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gryffinmaster
12-11-10, 09:22 PM
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Currently slated for November 11th, 2011, as announced at the Spike Video Game Awards. Words can't fully embody my excitement for another Elder Scrolls experience. :up::up:

Drexl
12-11-10, 09:58 PM
Awesome. Is that Max Von Sydow doing the narration?

anomynous
12-11-10, 10:09 PM
Way overdue

gryffinmaster
12-11-10, 10:43 PM
Awesome. Is that Max Von Sydow doing the narration?

Sure is!

http://www.joystiq.com/2010/12/11/skyrim-elder-scrolls-5-coming-11-11-11/

cruzness
12-12-10, 11:06 AM
:banana: :bdance: :dance: :rock2:

The Bus
12-12-10, 11:37 AM
I may take several days off. :lol:

xmiyux
12-12-10, 11:57 AM
I am so ridiculously excited!

mugwump
12-12-10, 12:38 PM
After sinking well over 100 hours into Oblivion I'm not sure if I should be excited or full of dread at this news.

mhg83
12-12-10, 12:41 PM
As long as they get rid of the horrible leveling system in Oblivion and replace it with Fallout 3s I'll buy it day one.

orangecrush
12-12-10, 01:15 PM
I may take several days off. :lol:I just need to convince my wife that she wants to take the kids to the grandparents for a few days.

This may be the first game I pay full price on release day. I loved Oblivion.

cruzness
12-12-10, 01:21 PM
I just need to convince my wife that she wants to take the kids to the grandparents for a few days.


This will be my attack plan.

xmiyux
12-12-10, 01:25 PM
When I bought it Oblivion it was during a Spring Break so I enjoyed having a week to play.

Skyrim coming in November will be a little rougher.

Easy
12-12-10, 02:17 PM
I played Oblivion on a computer and it was great but the leveling system was profoundly broken. I hated it and did a mod ASAP. If I had to play on a console it would have ended up in the trash.

I gave up computer games so it's console or nothing. I may buy it eventually but only after reading lots of reviews and certainly not at launch.

Supermallet
12-12-10, 02:32 PM
Oh god, I have to change my pants.

I've spent more time on Oblivion than on any other single game I've ever played. Hundreds upon hundreds of hours easily. I will be buying this day one. Sorry Uncharted 3. :(

foxdvd
12-12-10, 02:52 PM
-other-

Tracer Bullet
12-12-10, 04:16 PM
Oh god, I have to change my pants.

I've spent more time on Oblivion than on any other single game I've ever played. Hundreds upon hundreds of hours easily. I will be buying this day one. Sorry Uncharted 3. :(

Isn't Uncharted 3 coming out on 11/1/11? You have 10 days. ;)

Supermallet
12-12-10, 04:48 PM
Good point. I could easily beat Uncharted in 10 days.

Save Ferris
12-12-10, 05:05 PM
Is it possible that this might come out with the launch of the next Xbox console?

Supermallet
12-12-10, 05:28 PM
After missing out on all the awesome Oblivion mods, I'm definitely getting this on PC.

Drexl
12-12-10, 05:41 PM
Is it possible that this might come out with the launch of the next Xbox console?

I don't think so. We hear about new consoles far enough in advance that it's extremely unlikely. This generation is lasting longer. I'd like to start hearing something soon, but I don't expect the next consoles until 2012, maybe even later.

lordwow
12-12-10, 05:51 PM
Bethesda confirms new engine:
http://twitter.com/#!/Bethblog/status/14010984884604929

Drexl
12-12-10, 06:05 PM
Well, after 5 and a half years, I'd expect a new engine. :) I may also get this on the PC, because as good as these games are, they have a lot of bugs, and patches don't fix some of them. On the PC, there may be unofficial patches released by the community.

Tracer Bullet
12-12-10, 06:06 PM
Is it possible that this might come out with the launch of the next Xbox console?

No.

Noonan
12-12-10, 06:32 PM
Finally. This is the news I've been waiting to hear for years.

orangecrush
12-13-10, 10:04 AM
I played Oblivion on a computer and it was great but the leveling system was profoundly broken. I hated it and did a mod ASAP. If I had to play on a console it would have ended up in the trash.

I gave up computer games so it's console or nothing. I may buy it eventually but only after reading lots of reviews and certainly not at launch.I didn't play the game until well after the expansion was released, so I benefited from spending some time looking over the wiki for the game. I thought the leveling system was more difficult to plan for, but ultimately more rewarding than the typical XP system.

I may also buy a game guide for the first time ever with this game.

orangecrush
12-13-10, 10:07 AM
Well, after 5 and a half years, I'd expect a new engine. :) I may also get this on the PC, because as good as these games are, they have a lot of bugs, and patches don't fix some of them. On the PC, there may be unofficial patches released by the community.That is a good point. Maybe I should wait until the first patch comes out.

Dr Mabuse
12-13-10, 10:39 AM
After missing out on all the awesome Oblivion mods, I'm definitely getting this on PC.

I'll never go back.

Reznod's Mannequins, Adonnay's Elvin Weaponry, all the houses and castles, too many to list.

I was a console player too until not too long ago. I will only play Elder Scrolls on PC from now on.

Noonan
12-13-10, 10:48 AM
I'll probably get this on PC too, depending on the requirements. If I'd have to lower the detail to run it, I'll opt for the console version.

victant
12-17-10, 10:10 PM
:drool:

Nausicaa
12-17-10, 10:21 PM
I'll never go back.

Reznod's Mannequins, Adonnay's Elvin Weaponry, all the houses and castles, too many to list.

I was a console player too until not too long ago. I will only play Elder Scrolls on PC from now on.

Have you tried the Elsweyr mod? It looks amazing, but I have a Mac. I wonder who the game would look over BootCamp...

Part of me just wants to drop a few on a new gaming rig so I can really go nuts - use some of those no draw distance mods and texture enhancements, etc. I haven't played PC games in years and I kind of miss it.

The only thing that worries me about Skyrim is the setting. Nothing but snowy landscapes would get old fast (I live in Chicago, I don't need any more snow). They could certainly make it work with a new engine, but if it's just like Oblivion with snow, it will be disappointing to me. Those were some of my least favorite environments.

If it ends up being enormous mountains with lots of caves and cliff sides it could be cool though. I just generally prefer lush, green environments.

mhg83
01-10-11, 06:06 PM
Game Informer has blown the lid off the long-awaited sequel to Oblivion, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Quite a bit has been revealed, including Fallout-style Perks, dynamic NPC interactions, a brand new engine and the ability to wear a beard. That latter news is obviously the best thing ever.

Check out the details below. Speaking as a fan of the brilliant, if flawed, Oblivion, this new chapter sounds absolutely stellar. So stop right there, criminal scum, take a peek at the details below, presented in a handy list format, and let us know if you're as hot for the game as I am.

* Set 200 years after Oblivion, in a snow realm north of Cyrodil called Skyrim. Set during a civil war, possibly between two brothers who will accidentally cause the world-destroying dragon Alduin to be born.
* Player is a Dragonborne, able to slay dragons and trained by the last living Blade.
* Ten races to choose from, players can edit bodies as well as faces.
* Combat more dynamic with finishing moves, unique weapon attacks and the ability to forge your own from red hot metal. Dual wielding a possibility.
* 18 skills to choose from, as well as Fallout-esque Perks
* NPCs more dynamic. They will move around as they talk to you, rather than have the camera zoom in for a headshot. If you drop items, they will react to them -- for instance, a helpful child might try to pick up a dropped sword and return it to you, or two men could fight over your discarded loot.
* Quests can be randomly generated and are tailored to suit your style of play. The game judges your strengths and weaknesses by logging your data, and will give your appropriate challenges.
* Five "massive" cities that you can do many things in, such as smithing, farming, mining, woodcutting and cooking. Killing a shopkeep could lead to someone else taking the store over now, and Dragons may possibly launch attacks on towns.
* Five magic schools: Destruction, Alteration, Conjuration, Restoration and Illusion.
* The engine is entirely new, with dynamic snow and shadows, detailed trees, and water that flows differently depending on how the wind is blowing.
* Confirmed enemies are zombies, skeletons, trolls, giants, ice wraiths, giant spiders, dragons, wolves, horses Elk, mammoth and saber-toothed cats.
* Third person view has been improved.
* Players can now sprint at the cost of stamina.
* BEARDS CONFIRMED! YOU CAN HAVE BEARDS!

http://www.destructoid.com/elder-scrolls-v-skyrim-perks-random-quests-beards--191262.phtml

So happy they're getting rid of the horrible leveling system! This just made a day one purchase.

Supermallet
01-10-11, 06:20 PM
God, I cannot wait.

gryffinmaster
01-10-11, 06:22 PM
I don't geek out very often, but ... :drool:

Drexl
01-10-11, 06:25 PM
Where does it say how the game will level? I haven't played Fallout 3 (but I keep meaning to do so).

What I didn't like about the leveling in Oblivion was how you had to plan it so carefully to do it right, and they almost encouraged you NOT to take the skills you want to use more as major skills. Everything could be raised to 100 anyway. What I would do is just make any 10 levels in skills another player level, give you the same amount of points to raise endurance/strength/etc. every time, and let your major skills max out at 120 instead of 100. That way you don't have to plan anything and you can take the major skills you actually want to use.

Supermallet
01-10-11, 07:11 PM
Yeah, the inclusion of Fallout-esque perks does not mean it will use the Fallout leveling system.

mugwump
01-10-11, 11:02 PM
You had me at beards.

Blade
01-11-11, 03:38 AM
* Player is a Dragonborne, able to slay dragons and trained by the last living Blade.


http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n59/BladeDVD/disneyhercules.gif

Zero to Hero, baby. I gotcha covered.

:lol:

I may go PC for this one. Played Oblivion on the 360. Then again, all I use my 360 for is Rock Band now, so maybe I should get some more use out of it....

Oblivion was great though, looking forward to this. Not sure I'll have time to play it though lol.

Tracer Bullet
01-11-11, 10:00 AM
Five magic schools? Why, that's better than four!

gryffinmaster
01-11-11, 02:14 PM
This month's Game Informer also has a healthy number of screenshots showing off the engine's new scenery, some of the leveling-up infrastructure, and the remodeled faces (which look tons better). It also shows off a few third-person shots. Looks phenomenal, so far.

Cardiff Giant11
01-12-11, 05:40 PM
Can't wait for this, I love Oblivion and still have tons to do in it but by all indications this should be even better.

Nausicaa
01-20-11, 10:54 AM
Those screenshots look awesome - really amazing. Glad to see there is still a lot of variety in the environments.

I may need to buy a new gaming rig for this.

alxreys
02-24-11, 10:44 AM
<iframe title="YouTube video player" width="640" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ktexkeBpMCM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

daniel18
02-24-11, 11:02 AM
Have you tried the Elsweyr mod? It looks amazing, but I have a Mac. I wonder who the game would look over BootCamp...

Part of me just wants to drop a few on a new gaming rig so I can really go nuts - use some of those no draw distance mods and texture enhancements, etc. I haven't played PC games in years and I kind of miss it.

The only thing that worries me about Skyrim is the setting. Nothing but snowy landscapes would get old fast (I live in Chicago, I don't need any more snow). They could certainly make it work with a new engine, but if it's just like Oblivion with snow, it will be disappointing to me. Those were some of my least favorite environments.

If it ends up being enormous mountains with lots of caves and cliff sides it could be cool though. I just generally prefer lush, green environments.



Skyrim is based on Scandinavia, not Greenland or Antacrtica.

BTW, if this game will be only Skyrim, it's probably going to be the smallest Elder Scrolls game yet.

steebo777
02-24-11, 12:06 PM
Damn, nice trailer!

edstein
02-24-11, 12:44 PM
+1 My most anticipated game this year.

Dr Mabuse
02-24-11, 12:52 PM
<iframe title="YouTube video player" width="640" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ktexkeBpMCM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Just watched this fullscreen in 720p...

http://www.atlnightspots.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/RandyMarshJizz.jpg

Cardiff Giant11
02-24-11, 02:57 PM
Wow definitely pre-ordering day 1. Oblivion was amazing (and still gets tons of play time from me) but this looks incredible.

Noonan
02-24-11, 03:03 PM
Dear God...I need to find a way to hibernate until Nov.

I've already put aside a few vacation days for the release.

Supermallet
02-24-11, 05:16 PM
Give to me. Give it to me NOW!

The Dude
02-24-11, 05:38 PM
I don't normally get excited for games that are 9 months out, but for this one I'll make an exception.

I Must Have This Now!!!!!!!!

mhg83
02-24-11, 06:11 PM
Is the trailer up on xbox live? I'd love to watch this trailer for the first time in high def

The Bus
02-25-11, 08:17 AM
Where will I find the 100 hours to play this game?

foxdvd
02-25-11, 08:31 AM
Where will I find the 100 hours to play this game?

divorce helps...

starman9000
02-25-11, 08:33 AM
Yeah, I got excited watching the trailer and then had the same thought. :lol:

foxdvd
02-25-11, 08:34 AM
So many great games this year....

I can't make a top 5 anticipated because they keep changing but here we go any way...

5: Uncharted 3

4: Gears of War 3

3: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

2: Skyrim

1: Mass Effect 3

orangecrush
02-25-11, 09:59 AM
Where will I find the 100 hours to play this game?You'll be in Australia by then. The question of getting the game may be a tougher one to answer. Australians are routinely screwed when it comes to videogames.

UncleGramps
02-25-11, 11:13 AM
I think I might be the only one not blowing my load over the trailer. It looks great, sure, but I didn't see anything that really amazed me. Maybe I'm still holding a grudge over the game-breaking bug I hit in Oblivion. ;)

Based on my experiences with past Bethesda games, I'll get Skyrim a few months after it comes out, once they patch all of the game-breaking bugs. I'm sure it'll be awesome.

alxreys
07-25-11, 08:12 AM
<iframe width="560" height="349" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/qzNSONgpvN8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

xmiyux
07-25-11, 08:57 AM
That video looks incredible. All the dragon stuff will be a blast.

I do hope as a small joke/throwback to Oblivion that somewhere they have a store that sells horse armor for some ridiculous amount of in-game currency. Or it comes as a free pre-order bonus. :lol:

foxdvd
07-25-11, 09:59 AM
For some reason...and it might be Fallout/Oblivion fatigue.... I find my excitement for Skyrim fading..I am sure it will be amazing and that I will love the shit out of it....but right now videos do not wow me the way Saints Row The Third does....

Noonan
07-25-11, 10:27 AM
Video has been taken down. :(

Osiris3657
07-25-11, 11:53 AM
I suspect I'll be a fan of this series since Fallout is my favorite gaming franchise of all time? Never played an Elder Scrolls game

Groucho
07-25-11, 12:00 PM
Depends on what you like about Fallout, and how you felt about Fallout 3 compared to the rest of the series.

foxdvd
07-25-11, 12:01 PM
I suspect I'll be a fan of this series since Fallout is my favorite gaming franchise of all time? Never played an Elder Scrolls game

No shooting and no vats...but if you love Fallout because of the large world....mission structure....and overall style then it is safe to say that you will like Skyrim...

Don't be surprised though if the lack of guns/different setting makes a huge difference...for many, Red Dead Redemption's setting alone helped them love the game over GTA4....though both are well written and in theory structured the same...

If the fantasy world does not wow you, it might be difficult for you to be hooked like you might be with Fallout...

I for one love both types of games...

alxreys
07-25-11, 02:49 PM
Video has been taken down. :(

Thank you, it's been replaced.

Save Ferris
07-25-11, 03:06 PM
This is going to be fun... If i can spare another 200 hours of my life!

Noonan
07-25-11, 03:11 PM
Is there no CE version of this game coming out? It's the only series I'd be willing to shell out extra $ for.

MoviePage
07-25-11, 03:15 PM
I just spent another 90+ hours of my life on a third playthrough of Fallout: New Vegas, so I'm both excited and trepidacious about this game.

Osiris3657
07-25-11, 04:03 PM
Fallout 3 is my favorite game, and no it wouldn't bother me that there's no guns/V.A.T.S. I like Action RPGs in general (the KOTOR games are among my favorites as well)

I ordered a copy of Oblivion Game of the Year edition just now.

Supermallet
07-25-11, 06:59 PM
I prefer Elder Scrolls to Fallout. I was never a fan of VATS and the environments weren't as varied as in Elder Scrolls. I understand that's due to the subject matter, but when you're spending over a hundred hours with a game stuff like that matters.

xmiyux
07-25-11, 07:30 PM
I prefer Elder Scrolls to Fallout. I was never a fan of VATS and the environments weren't as varied as in Elder Scrolls. I understand that's due to the subject matter, but when you're spending over a hundred hours with a game stuff like that matters.

Not only did I prefer Morrowind and Oblivion to Fallout 3 - I actively disliked F3.

Noonan
07-25-11, 08:24 PM
I enjoyed F3 enough to play through it but I haven't picked up Vegas yet. Morrowind in particular changed the way I looked at gaming.

Supermallet
07-25-11, 10:32 PM
My roommate's favorite game is Fallout 3, and I watched him play most of it and New Vegas. I'll tell ya, that game is way better when someone else is playing it. He can watch me play Skyrim.

Cardiff Giant11
07-28-11, 06:02 PM
Looks good but I hope there is music in the final game since there isn't in these clips. The music of Oblivion was just one of the many parts of that game that I loved.

I thought I would like Fallout 3 and New Vegas more but Oblivion to me is the superior game. So much more to do and more varied. For a 5 year old game it continues to impress me. I remember when I first played it when it was new and was totally blown away.

wlj
07-29-11, 03:54 PM
<iframe width="560" height="349" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/qzNSONgpvN8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

-eek- freaking incredible.


Day one purchase.

slop101
07-29-11, 04:09 PM
If the fantasy world does not wow you, it might be difficult for you to be hooked like you might be with Fallout...

I for one love both types of games...Yeah, having an affinity for the setting of these games goes a long ways to liking it and how long you'll play it for. I dig the rich, lush and varied fantasy setting of Oblivion and put well over 100 hours into it. Fallout 3, I played for maybe 20 hours, and I was tired of New Vegas after maybe 5. Regardless of the quirky humor, the oppressively drab landscapes which rarely changed, got really old and kept me from caring to see what's around the corner like in Oblivion. Because what was around the corner in Fallout was just more of the same...

So yeah, my videogame-boner for SkyRim right now is pretty huge!

Save Ferris
07-29-11, 04:40 PM
is there any kind of multiplayer element to this?

NOT that I want there to be, just asking.

covenant
07-29-11, 05:38 PM
no

'It's not wrong or unreasonable for people to want to experience a game with their friends, or want to do things with folks online. There's nothing wrong with that at all. What we've tried to do is help people understand that in game development, it's all about trade-offs. One of our mantras here is that you can do anything - you just can't do everything.

So certainly we could do multiplayer. Unquestionably. It's not a thing we're technically incapable of figuring out. But when we draw up the list of things we'd like to have cut or change in order to support that feature, what we end up with is unpalatable. It'd make a lesser version of the game. And there is no doubt on the dev side that that is the case."

Save Ferris
07-29-11, 05:47 PM
awesome.

T-bone22
07-29-11, 07:42 PM
Good. Fuck multiplayer.

MoviePage
08-02-11, 04:42 PM
While we're waiting...

<iframe width="640" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/2fxVeAVl2I8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

wlj
08-03-11, 09:14 AM
LOL


That vid makes me want to watch the Oblivion Chuck Norris vid.

T-bone22
09-12-11, 07:12 PM
My god, I cannot fucking wait... looks badass!

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Osiris3657
09-12-11, 08:33 PM
Has it been revealed yet if you can ride on a dragon?

mhg83
09-12-11, 09:00 PM
Has it been revealed yet if you can ride on a dragon?

Yes you can but dragon armor will cost 800 ms points -wink-

Cardiff Giant11
09-14-11, 07:38 PM
Looks damn cool, day one purchase for me most likely.

mhg83
10-26-11, 04:41 PM
Pr-ordered the pc version. Almost two weeks away. Very excited and cant believe it's been over five years since oblivion! Anyone else getting this on pc?

orangecrush
10-26-11, 05:21 PM
So, I am definatly getting this. My question is how much worse is the PS3 version going to be? I would like to play with the PS3 headphones vs. the sound turned way down on 360, but the PS3 version of Oblivion seemed to have more bugs that were never fixed.

Drexl
10-26-11, 06:19 PM
Pr-ordered the pc version. Almost two weeks away. Very excited and cant believe it's been over five years since oblivion! Anyone else getting this on pc?

I am, but I'm probably going to wait for a patch or two. Plus, Steam has gotten me so spoiled on deals that I feel like I have to wait for a sale.

Orangecrush, I think it will be different for the PS3 version this time. The PS3 version of Oblivion was a late port that didn't seem to get much attention. I don't think they even had any patches for the problems unique to that version. This time, however, it's being developed from the ground up for all systems, so they should all get the same treatment.

nickdawgy
10-26-11, 06:51 PM
Okay, I played Morrowind a bit and liked it, but Oblivion wasn't all that great. Seemed boring, as in I was either super powerful or super weak.

Is this one supposed to be different?

Maybe I wanted them to be more like Fallout 3 :lol:

edstein
10-26-11, 10:47 PM
Yes it's different, it has dragons.

slop101
10-27-11, 01:13 AM
Okay, I played Morrowind a bit and liked it, but Oblivion wasn't all that great. Seemed boring, as in I was either super powerful or super weak.

Is this one supposed to be different?

Maybe I wanted them to be more like Fallout 3 :lol:And I wanted Fallout 3 to be like Oblivion. I put over 100 hours into Oblivion, barely 10 in FO3 and New Vegas bored me instantly. I think it was the repetition of the same drab environments over and over in those games, where as Oblivion always felt fresh.

MoviePage
10-27-11, 04:06 AM
I liked them all and put over 100 hours into each! FO3's environments were no less repetitive than "exploring" the exact same caves and dungeons a thousand times in Oblivion. If anything, the variety was improved.

Hopefully this is something that's improved upon all around in Skyrim, and I imagine that it will be since this has been one of the major criticisms of all Bethesda games this generation.

The Bus
10-27-11, 10:34 AM
And I wanted Fallout 3 to be like Oblivion. I put over 100 hours into Oblivion, barely 10 in FO3 and New Vegas bored me instantly. I think it was the repetition of the same drab environments over and over in those games, where as Oblivion always felt fresh.

Same here. Turns out walking around a drab post-apocalyptic landscape did not inspire me to keep playing.

I think I got maybe 20 hours in.

spainlinx0
10-27-11, 11:28 AM
I spent plenty of time in Oblivion, and am currently doing the same in Fallout 3, which I only started playing a few weeks ago.

They both have their share of repetitive environments. Oh look, more metro tunnel/sewers, great. However, I loved them both.

wlj
10-27-11, 11:31 AM
Here is a vid of 20 minutes of gameplay. I am not a big RPG gamer, but this may be the most incredible game I have ever seen. I am worried my head will explode while playing it.

http://youtu.be/oSL-r9AIEEU

Nausicaa
10-27-11, 11:35 AM
I agree that Fallout 3s world lacked visual appeal. But I thought there were a lot of interesting areas and monster designs and the quests were great. But yeah, it definitely wasn't as fun to just go exploring as Morrowind or Oblivion.

One thing I did like about Fallout were the little details in the world. Like when you come across that church where the mutants have kidnapped some poor woman and you get to rescue or murder her. I also remember finding a barn, and there was a skeleton upstairs with a rifle and radio. I like little touches like that. Skyrim is supposed to be filled with them.

Noonan
10-27-11, 11:44 AM
I've already requested the 11th and 14th off from work for this game. I'm more excited for it than I am for any of the holidays.

DeputyDave
10-31-11, 11:30 AM
I pre-ordered 3 copies from Amazon ($10 credit each), 2 for gifts. I paid the $1 to get it on 11/11/11.

I. CAN. NOT. WAIT. I am finishing Oblivion again meanwhile.

Noonan
10-31-11, 11:42 AM
Has anyone confirmed if GS is opening at midnight for the release?

edstein
10-31-11, 01:24 PM
I pre-ordered at Best Buy this weekend. They are giving a 50% trade in bonus this week towards this game.

ElementZ
10-31-11, 03:13 PM
So this may be a dumb question but I am confused as to why Bethesday would release this on a holiday (Canada)....none of the stores are open on that day so I assume this is different in the US (Veterans Day)? EB games here is having a midnight launch but that is 12:01am Nov 12.....

Guess I need to reverse my requested day off for the 11th....

orangecrush
10-31-11, 03:15 PM
I pre-ordered at Best Buy this weekend. They are giving a 50% trade in bonus this week towards this game.If one were so inclined, one could take advantage of the Target's b2g1 to get skyrim at a nice discount with said BB promotion.

JasonF
10-31-11, 03:44 PM
November 11 is Veteran's Day in the U.S., but I don't think I've ever heard of a store being closed in observation. Pretty much the only holidays that retailers observe (in the sense of not opening) are New Year's Day, Christmas Day, Thanksgiving Day (the U.S. version), and even for those three, more and more stores are staying open on those days.

Osiris3657
10-31-11, 04:56 PM
Live Action Trailer:

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/w1AenlOEXao" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Groucho
10-31-11, 05:01 PM
Wow, was that rendered with the in-game engine? If so, this shit is going to be AMAZING!

flashburn
10-31-11, 06:03 PM
Wow, was that rendered with the in-game engine? If so, this shit is going to be AMAZING!

:lol: :thumbsup:

edstein
10-31-11, 07:03 PM
That video must be from the PS3 version.

The Bus
11-01-11, 08:33 PM
Here is a 360 screenshot (prior to texture patch):

<img src="http://analogmedium.com/blog/2008/04/NES-dragon_warrior.gif">

Larry C.
11-07-11, 03:43 PM
In my old age (37) I have been more interested in passing time with RPGs. Can I jump straight into Skyrim without having played the previous encarnations of Elder Scrolls?

Drexl
11-07-11, 03:46 PM
In my old age (37) I have been more interested in passing time with RPGs. Can I jump straight into Skyrim without having played the previous encarnations of Elder Scrolls?

Probably. There are plenty of people, myself included, who have never played the first two TES games that came out in the 90s.

Noonan
11-07-11, 03:50 PM
The TES games are all independent, similar to Zelda games. They take place in the same world but there's no real connection between them in terms of the story.

Nausicaa
11-07-11, 03:53 PM
I started playing with Morrowind, but the games really don't have much to do with one another. It's just fun seeing the mythology get fleshed out with each game, but you can definitely play Skyrim fresh.

edstein
11-07-11, 05:13 PM
Skyrim is not a sequel to Oblivion. Just jump right into Skyrim you won't miss anything

Save Ferris
11-07-11, 06:36 PM
I thought the backstory for Skyrim definitely does tie into Oblivion TES. You can enjoy it on its own but it does have a continuation of some sort for those who enjoyed the previous game.

Osiris3657
11-08-11, 12:08 AM
In my old age (37) I have been more interested in passing time with RPGs. Can I jump straight into Skyrim without having played the previous encarnations of Elder Scrolls?

NO, this game is only allowed for veteran players of the series! Stay away noob :)

Setzer
11-08-11, 02:25 AM
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/j50u0zUeCmU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Larry C.
11-08-11, 10:00 AM
NO, this game is only allowed for veteran players of the series! Stay away noob :)

Thanks for the info guys it looks great this just might be my first full fledged RPG.

Osiris3657-ptth-

aktick
11-08-11, 10:35 AM
Thanks for the info guys it looks great this just might be my first full fledged RPG.

Osiris3657-ptth-

Oblivion was the first real RPG I ever played, and I put over 100 hours into it. That's probably both the best and worst thing about good RPGs - they take up a lot of time.

lordwow
11-08-11, 10:35 AM
Used a gift card to pre-order the beautiful hardcover strategy guide for $23:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41CrzexdW2L._SL500_AA300_.jpg

edstein
11-08-11, 02:52 PM
yeah, you really need a strategy guide for these games. I have one for oblivion as well as fallout 3. Are there any good deals for guides for this game?

MoviePage
11-08-11, 03:01 PM
I've found that the online wikis are much more comprehensive and up-to-date than strategy guides for games like this, not to mention easier to search. Guides are strictly for the artwork and collectible factor. (I'm not knocking them -- I bought the guide for Dark Souls a few weeks ago and admire it, but I don't think I used it once for help with the actual game.)

Only problem with the wikis is that it generally takes a few days after release for accurate and thorough info to get posted.

foxdvd
11-08-11, 03:03 PM
I think the joy of these games is not to use a guide or online wiki...

lordwow
11-08-11, 03:04 PM
Ya, I don't use it for my initial playing through generally, but I like being able to go through the artwork and atlases later, it's really more a collectable than anything.

Drexl
11-08-11, 03:16 PM
One major advantage of the Wiki is that it will point out where a bug causes problems with a quest, and how you might be able to work around it.

aktick
11-08-11, 03:22 PM
I didn't have a guide for Oblivion or Fallout 3 (though I would occasionally check out the wiki) and I enjoyed them much more than New Vegas which I had a guide for and ended up using as a crutch.

dsa_shea
11-08-11, 04:50 PM
I didn't have a guide for Oblivion or Fallout 3 (though I would occasionally check out the wiki) and I enjoyed them much more than New Vegas which I had a guide for and ended up using as a crutch.

My honest opinion is that New Vegas is the lesser of those three. I have enjoyed all three and have the guides for all of them as well. I was really disappointed that they never patched in trophy support for Oblivion.

aktick
11-08-11, 05:16 PM
I agree, and I'm sure that had more to do with why I didn't enjoy it as much as the others...but I still wish I hadn't used the guide so much, it turned it into too much of a linear experience for me.

Larry C.
11-08-11, 07:16 PM
Well went to GS after work to paid for it in full. I really hope I get into this.

edstein
11-08-11, 08:10 PM
You'll spend an hour just creating your character. Then I'd give it at least another three hours. You should be hooked by then.

mugwump
11-08-11, 08:25 PM
Since there's just no way I'll get around to this until after the holidays I'm considering waiting for the inevitable game of the year edition with all the impending DLC included. We'll see if I can hold out that long. I logged well over 100 hours with Oblivion and played the earlier PC-only games as well so it's a game world I'm anxious to revisit.

slop101
11-08-11, 08:52 PM
I need to keep in mind that in every Elder Scroll game (and even the last two Fallouts), the first (or even second) character that I create is never the one I go with all the way. I usually play with my first character, almost to the point of frustration, and after a couple hours, I start fresh, creating a new character with a better understanding of how the game plays and how I want to play it.

orangecrush
11-09-11, 11:23 AM
I need to keep in mind that in every Elder Scroll game (and even the last two Fallouts), the first (or even second) character that I create is never the one I go with all the way. I usually play with my first character, almost to the point of frustration, and after a couple hours, I start fresh, creating a new character with a better understanding of how the game plays and how I want to play it.This is a good reason to use a guide or wiki. If nothing else, it can help you understand how leveling works (much different in Oblivion than other RPGs) and helps you plan out a character that will suit your play style.

rocketsauce
11-09-11, 11:30 AM
This is a good reason to use a guide or wiki. If nothing else, it can help you understand how leveling works (much different in Oblivion than other RPGs) and helps you plan out a character that will suit your play style.

That's exactly why I use guides/wikis. These games are already long as it is, I don't want to waste hours of my time having to restart. Too many other games I want to play.

mhg83
11-09-11, 11:58 AM
I hope they improve on the skill / leveling system. I went though the whole game at lvl 3 :lol: I could never figure out how to increase my skills. I kept throwing fireballs swinging my sword but my skills never increased.

MoviePage
11-09-11, 12:13 PM
^You have to sleep to level up.

Also: goodbye, life! Skyrim Will Have Infinite Quests (http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2011/11/skyrim-infinite-quests/)

If you like getting bang for your buck, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will give you a nuclear blast.

You’ll never have to stop questing in the upcoming open-world role-playing game, to be released November 11 for Xbox 360, PC and PlayStation 3. Skyrim director Todd Howard told Wired.com in a phone interview Monday that the game will feature a never-ending stream of procedurally generated content, giving players an infinite number of things to do.

“The vibe of the game is that it’s something that you can play forever,” Howard said.

The game’s Radiant quest system randomly generates new tasks based on your progress in the game. An innkeeper might ask you to hunt for bandits in a place you haven’t found yet, or an aspiring alchemist could request that you collect 10 undiscovered flowers for his work. Howard claims that the options are endless.

In addition to these minor tasks, Howard says you’ll be able to do extra work for each of the game’s factions, like the Dark Brotherhood and the Thieves Guild. Once you complete the scripted quest lines for each group, you can go to their respective hubs and pick up randomly generated missions to steal gems or assassinate shopkeepers across Skyrim’s massive world.

Though some players might not love the idea of endlessly collecting groups of random ingredients, Howard says that Radiant quests play into one of the game’s major strengths: environmental storytelling. Skyrim’s world is sprinkled with secrets and minor bits of narrative that you’ll have to piece together as you explore, an aspect of game design that Howard says the team picked up while working on their last game, Fallout 3.

“With Fallout, it’s not as beautiful a world to everybody,” he said. “We had to find ways to make exploration of [a destroyed wasteland] interesting.”

For Skyrim, Howard says that Bethesda has learned a few new tricks and gotten better at the old ones. The most enjoyable part of the Radiant system won’t be completing quests, he says, it’ll be the things you discover along the way: bandit-infested fortresses, or a terrifying lighthouse.

“The world is probably the one thing that sets [Skyrim] apart from other games,” he said. “It feels really real for what it is … It’s just fun to explore.”

Wired.com’s full review of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will be published on Thursday.

nickdawgy
11-09-11, 12:53 PM
Sounds cool. Can't wait to try it out.

Kedrix
11-09-11, 02:36 PM
^You have to sleep to level up.

Also: goodbye, life! Skyrim Will Have Infinite Quests (http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2011/11/skyrim-infinite-quests/)

Wow...this feature alone has made me put this one on my Christmas wish list. This game seems more sick every time I read about it. As if Oblivion wasn't bad enough.

spainlinx0
11-09-11, 02:45 PM
I wasn't liking the idea at first, but after his explanation, I'm really digging it.

Save Ferris
11-09-11, 03:08 PM
Yeah at first it sounded like you could go to several NPC's and the computer would endlessly generate

"I will give you ___ gold to bring me 10 ____'s"

That isn't a quest.

Shazam
11-09-11, 03:57 PM
I loved Oblivion. Played it twice through.

I was thinking I'd hold off buying Skyrim but I love me my medieval RPGs.

covenant
11-09-11, 03:58 PM
Yeah at first it sounded like you could go to several NPC's and the computer would endlessly generate

"I will give you ___ gold to bring me 10 ____'s"

That isn't a quest.

You've obviously never played Wow.

Raul3
11-09-11, 07:35 PM
Any Fallout (from Bethesda) fans out there not that interested in this game?

Besides me.

I love the Fallout games, almost 500 hours spent on both games. But medieval times doesn't sound that attractive to me, or horses, dragons and all that kind of stuff.

I guess I'm just looking for an excuse to get this game and play it. ;)

And no, I've never played Oblivion or any Scrolls game.

freshticles
11-09-11, 08:01 PM
Any Fallout (from Bethesda) fans out there not that interested in this game?

Besides me.

I love the Fallout games, almost 500 hours spent on both games. But medieval times doesn't sound that attractive to me, or horses, dragons and all that kind of stuff.

I guess I'm just looking for an excuse to get this game and play it. ;)

And no, I've never played Oblivion or any Scrolls game.

I'm just the opposite. I tried to play Fallout because I loved Oblivion so much, but I couldn't get into the post-apocalyptic, dreary thing. The idea of swords, dragons, forests, and magic is much more appealing to me.

xmiyux
11-09-11, 08:06 PM
I'm just the opposite. I tried to play Fallout because I loved Oblivion so much, but I couldn't get into the post-apocalyptic, dreary thing. The idea of swords, dragons, forests, and magic is much more appealing to me.

This 100%

Going from Fallout to Skyrim should be a joy since there are colors other than brown in Skyrim.

MoviePage
11-09-11, 09:54 PM
This 100%

Going from Fallout to Skyrim should be a joy since there are colors other than brown in Skyrim.

Judging from everything I've seen so far, you're right -- now everything's white and grey! :) (I'm only half serious about that, but all the trailers and screenshots I've seen have left me a bit worried that the colorful and varied world of Oblivion has been replaced by endless snow-capped dreariness here. It's probably, and hopefully, a needless concern on my part, but it's there nonetheless.)

Any Fallout (from Bethesda) fans out there not that interested in this game?

I can relate to this feeling, as I'm a huge fan of the current-gen Fallout games and preferred both of them to Oblivion. But that game was also an amazing experience and not to be missed, and I have no doubt that Skyrim will be the same. You should really give it a chance if you like the Bethesda style of games. The settings may be different, but at the core they're very similar in many ways. A lot of things that Todd Howard has said about Skyrim lead me to believe they've made it a more Fallout-like experience than Oblivion was as well.

xmiyux
11-09-11, 09:57 PM
Judging from everything I've seen so far, you're right -- now everything's white and grey! :) (I'm only half serious about that, but all the trailers and screenshots I've seen have left me a bit worried that the colorful and varied world of Oblivion has been replaced by endless snow-capped dreariness here. It's probably, and hopefully, a needless concern on my part, but it's there nonetheless.)


Really? The very first trailer I googled up showed snow, forests, hunting wolves, deer, bear-things (all in forested areas), waterfalls, non-snowy mountains etc. :shrug:

foxdvd
11-09-11, 11:19 PM
I loved Morrowind...one of the best games of all time. I will be honest though, while I played the shit out of Oblivion, I thought it was a huge step back. The game did not engage me as much as Morrowind....still a great game, but a step back. Fallout 3 is also fantastic, on the same level as Morrowind for me....Fallout New Vegas, also a step back, but not as far as Oblivion...I have HIGH hopes Skyrim is on the Fallout 3/Morrowind level of quality (and I know New Vegas was not made by them)

slop101
11-10-11, 01:43 AM
I'm just the opposite. I tried to play Fallout because I loved Oblivion so much, but I couldn't get into the post-apocalyptic, dreary thing. The idea of swords, dragons, forests, and magic is much more appealing to me.Ditto. The sameness of Fallout's setting is what made me give up on it. Though the constant discovery of new and varied locations is what kept me playing Morrowind/Oblivion/Shivering Isles, and hopefully SkyRim.

nickdawgy
11-10-11, 02:55 AM
Do they still have the questionaire thing at the beginning that determines your character? I always liked that part.

MoviePage
11-10-11, 08:40 AM
Reviews going up.

Joystiq (http://www.joystiq.com/2011/11/10/skyrim-review/) 5/5
Bethesda has created one of the only games I can recall where the world is so steeped in "stuff to do" it creates the illusion of a world completely without limit. Its scope defies the very notion of "completion" as we've come to think of it relating to games.
...
This is the deepest, lovliest world ever created for a single player to explore, and one that no one should deny themselves. This is a game about following Emerson's advice, leaving the trail and finding that the most powerful force on Earth or Tamriel isn't fire or sword, but the ever-insistent desire to know what lies beyond.

IGN (http://pc.ign.com/articles/121/1212033p1.html) 9.5/10
The Elder Scrolls V pares down the amount of skills and cuts out attributes like Endurance and Intelligence altogether. There's no time wasted on the character creation screen agonizing over which skills to assign as major. You don't assign major and minor skills at all, but instead pick one of ten races, each with a specific bonus. High Elves can once a day regenerate magicka quickly, Orcs can enter a berserk rage for more effective close-range combat. These abilities are best paired with certain character builds – the High Elf regeneration is useful for a magic user – but don't represent a rigid class choice. Major decisions don't need to be made until you're already out in the world and can try out magic, sneaking and weapon combat, emphasizing first-hand experience over instruction manual study, letting you specialize only when you're ready.
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Bethesda Game Studios' achievement isn't simply that there's well over one hundred hours of content in Skyrim, but that the content so frequently defies expectations. To have such an immense game where so little feels like a grind is incredibly rare, and a significant part of what makes this one of the best role-playing games ever created.
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Featuring the same kind of thrilling freedom of choice The Elder Scrolls series is known for along with beautiful visuals and a stirring soundtrack, playing Skyrim is a rare kind of intensely personal, deeply rewarding experience, and one of the best role-playing games yet produced.

Destructoid (http://www.destructoid.com/review-the-elder-scrolls-v-skyrim-215507.phtml) 10/10
Skyrim is perhaps the most encouraging, rewarding and downright indulging Western role-playing game I have ever played. That sounds hyperbolic, and perhaps it is, but it's something I truly feel in my bones. With Skyrim, Bethesda has taken everything successful from previous Elder Scrolls games and mixed it with the best elements of recent Fallout installments, all while leaving behind the chaff. The result is a game as deep and flexible as Oblivion but as accessible and intuitive as Fallout 3. More importantly, it's better than both.
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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is every single reason to love a Western role-playing game, condensed into a single comprehensive experience with nothing lost in the conversion process. It is a game that will drown those who step into its absorbing, overwhelmingly detailed world, a game that will bury you and refuse to let go. Yet your submergence will be agreeable, your burial ecstatic, and the hands placed around your throat welcomed like those of a lover's. To play Skyrim is to enter into a relationship, one that provides feelings of empowerment, yet demands total submission.

MoviePage
11-10-11, 08:49 AM
Giantbomb (http://www.giantbomb.com/the-elder-scrolls-v-skyrim/61-33394/reviews/) 5/5
Skyrim offers a fantasy world so rich and expansive that to describe other games in those terms after playing this one would just feel hollow. The sheer amount of content packed into the game is a true marvel of video game production; it's even more marvelous that all of it is so well executed that you want to see and do everything, and better still that you're free to play it all in whatever way you want.

Wired.com (http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2011/11/skyrim-review/) 10/10
And oh, what a globe it is. Unlike its 2006 predecessor The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, which at times felt like a carbon copy of Generic Fantasy Map #40192, the world of Skyrim is a Viking-inspired treasure trove of flavor and charm. Every city has its own personality. Many have their own cultures, each fraught with racial conflicts and frightening adversaries. Gone are Oblivion’s bland medieval cities and repetitive demonic gates.
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To list all of the things you can do in Skyrim would take longer than a Neal Stephenson novel. You can attune observatories in ancient dwarven ruins. You can play hide-and-seek with ghosts. You can get married in an anti-climactic ceremony that may or may not be a cynical commentary on the realities of actual marriage.

You can climb frost-covered mountains and fight off frost-breathing dragons. You can discover the terrible secret behind an eccentric museum. You can enter a drinking contest, black out and attempt to retrace your drunken steps in what must be a tribute to The Hangover. You can join the Dark Brotherhood, a group of assassins who made me yell “holy shit” more times than I’d like to admit (thanks to a beefy quest line packed with death contracts, cold-blooded betrayal and all sorts of gory surprises).

Or you can just steal a horse and gallop across the map, killing everyone and everything in your way.

This sheer amount of content may seem overwhelming to many gamers, particularly in light of the fact that the game has an infinite number of procedurally generated quests. If you’re worried about losing sleep, you should be. I have spent 62 hours with Skyrim over the past two weeks and I still can’t stop thinking about all the things I have left to do.

The game’s greatest accomplishment is that it is a paradise of escapism, a lavish love letter to immersion. Diving into Skyrim’s world feels both thrilling and comforting, like riding a rollercoaster or swimming in the ocean. There is very little padding. There are very few scripted quests that aren’t worth experiencing.
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Perhaps this is why Skyrim’s world is such a triumphant accomplishment. It gives you a large blank canvas and tells you to do what you’d like with it. You guide your own narrative, control your own fate, choose your own adventure. You are your hero.

Longtime gamers may remember the era in which every game’s credits ended with a note saying “SPECIAL THANKS: YOU.” Skyrim doesn’t need to say it; it’s thanking you every step of the way.

flashburn
11-10-11, 09:07 AM
Just went ahead and bought it from Direct2Drive for $53.95 (also had a $5 credit sitting around). I was trying to find a better deal on it, but I didn't want to deal with one of those sketchy key sites. Especially since it seems like some of the keys are completely region locked (not just for activating).

redbill
11-10-11, 10:13 AM
anyone seen any ps3-specific reviews? One of the 360 reviews mentioned freezing and frame-rate drops. I'm a little scared of the ps3 version after the shit-stain they gave us with FO3:NV

RichC2
11-10-11, 10:41 AM
Ugh, this happens everytime, I say I have no interest, I see high review scores and praise, I buy the game, I get bored fast and never touch it again.

Crafty bastards.

slop101
11-10-11, 10:48 AM
Seems like the common theme is that the game locks up, a lot...

Noonan
11-10-11, 10:49 AM
I'm still on the fence on what to get it on; PC or PS3. My PC can play MW3 with no issue but it looks like Skyrim has a bit higher requirements. Decisions...

flashburn
11-10-11, 11:25 AM
I'm still on the fence on what to get it on; PC or PS3. My PC can play MW3 with no issue but it looks like Skyrim has a bit higher requirements. Decisions...

That's an easy decision then, PC. Modding in Oblivion was huge, and Skyrim will be no different in that regard.

Noonan
11-10-11, 11:37 AM
That's exactly what's drawing me to the PC version. I should be able to get respectable performance, so that's probably how I'm going to go.

orangecrush
11-10-11, 11:54 AM
Seems like the common theme is that the game locks up, a lot...Hopefully the day one patch helps that.

Drexl
11-10-11, 11:55 AM
That's exactly what's drawing me to the PC version. I should be able to get respectable performance, so that's probably how I'm going to go.

The PC version should also get some unofficial bug fixes that go beyond what will be available for the consoles. Although, they may not show up until Bethesda has ended their patch support. Also, you'll have access to the in-game console where you can enter commands that could allow you to work around bugs (or cheat, if that's your thing).

orangecrush
11-10-11, 11:56 AM
That's an easy decision then, PC. Modding in Oblivion was huge, and Skyrim will be no different in that regard.Yeah, if you are at all a PC gamer, I would definatly go that route. There may also be mods to help performance like there were with Oblivion (shorter grass and others).

Groucho
11-10-11, 12:02 PM
Only 9.5 from IGN? I only buy 9.6 and higher games. Try harder next time, Bethesda. :mad:

superfro
11-10-11, 12:15 PM
Only 9.5 from IGN? I only buy 9.6 and higher games. Try harder next time, Bethesda. :mad:

This. I was going out at midnight tonight to pick it up, but now I guess I'll wait the 3 weeks it'll take for this thing to drop to half price.

edstein
11-10-11, 12:54 PM
You jest but I expect this game to be included in the inevitable Bethesda mega pack coming up during the Steam Christmas sale. I bought Oblivion for the PC cheap last year during that sale.

slop101
11-10-11, 02:41 PM
I wonder what kind of DLC they're going to add to an "infinite" game. It would have to be new locations, something like Shivering Isles, right?

nickdawgy
11-10-11, 02:50 PM
Would it have killed them (IGN) to give it a 10 like the one they gave GTA IV?

Drexl
11-10-11, 02:52 PM
You jest but I expect this game to be included in the inevitable Bethesda mega pack coming up during the Steam Christmas sale. I bought Oblivion for the PC cheap last year during that sale.

Actually it might not. I've seen megapacks that don't contain the newest games. I know Valve has had a sale or two on their "complete" pack that didn't contain Portal 2. I think Skyrim will go on sale, but not something big like 50% off for a few months.

As for DLC, I expect they'll add new locations to the world with associated quests, like they did for the previous games. That's the kind of DLC that I really like, as it truly expands the game. I prefer that over self-contained episodes. They may raise the level cap too.

superfro
11-10-11, 02:53 PM
Would it have killed them (IGN) to give it a 10 like the one they gave GTA IV?

Who cares?

spainlinx0
11-10-11, 02:53 PM
This game sounds amazing. I'm not a PC gamer, and I don't plan on buying anything that can run this game. I should be fine with that, as the original Oblivion kept me more than entertained without playing any of the expansions or even finishing the main quest.

Kedrix
11-10-11, 02:54 PM
I have never seen so many people complain over half a point in my life. I know most of it is sarcasm but goodness...I don't even care about the review score (just the content) and I write the bloody things. If it makes you feel any better, GTA IV never deserved a 10.

nickdawgy
11-10-11, 02:56 PM
Who cares?

I'm just saying .5 more and a 10 would get noticed more than a 9.5.

UncleGramps
11-10-11, 03:05 PM
Who cares?
This.

rocketsauce
11-10-11, 03:05 PM
I LOVE that they changed how you create your character in the beginning. Now all you really do is choose a race and then decide how you want to level your character as you go. The one thing I hated about Oblivion and Fallout was how many major decisions you had to make in regards to your character creation in the very beginning of the game. This seems to be more organic and flowing with the game and you won't have that sense of being scared of having to start the whole game over because of a decision you made before knowing everything.

superfro
11-10-11, 03:07 PM
I'm just saying .5 more and a 10 would get noticed more than a 9.5.

I think the only thing sadder than the ideological difference between a 9.5 and a 10 are the people it would actually make a difference to.

Tracer Bullet
11-10-11, 03:41 PM
Who cares?

:lol: :thumbsup:

mhg83
11-10-11, 04:26 PM
This game is review proof. Fans of the series will buy this no matter what scores reviewers give it.

dvdjunkie32
11-10-11, 05:02 PM
I swore to not buy games on release day due to the ridiculously fast price drops, but I'm making one exception this year for Skyrim. Toys-R-US $20 gift card is enough to persuade me.

Groucho
11-10-11, 05:05 PM
Fans of the series will buy this no matter what scores reviewers give it.You say that now, but close your eyes and imagine...

http://img853.imageshack.us/img853/3846/1830841318308417large.jpg

...it got a 9.4.

daniel18
11-10-11, 05:09 PM
I need to keep in mind that in every Elder Scroll game (and even the last two Fallouts), the first (or even second) character that I create is never the one I go with all the way. I usually play with my first character, almost to the point of frustration, and after a couple hours, I start fresh, creating a new character with a better understanding of how the game plays and how I want to play it.


Same here, but I do get really frustrated sometimes. I'll try not to get to that point this time.

Draven
11-10-11, 05:30 PM
Ugh, this happens everytime, I say I have no interest, I see high review scores and praise, I buy the game, I get bored fast and never touch it again.

Crafty bastards.

This happens to me too. Happened with both Oblivion and Fallout 3. On paper, I should love these kinds of games. I have a feeling this one will suck me in eventually.

daniel18
11-10-11, 05:35 PM
Seems like the common theme is that the game locks up, a lot...


Which conole version locks up more?

superfro
11-10-11, 05:41 PM
Anyone else watching any of the live playthroughs today? Giant Bomb has Greg Kasavin playing for 12 hours straight. (He started at 10am this morning.) It's been super awesome to just have up and check back in on it once in awhile through the day.

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MoviePage
11-10-11, 06:09 PM
No, but I want that job.

gryffinmaster
11-10-11, 07:22 PM
By the Nine Divines, my order has shipped from Amazon. Still scheduled to arrive tomorrow! :banana:

Groucho
11-10-11, 08:15 PM
Oh dammit. I just got accepted into the beta for [NDA]. I'll be torn between which to play.

#firstworldproblems

Fandango
11-10-11, 09:15 PM
<iframe width="480" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/rt5aUdijAN8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

slop101
11-10-11, 10:57 PM
Oh dammit. I just got accepted into the beta for [NDA]. I'll be torn between which to play.

#firstworldproblemsYou forgot #humblebrag (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Humble%20Brag)

Supermallet
11-10-11, 11:04 PM
Oh dammit. I just got accepted into the beta for [NDA]. I'll be torn between which to play.

#firstworldproblems

Funny, me too! But [NDA] is only available till [DAY] so I might have to play [DNA] instead of Skyrim this [NAD] for purposes of [AND].

flashburn
11-10-11, 11:04 PM
Decrypted the game on an Australian VPN earlier, so I was able to play it a few hours. Was a nice way to tie more over through work tomorrow. Amazing game so far. Although the interface is complete shit, 100% designed around consoles. I switched to the 360 controller just to make it playable.

mhg83
11-11-11, 08:23 AM
Decrypted the game on an Australian VPN earlier, so I was able to play it a few hours. Was a nice way to tie more over through work tomorrow. Amazing game so far. Although the interface is complete shit, 100% designed around consoles. I switched to the 360 controller just to make it playable.

Do you play it on your tv? If so, what resolution do you set it at to play on widescreen tvs?

mewmartigan
11-11-11, 08:26 AM
got my shipping confirmation last night from Amazon but it still says it will arrive today! :)

I ordered it when it said I would get a $10 credit and a physical map.

superdeluxe
11-11-11, 09:07 AM
What B&M store has the best bonuses/specials for purchasing this?

I remember Toys R Us was giving away the stratergy guide with purchase of FONV

flashburn
11-11-11, 09:24 AM
Do you play it on your tv? If so, what resolution do you set it at to play on widescreen tvs?

Yep, I play PC games on a 65" Plasma, 1920x1080.

I've had to resort to using the 360 controller to play, since they designed what must be the worst inventory system ever (for using a mouse/keyboard). Hopefully they get the mod tools out soon, and then I'm sure someone will make a better inventory system (just like they did for Oblivion). Seriously Bethesduh, wtf?

dom56
11-11-11, 11:01 AM
got my shipping confirmation last night from Amazon but it still says it will arrive today! :)

I ordered it when it said I would get a $10 credit and a physical map.

I got mine confirm, but it's said it will be at least next Friday it shipped to me. :(

NZ_DVD_Freak
11-11-11, 11:21 AM
I picked it up this morning and have played about 3 hours. Loving it so far. I bought Oblivion but never got into it and I've never played Fallout 3. This one seems to have really pulled me in though. I found the opening quite involving and am eager to see where the plot goes. Having said that, I chose to do a side quest right off the bat and spent a couple of hours getting through a dungeon area which was great fun.

nickdawgy
11-11-11, 02:54 PM
What B&M store has the best bonuses/specials for purchasing this?

I remember Toys R Us was giving away the stratergy guide with purchase of FONV

Well Gamestop said you get a map which is supposed to be really nice, but I heard other retailers were giving it away as well.

slop101
11-11-11, 03:02 PM
Amazon has the map as well.

Saw the uber-special-edition at a store today, god, that thing is huge and totally ridiculous!

MrX
11-11-11, 03:55 PM
If you bought this for the 360 they are recommending you don't install this on your hard drive until they patch a problem.

http://kotaku.com/5858743/bethesda-working-on-skyrim-graphics-problems-on-xbox-advises-not-installing-yet?tag=the-elder-scrolls

MoviePage
11-11-11, 04:31 PM
The map is packed inside the case, and "Premium Physical Map Inside" is printed on the back cover, so I assume every copy gets one.

mewmartigan
11-11-11, 04:56 PM
The map is packed inside the case, and "Premium Physical Map Inside" is printed on the back cover, so I assume every copy gets one.

Came here to post that my Amazon order didn't come with the map....then I saw this post....then I opened the game.

Strange of Amazon to list it as a "special bonus offer" when everyone gets it.


Now I must resist playing it until I finish Uncharted 3....which I only just started, haha.

EDIT: woah, the map is nice. printed on a thick parchment-like paper.

PopcornTreeCt
11-11-11, 05:18 PM
Every time I see the thread title it looks like: Elder Scrolls Vs Skyrim.

covenant
11-11-11, 07:11 PM
I chose to do a side quest right off the bat and spent a couple of hours getting through a dungeon area which was great fun.

Is it the golden claw quest? I started that thinking it would be a simple fetch quest, 10 minutes and done. 2 hours later I'm still crawling through those caves!

mhg83
11-11-11, 07:12 PM
Played for two hours. Really not digging the new map. I still prefer the oblivion map.

Game world is so beautiful. But graphics seem to be console level quality. I had everything on max and it still was underwhelming. Hopefully a mod releases improving the graphics. But still better looking than Oblivion.

Still confused about the leveling. I used destruction magic and one handed weapons. If i keep using those skills to level up and ignore the other skills will i be okay? Or will it be harder to increase other skills later on? I'm a high elf if that helps.

mhg83
11-11-11, 07:13 PM
Is it the golden claw quest? I started that thinking it would be a simple fetch quest, 10 minutes and done. 2 hours later I'm still crawling through those caves!

What location is that at?

Cardiff Giant11
11-11-11, 07:15 PM
Picked it up today at Target (last copy). Have to say, compared to Oblivion so much has changed it's a bit jarring. The menus don't seem quite as intuitive and I don't like how they changed the way the magic system works where I can't keep a spell equipped while still keeping a shield equipped in one hand and a one handed weapon in the other.

Lastly, the favorite item system seems less intuitive than Publication's "wheel" system. Also, minor nitpick, I like how you could see the way your character looked in Oblivion vs the more Fallout style way you can do it in Skyrim.

I'm a few hours in and at level 5 but those are just my first impressions.

covenant
11-11-11, 07:21 PM
What location is that at?

http://www.rarityguide.com/articles/articles/998/1/Skyrim-Walkthrough-The-Golden-Claw-Quest/Page1.html

xmiyux
11-11-11, 07:29 PM
Is it the golden claw quest? I started that thinking it would be a simple fetch quest, 10 minutes and done. 2 hours later I'm still crawling through those caves!

Did the same thing. Neat side quest though with a kind of cool end.

My complaint about the game is I want to be able to set up two loadouts of weapons and such and simply toggle between them with a button press. The favorite menu is helpful - but still not as easily usable as I would like.

Also, the map system and quest markers needs work. It has been really challenging/impossible for me to get my Clairvoyance spell to lead me to the side quests I want. This especially sucks when the number of sidequests start stacking up.

Did the perk thing confuse anyone else? I thought that the perk point gained each level was just going to increase a single category by one point... instead it takes you into a whole skill tree (cleverly based on the constellation for that skill) with a ton of options. It is fantastic and makes me want all the skills. :drool:

covenant
11-11-11, 07:30 PM
Game world is so beautiful. But graphics seem to be console level quality. I had everything on max and it still was underwhelming. Hopefully a mod releases improving the graphics. But still better looking than Oblivion.


I noticed that as well. I expected sharper textures but then again I'm comparing it too my Oblivion which has the hi-res texture mods and such. It runs good and there's no texture popping uglyness like retail-Oblivion so I'm happy.

DeputyDave
11-11-11, 10:58 PM
I'm surprised you can't look at your character in the inventory menu (hell, other than 3rd person I can't see myself at all). Looking at what you look like wearing new gear was half the fun of finding loot (and how armor looked was almost as important as it's rating).

Maybe I'm missing something.

flashburn
11-12-11, 12:29 AM
I noticed that as well. I expected sharper textures but then again I'm comparing it too my Oblivion which has the hi-res texture mods and such. It runs good and there's no texture popping uglyness like retail-Oblivion so I'm happy.

It's pretty obvious both the texture and audio compression is pretty severe, definitely can blame consoles for that (or rather, them not spending the funding for better PC development).

nickdawgy
11-12-11, 01:18 AM
If you bought this for the 360 they are recommending you don't install this on your hard drive until they patch a problem.

http://kotaku.com/5858743/bethesda-working-on-skyrim-graphics-problems-on-xbox-advises-not-installing-yet?tag=the-elder-scrolls

Of course I installed it :lol:

So should I just delete it or what? The textures and graphics looked fine to me.

Came here to post that my Amazon order didn't come with the map....then I saw this post....then I opened the game.

Strange of Amazon to list it as a "special bonus offer" when everyone gets it.


Now I must resist playing it until I finish Uncharted 3....which I only just started, haha.

EDIT: woah, the map is nice. printed on a thick parchment-like paper.

Like I said, Gamestop did the same thing. "Pre-order and we give you a map!" Maybe it's first run copies only?

The map is nice, though.

I'm surprised you can't look at your character in the inventory menu (hell, other than 3rd person I can't see myself at all). Looking at what you look like wearing new gear was half the fun of finding loot (and how armor looked was almost as important as it's rating).

Maybe I'm missing something.

You can see yourself briefly when you see the slow motion closeups on kills.

Anyway, I played for a good 20 minutes or so. I like it a lot more than Oblivion. One thing I thought was funny, and it made my wife laugh too, is I kept beating on the guy I was following with my sword. He screamed in pain, and quickly regained the hit points he lost. But the funny thing was it made my sword skill go up :lol:

Supermallet
11-12-11, 01:32 AM
The golden claw sidequest is worth doing immediately because you get an item that is necessary for a later story quest.

I'm loving this so far. I especially like how everything is very Nordic, literally.

JasonF
11-12-11, 02:55 AM
Still confused about the leveling. I used destruction magic and one handed weapons. If i keep using those skills to level up and ignore the other skills will i be okay? Or will it be harder to increase other skills later on? I'm a high elf if that helps.

All skills level up as you use them. The lower level you are in a skill, the quicker it levels up (so it's easier to go from level 20 to 21 than it is to go from level 40 to 41). Level up five skill points (in any combination -- so five skills one point each, one skill five points, or anything in between) and you go up one character level, which gives you a 10 point increase to Mana, Health, or Stamina (you choose) and 1 perk point.

aktick
11-12-11, 10:40 AM
How many levels are there? I've been leveling up fast because when I would find a person to train me, I'd do all 5 training levels right away. I just don't want to end up leveling up too fast and having enemies be harder than hell.

Cardiff Giant11
11-12-11, 10:44 AM
you can also see yourself like you could in Fallout 3/NV. Switch to 3rd person and hold down one of the trigger buttons (or both can't remember) and then rotate the right thumbstick.

Nowhere near as easy or cool as oblivion though.

Call me crazy but it feels more like Morrowind (which I played briefly on the PC after having played through Oblivion) and that to me isn't a good thing. I liked Oblivion much more than Morrowind unlike some so maybe I'm in the minority.

MoviePage
11-12-11, 11:09 AM
How many levels are there? I've been leveling up fast because when I would find a person to train me, I'd do all 5 training levels right away. I just don't want to end up leveling up too fast and having enemies be harder than hell.

50 is the current level cap. Leveling will get much slower as you go.

All skills level up as you use them. The lower level you are in a skill, the quicker it levels up (so it's easier to go from level 20 to 21 than it is to go from level 40 to 41). Level up five skill points (in any combination -- so five skills one point each, one skill five points, or anything in between) and you go up one character level, which gives you a 10 point increase to Mana, Health, or Stamina (you choose) and 1 perk point.

Are we sure this is the way it works? I feel like it should work that way, but it doesn't seem like it actually is. There have been a few times when I would, for example, successfully pickpocket something that had a small chance of success, resulting in an instant increase of 3 or 4 points to my Pickpocket skill when it was still low. But my level progress bar only increased by one segment when that happened.

aktick
11-12-11, 11:14 AM
I do know that the (3?) times I have done training (all 5 points at once), I have leveled up.

flashburn
11-12-11, 12:21 PM
A bunch of tweaks here for the three of us playing on PC:
http://forums.bethsoft.com/index.php?/topic/1255692-skyrim-pc-ini-and-console-tweaks/
It's being constantly updated.

gryffinmaster
11-12-11, 01:05 PM
The golden claw sidequest is worth doing immediately because you get an item that is necessary for a later story quest.
I dig that the dialogue intuitively knew this, too. Paraphrase: "Oh, you mean this old dusty thing?" "Ah, you've already got it." :lol:

I'm loving this so far. I especially like how everything is very Nordic, literally.

Pretty much stunned at the weight and beauty (and color!) of the art style and environment, and the music's out of this world. I'll hold off on lumping praise on Bethesda for refining Oblivion's strengths until I've clawed to about level ten or so, but I think the modifications are tremendous and extremely self-aware thus far (from a console perspective).

rocketsauce
11-12-11, 01:27 PM
How many levels are there? I've been leveling up fast because when I would find a person to train me, I'd do all 5 training levels right away. I just don't want to end up leveling up too fast and having enemies be harder than hell.

I remember reading in a review (sorry read a bunch and I can't recall exactly which one it was) that said you don't get punished for leveling quickly like you did in Oblivion.

Cardiff Giant11
11-12-11, 01:33 PM
Played some more, not to say that I'm not enjoying it, but I think I like Oblivion more. Too many changes to the interface for my tastes. It plays too much like Fallout now.

covenant
11-12-11, 01:33 PM
I dig that the dialogue intuitively knew this, too. Paraphrase: "Oh, you mean this old dusty thing?" "Ah, you've already got it." :lol:


Uh oh...looks like I gotta go back, must have missed it!

daniel18
11-12-11, 02:17 PM
If you bought this for the 360 they are recommending you don't install this on your hard drive until they patch a problem.

http://kotaku.com/5858743/bethesda-working-on-skyrim-graphics-problems-on-xbox-advises-not-installing-yet?tag=the-elder-scrolls


Oh shit. I installed it and later deleted some saves. Am I fucked?

Supermallet
11-12-11, 02:25 PM
I installed it, then deleted the install after reading the Kotaku article. Graphics don't look any different to me.

CKMorpheus
11-12-11, 02:26 PM
Do I get in the Dark Brotherhood the same way as Oblivion? Just kill an innocent? How about the thieves guild?

superdeluxe
11-12-11, 03:57 PM
What is a easy race/class ( I know there are no classes, but skills) for a newb to pick up and get right into?

Picking up the game later today.

aktick
11-12-11, 04:16 PM
I think Imperials are pretty well-rounded, aren't they?

Supermallet
11-12-11, 04:38 PM
I chose an Imperial for the first play through because they seem like a good mix of characteristics.

covenant
11-12-11, 05:49 PM
Pre-release I heard the Radiant AI was supposed to really open up the npc interaction. For instance: if you drop an item, npcs would pick it up and use it, etc etc. I've left a long bow and a perfect garnet on the ground in the middle of a busy village and no one is touching either one.

disappointed

DeputyDave
11-12-11, 06:38 PM
Pre-release I heard the Radiant AI was supposed to really open up the npc interaction. For instance: if you drop an item, npcs would pick it up and use it, etc etc. I've left a long bow and a perfect garnet on the ground in the middle of a busy village and no one is touching either one.

disappointed

Maybe because they knew you were watching. It's THAT smart!

Quick question: I have the Xbox version and i noticed as soon as I loaded it yesterday it downloaded something that I assume was a patch. I bought a good (good, good) friend a copy as well, but she lives in the mountains and has no Xbox Live access (no internet up there). Is there a way to copy the patches onto a thumb drive? I know how to transfer saves and profiles but can't figure this out. I know more patches are coming soon too and may be dramatic.

covenant
11-12-11, 06:50 PM
Maybe because they knew you were watching. It's THAT smart!



actually i left the village for a couple of day/night cycles. came back, everything still there...

MoviePage
11-12-11, 07:09 PM
Pre-release I heard the Radiant AI was supposed to really open up the npc interaction. For instance: if you drop an item, npcs would pick it up and use it, etc etc. I've left a long bow and a perfect garnet on the ground in the middle of a busy village and no one is touching either one.

disappointed

I dropped a piece of equipment in a house to make room in my inventory for all the stuff I was stealing, and then I walked over to one of the residents and she mentioned that she wanted it. I don't remember the exact wording, but I even had the option of saying "Go ahead, I don't need it" or "Keep your hands off, it's mine." I told her she could have it and she didn't do anything right away, but I haven't gone back to see if it was still on the floor or if she had taken/equipped it.

So, maybe it only works if you drop something in an "owned" property. I didn't even know about this feature before playing, so it was kind of a pleasant surprise when it happened. I've run into a few other neat little things like that as well.

DeputyDave
11-12-11, 08:33 PM
I'm really enjoying the game so far. In these games (the last 4 Elder Scrolls and othe CRPGs) I always end up plauiingthe same kind of character, a straight up bash 'em fighter with some sneak abilities (for those 6X attacks). I started out that way here with a Nord fighter type but quickly changed my mind after a few hours. I went back and remade it as a Breton, focusing on mage, and now am having a blast. The magic here kicks ass. Maybe I just never paid attention to it much in Oblivion but it seems so much more pwerful here. The fact that you can combine spells as well as keep them firing continuously (turning a fireball into a flamethrower) is great.

Now, I need to find a mages guild.

xmiyux
11-12-11, 09:08 PM
I'm really enjoying the game so far. In these games (the last 4 Elder Scrolls and othe CRPGs) I always end up plauiingthe same kind of character, a straight up bash 'em fighter with some sneak abilities (for those 6X attacks). I started out that way here with a Nord fighter type but quickly changed my mind after a few hours. I went back and remade it as a Breton, focusing on mage, and now am having a blast. The magic here kicks ass. Maybe I just never paid attention to it much in Oblivion but it seems so much more pwerful here. The fact that you can combine spells as well as keep them firing continuously (turning a fireball into a flamethrower) is great.

Now, I need to find a mages guild.

I always end up playing the same character as well. Typically a mage/thief that uses bows to administer poison and then daggers and spells for hand to hand. I also always invest heavily into Alchemy and run with a ton of potions/poisons on me. :lol:

This game I haven't played with enchanting at all yet whereas in Oblivion I was a potion and equipment making fool.

Drexl
11-12-11, 09:21 PM
Maybe because they knew you were watching. It's THAT smart!

Quick question: I have the Xbox version and i noticed as soon as I loaded it yesterday it downloaded something that I assume was a patch. I bought a good (good, good) friend a copy as well, but she lives in the mountains and has no Xbox Live access (no internet up there). Is there a way to copy the patches onto a thumb drive? I know how to transfer saves and profiles but can't figure this out. I know more patches are coming soon too and may be dramatic.

From what I've read, no. You need to be connected. If it was PS3, it's possible to set up a proxy server and download updates to a PC, then to the PS3, but the 360 doesn't have a proxy server option.

DeputyDave
11-12-11, 09:23 PM
From what I've read, no. You need to be connected. If it was PS3, it's possible to set up a proxy server and download updates to a PC, then to the PS3, but the 360 doesn't have a proxy server option.

Really? That completely sucks. There must be some other way. Not everyone has internet.

mhg83
11-12-11, 10:07 PM
Has anyone found the arena yet? That was my favorite part of Oblivion. Hope they didn't take it out in this one!

JasonF
11-12-11, 11:06 PM
And once again, as usual for me and a Bethesda game, I am trudging across the landscape, over encumbered and too much of a miser to drop valuable stuff. And so, inch by inch, I make my way to the closest merchant. Who is, truth be told, not very close at all.

orangecrush
11-12-11, 11:37 PM
And once again, as usual for me and a Bethesda game, I am trudging across the landscape, over encumbered and too much of a miser to drop valuable stuff. And so, inch by inch, I make my way to the closest merchant. Who is, truth be told, not very close at all.I won't pick up anything that isn't worth at least $10/pound. Unless I will use it.

I came across what I thought was a troll tonight. Turned out to be a giant who one hit killed me. After my quick save loaded, i went back to the giant and hit him with a ranged magic attack. I then high tailed it to the nearest large shelter and proceeded to attack him from the safety of the shelter.

mhg83
11-12-11, 11:55 PM
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gryffinmaster
11-13-11, 12:06 AM
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Yeah, uh, that doesn't just happen to the guards. Not that I know from experience or anything. :sarcasm:

nickdawgy
11-13-11, 12:31 AM
I dropped a piece of equipment in a house to make room in my inventory for all the stuff I was stealing, and then I walked over to one of the residents and she mentioned that she wanted it. I don't remember the exact wording, but I even had the option of saying "Go ahead, I don't need it" or "Keep your hands off, it's mine." I told her she could have it and she didn't do anything right away, but I haven't gone back to see if it was still on the floor or if she had taken/equipped it.

So, maybe it only works if you drop something in an "owned" property. I didn't even know about this feature before playing, so it was kind of a pleasant surprise when it happened. I've run into a few other neat little things like that as well.


I dropped a few pieces of stolen merchandise (I stole it from some other town) and the guy at the counter said "One mans trash is another mans treasure. Don't expect that to be there when you get back."

Oh and as for the equipment dropping thing, I remember Fallout 3 did it. It was funny to see the bandits or poor people running around in power armor :lol:

Oh and you can't sell stolen items? Or just not where you stole them from?

Supermallet
11-13-11, 12:53 AM
I won't pick up anything that isn't worth at least $10/pound. Unless I will use it.

I came across what I thought was a troll tonight. Turned out to be a giant who one hit killed me. After my quick save loaded, i went back to the giant and hit him with a ranged magic attack. I then high tailed it to the nearest large shelter and proceeded to attack him from the safety of the shelter.

I was going to see the Greybeards (and by the way, fuck their tower up in the mountains, what a complete slog it was to get there), and right near the entrance to their keep is a goddamn frost troll, the toughest kind of troll in the game. I tried to kill it, no good. I tried to sneak past, no good. I ended up using a shout to keep him at a distance until I made it into the keep and finally the Greybeards helped me kill it. Fucking pain in the ass.

T-bone22
11-13-11, 01:20 AM
Loving it so far...

I've had one lockup where I had to reset, and a few people fall through the floor/wall, but hasn't really been irritating.

I had an important moment where a courier ran up to me to deliver a message, and right in the middle of his conversation a dragon swooped down and blasted us with fire. Luckily after we killed it, the courier found me and finished the message.

The random dragon encounters in the wilderness are pretty awesome, especially with the accompanying music.

Supermallet
11-13-11, 02:49 AM
Wow, HUGE glitch just happened to me. I was in the middle of a quest and died and it sent me back to a much older save, and wiped out every save I had since this one. I'm going to have to redo an hour of gaming at least. Son of a bitch.

MoviePage
11-13-11, 07:49 AM
And once again, as usual for me and a Bethesda game, I am trudging across the landscape, over encumbered and too much of a miser to drop valuable stuff. And so, inch by inch, I make my way to the closest merchant. Who is, truth be told, not very close at all.

There's a handy perk in the Pickpocket tree that adds 100 to your carrying weight. Your Pickpocket skill has to be at 50 to get it, though. I always have this same problem with Bethesda games, so nearly every pocket in Whiterun has now been picked, and I now have the extra 100 weight capacity (which will, no doubt, soon be full). I'm working on getting the 5,000 gold for the house so I can store the excess stuff there. I'm ready to go out and actually explore, but I've spent all my time in this one town. :lol:

Oh and you can't sell stolen items? Or just not where you stole them from?
You couldn't sell stolen items in Oblivion either, until you met the conditions for certain merchants to buy them. In Oblivion I believe it was tied to completing quests for them, but in this game it's a perk you unlock in the Speech tree.

mewmartigan
11-13-11, 08:52 AM
Wow, HUGE glitch just happened to me. I was in the middle of a quest and died and it sent me back to a much older save, and wiped out every save I had since this one. I'm going to have to redo an hour of gaming at least. Son of a bitch.

Haven't looked back in the thread....you on PC, PS3 or 360?

slop101
11-13-11, 10:01 AM
Yikes, I've never heard of a glitch that erases saves. That kinda defeats the purpose of "save often".

Dr Mabuse
11-13-11, 10:12 AM
Wow, HUGE glitch just happened to me. I was in the middle of a quest and died and it sent me back to a much older save, and wiped out every save I had since this one. I'm going to have to redo an hour of gaming at least. Son of a bitch.

Which is why I never jump in on Bethesda games until a patch or two has come out.

Wait until a glitch hits you that makes it all for naught as it kills your ability to continue the main quest or the like.

Until a couple of patches come out fixing a laundry list of critical glitches, I'll be running through New Vegas or playing something else.