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A New Way to Play

Discussion in 'General Skyrim Discussion' started by Rickysousa, May 5, 2013.

  1. Rickysousa

    Rickysousa IL Mentore

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    Introduction:
    You know what I love about Skyrim? It's the fact that the game is MASSIVE and no two people finish the game the exact same way, even so, one does not simply "finish" Skyrim. But lets face it, even with a game as huge as Skyrim, we've all played the same quest lines a few dozen times, just with different characters or different ways. But one of Skyrim's strengths is the players ability to approach the battlefield from a number of different ways, turning the tables on your enemy.

    Part 1: The Diver
    Every race in Skyrim has a Race Ability and Race Power. Race Power's are activated with the Power Button, but Race abilities are always active. Sometimes we undervalue Race abilities because they seem to only be useful in very specific situations, but truth is these are our secret weapons, one of the ways we can approach the battlefield.
    Soon I will begin my new character, an Argonian ranger who specializes deep sea diving. Ill admit, when I first saw that Argonians had the ability to breathe underwater I wasn't all that impressed. But I realized how little I've explored Skyrim's waterways.
    Conclusion:
    So If you have your suggestions for A New Way to Play, or a Body of Water you think would be fun to explore, let me know and post your suggestions in the comments
     
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  2. Mighty Pecan Pie

    Mighty Pecan Pie The secret American

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    I agree with you. I undervalued my Nord's blood. I fought mainly ice dragons for some reason, until a Fire dragon appeared and kicked my ass. since then I value the Frost resistance more. for waterbreathing I have a dragon priest mask, which I always carry with me!
     
  3. berzum

    berzum Why is the alto wine always gone?

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    sadly as in all tes games the underwater just looks like emptyness, I like the argonians i love the fact they are reptilian, but waterbreathing is basicly useless cops the waters are just empty aside from a few fish and clams....oh yeah sea weed...there isn't much to explore.
     
  4. annelid

    annelid Noob

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    There's often a chest or a few corpses floating around, but nothing truly exciting. Given that the game includes waterbreathing I would have expected more use of the underwater sections.
     
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  5. RY14NCE

    RY14NCE Dragonborn

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    Pilgrim's Trench ( I think that's what its called )

    I think it's to the west of Winterhold, there are a few sunken ships there to explore. Can't say for sure that there's anything of value there, but its worth a look anyway. But other than that, the waterways are pretty bland, I suppose you could use waterbreathing to flank enemies or to get to a good place to attack them from.

    Just because there's not much to explore, doesn't mean you can't make it fun!
     
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  6. ShangTsung

    ShangTsung Active Member

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    like berzum mentioned, there's nothing special in any of the water ways, trust me i've explored them all outa boredom and i don't even use argonians.. the only thing water breathing is good for is eluding enemies and hope their arrows can't find you under water.. as for the game itself, yea.. even if you finish every last story and side quest you still just continue playing and i like games that do this, borderlands is like that and i love the concept, honestly wish more games would implement this idea.
     
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  7. berzum

    berzum Why is the alto wine always gone?

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    i will say that sunken ships are fun to explore but to make a racial abilty just for that is pointless.
    and i agree with you except for the fact that yopu can't our swim enemies, normal ones yes, but dragons fire and ice will still reach you under water, trust i have been in the deepest spot i could find and still dragon's will find and attack you
     
  8. ShangTsung

    ShangTsung Active Member

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    oh yea, i've been killed just as much under water as on land.. and a lot of times it was by dragons, diving is a false sense of security..
     
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  9. berzum

    berzum Why is the alto wine always gone?

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    sadly it is, most bandits and wild life won't follow you in but dragon will circle you and kill you very quickly, lol but if you know hwere to look you can find ice bergs to hide under, but other than that your toast if a dragon follows you out to sea
     
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  10. ShangTsung

    ShangTsung Active Member

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    lol i once wandered into a cave infested with dozens of those annoying high level forsworn archers, fought off as many as i could before running out of potions, at this point i was almost dead and there was a big pond nearby so i jumped in and dove deep as i could, waited at the bottom about 2 minutes before once again getting plugged with arrows which quickly killed me, dead in the water.. yea... diving won't save your ass on this game..
     
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  11. jarif

    jarif Well-Known Member

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    Another good thing is the game made for mods :D
     

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