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In Topic: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

29 May 2012 - 07:55 AM

Willow ftw.. in fact, temporarily changing the subject, Willow for the NES was my first RPG, my mom rented out a room in the house to a guy who played that game and we mapped the entire game on giant pieces of cardboard which we placed on the gaming room walls. Helped quite a bit since I was what.. 8 years old? ;)

So to attempt and answer your questions.. (haven't played Skyrim in months and going purely from memory)

- Lydia shouldn't die unless she's in a type of recovery mode (crouching down) and you hit her with something -- magic with a large radius is the biggest culprit in killing one's own followers. Friendly fire is a nuisance. I've never had a follower die from anything other than myself hitting them accidentally while in recovery. Recovery is when basically they are disabled and regenerating their health, as an enemy effectively killed them, but the game placed a type of flag not allowing them to die. As per a likely bug, your attacks can subsequently finish off your partner.

- To enchant you need a few things:

1. An arcane enchanter, an enchanting table that looks kinda like an alchemist table. The first place I found one playing the game was Anise's Cabin just across the river north of the Guardian Stones. (which you should have run into following that guy at the beginning when you left the cave). In the basement is both an arcane enchanter and an alchemy table. Also, just to note before going in there:

. There are plenty around the rest of the map, the next most prominent place people tend to find them is likely the College of Winterhold, either in the large archmage quarters or the quarters where members sleep.

2. A filled soul gem, preferably Azura's Star, black gem version of Azura's Star, or greater soul gem. Trap souls using soul trap to fill the gem (black soul gems are for trapping people, other ones trap monsters), or some people flat out sell filled gems but they can be costly.

3. An enchanted piece of gear with the type of spell you wish to enchant, which you take to an arcane enchanter table and disenchant (aka destroy) to simply learn that spell for future enchanting.

4. Plain, unenchanted armor or clothes or jewelry or weapons to enchant. Note that certain armor or clothes or weapons only accept certain enchantments. Jewelry is the least restricting on the type of enchantments to add.

Highly advised for better enchantments -- higher Enchant skill, fortify Enchant potions, or gear if there is any... and obviously the more stuff in the Enchant perk tree, the better enchantments, as well as, with max Enchant, two enchantments perk. Higher enchant skill directly effects the potency (for example, with Fortify Health, higher Enchant skill means more Health fortified) of effects used on enchanting, but note on weapons the higher the potency on them (especially the more added damage they do) the more charge they will use per hit/proc. You can recharge by using a filled soul gem in inventory.

Hope that helps, if I made any mistake, sorry, went solely by countless hours of experience. :) I refer you to the UESP which is info heaven on the Elder Scrolls series. I would have linked that site which has a guide that likely explains better but am at work and their local proxy blocked it. I'm too lazy to circumvent it.

Thanks a lot. I finally found an enchanting table last night in a dungeon and had never come across one before (probably had but didn't notice or was too focused on something else). Regarding Lydia, I have seen what you mean about her crouching but it seems like when she is doing this that I can "loot" her. Maybe she was actually dead but fell in a way that looked like the crouch heal position. Not sure. Thank you again and Willow is one of my all time favorite movies!

In Topic: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

28 May 2012 - 10:57 AM

So I finally started playing this and it is amazing. I have two problems though. The first one is how to keep Lydia alive. She continues to die. I keep her around to hold onto loot for me and help with dragons, but everytime I go into a dungeon or tomb or something, she ends up dying. Any tips? My other problem is enchanting weapons. I can't seem to find a place to do this. Where and how do I do this? Thanks a lot.

In Topic: What Are You Playing?

04 May 2012 - 05:55 PM

Currently just playing multiplayer on MW3, ME3, and Halo Reach. I started LA Noire awhile ago but haven't touched it in a while. I have Skyrim waiting until I have more than an hour or two here and there to play (gotta wait till school gets out). I dabble with Star Trek Online when the wife is watching that stupid Secret Life of the American Teenager or whatever show.

In Topic: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

28 April 2012 - 06:42 PM

I ended up buying this the other day but I prolly won't get to it until summer. My xbox decided to die on me so as I was comparing prices online, I found a deal on walmart.com for 230 bucks for a 4gb xbox, a second controller and a game of your choice. This is quite the deal as I can get a 250 gb harddrive on amazon for like 85 bucks. The total comes out to be 315 for the whole thing as opposed to 300 for the 320 gb hd xbox. I basically got skyrim and another controller for 15 bucks. I was happy.

In Topic: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

20 April 2012 - 06:24 AM

It really is more of a project than a game if I can be honest. I've invested over 200 hours into it and still have some stuff to do before i'm done. The problem is for people who are strapped for time and limited to 1 hour gaming sessions that it makes games like Skyrim and Oblivion hard to get into. They are time consumers and unfortunately if you don't invest time into it you really won't enjoy it as a casual pick up and play game. You really can't play the game for an hour or two and determine if you like it or not, you really got to dive in deep to see it's full potential and appreciate how massive it is.

I think the game is excellent, and incredibly vast and deep, and will most likely be nominated for Game of the Year. So to answer your question, if you are looking for something to play over the summer that you will get a lot of value out of and can run a gaming marathon with, then definitely pick up Skyrim because it will take you half the summer to get through. If you are looking for something now while you are still on a busy schedule, you may want to look elsewhere.

Thank you. I will probably wait till summer.