gnewna Apr 29 @ 10:37am
Requiem - I'm going to die...
So, I've decided to play with Requiem installed. I gave it a bit of a go the other day and liked it (though I had to... is the term 'nerf'?... the difficulty just to get out of Helgen alive - think I found a point that was more on the challenging than 'this is impossible, imma rage quit' side) but I'd planned a playthrough that didn't seem like a very good one for trying Requiem properly (aka the character wasn't the sort to take followers and boy am I going to need followers...) so I uninstalled and went back to SkyRe. Well, a combination of really kinda wanting to give Requiem a proper go and kinda having gone off the idea of playing a stealth character at the moment have led to restartitis kicking in, and I'm going to try it out.

I'm thinking I want to play a mage, although I suspect I'll need a weapon for backup (and also, you know, because there are no starting spells in Requiem, or at least not for a Breton - unfortunately my monitor is too tiny to display all the racial info, I'm not sure if it tells you if you get starting spells, but I think Altmer might?) Finally complete the College, you know, if I don't rage quit long before that point... Maybe even give the Main Quest a proper bash, although, well, both of these questlines start out with, uh, draugr. Which I believe are likely to massacre me at low levels. Anyone know what sort of point they start being feasible opponents, with a firey spell in hand? And a tank or mage follower? Or both...

Basically, any top tips?
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[KL] Master Dan [StormCats] Apr 29 @ 11:13am 
Gnewna, my neighbour.... Go splash out on a 20 - 30 inch flat screen monitor :) You WONT regret it...

And the mage thing, I like your idea, go for it :)
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gnewna Apr 29 @ 12:56pm 
Funds are pretty limited at the moment, and I'm waiting to see whether the new computer my stepdad's giving me comes with a bigger monitor, but SOME DAY I shall have a monitor I can see stuff on! (Right now, our family telly is only 20", although that's because the 24" one broke...)
[KL] Master Dan [StormCats] Apr 29 @ 2:30pm 
Ahh, 'family'

gnewna Apr 29 @ 2:33pm 
Originally posted by KL Master Dan StormCats:
Ahh, 'family'

:charm:

(NB the family telly is me and my kid, I am ancient and don't live with my mum and stepdad.)
[KL] Master Dan [StormCats] Apr 29 @ 2:49pm 
Okay :) I will stop bumping your thread with off-topic-ness now huni... I've got Iron greaves to research right now, it takes 6 hours you know!....

It's just... I had a small monitor for so so so long, when I got a nicer larger one (for around £80) It transformed my life! (sad, I know).

Ahh yeah, money is hard to come by, let alone when you have a child to rear, I understand. Regarding requiem...I've not tried it yet, also, I'm so loyal to my Khajiit; he has cured my restartitis! Usually I am a zealous restarter and perfectionist...but the Khajiiti eyes...fluffy cuteness...their friendliness and their irresistable smile :3

I'd like to restart as a mage...but I CAN'T!!! >.< This one loves Khajiit too much!
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gnewna Apr 29 @ 2:57pm 
Yeah, when I finally get a sensible-sized screen it's going to be awesome, this one is 14", if you can imagine such a thing! Mind you, it's only in the last couple of years that I've had a flat-screen monitor...

I was playing my last character for about six weeks, but I think my PC couldn't really handle Immersive Armours, as I was getting so many CTDs and not having it's the most significant difference between that mod list and the one I've been playing with for the last couple of days, and I don't think I had a single CTD. Really a shame as it's a great mod, I guess I'll be sticking with vanilla armour for now, or maybe pick one *really* nice armour mod out of the IA collection (I'm leaning light armour for my new guy.) I'm tempted to go Khajiit, but I want to play a mage and I've a feeling I really need to be an Altmer, Breton or Dunmer for that in Requiem (would help if I could read the dratted info...) I'm sort of tempted to try Inigo again, though, for a dose of Khajiit fun, although I might just keep an eye out for that nice Kharjo and hope his amulet's somewhere bandit-y rather than draugr-ous.
[KL] Master Dan [StormCats] Apr 29 @ 3:01pm 
Hey, Gnewna..... you could still do a Khajiiti mage :3

I know someone who Vamped hers up too, wow smexy. Khajiiti mage Vamp Kitteh....

Don't worry about the starting traits...you can level up the magicka skills etc to be adequate enough the same as any race <wink>
gnewna Apr 29 @ 3:04pm 
Originally posted by KL Master Dan StormCats:
Don't worry about the starting traits...you can level up the magicka skills etc to be adequate enough the same as any race <wink>

Normally I totally would, but the impression I get is that it makes a bit more difference in Requiem, so I don't want to completely shoot myself in the foot by playing against type! I'll probably rage quit by lunchtime tomorrow, though, and then I can go back to SkyRe and play a lovely fuzzy-tummied mage lady :D
[KL] Master Dan [StormCats] Apr 29 @ 3:07pm 
hahaha yeah, I tried Breton guy in ESO...when I met up with Apple, I felt like Tom Cruise....with a 7 ft supermodel. (You guessed it, she's a blonde Altmer sex-bomb)

I'm now Nord. Hey...Nord have Frost resistance...that any good? Otherwise, hmm-nyeah, High Elf it is...
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gnewna Apr 29 @ 3:11pm 
Originally posted by KL Master Dan StormCats:
hahaha yeah, I tried Breton guy in ESO...when I met up with Apple, I felt like Tom Cruise....with a 7 ft supermodel. (You guessed it, she's a blonde Altmer sex-bomb)

I'm now Nord. Hey...Nord have Frost resistance...that any good? Otherwise, hmm-nyeah, High Elf it is...

Aww, Breton guys are adorable, though! Well, apart from most of them are fairly meh in the face, but they're so dinky! (I have a bit of a crush on Gopher's Richard from his Let's Plays, though.) I could go Altmer, yeah. Suspect I'll go back to playing ladies, too, I never seem to stick with dudes very long. Maybe if I can find a nice female Breton name (real-world Breton, not this French/Irish nonsense Bethesda go in for...)
[KL] Master Dan [StormCats] Apr 29 @ 3:23pm 
Alexandria the 3rd?

My Nord was easy to name. Jorgen.
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gnewna Apr 29 @ 3:34pm 
Adura Apr 29 @ 3:43pm 
>.< Not to get back on topic, but~

1) Everything in Requiem wants to kill you O_o at first.

2) Get a shield!!!! Seriously. Like...yesterday. Block everything. Always. Also, make sure to block heavily when you see archers. They tend to one-shot you at early levels, but you can block the arrows.

3) Armor. It's actually important now XD. Light armor or heavy armor are your choices. I really wouldn't recommend anything less then that. They both have more perks to use them with magic. Heavy armor is much more cumbersome at the start (it will drain your stamina just standing around). But it is worth it near the end.

4) Magic is weak in Requiem, at the beginning. But as you get up in levels, it becomes very strong (except against Dragons, which are just plain OP to the extreme XD).

5) You might find more success starting off with necromancy. I found raise undead to be very useful, as well as summoning minions to take the heat off you in emergencies.

edit: unlike in vanilla, you gain spells as you get magic perks. Any of the Adept/Master/ general rank perks let you pick spells to learn ^^

Hope it helps ^^ Love requiem <3

G'luck Gnewna :D
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gnewna Apr 29 @ 3:50pm 
Thank you!! That's really helpful :D I'm thinking my 'backup' weapon might be a battleaxe, just because I've played dainty little mages with a whacking great emergency battleaxe before and enjoyed it a lot, and I get the impression the extra damage will come in handy. I guess you can't really block arrows with a 2H weapon, though... (Can you?) I'll bear the necromancy thing in mind, I seem to remember Bretons are generally pretty good at Conjuration? (Dunno how that translates to Requiem, though, I guess.)
Adura Apr 29 @ 3:56pm 
Originally posted by gnewna:
Thank you!! That's really helpful :D I'm thinking my 'backup' weapon might be a battleaxe, just because I've played dainty little mages with a whacking great emergency battleaxe before and enjoyed it a lot, and I get the impression the extra damage will come in handy. I guess you can't really block arrows with a 2H weapon, though... (Can you?) I'll bear the necromancy thing in mind, I seem to remember Bretons are generally pretty good at Conjuration? (Dunno how that translates to Requiem, though, I guess.)

Using a 2H weapon is a great way to die >.< You'd have to basically make sure to get a power attack on everything before they touch you, to survive. I wouldn't suggest it. On the other hand, you'd probably be able to kill most low-mid level things (bandits, wolves, etc) with one or two hits. Draugrs would probably take more. (The secret to draugrs is that it takes a few hits before they start taking damage, but once they do, they're cake :D)

Oh, and if you use a shield: bigger ones are better. Blocking arrows actually requires you to have the arrow hit your shield. It takes a lot of practice (and a little luck) but it's so rewarding when you finally get to that sneaky archer who you just know is about to wet themself >:3

(Also, forgot to mention: as a mage, use the mage armor spells. They help :D)

Been playing Requiem for a long time, and never took it off >.< So let me know if you wanna know more :D
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