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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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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2012-12-14 05:35:59 Reply

At 12/13/12 05:23 PM, WadeFulp wrote:
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.

Well see, now I feel useless. I think it does like 180. How on Earth do you get the damage that high?

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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2012-12-16 14:32:54 Reply

At 12/13/12 11:11 PM, Neon-Bard wrote:
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...

Anyway, do you have Hearthfire installed?

Yes, I do. I haven't gotten around to building any houses with my current character at this moment, but I have with others.

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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2012-12-16 18:44:31 Reply

At 12/14/12 05:35 AM, Snuff wrote:
Well see, now I feel useless. I think it does like 180. How on Earth do you get the damage that high?

Make a shitload of improve smithing potions and gear and wear it while you make the bow. Then go enchant the bows damage after wearing awesome enchantment gear and drinking enchantment potions. Combine this with 100 archery skills and all the perks... and boom.


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2012-12-17 08:14:02 Reply

does anyone know hook to use enb? I downloaded it, and put the files in the directory, and its not working properly. Ill try to catch it in traps, but ill do my best to explain it for know: everytime I start skyrim, it starts fine. But when I load a save game, the lighting is waaaaay off. The sun glare is visible from anywhere outside (ie: behind buildings/walls, in nonloaded houses) and the sun itself is nowhere to be found. I even installed an enb setup....still did not work. Im thinking of deleting everything, and starting afresh.


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2012-12-17 17:22:12 Reply

Loving Dragonborn DLC for the XBOX. Last night I enchanted a sword with a total of 90 points of fire damage, but only at night. 45 damage fire enchantment, and 45 silent moon camp or whatever fire damage, which only works at night.


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2012-12-17 18:52:24 Reply

At 12/17/12 08:14 AM, TruBluFoxx wrote: does anyone know hook to use enb? I downloaded it, and put the files in the directory, and its not working properly.

It depends on what enb the author requires you to use. The author usually describes what version of the enb you need to use.

Ill try to catch it in traps, but ill do my best to explain it for know: everytime I start skyrim, it starts fine.
Does it say some ENB information on the upper left hand corner? It should be doing that everytime.

But when I load a save game, the lighting is waaaaay off.
*Disregard secondcomment.

The sun glare is visible from anywhere outside (ie: behind buildings/walls, in nonloaded houses) and the sun itself is nowhere to be found. I even installed an enb setup....still did not work. Im thinking of deleting everything, and starting afresh.
Do you have a list of mods that you'd be willing to post? Mods that affect weather and lighting tend to cause this. Also, you should probably list your pc specs.


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2012-12-17 22:53:39 Reply

At 12/17/12 06:52 PM, mrpwnzer wrote: Do you have a list of mods that you'd be willing to post? Mods that affect weather and lighting tend to cause this. Also, you should probably list your pc specs.

Yeah, but I am currently away from my computer. I can post specs though:

ASUS G75vw gaming laptop

i7-3610qm (marks just under 7,600 in passmark)
GTX 660m 2gb (2,390 in 3d/futuremark which is only 200 less than the GTX 650 card xD
8gb ram (1600mhz ddr3)

Yeah, its a laptop, but the only true drawback I have found is that it's hard drive only spins at 5400rpm.
Even though the GPU only has 384 cuda cores, the thing is peppy with a clock above 800mhz. Although, I wanna see if I can close in on 900.


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2012-12-17 23:10:20 Reply

At 12/17/12 10:53 PM, TruBluFoxx wrote: Even though the GPU only has 384 cuda cores, the thing is peppy with a clock above 800mhz. Although, I wanna see if I can close in on 900.

Whoopsies. Stock turbo is 950mhz. Apparently this thing is stable at around 1070mhz!

Woohoo +120 on a lappy GPU. It seems I can also take the mem to +350


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2012-12-19 07:56:18 Reply

At 12/17/12 11:10 PM, TruBluFoxx wrote:
At 12/17/12 10:53 PM, TruBluFoxx wrote: Even though the GPU only has 384 cuda cores, the thing is peppy with a clock above 800mhz. Although, I wanna see if I can close in on 900.
Whoopsies. Stock turbo is 950mhz. Apparently this thing is stable at around 1070mhz!

Woohoo +120 on a lappy GPU. It seems I can also take the mem to +350

Just downloaded evga precision x. Ill do a side-by-side comparison with Crysis 2 in FRAPS. Would be like a 3-10 fps difference.


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2012-12-19 09:01:32 Reply

The game wont work when ever I set the texture quality higher than medium setting. It just crashes to desktop when ever I finish loading a game.

And the game has a lot of graphical spikes, like weird blue and yellow flashes from time to time.

i'm on the PC by the way.


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2012-12-19 09:09:58 Reply

At 12/19/12 09:01 AM, MrPercie wrote: The game wont work when ever I set the texture quality higher than medium setting. It just crashes to desktop when ever I finish loading a game.

And the game has a lot of graphical spikes, like weird blue and yellow flashes from time to time.

i'm on the PC by the way.

What are you specs?


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2012-12-19 16:05:18 Reply

At 12/19/12 09:09 AM, LulzCal wrote:
At 12/19/12 09:01 AM, MrPercie wrote: The game wont work when ever I set the texture quality higher than medium setting. It just crashes to desktop when ever I finish loading a game.

And the game has a lot of graphical spikes, like weird blue and yellow flashes from time to time.
What are you specs?

It could be a driver error...


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2012-12-24 13:37:26 Reply

At 12/19/12 09:01 AM, MrPercie wrote: The game wont work when ever I set the texture quality higher than medium setting. It just crashes to desktop when ever I finish loading a game.

I fixed the problem, I disabled the Higher texture DLC.

I also fixed the graphical spikes or screen tearing by updating my graphics drivers to the latest one.


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2012-12-28 21:41:23 Reply

I should've screwed around with alchemy sooner. Now I know how to be a total, utter, complete bastard to enemy wizards.

If only it lasted for more than 2 hits each... But then again, each hit means I'll be watching one of them flail hopelessly at me for 15 minutes straight, so it's fucking funny to do regardless. XD

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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2013-01-03 13:37:08 Reply

Okay, I just glitched the fuck out of my game beyond any means of saving it. I fell off the bridge at the College of Winterhold and, like an idiot, saved my game just before I hit the ground. (and I have no previous saves to revert back to!) :D
I did have a little fun with it, though. I pressed start then hit the "show on map" on the quest subscreen just after I died, which allowed my corpse to fast travel. My lifeless corpse eventually appeared in Morthal where a dragon happened to be attacking. Hilarity ensued.

Anyway, off to start a new game now. (My character was level 53) ;_;


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2013-01-03 17:22:16 Reply

At 12/28/12 09:41 PM, Sheizenhammer wrote: I should've screwed around with alchemy sooner. Now I know how to be a total, utter, complete bastard to enemy wizards.

If only it lasted for more than 2 hits each... But then again, each hit means I'll be watching one of them flail hopelessly at me for 15 minutes straight, so it's fucking funny to do regardless. XD

Yeah. Someone warned me not to spend too many perk points on Alchemy in the beginning, because the skills become overpowered very quickly (like with Smithing and Enchanting).

At 1/3/13 01:37 PM, Metal-Therapy wrote: Okay, I just glitched the fuck out of my game beyond any means of saving it. I fell off the bridge at the College of Winterhold and, like an idiot, saved my game just before I hit the ground. (and I have no previous saves to revert back to!) :D

Don't you have any auto-saves or did you toggle that off?


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2013-01-03 19:11:49 Reply

At 1/3/13 05:22 PM, Auz wrote: Don't you have any auto-saves or did you toggle that off?

I'm pretty good about saving manually, especially since my Xbox likes to freeze occasionally. I had it switched off just to speed things up a bit.
I don't mind too much, though. The game's so awesome, it'll be nice to play through it all again. I had nearly all the books collected in my library at one of my Hearthfire houses -that's the only thing that I really hated losing. >.<


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2013-01-10 02:30:02 Reply

Well just beat the game for the first time today. Took 122 hours to do it. Got to level 81 and maxed every skill out at 100. And used the manual save over 600 times during the entire playthrough.

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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2013-01-10 06:14:16 Reply

At 1/10/13 02:30 AM, Emlfuryoflion wrote: Well just beat the game for the first time today. Took 122 hours to do it. Got to level 81 and maxed every skill out at 100.

Can you level up that quickly in Skyrim? Or did you just grind a lot and made use of trainers?

I know it's definitely waaay faster than Oblivion and I'm sure it's also faster than Morrowind. However, I thought it would get insanely slow after level 50 or so.

And used the manual save over 600 times during the entire playthrough.

Lol. I'm only 41 hours in and I'm already at 420 saves or so. The thing is, I play as a mage character dressed in robes so I die fairly often from random bears and guys with overpowered great swords. Therefore, I save like every 5 minutes.


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2013-01-10 06:19:30 Reply

At 1/10/13 06:14 AM, Auz wrote: Lol. I'm only 41 hours in and I'm already at 420 saves or so. The thing is, I play as a mage character dressed in robes so I die fairly often from random bears and guys with overpowered great swords. Therefore, I save like every 5 minutes.

I'm sure you already do this but I'm going to state obvious. Use magic armor (such as oakflesh) a LOT.

Also a tip for all mages (although you might already know) get hold of the spell telekineses and use that a lot. Really fast and good way to level up fast in alternation.


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At 1/10/13 06:19 AM, Mismo wrote:
At 1/10/13 06:14 AM, Auz wrote: Lol. I'm only 41 hours in and I'm already at 420 saves or so. The thing is, I play as a mage character dressed in robes so I die fairly often from random bears and guys with overpowered great swords. Therefore, I save like every 5 minutes.
I'm sure you already do this but I'm going to state obvious. Use magic armor (such as oakflesh) a LOT.

I do use such spells when I really need them, but ultimately I want to go for using (enchanted) Light Armour rather than robes because that's probably the more convenient way to go and I won't have to waste precious perk points on the Mage Armour perk.

Also a tip for all mages (although you might already know) get hold of the spell telekineses and use that a lot. Really fast and good way to level up fast in alternation.

I didn't know that, but I don't want to level up too fast. I'll keep it in mind though if I ever want to get Alteration up.


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2013-01-10 07:00:15 Reply

At 1/10/13 06:41 AM, Auz wrote:
I didn't know that, but I don't want to level up too fast. I'll keep it in mind though if I ever want to get Alteration up.

It feels like mages aren't as strong as warriors and thieves in this game especially if you want to wear robes. In the next one I hope they bring mages up a notch because destruction spells do not scale well at all.


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2013-01-10 07:35:21 Reply

At 1/10/13 06:41 AM, Auz wrote:
At 1/10/13 06:19 AM, Mismo wrote: Also a tip for all mages (although you might already know) get hold of the spell telekineses and use that a lot. Really fast and good way to level up fast in alternation.
I didn't know that, but I don't want to level up too fast. I'll keep it in mind though if I ever want to get Alteration up.

I also remembered another good way to level up easy. Do the whole dark brotherhood quest-line and then purchase the torture chamber from Delvin when you rebuild the sanctuary in Dawnstar. In the torture chamber there will be four victims which you can torture. So basically you can use destruction spells on them to hurt themand healing hands to heal them, and some illusion spells work to. Just don't kill them or else you have to pay a fine.

Also if you talk to them enough all them will reveal a location where a modest amount of gold is hidden. Free money!


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I'm planning on making a wizard, any advice for my first 20 or so levels of not being a hella sweet sorcerer?

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At 1/10/13 07:00 AM, Cootie wrote:
At 1/10/13 06:41 AM, Auz wrote:
I didn't know that, but I don't want to level up too fast. I'll keep it in mind though if I ever want to get Alteration up.
It feels like mages aren't as strong as warriors and thieves in this game especially if you want to wear robes. In the next one I hope they bring mages up a notch because destruction spells do not scale well at all.

The fireball spell with the right perks can do massive damage and potentially clear a whole room of badies. Although of course since it is one of the higer level spells it eats away on your magicka fast, but with the right race, perks and items it won't be that much of a problem.


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At 1/10/13 07:00 AM, Cootie wrote:
At 1/10/13 06:41 AM, Auz wrote:
I didn't know that, but I don't want to level up too fast. I'll keep it in mind though if I ever want to get Alteration up.
It feels like mages aren't as strong as warriors and thieves in this game especially if you want to wear robes. In the next one I hope they bring mages up a notch because destruction spells do not scale well at all.

I don't mind if things will get difficult towards the end. I think playing as a "hack and slash"-happy warrior gets dull very quickly and while I do like to sneak around with a bow, going pure thief or archer is just not really my thing.

Furthermore, magic is really cool in Skyrim, so I prefer to be mainly a Mage (with a bit of sneaky archery and one-handed swordery if I need to).

At 1/10/13 07:35 AM, Mismo wrote:
At 1/10/13 06:41 AM, Auz wrote:
At 1/10/13 06:19 AM, Mismo wrote: Also a tip for all mages (although you might already know) get hold of the spell telekineses and use that a lot. Really fast and good way to level up fast in alternation.
I didn't know that, but I don't want to level up too fast. I'll keep it in mind though if I ever want to get Alteration up.
I also remembered another good way to level up easy. Do the whole dark brotherhood quest-line and then purchase the torture chamber from Delvin when you rebuild the sanctuary in Dawnstar. In the torture chamber there will be four victims which you can torture. So basically you can use destruction spells on them to hurt themand healing hands to heal them, and some illusion spells work to. Just don't kill them or else you have to pay a fine.

Also if you talk to them enough all them will reveal a location where a modest amount of gold is hidden. Free money!

I'd like to keep the Dark Brotherhood quest line for last. It's supposedly the best quest line and I always like to start out as a good guy before making my criminal record dirty.

At 1/13/13 01:17 AM, Shade wrote: I'm planning on making a wizard, any advice for my first 20 or so levels of not being a hella sweet sorcerer?

From the little experience I have: Pick Breton, aim to get a lot of magicka, keep your spells up to date and you'll probably be fine. Besides, from what I've heard you'll actually kick the most ass early on in the game.

At 1/14/13 03:10 AM, Mismo wrote:
At 1/10/13 07:00 AM, Cootie wrote: It feels like mages aren't as strong as warriors and thieves in this game especially if you want to wear robes. In the next one I hope they bring mages up a notch because destruction spells do not scale well at all.
The fireball spell with the right perks can do massive damage and potentially clear a whole room of badies. Although of course since it is one of the higer level spells it eats away on your magicka fast, but with the right race, perks and items it won't be that much of a problem.

It's Adept level so it's not even that high. I don't have access to Expert level spells yet, but of all the spells I have so far Fireball is definitely the most effective. I found that it's significantly more difficult to dish out damage with Ice Storm and Chain Lightning, despite that they're on the same level.


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