The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Rhenthyl Jun 7, 2014 @ 5:33am
Are Wulfric and Impreial the only choice you've got?
So i finally decided to sit down and play Skyrim, but i was wondering at the beginning of the game you have to choose who you follow. You either go with a wulfric supporter or a legion, which sets the tone for the next set of quests (from what i've seen so far).

My question is are you stuck with those to choices, or can you basically say screw it i'm gonna take over the world myself, or something else entirely?
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Ilja Jun 7, 2014 @ 5:38am 
You will have to go with either Ulfric Stormcloak supporter Ralof, or Imperial officer Hadvar. However, you are not tied to those choises.

You are only required to travel with them, until you are out of Helgen. You can do a quick trip with them (recommended), but after that the game is all yours.

You are not required to pick a side, or a side that you selected when leaving Helgen. You can play the whole game without taking hands on approach to Civil War, if you like.
Last edited by Ilja; Jun 7, 2014 @ 5:38am
Nomeck Jun 7, 2014 @ 5:38am 
Choosing Ulfric Stormcloak or the Empire only sets the tone for the civil war not the main storyline. And no, you cannot take over the world yourself.
Æthere Jun 7, 2014 @ 5:45am 
Originally posted by Nomeck:
And no, you cannot take over the world yourself.
Or can you...[]
Eternie Jun 7, 2014 @ 6:37am 
The only time that your choice of who you follow becomes relevant is during the quest for the Jagged crown!
Where if you have picked the same as you followed through the helgen dungeon then that follower Hadvar or Ralof will join you for that quest !
once you've gotten the jagged crown you can reverse pickpocket it into that follower to retrieve once you've past the news to Ulfric / Tullius
Where as if you are then selecting a different side then that follower has been killed!
James Jun 7, 2014 @ 6:59am 
Choice is really an illusion, yes you may choose not to touch the civil war and the game in that area will not progress, skyrim feels like the game doesn't move on until you do what it wants sooner or later. yet again, another fake option; the game forces you to carry out your such 'destiny' to be the dragonborn and kill the dragons ... bla bla bla, infact they aren't strictly, dragons... I want to play a skyrim where the choice, really, is mine.
Last edited by James; Jun 7, 2014 @ 7:00am
Ilja Jun 7, 2014 @ 7:08am 
Most gamed do not "move on", until you do what it wants.

Skyrim was made for consoles. Are you really suggesting, that game had sold without actual plot in it? They do not have modding capabilities that we have. Without main quest, we wouldn't have Skyrim in PC as we have it today.
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Date Posted: Jun 7, 2014 @ 5:33am
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