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#202 Nov 14 2011 at 7:49 PM Rating: Good
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Thieves Guild and Dark Brotherhood Gear:

Thieves Guild Boots - 15% better Pickpocket
Thieves Guild Gloves - 15% better Lockpicking
Thieves Guild Hood - Prices 10% better
Thieves Guild Armor - Carrying Capacity +20

Shrouded Boots - Move Silently
Shrouded Gloves - Double Backstab damage
Shrouded Hood - 20% more Bow damage
Shrouded Armor - 50% Poison Resistance
#203 Nov 14 2011 at 8:30 PM Rating: Good
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I have an arrow in my head now. And it won't come out. D:
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#204 Nov 14 2011 at 8:58 PM Rating: Good
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I just purchased this game.... 5 hours ago (I've been playing that long?!), and I can already tell that what little social life I had left is now gone.

I'm so glad that they got rid of that awful level up bonus point system from Morrowind, I could cry.
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#205 Nov 14 2011 at 9:06 PM Rating: Good
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idiggory, King of Bards wrote:
I have an arrow in my head now. And it won't come out. D:
If you are playing on PC, open the console input (~) and type sexchange then press Enter. Do it again to switch back. The arrows should be gone.
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#206 Nov 14 2011 at 9:12 PM Rating: Good
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I'm on PS3. Smiley: cry
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#207 Nov 14 2011 at 9:16 PM Rating: Good
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Just ran into M'aiq the Liar.

**** f*cking yes. I love that guy.

He's been around for 200+ in game years now. Smiley: lol
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#208 Nov 14 2011 at 9:22 PM Rating: Good
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So I got the Black Star, but can't figure out how to fill it with a soul. I can fill the Black Gem that I also apparently have, but the Black Star stays empty. :(
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#209 Nov 14 2011 at 9:24 PM Rating: Good
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It should just be Soul Trap on a person, and make sure they die while Soul Trap is active, just like a regular Black Soul Gem.

Are you doing it on people? Because it can only take souls of NPCs, not animals or undead or daedra or whatnot.
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#210 Nov 14 2011 at 9:38 PM Rating: Good
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IDrownFish wrote:
Just ran into M'aiq the Liar.

**** f*cking yes. I love that guy.

He's been around for 200+ in game years now. Smiley: lol


I ran into him as well and I lulz'd.
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#211 Nov 14 2011 at 9:49 PM Rating: Good
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IDrownFish wrote:
It should just be Soul Trap on a person, and make sure they die while Soul Trap is active, just like a regular Black Soul Gem.

Are you doing it on people? Because it can only take souls of NPCs, not animals or undead or daedra or whatnot.


Yes, like I said I was able to fill the black soul gem just fine. But I'm pretty sure it's different from the Black Star, because I tried using it up and it disappeared, and the Black Star didn't give me another one or anything. :(
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#212 Nov 14 2011 at 9:58 PM Rating: Good
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IDrownFish wrote:
Just ran into M'aiq the Liar.

**** f*cking yes. I love that guy.

He's been around for 200+ in game years now. Smiley: lol


I ran into him as well and I lulz'd.


I tried to murder him. Alas, he's essential.
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#213 Nov 14 2011 at 10:02 PM Rating: Excellent
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Ok, now I understand the "Smithing is OP" sentiment. Went from a 20 damage sword to a 42 damage sword, and 30 armor chest to 63 armor chest. Hells to the yes. And this isn't even dragonbone yet. Hit 85 smithing by blowing through 10,000 gold (most of which was actually spent on the glass stuff for myself and Lydia). Decided to play around some more before leveling up any further (now at level 23).

Having two companions (Lydia and my dog, Vigilence) is fun, though I've mistaken Vigilence for a wolf too many times. He tends to get angry when you stab him... Lydia works fine so far as a companion. The AI leaves something to be desired, but they both take and dish out really good damage thus far.

I kinda suck at enchanting. I'm not sure how the game determines what stats get put on an item. For example, I disenchanted an amulet with 15% frost resistance on it; when I tried to apply the enchantment to a ring, I got 3% frost resistance on it before I even selected what soul gem to use (ended up using a common one). When I took some of the perks in the enchanting tree, notably the +40% for 2/5 of the first tier, I still only got a 4% result. Could someone give me the simple explanation for why my enchantments seem so lacking? Also, is there an "easy" or cheap way to level enchanting? I get about one skill point every time I enchant an item, but it uses an item and a filled soul gem to work. That means going out and slaughtering enemies for their souls; a tedious process as a mostly non-magic character (and enchanting a weapon to have soul trap means needing to recharge it constantly).
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#214 Nov 14 2011 at 10:16 PM Rating: Good
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Digg, you monster.

Am I the only one who runs around without a companion? I'm doing just fine on my own, honestly.
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#215 Nov 14 2011 at 10:21 PM Rating: Good
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Bah, now I must go into smith for glass!
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#216 Nov 14 2011 at 10:35 PM Rating: Good
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Where would be the best place to level smithing? I've run out of mats and am only level 40. I do have lots of money though.
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#217 Nov 14 2011 at 10:45 PM Rating: Good
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idiggory, King of Bards wrote:
I'm on PS3. Smiley: cry


I gather that this can be solved by, odd as it sounds, getting shot by more arrows. There's a limit to the amount that the engine will render, so if you get a few more shot into you, the glitched one will disappear. Hopefully none of the new ones glitch, and they fall off soon after.

I haven't confirmed this, though.

Edited, Nov 14th 2011 11:45pm by Eske
#218 Nov 14 2011 at 10:49 PM Rating: Good
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I found blacksmiths would have a large stock of items that you buy- so when I leveled smithing, I warped around to all of the cities, bought up 200+ iron ingots/ores, then just went to town making iron daggers. I didn't even realize that iron gave the same xp as glass or orc gear.

Enchanting- there's really no easy way to level it up. I enchanted my sword with soul trap using a grand soul gem and maxed the charges- this gives me a weapon that will never run out when combined with either Azura's Star or that soul trap perk. From there, I buy/pick up every empty soul gem I can find and hope to eventually find enough to reach lv100. Fortunately, even at 50+, I still get a level every two items I enchant.

As far as enchanting results- just ignore the "base" value. Actually, I would enchant items by first going item > gem > enchantment. This way, you limit your enchantments to item type and when you pick the enchantment, you'll see what the actual result will be. Also, having a grand soul makes a huge difference. I enchanted a ring with Magic Regen+%. Base value was 5% or something, picked a grand soul, and bumped it up to 24%.
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#219 Nov 14 2011 at 11:15 PM Rating: Decent
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I found the perfect place to level up Restoration magic if you need it. At High Hrothgar, in the courtyard, there is a set of stairs that leads farther up the mountain. You can't go up that way in the beginning of the game, it's blocked by a damaging weather effect. If you stand just in range of the weather you'll take steady damage, then just spam Fast Healing until you're out of Magicka. Stand back, regen Magicka, rinse, repeat.

I've found that it's the hardest skill for me to level that I really want to have. With my build I try to avoid taking damage, so I don't get a lot of chances to heal myself. It's a bit boring and grindy, but it's going to get the job done.
#220 Nov 15 2011 at 12:20 AM Rating: Good
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Ok. College of Winterhold complete, 2 Dragon Priests dead and their masks taken, >20 Dragon Bones and Scales collected, and my new headpiece screws up my "no armor" Transmutation perk, but +100% magicka regen is just too hard to pass up.

I think I'll do Thieves' Guild next.
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#221 Nov 15 2011 at 12:41 AM Rating: Decent
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#222 Nov 15 2011 at 12:52 AM Rating: Good
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A frost dragon decided to attack the College in Winterhold. Savos and about 7 flame atronachs made very quick work of it.
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#223 Nov 15 2011 at 1:08 AM Rating: Good
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A frost dragon decided to attack the College in Winterhold. Savos and about 7 flame atronachs made very quick work of it.


I've had 4 separate attacks there. One of which was in the middle of a particularly climactic part of the College storyline. Smiley: disappointed
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#224 Nov 15 2011 at 1:08 AM Rating: Decent
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IDrownFish wrote:
Ok. College of Winterhold complete, 2 Dragon Priests dead and their masks taken, >20 Dragon Bones and Scales collected, and my new headpiece screws up my "no armor" Transmutation perk, but +100% magicka regen is just too hard to pass up.

I think I'll do Thieves' Guild next.


That's pretty much the reason I was working on Restoration magic. 25% Magicka regen at levels 30 and 60 is ****. That, and 250 HP autoheal when under 10% HP is pretty nice too, but I haven't gotten up to level 90 yet.
#225 Nov 15 2011 at 3:43 AM Rating: Excellent
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Digg, you monster.

Am I the only one who runs around without a companion? I'm doing just fine on my own, honestly.


I run around solo too.

NPCs get in the way when I'm trying to snipe without aggro. :D
#226 Nov 15 2011 at 6:25 AM Rating: Excellent
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Lydia is a **** beast and her aggressive behavior is turning me on. Especially when you want to trade with her.

"I am sworn to carry your burdens."
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