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Days where everything in Skyrim is against you

Discussion in 'General Skyrim Discussion' started by Clau, Jul 30, 2014.

  1. Clau

    Clau The Fateless One

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    After a long day of work, I decided to continue my crusader build. Started walking from Whiterun to Dawnstar after seeing a museum pamphlet. Along the way, I encountered a dragon, it just swooped down and after a long battle, it fell so I continued my journey. Along the way, I encountered wolves, sabercats, hired thugs, a thief, frostbite spiders, a snow troll and when I finally reached dawnstar, a vampire attack. Great just great. During the skirmish where several hold guards decided to join the fray, managed to hit one of them accidentally.

    So as I unsheathed my mace, one of them prompted an arrest as I had incurred a 40 gold bounty or so. I spent the night in jail. Breaking of my roleplay, it was one of those days where everything is just against you.

    Anyone else had that experience or something similar? Tell me I'm not experiencing this alone.
     
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  2. The Honorable Gidian Diva of Sass

    The Honorable Gidian Diva of Sass Sahrot Vahlok Spaan. Bahnahgaar. Minion #88!
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    I once came out of Riverwood only to be attacked by a dragon. Killed it, after HOURS of fighting. Night time came around, and VAMPIRES. Reloaded a save because townspeople were dying and decided to try my luck with Dawnstar. Same thing happened again. I never found a safe city that day. Something went wrong in EVERY city (accidental attacks and thefts, dragon attacks, vampire attacks, missclicking and buying stuff I didn't want to buy... etc). I ended up moving into the wilderness and becoming a hermit for the rest of my days (AKA, Ragequit).
     
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  3. The Honorable Gidian Diva of Sass

    The Honorable Gidian Diva of Sass Sahrot Vahlok Spaan. Bahnahgaar. Minion #88!
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    Thankfully that has only ever happened on one character.
     
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    JoeReese Well-Known Member

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    Oh no, it's not just you. I just came out of the house in Riverwood, last night, to a vampire/wolf/'dragon attack, in which I lost a few townspeople and a merchant at once. :/ Just one of those days I guess.
     
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  5. Clau

    Clau The Fateless One

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    Wow, that's even more harrowing than my experience. Which takes me back to my early playing days where that feeling of guilt and disappointment of bringing death and destruction (inadvertently) to a hold or village does sink in.
     
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    Clau The Fateless One

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    I feel you. Most of the time, I would reload and try again, but it does take courage to simply move on however the guilt or its consequence. But no sooner, I have regrets when I have to save. Skyrim has that much effect on me and my characters.
     
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  7. Kalin of High Rock

    Kalin of High Rock Faal Lun Vahdin

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    I would love that much action on a journey! It's the whole point behind not fast traveling. I'm doing a no-fast-travel play through currently, and most the time it's just wolves...

    Wolves and an unusual number of rude "Nord" characters. You know the kind. They're in generic steel plate armor. You say hello and they call you a milk drinker. They're great for speech skill-ups before you decapitate them!

    My current play through is also a "I'm Not The Dragonborn!" play. So no main quest, and mercifully no dragons. But last time when I was dragon hunting on my dark elf cleric and her small party of followers we were cornered by a thalmor patrol whilst locked in battle with an angry ancient dragon.

    That was a spot of bad luck and a real mess. Dragons fighting followers, thalmor fighting dragon, me fighting thalmor. A mess. Then the dragon attempted to take off while wounded and floundered, wheeled around and almost crashed into everyone. I had to dive aside, 80's action movie style.
     
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  8. Clau

    Clau The Fateless One

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    For my journey, it was an action that is of wrong timing. Was playing skyrim to build up my personal sleepiness but instead of a subtle walk towards the destination, it has been a gauntlet of fighting.

    There are days when it seems, when I am craving for battle or excitement, it does not find me but at times when it does, it's under the unfortunate circumstances, such as escort missions.

    Dragon and Thalmor usually spells my doom. Died a lot by their hand as if both found it mutually beneficial to end my character.
     
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    ColleenG When in doubt, follow the fox.

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    I would call that a GOOD DAY.
     
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    Clau The Fateless One

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    On my other characters or my personal mood setting, it could be a good day. But on the bright side, I did level up the 1H, blocking and heavy armor a few notches.

    So maybe it was just my mood. :D
     
  11. JoeReese

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    Sorry. I giggle every time I see that.


    I have reloaded to save merchants more than once. Now that I'm on PC, I have been known to inadvertently slip on a banana peel and land on the "resurrect" command, if it's an important enough merchant. Fortunately, and to my surprise, Camilla takes over the shop when Lucan gets killed, so "da moichandizing continues." (In Yogurt's voice)
     
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    Character in level 78, just started continuing mainquest (I always leave that at end)
    I was returning to my home in whiterun. I stopped rivenwood and miraaks followers attack there. Fight was long as some vampires join that too :)
    Several NPCs death, I continue to my home whiterun, offcourse dragon attack there, I try run if off going in whiterun. Then I have dragon in loose whiterun.
    Counting dead npcs again. I did my job to TG. I return Riften to TG, but there was thief in main area. Fight was nice until Dragonpriest drop in.
    I dont know how it was there, maybe some follower(from mods) summons it or somekind bug but it start killing npcs. I have never seen so many NPCs from riften dead.
    Dragon priest didnt drop mask, so it was time to reload BEFORE RIVENWOOD.
     
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    Gigapact Lollygagging Milk Drinker (according to guards)

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    Yep I've had those days. I was once on the way to Whiterun to sell all my crap and make a few grand. I was coming from Winterhold. Ran into two frost trolls, a pack of ice wolves, saber cat, a couple bandits and their bandit chief. Once I got past all that, then the lovely ancient dragon fell upon me. Battled with it for a while then finally killed the damn thing. Kept on my journey. Then, I somehow ran into an ice mage and a fire mage battling it out, before they then both turned on me. Beat them. Next, I ran into those asshole Thalmor that then turned on me because I didn't answer the way they wanted me to when they approached me. Killed them. Then, I had some asshole hired thug after me, killed him too. Then, all was finally quiet! Just a few pesky mudcrabs when I reached the river by Whiterun. Once I finally entered Whiterun at night time, a vampire attack! Which would have been fine, however, they killed that one smithing chick that also sells things with her husband. I couldn't stand for that; she's highly valuable to me for selling all my crap and raising my smithing skill. So I had to reload, ONLY TO FIND OUT THAT MY LAST SAVE WAS WHEN I FIRST LEFT WINTERHOLD. I was pissed. So yes. I've had those days :sadface:
     
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    I believe that's Bethesda's idea of surprise anal.
     
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    Kohlar the Unkilled Time for some ale

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    Yes... Like when Eorlund Grey-Mane spitefully hides all the steel ingots when he spies me climbing the stairs to the sky-forge with my ancient Nord weapons. "You're not fooling anybody, Eorlund!! By Ysgramor's arse, I KNOW you are not out of STEEL!"
     
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    I literally just stopped playing and came to share my story.

    As a preface, I just started this playthrough, and it's my first time trying master from the beginning. I was doing one of the Interesting NPCs quests, I walked out of whiterun, and headed on the road south, as I passed the western watchtower, I hear the unmistakable sound of a dragon. Boom. Blood dragon swoops down and blasts four of the guards, nearly engulfing me in the flames as well. So I'm dodging, ducking, dipping, diving, and dodging my way through this fight, and when I had the dragon at ~20%, the ground started to rumble, I whip around, and lo-and behold, I see two mammoths and a giant running my way.

    At first I try to ignore them, as they are helping me to fight the dragon, but right when the dragon came to the ground for the final time, I fired what would have been the final arrow, the giant did a sidestep right into the arrow's path. The dragon died, and by ths time there was only one guard left, my follower, and I, facing two mammoths and a giant at nearly full health. So I did what any noble warrior would do. I ran. I ran as fast I could, I was out of potions, I hadn't bolstered restoration at all, and I was just not going to be able to finish these folks off.

    So I'm running as fast as my legs will carry me, even exhausting my last few stamina potions, the mammoths move surprisingly quickly and I'm just barely gaining ground on them when... a courier comes and stops me dead in my tracks. I get through the dialogue with just enough time to see a giant's club swinging towards my face. My body flew about as high as I've ever seen it, and it was spinning in such a way that I could see my characters face, it was the biggest FML expression possible.

    Then I quit and came here.
     
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  17. Clau

    Clau The Fateless One

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    I won't deny using console resurrection either, especially when most citizens are wiped out by a legendary dragon attack. I tried a mod that curtails NPC aggression towards dragons; leaving only the guards. Funny thing is that despite my concern about NPCs dying, I never minded a great loss of guards. :D
     
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    Clau The Fateless One

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    I know the feeling, happens to me a lot nowadays where it seems after a not so peaceful journey leaving a trail of blood and destruction, either a dragon or vampires kills merchants of my interest.

    I used to save before leaving and after arriving, but that too, proved to be double edged as when I arrived in whiterun from one episode, it gets sacked by vampires, forcing me to play the re-load game until there is zero casualties.
     
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    Clau The Fateless One

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    That's tough! No shame in retreating aye, but I think all of us fell victim to the "messenger of death".

    One of my episodes with those messengers was fleeing from a Thalmor execution encounter, but I was stopped on the road by a messenger and I was helpless as the two Thalmor troops hacked away while the Judiciar was sending bolts of piercing lightning. I lay dead under the messenger as the Thalmor walked away... Tragic.

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    :eek: Meanie!
     
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