Sykrim

thesaraohthesaraoh Posts: 142 ✭✭✭
Sooo who else here is playing Skyrim? What's your character like? What's your favorite quest? Let us know!

I'm playing a Nord woman called Alyea and I'm specializing on two-handed weapons and a little bit of magic (healing for example). I don't really follow the main quest, I just do quests that sound interesting. 
The weirdest quest I played so far is The Mind of Madness with the Wabbajack. It was just... weird :D
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  • NucleusDawnNucleusDawn Posts: 88 ✭✭
    edited November 2012
    If you haven't yet, go to the Bannered Mare in Whiterun and accept an invitation for a drinking contest from a guy called Sam.
    You're very welcome.

    PS
    Haven't played in a few months, but my character was a Nord, with a huge ass shield and sword and heavy armor. Didn't finish the main quest (Never do, in Bethesda games. Not sure why), but had a few tens of hours in it.
    Awesome game :) It compels you to explore in ways few games can.
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  • KonzieKonzie Posts: 51
    I was a High Elf, I think. Been a while, but that was my favorite save.
    I was a sneaky mage~ It's an odd combo, but my favorite things to do were sneak and steal, and blast everything with Fireball. 

    As with almost all Bethesda games, once I finish the main quest, all the mystery and content of the game seems to fade, so I just stop playing. It finishes the bigger purpose of the game, so I feel it's just running on fumes and minor quests. 

    Though afterwards, I made it a point to own every house and stash my horde in each of them.
    That game makes me feel like a moneybags banker in Monopoly buying everything. :P

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  • AnneSAnneS GermanyPosts: 23
    My character is an elf. I am an archer and I sneak a lot. It's fun to kill bandits with one shot before they even notice me. I also finished the dark brotherhood and the thieves guild quests.
  • VictorVictor Posts: 94
    My first and favorite character is a sneaky Khajiit archer, but I also have a dark elf thief/assassin that I am quite fond of.
    I haven't finished the main storyline yet, but that's only because I'm trying to finish all the major side quests first (continually making new characters isn't helping either).
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  • TaloreTalore Posts: 32
    Eh, I dumped hundreds of hours into the game when it came out, and I've only recently started playing again. My current characters:

    A male nord warrior, using heavy armour and a warhammer, with some alteration magics. He is the leader of the Companions, Stormblade of the Stormcloak rebels, and has completed the main quest.

    A female altmer battlemage, who uses destruction, conjuration, and heavy armour with robes. She is working on the College of Winterhold, Imperial campaign, and main quest.

    A male bosmer archer, who uses archery and conjuration magic, with some sneaking and light armour. Eventually he'll just summon a bound bow. He's with the Dark Brotherhood and is currently trying to build a house in Falkreath hold.
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  • AReasonToWriteHomeAReasonToWriteHome Posts: 156 ✭✭✭
    I'm a bit obsessed with Skyrim.  I have a Wood-Elf assassin, Dark-Elf mage, and I'm currently playing an Orc fighter. 
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  • TylerTyler Posts: 429 ✭✭✭
    Dark Elf Assassin-Mage for the win!

    As well as an Imperial warrior who fought for the Stormcloaks (because logic) and done the main quest. he's my old main character, but now I play as the Elf
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  • XanothXanoth Posts: 29
    I have two character saves only one that completed the main story arc, but both started of doing the same thing about the main story arc. Ignore it and go wandering off in a random direction and make their own story/adventure.  <3 Sandbox games!

    First character was my typical go-to character, melee mage, that I mostly just try to make similar to a Bladesinger per D&D stuff.  Went with a Norn though, as I felt it would fit the story/world better. Didn't turn out quite as effective as I'd hoped, as I was a generalist with skills and went through a bit of a rough patch in the skill curve that lead to a lot of kiting or hide and seek tactics, especially with that first dragon who when I finally found it killed me in 1 hit and decimated the solders even faster. Picked all the good/noble choices and sided with the imperial (mostly hated both factions but had to pick one to see the story). Eventually ended up with an overpowered weapon of 1 shotting and the game got a little dull, so time for a new perspective.

    Second character was a Khajiit assassin type, melee and stealth, joined brotherhood and thieves guild, killed anyone and everyone I didn't like/annoyed me. I played it with difficulty set to highest the whole way through, to ensure it kept that stealth feel. It was really enjoyable with some intense moments trying to hide from large bandit groups and pick them off one by one without being seen. I certainly feel the game was more rewarding, enjoyable and satisfying playing this way than what I ended up with trying to make a spell-sword character on my first play through.

    I keep wanting to go back for a 3rd play through, but so far holding off in the hope for a large DLC or an epic mod that would dramatically change the experience, so far I've held off knowing the 3rd will probably be my last play through, as it's rare I play anything through twice, never mind thrice!

    Skyrim is certainly one of my favourite games of the last few years, despite it's many flaws and often crude approach to things, it's depth and sandbox world is worth every one of those concessions the developers had to make to get there.
  • skittlesfaceskittlesface Posts: 14
    I'm playing as a female Breton alchemist/warrior. I'm a bit obsessed with collecting things, which is how the alchemy thing started. Currently I'm playing the Dawnguard quest as a Dawnguard, though with my next character I think I'm going to play as either a dark elf or a Khajiit and be a mage, I'm not completely sure which one I want.
  • I've spent who knows how long playing Skyrim at this point, but I poured everything into just two characters. My first is an Imperial Swordmage, who specializes in heavy armor and stuff. I've finished every major quest line, and am currently finishing building my third house with Hearthfire. 
    My other character is a High Elf sorcerer, but I haven't really gotten that far with it (only really playing it to try out the perks I couldn't get before), so its still pretty weak. 
  • AlexPopeAlexPope Posts: 4
    Just played some tonight. Got it last Christmas and I'm still on my first character (lvl 58)... yeah, I don't play much- not enough time, but I love playing when I get a chance. My character is a sword'n'board Nord (because rhyme) who eventually became a conjurer due to needing back up on a regular occasion. Now I have a little posse of Jenassa and two Dremora Lords. Loads of fun!

    Besides dat drinking game, my favourite quest line would have to have been the College of Mages quests. It was varied and included some epic results that I didn't see coming. And, unlike others, like the Companions, it felt long enough, epic enough and had a satisfactory ending.

    I also have to say I love the crafting/selling end of things. I made a ton of gold quick and had top gear (which helped due to a bit of underleveled combat skills). So if I can do that in a game and still manage to hold my own in battle, then I'm a happy player.
  • My most recent playthrough is a max size orc stealth archer, just because I can. Berserker Rage is now my favourite ability.
  • RiplachanceRiplachance Posts: 343 ✭✭
    Oblivion alumni here. how many of us have an ES tattoo? and did you guys like where they took the dark brotherhood (almost nonexistant) or were you sad about the decline of your fave cult?
    Blessings of the night mother upon you
  • rydude17rydude17 ScotlandPosts: 8,636 ✭✭✭✭
    I'm a wood elf, with 100 archery. I freaking love the archery in this game, it's so much better than the archery in Oblivion, when you're in combat and not sneaking around.
  • Trevor_SmithTrevor_Smith Posts: 40
    I don't do one super-powerful characters. Instead, I do several small characters. I have a Lv. 56 Nord named Barrokor who is 2-handed, heavy, and Smithing guy. Did storm cloak, Companions, and Dragon born quest lines. I also have a 37 breton mage and a 47 Imperial thief.

    I really wish John would play Skyrim on Hankgames
  • silentshadow927silentshadow927 Posts: 510 ✭✭✭
    I have three characters, but only one of them is very far into the game. My main is a Wood Elf Dual-Wielding One-Handed melee person (but I can hold my own with a bow), through all the major questlines and around level 48. Then I have a Breton Mage and a Khajiit Thief/Assassin person. Those two are only like level 15.
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  • AReasonToWriteHomeAReasonToWriteHome Posts: 156 ✭✭✭
    Does anyone else keep catching vampirism because of the Dawnguard missions?  *flails*
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  • ashsayshelloashsayshello AustraliaPosts: 2,050 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I haven't played in ages but I love it. I'm a Nord and I think I'm on level 50ish, I can't remember. Specialising in 1 handed weapons and archery. I don't really follow the main quest, I've kind of dabbled in a bit of everything, like the thieves guild, dark brotherhood, companions, etc. Incredibly addicting game.

    @AReasonToWriteHome YES it's so damn frustrating
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  • AReasonToWriteHomeAReasonToWriteHome Posts: 156 ✭✭✭
    @ashsayshello  I wish there was a more visible notification when you caught it, that way I could just chug a Cure Disease potion and be done with it.  Maybe a message that pops up on screen?  
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  • ashsayshelloashsayshello AustraliaPosts: 2,050 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @AReasonToWriteHome Yes that would be much appreciated. Usually I don't realise until it's getting to the point where it'll be too late, and then I'm just like "UGH WHATEVER" and I'll go back to my last save before contracting it
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  • RiplachanceRiplachance Posts: 343 ✭✭
    DONT chug a Cure Disease potion EVER! they are expensive. fast travel to whiterun and use that shrine of TALOS. it cures diseases. and there are ways to become resistant to deases.
    Blessings of the night mother upon you
  • AReasonToWriteHomeAReasonToWriteHome Posts: 156 ✭✭✭
    @ashsayshello  Ugh, I normally don't even realize it until people in town start attacking me haha.  By then it's too late to reload any previous saves.  

    Also, who is excited for the Dragonborn DLC?  
    \:D/
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  • silentshadow927silentshadow927 Posts: 510 ✭✭✭
    DONT chug a Cure Disease potion EVER! they are expensive. fast travel to whiterun and use that shrine of TALOS. it cures diseases. and there are ways to become resistant to deases.
    @Riplachance Just make your own Cure Disease potions. Charred Skeever Hide and Mudcrab Chitin at an alchemy table. Makes things a lot easier.
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  • PontheganPonthegan Springfield, OHPosts: 13
    My character is a Breton male named Gabriel Leveque (I think that's how I spelled his last name).  I specialize in one handed combat and use my free arm to use alteration / restoration magic to aid in fighting (Dragonskin and Close Wounds) and enchanting / smithing to create specialized weapons or armor.

    I've done so many quests, they're all a blur to me at the moment.  I think my favorite quest the whole Sovngarde portion of the main quest.  I like the song, the uniqueness of its location, being able to see all the people who went to Sovngarde and all that.  I kept a save there for a while just so I could return and run around.
  • AReasonToWriteHomeAReasonToWriteHome Posts: 156 ✭✭✭
    Did anyone get Dragonborn yet?  Those squid mask guys creep me out.
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  • NethernilNethernil Posts: 93
    I played a bit of skyrim but I got immensely bored. There's very little depth in the game. Bethesda painted a lovely landscape and then populated it with 2d characters and a story that's thoroughly uninteresting.
    Even in a place as dangerous as Apocalypse World, battlebabes are, well. They’re the ones you should walk away from, eyes down, but you can’t. They’re the ones like the seductive blue crackling light, y’know? You mistake looking at them for falling in love, and you get too close and it’s a zillion volts and your wings burn off like paper.
  • AReasonToWriteHomeAReasonToWriteHome Posts: 156 ✭✭✭
    Nethernil said:
    I played a bit of skyrim but I got immensely bored. There's very little depth in the game. Bethesda painted a lovely landscape and then populated it with 2d characters and a story that's thoroughly uninteresting.
    In the defense of Skyrim, the Elder Scrolls games (for me at least) have hardly been about the story or characters.  Instead it's about leveling up, looting, and exploring.  
    Brandon.  Nerdfighter.  Editor-In-Chief of the Anglerfish.  All around liker of things.



  • speckleyspeckley Posts: 11
    edited December 2012
    I haven't played in a long time... The first character I ever had in that game got to level 50 before I accidentally deleted it! (I was clearing out a bunch of auto-saves, and working on making a second character. In the process, I deleted the wrong file.) It was surprisingly devastating; I haven't really played the game with much enthusiasm since.
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  • TylorWayneTylorWayne Posts: 7
    Most recently I've been playing a Brenton mage-type character for the Vampire Lord side of Dawnguard.  It is my first attempt at playing a heavy magic-user as well as a rather evil character.

    Still, one of my favorite quests is "A Night To Remember".  A drunken night that involved a goat, a giant, getting engaged to a hagraven and trashing a temple.
  • NethernilNethernil Posts: 93
    @AReasonToWriteHome, the problem with all of that in my opinion is that all that looting, levelling and exploring is, ultimately, pointless and boring in a world as sterile and consequence free as Skyrim. I've yet to figure out if this is a problem with sandbox games in general or just TES games though. 
    Even in a place as dangerous as Apocalypse World, battlebabes are, well. They’re the ones you should walk away from, eyes down, but you can’t. They’re the ones like the seductive blue crackling light, y’know? You mistake looking at them for falling in love, and you get too close and it’s a zillion volts and your wings burn off like paper.
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