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Skyrim - The Elder Scrolls V

Discussion in 'All Other Games' started by PeteAtoms, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. Owen Glyndwr

    Owen Glyndwr La Femme Moderne

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    Markarth is pretty interesting, as much as I hate that goddamned city (from an rp perspective). It certainly beats the hell out of Falkreath and Morthal, which are even more uninteresting than Riverwood, which isn't even a hold town. I just wish they'd done something more with Winterhold; they could have done something really cool with bringing the town back to its former glory, and I just don't think they did anything.
     
  2. uat2d

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    What, someone took your sweetroll?
     
  3. generalstaff

    generalstaff Steadfast

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    Bethesda may have rebuilding Winterhold as part of an expansion pack, although I doubt it. Rebuilding Winterhold does seem like it would be a harder undertaking than ending the civil war. Of course, it makes me wonder which mod project will occur first (once the Construction Set is released of course): Winterhold Rebuilt or Helgen Rebuilt.
     
  4. Ai Shizuka

    Ai Shizuka King

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    I personally like Dawnstar.
    I know it's a minor town, compared to Markarth or Riften, but the look is beautiful.

    Little cozy buildings all around the bay.
    It's so...nordic.
     
  5. uat2d

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    The galley in the port, the snow, the atmosphere... indeed, it's a great looking town, just like a Viking village :)

    I do enjoy how all the cities have their own feel: Solitude, Markarth, Whiterun, Riften, Winterhold... :goodjob:
     
  6. illram

    illram Deity

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    Spoilered since its Forsworn Conspiracy quest stuff:

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    The only thing that I didn't like was that if I refused to be taken prisoner in the quest where I was supposed to reveal the Forsworn conspiracy, I ended up having to kill the entire guard garrison for the whole town and basically turned the town into a no go zone for me, unless I wanted to just kill everyone. So I re-loaded and went to jail. Going to jail was interesting, and I did get to satiate my bloodlust by just killing their leader and leaving, but still... I dunno, I felt like I had to step out of character (my character being a general badass that does whatever the hell he wants for his own purely selfish goals) so I could continue the quest and not "lose" an entire town in my world.
     
  7. Owen Glyndwr

    Owen Glyndwr La Femme Moderne

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    Yeah, I did that quest a too low a level (I encountered it while doing the rebellion quests right out of noob tutorialland aka Helgen) so I couldn't beat the guards, with the result of me being sent to prison. I rp'd it as me just developing a general distaste for Markarth and the entirety of the Reach (Every time my friends mention the Reach or Markarth I respond loudly with [expletive] Markarth), which made things even more hilarious when I saved the town entirely by accident during the Dwemer ruins quest
     
  8. Rhymes

    Rhymes Drive 4 25 is back

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    Skyrim is the best RPG I've played since FFVI. It's been a while since I've been "addicted" to a game to a point where I can't wait to wake up so I can continue my game in the morning.

    Hope patch 1.3 comes to PSN soon.
     
  9. Thrawn

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    Why would you even be in trade chat, I left that ages ago. ;) I've been responsible for making some of those jokes in my guild though heh.

    On topic of the holds, when I first saw Whiterun in the distance the very first thought I had was of the Rohan city in the LotR movies. I thought that was pretty cool. I have to admit I haven't really visited any other holds apart from Markarth, that place was a little confusing at first, but I got used to it.
     
  10. Disgustipated

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    Solitude is good same with Markarth. I like White Run and Riften is a cool city too. The other cities I don't remember much about, so they couldn't have been that interesting to me. I admit I haven't done the Thane hold quests for any city except for maybe White Run, so I never really got down into each hold city's politics.
     
  11. SS-18 ICBM

    SS-18 ICBM Oscillator

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    Anybody else hate Windhelm? It's just snow and walls over there.
     
  12. Owen Glyndwr

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    I rather liked Windhelm. You really get the sense that it's an old city with a lot of history, but really living in a shadow of its former glory. You can see this contrasted with Solitude which is upbeat and lively. Also I think Windhelm has the best buyable house (although I haven't gotten Riften's house yet if that one is buyable.
     
  13. Heretic_Cata

    Heretic_Cata We're gonna live forever

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    What are Dragon Scales and Dragon Bones used for ? I just sell them. But my mule usually can't carry that many and i got bored of looking for merchants that still have some money left.
     
  14. Yeekim

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    Smithing. Bones make heavy armor, scales light.
     
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    Heretic_Cata We're gonna live forever

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    Oh. Well i didn't really invest anything in smithing since my char is a mage woo!
     
  17. SS-18 ICBM

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    I still had some Smithing just to outfit my companion in a nice set of armor.
     
  18. uat2d

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    You can enchant Dragonscale armor and get some great bonuses ;)
     
  19. Rhymes

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    I actually found that light armor is a better option for mages then "mage robes" once you get your enchantment up.
     
  20. illram

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    I think smithing and enchanting are go-to skills regardless of playstyle. They are also super easy to level and you get rich while doing so. I have sold countless leather bracers and enchanted silver rings. Basically after every few quests or jaunts through dungeons or whatever, I am back in Whiterun stashing my loot, smithing my rings and bracers, improving stuff if I can, enchanting all my smithed worthless rings, creating tons of potions, and selling almost all of it....
     

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