I spent an Hour and a 1/2 furnishing my Breezehome

#1 Posted by tekmojo (2300 posts) -

So after raiding a few dungeons I came back to Whiterun with a bunch of goodies that weren't too valuable to vendors. Slowly I started decorating my home with those items and it has gotten out of hand. Anyone have this weird meta-game type ambition to just put a bunch of crap in your house while serving no real purpose other than looking cool? 
 

#2 Edited by themangalist (1731 posts) -

It's just that... will dropped things disappear? If not, then i'd probably do it too.
 
Also, nice work. I just thought the dagger on your weapon rack is a little underwhelming compared to the warhammer beside it.

#3 Posted by DystopiaX (5297 posts) -

@themangalist said:

It's just that... will dropped things disappear? If not, then i'd probably do it too. Also, nice work. I just thought the dagger on your weapon rack is a little underwhelming compared to the warhammer beside it.

No, not in your house.

#4 Posted by tekmojo (2300 posts) -
@themangalist: lol yea it's still a work in progress, but so far every time after a long adventure everything seems to stay in place, waiting to see if I can break the game, so far so good.
#5 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5138 posts) -

You should get the house in Markarth, it's pretty crazy.

Also, my weapon racks don't work in my Whiterun house...

#6 Posted by Muerthoz (347 posts) -

The other day, I spent an hour chopping wood to make enough money to buy the house. After I bought it, I did a quick look around the place and then quit for the day. Good to see what the finished product can look like.

#7 Posted by tekmojo (2300 posts) -
@PeasantAbuse: Yea can't wait to see the other houses still pretty early on in the game.
#8 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6789 posts) -

Did you put a pistol under your pillow? You have to have a pistol under your pillow to make it a home.

#9 Posted by eroticfishcake (7783 posts) -

I spent an hour redecorating my house but considering how the game loads levels (that is, respawning all the items slightly above the surface) I tend to find items on the floor when they should be on a table or something.

Either that or Lydia's been rifling through my stuff...can't wait to get the other houses though.

#10 Posted by themangalist (1731 posts) -
@eroticfishcake said:

I spent an hour redecorating my house but considering how the game loads levels (that is, respawning all the items slightly above the surface) I tend to find items on the floor when they should be on a table or something.

Either that or Lydia's been rifling through my stuff...can't wait to get the other houses though.

Spank her. I am very uncomfortable with a lady living in my house wearing full armor and bearing a sheathed sword at all times.
#11 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5138 posts) -

Have you guys had people in the town come inside your house with you? If I enter Breezehome when someone is standing nearby outside, they come in with me, say a line and then leave. It's kind of unnerving to enter my house and hear "Did you know some fruits actually grow better in the cold?".

#12 Posted by ShiftyMagician (2129 posts) -

@PeasantAbuse said:

You should get the house in Markarth, it's pretty crazy.

Also, my weapon racks don't work in my Whiterun house...

I only have two houses, The one in Whiterun and Markarth. I have no idea of the other houses, but it will be tough to beat the Markarth house for me personally. It even has a mannequin!

#13 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5138 posts) -

@ShiftyMagician said:

@PeasantAbuse said:

You should get the house in Markarth, it's pretty crazy.

Also, my weapon racks don't work in my Whiterun house...

I only have two houses, The one in Whiterun and Markarth. I have no idea of the other houses, but it will be tough to beat the Markarth house for me personally. It even has a mannequin!

Those are the two houses I own as well, but my friend said his house in Windhelm has three mannequins which is insane.

#14 Posted by BrockNRolla (1702 posts) -

Wait, what? How?

Here's the thing. I spent an unhealthy amount of time in Morrowind back in the day designing and building my house. I lined up rubies and diamonds on the shelves, I put food in bowls on the tables, I stacked books in all the corners and on the desks. I did that so much that an overflow loot bag appeared on one of my shelves, permanently ending my ability to set down anymore items in the house, AND destroying the flow of the room. I literally stopped playing once that happened.

But this has been something I've been unable to replicate in any Bethesda game since. It seems to me that items no longer drop exactly where your cursor is pointed and instead drop somewhere around in mid air, usually leading to them falling to the ground and bouncing around somewhere. The same seems to be the case in Skyrim. So what are you doing? Are you just trying to get stuff to fall in positions where it looks relatively believable, or am I missing something?

#15 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5138 posts) -

@BrockNRolla said:

Wait, what? How?

Here's the thing. I spent an unhealthy amount of time in Morrowind back in the day designing and building my house. I lined up rubies and diamonds on the shelves, I put food in bowls on the tables, I stacked books in all the corners and on the desks. I did that so much that an overflow loot bag appeared on one of my shelves, permanently ending my ability to set down anymore items in the house, AND destroying the flow of the room. I literally stopped playing once that happened.

But this has been something I've been unable to replicate in any Bethesda game since. It seems to me that items no longer drop exactly where your cursor is pointed and instead drop somewhere around in mid air, usually leading to them falling to the ground and bouncing around somewhere. The same seems to be the case in Skyrim. So what are you doing? Are you just trying to get stuff to fall in positions where it looks relatively believable, or am I missing something?

Use the grab button, man. Instead of pressing A (well, on the 360 it's a) to pick an item up, hold A for a second then you can freely move it around. You were also able to do this in Fallout 3 and Oblivion but there was an entirely seperate grab button.

#16 Posted by BrockNRolla (1702 posts) -

@PeasantAbuse said:

@BrockNRolla said:

Wait, what? How?

Here's the thing. I spent an unhealthy amount of time in Morrowind back in the day designing and building my house. I lined up rubies and diamonds on the shelves, I put food in bowls on the tables, I stacked books in all the corners and on the desks. I did that so much that an overflow loot bag appeared on one of my shelves, permanently ending my ability to set down anymore items in the house, AND destroying the flow of the room. I literally stopped playing once that happened.

But this has been something I've been unable to replicate in any Bethesda game since. It seems to me that items no longer drop exactly where your cursor is pointed and instead drop somewhere around in mid air, usually leading to them falling to the ground and bouncing around somewhere. The same seems to be the case in Skyrim. So what are you doing? Are you just trying to get stuff to fall in positions where it looks relatively believable, or am I missing something?

Use the grab button, man. Instead of pressing A (well, on the 360 it's a) to pick an item up, hold A for a second then you can freely move it around. You were also able to do this in Fallout 3 and Oblivion but there was an entirely seperate grab button.

Mother Mary, this is bad news. Between this post and this newfound knowledge that I can free move things, I may well progress no further in Skyrim. Honestly, I probably shouldn't have delved into this topic. Nothing good can come of this. LET THE DECORATING BEGIN!

#17 Posted by tekmojo (2300 posts) -
@BrockNRolla: Sorry and good luck :) It can take some getting use to when placing stuff around, especially when you accidentally collect the item instead of move it, or my favorite swipe the item into a bunch of other items causing everything to turn into a giant mess. Part of the fun though lol.
#18 Posted by ShiftyMagician (2129 posts) -

@PeasantAbuse said:

@ShiftyMagician said:

@PeasantAbuse said:

You should get the house in Markarth, it's pretty crazy.

Also, my weapon racks don't work in my Whiterun house...

I only have two houses, The one in Whiterun and Markarth. I have no idea of the other houses, but it will be tough to beat the Markarth house for me personally. It even has a mannequin!

Those are the two houses I own as well, but my friend said his house in Windhelm has three mannequins which is insane.

Then I now know my next piece of property to buy. House no. 3 here I come!

#19 Posted by Vinny_Says (5700 posts) -

what's the button to pick up things and just move them around?

#20 Posted by Meteora (5787 posts) -

@PeasantAbuse said:

@BrockNRolla said:

Wait, what? How?

Here's the thing. I spent an unhealthy amount of time in Morrowind back in the day designing and building my house. I lined up rubies and diamonds on the shelves, I put food in bowls on the tables, I stacked books in all the corners and on the desks. I did that so much that an overflow loot bag appeared on one of my shelves, permanently ending my ability to set down anymore items in the house, AND destroying the flow of the room. I literally stopped playing once that happened.

But this has been something I've been unable to replicate in any Bethesda game since. It seems to me that items no longer drop exactly where your cursor is pointed and instead drop somewhere around in mid air, usually leading to them falling to the ground and bouncing around somewhere. The same seems to be the case in Skyrim. So what are you doing? Are you just trying to get stuff to fall in positions where it looks relatively believable, or am I missing something?

Use the grab button, man. Instead of pressing A (well, on the 360 it's a) to pick an item up, hold A for a second then you can freely move it around. You were also able to do this in Fallout 3 and Oblivion but there was an entirely seperate grab button.

Fun fact: I think you can grab and drag dead bodies. I did it once and didn't know how I did it until you confirmed we can drag things.

#21 Posted by ShiftyMagician (2129 posts) -

@Meteora said:

@PeasantAbuse said:

@BrockNRolla said:

Wait, what? How?

Here's the thing. I spent an unhealthy amount of time in Morrowind back in the day designing and building my house. I lined up rubies and diamonds on the shelves, I put food in bowls on the tables, I stacked books in all the corners and on the desks. I did that so much that an overflow loot bag appeared on one of my shelves, permanently ending my ability to set down anymore items in the house, AND destroying the flow of the room. I literally stopped playing once that happened.

But this has been something I've been unable to replicate in any Bethesda game since. It seems to me that items no longer drop exactly where your cursor is pointed and instead drop somewhere around in mid air, usually leading to them falling to the ground and bouncing around somewhere. The same seems to be the case in Skyrim. So what are you doing? Are you just trying to get stuff to fall in positions where it looks relatively believable, or am I missing something?

Use the grab button, man. Instead of pressing A (well, on the 360 it's a) to pick an item up, hold A for a second then you can freely move it around. You were also able to do this in Fallout 3 and Oblivion but there was an entirely seperate grab button.

Fun fact: I think you can grab and drag dead bodies. I did it once and didn't know how I did it until you confirmed we can drag things.

Yep pretty much all bodies are drag-able and since a body has more parts, you can drag on the arms, legs and hands too. also for another fun fact, dead bodies can trigger pressure plates and can be used to avoid or exploit the traps that are triggered by these plates.

#22 Posted by Vodun (2370 posts) -

@tekmojo: Urgh, your sense of style is so Nord. And everyone knows that hasn't been in vogue since Ulfric was a boy.

#23 Posted by Linkster7 (1021 posts) -

WAIT WAIT WAIT

I can move things by holding A ? Oh Hell yeah

"Runs to Breezehome to redecorate"

#24 Posted by jetsetwillie (857 posts) -

i liked the way the books line up on the book shelf automatically. just need more book shelfs

#25 Posted by MidgardDragon (152 posts) -

I found a butterfly in a jar somewhere that's decorating a table near the entrance. I also put some dragon bones and stuff up on a shelf, though I dropped a vase from it and can't seem to get it back in position so it's just on its side on that shelf now. Have a bookshelf full of recipes next to my alchemy table, and a few essential books on my bookshelf downstairs. I also put Nettlebane on the weapon plaque upstairs and Jabberwock in the weapon rack downstairs.

#26 Posted by ajamafalous (11929 posts) -
Who do I talk to to buy the Breezehome? I'm already the Thane of Whiterun.
#27 Posted by MidgardDragon (152 posts) -

@ajamafalous:

Proventus in Dragonsreach.

#28 Posted by ajamafalous (11929 posts) -
@MidgardDragon said:

@ajamafalous:

Proventus in Dragonsreach.

Thanks, I'll take a look.
#29 Posted by SefaRed (121 posts) -

I'll have to try this! Only problem is, I'm used to using the Z key to pick up and drag stuff. So everytime I try to pick something up it's "FUS!" Unrelenting Force, and everything goes flying. D'oh!

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#30 Edited by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

I wish there was a rotate item option when you've got an item picked up. Once you overturn some items, it's damn near impossible to right them again.

#31 Posted by wubb (277 posts) -

@eroticfishcake said:

I spent an hour redecorating my house but considering how the game loads levels (that is, respawning all the items slightly above the surface) I tend to find items on the floor when they should be on a table or something.

Either that or Lydia's been rifling through my stuff...can't wait to get the other houses though.

I had a full bookshelf and after a bit of game time now all of the books have kind of exploded off the shelves and are lying on the floor in front of it. I'm just putting them in a chest now.

#32 Posted by Make_Me_Mad (3042 posts) -

Saving money to buy a house in Solitude. 25000 gold, so it better be pretty awesome.

#33 Posted by tekmojo (2300 posts) -

@Ravenlight: One trick that seems to work for me is position the item around a chair or wall or other hard surface and push the item against it. Some items go upright on their own such as bottles and potions. If all else fails raise the item up high and drop it to give it a good roll. I already know way more than I want to lol.

#34 Posted by AlexW00d (6226 posts) -

I have filled my bookshelves and have a load of books to spare, does anyone know which house has the most bookshelves? I have the Riften home, which has two mannequins btw, and it sucks for bookshelves. It's literally all I care about.

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#35 Posted by SerHulse (685 posts) -

@PeasantAbuse: If an NPC is in the middle of speaking a line addressing you in some way, and you enter a new area, they will follow you in, it's a weird quirk in the AI. Still sometimes manages to scare the shit out of me sometimes though :)

#36 Posted by Animasta (14667 posts) -

the archmage's quarters is the best home you get

#37 Posted by Castiel (2557 posts) -

How do you buy the house?

#38 Posted by Aishan (1014 posts) -

@Castiel said:

How do you buy the house?

Kill the first dragon. Talk to the Whiterun Jarl's Steward in Dragonreach.

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