The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Catch-All

I'm surprised to find people haven't encountered a lot of dragons. I'm lvl 14 and I've killed 9. Only three of them had names, the rest were generic "Dragon". Every time the people nearby are amazed that I absorbed it's soul then when I return I'm just some guy walking by again.

Spoilers regarding the plot line of Imperial VS Stormcloaks, I have a question for anyone who has played this out.

Spoiler:

I chose to go with the Stormcloaks and we've almost captured every city. Has anyone else gone through these quests? Is this the main quest line of the game? Can I continue playing after capturing all of the Imperial cities?

On the road somewhere, I ran across a bard, and paid him to sing some song about the Dragonborn. After he finished, I shouted off in the other direction, and he gasped and said, "Dragonborn!"

I was amused.

I watched 3 Imperial guys escort a Stormcloak prisoner. I started fighting some skeleton or something nearby and the prisoner ran over and punched it, killed it, then ran back to the guards to continue on his way.

mrwynd wrote:

I'm surprised to find people haven't encountered a lot of dragons. I'm lvl 14 and I've killed 9. Only three of them had names, the rest were generic "Dragon". Every time the people nearby are amazed that I absorbed it's soul then when I return I'm just some guy walking by again.

Spoilers regarding the plot line of Imperial VS Stormcloaks, I have a question for anyone who has played this out.

Spoiler:

I chose to go with the Stormcloaks and we've almost captured every city. Has anyone else gone through these quests? Is this the main quest line of the game? Can I continue playing after capturing all of the Imperial cities?

I've finished the Stormcloak chain. The Imperial VS Stormcloak conflict is just a side-plot, the main story is saving the world from dragons.

Nuean wrote:

I watched 3 Imperial guys escort a Stormcloak prisoner. I started fighting some skeleton or something nearby and the prisoner ran over and punched it, killed it, then ran back to the guards to continue on his way.

I've seen two of these escorts so far. First time I untied the prisoner, and he promptly got executed by the guards before they attacked me. Lesson learned, next time I killed the escort first and *then* untied the prisoner.

Obviously I've chosen my side of the civil war.

muttonchop wrote:

So a while back I got jumped by a group of hired thugs, and one of them had a note from some NPC I've never heard of claiming I was a thief. The thing is, I don't steal. I've stolen maybe 4 things, and each time because a quest made me do it - and of those times, one person I robbed was already dead, and another one died shortly after. I really have no idea who this is or why he's out to get me.

Sounds like the 'goblin invasion' problem they had from Oblivion. It's one thing to put something in the game, quite another to get the player to understand why it's happening.

muttonchop wrote:

So a while back I got jumped by a group of hired thugs, and one of them had a note from some NPC I've never heard of claiming I was a thief. The thing is, I don't steal. I've stolen maybe 4 things, and each time because a quest made me do it - and of those times, one person I robbed was already dead, and another one died shortly after. I really have no idea who this is or why he's out to get me.

I wonder if that is why

Spoiler:

I keep getting attacked by dark brotherhood assassins. The note doesn't give any reason, just that someone hired them to kill me.

muttonchop wrote:

So a while back I got jumped by a group of hired thugs, and one of them had a note from some NPC I've never heard of claiming I was a thief. The thing is, I don't steal. I've stolen maybe 4 things, and each time because a quest made me do it - and of those times, one person I robbed was already dead, and another one died shortly after. I really have no idea who this is or why he's out to get me.

Perhaps you look guilty hmmm? Something you want to confess?

IUMogg wrote:
muttonchop wrote:

So a while back I got jumped by a group of hired thugs, and one of them had a note from some NPC I've never heard of claiming I was a thief. The thing is, I don't steal. I've stolen maybe 4 things, and each time because a quest made me do it - and of those times, one person I robbed was already dead, and another one died shortly after. I really have no idea who this is or why he's out to get me.

I wonder if that is why

Spoiler:

I keep getting attacked by dark brotherhood assassins. The note doesn't give any reason, just that someone hired them to kill me.

I got attacked by those guys too, again I have no idea why.

Has anyone else gotten very far into the Thieves guild line yet? I don't want to do spoilers but as a hard-core Grey Foxer from IV, I'm loving the storyline in V. If you like stealing stuff, you should go look em up in Riften.

Love the game but HATE the interface. What community mod maker will be the hero and fix this abomination?

--Dialogue selection is broken. More often than not the dialogue does not select the one I click or have 'rotated' in the dialogue wheel. (How about numbering the selections so we can use a hotkey?)
--Why can't I see my bonuses or active effects on a single screen?
--Why can't I see my equipped armor and 'apparel' on a single screen and not in a list with everything else I am carrying?
--What to say about the starmap 'carousel'? It is pretty to look at but a disaster functionally.

RPS summed up my thoughts on the interface mess pretty well today.

Maybe I'm treading on previously discussed ground, but I can't keep up with this thread.

muttonchop wrote:
IUMogg wrote:
muttonchop wrote:

So a while back I got jumped by a group of hired thugs, and one of them had a note from some NPC I've never heard of claiming I was a thief. The thing is, I don't steal. I've stolen maybe 4 things, and each time because a quest made me do it - and of those times, one person I robbed was already dead, and another one died shortly after. I really have no idea who this is or why he's out to get me.

I wonder if that is why

Spoiler:

I keep getting attacked by dark brotherhood assassins. The note doesn't give any reason, just that someone hired them to kill me.

I got attacked by those guys too, again I have no idea why.

I wonder if we will ever find out why.

Michael Zenke wrote:

Has anyone else gotten very far into the Thieves guild line yet? I don't want to do spoilers but as a hard-core Grey Foxer from IV, I'm loving the storyline in V. If you like stealing stuff, you should go look em up in Riften.

Yep, finished that up yesterday. The last couple of quests are pretty nifty (a cool mix of the last crusade meets the mines of moria :). )

I take it from the many UI and menu complaints that http://www.gameinformer.com/games/the_elder_scrolls_v_skyrim/b/xbox360/archive/2011/01/28/skyrim-menu-system-overhaul.aspx didn't make it into the game? or if it did it still managed to be unwieldy and obtuse?

krev82 wrote:

I take it from the many UI and menu complaints that http://www.gameinformer.com/games/the_elder_scrolls_v_skyrim/b/xbox360/archive/2011/01/28/skyrim-menu-system-overhaul.aspx didn't make it into the game? or if it did it still managed to be unwieldy and obtuse?

For most of us, the UI just has some issues that if fixed, would make it perfect.

For me, it's some sorting options, more responsive selection, and a couple additional filters (Potions and Poisons should NOT be in the same god damn tab). The favorites menu is a prime idea, but it needs separate panes for the different items. It looks far too messy if you've added more than six things to it.

And yes, while the constellation menu *looks* great, it is very fiddly.

imbiginjapan wrote:
Coldstream wrote:
garion333 wrote:

12 hours in and having the near irresistible urge to start a new character. Dammit, I hate this feeling.

Oh good, the meeting is being held here.

Hi everyone. My name is Coldstream, and I'm an altoholic.

My current character is not so good with two handed weapons or heavy armor. I wonder how two handed weapons handle and heavy armor handle.

After having a blast with a very good stealth archer, I feel a strong urge to try out some paladin-like Imperial, or full-magic High Elf.

Imagine my disappointment to find out that mammoths don't have a physics mesh after I pincusioned one from a cliff, then ran down to jump on top of it.

Is the henchman chick invincible? I've had run ins with mammoths and giants and based on where she was positioned in the fight, she should have been dead.

Ghostship wrote:

I'd the henchman chick invincible? I've had run ins with mammoths and giants and based on where she was positioned in the fight, she should have been dead.

It looks to me that when she takes lethal damage she kneels down and has a time out for a while, then gets back up healed. I'm actually glad they seem to have made them unkillable (or at least very hard to kill). They would have been useless otherwise.

muttonchop wrote:

So a while back I got jumped by a group of hired thugs, and one of them had a note from some NPC I've never heard of claiming I was a thief. The thing is, I don't steal. I've stolen maybe 4 things, and each time because a quest made me do it - and of those times, one person I robbed was already dead, and another one died shortly after. I really have no idea who this is or why he's out to get me.

The Strategy Guide has that listed under "World Interactions"

World Interaction - Tailing the Thief
Prerequisite - You must steal an item and not get caught
Description - You steal an item. After a day or two, three thugs track you when you're in the wilderness, tell you they're here to punish you for stealing, and attack you. Search them for a note from the owner of the property you stole.

So apparently any theft counts. Even one where the owner is dead.

Hyetal wrote:

For most of us, the UI just has some issues that if fixed, would make it perfect.

For me, it's some sorting options, more responsive selection, and a couple additional filters (Potions and Poisons should NOT be in the same god damn tab). The favorites menu is a prime idea, but it needs separate panes for the different items. It looks far too messy if you've added more than six things to it.

And yes, while the constellation menu *looks* great, it is very fiddly.

I agree, I like most of the menu but there are a few small issues where splitting things into a few more sub menus would help greatly (split Potions into potions and poisons, move crafting items out of Misc). The other big issue for me is that they should have enforced either mouse-only or keyboard-only navigation in some menus, or found a better way to handle collisions between the two input methods, because there have been many situations where I try to navigate with the keyboard but the mouse cursor happens to be highlighting something else - this can be especially problematic during chat.

Also, the constellation menu just plain sucks. It needs faster horizontal scrolling, and they should have either scrapped navigation within a constellation or fixed the keyboard navigation. If I press forward, I want to move forward along my current path, not jump up to whatever start happens to be directly in front of me because the path skews off at a slight angle. Forward/back should move along lines, left/right should choose between branching paths.

My thugs didn't even tell me anything, they just attacked. It was actually pretty funny because I'd just finished capturing a keep with the Stormcloaks, so there was a whole mob of Stormcloak soldiers there to jump to my aid. 3 thugs are no match for 15+ Stormcloaks.

lordpolish wrote:
Ghostship wrote:

I'd the henchman chick invincible? I've had run ins with mammoths and giants and based on where she was positioned in the fight, she should have been dead.

It looks to me that when she takes lethal damage she kneels down and has a time out for a while, then gets back up healed. I'm actually glad they seem to have made them unkillable (or at least very hard to kill). They would have been useless otherwise.

Quest NPCs do this too, which is good because I've been known to get confused and accidentally attack my companions in the heat of battle.

Base Jumping + "Become Ethereal" Shout = the Closest this Game will ever get to Saints Row the Third.

https://unofficialskyrimpatch.16bugs...

I thought I'd pop this in here again for those not in the know (unheard of - how could you possibly not be able to follow this thread?!).

If you find something egregious, do a quick search for some keywords, and if you can't find anything, be a doll. Post a bug.

tanstaafl wrote:
muttonchop wrote:

So a while back I got jumped by a group of hired thugs, and one of them had a note from some NPC I've never heard of claiming I was a thief. The thing is, I don't steal. I've stolen maybe 4 things, and each time because a quest made me do it - and of those times, one person I robbed was already dead, and another one died shortly after. I really have no idea who this is or why he's out to get me.

The Strategy Guide has that listed under "World Interactions"

World Interaction - Tailing the Thief
Prerequisite - You must steal an item and not get caught
Description - You steal an item. After a day or two, three thugs track you when you're in the wilderness, tell you they're here to punish you for stealing, and attack you. Search them for a note from the owner of the property you stole.

So apparently any theft counts. Even one where the owner is dead.

No need to be in the wilderness, they jumped me as I came out of a shop in Riverwood. Or tried to ... as a straight up mage fighting against a group in a town is difficult to do without accidentally attacking some resident NPC. After I reloaded, I led them out of the town first to fight them.

Hyetal wrote:

Having to pay money to "advance" feels sorta lame.

Sounds like Scientology with tangible benefits.

Didn't realize that I spent seven hours playing last night. It didn't feel like seven hours.

ruhk wrote:

I went through this same thing when I first started playing Morrowind, my first Elder Scrolls game.
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I was about to post this and then figured someone must have already. This was amazing to me.

#1 - Because I did just this in Fallout New Vegas. There were times where I would be walking encumbered with all kinds of garbage I didn't need just in case the economy required me to sell every little burnout out book I found.

#2 - As soon as I started playing Skyrim I started picking up every basket I came upon.

You people are freaks. Four pages in just seven hours? Freaks I tell you.

I love you all.

Is it just me or is it a little TOO easy to get certain people to follow you into ridiculously perilous situations? I mean, with Lydia it makes SOME kind of sense; she's a Nord, you're her Thane, protecting you is what makes her honorboner hard-- but otherwise, what does THAT conversation go like?

You: Hey, who wants to go fight a freaking dragon? You know, thirty-foot-long flying firebreathing death lizard? Who's up for that?
Elfy McArcherpants: Well, you DID deliver that love note for me....
Drunky Barflychick: Does that mean you don't need me? Because you DID beat me in a bar fight, so clearly I owe you a solid.

I just ran into my first flame astronaut tonight! It whooped me good the first two times, then I just barely managed to drop it on the third try. I like how their projectiles (and magic in general) has some real weight to it. It's nice to be hit and get knocked down, flung around, etc.

Puce Moose wrote:

I just ran into my first flame astronaut tonight!

"This is major Tom to ground control,
I'm stepping through the door
And I'm floating in a most peculiar way
And the stars look very different today"

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