Posts Tagged ‘Dovahkiin’

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Top 10 Dragon Shouts

July 31, 2015

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Well, it’s been awhile since I’ve done a top 10 list of anything, so I’d figure a list for the best and most useful shouts (in my opinion) was an order. Of course, this ranking is pretty loose, I tried setting them in order but like most gameplay elements shouts have more usefulness depending on the situation.

Also mild spoilers.

Anyway, let’s get to it!

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Upcoming Projects

October 30, 2014

This was supposed to be a companion post to Surviving Legendary Difficulty, but seeing as I’ve misplaced my notebook of game notes, I suppose I’ll have to come up with something else to write about instead.

So, what have I been doing?

I’m not going to lie, not much.

I do have a few things planned out, though.

First things first, I want to be able to record some gameplay. Maybe not a Let’s Play per say (though I would love to do one!) but it would help me keep better memory of what I’m blogging about, since I’m so lazy by the time I do an entry I forget a lot of shit. I just need to either fix my frame rate problem with Fraps or find something different to record with… Siiiiigh. I have a new challenge planned for a playthrough, more details on that soon!

As for my other idea well… It’s more of a creative writing one. I’ve been toying with the idea for quite some time, but basically I wanted to write a story based on the disappearance of the Dragonborn. Of course, if I write something like this, I’d want to finish the DLCs first, but it’s an idea I’d like to try.

That’s pretty much it. Happy Halloween!  😀

PS: I’m also pretty hyped for the Elder Scrolls lore books coming out in 2015. HNNNNGG–

 

 

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The True Dovahkiin Challenge

November 30, 2013

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Alright! Christmas is coming, so I figured it would be a great time to retry Skyrim in a totally different way…

…The true Dovahkiin way!

Here’s the rules:

-Play as the default male Nord
-Play through the main quest on Master difficulty
-Wear only the default Dovahkiin armor (studded leather, iron helmet, etc.)
-Weapons and shields must be steel or worse
-No magic use
-No enchanting (but you can use enchanted items you’ve found)
-Must eat once a day, must sleep every two
-Can only carry up to 120 pounds (too annoying to keep tabs on)
-No followers (unless quest related)

I plan to try this out ASAP, gonna try going for maximizing my health and stamina (obviously, though I think health will be more important).

Wish me luck! I’ll let you all know how it goes!! 🙂

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Bethesda Launches Online Store

March 27, 2013

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HELL YES.

See, I was originally gonna write about the Elder Scrolls Online, but I think I’ll save that for later.

Anyway, I wandered into the Beth Blog today and saw they launched an online store, full of Elder Scrolls merch!

There isn’t much in there, there’s a Dragonborn statue, some cool hoodies and tees, but you know what I’d really want?

Pendants.

Of like maybe the Skyrim symbol, or the divine’s amulets…

IF THEY MAKE THOSE I WILL LITERALLY FLIP SHITS AND CRY IN JOY.

I WILL WEAR IT AND PRETEND I’M THE REAL DOVAHKIIN AND FINALLY ENJOY CANADIAN WINTERS LIKE A TRUE NORD SHOULD.

GLORIOUS!!

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*breathes*

Or a dragon statue, since I missed out on the collector’s edition. 😦

Too bad I have no money. Luckily, they don’t have a lot of stuff to make me want to spend it.

…Yet.

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DRAGONBORN

November 5, 2012

Well, I just heard about this new DLC, and man does it ever look awesome.

I don’t even know where to begin.

I guess the main thing is FUCKING DRAGON RIDING WHAT.

“Are you ready to see the world as only a Dovah can?” HECK YEAH. BUT MAYBE THIS TIME I’LL ACTUALLY GET TO SEE IT BESIDES SOME STUPID LITTLE CUTSCENE!

The music plus that roar gave me the chills. And I hope the remixed version of the main theme is released, it’s amazing.

It comes out this December on XBOX Live, so all you 360 players, get ready to ride on some dragons!

For all you PS3 players…well I feel sorry for you. And yes, you have every right to be angry. I would be too if I played on the PS3. Just the lack of response from Bethesda towards the DLC being released on Sony’s gaming platform is a bit disheartening.

For me, I guess I’m still going to have to wait a few months before the GOTY edition comes out or something. Sucks I’d have to buy the whole game over again, but hey, I guess my old disc would become a backup? Who knows.

…And who is this supposed other Dragonborn? Guess we’ll find out…

Hopefully before we get attacked by tentacles…o__O

“You didn’t think you were the only one? He was the first…DRAGONBORN!” …DAT FACE!

Video/Image Credits: Bethesda Softworks, MTV.com, GameSpot.com

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Japhet’s Faulty

July 13, 2012

Oh my god is this quest ever glitchy. Geez.

I came across this quest (Rise in the East) by accident, actually. It was just basically a standard game of fetch, help out some guy by getting some proof of these pirates helping someone else, get into a bar fight (always fun), then go on a ship to some god-forsaken freezing block of ice floating in some river, and kill said pirates. Woo.

So basically, when I got off the boat, I was told to go kill a wizard because he was making fog and everyone else is apparently too much of a wuss to go into the fog themselves. Geez, where have I heard this before? 😛

So off I go, Iida or Ilda or whatever her name is, hopping (well…more like sneak rolling) over some ice blocks to get to this mysterious island in the fog. Woo.

When we finally get there, I snipe a Blood Horker (the pirates) and all hell breaks loose.

“O-DAH-VIING!” I scream as I promptly get a fireball in the face.

Odahviing did not come.

What.

The.

Fuck?

I respawned, and tried again. I got close enough to actually get ONTO the island…but I couldn’t. I couldn’t find a way up. What?

Then I took a fireball to the face.

GODDAMN MAGES URGGH.

New plan!

Swim around the island…maybe there’s a back entrance or something?

So as I’m swimming…I change the camera angle below myself…just looking around, doing what a swimming Dovahkiin does…

…Then I realize I need to come up for air…

So I swim up.

And up.

And up.

And even higher up.

Above the water.

Above the shore.

Almost to the top of the mountain.

…Wait, what?!

I look down below me as I’m floating in invisi-water, and see the shore below.

HOW AM I SWIMMING?!

I’M SWIMMING IN MID-AIR, WHAT.

Like this, only in like…a crapper, more annoying location.

Oh, Skyrim, you.

Taking full advantage of this, I use it to swim around to this ledge behind the fortress on the island. I sneak on.

Sneak, sneak.

FUCKING MAGE APPEARS, FUCK.

“O-DAH-VIING!!”

No Odahviing.

GODDAMN IT, YOU STUPID FLYING RED DRAGON, WHERE ARE YOU?!

I die.

This goes on several more times, with me using the swimming glitch, until somehow, magically, I manage to FUS-RO-DAH! that goddamn fucking mage off the cliff. The rest of the bandits went down pretty easy.

Until I came across one swimming.

SWIMMING IN THE AIR.

IN FRONT OF ME.

I stepped in front of her, confused.

I start swimming, too.

Having a better idea, I back away and hit her in the head with my Daedric Battleaxe.

That was easy.

Then I swim away to the tower.

Swimming in the air…

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Fast forward to the end of the mission, I’m getting bombarded by fireballs.

“FUCK–” (KABOOM) “–WHERE THE HELL–” (BOOM) “ARE THESE GODDAMN FIREBALLS–” (BOOOM) “–COMING FROM?!” I go back to the captain of the ship who brought me here.

“Sorry about the fireballs, gotta make sure all the bandits are dead. Hope you didn’t get hit by any. We wanna destroy this island.”

COULDN’T YOU HAVE FUCKING WAITED UNTIL I GOT BACK TO THE BOAT? I HELPED YOU GUYS.

NPC LOGIC RIGHT THERE, FOLKS.

And then I only get paid $1500 for doing this mission.

POCKET CHANGE.

Oh well, another (glitchy) quest bites the dust.

Even though I was the one eating fireballs.

(Image Credits: UESP Wiki, Unknown)

(Can you tell I haven’t been very inspired to write lately? :P)

(EDIT: Oh, apparently if you fast-travel back to Japhet’s Folly, you get stuck there, just like if you return to Misty Grove in the quest A Night To Remember. Fix this, Bethesda!! …I might have missed something. XP)

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Mini Post: Malacath’s Wrath

June 28, 2012

(I rhymed there. You like that?!)

So about a week ago, I was venturing across Riften (mostly on and off as a werewolf, faster traveling FTW), looking for adventure between filling various mini-quests. I stumbled across Largashbur. The first time I came across it, a giant was attacking and there was this orc mage throwing ice spikes into his face. I decided to help her out, and together we took down the giant.

…After I picked its toe, I went back to the stronghold and tried to enter. It was was locked. So, I tried to talk to their lookout.

Nothing.

I jumped up and down.

Nothing.

I thought of putting an arrow into her face to see if that could grab her attention…but on second thought, a whole tribe of orcs coming after me wasn’t exactly…the most appealing idea. o____o

Let me, let me in! Or I’ll huff, and I’ll puff, and I’ll fucking FUS RO DAH your door down.

So, I did what every good adventuring Dovahkiin does.

I left that fortress of solitude without another word.

Bad ass-ly.

…Hold on a sec, this story has more to it.

I ended up back there a few hours later on another random misc. quest. This time, I ended up in the mountains ABOVE the orc camp. Looking down, I shouted my Ethereal shout and jumped, hoping it wouldn’t wear off before I hit the bottom.

“AAAHHHHH!!” I screamed and landed by the blacksmith’s hut.

No one seemed to notice.

I snuck around and rolled like the stealthy-bad ass I was, and came up behind the mage.

“Boo,” I whispered.

Atub: (doesn’t afraid of anything) “Giants have been attacking here because we’re cursed. Please save us, whoever you are.”

“I’m the mighty DOVAHKIIN!!”

“Just shut up and help.”

“K.”

“Bring me some troll fat and a Daedra heart.”

“ALREADY GOTS IT, HUZZAH!!”

She didn’t look to thrilled. But then again, orcs usually don’t look that thrilled about anything.

QUEST STARTED: THE CURSED TRIBE

After interviewing several unhelpful orcs, I talked to the chief.

…And he was a pussy.

No wonder you all are cursed.

Doomed.

Forever.

Pussy.

Orc Chief: “Blah blah blah.”

So we all go out after much convincing for Chief Yamarz to take part, and the mage/priestess starts talking to Malacath at the shrine.

“OH MIGHTY MALACATH, ANSWER OUR CALL, I CAN’T REMEMBER WHAT I SAID DURING THIS CUTSCENE, BUT COME TALK TO US.”

Silence.

Orc Chief: “I knew this was a waste of time. I’m gonna go sleep some moar.”

All of a sudden, a booming voice comes down from the sky…

“YOU WEAK, PATHETIC MORTALS.”

Orc Mage: “Malacath speaks!!” =O

“AND YOU, CHIEF YAMARZ, ARE A PATHETIC PUSSY WHO IS NOT FIT TO LEAD THIS TRIBE.”

Yamarz: “…I’m…not a pussy.”

“SO I CURSED YOU ALL. HAHAHA.”

…Meanwhile, I’m kinda waiting for something awesome to happen, or be told do more objectives, because let’s face it, how often do you do a quest where you just TALK? Not very often, at least not with orcs. They prefer talking with their fists, kinda similar to how Nords do.

Anyway, Malacath continues his tirade.

“YOU ARE ALL WEAK, PATHETIC LITTLE PUSSIES. I’M SO ANGRY I COULD–”

And then a flash of lightning. And the world was plunged into darkness.

The power went out at my house.

Malacath’s rage was so hard, he killed the power.

Damn, that’s a pretty strong Daedra.

And that was that.

(Image Credits: UESP Wiki)

(…Yes, I realize this post was pretty pointless. Perhaps I’ll finish writing about this quest later. The ending was pretty funny. Maybe I’ll finish it tomorrow.)