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I Thought I’d Given Up Gaming, But Then I Took an Arrow In The Knee…

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

I like dragons… so I bought Skyrim. Also Oblivion was the only game I ever got 100% of the achievements for, and I played the crap out of Morrowind back in the day, so I figured I’d at least enjoy Skyrim a little. I’m 115 hours deep now, have 42/50 achievements completed, and am still loving it! Bethesda’s good at making games that are long, but don’t start to annoy me when I’m trying to finish them. I have only run into a couple bugs, and there were a couple things that bothered me, but some patience and a couple of fan-made addons fixed everything right up.

I decided to play a Nord as my first character, and with some serious self control, I’ve managed to stick with that character all the way through (I’m a bit of an alt-o-holic, which makes it take forever for me to get things done usually, but not this time). I decided to make my character (Elaynna) warrioresque, so she wears heavy armor and dual wields one-handed swords. I like theĀ  combat on the PC, though if anyone is in the room when I’m playing, my mouse clicking tends to annoy them, lol. Having my two mouse buttons swing my two swords is so fun, though I’m not sure why I like it so much…

The quests have all been fun, especially the College of Winterhold ones and the story is really interesting. The dungeons aren’t too repetitive, they are a bit, but not intolerably so. Playing on normal difficulty (Adept) gets really easy as you level up, but you can switch the difficulty level at anytime, which helps to keep it challenging. I’m getting a little sick of slaughtering dragons, but at least they give me lots of gold. I’ve got a bit over 200,000 now, so I’m not too concerned about making it anymore. I still have houses to buy, which will likely burn through it quick, so far I only own Breezehome in Whiterun.

My character hasn’t gotten married yet, I haven’t been able to find anyone I actually want to marry, lol. I was pretty disappointed that Sven from Riverwood wasn’t interested, since he’s been my sidekick since level 3 or so, plus he plays the flute like a pro. I was thinking maybe I’d marry his girlfriend Camilla Valerius, just so he couldn’t… haha. I’ll have to pick someone soon, if only for the achievement! The only ones I have left to get are that one, Standing Stones, Wanted, Master Criminal, Skill Master, Oblivion Walker, Thu’um Master, and Master. They should all be fairly easy to finish up I think, except for Oblivion Walker (to get 15 Daedric Artifacts) which will take some time.

I figure I’ll have all the achievements by Christmas or so. I can’t wait for the first expansion, hehe.

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