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Re: Skyrim character builds
Wed Nov 23, 2011 3:17 pm
  • I'm at level 22 and haven't even picked a side in the civil war, yet. Not a lot done on the main quest, either. Spending most of my time commuting back and forth between the Mage's college and the Bard's college, dropping accumulated crap off at the house in Whiterun. Had the dark elf girl at the Mage's college agree to marry me... then she didn't show up to the wedding. Bitch.
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Re: Skyrim character builds
Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:00 pm
  • I'm getting deeper into the Dark Brotherhood quests, but I've also stumbled upon some Daedric-related ones
    and want to continue those a bit more.
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Re: Skyrim character builds
Thu Dec 01, 2011 4:07 am
  • I did a free-form restart a while back -- No cheats, no loophole exploits (Anyone see that one where you have the Health-into-Mana spell in one hand and a healing spell in the other hand? Jeez), playing 'myself'... which turns out to be pretty close to Lawful Stupid. Amusingly, in this run, trying to be Lawful Stupid has already created a couple moral dilemmas. That's decent writing, right thar.

    Anyway, I escaped Helgen with the Swedish Terrorist. He suggested I meet up with his sister. I'm thinking, 'Why the hell would I have any interest in doing THAT? I'm getting the frick out of here.'

    I went west and ended up around Falkreath. Got drawn completely against my will into a quest where a demon prince forced me to skin a dude in order to remove a curse. My Lawful Stupid guy is probably a complete PTSD wreck, already.

    My underdog sympathies have been utterly destroyed by a trip to Stormcloak central, where I came to the conclusion that the Nordic National Army is a bunch of racist Nazi bastard-faces. I was thinking of joining the Imperials, decided since I was headed that way that I'd just be a Bard instead. Less getting stabbed in that career, I thought.

    I made my obligatory stop by Whiterun, "Hey, yeah, so there's dragons and stuff... What? HELP you? Oh, Jeez..."

    I bumped the difficulty to keep things interesting (I'm not using Archery as much this time around, as it doesn't fit my personality nearly as well playing myself. I don't have the patience to sneak around that much. Evidenced by my last "sneak" build's habit of throwing out 'Hey, skeever-butt!!' voice shouts to attract attention).

    On a stopover in Markarth I finally get to the cool bit: I come staggering out of Alva's house after nearly getting my head beat in, and I see the town watch running around screaming, shooting arrows into the sky. Hey! First random dragon! FWOOOSH, one swoops blowing fire all over the place. From the other direction, FWOOOSH, -another- dragon swoops blowing ice all over the place.

    What.

    Yep, two, count 'em, two dragons. After a loooooooong fight, I finally managed to take them out by hiding like a weiner in the mill and popping out to fire arrows at them. By that point, the city guard was more or less eradicated.

    Markarth Town Watch: Now Hiring.

    Riley12 wrote:I'm getting deeper into the Dark Brotherhood quests, but I've also stumbled upon some Daedric-related ones
    and want to continue those a bit more.


    Hircine is a douche.

    Re: Dark Brotherhood. I -accidentally- started that string, haha. I looked into Aventus, decided the kid was a little sociopath, but went to peek in on the Orphanage anyway when I was in the area. Now, that old lady was -definitely- an evil hag, but I still wasn't feeling the whole 'Kill people for money' vibe.

    She still was pissing me off with the way she was treating the kids, so figured I'd just teach her a lesson. Unrelenting Force Shout! She stumbled into the hearth and freaking died. Whups.
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Re: Skyrim character builds
Fri Dec 02, 2011 1:30 pm
  • I haven't played Skyrim since Saturday. I am eagerly looking forward to changing that at about 11 tonight (my flight gets in at 10, so I'm pretty much going straight to my PS3). Darn malware on my PC (does anyone know of a free malware remover?), I was going to put it on my laptop but that didn't happen with this dumb virus.
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Re: Skyrim character builds
Sat Dec 03, 2011 11:25 am
  • Spounge, I love you.

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Re: Skyrim character builds
Sat Dec 03, 2011 11:34 am
  • I am stuck on the boat and can't play till about Xmas.

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Re: Skyrim character builds
Sat Dec 03, 2011 10:54 pm
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Re: Skyrim character builds
Sun Dec 04, 2011 4:11 pm
  • I am not done with the game for my first char. but I made it to a point with the build where I am rushing to finish the game because it is not the very difficult. I upped the difficulty setting but I am too equipped. I am decked out in full dragon armor with my mace. I have almost + 80 one handed skill on my equipment an + 50 light armor. I maxed out one handed and light armor. I have lots of make restorations spells cheap and regen.

    I think I spent to much time in the early stages leveling up blacksmithing and enchanting. It really made my guy overpowered. I take down dragons in two to three swings.

    I think next char. will be a spell wielding nord that does uses no weapons.
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Re: Skyrim character builds
Mon Dec 05, 2011 3:07 am
  • I've heard it's almost like cheating if you work on professions and get pimped out, lol. I'll definitely be avoiding that.
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Re: Skyrim character builds
Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:30 am
  • Things are challenging for me, right now, but I'm doing the whimsical Jack of All Trades thing. Get my ass handed to me quite regularly.
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Re: Skyrim character builds
Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:09 am
  • Some things are challenging for me, I dont use a weapon unless Im out of mana which doesnt happen very often, and then Ill usually use a 1Hander. I having a blast doing the mage guild quests, saw my first none story dragon, he was attacking a small camp, and by the time I got over there he had killed everyone and flew away
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Re: Skyrim character builds
Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:09 pm
  • I'm a little annoyed, the first dragon I encountered on my mage in Riverwood killed the blacksmith vendor, who I got into the habit of using regularly on my archer, and now I can't on my mage; lol. (Though I do like the permanent aspect of things like that happening in the game world.)
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Re: Skyrim character builds
Mon Dec 05, 2011 2:55 pm
  • LOL He killed him? thats funny but I could see how that could be a pain, yeah it is kinda cool to have the realism aspect to it, Ill have to make sure to not let that happen to me also I use his as well
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Re: Skyrim character builds
Mon Dec 05, 2011 3:11 pm
  • Yep, I even looted his body; and now Riverwood isn't a good place to quick travel to to vendor stuff at anymore. *whine*

    Lol. It is funny, though.
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Re: Skyrim character builds
Mon Dec 05, 2011 3:15 pm
  • RolandDeschain wrote:Yep, I even looted his body; and now Riverwood isn't a good place to quick travel to to vendor stuff at anymore. *whine*

    Lol. It is funny, though.


    I think a family member or something is supposed to take over a shop some time after a vendor kicks off.
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Re: Skyrim character builds
Mon Dec 05, 2011 3:21 pm
  • Well, it has been at least 2 in-game weeks and it's still empty. I even went into the deceased's home and spoke with the son (who is one of the two guys you can leave Helgen with at the start of the game) and his widow, and they won't sell me crap during broad daylight. Lazy bums, stop mourning already!
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Re: Skyrim character builds
Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:51 pm
  • So disappointed in the ending of the main quest line. SPOILERS:

    It is like no one cared. Nothing changed at all in the game. Jyarls all ignored you, it was like you are still a nobody. I felt the same way after becoming the Arch Mage. None it the college really treat you different. Sure you get a swank hut but nothing really changes. No jealous people or admiring people. The completing of a major quest is kind of bland.
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Re: Skyrim character builds
Sun Dec 18, 2011 11:01 am
  • Fun game. I picked redguard at random but after playing for a bit I'd rather be a dark elf - I like destruction magic.
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Re: Skyrim character builds
Sun Dec 18, 2011 4:46 pm
  • I was doing another purely organic play-through (I seem to get bored and start over around level 25 or so, gonna try and play this one through to the end). Trying to play it by just focusing on opportunities as they arise and letting the circumstances dictate what the character turns into. It's pretty fun, and almost impossible to play the same character twice that way.

    I started out as a scraggly little Imperial sneaking across the border. Kind of focused on light armor, one-handed, and block for the first ten levels. Around level 5 I discovered the Transmute spell, which began my interest in magic for profit.

    Started out with the Companions, but a quest to the winterhold area and the whole Shrine of Azura sequence got me more open to the idea of becoming a full-on mage. Diligent college study and the occasional companion quest later...

    ... I'll walk into a room flinging fire bolts, cast fury at an opponent, fire breathe at anyone who gets close... then turn into a fricking werewolf.

    The hell with sneaking.
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Re: Skyrim character builds
Tue Dec 27, 2011 2:22 pm
  • Interesting that you mentioned level 25 as the boredom threshold.

    Pretty early on in the main storyline I swtiched gears and played through the winterhold college quests. My character was just too damn weak and I got tired of getting my ass kicked all the time. With the goodies I picked up from that I went back to the main storyline and cut through the quests like a hot knife though butter.

    After that I started working on getting all the words of power (I think I have about 10-12 left). My character is so thugged out now that I can call a dragon down with dragonrend and just dual cast chain lightning at him until he dies, most of the time he doesn't even get a shot off. My enhancements are so high that the dual cast leaves my enemies staggered and I just keep pounding them repeatedly until they die. I very very rarely have to retreat or even strafe to avoid attacks for that matter.

    I'm level 25 now and it seems like most of the time I'm waiting at loading screens or trying to unload all the spoils of fighting, so it's just kinda..meh. One thing I did last night that was fun was I used the storm shout in whiterun. It wiped out the entire town execpt for the named NPCs that can't die. haha.

    So now I'm this freakin' baddass that no one can take down and it's just running around killing things and collecting stuff. yawn.
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Re: Skyrim character builds
Tue Dec 27, 2011 5:16 pm
  • Yeah, it happened again... Right around Level 25. Just get bored and start over trying something different. Game's great, and the options and immersion are outstanding. Even the story is solid. But there's something there with the difficulty scaling that makes things get a little 'Meh' at a certain power level.

    I restarted for my first run as a pure mage. I hadn't done pure mage or pure fighter, yet. Sitting around level 9, just found the weapon speed shout. Kinda fun waving my little dagger around like a madman.
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Re: Skyrim character builds
Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:27 am
  • Well I figured since the populace does not change even though I become god like as a Destruction and Alteration only Mage, become head of the college, end the dragon plight and kick out the empire.

    I decided to say screw you and start a Thief that just loots everything from everywhere and become the wealthiest person in the region and own as many houses and parts of business that you can.

    Oh and by the way, this Dragon born says deal with your own god damn dragon problem, civil war and petty squabbles. I don't give a rats ass about any of it!!
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