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dionysos283

I also just started the game for the first time, but I'm not having much fun to be honest. Like mentioned above the combat is terrible and the NPC interactions are jarring. So far I only followed the main quest and I find it pretty boring. Also, coming from Breath of the Wild I find it perplexing how you can not even walk up the slightest slopes. The first dungeon of the main quest sits on a mountain top and you have to walk around the whole mountain to find a path up there. What a strange game.

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Xyphon22

@aresius Yes, it's my first time playing. I'm not very good at stealth, I keep trying to sneak but I always get spotted anyways. And yes, I definitely save a lot manually just for the heck of it, haven't found any bugs yet, but I've just started. And I've already picked up some books, so hopefully that won't happen to me.

@dionysos283 Yeah, I don't think you can really compare it to BotW, it will probably come up lacking if you do. My biggest thing is I keep thinking about my sword and if I need to switch it, but then I remember they don't break in this game so it's fine. And I haven't reached the first dungeon of the main quest yet, but I did have to climb a mountain for my side quest, but I just followed the trail up and didn't really think about not being able to climb straight up because I didn't want to. But your post did remind me of the funniest part of my Oblivion game when I just couldn't beat some vampires in a cave. I thought, I'll lead them out into the sun and kill them that way. That didn't work, so I just ran. I jumped down a cliff and just kept going, but they followed me and died from the same short fall. Except for one who survived and kept chasing me, so I ran to the nearest city where guards came out and killed him for me. Oh, well, whatever works. I think it's fun so far. Looking forward to diving in more.

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aresius

@dionysos283
sometime you have to try a lot to find unconventional path , i manage to do it 75% of the time, but yes is not like breath of the wild but the same happens for every other open world, only breath of the wild and immortal fenix you can climb everywhere

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aresius

@Xyphon22

in this game they power up vampirism, sun does not hurt you/them anymore just cut in half health,stamina and magicka during the day, and after one of the earlier patch if you become a vampire yourself people wont attack you anymore if you reach the 4 stage

for stealth you have to crouch and stay out of sight , keep walking in the shadow , and tried to kill with the bow, attacks in stealth while the enemy does not know where you are will do double damage (triple with the right perk)
and after you spend at least 1-2 perk point in stealth to improve it will be more easier to sneak enemies

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@dionysos283 I think there are a couple things to remember. This is a 2011 game so the “climb everything“ mania hadn’t been seen outside of assassin’s creed games. Also it’s designed to be first person first, 3rd person second so that lends to that. TES games’ strength relies on the vastness and relative freedom of the game world. But it tries to have realistic constraints so people take roads (usually) and don’t climb things. That being said the collision detection is such that you can jump climb up a mountain if you really want but it isn’t designed with that in mind so it won’t always be easy.

Many people don’t like the main story but instead go off and do their own thing. I know plenty TES people that don’t even complete the main story (I’m not one of them) and just “build a life “ within the game. I’ve certainly put in so many hours that my PC has a full back story and schedule in the game now.

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Xyphon22

I'm a little overwhelmed with all of the different things in this game. I have leveled up twice and had no idea what perks I should use because there are like 30 different aspects (I chose destruction to help my magic and speech to get better prices and things). I also have no idea about all the soul gems and enchanting and things. I know they were in Oblivion too and I completely ignored them there, so I can probably get away with that in this game, too, but we'll see. I'm sure I'll come to grips with at least some of it the more I play.

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@dionysos283 You can't really compare Skyrim to BotW it would be like comparing a Model - T to a modern Car and saying why doesn't the Model - T have GPS. Yes they are both open world games but Skyrim was done back in 2011 so the technology wasn't there for one thing and another you didn't have people trying to go off the beaten path so to speak. Those who did came up with mods and such which is why Skyrim has such a hug modding community.

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dionysos283

Not sure why everyone is focusing so much on the BotW comparison. My point was not, that Skyrim is a bad game because you can't climb. I just found it strange that you can not even walk up the smallest slopes. It's definitely not the main reason, why I (so far) don't enjoy the game. Maybe someone can give me some advice on how to play the game?

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@Xyphon22

You can reset perks after clearing Dragonborn (which can be beaten without completing the main story), and by reaching level 100 in a skill where perk points are invested (as it let's you "prestige" the skill to break the old level cap). So don't worry about making "wrong" choices.

Soul Gems can be used to harvest the souls of any living creature via the Soul Trap spell (or enchantment), by simply killing the enemy while they're under it's effect (they should have a blue aura around them). Both the gems and souls come in a variety of sizes, and I believe it tells you which kind of soul is stored in a gem in the inventory menu. Larger souls provide stronger effects when enchanting an item, and also provide more charge to enchanted items that require it (things like staffs and weapons with elemental effects).

Note that sentient (in this case, anything humanoid that isn't feral) enemies always give black souls, which can only be stored in black soul gems. They have power on par with grand souls when enchanting and recharging, and a few extra things they can be used for.

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I'm enjoying my time with Skyrim. I'm 69 hours in or so. But i must say it's buggy. I've already encountered two bugs that are keeping me from completing the main quest. But thankfully there's enough side quest stuff to keep me busy. Even though i can't complete the main quest i would still recommend Skyrim. If you haven't played it yet your really missing out.

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@dionysos283 at this point I would recommend you do a guild questline (mages, thieves, dark brotherhood and its split, companions or the civil war factions).

They are smaller than the main quest but structured (mostly) and give you a chance to get a feel of how you want to roll your character. TES games are a “do what you want” type games so it’s harder to give new users tips on how to play. Plus many of the questlines take you all over skyrim. So free sightseeing!

I do recommend that you at least become an acknowledged dovakiin though so that you can use shouts even if you don’t care about the main quest. The guild quests all tend to give you a new word for the thu’um.

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@DarthNocturnal Yeah, see, what I read there was "Soul gems blah blah many sizes something or other enchanting some more random words." Like I said, I just started and probably wouldn't even know about soul gems and enchanting except I found a manual for the 360 version online, and I've found a number of soul gems lying around and took them. I'm sure I'll come to grips with it all when I need to, and if I don't, I'm also sure I can just ignore it like I do with this kind of thing in most RPGs (never did it in Oblivion, almost never did the crafting of gems or whatever they are called in Xenoblade, etc.).

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rallydefault

I got Skyrim when it first came out for...what, the 360? I honestly don't remember. But even though I'm a huge medieval fantasy fan, it never jived with me and I didn't beat it. I bought it for Switch when it first came out, and I rushed through and finally beat the main story. It was relatively fun and engaging, but yea... Bethesda's first-person RPG style just isn't my thing.

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