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Offline Shjade

Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #325 on: November 22, 2011, 05:27:10 PM »
I like Shadowmere actually, he's been a great help in many a surprise fight before. Apparently people find the black, red eyed horse more of a threat than the Fire and Lightning wielding slightly (Read:Majorly) homicidal Dark Elf with pointy objects. Distracted opponents are the best opponents >:)

Yeah, see, me? I like to fight my own battles. Shadowmere not only "helps," he actively seeks out opponents, completely tanks them, and is INVINCIBLE. I'm not a fan of having all challenge sucked out of the game.

Go away, Shadowmere. :|

Just means I'll never be doing the DB questline on any other characters, I guess.

Sidenote: started branching out into the potential of mods. Athletic Nude Women was just what the doctor ordered for my naked conjured bow ninja character (finally, a reason to play in third-person for a while!), and I picked up another couple of mods on that site that 1) turn the Archmage's Robes into Nocturnal's smexy gown on females and 2) turn Dragonscale armor into Nightingale armor so that I can make my own set of Nightingale to enchant how I like rather than use the Thieves' Guild version with enchants I don't want on it. Mmm, delicious mods.

Of course, the ANW mod has the unfortunate side effect of once again making me wish games like this had a debauchery feature for enabling humanoid (and possibly some non-humanoid) enemies to have, shall we say, alternative animations for "killing" the player character. Particularly after I lost three bare-knuckle brawls in a row to an orc chieftain in one of the friendly orc outposts. >.> Oh brain, why you so dirty.
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Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #326 on: November 22, 2011, 07:01:38 PM »
I think Skyrim's a fine game and for once mods are just adding flavor instead of fixing. And no, I'm not just saying that because I have the 360 version. I played Oblivion for five of the six years before Skyrim without even knowing mods existed for it. :P

Needs to go play more Skyrim.

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Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #327 on: November 22, 2011, 08:28:56 PM »
Man. I couldn't get naked orc fistfight follow-up idea out of my head. Had to go put it in writing to stop fixating on it. XD

Offline Cold Heritage

Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #328 on: November 22, 2011, 08:37:00 PM »
Until they get the tools to do nipples better I'm gonna hold off on nudie mods.

Offline Shjade

Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #329 on: November 22, 2011, 11:50:18 PM »
Since I'm mostly seeing my character from behind, that doesn't bother me so much. ;p

To be honest, it's not even that I wanted to be like NUDITY OOO, I just don't like the default bikini underwear look. I'm not sure why, but to me, it seems more "right" having my gal run around in the buff doing her wild mountain raiding stuff than having her wear these little bits for her intimates. It's not like they really offer any protection, combat-wise or from the elements, and the result just comes off feeling sorta...silly. Much prefer the baser look, even if it is unreasonable to be stark naked in the midst of a blizzard on a snowy mountain. ;p

Offline Cold Heritage

Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #330 on: November 23, 2011, 12:08:25 AM »
I just think the nude textures look pretty awful right now. *shrugs*

Offline Shjade

Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #331 on: November 23, 2011, 02:17:24 AM »
Yeah, they're not great. But das okay for me, 'cause I'm not looking for high-quality nudes while playing Skyrim. xD Maybe RP in Second Life has given me a degree of indifference toward such things.

Offline Chris Brady

Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #332 on: November 23, 2011, 03:47:10 AM »
Trolls aren't as scary as people make them out to be.  I mean, yeah, they hit HARD, but they swing their arms so slow, it's easy (even in plate) to jump in, swing once (with a slow weapon), get out.

Giants still scare my Nord.

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Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #333 on: November 23, 2011, 04:16:32 AM »
You come across a Wispmother yet, Chris? >:)

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Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #334 on: November 23, 2011, 04:33:33 AM »
Falmer. Are. Freaky.
Deadras aren't as weird as these guys.
I love em.

Offline Chris Brady

Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #335 on: November 23, 2011, 04:53:21 AM »
You come across a Wispmother yet, Chris? >:)
Nope, too busy looking for Dragons to kill.  And finishing off the Dragon Shouts.  I want the second and third Word for Frost and Fire, durnit.

And I wish Giants would stop slamming me into the ground so hard I fly UP into orbit.

Offline Hemingway

Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #336 on: November 23, 2011, 06:45:13 AM »
Nope, too busy looking for Dragons to kill.  And finishing off the Dragon Shouts.  I want the second and third Word for Frost and Fire, durnit.

Yeah, I wouldn't go looking too hard.

Offline Shjade

Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #337 on: November 23, 2011, 01:16:19 PM »
You come across a Wispmother yet, Chris? >:)

Wispmothers are just ice mages that can hover. No big deal. Unless you're a pure melee character, I guess. That could be awkward.

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Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #338 on: November 23, 2011, 04:03:29 PM »
For all you power levelers and remorseless cheaters, I just found a way to get infinite skill ups thanks to a Daedric book and a glitch. Which means you'll be able to get all your skills to one hundred in a matter of minutes...or simply level skills you don't use just to get extra perk points`.


here are the steps:
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1)Get the Oghma Infinium, but don't read it (Rewarded at the end of a quest line given at Septimus Signus's Outpost north of windhelm...also part of the main quest)


2)Get a house with a book case, such as Breezehome with the alchemist lab improvement.


3)Open the bookcase


4)Read the Oghma Infinium and select the skill set you want to level up (warrior, thief, wizard)


5)Close the book, but NOT the book case menu and then store the book in the book case


6)Close the menu and pickup the book again, select do not read.


Repeat steps 3-6 until you are happy with your character skills.

Offline Hemingway

Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #339 on: November 23, 2011, 05:13:50 PM »
I'm trying to finish the main story, but ... eh, it's just not working. I don't want to rush through ( at 40 hours played on one character, I guess it's not really rushing, but still ... ), but it just doesn't captivate me. I just feel like the main story could've been so much better. It's better than Oblivion, for sure, but it's not great by any means.

Offline Cold Heritage

Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #340 on: November 23, 2011, 05:54:41 PM »
I agree. The climax to the main story was, imo, really neat, but it could've been better. Some spoilers follow.

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I mean, going to Sovngarde, crossing the whalebone bridge into the Hall of Valor, meeting all of the heroes of Nord history! I got to meet Ysgrammor himself! That's pretty epic. It could have been so much more. Also, it would've been nice for Kodlak to acknowledge me a bit more - he acknowledge me as Harbringer, but he didn't really say much about me cleansing his soul. Fighting Tsun to prove my worthiness to enter the Hall of Valor didn't really feel super epic. Tsun looked cool, though.

I think the game suffers from being as sandboxy as it is.

I also wish Michael Hogan didn't sound so absolutely fucking bored. Makes me wish they had done Ulfric better; it just feels more right to take orders from Vladimir Kulich in this game of Vikings vs. Dragons.

Offline Hemingway

Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #341 on: November 23, 2011, 06:01:45 PM »
It has some neat twists, but I think you nailed it: the sandbox style detracts from the story. I guess I forgive this game, because the sandbox gameplay is exceptionally well done ( I wouldn't have spent 40 hours on one character otherwise, y'know? ).

I love Ulfric. I don't know why, but I couldn't listen to him all night long ...

... *cough.*

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Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #342 on: November 23, 2011, 06:02:18 PM »
I'm trying to finish the main story, but ... eh, it's just not working. I don't want to rush through ( at 40 hours played on one character, I guess it's not really rushing, but still ... ), but it just doesn't captivate me. I just feel like the main story could've been so much better. It's better than Oblivion, for sure, but it's not great by any means.
I thought it was pretty cool, and I rushed it. You know how hard it is to beat Tsun when you're a sneaky character?

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Not hard at all if you have the shroud of Nocturnal power or an invisibility potion that lasts about a minute

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Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #343 on: November 23, 2011, 09:21:23 PM »
Until they get the tools to do nipples better I'm gonna hold off on nudie mods.

You know you're on Elliquiy when....

Offline Cold Heritage

Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #344 on: November 23, 2011, 10:54:22 PM »
Hey man, don't judge me for demanding high quality HD nipples. Don't judge me!!!

(that's all meant tongue in cheek, just in case)

So I managed to become Thane of Winterhelm. I got Blood on the Ice to trigger, did that, fucked up the Stormcloaks, got the house . . . and there's this fucko named Calder in it. I was like ":\" when I saw him. I went up and talked to him, and he is like "it is an honour to serve you, my thane."

There is no adequate mfw to fully encapsulate my rage. I went through all of that, started a whole new game hoping things wouldn't be bugged out . . . to get a male housecarl? :|

Modders best be making mods so that every housecarl is a woman. I wants me a battle waifu in every city, man. Whiterun is the shining ideal of battle waifudom - I have three of them there. Even if everyone hates Lydia, I still love her.

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Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #345 on: November 23, 2011, 11:10:55 PM »
Male Housecarl, mmmmm.

>:)

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Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #346 on: November 23, 2011, 11:29:33 PM »
So I managed to become Thane of Winterhelm. I got Blood on the Ice to trigger, did that, fucked up the Stormcloaks, got the house . . . and there's this fucko named Calder in it. I was like ":\" when I saw him. I went up and talked to him, and he is like "it is an honour to serve you, my thane."

There is no adequate mfw to fully encapsulate my rage. I went through all of that, started a whole new game hoping things wouldn't be bugged out . . . to get a male housecarl? :|

Modders best be making mods so that every housecarl is a woman. I wants me a battle waifu in every city, man. Whiterun is the shining ideal of battle waifudom - I have three of them there. Even if everyone hates Lydia, I still love her.

'Cause it's totally fair to the ladies (and gentlemen of appropriate taste) to not have any muscular eye-candy out of NINE holds, right? Pfft. Just have your wife move to your Winterhelm house, tada, you now have a lady in every port.

How do you have three in Whiterun anyway? Lydia, Wife, and...?

Offline Cold Heritage

Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #347 on: November 23, 2011, 11:35:47 PM »
Aela the Huntress and Uthgerd the Unbroken.

I'm not concerned about fairness, I'm concerned about having a harem of ass-kicking nord women who are sworn to carry my burdens.  >:(

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Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #348 on: November 24, 2011, 12:30:20 AM »
What I need in Skyrim is an army of mods that makes me able to create cute elves.... also.... I want to play as a child at some point :)

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Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
« Reply #349 on: November 24, 2011, 04:13:11 AM »
I agree. The climax to the main story was, imo, really neat, but it could've been better. Some spoilers follow.

I think the game suffers from being as sandboxy as it is.

Considering I've spent about 95% of my time so far doing everything -but- the main story, I disagree, but, like always, different tastes and all.
I didn't know there was a male housecarl. I just bought the house in solitude (jesus, 25k gold...), but I guess I'll need to save up for this house now as well. Ah well, I plan to have a house in each city eventually anyway.

Oh, and Iona (or whatever her name, you get her in the house in the thieves city) >>> Lydia.
I got her in full Ebony armor, and she rocks house.