dcharlpogs Jul 2 @ 8:37am
Horse in Skyrim
Whats the point of the horse in skyrim if you can fast travel, not to mention the carriage transport???... please explain so I have a purpose to buy one
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$n@ke Eye$ Jul 2 @ 8:43am 
I am new to Skyrim, but from my experience in Oblivion Fast Travel while on a Horse was much faster than on foot.

If you were on a quest and wanted to get somewhere before night when NPCs went into their houses to sleep you might have made it in time to talk to the NPC if you were using a horse.

Less time passes in Oblivion if you use a horse when Fast Travelling. I am not sure if the same thing is true in Skyrim.

It might not be that important to some, but it made a difference when I was trying to finish quests in Oblivion without having to wait all night for the NPC to wake up and leave their house.

I will have to check to see if it is the same in Skyrim.
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pedantic_roc Jul 2 @ 8:44am 
Not all of us use fast travel, and if we do, it's to get a lost follower to once again join us. Also, you can see further atop a horse ( I made that up) :P
Trigger Jul 2 @ 9:10am 
Frostfall allows you to turn off fast-travel, check-out FROSTFALL it's an awesome must have mod
gnewna Jul 2 @ 9:14am 
If you like to collect all possible loot from tombs and bandit encampments and the like, then horses are jolly useful as you can ride them while encumbered and it's significantly faster than walking. If you use the Convenient Horses mod, they become a lot more useful as you can make them essential (vanilla horses seem to die within days...) and they have an inventory (you can also put different saddles on, some of which give the appearance of saddlebags to make sense of the inventory thing) so you can store stuff on your horse while travelling, on your way to town to sell stuff, or things that you want to keep before you have a house. You can also signal to them to wait or to follow you, which is a billion times better than in vanilla.
yixiu147 Jul 2 @ 9:16am 
just use fast travel
MageThis Jul 2 @ 9:16am 
I f worse comes to, well, worst you will at least have horse meat and horse hide.
EbonHawk Jul 2 @ 9:21am 
and who doesn't like to have a precious-y-weshcious-y horsey along. They're just too cute.
(ok, I made that up too)

Never really had much use for horses, but doesn't mean I've totally abandoned them. They have their uses, sometimes. Very handy for traversing difficult terrain, I have to admit, since they seem to not suffer from the this-slope-is-too-steep-so-just-stand-there-and-look-stupid syndrome that the Dragonborn is afflicted with. :-P
MageThis Jul 2 @ 9:33am 
Dragonborn has dainty feet so " this-slope-is-too-steep-so-just-stand-there-and-look-stupid syndrome that the Dragonborn is afflicted with" is really just to protect the toes and pedicure.
Dragonborn has "huge" hands, though.
Hillary Clinton Jul 2 @ 9:36am 
Because you can't fast travel to places you never been? Pretty obvious I thought.

Plus isn't half the fun traveling....?
Mumbles Jul 2 @ 9:39am 
You can fast travel? O_o
Hillary Clinton Jul 2 @ 9:41am 
Originally posted by Mumbles:
You can fast travel? O_o

In every Bethesda game since Oblivion
pedantic_roc Jul 2 @ 9:43am 
How can you be so dumb, Mumbles ;-)
sasgo74 Jul 2 @ 9:49am 
**** happens....
Mumbles Jul 2 @ 9:59am 
Originally posted by Hillary Clinton:
Originally posted by Mumbles:
You can fast travel? O_o

In every Bethesda game since Oblivion

Chuckle!


Originally posted by pedantic_roc:
How can you be so dumb, Mumbles ;-)

Because its my Wednesday Wilfully Obtuse Lunch Hour! That's how! =P
Zefram Cochrane Jul 2 @ 4:23pm 
Originally posted by dcharlpogs:
Whats the point of the horse in skyrim

To rid players of that 1000 septims that they have no need of every time their horse dies, obviously. I mean, they die so often that the player must love throwing it away.
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