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On the Xbox 360[edit]

I'm thinking of getting this game for the Xbox 360 because I really enjoyed Oblivion and some people say this one is better. Are there any glitches or bugs I need to worry about? Is this game really better than Oblivion? And where can I get it new for a decent price? — Unsigned comment by (talk) on 5 July 2010

unless they just recently made it backwards compatable it isn't cause i tried playing morrowind on my friends xbox and it didn't work — Unsigned comment by (talk) on 07 December 2010
Morrowind is famous for two main characteristics. It's a brilliant game, one of the best of all times IMO. And it's terribly buggy. :( Get used to it. I only know the PC version though. Sethiel 18:30, 7 December 2010 (UTC)
Morrowind does work on Pc... just make sure you get the 4Mb patch from Xbox LIVE and you will be all set for awesomeness to ensue. — Unsigned comment by (talk) at 06:29 on 3 June 2011

Morrowind is Backwards compatible and will work on 360.[edit]

Yup it is.OpritunityWaffle out.— Unsigned comment by OppritunityWaffle (talkcontribs) at 19:50 on 11 December 2010

Evil Scumbag[edit]

Is there a page which has a listing of NPCs which I can cleave their skull in two with my mighty axe?

Typically I play as an evil backstabbing scumbag with no regard for human life or beast. If I can take it as my own, then life is not worth the 1 drake I get when pawning off my ill-gotten gains. Just about every miscellaneous quest ends up with a corpse at my feet (do quest normally and complete, pickpocket, then death) and I wonder if there is anything I'm missing because they are dead.

Article suggestions for those that know the ins-and-outs way better than me:

  • who can be killed once their usefulness is expired (some eg: Ajira, Balmora Mage Guild. Ahnassi, Caldera Tavern. Soccoius Ergalla, Seyda Neen after taxman quest. Eldafire from the get go cause shes an arrogant old cow).
  • suggestions on who really should be left alive once the world is 'cleansed' (this would be heavily based on opinion etc.)

I decided to play like this because it gives an ending to the game. Once all of the used-up-usefulness characters are eliminated and all possible quests are completed, then I can say that the game is finished and complete. AND, if this new article would conflict with 'the factual based wiki about Morrowind', then where could I find information one this playing style (some forum, messageboard etc.)?

Someone could also make an article about playing through Morrowind GOTY without trying to kill anyone except where demanded by a quest - like a pacifist playthru?

Thanks. — Unsigned comment by (talk) on 15 jan 2011

The Roleplaying articles are mostly in User space. --Brf 12:35, 15 January 2011 (UTC)
Was anything ever done on this? I'm working on an NPC database, and it would be pretty easy to put this list together from that, if anyone'e still interested... DextroWombat 18:51, 5 March 2012 (UTC)

Regarding Steam[edit]

One of the first things mentioned in this article is the availability of Morrowind on Steam. While I encourage as many people to play Morrowind as I can (though it's not a game for everyone I suppose), I'm can't say I'm too thrilled about this particular entry. If people wish to buy the game, I'm sure there are plenty of good alternatives. Advertising one retail option (whilst leaving out others) might take away a bit of that shine that radiates from the well written and neatly documented pages that make up this expansive website.

If, for some reason, people find it necessary to make links to stores in which the game is available, might I suggest a link to a new internal wiki page that lists several distributors?


"Morrowind is the third installment in the Elder Scrolls series. The game takes place on the island of Vvardenfell, a district in the Dunmeri province of Morrowind. It is smaller in scope than the previous games in the main series, Daggerfall and Arena, yet much more detailed. This epic, open-ended RPG allows for a wide variety of character designs and play styles. The game continues to be sold on store shelves eight years after its initial release, partially due to the widespread mod community which has the potential to supply Morrowind with new content in perpetuity. The Xbox 360 is backwards compatible with Morrowind.

As of June 16, 2009, the Morrowind Game of the Year edition is available for download from Steam."

Becomes something like:

"Morrowind is the third installment in the Elder Scrolls series. The game takes place on the island of Vvardenfell, a district in the Dunmeri province of Morrowind. It is smaller in scope than the previous games in the main series, Daggerfall and Arena, yet much more detailed. This epic, open-ended RPG allows for a wide variety of character designs and play styles. The game continues to be sold on store shelves eight years after its initial release, partially due to the widespread mod community which has the potential to supply Morrowind with new content in perpetuity. The Xbox 360 is backwards compatible with Morrowind.

For information on where to purchase a copy of Morrowind, please look <here>."

Thank you for any consideration, keep on playing and keep up the great work on this wiki. — Unsigned comment by (talk) on 28 January 2011

Well what other online stores sell it? rpeh •TCE 11:47, 29 January 2011 (UTC)
I haven't gotten around to checking that out extensively. The point I was trying to make however, is that I'd find it more appealing to see no advertisements like that at all. Should anyone find it absolutely necessary that such an entry is included, the suggested option may be a little more neutral and in the spirit of encyclopediae than the current post. Thanks for the quick reply by the way. — Unsigned comment by (talk) on 29 January 2011
I don't see what the problem is. We're providing a link for people who might not have the game yet: we do it on the Oblivion page too. Where multiple options exist, we link them all (Official Plug-ins). UESP isn't an encyclopedia, it's a gaming website. I'd like to see more people playing TES, and I think it's good that we're helping people do that. rpeh •TCE 14:13, 29 January 2011 (UTC)
The point is that Direct2Drive and the Bethesda online store (though it says it does) do not offer the game for download. There are several "on-the-shelf" options, but Steam is the only online store where it can be downloaded- so far as I'm aware. --GKtalk2me 18:29, 30 January 2011 (UTC)


Hey guys , my old GOTY Edition got stolen along with my old XBOX. I bought one but only with a normal Morrowind. Now I have looked on some sites and some people want 100-115 & for it. Do you think that it's outrageous ? — Unsigned comment by JackTurbo95 (talkcontribs) on 21 February 2011

Even assuming you mean dollars: yes. Looking on eBay I can see brand new copies of XBox Morrowind GotY for about £5 (~$8). For the PC you can get it for about £0.99! You should definitely be able to find it cheaper than you've found so far. rpeh •TCE 15:23, 21 February 2011 (UTC)
I meant euro to be honest. I will try e-Bay mate. It is cause I thought the expanisions were awesome , but got pissed off when they got stolen. — Unsigned comment by JackTurbo95 (talkcontribs) on 21 February 2011
On Amazon, the XBox GOTY is $145 new, but you can get it used for $27. --Brf 15:26, 21 February 2011 (UTC)
Thanks man I will try that as well. I did find on eBay a 13 pound one. JackTurbo95
I bought mine at kmart for AUD $1.99- and thats not a typo. I went in when they were having a sale and spoke to some pimply teenager there who couldnt find the box for it (but all maps, booklet and cd were included.) Just check places like Kmart who do not specialise in selling just games- they are more likely to want to move stock out for new stock- and be prepared to bargain. I have gotten some great deals there- but patience pays off in this case. Must say I was pretty chuffed with myself. — Unsigned comment by (talk) at 02:09 on 30 September 2011
Although this is old, ontopic, I'm able to find people selling Morrowind GOTY and the original for $2 to $10 on Craigslist, along with a bunch of other old Xbox games. The high prices are a blow over and a rip off for what you could be paying. --Yal 23:27, 24 February 2012 (UTC)


Does amyone know were i can get a copy of this from [[Morrowind:|Morrowind:]] — Unsigned comment by Jamz slack (talkcontribs) on 7 April 2011

If you want to buy the game, eBay is a great place. Make sure you get exactly what you're looking for though - there are vanilla copies out there as well as GotY. rpeh •TCE 10:14, 7 April 2011 (UTC)
Somewhat random: Within the last year I saw a brand new copy of Morrowind GOTY for PC at Gamestop. I was pretty surprised, how do you find a new copy of an older game like that? But in general, you won't be able to find it at stores like that. If you wanted the PC versions I believe you could buy it online from Bethesda. Try here if so. Otherwise I would say check Ebay and Amazon to compare prices. --DKong27 Talk Cont 13:06, 7 April 2011 (UTC)

Controlling the Camera[edit]

Hey guys I've just bought the GOTY edition for PC and enjoying mod's. Iv seen all over youtube people controlling the camera high up in the sky and revolving round the character. I know that you can press and hold the tab button, but I want to enjoy the scenery and possibly make some videos and pictures. I would love to do this but haven't a clue how. What's the button, or do I have to go though the Morrowind directory and change a file, or is there even a mod for it. I am not a modder so please tell me if it involves that Morrowind creation set and i will give up on this idea. Im on TESnexus with the same user name if someone can message me.

Thanks for any help!

(GoHurtSomething 16:52, 9 May 2011 (UTC))

Try this page. I think you would be good with with ToggleCollision to allow your character to ignore gravity. Oblivion has ToggleFlyingCamera, but I don't see that on the list for Morrowind. --DKong27 Talk Cont 18:54, 9 May 2011 (UTC)
Holding down the tab button also lets you move the camera around. Legoless 19:22, 9 May 2011 (UTC)
Wow. I never knew that. It's true that you learn something new every day! rpeh •TCE 19:25, 9 May 2011 (UTC)
Thanks guys can get serious with my modded charcter now! should of known it had something to do with console. (GoHurtSomething 01:44, 10 May 2011 (UTC))


is there any way to get the official downloads (helm of tohan ect) onto xbox (i know you can get bloodmoon and tribunal) or failing that is there anyway to get xbox saves onto computer? (Eddie the head 12:23, 21 May 2011 (UTC))

No, the plug-ins are only available on PC. I'm unsure if it's possible to port over XBOX saves, but it can be done with Oblivion and the 360 so it might be doable. Legoless 12:33, 21 May 2011 (UTC)

Meaning of the word "Morrowind"[edit]

Hello, I thought it could be interesting. There is a word (or two words) in Polish: "morowe powietrze" which can be translated into "pestiferous air". I thought that it describes the title fits the game perfectly, because Morrowind is "sick air" - blight. And the game is about that (more or less). The term "morowe powietrze" was used in Poland in the XIV century for describing the plague of black death. It tormented Europe like blight tormented Vvardenfell. — Unsigned comment by Umma86 (talkcontribs) at 08:53 on 10 July 2011 (GMT)

Considering that the name has been around long before the Blight, I doubt that's where it originates from. --Legoless 10:42, 10 July 2011 (UTC)
A morro is an isolated promontory often made of hard rock. Some morros are made from the hard centers of old volcanoes that are left over after the cones have eroded away. Seems likely as anything that the name is related, given that Morrowind has the sort of geography that would give rise to volcanic morros. 18:56, 7 April 2012 (UTC)
Dark elves in Tolkien mythology are called "Moriquendi". Also in Spanish folk lore they exist and are called "Moros" or "Mouros", these names were also used for the Arabic invaders and the people from the old Roman region (not the modern country) of "Mauritania" that you can speak /moriteinia/ and comprises Morocco and Algeria.
In general "Mor" means dark, and Mor rowind is the Land of the dark elves. — Unsigned comment by (talk) at 15:32 on 30 September 2012
Don't you mean the Moors for the Muslim African invaders. Mor's meaning ranges from sea to die. The original greek word Maurus meant dark, and the other words derived from it, but have different meanings. All-in-all Morrowind is a made up word imo and this discussion is going nowhere. Golden SilenceBreak the Silence 15:58, 30 September 2012 (GMT)
Huh I always thought it stood for morrow (as in ye olde english morrow meaning morning) and wind so morning wind.Hellspawn (talk) 14:13, 22 October 2012 (GMT)

First Paragraph Edit[edit]

Since this article is locked, can someone edit the first paragraph and remove the word "eight"? As of today, the game will have been released over 9 years ago. Just sayin'. Marlos 13:12, 27 July 2011 (UTC)

Done. --Legoless 13:33, 27 July 2011 (UTC)

"backwards compatible"[edit]

sorry but what does backwards compatible mean i know it lets you play original xbox games on your 360 but how do i get my 360 backwards compatible? (Eddie the head 13:57, 27 July 2011 (UTC))

(I believe) you don't have to do anything. All the phrase means is that, although Morrowind was released for the original Xbox, it'll still run on the 360. I could be wrong though... rpeh •TCE 15:20, 27 July 2011 (UTC)
ok ill give it a go soon (Eddie the head 23:10, 27 July 2011 (UTC))
Just tested it, you can play it on 360, you just need to be connected to xbox live when you begin to play, it will tell you to download a update to play, its exactly the same as playing on xbox after that, you can't even use the xbox guide. (Eddie The Head 14:26, 20 December 2011 (UTC))

GOTY glitch?[edit]

sorry i dont know were to put this but i recantly bought a used copy of the GOTY edition and my minimap and local map are completly black can this be fixed? — Unsigned comment by (talk) on 30 July 2011

Sounds like the usual scratched disk problem. Try giving your CD a clean and see if that helps. rpeh •TCE 09:10, 30 July 2011 (UTC)

Problems with books, inventory and the like[edit]

Could someone please tell me what's wrong? I sometimes get this problem, that I can't scroll up or down in the conversation menu, left/right in the inventory or read a book or the journal. For example, if I open up the journal, it instantly backs up to page one and gets stuck there, I can't read any of the later journal entries. Or when I start a conversation with an NPC, I can't scroll up or down for more options. It's very annoying and I have no idea how to fix it. This is the PC version.— Unsigned comment by (talk) at 11:45 on 25 August 2011 (UTC)

is is maybe your keyboard getting stuck? (From Fear to Eternity- Eddie The Head 11:45, 25 August 2011 (UTC))
I don't think so, because stuff like this only happens when I'm playing Morrowind — Unsigned comment by (talk) at 14:01 on August 25 2011

Restore magicka spell!!![edit]

Just a note to say, there is a way to restore full magicka with a spell.

simply drain intelligence to zero for 1 second and when it reverts to normal magicka will be full. :-) — Unsigned comment by (talk) at 19:42 on 13 September 2011
Add this to the hint page. Ongoingwhy 19:44, 13 September 2011 (UTC)
This didnt work for me, its probably because im using the xbox and not the PC but thought if any one is still reading this page it may be helpful to them --~~~~ — Unsigned comment by Ulfgar The Unending (talkcontribs) at 22:14 on 11 December 2016

GOTY error with weather and other odd things....[edit]

Recently got GOTY with Tribunal and Bloodmoon, installed Bloodmoon first, just in case that matters, then tried to play. Got a bunch of errors, then the game closed. Is this because I didn't register it online? Or is it because I installed the later addon before the first? Is there a patch that might fix this? This is max7238, I'm just not registered here yet... DOing that now... 05:48, 30 October 2011 (UTC)

Candc4's High Detail Morrowind Item Stock Project[edit]

My project idea is to add merchants who stock or have a chance at stocking certain items and put it on that certain items page for example the alchemy shop in balmora stocks 2 Exclusive Restore Health Potions which re spawn every three days can I make a stores that stock this item on a regular bases. — Unsigned comment by Candc4 (talkcontribs) at 14:21 on 30 October 2011

I don't think this is ready to be moved to the Morrowind namespace yet -- I think you need to do a lot more work in a sandbox, and get more feedback from the community, before creating proper articles. My single largest concern with the [[Morrowind:Exclusive Restore Health Potions]] article as it stands is that it's going to cause confusion relative to the Morrowind:Exclusive Restore Health redirect that already exists for these potions. Readers who end up at the new article aren't going to find the information they're expecting from Morrowind:Potions (weight, price, edid, etc.). I also question whether the article contains enough information to not be misleading -- I think readers would expect to find a list of all guaranteed locations for these potions, e.g., non-restocking vendors, plus places where the potions can be found. And I don't know that creating an article with information to be truly useful is worth the effort. --NepheleTalk 22:59, 30 October 2011 (UTC)

Class for all factions?[edit]

So I'm going to start a new Morrowind game, and one of the things that's important to me is having lots of quests and things to do. I'm trying to build a class that will have skills in every faction's favored skill list, so as I use my skills I don't have to worry about training and such to advance skills for a certain faction.

I've made a spreadsheet and I'm trying to make a class that works, but I'm having a lot of trouble.

Can anyone provide some insight?

UrzaPlaneswalker 22:01, 28 November 2011 (UTC)

Beginning with your skills spread around will make your first hours in Morrowind hard. Focusing on tasks like running around without dying, dispatching of creatures, and unlocking things should be your first priority. If you can't do the quests, you can't advance.
You would need a lot of money in order to pay for training if you wanted to quickly increase your skills for every faction; so you might just pick Speechcraft as a major skill, some way to murder NPCs for their valuables, or Alchemy, another popular way to earn septims.
Morrowind has a few quests which direct you to kill people in other factions, so be sure you are avoiding those quests or just doing them in the order where you aren't in the faction yet (Usually speechcraft and personality come in handy to avoid the bloody conclusions of quests).
I would pick the Bard class, as it's well balanced and can be easily played as a "Jack of Trades" type character, using varied skills from magic, stealth and combat. The speechcraft would increase quickly from the specialization and stats. The Warrior has great synergy with this build, but The Atronach is always overpowered, the only thing left is to choose a race. I like shoes, so the beast races are out, and Altmer have too many weaknesses, so the obvious choice is Redguard, they have curved swords. Curved swords. Lukish_ Tlk Cnt 10:09, 29 November 2011 (UTC)
Wow! thanks! I'm going to try that the next time I play. Someone should make an article of this sorts, during my google searches I found a lot of people who were looking for the same thing. UrzaPlaneswalker 22:30, 30 November 2011 (UTC)
I found a handy guide when I googled morrowind conflicting quests. I bet the wiki has this information, but it's likely better collected together on the Bethesda forums or on strategy guide sites. Lukish_ Tlk Cnt 10:57, 1 December 2011 (UTC)

Journal Bug[edit]

I play morrowind with bloodmoon and tribunal, bloodmon patch, mge and patch project, and everything was going fine until recently. I just checked my journal and many of the quests I completed suddenly appeared in the active quest page. Anyone knows how can I fix that? Btw I reloaded a savegame from quite some time ago and it had normal journal but my latest save game has this bugged journal. — Unsigned comment by Kirov96 (talkcontribs) at 21:07 on 16 December 2011

I have no idea *why* this would happen, but looking up the individual quests will give the journal codes for said quest, just find the appropriate entry with the green checkmark and enter "journal <journal code> <index>" in the console, and it should fix that. That being said, it might be easier to reload the earlier save and catch up, depending on how far back the save is...DextroWombat 08:01, 13 February 2012 (UTC)

A little question, regarding Bloodmoon and Tribunal.[edit]

I have the original Xbox version of Morrowind, and I'm playing it on an Xbox 360. I was wondering if there was a way I could get the Tribunal and Bloodmoon expansions onto my copy of the game without actually getting an Xbox? Bauglir100 02:08, 12 April 2012 (UTC)

The only way to play Bloodmoon and Tribunal on Xbox is to get the Game of the Year Edition, which comes with both of them already on the disc with the base game. Is that what you wanted to know? ESQuestion?EmailContribs 02:11, 12 April 2012 (UTC)
The easiest way would be to get the Game of the Year edition, as far as I'm aware. Though, as far as I'm aware, the GOTY version of the game is incompatible with saves from vanilla Morrowind, for console players at least. --AKB Talk Cont Mail 02:12, 12 April 2012 (UTC)
You can play a Vanillia save on GotY, When you load it the first time, it will make a copy of the save and convert it to a "Game of the Year Save", leaving the old version as an "Original Morrowind Save". However, a GotY save is not compatible with Original Morrowind anymore. I have the base game and GotY for my classic Xbox. ESQuestion?EmailContribs 02:16, 12 April 2012 (UTC)
Thank you. I was just feeling curious about it. :) Bauglir100 03:01, 12 April 2012 (UTC)

Forever Novice[edit]

No matter how much experience I accumulate, my character can't level up. There seems to be a problem with the resting/sleep function. I get the following diagnostic:"Unable to complete operation due to failure removing previous file. Temp file remains. Continue running executable?" I can keep playing by typing "Y," but reasonable progress is crippled. Can anybody walk me through a fix for Vista ops?Dognosticator 14:05, 21 April 2012 (UTC)dognosticator

It sounds like you had a mod installed and then uninstalled on it - maybe try using WryeMash to clean up the save file. Just google WryeMash, there are a ton of tutorials for it out there. DextroWombat 19:21, 21 April 2012 (UTC)

There seems to be no template.[edit]

The morrowind page is only showing the bare bones of it, and all templates are missing. 08:58, 25 June 2012 (UTC)

Could be a caching error. I've purged the page, anyway. Kitkat TalkContribE-mail 09:20, 25 June 2012 (UTC)
There are known caching bugs for people viewing the site anonymously. Create an account and stay logged in and you won't see these problems as much. --TheRealLurlock Talk 12:54, 25 June 2012 (UTC)

Npc's wont stop attacking me?[edit]

So recently, I turned into a werewolf and accidently killed an imperial guard fairly close to seyda neen, All the NPCS Wont stop attacking me even after using stopcombat in the console and i cleaved everyone in the town. Will killing the town make others try to kill me? and i need console commands just in case for further issues. Thanks. — Unsigned comment by Ifritletsplays (talkcontribs) at 00:42 on 2 January 2013

From Bloodmoon:Werewolf: No one will know that you are a werewolf, but if you are seen transforming by anyone, even if you kill them immediately afterwards or have no contact with anyone else, all of Tamriel will know and will most likely attack you on sight even when you are not a werewolf. From my experience, it's permanent. You should reload a previous save. -- Kertaw48 (talk) 09:36, 2 January 2013 (GMT)

Runtime error?[edit]

I recently purchased the Morrowind Game of the year edition for pc, and when i try to load it, i get a Runtime Error. it says "This application has requested runtime terminate it in an unusual way." HELP???? — Unsigned comment by (talk) at 21:21 on 24 March 2013‎

You should probably ask this on the forum. They'll be able to provide more help. -- Kertaw48 (talk) 11:41, 30 March 2013 (GMT)


i just bought the morrowind game of the year edition which im told is backwards compatible with the xbox 360 but whenever i try to play it i get an error message telling me to "download the game again" the same thing happens to halo combat evolved i have an xbox live gold membership and am connected i would really like to play this game and i dont know how please help50.142.207.159 20:11, 24 May 2013 (GMT)

Should be compatible. If it still doesn't work after following that page's instructions, you should contact someone from Microsoft or a local game store, as it sounds like an issue with your xbox. Vely►t►e 20:26, 24 May 2013 (GMT)
Unfortunately I am also unable to play Morrowind on my Xbox 360. I did contact Microsoft as well as check the forums on Xbox and UNLESS you have the newer slim 360 with the internal hard drive, you are unable to play this or ANY original Xbox games. This is due to the major system update that came out via Xbox live in March 2012. The fix that allows us to play these games will only work now for the newer systems as it does a hardware check. Us who have the older 360's with an external hard drive can't get these updates cause our system is no longer compatible with the fix. Even if you get the game from on demand, as you can for a few like Fable, they will not work on the older 360's. Had to find an original Xbox console just so I could play this game. 19:04, 7 July 2013 (GMT)

Much Too Hard[edit]

Has anyone else noticed the huge difference in the difficulty of Morrowind to the difficulty in Oblivion or Skyrim?— Unsigned comment by (talk) on 29 May 2013

I believe it is possible to adjust the difficulty setting of the game in Options or something; I know you can do this in Skyrim and Oblivion. As far as the game itself, I guess you could say some things are harder because Bethesda hadn't had the feedback from Morrowind to make it even better and more user-friendly like Oblivion and Skyrim. I hope this has helped!--WoahBro (talk) 13:46, 29 May 2013 (GMT)
In Morrowind, you may move the difficulty slider between the values -100 and 100, allowing for 200 difficulty levels, I believe. If you'd like to talk about it being difficult for strategy, puzzles, and the like, you may want to check out the forums--people will be very happy to talk about it there. Vely►t►e 17:49, 29 May 2013 (GMT)


Has anyone tried to read the daedric symbols from the intro? 12:45, 22 June 2013 (GMT)

It seems to be (a cut of part) from the text seen in The Stranger, as can be seen at this screenshot - but there's more of it in the intro video. --Alfwyn (talk) 18:15, 29 January 2014 (GMT)

GOTY Release Date[edit]

It says it was released on Oct 30th but when I view the Tribunal or Bloodmoon main page it says the 31st. Which date is correct? — Unsigned comment by (talk) at 17:00 on 29 January 2014‎

The 31st of October is the correct release date, and I've just updated the page to reflect this. -damon  xoxo 17:11, 29 January 2014 (GMT)


Is there a page that lists the control schemes for this game? The other games have a control page. I would make it myself, but I lost the manual and am not really sure about the default controls. — Unsigned comment by Fierce Deity (talkcontribs) at 17:48 on 21 May 2016 (UTC)

No controls page that I'm aware of, but here's an image from Google showing the backs of the Xbox and PC manuals and the controls 1 -damon  talkcontribs 00:14, 22 May 2016 (UTC)
Thank you! It's been awhile since I played and have been spoiled rotten by 4 and 5. — Unsigned comment by Fierce Deity (talkcontribs) at 01:00 on 22 May 2016 (UTC)
That's odd, we should probably have one. —Legoless (talk) 20:45, 22 May 2016 (UTC)

Wrong summary on NPCs link?[edit]

The little blurb next to the NPCs page link under World Information says "Listing of all non-player characters in the game." but there is no list of NPCs on the page that it links to. The People link right below does seem to fit though, linking to lists of NPCs broken into a number of categories. The NPCs page seems to be more about information about NPCs rather than a list of all of the NPCs in the game. --Dragos Drakkar (talk) 21:09, 10 August 2016 (UTC)

Neither pages are lists of characters, so the wording is wrong, and the NPCs page should provide links to all NPCs. The people page is only for named people, so it excludes all the guards, and generic NPCs and enemies. Silence is GoldenBreak the Silence 22:11, 10 August 2016 (UTC)

Development history[edit]

Would it be worth putting a few words down regarding Morrowind's development history? The old (and now archived) Bethesda page had this nice information in it :

Morrowind was originally conceived during development of Daggerfall. It was to be called Tribunal and set in Summerset Isle. It was then redesigned after Daggerfall to use a new SVGA version of the XnGine (later used in Battlespire) and feature the entire province of Morrowind, not just the subsection of Vvardenfell where the final game actually takes place. The original story featured all 5 houses of the Dark Elves, including your ability to join House Indoril and House Dres. The original design also featured the progressive expansion of the Blight, cities being destroyed, armies marching, along with the return of Dagoth-Ur." Hunts-for-Wisdom (talk) 11:28, 20 March 2017 (UTC)

Yeah, that deserves a page. --AKB Talk Cont Mail 14:59, 20 March 2017 (UTC)
It's already on a page - here. Phoenix Neko (talk) 18:14, 20 March 2017 (UTC)
Ah awesome, is it linked in the main article somewhere? Hunts-for-Wisdom (talk) 22:00, 20 March 2017 (UTC)

Opening scenes[edit]

I feel like what Morrowind's article is missing is the starting scenes when starting a new game. I searched for what Acura says to you but I could not find it. I personally think that what Azura says is vital to game play. I don't want to add it myself but I was wondering if somebody used to UESP could make it. Hohni (talk) 07:24, 28 November 2017 (UTC)

Agreed. This is the first dialogue you hear in the game, so it is clearly important. However, I'm not sure if it belongs on this page, Morrowind:Main Quest, or somewhere else. The introductory scene in Redguard appears on its quests page and that works well. Its quest page would be equivalent to Morrowind:Main Quest. For reference, the dialogue is: ""They have taken you from the Imperial City's prison, first by carriage and now by boat, to the east to Morrowind. Fear not, for I am watchful. You have been chosen.""
If no one else responds, I'll see if I can find a spot for it. —Dillonn241 (talk) 08:27, 28 November 2017 (UTC)
Maybe either at the top of Main Quest, or at the start of the Detailed Walkthrough on Report to Caius Cosades. --Enodoc (talk) 13:48, 28 November 2017 (UTC)
I argree. Thanks Dillon and Enodoc. Hohni (talk) 16:14, 28 November 2017 (UTC)
I will do it. Hohni (talk) 17:10, 28 November 2017 (UTC)
Skyrim's first quest starts at the very start of the game, but without the dialogue, which is on each persons page. Azura has a page which should contain all her dialogue, and any vital dialogue should go on the quest page, but not all if there is a lot. The quest and the others like it should start from the start of the game, as there isn't anywhere more appropriate for that information. Silence is GoldenBreak the Silence 18:44, 28 November 2017 (UTC)

Starting date?[edit]

What (in game) date does morrowind start on? Morrowind isn't featured on lore:calendar and I'm not sure where else to look 18:04, 13 August 2018 (UTC)

16th of Last Seed, 3E 427. It's on the release papers given to you in the Census and Excise office. You're never going to find information on the Calendar about when the games start. It's specifically about Tamrielic holidays. Each Elder Scrolls game, at least as far as I'm aware, and that includes Morrowind onward, starts in the middle of the month of Last Seed though, if you're interested. The precise numbered dates are different by a couple of days, though. Last Seed is just that special month for heroes rising from obscurity, I guess! -damon  talkcontribs 18:40, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
Thanks a lot for the information. However, the page Lore:Calendar does actually have information about the start dates (as much as possible as far as arena and daggerfall go) and general calendar of each of the main games, except for morrowind. 21:12, 13 August 2018 (UTC)

Special challenge page?[edit]

Do we need or want a page for special challenges? Like play the game without killing anyone, unless it is unavoidable to advance any of the three main quests (plus possibly the East Empire Company questline on Bloodmoon). — Unsigned comment by (talk) at 09:34 on May 31, 2020)

No. What value does a page like that possibly offer? It's not something that is actually a thing in the game, nor is it something that people in the community talk about or do to the point where there becomes encyclopedic value to it. It would just be a page of subjective information that some people agree or disagree with that is always up for being edited because someone likes or doesn't like what's on it, like with the old roleplaying pages that existed for other games. Pointless addition. -Damon talkedits 15:20, 31 May 2020 (UTC)

First Time Players[edit]

I've made First Time Players as an alternative to Morrowind:Starting Out since that is just a spoiler list at this point. I'd like to, at some point, have this placed on the main page with a description "A spoiler-free overview of the game's mechanics and undocumented features" with the description for Starting Out changed to "A spoiler heavy list of hints to help you start your adventures in Vvardenfell on a good note". I'd like some feedback on the page and thoughts on moving it to mainspace+linking to it on Morrowind:Morrowind. --Agiletek (talk) 02:21, 27 January 2022 (UTC)

Looking at this guide and comparing it to existing First Time Player guides we have, I do not think it meets the same goals of those pages (for comparison, here is Oblivion:First Time Players Skyrim:First Time Players Online:First Time Players). The overall approach is so different that I don't think it works as a guide of the same type for the UESP. Here is the most prominent advice listed on more than one of those articles:
The most important piece of advice is: Play the game! Stop reading this wiki, and just go have fun enjoying the game. When you're starting out, don't worry about making mistakes, and don't worry about playing efficiently. The premise of this page is that at first, it is most important to spend as much time as possible playing, and as little time as possible reading. Although many links are provided to pages with more information, you do not need to read those linked pages at first.
In comparison, here are the most prime instructions from the sandbox article:
PC players are advised to download and install OpenMW, Patch for Purist, Expansion Delay, and Morrowind Optimization Patch. These are the only mods (and new engine) you actually need for your first playthrough.
It is then followed by several paragraphs describing the technical aspects of those mods, makes more mod recommendations, discourages the use of official content, starts talking about differences between game version based on what expansions you have, before providing a series of unrelated keyboard commands and minor exploits.
Putting myself into the shoes of a new player, I don't think this guide would work for me. There is nearly 2,000 words in this article before it reaches the topic of character creation, the first thing a new player does. You provide technical information about the minimap, a feature that unlocks during the tutorial, in an early section. Imagine the first time player going in here, and trying to follow your advice. They actually can't, because it does not take into account when features become available to a first time player.
From the philosophy of our other first time guides, we tend to not tell people to do many specific things. We encourage people to feel comfortable making any decision for race, without worrying too much about it. This guide talks about how character creation mistakes you make are irreversible. For my particular preferences for how this is done, Oblivion:First Time Players basically mentions that you won't have a maximally efficient character if you keep following the guide, and then offers some alternative guides for the players who want that pure efficiency so it doesn't distract from helping the people who just want to wet their feet. It's like a good college lecture where a professor will brush at the depth of a topic and point people in the direction to learn more, but not get bogged down by it as it is out of the scope for the current material.
I could keep going on, but I believe the above is enough to express why I don't think this works as a first time player's guide. I think a first time player's guide would be a good idea, but not like this. I am not discouraging you to throw away your work, however, there is still good advice here. I think you should consider retooling it as a guide for a more intermediate player who wants a more refined experience now. I can't think of a good name for such a guide off the top of my head, but I think your guide would be a welcome and valuable addition to the UESP if it were presented in such a manner. --AKB Talk Cont Mail 03:52, 27 January 2022 (UTC)
I don't agree with discouraging the use of official content either. —⁠Legoless (talk) 12:18, 27 January 2022 (UTC)
It's merely at the start, since they do cause significant issues if you don't know what they're doing. IIRC Firemoth has no conditions for starting so it can literally send you on a quest to kill the toughest monster in Morrowind (Grurn's regeneration is exceptionally hard for even experienced players with high level characters to deal with), less than thirty seconds after the intro ends. Area Effect Arrows puts the best bow in the game in a location it's trivial to steal. Adamantium Armor breaks the economy (even more than normal). LeFemm Armor introduces a very controversial visual change to vanilla assets. --Agiletek (talk) 22:03, 27 January 2022 (UTC)
These are all personal opinions about official content and not appropriate for a beginners guide. —⁠Legoless (talk) 00:51, 28 January 2022 (UTC)
On the GoG (etc.) release, they're all un-ticked by default while Tribunal and Bloodmoon are ticked by default. That's not opinion in the slightest. Clearly the intent was they not be enabled at the start. I merely gave reasons why the default setting should be followed in that case. --Agiletek (talk) 04:55, 28 January 2022 (UTC)
What part of the guide is a minor exploit? The point of this was to inform new players of things the manual and tutorial don't tell the player, or buries so deeply relative to how useful it is (Ctrl and Shift for inventory management, something I love and wish every game included, is only mentioned in the sixth paragraph of very dull and obvious UI instructions.). I remember being extremely confused the first time I accidentally disabled part of the menu and there's no way to know how to get it back, since the manual doesn't actually tell you (it strangely does tell you one of the two ways to to hide it, but not how to unhide it). Character creation segment could be split into its own subpage. As for the races part of it: Morrowind is easily the TES game where race has the most long-term impact on a character and likely the one where they're least balanced (non-Unity Daggerfall is the only competitor). --Agiletek (talk) 22:03, 27 January 2022 (UTC)

On Android[edit]

You can now play morrowind on Android using OpenMW.

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openmw home openmw for linux home page no droid release — Unsigned comment by Thelasthippie (talkcontribs) at 01:28 on 13 March 2023‎ (UTC)

Gameplay mechanics need a QC pass[edit]

Example pages:

The technical details provided in morrowind pages are lacking compared to more modern namespaces (Using just the information on the skill pages could a novice player figure out numerically what the skills do in morrowind?) I feel these pages really ought to be brought up to standard and I'm sure a deeper search would reveal more issues in other sets of pages than just skills.--Jinxmaster1 (talk) 22:03, 20 August 2023 (UTC)

Miscellaneous Information linked pages[edit]

The "Unused Content" and "Cut Content" links under Miscellaneous Information are redundant - "Cut Content" is a redirect to the Unused Content page. Kazmakazii (talk) 17:35, 10 November 2023 (UTC)

Fixed. Thank you! —Dillonn241 (talk) 18:23, 10 November 2023 (UTC)