After looting every ruin, completing every quest, and picking every nirnroot in the Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, the world of Cyrodiil no longer provides the same feeling of wonder and discovery as it once did. With Skyrim still months away, take advantage of these vast community created worlds to satisfy your Elder Scrolls craving. Experience whole new adventures, each filled with hours worth of content and landscapes to explore, prepare for a refreshing experience from this great five year old game.
Middle Earth Roleplaying by the MERP Team allows you to explore every corner of Middle Earth from the beloved Lord of the Rings. The landscape of Middle Earth is 7x larger than Cyrodiil filled with detailed towns, cities, and landmarks that remain true to the books. Additional gameplay changes include horse combat and a new feature called MERP and Blade, based off the popular medieval combat game “Mount and Blade” developed by Tale Worlds. The Middle Earth Roleplaying mod is still in a beta version with the entire landscape and most major exteriors finished. The development team plans to release tons of new content including creatures, items, famous battles, and a new main quest that sets the player as the bearer of the One Ring.
Nehrim: At Fate’s Edge by SureAI has been in development for years, but is now released with an enormous hand crafted world to explore. Nehrim presents itself with the same level of content and design as a full game. A new Ui, skill structure, leveling system, and quest tracker gives Nehrim a distinctive feel from Oblivion while still maintaining the best aspects from the core gameplay. The world of Nehrim is a true living environment with an artfully designed landscape, interactive NPC communities, and more quests than you can shake a stick at, or in this case a sword. With an immerse and compelling storyline told through an epically scaled and cinematic quest, Nehrim is an amazing experience that any fan of the Elder Scrolls series or role-playing games in general should enjoy.
Andoran by the Andoran Team offers a visually stellar and unique open ended world to Oblivion, while still remaining true to Elder Scrolls lore. Taking place on the island of Andoran, players are given an unprecedented amount of freedom towards developing their character and completing quests as they explore the diverse environments. With a non-linear approach towards every aspect of the mod, whether it is progressing through the main plot or interacting with the rich and lively world. Expect hours of replay value and additional content as this epic saga continues to be developed over the year, beginning with the upcoming release of Andoran: Prologue.
Windfall by ed_conn adds a large new island landscape littered with dungeons, ruins, forts, factions, and a large capital city on the brink of revolution. Players will continually find something of interest from exploration or by completing the 58 story driven quests. The quests in Windfall also include a more traditional and hardcore role-playing element. With no quest markers providing simple directions, players are required to talk to people, gather clues, and read journals to guide themselves through each quest. Leading to the ultimate choice to both lead a revolution and overthrow the oppressive government or to put down the rebellion with an iron fist.