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Hearthfire... Is it worth it?

Discussion in 'Hearthfire' started by Daelon DuLac, Jan 15, 2014.

  1. Daelon DuLac

    Daelon DuLac How do you backstab a Dragon?

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    You mean the stuff I saw in the mill, right? I've done that a couple of times, but never really thought about it. I usually just have my steward buy it.

    Thanks for the info!
     
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  2. Hidde

    Hidde Drunk Archer

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    You're welcome! It's still easy to get confused though. I'll explain:

    The log pile to the side of your house functions as storage. You can't interact with it in any way (which was what I thought when I first purchased Hearthfire) but it will show up when you're building furniture/adding rooms, etc.

    Good luck ;)
     
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  3. poprotzy

    poprotzy New Member

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    I feel like I have grown to really Hearthfire, and Skyrim just wouldn't be the same for me without it. The scenery at the plots you can buy is incredible… it really does add a sense role playing. For me, it also added a sense of frustration. The lots and materials cost a lot, and seeing as I'm a sort of "Do it first, Do it now" kind of person, I buy the lots right when I can. And then try to complete them right when I can. So I run out of money fairly quickly. There are also quite a lot of bugs and glitches. But, I mean, it's really a good addition to the game, and if you're the kind of person who really enjoys role playing and the home aspect of the game, then yeah. Get it.
     
  4. Raven Darkmoore

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    I love Hearthfire! It is great to be able to build houses and furnish them with what you like! As you rise is levels you gather so much money that you have to have something to spend it on. Why not a house? I enjoy the role playing aspect of it and the planning and purchasing. Deciding what I want, what I don't want etc. My current character a mage is building Lakeside Manor. I am going traditional with building a standard Mage house with the Library, Enchanters Tower and Alchemist Tower. I am planning when I start a new character to fine tune the house a little more to include only those things that the character really would use and display. Of course I am planning on going a little more restrictive with the character too, but that's a different topic entirely.
     
  5. ZeroDragon

    ZeroDragon Bring me my broadsword, and clear understanding.

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    I've just started a new character and am already planning the houses. Mainly because, once a room is added, it's use can't be changed. So adopting kids means the greenhouse can't be changed into a bedroom, nor can an armoury. I know there are beds upstairs, but that's where the hired help sleep. That said, one for the wife & kids, one for research with a library etc, and one man cave to escape from the pressures of being the dragonborn (and her constant chatter)

    One other mistake I won't make is that I will leave the stewards in place and get new for each house. Using the same one for 2 houses made it very frustrating.
     
  6. Jake Johnson

    Jake Johnson Active Member

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    IMO, it really depends on:

    1) Are you trying a specific RP (I am currently RPing as Professor Lupin from Prisoner of Azkaban, so Markarth's Abandoned House is perfect!)

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    2) What crafting options do you want near? If you are okay with having them in the same town, then just buy Breezehome or live out of the Abandoned House; if you must have a forge at your house, then buy a plot via Hearthfire and build.
     
  7. LotusEater

    LotusEater I brake for blue butterflies

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    Or just go to Solsthiem and acquire Severin Manor fully furnished with everything a crafter needs... for free. :)
     
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  8. ZeroDragon

    ZeroDragon Bring me my broadsword, and clear understanding.

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    For what it costs ..... yes it is worth it for anyone wanting a bit more immersion in Skyrim. For the armoury, for the library, for the greenhouse, the garden, the apiary, the hens and cows, oh yeah .... and you can adopt 2 kids if you really want to. No it's not perfect and, no surprise, has the odd glitchy bit, but it's what ? About £5/$5 or included in the legendary edition. IMO it's well worth it from both a financial and game point of view.
     
  9. Daelon DuLac

    Daelon DuLac How do you backstab a Dragon?

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    Well, other than the conflict, toadying, quests and having to live amongst a bunch of nasty Dunmer... :) Nothing is free.
     
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    LotusEater I brake for blue butterflies

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    Racism is ugly... even in a video game. ;)

    Then again, I worked about ten years in and around Detroit so maybe my tolerance for bad elements is higher.
     
  11. Daelon DuLac

    Daelon DuLac How do you backstab a Dragon?

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    I agree. I was joking, of course. Oakland CA & Southside of Chicago for me.
     
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    LotusEater I brake for blue butterflies

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    I know you were joking. That's why I ended the statement with a winky.

    Both of the areas you mentioned are actually probably worse than Detroit. Detroit is really, really bad but the population is also very, very low due to mass exodus. People worry about the Apocalypse... it's already here... in Detroit. No exaggeration.

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    Oooooh. I see you are close to the 5000 mark in posts. On second thought a good racism debate could get you to 5000 a lot quicker. ;) <-------winky :)
     
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  13. Daelon DuLac

    Daelon DuLac How do you backstab a Dragon?

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    Maybe I should start another "Ignore this post" discussion. That one really go hoppin'!
     
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  14. Dovahkiir

    Dovahkiir Member

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    I enjoyed HF for the adopting kids part that was fun and worth the money alone, but the house building part was meh honestly.

    The choice of options is very limited and to be honest building is tedious. There are much nicer mod houses out there and some are simply stunning - if you're on the PC. You don't get to build them yourself for teh most part but I see that as an advantage.
     
  15. Brawnysilverfox

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    I like it but it could be so muc better I guess. I thought the ''storage'' wing on the house was kinda pointless and messy considering no-one possibly needs 30+ containers in one room, when they don't have a limit to what you can put in them.

    Also, maybe a few more ''radiant'' aspects could have been included - I would have liked the option to hire guards that need paying.....maybe robberies too? Like sometimes your guards would fend them off but other times you'd have to track the bandits down to get your stuff back.
     
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    Honestly, it's not worth it.
    Why build a house in areas that are often so grim, dangerous and likely to be full of bandits and other things trying to attack you? And why have a house when there's so little to do with your family? Your spouse and kids wander around like perfect strangers, you have a few brief interactions with them, but it's nothing special whatsoever.
    The idea was brilliant, but it was executed poorly because they didn't actually allow you to interact with your family in any way. It's all just a bit ghostly :/
     
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    I'll be honest, I found Heartfire a bit lackluster considering I was expecting "fantasy Sims." Not to say I didn't like it, because I definitely did, but I wanted a bit...more, I guess? Like, the Dawnguard expansion was pretty big, and I guess I just wanted to be able to immerse myself a bit more into Skyrim. As it stands, though, I don't regret buying Hearthfire. I like customizing stuff (I'm one of those people who spent two-three hours making a character), so the ability to customize whole buildings -- to a certain degree -- was a nice break from killing dragons and robbing people blind.
     
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  18. ecozombie

    ecozombie Loki

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    I personally enjoy it for a few reasons. The reasons are: it's something to spend money on. The Hearthfire homes also have some things, like the kitchen and greenhouse, that vanilla homes don't have that I personally enjoy. I also like working on building and decorating the houses when I feel like playing Skyrim, but not questing or fighting, which happens sometimes.
    The only things I dislike are all the bugs.
    I will say I don't really get why they added three different homesteads - I would be fine with just Lakeview (I'm guessing to give players some more variety?). I'm only going to build the other two for their unique add ons (fishery and mill I believe?), and the PS3 trophy. :)


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  19. Kohlar the Unkilled

    Kohlar the Unkilled Time for some ale

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    Heljarchen has become my favorite for it's remote, yet central location. This last time I didn't even bother with my cellar, did all my smithing out front on the anvil. One can see for miles and miles. :beermug:
     
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  20. ecozombie

    ecozombie Loki

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    Sounds interesting. Can't wait to build it. :)


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