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Elder Scrolls V - Skyrim

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by 3074326, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. jlb1705

    jlb1705 hipster doofus Staff Member Bookie

    Gotcha. I won't post much more about why I hate it because it's all very spoiler-ish. I will say though that once you start that quest that you'll want to make sure you save often because the dog is programmed in such a way that if it runs into you it can push your character around - it can even push you right off a cliff and kill you. I found out that one the hard way. :lol:
     
  2. scooter1369

    scooter1369 Chief Toad Fart

    Molag Bol's Mace and the Boethiah quest are both kinda fucked up.
     
  3. Fungo Squiggly

    Fungo Squiggly Mortal enemy of all things Bucky Yahoo Pickem Champ Former Game Champion '18 Keeper League Champ '18 BPCFFB II Champ

    Hey, here's a new cave to get your mind off of some of these dark quests....aaaaaaaand........he's fucking corpses.
     
  4. Deety

    Deety Ain't nothin' gonna breaka my stride Staff Member

    Picnic tables are scarcer than corpses in Skyrim.
     
  5. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    Screen Junkies/Honest Trailers are doing video game reviews now.

     
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  6. LovelandBuckeye

    LovelandBuckeye You never lose to those pricks. Ever. Ever. - UFM

    I picked yhis up last week for under $10. I played Morrowind on the computer and Oblivion on 360. I got this on 360 not knowing the whole thing was on sale on Steam. :(

    It seems pretty good. I have jumped a few times which is awesome. I love all of the reference to old chapters.
     
  7. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

    I just picked up the Elder Scrolls Anthology (all games and DLC) for $30 (great deal, though it was 1/2 that last black friday).

    1) Is there any reason to play III or IV before Skyrim? Or are the references mild enough to play the best looking one first? (skyrim)

    2) I opted for PC over 360 for the mods. Would you recommend skipping all mods on the first playthrough? Or just implementing a few to limit the bugs?

    3) Are there really people that help Sven, who insults and lives with his mother, attempts lies to win his desired mistress and plays a freakin' lute?

    @LovelandBuckeye @jlb1705 @Fungo Squiggly @BrAss Man @Deety @WyoBuck @HorseshoeFetish @ulukinatme @BigWoof31
     
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  8. CentralMOBuck

    CentralMOBuck Senior

    1) I played Skyrim w/o having played the other two, but I have never finished it (due to mod conflicts mostly).

    2) Great choice! There are some really basic mods that you could install that won't affect game play, but make things look much better. Some of the mods I'd install are map updates, ui updates and HD details (weapons, random in game items, towns, etc). From what I have found the crazier you go with mods, the more unstable the game is.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/skyrimmods/wiki/beginners_guide

    Basic Mods I've used
    http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/3863/?
    http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/4929/?
    http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/19733/?
    http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/27644/?
    http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/607/?
    http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/8655/?

    3) Can't answer this one
     
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  9. jlb1705

    jlb1705 hipster doofus Staff Member Bookie

    I'm about to order the Anthology myself. I finally have a machine that can run these games. I've always played on a console, so I'm interested to hear more input/recommendations on mods.

    I've been playing TES games since Morrowind, and I can say that you don't really need to play either of the previous two to be able to drop right in to Skyrim. In fact, it might be helpful to start with Skyrim and work your way backwards. Bethesda have really cut down on the character-building options over the years. There were so many more options for skills attributes, attire and weapons in Morrowind compared to Skyrim. I love Skyrim, but I miss some of the things you could do in older games.

    I've been dying to re-play Morrowind. It's a really fantastic game. That and KOTOR games had been the main reasons I had held on to my original Xbox all these years. Now that I have the capability of running all of those games I want to revisit them.
     
  10. CentralMOBuck

    CentralMOBuck Senior

    http://tesrenewal.com/

    Maybe by the time you finish Skyrim, this will be finished. A team is remaking Morrowind and Oblivion using Skyrim's engine.
     
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  11. Fungo Squiggly

    Fungo Squiggly Mortal enemy of all things Bucky Yahoo Pickem Champ Former Game Champion '18 Keeper League Champ '18 BPCFFB II Champ

    I picked up Skyrim with zero knowledge of any prior versions and had no issues.

    I put it down in December of 2013 for my busy season and haven't played it since. I really need to pick it back up once May comes around. I enjoy the heck out of this game.
     
  12. ulukinatme

    ulukinatme Old Skool

    1. No, you can play Skyrim without having played any of the previous Elder Scrolls games. Sometimes you'll run across a cool little nod to previous games when you're playing, but it's not enough that you absolutely must go back and play them. I picked up the Anthology for $30 myself at Wal-Mart, haven't opened it as I already had 3-5 (But not all the DLC). I've never played 1 or 2, so not input on those. Personally I think Oblivion has a better main story than Skyrim in many ways. Dragons are pretty cool and all, but they lose their luster after the first few fights. As far as the other big quest lines between the two games, each game does well in certain areas. The Thieves Guild is cooler imo in Oblivion. Mages' Guild (College of Winterhold) certainly blows in Skyrim in comparison to Oblivion's Mages' Guild, it's no contest. Dark Brotherhood is a tossup, Skryim's may be slightly better. I don't remember anything about the Fighter's Guild in Oblivion, so I'm going to go ahead and say the Companions were cooler in Skyrim.

    2. I personally prefer playing through at least once without mods, but it's your discretion on how you want to play it. It's kind of nice to get a base, vanilla feeling for the game first, then you can mod the hell out of it and decide which mods make the game better for you in comparison or which aren't as fun. I found some of the mods that add spells to the game really added flavor to my spell casting only play throughs, but I found some mods that added new weapons to the game made bows more overpowered than they previously were and that took away from the game for me if I abused them.

    3. That's the beauty of the game, it gives you options. If you're just playing through to play the game, most people probably screw Sven over because he's a douche. However, if you're trying to play a certain kind of character, say a Nord who favors the Stormcloaks, you probably help Sven over the elf because...well....elves are evil! You run into a lot of scenarios like that based on which side you choose: Imperials or Stormcloaks. Depending on your point of view, one side is right and the other is wrong, despite the fact that both sides are right in their own ways.


    As far as what mods to put in your game, I typically go through the Nexus and search the Top 100. If it makes it into the Top 100, it's probably a decent mod and worth checking out (Depending on what you like and don't like). I like adding a lot of textures and meshes to the game to make it look even better. I rarely add anything that will break the game, like God-like weapons. Occasionally I'll add custom houses or NPC's/companions if they're done well (The Willow companion for Fallout NV is excellent). Mods that add animations to the game can be fun, and some can incorporate skills and abilities. For instance, there's a few hand to hand mods out there that add Karate and other fighting styles to Skyrim. I installed that mod and ran an Unarmed only character, a Khajiit, that practiced "Catrate" instead of Karate. I may have stolen the idea from this:

     
  13. LovelandBuckeye

    LovelandBuckeye You never lose to those pricks. Ever. Ever. - UFM

    I would play them in order so you understand why Morrowind took months of my life. Sorry for the late reply. As our resident ND fan said above, you will only miss minor, but funny at times moments.
     
  14. jlb1705

    jlb1705 hipster doofus Staff Member Bookie

    I finally picked up the Anthology. First game I loaded up was Morrowind. I must have played at least ten different characters back in the day on Xbox. Probably played through the Seyda Neen Excise Office a hundred times trying to get a my controller to work and configured in a way that makes sense.
     
  15. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

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