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Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 1:17 pm
by mk_ultra
Some thoughts regarding why I am excited about Skyrim .

My favorite thing about Oblivion and Morrowind was my ability to simply disregard the main quest and wander around wreckin' shit . This allows me to create a charcter that in my mind in from the Robert E. Howard , or Fritz Leiber or even classic D&D tradition of The Adventurer rather than The Hero .

In games like Dragon Age or Mass Effect , you are forced by the storyline to be some sort of hero , sure I can make choices in the world , but I never really feel like I can truly control all of my character's actions .

In the ES games I have the ability to create a sort of character that I really like , a rogue that is out to get paid . A man who knows that there is money to be made because he is willing to go into scary dungeons full of baddies and pick up some loot . A guy who is not above a little mercenary work or even theft and murder if there is coin involved .

Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 1:29 pm
by Molon Labe
"Hell, I'll kill a man in a fair fight... or if I think he's gonna start a fair fight, or if he bothers me, or if there's a woman, or if I'm gettin' paid - mostly only when I'm gettin' paid."-- Jayne Cobb

Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 2:30 pm
by Sckitzo
Bah why no preload!

I just realized, it launches as my family is visiting from Ohio :shock:...wonder if there is time to fake my death so I can play :S

Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 5:14 pm
by Lynxian
And I've got my PC version of Skyrim!!!

And I can't play it due to the Steam lock. Bah and humbug!

Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:39 pm
by docdredd
Tomorrow is going to be awesome!! Shooting all day at Knob Creek, them home to nap for a few hours, then standing in line like a fan boy to get my copy :lol:

Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:08 pm
by Sckitzo
Sckitzo wrote:Via FB
Skyrim’s launch is less than three weeks away!! To help you prepare for the game’s release, here’s the recommended and minimum PC requirements.

Recommended Specs

* Windows 7/Vista/XP PC (32 or 64 bit)
* Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD CPU
* 4GB System RAM
* 6GB free HDD space
* DirectX 9 compatible NVIDIA or AMD ATI video card with 1GB of RAM (Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 or higher; ATI Radeon 4890 or higher).
* DirectX compatible sound card
* Internet access for Steam activation

Minimum Specs

* Windows 7/Vista/XP PC (32 or 64 bit)
* Processor: Dual Core 2.0GHz or equivalent processor
* 2GB System RAM
* 6GB free HDD Space
* Direct X 9 compliant video card with 512 MB of RAM
* DirectX compatible sound card
* Internet access for Steam activation
Molon was it you saying you were going to be playing on console? You sure your rig doesn't meet min specs? It's not that demanding honestly.

Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:10 pm
by Molon Labe
Just got the txt from Gamestop that my pre-order has arrived. I'll be getting there by at least 2230 because the pre-order map is 1st come 1st serve. Talk about some bullshit, considering my copy has been paid for since July.

Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:12 pm
by Molon Labe
I don't want min. spec detail, I want all of it. Since the Xbox copies are coded specifically for Xbox hardware, it will look better on console than min. spec PCs.

Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:27 am
by Sckitzo
Uhh I sorta doubt min spec PC is going to look worse then 360, look how old the hardware specs are on the 360, those components ain't aging real well.

But if you already paid for it, I guess it should work.

Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 1:44 pm
by mk_ultra
Would love to pick it up at a midnight release , but I will be working till about 3AM . :(

Should have it in my grubby little paws by this time tomorrow . :D

Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:20 pm
by mk_ultra
9.5 from IGN

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Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 6:12 pm
by docdredd
Live gameplay feed.... http://www.gametrailers.com/hour-one/el ... d_facebook" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:41 pm
by BigDaddyTX
docdredd wrote:Live gameplay feed.... http://www.gametrailers.com/hour-one/el ... d_facebook" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
I would have watched that 2 days ago.. now I'm just going to wait until midnight. Woo! Already d/led just waiting for that Steam unlock.

Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:13 pm
by Lynxian
Whoa, I forgot that overwhelming feeling that you get when first starting to play a new Elder Scrolls game. I have it but I really need to sleep now. (3AM over here.)

It's interesting and there's... choices!

Got 3 days of gaming ahead, I'll let you guys know how it goes. ;)

Oh, and an interesting note: looks prettier than Oblivion but runs far smoother. High Quality for me without a hitch! :)

Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:10 pm
by Sckitzo
2hrs until unlock, preload 68%...and MW3 is taking hours to load. So impatient.

Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:30 pm
by JerryOnly
What has my life come to? going to get it at midnight

Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:04 am
by Spookadelic
Steam is showing the play button, says its decrypting files now. Yeah!

Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:13 am
by Sckitzo
Spookadelic wrote:Steam is showing the play button, says its decrypting files now. Yeah!
Yup lets see how smooth (or not) this goes.

Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:13 am
by Spookadelic
Playing... see you next year. : - )

JK

Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:28 am
by docdredd
uploading to the computer now.....

Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:30 am
by Sckitzo
Some hints for the PC gamers

Hold E to move corpses around
Caps lock is the Always run toggle button (think ES IV was same)
When your making your character it makes it look like you have to change your name then, you can't. Get your toon looking how you want then accept, a new box will pop up for you to put your name in. I wasted 15min trying to figure out what was wrong.
Don't mess with the chickens
Don't mess with the Mammoths
Dragons die really easy...

Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:54 am
by docdredd
oh god I have work all day today.... I have been up for 27 hours now..... this will not end well ...

Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Posted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 7:53 am
by basm
Are the PC graphics any better than the Xbox? I watched some Xbox gameplay on YT and wasn't completely sold, the textures looked a little wonky and the toon's left hand when playing in FP mode was all bendy in weird places.

Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Posted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 8:59 am
by Chase The hero
basm wrote:Are the PC graphics any better than the Xbox? I watched some Xbox gameplay on YT and wasn't completely sold, the textures looked a little wonky and the toon's left hand when playing in FP mode was all bendy in weird places.

I got to play it on my friend PC with the graphics maxed and it was so beautiful i almost cried. i did not notice many glitches, other than the fact that sometimes butterflies (which you can catch!) will fly through rocks. i did only get to play for about an hour, so YMMV.