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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Nov. 16th, 2011 @ 07:43 PM Reply

At 11/16/11 07:17 PM, tyler2513 wrote: You guys should watch these videos there actually quite hilarious.

The ending had me on the floor.

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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Nov. 16th, 2011 @ 07:44 PM Reply

At 11/16/11 06:21 PM, hitman1993 wrote: So everyone, what's your political view?

Jesus, you take things too seriously.


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Nov. 16th, 2011 @ 07:48 PM Reply

At 11/16/11 07:44 PM, Dromedary wrote: Jesus, you take things too seriously.

Actually, I like the history of The Elder Scrolls series.

It has a huge amount of lore, but unlike other games, it's not shoved down your throat, nor is it pushed into a corner. It's successfully integrated into the gameplay.

Anyone think we'll ever see the rest of Nirn?


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Nov. 16th, 2011 @ 08:15 PM Reply

At 11/16/11 07:44 PM, Dromedary wrote:
At 11/16/11 06:21 PM, hitman1993 wrote: So everyone, what's your political view?
Jesus, you take things too seriously.

If you think having an opinion on the in-game storyline is taking things too seriously, it's good you don't visit the forums I do.

I talked to a few people on one who roleplay their characters. They have backstories, refuse to be part of certain things (like being a thief based character in the mages guild), take off their helmets and headgear when indoors, and never fast travel.

Now -that- is taking things too seriously. Having an interest in the well developed lore and story in the game is far from that.

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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Nov. 16th, 2011 @ 08:30 PM Reply

So I walked into my Whiterun house to find that Redguard Ahrem or whatever his name is on his way out. Suspicious. I plan on stalking and slaying him during the middle of the night.

Also, almost 100 Sneak, bitches don't even know I'm there.

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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Nov. 16th, 2011 @ 08:40 PM Reply

At 11/16/11 07:48 PM, phrozonfire wrote:
At 11/16/11 07:44 PM, Dromedary wrote: Jesus, you take things too seriously.
Actually, I like the history of The Elder Scrolls series.

It has a huge amount of lore, but unlike other games, it's not shoved down your throat, nor is it pushed into a corner. It's successfully integrated into the gameplay.

Anyone think we'll ever see the rest of Nirn?

I really hope there's a game in Akivir, or possibly some DLC that shows parts of the war between Tamriel and Akivir. Shit would be so cash.


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Nov. 16th, 2011 @ 08:45 PM Reply

The Elder Scrolls VI: Tamriel

Would be awesome to see a this generation game within the entire continent.


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Nov. 16th, 2011 @ 11:00 PM Reply

Giants will fuck your shit up like no tomorrow. What level do you have to be to take one on with a sword and shield?


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Nov. 16th, 2011 @ 11:06 PM Reply

At 11/16/11 08:40 PM, Valjylmyr wrote: I really hope there's a game in Akivir, or possibly some DLC that shows parts of the war between Tamriel and Akivir. Shit would be so cash.

That would be fucking amazing.

It would be a truly epic undertaking, though. Easily the most ambitious Elder Scrolls game to date.

I wonder what Akavir would be like. New races, perhaps?


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Nov. 16th, 2011 @ 11:50 PM Reply

At 11/16/11 11:06 PM, phrozonfire wrote:
I wonder what Akavir would be like. New races, perhaps?

All new races. Even a race of warrior gorilla men.


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Nov. 17th, 2011 @ 12:00 AM Reply

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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Nov. 17th, 2011 @ 12:47 AM Reply

So yeah, I've stumbled upon a way to max all your stats and accidentally found out a way to dupe armor. I tried looking to see if anybody found it but came up with nothing. A bit of a spoiler ahead of the quest you need to finish to do it so stop reading...

Okay good. You need to go to Septimus Sigmus Outpost, which is just northwest of Winterhold. To cut it short, you need to find an Elder Scroll to open a door which has a book that upgrades either magic, stealth, or warrior stats. What you need to do is use it once, back out to your inventory, drop the book, and pick it up again so it doesn't disappear. Now buy a house and put the book in a bookcase. Pick up the book and exit out. You should have the prompt again if you want to upgrade your stats. Decline it, enter your inventory again and use it. Once you do exit again to your inventory, drop it, put it in the bookcase, and repeat until your satisfied with your stats.

The next one confused me as it just happened out of me messing around with the armor mannequin so I don't know what I did exactly. I need to do some testing to see how it exactly works but it could pretty much dupe anything armor, amulats, or rings.


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Nov. 17th, 2011 @ 12:56 AM Reply

Guys, I'm a bit of an Elder Scrolls virgin and so playing this game is proving a bit daunting. Maybe because I'm not enjoying it as much as I hoped too but that is another story. Anyways, I'm just wondering whether I should be focused more on magic? I'm the kind who tends to prefer the brute force way of attack but then this game is kinda built on magic. What is the best system, or right way to use magic really? Please don't tell me that there is no 'right' way :( ATM I feel like I need a firm push in some kind of direction as there is too much going on in this game that I'm finding it somewhat overwhelming.


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Nov. 17th, 2011 @ 01:12 AM Reply

Already getting bored, and I haven't even visited the Greybeards yet.

Don't get me wrong, the game is good, but it just feels like I've done it all before. None of the sidequests are really that interesting. There's nothing that has blown me away like the quest where you go into the painting in Oblivion.

When I did the quest involving Sheogorath, I was initially excited. Turned out to be a boring joke of a quest involving me shooting balls of light from a staff at things.

I'll take a break and come back, maybe that will pique my interest. But just the thought of having to browse through the horrible inventory UI is discouraging.

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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Nov. 17th, 2011 @ 01:16 AM Reply

At 11/17/11 12:56 AM, Gagsy wrote: Please don't tell me that there is no 'right' way :(

The "right way" to play Skyrim is the way you enjoy playing it. You don't need magic at all to get through the game, I've been playing a thief character, and the only "magic" I ever really use are the shouts, and that's not too often.
You could just as easily play through as a straight up warrior (Board and sword, dual wield or 2handers, doesn't matter)... It might be kind of a pain if you don't use bows early on in the game to take out dragons, but it is doable.

Just play how you enjoy playing, if you wanna play a warrior/mage hybrid, do it. The game isn't centered around magic, it's just more inviting than it was in previous games.


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Nov. 17th, 2011 @ 01:18 AM Reply

At 11/17/11 12:56 AM, Gagsy wrote: Guys, I'm a bit of an Elder Scrolls virgin and so playing this game is proving a bit daunting. Maybe because I'm not enjoying it as much as I hoped too but that is another story. Anyways, I'm just wondering whether I should be focused more on magic? I'm the kind who tends to prefer the brute force way of attack but then this game is kinda built on magic. What is the best system, or right way to use magic really? Please don't tell me that there is no 'right' way :( ATM I feel like I need a firm push in some kind of direction as there is too much going on in this game that I'm finding it somewhat overwhelming.

Destruction and Restoration is good for any character, but focus on one type of element if you go the destruction route to get more band for your buck. Illusion is more for stealth characters, abit some situational uses for certain spells on other builds, and Conjuration/Alteration if you're making a pure magic user. Since you're just starting out you should focus on Heavy Armor, Restoration, Destruction and One-Handed as their the most simplest skills to understand and use. Once your comfortable with that, branch out to other skills for more variety.

You also need to stop thinking about how big the world is and just go out exploring. The beauty of this game is that you can completly ignore everything and go adventuring. Every dungeon has its own story behind it so it doesn't go stale. Try taking things one step at a time and decide from there on what you want to do. That's how I think of it when I play these types of games.


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Nov. 17th, 2011 @ 02:14 AM Reply

This is an excellent game. Having a hard time putting it down.


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Nov. 17th, 2011 @ 02:43 AM Reply

Found 62 Ebony Ore in a mine, fucking awesome.


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Nov. 17th, 2011 @ 03:07 AM Reply

If anyone wants to know I found a really easy way to get 100 smithing and 100 illusion:
illusion: find the spell muffle, get the morokei mask, saven amulet, and archmages robes from finishing the mages college and just constantly recast it, you can do it between going places etc. I went from 30-100 in about 4 hours :/
Smithing, the fastest way is just spamming iron daggers, you can buy ingots from the 3 people in whiterun every 48 hours. That is all.


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Nov. 17th, 2011 @ 06:11 AM Reply

Got this shid last night, holy addictiveness Batman! Spent like 2 hours exploring a cave and hunting bandits in the beginning of the game, before I had even gone to the first village. Oh and I killed a chicken and suddenly the whole village wanted to see me dead.

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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Nov. 17th, 2011 @ 07:31 AM Reply

At 11/17/11 12:56 AM, Gagsy wrote: Anyways, I'm just wondering whether I should be focused more on magic?

Nope, you playthe game whatever way you want to. That been said there does seem to be more of an emphasis on magic than in previous games but you should still be able to get through just fine without using any magic at all if you don't want to. If you're really finding it tough you should turn down the difficulty in the options menu. The novice setting makes all but the toughest enemies a breeze.


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Nov. 17th, 2011 @ 08:02 AM Reply

At 11/17/11 12:56 AM, Gagsy wrote: Guys, I'm a bit of an Elder Scrolls virgin and so playing this game is proving a bit daunting. Maybe because I'm not enjoying it as much as I hoped too but that is another story. Anyways, I'm just wondering whether I should be focused more on magic? I'm the kind who tends to prefer the brute force way of attack but then this game is kinda built on magic. What is the best system, or right way to use magic really? Please don't tell me that there is no 'right' way :( ATM I feel like I need a firm push in some kind of direction as there is too much going on in this game that I'm finding it somewhat overwhelming.

Really, there is no right way. That is the true answer and you are putting too much thought into it. The Warrior, Mage, and Thief are all equally viable and powerful in their own way. Just pick the playstyle you enjoy most.


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Nov. 17th, 2011 @ 08:08 AM Reply

I started as a warrior -> Became a mage -> Am now a thief/mage.


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Nov. 17th, 2011 @ 08:27 AM Reply

Through some miracle this was still available at Redbox. I have to say it's not quite what I expected. I'm a little underwhelmed. But it's still fucking cool.

Now, NGer's, listen. I was going to Windhelm when I saw a giant ONE SHOP a Dragon. Now, I cannot stress this enough!
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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Nov. 17th, 2011 @ 09:53 AM Reply

Steamrolling over waves of enemies as a werewolf is awesome.


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Nov. 17th, 2011 @ 10:08 AM Reply

so a random question fellow NG'ers, what level are you? me myself am level 17


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Nov. 17th, 2011 @ 10:44 AM Reply

At 11/17/11 12:56 AM, Gagsy wrote: Guys, I'm a bit of an Elder Scrolls virgin and so playing this game is proving a bit daunting. Maybe because I'm not enjoying it as much as I hoped too but that is another story. Anyways, I'm just wondering whether I should be focused more on magic? I'm the kind who tends to prefer the brute force way of attack but then this game is kinda built on magic. What is the best system, or right way to use magic really? Please don't tell me that there is no 'right' way :( ATM I feel like I need a firm push in some kind of direction as there is too much going on in this game that I'm finding it somewhat overwhelming.

If you wanna use brute force, use brute force, no particular way of fighting is any better or worse than any other way.
A brute force fighter, I suppose would carry a greatsword and heavy armor, or a shield and sword.
I personally carry two daggers and sneak attack the fuck out of everybody. I only know like 5 spells and can't cast most of them cause I'm completely shit at magic.

I wouldn't say the game is built on magic at all, it's actually kinda rare to even fight someone that uses magic instead of a sword/mace/hammer/axe/whatever.
Just try different things and see what you like best.

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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Nov. 17th, 2011 @ 10:45 AM Reply

At 11/17/11 10:14 AM, Tramps wrote:
At 11/17/11 10:08 AM, Lordboy54 wrote: so a random question fellow NG'ers, what level are you? me myself am level 17
45. DON'T JUDGE ME.

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Also for any Cracked fans here, they just made an article on Skyrim. I couldn't agree more with #1.


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Nov. 17th, 2011 @ 11:13 AM Reply

#4 is ridiculous. How is that even a bad thing? Just because you can't handle it doesn't suddenly make it a bad thing.

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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Nov. 17th, 2011 @ 11:15 AM Reply

I fucking loved Cracked!


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