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#931 Indignate   Hell Yeah, I’m the Motherfucking Princess! CAGiversary!   17781 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

Posted 13 June 2012 - 09:46 PM

...what?

#932 myl0r   SKYRIM! CAGiversary!   2020 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

Posted 14 June 2012 - 04:05 AM

All right. I'm done for now. 1 in 200 huh? Maybe next time this comes around (like it's been reported) I test those odds.


Don't listen to these fools, keep ranting, I find it to be comedic gold.

#933 CaptNink   Building consensus. CAGiversary!   110 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 03:23 PM

You guys think this is ranting? You should read some of the posts on the official Bethesda forums. It's a whoooole lot of "butthurt."
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#934 Thekrakrabbit   Is Making A Comeback! CAGiversary!   4833 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 05:38 AM

You guys think this is ranting? You should read some of the posts on the official Bethesda forums. It's a whoooole lot of "butthurt."


This is ranting on a small scale, but I couldn't take seeing 10 threads a day with 20 posts in each saying "why didn't they just test internally!?!?" or "why even try to get people to sign up when they won't even get it" or "I didn't get in the beta!11!eleven *rage*".

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#935 Nealocus123   That's Vagtastic! CAGiversary!   1308 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 08:46 AM

So I just picked this game up and it's my first entry into an Elder Scrolls game and I'm a little confused on how it works. For example, I am level six and I was on the mission to go talk to the ancients or whatever about being Dragonborn. On my way I ran into a ice troll that whooped my monkey ass. Is this normal to have enemies that you pretty much HAVE to run away from? I'm a Wood Elf focusing on archery and light armor right now. Anyone have any tips?

I was also in some dungeon for a quest and fought through all of the human enemies, but when I got to these pincher bug looking things it took pretty much everything I had to beat them.

Do I need to start randomly killing mobs or look for and complete more side quests? Thanks for tips.

#936 KingBroly   CAG Club Nintendo CAGiversary!   15248 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 09:51 AM

First Rule: If you play it for the story, you're doing it wrong.
Second Rule: If you're playing it for the combat, you're even more wrong.
Third Rule: Manually Save Often
Fourth Rule: Bethesda has no QA Department

Everything else...that's why you play it.
Completed Games: 2011 | 2012
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#937 myl0r   SKYRIM! CAGiversary!   2020 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

Posted 17 June 2012 - 01:43 PM

So I just picked this game up and it's my first entry into an Elder Scrolls game and I'm a little confused on how it works. For example, I am level six and I was on the mission to go talk to the ancients or whatever about being Dragonborn. On my way I ran into a ice troll that whooped my monkey ass. Is this normal to have enemies that you pretty much HAVE to run away from? I'm a Wood Elf focusing on archery and light armor right now. Anyone have any tips?

I was also in some dungeon for a quest and fought through all of the human enemies, but when I got to these pincher bug looking things it took pretty much everything I had to beat them.

Do I need to start randomly killing mobs or look for and complete more side quests? Thanks for tips.

My advice for you? Forget the storyline for a bit, go off and wonder around the world for a while. Save often, fight enemies and learn from them(for instance, at level 6, you got stomped by a frost troll, so don't fight frost trolls for a bit). Build up a few levels and find some cool stuff. Do some side quests. By the time you remember there is a main storyline, you will probably be in the mid-teens level-wise.

#938 Nealocus123   That's Vagtastic! CAGiversary!   1308 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Nealocus123

Posted 21 June 2012 - 02:58 PM

Alright, did what you guys recommended and it's a much better experience. Still having difficulty with deciding what quests to actually do because some of them are such a far distance away and I'm not sure if I can make it. Also unsure on what enemies to fight but I guess I'll just have to trail & error that.

Best experience so far was I was in a small cave and I saw a shout scribbled on the far wall behind a big chest. I thought to myself "Oh shit, that was easy! I wonder what shout it is..." I continued to run to the chest and immediately fell through the ground into a huge cage with dead bodies. I guess there was some badass mage there trapping people and experiementing on them. I picked the expert lock (I was proud of myself) and killed him. Got a ton of awesome loot and a new shout!

Also, I was in another random dungeon and there was this woman who looked like a tree (very mother nature-y, green with wood like limbs & leaves growing on her) and when I freed her she didn't speak to me and just ran to the exit. Is that a actual race or just a random incident? She was super cool looking.

Lastly, can someone give me a super quick how to on enchanting? I'm working up my smithing and want to enchant the iron daggers...also, where the hell do I get enchantments? Thanks!

#939 Dthib87  

Posted 21 June 2012 - 03:31 PM

Alright, did what you guys recommended and it's a much better experience. Still having difficulty with deciding what quests to actually do because some of them are such a far distance away and I'm not sure if I can make it. Also unsure on what enemies to fight but I guess I'll just have to trail & error that.

Best experience so far was I was in a small cave and I saw a shout scribbled on the far wall behind a big chest. I thought to myself "Oh shit, that was easy! I wonder what shout it is..." I continued to run to the chest and immediately fell through the ground into a huge cage with dead bodies. I guess there was some badass mage there trapping people and experiementing on them. I picked the expert lock (I was proud of myself) and killed him. Got a ton of awesome loot and a new shout!

Also, I was in another random dungeon and there was this woman who looked like a tree (very mother nature-y, green with wood like limbs & leaves growing on her) and when I freed her she didn't speak to me and just ran to the exit. Is that a actual race or just a random incident? She was super cool looking.

Lastly, can someone give me a super quick how to on enchanting? I'm working up my smithing and want to enchant the iron daggers...also, where the hell do I get enchantments? Thanks!


for enchanting you have to first find enhanted items then disenchant them at an enchantment station. Im pretty sure thats the only way to learn enchantments.

Give this a read: http://elderscrolls....hanting_(Skyrim)

#940 MSUHitman   Checkmate Arcade Co-Host CAGiversary!   13393 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

Posted 21 June 2012 - 04:08 PM

You can also pay the carriage outside towns to take you to any of the 9 major towns in Skyrim, which I found made it easier to open up more areas of the map for fast traveling.

If you have a smartphone or IPad, IGN has a REALLY good wiki/guide app for $2.

#941 rapsodist   My Heart Is a 16-Bit Chip CAGiversary!   3112 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 21 June 2012 - 06:40 PM

So I just picked this game up and it's my first entry into an Elder Scrolls game and I'm a little confused on how it works. For example, I am level six and I was on the mission to go talk to the ancients or whatever about being Dragonborn. On my way I ran into a ice troll that whooped my monkey ass. Is this normal to have enemies that you pretty much HAVE to run away from? I'm a Wood Elf focusing on archery and light armor right now. Anyone have any tips?

I was also in some dungeon for a quest and fought through all of the human enemies, but when I got to these pincher bug looking things it took pretty much everything I had to beat them.

Do I need to start randomly killing mobs or look for and complete more side quests? Thanks for tips.


You're definitely on the right path with archery. I suggest archery and stealth as your top skills. With those two, you're pretty much unstoppable. You can kill most enemies with one or two hits, all from a very safe distance.

#942 GhostShark   The Drunken Whaler CAGiversary!   3143 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 07:23 PM

Or you could just sword and board that shit in Heavy Armor. You never take damage or die, even from the strongest Dragons.
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#943 dmaul1114   Banned Banned   24688 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

dmaul1114

Posted 21 June 2012 - 07:57 PM

Or just turn the difficulty down since it doesn't affect achievements.

I hate the combat in Bethesda games, so I always just play on easy and enjoy the questing and exploration.

I need to get back to this, haven't played it in 3 weeks or so.

#944 mrfury   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   199 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

Posted 21 June 2012 - 10:59 PM

I play on master, it's pretty easy.
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#945 mrx001   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1288 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

Posted 22 June 2012 - 03:00 AM

Alright, did what you guys recommended and it's a much better experience. Still having difficulty with deciding what quests to actually do because some of them are such a far distance away and I'm not sure if I can make it. Also unsure on what enemies to fight but I guess I'll just have to trail & error that.

Best experience so far was I was in a small cave and I saw a shout scribbled on the far wall behind a big chest. I thought to myself "Oh shit, that was easy! I wonder what shout it is..." I continued to run to the chest and immediately fell through the ground into a huge cage with dead bodies. I guess there was some badass mage there trapping people and experiementing on them. I picked the expert lock (I was proud of myself) and killed him. Got a ton of awesome loot and a new shout!

Also, I was in another random dungeon and there was this woman who looked like a tree (very mother nature-y, green with wood like limbs & leaves growing on her) and when I freed her she didn't speak to me and just ran to the exit. Is that a actual race or just a random incident? She was super cool looking.

Lastly, can someone give me a super quick how to on enchanting? I'm working up my smithing and want to enchant the iron daggers...also, where the hell do I get enchantments? Thanks!

I never encountered an imprisoned Spriggan.

Enchanting
  • Buy or find soul gems (Empty soul gems cost less.)
  • Buy spell soul trap or a weapon enchanted with soul trap.(The Mage in Dragon reach sells the spell.)
  • Fight enemies,get their life bar real low and cast(or hit if you have the enchanted weapon)soul trap.**Bigger and stronger enemies require bigger souls gems.Stronger souls make for a better enchantment.**
  • You now have filled soul gem.
  • Got to an enchanting table and enchant.

You find enchantments on armor,jewelry and weapons .They have a colored shimmering glow to them.Just take them to an Enchanting table and Disinchant them.You can find them in chests and on enemies.

Edited by mrx001, 22 June 2012 - 03:12 AM.


#946 Nealocus123   That's Vagtastic! CAGiversary!   1308 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Nealocus123

Posted 22 June 2012 - 04:32 AM

You can also pay the carriage outside towns to take you to any of the 9 major towns in Skyrim, which I found made it easier to open up more areas of the map for fast traveling.

If you have a smartphone or IPad, IGN has a REALLY good wiki/guide app for $2.


Thanks for the carriage tip, I had no idea that was even available! As far as the app goes, it's funny that you mention it because I ended up buying it last night and have already used it several times.

You're definitely on the right path with archery. I suggest archery and stealth as your top skills. With those two, you're pretty much unstoppable. You can kill most enemies with one or two hits, all from a very safe distance.


Yea I'm having a lot of fun with it. Usually I'm the sword / heavy armor type but I figured I might as well try something new especially in something as involved as Skyrim seems to be.

Or just turn the difficulty down since it doesn't affect achievements.

I hate the combat in Bethesda games, so I always just play on easy and enjoy the questing and exploration.

I need to get back to this, haven't played it in 3 weeks or so.


I think I'll give that a shot. However when games are too easy it kills the experience for me, but a little toned down difficulty at the lower levels will probably save me some grief.

I never encountered an imprisoned Spriggan.

Enchanting
Buy or find soul gems (Empty soul gems cost less.)
Buy spell soul trap or a weapon enchanted with soul trap.(The Mage in Dragon reach sells the spell.)
Fight enemies,get their life bar real low and cast(or hit if you have the enchanted weapon)soul trap.**Bigger and stronger enemies require bigger souls gems.Stronger souls make for a better enchantment.**
You now have filled soul gem.
Got to an enchanting table and enchant.

You find enchantments on armor,jewelry and weapons .They have a colored shimmering glow to them.Just take them to an Enchanting table and Disinchant them.You can find them in chests and on enemies.


Awesome, thanks! I have just been selling them because they're worth more but I'll be sure to just disenchant them. What are the most lucrative / smartest things to enchant the iron daggers with (assuming I'm just going to immediately sell them)?

#947 AvengedBacklog   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   12603 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 03:18 PM

Turn Undead and Banish Daedra are the 2 best enchantments to put on Iron Daggers I believe (I put Turn Undead on many of mine and made a nice profit)

#948 Dark Rider   The Bus Guy CAGiversary!   2763 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Posted 24 June 2012 - 10:28 PM

Who's excited for DawnGuard?

Also, here is a list of the achievements for people who are into that kind of thing.
I am putting it in spoilers, for possible plot spoilers.



Ten Achievements for a total of 250 points.

Now this I can fap to.
 

#949 matto1233   frooooom chicagooo! CAGiversary!   485 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

matto1233

Posted 25 June 2012 - 02:04 PM

With Dawnguard on the horizon, I decided to pop this back in the disc tray and totally forgot that despite the 100+ hours I've poured in, I still haven't completed the assassins guild, main quest, fighters guild, and haven't even visited 2 towns. Got a lot to do lol.

#950 MSUHitman   Checkmate Arcade Co-Host CAGiversary!   13393 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

Posted 26 June 2012 - 08:45 AM

Dawnguard is up if you look for it on Xbox.com

Edited by MSUHitman, 26 June 2012 - 09:40 AM.


#951 mrfury   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   199 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

Posted 26 June 2012 - 09:47 AM

Thanks for the info hitman.
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#952 thenexus6   more human than human CAGiversary!   2203 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 11:38 AM

Got it on download along with end Mass Effect ending.

Edit: Got it. Only 500mb surprised me, expected as least double that.

Haven't got very far but
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Edited by saunderscowie, 26 June 2012 - 01:19 PM.

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#953 Dark Rider   The Bus Guy CAGiversary!   2763 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Posted 26 June 2012 - 04:26 PM

Picked up Dawnguard. Seems good so far. Although it was awkward explaining to my Skyrim Wife where I had been for the last few months.

Now this I can fap to.
 

#954 koalak   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   579 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

Posted 26 June 2012 - 08:45 PM

This thread is for the first OFFICIAL Skyrim DLC, Dawnguard

Release Date:
Xbox 360: 06/26/2012

PC/PS3: Unknown, will update this when info is available

In Dawnguard you join an order called the Dawnguard who are vampire hunters, and help them in their fight against the vampires.

Resources:

Official Skyrim Website

Skyrim Dawnguard Walkthrough

Skyrim Dawnguard on Orcz.com Wiki


Official Trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZqXKZOS2jQ

Edited by koalak, 06 July 2012 - 07:35 AM.

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#955 Dark Rider   The Bus Guy CAGiversary!   2763 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Posted 26 June 2012 - 09:07 PM

Ummm. Don't we already have a Skyrim thread?

Now this I can fap to.
 

#956 koalak   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   579 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

Posted 26 June 2012 - 09:09 PM

Ummm. Don't we already have a Skyrim thread?


hmmm figured since this is the first big expansion for Skyrim then it needs its own DLC, but ok if a mod wants to close this I can post in the other thread
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#957 koalak   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   579 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

Posted 26 June 2012 - 09:10 PM

DAWNGUARD

Release Date:
Xbox 360: 06/26/2012

PC/PS3: Unknown, will update this when info is available

In Dawnguard you join an order called the Dawnguard who are vampire hunters, and help them in their fight against the vampires.

Resources:

Official Skyrim Website

Skyrim Dawnguard Walkthrough

Official Trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZqXKZOS2jQ
GameShampoo username: lokik
Playing:
Rift: lvl 14 Rogue (Ranger/Marksman/Saboteur)
WoW: lvl 57 Hunter (Beast Master)

#958 MrPiggles   Better Call Saul CAGiversary!   1548 Posts   Joined 5.3 Years Ago  

Posted 26 June 2012 - 10:11 PM

Yeah, the Skyrim thread really is enough

#959 myl0r   SKYRIM! CAGiversary!   2020 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

Posted 26 June 2012 - 10:17 PM

Picked up Dawnguard today, and started playing it. Ran into a problem though
Spoiler
I was pretty tired from work today, and was kinda feeling like I might fall asleep, so I took a break. Am I on the right track?

#960 mrx001   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1288 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

Posted 26 June 2012 - 10:24 PM

Picked up Dawnguard today, and started playing it. Ran into a problem though

Spoiler
I was pretty tired from work today, and was kinda feeling like I might fall asleep, so I took a break. Am I on the right track?

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