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#602 Nov 22 2011 at 2:09 PM Rating: Good
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Shojindo of the Ten Storms wrote:
Ok I may have changed my mind a bit about my "robes suck" policy. Arch Mages robes and Modokei's mask are dead **** together.


What really sucks is that Mage Armor is useless if you don a mask.

Would it have killed them to make one of those clothing?
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All you guys talking about a Thief route made me create a new character. Eight levels in from just assassinating random civilians in their homes and I decided to not go through with it. I've done too many quests on my Battlemage to go back now. Can't even imagine going through all that stuff again.

**** this selective eidetic memory. Books, movies, video games... I remember them all after one playthrough, but can't even remember to do the dishes.
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It's a perk, savage strike (1 handed) and devastating blow (2 handed)

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#605 Nov 22 2011 at 3:09 PM Rating: Good
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Anyone else always want to follower those random travelers you see on the roads? For instance, I just ran into some imperials escorting a stormcloak prisoner. I'm really curious as to where they will take him, but I'm not convinced it would be worth my time in the end...
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idiggory, King of Bards wrote:
Shojindo of the Ten Storms wrote:
Ok I may have changed my mind a bit about my "robes suck" policy. Arch Mages robes and Modokei's mask are dead **** together.


What really sucks is that Mage Armor is useless if you don a mask.

Would it have killed them to make one of those clothing?


I'm sure there will be a mod out soon enough to fix that.
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All you guys talking about a Thief route made me create a new character. Eight levels in from just assassinating random civilians in their homes and I decided to not go through with it. I've done too many quests on my Battlemage to go back now. Can't even imagine going through all that stuff again.

**** this selective eidetic memory. Books, movies, video games... I remember them all after one playthrough, but can't even remember to do the dishes.


You can thief on your battlemage. :D You're going to have to get that level 50 achievement somehow anyway...right? :)
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idiggory, King of Bards wrote:
Anyone else always want to follower those random travelers you see on the roads? For instance, I just ran into some imperials escorting a stormcloak prisoner. I'm really curious as to where they will take him, but I'm not convinced it would be worth my time in the end...

gah, yeah, i ran into them taking the road from helgen to ivarstead, just after passing a stormcloak camp. i kinda considered following them to see if they'd get ambushed. well they were actually heading towards helgen, guess they didn't hear the news.
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I followed an Imperial Guard escorting a Noble who treated me like a ****. When they decided to walk past a bandit type hideout I quietly sniped the noble and let the guard fight the bandits, and slowly picked them off as well. Also got a free horse.
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I went to Riverwood on my Thief character and murdered everyone in their sleep and no one cared (well, no one was left to care, except for the blacksmith and his wife - and the drunk guy).

Then the morning after, that drunken ******* (Embry? Embrey?) tells me I'm looking fuzzy (like I'm some kind of Khajiit!), so I run away, crouch, wait for the eye to shut and tell me I'm hidden, line up an arrow and plant it right in the back of his head. The blacksmith's wife, I kid you not, comes running from the ******* sawmill and starts attacking me, despite me having sheathed my bow and run to a different part of the village.

Right on the blacksmith's wife's heels are three Whiterun guards despite me not having been to Whiterun and asked them to send reinforcements yet.

What's up with the AI in this game? Why can I murder ten people in their sleep with people seeing me enter and leave homes at night, but the moment someone drops dead on the street in the day, everyone assumes it's the Dark Elf about to enter the inn that did it.

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I followed an Imperial Guard escorting a Noble who treated me like a ****. When they decided to walk past a bandit type hideout I quietly sniped the noble and let the guard fight the bandits, and slowly picked them off as well. Also got a free horse.


Same. Except the nobles didn't have a horse, and were talking loudly of the numerous expensive gifts they bought and were currently carrying with them with only one armed guard as they traveled to the Emperor's cousin's wedding.

Which was fortunate for me, because my Black Star was empty. The gifts were just meh jewelry.

I personally love the drug-dealing Argonians I keep finding in the wilderness. Into the Soul Gem you go, Mr. Skooma-peddler.

Edited, Nov 22nd 2011 5:22pm by IDrownFish
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the morrowind and oblivion landmasses are included in skyrim, but you can't get there without the console:

http://ppsh-41.tumblr.com/post/13145143504/entire-tamriel-landmass-built-into-skyrim
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the morrowind and oblivion landmasses are included in skyrim, but you can't get there without the console:

http://ppsh-41.tumblr.com/post/13145143504/entire-tamriel-landmass-built-into-skyrim


Wouldn't be surprised if Morrowind and Oblivion are included in some DLC in the future. Bethesda did something similar in Fallout 3, except they added the areas later and going there required zoning/loading. They probably thought a couple of steps ahead with Skyrim.

Massive game has potential to become MEGA* massive!


* Cross-forum joke, sorry.
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Two girls playing the theme song on Piano and Violin.



Yes, this needed to be a post.

Edited, Nov 22nd 2011 7:22pm by Turin
#615 Nov 22 2011 at 6:43 PM Rating: Good
I'll take the girl on the right! (That's what you were really asking right?)
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I am not sure what would be left in Morrowind considering the dormant volcano that makes up the island of Vvardenfell isn't dormant anymore. We could head to the western coastline of Morrowind but I have my doubts about visiting where my warrior of ES3 slew Dagoth Ur.
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Marriage in this game is obviously not for me. To wit (may contain possible spoilers):

After saving up the money to buy the manor in Solitude (In-house arcane enchanter? Yes please!), I decided I'd pop the question to my **** new housecarl, Jordis the Sword-Maiden. She obviously knows how to handle her business, as evidenced by the fact that she's kitted out in a full set of steel armor, and she's not too hard on the eyes either; she has this ****, quasi-emo Avril Lavigne look going on. Smokin' hot, and knows how to handle a sword; best of both worlds, right?

She accepted, obviously, because who can resist a warmonger in full Daedric armor with an arrow sticking straight through his skull? No sooner was the marriage official (side note: Daedric armor apparently qualifies as proper wedding attire in Skyrim) than my new bride turned to me and asked where we should live; in my house or hers. Umm, darling, you live in my house. You're my housecarl. It's the same place.

Alright, so she's not the sharpest sword in the armory, but remember: hot, and proficient in one-handed weaponry.

I quickly whisked my new wife back to my manor, where she greeted me as she always did: "Honor to you, my Thane." Oh, I see what's going on here. A little game of "Randy Thane and the Naughty Housecarl", eh? The Proudspire in my pants is under attack, and only you can save it! To battle!

At which point she marched straight downstairs and went to sleep on the dusty bedroll in the storage room.

After those embarrassing events, she continued to greet me as she always had before our nuptials, utterly cold and distant. At that point, I decided that she had obviously taken a few too many shield bashes to the head, and reloaded an older save to try my hand with a different maiden.

I settled on Mjoll the Lioness, even though the first thing that ran through my head was that I would be basically sleeping with a female Mel Gibson circa Braveheart. Then again, so what if half of her face is permanently covered in blue paint? At least she's not also a werewolf, right?

The ceremony was standard affair, and she moved in right away, although again offered to let me move in with her (you live in an inn, lady). Maybe there's something in the water.

At least she greeted me differently now. Why hello, my love! It's great to see you, too. Who is that guy following you around, my love? Wait, is that the dude that was tagging along behind you in Riften? Doesn't he have someplace to be? He's not staying for good, right?

Hey pal, I'm sure she's super grateful for pulling her out of those Dwemer ruins and all, but you need to take a hike. Here's a few septims for a carriage ride back to Riften. No, seriously, get lost. Stop standing over her while she's sleeping, you creep. Can you give us a little privacy, for Mara's sake? Alright, that's it! Say hello to Mr. Stabby...

... at which point I gained a bounty of 1,000 gold in Solitude, and my dutiful new wife pulled out her two-handed battleaxe and began coming after me.

**** marriage in this game. Seriously.
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I discovered Fort Greymoor earlier this week, and it was filled with Bandits. I killed all of them (or so I thought) but didn't get the "*Cleared" Icon that usually appears. I ignored it and moved on, clearing a few other spots, doing some stuff, etc. Then I decided to go back to Fort Greymoor and see if I missed something.

Suddenly the entire Fort is filled with Imperials. They are indifferent to me, until I enter the fort and prison. The soldiers threaten me, and eventually attack. I defend myself and kill them all, getting decent EXP, and a TON of blocking EXP as I let one of the prison guards wail on my shield for a while. Unlocked level 50 shield and got the 50% element resist.

I leave the inside of the Fort and see the Imperials scurrying around the battlements staring up at the sky. A Dragon attack. Pop a couple arrows in it and it's dead (those archers really let that poor dragon have it).

What's strange, is everything in the fort is free for me to take, including two horses. The Imperials outside don't mind me walking around and talking to them. It was a very nice surprise. I don't know if it's a bug because of the way they moved in after I had started a Bandit raid there, or if it's supposed to be a way to get free horses... Free items, free horses, free dragon soul/loot. Smiley: grin

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#620 Nov 23 2011 at 12:13 AM Rating: Good
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Holy...

I just had a dragon pick me up (while at full health) and drop me from a massive height. Not okay.
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I've been looking for underleveled skills to work on to level up a bit faster and decided to try Block. I almost never block since it's fairly easy to just get out of the way of a hit. As I'm typing this I'm holding my shield up in front of an angry Mudcrab getting the easiest and most boring skill ups in the game.

I tried Conjuration by casting the sword spell, but apparently you have to actually hit things with it to skill up. Spamming Muffle is an easy way to level Illusion magic, a school I never use. Anyone have any ideas for quick and easy leveling?

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Easy leveling? As in your main level? Stick to one skill if you want to level quickly. You gain more xp towards your next level by raising a skill from 98->99 than one from 15->16.
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I'm really just in it for the perks. There is a bunch of them that I'd like to pick up, and now that I'm in the forties it's taking annoyingly long to level on just the skills I use the most.

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I've been looking for underleveled skills to work on to level up a bit faster and decided to try Block. I almost never block since it's fairly easy to just get out of the way of a hit. As I'm typing this I'm holding my shield up in front of an angry Mudcrab getting the easiest and most boring skill ups in the game.

I tried Conjuration by casting the sword spell, but apparently you have to actually hit things with it to skill up. Spamming Muffle is an easy way to level Illusion magic, a school I never use. Anyone have any ideas for quick and easy leveling?


You can leave sneaking skill to 100 fairly easily by going to an inn somewhere and running around behind the counter. Put your back to a wall behind the innkeeper and find some way to engage the key that makes you walk backwards (I did it by jamming a rolled up post-it note under the 'W' key so it held down the 'S' key). Leave it overnight and you'll have 100 sneak skill. There's something oddly satisfying about getting a 3.0x damage bonus on an arrow fired into the face of an enemy at point blank range because they apparently can't see you.

If you don't have blacksmithing leveled, stockpile iron ore/ingots and leather straps and spam Iron Daggers. Keep those daggers and enchant them to level enchanting, and then sell them for sweet, sweet profit.

You can apparently gain rapid skill to Alteration by getting Telekenisis and Detect Life spells and then stand at the tree in the middle of Whiterun (near the ranting priest) and alternate Detect Life with levitating some random object. I haven't tried that one myself but I'm starved for perk points right now so that might be my next project.
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That ranting priest.... I killed him because he wouldn't shut the **** up.
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I guess you can't refill a weapon unless it's charges are completely gone, eh?
You can recharge an item even if it's not empty- to recharge, you need to select the item then the gem, not the gem then the item. This is opposite of Oblivion and confused me at first.

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Has anyone "cleared" Ustengrav? I picked up the word, got the soul, found the note... and it's still not cleared on my map.
nope, i didn't get that one either. i'm really **** about peeking in every corner before moving to the next room. i think there was one room or hallway i missed, but at the time i didn't feel like going halfway back through to find it. there might have been a lock you didn't pick or something?
I've been all over that fracking dungeon. Even found this hidden room that required the swift shout to reach for jumping gaps... but still haven't cleared it! One of the Skyrim wikis mentions a strange mask, so maybe I need to find that too? Smiley: mad

Edited, Nov 14th 2011 2:08pm by xypin


well i did it again last night and didn't clear it. but this time i did find that small secret room at the bottom of the dead end steps ... and ... that chest after shouting across the gaps ... and ... the dragon wall. totally missed it the first time.
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Huh, so... When you are frolicking around in a river, be sure it isn't about to lead to a waterfall.
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Huh, so... When you are frolicking around in a river, be sure it isn't about to lead to a waterfall.
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Huh, so... When you are frolicking around in a river, be sure it isn't about to lead to a waterfall.


Good thing the game autosaves every time you fast travel!

You did fast travel near there...right? =X
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No lollygagging!
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Well I had exited a cave... about 10 minutes earlier.

It's not my fault! There were flowers and fish and butterflies!
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That's what happens when you just go with the flow, Digg.
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I couldn't help it! It was all so pretty!
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At least you had fun doing it!

Found one bug and one possible bug that annoyed me last night. :( Killed my fun a little.



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I found out that if a dragon still has a sliver of life, it can still kill you. I thought he was dead. Smiley: motz

Also, sniping people is a big thing for me, so I know I've mentioned it before. Now if they're just alive enough to be crawling on their hands and knees I run up to them and use my Pickaxe on them to save on arrows and Fire Sword enchants. It's very cathartic.
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I found out that if a dragon still has a sliver of life, it can still kill you. I thought he was dead. Smiley: motz

Also, sniping people is a big thing for me, so I know I've mentioned it before. Now if they're just alive enough to be crawling on their hands and knees I run up to them and use my Pickaxe on them to save on arrows and Fire Sword enchants. It's very cathartic.


That's what the Ice spike spell is for! :D
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I'd snipe stuff with my bow, if the arrows didn't move so slow that people can just sidestep them.

Once wasted 20 arrows trying to kill another archer. **** guy would move ever time I let one fly. One arrow, I mean...
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I tried Conjuration by casting the sword spell, but apparently you have to actually hit things with it to skill up.

I don't know if you can spam it on a single enemy, but my Conjuration goes up awfully quick just from using Soul Trap. That's literally all I use it for, and it's still a level higher than my Destruction, bizarrely.
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Conjuration is insanely easy to level.
1. Cast soul trap over and over and over on a dead body (yup) or a humanoid.
2. Get into a fight with a slaughterfish then go to the edge of the pool, where it can't hurt you but is still engaged, and spam summons.
3. Raise dead bodies and then mow them down with destruction magic to raise both at the same time.

I don't think using a bound weapon will skill it up. Casting the spell while in combat will, though.

Casting conjuration spells (the summoning ones) outside of combat does give some skill, apparently. But it's extremely small.
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I found out that if a dragon still has a sliver of life, it can still kill you. I thought he was dead. Smiley: motz

Also, sniping people is a big thing for me, so I know I've mentioned it before. Now if they're just alive enough to be crawling on their hands and knees I run up to them and use my Pickaxe on them to save on arrows and Fire Sword enchants. It's very cathartic.


You'll enjoy it more when you get to the point where you just one shot them from sneak. So far my favorite thing I've done is to put an arrow through people sitting in chairs and watch them slump over.
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I found out that if a dragon still has a sliver of life, it can still kill you. I thought he was dead. Smiley: motz

Also, sniping people is a big thing for me, so I know I've mentioned it before. Now if they're just alive enough to be crawling on their hands and knees I run up to them and use my Pickaxe on them to save on arrows and Fire Sword enchants. It's very cathartic.


You'll enjoy it more when you get to the point where you just one shot them from sneak. So far my favorite thing I've done is to put an arrow through people sitting in chairs and watch them slump over.


I've personally enjoyed shooting people off of cliffs. If the shot didn't kill them, the fall definitely did...though it can make looting a pain sometimes. =X
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I found out that if a dragon still has a sliver of life, it can still kill you. I thought he was dead. Smiley: motz

Also, sniping people is a big thing for me, so I know I've mentioned it before. Now if they're just alive enough to be crawling on their hands and knees I run up to them and use my Pickaxe on them to save on arrows and Fire Sword enchants. It's very cathartic.


You'll enjoy it more when you get to the point where you just one shot them from sneak. So far my favorite thing I've done is to put an arrow through people sitting in chairs and watch them slump over.


I hate that.

I like to see how far I can get and snipe people. One of my targets slumped just slightly and I thought I missed, so I shot him a few more times and he never moved. Thinking he was bugged I grabbed my sword and went after him, only to find 5 arrows sticking out of the back of his head.
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I found out that if a dragon still has a sliver of life, it can still kill you. I thought he was dead. Smiley: motz

Also, sniping people is a big thing for me, so I know I've mentioned it before. Now if they're just alive enough to be crawling on their hands and knees I run up to them and use my Pickaxe on them to save on arrows and Fire Sword enchants. It's very cathartic.


You'll enjoy it more when you get to the point where you just one shot them from sneak. So far my favorite thing I've done is to put an arrow through people sitting in chairs and watch them slump over.


I've personally enjoyed shooting people off of cliffs. If the shot didn't kill them, the fall definitely did...though it can make looting a pain sometimes. =X


Aye, cliffs and low railings are the best.

I kind of do like it when an enemy can't be 1-shotted though, particularly when you get the ability to stagger enemies with your shots. It's great fun to shoot an enemy and have them start in your direction, only to constantly get knocked back by a steady stream of arrows to the chest. By the time they make it close enough to finally detect me (they pretty much have to be right on top of me now) they're already a pincushion, and its too late.

Mercer Frey never hit me a single time because of that ability.

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Amusingly, there are a couple quests out there that will level your spell skills as a reward as well -- as in *all* of them. I know that Transmundane quest is one of them (and quite a varied set of options too, not just spells), and there's definitely at least one more...that I can't remember. :/ So if a number of them are pretty high...well...imagine my surprise when I suddenly gained two levels from one of those rewards.
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I found out that if a dragon still has a sliver of life, it can still kill you. I thought he was dead. Smiley: motz

Also, sniping people is a big thing for me, so I know I've mentioned it before. Now if they're just alive enough to be crawling on their hands and knees I run up to them and use my Pickaxe on them to save on arrows and Fire Sword enchants. It's very cathartic.


You'll enjoy it more when you get to the point where you just one shot them from sneak. So far my favorite thing I've done is to put an arrow through people sitting in chairs and watch them slump over.


I've personally enjoyed shooting people off of cliffs. If the shot didn't kill them, the fall definitely did...though it can make looting a pain sometimes. =X


I can't remember exactly which place it is... But in the Reach there is a Forsworn camp that leads to a dungeon in the mountain that gets you one of your shouts, at the very end of it you come out onto this ledge with a hargraven who summons two frost trolls. The only way I beat that was to run around like a mad man and FUS RO DAH them off the cliff. There is something very satisfying with the sound a frost troll makes when it's hurled off a cliff and crashes to its death.

My other favorite thing dealing with flying corpses was when I watched a mammoth straight up launch this wolf into the air. I mean we're not talking 5 feet, more like rocket propelled wolf corpse shooting through the sky.
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So far my favorite thing I've done is to put an arrow through people sitting in chairs and watch them slump over.


I enjoyed sneaking into houses and planting arrows in people who were sleeping.

This game is better than therapy.

Edited, Nov 23rd 2011 8:48pm by Mazra
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Casting conjuration spells (the summoning ones) outside of combat does give some skill, apparently. But it's extremely small.


If you summon them before combat, then enter combat with them still active, you'll get exp as if you had summoned the bound swords in combat. I've been using them for some assassinations on my mage now and again.
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#648 Nov 24 2011 at 12:14 AM Rating: Decent
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That ranting priest.... I killed him because he wouldn't shut the @#%^ up.


I haven't done any "friendly" NPC killing...yet. I just started a new character tonight to test out a few things after reading about a sneaky trick (see also: exploit) that you can use to level skills in the intro scenario. It involves stabbing the **** out of your escort when you get to the part of the cave where you're supposed to sneak past the bear (I'm not putting spoiler tags on that because...well, geez...) The thing is, your escort won't die and won't attack you. Just go into sneak mode and stab him in the back. Over and over again. After about 40 minutes of jabbing this guy in the spine, my Sneak is close to level 60 and my 1h weapon is around 35 or so. I'm also level 9. The tricky part is actually getting the backstab to register...you can't just stand there and chop away...you have to stabbity, move away a bit, then close in and stabbity again. Seems to work best when you LoS him between stabs, because it's the backstabs that really rocket your sneak xp.

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1. Cast soul trap over and over and over on a dead body (yup) or a humanoid.
2. Get into a fight with a slaughterfish then go to the edge of the pool, where it can't hurt you but is still engaged, and spam summons.
3. Raise dead bodies and then mow them down with destruction magic to raise both at the same time.


From what I've been able to tell, slaughterfish aren't the only mobs that you can use water to keep at a distance. If you can make your way to a swampy area (clusters of isolated islands) with animal-type mobs, they won't go through the water to get to you. (Humanoids will, however.) I was doing this with a pair of Ice Bears tonight. In a toe-to-toe fight they smash me to bits but I was able to snipe at them from an opposite shore and managed to take them both down fairly easily (albeit not quickly, because they will actually LoS you.) I tried the same thing with some bandits and they just swim after you.

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I've personally enjoyed shooting people off of cliffs. If the shot didn't kill them, the fall definitely did...though it can make looting a pain sometimes. =X


I did this with some bandits in a tower a ways east of Whiterun. I really did a poor job of setting up my first character so I'm more or less forced to try to keep everything at range and stay concealed, so when I got to this tower and found out the hard way that it was full of hostiles I reloaded and sat partially concealed behind a rock sniping at them. Shocked the **** out of me when I knocked one guy off the highest tower and he fell to his death. I was tempted to reload and do it again <.<

Sneaky trick with arrows: if you purposely miss your first shot, your target will run to the impact point of your arrow to investigate and pause long enough to line up a clean shot. Very handy for those buggers that just won't...stop...moving.
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To once again point out how broken Enchanting is, I now have a full set of Dragonskin armor (upgraded to Legendary) with the following stats:

Body:
Destruction Spells cost 28% less to cast.
Destruction Spells cost 17% less to cast and Magicka regenerates 10% faster.

Head:
Destruction Spells cost 28% less to cast.
Magicka regenerates 70% faster.

Hands:
One-handed attacks do 45% more damage.
Carrying capacity increased by 42 points.

Boots:
One-handed attacks do 45% more damage.
Carrying capacity increased by 42 points.

Ring:
One-handed attacks do 45% more damage.
Destruction spells cost 28% less to cast

Necklace:
One handed attacks do 45% more damage.
Carrying capacity increased by 42 points.

Daedric Sword (142 base damage):
Absorb 22 points of Health.
If target dies within 11 seconds, fills a soul gem.

I'm calling it my battlemage set of doom. I can cast Destruction spells for free, regenerate Magicka fairly quickly for healing, and hit like freaking truck with my sword. Not to mention I'm up to 491 carrying capacity now. I haven't decided what to put on the Shield yet, but **** my kit is ****.


Hmm, I may have over did it. I just killed an Ancient Dragon with three regular swings of my sword. I think I'll be needing to turn up the difficulty a bit...

Edited, Nov 24th 2011 2:03am by Turin
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After taking eons completing the Thieves Guild quest, I'm finally back on the main quest line.

Just got a Blades Sword, and had a minor nerdrage fit over the fact that it's basically a katana that can only be one-handed. It just looks weird when it isn't held in two hands. Not cool.

Edited, Nov 24th 2011 1:34am by Eske
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#651 Nov 24 2011 at 1:17 AM Rating: Good
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I need to do some serious work on my archery skill.

I'm at an awkward point right now. I'm level 20, so blood dragons are showing up. And I can kill them fast once they are on the ground (SnB). But holy **** it takes FOREVER to get them to land. And they'll destroy me if they are the fire variety.

So my immediate concerns are getting myself some ranged damage. After that, I'm probably going to level up enchanting/alchemy (and get the last 20 points in smithing) so that I can make myself a happy set of gear. :P

What kinda sucks is that my Heavy Armor skill is in the 40s, but my Light Armor skill is in the 20s. And I intend to use scale armor. Womp.
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