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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011-11-20 19:32:17 Reply

At 11/20/11 06:58 PM, djack wrote: Has anyone else ever killed a dragon and not been able to steal its soul? I hunted one down as a bounty and I never got its soul afterward.

this bug has happened to me twice, surprisingly. once, where i killed the dragon and it just didn't absorb for some reason. the second, a bear came killed the dragon so i assumed that bear was also dovahkiin.

I'm starting to wonder if there's a way to combine them all into one super mask like with the amulet of Gouldur.

yeah there is, mang


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011-11-20 19:38:17 Reply

At 11/20/11 05:42 PM, idiot-monarch wrote:
At 11/20/11 04:52 PM, phrozonfire wrote:
At 11/20/11 04:49 PM, Jackho wrote: (if you side with the stormcloaks at least),
WHAT? Some people DIDN'T side with the Sons and Daughters of Talos?!?

IMPERIAL SCUM!
You do realize that the Stromcloaks are basically Nazis, right? They're fighting not only for the independence of Skyrim, but to rid the province of non-Nords.

Your point? What's wrong with Nazis? It's like you're saying, "They're "x" and believe "y", so you shouldn't like them at all."


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011-11-20 19:47:51 Reply

Yo, I thought everyone would prefer the Stormcloak rebels over the Imperials but frankly in my area I seem to be one of the lone choosers of that side. Everyone I know that owns the game prefers defending towns and picking Imperials than invading towns and helping the Stormcloaks rise to victory.


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011-11-20 19:50:08 Reply

I've lost count of how many times a guard has told me "I used to be an adventurer like you, until I took an arrow to the knee." Seriously, there must just be some dude camping out in the woods who shoots every adventurer he sees in the knee, then directs them to the nearest guard outpost.

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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011-11-20 19:50:29 Reply

Smithing has come to be one of the most valuable skills in the game for me. You can greatly improve your damage output and defensive skill by smithing. I have little doubt that the effects of my smithing have saved my life many times.


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011-11-20 20:02:25 Reply

At 11/20/11 07:32 PM, Crink wrote:
At 11/20/11 06:58 PM, djack wrote: Has anyone else ever killed a dragon and not been able to steal its soul? I hunted one down as a bounty and I never got its soul afterward.
this bug has happened to me twice, surprisingly. once, where i killed the dragon and it just didn't absorb for some reason. the second, a bear came killed the dragon so i assumed that bear was also dovahkiin.

I'm starting to wonder if there's a way to combine them all into one super mask like with the amulet of Gouldur.
yeah there is, mang

Now I have to hunt them down obsessivelly until I possess all of them, along with statues of Dibella and the dragon claws made of various materials.

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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011-11-20 20:23:27 Reply

Who the hell is the 'friend' who keeps sending me letters and how does he know where and when I do a shout?


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011-11-20 20:40:00 Reply

So has anyone else done the Hall of the Dead quest in Markarth?
I knew that was a pretty bad town, but holy shit, I didn't think it was that bad. Now I'm glad I didn't keep that dog. I'm also glad I don't buy food.

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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011-11-20 20:42:19 Reply

At 11/20/11 08:23 PM, POTaTOS wrote: Who the hell is the 'friend' who keeps sending me letters and how does he know where and when I do a shout?

Perhaps a Gerybeard?


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011-11-20 20:42:47 Reply

At 11/20/11 08:42 PM, Makeshift wrote:
At 11/20/11 08:23 PM, POTaTOS wrote: Who the hell is the 'friend' who keeps sending me letters and how does he know where and when I do a shout?
Perhaps a Gerybeard?

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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011-11-20 20:44:12 Reply

At 11/20/11 05:42 PM, idiot-monarch wrote: You do realize that the Stromcloaks are basically Nazis, right? They're fighting not only for the independence of Skyrim, but to rid the province of non-Nords.

I joined the Stormcloaks as a Breton.
The Imperials/Thalmor want to ban Talos worship. Either way, it's black or black.


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011-11-20 20:49:22 Reply

At 11/20/11 08:42 PM, Makeshift wrote:
At 11/20/11 08:23 PM, POTaTOS wrote: Who the hell is the 'friend' who keeps sending me letters and how does he know where and when I do a shout?
Perhaps a Gerybeard?

Well I feel bad for the courier who has to haul his ass up all 7,000 steps to high Hrothgar and back every time they want to send a letter.

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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011-11-20 21:14:03 Reply

After doing the 'Throw Voice' shout and hearning my voice, I'm never doing it again.

I sound like I'm in puberty.

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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011-11-20 21:48:13 Reply

So I just borrowed Oblivion from a friend, and I'm really having a lot of trouble getting into it. I'm currently trying to close the first gate of Oblivion, and I'm in the tower. But regardless, I'm not having a whole lot of fun. I'm trying really hard to enjoy it as much as everybody else did, but I'm having issues.

So my question: Should I get Skyrim if I don't really like Oblivion?

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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011-11-20 21:55:41 Reply

At 11/20/11 09:48 PM, WeHaveFreshCookies wrote: So my question: Should I get Skyrim if I don't really like Oblivion?

Yeah, I don't really like Oblivion, but Skyrim's definitely the best game I've played.


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011-11-20 21:58:37 Reply

At 11/20/11 09:48 PM, WeHaveFreshCookies wrote: So I just borrowed Oblivion from a friend, and I'm really having a lot of trouble getting into it. I'm currently trying to close the first gate of Oblivion, and I'm in the tower. But regardless, I'm not having a whole lot of fun. I'm trying really hard to enjoy it as much as everybody else did, but I'm having issues.

So my question: Should I get Skyrim if I don't really like Oblivion?

Skyrim is a huge jump from Oblivion. Personally, I enjoyed Oblivion, but I like Skyrim a lot more. I have friends who didn't like Oblivion and love Skyrim. So, yeah, you should get it.

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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011-11-20 23:03:40 Reply

Oblivion was fun before Skyrim came out.

Skyrim was fun before X came out.

X was fun before Y came out.

Y was fun before Zed came out.


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011-11-20 23:26:39 Reply

I never thought that the voice acting to get worse than it was in Oblivion. But DAMN. Farengar Secret-Fire is a pain to listen too.


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011-11-20 23:43:05 Reply

M'aiq the Liar: "Dragons were never gone. They were just invisible. And very, very quiet."
Oh my god, it all makes sense!


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011-11-21 00:07:39 Reply

I love using the become ethereal shout, and then jumping off cliffs. Saves a lot of time.


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011-11-21 00:50:27 Reply

At 11/21/11 12:07 AM, wafflecake12 wrote: I love using the become ethereal shout, and then jumping off cliffs. Saves a lot of time.

Lmao.. I never thought of that... on the flip though i do like shouting people OFF of cliffs

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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011-11-21 05:27:50 Reply

So far the only things I miss from Oblivion are Shivering Isles and the excellent scenery with the Imperial City. That's not saying the scenery in Skyrim is bad but it's missing that excellent view where you can spot one monumental city from many locations. What I certainly don't miss from Oblivion is the level scaling they had. That really fucked me up a few times. If I go back to Oblivion, I will realise how outdated the graphics look and how goofy looking some of the characters are now.

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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011-11-21 06:16:11 Reply

My follower Onmund decided to become a pacifist apparently, because even if I send him back to the college and then go tell him to follow me again, he still won't fight. So I've just been using him as a pack mule to carry all my heavy loot.

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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011-11-21 07:37:09 Reply

I'll be honest, I wasn't going to get Skyrim, but I've been watching a few Skyrim videos on YouTube and it looks pretty frigging amazing. I've gotten back into Oblivion just so I can get Skyrim after I beat it :)

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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011-11-21 08:04:28 Reply

At 11/21/11 05:27 AM, Bahamut wrote: So far the only things I miss from Oblivion are Shivering Isles and the excellent scenery with the Imperial City. That's not saying the scenery in Skyrim is bad but it's missing that excellent view where you can spot one monumental city from many locations. What I certainly don't miss from Oblivion is the level scaling they had. That really fucked me up a few times. If I go back to Oblivion, I will realise how outdated the graphics look and how goofy looking some of the characters are now.

Oblivion has some fun moments and it was one of my favorite games of all time until I got Skyrim. Ugh, remember the freaking menus in Oblivion? It was a disaster. Oh well, Oblivion had some cool quest that I wish they would have re-imagined.


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011-11-21 08:10:25 Reply

At 11/21/11 08:04 AM, Cootie wrote: Ugh, remember the freaking menus in Oblivion? It was a disaster. Oh well, Oblivion had some cool quest that I wish they would have re-imagined.

I quite liked Oblivions menus. The only thing that I didn't like so much about then was the slight delay when switching between them that happened from time to time.


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011-11-21 10:07:19 Reply

At 11/21/11 05:27 AM, Bahamut wrote: So far the only things I miss from Oblivion are Shivering Isles and the excellent scenery with the Imperial City.

Agreed.

Skyrim seems to take itself a little too seriously with the environment, even down to the races inhabiting it. Everything is snowy and uninspired, with a few exceptions, and 75% of the NPCs are boring humans.

Even certain quests that transport you to a realm of Oblivion or into a dream are very dull looking. Remember the painting quest in Oblivion? Or Shivering Isles in general? Yeah, nothing like that from Skyrim; everything seems to be grimdark and puts realism first.

Only detracts slightly from the game's awesomeness, though.

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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011-11-21 10:34:18 Reply

At 11/21/11 10:21 AM, Tramps wrote: Let my mate borrow Skyrim because I wasn't playing it much at all. Hopefully I'll miss it and want to play it when I get it back.

What made you stop playing?! I've basically been on it all day for the last two days. Although this is the first time I've been able to have a proper geek session with it. Prior to this I've only been able to play for a couple hours at a time.


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011-11-21 10:58:21 Reply

At 11/21/11 10:34 AM, Dean wrote:
At 11/21/11 10:21 AM, Tramps wrote: Let my mate borrow Skyrim because I wasn't playing it much at all. Hopefully I'll miss it and want to play it when I get it back.
What made you stop playing?! I've basically been on it all day for the last two days. Although this is the first time I've been able to have a proper geek session with it. Prior to this I've only been able to play for a couple hours at a time.

when you get to about 40+ hours, you will see why. the game starts to get a bit monotous because you've seen most of it before. you would have done most of the sidequests and there is little left to explore that will genuinely interest you. that being said, still goty etc etc

i love the voice acting, especially the male voices because there are two that sound amazing. the guy who does the voice for Farkas which is used for many other npcs too is amazing. there's another random male npc voice that i love and Ulfuric's voice is rad too.

also, my sneaky khajit-heavy-amour-two-handed-weapon-sec ond-playthrough is hella fun. one shotting most mobs on the way to riften to FINALLY FINISH THE THIEVES GUILD QUESTLINE

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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011-11-21 11:01:54 Reply

At 11/21/11 10:58 AM, Crink wrote: when you get to about 40+ hours, you will see why.

At 46 hours and I still feel like I have a ton of stuff to do and places to explore. I'm nowhere near bored of this game yet.


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