The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Catch-All

For my PC brethren, with the Skyrim community Uncapper you can continue to level skills past 100 to continue levelling without the grind.

Prozac wrote:

For my PC brethren, with the Skyrim community Uncapper you can continue to level skills past 100 to continue levelling without the grind.

O_O that... would be nice.

Prozac wrote:

For my PC brethren, with the Skyrim community Uncapper you can continue to level skills past 100 to continue levelling without the grind.

Incidentally, it's also a requirement for SkyRe, so if you're going to use one you might as well use both.

Conjure Seeker is my new favourite spell. Who needs boring old atronachs and zombies when you can summon up your very own Lovecraftian tentacle-beast?

Really hoping someone at Sony has pressed the big red button on the servers during my drive home!

Downloaded, but not played too much (basically got to Raven Rock and went into a mine... not even done there yet).

I am very much freaked out by Flying Spaghetti Monster's realm. It's weird and I kind of hate it... but in a good way. It's intriguing and interesting, but the whole place puts me on edge.

Spoiler:

The buildings made of books were a nice touch, as well as all of the baddies dropping books as their loot. Found quite a few I didn't know existed so far.

Is Illusion the easiest skill to level? This Nord on the street says yes. From 19 to 70, just walking around casting Muffle while doing all the other things I had to do.

Gravey wrote:

Is Illusion the easiest skill to level? This Nord on the street says yes. From 19 to 70, just walking around casting Muffle while doing all the other things I had to do.

Alteration's really easy too, just hang out somewhere with a lot of NPCs and cast Detect Life.

muttonchop wrote:
Gravey wrote:

Is Illusion the easiest skill to level? This Nord on the street says yes. From 19 to 70, just walking around casting Muffle while doing all the other things I had to do.

Alteration's really easy too, just hang out somewhere with a lot of NPCs and cast Detect Life.

Riften's market and Whiterun near the Bannered Mare both during the day are good for the Detect Life method. I leveled both at once by finding a caged wolf outside of a dungeon just north of Shor's Stone (north of Riften) and casting Muffle and Stoneskin over and over again with my enchanted gear to make them both free.

Conjuration is also pretty easy with Soul Trap on your horse over and over. That only took about 30 minutes for me to max out.

muttonchop wrote:
Gravey wrote:

Is Illusion the easiest skill to level? This Nord on the street says yes. From 19 to 70, just walking around casting Muffle while doing all the other things I had to do.

Alteration's really easy too, just hang out somewhere with a lot of NPCs and cast Detect Life.

Or transmute a crapload of iron ore --> silver ore --> gold ore, then make jewellery.

BlackSabre wrote:
muttonchop wrote:
Gravey wrote:

Is Illusion the easiest skill to level? This Nord on the street says yes. From 19 to 70, just walking around casting Muffle while doing all the other things I had to do.

Alteration's really easy too, just hang out somewhere with a lot of NPCs and cast Detect Life.

Or transmute a crapload of iron ore --> silver ore --> gold ore, then make jewellery.

I'm giving it to Illusion as the easiest, since Muffle has no conditions: cast it anywhere around anyone or no one.

Congratulations, Illusion, you are the winner.

Still strikes me as weird that Alteration only levels things like the armor spells if you cast them in active combat. I would cast Stoneskin before going into battle so I'm protected going into a battle after giving myself a few seconds to regain the mana. Preparation? Not rewarded? What?

You'll gain the skill increase as soon as combat starts. I've frequently cast Stoneskin, attacked some dudes, then got a skill level up as soon as they see me. Same goes for conjuring minions or bound weapons. As long as enemies see you before the spell wears off, you'll get the boost in skill progress.

I beat up Miraak last night. I kind of feel like all the NPCs who helped my character are really just setting themselves up for even more trouble down the road, since they just replaced one evil Dragonborn with an even more powerful one who also happens to be a Vampire Lord master assassin who's pretty friendly with at least 15 of the Daedric Princes.

Next up, I'm going to master Destruction magic. I may only have 20 points in it so far, but I have enough Fortify Destruction enchants to make every spell cost 0 magicka. This should be interesting.

Hey, you're that powerful Dragonborn who also happens to be a Vampire Lord master assassin who's pretty friendly with at least 15 of the Daedric Princes, right?

Can you brew me an ale?

And no lollygagging...

tanstaafl wrote:

And no lollygagging...

And if I catch your hand in my pocket, I'm going to cut it off. Don't think you can barter with me like I'm one of those damned shopkeepers.

What's that? You're the Guild Leader of the Thieves Guild? Forget those last two then.

Did someone steal your sweetroll?

...and that's why I love the Guard Dialogue Overhaul mod.

Heard about you and your honeyed mods...

Gravey wrote:

Heard about you and your honeyed mods...

Until you took an arrow in the knee.

ahrezmendi wrote:
Gravey wrote:

Heard about you and your honeyed mods...

Until you took an arrow in the knee.

That was actually one of my Valentine's Day gifts, a poster that says Keep Adventuring, Protect Your Knees! With an art deco style leg and arrow about to hit it. My wife is still trying to find a frame so I can hang it in my cubicle.

ahrezmendi wrote:
Gravey wrote:

Heard about you and your honeyed mods...

Until you took an arrow in the knee.

Be careful where you say that sort of thing.

Still my favorite take on guard's dialog...

"Sometimes Wizard-Vampire-Bandits!"

lol

tanstaafl wrote:

And no lollygagging...

Could you enchant my sword?

Gravey wrote:

Heard about you and your honeyed mods...

tanstaafl wrote:

Still my favorite take on guard's dialog...

Seriously, you guys just made my day, I'm literally laughing out loud here!

So the main campaign is beaten. I really enjoyed it. They take you to some really great looking places. It's amazing how awesome the game looks. Everytime I see the fog, the mountains, waterfalls and just pretty much everything, I'm amazed. Keep thinking how awesome Fallout 4 could be if they go down this approach.

Now to start a new character and do the Companions questline, Dawnguard and Dragonborn. Woot!

Ebony Warrior defeated with my sneak thief archer in what was an anti-climax of a battle. Three sneak attacks and he was down for the count. Starting fresh with an orc warrior now as I never really played as a mage or warrior character in any of the elder scrolls games. Figure axe and shield warrior first then a destruction and conjuration mage. Keeping my thief for achievement hunting though (he's got like 16 perk points to spend and can become a werewolf pretty quick and with dawnguard can become a vampire pretty quick to get those perk related achievements immediately after turning). Only skills missing for 81 were like 5 points in lock picking (no grinding), 1 point in heavy armor (wanted Miraak's mask to be light), and 30 points in alchemy (f*** that, every reagent i had saved up and the quick leveling stuff ran out at 70?).

BlackSabre wrote:

So the main campaign is beaten. I really enjoyed it. They take you to some really great looking places. It's amazing how awesome the game looks. Everytime I see the fog, the mountains, waterfalls and just pretty much everything, I'm amazed. Keep thinking how awesome Fallout 4 could be if they go down this approach.

Now to start a new character and do the Companions questline, Dawnguard and Dragonborn. Woot!

i sunk alot of time into Morrowing and Oblivion, but Skyrim is the only Elder Scroll game where i have actually finished the main quest. i agree they did a good job of keeping you hooked on this one.