The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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How do you make Skyrim more fun for you?
I've logged in 70 hours in the game so far, but never reached past level 5. I keep making new characters, and deleting past saves, not because I am bored, but I am testing out so many things, like mods, character builds, more challenging ways to play the game, more immersive game styles, ect... I really want to find a character and play style that fits me. I thought I'd post this here, to see what others do, and maybe it will be nice for other people to see too.
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Smitty Mar 2, 2013 @ 10:24pm 
Captain Beefart Mar 2, 2013 @ 10:26pm 
Yep, I got about 200 now. Having tons of fun with them, but since I'm spoiled with mods, I want more, and more, it's an addiction, but I am not complaining.
Originally posted by DarkSeraphim85:
As the above posters mentioned, try some mods.
Start out slow, and only add a small few until you understand and have a better feel with mods.

Places to check out are STEAM workshop or Skyrim-Nexus.
Last edited by ShocksOculus #VR-CLUB; Mar 2, 2013 @ 10:32pm
Griffix4 Mar 2, 2013 @ 10:32pm 
Fear2288 Mar 3, 2013 @ 12:28am 
Part of the fun for me is not finding a style I like best and then only working with that one. Sure, you're going to have a favorite one but what really adds replayability to the game is experiencing numerous kinds. You can start out with the 3 archetypes (warrior, mage, and rogue) and then as you play more start breaking those 3 up into different classes for different characters.

I also find it fun to try and remain lore-friendly in relation to my characters. Before you start playing with a character think of the kind of race/class you might want and then head over to something like the Elder Scrolls wikia and do some research on that race - find out their strengths, weaknesses, their physical attributes (i.e. what they look like), what divines/daedra they worship, what kind of warriors they are, etc and then tailor your character to that in terms of character creation, the play style/class, what kinds of weapons and armor you use, what kinds of quests you pursue, etc.

So...pretty much what Griffix4 said: roleplay.

frogprincess_q4 Mar 3, 2013 @ 1:30am 
Sometimes I find skill grinding fun, sometimes I find playing a less powerful character on Master level fun, sometimes I make a mod for myself with OP armor and extreme enchantments and go around just blowing stuff up, sometimes I pick flowers or build a house, sometimes I just go for a big looooong walk checking out everything I come across, from a ring of mushrooms, to the tent of the starcrossed lovers, to the dead alchemist in a giant's camp with a giant's toe in his inventory. Other times I chase trophies, or see how many quests I can complete and get out of my journal. Sometimes I check out mods, I love to see what people are making. Occasionally, I even play one.

I have started several characters, my 1st I played for about 150hours on PS3 before my file got completely and utterly corrupted. Or something. I had to delete the whole account and reinstall Skyrim. I have never been as faithful to another character since, but rarely do I get bored. Usually in order to play a character for a really long time I need to dedicate them to completing a particular Questline, such as the College of Winterhold, or the Dawnguard. Then I'll get excited about trying something else.

In some ways the early part is the best, trying to build skills and funds and getting established. Once I have lots of money and houses and levelling up is almost impossible - those last 10 level ups are a pain imo - I find I want to start over which I'll do a few times finding my next major character.
ColaQueen Mar 3, 2013 @ 2:02am 
I think you need to pick a character type and match it to a quest chain and just go for that story line for a bit. Mods are great and enhance the game, but if you've never got past level five it means your not really getting involved in any of the story lines. There are quite a few to choose from.
Kev Mar 3, 2013 @ 4:29am 
I walk everywhere and I very rarely fast travel; I take the game seriously and I role play even if it is in my head I pretend that when an NPC talks to me I respond with a relevant reply and thus, the game has never got old for me.

Having a love interest helps too especially when it is so amazingly scripted and executed (Vilja)

I also made her non essential so she can be killed and that makes the game that much more interesting.
Last edited by Kev; Mar 3, 2013 @ 4:34am
lmao xd Mar 3, 2013 @ 4:33am 
...I'd role play if Skyrim had more detail in it. Like Morrowind-esque amounts of detail, for guilds and quests and all the works.
Varinius Mar 3, 2013 @ 4:35am 
The biggest problem I have is I'll get so far into the story and decide I want to roll a different class/build. I've managed to get to level 54 now, and I'm playing a "Spellsword" if you like; combining both serious destruction magic with shields and 1h swords (also putting a lot of attention into the enchanting/blacksmithing skills). It's working great for me so far. :)
gaqo Mar 3, 2013 @ 7:57am 
I'm enjoying the waves, (mod:waves), all I need is a surfboard! Got the techno radio playing in background, and another side game, guess who's a virgin,with Averna. As it's just too easy to kill anything. I prefer flying on dragons, even bears have become cute,(must try 'bend will' on troll!). I'm thinking of starting a techno-surfer community for drop-outs!
fenlander Mar 3, 2013 @ 12:10pm 
Role play and mods. I pick a character concept and follow it through to the end. So in this play through I am a vampire, wont cure it nor will I manage to get all the words as at some point I will have to become a werewolf. So that is out of the question.

Another play through I'll be an assassin or warrior. The one before was a pure mage, no weapons or armour just spells.
x M U S C L E x Mar 3, 2013 @ 12:12pm 
rafaelherschel Mar 3, 2013 @ 2:48pm 
I dual wield two handed weapons, use a bow, sneak when appropriate and use conjuration. By not specializing too much, the different skills complement each other and the gameplay becomes more varied.

It also makes it important to think about which perks are useful.
Gustav Vasa Mar 3, 2013 @ 3:19pm 
At 550 hours, I am only on my second character and level 42. As you get to higher levels, you get to win and that makes it more fun, at least for me. I managed to kill all the guards when they tried to arrest me and send me to Cidhna mine. All this on the adept level. How do people feel about playing at novice level and winning all their fights vs. playing at master level and getting killed all the time?
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Date Posted: Mar 2, 2013 @ 10:24pm
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