The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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C14 Mar 19, 2014 @ 10:40pm
What level should i make a new character at?
I'm at level 46 on my main character, and it's starting to get boring. What level should i make a new one at?
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Incunabulum Mar 19, 2014 @ 10:42pm 
Apparently at level 46.

While you're at it - try some of the mods that slow leveling down. I suse the Skyrim Community Uncapper (it allows you to customize how fast each skill increases and how many increases to gain a level, among other things) and set it to about 1/5 vanilla. That may be a bit slow for you but, IMO, vanilla leveling is waaaaay too fast.
Last edited by Incunabulum; Mar 19, 2014 @ 10:43pm
shiva7663 Mar 19, 2014 @ 11:09pm 
There are also other mods that make higher level play more varied and challenging.
Alio Mar 19, 2014 @ 11:10pm 
Put it on legendary mode. You won't be bored. You will actually bore yourself more by creating a new character and tediously repeating all the same quests over and over..
C14 Mar 19, 2014 @ 11:12pm 
i find expert hardish though. i'm not that good, i come from tf2 and find projectile mechanics hard.
Alio Mar 19, 2014 @ 11:22pm 
The great thing about Skyrim is that you can essentially level everything with one character. Add a Spend Dragon Souls for perks mod and you're golden. The only time you'd ever really create a new character is for roleplay/re-questing/character appearance.

There's a a few altering questlines that change based on character decision.. but it's black and white like the civil war with imperials/stormcloaks. You'll have to figure those out on your own or look for spoilers. You may have an alternate character to follow down a different path on those quests.
Alio Mar 19, 2014 @ 11:24pm 
Skyrim is a sandbox game and like all sandbox games.. they will get boring eventually. It's up to you to make it exciting after a while. Modding helps.. but right now the workshop is kinda busted and limiting the mod count to 50.
Gropax Mar 20, 2014 @ 1:52am 
Originally posted by DG| Alio:
Skyrim is a sandbox game and like all sandbox games.. they will get boring eventually. It's up to you to make it exciting after a while. Modding helps.. but right now the workshop is kinda busted and limiting the mod count to 50.

thats just workshop since 90% of us use Nexus we don't have a 50 mod limit. most people who mod skyrim leave the workshop when a mod maker updates his mod and screws it up so bad that is currupts a 100+ hour save. since the workshop auto updates everytime you launch the game.
SpeedFreak1972 Mar 20, 2014 @ 2:10am 
Well If you're bored you can also try a few story mods ... falskaar, moonnpath, etc
Mister E Mar 20, 2014 @ 6:55am 
I had a level 17 character that I guess I got bored with last year sometime, and stopped playing. A few weeks ago I started up a new character, and within a week leveled up further, and am knocking on lvl 40 now.

I had a similar debate after I finished the main quest and it felt like that character was "done", but ended up staying with the same character. I did, however, start to change my playstyle a little bit, starting investing more in magic which I had not really done before, and am having a lot of fun again.

I really wanted to start over with a pure mage, but ended up not because I didn't really want to have to go through all the early level stuff again. That can be fun, but it just felt like too big of an investment. Fortunately, you can switch play styles at any time if you want. There are also mods that will make getting started with a new character easier too, if you go that route.

All that said, are you just bored with your current playstyle, or do you want to go back through and play various quests differently? There are a lot of mods that will just add more questlines too.
AlphaQ23 Mar 20, 2014 @ 7:45am 
Everytime I make a new game I usually use a level up book/item/spell what ever I feel like to get back to max level. I dislike the leveling proccess in the elderscrolls game after doing it the first time. Because of this.. I like to start out with a character who already is a master swordsman/marksman/sneak.

In relation to your question I usually make a new character after beating the nonguild major quests.. Usually each character I will pick one guild to join.. (I have never been in the mages guild other than when it was the only way to get in, before a special note mod set it up so I can just visit and not join.)
Brandybuck Mar 20, 2014 @ 10:48am 
I usually get bored around level 50-60. It's when my primary skills are all 100s, and I don't have any interest in leveling the stuff I never use. So I finish up the main quest, dance on Alduin's grave, and go play a different game. Then I come back and start someone completely different.
wowszer Mar 20, 2014 @ 11:22am 
Switch to a higher difficulty, and use Legendary Ability to reset your primary weapon skill to 15. Want it even tougher, reset armor skill at same time. Or work on other skills like Sneak, Magic, Bows, etc. Save those skills till later in game then build them up. Then a wolf or mudcrab attack at least becomes a challenge.
gnewna Mar 20, 2014 @ 12:08pm 
I usually start to get fed up around level 35-45. By that point I've generally finished whatever questline(s) I was focusing on for that character, not quite maxed combat skills but enough that I'm pretty much one-shotting everything except dragons (and those are more irritating than scary) and have loot coming out of my ears.

Current character I'm approaching differently. She's gotten Under Saarthal out of the way (I've done it several times but never gone much further than either that or the quest straight after it where you retrieve some stolen books) done a few jobs for the Companions (I've got a mod which increases the number of jobs you do between joining and your Trial/next questline bit/etc) explored the Reach and the Rift a little, visited Solstheim a couple of times, and generally just adventured around with a couple of followers, got some nice armour in loot, and I'm currently level 25 with pretty much all the scripted content I'm planning to do (MQ, CW, CoW, Companions, maybe Thieves' Guild if she becomes jaded enough, not sure whether to join or destroy the DB, plus DG and Dragonborn - I've been to Solstheim but haven't yet had Miraak's henchmen come after me thanks to another mod) ahead - I've been to the Greybeards once but not retrieved the Horn of JW yet. I'm trying to sort of interweave CoW/Companions/CW/MQ rather than rushing through them separately which I usually do. Next move is to deal with some nasty skooma-peddling scumbags and buy a house in Riften.

I might still get bored in another 20 levels though, who knows?
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Date Posted: Mar 19, 2014 @ 10:40pm
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