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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Nov. 18th, 2012 @ 10:31 PM Reply

So, what's new with Dragonborn aside from Morrowind?

New weapons? New skill trees?

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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Nov. 18th, 2012 @ 10:38 PM Reply

At 11/18/12 10:31 PM, Shade wrote: So, what's new with Dragonborn aside from Morrowind?

New weapons? New skill trees?

New weapons (most importantly spears)
Couple of new areas to explore (Solstheim and Hermaeous Mora's Oblivion realm)
New armor
New enemies
More quests
Dragon mounts
More shouts
and of course draugr


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Nov. 19th, 2012 @ 07:23 PM Reply

At 11/10/12 01:53 AM, mrpwnzer wrote: Netch at 26 seconds
Maybe a 6th house priest (ascended sleeper) at 1:01
Corpus carriers at 1:04
Stalhrim (sp) armor 1:05
Rieklings (or goblins), goblin riding a boar, and goblins holding spears at 1:06

huh. I'll have to watch that trailer again.

I just wish you could go to Vivec or Sadrith Mora or Death Mountain and the Ashlands.


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Nov. 28th, 2012 @ 01:03 AM Reply

Game finally had a nice price drop on monday on newegg likely for their cyber monday deals. Bought a copy of the PC version for 29.99. Today it is lower than it was originally but still up there at 53.40 for the PC version now.

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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Nov. 28th, 2012 @ 09:48 AM Reply

Very excited for this to come, but I haven't even gotten Dawnguard yet which is a shame. I just got Skyrim for the Xbox 360 after my PS3 broke. It pissed me off that I lost all of my saves. Hopefully the boss fight with the first Dragonbord will be hard as fuck.


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Nov. 29th, 2012 @ 02:01 PM Reply

At 11/28/12 09:48 AM, Cootie wrote: Very excited for this to come, but I haven't even gotten Dawnguard yet which is a shame. I just got Skyrim for the Xbox 360 after my PS3 broke. It pissed me off that I lost all of my saves. Hopefully the boss fight with the first Dragonbord will be hard as fuck.

You'll most likely be disappointed. Given the history of Bethesda boss battles. But you got give them credit, the sure do know how to over-hype a villain. Portraying them as the ultimate bad ass of bad asses.


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Nov. 29th, 2012 @ 03:49 PM Reply

At 11/29/12 02:01 PM, Mismo wrote: Portraying them as the ultimate bad ass of bad asses.

I know. Augustus Autumn was so easy to kill it almost made me fucking sick, and why the hell is the Frost Troll at the start of Skyrim many times more difficult that Alduin?


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Nov. 29th, 2012 @ 04:23 PM Reply

At 11/17/12 07:27 AM, mrpwnzer wrote: Dawnguard was the same price when it came out and it was somewhat bullshit to make that dlc $20."...... This one felt like Knights of the Nine, along with a couple of new areas that felt a bit repetitive.

Thank you! I hated how getting some unique items were in the form of fetch quests, Soul Cairn and the forgotten vale were pretty boring locations, and the entire vampire perspective felt like it was an afterthought compared to the Dawnguard questline. Really the only things that made it worth playing were the dragon bone weapons and the fact that it no longer made being a vampire an annoying death wish.

THIS is why I won't have my hopes too high for dragonborn, despite everything I'm hearing sounding pretty awesome.


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Nov. 30th, 2012 @ 09:53 PM Reply

At 11/29/12 02:01 PM, Mismo wrote:
At 11/28/12 09:48 AM, Cootie wrote: Very excited for this to come, but I haven't even gotten Dawnguard yet which is a shame. I just got Skyrim for the Xbox 360 after my PS3 broke. It pissed me off that I lost all of my saves. Hopefully the boss fight with the first Dragonbord will be hard as fuck.
You'll most likely be disappointed. Given the history of Bethesda boss battles. But you got give them credit, the sure do know how to over-hype a villain. Portraying them as the ultimate bad ass of bad asses.

I remember fighting Lord Harkon in Dawnguard, everything leading up to that moment was intense. Fighting the the twin dragons in the forgotten vale and then storming the gates of Castle Volhikar. Harkon even gave a long winded Castlevania style speech. I went werewolf the instant he was vulnerable.

Six hits. I killed him in six fucking hit

Talk about overhyped.

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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Nov. 30th, 2012 @ 10:04 PM 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 Dec. 1st, 2012 @ 03:25 AM 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 Dec. 1st, 2012 @ 04:20 AM 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 Dec. 1st, 2012 @ 08:40 AM 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 Dec. 1st, 2012 @ 09:28 AM 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 Dec. 1st, 2012 @ 09:31 AM 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 Dec. 1st, 2012 @ 03:14 PM 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 Dec. 2nd, 2012 @ 12:26 AM 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.

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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 Dec. 2nd, 2012 @ 12:09 PM Reply

Oh and yeah im typing this on the xbox 360

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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Dec. 2nd, 2012 @ 02:36 PM 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 Dec. 2nd, 2012 @ 04:10 PM 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 Dec. 2nd, 2012 @ 05:06 PM 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 Dec. 2nd, 2012 @ 05:51 PM 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 Dec. 2nd, 2012 @ 06:37 PM 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 Dec. 3rd, 2012 @ 06:24 PM 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 Dec. 4th, 2012 @ 04:35 PM 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 Dec. 4th, 2012 @ 04:53 PM 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 Dec. 5th, 2012 @ 06:58 AM 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 Dec. 5th, 2012 @ 09:26 AM 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 Dec. 5th, 2012 @ 09:43 AM 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 Dec. 5th, 2012 @ 10:30 AM 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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