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In this thread, dragon slayers lurk... (aka the skyrim thread!)
« on: November 11, 2011, 05:47:06 pm »
Any other fellow dragons layers out there?
« Last Edit: January 07, 2012, 07:22:55 am by taeles »

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Re: My social life is over (aka skyrim is out)
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2011, 06:37:32 pm »
Any other fellow dragons layers out there?

Goodness taeles, is that even legal?  ;)

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Re: My social life is over (aka skyrim is out)
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2011, 07:02:50 pm »
Any other fellow dragons layers out there?

Goodness taeles, is that even legal?  ;)

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Re: My social life is over (aka skyrim is out)
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2011, 08:01:31 pm »
My other half plays that... can you get any benefit if I find out his gamer name? (like add him to his circles etc? I'm ignorant of the PC games on purpose)

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« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2011, 11:05:11 pm »
This is just silly, but it made me giggle. :)


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Re: My social life is over (aka skyrim is out)
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2011, 12:45:44 am »
-reads replies, assumes there are no dragon slayers present and wanders off on horseback with bow in hand muttering viking curses-

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Re: My social life is over (aka skyrim is out)
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2011, 12:12:53 pm »
This is just silly, but it made me giggle. :)



I'm so warped or lame, because I thought the arrow going in & the basket was naughty. Even my husband rolled his eyes at me when I was laughing.

Leave it to a 10 yr old to figure out the basket trick, and what a gamer she is already playing a game like that.  My 6 yr old is a gamer in the making too.

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Re: My social life is over (aka skyrim is out)
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2011, 10:16:48 pm »
Skyrim quote : "what do I love? I love long strolls on the beach on moonlight nights and unicorns and crocheting, infact I once took a long stroll on a moonlight night and on the beach I saw a unicorn... Which I proceeded to stab in the throat with a croche needle."

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« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2011, 11:17:42 am »
 Ya just started playing this yesterday. My farms and islands will be suffering for it. And already I have the feeling of being totally overwhelmed by the size and amount of things to do in this. It's incredible. Start out doing something and easily getting sidetracked exploring hah. Huge fan of oblivion and fallout so I'm loving this. Have to share with my boy though and he's much further into it then me. But back to school tomorrow so catch up time for me. :)

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Re: My social life is over (aka skyrim is out)
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2011, 04:27:39 am »
I picked this up last Sunday, and even though I have only had time to play it for about 4 or 5 hours total so far (crazy work at week), I have to say that I think that this one is going to be much better than Oblivion.

I would spend some time playing it this weekend, but I have relatives arriving on Saturday morning and staying the week for the holidays, so not too much gaming time in the coming week.

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Re: My social life is over (aka skyrim is out)
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2011, 04:49:55 pm »
78 hours put into sky rim so far, I am about 10 quests into the main story and have completeted... 1 side quest story arc. I am the Listener for the Dark Brotherhood and I run the Companion's Guild currently. I did have a wierd 'pissed off' moment yesterday in the game where I saved the game on a separate save file and then put an arrow in the forehead of everyone in the first two cities just because. After I felt better, I loaded the save file from before doing that and resumed gameplay as per normal.  ::)

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Re: My social life is over (aka skyrim is out)
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2012, 06:52:59 am »
After taking about a month and a half break from skyrim I'm back at it. Logged in to my old level 25 character but couldn't 'connect' with him. Everything felt off and uninteresting. Probably the fact I was a short ugly wood elf in a cold snowy northern climate surrounded by nords (vikings) amongst other more masculine options. Re-rolled as a nord and this time took all my knowledge from my previous trip in to count.

I'm currently level 15(10 less than previous) and further than my previous character quest and story wise while only 15 hours into the game (65 less than previous). Enjoying myself throughly too heh.

Special moments that make me smile :
. Two arabian types outside of whiterun wanted me to find a woman inside the city that they were not allowed entry into. I went in and found her, she begged me to deal with them, claimed she was royalty and they were from a rival clan seeking to take her hostage or somesuch. I chased down the rest of these guys hiding out bout an hour's travel away from whiterun in a cave and they said they were officials chasing her, that she had committed treason by providing intel and access for a invading group to their lands. They asked for my help in apprehending her and a nice share of the bounty on her head. Perplexed as to who to side with I told them to wait outside the gates to the city. I tricked her into leaving the city and put her and the head guy face to face. He stunned her, paid me and then I released her from the stun. They fought and he died. I figure she won so she was right... until she turned her weapon on me, didn't appreciate being tricked out into town I guess so I had to put her down more permanently.

. Working for the dark brotherhood, a group of assassins I was assigned by the dark mother to work for a royal council member who wanted to have the current emperor assassinated. Over the course of about two hours worth of mission work, some back stabbing amongst involved sides etc I killed the emperor. At the end I received a 20k payoff that I later applied into rebuilding the brotherhood's sanctuary since I now am speaker for the entire group. On a final note it occured to me that in most political assassinations rule number one is to leave no witnesses. I decided to not wait for this council member to send someone after me and just put an arrow in his forehead.
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Re: My social life is over (aka skyrim is out)
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2012, 09:38:35 am »
I was a HUGE Oblivion fan!  I'm a tad slow with these kinds of games, though, cuz of my being so dang obsessive compulsive.  When I say I finished it, I mean I traveled the whole world like a grid and completed every, single quest, side quest and favor the game had to offer, (except for one thing I explain later).  I also have to compete with Hubby and his war games and younger daughter with her Lego games on the Xbox AND am away for up to 3 days at a time for work, so that takes me away from the game too.  I start to get withdrawals.   :-[

Well, I just got Skyrim for Christmas and I'm hooked again!  The only thing I'm hating, (I told you in your other thread) is how small the font is.  Sometimes the words are even OFF the TV screen, so you have to literally GUESS what the people are saying!  It's not just my old eyes - my young kids complain about it too!

I'm only on level two right now, but like I said, I'm too methodical.  I haven't even left Whiterun yet. I started at the top of the city in Dragonreach and worked my way South, one house at a time and stop everyone I pass in the streets to talk.  ...drives my kid nuts.  It also drives my kids batty that, for the life of me, I canNOT seem to remember these people's weird names, or the stupid names they've named their cities, which makes following quests MADdening!! 

Taeles, sounds like you'd be the guy to ask since you've gone around shooting whole town's population in the head with arrows, (HA!  ;D);  I have a real problem with playing these games and being the "bad guy".  Even in Oblivion, I couldn't be a part of the Assasin's Guild.  It just messes me up inside!  I know, I KNOW!  I'm being a Polly Anna!!  But, the guilt trip sticks with me, even when I'm not playing!!  I'm wondering if it means that I missed some sort of huge benefit, or reward in the game.  In Whiterun, when I was trying to figure out who the 'good guys' were between the "Battlesomethings" and the "Graymanes" (I think those were the names, anyway), it took me forEVER to decide!!  Am I being too weird?  (...asked the girl who almost cried when she accidentally killed her horse).

Anyway, I'm again on a 3day trip, then am going hunting in the outback for a week, so will be away for another lengthy time from the game - AAACK!  I hope you keep this thread alive, cuz I'd love to get hints and tips from reading your experiences, as I'm SURE you'll always be WAY ahead of me.

AVA, You crack me up!! 

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« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2012, 10:23:11 am »
I was a HUGE Oblivion fan!  I'm a tad slow with these kinds of games, though, cuz of my being so dang obsessive compulsive.  When I say I finished it, I mean I traveled the whole world like a grid and completed every, single quest, side quest and favor the game had to offer, (except for one thing I explain later).  I also have to compete with Hubby and his war games and younger daughter with her Lego games on the Xbox AND am away for up to 3 days at a time for work, so that takes me away from the game too.  I start to get withdrawals.   :-[

Well, I just got Skyrim for Christmas and I'm hooked again!  The only thing I'm hating, (I told you in your other thread) is how small the font is.  Sometimes the words are even OFF the TV screen, so you have to literally GUESS what the people are saying!  It's not just my old eyes - my young kids complain about it too!

I'm only on level two right now, but like I said, I'm too methodical.  I haven't even left Whiterun yet. I started at the top of the city in Dragonreach and worked my way South, one house at a time and stop everyone I pass in the streets to talk.  ...drives my kid nuts.  It also drives my kids batty that, for the life of me, I canNOT seem to remember these people's weird names, or the stupid names they've named their cities, which makes following quests MADdening!! 

Taeles, sounds like you'd be the guy to ask since you've gone around shooting whole town's population in the head with arrows, (HA!  ;D);  I have a real problem with playing these games and being the "bad guy".  Even in Oblivion, I couldn't be a part of the Assasin's Guild.  It just messes me up inside!  I know, I KNOW!  I'm being a Polly Anna!!  But, the guilt trip sticks with me, even when I'm not playing!!  I'm wondering if it means that I missed some sort of huge benefit, or reward in the game.  In Whiterun, when I was trying to figure out who the 'good guys' were between the "Battlesomethings" and the "Graymanes" (I think those were the names, anyway), it took me forEVER to decide!!  Am I being too weird?  (...asked the girl who almost cried when she accidentally killed her horse).

Anyway, I'm again on a 3day trip, then am going hunting in the outback for a week, so will be away for another lengthy time from the game - AAACK!  I hope you keep this thread alive, cuz I'd love to get hints and tips from reading your experiences, as I'm SURE you'll always be WAY ahead of me.

AVA, You crack me up!!

Nah, I generally wander the good route too with the exception of the thieves guild and dark brotherhood. All the really REALLY good sneaky ranger gear comes from the dark brotherhood, all the great perks of lock picking and sneaking and fencing come from the thieves guild. I do have my occasional 'angry' switch flip where I go and kill abunch of innocents but when its all over I load back to my good guy mode and continue my work heh.

Regarding the graymanes and battle-guys its simply whether you plan on taking the stormcloak's or the imperials side of the fight later in the game. The imperials feel skyrim is part of the empire and as such subject to its laws and whatnot. The stormcloaks believe in nord and skyrims independence. I'll be going the stormcloak route myself and am actively going out of my way to make that clear. In oblivion I was a major fan of fast travel but skyrim is just such great eyecandy and the horses are so damn nice that I actually patrol the major roads when chasing weeds, leathers and the like. If I spot one of those random spawn patrols of three imperials marching a handcuffed nord I always dispatch the imperials and free my fellow people heh.

Protip : When leveling your lockpicking note that all doors in all towns periodically re-lock so are completely farmable.

Also of note, the level cap in this game as I've read is currently 80. At 80 you have maxed out all your skills. I don't believe you can choose all perks in all skills in the game so choose afew combat ones of your choice, choose your armor type and pick a profession. Max those then see whats left later on down the road. I had a friend who didn't know about the 80 cap and at 62 he told me he had just about leveled every crafting profession to max skill.

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Re: My social life is over (aka skyrim is out)
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2012, 11:40:05 am »
I have always considered myself to be a solidly solo adventurer in these open ended games. I the past it was largely due to horrible horrible escort mechanics plus stupid NPC ai. I skyrim npcs and companions are considerably more intelligent and generally don't get in my way as often as previous games but even with that thought I still prefer to run smoke solo in the wilderness and dungeons and tend to torment important npcs when they insist on traveling with me.

Case in point, got a member of the companions guild following me and I know he's important because he has a full name and has offered me Afew quests in the past. I came across a massive wall trap where a big wall of spikes mounted to a large metal swinging door will hit the heck out of you if you let it. I step just out of its way but make sure the NPC following me is in the way and then I trip it. The trap hits him sends him flinging over upside down, bloody and staggering around for a minute or two. By the end of the quest he's all bloody and I've been laughing my entire way across ecause I can abuse him all I like knowing he can't die because he's important and I can do everything from set him on fire to put him in traps to shoot arrows in him and he won't die heehee!

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