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RE: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - 13/11/2011 8:59:45 PM   
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I've just been informed I'll have to dump the Missus, sell Battlefield, put my mother in a home, break my phone, basically never speak to my family/friends and quit my job.

Damn I want this game!







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RE: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - 13/11/2011 9:33:22 PM   
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Sooo, the armour you're wearing appears in your inventory list when you're selling stuff to a merchant. And now I'm naked.
Bugger.

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RE: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - 13/11/2011 10:42:05 PM   
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RE: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - 14/11/2011 2:21:24 AM   
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This game... has left me in a gibbering wreck. Game of the year without a doubt. Sank some serious time into Oblivion, and it looks as if I'll be doing the same with Skyrim. Killed three dragons so far, the third I managed to lure towards a herd of mammoths. They made short work of him... Taking my time with it, haven't really strayed too far from Whiterun.

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RE: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - 14/11/2011 7:01:33 AM   
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So spent a few hours over the weekend with this, playing as a stealthy Khajit

The sheer scope is amazing. I'v been playing for around 10-11 hours already and still just hanging around the Whiterun area, where Im slowly following the main story, but with lots of diversions. What I thought was great was how organic the main quest starts. Oblivion was too heavy handed with the 'you are the chosen one, take this amulet and save the world'. Skyrim is much more like Morrowind where your basically set free and feel under no obligation to take part in the story.

Im also really enjoying the dual weapon wielding, currently maxing out my two handed and axe attacks(just need to get some more powerful axes, or enchant the ones I have with something). The levelling system seems to work well too, although I do miss the individual classes.

Ended with a great moment last night. Was walking through a bog or hot spring of some kind at night, when I suddenly heard a dragon roar. Looked up and in the distance circling around a mountain peak was a dragon. Was just a really amazing moment that i took in while hiding behind a rock.
And then it killed me

edit: for those playing the pc version, you may want to have a look at this: http://pc.gamespy.com/pc/elder-scrolls-v/1212293p1.html
A couple of tweaks for the game

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RE: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - 14/11/2011 9:15:05 AM   
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All i can say about this game is ...wow!! Got this Friday and to be honest if i didnt play another game this year, then it wouldnt bother me. Skyrim is THAT imersive.

Got myself to be the head of The Companions now, which took most of the weekend (worth it for the little added 'bonus' their missions give you).

On another note, had a random encounter with a group of bandits last night, then from out of nowhere they were stampeded to death by a group of mammoths!! Must've been near a giant's camp perhaps.

Again like most folk here, sunk a good lot of time into the game and barely ventured from Whiterun, where ive managed to buy my first home.

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RE: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - 14/11/2011 10:06:30 AM   
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I am loving this! slowly forgetting to feed and rest myself!! Done a bit of the main quest and a few side quests. the greybeards make things a lot easier i would recomend doing the main quest up to that point as makes shouts a LOT more powerful. i.e. hello frost troll get owned by frost troll. See greybeards hello frost troll. SHOUT die frost troll. killed me 4 dragons so far... 2 as part of the quests and 2 while just minding my own business.

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RE: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - 14/11/2011 10:14:34 AM   
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Wow is pretty much all I can say. Put in about 11-12 hours this weekend and have barely scratched the surface. I'm so easily distracted - one minute all my energies are being used trying to become a two-hand wielding bad-ass and then something happens and I'll spend 3 hours trying to become a thief and increase my sneak, pick-pocket and lock pick skills. Have done plenty of exploring but have spent most of my time in Riften and Winterhold College

I haven't encountered a single dragon yet (apart from the start) but that certainly doesn't bother me. No other game is going to get a look in for a long time me thinks.

And how good is the soundtrack? Amazing.

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RE: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - 14/11/2011 10:31:33 AM   
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I think I'm going to take the plunge and get this later in the week. Hearing people's reactions and seeing some video's online has made my mind up. If I don't get into it, at least it will retain some trade in value against Assasins Creed.

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RE: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - 14/11/2011 10:54:43 AM   
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Started as a Wood Elf and just got the golden claw back.  Atmosphere is pretty amazing.  Been enjoying the combat more than some, currently using a bow until they get close then sword and shield, it's very satisfying.

Not had chance to make an animal fight for me yet, hoping I can charm a mammoth!  Stalking through the woods hunting Elk with a bow as a Wood Elf is awesome.


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RE: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - 14/11/2011 11:19:56 AM   
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im a nord so beaing stealthy isnt that much of an option unless you use the bow and arrow love being stealthy with it and just watching them fall over with an arrow in the face!! so handy as well! Ive unlocked the aoom for it as well and my sword and shield skills are mean. my power slice with my samurai sword downs a duagr in one swing. its lovely :) (im at work and want to go home and play some more)

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RE: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - 14/11/2011 11:28:07 AM   
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So, as a total Elder Scrolls newbie, with no prior experience of RPG's, I understand in this you can choose a character from a number of different races. Does it actually have a huge impact on how the game plays? I saw some videos of people looking like sci fi lizard people and it looked shite, so I'll be going as the nearest equivalent of a human I expect. Does that have a bearing on the story or how it plays along? Or is it simply that starting out as one race gives you different advantages/disadvantages over another? Also, if I choose some kind of dude and then don't like him, if I want to change, I assume I have to start all over??

My only concern over the game I can see so far that will annoy me is thw quality of some of the voice over work, it sounds awful in parts, not so bad in others, but never really great. Also some of the NPC's look dodgy at best and it looks a bit floaty when moving around. Does it feel floaty when playing? Or does it feel like there is a weight to your character? Being used to sway and kick back in First Person shooters, seeing everything rather still as the character moves around in Skyrim seems strange. How does the handling of the character feel in first/third person? As I say, in MW or Uncharted or Arkham or Assasins, it always feels like there is a weight to the character, and I just dont see that in the vids, please tell me it isn't floaty as you play.

I gotta say, reading peoples random little experiences aroudn the game world do make it sound amazing. That kinda shit really sells it to me.

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RE: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - 14/11/2011 11:38:50 AM   
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In the interests of finesse I think I'm going to have to get a good shield and a one-handed sword.  I've only been using an ancient battle-axe which is the most destructive weapon I've come across (I've smithed it up a bit as well and haven't found anything better) but it's pretty much hit and hope and I've only a very basic block.  In a skirmish things are never pretty.

I'm impressed with how much the side missions are integrating into the over all.  It appears (so far) that any side mission you choose not to do may come up as part of the main narrative in any event.  For instance The Golden Claw was one of the first things I did, but it was very much an accidental thing I ran intoon the way to something else.  On the thread of a principal quest I stopped off at a town along the way and for no reason at all decided to stop and do my Yojimbo thing.  I'm at a party much later on (seriously) and one of the dudes from that town was there, I asked him to do me a favour and he did!  If the story has you go clear out a cave and there's a narrative twist it makes me wonder what would happen if you just cleared the joint without the narrative purpose...you'd just be killing fellas that might not need killing for instance.  It has that vibe of karma about it which I really like.

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RE: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - 14/11/2011 11:38:59 AM   
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All races have certain things that they are stronger at BUT the good thing about this is it doesn't really matter what race you start with as you can choose the skills you want later on with perks etc. For example I'm a Dark Elf whose two handed weapon skills are not the strongest to start with but I've quickly levelled up on that side and I'm just as strong as any other class would be.

The floaty issue is somewhat harder to pin down (pun intended). It's not like Batman where you can feel the crunch of blows but for me it's never really an issue.

As a first timer I wouldn't worry too much about things. Start with any character you fancy and then just explore and you'll find you own way, you own skills and your preferred method of dispatching enemies.

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RE: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - 14/11/2011 12:36:06 PM   
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I gotta say, reading peoples random little experiences aroudn the game world do make it sound amazing. That kinda shit really sells it to me.


I really cant see you regretting it in any way. The new levelling system in particular is very user friendly in that you dont have to worry about different stats and allocating points. As others have already pointed out, you basically level up whatever skill you use the most.

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RE: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - 14/11/2011 12:42:41 PM   
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Going to trade Batman for this at the weekend I think. Sounds shit hot.

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RE: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - 14/11/2011 12:57:30 PM   
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Shit hot doesn't even come close! It's stunning on every level in my opinion. Graphics, sound, gamplay are all utterly top class. You'll love it!

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RE: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - 14/11/2011 1:14:05 PM   
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You can have ambidexterity! Ace. I'm guessing it's not as nerfed as it is for a Ranger in AD&D?

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RE: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - 14/11/2011 1:20:59 PM   
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Found a sunken Viking Long Boat last night, way out into a frozen sea, kinda wish id gone Argonian to swim down to it. Failing that, must buy a breath underwater spell from somewhere. 

I have no idea what might be in it though?

Drowned vikings maybe...

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RE: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - 14/11/2011 1:36:07 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: talpacino

I've just been informed I'll have to dump the Missus, sell Battlefield, put my mother in a home, break my phone, basically never speak to my family/friends and quit my job.

Damn I want this game!








Fret not! I've two games to see me through the winter, this and BF3 and I'm happy. Just picked this up and can't wait to get home. Map is very nice. I aim to put at least 5 hours in this evening.


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RE: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - 14/11/2011 1:57:46 PM   
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FIGHTING THE URGE TO BUY! ... I want to just leave work and jump into this bad boy ... ughhh too many other games to do first ... 

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RE: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - 14/11/2011 2:32:36 PM   
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I'm not sure if this has been posted yet. Anyone playing on the 360 have this installed and having graphical issues?

http://kotaku.com/5858743/bethesda-working-on-skyrim-graphics-problems-on-xbox-advises-not-installing-yet

If you want to get the best graphics out of your Xbox 360 play-through of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim you may want to hold off on installing it to your console's hard drive. At least for now, developer Bethesda says.

Early reports of graphic issues with the almost universally beloved role-playing game led the developer to look into the reports and post an update on their official forums:

"Skyrim uses a lot of dynamic streaming systems, including textures," according to the official forum post. "We've seen a few reports of certain textures temporarily scaling down on the Xbox 360, and not scaling back up. We have verified that this issue does not occur when playing off the disk and when the game is fully cached (not installed). Skyrim makes heavy use of the Xbox 360 caching system, and caches over the normal course of play while in menus or interiors. This cache can be wiped when other games are played or when the user manually removes it. We're working on a solution in the next title update for those who have installed the game. "

So while a fix is in the works, it sounds like the best temporary solution is to just not install the game on your console.


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RE: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - 14/11/2011 2:47:47 PM   
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Wow is pretty much all I can say. Put in about 11-12 hours this weekend and have barely scratched the surface. I'm so easily distracted - one minute all my energies are being used trying to become a two-hand wielding bad-ass and then something happens and I'll spend 3 hours trying to become a thief and increase my sneak, pick-pocket and lock pick skills. Have done plenty of exploring but have spent most of my time in Riften and Winterhold College

I haven't encountered a single dragon yet (apart from the start) but that certainly doesn't bother me. No other game is going to get a look in for a long time me thinks.

And how good is the soundtrack? Amazing.


^ this. I'm sinking enough of my time into this game already without sitting on the main menu to hear the theme tune every time.


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RE: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - 14/11/2011 3:14:57 PM   
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Managed to put in about 5 hours yesterday, which seemed to get me barely out of the opening 'scene'. Already digging the smithying aspect to it, and I like the smoother leveling up - both much better than what Oblivion offered. I'm off tomorrow and Weds and was going to get my Christmas shopping down... not sure how likely that is now.

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RE: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - 14/11/2011 6:17:56 PM   
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So I killed a dragon (my second) without too much trouble, then two minutes up the road a bear kills me with one hit.

Sort of the balancing Bethesda or are we to believe that a bear > dragon.

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RE: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - 14/11/2011 6:41:13 PM   
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I'm not sure if this has been posted yet. Anyone playing on the 360 have this installed and having graphical issues?



Cannot really say that I have noticed anything, but if any patch will possibly make this look better then that is all good!

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RE: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - 14/11/2011 7:43:08 PM   
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I must admit I had noticed -and completely forgiven- the poor graphics in some areas, as I have installed the game. Don't want to uninstall, as my 360 sounds like a Harrier Jump Jet when games aren't installed, and I'd just invested in a second hand 120 gb HDD because of the amount of games out at the moment. But I digress...

I see myself playing this in roughly the same way as I approached Oblivion, in that I intend to pretty much ignore the main quest for the first few years and concentrate on exploring and doing side-quests. At the mo, I've only just returned from the first biggish dungeon and returned the Golden Claw. Decided to go with a Dunmer Warrior/Thief/Flamethrower (is there a "proper" term for those?), but the freedom offered with the vastly improved skill trees might mean I completely change this around. As some have said, it IS like Oblivion, but that is no bad thing at all. Absolutely loving this and fully intend to lose contact with family/friends/work because of it.

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RE: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - 14/11/2011 10:25:17 PM   
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I've only just killed the dragon at the watchtower, am really taking my time with this and will not pursue the main story again for a while as i enjoy exploring. I'm 13 hours in and rank 11 at the mo.

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RE: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - 15/11/2011 1:18:13 AM   
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Stole an awesome bow from the companion HQ (which is an upturned viking longboat.... awesome)and got given an axe that sets people on fire.  Was on a rampage for a while, now I'm doing a dungeon where the enemies hit really hard... Talk about being brought back down to earth.


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RE: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - 15/11/2011 8:38:54 AM   
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I got in a drinking contest and woke up in a far away city I hadn't discovered yet. I came to in a temple with an irate priestess who informed me I must tidy up the mess I made, apologise and explain why I came in wanting to marry a goat!

Also I managed to get Lydia killed in my game, so I removed her clothes and sold them, it what she would have wanted.

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