Skyrim, first impressions (limit spoilers, please!)

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Re: Skyrim, first impressions (limit spoilers, please!)

Postby sahiel » Wed Nov 16, 2011 4:48 pm

100 Blacksmithing is awesome :D

Full set of Dragonbone plate upgraded to Legendary quality? Check.
Paired Glass Swords also upgraded to Legendary? Check.
Everything exploding the moment I so much as look at it and doing barely any damage to me? Check

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Though I do find it amusing that smithing seems to be almost a better 'dps' talent than anything from the one handed tree, oh they're nice (especially the decap. chance) but the benefit I got from smithing is insane, so much armour and damage and far far superior to anything I've picked up so far from quests or that has dropped from mobs/chests.
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Re: Skyrim, first impressions (limit spoilers, please!)

Postby Kelaan » Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:13 pm

Is there a level cap? How many points in the various constellations do you have to distribute? (I saw a very brief youtube video of it, but missed any mention of how many you could actually dish out.) When you say 100 smithing, is that in one of those constellations, or is it a skill? (or are the constellations representative of skills and your level therein?)

... is there a perk calculator? :D I shall go google.

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http://skyrimperks.com/calculator

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Re: Skyrim, first impressions (limit spoilers, please!)

Postby fafhrd » Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:36 pm

Kelaan wrote:Is there a level cap? How many points in the various constellations do you have to distribute? (I saw a very brief youtube video of it, but missed any mention of how many you could actually dish out.) When you say 100 smithing, is that in one of those constellations, or is it a skill? (or are the constellations representative of skills and your level therein?)

... is there a perk calculator? :D I shall go google.

edit:
http://skyrimperks.com/calculator

woot :D


There is no hard cap, although people estimate that 75ish is where skill gain is so slow that you're unlikely to get higher. There is also effectively a cap once you have every skill at 100, since you can't get further skills then, which means you can't level. I believe that happens at 80.

Smithing is one of the skills you can level, just like archery or destruction. The constellations are the talent trees mapping out what perks you can take in each skill - there's one for each skill.
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Re: Skyrim, first impressions (limit spoilers, please!)

Postby Skye1013 » Thu Nov 17, 2011 1:03 am

Fivelives wrote:I'm liking the dual flames enough that my next character is going to be a fire mage named Dhalsim.

My roommate is probably getting sick of hearing me shout "HADOKEN, BITCH" whenever I snipe someone with a fireball, though.

Shouldn't it be "YOGA FIRE" & "YOGA FLAME"?
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Re: Skyrim, first impressions (limit spoilers, please!)

Postby Fivelives » Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:07 am

Once I make Dhalsim, yeah. Until then, everything is hadoken.
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Re: Skyrim, first impressions (limit spoilers, please!)

Postby sahiel » Thu Nov 17, 2011 4:01 pm

Bugfix for Esbern

If you get the bug where once you meet him the voice files don't play and he won't open the door, try this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aprgHnjUK5U

Worked perfectly for me and as simple as 'copy paste' once you download it. Also, I scanned the file with Malwarebytes and no problems were detected, for those who worry about that sort of thing (like me).
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Re: Skyrim, first impressions (limit spoilers, please!)

Postby Fivelives » Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:34 am

http://www.reddit.com/r/skyrim/comments ... publicity/

So I thought I was the only one having this issue, but apparently it's happening on everything but PC.

Apparently, the larger your save file is, the sooner you'll start getting stuttering and insane, game-breaking lag (or freezes). My save file is at 12mb already, and I've got about an hour before it gets completely unplayable once I load the file and sit down to play.

Anyone else having this issue here?
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Re: Skyrim, first impressions (limit spoilers, please!)

Postby Gracerath » Fri Nov 18, 2011 8:24 am

No lag issues so far but I'm not sure the size of my save file. I do have about 40 hours into it at this point though.

Well, not entirely true about no lag. The only time I encounter some "lag" is any time I have to open the UI for dialogue or a vendor. Scrolling through the options gets all chunky and sometimes when I click an option, it actually clicks something else. Even better is when I scroll down to "Misc" to try to sell shit from there, it ends up just closing out the dialogue completely and I retry and it happens 4 more times. If there is one thing to hate on about this game, it is the shit ass UI. Navigating the perks is a frustrating endeavor.
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Re: Skyrim, first impressions (limit spoilers, please!)

Postby cerwillis » Fri Nov 18, 2011 9:01 am

I'm loving the Conjuror Tree. Dual Wielding bound blades is great, and I've added some Alteration for mage armor. Summoning zombies and my wolf familiar is also great fun. I guess its something of a Warlock spec. I had no idea I would end up with this playstyle when I started, and I see that as a huge triumph for the game designers.
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Re: Skyrim, first impressions (limit spoilers, please!)

Postby Thalia » Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:13 am

I'm playing Archer/Sneaky Mofo/Steals Pickpockets everyone/Love to throw Fireballs

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Re: Skyrim, first impressions (limit spoilers, please!)

Postby Kelaan » Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:04 am

cerwillis wrote:I'm loving the Conjuror Tree. Dual Wielding bound blades is great, and I've added some Alteration for mage armor. Summoning zombies and my wolf familiar is also great fun. I guess its something of a Warlock spec. I had no idea I would end up with this playstyle when I started, and I see that as a huge triumph for the game designers.

From what I recall, conjuring (bound servants, weapons, etc) has always been a strong stable of the Ender Scrolls games, and often one of the ways that people do game-"breaking" things.
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Re: Skyrim, first impressions (limit spoilers, please!)

Postby Torakka » Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:19 pm

Apparently this time around "breaking" game involves maxing all crafting skills and abusing the synergy they have together, I.E smithing & enchanting potions and alchemy, enchanting & smithing enchants. And by "breaking" I mean ridiculous stuff like 32.9k sneak attacks.
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Re: Skyrim, first impressions (limit spoilers, please!)

Postby cerwillis » Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:27 pm

Torakka wrote:Apparently this time around "breaking" game involves maxing all crafting skills and abusing the synergy they have together, I.E smithing & enchanting potions and alchemy, enchanting & smithing enchants. And by "breaking" I mean ridiculous stuff like 32.9k sneak attacks.

I think that just means you beat the game. :lol:
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Re: Skyrim, first impressions (limit spoilers, please!)

Postby Candiru » Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:30 pm

In Morrowind you could make an intelligence potion which made you better at making intelligence potions...

one singularity later you made potions which lasted forever and buffed your stats to maximum. The main danger was not drinking a too powerful agility potion or you would move so fast you wouldn't be able to actually control yourself anymore, and it would never run out.
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Re: Skyrim, first impressions (limit spoilers, please!)

Postby cerwillis » Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:43 pm

Candiru wrote:In Morrowind you could make an intelligence potion which made you better at making intelligence potions...

one singularity later you made potions which lasted forever and buffed your stats to maximum. The main danger was not drinking a too powerful agility potion or you would move so fast you wouldn't be able to actually control yourself anymore, and it would never run out.

Or you could just open the console and add as many items as you wanted...
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Re: Skyrim, first impressions (limit spoilers, please!)

Postby fafhrd » Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:18 pm

cerwillis wrote:
Candiru wrote:In Morrowind you could make an intelligence potion which made you better at making intelligence potions...

one singularity later you made potions which lasted forever and buffed your stats to maximum. The main danger was not drinking a too powerful agility potion or you would move so fast you wouldn't be able to actually control yourself anymore, and it would never run out.

Or you could just open the console and add as many items as you wanted...


Well you can still do that in Skyrim, as well as granting yourself stats/perks. It's just more fun to do via crafting.
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Re: Skyrim, first impressions (limit spoilers, please!)

Postby sahiel » Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:20 pm

Candiru wrote:In Morrowind you could make an intelligence potion which made you better at making intelligence potions...

one singularity later you made potions which lasted forever and buffed your stats to maximum. The main danger was not drinking a too powerful agility potion or you would move so fast you wouldn't be able to actually control yourself anymore, and it would never run out.

Ah fun days, I remember making an acrobatics potion that added around 20,000 to my skill... I then proceeded to jump across Morrowind in one bound. Ridiculous yet so much fun.
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Re: Skyrim, first impressions (limit spoilers, please!)

Postby cerwillis » Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:25 pm

fafhrd wrote:
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Candiru wrote:In Morrowind you could make an intelligence potion which made you better at making intelligence potions...

one singularity later you made potions which lasted forever and buffed your stats to maximum. The main danger was not drinking a too powerful agility potion or you would move so fast you wouldn't be able to actually control yourself anymore, and it would never run out.

Or you could just open the console and add as many items as you wanted...


Well you can still do that in Skyrim, as well as granting yourself stats/perks. It's just more fun to do via crafting.

Ugh...I didn't even want to know. God Mode more or less ruined Oblivion for me. I will resist the urge to ~ this time FFS!!!!
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Re: Skyrim, first impressions (limit spoilers, please!)

Postby amh » Sun Nov 20, 2011 4:50 am

Thalia wrote:I'm playing Archer/Sneaky Mofo/Steals Pickpockets everyone


Same here! Will probably play through with a warrior type later, and perhaps even a mage, but archery and general stabbery is amazing.


Re: armor sets: The Nightingale stuff looks great.

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Re: Skyrim, first impressions (limit spoilers, please!)

Postby Fivelives » Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:19 am

So this PS3 bug has made skyrim completely unplayable for me :(

Guess I'll go play through Fallout 3 and New Vegas again while I wait for them to finally plug the memory leak.
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Postby Lexica_Wildhammer » Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:36 am

Has anyone turned into a Vampire and has some thoughts to share?
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Re: Skyrim, first impressions (limit spoilers, please!)

Postby amh » Mon Nov 21, 2011 3:37 pm

A very sad tale; one I can relate to (although nowhere near as bad as this guy): The Life And Death Of Skyrim’s Lydia.
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Re: Skyrim, first impressions (limit spoilers, please!)

Postby cerwillis » Mon Nov 21, 2011 3:50 pm

I turned into a Vampire, but immediately loaded a save from the day before and went and cleansed it at an altar, I just didn't want to deal with it that early in the game. A friend of mine likes being a werewolf.

I have also killed Lydia dozens of times, until I let her retire in favor of the mage girl that turned me green.
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Re: Skyrim, first impressions (limit spoilers, please!)

Postby Aubade » Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:08 pm

cerwillis wrote:I turned into a Vampire, but immediately loaded a save from the day before and went and cleansed it at an altar, I just didn't want to deal with it that early in the game. A friend of mine likes being a werewolf.

I have also killed Lydia dozens of times, until I let her retire in favor of the mage girl that turned me green.

Companions comspamions. I'm ridin Solo.

well outside of this brotherhood assassin who won't go away until he dies, and he never dies.

In other news, I'm getting closer and closer to level 80. Level 40 now, and doing the dark brotherhood quests. SOOOO EPICCCC
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Re: Skyrim, first impressions (limit spoilers, please!)

Postby Donut » Mon Nov 21, 2011 9:45 pm

How do you level alchemy man, I blasted through smithing in an hour, but everything I try for alchemy only makes the bar crawl ugh.
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