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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2012-11-30 22:04:00 Reply

At 11/30/12 09:53 PM, Shade wrote:
Fighting the the twin dragons in the forgotten vale

Holy shit, the way they burst out from beneath the ice was so fucking epic and unexpected. Those things kicked my mother-loving ass! XD

or would have, if not for multitudes of healing potions. lol

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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2012-12-01 03:25:59 Reply

Interesting glitch happened to me today.

From time to time I like to wolf out in the middle of crowded cities and proceed to tear the ever loving shit out of the place which allows me to get some feedings in to boost my werewolf skill progress. My choice of target this time was post Imperial victory Windhelm. I went were wolf and proceeded to kill various citizens and guards of the city. Here's where things get weird.

The Imperial guards not only didn't attack me, they actually helped me rack up a higher kill cound by shooting anyone who registered as hostile, even the children.

Much fun to be had with all that.

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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2012-12-01 04:20:39 Reply

At 12/1/12 03:25 AM, Shade wrote: Interesting glitch happened to me today.

From time to time I like to wolf out in the middle of crowded cities and proceed to tear the ever loving shit out of the place which allows me to get some feedings in to boost my werewolf skill progress. My choice of target this time was post Imperial victory Windhelm. I went were wolf and proceeded to kill various citizens and guards of the city. Here's where things get weird.

The Imperial guards not only didn't attack me, they actually helped me rack up a higher kill cound by shooting anyone who registered as hostile, even the children.

Much fun to be had with all that.

Die hard loyalty is what I call. Never disobeying the legates orders.

Speaking of glitches and bugs, I don't know if it one but it happened to me recently. I was trying to level up my block skill and a easy way to do that is to get a bounty on you and let the guards have at you will you just stand there blocking and occasionally bashing them with the shield. Then suddenly Varkas comes running down and a conversation opens and he says "Don't go setting the place on fire" and then my bounty was gone. I tried it again and same thing happened. It always to happen if you are in close to the companions HQ, and probably only when you completed their quest line.

So don't know if that is bug or something, just never happened to me before. Try yourself if it works.


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2012-12-01 08:40:15 Reply

So I've heard that you can't use the spears the rieklings as, well, a spear, but as an arrow. I really do hope that's only in the beta.

Oh and the possibility of becoming a werebear...WAIT WHAT?!


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2012-12-01 09:28:59 Reply

I've Never Played It But I Found A Very Funny Parody From Machinama:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPllpzxmM5k

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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2012-12-01 09:31:43 Reply

I Also Have Kinect So Can You Do This?:
(*Shouts Into Kinect*) FUS RO DAH!!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2012-12-01 15:14:08 Reply

At 12/1/12 09:28 AM, Pixar9000 wrote: I've Never Played It But I Found A Very Funny Parody From Machinama:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPllpzxmM5k

I love Gamer Poop.

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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2012-12-02 00:26:57 Reply

At 12/1/12 03:14 PM, Mismo wrote:
At 12/1/12 09:28 AM, Pixar9000 wrote: I've Never Played It But I Found A Very Funny Parody From Machinama:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPllpzxmM5k
I love Gamer Poop.

We'll bang okay?

I must have watched the Skyrim gamer poops a hundred times over by now and I still can't get enough. Anyone else rip and crop the audio from #6 and now have a track called "Jarl Ballin'" on their iPod? :P


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2012-12-02 12:09:08 Reply

Oh and yeah im typing this on the xbox 360

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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2012-12-02 14:36:22 Reply

At 12/2/12 04:58 AM, Austerity wrote: I remember bothering Bethesda on their forums to make Oblivion an online game while they were making it. Now finally they are doing it with Elder Scrolls online, lets hope it turns out well.

I don't think that Bethesda is actually having much to do with that game.


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2012-12-02 16:10:43 Reply

At 12/1/12 08:40 AM, mrpwnzer wrote: So I've heard that you can't use the spears the rieklings as, well, a spear, but as an arrow. I really do hope that's only in the beta.

Oh and the possibility of becoming a werebear...WAIT WHAT?!

So spears aren't mele weapons?

Wait, werebear? You mean I can cause more havoc in my beast form? DO WANT

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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2012-12-02 17:06:07 Reply

At 12/1/12 08:40 AM, mrpwnzer wrote: So I've heard that you can't use the spears the rieklings as, well, a spear, but as an arrow. I really do hope that's only in the beta.

throwing spears? That would be sweet.

Oh and the possibility of becoming a werebear...WAIT WHAT?!

Oh, dude, I so hope you're right about that.


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2012-12-02 17:51:57 Reply

At 12/2/12 05:06 PM, Sense-Offender wrote:
throwing spears? That would be sweet.

From what I've heard, it's just another arrow. It's kind of lame.

Oh and the possibility of becoming a werebear...WAIT WHAT?!
Oh, dude, I so hope you're right about that.

Werebears are in it, but I'm not sure if you can become one.


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2012-12-02 18:37:07 Reply

You know what would be a cool addition? ballistas and catapaults. I'd love to have a few parts where you have to defend a town from a big herd of giants and mammoths by using those, or maybe two or three dragons.


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2012-12-03 18:24:19 Reply

If anyone is playing on PC, there is a way to use a setting provided by Bethesda hidden from the main graphics settings that makes Tree shadows more realistic. Go to the SkyrimPrefs.ini in your "Documents->My Games->Skyrim" folder, make sure the permissions for all users is set to unrestricted/full, then open up the .ini and go to

bTreesReceiveShadows=0
bDrawLandShadows=0

Change the 0 to 1 in both.

See the difference here: http://www.geforce.com/optimize/guides/the-elder-scrolls-v-s kyrim-tweak-guide#15 on ini tweaks part 2, near the bottom.

So far the game is still amazing after 140 hours. I still have the Civil War, Dark Brotherhood, and Dawnguard quest lines to do.


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2012-12-04 16:35:57 Reply

So everyone, what are your thoughts on Dragonborn so far? I'm taking a quick break from it at the moment, and to be completely honest I think this is one of the best DLC they have released to date. I just wish Solstheim was a little bigger! :/


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2012-12-04 16:53:14 Reply

At 12/4/12 04:35 PM, Neon-Bard wrote: So everyone, what are your thoughts on Dragonborn so far? I'm taking a quick break from it at the moment, and to be completely honest I think this is one of the best DLC they have released to date. I just wish Solstheim was a little bigger! :/

It's currently downloading on my Xbox as I type, though I'm going to start a new file and hold off on Dragonborn for a while. I find the DLCs much more enjoyable when they're present from the very start of the game.

No spoilers for me -time to leave this thread and not come back for quite a while. lol

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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2012-12-05 06:58:59 Reply

This game never fails to introduce something new. 140 hours in and I am still running into interesting new conflicts and dialogue. I finally joined the Stormcloaks XD!


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2012-12-05 09:26:33 Reply

Amazing happened. I was replaying the quest "Escape Cidhna Mine" whereas this I decide to go with the "Kill every fucking prisoner" approach. So while I was slashing away like fucking crazy with my shiv and having the healing spell at the ready suddenly I chop a guys head off.

Naturally it always amazing when this happen, and you always feel badass when you do it. But what really made more amazing this time is that I decapitated the guy with a fucking shiv.

I know the decapitation perk apply to most weapons, but how is it even possible to do it with a shiv?


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2012-12-05 09:43:31 Reply

At 12/5/12 09:26 AM, Mismo wrote:

I know the decapitation perk apply to most weapons, but how is it even possible to do it with a shiv?

Skyrim is a magical world where ANYTHING can happen.


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2012-12-05 10:30:53 Reply

At 12/5/12 09:43 AM, mrpwnzer wrote:
At 12/5/12 09:26 AM, Mismo wrote:

I know the decapitation perk apply to most weapons, but how is it even possible to do it with a shiv?
Skyrim is a magical world where ANYTHING can happen.

Actually, I think that apply to all of Bethesdas games now when I think about it.


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2012-12-05 20:02:32 Reply

Anyone know how to become a werebear or if it's even possible?

Also, I'm pissed about the lack of spears.

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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2012-12-05 21:58:21 Reply

At 12/5/12 08:02 PM, Shade wrote: Anyone know how to become a werebear or if it's even possible?

Also, I'm pissed about the lack of spears.

Nah they are in the game but their meant for the rieklings.


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2012-12-06 04:05:51 Reply

At 12/5/12 09:26 AM, Mismo wrote: Amazing happened. I was replaying the quest "Escape Cidhna Mine" whereas this I decide to go with the "Kill every fucking prisoner" approach. So while I was slashing away like fucking crazy with my shiv and having the healing spell at the ready suddenly I chop a guys head off.

Naturally it always amazing when this happen, and you always feel badass when you do it. But what really made more amazing this time is that I decapitated the guy with a fucking shiv.

I know the decapitation perk apply to most weapons, but how is it even possible to do it with a shiv?

There are some weird ass things I see happen in Skyrim in terms of the special cut scene attacks. Some times a one-hit kill arrow will go into cut-scene mode and miss the target. Some times my weapon misses the target XD.

One time the decapitation animation registered against a guard in Whiterun, but my Axe somehow missed his head during the cutscene and chipped off a tiny sliver of armor from his shoulder blade. I literally watched this tiny little armor shaving be blown away by the wind like a leaf after the animation finished.

HOW the hell that happens, I don't know. But I think ithints that when the decapitation animation registers, the target becomes much more dynamic in terms of what can damaged dynamically. My guess is that certain things in the code can be unlocked so that the targets are ALWAYS dynamic, so that you could normal-attack anyone with a sword and cut off feat, limbs, heads, body armor, etc, because it is obvious that the animations are using actual in game physics telling by how the animations sometimes "miss" the target. I would like to see a mod like this if it doesn't exist.


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2012-12-08 04:47:38 Reply

I'm really enjoying Dragonborn. I got to the temple and literally as the words saying that I discovered it popped up my game froze so I called it a night. So far I've done 2 of the Black Book levels, which are so cool, although the Lurkers and Seekers scare the fuck out of me. And I also fought a Serpentine Dragon. Well, I say that, it was more like a battle. Me and that guy in Chichin armor, all the Draugr in the place the dragon spawns, and then I called in that dragon from the Soul Cairn. It was pretty fun.

I've been playing on Master difficulty too, but seeing as I'm level 75 it's less a case of difficulty and more a case of how long enemies take to die. It feels weird when my Dragon Bone Bow with me fully perked out in archery and with a shit load of archery boosts in my enchanted Dragon Scale Armor, takes like 20 arrows to a Bandit Chief or whatever, so I put it down to Expert and it seems a bit better. I don't want to feel like I'm making it too easy for myself though.

But yeah Dragonborn is reli gd

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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2012-12-09 10:32:01 Reply

So I just found Bristleback Cave.

If anybody else finds themselves outside it, make sure you're prepared for a long fight. That's all I'll say.

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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2012-12-10 19:09:05 Reply

When you think about it, Skyrim is pretty much one big metal music video.

My reasoning:

-It's populated by guys with long hair and beards who drink a lot
-Fucking dragons
-You can kill a man by shouting at him
-It has a sprawling and epic story
-It has demons (Daedra)
-The draugr are reminiscent of Iron Maiden's Eddie

Agree disagree?

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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2012-12-13 17:23:19 Reply

At 12/8/12 04:47 AM, Snuff wrote: It feels weird when my Dragon Bone Bow with me fully perked out in archery and with a shit load of archery boosts in my enchanted Dragon Scale Armor, takes like 20 arrows to a Bandit Chief or whatever, so I put it down to Expert and it seems a bit better. I don't want to feel like I'm making it too easy for myself though.

But yeah Dragonborn is reli gd

What is the damage of your bow? I'm using the Enchanted Dwarven Crossbow from Dawnguard and I have it up to around 1500+ damage with my various perks and enchanted gear. if I become a Vampire it's like 3,000+ damage.


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2012-12-13 22:32:12 Reply

I'm replaying the Dawnguard storyline right now and for some reason my wife just fucking disappeared.

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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2012-12-13 23:11:27 Reply

At 12/13/12 10:32 PM, Shade wrote: I'm replaying the Dawnguard storyline right now and for some reason my wife just fucking disappeared.

Hahaha! I'm sorry but for some reason I find that hilarious...

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