1. #5941
    Quote Originally Posted by EuanChan View Post
    I really don't care. I'm angry with Bethesda as it is, and I don't want to get excited for the DLC I'll never get.
    #ps3gamer.
    Then maybe you should avoid topics that are specifically labeled as talking about said DLC.

    Just sayin'.

    Edit: Of course that no longer applies when a mod comes in out of the blue and merges topics that have been around for days...
    Last edited by unholytestament; 2012-11-08 at 06:46 PM.
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  2. #5942
    Quote Originally Posted by unholytestament View Post
    Edit: Of course that no longer applies when a mod comes in out of the blue and merges topics that have been around for days...
    I was rather surprised the original thread got past 3 posts let alone a few pages before being merged, Skyrim does have a megathread open to all discussion.

    Personally I look forward to the story this DLC may bring in, now to just decide if I want to use my Stealth/archer, 2H, 1H/shield or Vampire Lord/Mage.

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    I really don't care. I'm angry with Bethesda as it is, and I don't want to get excited for the DLC I'll never get.
    #ps3gamer.
    http://www.joystiq.com/2012/11/08/sk...says-bethesda/

  4. #5944
    Quote Originally Posted by ara View Post
    Aw, only 10 hours for 20€. Will probably hold off until it goes down to 5 in some steam sale. Hearthfire just seems entirely useless to get for the PC version since you can just mod that stuff in for free
    Honestly I'd say it was 20 bucks well spent.

    I just hope they do conclude the Thalmore storyline in Skyrim and don't hold it off. Maybe the fact that they're releasing unrelated DLC means there's a lot more to come? One can hope. If Dawnguard was any indication, they're doing exceptional things with the tools they have.
    Last edited by Flaks; 2012-11-09 at 04:02 AM.
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  5. #5945
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    Quote Originally Posted by unholytestament View Post
    The house itself is tiny and cramped (with the exception of the secret room, which is easily the same size as the house but you have to go into the basement and through a secret door in a book case to get to it).
    Seriously. Breezehome is bigger.
    The two-story house you build, plus the basement, plus the secret lair, plus the large outside area, plus the dungeon it connects to is significantly larger than any vanilla house. I could probably agree that other mod houses like Dragon Falls Manor are larger, and as I haven't tried Hearthfire (for obvious reasons), I can't say whether that one is larger or smaller - but one thing is certain, the size of the constructions are significantly larger than what you make them out to be.

    Quote Originally Posted by unholytestament View Post
    You don't get to build decorations, you build a theme.
    In the DLC you get to build each shelf, each stand, each table, and so on. Even though they're all automatically placed, through trial and error you can pick and choose to have the decorations you want. But with the mod you just pick a theme and then all the decorations are placed. But, as I noted above, some of these decorations are pretty nice looking.
    That's a fair enough point. Again, I don't know how much customization Hearthfire has. I question whether that makes it worth the cost though.

    Quote Originally Posted by unholytestament View Post
    Respawning pets.
    Imagine my surprise when I had some bunnies and a fox randomly running inside my tiny house. I don't recall them being mentioned, but I was especially annoyed when they respawned after I deliberately killed them because them banging into stuff and the fox growling was getting annoying.
    They are mentioned. Very, very clearly. As well as what to do about them if you don't like it. Just kill them, they won't respawn. If they respawned for you, I do hope you reported that bug to the mod author.

    Quote Originally Posted by unholytestament View Post
    The novelty of building your own house with the mod wears off pretty quick once you realize you just built a 2 story shack in the woods that's barely large enough for a single person to live in [...] You're better off finding some other pre-made house mod, unless the tiny shack in the woods really appeals to you.
    Again, the area is much larger than what you suggest. Just quit it.

    I'll be honest, you sound more like someone who bought Hearthfire and feel you need to justify your purchase by convincing yourself a mod couldn't possibly do the same concept even remotely as well. This could very well be a misinterpretation on my part, but that's how you come across to me.

    All in all, to the guy who asked the question in the first place, I recommend that you try the mod out. If you don't like it, uninstallation instructions are available.

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  7. #5947
    Quote Originally Posted by FathomFear View Post
    Random question--is getting Skyrim for the PC a grossly better investment than getting it for console?
    Without any hesitation if you have a good enough PC though.

    Skyrim is cheaper on PC (like pretty much every PC game)

    Skyrim has better graphics (better resolution)

    You can easily manage save files with PC so you can have multiple avatar

    Skyrim have been heavily patch on PC, i encountered 0 bug since i bought it a few month ago

    If you like, you can easily take screenshot or movieshot of your gameplay

    Skyrim can be moded on PC
    - new weapon model , new armor model
    - Enhanced difficulty to give you a real challenge
    - better inventory, enhanced map, ...
    - new craft (arrows, ...)
    - New texture (face, body, ...)
    - and much much more...

    And finally, being FPS style gameplay, at least with range avatar, you have a much higher precision on your shot with a mouse. But even if you prefer gamepad, you can of course use gamepad on PC. Most video card allow you to plug a HDMI LCD/plasma TV screen, either buit-in or with an adaptator.


    If you have a good enough PC, there is no reason to prefer skyrim on console, unless you really want to up your xbox live /PS network achievement point.
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  8. #5948
    Quote Originally Posted by Jigain View Post
    The two-story house you build, plus the basement, plus the secret lair, plus the large outside area, plus the dungeon it connects to is significantly larger than any vanilla house. I could probably agree that other mod houses like Dragon Falls Manor are larger, and as I haven't tried Hearthfire (for obvious reasons), I can't say whether that one is larger or smaller - but one thing is certain, the size of the constructions are significantly larger than what you make them out to be.
    So I take it you have no idea what the phrase "the house itself" means? The HOUSE is tiny. And cramped. The only exception being the secret room, as I said.
    The size of the outdoor items doesn't count for shit because it's not like he took any effort to make them look special. You could easily confuse it for "random bandit camp#501". And the dungeon is not part of the house (and definitely not a selling point of the mod).
    That's a fair enough point. Again, I don't know how much customization Hearthfire has. I question whether that makes it worth the cost though.
    Well I'm certainly glad to hear you're advising people against buying content you're completely clueless about.

    I had forgotten I was on MMO-Champion for a moment. Thanks for reminding me.
    Again, the area is much larger than what you suggest. Just quit it.
    The "area" sure is. The HOUSE is not.
    I'll be honest, you sound more like someone who bought Hearthfire and feel you need to justify your purchase by convincing yourself a mod couldn't possibly do the same concept even remotely as well. This could very well be a misinterpretation on my part, but that's how you come across to me.
    It does the same concept just fine. It's just is not the shining glowing beacon of awesomeness that everyone is making it out to be.

    And I find it ridiculous that you're trying to call me out as some kind of fanboy after you have admitted you haven't even tried the DLC. ESPECIALLY considering in my post I didn't exactly give the DLC a glowing recommendation and instead recommended using other house mods. But hey, since you obviously went out of your way to ignore what I was actually saying multiple times I find it easy to believe you just plain didn't read the end of my post.
    I mourn the loss of a man of true vision and talent. You were my idol, Mr. Giger.
    You gave faces to my dreams and nightmares and sparked my imagination throughout my entire life. You will be missed.

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  9. #5949
    anyone else think they should have made "bad guy" routes for the whole game? i've been doing the more "bad" sides here recently, but it just feels weird to jump in to being a hero after all that. just feels like you're going completely against the character you've been playing for the last 4 or 5 hours.

  10. #5950
    The game could use more options. I was impressed that there was an option to wipe out the Dark Brotherhood but then disappointed when I can't do the same for the Thieves Guild.

    Plus it would be awesome if I could kill the Legion/Stormcloak leader right after they made their victory speech.
    I mourn the loss of a man of true vision and talent. You were my idol, Mr. Giger.
    You gave faces to my dreams and nightmares and sparked my imagination throughout my entire life. You will be missed.

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  11. #5951
    Anyone here have any recommendations for mods which add questing areas/new lands? I have tried the Khajit one, it's great but the latest update doesn't let me continue the questline, so I'm kinda fucked there.

  12. #5952
    Quote Originally Posted by FathomFear View Post
    Random question--is getting Skyrim for the PC a grossly better investment than getting it for console?
    pc + mods = about 100,000% more content

    so yeah

    and with HD mods, good god the consoles look like something from the nintendo days of gaming compared to HD PC graphics

    ---------- Post added 2012-11-09 at 05:11 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Tomatketchup View Post
    Anyone here have any recommendations for mods which add questing areas/new lands? I have tried the Khajit one, it's great but the latest update doesn't let me continue the questline, so I'm kinda fucked there.
    i assume you mean moonpath to elsewyr but if not, get that

  13. #5953
    Quote Originally Posted by fizzbob View Post
    i assume you mean moonpath to elsewyr but if not, get that
    Yes, that is the one.

    And honestly, I simply don't understand how people can say that mods make the game 1000% more contentrich- most of them simply adds better game mechanics/graphics, but I simply can't find any gameplay additions.

  14. #5954
    Quote Originally Posted by Tomatketchup View Post
    Yes, that is the one.

    And honestly, I simply don't understand how people can say that mods make the game 1000% more contentrich- most of them simply adds better game mechanics/graphics, but I simply can't find any gameplay additions.
    So so SO much more content if you know where to look:

    Into the Depths
    Halls of Dovanhdoar
    And the Realms of Daedra (and other quests by this author)
    Dark Brotherhood resurrection (Part 1, he'll be coming out with a lot more; this one alone is 3+ hours worth) http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/25941
    There's quite a few more. Couple of them that add Oblivion gates and another horror mode
    Oh and Monster mod and Monster Wars. http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/9694

    I can go on forever.

    OH YEA! Sanctum of the Fallen. http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/19913 it'll make you shit bricks. Don't recommend this unless you have an overpowered character (you won't feel so OP when you go in there though).

    This one changes the game substantially but doesn't really add more content per se: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/9286

    None of them are at the level of Dawnguard. But then, these people don't have teams working on this stuff for a living.

    ---------- Post added 2012-11-10 at 01:17 AM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by unholytestament View Post
    The game could use more options. I was impressed that there was an option to wipe out the Dark Brotherhood but then disappointed when I can't do the same for the Thieves Guild.

    Plus it would be awesome if I could kill the Legion/Stormcloak leader right after they made their victory speech.
    Wait how do you wipe out the Dark Brotherhood? I've put in hundreds of hours into this game but haven't touched the radiant quests until now so I'm guessing that's where it's at.

    I'll add this youtube channel: he updates you on the best mods that are made every week. And ALL of them are fucking amazing without fail. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtVIA...-shows&list=SL

    P.S. Could someone tell me the name of the mod with the bear playing the lute? I NEED IT!
    Last edited by Flaks; 2012-11-10 at 01:22 AM.
    Quote Originally Posted by High Overlord Saurfang
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  15. #5955
    Quote Originally Posted by Flaks View Post
    Wait how do you wipe out the Dark Brotherhood? I've put in hundreds of hours into this game but haven't touched the radiant quests until now so I'm guessing that's where it's at.
    If you kill Astrid when she first kidnaps you it sets you on the path to wipe them out.
    I mourn the loss of a man of true vision and talent. You were my idol, Mr. Giger.
    You gave faces to my dreams and nightmares and sparked my imagination throughout my entire life. You will be missed.

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  16. #5956
    Quote Originally Posted by unholytestament View Post
    If you kill Astrid when she first kidnaps you it sets you on the path to wipe them out.
    Oh my god no freaking way...Why the eff didn't I ever think of that.

    I wonder if there's any other major things that can get unlocked unwittingly. There's gotta be a place to find that out.
    Quote Originally Posted by High Overlord Saurfang
    "I am he who watches they. I am the fist of retribution. That which does quell the recalcitrant. Dare you defy the Warchief? Dare you face my merciless judgement?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flaks View Post
    Honestly I'd say it was 20 bucks well spent.

    I just hope they do conclude the Thalmore storyline in Skyrim and don't hold it off. Maybe the fact that they're releasing unrelated DLC means there's a lot more to come? One can hope. If Dawnguard was any indication, they're doing exceptional things with the tools they have.
    Really? I hope they make dehtroning the aldmeri dominion and the thalmore the next game. Elder Scrolls: Summerset Isle
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    Quote Originally Posted by Osmeric View Post
    Normal should be reduced in difficulty. Heroic should be reduced in difficulty.
    And the tiny fraction for whom heroic raids are currently well tuned? Too bad,so sad! With the arterial bleed of subs the fastest it's ever been, the vanity development that gives you guys your own content is no longer supportable.

  18. #5958
    Quote Originally Posted by Flaks View Post
    Oh my god no freaking way...Why the eff didn't I ever think of that.

    I wonder if there's any other major things that can get unlocked unwittingly. There's gotta be a place to find that out.
    Well she tells you someone must die if you want to get out.

  19. #5959
    I just got the PC version and loving it . I would like to go with a Death knight/Shadow knight build. I loved them in DnD, EQ, and WoW. I found this build that someone put together http://theskyrimblog.ning.com/group/...e-shadowknight. Would do you guys think? I may go Imperial or Nord instead of Dark Elf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dravok View Post
    I just got the PC version and loving it . I would like to go with a Death knight/Shadow knight build. I loved them in DnD, EQ, and WoW. I found this build that someone put together http://theskyrimblog.ning.com/group/...e-shadowknight. Would do you guys think? I may go Imperial or Nord instead of Dark Elf.
    Should work like that. Not sure what minions are summonable since I never played mage though, but that seems close enough.

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