Anyone getting the skyrim bug again?

#1 Posted by Demoskinos (14841 posts) -

After all this dawnguard talk I decided to jump on steam and boot up Skyrim for the first time in months. Possibly a few months break was what I needed because now I'm back in the saddle so to speak. Played a few thieves guild quests last night and most likely will jump back in tonight. Dunno if it's in my head or what but the game also seems to just run better and be slightly better optimized on PC now. Anyone else jumping back on the skyrim train this summer?

#2 Posted by FreakAche (2953 posts) -

I never really stopped playing.

#3 Posted by Kung_Fu_Viking (708 posts) -

Yes! I just started feeling the urge to Skyrim again. I never finished the Thieves Guild or that other one that I can't remember the name of. The wandering group of warriors? I need to do that too. I'll be interested in the expansion when it comes to PC!

#4 Posted by Vinny_Says (5709 posts) -

Yes but I lost Shadowmere and I can't find him and that totally bums me out. On the other hand I made dragonbone weapons and they are awrsome! Seriously that game just never ends; my map is pretty full up but I still found 3 new nordic dungeons last night....

I'm fully back in.

#5 Posted by Svenzon (720 posts) -

As soon as Dawnguard comes out on PC, I'm jumping back in again. You're right about the game running smoother nowadays too. I used to get some stuttering in large open areas and foggy places, but that's actually nearly gone now.

#6 Posted by david3cm (635 posts) -

I jumped back in with a new character to get ready for some Dawngaurd and am enjoying it quite alot. Ive tried to jump back in a few times over the months but felt tired of it, but with the addition of some new content my Skyrim bug is back again.

#7 Posted by believer258 (11914 posts) -

I hopped back in a few weeks ago, played about thirty hours, and then haven't picked it up since. My brother has recently gotten it, but for some reason the PS3 version seems to be freezing every time he goes underwater, so he's treading very carefully so as to avoid going underwater.

So, it seems like a lot of people are getting this itch at the same time.

#8 Posted by HistoryInRust (6317 posts) -

Dawnguard has more or less rekindled the old love for me. But I can't stay focused on any quests for more than a few minutes. I'm much more at home just exploring the world.

#9 Posted by c_rakestraw (853 posts) -

@believer258 said:

I hopped back in a few weeks ago, played about thirty hours, and then haven't picked it up since. My brother has recently gotten it, but for some reason the PS3 version seems to be freezing every time he goes underwater, so he's treading very carefully so as to avoid going underwater.

So, it seems like a lot of people are getting this itch at the same time.

Tell him to delete the update data and reinstall it. That will fix the water-glitch. Should be under "game utilities" or something like that.

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#10 Posted by believer258 (11914 posts) -

@C_Rakestraw said:

@believer258 said:

I hopped back in a few weeks ago, played about thirty hours, and then haven't picked it up since. My brother has recently gotten it, but for some reason the PS3 version seems to be freezing every time he goes underwater, so he's treading very carefully so as to avoid going underwater.

So, it seems like a lot of people are getting this itch at the same time.

Tell him to delete the update data and reinstall it. That will fix the water-glitch. Should be under "game utilities" or something like that.

I did. Hardhead won't do it because he'll have to wait for it to redownload.

#11 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -

I've had the Skyrim bug since the game came out. Still on the same playthrough, taking my sweet ass time with it. Rushing an Elder Scrolls game or putting 200 hours into it in one month isn't how I enjoy it.

#12 Posted by TheJohn (553 posts) -

Yeah, after taking four months off I'm jumping back in to join the thieves guild. I'll buy the expansion eventually on PC, but I'll wait for a patch and a price drop. I love the games Bethesda makes, but they've proved time and again that they don't deserve day one purchases. No biggie though. After 110 hours I still have most of the quests unfinished. Shit, I haven even been to Falkreath yet.

#13 Edited by redbliss (647 posts) -

This happens to me with every one of Bethesda's RPGs. When I first get the game I play it for long periods of time, then when I put it down I dont pick it back up for about 3 to 4 months. I havent felt the urge to play skyrim again, but somewhere down the line I will pick it back up and play the hell out of it again. Right now, though, I have been playing other games that I have had for a while.

#14 Posted by Vestigial_Man (311 posts) -

I only stopped playing a short while ago but all the talk around Dawnguard has pulled me right back to it. In addition, now I've bought the PC version I can explore all the mods I was missing out on playing on PS3. There is so much I still want to get out of that game even with 300hrs played already and that's not even counting the time I'll want to spend in the DLC.

#15 Posted by c_rakestraw (853 posts) -

@believer258 said:

@C_Rakestraw said:

@believer258 said:

I hopped back in a few weeks ago, played about thirty hours, and then haven't picked it up since. My brother has recently gotten it, but for some reason the PS3 version seems to be freezing every time he goes underwater, so he's treading very carefully so as to avoid going underwater.

So, it seems like a lot of people are getting this itch at the same time.

Tell him to delete the update data and reinstall it. That will fix the water-glitch. Should be under "game utilities" or something like that.

I did. Hardhead won't do it because he'll have to wait for it to redownload.

Bah. It's only a few minute download! He needs to learn a thing or two about patience.

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#16 Posted by believer258 (11914 posts) -

@C_Rakestraw said:

@believer258 said:

@C_Rakestraw said:

@believer258 said:

I hopped back in a few weeks ago, played about thirty hours, and then haven't picked it up since. My brother has recently gotten it, but for some reason the PS3 version seems to be freezing every time he goes underwater, so he's treading very carefully so as to avoid going underwater.

So, it seems like a lot of people are getting this itch at the same time.

Tell him to delete the update data and reinstall it. That will fix the water-glitch. Should be under "game utilities" or something like that.

I did. Hardhead won't do it because he'll have to wait for it to redownload.

Bah. It's only a few minute download! He needs to learn a thing or two about patience.

Not for our internet connection. It's more like a 30 minute or so download. Other things in our house aren't that slow, but PSN is really slow for some reason.

#17 Posted by Robo (800 posts) -

Not really. My character is still insanely overpowered. That's why I stopped playing ages ago. Saw the story, and there was no more challenge to it.

Also, the expansion should have hit much earlier. Hell, I'm on PC so I still don't have it and will likely care even less when it does come out.

#18 Posted by Galiant (2193 posts) -

@FreakAche said:

I never really stopped playing.

Yeah, this.

Also: Fuck timed exclusives. I will never buy a console for a timed exclusive, I wish they would stop.

#19 Edited by Icemo (642 posts) -

@Robo: Ramp up the difficulty if you feel too powerful. At Master difficulty you do 0.5x dmg and take 2x dmg. But that won't probably make you play skyrim again if you already played through the story.

#20 Posted by HatKing (5954 posts) -

@redbliss said:

This happens to me with every one of Bethesda's RPGs. When I first get the game I play it for long periods of time, then when I put it down I dont pick it back up for about 3 to 4 months. I havent felt the urge to play skyrim again, but somewhere down the line I will pick it back up and play the hell out of it again. Right now, though, I have been playing other games that I have had for a while.

Funny, now that I think about it, I'm the same way. I actually got really frustrated with Fallout 3 and didn't play it for months. Then went back on a whim and did every quest, all the DLC, and capped my character - one of my all time favorite games now. I didn't quit playing Skyrim out of frustration, but I did take a long break from it. I'm about to dive back in though.

#21 Posted by EvilTwin (3324 posts) -

Dawnguard is really making me want to pick it up again, but I think I'd regret it if I didn't wait for the Game of the Year edition. 

#22 Posted by Baal_Sagoth (1261 posts) -

@FreakAche said:

I never really stopped playing.

Yeah me too, the new additions after release were pretty outstanding as well.

#23 Posted by TheHT (11292 posts) -

yeah. my first character did all the faction quests and then went to focus on the main quest but was kinda bored. also the first time i played i did everything even when i had inclinations to do something else.

for instance, i wanted to kill the dark brotherhood, but thinking of all that content i'd be missing out on decided against it. now having started a new character and doing whatever i want, i'm having way more fun than i did the first time.

and that goes for gameplay too. instead of locking down to a weapon tree i'm pretty much using whatever i feel like, which mostly consists of stealthing around and fucking shit up, as opposed to my other character's two-hander rampaging.

#24 Posted by SlightConfuse (3963 posts) -

yep really getting into it while nothing of substance is coming out this summer

#25 Posted by Hizang (8532 posts) -

I too have the bug, I'm going to hold off untill the DLC hits PS3, then me and Shadowmere are going to go on a fucking rampage Vampire lord style.

#26 Posted by MightyDuck (1522 posts) -

I had gotten the Skyrim itch after seeing the Dawnguard Quick Look as well. However, twice in a row I loaded it and started a quest. As soon as I crossed a particular river the game froze my ps3. Not quite sure what the cause is. Needless to say it sort of killed my ambition to dive back in.

#27 Posted by Sean2206 (264 posts) -

I never really git the bug the first time, git the game for Christmas, just couldn't really get into it for any significant period, then about a month ago I picked it up and now I am absolutely addicted and currently loving Dawnguard with at least 2 faction lines, the civil war and a few Daedric quests to go on top of whatever else I find. There is so much in this game.

#28 Posted by Demoskinos (14841 posts) -
@MightyDuck I really feel bad for PS3 folks yall got screwed big time. Its dissapointing they dropped the ball so much.
#29 Posted by natetodamax (19207 posts) -

I'm starting to feel the urge. I may jump back in again soon.

#30 Posted by GenocidalKitten (243 posts) -

@HatKing said:

@redbliss said:

This happens to me with every one of Bethesda's RPGs. When I first get the game I play it for long periods of time, then when I put it down I dont pick it back up for about 3 to 4 months. I havent felt the urge to play skyrim again, but somewhere down the line I will pick it back up and play the hell out of it again. Right now, though, I have been playing other games that I have had for a while.

Funny, now that I think about it, I'm the same way. I actually got really frustrated with Fallout 3 and didn't play it for months. Then went back on a whim and did every quest, all the DLC, and capped my character - one of my all time favorite games now. I didn't quit playing Skyrim out of frustration, but I did take a long break from it. I'm about to dive back in though.

I did the exact same thing with Fallout: New Vegas, the only difference is I started playing it again because I started listening to the back log of bombcasts and wanted something to do while I listened.

#31 Posted by theimmortalbum (498 posts) -

I bought an SSD and jumped back in, after dumping around 50 hours in at launch. I've put in another 10 or so and.. just.. the combat. I don't know. Maybe I'm playing too many new chars and just keep seeing the same quests over and over, but the longer dungeons really bum me out. I'm playing a Redguard, 1h/shield and the combat really does just not engage me at all.

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#32 Posted by Demoskinos (14841 posts) -

@theimmortalbum: I main in conjuration magic and its great. I love summoning my minions and having them wipe the floor with everyone. DANCE MY PUPPETS. DANCE!!!!

#33 Posted by ValiantGrizzly (498 posts) -

I lost my saves (and 850-odd gamer score) for Skyrim a few months ago, after 80ish hours played.

Been trying to work up the will to jump back in again because I really want an S-rank, but fuck, it's so huge. And I have my backlog to play through this summer.

#34 Posted by CornBREDX (5306 posts) -

Ya. I admit it. I bought it again this time for my PC (because I have a PC now that can handle it). I don't feel bad about it either.

#35 Posted by mrpandaman (866 posts) -

On the PS3, I got some weird bugs where Skjor and Kodlak of the companions guild would occasionally appear after I go to sleep (in-game of course :D ) except they'd be half naked, stuck in the ground, and would aggro any hostile enemies. I couldn't interact with them other than them saying something along the lines of "I'm busy" or "talk to me later." Eventually they would just disappear out of nowhere.

#36 Posted by Demoskinos (14841 posts) -

@CornBREDX: PC is the way to go man!

#37 Edited by CornBREDX (5306 posts) -
@Demoskinos: Ya, I'm finding a renewed love for it. The game is pretty great alone, but add some mods into the mix (just to add some fidelity like better looking water, snow, more flocks of birds, better trees, fan patches, AI fixes etc. - you know, just to spruce it up a bit) really adds a lot to it for me. 
#38 Posted by Vonocourt (2130 posts) -

I think I may start a new character, apparently I missed some Daedric items by finishing the main quest.

#39 Posted by insane_shadowblade85 (1458 posts) -

I started playing again once I watched the Dawnguard quick look and am having fun again. If I just stop wandering around aimlessly then I have more fun. I've experienced a bug where the game crashes to desktop when I go towards the rear of White Run (outside, not inside). It usually happens around the bridge near the farm and rapids area. Not sure what's going on but it's getting annoying.

#40 Posted by _Zombie_ (1462 posts) -

Got back on, beat Dawnguard, and I'm pretty much back off again.

#41 Posted by ReyGitano (2467 posts) -

When you said the Skyrim bug, I thought you were talking about how, when I pick up items in the game since getting Dawnguard, gravity is reversed in the opposite direction.

Makes decorating your house even worse.

#42 Posted by joshth (505 posts) -

Actually I recently picked up Morrowind again, after giving it like a thousand mods. My plan is once I finish messing around with that I'll go to Oblivion, and then to Skyrim once more. God all these games are great...

#43 Posted by MEATBALL (3244 posts) -

Skyrim Bug? Which one? *badoom tish* I've gotten back into it, but not quite to the same extent as when it first launch, partly because I've found myself with a whole bunch of games to play right now thanks to sales and such.

#44 Posted by DJJoeJoe (1324 posts) -

After putting 120+ hours into the game I haven't really thought about it since then (months). I have a feeling I'll maybe check the game out again when the second DLC is out (seems likely the last).

#45 Posted by Demoskinos (14841 posts) -

Man, some of these Deadric quests are fantastic. I'm pretty much making them my focus right now. Really like this Dawnbreaker sword. I'm sure its by far not one of the best swords in the game buuuuut its pretty good for what I have access to right now as far as 1h swords. Also, being able to summon Deadric Lords now to fight for me is fucking awesome.

#46 Posted by Leptok (942 posts) -

Yup, but,my damn controller stopped working.

#47 Posted by Vonocourt (2130 posts) -

Just spent about five hours with a brand new character, so yeah.

#48 Posted by haggis (1677 posts) -

I had set it aside until a few weeks ago. I wanted to pick up my last few achievements. Then I found the dragon shrine (hadn't even heard of it) and now I want to collect all the masks. And now Dawnguard is out, and I just don't have time to play. I can see myself putting another thirty hours in once I get some free time. My character is already Level 78, though, and even on the higher difficulties the game isn't much of a challenge. I might need to roll another character, or at a minimum find an earlier save at a lower level. I don't think I could deal with starting out at level 1 again.

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