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Re: Elder Scroll V: Skyrim

#51 Post by The Rider Of Rohan » 16 Sep 2011 18:51

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Re: Elder Scroll V: Skyrim

#52 Post by Dragon Guardian » 16 Sep 2011 19:03

The Rider Of Rohan wrote:Well, there's no scaling, and 4 guild. So that's good enough.
If I'm not mistaken there will still be level scaling for dungeons but not for enemies that roam the land. They've confirmed 4 guilds so far but hopefully there will be more.

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#53 Post by Palantyre » 16 Sep 2011 19:58

I heard there will be scaling, but enemies on a certain area will be locked to the level you first explored that area, or something to that effect. Quite a good idea, imo... if I recall correctly and if it's actually true.
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#54 Post by The Rider Of Rohan » 17 Sep 2011 10:15

Yeah, I read that too. It's a cool idea, because it makes leveling up serve a purpose: to be able to vanquish a demon that was too strong before.

I can so totally see myself entering and exiting every possible dungeon for the purpose of locking down the level to something feasable just in case I have to visit said dungeon later on in the game.
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#55 Post by Palantyre » 17 Sep 2011 11:27

The Rider Of Rohan wrote:Yeah, I read that too. It's a cool idea, because it makes leveling up serve a purpose: to be able to vanquish a demon that was too strong before.

I can so totally see myself entering and exiting every possible dungeon for the purpose of locking down the level to something feasable just in case I have to visit said dungeon later on in the game.
Hmmm yeah, though now that you mention that, I would also like it if there were at least a few locations with fixed enemy levels... Part of what made exploration in Morrowind so exciting was that there was always a possibility the cave you just entered was a lair of vampires who would completely roflstomp you. Or you might run into some crazed badass mofo wielding a daedric longsword while you were still level 5 with your puny little steel dagger. And if you somehow managed to beat him... well shit, you got that daedric longsword because you fucking earned it, not because the game thought you're now on a suitable level for everyone to have one.

But yeah, all in all I'm pretty optimistic about Skyrim. I just hope the character development side hasn't been "streamlined" too much. That's basically the only thing I'm worried about, Beth making the game too close to an arcade action game, to appeal to the console-gamer couchpotatoes.

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Re: Elder Scroll V: Skyrim

#56 Post by T3hOverlord » 03 Nov 2011 01:22

werewolves are in mother fuckers

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#57 Post by Dragon Guardian » 03 Nov 2011 18:16

T3hOverlord wrote:werewolves are in mother fuckers
Has it been confirmed?

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Re: Elder Scroll V: Skyrim

#58 Post by prongs » 03 Nov 2011 20:45

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Re: Elder Scroll V: Skyrim

#59 Post by T3hOverlord » 06 Nov 2011 01:38

Dragon Guardian wrote:
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Has it been confirmed?
the devs are saying no but there are pics all over the web
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Re: Elder Scroll V: Skyrim

#61 Post by Dragon Guardian » 10 Nov 2011 17:24

So far all reviews have been extremely positive and I've heard that Austrialia broke the street release date so some people already have the game.

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#62 Post by T3hOverlord » 10 Nov 2011 19:29

Yeah there was some step by step guide on steam that got deleted on how to trick steam into thinking you are from australia so you can play it earlier lol, but i pre-ordered a physical copy so it doesnt apply to me, I have to stand outside in the freazing cold while people on steam get to sit in their houses and even get the game a couple hours earlier.

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Re: Elder Scroll V: Skyrim

#63 Post by Heed The Blind » 11 Nov 2011 01:27

How long do you think it will take them to actually download the whole thing though...

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#64 Post by T3hOverlord » 11 Nov 2011 04:40

ok this isnt funny, my buddy tricked steam into thinking he was from australia and has been playing the game the whole day, i have to wait another 18 hours or so to play as i work tomorrow

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#65 Post by Palantyre » 11 Nov 2011 16:13

I was expecting to get to play the game today, but my preordered copy didn't arrive in the mail afterall. And because the mail stands still during weekends, I'll have to wait until next week to get it.

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#66 Post by Angus » 11 Nov 2011 19:22

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#67 Post by Palantyre » 11 Nov 2011 20:59

Yeah well, I'm one of those weird dinosaurs who like having a physical copy of things.
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#68 Post by Led Guardian » 12 Nov 2011 00:46

I look forward to not playing this game and nursing a silent irritation as people start talking about it in all caps. :P
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Re: Elder Scroll V: Skyrim

#69 Post by T3hOverlord » 16 Nov 2011 00:39

HOLY FUCKING SHIT THIS IS THE GREATEST GAME OF ALL TIME, I HAD THE WEEKEND BOOKED OFF WORK AND I FUCKING PLAYED IT ALL WEEKEND, I GOT ABOUT 50 HOURS UNDER MY BELT AND HAVENT EVEN SCRATCHED THE SURFACE. HOLY FUCKING SHIT

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#70 Post by Lord Borbak » 25 Nov 2011 07:13

I loved Morrowind. I returned my copy of Oblivion after 4 hrs of gameplay. I really tried to like Fallout 3 and Fallout New Vegas but got bored real quick by both. I never was a fan of RPG and RPG-like games. I always was a FPS and action gamer. I shouldn't like Skyrim. I know it. I know it's not my type of game. BUT GODDAMN I'M SO FUCKING ADDICTED TO THIS FUCKING GAME!!!! :shock:

At work I keep thinking about it, cursing time to hurry up so I get to go home and play it. I think about Skyrim more than I think about sex...well not but close... :lol: WHY AM I WASTING MY TIME TYPING WORDS HERE WHEN I COULD BE PLAYING SKYRIM???!!!????
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Re: Elder Scroll V: Skyrim

#71 Post by spamel » 25 Nov 2011 09:39

I haven't played it yet, but it does sound like a sexual act on an aeroplane: "I say my dear, would you be so kind as to give me a good skyrim to get me in the mood?" :lol:
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#72 Post by Saurius » 29 Nov 2011 04:08

been playing it, good game. addicting? yes... major pro: save anytime you like. havent even got around to play it that many hours, maybe 20 hours in and done toooooo much already. went to the greybeards @ lvl 17 (pretty early in main story campaign)
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#73 Post by prongs » 29 Nov 2011 14:20

Finished the main quest at level 39 and I know how opponents and dungeons are leveled and all but still i think it was quite easy...at least there is some kick-ass music near the end :wink:
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#74 Post by spamel » 23 Jan 2012 00:47

Still haven't played it; I went to the shops to buy it but took an arrow to the knee :lol:
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#75 Post by t.a.j. » 23 Jan 2012 01:11

It's too easy and it gets formulaic. Due to the leveling and all, it's more like an action game, which I really didn't like. It has some very nice sequences and atmospheres, though, in particular early on, when stuff is fresh.
It's a good game, all in all, but not really among the top contenders in the genre.
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#76 Post by Led Guardian » 23 Jan 2012 03:41

spamel wrote:Still haven't played it; I went to the shops to buy it but took an arrow to the knee :lol:
People should have there hands removed for shit like this.


Okay, okay, I'm kidding. But seriously, this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSDfxde8fSg
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#77 Post by spamel » 23 Jan 2012 22:18

Led Guardian wrote:
spamel wrote:Still haven't played it; I went to the shops to buy it but took an arrow to the knee :lol:
People should have there hands removed for shit like this.


Okay, okay, I'm kidding. But seriously, this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSDfxde8fSg
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#78 Post by Palantyre » 02 Feb 2012 06:24

I trust everyone here has already heard this, but on the off-chance they haven't:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BHKLVr_Cxw

Goddamn that song is amazing. Great lyrics, catchy as hell, sounds fucking epic despite seemingly being not that heavy or bombastic. All in all, makes me feel like a goddamn Nord.
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Re: Elder Scroll V: Skyrim

#79 Post by kgeorge » 13 Feb 2012 08:32

Skyrim has really been a great game so far and something that really interests me. I love how the world is really big that you can pretty much devote a lot of time with just discovering each boundary you are going to get at.

Though I hate those people who would claim they are playing a hard game only to switch to easy once they are up against a big dragon.

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#80 Post by Led Guardian » 16 Feb 2012 06:55

Played about 30-35 hours of it so far. It's pretty fun, but that's it. Nothing particularly amazing or compelling. After I ran into two nearly identical bandit fortresses within about 45 seconds running of each other that looked like about 6 other bandit fortresses I'd cleared out, I decided that replaying the Mass Effect series again in preparation for ME3 seemed more interesting.

It was a nice change playing a game that seems to be inhabited by people instead of ambulatory bricks. I'll probably come back to Skyrim every once in a while until I finish it, but at the moment I don't really see myself replaying it after that. So yeah, Elder Scrolls is overrated is basically what I'm saying.
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#81 Post by Palantyre » 23 Feb 2012 21:27

kgeorge wrote: Though I hate those people who would claim they are playing a hard game only to switch to easy once they are up against a big dragon.
Fuck that noise.
Play on Master difficulty, get your shit completely wrecked on a regular basis, have tons of fun.
And even on Master difficulty, with the right (or wrong) skill/perk selection you can make your character into a complete unstoppable murder machine. My first character just vaporizes anything in her path with a couple dual-wield power attacks. Anything she hasn't already one-shotted with archery sneak attacks, that is.

My current character is a lot more challenging so far, a brain-addled and demented khajiit conjurer. He does romp around in heavy armor wielding a huge fuckoff battleaxe a lot of the time because he's an idiot, but since I've not invested any perks in his armor skills, a nasty look from anything tougher than a mudcrab will kill him.
They just have to get through his summoned pets and barrage of illusion spells, first. :mrgreen:
He's also the most goddamn mental looking khajiit you will have ever seen.
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Re: Elder Scroll V: Skyrim

#82 Post by Angus » 06 Mar 2012 06:13

This was easily the best game of 2011 and I'm still playing. It's seems to be more than a game... it's more like a dream... an ethereal escape from the mundane shackles of reality...

I better stop there though, I'm starting to sound like a basement dweller...

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#83 Post by Led Guardian » 18 Mar 2014 05:09

Wow, 2 years after my last post about this - forgetting that this topic even existed - I have totally vindicated myself. :P

Replaying Mass Effect was definitely the better choice. I finally came back to and beat Skyrim almost exactly 2 years after that post. Yes, beat. I did everything. Sank, like, 175 fucking hours that I'll never get back into it. It was alright. I had fun mostly. Sort of. Still severely overrated. Still has main-storyline breaking bugs after all the patches (seriously, why do some developers get hate for minor bugs while Bethesda gets a pass for basically using their players for bug-testing).

Honestly, after around the 50-hour mark, I just kinda went into this zone, where I'm not sure I was even having all that much fun. Mostly, I think I felt steely-determination as I grinded my way through dungeon after repetitive dungeon with nothing but the vague outline of a laughably-written story to guide me. A weird kind of fun, but one I hope never to repeat. I'm not sure if I'm proud of my perseverance, or disgusted with how I spent my time.

Looking forward to playing Dragon Age: Inquisition and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt when they come out. They will undoubtedly be far superior RPG experiences.
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#84 Post by Frozen within » 14 Apr 2014 22:37

Every now and then I load the game (whoops, sorry for that !), all pumped up and ready to finish this fucker once and for all. But then I take a few steps, swing my sword a couple times, shout some trolls over a cliff ... and then I suddenly feel emotionally drained. So I quit the game after 10 minutes and go do something I enjoy infinitely more. Like folding laundry. I never experienced this sick determination to finish a game I was already done with over 2 years ago (Led Guardian I know where you're coming from !). Will I ever finish it ? Probably, but I can totally imagine that this won't happen until I'm well in my forties. At the moment I'm spending most of my gaming time trying to wrap up some other oldies (like Bioshock Infinite, Dishonored (what a letdown this turned out to be) , Resident Evil 6 and so fucking many more ...) , after I found out I hardly finished any game I bought in the last 3 years ...

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#85 Post by Little Dragon » 14 Apr 2014 23:43

Frozen within wrote:the game (whoops, sorry for that !)
Curse you! Revenge is sweet, eh? :twisted:
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#86 Post by Sleeping Dragon » 15 Apr 2014 00:04

Skyrim has one of those endings that are good but not worth saving for later. I say finish it and then make a new character that's completely different than the one you have.

The game also continues after the ending as if nothing happened so it's very anticlimactic.

Also, if you are on the PC, there are mods that make the game infinitely more interesting and absorbing (Or ludicrously weird if you're into that).
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#87 Post by Led Guardian » 17 Apr 2014 00:29

Frozen within wrote:Every now and then I load the game (whoops, sorry for that !), all pumped up and ready to finish this fucker once and for all. But then I take a few steps, swing my sword a couple times, shout some trolls over a cliff ... and then I suddenly feel emotionally drained. So I quit the game after 10 minutes and go do something I enjoy infinitely more. Like folding laundry. I never experienced this sick determination to finish a game I was already done with over 2 years ago (Led Guardian I know where you're coming from !). Will I ever finish it ? Probably, but I can totally imagine that this won't happen until I'm well in my forties. At the moment I'm spending most of my gaming time trying to wrap up some other oldies (like Bioshock Infinite, Dishonored (what a letdown this turned out to be) , Resident Evil 6 and so fucking many more ...) , after I found out I hardly finished any game I bought in the last 3 years ...

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Re: Elder Scroll V: Skyrim

#88 Post by Angus » 31 Aug 2014 09:25

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