(updated October 31, 2011)
Some Morrowind Game World
I should probably first try to explain just how complicated
the game of Morrowind is (or was to a gal who had never played a RPG
Why I Wrote my Morrowind Journal
Writing this journal has been a lot of work for me, as writing is
difficult for me. When I first started, I never expected to do more than
a chapter or two. But I received so much supportive email, that I
decided to just keep writing, because I just wanted to give something
back to the Morrowind community.
MW Journal & Site History
March 21, 2002: Today I discovered a new computer game, which is due out this spring. It's a fantasy roll playing game, called Morrowind. This game sounds like something that I would really enjoy, so I join the Elder Scrolls Forums (this is the first time that I have ever joined a forum).
May 2, 2002: My copy of Morrowind arrives by UPS and I immediately install the game and start playing. The game was extremely difficult, but I totally loved it. Within a week, I decided that I wanted to write a journal about my experience at trying to play the game. So I started keeping notes whenever I played and I added the my Morrowind Journal to my personal website.
May 24, 2002: my site has recently been
linked from Morrowind.nl - which is a Netherlands site. I went to the
site to try to thank them, but I can't read Dutch. Anyway, welcome
guys and Thanks!
June 4, 2002: I added Arwen's Morrowind Tips page. This is not a spoiler page. It just has some things that I've learned about playing the game and how I made it run better on my own system.
June 13, 2002: I added a counter on this page on June 1st and have been amazed to find that this page is getting over 500 hits every single day. Yesterday there were 808 hits! At my little site! I still can't believe this little journal is so popular. I'm still getting lots of email and I promise that I really will reply to everybody, but I'm like six days behind at the moment.
June 24, 2002: Bethesda just add my site on their Elder Scrolls Morrowind Fan Site Page!
July 1, 2002: This page had over 27,000 hits during the month of June!
July 7, 2002: I updated my entire site with a new heading, thanks to some art work provided by "Dinin Xantavian". I also included an newly updated avatar image, provided by "WizardGrey."
October 4, 2002: I updated my Morrowind Journal Index to include all the section titles below the page title. My Morrowind Tips page: Section on shields and large section on magic added.
March 7, 2003: I haven't used many MODs, other than the official ones, but I discovered a really amazing MOD, called "NPC Replace 3.0" It really improves the appearance of many of the human-type NPCs and was made by Motoki. It contains the wonderful artwork of Rhedd & Allerleirauh, Eternum, Arathrax, Hellkitty, and Nomad. Unfortunately version 3.0 doesn't replace many Bosmer, but version 4.0 is due out pretty soon. Example Images: Original Nord Females With NPC Replace, showing the same Nord Females The NPC Replace MOD can be downloaded from Motoki's Website.
March 14, 2003: I redid some of this Intro Page for a new look and added a new Index Page so I could get the journal's index off this page (it was getting a bit long). I updated my Avatar Page, as I was given a wonderful new avatar MOD. I also updated My Morrowind Tips page to correct a few errors that I had in my Magicka section.
March 23, 2003: added Arwen's MOD Page which has some tips on MODs and information on my currently installed favorite MODs.
June 14, 2003: added Thanks Bethesda and ES Forum Page
October 4, 2003: I decided that chapter 39 will be my last chapter in this journal. My life has just become too complicated, with all my medical issues and surgeries and doctor visits and stuff. My free time is just too limited now. But since the ID forum, where I was a moderator, recently decided to end it's focus on Morrowind, I just opened my own forums, as an extension of this website. So I'll still be around.
April 25, 2004: I just opened my new forums, as my first forums sort of fell apart due to support problems.
February 5, 2005: Started redoing my Morrowind Journal to match my new home page format. I wasn't really going to bother with this, but this page still gets ~ 1,000 hits each week, and I'm still getting plenty of email. But this is obviously going to take me a while.
Final Chapter and Next Project
October 04 , 2003: Chapter 39 is my final chapter (or it was supposed to be . . . see below) and I probably won't be adding any more. I will keep my completed journal available as long as there is an interest. Since my surgery, on May 30th (see my Bio page), I just find that I have too many other real life quests that aren't leaving me with enough time to spend on updating this journal. I've work really hard on this journal and each chapter takes me hours to put together. But now I barely have time to even play anymore, because playing also means spending hours working on my next journal entry. I was actually finding that my favorite game was no longer any fun, because I just didn't have the time I needed to both play and work on this journal. So I have been doing neither for a while now and that's no fun at all. Since my gaming time is now so limited, I need to be a little selfish and just spend the time I have just playing Morrowind, and get back to just having fun again.
March 2004 update: I finally
completed the Main Quest in Morrowind! I'm thinking about adding a
Chapter 40 to this Journal, just to wrap things up. But it's probably
going to be a while. Now I'm playing the Tribunal add on, which is
Even though I'm not doing a Tribunal or Bloodmoon journal - my little Wood Elf's adventures are being continued in a sequel - in Arwen's Oblivion Journal - "Trials of a Semi-Clueless Wood Elf"