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Post by hampo171 on Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:35 am

Anybody still playing this? I recently started again after losing my save and have decided to use nothing but magic. Just completed Bleak falls barrow so the first thing I'm doing is all the side quests.

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Re: Skyrim

Post by Hero on Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:51 am

I might give it another go soon, I was a mage predominately last time so do the opposite!

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Post by Crimey on Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:00 am

I always think of playing it again, but don't think it'll ever be as good as that first time. One of the few games that lived up to huge expectations I think, it was better than I could have ever hoped and Bethesda cemented their place for me as probably the best games developers in the world.

What I plan to do is buy all the DLC, hoping it goes on sale after Christmas as that's what happened with Fallout 3 (which I bought all the DLC for and ended up with over 100 hours on one save, think I'm already over that with my Skyrim one).

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Post by Crimey on Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:00 am

It has taken me less than a minute after posting that comment to not be able to resist and switch my Xbox on to play Skyrim. Laugh

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Post by Pr4wn on Thu Dec 20, 2012 4:21 pm

I stupidly sold this a little whole ago and now I'm itching to play it again.

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Post by Guest on Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:29 am

It's £15 on Play at the moment, what a bargain. I absolutely love Skyrim, I play about 2 hours a week because I don't want to finish it. Some weeks all I get to do is improve my smithing, sell some stuff, and enchant some weapons. Other weeks I get to kill dragons, maybe finish a quest...

One of my top 3 games of all time, without doubt.

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Post by Hero on Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:11 pm

I'm just hoping the MMO version isn't a complete flop.

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Post by K-PX0110 on Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:01 am

There is a sale on today only on Xbox360 for the first two DLC for skyrim. Hearth fire and Dawnguard are both 50% off. 800 MSP for Dawnguard and 200 MSP for Hearthfire.

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Post by Pr4wn on Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:42 pm

I didn't sell it after all! Nowhere near finished the main story yet... Playing FarCry 3 at the moment, which is excellent by the way.

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Re: Skyrim

Post by hampo171 on Tue Jan 01, 2013 9:44 pm

Traded in PS3 at the weekend as it was on its way out and picked up a 360 with Skyrim, spent the last two days smithing iron daggers to get my dragon armour! Will upgrade to Daedric as I do the quests but so far I've done very little.

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Re: Skyrim

Post by Guest on Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:27 am

hampo171 wrote: spent the last two days smithing iron daggers to get my dragon armour!
That's one of the few things that bugs me about Skyrim, how levelling up skills can be done but it literally does suck the life out of you. Two days is far, far too long to max up ANY skill, I've not bothered with any of them (think my enchanting is on about L70 at the moment).

Gutted I missed the 50% off sale, I'd have downloaded both of those DLCs.

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Post by Hero on Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:27 pm

Reminds me of Ultima Online where you'd spend an afternoon catching rabbits and chickens etc

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Post by Guest on Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:33 pm

Ultima! Yes! Never played Online, but one of my top 5 all-time games is Ultima Underworld, that game was immense! And I'd say Skyrim is the first game since then to truly grip the inner RPG lover in me.

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Post by Crimey on Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:21 pm

K-PX0110 wrote:There is a sale on today only on Xbox360 for the first two DLC for skyrim. Hearth fire and Dawnguard are both 50% off. 800 MSP for Dawnguard and 200 MSP for Hearthfire.

Sad I can't believe I missed this.

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Post by Hero on Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:29 am

Due to this thread I blew the dust off Skyrim lat last night and restarted it, aiming to go sneaky sneaky rogue this time as last time round I was a proper pyro mage.

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Post by Guest on Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:39 am

I'm one of those cowards who fights with two swords, then retreats to use magic to heal (while casting a flame atronach to keep my opponents busy), then charges back in to finish the job.

I couldn't possibly imagine NOT having heavy armour and sword in hand, it's unnatural.

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Post by Hero on Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:46 pm

I had the staff that summoned a demon to assist me which was a fair bit harder than the atronach, often I'd just send that in immediately to tank whilst I nuked from a safe distance.

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Post by Guest on Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:58 pm

See I find most of the quests quite boring, so I just roam the countryside killing stuff. I've got 4/5 of the main storyline quests still to do!

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Re: Skyrim

Post by Fists of Fury on Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:34 pm

Just started playing this guys. I'm a nord.

Any tips for a noob? I'm in Whiterun at the moment.

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Post by Guest on Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:11 pm

Get a follower who's a fighter...I spent time making potions, some can sell for large amounts of money. Smithing does the same thing. Basically, save frequently, talk to everyone, and do the quests sooner rather than later. If you leave a quest until level 40, the enemies you face will be level 40 as well. Which can be tough without the right follower.

Whiterun is the focal point of my adventures, I just pick a direction and wander off killing stuff. There's a ruin nearby (NW I think) with a few guys waiting for you, plus the Moonstone smithy or somesuch name. Once I cleared that out, dragons always seem to appear there.

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Post by Fists of Fury on Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:30 am

Had an hour last night - was crafting and tempering a few items for some woman in Whiterun.

Tried working on my archery a little - which is still awful - but I quite like the idea of sneaking around and getting a shot in before they've seen me. I paid some cat-like creature to teach me how to sneak.

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Post by Guest on Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:31 am

My archery is about Level 40 now, but I still can't get to grips with it / like it. It IS useful for taking our mammoths from long range though, otherwise you get massacred.

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Re: Skyrim

Post by hampo171 on Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:36 am

I've gotten bored of swords now so going purely with magic. Seems alot easier this way as well Laugh

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Post by Guest on Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:40 am

I can't ever get bored with swords. Being a medieval re-enactor means I sleep with the things... Braveheart

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Post by Fists of Fury on Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:46 am

I prefer the traditional weapons...not too keen on magic.

Archery and swords all the way for me, blood and gore!!

I found some woman in the drunken huntsman inn (something like that?) who was a mercenary, wanted money for her to join me. Anyone know if she is a decent fighter? Does she then just follow you around permanently?

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Post by Hero on Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:50 am

Yes you can get a henchman from a few places (as well as a pet dog). If you're a magic user then they're really helpful for pulling aggro off you whilst you nuke from a distance.
Some as well just join up with you and you don't have to pay them as long as you complete some quest etc.

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Post by Guest on Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:51 am

Note sure about how decent she is, but the best followers I've had have cost me 500 gold a pop. They do follow you everywhere, except when a quest makes you do stuff on your own. I always make sure I have a fighter with me when I'm dungeoneering.

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Post by hampo171 on Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:51 am

I'd wait until you get given your first follower by the Jarl Fists, the other way is to help Fangel in Riverwood trick some girl in to thinking her fella is an arse. That way he followers you and can help you improve your archery.

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Post by Hero on Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:12 am

Have to say playing a rogue style approach makes the smallest of dungeon takes flippin forever compared to burning everything in site.

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Post by Guest on Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:17 am

Hero wrote:Have to say playing a rogue style approach makes the smallest of dungeon takes flippin forever compared to burning everything in site.
I bet Laugh

I love how this game just ropes you back in, like you've never been away. I hadn't played it for nearly two months, but I've had it on the last three nights!

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Post by Fists of Fury on Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:23 am

I kept getting killed in this one dungeon by Whiterun...a bandit, a chief bandit and some magic guy...managed to deck them with my warhammer in the end though.

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Post by Guest on Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:27 am

There are some nasty ones out there. I stumbled across a random cave, and got attacked by three vampires and a horde of men. I used up quite a few healing potions on that bad boy!

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Post by Fists of Fury on Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:35 am

Can anyone tell me if it is worth levelling up magicka (I'm a nord)?

So far I have levelled up twice but used one on health and one on stamina.

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Post by Guest on Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:39 am

All depends on your build. I'm a fighter, so I chose 1 health, 1 stamina, 1 health, 1 stamina. But if you want to be a fighter-mage, do 1 of each. A mage-only would be lots of magicka.

I use my magicka to heal myself, that's about it really. Oh, and the atronach conjuring Smile

There are plenty of ways to boost your magicka though - enchanting at higher levels gets you some pretty good boosts (I did one recently that gave me +50 magicka heavy plate boots, so I had great protection plus magicka for healing).

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Post by Fists of Fury on Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:49 am

How do I even use this magicka? Haha. I'm planning on just using swords and bows to be honest, so probably better suited following a similar levelling pattern to yourself.

I noticed I had some commanding shout or something similar, not sure how to use that though?

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Re: Skyrim

Post by Pr4wn on Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:02 pm

If you level the bow skill high enough the game is pretty easy.

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Post by Guest on Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:18 pm

Depends on your console Fists, on XBOX I think it's one of the shoulder buttons. Basically, you can speak the language of dragons, so throughout the game you can find new words to speak. You unlock these by killing dragons in the wild, then using their souls to 'unlock' the words on the menus. The shout you have will knock your opponents back; with all three parts of that shout unlocked, it'll knock them flying and make them vulnerable.

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Post by Crimey on Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:11 pm

I'm surprised at people saying that they used followers, I can't stand them, didn't like them on Fallout 3 either, they always just get in the way.

When I play, I tend to use light armour so I can carry more, a one handed-sword (Ebony) with Close Wounds usually the spell selected. Tend to just hack and slash everything, but sometimes will use magicka and shouts. Very occasionally I'll sneak and use bow and arrow.

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Post by Guest on Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:19 pm

I get lonely. Plus, if a draugr scares the bejeezus out of me, I can run away, compose myself, then run back in Wink

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Post by Hero on Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:31 pm

I think it depends on the build Crimey, I was pure mage last time, every xp went on magicka so if I got rushed by a mob or a boss my pyjama level armour didn't really defend much from the onslaught. Sending in a demon or a follower to herd up the baddies which I could safely barbeque from a distance was great.

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Post by Hero on Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:35 pm

I'll probably not bother with a follower though this time round as whilst I'm sneaking through the shadows and blading people in the back of the neck a flame atronach wandering about beside may give the game away somewhat.

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Post by Guest on Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:37 pm

I've read people moaning about their followers wading into combat rather than sneaking around with them...it never occurred to them to cut their followers loose! Sneaking is definitely a solitary role, no room for hack-and-slash accomplices.

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Post by Fists of Fury on Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:46 pm

I think my next quest is to go to some barrow or other. Might hang around in Whiterun for a bit first...see if I can find any improvements.

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Post by Guest on Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:01 pm

Bleak Falls Barrow was my first one, loaded with goodies, I did the lot before I ever stepped foot in Whiterun and without a follower. I went back 5/6 times for all the loot I left behind.

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Post by Fists of Fury on Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:08 pm

Oh right so I should be ok to go there solo, then?

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Post by Guest on Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:10 pm

You could do, I did it and I'm generally rubbish at games like Skyrim! If you take a follower, you can load them up with goodies - so it'll cut down the time it takes to clear it out. May as well.

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Post by hampo171 on Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:12 pm

Fists go back to Riverwood before the Barrow, find Faendal and do what he asks, he'll then follow you for free and can train your archery.

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Post by Fists of Fury on Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:13 pm

Might pay that mercenary woman in the pub...

Fascinating game, can't wait to have another go when I get home from work.

EDIT: Hampo, thanks for that buddy, that sounds like a smarter idea.

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Post by Guest on Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:13 pm

That's a good tip, also the shop in Riverwood has a side quest involving an item you need for the barrow. Gives you a good profit too.

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Post by Fists of Fury on Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:17 pm

Ah thank you gents, I'll perhaps get an hour on it tonight so will try and do those things then.

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