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Offline Jude

Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #125 on: November 07, 2011, 02:06:22 PM »
I'm going to wander the wilds until I become full up on treasures and low on supplies -- it's gonna be some man vs. wild type shit.

Offline Hemingway

Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #126 on: November 07, 2011, 03:49:39 PM »
It would've been better with a Hardcore mode like New Vegas, though. I know not everyone was happy with it, but it's better than nothing, and with some tweaking it could've been awesome.

Offline Jude

Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #127 on: November 07, 2011, 05:09:06 PM »
I loved hardcore mode in New Vegas, I'm sure a modder will make something similar for Skyrim.  It'll be a lot easier to find drinkable sources of water and food, so it will simply be for the added immersion, but I'll do it.

Offline Hemingway

Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #128 on: November 07, 2011, 05:12:57 PM »
Yeah, I don't usually use mods for TES games, but I might get that. If it's well done, anyway.

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Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #129 on: November 09, 2011, 12:46:17 PM »
I'm so excited for Friday. Good thing I don't have work on Friday. This game is going to have a lot of things to do with 500 hours worth of game play. Who else is excited?

Offline SinXAzgard21

Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #130 on: November 09, 2011, 08:38:10 PM »
I have both demon souls and dark souls and love both of them, Skyrim is going to an awesome game an I have a feeling that I'm going to be spending a couple hours building a character.  After that I'm going to wander around and explore the scenery for a few hours followed by finally questing and finding the right looking gear for my character.

Offline South

Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #131 on: November 09, 2011, 11:25:57 PM »
Going to a midnight release tomorrow with my friend, then we're gonna head back to his place and play until the wee hours of the morning. Mmmm, Elderscrolls and sleep deprivation ~

Offline SinXAzgard21

Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #132 on: November 10, 2011, 01:31:58 AM »
I'm so excited for Friday. Good thing I don't have work on Friday. This game is going to have a lot of things to do with 500 hours worth of game play. Who else is excited?

500 hours of game play... Holy shit batman.

Offline Chris Brady

Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #133 on: November 10, 2011, 06:15:39 AM »
I'm going to find the biggest two-hander I can and stare that dragon down. SIZE MATTERS.
Oh hell yeah. I'm going Nord Warrior for that simple reason.  After the first playthrough, I'll try another class and weapon combo.
So chaps and chapettes, Three days, twenty three hours, forty two minutes, and forty seconds until Skyrim. What's the first thing you're going to do?

Me? Spend way too long on the character creation screen.
Me?  Long and figure out how to get it.  Although I'm leery of first day purchase, this is Bethesda after all.  I fully expect a rocky start.  Maybe wait after the two week patch they'll need for it to correct some of the graphic bugs.

Offline SinXAzgard21

Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #134 on: November 10, 2011, 11:06:00 AM »
I'll be at gamestop for my last purchase there tonight.  I may not even sleep tonight after I get home with Skyrim.

Offline meikle

Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #135 on: November 10, 2011, 11:48:56 AM »
Steam won't let me preorder Skyrim.  Just times out. :(

Offline Chris Brady

Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #136 on: November 10, 2011, 04:05:20 PM »
I want this game...  *Sniff*  Oh well.

Offline Skynet

Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #137 on: November 10, 2011, 04:16:33 PM »
Skyrim's coming out tomorrow!

I quite sure that the game's gonna be good, but I'll wait a few days and read about what people say about it.

I adopted this tactic after the Hype Letdown of the Fable game.

Offline Jude

Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #138 on: November 10, 2011, 05:03:44 PM »
www.greenmangaming.com > Cheapest place to get Skyrim right now.  It's 53.78 last I checked.

If anyone wants my referral link, lemme know (if you make a purchase of 2 dollars or more after using it, both of us get 2 dollars free in credit there).
« Last Edit: November 10, 2011, 05:04:58 PM by Jude »

Offline Hemingway

Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #139 on: November 10, 2011, 06:01:53 PM »
Decrypting now on Steam. Sabby beat me to it, but I still feel good about being able to play in a few minutes.

Edit: I just started, but ... I feel so overwhelmed. I've waited. .. god knows how many years for this. The Elder Scrolls was my childhood, first Daggerfall then Morrowind. I was never as excited about a game, as I was about Oblivion. With this game, there wasn't really any of that. I've been waiting for it, but it hasn't kept me in a constant state of excitement. Until now. Very rarely do games actually send chills down my spine with their intros these days, but this...

Also, the game doesn't like alt-tabbing.

Edit 2: Awe. I am in awe. I mean, it's the basic Elder Scrolls formula, but done so exceptionally well. They've improved on a lot of things, too. I'm sure some Elder Scrolls purists won't like all the changes, but who cares? There's just a billion things to do. The leveling has way more depth. The world looks amazing. The level of immersion is just ... it's great. It's fantastic. I'm not quite ready to say Game of the Year ( so far, that spot for me belongs to the Witcher 2 - mostly for amazing storytelling and hot redheads ), but if it doesn't become that, it's a guaranteed second place.
« Last Edit: November 10, 2011, 08:30:19 PM by Hemingway »

Offline Chris Brady

Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #140 on: November 11, 2011, 05:38:33 AM »
I'm going to miss you guys, as apparently there's about 500 hours of solid game play in there...

Offline reggiethelast

Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #141 on: November 11, 2011, 07:34:24 AM »
This game is making me so depressed about not having enough money to buy it. Hopefully in a couple months maybe.

Offline Chris Brady

Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #142 on: November 11, 2011, 09:00:02 AM »
Join the club.

Offline Callie Del Noire

Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #143 on: November 11, 2011, 11:29:10 AM »

Offline Cold Heritage

Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #144 on: November 11, 2011, 11:55:06 AM »
It's pretty satisfying when - I think I'm critical hitting - the game sort of pans out, and my nord guy sweeps the leg of his opponent with a weapon, who then falls to their knee, and my guy brains them with the two-handed hammer he is using.

I wish it were easier to navigate the perks trees, though.

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Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #145 on: November 11, 2011, 04:05:31 PM »
I just started breaking out as my Imperial... er bastard class? I have no idea what to call a light armor wearing, destruction casting, arrow shooting, sneaky swordsman. Skyrim is awesome. I mean truly epic in scope and scale, and I've hardly been anywhere. I did run into a few areas that handed me my butt, but I know that if I leave and come back I'll probably beat them.

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Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #146 on: November 11, 2011, 04:14:20 PM »
Giants are not to be trifled with.

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Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #147 on: November 11, 2011, 04:57:41 PM »
http://penny-arcade.com/comic/2011/11/09

This comic kind of explains it all.

Offline Shjade

Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #148 on: November 11, 2011, 05:44:35 PM »
I just started breaking out as my Imperial... er bastard class? I have no idea what to call a light armor wearing, destruction casting, arrow shooting, sneaky swordsman.

Nightblade.

I'm torn. On the one hand, I have been consistently underwhelmed by Elder Scrolls games that I've played (which is, admittedly, a very short list consisting only of Morrowind and Oblivion). On the other, Skyrim's leveling system, particularly the perks/talents you can periodically pick up to enhance the things you're doing, sounds like a significant improvement over the previous series entries, which is saying a lot considering I'd sum up the leveling system of Morrowind and Oblivion with the word "boring." Unfortunately the NPC behavior seems unchanged from what I've seen in gameplay reviews, which is a pretty hefty turn-off.

Probably going to do the same thing I did with Oblivion: wait for Skyrim (and its inevitable DLC additions) to go on a crazy-ass bundle sale for like 75% off in a year or so and pick it up then. Who knows, maybe I'll even have a machine that can run it by then.
« Last Edit: November 11, 2011, 05:51:17 PM by Shjade »

Offline Callie Del Noire

Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #149 on: November 11, 2011, 06:19:38 PM »
Giants are not to be trifled with.

NO SHIT! My character is still arching over the horizon. All because I missed my bandit and hit ONE mammoth.