Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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  1. Señor Voorhees

    Señor Voorhees SS.org Regular

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    If you're an axe wielding warrior, why bother with the College at all? They're all pretty low level spells that they require. You might be able to get away with some sort of fortify magicka potion or atronach stone.
     
  2. Grand Moff Tim

    Grand Moff Tim Some call me... Tim

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    I always just quicksave right before talking to her for the first time. If the spell she asks me to do is something I can't do, I just reload it until she asks me for something I can actually do. :lol:

    Once in the College, though, you can actually finish the quests quicker by just running though everything with a warhammer. There really is no reason to actually use magic to become the Archmage unless you personally want to roleplay it that way. I mean, I generally *do* roleplay it that way, but I have also taken a barbarian-type build through the entire questline just for sh!ts and giggles. :lol::lol::lol:

    I've started three builds since the remaster came out, because of course I have, haha. I'll spare you all the usual enormous posts and just give brief summaries:

    Male Khajiit Warrior, 1H & Block specialist. Heavy armor. I just wanted a build to go mutilate things, so that's what I have. I honestly never used block too heavily in the past, so I'm trying to improve my skills with using it.

    Female Bosmer Archer, Archery & Alchemy specialist. Light armor. I'm not actually doing any quests with her, I've just been roaming around, hunting, and picking flowers :lol:.

    Female Altmer Mage. Pure mage, though mostly Destruction so far. No armor. I might start trying to bump up my conjuration soon, though that skill isn't as enjoyable without some mods I'm still waiting to be ported over.
     
  3. leftyguitarjoe

    leftyguitarjoe Correct-handed

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    ferret Not worthy

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    I've spent more time browsing, installing, updating mods than playing. At least 3 times as much. Thanks Skyrim.

    Modding has focused on expansions and additions to the game. Orc heavy armor, one hand and shield, is the name of the game still. Imperial, of course.
     
  5. Ralyks

    Ralyks The One Who Knocks Contributor

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    Does the PS4 version run well? I keep hearing the current gen console versions don't run as well. Yet Amazon has the steelbook edition for 30 bucks right now...
     
  6. cwhitey2

    cwhitey2 BlackendCrust Metal™

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    I find it better on ps4 and loads quicker, but I feel like the game errors out/freezes more.

    Still worth it IMO.
     
  7. Ralyks

    Ralyks The One Who Knocks Contributor

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    Hopefully this sale is still there tomorrow when I paid then. Still have to finish FFXV, but for $30 for the steel book version, couldn't hurt to nab it now to have at that price for when I'm ready to dive in. Never got too far when I had it back on Xbox 360, but not because I didn't like it. Now feels like a good time to give it another go.
     
  8. cwhitey2

    cwhitey2 BlackendCrust Metal™

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    I'm enjoying it more this time around :coffee:
     
  9. Grand Moff Tim

    Grand Moff Tim Some call me... Tim

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    I've taken advantage of having two versions of Skyrim now (original and special edition) and installed Enderal. I can still go play "regular" Skyrim on SE, but now I have what's essentially a completely new game to play on my original install.

    For the unfamiliar:



    It's a huge DLC with a new country to explore, new leveling mechanics, new loot, and new fully voiced story dialogue. It has nothing to do with Elder Scrolls lore, though. It's its own thing.

    It does take over your entire Skyrim install, though, so don't install if if you still use OG Skyrim for anything. It does copy and back up your original install and saves for reverting when you're done with Enderal, but as long as Enderal is installed, you can't play "normal" Skyrim. That's what Special Edition is for now, though. :lol:

    So far I'd highly recommend it, but I only have a couple hours under my belt. It might get even better as I go along, but it might get worse. It's free, though, so who cares?
     
  10. Ralyks

    Ralyks The One Who Knocks Contributor

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    Welp, ended up getting it on PS4... Any suggestions on some things to do first after escaping the intro bit?
     
  11. Grand Moff Tim

    Grand Moff Tim Some call me... Tim

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    Just go out and explore, man. There's a lot to see and do, and you probably won't even come close to seeing/doing all of it with your first character build. I think the most important thing for early playthroughs in Skyrim is to just find out what works for you and what doesn't, so in subsequent playthroughs you'll be more confident and capable.
     
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    I'm getting immersed in Special Edition now. So glad I built the PC. Got quite a few mods on the go- just started running Frostfall so that'll be a nice mechanic to add.

    I'm going to spend more time exploring and just enjoying the world now- it's such an improvement on the original edition (had that on X-Box 360)- utterly breathaking at times- the quality of light just gives it such depth and beauty. I can get lost in Skyrim...
     
  13. Grand Moff Tim

    Grand Moff Tim Some call me... Tim

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    This past winter I did an English winter camp at one of my schools, and I used Skyrim as the centerpiece. I taught the students a bunch of relevant vocabulary, then hooked my gaming laptop up to the class big screen TV, fired up the game, and let my students dictate my every move. As long as they were able to say it in English, I would do it. I let them make every single choice, from big things like quest and faction decisions, down to every little detail in the character creation.

    I thought they'd be most excited about running around and hitting things with an axe or setting things on fire, but it turns out the skill they were the most stoked about was conjuration, of all things. Once they found out they could zombify enemies and summon monsters, they were all about that sh!t. When I bought a Raise Dead tome, they demanded I kill and raise the very next thing we came across, which happened to be a rabbit :lol: :lol: :lol:. It had never even occurred to me in the past to try to zombify a rabbit, but it worked, and the students were cracking up at our little zombie rabbit follower (until it turned into dust).

    It was a reasonably successful camp. It got the students using English, and it helped them learn all kinds of useless vocabulary they'll never have to use again :lol:.
     
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    Im still playing the hell out of this game. I have bought it 3 times (and gave one away for a friends bday present when I upgraded to the legendary edition at the time to get all the DLC haha)

    the SE on the Xbox One is simply amazing. The ability to mod for me has opened up the already amazing game. I have an awesome battle mage/ beautiful witch build going on.
    Conjuration, enchanting and destruction magic with one handed skills being boosted.

    Everytime I try and build the HUGE male orc that goes shirtless and destroys everyone and everything. I get bored seriously quickly and start yet another new build.
    Female beauty/evil battle mages are the only thing that keeps me from it feeling stale.
    Also, out of all the builds I have ever done, I have never bothered with Enchanting so thats something Im now pushing on this build big time.
    I have a fire damage Ash Spawn axe as my first Enchanted weapon. Its awesome.
     
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    You're my hero, Tim.
     
  16. Mathemagician

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    From my reading online, it looks like on PS4 I won't be able to download any of the awesome content mods with new quests/areas/etc. they seem to be listed as PC/XBOX only. Damn I feel jipped. I'm sure there's enough content to justify buying it again one day to play through new stuff. Just annoyed that one console got an inferior version.
     
  17. leftyguitarjoe

    leftyguitarjoe Correct-handed

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    Join the master race
     
  18. Grand Moff Tim

    Grand Moff Tim Some call me... Tim

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    It isn't so much that Sony got a different version, it's that Sony wouldn't give Bethesda access to the code people would need to implement certain kinds of mods. The PS4 gets the same Skyrim, they just aren't allowed to mod it like the other platforms can.


    ...Plus everyone knows Bethesda RPGs are best on PC anyway. :lol:
     
  19. Grindspine

    Grindspine likes pointy things

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    I'm on my nth play through at this point, after loading right around 70 mods on to the Special Edition on PC.

    I have made ALL of my skills legendary, and have most of them back up to 100 (one-handed and two-handed, lock picking, and pick pocketing are still leveling).

    I am rather enjoying wearing heavy Daedric armor with insanely high sneak stats, and slitting throats with summoned swords. It's pretty much a heavy stealth conjuring demon assassin build, who is also a vampire.

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