I had Skyrim for the 360 before, didn't like it so I sold it.
Now, about a week ago, I got it for PC. Better graphics + PC feel = AMAZING! I'm now loving the game and I'm still learning the ropes (only level 11). I've completed the whole Empire vs. Stormcloak storyline and killed Ulfric, and that's just about where I'm at now.
I'm an Archer with some points in sneak to hopefully become a stealthy Archer eventually. I'm having a ton of fun.
My question for you guys is, for those of you that have finished the entire main quest, is it still really fun to level up, do side quests, and play more? Because I want to have the urge to keep playing after the main quest but I'm not sure if I'll still have fun with the game then.
Are you the kind of person who can roll alts and give them diffrent personalities and such? If so, you'll most likely have atleast 2-3 good months of game in this. Are you the kind of person who loves to immerse themselves with a single char and try his/her best to get completion with that char? If so, you'll probably be seeking stuff for another coupple of months atleast. Are you the kind of person who usually completes a main quest and goes "I beat the game, done!" - Then you most likely won't have more than a week or so more after completing the last quest of the "Main" storyline.
But yeah.. According to most of TES community, you have tonnes of replay value. According to those who did'nt like the game, you suprisingly do not. Weird how that works, ain't it? =)
Just waiting for the creation kit and we'll start seeing some awesome changes/expansions added to the game.
My second character was the canonical 2H Nord warrior, I intended to make him the 'hero' of Skyrim, so I did good things all around - joined the Companions, become Thane of three holds, helped people. Also sided with the Empire just because I liked their costumes better - you could see faces!
And then I went ahead and finished the main quest at level 40. After I finished the main quest, I continued doing side quests and exploring for a day or two. Suddenly I completely lost interest in him. I had a story for him too. He started out good, and then once he learnt that he could defeat the evil no one else could, lust for power started to consume him. But I never got that far. I just lost interest, which is werid because I barely explored the world at all. I've never been to other cities aside from Solitude, Whiterun and Riften.
Now I started another character, a complete opposite. She's a Breton (they're small), have no morals and in it only for the money. She's avoiding the main quest completely - no dragons, no shouts. ICly, she escaped from Helgen, and she went to warn the Jarl. Once that was done, however, her job is done - as far as she is concerned, anything else after is the city's problems.
I'm having a blast with this evil character who's an aspiring assassin, and she has no qualms about killing anyone who says the wrong thing. (Ideally everyone in Skyrim's an ass, but as much as I like to wipe out an entire city household by household, ghost cities are not very fun). My point to you is, even if you're not an alt person, try to set aside room for 2-3 characters to see the different parts of the game. Unless you:
1) are an OCD completionist;
2) really dislike the game in general;
3) are the kind as Kasperio mentioned - beat the game and you're done;
then there can always be fun in alts. A few tips for you. The main quest is no different from any of the 'story' quests you come across (quests that don't appear under Misc section). It's only the main quest if you let it be the main quest. Once you treat it as just a 'quest', suddenly there are so many 'main quests' in Skyrim.
Set some small goals for your next character. A little RP is always a great idea, though not necessary, but I find that having a simple backstory for my character to justify his or her actions make it more fun. Try out different perk trees - a few are really meh, but instead of being a DPS powerhouse (the usual 2H, 1H, etc), try quietly poisoning people to death when they aren't looking. Or be a master of punching!
I can't really tell you what to do, it depends on what you like. But you can always find something new and completely different to do from your previous character.
Yes, it is. Increasing your smithing skill allows you to buff your improving simply by raising the skill. Since it is fairly easy (mass produce iron daggers by traveling from vendor to vendor and sell them for their cost), the trade-off is simply huge, considering the EP you get as well.is it truly worth it? seems like it dossent improve anything other than my blade damage if i pick the perk to improve magic equipment. even if i reach the 100 skill i still need a enchant on the gear.
What's more, it will enable you to smith late-game gear. If you like stealthing, you will probably want to consider building a Dragonscale (you learn two sets of dragonarmor: Dragonscale is light, dragonbone is heavy) Armor through the dragon armor perk and Daedric weapons through the Daedric Smithing perk.
True, but the difference is that in GTA3 you're only shooting (and robbing, murdering, having sex with, etc) pixels. In WOW you get the pleasure of dealing with some of the most despicable human behaviour you'll ever witness.
While the game seems to have a good story and the elder scroll sure are a big name , I found playing skyrim quite the trial.
The lack of originality in game mechanic is astonishing , basically in term of game it is Fallout III In Medieval fantastic .
I Have enjoyed Fallout III and while I am not found of the system it is fin, but a little repetitive and that is all of what skyrim is about .
You enter in one dungeon you have seen all dungeon , dear sweet god it is annoying to do the same quest over and over again .
Yet it is a fine game not my favorite but it as a nice lore , ugly as it is the panorama is great ;
killing dragon fill thrilling but I don't understand all the fuss about a game I can't play more then 10 minute.
^ The above should be taken with two grains of salt and a fistful of "chill the F* out".
It's how they come in here bashing people for liking it. I mean, it's fine to say why you dislike the game - some will disagree, some will agree. But all this guy, and posters like them, does is come here telling people 'you're stupid for liking such a horrible game', using hyperboles and exaggerated remarks.
I'd post an image, but memes are against forum rules. It's like that guy who doesn't play in a band, yelling to the band, "GUYS, DID YOU HEAR ME?? STOP HAVING FUN!" It's sad really.
IS anyone looking to pick up the game? I have Skyrim but have not touched it since I don't meet the system requirements. My computer is pretty old was never bought for my gaming needs initially.
Quick question: Is skyrim the best on the PC? or XBOX 360?
I hear that graphics are rly good on the pc, but the worst on XBOX.
It's better on the PC.
I know there aren't many GAME CHANGING mods out there at the moment. (Besides maybe "wars in skyrim") but later down the road there will be over-hauls and game changing mods. Hell even a whole new game within the game itself. Thanks to the modding community. I remember when they did that with Oblivion.
Right now isn't much a time for mods. As most are just "BIG BREASTED NAKED FEMALE MOD" and "SKIMPY LEATHER ARMOR FOR YOUR BIG BREASTED NAKED MOD"
But there are some neat ones.
Like a HD retexture of ALL of skyrims textures.
User made patches that fix shit bethesda didn't.
Sentinel PVE Basics for the two Specs that matterOriginally Posted by SW:TOR
Is there a good mod out there for quick gear swapping? I've not even begun to dig into the mods for the game yet, figured i'd start here since a lot of folks seem to have more experience w/ mods for Skyrim and other TES games. It'd be nice to be able to quickly switch from my 'caster set' of gear/armor into my sneak/thief set.
So yeah I am a big xbox fan and there are lots of great games and not only good PC games.
Edit: I have not found a lot of useful mods either so I wouldn´t want to play it on the PC unless you want to cheat or something.
Edit 2: The whole xbox vs PC shit is really going on my nerves. Seems MMO-C is full of PC fanboys
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So yeah I am a big PC fan and there are lots of great games and not only good xBox games.
Edit: I have found ALOT of useful mods and console fixes so I wouldn't want to play it on the xBox unless you want to be stuck on quests without a sollution or something.
Edit 2: The whole xBox vs PC shit is really going on my nerves. Seems MMO-C is full of xBox fanboys