I'm resurrecting this thread, but instead of my own original post I'll just quote the Master:
God ****! This game is an evil demon, and it's taken possession of my heart and soul.
Haven't touched or thought about the game for a million hours (okay, more like minutes), but then the other night, as I was ready to go to bed, I suddenly had an urge to play Skyrim again. What the ****, man?! Time to sink another week of lifetime into this thing.
Once again, I started my upteenth character (500+ hours according to Steam) with the thought that I'd do something different. I'm now in the early 30s and . . . sneaky thievy sniper again.
So last night I found myself suddenly slamming the palm of my hand on my desk and saying, "NO! This time was going to be different!" and I started another
character - a mage. But(!), she's a High Elf so I don't have all the sneak/steal/snipe bonuses. Genius, right?!?
O.K., so now I have a level 9 mage that sneaks everywhere and snipes people, but when they don't die (because archery is so low) I polish them off with fire and lightning. This isn't working out like I had imagined. On the plus side, the mage college quest line is
new and different for me.
Anyone else still playing this game, and if so do you do anything special to make it interesting? Like, go archer but never use anything higher level than a hunting bow? Or, follow Cicero around and kill anyone you see speak with him? Or, drag the corpse of everyone you kill back to Whiterun and pile the bodies up in front of Jarl Badass?