But seriously, I'm basically alternating between playing Skyrim for a few hours, studying for a few hours, and checking up on my SC emails / work. This is how I plan to spend my week. That being said, I'm planning on writing a daily blog about my adventures in Skyrim, each day this week -- this will stop after my gf gets back ! But for now, while I have NO life whatsoever, I will indulge in my nerdly appetite.
I'm playing a dark elf, and I'm trying to basically do some kinda dual specialization with being a warrior and a mage (I.E. fighting mage?!) I spent a good 3 hours or so grinding my smithing ability until I ran out of gold (got my smithing up to 82). It's helped to level me up quite a bit, and my guy is up to lvl 19 now.
I also managed to take down 3 dragons so far: the first one you kill in the beginning of the game, another I ran into in Riverwood while I was grinding smithing, and another in the ice zone of which I can't forget (near that whitehall place), so I actually have a pretty good # of dragon bones / scales.
I've done some reading, but can't decide if I'd rather get dragon bone armor or daedric (which is better... daedric looks cooler from the pics I've seen)?
I took a break from what I can only assume is the primary storyline at the point where I'm supposed to go to the Greybeards and find out about my 'shout' ability... I started doing a bunch of side quests, killing dragons, and working on my smithing. I'll probably resume the main story tomorrow, once I max out my smithing.
One quest I'm stuck on is trying to kill Kvenel the Tongue. I cleared the whole dungeon, but was stumped on him last night, and revisited him again today (once I got to lvl 19) and still can't kill him... although I think I figured it out. On one try, I used my sneak ability and bow/arrow'd his sorcerer crony to death until I got detected and killed by him. I realized that I need to level up in my sneak / archery abilities before I can take him out, so once I max out smithing that's probably what I'll go for (anyone have any tips on grinding sneak ability)?
That's basically all as far as my actual game progress goes.
Overall, I absolutely love the game, and can find very few things wrong with it. The graphics are amazing, and the soundtrack is so good, it really makes you feel like you're watching a movie in which you are the director. I think the gameplay is pretty good too, it's definitely the best RPG I've played since KOTOR2 (although its the only one I've played since then) and EverQuest (which is the only RPG I played prior to KOTOR2).
The two small complaints I'd have about the game are:
1) seems silly that I can max my smithing skill out by ONLY making Iron Daggers -- that doesn't seem realistic. I think to increase your smithing skill, you should have to make increasingly complex things, but I guess this is a minor complaint. It also seems relatively easy to make even the most high-end gear.
2) There doesn't seem to be an easy way to cycle between weapons / spells, etc, unless I just don't know how to do it? For example, I have to press 'TAB' then switch between my sword/shield and a bow... and if I want to go to spells, I have to press 'TAB' again, go to the Magic tab, and then switch to spells. It'd be good if I can cycle between some hotkeys to switch real-time on the fly. Maybe this exists and I just don't know though...
Also, how do you change the difficulty level? I'm not sure even what difficulty I'm playing?
Anyway, that's it for me atm, I might update tonight depending on how much work I get done. Also, is streaming Skyrim allowed? Who would be interested in watching a Skyrim stream? Let me know!
Also, discuss Skyrim~~