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Re: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (*warning: may be spoilers*)

#76 Post by » 30 Nov 2011, 00:57

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A² wrote:This time I'm Nord male focusing on 2-handed hammer and heavy armor...
The gods gave you two hands and you use them both for your weapon. I can respect that.
I heard that all the time with my one-handed specialist. I had my 2-handed leveled up into maybe the 30s by training but I don't think I even swung a 2-handed weapon once.
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Re: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (*warning: may be spoilers*)

#77 Post by Philip » 30 Nov 2011, 00:59

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A² wrote:This time I'm Nord male focusing on 2-handed hammer and heavy armor...
The gods gave you two hands and you use them both for your weapon. I can respect that.
I heard that all the time with my one-handed specialist. I had my 2-handed leveled up into maybe the 30s by training but I don't think I even swung a 2-handed weapon once.
The guards would say 'lightly armored means light on your feet' when I ran past them in a full suit of heavy armor.

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#78 Post by » 30 Nov 2011, 04:54

I was thinking that if you wanted to go all stealthy/archer you should do the companions quests right off the bat. You could pick off most guys from the shadows and then when things get hairy just wolf out.
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#79 Post by » 30 Nov 2011, 18:56

My new character got his ass handed to him in the tomb where the greybeards send you to retrieve the horn. Just inside there are a bunch of wizards, necromancers and mummies. They killed me over and over again for a good half hour. I finally defeated them by going back to Whiterun and bringing Lydia in there with me along with a shitload of potions. Even then I had to keep retreating outside so reload health and magic. Lydia was not fortunate enough to survive the encounter so she won't be available to just hang out in my Whiterun house all day. This was kind of a shocker as I had been breezing through everything up to that point.
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#80 Post by Philip » 30 Nov 2011, 19:38

A² wrote:I was thinking that if you wanted to go all stealthy/archer you should do the companions quests right off the bat. You could pick off most guys from the shadows and then when things get hairy just wolf out.
Good idea. Where the wolf power wasn't much value to my fighter, it'll probably come in handy for a weaker character like my new one. I'll definitely stay away from the thieves' guild until I actually have decent thieving skills. The main quest line has some spots that test your sneaking, pickpocketing and lockpicking skills. IIRC, there was at least one master level lock (on the beehive mission) that I had no choice but to pick although it is possible I didn't explore enough and missed a key or something.

I don't see much value in the lockpicking or pickpocket perks. There are no shortage of places to practice either skill and I found that once I got both skills up past 65, I could pick just about any pocket for anything other than equipped or really heavy stuff at 90% and I could open master level locks with about 6 or so picks... and that wasn't a concern because I had no shortage of lockpicks at any time (except jail.) And of course, the skills are constantly improving with use anyway so they're only getting easier. This means I can really stack up on sneak and archery which offer fantastic perks. Sneak, if anything, is overpowered. If you take the 'assassins blade' perk (x15 backstab with daggers), you can also get a dagger within the game (Dark Brotherhood, I think) that gives you a x2 for a total of x30. That's a bit much. My last character had a sneak skill in the high 70s at the end. She also had an amulet that buffed sneak by 40%. That made things a bit silly. She could near enough sneak through a fully lit room of characters looking in her direction. Again, that's a bit much.

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Re: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (*warning: may be spoilers*)

#81 Post by Philip » 30 Nov 2011, 19:45

A² wrote:My new character got his ass handed to him in the tomb where the greybeards send you to retrieve the horn. Just inside there are a bunch of wizards, necromancers and mummies. They killed me over and over again for a good half hour. I finally defeated them by going back to Whiterun and bringing Lydia in there with me along with a shitload of potions. Even then I had to keep retreating outside so reload health and magic. Lydia was not fortunate enough to survive the encounter so she won't be available to just hang out in my Whiterun house all day. This was kind of a shocker as I had been breezing through everything up to that point.
I found the most consistent way to get myself killed was to engage three or more mages/necromancers at the same time. They're brutal, especially if any of them is hitting you with ice spikes and frost spells that slow you down. Some of the Forsworn outposts have a bunches of magic users and I got caught out once or twice there. The Forsworn Briarheart warriors are really tough... they hit hard with magic and weapons. I can't stand those freaks and took any opportunity I could to wipe them and their weird-ass bird-women hagraven things off the face of the Reach.

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Re: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (*warning: may be spoilers*)

#82 Post by Dawson » 01 Dec 2011, 00:58

trying not to read, but oh my fecking god! Got the game, played for about 6 hours first go. I'm a level 7, still in the first big town just doing the little quests... great game, and i rock it with the bow and arrow.

Im level 7 Male Breton
Killed the first Dragon in that place
I'm making my archery and destruction better
I got some lass following me around helping me all the time
Already shouted about 40 odd times (shouting is awesome when you are bow and arrow mad, as it gives you a little time.

I know this is all old news to everyone else but I wanted to get in on it. Not sure whether to go to greybeard or join the legion... I'm thinking greybeards.

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Re: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (*warning: may be spoilers*)

#83 Post by Dawson » 02 Dec 2011, 02:34

Philip wrote:
Have you activated a quest where some guys are looking for a Redguard woman in Whiterun? Everyone I know who's playing Skyrim has triggered that quest but none of us have found her. I had an encounter on the road where the same guys were harassing another Redguard woman but not the one they were looking for.
this was one of the first quests I did, she just works at the Inn (although later in this thread this has probably been done)
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#84 Post by Philip » 02 Dec 2011, 11:20

Dawson wrote:
Philip wrote:
Have you activated a quest where some guys are looking for a Redguard woman in Whiterun? Everyone I know who's playing Skyrim has triggered that quest but none of us have found her. I had an encounter on the road where the same guys were harassing another Redguard woman but not the one they were looking for.
this was one of the first quests I did, she just works at the Inn (although later in this thread this has probably been done)
I walked past her a couple of times before it clicked she was the droid I was looking for.
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Did you help her escape or did you turn her in? I turned her in.

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#85 Post by » 02 Dec 2011, 11:41

Philip wrote:
Dawson wrote:
Philip wrote:
Have you activated a quest where some guys are looking for a Redguard woman in Whiterun? Everyone I know who's playing Skyrim has triggered that quest but none of us have found her. I had an encounter on the road where the same guys were harassing another Redguard woman but not the one they were looking for.
this was one of the first quests I did, she just works at the Inn (although later in this thread this has probably been done)
I walked past her a couple of times before it clicked she was the droid I was looking for.
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Did you help her escape or did you turn her in? I turned her in.
I did the former.
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You interrogate one of their guys in prison who leads you to a cave where you kill the boss and a bunch of his cronies.
What happens when you do the latter?

I just met the greybeard on top of the mountain. That was a fun twist.
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Re: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (*warning: may be spoilers*)

#86 Post by Philip » 02 Dec 2011, 12:04

A² wrote:
Philip wrote:
Dawson wrote:
Philip wrote:
Have you activated a quest where some guys are looking for a Redguard woman in Whiterun? Everyone I know who's playing Skyrim has triggered that quest but none of us have found her. I had an encounter on the road where the same guys were harassing another Redguard woman but not the one they were looking for.
this was one of the first quests I did, she just works at the Inn (although later in this thread this has probably been done)
I walked past her a couple of times before it clicked she was the droid I was looking for.
Spoiler
Did you help her escape or did you turn her in? I turned her in.
I did the former.
Spoiler
You interrogate one of their guys in prison who leads you to a cave where you kill the boss and a bunch of his cronies.
What happens when you do the latter?
Spoiler
Can't remember if it's the guy in prison who tells you or the boss in the cave you visit, but there's an option to work with them and turn her in, as they claim she's a traitor. You go back to her and tell her that you need her to come with you and then lead her out to a farm where the ambush is waiting. She gets paralyzed and taken away while you get a reward.

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Re: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (*warning: may be spoilers*)

#87 Post by Dawson » 03 Dec 2011, 05:15

Philip wrote:
A² wrote:
Philip wrote:
Dawson wrote:
Philip wrote:
Have you activated a quest where some guys are looking for a Redguard woman in Whiterun? Everyone I know who's playing Skyrim has triggered that quest but none of us have found her. I had an encounter on the road where the same guys were harassing another Redguard woman but not the one they were looking for.
this was one of the first quests I did, she just works at the Inn (although later in this thread this has probably been done)
I walked past her a couple of times before it clicked she was the droid I was looking for.
Spoiler
Did you help her escape or did you turn her in? I turned her in.
I did the former.
Spoiler
You interrogate one of their guys in prison who leads you to a cave where you kill the boss and a bunch of his cronies.
What happens when you do the latter?
Spoiler
Can't remember if it's the guy in prison who tells you or the boss in the cave you visit, but there's an option to work with them and turn her in, as they claim she's a traitor. You go back to her and tell her that you need her to come with you and then lead her out to a farm where the ambush is waiting. She gets paralyzed and taken away while you get a reward.
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I turned her in... 500 for me!
I'm kinda lost on what to do as there is so much. I am only a level 9, just met the greybeards but dont wanna carry on with that too early. I have been doing a few bountys and stuff but dont know whether to join alegion, join a gang, or whatever, im pretty sure there is hundreds of hours left, but is there a right way or do i just go for it?
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Re: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (*warning: may be spoilers*)

#88 Post by » 03 Dec 2011, 09:43

Dawson wrote:
I'm kinda lost on what to do as there is so much. I am only a level 9, just met the greybeards but dont wanna carry on with that too early. I have been doing a few bountys and stuff but dont know whether to join alegion, join a gang, or whatever, im pretty sure there is hundreds of hours left, but is there a right way or do i just go for it?
The best thing about these Elder Scrolls games is that there's not a right or wrong order to attack any of the quests. Find something you think is fun and just keep doing it.
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#90 Post by Dawson » 03 Dec 2011, 09:56

A² wrote:
Dawson wrote:
I'm kinda lost on what to do as there is so much. I am only a level 9, just met the greybeards but dont wanna carry on with that too early. I have been doing a few bountys and stuff but dont know whether to join alegion, join a gang, or whatever, im pretty sure there is hundreds of hours left, but is there a right way or do i just go for it?
The best thing about these Elder Scrolls games is that there's not a right or wrong order to attack any of the quests. Find something you think is fun and just keep doing it.
cool, just too many dragons everywhere already, and they just kill me. you guys are right, its so easy to die, and i keep forgetting to save. I'll leave The Horn of Jurgen Windcaller for a bit later, theres a few others I can do, then decide who to join even later. I'm never leaving the flat
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#91 Post by Philip » 03 Dec 2011, 10:02

A² wrote:
Dawson wrote:
I'm kinda lost on what to do as there is so much. I am only a level 9, just met the greybeards but dont wanna carry on with that too early. I have been doing a few bountys and stuff but dont know whether to join alegion, join a gang, or whatever, im pretty sure there is hundreds of hours left, but is there a right way or do i just go for it?
The best thing about these Elder Scrolls games is that there's not a right or wrong order to attack any of the quests. Find something you think is fun and just keep doing it.
Exactly. Have you bought a house yet? Started a little business to make some money (forging... enchanting... potions)? I found those were useful things to do early on. It'll get you some skill improvements and you'll have a nice source of income.

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#92 Post by Dawson » 03 Dec 2011, 10:14

Philip wrote:
A² wrote:
Dawson wrote:
I'm kinda lost on what to do as there is so much. I am only a level 9, just met the greybeards but dont wanna carry on with that too early. I have been doing a few bountys and stuff but dont know whether to join alegion, join a gang, or whatever, im pretty sure there is hundreds of hours left, but is there a right way or do i just go for it?
The best thing about these Elder Scrolls games is that there's not a right or wrong order to attack any of the quests. Find something you think is fun and just keep doing it.
Exactly. Have you bought a house yet? Started a little business to make some money (forging... enchanting... potions)? I found those were useful things to do early on. It'll get you some skill improvements and you'll have a nice source of income.
Not yet, like you guys I'm having trouble selling. All my weapons are awesome but I got too many, once I sell some stuff I'll buy a house, go from there... the game is awesome. I'm way behind you guys but already played over 8 hours and a level 9 so won't be long. I'll do a few more bounties, get the 5k, go from there... and I have barely left Whiterun (thats the place where we all start really right?)
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#93 Post by Dawson » 06 Dec 2011, 06:28

So I'm a level 10... one more level and I'll have enough magica to do a fear spell and get into that college, thats the way im heading next, still decideing whether to join the legion or someone else... game is still awesome. I'm using a cool bow for sneak attacks, then a sword of shock, and flame destruction is really all I use, apart from when I'm zooming all over the place with my shouting
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#94 Post by Philip » 06 Dec 2011, 21:48

Dawson wrote:So I'm a level 10... one more level and I'll have enough magica to do a fear spell and get into that college, thats the way im heading next
I found the College of Winterhold to be the hardest quest but that was probably more to do with being a low level. I think I was level 8 when I finished it.... There's a really mean boss at the end of one of the quests. My advice: when you're sent to a dungeon called Labyrinthian:
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Dawson wrote:still decideing whether to join the legion or someone else...
I took my time on this too. I hung around the courts and the camps of the two sides and listened to what people had to say. In the end, I chose the empire. Ulfric Stormcloak is a dick.

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#95 Post by Dawson » 08 Dec 2011, 06:50

Level 14 now, killed my first dragon, got 4 shouts so far, but got about 20 different quests argh, thieves guild, other guilds.. what to do what to do.

This game is already taking over my life though, it is just immense. Not got a horse yet, and the house I brought is not being used But I am very early in the game, basically doing a lot of misc quests to bbuild myself up. The main quests I am leaving half done as I don't feel I'm at a high enough level to finish. Killing the dragon was a buzz, and I'm using the ice shout now more than anything, are there many other shouts to get?

Also, has someone had some vagrant give them a weapon, then say he'll be back to collect it? Well he never came back, can I just sell it?

Now I have some unknown gem so will prbably do the thieves guild to keep busy
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#96 Post by Dawson » 10 Dec 2011, 00:31

Up to 18, got a choice to go for the staff in that weird sounding place or reform the amulet. The amulet level looked way too hard for me, i was getting killed left right and centre. Also, the mage from the college died when he fell off a dome, so thats gutting... and i keep seeing a ghost of a headless horseman but cant catch him

Also had my first Skyrim dream.. im playing this way too much. Mostly sneak (level 40ish) and archery (40 as well)
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#97 Post by Philip » 10 Dec 2011, 00:44

Dawson wrote:I'm using the ice shout now more than anything, are there many other shouts to get?
20 shouts total, with three words each. You can only get a couple of them by doing the main quest though.

If you haven't already, try shouting in town. Sometimes that triggers a courier to show up with a note that will point you towards a word wall.
Dawson wrote:Also, has someone had some vagrant give them a weapon, then say he'll be back to collect it? Well he never came back, can I just sell it?
It depends if it's a quest-essential item, in which case you can't sell or drop it. It should be zero-weight then though. I've never had a vagrant just give a weapon. I remember a couple of miscellaneous tasks where I had to deliver a bow and then a sword. Maybe you still have a task to complete with the weapon?
Dawson wrote:Now I have some unknown gem so will prbably do the thieves guild to keep busy
I still need to find all of those. It's a tough quest because you have no map markers so you just have to find them while doing other things. I found a few in dungeons visited for other quests but also in random shacks. I think there was even one in one of the houses I bought, after I'd fully furnished it.

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Philip wrote:
Dawson wrote:Also, has someone had some vagrant give them a weapon, then say he'll be back to collect it? Well he never came back, can I just sell it?
It depends if it's a quest-essential item, in which case you can't sell or drop it. It should be zero-weight then though. I've never had a vagrant just give a weapon. I remember a couple of miscellaneous tasks where I had to deliver a bow and then a sword. Maybe you still have a task to complete with the weapon?
The couple of times someone has shown up and given me a weapon has typically been followed a moment later by someone pursuing a thief who has stolen said weapon. You have the option of keeping the weapon or giving it back and telling them which direction they just ran off to.
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#99 Post by Dawson » 16 Dec 2011, 03:04

Level 21 and this guy im with just turned werewolf! man this gamne is tough though, almost changed the settings for one bit, but not done yet.

Xmas day is just gonna be me smoking cigs, eating leftover pizza playing this!
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#100 Post by sldawgs » 16 Dec 2011, 06:34

Dawson wrote:Level 21 and this guy im with just turned werewolf! man this gamne is tough though, almost changed the settings for one bit, but not done yet.

Xmas day is just gonna be me smoking cigs, eating leftover pizza playing this!
Better then smoking pizza and eating left over cigs.
Headed for the grocery store, Wish me luck.
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