ᅚᅚ Sep 29, 2013 @ 4:26pm
Best town/city in skyrim?
My favorite is probably Markarth. Very interesting and appealing design, I like the dwarven look in this game. Plus the reach is a pretty cool area.
Last edited by ᅚᅚ; Jul 19 @ 7:53pm
Showing 1-15 of 31 comments
< >
ReallyMeanGoldfish Sep 29, 2013 @ 4:36pm 
I like Riften. Store stalls are all close together, plus thieves guild shops. Markarth is the most interesting.
I had Winterhold. It might as well be a town. I think it snows there more than Windhelm.
SlackerBoe Sep 29, 2013 @ 4:38pm 
Morthol!
ρоѕιтяои_ Sep 29, 2013 @ 4:40pm 
I like Whiterun...the three-tiered layout is appealing to me plus it's in the middle of Skyrim which puts it halfway to everywhere.
(KOD) Catman Sep 29, 2013 @ 4:43pm 
Originally posted by positron_:
I like Whiterun...the three-tiered layout is appealing to me plus it's in the middle of Skyrim which puts it halfway to everywhere.
I like it too plus it's really the first city you ever go to
it just feels like it's your home in skyrim or something
Wolven One Sep 29, 2013 @ 5:42pm 
Its Windhelm or Markarth for me. Windhelm because thats the city with the Arentino child who essentially gets you into the Dark Brotherhood. I loved being in the Dark Brotherhood in Oblivion and I enjoy it in Skyrim. I like Markarth because its really gaudy looking.
Brandybuck Sep 29, 2013 @ 7:27pm 
Raven Rock
[KNoSC] DerAlleinTiger Sep 29, 2013 @ 8:23pm 
I like Riften's style, but I hate the fact that it's home to the Thieves Guild. I can't even walk around without worrying about Brynjolf walking up and automatically starting the questline. Ironically enough, the Thieves Guild is my favorite guild questline in the game, but I just don't want my main paladin character to get involved with them. At least with the Dark Brotherhood there's a way around them.

Anyway, I like Riften's style, but I hate its population. Solitude is a nice little glimpse into Cyrodiil for anyone who played the crap out of Oblivion.

I've never liked Markarth. First off, its streets are extremely confusing. Second, I've never liked Dwemer ruins. The whole steampunk vibe just ruins the feel of the Elder Scrolls for me. And third, I just get a slimey feel as I walk into the city - like I can just feel the corruption. I know that's probably what Bethesda was going for with the city, but I actually prefer the company of the Thieves Guild over the Markarth city guard.
Last edited by [KNoSC] DerAlleinTiger; Sep 29, 2013 @ 8:23pm
Wolven One Sep 29, 2013 @ 8:27pm 
Originally posted by KL*KNoSC DerAlleinTiger:

I've never liked Markarth. First off, its streets are extremely confusing. Second, I've never liked Dwemer ruins. The whole steampunk vibe just ruins the feel of the Elder Scrolls for me. And third, I just get a slimey feel as I walk into the city - like I can just feel the corruption. I know that's probably what Bethesda was going for with the city, but I actually prefer the company of the Thieves Guild over the Markarth city guard.
I can agree on the feel of city completely.
ρоѕιтяои_ Sep 29, 2013 @ 8:45pm 
Originally posted by Rhexx:
Originally posted by positron_:
I like Whiterun...the three-tiered layout is appealing to me plus it's in the middle of Skyrim which puts it halfway to everywhere.
I like it too plus it's really the first city you ever go to
it just feels like it's your home in skyrim or something
This is very true.
Ashtolith Sep 29, 2013 @ 9:59pm 
I love Whiterun, because the different tiers are great, you can get anywhere in Skyrim in a reasonable amount of time and the residents are pretty cool (with a few exceptions. Yes, I have been to the cloud district, we're standing right in the middle of it!). Plus it kind of feels like the most friendly and welcoming town, if only because it's the first. I even kind-off-like Heimskr!

Other than that, Riftens style is the best, even though I want to punch Maven in the face.

I can't stand Markarth, because I feel like I need a very long bath everytime I get there and the streets are making my head hurt. Plus, one of the guards once managed to knock me off a precipice, right into the marketstall full of... "meat of questionable origin". They propably just would have let me lie there and sold meat fresh off my corpse.

Windhelm feels too oppressive, Winterhold just makes me sad. Morthal is okay, but it's basically a haunted little village in the moors. Dawnstar makes my game crash a lot, so I hate it from the deepest parts of my heart, and finally: Solitude is... meh. A bit strangely built, but okay. I like the cyrodilic feel, but it's definitely not my favourite.
[KNoSC] DerAlleinTiger Sep 29, 2013 @ 10:13pm 
Originally posted by Ashtolith:
I can't stand Markarth, because I feel like I need a very long bath everytime I get there and the streets are making my head hurt. Plus, one of the guards once managed to knock me off a precipice, right into the marketstall full of... "meat of questionable origin". They propably just would have let me lie there and sold meat fresh off my corpse.

I knew those Markarth guards were corrupt, but that? Damn... That's just messed up.

After re-thinking it, I have to say that Whiterun is probably my favorite. There's just a certain charm to it that the other cities don't have to them. That being said, I usually make my home in Falkreath with Lakeview Manor. But I think Bethesda sort of made Whiterun in a way that the player is meant to connect with it and see if change as the player does. Just think about how much Whiterun changes as you go along compared to most other cities - the Gildergleam, the Companions, the city itself after the civil war battle, the jarl.

In some ways I wish they had made Riverwood in the same way for those who want more of the quaint setting, but Whiterun's still a nice place.
ivalOkaj Sep 30, 2013 @ 5:22am 
Whiterun for it's style and location.
Boombba Sep 30, 2013 @ 5:43am 
Whiterun
Digstar Sep 30, 2013 @ 5:53am 
Black Reach. Though not a hospitable city, it is one of the better looking cities in the game. To my surprise I found a dragon there too.
ρоѕιтяои_ Sep 30, 2013 @ 6:05am 
Originally posted by Digstar:
Black Reach. Though not a hospitable city, it is one of the better looking cities in the game. To my surprise I found a dragon there too.
I agree and forgot about that one...Blackreach is very beautiful.
Showing 1-15 of 31 comments
< >
Per page: 15 30 50
Date Posted: Sep 29, 2013 @ 4:26pm
Posts: 31