deafening), but it could be done, and it could be great.

Being able to drop in and out of each other's worlds to help out with quests, maybe trade items or just dick around would be fantastic fun. I don't want to see the Elder Scrolls series go full Borderlands or whatever, but - in my opinion at least - the land of Skyrim is begging to be explored with friends.

Drop in, drop out co-op I'm all for it. I honestly don't know why Bethesda hasn't gotten in on it. I personally find some parts of the game get kind of loney/drag on.
At least with fallout you can listen to the radio and what not and that keeps you mildly entertained, but the elder scrolls can get eerily quiet and somewhat tedious when you're plowing through dungeons.
Multiplayer, nah, no real point to it.

Rednog:
Drop in, drop out co-op I'm all for it. I honestly don't know why Bethesda hasn't gotten in on it. I personally find some parts of the game get kind of loney/drag on.
At least with fallout you can listen to the radio and what not and that keeps you mildly entertained, but the elder scrolls can get eerily quiet and somewhat tedious when you're plowing through dungeons.
Multiplayer, nah, no real point to it.

Odds are they'll save that for a later game as market hype, it's not a big mystery as to why they haven't done it yet.

Game could use coop, but not multiplayer really. The game's story is shallow enough that co-op wouldn't really ruin anything, but the interactivity of the game would cause too much problems for full multiplayer.

ms_sunlight:
Skyrim with Neverwinter Nights style persistent worlds? That I could do.

Pretty much this. If this mod allows players to end up making their own persistant worlds ala Neverwinter Nights (With the creation kit i think it would be doubly possible) than it could be pretty awesome.

I'm surprised Bioware didn't add the Neverwinter Style of Multiplayer to the Dragon Age games..but that's another debate for another thread.

I would be okay with a co-op environment with 1-3 other people, but otherwise I want to keep the multiplayer away from my Elder Scrolls.

I'll download it if it has co-op.

Kwil:
MMO with character controlled time-slowing mechanism does not mix.

Odds are they they would rework it in a clever way, kinda like what Red Dead Redemption did.

Also this is pretty amazing. Once they get it worked out I'll probably give it a try.

Didn't it take like... 3 years for them to release something like this for Oblivion?

Please make this for Fallout 3... My life would be complete, ahaha. An MMO... terrible idea, but co-op would be amazing. Imagine having a useful companion.

Some modders did pretty much this for GTA: San Andreas. If it turns out anything like that multiplayer mod this thing will be fantastic (people still play the multiplayer GTA:SA)

GrizzlerBorno:
I don't understand is this like a single open server that anyone can join like a normal MMORPG? Or does this just let you set up a (private) server so that your buddies can drop into your game and play with you? Cause the latter is PERFECTLY FINE. In fact it's fucking awesome! Co-op Skyrim would be insanely fun. I approve.

You have too much faith in your friends.

I'd enjoy a drop in drop out co-op system like dead island in the game, and maybe even some pvp, as in you sign into an arena battle and all battles take place there 1v1 2v2 whatever. As for MMO, I don't think it'd work well in skyrim, 4 players at one time max I think.

Greg Tito:
But honestly, I'm not sure that I would want multiplayer clogging up my Skyrim What do you guys think? Would you download a multiplayer mod? Should Bethesda include multiplayer in their Elder Scroll games or is singleplayer enough for you?

What do I think? Well, I'm sure you're all very nice people (well, most of you people on the Internet, anyway ^_^ ), but "please stay out of my Elder Scrolls game" would adequately sum up what I think. The Elder Scrolls has always been a solitary experience for me, since day one (and I've been playing TES games since Arena), and I couldn't imagine having to share that with other players. Not to mention that the TES games would kinda lose their flavor if you had thousands of Dovahkiins, Nerevarines or Champions of Cyrodiil running around. It's my feeling that it would cheapen the experience.
Heck, I can barely tolerate followers, and even then, only because they provide extra storage space for my loot!
Not to mention that if TES games are buggy now, bringing them online would probably crash the Internet. Or bring on the Apocalypse or something.
In the end, I'm mostly a single player gamer kind of a girl in the end: I mostly play games which I can pause, or quit at a moment's notice for RL reasons. (Although I *do* miss playing TF2 with the Escapist UK server crowd, they're an awesome bunch.)

I doubt this will work.. I can only see the online players shouting at each other time and time again. Everyone pushing each other of mountains and cliffs..

But I most say I love the creativity presented with this mod, shows great promise indeed for january!

I might consider it when I am done with the game in single-player.

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