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#1111 RO8!!

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 02:02 PM

The only thing you need Xbox Live Gold for is to play online, I have downloaded a TON of DLC for various games and all I did was plug the internet into my Xbox. You have to sign up for what they call Live Silver but it's completely free.


Not to mention when you do sign up you get a month free, so it is a win-win.
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Posted 27 June 2012 - 02:16 PM

I didn't, I live up the side of a mountain and my Internet isn't fast enough for Live so I have to take my Xbox to my buddy's whenever I need to download stuff so I didn't see much point.
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 02:01 AM

So I came across my first vampire last night - four of them in a save. Four power attacks later, no more vampires...

I've dropped down to playing about 45mins, twice a week. I think it'll take me years to finish Skyrim, let alone Dawnguard :lol:
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 02:27 PM

One thing I found about this game is that even though I normally like to play games on the highest difficulty (even from the same developer- Fallout 3/New Vegas) I prefer to play expert on my assassin and adept on warrior.

Not that Master is overly hard, just does two things I will not abide:

A- makes fights tedious

B- nerf player

In mass effect 2, for example, insanity punished you for making stupid mistakes, but your guns and powers still hit like a ton if you develop them. In Skyrim, master does the unthinkable and halves your personal damage. No way, Jose, I worked hard on that bow.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 10:55 PM

One thing I found about this game is that even though I normally like to play games on the highest difficulty (even from the same developer- Fallout 3/New Vegas) I prefer to play expert on my assassin and adept on warrior.

Not that Master is overly hard, just does two things I will not abide:

A- makes fights tedious

B- nerf player

In mass effect 2, for example, insanity punished you for making stupid mistakes, but your guns and powers still hit like a ton if you develop them. In Skyrim, master does the unthinkable and halves your personal damage. No way, Jose, I worked hard on that bow.


It gets pretty tedious in the later levels when your facing like 20+ draugr deathlords throughout a ruin.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 11:38 PM

In Dawnguard with the quest for Sorine to improve the Crossbow (Ancient Technology) there's a minor Glitch where the arrow on the map tells you to go to the wrong place.

You need to go to Kagranzel (Which is literally just above the place it tells you to go) once you're inside the glitch is fixed. I was just confused cause I kept going in the cave and there was no way to climb up at the end but that's where you come out of.

Also like to add how AMAZING Dawnguard is, I'm not far in yet but the additions (New enemies, weapons) are amazing and the storyline is great already. I chose to go with the Dawnguard not Vampires.

Edited by Armada, 04 July 2012 - 11:43 PM.

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 02:11 AM

It gets pretty tedious in the later levels when your facing like 20+ draugr deathlords throughout a ruin.


Taking 10 incinerates to take out one deathlord while there are 3 others and a named guy wailing on you.is fun times but yeah, it takes forever to get anything done and with my stealth bow guy its even slower. I rely on those 1 shot crit kills to even the odds before Im spotted and on master it just doesnt happen often enough so you spend forever wating for them to stop looking for you over and over and it takes even longer. Im playing expert on my stealth guy and am ashamed, So lame.
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Posted 05 July 2012 - 09:34 AM

Taking 10 incinerates to take out one deathlord while there are 3 others and a named guy wailing on you.is fun times but yeah, it takes forever to get anything done and with my stealth bow guy its even slower. I rely on those 1 shot crit kills to even the odds before Im spotted and on master it just doesnt happen often enough so you spend forever wating for them to stop looking for you over and over and it takes even longer. Im playing expert on my stealth guy and am ashamed, So lame.


Yeah and I was trying to level my guy to 50 so I stopped using heavy armor and using one handed so I was really struggling through that Seige on the Dragon cult mission. Now that I am level 50 I'm going to wear some of my heavy armor again and use my stockpile of epic weapons to finish the companions quest line, should be much easier.

I think I may go back and play Oblivion before I get the Dawngaurd dlc. I have just been having a craving to go back and do a hand to hand character. :lol:
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Posted 05 July 2012 - 01:05 PM

Been trying to get my smithing to level 60, but I don't want to spend hours making daggers and enchanting them.
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Posted 05 July 2012 - 03:04 PM

I loved playing Skyrim, then I flew that dragon to the end boss place without be prepaired so I just keep dying and can't go back to a previous save....I miss skyrim <3
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Posted 06 July 2012 - 08:44 AM

Some funny glitches I came across in my latest travels (watch in HD):

This guard was probably supposed to be eating in the guardhouse at the jail, but she popped in the middle of the street



This one, I abused Farkas' immortality to go giant hunting, He got flattened and wouldn't get up



Last, that random bully Nord attacked my wood elf in the Bee and Barb inn, I didn't want the bar patrons to get killed, so I tried to get the Nord to follow me out. Instead she backstabbed me but didn't follow me outside. when I went back into the bar, she was gone and my gushing blood was all that remained:


Edited by TimberWolf, 06 July 2012 - 08:51 AM.

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 08:48 AM

Been trying to get my smithing to level 60, but I don't want to spend hours making daggers and enchanting them.


What I do is spread it out. I do a quest, sell junk, buy out iron ingots and leather straps. make daggers, and then back questing I go, repeat when I get back into a town. It's not perfect, but it flows better then grinding it out, especially if you are doing alchemy and enchanting on top of it.

Doing it this way, I had enchanting 80 at about level 22, alchemy was 70 and smithing 60 and didn't cut into my kill things alot time.

Specifically, quest done, so if I am headed back to whiterun for the turn ins, then I first go to the inn (or my house) sleep till morning or at least get rested bonus. Then I zip over to dragonreach. Enchant all the gear I picked up as much as possible. Buy new empty soul gems from court wizard. Run down to Apothecary and buy her ingredients out, make potions and sell them back to her and that goods store next door if she runs out of coin. Sell enchanted goods with him after, or drunken huntsman and the blacksmith. Buy out iron ingots, smith, sell daggers and back out I go. (I could buy more ingots from the skyforge area, but I consider it too far out of the way. I only go there if I am trying to find a specific ingot the blacksmith is not carrying that day)

Sounds like a pain, but it takes 10 to 15 minutes at a time and feels a lot less grindy. Just more a post adventure routine.

Edited by TimberWolf, 06 July 2012 - 08:59 AM.

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 11:29 AM

anybody else had random people die?
a courier ran up to me yesterday as i came out of warmaiden's(blacksmith shop by the gate in whiterun.) and gave me an inheritance letter and 100 gold. so i read the letter and it turns out adrianne avenicci(the blacksmith) died! i went back inside to talk to the dude and he said since she died he had to buy his stuff from the kahjit.

i was not to happy about this cause that leaves one less person to sell stuff to.
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Posted 06 July 2012 - 11:48 AM

What I do is spread it out. I do a quest, sell junk, buy out iron ingots and leather straps. make daggers, and then back questing I go, repeat when I get back into a town. It's not perfect, but it flows better then grinding it out, especially if you are doing alchemy and enchanting on top of it.

Doing it this way, I had enchanting 80 at about level 22, alchemy was 70 and smithing 60 and didn't cut into my kill things alot time.

Specifically, quest done, so if I am headed back to whiterun for the turn ins, then I first go to the inn (or my house) sleep till morning or at least get rested bonus.


I'm afraid Werewolves never sleep.
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Posted 06 July 2012 - 01:16 PM

Yeah and I was trying to level my guy to 50 so I stopped using heavy armor and using one handed so I was really struggling through that Seige on the Dragon cult mission. Now that I am level 50 I'm going to wear some of my heavy armor again and use my stockpile of epic weapons to finish the companions quest line, should be much easier.

I think I may go back and play Oblivion before I get the Dawngaurd dlc. I have just been having a craving to go back and do a hand to hand character. :lol:


I made a character and based it on light armor and one handed weapons at first. Much harder; you're so much weaker. On hardcore? mode. The highest difficulty. My original character 'Maximus', an Imperial, based on the Russel Crowe's character in Gladiator used heavy armor and a two handed sword, contradictory to his character in the movie. But you're a much more effective killing machine early on in the game using heavy armor and a massive sword.
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Posted 06 July 2012 - 01:19 PM

I remember how I thought the vanilla version graphics were amazing when this game came out. Now I've got about 14 different mods changing the scenery, sky, water, etc. Vanilla doesn't quite cut it after a while. :lol:


Have you guys tried the Werewolves in Skyrim mod from the Workshop? It's so bad ass. I ran into one way out in the wilderness. It was massive. I was a low level character at the time too. I ran like hell and jumped into the nearest lake before it could catch me LOL

I would also recommend the camping mod from the Workshop too. It's amazing. You don't need to buy a house or sleep at an inn. You can camp out in the wilderness 24/7 with your horse. You can be a nomad like the Mongols or the Huns, or whatever. It's sweet.
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Posted 06 July 2012 - 01:51 PM

Question for those with Dawnguard. Can I play my old saves pre-Dawnguard and play them when I downloaded it? Or do I have to create a whole new game.
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Posted 06 July 2012 - 02:01 PM

Question for those with Dawnguard. Can I play my old saves pre-Dawnguard and play them when I downloaded it? Or do I have to create a whole new game.


I don't have Dawngaurd, but I can tell you that you can continue your old saves as you wish.
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Posted 08 July 2012 - 07:08 AM

When you do the Companions quests, do you HAVE to become a werewolf? Not sure I want to smell of wet dog.

Edited by Azzy Mahmood, 08 July 2012 - 09:17 AM.

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 08:30 AM

When you do the Companions quests, do you HAVE to become a werewolf? Not sure I *Want* to smell of wet dog.


Ugh, don't want to spoil, save your game, go ahead with it and see you will have options later.

Hint: The old Companion that wants to go to Soverngarde when he dies, not beastlands or whatever.


*Oh, and you may want to edit out that typo before the kiddies see it*

Edited by TimberWolf, 08 July 2012 - 08:32 AM.

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 09:17 AM

Haha, stupid iPhone predictive text :lol:

Cheers pal.
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Posted 08 July 2012 - 04:58 PM

Is Dawnguard worth it?

I haven't played Skyrim in months.

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 01:35 AM

When you do the Companions quests, do you HAVE to become a werewolf? Not sure I want to smell of wet dog.


The only one that has no downside is becoming a cannibal. Its a sweet deal.
I still went with Werewolf anyways. no rested bonus boo hoo. The option to get rid of the werewolf curse/gift is given to you further on in but tis too much fun to give up IMO.
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Posted 12 July 2012 - 11:35 AM

The only one that has no downside is becoming a cannibal. Its a sweet deal.
I still went with Werewolf anyways. no rested bonus boo hoo. The option to get rid of the werewolf curse/gift is given to you further on in but tis too much fun to give up IMO.


I didn't really find losing rested all that much a problem, though I usually run with the lord stone on, so slow leveling is nothing new for me. Vampire is a bigger pain with the constant need to check what stage you are in
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Posted 12 July 2012 - 08:32 PM



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Posted 12 July 2012 - 08:39 PM

Anyone here familiar with the creation kit?
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Posted 12 July 2012 - 10:07 PM

Those still on the fence and thinking of picking up the game its on sale at Futureshop this week for $39.99 for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.
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Posted 13 July 2012 - 12:54 AM

Buy it for PC or you're a sucker, lol
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Posted 13 July 2012 - 01:06 AM

Those still on the fence and thinking of picking up the game its on sale at Futureshop this week for $39.99 for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.

I bought it for that price months ago at Best Buy. Thought it was a steal.
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Posted 13 July 2012 - 06:20 AM

Buy it for PC or you're a sucker, lol

Unless you have a 6 year old pc that barely runs ms-dos. Like me :lol:
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