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Started by Cramulus, November 11, 2011, 03:17:04 PM

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Triple Zero

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P3nT4gR4m

Okay so here's the deal. I was going to join the Stormcloaks on account of those Imperial fucks were going to lop my head off right at the start of the game for no good reason I could make out but now I've just been attacked by Stormcloaks who turned out to be a bunch of bent cunts. So now I have to miss out on the whole civil war plotline on account of I have to kill all of them as a matter of principle.

I suppose I could join one faction, wipe out the other and then turn my awesome dual wielded balls of fiery death upon my comrades in arms but that would feel dishonest. From here on in I guess I'm just going to have to slaughter everyone I come across on sight. This is going to really fuck up any trips in to town but I can't see any other option here.

Fuck you Bethesda for putting me in this position  :argh!:

I'm up to my arse in Brexit Numpties, but I want more.  Target-rich environments are the new sexy.
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"computation is a pattern in the spacetime arrangement of particles, and it's not the particles but the pattern that really matters! Matter doesn't matter." -- Max Tegmark

Cain

I was considering playing an Imperial loyalist (I always do my first playthrough of TES games as an Imperial) and, due to my favourite play-style being a sneaky assassin type, shacking up with the Dark Brotherhood for a few quests and to earn phat l00tz.

But, well, I accidentally stumbled across a Dark Brotherhood quest and, well....unless the situation in Skyrim is as bad as it was during the worst days of the Roman Empire, there is one particular quest I can see the Legion getting quite upset about.  Drat.

P3nT4gR4m

Something that is consistently blowing me away is the 170-odd handcrafted dungeons. Okay so one or two of them are smaller than my IRL house but what a massive step up from the "oh it's another fucking cookie-cutter Aelid ruin" thing that Oblivion had going on. Cudos to Bethesda for pushing the boat out on that one.

Something I'm missing already is the pre-patch - there's always a dragon at the mages college - bug that left me with a stash of 100-odd dragon souls and the bones and scales to match (I'm guessing that's what dragon armour is made with but haven't unlocked that perk yet)

My formula for first playthrough is to become a battlemage in stages. First I concentrate on building up sneak and magic, wearing either light armour or, more often, magica-enhancing robes and shit. As soon as I get my spellcasting and enchanting skills maxed I can then pimp a bunch of full plate armour and start from the bottom of the heavy armour skill tree, knowing that every time a bear takes a swipe at me my skills are going up. By the time Heavy armour is maxed I'm an impregnable, fiery death spewing fortress on legs.

I'm up to my arse in Brexit Numpties, but I want more.  Target-rich environments are the new sexy.
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walking the fine line line between genius and batshit fucking crazy

"computation is a pattern in the spacetime arrangement of particles, and it's not the particles but the pattern that really matters! Matter doesn't matter." -- Max Tegmark

Cain

Except bears will still kill the shit out of you.  Because they're goddamn bears.  I've been led to believe a bear in this game could take on two dragons at once, and win.

(as an aside, is the sheer killing power of bears a shoutout to Colbert?)

P3nT4gR4m

Bears aint all that. I stumbled across a spriggan with 8 fucking bears in tow and bitch slapped the lot of them. They were a lot worse in Oblivion. This time around Fireball is totally overpowered. Dual wielding will give you 100 damage with a 30 foot radius = room full of burning draugr bouncing off the walls. I also have a Dremora as backup thanks to the "hangover" quest  8)

I'm up to my arse in Brexit Numpties, but I want more.  Target-rich environments are the new sexy.
Not actually a meat product.
Ass-Kicking & Foot-Stomping Ancient Master of SHIT FUCK FUCK FUCK
Awful and Bent Behemothic Results of Last Night's Painful Squat.
High Altitude Haggis-Filled Sex Bucket From Beyond Time and Space.
Internet Monkey Person of Filthy and Immoral Pygmy-Porn Wart Contagion
Octomom Auxillary Heat Exchanger Repairman
walking the fine line line between genius and batshit fucking crazy

"computation is a pattern in the spacetime arrangement of particles, and it's not the particles but the pattern that really matters! Matter doesn't matter." -- Max Tegmark

Da6s

94 hours played, according to Steam. Bought release day, four weeks ago. An average of around 3 hours a night before I pass out at the asscrack of dawn? Sounds about right. Not a lot of shit to do when single and getting off work at 2 AM in this county. Hell, even fucking wal mart closes at midnight here.

Two characters, my demon summoning breton caster bad ass (lvl 53? I think), and my sneaky wood elf assassin bitch (lvl 32).

Sided with the nazis on the first play through, because fuck the thalmor.

Siding with the imperials this time, because fuck the thalmor.

Have all daedric artifacts, all achievements from quest lines.

Hell, I have all achievements except escape from jail and 1k bounty in all holds.

Needless to say, I'm pretty much bored with skyrim now, just in time for finals. Thank christ.

Fun fucking game. Fun addicting game.
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Quote from: Cramulus on December 05, 2011, 05:16:37 PM
Lately, my apartment has been discussing a problem that's been nagging at us.

Skyrim is awesome. It's been out for a little over 20 days. Everybody in my apartment is playing it, except for the girl who has final exams coming up.

And it's remained constantly good. I'm at level 37 and I'm not running out of content. I think I've hit the point where the game's easy, but then I get annihilated by some creature I've never seen before. You think "ah I'll never have to worry about gold again", and then spend it all in one shopping trip. I keep finding fascinating locations, quests, and NPCs. In short, the game hasn't stopped being awesome.

So here's the problem:

what if it never stops being awesome?

what if we never get bored with it?

I'm remembering the people who have died while playing WoW or Starcraft or Halo 2. We could die this way!

Or on a less life threatening level: what if we never need to buy other video games now? The whole video game industry is in danger.



This is Skyrim's potentially biggest flaw: It's too good.

no no no no no please don't say that! I've held off on getting it (because I have no real way of playing it at the moment) but the more people tell me how awesome it is, the more I'm tempted to pick up a cheap console and a shitty TV and just hibernate for a few weeks playing it :\

Triple Zero

do you need a TV? won't cheap consoles plug into your computer monitor?
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Scribbly

Latest patch has completely fucked Skyrim for me. The mouse now goes like a snail vertically and lightning horizontally. Tried every fix I can find on the internet, gave it an hour, then gave up.

I'd wait a few months, my friends are now reporting other issues that have cropped up since the patching. Fantastic to release a product and then break it for people for them after a few weeks. No, really.  :|
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Cain

I know this is probably a stupid question, but have you looked at the mouse speed settings in game?  They were set ridiculously low to start with, entirely possible the patch has moved it all the way to the left end of the slider or something idiotic like that.

Also, myself and Burns have been doing some thinking, and we've concluded that making all three of the broths available in the game and the fondue, and using them in combat, will essentially make you an invincible killing machine.  Regen 2 hit points per second for 720 seconds, 1 point of stamina for the same period of time, fortify magicka for 100 for the same period of time and regen magicka 2 points.

Who knew broths and a fondue were so badass?

Scribbly

Quote from: Cain on December 10, 2011, 11:36:49 PM
I know this is probably a stupid question, but have you looked at the mouse speed settings in game?  They were set ridiculously low to start with, entirely possible the patch has moved it all the way to the left end of the slider or something idiotic like that.

Yeah, unfortunately. That was the first thing I checked - it was set about midway, and raising or lowering it didn't seem to have any noticeable effect. Very frustrating.
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