Skyrim: Dying with a monotonous regularity
Posted 01 January 2012 - 01:17 PM
Posted 01 January 2012 - 08:43 PM
Also, for people on the PC, I'm just going to leave these links here.: Important mods:
http://skyrimnexus.c...ile.php?id=3865 Extra hotkeys, including allowing putting away weapons to allow sword/magic users to parry.
http://www.skyrimnex...ile.php?id=4862 A categorized favorites menu. No more long lists!
http://www.skyrimnex...ile.php?id=3863 Decent UI upgrade, only for items so far, but magic is coming. No idea if it plays nice with the above.
Extra hotkeys has made playing a mage actually easy again. I got really tired of the magic menu when I was switching between 3 different elements, illusion cc, and then buffing up with alteration and conjuration before charging into the fight, all with restoration in there for fun.
Posted 01 January 2012 - 09:35 PM
Posted 03 January 2012 - 08:37 AM
As far as money, I'm playing on a 360 so no mods, but I'm still sitting on about 9k with a house in Whiterun at level 22.
Going to start levelling Smithing - it;s about 40ish. what I have seen is to continue to make leather goods, jewelry and iron daggers, but does anyone know when that trails off and it's time to start on the higher level armors? Found the dwarven ruins and started picking up dwemer metal, so i have a few hundred pounds of that waiting in the house when I start to go level it as well.
Posted 03 January 2012 - 09:06 AM
It never does. You can keep on raising smithing via iron daggers all the up to 100; which I recommend actually because otherwise it gets rather time consuming and expensive. Whenever I reached a new smithing material I would make myself a set of it, upgrade it, wait until I was a few levels higher from other actions to avoid overleveling, then make a few dozen iron daggers to reach the next smithing tier.
Edited by Fez, 03 January 2012 - 09:06 AM.
Posted 03 January 2012 - 04:55 PM
Count me among those who've lost Lydia. She was following me through some mountains and she never caught back up. That was a couple of days ago.
Also, count me among those who didn't fall for the chicken. It was just suspicious. I did, after reading these threads, save and go after a giant, just to see how far I'd fly.
Posted 03 January 2012 - 06:13 PM
I was sick during the week so I didn't play as much as I wanted to(off work for the holidays) and I ended up starting a Dark Elf who I played as a sword and shield/heavy armor guy. I put about 16 hours during the week into and enjoyed him.
Then on Friday morning I was finally feeling good and I decided to do a pure mage(never really played a mage in Oblivion) and when I looked at the clock next(or so it seems to me lol) I had over 18 hours invested in my flame throwing mage and I was loving that character.
Then on Saturday(new years eve) I had a family party at my house and afterwards I sat down to play Skyrim. I thought to myself that the Dark Elf wasn't the race I should have picked for my warrior/smith, I should use an Orc.
Now here I sit, I have 54 hours in this game(16 with the dark elf, 18 with wizard and 20 with my Orc) and I have yet to go meet the greybeards after becoming a Thane of whiterun, lol. I always get side tracked on that long and winding journey.
The game has had some great moments for me and I'm loving every minute of it.
edit: I also wanted to ask if anyone else feels bad when the accidently kill thier companion? I really liked the house carl chick you get in whiterun(lydia?), but I accidently hit her with my flame breath shout and found her dead afterwards. I felt a little sad, but didn't want to waste time with a reload and just went into town and picked up another pack mule, erm, companion, lol.
Edited by Fiddler, 03 January 2012 - 06:15 PM.
Posted 04 January 2012 - 11:35 AM
Usually its a stray lightning bolt, but she always seems to run right in front of me as I'm loosing an arrow. Thankfully thats normally not enough to kill her.
My favorite time killing her was after a super tough battle. I'd just finished off the dungeon boss after a strategic withdrawal, and she came running up behind me as I turned around. I blasted her halfway across the room, before realizing it was her.
If you have just lost her rather than killed her you can usually find her by fast traveling or entering a dungeon type place. Failing that I have found her waiting for me back at Whiterun.
Posted 04 January 2012 - 11:44 AM
Posted 04 January 2012 - 04:39 PM
Posted 04 January 2012 - 09:26 PM
Another method for regular money-infusions: learn the transmute (I think, I play the German version) spell; I found mine in a dungeon nw of Whiterun. Transmutes iron ore to silver ore to gold ore. Go buy as much iron ore as you can get: 2 Iron ore (40G) ---> 2 silver ore ---> 2 gold ore ---> 1 gold bar ---> 2 gold rings (150 G each). Presto! You have broken the economy, congratulations!
Also, I can't wait to have the perk points to spare to be able to forge dragon armour. Finally get some use and money out of those oodles of dragon bone/scales i've been hoarding since the one that attacked Whiterun. Ka-ching!
Posted 04 January 2012 - 10:43 PM
Posted 05 January 2012 - 12:27 PM
If you are constantly maxing out your weight, stop picking up armor and big weapons to sell. Take a look at the weight/cost ratio. Robes and smaller weapons are great.
Joining the thieves guild early on is a big help to be able to sell. Once you start doing the side quests for Vex and Delvin and begin to reestablish the guild, money becomes trivial. You get fences in all the cities with 4k gold each, 4 more merchants within the guild, and even the roaming cat people become fences.
I'm currently level 52, have 4 houses, and still have 160k gold. I stopped picking up anything to sell about 5 levels ago.
I don't understand how you're having trouble selling things. Each city has, at least, 4 merchants that will buy most of your items. Smiths for weapons and armor, alchemists, wizards, and those junk stores will buy pretty much everything.
Posted 05 January 2012 - 12:42 PM
Each merchant tops out at about 1000 septims unless you mod the game, which you can easily bring back from just a simple dungeon between light armour, enchanted stuff and jewellery. The only merchant that accepts everything is the junk store owner, you can only sell specific stuff at the other merchants.
So you have to run around to each of them making sure to only sell them their specific stuff and then go back to the junk store merchant and unload the remains. And even so I frequently had to buy stuff off of him to give him back enough money to clean me out (I'd buy arrows, usually. No added weight!). Then I installed that "Merchants have 10K" mod and it's smooth sailing now.
Posted 05 January 2012 - 01:28 PM
Posted 05 January 2012 - 07:39 PM
I'm a lvl 11 Nord focusing on one handed swords, Destruction and the bow.
Now, tell me if this is normal... I am mince-meat for snowy sabre cats... they are faster, stronger and yes, smarter than my Nord... they make a pulp out of me in two strikes. Is this normal, or is my character a bloody weakling?
Posted 05 January 2012 - 07:48 PM
I'd advise against that. Money is only a short term problem since there isn't really much that your going to abe able to buy besides the houses and horses. The perks though... there are more of them than there are levels available to you. Better to put them into something that will count more in the long term.
Posted 06 January 2012 - 01:04 AM
Posted 06 January 2012 - 01:22 AM
...or bring your trusty steed to tag-team that pussy(cat).
Edited by PhoenixFlame, 06 January 2012 - 01:23 AM.