Backtracking through a dungeon.

Posted by MAguilera (90 posts) -

I was running through Valthume a few nights ago getting some vials. Everything seemed to be going well except for the spiders. As an arachnophobe I don't like it when the spiders show up. I know this is silly, but I usually have to pause the game and resort to everything I have to be destroy them from a distance. (Seriously, I used to use the rocket launcher to kill spiders back in Resident Evil because I wanted them to die immediately) Some of the Draughs were tough, but I think I have killed all of them. Alas, there seems to be one problem: one of the vials has ended up on top of a vertical tomb and I can't reach it. I've tried shooting it to get it to move, but that doesn't work. I've tried shouting at it, but that hasn't worked either. I'm out of options that I can think of. I know there is a telekinesis spell out there, but it is an adept level spell and I am a melee user. So it seems like it would take me a long time to get the spell, and it still might not work.

Which means I am entertaining the idea of redoing the entire dungeon (spiders and all!) in order to get the one vial. It kind of feels silly, and I'm not usually one who has to do everything in the game. I am avoiding the thieve's guild stuff because my character doesn't really sneak well. He just wants to run in and bash things. But for some reason I am having a hard time walking away from the quest, knowing that the vial is right there.

Thoughts? Should I redo the dungeon? Move on? Is there an option to get the vial I haven't thought of yet? We'll see what the internet has to say. Until then I'm going to have to do something else with my spart time other that Skyrim.

#1 Posted by MAguilera (90 posts) -

I was running through Valthume a few nights ago getting some vials. Everything seemed to be going well except for the spiders. As an arachnophobe I don't like it when the spiders show up. I know this is silly, but I usually have to pause the game and resort to everything I have to be destroy them from a distance. (Seriously, I used to use the rocket launcher to kill spiders back in Resident Evil because I wanted them to die immediately) Some of the Draughs were tough, but I think I have killed all of them. Alas, there seems to be one problem: one of the vials has ended up on top of a vertical tomb and I can't reach it. I've tried shooting it to get it to move, but that doesn't work. I've tried shouting at it, but that hasn't worked either. I'm out of options that I can think of. I know there is a telekinesis spell out there, but it is an adept level spell and I am a melee user. So it seems like it would take me a long time to get the spell, and it still might not work.

Which means I am entertaining the idea of redoing the entire dungeon (spiders and all!) in order to get the one vial. It kind of feels silly, and I'm not usually one who has to do everything in the game. I am avoiding the thieve's guild stuff because my character doesn't really sneak well. He just wants to run in and bash things. But for some reason I am having a hard time walking away from the quest, knowing that the vial is right there.

Thoughts? Should I redo the dungeon? Move on? Is there an option to get the vial I haven't thought of yet? We'll see what the internet has to say. Until then I'm going to have to do something else with my spart time other that Skyrim.

#2 Posted by Sooty (8082 posts) -

Get the mod that turns them into bears.

#3 Posted by ViciousAnchovy (737 posts) -

What is the vial of? I think I've been to Valthume.

#4 Posted by david3cm (635 posts) -

This is a common issue with Skyrim, something/someone has glitched out and now a quest is uncompletable. I was unable to attain one of the deadric weapons, locking me out of the last achievement i needed to S-rank this game because some enemies I had to defeat had glitched into level geometry, and when I got them out they were invincible. My advice to you would be load an earlier save and redo the dungeon. Which sucks, but as is the way with a Bethesda RPG, and when you get to spiders just close your eyes and swing wildly, hopefully that works!

#5 Posted by BraveToaster (12590 posts) -

@david3cm said:

This is a common issue with Skyrim, something/someone has glitched out and now a quest is uncompletable. I was unable to attain one of the deadric weapons, locking me out of the last achievement i needed to S-rank this game because some enemies I had to defeat had glitched into level geometry, and when I got them out they were invincible. My advice to you would be load an earlier save and redo the dungeon. Which sucks, but as is the way with a Bethesda RPG, and when you get to spiders just close your eyes and swing wildly, hopefully that works!

I agree with you. It sounds like a redo would be your best (only?) option.

#6 Posted by MAguilera (90 posts) -

Yeah, I think I will have to close my eyes and do it again. had a suggestion about bears, which would be great if I wasn't playing it on a 360. My loss I guess. As for I don't know what is in the vial. This particular vial is part of a quest, so I'm pretty sure that I have to get that one.

I remember this happening in Fallout, but I made it through the whole game there with having to seriously backtrack. I was aware that this might happen, it was just unfortunate that it involves spiders and that I completely finished the dungeon before I realized the problem. C'est la vie.

So once more into the deep I go and hopefully I remember all of the spider locations. I avoided some trap that would have put me in the middle of a group of spiders last time. That would really suck if I can't avoid it this time. Also last time I got the giant spider stuck on some geometry and just iron arrowed him to death. Hopefully he wont make it up the stairs this time.

Thanks for the help.

#7 Posted by Sooty (8082 posts) -

I also hate the spiders and I basically just try to one shot them with an arrow and keep line of sighting them so they don't get close or they reset and run off. Every time I have to get up close and axe them down I die a little inside...

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