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« Reply #175: November 18, 2011, 04:06:40 PM »
IDK if this has been posted or not and I can't be arsed to look.  Slightly NSFW as there is a use of "the s-word"

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« Reply #176: November 18, 2011, 05:27:29 PM »
Just picked up the game today.  Loving it so far...

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« Reply #177: November 18, 2011, 05:50:21 PM »
Skyrim continues to impress me with its depth - you can make your own arrows using firewood that you chop.

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« Reply #178: November 18, 2011, 06:19:03 PM »
Skyrim continues to impress me with its depth - you can make your own arrows using firewood that you chop.

I got a pickaxe and mined my own iron ore. I've also done some cooking.


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« Reply #179: November 18, 2011, 06:20:30 PM »
Wow, talk about incredible attention to detail :shock:

[very minor spoiler warning]
http://www.reddit.com/r/skyrim/comments/mh5hz/so_i_used_to_give_some_gold_to_a_beggar_in/



Interesting. I had some interaction with an NPC (Cicero the jester) the other day that made me wonder if there was something else to come.


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« Reply #180: November 18, 2011, 06:20:41 PM »
I got a pickaxe and mined my own iron ore. I've also done some cooking.

Yeah the mining and using the ore to smelt ingots to make your own gear with is cool too, though I haven't come across very many mines yet.

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« Reply #181: November 18, 2011, 06:23:34 PM »
Yeah the mining and using the ore to smelt ingots to make your own gear with is cool too, though I haven't come across very many mines yet.

There are two in Dawnstar. You can do everything there. Mine, smelt ingots, and make weapons/armor. Pretty cool little town, except for the weather. The snow was really coming down when I was there.  :lol:



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« Reply #182: November 18, 2011, 06:28:53 PM »
BTW Chief..I got the flame atronach spell while plundering a cave. It was on one of those undead skeleton/zombie things that populate most of the caves/dungeons.

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« Reply #183: November 19, 2011, 12:47:47 AM »
There are two in Dawnstar. You can do everything there. Mine, smelt ingots, and make weapons/armor. Pretty cool little town, except for the weather. The snow was really coming down when I was there.  :lol:

I've just been sort of slowly expanding outward from Whiterun, but mostly to the west and south, so that explains why I haven't seen that.  Farthest north I've been is Silent Moon's Camp.  How are you liking the Atronach?

Awesome sidenote - there are dual-wielding kill animations.  Just attacked a wolf with a mace in one hand and sword in the other.  Hooked him by the neck with the mace and held him up while running him through with the sword :shock:

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« Reply #184: November 19, 2011, 03:32:57 AM »
Why it takes me forever to finish any quests:



To the right:  road onward to quest objective
To the left: random mysterious cave.

Better check it out... :hammer:

To be fair, there are some pretty sweet looking caves:








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« Reply #185: November 19, 2011, 11:48:13 AM »
I keep watching my brother play this on his 360 and I want it! :(

Btw Chief, how the hell do you make arrows? Everything I've read you can't yet.

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« Reply #186: November 19, 2011, 11:55:43 AM »
I keep watching my brother play this on his 360 and I want it! :(

Btw Chief, how the hell do you make arrows? Everything I've read you can't yet.

Sadly I found out that that arrow making thing was a mod.  Apparently the data for making arrows is actually in the stock game files, but didn't make it into the game for whatever reason :(

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« Reply #187: November 19, 2011, 12:11:30 PM »
Sadly I found out that that arrow making thing was a mod.  Apparently the data for making arrows is actually in the stock game files, but didn't make it into the game for whatever reason :(

Ok, yeah.. that's what I read. Still, the game looks like a lot of fun.

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« Reply #188: November 19, 2011, 05:17:44 PM »
Killable children mod is out if you are playing on a PC.

http://www.reddit.com/r/skyrim/comments/mi0hn/killable_children_mod_out/

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« Reply #189: November 19, 2011, 05:18:37 PM »
Has unintended side-effects though.

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« Reply #190: November 19, 2011, 05:20:54 PM »
F U get back on your hoers and ride away!

Is the unintended effect something that happens no matter what?

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« Reply #191: November 19, 2011, 05:29:59 PM »
Killable children mod is out if you are playing on a PC.

http://www.reddit.com/r/skyrim/comments/mi0hn/killable_children_mod_out/


Why would anyone install that?

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« Reply #192: November 19, 2011, 05:32:11 PM »
Chief likes killing children :shrug:

And to be fair, Bethesda did make them annoying as freak for something you can't slap around.

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« Reply #193: November 19, 2011, 05:47:41 PM »
Why would anyone install that?

What Nathan said.  Most of them are asking for it :razz:

Jokes aside, why put children in a game that's supposed to be about immersion and then make them freaking invincible?  It's preposterous.  If you're RPing a truly evil character and want to eliminate all witnesses to your crimes, that's going to sometimes include kids.

Not that I am, but I can absolutely see the reasoning behind a mod like this.

Chief likes killing children :shrug:

And to be fair, Bethesda did make them annoying as freak for something you can't slap around.

That little girl put a hit out on me.  She started it.

I WANTED TO FINISH IT :twisted:

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« Reply #194: November 19, 2011, 05:51:05 PM »
I hate the kid in Whiterun that says something like "Oh good, another person to lick my father's boots" or something similar.  nag, I am dovahkiin!  :evil:

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« Reply #195: November 19, 2011, 06:37:57 PM »
:lol: someone on reddit challenged a guy to fill a house with potatoes.  Unfortunately, the game crashed when he got up to around 4000 potatoes.


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« Reply #196: November 19, 2011, 06:43:32 PM »
Here's another reason children shouldn't be invincible:



If a snow cat attacks, how realistic is it that the invincible kid draws all of his aggro while I shoot him to death with fireballs?

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« Reply #197: November 19, 2011, 06:50:00 PM »
Are there any other massive games that don't require me to be an Orc or a wizard?

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« Reply #198: November 19, 2011, 06:53:11 PM »
Are there any other massive games that don't require me to be an Orc or a wizard?

You don't have to be an Orc or a Wizard in Skyrim.  There are several human races, and you can go straight physical attacking...

...but I'm assuming what you're really asking is if there are any such games that aren't in a fantasy setting, to which I would respond "Try Fallout 3"

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« Reply #199: November 19, 2011, 06:57:09 PM »
Are there any other massive games that don't require me to be an Orc or a wizard?

Well, in Skyrim you can be a Breton, Nord, Argonian (lizard), Khajiit (cat), Bosmer (wood elf), Dunmer (dark elf), Altmer (high elf), Redguard, or Imperial.

You can play as anything, you could use a one handed sword mace or axe with a shield, or use 2 one handed weapons at once, or use a 2 handed great sword or warhammer or axe, use a one hander with a spell in the other hand, use a bow, be sneaky and use daggers to sneak up and assassinate people.  Whatever.

Fallout 3 is pretty big, isn't it?  From what I understand it's pretty much like an Elder Scrolls game except in a post apocalyptic DC with guns instead of magics.