Posts Tagged ‘Alduin’


Dovah Frunt, Kotin Strunmah

February 13, 2012

Oh dragons, you lovely dovah, you. You always show up at the worst times, insult me, then bite my head off and toss me away like a ragdoll. Oh dragons, you’re the best.

Is there a shout for, “FUCK OFF!”? XD

I swear, everytime Alduin talks to my Dovahkiin, it always feels insulting even though I usually have no idea what he’s really saying. So I say, “Back up yours, dragon breath!” Ha! That’ll teach him.

…Or he can just summon meteors and not give a fuck, either or.

I haven’t had many dragon glitches in my…200 hours? of Skyrim so far. No, dragons randomly flying away in the middle of battle don’t really count. I like to think of them as chickens and I try to chase them, but they fly, so they cheat and get away. Thanks, stupid dragon. I wasted like 50 arrows on you.

Anyway, here’s some of the issues and odd moments I’ve come across:

Surprise! Dragon attack! Mmmm, delicious Dovahkiin…OM NOM NOM NOM!!

Once, I was near a mine–perhaps it was Darkwater Crossing, I can’t remember–I was on a hunt for a pickaxe because I recently found some silver ore somewhere. Anyway, as soon as I fast traveled there with Marcurio (this was my first character), I heard a roar and thought, yeah, bring it on!

So a dragon arrives, lands on a house and starts breathing fire everywhere. No big deal.

Until another roar.


So, I ended up with a lot of dragon bones and scales when I was finished, funny thing was they both died right on top of each other. So it was just a pile of dragon skeletons! XD

Afterwords, I finally got my pickaxe and set out aways to check out the area.

…And a Blood Dragon landed right in front of me.



After I killed him, me and Marcurio had wayy to many dragon bones to carry. XD

Also, there’s the “Surprise! Peak-a-boo!” dragon that’s just a tease, shows up then disappears, shows up at the same place later, and flies away, etc. I had this problem with a Blood Dragon outside of Riften for a long time…it always seems to be those damn Blood Dragons!!

Then more recently, the same thing happened (ironically), at the Dragon Bridge. The dragon killed me twice, and the third fast travel there, he flew around and roared a bit, then he left. I guess he didn’t like the rain or something…

For the very first dragon fight in the game, I had a dragon who suddenly decided to fly very, very slowly, literally maybe more like 75% slower than it should be. It certainly liked the hang time it had doing a nose dive, and breathing fire everywhere. Made it really easy to shoot though, but it looked really weird when he started roaring.

The rest of this post contains moderate spoilers for the Main Quest. If you haven’t gotten past The Throat of the World quest, and don’t want to get spoiled…I wouldn’t read anymore. Plus it also contains a few end-game spoilers, too.

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Special Post: I Finished The Game!!

February 7, 2012

Well, okay…you can’t really FINISH Skyrim, I mean, come on, really…but, I did finish THE MAIN QUEST!!


I finally got my ass into gear and sat myself in front of the television today and told myself, “Enough excuses!! Today is the day you defeat the World-Eater with your mighty Thu’um and save all of Tamriel from destruction!!”

And so I did.

(The rest of this post contains HUGE SPOILERS from here on out for SKYRIM and the…well, you guessed it…THE MAIN QUESTLINE!!)

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Special Post: The End is Near

February 3, 2012

Whenever I get close to an end of a game (at least, the main quest, anyway…but some games don’t let you play after it’s completed), I tend to drag it out as long as possible. I take my time, I don’t rush into it, and I enjoy it. I think about how long it took me to get to where I’m at, and what kind of game I played up until then.

…And to be honest, it makes me a little sad.

For example, when I played Final Fantasy X a long time ago (it was my first Final Fantasy, to be honest), I played 36 hours of it, before finishing it a few months later. The first time I completed it, I was surprised at the ending, but I felt quite satisfied. The second time I played it…I almost cried. It’s that kind of finality, the end, what you’ve enjoyed for days/weeks/months/years…the main story comes to a close. And it’s never quite the same the second time you do it…not only because you KNOW what happens…but also because it’s just not the first time…the excitement of the unknown.

Thus, I’m almost to the end of Skyrim’s main quest. Almost at the end of beating Alduin, the World Eater.

Honestly, I felt the main quest was really fun, but it seemed sort of short (I weaved in and out of it through the whole 130 hours of playing). There were some annoying parts, sure, but some of my favourite quests WERE from the main questline. I liked to see how the story played out, how the other characters changed and grew (and my own, too). I liked fighting dragons like a badass Dovahkiin mofo. I really got into it as I got further along…for example, during “Season Unending” I actually TALKED to the screen, but it was all in trying to become more engaged to the story (BTW, I remained neutral, if you haven’t picked sides in the Civil War quests you’ll know what I mean).

It was also interesting to see what kind of character mine had become. I went into this game without an idea for what kind of style or class I wanted to play. I experimented in virtually everything…well, except I was terrible at pick-pocketing, so I kind of gave up on that. 😛

I played how I would really react if I was in such situations, so really Lilian, my first character, was like a badass Nord version of myself…but more brave and crazy.

Unfortunately (or not), I hadn’t unlocked all the dragon shouts…or found them, for that matter.  Guess I can save it for the next playthrough. Which is exactly why I try not to do too much during a first run.

When I’m done the story, I’ll probably fuck around a little, finish the other non-main quests, level up to 50 and get my last few perks (I’m almost level 39 now). Then I’ll focus on my other characters, Käianne (stupid name, I know), a evil Khajiit, and Lilith, a full-of-herself Wood Elf mage.

So Lilian, my Nord couterpart, it’s been a great run. You’ve been a good character to begin my adventure and introduction into Skyrim.

Let the final battle commence!!

(PS: I haven’t beaten the Main Quest in Oblivion yet. Oh, I am so bad! :P)

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