What made you start playing TES? How did you end up here?
I had forgotten, and yesterday I remebered it. I have thought, why did I visited the game store that day? I had forgotten... Damn... I do remember it all now. It is really only a 5% chance that I did see it... I will explain.
1995 we started a game group in the Swedeish Atari Community Club, we where bored of the Atari, so the only thing we still had in common was to play games. One in the group was RP fan and he borrowed me Daggerfall and I still have that bloody CD as I forgot to give it back 1997 I was done and forgot all about it.
I still missed the Daggerfall world, no doubt, best game I had played so far.
Around 2000 I missed the RP games, so I started to play Ultima Online, did that for 4 years in a row, ended upå as a GM for a small RP guild. That kept me playing, RP with all other nutcases.
Ones a month we needed to visit the Game Store to buy new time for €10. It was boring, damn, i wanted to play, not sit in a bloody tram, being forced to visit that game store so I always went in, bought that bloody game ticket and home as fast as possible, to get in game again.
One day 2004 I was more relaxed. So I started to open my eyes and look around in the game store. Maybe I can find something fun? So I started to look in a big box with cheap games. So I dig and dig, looked at convolutes, well the boxes, Boring, boring, boring, not for me, boring, crap, junk, boring, boring, hey... What is this? Damn, my heart stopped, I got sucked into this convolute.... I never visited that store again, never... My last and final visit.
What did I see?
I saw Mournhold, the buildings and the dark elves outside the building really got my attention... It was Morrowind complete, with all DLC. The rest is history.
I started to use mods, found Canadian Ices lovely shop and a new world did open up, damn what is this fancy stuff. I also find Better heads and better bodies and the ugly chars went from ugly to beutiful, still the most good looking NPC ever made for a TES game. Canadian Ice attracted me so I looked her up and she had a forum, well to be able to use her stuff, she forced us to join the forum really, so damn smart of her. Well she is nasty and a good damn artist. i still have contact with her and she do not play any games, as she makes dolls, with amassing clothing and setups, best I ever seen. Lest see if I can find something to show. It is not easy to find as she did show us at her forum. Well NM...
I started to read at the forum, to find out, how did they make all this stuff. So the first players I read about was some nutcases called AlienSlof and Qarl. Qarl? R.I.P He did some cool stuff, I started to follow him and followed his work for 4 years. He figured stuff out, told us how he did it and told us how to do it. Without Qarl, I would not be here, do the stuff I do. I recalled it all, when I got the message 2 days ago from AlienSlof, when I asked about Qarl as I wanted to ask him if he has my bloody painting exchanger that is gone. You will not get anything from Qarl she told me as he is no longer among us since 11 years ack. Well She used my frames, she did remember my runes I added:
PAINTINGS BY CANADIAN ICES FRIENDS
Read the frame if you can... No one really reads it...
We could not play together nor RP together as this is not an MMO but we where able to learn together and also make teams and make new stuff together. I did a lot of stuff together with a brilliant 2D artist from US, so I made the 3D stuff and she did the 2D stuff and we also tried to re texture Anvil together, making all stone in to wood and it did look good. I do have screenies still if you wanna see it. Her name is Elynda. We where so damn good together. So fun. She gave me loads of positive energy.
We started to make stuff together in Morrowind, we made a washroom together. I made Irons, iron tables, a toilet, most advanced toilet ever made as it is greece antique, as I wanted to see, what will I be able to make?
I think this is still the hardest and most difficult object I ever made: I learned a lot during this process. I really wanted to impress the requester, Elynda who asked if I could make one as we did not have any in TES, well buckets, but hey.... We did loved fancy stuff, not simple buckets or rustic - FANCY!!!! Tamriel is so rustic andugly... We wanted to change that. We wanted a bloody fairy tale ala Disney... We also remade the Imperial Forts to fairy tale castles
A fairy toilet.... My toilet. 3D by me, Elynda made the textures. I made the upper textures and she made the bottom and the fish head.
Nostalgica... But I should not been doing this really. The chance I did find that specific game inside that big store is Microscopic, specially when the box was in the bottom of a bloody cheap game box? What is the odds for that? It did change my life forever. Here I am, still, 20 years later after that visit to that bloody game store... Is it fate? No it is not, I was forced to visit it as otherwise I could not get access to my Ultima Online account. I did screw Ultima though fast when I find Morrowind. We did a quick visit to the game Horizons though in between as we all where tired of Ultima. I needed a change... Real 3D is funnier than 2D, as Ultima was old, made in 2D and they did try to make it 3D but it never became a hit. They did plan to make Ultima 10. I will see if I can find screenies as it was never published. They did publish a screenshot though.
Edited by Pellape, 19 April 2022 - 03:36 PM.