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#1402 Apr 07 2012 at 11:44 AM Rating: Good
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IDrownFish of the Seven Seas wrote:
I don't know why the PS3 has so many issues with Skyrim. I've had absolutely none on the PC.


Thankfully, this is the first major problem that I've had with it. I didn't experience the lag issue that others had.

Reinstalling game data now. My character was left standing on top of a big waterfall. Will swan dive off it and update with results.

EDIT: 'Tis fixed. Underwater looks all pretty now. Smiley: smile

Edited, Apr 7th 2012 1:51pm by Eske
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#1403 Apr 07 2012 at 11:51 AM Rating: Good
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The only issue I had with the PC version so far was the hot pink logs in some of the fire-pits. Also the crappy Follower AI pathing.
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Is anyone else reminded of Jason Statham every time Devlin Mallory starts talking?


Not related to my question, but still funny.
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#1405 May 01 2012 at 12:17 PM Rating: Good
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DLC officially announced. "Dawnguard, coming this summer to Xbox 360."
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#1406 May 01 2012 at 12:30 PM Rating: Good
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I forgot that they were releasing on the 360 first.

It's a ridiculously stupid plan. By the time that month is up, all the hype will have died.
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#1407 May 01 2012 at 12:33 PM Rating: Excellent
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idiggory, King of Bards wrote:
I forgot that they were releasing on the 360 first.

It's a ridiculously stupid plan. By the time that month is up, all the hype will have died.


I'm sure they'll be real choked up as they cash that fat Microsoft check. Smiley: tongue

But yeah, timed exclusives are obnoxious. What's more insulting, to me, is that they're purported to be for the players' benefit. Publishers always try to couch it in terms of a player base "getting the game early". As if Zenimax is doing Xbox users a favor by having Bethesda work extra hard to get the Xbox version out ahead of time. A lot of people are gullible enough to believe that.

In reality, it's just delayed for everyone else.

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#1408 May 01 2012 at 12:48 PM Rating: Excellent
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Meh. I'll be waiting until it's 70% off on Steam anyway.
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#1409 May 24 2012 at 9:55 PM Rating: Default
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My brother completely lost days of his life in Skyrim too! Open world gaming is definitely the future for this kind of immersive gameplay. In the end it will probably be like the virtual reality game that appears in the TV show Red Dwarf: Better Than Life (video clip), where you forget what's real and what isn't.

I'm looking forward to the launch of Core Blaze in 2013 which also promises to be a flexible open world game. They recently put up some new screenshots on their Facebook page that show some pretty awesome lighting effects (thanks to the Unreal 3 Engine it's built on).
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New trailer up for Dawnguard.

Thoughts? Personally I find it kind of underwhelming. The vampirism stuff isn't for me, so I can pencil myself out for roughly half of the content, by the looks of it. And most of the trailer was showcasing the "vampire lord" character (it was first demoed back during that "developer jam" video a ways back), so there wasn't a whole heck of a lot else for me to get psyched for.

Of course, I'm sure there's a lot more to see. It's just that this particular trailer didn't do it for me.

Also, c'mon, just add spears already. You can't show that you made them, and then just not include them. That's just cruel. Smiley: motz
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#1411 May 31 2012 at 10:21 AM Rating: Good
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That crossbow looked kind of keen.
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That crossbow looked kind of keen.


Yeah, they're probably the thing I'm most excited for (and by excited, I mean "Well, that's kinda neat"). I wonder if they'll get their own skill tree, or if they'll just share the marksmanship one.
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New trailer up for Dawnguard.

Thoughts? Personally I find it kind of underwhelming. The vampirism stuff isn't for me, so I can pencil myself out for roughly half of the content, by the looks of it. And most of the trailer was showcasing the "vampire lord" character (it was first demoed back during that "developer jam" video a ways back), so there wasn't a whole heck of a lot else for me to get psyched for.

Of course, I'm sure there's a lot more to see. It's just that this particular trailer didn't do it for me.

Also, c'mon, just add spears already. You can't show that you made them, and then just not include them. That's just cruel. Smiley: motz


I'm guessing that you get to pick which side you ally with, which means that vampire or not you'd only be seeing one side of things. I haven't typically been interested in vampirism or lycanthropy, but this expac does make it much more interesting in general.

But by the time it releases on the PS3, I almost certainly won't care anymore. Stupid console favoritism. There's still so much I haven't seen in the core game that it barely even matters, to tell the truth.
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#1414 May 31 2012 at 11:36 AM Rating: Good
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idiggory, King of Bards wrote:
I'm guessing that you get to pick which side you ally with, which means that vampire or not you'd only be seeing one side of things. I haven't typically been interested in vampirism or lycanthropy, but this expac does make it much more interesting in general.


Aye, that's what I meant. As in, I won't be rolling another character to play through things from the vampire side, so that content is null and void for me either way.

idiggory, King of Bards wrote:
But by the time it releases on the PS3, I almost certainly won't care anymore.


You and me both, brother. You and me both.

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#1415 Jun 04 2012 at 4:38 PM Rating: Good
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Is there a demo or something of this game? I know it's excellent etc - but oblivion gave me headaches/motion sickness (no idea why) so I've hesitated picking up skyrim, cause I am worried it will do the same thing.
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No demo that I know of. I'm sure there's a bajillion Youtube videos of the game in play so you can set it full screen and judge for yourself.
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#1417 Jun 04 2012 at 6:02 PM Rating: Good
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I think I can kinda understand why--the first person open world nature is a little intense. If that's the issue, then Skyrim might, yeah.
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#1418 Jun 08 2012 at 12:51 PM Rating: Good
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No demo that I know of. I'm sure there's a bajillion Youtube videos of the game in play so you can set it full screen and judge for yourself.


Yeah, I don't know if that would work, unfortunately, videos of oblivion don't do the same thing as playing it (partially cause it usually doesn't show up for about 30 mins or so of playing) - I think there is just something about the way they do motion that makes me feel ill, which is too bad. I LOVED oblivion so much I'd try to play anyway but it just got too icky.
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#1419 Jun 08 2012 at 2:34 PM Rating: Excellent
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You can play in third person if you prefer, that should help with the motion issues.
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thanks for the suggestions, guys, appreciate it :)
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So, I started playing again, from the start. I can't help but fall into familiar patterns, though. I've always liked sword and board, and while I do try to force myself to play differently, I do always end up playing the same way. Smiley: lol

Anyway, I haven't looked into mods for Skyrim, but I'm curious if any of you know of a mod to increase the power of conjured weapons, at least to be in line with what you can get through normal weapons. I really like the idea of a magic-based melee, but conjured weapons aren't very strong once you get mid-game, compared to what you can do through smithing and enchanting.

I'll probably still end up maxing sneak/archery/one-handed weapons again.
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#1422 Feb 05 2013 at 11:59 PM Rating: Good
So, Dragonborn just came out for the PC. I was a little miffed at the price, but the amount of content, Morrowind!, seems to be worth it so far.

Been awhile since I played, so I think I spent more time surfing for new mods than I did downloading & installing the expansion, heh.
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#1423 Feb 06 2013 at 1:33 AM Rating: Good
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I am always tempted to buy new dlc (have it all so far) but I don't know why since I never get around to playing almost ever.
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#1424 Feb 06 2013 at 2:46 PM Rating: Good
I'm building a new rig this week. I might have to pick up the X pack just to test how much I can push it.
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I bought the vampire pack on release and I felt it wasn't worth the money. Since they owe me I'm going to wait for it to go on sale.
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Because the 29 page thread wasn't proof enough.
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All the DLC including Dragonborn is 50% off on the XBox marketplace.
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I just started playing this recently, on pc.

Level 13 so far, dark elf. Not sure what kind of "class/profession" I am, as I've probably really messed up any training so far.

Any suggestions for a total noob?
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I just started playing this recently, on pc.

Level 13 so far, dark elf. Not sure what kind of "class/profession" I am, as I've probably really messed up any training so far.

Any suggestions for a total noob?


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If I recall Dark Elves have the magic regeneration racial ability, so you may want to start up the Illusionist or Conjurer skill trees. This will allow you to keep your weapon skills up while making better use of your MP.
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-shrug- I always went Nord for the rp aspect + SnB, Wood elf for the sneaky character, and Brenton for my caster just long enough to realize how poorly casters scale in Skyrim.
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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.
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I've shelved Skyrim until I have a PC that can handle it. I just feel like there's no good reason to keep dumping hours into it without the ability to mod, since I'll probably just buy the PC version some day.

Right now my PS3 is a glorified Netflix box. Not because there aren't good games for it, but just because gaming from my laptop is so much easier/cheaper. I can take it with me anywhere, I don't need to keep track of any discs (and have cloud storage so that's not an issue), games are cheap are comparatively cheap when not on sale, and super cheap when they are...

Tbh, I don't play games enough anymore to warrant any machines whose sole purpose is playing games.
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Tbh, I don't play games enough anymore to warrant any machines whose sole purpose is playing games.


It's like I don't even know you anymore. Smiley: disappointed
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Tbh, I don't play games enough anymore to warrant any machines whose sole purpose is playing games.


It's like I don't even know you anymore. Smiley: disappointed


Lol, I still play them. My constantly expanding Steam library is proof of that... But I'm also trying to diversify my free time and spend more time with friends, since most of us are still living at home while we save money post-graduation.
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But I'm also trying to diversify my free time and spend more time with friends, since most of us are still living at home while we save money post-graduation.
Friends. I heard about those things. You young kids, what'll you think of next?

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I used to diversify my free time and spend more with friends and family, but then I didn't finish this meme.
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#1441 Apr 15 2013 at 8:06 PM Rating: Good
Bethesda confirmed today that they are finished producing content for Skyrim. Bugfixes, maybe, but they have begun production on the next Big Thing, and won't make any more DLC.
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Bethesda confirmed today that they are finished producing content for Skyrim. Bugfixes, maybe, but they have begun production on the next Big Thing, and won't make any more DLC.


Hopefully this means they'll be working on Fallout 4.
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Bethesda confirmed today that they are finished producing content for Skyrim. Bugfixes, maybe, but they have begun production on the next Big Thing, and won't make any more DLC.

So now they can release Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Gold Edition: Game of the Year Deluxe Unlimited.
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Is that the one they introduce the school girl martial artist that has a similar skillset as the main protagonists?
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IDrownFish of the Seven Seas wrote:
Bethesda confirmed today that they are finished producing content for Skyrim. Bugfixes, maybe, but they have begun production on the next Big Thing, and won't make any more DLC.

So now they can release Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Gold Edition: Game of the Year Deluxe Unlimited.
Link please (and discount code)?

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I'd buy it.

I'm a sucker for obnoxiously long and flashy titles.
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I'm resurrecting this thread, but instead of my own original post I'll just quote the Master:

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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. Smiley: disappointed

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?

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I keep meaning to go back and play more, lol.

I have this idea that I might just buy a new rig and sink the rest of my life into it...
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Grrr... Smiley: mad

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I'm resurrecting this thread, but instead of my own original post I'll just quote the Master:

Mazra wrote:
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. Smiley: disappointed

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?

Smiley: nod

That's the trouble with mages they become stealthy-mages too easy. You have a mana pool high enough you can just skip over the illusion perks, and you may not have the bonuses for sneak attacks, but creeping up and filling a room with giant fireballs seems pretty effective. At least, that's what I did with this character up until the mid thirties when I got bored and needed something different, yet again... Smiley: lol

Anyway for me? I modded the living #$%* out of the game, and it's renewed my interest. Scenery looks better, characters looks better, there's new quests and new companions, etc. It probably helps I've never actually finished the game, so there's still plenty for me to explore even without expansions and new content.

This character is still alive still, and I'm doing the civil war from the imperial side for the first time. Sword + board in heavy armor with some weaker magic for pulling; or slaughtering goats as the case was in the pic (must get leather from everywhere! Smiley: nod). I'm also seriously raising smithing for the first time; is fun with new armor models to see. I'm also half-heartedly playing another on the side, something where I'm going to try and take the minimum amount of perks needed to kill stuff and invest the rest in stuff like crafting and speech and other non-lethal skills. No decent pics of that one yet, just started doing the bard quests.

I'm actually hopeful I'll beat the game here soon. I'm slowly running out of character combinations I haven't tried yet, and I've more or less given up on the whole "melee-range-robe-wearing" character, as that doesn't seem to go well for me once I get up in levels and meet someone with a giant warhammer. Blocking is nice, but it isn't that nice. Smiley: rolleyes

Good times in a game with a lot of potential tangents, hidden amongst a few quests I do way too much. Which reminds me, I need to finish the Agent of Mara thing yet again for my newbie bard. Smiley: glare ...
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