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Re: Skyrim Thread
« Reply #475: December 06, 2011, 05:56:00 PM »
How would he do dragons though?

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Re: Skyrim Thread
« Reply #476: December 06, 2011, 06:03:21 PM »
How would he do dragons though?

Kumbaya?

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Re: Skyrim Thread
« Reply #477: December 06, 2011, 09:47:32 PM »
And thus begins the tale of mister snugglepants:


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« Reply #478: December 07, 2011, 12:39:09 AM »
:shock: he looks just like N'yan, the sneaky archer kitty!  Well, other than the storm cloak attire.

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« Reply #479: December 07, 2011, 03:00:21 AM »
I rolled back to an earlier save as my follower Lydia ran headlong into a Dragon, a Bear, and two Frostspiders. :smh:  If she keeps this up, I may not to send her home, dress her up in fur armor, and move on. :)


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« Reply #480: December 07, 2011, 03:01:09 AM »
I rolled back to an earlier save as my follower Lydia ran headlong into a Dragon, a Bear, and two Frostspiders. :smh:  If she keeps this up, I may not to send her home and move on.


Lydia is rapidly becoming a legendary video game character.

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« Reply #481: December 07, 2011, 08:14:12 AM »
Followers suck. I was stoked when Lydia got blown up by a fireball.

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« Reply #482: December 07, 2011, 01:43:06 PM »
Followers suck. I was stoked when Lydia got blown up by a fireball.

You could always just frag them yourself or send them packing. :mg:

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Re: Skyrim Thread
« Reply #483: December 07, 2011, 07:23:02 PM »
Trying out an HD textures mod.

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Re: Skyrim Thread
« Reply #484: December 07, 2011, 07:25:27 PM »
Looks like you waxed the floor

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« Reply #485: December 07, 2011, 07:27:40 PM »
I like my character but I think I'm going to start a new one with a Wood Elf and be a sneaker archer with one-handed sword attacks. My current character is all over the place, I've wasted so many perks in destruction when I barely use magic.

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« Reply #486: December 07, 2011, 07:33:17 PM »
Not good news for PS3 Skyrim owners.

http://ps3.ign.com/articles/121/1213924p1.html

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« Reply #487: December 07, 2011, 11:02:15 PM »
I like my character but I think I'm going to start a new one with a Wood Elf and be a sneaker archer with one-handed sword attacks. My current character is all over the place, I've wasted so many perks in destruction when I barely use magic.

I almost went with Wood Elf for my first file, but chose High Elf at the last second because I wanted to play around with the magic more since I've played Fallout extensively but never the Elder Scrolls. I'm a bit all over the place with my Battle-Mage, but it usually works pretty well. Next time I'm definitely going to put more emphasis on Archery early on.

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Re: Skyrim Thread
« Reply #488: December 08, 2011, 12:21:34 AM »
Omfg :lmao:

FUS RO DAH!!!

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« Reply #489: December 08, 2011, 01:26:09 AM »
I almost went with Wood Elf for my first file, but chose High Elf at the last second because I wanted to play around with the magic more since I've played Fallout extensively but never the Elder Scrolls. I'm a bit all over the place with my Battle-Mage, but it usually works pretty well. Next time I'm definitely going to put more emphasis on Archery early on.

From my own experience and what I've seen in this thread, "battlemage" is code for "it's still early and I'm just freaking around with pretty much everything" aka "I haven't chosen a major yet" :lol:

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« Reply #491: December 08, 2011, 08:16:17 AM »
Looks like you waxed the floor

Do you play Skyrim or just hang out in the thread?  :lol:

And yeah, the most obvious change is with the floor.

My time for this game is basically dead. Too much going on in real life.  :icon_frown:

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« Reply #492: December 08, 2011, 09:33:52 AM »
FUS RO DAH!!!!!!!!

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Re: Skyrim Thread
« Reply #493: December 08, 2011, 09:49:09 AM »
Trying out an HD textures mod.

Any noticable performance degredation? Tempted but if it is the one I am thinking it is supposed to be resource intensive.


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« Reply #494: December 08, 2011, 12:20:44 PM »
From my own experience and what I've seen in this thread, "battlemage" is code for "it's still early and I'm just freaking around with pretty much everything" aka "I haven't chosen a major yet" :lol:

Yeah that's pretty accurate except that I'm still doing it at level 46. I didn't want to close any doors for my character since it was my first TES game. Focusing on one-handed, archery, destruction, conjuration and sneak.

My time for this game is basically dead. Too much going on in real life.  :icon_frown:

I'm on the opposite end. I've been on disability with a broken finger for two weeks so it's all I do.

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« Reply #495: December 08, 2011, 12:29:33 PM »
Yeah that's pretty accurate except that I'm still doing it at level 46. I didn't want to close any doors for my character since it was my first TES game. Focusing on one-handed, archery, destruction, conjuration and sneak.

I'm on the opposite end. I've been on disability with a broken finger for two weeks so it's all I do.

How much work have you put into destruction?  Playing through it on the default "adept" difficulty I began to feel like I was falling behind around level 20 or so and went full steam ahead on destruction perks, spells, buffs, etc.  My lv42 Mage character is a total death-dealing badass now, but I can't see destruction being very useful if you're not focused on it, except maybe as a supplementary skill - runes and wall spells both make great traps.

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« Reply #496: December 08, 2011, 02:09:39 PM »
How much work have you put into destruction?  Playing through it on the default "adept" difficulty I began to feel like I was falling behind around level 20 or so and went full steam ahead on destruction perks, spells, buffs, etc.  My lv42 Mage character is a total death-dealing badass now, but I can't see destruction being very useful if you're not focused on it, except maybe as a supplementary skill - runes and wall spells both make great traps.

My destruction skill is at 76, for a lv46 character. I got really rich from doing the Thieves Guild questline, so I spent a lot of money training it up. My default strategy for tough battles is to sneak attack a few arrows in, strike with shocks from a distance, and then rush in with a mace and shield to finish them off, or until my magicka regenerates. I don't use runes as much as I probably should; I might take the perk that lets you set them at greater distances to see if I get into it. Conjuring Atronachs is also a big part of my strategy, they are an invaluable distraction if I need to heal or switch weapons.

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« Reply #497: December 08, 2011, 02:27:55 PM »
Any noticable performance degredation? Tempted but if it is the one I am thinking it is supposed to be resource intensive.


I haven't noticed any.  I am using the 4GB launcher though.  I'm also only playing on high with AA set down to 4, AF up to 16, FXAA turned on, and "Reflect Sky" turned on.

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« Reply #498: December 09, 2011, 02:05:43 PM »
Started a 3rd char, an Orc warrior.  Can already tell this is gonna be fun.

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« Reply #499: December 09, 2011, 03:14:16 PM »
Mining ore and smithing your own gear is very satisfying.