So, I was out collecting skulls in Mordor, and I had a thought: why are skulls only obtainable through looting in structures? I mean, they're not renewable this way, even though many evil factions use them as decoration, and they are used to craft a few items. Hence, this suggestion.
NPCs should have a chance to drop skulls when they die. Only Humans, Elves, Dwarves, and Hobbits would drop skulls. They would all drop the same, generic skull that currently exists, and there would not be separate skulls for each race (I'm just suggesting the drop, not new items), and an NPC would be able to drop only one skull. It would be better this way, since it seems kind of silly that NPCs would drop bones, but not a skull, which is more of a trophy than a random bone. It would also make it more fun, if you're able to slaughter your enemies, then turn their skulls into cups and drink to your victory from them.
Good idea, but I don't know a single situation where I would ever run out of skulls, most evil structures use them, and every Orc camp has one as their scarecrow, and can sometimes be in their chests, or would just spawn on the ground of Evil biomes. But since it's quite a simple thing, it seems do-able.
Jadopotato10 wrote: Good idea, but I don't know a single situation where I would ever run out of skulls, most evil structures use them, and every Orc camp has one as their scarecrow, and can sometimes be in their chests, or would just spawn on the ground of Evil biomes. But since it's quite a simple thing, it seems do-able.
Ya, there are no worries about running out of them, I just find it strange that finding them is the only way to obtain something attached to every single enemy.
Fair point. But what would a Hobbit do with a skull? The only thing I could think of is make a skull cup, and Hobbits would have no use for cups made from previously sentient creatures.
On the topic of that, how do skull cups work? I understand that they are supposed to be evil drinking vessels, and, as an evil player myself, I am not pushing for their removal, but wouldn't all the rum just drain out of the eye sockets?
Its like a very small challace. Actuall, the skull would be somewhat tilted to a diagonal level, with the eye sockets facing slightly upwards, so the back of the skull is where sits the drink. It was actually more of poetic value than evilness, though it was an evil gesture. Like a king finally kills his rival and drinks wine from his skull, signifying the defeat (and somewhat demoralizing) of his opponent. Man, really makes you thirsty, right? My throat feels BONE DRY.... No? Okay, ill stop.