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Post by MERLANCE » Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:03 am

Figured I would get a thread going early on it. I don't make many new threads. But I am making this one. It will be about Skyrim. Skyrim is not out yet. It will be out Friday. I will begin playing it on Friday. I hope its better than Oblivion and Morrowind combined. It has dragons.

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Re: Skyrim

Post by Gorth » Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:56 am

What is it about crpg's and dragons?!?

A guaranteed absence of dragons would be a major selling point for me :mrgreen:

Scaly beasts aside, curious to hear about impressions from people who get the game soon. I wanted to pick up Oblivion at some time, hearing that installing 5gb of mods actually turned it into a good game, but I can only find the steam version (which may not be compatible with a bunch of mods), so I dropped the idea. Lets see if Skyrim is better from the starting line :)
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Re: Skyrim

Post by Jan » Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:20 pm

Skyrim? Oh.. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.. Nothing to see here.

Good luck with the thread.

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Post by Joseph » Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:52 am

Well, my two friends that I do my weekly "Fallout parties" with will be getting it so I'll be exposed to it. And I've no doubts I'll play some of it there. How much I get into it... I tried one of these Bethesda fantasy game thingies once and got as far as walking around some tavern after character creation and never touched it again. That would have been at least five years ago.

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Re: Skyrim

Post by Jan » Sat Nov 12, 2011 11:33 am

I've read a review Skyrim.. What the hell.. smethig strage with my keybard smetims the keys des't wrk. Aarrr4rgh!!

Just needed to smack it around. Peculiar. I think maybe the pizza below the keys has become a sentient being.. I am just glad it hasn't developed speech yet. Anyway..

I never played erm.. that other game.. with a forgettable name.. Oblivion, but I did read some satirical comics online about it and I got a bit of flash-backs of Oblivion when reading that review of Skyrim. Companion control seems to be the Epic Fail - AGAIN.

It was something like this..

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Re: Skyrim

Post by Marcus » Sat Nov 12, 2011 11:48 pm

Seriously, the AI is starting to go backwards in most games. I thought we had some pretty interesting AI not that many years ago but these days they are brainless.

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Post by Joseph » Sun Nov 13, 2011 2:04 pm

My one friend is a gaming addict. He generally picks up at least three copies of games (has three PS3s) so his friends can all play whatever he's playing when they come over. So yesterday, instead of the three of us amigos playing Fallout, we played Skyrim.

Visually, it's nice but...

I completely agree the companion AI sucks big fetid ones. They're either nowhere to be found when you're in combat or, as shown in the comic Jan posted, they walk into the line of fire. That happened to me twice. They walked into my line of fire, got shot with an arrow, turned and attacked me once, then stood off to the side and when the baddies were dead, I had to walk over and re-recruit them. So as they are, they're almost completely useless for anything other than carrying loot.

And the world, as nice as it is to look at, is pretty damned empty. There's this quest, where you have to talk to the Greybeards about your "dragon born" shouting ability and the maps shows their location on the top of some mountain. I spent over an hour trying to get to it, walked around the entire perimeter of the mountain and though I discovered every fricking location around the mountain I A) never found a path up to their location and B) only had one combat encounter with a troll. If I want to go for a walk to look at the scenery, I'll go outside, not play a game. I'm amazed at how empty and devoid of random encounters this world is so far.

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Re: Skyrim

Post by Marcus » Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:26 pm

Wow. he sure got a good job or he simply loves games!

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Post by Jan » Thu Nov 17, 2011 2:53 pm

Buying games for your friends to play kind of sounds like buying friends.. or keeping them. I guess in a way it makes sense.. like most people have more than one chair or a couch with multiple seats.. It just feels a bit.. I don't know.. Normally you'd just bring your own game and machine.. It would be like going to a LAN party WITHOUT your monster-pc, but then again this is the consoulless area unlike the highly customized pc world.

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Re: Skyrim

Post by Joseph » Thu Nov 17, 2011 3:38 pm

Well, my friend has some... eccentricities. And he only buys games for two of us. We don't look at his buying games as buying/keeping us. We're his friends regardless. We just accept that as part of how he treats his closer friends. He has Asperger's and a touch of agoraphobia so he goes out only to shop, not socialise. His spare time is spent gaming, and that's his main social activity too. Well, that and TV/movies. Like I said before, he also has three PS3s and three TVs set up for entertaining. To each their own. :)

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Re: Skyrim

Post by MERLANCE » Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:23 pm

I'm still Skyrimming. 154 hours played. Ill post more when Im done.

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Re: Skyrim

Post by Joseph » Tue Nov 29, 2011 2:46 am

I've been sucked into Skyrim as well. It's pretty big, so much to explore and do. My two friends and I have switched over from New Vegas. It does make me wish NV was bigger.

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Re: Skyrim

Post by MERLANCE » Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:46 am

Alright. So. Skyrim. I beat. I crushed it. I failed to destroy it. But Ill post a little at a time. First... some statistics.

202 hours played over 22 days.

I did every quest I saw (hard to track but like 400 of them including 63 misc thieves guild jobs to get the achievement.

I found 339+2 locations, cleared 207 dungeons. The +2 is for a reload to do the Dark Brotherhood quests and one other place that didn't exist otherwise.

I killed exactly 4500 things, not including 69+1+2 Dragons. The plus one is one whose soul I couldnt absorb for story purposes, the +2 are for ones that didnt absorb for bug purposes.

I went through roughly 1.5 million gold pieces, amassing about 450,000 at one time.

I mastered all 20 shouts, I shouted 2558 times (mostly Aura Whisper and Whirlwind Sprint, and Marked for Death on early game Dragons).

My Armor class was 2100 exactly, my attack rating with a bow (my favored weapon) with Daedric Arrows was 620.

I reached a level of 100 in every skill, reaching a maximum character level of 81 (and halfway to 82) I had 1495 skill increases, and 333 skill increases from Training.

I pickpocketed 4373 items though Im guessing thats probably a lot of gold. I picked 573 pockets, and lockpicked 470 times.

I created legendary armor, weapons, potions, and enchantments to the point where the game was broken. I then crafted stuff that was even stronger. I then crafted stuff that was a little stronger than that.

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Re: Skyrim

Post by Gorth » Mon Dec 05, 2011 2:33 am

So, a lot of time and effort invested :mrgreen:

Now, was it good or bad? I've noticed over the years that good and bad is not necessarily linked to addictiveness of a game. I've had good games that I didn't feel compelled to keep playing and bad games that kept me coming back for S/M reasons :roll:
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Re: Skyrim

Post by Jan » Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:37 pm

Kind of sounds like you were extremely bored keeping track of all that. Yawn. Hey. Look at the time. Time for a nap.

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