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Alternate Start

Posted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:30 pm
by FilthyCasual523
I'd love to see an alternate start functionality, for roleplayers who don't always want to start the game as the Emperor's best friend. Technically DFU had this function back when it was in pre-Alpha; I was hoping to see it return. :)

Re: Alternate Start

Posted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:49 pm
by pango
You mean this?

Re: Alternate Start

Posted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:56 pm
by FilthyCasual523
No.

I mean starting out in the world and not having the main quest at all in your logs. As an option.

Re: Alternate Start

Posted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:05 pm
by pango
Ah, I see. Yes, it was removed when the game reached alpha...
PS Actually, even before that: https://github.com/Interkarma/daggerfal ... 8193e18daa

Re: Alternate Start

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:43 pm
by BoneofMalkav
pango wrote: Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:05 pm Ah, I see. Yes, it was removed when the game reached alpha...
PS Actually, even before that: https://github.com/Interkarma/daggerfal ... 8193e18daa
Can confirm, I'm sure someone could mod that option back in.

Re: Alternate Start

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:12 pm
by Jay_H
It'd be a very simple mod, if you did it quest-side. Just replace _BRISIEN and Sx0999 with quest actions that do "end quest" and that'd do it all :lol:

Re: Alternate Start

Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:14 am
by DeltaOfPie
An alternate start would be actually pretty interesting... where you could actually create your base class by roaming a little bit through a small city and then encounter the emperor....
A little bit like the System Shock2 start...

Re: Alternate Start

Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:08 am
by Ralzar
I've been thinking a bit about this actually. Where you could choose to not have the main quest or have a different Main Quest.
It started with thinking about changing the classes for the game where they started as members of various guilds.

For example: A class called "Knight of The Rose" which starts with membership and some positive repuation in Knighs Of The Rose. He would spawn in the Knights of The Rose guild building in Wayrest and could have a main quest (doesn't have to be as involved as the true main quest) centering around his knightly order and Wayrest. Maybe with Lord Woodborne as the villain?

Re: Alternate Start

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:59 am
by 4nt
As long as you'd still get the initial letter from Lady Brisienna a few days after starting your game and it doesn't break the main quest, I'm all for the inclusion of an alternate start mod.

I use a mod similar to this in Skyrim, and its pretty much the only way i can keep new games fresh anymore. As an example, my last character started in the riften jail and i was able to come up with a backstory and everything to account for that. It really helped get me into the mindset of my character and smoothly transition into the Thieves Guild.

Re: Alternate Start

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:31 am
by Lokkrin Zhataros
Sorry, this is a fairly old topic, but this suggestion is important to me. The "random starting dungeon" option is just not at all ideal for what this concept is about.

This is the same concept as the "Alternate Start - Live another life" mods of Oblivion and Skyrim. For Daggerfall it needs to be much more flexible with more options available. Here are some basic functions that come to mind that would make this work. Some of these options may look like they give too much for the player to start with. But these options provide more freedom and customization for a variety of roleplaying and character development opportunities. Particularly for playing characters that have absolutely nothing to do with the main quest and didn't start in any dark dungeon. Not every character needs to be an insane badass that crawled themselves out of some evil den in the wilderness.

-The option to choose whether or not to be involved in the main quest.
-The option to start from any visible location in any kingdom on the entire map or choose a kingdom and let the game choose a random dungeon within that kingdom.
-The option to start in any town with added option of having a pre-purchased house or ship of your choice.
-The option to choose to be a member of one of any joinable faction and will start from that faction's guild hall in a town of your choice.

Maybe more option ideas later.