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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011-11-21 11:42:57 Reply

I'm probably nearing 60 hours gameplay and I just finished the main questline, I still feel like I have a tonne of stuff to get done, which I do.

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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011-11-21 12:18:15 Reply

I'll definitely be aiming to get all the achievements for this, so that will add some play time to the game for me, as if Skyrim needs more hours of playtime anyway. If it's anything like Oblivion, I'll want to do several playthroughs as well. I'm a little less compelled to do that now though, seeing as we have access to all the skills anyway, but I'd like to play through as a Breton mage as well, which is my usual second character in TES games.


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011-11-21 12:39:03 Reply

At 11/21/11 11:42 AM, Snuff wrote: I'm probably nearing 60 hours gameplay and I just finished the main questline, I still feel like I have a tonne of stuff to get done, which I do.

58+ hours and I still have more quests than I can complete in another 60 hours. Also for those worried about dragons disappearing, I recently completed the main quest in order to get all the dragon priest masks and I'm in the middle of a fight with an elder dragon so it's safe to say that they're still around after.

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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011-11-21 12:43:54 Reply

I'm getting tempted to make a second character now, but I'm only level 38 and I want to finish the Thieves Guild and Imperial Legion questline. I also started the College of Winterhold and then forgot all about it. I have so much on my plate I can't help but get distracted by other quests which seem more fun.

At the moment I'm running errands for the Imperial Legion, taking forts and such, it's a lot of fun I have to say. The battles are awesome and I hope there are quite a lot of them, it's a good way of increasing my Block and One-Handed.

Speaking of which, I got to 100 Sneak legitimately and got the final perk though I have yet to use it. I have to say, silent rolling is very useful when you only have a limited window of opportunity to sneak behind someone, it's basically sprinting in sneak mode. Also I often don't even need to go into sneak mode, especially if I'm looting someone's house while they sleep, they never hear me when I run around and knock all their stuff over.

I can't help but sneak on pretty much any character I do, whether it be on Skyrim, Oblivion or even Fallout 3. I loved sneaking around Raider camps with a Silenced 10mm Pistol and killing all of them without them even knowing I was there in the first place.

Also, handy tip in case anybody is confused like I was as to how to move items, you hold down the A button (on xbox, X on PS3 and probably SPACE on PC), it works pretty much the same as Fallout 3, maybe a little less OTT though, but definitely better than Oblivion where you could hardly move a body. It's also something you need to know if you want to get a bonus from one of the Dark Brotherhood quests when you're required to move a body out of sight. I'm happy they've still got it (I thought they removed it), I love making battle scenes look awesome by putting bodies all around, yeah I know I'm weird but it's pretty fun.

Oh yeah, and to the person who asked about Dragons staying after you finish the main questline, they're still there, I assume they're a bit rarer to encounter but they might not be, I've only fought one since.

Another thing, is anyone else overstocked on Dragon Souls? When I first got the game I always had a Word of Power but no Soul to unlock it, now I have 15 dragon souls and no Words of Power to unlock. It's not a big deal because they don't exactly weigh anything but I would still prefer to have some use for all of them.

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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011-11-21 13:44:30 Reply

I hate recycled dungeons. But not as much as recycled voices. But nowhere near as much as recycled dialogue. But hey, cabbages!

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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011-11-21 14:37:25 Reply

At 11/21/11 01:44 PM, Jawd wrote: I hate recycled dungeons. But not as much as recycled voices. But nowhere near as much as recycled dialogue. But hey, cabbages!

I noticed a lot of recycled voices as well. But it isn't so bad as in Oblivion.

Also, anyone feel like killing that guy in the Companions' guild that keeps saying stuff like "I'd be dead if it wasn't for Vignar. He took me in and saved my life." or something like that. Seems like every time I'd go near him, he says the same damn thing.

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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011-11-21 16:15:44 Reply

At 11/21/11 02:37 PM, MiroDK wrote:
Also, anyone feel like killing that guy in the Companions' guild that keeps saying stuff like "I'd be dead if it wasn't for Vignar. He took me in and saved my life." or something like that. Seems like every time I'd go near him, he says the same damn thing.

If you think those people are annoying, I'd like you to meet Noober.

Quite literally the most annoying NPC ever conceived.

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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011-11-21 16:27:22 Reply

At 11/21/11 02:37 PM, MiroDK wrote:
At 11/21/11 01:44 PM, Jawd wrote: I hate recycled dungeons. But not as much as recycled voices. But nowhere near as much as recycled dialogue. But hey, cabbages!
I noticed a lot of recycled voices as well. But it isn't so bad as in Oblivion.

Also, anyone feel like killing that guy in the Companions' guild that keeps saying stuff like "I'd be dead if it wasn't for Vignar. He took me in and saved my life." or something like that. Seems like every time I'd go near him, he says the same damn thing.

Walking through Whiterun, that fucking lady: "Looking for my husband, Nazeem?..." I've heard it A THOUSAND times, run into my house. She fucking follows me into my house: "...check the Jarl's backside, that's usually where he stuffs himself" *kindly leaves* Is the annoying repeated dialogue really that important that NPC's will follow you into your house to finish their line? I REALLY wish they would have gotten rid of the whole "NPC's randomly saying the same shit every time you get near them and continuing to talk to you even if you walk off" thing. At least they seem to have gotten rid of the "NPC's staring at you when you're close" thing. That shit was just creepy. I always remember when I first brought Martin and Jauffre to Cloud Ruler Temple and The Blades line up for Martin. There was always the one Blade that would smile and stare at me during the entire ceremony just because I was standing close to him.


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011-11-21 16:30:24 Reply

At 11/21/11 12:18 PM, Dean wrote: I'll definitely be aiming to get all the achievements for this, so that will add some play time to the game for me, as if Skyrim needs more hours of playtime anyway. If it's anything like Oblivion, I'll want to do several playthroughs as well. I'm a little less compelled to do that now though, seeing as we have access to all the skills anyway, but I'd like to play through as a Breton mage as well, which is my usual second character in TES games.

The achievements seem pretty doable for this game. I think I'm going to do that as well.
Problem is, the first companions achievement bugged out for me and I didn't get that.

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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011-11-21 16:32:01 Reply

At 11/21/11 02:37 PM, MiroDK wrote:
At 11/21/11 01:44 PM, Jawd wrote: I hate recycled dungeons. But not as much as recycled voices. But nowhere near as much as recycled dialogue. But hey, cabbages!
I noticed a lot of recycled voices as well. But it isn't so bad as in Oblivion.

It is just as bad as Oblivion. Still, I laugh every time I hear Arnold Schwarzenegger sound-alike.

Also, anyone feel like killing that guy in the Companions' guild that keeps saying stuff like "I'd be dead if it wasn't for Vignar. He took me in and saved my life." or something like that. Seems like every time I'd go near him, he says the same damn thing.

Nope, only the guy in Whiterun that is always shouting about Talos and everything.

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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011-11-21 17:21:00 Reply

I despise trolls.


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011-11-21 17:28:20 Reply

At 11/21/11 04:30 PM, Wolfos wrote: The achievements seem pretty doable for this game. I think I'm going to do that as well.
Problem is, the first companions achievement bugged out for me and I didn't get that.

Yea. For the most part it's a case of time rather than effort. I think the only achievements that I might struggle with are the one that included pickpocketing 50 times and the other that requites a 1000 bounty in all the holds. Not that either will be particularly hard, but I'll have to intentionally try to get them, rather than them coming to me naturally.


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011-11-21 17:46:04 Reply

Whenever i go to some thieves fort my game crashes on my pc... any suggestions?


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011-11-21 18:04:14 Reply

At 11/21/11 05:46 PM, ShadowXbladE wrote: Whenever i go to some thieves fort my game crashes on my pc... any suggestions?

Wash your disk, might be smudged.


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011-11-21 18:28:24 Reply

Okay, the Dark Brotherhood definitely has the best quest line.


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011-11-21 18:54:27 Reply

Ok you guys, whoever murdered my wife is going to get fucked up.

Ysolda, why?!

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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011-11-21 19:10:57 Reply

My wife's alive and she gave me 3400 gold because apparently we have a store that made some profits.


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011-11-21 19:57:15 Reply

Is it wrong that I keep wanting to cheat on Aela? I keep seeing women more attractive than her, and she has an annoying voice.

She may have to die soon.

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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011-11-21 20:03:45 Reply

At 11/21/11 07:57 PM, Snuff wrote: Is it wrong that I keep wanting to cheat on Aela? I keep seeing women more attractive than her, and she has an annoying voice.

She may have to die soon.

Can you have more then one wife? I'd mormon that shit.


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011-11-21 20:09:14 Reply

Does anyone have the Notched Pickaxe? I got it today, but my Smithing skill isn't any higher with it equipped and everything I make comes out better. I'm kind of disappointed.

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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011-11-21 20:44:13 Reply

At 11/21/11 04:32 PM, Wolfos wrote: Nope, only the guy in Whiterun that is always shouting about Talos and everything.

WE ARE BUT WOOOOORRRMMMSSS!!! WRIITHIIINNG IN THE FIIILTH OF SOCIETYYYYYYY!!!


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011-11-21 21:44:42 Reply

MUAHAHA! I assassinated the Emporor! Now I will be the most infamous man in Tamri- 40 septims added to my bounty? THAT'S IT?!


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011-11-21 21:54:00 Reply

At 11/21/11 09:44 PM, POTaTOS wrote: MUAHAHA! I assassinated the Emporor! Now I will be the most infamous man in Tamri- 40 septims added to my bounty? THAT'S IT?!

My bounty didn't go up at all when I killed him, although everyone else around had already been assassinated. I also captured his soul in a black soul gem I had with me, his soul is the prize of my obscene collection of stolen goods, dragon claws, statues of naked goddesses (why is Dibella portrayed as being nude?), and death masks of ancient priests. Maybe I should consider getting a new hobby.

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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011-11-21 21:55:50 Reply

At 11/21/11 09:54 PM, djack wrote:
At 11/21/11 09:44 PM, POTaTOS wrote: MUAHAHA! I assassinated the Emporor! Now I will be the most infamous man in Tamri- 40 septims added to my bounty? THAT'S IT?!
My bounty didn't go up at all when I killed him, although everyone else around had already been assassinated. I also captured his soul in a black soul gem I had with me, his soul is the prize of my obscene collection of stolen goods, dragon claws, statues of naked goddesses (why is Dibella portrayed as being nude?), and death masks of ancient priests. Maybe I should consider getting a new hobby.

You hobby sounds wonderful. I collect the dragon claws too. But I only decided to AFTER I sold the diamond one. I never saw it again...


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011-11-21 21:59:44 Reply

At 11/21/11 09:55 PM, POTaTOS wrote: You hobby sounds wonderful. I collect the dragon claws too. But I only decided to AFTER I sold the diamond one. I never saw it again...

I thought about displaying this stuff around my house but the one time I tried with one of the statues I couldn't find it when I went back home. Apparently my housecarl had knocked it to the floor somehow and it went across the room into a corner, I don't trust her with my stuff anymore but I just don't want to waste the time it would take to kill her and risk getting a bounty if she somehow survives the first attack.

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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011-11-21 22:07:35 Reply

How do I get married?


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011-11-21 22:37:24 Reply

At 11/21/11 10:07 PM, iMini wrote: How do I get married?

If only there were a wiki for this stuff.


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011-11-21 22:38:33 Reply

At 11/21/11 09:54 PM, djack wrote: statues of naked goddesses (why is Dibella portrayed as being nude?)

Why is Dibella the only goddess you can find a statue of? And why are there so many of them?

Also where do I find those fancy nirnroot grapes? I've only found one so far, and I remember seeing one before I got the quest and I didn't pick it up.

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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011-11-21 23:00:19 Reply

At 11/21/11 06:54 PM, Dromedary wrote: Ok you guys, whoever murdered my wife is going to get fucked up.

Ysolda, why?!

You married Ysolda too? Now I don't feel as special anymore.


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Response to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011-11-21 23:01:32 Reply

At 11/21/11 10:38 PM, Squidbit wrote:
At 11/21/11 09:54 PM, djack wrote: statues of naked goddesses (why is Dibella portrayed as being nude?)
Why is Dibella the only goddess you can find a statue of? And why are there so many of them?

Also where do I find those fancy nirnroot grapes? I've only found one so far, and I remember seeing one before I got the quest and I didn't pick it up.

Nirnroot grapes? I found some Crimson Nirnroot in Blackreach but I've never heard of Nirnroot grapes.