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Posted 12 January 2012 - 04:36 PM

I am addicted to this game and I cannot stop playing it! Being laid off right now and recently single from the gf gives me all the time in the world during the week to play. I am currently a level 37. I finished the quests for the Dark Brother Hood, Thieves Guild, Companions, and almost done with the main quests. My only thing is what else is there? I know there's a s*** ton of "miscellaneous quests" but most of those are little small b.s. things. I still have to do the war quests and daedric quests. Also there are the Thane quests if I choose to pursue that. I have about 70% of the achievements. I decided to go rogue style. My sneak is at 100 (only skill that high). Currently I am wearing the complete set of thieves guild armor, I do have the guide book but I am curious as to wear or how I can make some bad ass light armor and or weapons. My only gripe is even though there is so much to do after the few main quest lines it almost feels as if the game is over?... Am I missing something?

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 06:22 PM

I used to post in this thread....then I took an arrow to the knee.

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 03:54 PM

I used to post in this thread....then I took an arrow to the knee.

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I do have a serious question though. For some reason I don't have the achievement for completing 10 side quests... Is that just 10 miscellaneous quests? I have definitely done at least 70 of those.

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 04:02 AM

I do have a serious question though. For some reason I don't have the achievement for completing 10 side quests... Is that just 10 miscellaneous quests? I have definitely done at least 70 of those.



No, you get Hero of the People for doing 50 misc quests. I guess side quests are the ones that aren't part of a Faction/Daedric/Divines groupings. Like yourself, I can't figure out how I haven't got that one yet.
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Posted 14 January 2012 - 06:00 PM

I am addicted to this game and I cannot stop playing it! Being laid off right now and recently single from the gf gives me all the time in the world during the week to play. I am currently a level 37. I finished the quests for the Dark Brother Hood, Thieves Guild, Companions, and almost done with the main quests. My only thing is what else is there? I know there's a s*** ton of "miscellaneous quests" but most of those are little small b.s. things. I still have to do the war quests and daedric quests. Also there are the Thane quests if I choose to pursue that. I have about 70% of the achievements. I decided to go rogue style. My sneak is at 100 (only skill that high). Currently I am wearing the complete set of thieves guild armor, I do have the guide book but I am curious as to wear or how I can make some bad ass light armor and or weapons. My only gripe is even though there is so much to do after the few main quest lines it almost feels as if the game is over?... Am I missing something?


Well you still have the Civil War quests, which is either the Stormcloaks or the Imperials which is a lengthy campaign. You also have the Mage's College, even if you have no interest in magic or becoming a mage it still shouldn't be overlooked. There's a lot of fun moments with good equipment during both, and opens up a lot more to do upon completion. There's also the Bard's college, the Daedra quests, The Blades quests, which all consist of about 5 to 6 quests each. If you finish all of these and still feel like you want to do more before the expansions come out, shoot for achievements. Finding all 20 shouts and 15 daedric artifacts will easily take up another week of your time, and they are worth seeking out. Earlier in this thread I posted up tips for improving your smithing, which is going to give you better equipment and armor both when you forge it and upgrade it.

You are gonna find that when you start to tie up your side quests that a lot of them are just as fun as the main quests, there's a lot of unique ones that offer up rare equipment and experiences. Sometimes I just explore when i'm bored, look for those black icons when i'm walking around and see what they have to offer. Doing everything I stated above, i'm a level 58 and still haven't finished the thieves guild or the blades quests. It's all about how you want to play and how much you want to put into it.

Upcoming downloadable content has hinted at revisiting Morrowind, which is mentioned a lot during gameplay but not a lot of people played Morrowind on the first xbox or PC. If you want more beyond that, and you haven't played Oblivion, it's a no brainer for the price these days and is still a fun and lengthy experience.

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 12:17 AM

I am addicted to this game and I cannot stop playing it! Being laid off right now and recently single from the gf gives me all the time in the world during the week to play. I am currently a level 37. I finished the quests for the Dark Brother Hood, Thieves Guild, Companions, and almost done with the main quests. My only thing is what else is there? I know there's a s*** ton of "miscellaneous quests" but most of those are little small b.s. things. I still have to do the war quests and daedric quests. Also there are the Thane quests if I choose to pursue that. I have about 70% of the achievements. I decided to go rogue style. My sneak is at 100 (only skill that high). Currently I am wearing the complete set of thieves guild armor, I do have the guide book but I am curious as to wear or how I can make some bad ass light armor and or weapons. My only gripe is even though there is so much to do after the few main quest lines it almost feels as if the game is over?... Am I missing something?


Dragonscale armor is very good. Nightingale armor is also quite good. Make sure to upgrade your armor at the forge.

Upcoming downloadable content has hinted at revisiting Morrowind, which is mentioned a lot during gameplay but not a lot of people played Morrowind on the first xbox or PC. If you want more beyond that, and you haven't played Oblivion, it's a no brainer for the price these days and is still a fun and lengthy experience.


Oblivion is dated. It was good when it came out because of its huge world and endless gameplay, but this has been done time and again since then. You'll basically be playing a significantly-inferior version of Skyrim--Oblivion's graphics, interface, etc. are not as good as that found in Skyrim, unsurprisingly, and its leveling and level-scaling systems are garbage--which can be frustrating. I tried, and only made it an hour before I uninstalled it.

I finished the game up last week, 121 hours, level 54. Dual wielding axe swinger, sneak, heavy armor, restoration, smithing and enchanting at 100.

I didn't do either the Stormcloak or Imperial side quests, I did broker a peace deal between the two factions toward the end of the main story line....I believe that this is a semi-'secret' quest that you cannot get if you progress too far in the story line for either faction.....I thought it was a great game overall....cannot wait for the expansion.


When you're doing the main storyline and if you have not yet chosen to side with either faction, you'll receive an option to broker a cease-fire once you reach the level in which you must trap the dragon in Dragonsreach. The jarl will be unwilling to go along with the dragon-trapping plan should attack by the imperials or the stormcloaks still be a possibility, hence a possible ceasefire.

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 02:00 AM

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I do have a serious question though. For some reason I don't have the achievement for completing 10 side quests... Is that just 10 miscellaneous quests? I have definitely done at least 70 of those.


lmao @ the vid, I haven't seen that before. 100 ways to die in skyrim is also pretty amusing.

To answer your question, side quests do not include miscellaneous quests, so that's probably why you haven't received the achievement yet.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 02:56 PM

Love this game, How many hours have people put in?

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 02:04 AM

Love this game, How many hours have people put in?


I set it aside for a while, kinda waiting for the expansions at this point. When I left off, I was at the 205 hour mark, level 58.

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 12:39 PM

This might be old news, since it happened in October, but I thought I'd share in case someone hadn't seen this yet.

I don't know if any of you guys subscribe to Game Informer magazine, but there was an interesting article in their newest issue about a speed run challenge through Skyrim. The goal was to run through the main story line as quickly as possible, so they were going to be forsaking all sidequests, levelling, etc.

The winner clocked in at 2 hours, 16 minutes, 10 seconds.

Bethesda and Game Informer both have blog entries up about the contest. If you get a chance, I really recommend reading the original article (which I'll try and locate), since it gives some insight into how you have to run through the game with such a low time.

For the record, I'm just over 100 hours in, level 39. Still haven't finished the main quest, though I'll likely be done with it in a few days of playing time. (I usually only get a chance to play this game on Tuesdays, when my fiance and the baby are out visiting her mother).

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 01:36 AM

This might be old news, since it happened in October, but I thought I'd share in case someone hadn't seen this yet.

I don't know if any of you guys subscribe to Game Informer magazine, but there was an interesting article in their newest issue about a speed run challenge through Skyrim. The goal was to run through the main story line as quickly as possible, so they were going to be forsaking all sidequests, levelling, etc.

The winner clocked in at 2 hours, 16 minutes, 10 seconds.

Bethesda and Game Informer both have blog entries up about the contest. If you get a chance, I really recommend reading the original article (which I'll try and locate), since it gives some insight into how you have to run through the game with such a low time.

For the record, I'm just over 100 hours in, level 39. Still haven't finished the main quest, though I'll likely be done with it in a few days of playing time. (I usually only get a chance to play this game on Tuesdays, when my fiance and the baby are out visiting her mother).


Actually hadn't seen this yet, I think I am entirely too OCD about frequently upgrading and changing gear to stay focused on something like this. Getting through the storyline in 2 hours 10 minutes is really impressive, I wouldn't have thought it was possible in that amount of time.

There was something similar for Resident Evil 5, someone beat it in 1 hour and 54 minutes but i'm not sure if there was any reward for beating the time though.

It's kinda crazy to think that after putting 200+ hours into this game that you can technically beat it in just over two hours. Other developers should take notes, the depth of this game in unmatched.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 12:13 PM

Actually hadn't seen this yet, I think I am entirely too OCD about frequently upgrading and changing gear to stay focused on something like this. Getting through the storyline in 2 hours 10 minutes is really impressive, I wouldn't have thought it was possible in that amount of time.

There was something similar for Resident Evil 5, someone beat it in 1 hour and 54 minutes but i'm not sure if there was any reward for beating the time though.

It's kinda crazy to think that after putting 200+ hours into this game that you can technically beat it in just over two hours. Other developers should take notes, the depth of this game in unmatched.


Agree about the depth, peeking over the horizon for Mass Effect 3 release.
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Posted 09 February 2012 - 05:07 PM

I wonder if Mass Effect 3 is gonna be popular enough to justify it's own thread, this one has been great and i'm going to be all over ME3 when it comes out.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 05:12 PM

I wonder if Mass Effect 3 is gonna be popular enough to justify it's own thread, this one has been great and i'm going to be all over ME3 when it comes out.

Of course it will be! We have you, softshoes, and me at the very least that will play this game, and want to discuss it.

I'm wicked excited for ME3.

That said, I've got a full evening tonight for Skyrim, and I plan on using it. Last time I played I was fairly close to completing the main quest. (The World Eater's Eyrie or however it's spelled).

*edit* ...and, done! Completed the main story last night. Very well done.

Now, it's on to something else. Although I still have at least the Stormcloak/Imperial campaign and the Companions quests to do, I need a bit of a break from this one.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 01:43 PM

I own a ps3 and didn't have the pleasure of playing ME1. I played the hell out of ME2 and I'm starting a renegade character now just to get back in shape for ME3, my paragon infiltrator Katie is anxiously waiting what's next in her future.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 04:38 PM

Of course it will be! We have you, softshoes, and me at the very least that will play this game, and want to discuss it.

I'm wicked excited for ME3.

That said, I've got a full evening tonight for Skyrim, and I plan on using it. Last time I played I was fairly close to completing the main quest. (The World Eater's Eyrie or however it's spelled).

*edit* ...and, done! Completed the main story last night. Very well done.

Now, it's on to something else. Although I still have at least the Stormcloak/Imperial campaign and the Companions quests to do, I need a bit of a break from this one.


Awesome, the end of the game was pretty epic wasn't it? The shouts you aquire are very cool also, and I like that they leave it open ended that you may go back and finish the other quests. Fallout 3 ended once you finished the story until they released the Broken Steel DLC that allowed you to continue.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 05:40 PM

For those of us that are pretty much finished with Skyrim and waiting for expansions, I found a worthy replacement that will take up a lot more of your time. Its a game called Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, and the best way to describe it is if Skyrim had Fable's baby. It plays and looks like Fable, in 3rd person view with a bright and colorful fantasy enviornment with excellent combat controls, but it also has the incredible depth of Skyrim. It is also a mass looting game, if you aren't familiar, that's the style of game that Diablo is, millions of random pieces of gear throughout the game, so you are constantly upgrading and changing. In Skyrim and Fable, there's a set amount of weapons, probably a few dozen, but this far surpasses that which I love in an RPG.

There's already talk on gaming sites that Kingdoms of Amalur may be in discussion for game of the year, it's expansive and fun, and you can easily sink 80+ hours into the game. I purchased it and i'm very addicted at this point, even though it fell under the radar and hasn't been advertised well, it's an excellent title worthy of your time and is the perfect cure for your Skyrim hangover. There's a downloadable demo available, so give it a look. I recommend it highly to any RPG fan.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 03:20 AM

Of course it will be! We have you, softshoes, and me at the very least that will play this game, and want to discuss it.

I'm wicked excited for ME3.


I've never been so excited for a game before. ME2 is my favorite game ever. It's like an interactive movie. Sometimes I got so into it that I forgot it was a game. I don't necessarily expect ME3 to top it, but yeah, I just can't wait.

For those of us that are pretty much finished with Skyrim and waiting for expansions, I found a worthy replacement that will take up a lot more of your time. Its a game called Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, and the best way to describe it is if Skyrim had Fable's baby. It plays and looks like Fable, in 3rd person view with a bright and colorful fantasy enviornment with excellent combat controls, but it also has the incredible depth of Skyrim. It is also a mass looting game, if you aren't familiar, that's the style of game that Diablo is, millions of random pieces of gear throughout the game, so you are constantly upgrading and changing. In Skyrim and Fable, there's a set amount of weapons, probably a few dozen, but this far surpasses that which I love in an RPG.


If anyone's in the mood for a grand strategy game, I suggest trying out Crusader Kings 2. It's marvelous.

That said, I've got a full evening tonight for Skyrim, and I plan on using it. Last time I played I was fairly close to completing the main quest. (The World Eater's Eyrie or however it's spelled).


For a second there I saw "World Eaters" and thought it was something WH40K-related. I'd love it if Bethesda created a WH40K game along these lines. It would probably be terrifying, but it would be amazing.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 04:03 AM

I've got a long list of games i'd like to see Bethesda do, haven't really considered Warhammer though. I played Kill Team and Space Marine recently and it's really the first two i've played of the series. I know there's a cult following so I may backtrack and try some earlier titles.

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 03:29 AM

I've got a long list of games i'd like to see Bethesda do, haven't really considered Warhammer though. I played Kill Team and Space Marine recently and it's really the first two i've played of the series. I know there's a cult following so I may backtrack and try some earlier titles.


Try Dawn of War and Dawn of War 2. Dawn of War is a traditional RTS (albeit revolutionary in some fashions); Dawn of War 2 is an RTS, but with a lot of RPG qualities. If you get the former, get Platinum Edition; it's got a tremendous amount of content. Avoid Soulstorm, though; whereas Winter Assault and Dark Crusade (both included in Platinum Edition) are excellent expansions, Soulstorm is garbage. Chaos Rising and Retribution are the two expansions for Dawn of War 2. Chaos Rising is great; Retribution is mediocre.

They're both great games, and the WH40K universe is a lot of fun.




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