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#1111 GhostShark

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 05:36 PM

Ive ran into a glitch. For a while now ive had this book called N'Gasta! Kvata! Kvakis! that i couldnt get rid of because its a quest item. Just now i got the quest from the Orc in the College of Winterhold library. He wants the book and told me to find it in Bleak Falls Barrow. Well even though i already raided that place, and had the book in my inventory, i went through it again. Got to the chest that shows an arrow, the book isnt there. I even took everything out of the chest. So i go to the Orc to see if he will take the one i already have, and nothing comes up. It was my bad decision to raid random caves early in the game. I end up with quest items like this, or having to go through the same areas over again because it seems like there is always some type of quest linked to a place. If i ever replay this game im not going to wonder around like that again.


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#1112 CaptainJoel

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 05:47 PM

Also is there a good way and evil way to do the dark brotherhood quests, or is it just evil no matter what?

You get to make a couple of choices as far as the Dark Brotherhood quests go, but they aren't necessarily good or evil. That questline is very morally grey. You always kill people, but it's always people that deserve it.

#1113 The 7th Number

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 06:18 PM

Hmmm, are there any gamercards for forum signatures that show up to date skyrim stats? I know ive seen some for certain games alone, maybe like battlefield? IDK maybe those kinds of things only work for pc games?

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#1114 RCS0926

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:44 PM

My character in Skyrim uses one-handed weapons, and I've pretty much just stuck to swords. However, I was wondering if it's better to use axes or maces instead. I know axes cause bleeding damage although I'm not sure how much, and I also know maces do more damage but are slow. Can anyone recommend using maces/axes over swords?

#1115 Mr Dude65

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:55 PM

My character in Skyrim uses one-handed weapons, and I've pretty much just stuck to swords. However, I was wondering if it's better to use axes or maces instead. I know axes cause bleeding damage although I'm not sure how much, and I also know maces do more damage but are slow. Can anyone recommend using maces/axes over swords?


Stick to swords... You need a perk to cause bleeding damage with axes, and they're still slow, though not even close to as slow as maces. Plus, there are way more swords in the game, comparatively. The only way I would suggest one of the other two is if it was a Daedric artifact, or super powerful quest reward, but right now, the only one I can even think of is the Mace of Molag Bal, which I thought was weak, anyways... I would say that a dagger might be a good option. Super fast, and there are some great ones out there!
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#1116 RCS0926

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:56 PM

Stick to swords... You need a perk to cause bleeding damage with axes, and they're still slow, though not even close to as slow as maces. Plus, there are way more swords in the game, comparatively. The only way I would suggest one of the other two is if it was a Daedric artifact, or super powerful quest reward, but right now, the only one I can even think of is the Mace of Molag Bal, which I thought was weak, anyways... I would say that a dagger might be a good option. Super fast, and there are some great ones out there!


Thanks. I have to look into using daggers more. I've ignored them too.

#1117 Mr Dude65

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:04 PM

Thanks. I have to look into using daggers more. I've ignored them too.


Love dual wielding the blade of woe and mehrunes razor! Sneak up on 'em, and they have no chance! Plus, even solo, the razor has a chance to insta-kill anyone/thing.
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#1118 MSUHitman

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:16 AM

Stick to swords... You need a perk to cause bleeding damage with axes, and they're still slow, though not even close to as slow as maces. Plus, there are way more swords in the game, comparatively. The only way I would suggest one of the other two is if it was a Daedric artifact, or super powerful quest reward, but right now, the only one I can even think of is the Mace of Molag Bal, which I thought was weak, anyways... I would say that a dagger might be a good option. Super fast, and there are some great ones out there!


Molag Bal mace is one of the best weapons in the game. If you're 100 in 1-handed, improved it does 70 damage a hit & pristine it does at least 90.

But I used swords until I got Bal's mace.

#1119 Ryuukishi

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:28 AM

I mostly used swords because of their speed and the critical hit perks. Also the game loves to give you unique swords with strong enchantments, moreso than the other weapon types it seems to me.

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#1120 RCS0926

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:29 AM

Looks like I'll just stick to swords and maybe mix it up with daggers from time to time.

#1121 The 7th Number

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 03:04 AM

I cant seem to get any of the werewolf totem quests. Whenever i talk to aela she just has "im looking for work" which always sends me on a quest to kill an animal in a cave, or in someones house. If i talk to people at the companions house they send me on the same type of quest. Maybe its not giving me it because im married to aela? Or maybe you have to have all werewolf perks? I need 1 more to get the achievement.

Hmmm i read if you delete the hearthfire dlc, you can get these missions. It has something to do with getting married to aela. But im not sure if i would lose my house/kids, not to mention all of the armor and weapons ive collected, if i deleted it, but then reinstalled it.

Also i went to every stormcloak camp and killed everyone except the leaders, who cant be killed. Thinking maybe if i did that then the general would give me the letter to free the guy. So i go to talk to the general guy in solitude and the lady thats always next to him starts attacking me for no reason. Everyone else didnt do anything, i ran outside and let the guards see she was attacking me and all they did was run. IDK why she was attacking me, i did go up to 4 murders, but none of the guards did or said anything to me. I dont even know how i got the extra 1 murder because all i did was kill stormcloaks and animals.

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#1122 Mr Dude65

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 03:10 AM

Molag Bal mace is one of the best weapons in the game. If you're 100 in 1-handed, improved it does 70 damage a hit & pristine it does at least 90.

But I used swords until I got Bal's mace.


Crazy... I thought it did less... If that's true, then it might make up for the speed.
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#1123 The 7th Number

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 07:15 PM

What a dumb game. I went back to my house to get the Glenmoril witch heads so maybe aela would give me a totem quest, nope, she gives me another quest to get rid of an animal. So i went to the companion house and vilkas gave me a kidnapping quest, so i did it. Then he said he wanted to be cleansed of the wolfblood. I thought finally some progress. So i agree to help him and then we leave the companions house and he stops following me. I talk to him and tell him to follow me and he says i already have someone following me. So i fast travel to the Tomb of Ysgramor and enter it and the quest is now in the dark area like its been done, yet if i look at the quest the little diamond is hollow like it hasnt been done. I went to the Flame of the Harbinger anyway and when i try to activate it it does nothing, not even ask if i want to be cleansed of the wolfblood. :bomb:

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#1124 Shifty Effect

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:14 PM

What a dumb game. I went back to my house to get the Glenmoril witch heads so maybe aela would give me a totem quest, nope, she gives me another quest to get rid of an animal. So i went to the companion house and vilkas gave me a kidnapping quest, so i did it. Then he said he wanted to be cleansed of the wolfblood. I thought finally some progress. So i agree to help him and then we leave the companions house and he stops following me. I talk to him and tell him to follow me and he says i already have someone following me. So i fast travel to the Tomb of Ysgramor and enter it and the quest is now in the dark area like its been done, yet if i look at the quest the little diamond is hollow like it hasnt been done. I went to the Flame of the Harbinger anyway and when i try to activate it it does nothing, not even ask if i want to be cleansed of the wolfblood. :bomb:


I can't address your problem but a Dumb game? Nah, just a massive open-world game with near countless ways for bugs/glitches and random acts of fustration and humor to occur. Count the games of this size and type...not that much. Bethesda practically made this style of game. Accept the fact that no matter how many hours good QA testers play this game, they won't find everything.

Be happy: Bethesda and ZeniMax studios are constantly trying to fix reported issues with patches (how many now?). A lot of developers never address issues with some games. For PS3 gamers, Bethesda still hasn't given up trying to fix the DLC issue.

Pro tip: Have a save game file that is used only to save progress every few or more hours of play. If your very unlucky perhaps another before taking on a quest. So you don't loose countless hours with a character from a quest ending bug. I do this and when I do encounter a quest problem It's just one save load away to remedy.

Good luck with your issue.

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#1125 Ryuukishi

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:24 PM

I make a permanent save at least every couple of hours; I probably have over a hundred of them. Luckily I've run into few if any major bugs, aside from loading screens crashing the Xbox which has happened a dozen times or so. I guess it pays to wait a year before playing a Bethesda game.

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#1126 The 7th Number

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:33 PM

i have almost 700 saves. LOL. I save a lot. Anyway, i was able to read online about how to fix the problem, and i was able to cure both the guys from the companion house after all. Still trying to get aela to give me the totem missions without having to delete heartfire DLC. I got a quest to kill an animal in a cave i havent found yet, and had to save and turn it off for now. But hopefully ill get them tonight since i did the other 2 guy quests.

PS. Dumb game, poor choice of words. I love this game, it just gets annoying when i have to go on the internet to figure out how to get past something that shouldnt happen. But like shifty said, this game is massive and they cant catch everything that goes wrong. :)

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#1127 Shifty Effect

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:04 AM

It's seems crazy how many time I save, especially games like Fallout 3, Oblivion, Skyrim. Hundreds, many hundreds. Totally worth it.

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#1128 Indignate

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:06 AM

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#1129 The 7th Number

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 04:58 AM

WOW!!!! :bomb: :bomb: :bomb:

So im trying to do this quest where i save dawnstar from some skull that does something with peoples dreams. Im near the end, and i go to save the game.... game freezes. So i reset my xbox try again, same results. Try again, same results. So i say Fuck this im not going to try to save until im out of the castle. I get past everything, and im done with the quest, now all i have to do is get out of the castle. I get lost and press B to see my map... autosave and game freezes. Seriously??? Spent over 30 minutes replaying this damn quest part only for the game to freeze up every time. Guess ill try again and turn auto save off.

YES! finally got out of the castle and was able to save without it freezing. "a walking nightmare" was an appropriate quest name for that one. :D


WEIRD! I went to sleep with my wife and i woke up with the dark brotherhood quest. Except instead of killing one of the three guys, i killed the dark brotherhood lady. Sure i didnt get the achievement, but it sent me on a quest to clear them out, and i learned a shout from within their lair. Anyway i think it glitched and i learned 2 new "drain vitality" shouts. I have the normal one, and 2 others now. The 2 others are the same as each other, except one is drain 1% health and 1% magic i think for 20 seconds. Something like that, and the other drain vitality is the same thing except 2% for each drain. LOL. Weird stuff.

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#1130 Ink.So.Well.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 04:08 PM

One save. Always and forever.


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WEIRD! I went to sleep with my wife and i woke up with the dark brotherhood quest. Except instead of killing one of the three guys, i killed the dark brotherhood lady.


What is this... I don't even.

 

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#1131 irideabike

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 04:11 PM

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#1132 Indignate

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 04:45 PM

130 hours across two characters. One save each.

Bring it.

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#1133 Ryuukishi

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 04:50 PM

There's a man who doesn't second guess his decisions.

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#1134 Ink.So.Well.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 04:55 PM

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#1135 CaptainJoel

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 05:03 PM

One save. Always and forever.

I do the same, baby. Love you, $$$$a <4

WEIRD! I went to sleep with my wife and i woke up with the dark brotherhood quest. Except instead of killing one of the three guys, i killed the dark brotherhood lady. Sure i didnt get the achievement, but it sent me on a quest to clear them out, and i learned a shout from within their lair.

Why would you do that? That's one of the best questlines in the whole goddamn game and you ruuuuuuined it.

#1136 Indignate

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 05:11 PM

I think I'm a little past 150 total saves made. Saving takes too long, and my time is worth stuff.

And wasn't there a thing that having a lot of saves made the game glitch/lag/be slower? Or was that the size of the save? Or was that a Fallout 3/Oblivion problem?

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#1137 The 7th Number

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 05:34 PM

Why would you do that? That's one of the best questlines in the whole goddamn game and you ruuuuuuined it.


my character is a good guy, the only logical thing to do was kill the person who was making me kill someone. Plus i didnt think she would actually die, but she did, and i went with it. Ill do the brotherhood in another character. Then again i did save it right before killing one of the four. So i can always go back and reply that part, same with dawnguard, i have it saved right before i choose to be a vampire or walk away.

I want to make a 2nd character who is evil, steals, everything bad. But idk if a vampire Khajiit would be a good mix. I just thought someone who is in the darkness a lot might benefit from being able to see in the dark. lol.

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#1138 AvengedBacklog

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 12:08 AM

Total, I have 650+ saves in Skyrim...I think about a dozen or so slots. Most of them I imagine are set before major questlines such as the Guild, Dark Brotherhood, etc.

#1139 Mr Dude65

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 12:10 AM

I think I'm a little past 150 total saves made. Saving takes too long, and my time is worth stuff.

And wasn't there a thing that having a lot of saves made the game glitch/lag/be slower? Or was that the size of the save? Or was that a Fallout 3/Oblivion problem?


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#1140 The 7th Number

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 01:40 AM

I started a new character today, a Khajiit named Sabertooth that im going to use mainly magic and thieve skills with, and join the stormcloaks, dark brotherhood, and other evil decisions to make. I already went to the Lovers Stone and will use that to upgrade any skill 15% faster. When i started my first character i picked warrior and ended up doing mostly thief type skills so that 20% bonus really went to waste. I also moved my Hearthfire and dawnguard DLC to my other hard drive so i dont have to worry about quests messing up hopefully. I also dont want random vampires killing quest givers, so thats one reason i didnt want it installed yet. I might wait until im fully done with everything else before i reinstall it. Im only raiding caves and other places when i get a quest to do so. We will see how well this goes.

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