Woskis May 4, 2014 @ 3:17am
Why does the game assume you skip sidequests?
So, I've noticed a bit that instead of letting you take your time with the story (Like you are incredibly likely to do) the game assumes that you are doing the main story first and the sidequests later, which is pretty much the opposite of what you're trying to do. Why do all the NPCs act as if you're going to do the sidequesting later? It's just really stupid and now like a TES game should be.
Last edited by Woskis; May 4, 2014 @ 12:27pm
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Ilja May 4, 2014 @ 3:19am 
Dragons are attacking, during a civil war.
No rush...
Rosenkreuz Kontrol May 4, 2014 @ 3:38am 
I... never really seemed to notice any rush, actually. At any rate, like Ref said... there's ancient, powerful beasts ravishing the land while the population is split in two, each side all but at each others' throats. That kind of thing would tend to be rather close to the top of most peoples' list of priorities. Also, it... is kind of the main story. The whole focus of the game, ya know?
Besides, when it comes right down to it, does it really matter? It might have a habit of bringing your focus to the story, but it's not like you're being forced to do it. They even did a pretty good job of keeping the main questline compartmentalized from the rest of the game. Aside from the civil war questline, there's not really anything the main story interferes with. Hell, my first time playing, I went into the main story only so far as fighting the first dragon, then ignored it completely until I'd done literally everyhthing else in the game.
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Marcy May 4, 2014 @ 3:42am 
Boy do I agree with that. Somewhat.
When I first played Skyrim (silly me hadn't played any other TES game, or any similar RPG for that matter aside from Fallout), I instantly rushed through the story. And then I was surprised I couldn't take on higher bosses and Draugr Deathlords at level 10.

That's right folks. I failed miserably.

But yeah. I guess when you look at it, I don't think the game really rushes you. It merely reminds you of the main quest. Because nowadays I usually find myself getting lost in sidequests.
Fayde1 May 4, 2014 @ 4:11am 
I'm level 30 - I haven't even been to Whiterun! But I've cleared Mistwatch, traversed Skyrim, levelled up in a way that leaves me short in certain skills, completed the Jazbay Grapes Quest - done all kindsa things - learned a lot, had a lot of fun, wasted some Thalmur (not to mention all the bunnies) and seen a Headless Horseman! Do I feel rushed? Nup. Am I off to Whiterun all of a sudden? Nup. Play it how you like :) But yes - there is a Civil War and Ancient Threat and Inciters of Doom and Beasties Aplenty to remind me I am The Dragonborn (not that my character knows that yet lol)
datguy13 May 4, 2014 @ 4:17am 
The dialogue tries to impart an imperative, but other than that the events themselves don't take place until you get there to see them, for the most part. About the only things that happen when your character isn't around is Alduin raising a couple of dragons and every once in a great while an attack on a town or somewhat remote area. So anyone with any decent RPG experience won't be fooled by the panicked speeches and will go at their own pace, and Skyrim is basically written and presented in a way that assumes the player is a veteran of at least a few basic RPG experiences.
Marcy May 4, 2014 @ 4:18am 
Originally posted by Fayde1:
But yes - there is a Civil War and Ancient Threat and Inciters of Doom and Beasties Aplenty to remind me I am The Dragonborn (not that my character knows that yet lol)

Not if you use the "Alternate Start" mod though. It gives you the option to start out in various locations with various different backstories, without the whole Helgen part.

Link: http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/9557/?

Used it myself a couple of times. It's really fun if you enjoy roleplaying different characters!
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Ilja May 4, 2014 @ 4:28am 
I actually prefer Skyrim Unbound. It gives you all the freedom in the world and allows you to release the dragons and dragonborn when/if you like. You are free to chat with jarls and do quests, without anyone pushing you to Dragonborn direction.

You can even disable dragons and shouts, until you wish to meet them. Devouring a dragon soul will open the quest to visit the Greybeards.

Skyrim Unbound can be found from Workshop. While I do not endorse using Workshop (thanks to Steam policy of keeping us completely in the dark during their troubles), author has been kind enough to provide the alternative download site for mod.

http://www.intarwebz.net/sub/games/skyrim/mods/skyrim_unbound/
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Marcy May 4, 2014 @ 4:29am 
Originally posted by Ref:

This might actually be better. Thank you!
Ilja May 4, 2014 @ 4:35am 
I gave a bad example by providing just the alternative download site, without the proper description. I apologize and give you guys a link to Workshop version.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=169372128&searchtext=Skyrim+Unbound
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Trigger May 4, 2014 @ 4:56am 
Skyrim Unbound - a must have mod
SpeedFreak May 4, 2014 @ 4:58am 
Did try it is it me or has someone else noticed that Ulfic is blindfolded
Woskis May 4, 2014 @ 5:20am 
Originally posted by Ref:
I gave a bad example by providing just the alternative download site, without the proper description. I apologize and give you guys a link to Workshop version.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=169372128&searchtext=Skyrim+Unbound
Is this mod on the Nexus?
Ilja May 4, 2014 @ 5:27am 
Originally posted by Old Snake:
Is this mod on the Nexus?

No, but you can install it with NMM, by downloading it to your HD from the alternative location I linked and picking it up from there. That's how I install mods outside from Nexus.
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Fayde1 May 4, 2014 @ 7:17am 
Thanks Scary & Ref :)
Woskis May 4, 2014 @ 7:37am 
What I meant was that it felt as if the game assumed you weren't doing any sidequests.
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