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An Elder, An Ancient, A Frost & A Certain Red Dragon

April 12, 2012

Not exactly any of the above, but it pretty much displays an epic dragon-ambush. And I have better armor.

Oh my god.

I just had the most epic dragon moments in the past few days.

Minor spoilers…

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An Introduction

January 30, 2012

Hello, and welcome to Monahven, or, as the citizens of Skyrim call it, The Throat of the World; a blog dedicated to my thoughts, experiences and rants of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

But, I suppose I should introduce myself first.

My name is Ren. I first started playing Bethesda games about a year ago. I’m still relatively new to their catalog.

I started first with borrowing Fallout 3 for the XBOX 360 after hearing my boyfriend tell me about it. I got into it right away, the expansive dialogue choices and story kept me enticed though the 65 hours I put into it. It was the kind of game, while not only was fun (who doesn’t like shooting super mutants in the face…?), but it had a large area to explore and discover, which kept me occupied long after the main questline was finished. I found myself playing more and more, wanting to find out what happened next, where your father actually disappeared, what other sorts of bizarre irradiated creatures I would find next. I finished the game at level 17 with good karma, and a satisfied smirk on my face. I immediately reloaded an earlier save and went to do more exploring.

Shortly after I decided to play Fallout: New Vegas for the PC (after hearing how bugged it was, I figure it would be easier to obtain patches on the PC rather than a console without XBOX Live). Unfortunately, I almost gave up playing it, as at first it lagged horribly on my PC and was almost unplayable (not due to specs, but a known issue with a missing .dll file). Fortunately, I bought a laptop that summer and decided to try giving it a go again. I put another 50 hours into it, a good portion of that was spent trying to get out of the Sierra Madre casino in the DLC Dead Money. I haven’t completed the game yet, and don’t think I will for awhile. There just seems like a lot of things to do.

I also borrowed Oblivion in the Spring of ’11 after asking to for weeks. I finally got it and was rather excited to try it. Unfortunately, it was plagued by frame rate issues and long loading times on my 360, so I stopped playing shortly after. In October, I picked it up again, in anticipation of Skyrim. This time I cleared the system cache and the loading was tolerable, and I went and put in 61 hours in it. But more about my thoughts on Oblivion in another post.

I got Skyrim for Christmas, and after a few hiccups with the 360, began playing it feverishly. What I had looked forward to the most was the dragon fights and the possibility of becoming a werewolf. To this day exactly, I have put in 121 hours into it and I’ve almost completed the main quest. The game is absolutely stunning, and MASSIVE. Yes, there were a few bugs here and there, but they were relatively minor (i.e., low-res textures even WITHOUT installing to the hard drive), occasional frame-rate drops in Riften, and a certain spinning dragon. Other than that, I hadn’t found any issue, but my save file is dangerously climbing to about 14 MB now. Hopefully, I can put many more hours into it without any huge glitches or slowdowns.

And that’s basically it. My experiences with Bethesda games. I’m not a Bethesda fangirl by any means, but I certainly enjoy their games, and thus, with Skyrim being so huge and everyone’s experiences being so diverse, I thought I would use this blog to share mine.

Besides, I like ranting.

Next Post: Oblivion – My First Elder Scrolls Experience.