Khyron Feb 19, 2013 @ 10:39am
Is my enchanting broken? - plz help
Just started to do some enchanting but I was gaining a level per 1 action at the enchanting table. ie I'd disenchant an item and I went from level 20 to 21. I did this 3 times in a row leveling up 3 times with 3 items.

I know Skyrim lets you level fast but this seems a little broken. I had also messed around with the timescale in the command line moving it down to 5 (which I really like). Could that have messed things up? I reloaded a game with default timescale but it was the same thing.

Anyones help would be greatly apprecitated.
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Navarre Feb 19, 2013 @ 11:20am 
Nah, that's pretty much how it works, as far as I can tell. At low level, most crafting skills take a level everytime you do anything. It gets a lot harder in the high levels. At least that's how it works for me too, and I don't use gameplay changing mods in that aspect nor changed the timeline. I read that can cause severe glitches, so I avoided doing it, no matter how I'd like to.
Revue Mage Feb 19, 2013 @ 11:23am 
Try getting that last level on ANYTHING. Smithing 100 particularly drove me nuts. I was at 99 for what seemed like days and then finally after smithing out my 324,987,654th piece of Leather Armor and causing what had to become known as an indigenous wildlife extinction event on Skyrim I was finally able to make a suit of armor out of a dragon and go.... "meh"
Navarre Feb 19, 2013 @ 11:28am 
I'm usually reponsible for a shortage in iron in the whole country myself. Gotta make these daggers. But come to think of it, I kill every animal for their souls for enchantment, so yeah, no more wildlife either, except the rabbits who probably grow unchecked and eat all the crops, ending in the extinction of human life in Skyrim.
Amycus Feb 19, 2013 @ 11:30am 
Just you wait, soon enough in the later levels you will wish that it wasn't so **** slow to level up the enchanting skill.
jconan7777777 Feb 19, 2013 @ 11:39am 
kill more wolves steve
Westlandresider Feb 19, 2013 @ 11:42am 
I think it also depends on the value of the item that you disencant and enchant, for example if you enchant a dagger with banish that will increase the value of the iron dagger to around 1000 septims...So that will increase your enchanting skill quicker than if you enchant it with shock damage.
Revue Mage Feb 19, 2013 @ 11:46am 
You know... the easiest skill to upgrade and the most valuable in my mind is alchemy. Ingredients are cheap, and you can turn the potions around for insane amounts of money in comparison to the amount of actual work that goes into smithing and enchanting. Then you can use the cash to just find master trainers and max up. I should write a guide for that...
Amycus Feb 19, 2013 @ 11:49am 
Originally posted by Steve RAOS:
You know... the easiest skill to upgrade and the most valuable in my mind is alchemy. Ingredients are cheap, and you can turn the potions around for insane amounts of money in comparison to the amount of actual work that goes into smithing and enchanting. Then you can use the cash to just find master trainers and max up. I should write a guide for that...
Yes, you should - I would most definetely read it.
Navarre Feb 19, 2013 @ 11:49am 
Except that you ruin a merchant every time you sell a potion, so you end up with hundreds of potions to sell and nobody to sell them to unless you spend a lot of time waiting and traveling from town to town. I don't think you gain much time. Besides, you can sell enchanted iron daggers with petty gem enchantements for a lot of money too, and doing so you actually practice the skill you want.
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Khyron Feb 19, 2013 @ 11:52am 
Thanks everyone for the replies. Glad my game ain't broke
Revue Mage Feb 19, 2013 @ 12:23pm 
Originally posted by Mac_Abane:
Except that you ruin a merchant every time you sell a potion, so you end up with hundreds of potions to sell and nobody to sell them to unless you spend a lot of time waiting and traveling from town to town. I don't think you gain much time. Besides, you can sell enchanted iron daggers with petty gem enchantements for a lot of money too, and doing so you actually practice the skill you want.

You ruin a merchant? How? What? I sell all of my potion-ey crap to Whine-A-Thor, and what's her face in Whiterun and their gold resets in a day. I literally spent 10 in game minutes just carriage hopping and inn crashing from Whiterun to all the holds and back, and had made around 8-9K.

If you really can't figure out the mix/value sweet spot for the ingredients you currently carry, you should try this out...

http://rp.eliteskills.com/skyrim.html

It lists alchemical combinations by value, so you're always mixing the most valuable potions with your ingredients; and as I said before, you can just gold dump into other stuff. It's a short trip from the potion shop to the Skyforge is all I'm sayin.
Revue Mage Feb 19, 2013 @ 12:24pm 
Originally posted by amycus89:
Originally posted by Steve RAOS:
You know... the easiest skill to upgrade and the most valuable in my mind is alchemy. Ingredients are cheap, and you can turn the potions around for insane amounts of money in comparison to the amount of actual work that goes into smithing and enchanting. Then you can use the cash to just find master trainers and max up. I should write a guide for that...
Yes, you should - I would most definetely read it.

Working on it. Will post it when done.
Zero Hour 17 Feb 19, 2013 @ 12:27pm 
Originally posted by Steve RAOS:
You know... the easiest skill to upgrade and the most valuable in my mind is alchemy. Ingredients are cheap, and you can turn the potions around for insane amounts of money in comparison to the amount of actual work that goes into smithing and enchanting. Then you can use the cash to just find master trainers and max up. I should write a guide for that...

Yes please. I friggin hate leveling alchemy. I actually prefer to level enchanting and smithing normally and buy training for alchemy lol
Revue Mage Feb 19, 2013 @ 12:38pm 
Yeah I should have it done in like an hour or two. Just give me a little bit to get a draft going, and I'll post it here (or as a new thread), then if it's received well I'll try to give it the royal treatment and throw it on Steam Guides.
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Digstar Feb 19, 2013 @ 1:11pm 
Originally posted by Mac_Abane:
Except that you ruin a merchant every time you sell a potion, so you end up with hundreds of potions to sell and nobody to sell them to unless you spend a lot of time waiting and traveling from town to town. I don't think you gain much time. Besides, you can sell enchanted iron daggers with petty gem enchantements for a lot of money too, and doing so you actually practice the skill you want.
As far as merchants go, I usually start with the thieves guild string of quests as each of the fences in the five cities have 4k and have no limitations on what you can sell them (after youv'e finished the thieves guild quest line).
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