Skyrim
  • jlwjlw
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    This discussion was created from comments split from another conversation.
  • jlwjlw
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    Ace_Club said:

    @ceannt, I'm almost done with the main quest line. I'm level 52, all daedric armor and weapons, finished the Companions, Thieves Guild, and Civil War quest lines. Right now I'm starting to get bored and just want to get it finished and get all the xbox achievements.

    @jlw, smithing is easy. Leather strips and iron ingots and craft the fuck out of iron daggers. It's even better to then enchant those daggers and then sell them. Big profit and lots of skill earned. Then you have to choose between dragon perk or daedric perk. I chose the daedric perk as I think it looks cooler (glows red). Plus, with the armor cap, it really doesn't matter what armor you choose, you can max anything out.

    @azscoob, where in IL are you looking? Chicagoland area? If so, I owe you a beer or three.



    @Ace_Club Good tip on the enchanting piece. I've mostly leveled up with the iron dagger. I fast travel back and forth to the smiths, buy the ingots and leather and then sell them back to the smith.

    Working on the guild quest line right now. have finished companions, college of winterhold.
  • jlwjlw
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  • jlwjlw
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    I thought I would start a thread where I cvould ask questions since you two are way ahaead of me right now.
  • ceanntceannt
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    Cool .....
    How are you liking the game so far?
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  • jlwjlw
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    I like the game a lot. Trying to do all of the questlines plus side quests to level up. I am getting ready to level up to a 31. I think I am waht is referred to as a battle mage. I also use the bow a lot for sneak attacks.

    Starting to try and max out some of my shouts.
  • ceanntceannt
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    I use the shouts a lot .....
    A good bow .... and good arrows are great for sneak attacks ..... I like the ebony ones .... look cool too
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  • jlwjlw
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    ceannt said:

    I use the shouts a lot .....
    A good bow .... and good arrows are great for sneak attacks ..... I like the ebony ones .... look cool too



    Yep, using a pimped out ebony bow right now. I need to be able to smith ebony so I can trick it out all the way.
  • Ace_ClubAce_Club
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    I'm level 52.

    Completed Main Quest, Companions Quest, Thieves Guild, and Civil War.

    Working on Dark Brotherhood, Mages College, Daedric Artifacts, and Dragon Priest Masks.

    I wear all Legendary Daedric Armor (no shield) and am above the armor cap. I dual wield Legendary Daedric Swords (98 damage each) and also a Legendary Ebony Bow. It took me maybe 3 power attacks to kill Alduin. It was sad.

    I'm still working to get my enchanting to 100 so that I can dual enchant all my gear and walk around Skyrim like a god.

    Hardest achievement so far, accumulating 100,000 gold. That took a while.

    Overall, a good game, though I'm starting to get a little bored with it now. And this is the most disturbing Skyrim video I've seen:

  • C_BC_B
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    That's effed up.
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  • jlwjlw
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    Ace_Club said:

    I'm level 52.

    Completed Main Quest, Companions Quest, Thieves Guild, and Civil War.

    Working on Dark Brotherhood, Mages College, Daedric Artifacts, and Dragon Priest Masks.

    I wear all Legendary Daedric Armor (no shield) and am above the armor cap. I dual wield Legendary Daedric Swords (98 damage each) and also a Legendary Ebony Bow. It took me maybe 3 power attacks to kill Alduin. It was sad.

    I'm still working to get my enchanting to 100 so that I can dual enchant all my gear and walk around Skyrim like a god.

    Hardest achievement so far, accumulating 100,000 gold. That took a while.

    Overall, a good game, though I'm starting to get a little bored with it now. And this is the most disturbing Skyrim video I've seen:



    I wonder if I am too far into the game to start dual weilding? Kind of wish I had went that path instead of the battle mage.
  • ceanntceannt
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    I tried it for a while and then went 2 handed ..... I like the shock and awe of decapitation
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  • scoobscoob
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    My brother is diehard PC gamer and says the gaming platform versions aren't as good.

    I am not buying a new powerful pc just to play a game, and be stuck in the office playing when I can be in the living room on the 65" tv.

    So what platform do you pros recommend?
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  • jlwjlw
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    azscoob said:

    My brother is diehard PC gamer and says the gaming platform versions aren't as good.

    I am not buying a new powerful pc just to play a game, and be stuck in the office playing when I can be in the living room on the 65" tv.

    So what platform do you pros recommend?



    I have an Xbox 360 and I like it. The Multiplayer is an annual subscription. You get a lot of features like Netflix. I use Zune for movies instead of Netflix b/c it's free. Lot's of cool features.

    I know people that have PS3 and equally like the Playstation. The multiplayer is free but I hear from friends it's less reliable ( I don't have direct knowledge). With PS3 you get a Blue Ray Player. Not a big deal for me as we don;t watch a lot of movies and when we do we stream from Zune.

    I would recommend the Xbox mainly cause I have one.
  • scoobscoob
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    I was leaning to the play station for the blue ray player, I guess it's also 3d capable player as long as your tv is too.
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  • scoobscoob
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    I heard there were bugs in ps sky rim, it would slow down as you progressed in the game due to the way it saved the game progress
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  • jlwjlw
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    azscoob said:

    I was leaning to the play station for the blue ray player, I guess it's also 3d capable player as long as your tv is too.



    I get that logic. I have had play stations in the past and never a problem. However, my 360 experience has been just as good.

    I will also tell you that if you have any desire to play on line there are a few you would know from hombrew sites. I'm friends with Ace. I think Fry is a PS guy and I'm not sure about @ceannt.

    Also, xbox has one of my favorite all time games series: Halo. The old halo's are only xbox. I believe the new Halo 4 coming out is both systems. But it is an awesome game. all of them I have played through multiple times becuse I like the story line and gameplay that much.
  • jlwjlw
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    @ace_club and @ceannt I was wondering what would happen if once you have done everything you can on skyrim and you are essentially invincible if you could just kill everyone in skyrim? all the towns all the villages?

    Thym
  • ThymThym
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    jlw said:

    @ace_club and @ceannt I was wondering what would happen if once you have done everything you can on skyrim and you are essentially invincible if you could just kill everyone in skyrim? all the towns all the villages?


    That would almost make it worth it
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  • C_BC_B
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    Lakewood said:

    jlw said:

    @ace_club and @ceannt I was wondering what would happen if once you have done everything you can on skyrim and you are essentially invincible if you could just kill everyone in skyrim? all the towns all the villages?


    That would almost make it worth it

    Almost.
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  • Ace_ClubAce_Club
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    I've actually thought the same thing. Though I think people and guards and bandits tend to re-spawn, so you would never be able to kill everyone.

    Everyone in a city for a short period of time? Maybe...
  • ceanntceannt
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    I'm on Xbox ...
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  • ceanntceannt
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    When I get bored .... I walk into a town and kill everything I see ..... but I don't save afterwards .... just in case I ever want to go back ...
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  • ceanntceannt
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    The guards respawn .... what I hate are the ones that have some potential part in a quest that won't die......
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  • ceanntceannt
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    Run into them in the imperial camps .. don't know why..... I finished the civil war quests ..... on the nord side .....
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  • ceanntceannt
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    Not too many imperial troops left.. and I kill them on sight
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