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The Official Elder Scrolls V : Skyrim Thread

Discussion in 'Games' started by Kreij, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. Black Panther

    Black Panther Senior Moderator™ Staff Member

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    Lol congrats! :)

    You can't get married to anyone, you know..

    I really fancy Brynjolf but he's not eligible :(

    Here's the list of eligible bachelors/bachloresses... don't click the spoiler if you don't wish to know, but it'd save you time to get acquainted with the right person (I sound like a matchmaker here):

    Female

    Aela the Huntress – Nord, found in a farm outside Whiterun.
    Aeri – Nord, found in the Pale, inside her house.
    Anwen – Redguard, found in Markarth Temple.
    Avrusa Sarethi – Dark Elf, found in the Sarethi farm in the Rift.
    Borgahk the Steel Heart – Orc, found in Mor Khazgur.
    Brelyna Maryon – Dark Elf, found in the College of Winterhold.
    Camilla Valerius – Imperial, found in Riverwood.
    Dravynea the Stoneweaver – Dark Elf, found in Kyne’s Grove.
    Ghorza gra-Bagol – Orc, found in Markarth.
    Gilfre – Imperial, found in the Mixwater Mill in Eastmarch.
    Grelka – Nord, found in Riften.
    Iona – Nord, also found in Riften.
    Jenassa – Dark Elf, found in the Drunken Huntsman, in Whiterun.
    Jordis the Sword-Maiden – Nord, found in Proudspire Manor, in Solitude.
    Lydia – Nord, found in Dragonsreach, in Whiterun.
    Mjoll the Lioness – Nord, found in her house, in Riften.
    Muiri – Breton, found in The Hag’s Cure, in Markarth.
    Njada Stonearm – Nord, found in the Companion’s Faction House, in Whiterun.
    Orla – Nord, found in the Temple of Dibella, in Markarth.
    Ria – Imperial, found in the Companion’s Faction House, in Whiterun.
    Senna – Imperial, found in the Temple of Dibella, in Markarth.
    Shahvee – Argonian, found outside Windhelm.
    Sylgja – Nord, found in Shor’s Stone.
    Taarie – High Elf, found in Solitude.
    Temba Wide-Arm – Nord, found in Ivarstead.
    Uthgerd – Nord, found in her house, in Whiterun.
    Viola Giordano – Imperial, found in Windhelm, in Eastmarch.
    Ysolda – Nord, found in Whiterun.

    Male

    Ainethach – Breton, found in Karthwasten Hall, in Karthwasten.
    Angrenor Once-Honored – Nord, found in Candlehearth Hall, in Windhelm.
    Argis the Bulwark – Nord, found in Vlindrel Hall, in Markarth.
    Athis – Dark Elf, found in the Jorrvaskr Living Quarters, in Whiterun.
    Balimund – Nord, found in The Scorched Hammer, in Riften.
    Belrand – Nord, found in The Winking Skeever, in Solitude.
    Benor – Nord, found in Morthal.
    Calder – Nord, found in Hjerim, in Windhelm.
    Cosnach – Breton, found in The Warrens, in Markarth.
    Derkeethus – Argonian, found in Darkwater Pass.
    Erik the Slayer – Nord, found in Frostfruit Inn, in Rorikstead.
    Farkas – Nord, found in the Brill and Vignar, in Whiterun.
    Filnjar – Nord, found in his house, in Shor’s Stone.
    Gat gro-Shargakh – Orc, found in Pavo’s House, in Kolskeggr Mine.
    Ghorbash the Iron Hand – Orc, found in Burguk’s Longhouse, in Dushnikh Yal.
    Marcurio – Imperial, found in Riften.
    Moth gro-Bagol – Orc, found in Understone Keep, in Markarth.
    Octieve San – Breton, found in Solitude.
    Omluag – Breton, found in The Warrens, in Markarth.
    Onmund – Nord, found in The Hall of Attainment, in the College of Winterhold.
    Pavo Attius – Imperial, found in his house, in Kolskeggr Mine.
    Perth – Breton, found in the Miner’s House, in Soljund’s Sinkhole.
    Quintus Navale – Imperial, found in White Phial Services, in Windhelm.
    Revyn Sadri – Dark Elf, found in Sadri’s Used Wares, in Windhelm.
    Roggi Knot-Beard – Nord, found in Steamscorch Mine, in Kyne’s Grove.
    Romlyn Dreth – Dark Elf, found in his house, in Riften.
    Scouts-Many-Marshes – Argonian, found in the Argonian Assemblage, in Windhelm.
    Sondas Drenim – Dark Elf, found in Goldenrock Mine, in Darkwater Crossing.
    Sorex Vinius – Imperial, found in Solitude.
    Stenvar – Nord, found in Windhelm.
    Torvar – Nord, found in the Companion’s Faction House, in Whiterun.
    Vilkas – Nord, also found in the Companion’s Faction House, in Whiterun.
    Vorstag – Nord, found in Markarth.
    Wilhelm – Nord, found in Ivarstead.
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  2. yogurt_21

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    texture mods really helped oblivion, they'll help skyrim too. you just need to be patient and wait for them. The oblivion mods didn't launch immediately, neither will the skyrim ones be out on day 4.

    that said comparing default oblivion to default skyrim shows marked improvement. I can agree on trees and other things not being as good as they should for 2011 (comparing to crysis in 2007) but it still looks much better than default oblivion.
  3. digibucc

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    and i feel the point has to be made again: the scale of the project is such that concessions have to be made. my gripe would be more aimed at the console based development that limits their willingness to push boundaries. I can play this on high/ultra with a single 5850 on stock volts without slowdown, so to me that means it doesn't require enough processing power.

    i really don't want that to be taken as a gripe though, that's if anything. i really am completely happy with this game, which doesn't happen to often :)
  4. Horrux

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    I am that too. My character is named Slith, he's an Argonian. Why? Simply because I have never played an Argonian in any TES game before. Oh and I really like that Histskin power that it gives you. It's health regeneration at 10x the normal rate, which means you are almost invincible for a full minute. Wearing the Elven armor at the moment:

    [​IMG]

    You know, instead of giving us these ridiculous companions, they could have given the game a coop mode. That would have kicked all kinds of butt.


    This looks like a valuable diamond. I can't pick it up... :(
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    Textures that remind me of the first Nintendo and Zelda:

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    Is it a treebird or a birdtree? It's both a tree and a bird. And it was making a weird sound.
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    It isn't all bad though:

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  5. AphexDreamer

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  6. Delta6326

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    I see they are raciest to us Khajiit. :rolleyes:


    Well this sucks! Just got this Email from Amazon about my Game Guide

    I had 2-day shipping and it said it was going to be a here Thursday oh well I only paid $20. And $15 for the game so I'm all good for the wait.

    Hello,

    We're writing about the order you placed on November 10, 2011 (Order# #####). Unfortunately, we are unable to ship the item(s) as soon as we expected and need to provide you with a new estimate of when the item(s) may be delivered:

    David Hodgson "Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Collector's Edition: Prima Official Game Guide"
    New Delivery Estimate: December 19, 2011

    If you still want us to ship the delayed items when they do become available, (though they may arrive later than expected) please visit Your Orders on Amazon.com address to approve the delay:


    Please approve the delay by December 15, 2011 to avoid cancelation. If the item becomes available before that date, we will automatically ship it to you. By approving the new delivery estimate, you are letting us know that you still want the item(s).

    We will make every effort to get the delayed item(s) to you as soon as possible. If there are other items in your order, they'll be shipped according to the delivery estimates listed in the order details
  7. Captain.Abrecan

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    Remember how you could stack alchemy potions in Morrowind if you wanted to min max? A lot of people got upset about that for some reason, so I think they nerfed it in Oblivion and Skyrim.
    There is no reason in Skyrim, though, why you can't make +Enchant potions once you have lvl.100 alchemy. Get lvl.100 Enchant skill, drink the potions and Enchant a set of armor with +Alchemy.

    Use that to brew +Enchanting potions. Drink them, then make a +Smithing set of armor. Brew some +Smithing potions. Get lvl.100 Smithing, wear the smithing armor and then drink the +Smithing potions to upgrade the Daedric set until (Legendary).

    Use the +Alchemy armor to make +Enchanting potions, drink them, and make a +Enchanting armor.
    Wear that and Enchant damage, armor, resist magic, stamina & health on the upgraded Daedric armor set.
    You now have crazy gear.

    EDIT: Just checked the guide book, there are no ingredients that fortify alchemy. Good job Bethesda, this game is pretty balanced. Except for one fatal flaw: There are ingredients for +enchant, and there are +alchemy enchantments. The ingredients for this plan are hard to come by though, if anyone was wondering. Sabre cats and hagravens, butterflies, you need hundreds of things for this to work. I won't be trying that's for sure.
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  8. Widjaja

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    Steam says I have been playing this game for 36 hours.
    A buddy of mine has already acquired 100 skill smithing and over 1million gold.

    Found four quest bugs so far.
    Three of them being serious enough to break the quests.
    Fortunately I have been able to resolve the quest issues.

    It's been great and necessary quite a few time to have a companion.
    I set mine up sort of like a tank, armor them up as best as possible then give them dual fireball staffs.
  9. erocker

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    It's a broken magic parrot animation. Like in the beginning of Oblivion it should be flying around in front of you.
  10. Delta6326

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    I CAN'T stand these companions! They mess up every fight for me so I have stopped using them. I'm stealth and like to dagger people in the back but my companions are always to noise so when we get close the bad guy turns around and starts attacking me.:banghead:
  11. digibucc

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    steam of course tracks the total time open, so it will track paused time, loading screens/initial launch menu, as well as add all of your retries together. so everytime you load a save it just adds time rather than reset to where you were.
    i only mention this because there is an in game counter which will just tell you how long you've been playing in game, not in menus,paused, or reloading saves.

    no quest bugs myself, but i really haven't done that many in my 35 hours :) too much fun making my own goals :)
  12. BumbleBee

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    I wish companions could take your loot back to town like in Torchlight.
  13. digibucc

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    screw that. i don't trust them to not screw something up just following, let alone carry valuable loot by themselves :)
    obviously i like the idea, but only if it was menu based and error free. if they actually run back to town themselves and can get killed(kinda cool), or simply disappear as they do(not cool), no thanks.
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    Yeah these funny bugs are to be expected in this game, just like Oblivion had them.
    I have a feeling they will be there even after another patch.

    E.G
    I've seen a Jarl sitting on the arm rest of a throne,
    A black smith pulling on air while working.
    NPC sitting down drinking with no cup in hand.
    A Dragon dive bombing an NPC straight into a river then appears beside the river on the ground with a big chunk of health taken off yet the NPC is still alive.
    Companion sometimes beats up whatever I had summoned.
    Hit by a giant so hard that my character infinitely carries on up into the sky.
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    the guide is now $39.99 and becoming rare.
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    when i checked yesterday amazon had them for $86. i got mine through at $23 with the link you provided last thursday. ty :)
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  17. 1Kurgan1

    1Kurgan1 The Knife in your Back

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    Wolf Armor is a great armor for it's level, but it's not something that will compete with anything past Steel Armor, which is pretty low level, I had moved onto Dwarven by level 10, Orcish by 15, and skipped Ebony and been working on Daedric since 22.

    Reading this confuses me. You compare Dragon Armor (granted I know there is Light and Heavy versions) to Glass Armor (Light Armor). Then you say you wear Ebony Gloves (Heavy Armor). If you wear a matching set of armor, the Heavy Armor bonuses will make it worth it. Why use Heavy and Light Armor?

    The game is massive, and it was built with consoles as the lead platform. As with anything in life, if you go looking for problems, you will find them. I haven't gone tree licking myself, or ran and looked at things in an un-natural way. I have just played the game, and did what was fun, and I haven't noticed too many things stand out, though I know they are there. But because a few spots have horribad textures like that doesn't mean the game as a whole is Oblivion level. The amount of detail is drastically better, even a highly modded Oblivion looks pretty aged now days.

    I use them as mules. They are almost invaluable, allows me to come back with 2 - 3k worth of vendor junk. If it wasn't for that, I probably wouldn't use them.
  18. crazyeyesreaper

    crazyeyesreaper Chief Broken Rig

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    i dont know if anyone else is getting crashes every 20-40 mins but if you are

    go to the games install folder and find the TESV exe right click run it as admin, it starts the game WITHOUT steam, and so far had 0 crashes since, apparently for me Skyrim + steam is whats causing 99% of my game crashes,
  19. Wrigleyvillain

    Wrigleyvillain PTFO or GTFO

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    Yeah...the game could just teleport/fast travel them there. In fact I think that's what it essentially does, since Oblivion, with a lost/stuck companion after they get a certain distance behind you. Suddenly there they are again.
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    I want to get this pretty bad but I heard terrible things about the graphics.
    Like it looks as if the game should be on xlame 3failey.
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    Wrigleyvillain PTFO or GTFO

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    ^Um no. Really, what were people expecting though? Hellloooo it runs on an XBox, alebeit at lower res and such.
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    lol people were expecting a better looking game... <3 oblivion. Guess I'm waiting on a high res pack and patches.
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    They are maxed... Maybe the game didn't load some textures?


    Is the large address aware mod/patch rumored to have a significant effect on performance?
  25. Bjorn_Of_Iceland

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    Yeah.. I also hate horses. They attack anything on sight even if I was on stealth mode. Stupid creature dies instantly as well when ganged up by 3 or more bandits.. not to mention they are like 1000 septims worth -_-.

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