Did anyone else love making this long trek up the mountain? Something about the way they designed this made it feel like I really was taking a long and arduous pilgrimage. Loving how immersive this game is so far.
The 7000 Steps
7000 steps? I haven't reached that part of the world yet. Is it actually 7000 steps? Cuz there is a staircase near my new house with 100 steps and that is longer than I thought it would be. So 7000 actual steps sounds like it must have been a pain in the ass to model.
@MonetaryDread: Well, I obviously didn't count, but there's a point in a quest where you have to make a pilgrimage to the top of a mountain and they call the path "the 7000 steps". It probably takes a good 10 - 15 minutes at least to make the walk.
Are none of you keeping Lydia with you? I just let her tank most shit til she goes down while I fill em full of arrows. That combo tends to make most small fights (like any fight with a single troll) pretty trivial.
edit: also the bonus cargo space is nice.
I saw a lady in prayer as I traveled up the steps. When I saw the snow troll I decided to run back towards her for some help. She did something amazing. As the troll began to hit her she just ran straight off the side of the mountain to her death. Man this game is great:)
I rode my horse, but felt like I was cheating somehow. Stopped and read all the shrines up until "OHGODATROLLRUN". It would have been a better experience without that guy.
Also had the "Shut Up Woman Get On My Horse" song in my head the entire time for some reason.
I ended up double timing down the steps when that damn troll showed up. Luckily one of the pilgrims started tanking him while I set him ablaze from a safe distance. After it was all said and done I got some of the best armor I've come across in this game off of the dead pilgrim. Went better than expected
It was fun until I saw a Snow Troll and had to run for my life.
Yep. Fuck all the trolls in this game. The only way I've killed any is leading one up a mountain and into a town to have the guards help me. Ask me to kill a dragon though, no problem.
I did it on foot, and brought Lydia with me - helped with the troll. I love how heavy the snow gets as you move up - the snow effect in this game is great, period.
Unfortunately Lydia died earlier today, in the last part of a particularly long side quest to reforge an amulet. Guess I'm gonna have to find a new buddy.
The troll was nothing. He went down with the fire easily. The big cat right before him on the other hand rocked me about 8 times. I finally killed him when I almost fell off the slope and I ended up below him. I was able to slice him without having him react and when he did he was killed in the next hit.
The 7,000 steps was truly immersing. It felt like an eternity getting up there and it felt quite epic trying to get to the top of the mountain. Ice troll did ruin my trip, but I just ran past him after my second try.
And my god the view up on the mountain is gorgeous.
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