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#1351 TimberWolf

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 02:52 PM

If the found weapons were the best in the game, nobody would bother smithing and enchanting (and using alchemy to a lesser extent), though, thus making those skills useless.

There's still a ton of reasons why you would want to adventure and explore. If the side quests and the stories associated with them aren't a good reason for you to explore, then I don't know what to say.


Did the lack of smithing/enchanting ruin your Fallout experience? (if you had one)

I am not saying to take it out, I just don't like that it's the ultimate option. I like the option to be able to improve my weapons like dawnbreaker via smith. What I don't like is how Dawnbreaker is vender trash compared to a crafted Daedric Sword with a fire and lightning enchant that I can make without ever leaving whiterun. It's one thing to be able to make gear that fills some holes, another all together that not making that gear reduces your power. Sure, I play for the story, but also the rewards of loot that improves my character.

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 02:27 PM

I'm only at 77 (but near 78), despite putting in 400 hours into the game. I've mentioned this before in the thread, but I've avoided using exploits to level up for the sake of leveling up. Just use certain skills when called upon, or in an otherwise basic model. Like right now I'm running around with Dragon bone heavy armour and a two handed sword, because I want to push those up to a 100 by legitimately fighting with them (but I do hate those, maybe I should find an exploit, lol.)

The only skill I have that's below 80 at the moment is pickpocketing, at 76. Everything is nearing maxed out potential.


So you must have been a mage originally then, right?
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Posted 13 April 2013 - 02:31 PM

Hmm. I think I've run into a bug.

I try to get new Companions quests, but I can't. I completed the most recent quest but I can't get a new one from Farkas, or Aela, they keep telling me to speak to Vilkas, who had already acknowledged I completed it. I guess I can't get rid of lycanthropy any other way? Because that's my ultimate goal here.

I'll look it up later unless you guys know what to do about this.
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Posted 14 April 2013 - 03:29 AM

So you must have been a mage originally then, right?


Was first a warrior with a sword and shield. Then switched to dual sword wielding afterwards (The "kill them quickly before they can kill you" option.) Dual wielding is still my favourite option of attack.
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Posted 14 April 2013 - 11:35 PM

Hmm. I think I've run into a bug.

I try to get new Companions quests, but I can't. I completed the most recent quest but I can't get a new one from Farkas, or Aela, they keep telling me to speak to Vilkas, who had already acknowledged I completed it. I guess I can't get rid of lycanthropy any other way? Because that's my ultimate goal here.

I'll look it up later unless you guys know what to do about this.


Yeah, that is a common bug. The "Purity" quest is one of the most annoying bugs. You need to probably reset it using console commands, but it will break some stuff, lol.
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Posted 14 April 2013 - 11:37 PM

Did the lack of smithing/enchanting ruin your Fallout experience? (if you had one)

I am not saying to take it out, I just don't like that it's the ultimate option. I like the option to be able to improve my weapons like dawnbreaker via smith. What I don't like is how Dawnbreaker is vender trash compared to a crafted Daedric Sword with a fire and lightning enchant that I can make without ever leaving whiterun. It's one thing to be able to make gear that fills some holes, another all together that not making that gear reduces your power. Sure, I play for the story, but also the rewards of loot that improves my character.


Well, Fallout was different. No smithing/enchanting.


Clearly it comes down to preference. Finding the named unique weapons was great for Fallout (which I played a lot of, and loved, btw) but they took Skyrim in a different direction, obviously.
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Posted 15 April 2013 - 02:29 PM

Hmm. I think I've run into a bug.

I try to get new Companions quests, but I can't. I completed the most recent quest but I can't get a new one from Farkas, or Aela, they keep telling me to speak to Vilkas, who had already acknowledged I completed it. I guess I can't get rid of lycanthropy any other way? Because that's my ultimate goal here.

I'll look it up later unless you guys know what to do about this.


If you have dawnguard becoming a vampire lord (curable) will cure lycanthopy

Not sure where you are at. If you just helped Vilkas clear out the last of the silver hand, you should be on your way to to help cleanse the harbringer. If you did all that, then make Alea a follower and talk to farkas and that might clear it up.

Edited by TimberWolf, 15 April 2013 - 02:43 PM.

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 02:42 PM

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Edited by TimberWolf, 15 April 2013 - 02:43 PM.

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 04:54 PM

If you have dawnguard becoming a vampire lord (curable) will cure lycanthopy

Not sure where you are at. If you just helped Vilkas clear out the last of the silver hand, you should be on your way to to help cleanse the harbringer. If you did all that, then make Alea a follower and talk to farkas and that might clear it up.


That's one beef I have with Skyrim. There are a lot of bugs in the game they didn't find and haven't seem to address in updates. Skjor showing up in the hall even though he was killed by the silver hand is another one I've encountered. I had to console command to get rid of him.

I last helped with some side quest by rescuing a peasant from bandits and escorting her to Windhelm. The quest is marked as complete as I had to return to Vilkas for to be complete but I can't get any new quests from anyone else in the hall. It's as if I didn't do the mission and they keep telling me to complete the quest for him.
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Posted 20 April 2013 - 04:58 PM

Was first a warrior with a sword and shield. Then switched to dual sword wielding afterwards (The "kill them quickly before they can kill you" option.) Dual wielding is still my favourite option of attack.



Strange. How do you get your magic skills near max? I'm a warrior too. But if I ever actually tried using magic in combat, I would get slaughtered. I don't have the magicka for any powerful attacks since I used my points for health and stamina. The only way I can improve my magic skills is through a trainer.
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Posted 22 April 2013 - 12:43 AM

Hey guys, I was just looking for some opinions. What's the best/coolest looking clothing to wear for a traveller build? I'm doing a hardcore roleplay play-through right now and I want to find a set of clothing that I can wear that looks like a traveller would actually wear.
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Posted 22 April 2013 - 04:17 PM

Hey guys, I was just looking for some opinions. What's the best/coolest looking clothing to wear for a traveller build? I'm doing a hardcore roleplay play-through right now and I want to find a set of clothing that I can wear that looks like a traveller would actually wear.


I like the Alik'r clothing with the cape and turban style head wear, but that's just me.

You can always download a clothing making mod and experiment that way.

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 12:06 PM

Hey guys, I was just looking for some opinions. What's the best/coolest looking clothing to wear for a traveller build? I'm doing a hardcore roleplay play-through right now and I want to find a set of clothing that I can wear that looks like a traveller would actually wear.


A set of clothing that will actually offer some protection or just purely for the aesthetics?
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Posted 23 April 2013 - 11:58 PM

A set of clothing that will actually offer some protection or just purely for the aesthetics?


Just aesthetics.

I'm also on the 360 so I can't download any mods.
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Posted 26 April 2013 - 06:21 PM

Just aesthetics.

I'm also on the 360 so I can't download any mods.


I would suggest checking the wiki and just looking at the pictures of the clothing to see what you like
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Posted 26 April 2013 - 07:22 PM

Just aesthetics.

I'm also on the 360 so I can't download any mods.


There's a clothing shop near the entrance of Solitude that might have what you are looking for.

Aside from that there is Linwe's set that has a good used look to it
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http://elderscrolls....nwe's_Armor_Set

Also the jester outfit if you want to be a little odd:

http://elderscrolls....Cicero's_Outfit

Adept robes also have a plain traveller feel to it:

http://elderscrolls....iki/Adept_Robes

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 07:47 PM

Hey guys, I was just looking for some opinions. What's the best/coolest looking clothing to wear for a traveller build? I'm doing a hardcore roleplay play-through right now and I want to find a set of clothing that I can wear that looks like a traveller would actually wear.


Plain leather armour or the thieves guild armour is what I use to get that traveler/adventurer/outdoorsman look.
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Posted 28 April 2013 - 11:52 AM

Dat feel when you accidentally save over your level 48...
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Posted 28 April 2013 - 04:16 PM

Dat feel when you accidentally save over your level 48...


pft. My level 70 glitched, and I had to start all over again.
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Posted 28 April 2013 - 07:01 PM

All y'all a bunch o' noobs!

I have like 10 saves at one time and I always overwrite the oldest one.

I don't have time to start over and pour 70+ hours into a new game...
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Posted 28 April 2013 - 07:04 PM

All y'all a bunch o' noobs!

I have like 10 saves at one time and I always overwrite the oldest one.

I don't have time to start over and pour 70+ hours into a new game...


Yeah I always keep 2 or 3 hard saves and roll them. Plus I set auto save for every 5 minutes when I go to the menu.
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Posted 28 April 2013 - 09:28 PM

Yeah I always keep 2 or 3 hard saves and roll them. Plus I set auto save for every 5 minutes when I go to the menu.


Yeah, every auto save imaginable turned on too.
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Posted 29 April 2013 - 09:17 AM

I always quicksave like a madman in every game I play.

As for Skyrim, I installed so many mods that I can't even get the game to start anymore. Sifting through the mods to see what's causing the problem seems like too much work tbh.
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Posted 02 May 2013 - 06:34 PM

I reformatted and forgot to save my saves, so gg, lol. :sadno:

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 06:38 PM

I reformatted and forgot to save my saves, so gg, lol. :sadno:


I've restarted so many times now. Mostly due to this mod.

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/9557/

Alternate starts is awesome.

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 02:08 PM

I reformatted and forgot to save my saves, so gg, lol. :sadno:


Try being a mage now!

I wish you could make a character with a really long gray or white beard like Gandalf and pretend you're playing LOTR to an extent :D I wanted to do that in Oblivion too but couldn't create a character like that.
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Posted 23 June 2013 - 02:00 PM

Alright I gotta finish this game haha as it's been over a year since I've last played.
Lvl 45 Breton
Heath: 410
Stamina: 330
Magicka: 200
Weapon : Deadric 1h + shield 293dmg(30 fire dmg + 20hp absorb.)
Armor : Full Light Dragon w/
+ 100 Magicka
+ 50% Mag. regen
+ 100 Stamina
+ 25% Stam regen.
+ 42% Blocking
+ 160% 1h Dmg
+ 85% Magic resistance
I'm on the ps3 and play at max. difficulty. Casters are a breeze, melee can get dicey if theres more than 2 but nothing a quick retreat and a heal cast cant fix. Just DL all the addon's and haven't done much of the main quest yet. Hardest part was remembering where I stashed all my gear lol.
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Posted 23 June 2013 - 05:18 PM

It's possible to finish the game? Lol.
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Posted 24 June 2013 - 12:09 AM

It's possible to finish the game? Lol.


I did EVERY SINGLE LAST quest in the game. The main story lines, Ive competed both sides of the war, every single side quest. Been a vampire, werewolf, cannibal. 100 in every skill on 3 different characters. Then the expansion came out. Ran thru it twice but didnt choose the vampire lord or whatever its called so not quite 100% anymore. Then hearthfire and played with that for a while but I was bored by then. Spent way to much time on this game.

Funnest build I could come up with started as a bow/stealth guy and ended up as a heavy armour wearing war caster. Want to use war magic on your warrior? Well you arent going to get anywhere with your warrior armor and enchants. You have to make a full set of war magic enchanted armour. 100% reduction in mana cost to war spells so you can chain cast all day long. Your skill will go up on trash and side quest mobs fast enough and whatever you do dont use your points on the reduction in mana cost to cast in the war magic tree. WIth the right enchants you already have that. I specd in fire magic. Almost everything burns lol. You have to switch early enough to leave enough levels to get your points in the right places.

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 02:33 PM

Surely you missed some lol
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