Kyrie Aug 27, 2013 @ 1:11am
What is the reason you started playing Skyrim?
Felicia Day is a big part of why I started playing this... the other part of why I started playing was to make my brother jealous. Needless to say, the latter part of my big plan backfired. Why? He has his PS3 and as long as he has that, he's in heaven, so to speak. Give me a dragon to kill and I'm a happy camper. Going back to the topic of Felicia... I found her videos to be quirky and cute and the moment I had the money, I went out and bought the game, which was back in May of this year, as you can probably tell from my achievement records. Yep... this is random and this is why I shouldn't be up after three in the morning.

Anyways! Why did you get into playing? Were you inspired? Did you just want to see what the big, fat fuss was about? There are no wrong answers here, I promise. *-*
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Major Moolah Aug 27, 2013 @ 1:17am 
I played Oblivion until there were no quests left. Let's just say my brain electrified with every pre-release screenshot :) My wait was amply rewarded
The Rock God Aug 27, 2013 @ 1:30am 
I already owned it, so I figured I should get around to playing it.
SwiftAssassin Aug 27, 2013 @ 1:38am 
My friend kept on talking about it, so I watched the trailer and instantly fell in love and got it :)
Thadian Aug 27, 2013 @ 2:00am 
I played Morrowind and was hooked. At first, I thought "Just another King's Field. Big deal."

Turns out, it was.
c0AX Aug 27, 2013 @ 2:21am 
Great question!

Longtime computer gamer, into FPS & RPG's. I started out the TES series with Morrowind.(GOTY version) a few years after it came out. I guess it's good I was a latecomer to that game because there were tons of mods by then & more being made everyday. I love using mods for a longtime now. I even learned enough to "mod the mods". Basically I took a house mods & made them my own was all i managed. Changed it how I wanted it & of course never released to the public. But I was really immersed in the game like no other before that..

The MW main quest itself is very engrossing. I bought Oblivion when it came out Played it little. I was still into MW off & on. A couple years later, I saw Oblivion again at Fry's, GOTY for $20 I think, bought it again, this time really getting into it along with all the mods by then. Played most of the quests including the main. Was awesome fighting beside Martin (no further comment there).. Awesome game as was Morrowind. By then I had heard of Skyrim & was eagerly anticipating it, yet a bit worried if it was gonna be as good as the previous 2 games.

Nov 2011 rolled around & i was horrified to learn that Skyrim was gonna use Steam, a service I had had 2 bad experiences with in the past. I hated the fact that you had to login to play a single player game... But, this was TES V: Skyrim!!! A must have. So, I bit the bullet & bought the game on DVD at Fry's. Installed it & Steam again, & got on with it!!! Was & am more than thrilled with Skyrim. It is all & more than could be hoped for in this TES series.. Graphics & gameplay are awesome. I guess I got over myself about Steam cause I own close to 70 games through Steam now.. And imho it works good now. ;)

In Skyrim little refs back to the past make me remember small things in the other games. And the map is open & easier to climb & explore than before. Towns & pubs are lively, especially if modded, & some industry goes on too. The bars are fun. The songs excellent. I hate to say I'm level 70, own all expansions, but I haven't completed the main quest. :p Does it matter? No.

I use Nexus Mod Manager for my mods. I just like the site & the manager is great tho for some reason I never liked it as much as the OMM. Maybe cause it's tied to the web site? I dunno. Anyway, that's how I got into Skyrim, short story long. ;)

c0AX


Prosperno Aug 27, 2013 @ 2:48am 
I remember playing Daggerfall, that was when I really got interested in TES, this was about 2004, I was 7 at the time. I enjoyed it as I did with other games that I played like: Castlevania, pacman, doom etc... When I realized Morrowind was also out, I was pysched. I begged my parents to buy it for me, and so they did. I spent days playing it, I even played it at school with my friends. On weekends we dressed up and had toy swords and we would fight eachother pretending to be Elves and Nords etc... Then came 2006, I was 9. This was when I got TES: Oblivion, this is where my life really opened up. I had fun finishing quests, getting all the best stuff, maxing out my perks, and generally having loads of fun. I got bored with the game once I finished everything, so I decided to install some mods, now this was amazing. I could have what ever I wanted in the game - almost - I loved player homes, especially the castle ones. Now, at the age of 14, 2011, I played video games like heck, you name it: TES, The Lego Games, Battlfield, Half life, TF2 etc... When I heard Skyrim was coming out, I was never more excited, I loved the graphics, the gameplay, and everything about it, especially: DRAGONS! I've spent 149 hours on steam playing it, but I did own it on the PS3, and I played it for over 700-1000 hours. That's my story.
Jogon Aug 27, 2013 @ 3:53am 
Sometimes you start playing in the early days of gaming (Commodore 64) and then work and family intervene and the gaming is put to one side. Then time goes by and Retirement looms and the call of the gaming world beckons in the guise of Skyrim. Bought it, played a few hours and then put it aside because of personal reasons then bought a new PC fired the game up and have been playing it ever since for over 900 hours, level 72 and enjoying every day. Have finished Skyrim, Dawnguard, Dragonborn and nearly finished Falskaar and Wyrmstooth. What next? I have a new character to create and away I will go.
carro Aug 27, 2013 @ 4:12am 
I started playing Daggerfall just a few years after it came out in 1995. I was seven or eight. Personally I still think Daggerfall is one of the greatest games of all time, but I suppose it's mainly because of nostalgia. Anyway I've played every TES game since. Even Redguard and Battlespire. Playing Skyrim seemed like the most natural thing to do.
HeimdallW32 Aug 27, 2013 @ 4:57am 
Been playing the series since Morrowind (found it on sale back in the day, and was my first introduction to the concept of 'a game's minimum requirements don't guarantee the game will run with reasonable framerate'...xD), so, Skyrim being a TES game was all it really took.

The trailers and preview screenshots didn't hurt. Especially seeing how they drastically improved faces this time around (Oblivion faces are a big part of why I never got far in that game...at least it was fairly easy to mod Morrowind's).
Lord Noob of Noobshire Aug 27, 2013 @ 5:13am 
In all honesty, this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8K8KQlZJcv8
this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raeRa99UNJI
and investigating into a certain meme that was prolific at the time involving projectiles and leg joints.
█ ♥ █ Canada Aug 27, 2013 @ 6:27am 
It started when my brother had a few friends over, and one of them had brought a few games with them.

While they were busy playing multiplayer games, I was looking through for a single player game I could play on the other Xbox.

Well, I saw Oblivion. I had heard very little of this game, next to nothing. So I decided I would go try it out to see if I might like it.

I rather enjoyed the character customization, but what really got me hooked was the scenery and the soundtrack. I just felt happy.

Luckily, the game came with the "Knights of the Nine" and the "Shivering Isles" DLC, so I could enjoy the game for longer.

Once I had heard about a new Elder Scrolls game coming out, I got excited.

I was able to purchase the game within the first week of release.
Rice Aug 27, 2013 @ 6:39am 
The trailer looked absolutely badass.
pike Aug 27, 2013 @ 6:54am 
a friend showed it to me on his computer , and it looked fun , i have always loved gaming , and needed something to function as physical therapy for my hands (nerve damage ) so i got it and it is one of the best games i have ever played if not the best , the freedom to do as you choose is fantastic , heck you dont even have to do the quest lines if you dont want to
DarkavengeR Aug 27, 2013 @ 7:08am 
TES is awesome!!!
Cerramir Aug 27, 2013 @ 7:16am 
Because i pretty much lived on Oblivion. I turned that game inside out. Memorized nearly everything. You get the idea. It's still my favorite game of all time. They threw in some limitations in Skyrim i'm not thrilled with. In Oblivion, if you took the time to get uber and become game-breaking then you deserved it. In Skyrim, the devs really threw the power dampeners on (looking at you especially Enchanting).
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