Not having newer areas late in the game is just part of a true open sandbox game. The whole point is that you can theoretically go just about anywhere in the world right out of the gate. You just might get killed quickly.
The master level spells are all pretty damn badass, though. Also the Lightning Storm shout. The unfortunate thing about it is that there's no enemy challenging enough to necessitate using them.
I seriously need to go to Skyrim rehabilitation this is not good.
I haven't read all the way through this huge thread, but I picked this game up and fuuuuuuuuu my life. Only ever game like this I've really gotten into was Fallout 3, but this game is consuming me at the moment. Level 15 Orc choppin heads off and impaling bitches with my silver greatsword (which will capture your soul and put it in a gemstone, $#@!).
I was on the fence about buying this. Finally did this past weekend and I am glad I did.
just finished the main quest and am about to start some of the others. any opinions on where to start? thinking dark brotherhood may be a good one, or perhaps the daedric quests?
I think I play this game too slowly. I've finished the Imperial quest and the Companions quest, yet I'm level 38. As far as I know I haven't done much with the Graybeards. Just met with them the one time. I feel like I should have finished more of the guilds and major story by this level?
Not sure if already mentioned in the thread, but I $#@!ed that Volsung dude up at the end of the Volskygge dungeon. Took 1 second. Didn't see it on the Elder Scrolls wiki strategy so I'm not sure how well known it is.
I made so many $#@!ing iron daggers yesterday. Went from like 20 in crafting skill to 80 in a couple of hours.
Store all those daggers. Don't sell them. Same with leather bracers which are good for leveling smithing. Leather bracers can be made with only leather which is easy to get massive quantities of of you kill very animal you see.
If you want to eventually level up enchanting you will need all those daggers and bracers to enchant them.
Well $#@! my $#@!, now you tell me. Warmaiden's is going to have me over a barrel to get those daggers back.
Nah. Leave em. You will need tons of soul gems anyway and those take a while to collect.
Keep killing animals while hoarding soul gems and you can make tons of leather bracers.
You can also find tons of light weight clothes and hats and shoes over time. You can enchant all those.
It doesn't matter how good the enchantment is or how valuable the item is. All enchantments raise the skill the same
Good info, +rep. I'm already getting to the point where I think I'm being weighed down more by potions and soul gems than I am by heavy items I come across like armor/warhammers or whatever. I enchanted my flawless orcish greatsword to soul trap, so those mfers be full.
Start enchanting stuff or store them in your house for later.
Start selling the potions. Those weigh to much
If you come across a banish daedra weapon, buy it/pick it up
enchant all your crafted daggers with banish (use lesser soul gems)
sell to shop for 600-900 each
if your only goal is money, potions is the way to go.
a giant's toe+wheat+creep cluster is worth like 5,000 when you have 100 alchemy. but giant's toes are harder to get in large numbers.
Invisibility potions are easy to get large numbers of, and they can be worth near 2000 I think. Chaurus Eggs can be found in huge numbers in some caves. Luna Moths are flying around at night. Nimroots. vampire dust I think...
potions only weigh 0.1 or whatever.
I have it on PS3...
Hate the thought of making dagger after dagger to manipulate the leveling system.
The only thing about this game I don't like is that there are too many potions that are just too easy to obtain.
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In the speech tree at some point you can have a perk that sells any item to any type of vendor. Then you can buy really expensive stuff from smiths or magic dudes, then immediately sell potions and get all your cash back.
General stores buy potions and sell weapons and armor and raw materials like Ebony that can be expensive. So even without that perk you can buy up a general stores soul gems and ebony and other high priced items then sell them potions to get all that cash back.
alright, so i've got a question about enchanted weapons. i've got an ebony bow that i enchanted with soul trap. i have tons of empty soul gems, all sizes, and yet when i kill someone with the bow, it says i don't have any soul gems large enough for the enemy. do i need to go raise my conjuration skill even though i've got an enchanted weapon versus just using the spell?
Has nothing to do with conjuration level.
Higher level enemies have larger souls. Small souls can fit into Large gems but large souls will not fit into small gems.
Human or human like enemies will not go into normal soul gems. Killing bandits won't fill them. Basically if the enemy is one of the playable races they can only be captured in a black soul gem. Black soul gems are always Grand.
You have to fill gems with monsters and animals. Non playable races.
Giants are only "greater" souls. However the easiest way to fill "grand" gems is Mammoths. They all have Grands.
ahh thanks. i didn't realize humans only filled black gems. good to know.
Another question with enchanting.... I'm at 100 with smithing, but am still only something like 47 enchanting (really need to get all the junk out of my chest and just spend an hour enchanting $#@!). I made some dragon bone armor, which had a value of 5000, and I then enchanted it to raise my health by 20 points, after which it had a value of something like 2900. Did it drop in value because I'm not very good at enchanting yet? I'm not sure why enchanting an item like that would make the value drop. I noticed a similar thing when I enchanted my daedric greatsword. I need to get my enchanting up to 100 before I get around to making daedric armor.
is daedric armor better than dragon armor? i'm a 90 smith with a full daedric set but was planning on moving to dragon stuff later just because i assumed it would be better. is this not the case?
The daedric armor is better than the dragon armor, though when you're level 100 smithing you should take your armor back to a workbench and improve it some more. I wish the ebony armor was the best. I was rocking that for awhile, and my player looked like a badass $#@!ing dark knight in that stuff. Bigger fan of that than the bone armor look I've got going now. It makes my orc character look extra orc-ish.
Daedric is better than dragon.
Dragon can be heavy or light style. Dragon light is the best light armor.
Dragon armor raw materials are easier to get than the Daedric.
For whoever asked about enchanting lowering the value, if you enchant with a crappy soul gem it will be worth less. All soul gems level the same amount but better gems make more valuable stuff. It also helps to have at least 80 enchanting so you can put the perk bonuses in the enchanting skill tree.
That's true, too.
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Again. WTF difference does it make if your $#@! is worth 5000 bucks if shop keepers only carry 1100, and you aren't playing some mod?
$#@! worth 5000 bucks means I can probably get.... bout half that from a shop keeper? I could probably clear out their inventory of ore and ingots and get them up to 2500 before selling armor or swords.
1. I'm getting F'd in the A with loot. Chests that the wiki says I should be pulling enchanted glass boots from, and I'm only getting a tiny bit of gold (20-50) and some weak-ass potion. WTF is the deal with this? How does loot change with your level? I'm level 41.
2. I can't find a shopkeeper to buy some of my $#@!. I have enchanted dwarven swords and non-enchanted ebony weaponry that no shopkeeper will buy. When I go to sell these items, they don't come up on the list of sellable items.
Quite late to the party despite playing the hell out of III and IV, but I finally upgraded my PSU, video card (Geforce 560ti), CPU (core i5-2320 w/ the sandy bridge), and 12GB of DDR3 SDRAM. Sweet jesus this looks beautiful.
a couple months behind, but just got this game. just about to start playing.
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