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  • AReasonToWriteHomeAReasonToWriteHome Posts: 156 ✭✭✭
    Nethernil said:
    @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. 
    I think it would be safe to say that it's most sandbox games, or even a game like Borderlands.  No one really plays Borderlands for it's story or world, they play it to get the biggest and more powerful weapons.  
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  • TylerTyler Posts: 429 ✭✭✭
    @Nethernil while looting and levelling may be boring to some extent I can't fathom how exploring in Skyrim is anything but fun

    You've got amazingly well-made areas, fantastic art, loads of cool hidden things

    The world is great to explore, if nothing else!
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  • NethernilNethernil Posts: 93
    MY God,don't get me started on borderlands. Probably the most boring game of all time.
    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.
  • TylerTyler Posts: 429 ✭✭✭
    @Nethernil

    Just curious as you seem to dislike most games, what are your favourites? And why do you think your tastes are so different from the majority of gamers?

    I'd like to see what kinds of games different people enjoy, it says a lot about people
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  • NethernilNethernil Posts: 93
    @Tyler
    My favourite game right now is Spec Ops. the line. It doesn't play the best but it's a game that has put real effort and thought into what it is trying to achieve narratively, which I can really respect. Playing that game will change the way you think about FPS games.

    Also, two games from Ice Pick Lodge that really stick out to me are The Void and Pathologic. Horrendously difficult games (and difficult to play in the case of Pathologic) but tremendously rewarding as far as their stories go. Proof that Games can be important as an artistic medium. 

    Also, STALKER is a great series.

    As well as that I'm a big fan of Dark Souls, Metro 2033, Half Life and Portals 1 & 2.
    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.
  • TylerTyler Posts: 429 ✭✭✭
    @Nethernil ;
    Spec Ops is a really interesting game, and you're right it changes the way you think about FPS games. Of course Half-Life and Portals are great, and I haven't played any of the others.
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  • speckleyspeckley Posts: 11
    I finally got back into Skyrim and picked up my level 18 Argonian. She's a skinny thing who wields two-handed weapons. (I'm always entertained by small or skinny characters using huge, ungainly-looking weapons. It makes such a funny juxtaposition!)

    I had been playing around with vampirism before for this character, but found it to be too cumbersome. That darn weakness to fire couldn't make up for the perks, considering I never did much night fighting with her.
    I'm also thinking of making a magic-only character, since I've only ever had fighter/ranger characters in the past... 'Just gotta wait until I'm not so tremendously bored of the intro to Skyrim.

    By the way, how many of you have played any of the DLCs? I've been thinking about buying one, once I have the money to spare...
  • thesaraohthesaraoh Posts: 142 ✭✭✭
    @speckley my character is also a slim woman and her two-headed sword is almost taller than her ;)
    don't forget that brains attract
  • pluto789joshpluto789josh Posts: 31
    edited December 2012
    I recently started playing a Nord warrior with a bit of restoration magic to save on the price of health potions I'm still messing around a lot with mods and console commands since I'm new to the pc version of the game. I've never really bothered with the main quest.

    @speckly I had a similar experience after deleting my orc warrior in oblivion  just after completing the dark brotherhood quests and becoming champion of the arena 
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  • sterlingsterling FinlandPosts: 172 ✭✭✭
    Man, I hadn't played Skyrim since February (I have the tendency to get bored with it) but I started again few days ago. My main is a Dunmer lady. I'm pretty much flinging anything that can hurt something, while also using magic. Currently I'm addicted to the healing spell.

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    I've been playing with a Khajiit since Morrowind so I felt kinda bad breaking my little tradition with a Dark Elf. So I also made a nice Khajiit lady later on. I just don't have the energy to level two characters so I haven't actually played her much. 


  • TangerineTangerine ON, CanadaPosts: 36 ✭✭
    This is my first time playing the game and I'm not following any guides, so I'm not always 100% sure of what I'm doing. I'm a Breton because I had to be a human of some kind and they seem the most useful. I'm an archer/conjurer, mostly sneaking and sniping but also using summons as walls when I have no choice but to fight a big group head-on. I use the bound bow because it is cool. B) I'm not sure if I should pour more points into conjuration as it is because the bow seems so efficient. I've poured loads into smithing and enchanting because they're obviously important, maxing out smithing just today (thanks to a tip I received from a friend) and getting myself some dragon scale armor, and I've enchanted my gear for added bow damage.

    I think I have about 15 or 20 hours into the game so far but I haven't gotten too far along the main quest line. I'm a perfectionist and so I go for all of the quests. All of them. I only went to High Hrothgar today. Just finished the companions quest line, I think, since now I'm only getting odd jobs from them but it still tells me to keep going back. :I I don't want to be a werewolf anymore, so I'll have to figure that one out.
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  • ArgonianDovakinArgonianDovakin Posts: 14
    Im a Wood Elf named Luke Archbow. I specialize in archery and sneaking. I balance my health, magika, and stamina which allows me to cast spells when I need to. I'm now trying to convert into a mage  because spells are cool. So, when I get a letter with 'Luke Archbow' I try to send a reply saying I'm now an Archmage, but I don't know how so I just keep my bow on me. I'm going along the main quest, but I get distracted. Spellbreaker is awesome and blocks dragon fire from an angle and stops spells dead in their tracks so I also use a sword an shield which is entertaining. As a result I'm pretty a must an Assassin mage shield brother who wears Volsung.

  • rydude17rydude17 ScotlandPosts: 8,636 ✭✭✭✭
    edited July 2013
    Nethernil said:
    @Tyler
    My favourite game right now is Spec Ops. the line. It doesn't play the best but it's a game that has put real effort and thought into what it is trying to achieve narratively, which I can really respect. Playing that game will change the way you think about FPS games.

    I don't wanna be annoying here and I know this is a totally stupid point to make but Spec ops isn't an FPS. It's a 3rd person Cover Shooter. Again, sorry, just my gaming OCD playing up.


    on a related but less pointless note, I believe i might know why your tastes are different to the majority of people in this conversation. There are 4 types of gamers, and people who enjoy open-world games tend to be what's known as "explorers". These are people who will go off and do literally everything they can before they advance the main storyline. The people who love side-quests and games like Skyrim or borderlands. I'm one of these gamers, and most of the people here seem to be as well. However you seem to be what's known as an "achiever". A gamer who enjoys progressing through games and wants to complete them. This would make sense of your dislike for games where the goal can be so easily ignored and there are plenty of games which are built for gamers like you out there, as you know. These are just the two types of players who tend to stick to single-player games and love to interact with or act on the gaming world itself, rather than other players. 
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  • Jheman85Jheman85 Posts: 10
    I'm an argonian one-handed warrior with heavy armor and I generally use either two swords or a sword and magic. I also do some thieving every once in a while.
  •  I'm a wood elf. I specialise in one-handed weapons and magic (Ebony Dagger and Sparks) but I'm quite good at archery as well. I prefer light armour (Armor of the Old Gods, Boots of the Old Gods, Gauntlets of the Old Gods and Novice Hood) because I carry a lot of junk in my inventory. I've still not went to High Hrothgar but so far I've completed the Companions questline, the Dark Brotherhood questline and I'm about to start the College of Winterhold questline. 
     I don't know if it's just me but sometimes I find Skyrim quite depressing. Like the time I discovered Frostflow Lighthouse to discover that
    the family that lived there had been brutally murdered. Once you read all the notebooks and find the key to the cellar, you go in, kill all the Falmer and Chauruses and then, once you've killed the Chaurus Reaper, you remove Habd's remains from it's corpse. According to what you read in the notebooks, Habd wished to be buried at the top of the lighthouse, in the fire. Due to my respect for the dead, I did just that.
    Standing there, looking out over the sea into the grey horizon, I felt this aching emptiness inside of me and began to weep.
     I am deeply disturbed 13 year old.
  • 2spleenman1232spleenman123 Upstate New York but not that upstate (you know what I am talking about)Posts: 132 ✭✭
    @Nethernil Some people enjoy the leveling up and looting as its own reward and don't need anything else, but I think personally that the fallout games seem to tackle this problem.
  • 2spleenman1232spleenman123 Upstate New York but not that upstate (you know what I am talking about)Posts: 132 ✭✭
    I am a male wood elf with high archery and stealth. Sneaky with archery is great because you don't have to walk all the way across the room in stealth mod XD.
  • HannahIreneHannahIrene Posts: 19
    Konzie said:
    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. 

    A Sneaky Mage was the first character I made... Got Invisibility and Silent Casting, good times. 
  • 2spleenman1232spleenman123 Upstate New York but not that upstate (you know what I am talking about)Posts: 132 ✭✭
    In the start of the game I had a background knowledge of how the imperials were tyrannical religion oppressing (I am not sure if I am allowed to call them a profanity. I am new is that allowed?) turds, but as I was running I didn't check to see who I ran with. Sadly for m I chose the imperial so I had to fail the imperial quest kill my companion then flee to the stormcloak base on the other side of the map. I was then greeted by a bunch of racist nords acting as though they were too good to let me in there club.  ("ugh an elf what a milk drinking loser") That kinda set the tone for the game for me. "WAIT I wasn't supposed to do that?" "Oh you are being racist to wood elves!? See how funny that remark will be when you have 16 arrows jutting out of your neck!" "wow people in skyrim need to get a grip on 21st century moral codes"
  • MerelyCatMerelyCat Posts: 13
    Skyrim is pretty much exactly like the stuff I imagined before falling asleep when I was a kid (well, after I modded it to Hell Oblivion), so it was easy for me to get sucked in... I've had too many characters to remember them all, but right now I'm playing a Breton woman who grew up as an orphan in the Aldmeri Dominion, where she learned to steal and hate the Thalmor. She is therefore siding with the Empire, though she hates that they had to sign the White-Gold concordat (I'm not explaining the politics behind her decision to be on the Empire's side because it contains like 478 spoilers). Her name is Ivrin (Tolkien fans will get it) and she relies on marksmanship and stealth, though she can wield a sword/ some flames when it's necessary. She's also a decent smith and an alchemist (don't ask me how I managed to raise 10+ skills simultaneously). She is not particularly keen on being Dragonborn, because she tends to be amoral and the necessity to save Skyrim/ the world conflicts with her nature, so I guess she'll have to overcome that somehow. (:

    While talking about Skyrim, I can't resist mentioning Gopher, who has the funniest playthough on YouTube featuring a librarian/ reluctant hero, a Dwemer spider named Bucket, a big-ass cat, and lots of running away. xD 
  • Gumba23Gumba23 GermanyPosts: 88 ✭✭✭
    I recently started playing a sneaky mage, with destruction, illusion and sneaking as focus, never had so much fun in skyrim.
    sneak in, cast fury, hide and enjoy the show. Then set a trap for the survivor and burn him to crisps >:)

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  • MattspringerMattspringer Illinois,The United States of Merica Posts: 10
    edited February 2014
    You know sometimes I feel like I'm the only who is an Imperial race out there. Why no one be an imperial T.T
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  • SANTA_ATE_CHICAGOSANTA_ATE_CHICAGO PennsylvaniaPosts: 2,637 ✭✭✭
    In the start of the game I had a background knowledge of how the imperials were tyrannical religion oppressing (I am not sure if I am allowed to call them a profanity. I am new is that allowed?) turds, but as I was running I didn't check to see who I ran with. Sadly for m I chose the imperial so I had to fail the imperial quest kill my companion then flee to the stormcloak base on the other side of the map. I was then greeted by a bunch of racist nords acting as though they were too good to let me in there club.  ("ugh an elf what a milk drinking loser") That kinda set the tone for the game for me. "WAIT I wasn't supposed to do that?" "Oh you are being racist to wood elves!? See how funny that remark will be when you have 16 arrows jutting out of your neck!" "wow people in skyrim need to get a grip on 21st century moral codes"
    I get the feeling. I constantly heard them talking about elves horribly. I imagined my character as someone who simply didn't care. It's awkward in the war because you have to side with the weak tyrants or the racists. There is no good guy.
    When is a door not a door? When someone steals the hinges.
  • rydude17rydude17 ScotlandPosts: 8,636 ✭✭✭✭
    Thing is: you're basically choosing between religious freedom or racial equality in terms of the war.


    But gay marriage is totally fine with both sides, so at least that's a plus.
  • SANTA_ATE_CHICAGOSANTA_ATE_CHICAGO PennsylvaniaPosts: 2,637 ✭✭✭
    Either that or its unanimously understood that it's not so they don't talk about it. I'm beginning to think that everyone in Skyrim is just horrible.
    When is a door not a door? When someone steals the hinges.
  • rydude17rydude17 ScotlandPosts: 8,636 ✭✭✭✭
    Nobody in skyrim acknowledges any difference between gay marriage and straight marriages, though. So I don't think anybody thinks it's immoral, especially since you can totally get married in a church as well. So there's no problem with it religiously.
  • SANTA_ATE_CHICAGOSANTA_ATE_CHICAGO PennsylvaniaPosts: 2,637 ✭✭✭
    Or maybe they just don't bug you about it because you could shout them into a milkshake.
    When is a door not a door? When someone steals the hinges.
  • rydude17rydude17 ScotlandPosts: 8,636 ✭✭✭✭
    That excuse really doesn't work, though. Everyone in skyrim is a total asshat to the dovahkiin even though he could should them into mulch at any moment. Guards still talk to you like you're a moron, people constantly try to rip you off and if you're another race people say racist stuff all the time in skyrim. Nobody gives two sweet rolls that you're the saviour of a planet or that you could easily kill them. I think the people at Bethesda just decided that nobody in this game should care about your sexuality, because nobody should. It makes sense for racism and prejudices to exist in this world, because of the lore already established, but there's literally no reason for homophobia to be a thing there. So why add that in?
  • SANTA_ATE_CHICAGOSANTA_ATE_CHICAGO PennsylvaniaPosts: 2,637 ✭✭✭
    Historical realism. Skyrim is obviously based on Norse society (so obvious that it used the incorrect stereotype of horned helmets), and pretty much every culture of the time agreed that homophobia was the way to go.
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  • rydude17rydude17 ScotlandPosts: 8,636 ✭✭✭✭
    Except that there is a helluva lot of stuff in skyrim that has absolutely no historical realism whatsoever. Why are you so adamant that homophobia must exist in skyrim, seriously? It isn't in the game at all, and it's one of the few games out there that allow same-sex couples as an option to players. That's rare in games and should certainly be praised, rather than denied.
    Skyrim has a lot of flaws, but Bethesda did not make a homophobic game, here. It's completely accepting of homosexuality, and doesn't ignore it's existence, which is more than you can say for the majority of games out there.
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