Posts Tagged ‘Shadowmere’

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Hail Sithis!

March 1, 2012

“What is life’s greatest illusion?” …Uh, the one were you saw the lady in half? DOES ANYONE ELSE NOT LOVE THE DOOR’S DARK WHISPER-Y VOICE?

So, I just finished the Dark Brotherhood questline this week. It’s been pretty fun (and a bit annoying annoying at times), I’ve definitely learned a few tricks to be more “stealth-like” and how to carry out the perfect assassination.

…I’ve also learned how quickly shit can hit the fan.

The following contains spoilers for the entire Dark Brotherhood questline.

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Mini Post: 50 Armed Assassins, 5 Dragons, 3 Broken Quests, 2 Daedra Princes and 1 Magic Ninja later…

February 19, 2012

Thought I’d just give a little update here.

So, I managed to break…3 quests in my second playthrough (with my Khajiit assassin character). Two rather unimportant things, and one quest I actually fixed, but yeah, now I actually know why people find these things so annoying.

While I was waiting for nightfall for a certain Civil War quest, I decided to visit Winterhold and see if I could find someone selling some illusion spells. Well…apparently you don’t get any if you don’t join the College. So, reluctant as I was, I did the test to gain entry, and met with Mirabelle Ervine, who was going to give me a tour of the place.

Then out of nowhere, our friends the dovah appeared out of nowhere and attacked. All the mages went nuts, and the dragon went down pretty easily. With a sigh, I turned back to Mirabelle.

And this happened.

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Glutton for Punishment

February 12, 2012

It was a cold winter night, as I approached the Imperial soldiers at our rendezvous-point upon my steed Shadowmere. I dismounted, and Lydia finally caught up to join us. We were about to storm into Fort Dunstad.

For the Empire! (Nevermind the fact I'm in the Dark Brotherhood and well upon my way to ultimately assassinate the Emperor...Oh, the irony!)

We took out the archers with ease, and stormed into the battle grounds. The fight was bloody, blades flying from both Stormcloaks and Imperials.

Sure, pull out your mace when I get close. Just stand still and take it, cheater.

When it finally was all over, I started looting the bodies for arrows and helmets before I skipped over to find Lydia, so she could be my storage container.

“Lydia? Where’d you go?” I called as the Imperials patrolled their newly acquired fort.

“Lydia…?”

And right there, between a dead Imperial and a dead Stormcloak, was a very dead Lydia.

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The Most Annoying NPC of Skyrim

February 5, 2012

You see…I was going to make a list of the top 10 most annoying NPCs I’ve ever come across…but somehow…nine of them seemed rather trival compared to who got top spot (…Lydia came pretty close…).

This character is so annoying.

SO ANNOYING I WANT TO REACH FOR THE MUTE BUTTON.

SKIP ALL THE DIALOGUE.

PUT AN ARROW IN HIS FACE.

YES.

YES, YOU GUESSED IT.

I’M TAKING ABOUT CICERO.

Oh my god, I have never encountered such an annoying voice in a game all my life. I wish their was a dialogue option for, “Please, Cicero…Shut the fuck up.”

Geez, who exactly did they hire to voice this guy? It’s brilliant, suits the character perfectly. Maybe a little too perfectly, since his voice is like nails on a chalkboard. I rather listen to a Hagraven have sex with a troll then hear him talk. So kudos for Bethesda for making such a goddamn annoying character.

Someone, along with the “Make the Dogs Bark Less”, should make a “Mute Cicero” mod. Like, holy shit.

(Maybe I would feel a bit better if I could put that execution bag over his head, maybe that’ll muffle his incessant talking a little…? …Geez, having to get too close for comfort with the Night Mother and have to listen to him ramble…Wow.)

Shadowmere will make it alllll worth it…

…Hopefully.

Image Credit: The Elder Scrolls Wiki

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Oblivion – My First Elder Scrolls Experience

January 31, 2012

When I picked up Oblivion again for the 360 after a long point of leaving it to collect dust (see my introduction post here for more information), I honestly couldn’t remember why I chose Khajiit to play as my first character. In these games, I usually play as female, and I just lazily set my name as “Ren”. I planned on making this playthrough a thief/warrior, but it ended up as a jack-of-all-trades kind of deal (which, usually happens on my first run). And, first thing’s first (and continuing that trend in Skyrim), I stole a horse as soon as I got through that awfully long and boring intro and out into the world of Cyrodiil. I joined every single guild, I robbed what I could to sell to Ongar, and originally I was going to be a good character, but being convinced to get Shadowmere, that didn’t last long (although, admittedly, I kind of lazied around after obtaining her, heh). I put 61 hours into this playthrough, without even going into Kvatch’s Oblivion gate.

Then, Steam had a sale going on for Oblivion: GOTY Edition. For a mere $5, I could have the game on my PC, plus all the DLC included. My friend Hitomi and immediately jumped on this deal and I started playing on the PC. Not before I heavily modded it, of course.

The problem with character creation in the beginning of the game is how close your face is to the damn camera. I had the opposite issue with Fallout. At least with the multiple mods I downloaded, I could actually make a humanoid character that was relatively pleasing to the eyes. But, as with the “face-too-close-to-the-camera” issue, I happened to make the character’s face way too pale, or just an odd colour in contrast with the rest of the body.

The exact issue as mentioned above, and only noticed after spending a lot of time trying to make a good looking character.

(I also realize this is a first-person game, but hey…it’s kinda fun…)

After a few false starts, I finally managed to create a character I actually liked, and didn’t have the face/body issue. I named her Ezra.

Ezra mostly focused in archery, a bit of sword-wielding, magic and alchemy…basically just like my first character, minus the murdering rampages. I quickly clocked in 61 hours, having fun killing Daedra and the like…sniping people with my arrows, and just selling my potions for lots of cash (thanks to the Wizard Tower plug-in, hooray for personal garden!!). I began to collect horses shortly after, not sure exactly why, since I had my perfectly good demon-horse summons.

Ezra, with demon horse summon "Spike", on top of Wizard's Tower.

I tried to play the PC version a bit differently from the 360’s, and to be honest, playing both have been quite unique. The only issue I had with the PC version was, despite fast loading times, the game seems to crash randomly for me all the time. Yes, even without all the mods installed. So I have to quicksave often. It’s different from the console, as the gaming community, thanks to their mods, add their own unique flavour to the game that wasn’t present in the vanilla version (not to say Oblivion on its own isn’t very good, quite the opposite, in fact).

I hope to finish the game (well, the main questline…or any questline for that matter, anyway…) sometime soon. as soon I can drag myself away from Skyrim long enough. 😀

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