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Re: The Skyrim Thread

Postby Shadowman » Fri Dec 23, 2011 7:43 pm

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I know it's a necrobump, which is weird because this is a thread about Skyrim and you'd think people would talk about it more. I just wanted to share that I now own Skyrim. Just got back from the store, bought it brand new for PS3 because my PC isn't good enough. (I am aware of the problems Skyrim experiences on PS3, I choose to ignore them)

Unfortunately, as part of the Faustian deal I made to get it, I can't actually play it until Sunday. Still, though, I am more than excited to put buckets on people's heads and taking arrows to the knee.
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Re: The Skyrim Thread

Postby SlyTF1 » Fri Dec 23, 2011 7:55 pm

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Shadowman wrote:I know it's a necrobump, which is weird because this is a thread about Skyrim and you'd think people would talk about it more. I just wanted to share that I now own Skyrim. Just got back from the store, bought it brand new for PS3 because my PC isn't good enough. (I am aware of the problems Skyrim experiences on PS3, I choose to ignore them)

Unfortunately, as part of the Faustian deal I made to get it, I can't actually play it until Sunday. Still, though, I am more than excited to put buckets on people's heads and taking arrows to the knee.


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Re: The Skyrim Thread

Postby BeastProwl » Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:34 pm

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Re: The Skyrim Thread

Postby Shadowman » Sat Dec 24, 2011 10:19 am

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Last night, as I was just starting up Skyrim last night (I have altered the deal, pray I don't alter it any further) I told my dad that I had no intention of sleeping.

He thought I was joking.

I wasn't joking.

And so far it blows Oblivion out of the water.
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Re: The Skyrim Thread

Postby BeastProwl » Mon Dec 26, 2011 9:40 am

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Shadowman wrote:Last night, as I was just starting up Skyrim last night (I have altered the deal, pray I don't alter it any further) I told my dad that I had no intention of sleeping.

He thought I was joking.

I wasn't joking.

And so far it blows Oblivion out of the water.

Alright :D I Just might buy it later today, along with the MGS HD Collection. I Have a question though. And I mean, It's a simple one. Just how good is this game :???:
Oh, and do you need to play the other elder scrolls to understand it in any way?
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Re: The Skyrim Thread

Postby Shadowman » Mon Dec 26, 2011 10:10 am

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BeastProwl wrote:
Shadowman wrote:Last night, as I was just starting up Skyrim last night (I have altered the deal, pray I don't alter it any further) I told my dad that I had no intention of sleeping.

He thought I was joking.

I wasn't joking.

And so far it blows Oblivion out of the water.

Alright :D I Just might buy it later today, along with the MGS HD Collection. I Have a question though. And I mean, It's a simple one. Just how good is this game :???:


Mind-blowingly awesome.

BeastProwl wrote:Oh, and do you need to play the other elder scrolls to understand it in any way?


It couldn't hurt but it's not really needed. All you need to know is that, after Oblivion, the Empire no longer has a true Emperor, and is falling apart. The rest they'll explain in-game, and anything else you could just look up.
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Re: The Skyrim Thread

Postby BeastProwl » Mon Dec 26, 2011 1:30 pm

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Shadowman wrote:
BeastProwl wrote:
Shadowman wrote:Last night, as I was just starting up Skyrim last night (I have altered the deal, pray I don't alter it any further) I told my dad that I had no intention of sleeping.

He thought I was joking.

I wasn't joking.

And so far it blows Oblivion out of the water.

Alright :D I Just might buy it later today, along with the MGS HD Collection. I Have a question though. And I mean, It's a simple one. Just how good is this game :???:


Mind-blowingly awesome.

BeastProwl wrote:Oh, and do you need to play the other elder scrolls to understand it in any way?


It couldn't hurt but it's not really needed. All you need to know is that, after Oblivion, the Empire no longer has a true Emperor, and is falling apart. The rest they'll explain in-game, and anything else you could just look up.

DAMMIT! I Was hoping you'd say Id'e HAVE to understand it to play, that way Id'e just hold off on buying it. But it just looks to amazing to pass up. I'm getting it, the MGS HD Collection, and If I'm lucky, saints row the third.
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Re: The Skyrim Thread

Postby Grahf » Thu Jan 12, 2012 3:53 pm

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I just finished it last night, well finished the main quest and the other faction quests. I made almost the same character that I had in Obliviion (a Khajiit archer/thief/assassin and played most of the game on expert dificulty.

In Oblivion, I made god tier armor and weapons. Maybe I missed it somewhere, but even with both Smithing and Enchanting maxed out my gear was nowhere near what I could previously make.

After spending over 200 hours on the game I decided to just finish it up. I was expecting the final boss to be a bad ass cat eating machine. The sad part you ask? The **** went down in five arrows, not even making use of a lot of the equipment I had created.

I was expecting it's corpse to raise from the ground for some epic fight, but nothing ever happened.

All in all though, I haven't had this level of enjoyment from a game in a long, long, LONG time. Half of the glitches I ran into weren't game breaking, they were just funny. Random bandits, giants, and all other sorts of beasts just plummeting form the sky. (I'm thinking they pissed off a dragon somewhere :D )

One of the Dark Brotherhood quests I was following my mark waiting for him to find an inn or some other place where I could off him in his sleep. I followed him for three days in game time, just then an Ancient Dragon picked up my target and flew away. I never did find his corpse and I had to load a previous save.

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Re: The Skyrim Thread

Postby Shadowman » Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:26 pm

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Grahf wrote:One of the Dark Brotherhood quests I was following my mark waiting for him to find an inn or some other place where I could off him in his sleep. I followed him for three days in game time, just then an Ancient Dragon picked up my target and flew away. I never did find his corpse and I had to load a previous save.


That isn't the one where you have to kill Gaius Maro is it? You can taunt him into fighting you in Whiterun's pub on Turdas at night, it won't even count as a murder.
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Re: The Skyrim Thread

Postby Grahf » Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:50 pm

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Shadowman wrote:That isn't the one where you have to kill Gaius Maro is it? You can taunt him into fighting you in Whiterun's pub on Turdas at night, it won't even count as a murder.


Whiterun was exactly where I killed him. I think thats the only place he sleeps alone. I don't quite recall what the bonus was for not offing him on the road was but I didn't think it was worth the extra effort.
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Re: The Skyrim Thread

Postby Shadowman » Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:43 pm

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Grahf wrote:
Shadowman wrote:That isn't the one where you have to kill Gaius Maro is it? You can taunt him into fighting you in Whiterun's pub on Turdas at night, it won't even count as a murder.


Whiterun was exactly where I killed him. I think thats the only place he sleeps alone. I don't quite recall what the bonus was for not offing him on the road was but I didn't think it was worth the extra effort.


They give you the location of an upgraded set of Dark Brotherhood armor, which also happens to be the location of the second word for the Slow Time shout.
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Re: The Skyrim Thread

Postby The Happy Locust » Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:27 pm

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Re: The Skyrim Thread

Postby Grahf » Sat Jan 14, 2012 7:56 am

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The Happy Locust wrote:Just picked up the collector's edition. Haven't even opened the box but can't wait to try this. Just need to finish batman first...

This is one of the greatest collector's edition. The statue of Alduin looks exactly like it does in the game. The same goes for the art book. A lot of the time you just get some small booklet with a few pages. Skyrim's art book is huge (close to 8x11) and has some of the best concept drawings that I've ever seen.
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Re: The Skyrim Thread

Postby Shadowman » Sat Jan 14, 2012 1:43 pm

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Grahf wrote:
The Happy Locust wrote:Just picked up the collector's edition. Haven't even opened the box but can't wait to try this. Just need to finish batman first...

This is one of the greatest collector's edition. The statue of Alduin looks exactly like it does in the game. The same goes for the art book. A lot of the time you just get some small booklet with a few pages. Skyrim's art book is huge (close to 8x11) and has some of the best concept drawings that I've ever seen.


The regular edition also comes with that sweet map. That thing really helped early on (Before I had enough locations visited where I could fast-travel everywhere) since the in-game map doesn't list roads for some reason.
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Re: The Skyrim Thread

Postby The Happy Locust » Sun Jan 15, 2012 9:47 pm

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Shadowman wrote:
Grahf wrote:
The Happy Locust wrote:Just picked up the collector's edition. Haven't even opened the box but can't wait to try this. Just need to finish batman first...

This is one of the greatest collector's edition. The statue of Alduin looks exactly like it does in the game. The same goes for the art book. A lot of the time you just get some small booklet with a few pages. Skyrim's art book is huge (close to 8x11) and has some of the best concept drawings that I've ever seen.


The regular edition also comes with that sweet map. That thing really helped early on (Before I had enough locations visited where I could fast-travel everywhere) since the in-game map doesn't list roads for some reason.


I opened the map once, but put it right back. Really worried I'd rip that thing if I kept referring to it.

Started the game and played through the beginning mission of escaping the dragon and making it through the tunnel. Never played Elder scrolls before but played the hell out of Fallout 3 and NV so fell into the controls and game style pretty quickly. Annoying that the PC uses the console menus but not a gamebreaker.

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Re: The Skyrim Thread

Postby Jesterhead » Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:21 am

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The Happy Locust wrote:Just picked up the collector's edition. Haven't even opened the box but can't wait to try this. Just need to finish batman first...

This is one of the greatest collector's edition. The statue of Alduin looks exactly like it does in the game. The same goes for the art book. A lot of the time you just get some small booklet with a few pages. Skyrim's art book is huge (close to 8x11) and has some of the best concept drawings that I've ever seen.



Do your Alduins sit properly on his wall? I know mine doesn't. It looks awkward and precariously balanced. Just wondering if this is the mold, or I got a slightly warped one.
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Re: The Skyrim Thread

Postby Grahf » Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:08 pm

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Jesterhead wrote:Do your Alduins sit properly on his wall? I know mine doesn't. It looks awkward and precariously balanced. Just wondering if this is the mold, or I got a slightly warped one.


Mine sits pretty securely atop the wall. I've even tried to knock him off after reading this and it didn't happen. The trick with mine was getting his feet to sit properly, then I pressed down a little harder to make the wings rest properly.
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Re: The Skyrim Thread

Postby The Happy Locust » Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:51 pm

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Grahf wrote:
Jesterhead wrote:Do your Alduins sit properly on his wall? I know mine doesn't. It looks awkward and precariously balanced. Just wondering if this is the mold, or I got a slightly warped one.


Mine sits pretty securely atop the wall. I've even tried to knock him off after reading this and it didn't happen. The trick with mine was getting his feet to sit properly, then I pressed down a little harder to make the wings rest properly.


Just pulled mine out and tested it. Seems like it's sits pretty stably. The positioning isn't very clear but it's fits right in when you get it down. This is getting a spot at work, just to make my coworkers jealous. 8)
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