The Coolest Moments You've Experienced So Far

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#1 Edited by JasonR86 (10178 posts) -

So, to be completely honest, this is a thread to talk about something cool that happened to me while playing this game. BUT, I think this is a topic that everyone could add to so I'm making it a community thread. Without further ado, what has been the coolest moment you've experienced while playing Skyrim so far in your playthrough?

For me, my moment occurred during the first dragon fight. The dragon had about half of its life left as did my character. I didn't have any more arrows left, my magic spells weren't strong enough to do much damage, and I had no more health potions left. The rest of my crew were standing behind cover, behind me, trying to shoot the dragon with arrows. I was standing in the open away from all cover just as the dragon swooped down in front of me by what felt like 50 game-yards away. The dragon started running towards me and I started running towards it. He shot a few fireballs at me that I just ran through soaking up the damage. I was now down to a 1/4 of my life as I met the dragon in the open by myself. I strafed to the side of the dragon just as the music went back to the the melody of the game's main theme. I hit him over and over again and, eventually, the dragon died. I soaked in the dragon's soul as the rest of my team walked towards me out of cover.

Goddamn that was great.

So, join me in sharing your cool moments.

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#2 Posted by Pinworm45 (4069 posts) -

Coolest moment for me so far was walking around some paths on a mountain. Found a shack some alchemist was using to grow herbs and shit. I was actually there looking for him to be sleeping in his bed, since I got vampired and needed to feed, badly, and couldn't got to a town. I started stealing, minding my own business, when all of the sudden I hear ROOAAAAARRRRRRR and the entire place lights on fucking fire. I ran out of the building to see what was up, and it was a dragon that came out of nowhere. To make things worse, I didn't have my guardian with me (fear that she'd get pissed if she saw me feeding), It was daylight so my mana/health/stamina wouldn't recharge, and I was low on arrows. It was a fun, intense fight that came out of nowhere. The best part of this was when the dragon was near death, and I was out of arrows/mana/pots, my horse came out of nowhere and kicked the dragon in his fucking face, getting the kill.

Horse hero.

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#3 Posted by brodywb (208 posts) -

I saw a dragon land next to a giant. Before I could even get over to it, the giant had already killed it. I still got the soul though, so I didn't mind.

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#4 Posted by Fripplebubby (1057 posts) -

I saw a parrot stuck in a fir tree. Does that count? It was cool.

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#5 Posted by Fjordson (2568 posts) -

I don't want to spoil it, but there was a certain quest during the Companions guild quest line. Took place at night and...it blew my fucking mind. Bit of a game changer really.

If anyone out there is looking for a fantastic set of quests, go work for the Companions guild. Trust me.

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#6 Posted by ShaggE (8455 posts) -

Nothing too amazing yet, other than having my companion, then myself, get knocked into the stratosphere by a giant, but I did have a funny moment or two.

First was having my horse save my life by distracting and fighting a bunch of bandits.

Later on, I was wandering through a forest, thinking about how few glitches I had seen. Seconds later, I turn around and see a wolf spawn in the sky and immediately fall to his death.

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#7 Posted by Deathshroud (458 posts) -

Just the exploring around after the intro is just making me so happy. found so much stuff already .

One thing . anyone pulling up the map on PC and its not very clear or rendered properly?

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#8 Posted by Dunchad (710 posts) -

Best part so far was when I was reading some books in an alchemy store (some good stories out there) and I realized I had spent 6,5 hours in Skyrim and I had barely scratched the surface (have only done the golden claw quest, on my way to Jarl of Whiterun next).

Also, stumbling upon an old lady that I found suspicious and then figuring out she's a witch. That was pretty gratifying.

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#9 Posted by SSully (5326 posts) -

@Pinworm45: That ending seriously made me laugh out loud. Fucking amazing.

There have been a few epic moments, but the best part for me so far was while raiding a tomb by the base of a certain mountain you have to scale for the main quest. Near the end you enter a room where there are multiple caskets and they each get opened up letting out baddies. Well I just crouched at the end of this bridge as systematically took out each guy as they were coming out. The stronger guys that were surviving would end up getting super close, but I would finish them off with a final arrow before they reached me. It just felt good to finally have the bow be an effective weapon in an elder scroll game.

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#10 Posted by TheChaos (1205 posts) -

I was just chilling in the courtyard at the magic college when all of the sudden BAM dragon out of nowhere swoops down and it's on!

Then later I was traveling along a really long winding road and this dragon just kept following me. It never attacked and was only circling me and roaring, I couldn't tell if it wasnted to fight or hang out.

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#11 Posted by AhmadMetallic (19301 posts) -
@Pinworm45 said:

Coolest moment for me so far was walking around some paths on a mountain. Found a shack some alchemist was using to grow herbs and shit. I was actually there looking for him to be sleeping in his bed, since I got vampired and needed to feed, badly, and couldn't got to a town. I started stealing, minding my own business, when all of the sudden I hear ROOAAAAARRRRRRR and the entire place lights on fucking fire. I ran out of the building to see what was up, and it was a dragon that came out of nowhere. To make things worse, I didn't have my guardian with me (fear that she'd get pissed if she saw me feeding), It was daylight so my mana/health/stamina wouldn't recharge, and I was low on arrows. It was a fun, intense fight that came out of nowhere. The best part of this was when the dragon was near death, and I was out of arrows/mana/pots, my horse came out of nowhere and kicked the dragon in his fucking face, getting the kill.

Horse hero.

Damn dude.... this game... wow... seriously you said SO MUCH in that post. A mountain shack for an alchemist, awesome. You got vampire'd, awesome. You have a guardian (wtf?) awesome. Fighting a dragon without being able to regain health/stamina, awesome. YOUR FUCKING HORSE KICKING THE DRAGON IN THE FACE TO DEATH, AWESOME.
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#12 Posted by Milkman (18938 posts) -

I was talking to some NPC and in the background, there was a wooly mammoth glitching through some trees. And then all of sudden, it just disappeared. I didn't hear a word that NPC said.

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#13 Posted by ArclightBorealis (1722 posts) -

I went into a tavern at Whiterun and I challenged the bard to a brawl because he was harassing some woman. Needless to say we both duked it out with fisticuffs and I won. Much more satisfying than whipping out my axe and cutting him up.

Best moment for me as far as playing the role I've created for my character. Plus, taverns are the coolest areas in Skyrim. It's nice to sit down, drink some mead, and hear a bard tell a few tales.

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#14 Posted by Chief71888 (7 posts) -

I've had a bunch of little moments that have been great but there is one in particular that I keep thinking about. I just came out of this cave onto the plains outside of Whiterun when the music starts to really kick in so I look around to see whats up and a dragon flies over a hill coming at me. I'm out in the open with almost no cover and it starts circling me and doing strafing runs. I'm freaking out trying to think how I'm gonna manage this dragon when a saber cat comes out of nowhere and starts attacking my companion. So while my companion is dealing with the big cat the dragon changes it's focus to a nearby mammoth. So now me and this mammoth are teaming up on this dragon and we've got its health down to 50% when this giant comes running in and finishes the dragon off in one hit with his club. It was such an amazing experience that felt uniquely mine and left me utterly amazed.

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#15 Posted by AndrewB (7815 posts) -

Listen to the Rebel.FM podcast. They talk about a dead person showing up to someone's wedding (was invited before he died), leading to everyone freaking out and the wedding being cancelled.

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#16 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6805 posts) -

A guard on horse-back was flying erratically in the air outside of Whiterun at around 100mph. The horse was completely still, just freaking out flying everywhere. It was awesome.

Also, this game is just so goddamn awesome in general. I don't think I'll be playing anything else for at least two weeks.

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#17 Posted by tomshreds (53 posts) -

Running trying to escape from a giant.

Turn back to see where's the giant.

See companion flying in the sky.

???

PROFIT!!!

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#18 Posted by BoG (5390 posts) -

Unlimited magic, duh. BURN, ZOMBIES, BURN!

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#19 Posted by david3cm (678 posts) -

It was relatively early on in my playthrough and I was just wandering around in the mountains and ran into a sabertoot, it was a difficult fight but i beat it with about half my health left. Right as the fight ended a thief appeared right behind me and demanded my cash. I aint no bitch, so I decided to take her on and the fight finished with with one of the critical hit animations, and leaving me with no potions and a sliver of health. Barely making it out of that encounter left my heart pounding and unleashing a nordic battlecry in my house alone at 5 in the afternoon. Im loving this game!

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#20 Posted by Pinworm45 (4069 posts) -

@SSully said:

The stronger guys that were surviving would end up getting super close, but I would finish them off with a final arrow before they reached me. It just felt good to finally have the bow be an effective weapon in an elder scroll game.

Yeah this is great, but also my biggest problem with the game. I can't decide between being a mage or an archer since I like both. I think I'm leaning towards mage, but then I got in this fight near this castle where enemies really far away where shooting arrows at me, then me and my companion were shooting arrows back, and it looks fucking awesome when you hit them. They would fall off the walls. It reminds me of the archery between the goblins and the dudes in Moria when they were shooting arrows at each other from far away. Really satisfying

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#21 Posted by Zippedbinders (1185 posts) -

A shadow was slowly crawling across a garden outside of Whiterun, I watched it for a bit, then looked up to find the source. A shovel was slowly sliding across the sky, about 80 feet in the air. I love Bethesda glitches.

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#22 Posted by Mmmslash (2232 posts) -

Play Hide and Go Seek with the ghost of a dead child was pretty rad.

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#23 Posted by SSully (5326 posts) -

@Pinworm45: I default to my bow until enemies run up close to be for the sole reason of how satisfying it is to kill guys with the bow. I love it.

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#24 Posted by Lobster_Ear (305 posts) -

@Fripplebubby said:

I saw a parrot stuck in a fir tree. Does that count? It was cool.

I saw the exact same thing and it was making a weird noise.

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#25 Posted by EmuLeader (589 posts) -

@brodywb said:

I saw a dragon land next to a giant. Before I could even get over to it, the giant had already killed it. I still got the soul though, so I didn't mind.

I had a similar experience with a Mammoth. I will never doubt how tough a mammoth is again. It killed the dragon on its own with almost full health left. Its cool, but its also depressing that they did not make the dragons stronger than a roaming animal.

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#26 Posted by tekmojo (2362 posts) -

Stopping to read some vampire books in one of their frozen ice bedrooms after slaughtering a den of them.

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#27 Posted by Three0neFive (2387 posts) -

Trekking from Whiterun to the Eldergleam Sanctuary on foot ('cuz that's how I do) with Maurice, I came across a few bandit hideouts, numerous wild beasts and a full-blown dungeon. I conquered them all, all the while ensuring the survival of my well-intentioned hitchhiker. When we finally got to the sanctuary a few hours later he had but a sliver of health left, but we could finally rest.
 
Game of the year, all years.

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#28 Posted by CaptainTightPants (2833 posts) -

So far its when I got off my horse to go take care of a bandit and some surrounding archers.  I killed the bandit and when I turned around to look for the archers I just saw the horse standing over 3 archer corpses. The horses are awesome.

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#29 Posted by deadmoscow (287 posts) -

The lead up to the Dark Brotherhood quest line was pretty incredible, I don't want to spoil it though. Definitely a lot more creative than just "murder someone and then go to bed"

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#30 Posted by BasketSnake (1755 posts) -

Yesterday when I entered my first dwemer ruin since Morrowind. The dwemer centurion gave me the chills. It's awesome and the metallic sounds and steam coming from it is great. It butchered me in one hit with steam or ice or something but it couldn't follow me out of the room so I killed it from a distance. Dropped nice loot. The room wasn't huge and I'm hoping for much bigger halls like we saw in Morrowind.

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#31 Posted by JokerFrown (321 posts) -

Not really cool, but tense. After completing the Companions first real quest, we were on the way back to town and had a Dragon following and circling us the whole way. I was just waiting for it to attack, but it didn't. It flew behind a mountain roaring in the distance. I feel sorry for the soul that it doesn't pass up...

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#32 Posted by SamStrife (1330 posts) -

@Chief71888 said:

I've had a bunch of little moments that have been great but there is one in particular that I keep thinking about. I just came out of this cave onto the plains outside of Whiterun when the music starts to really kick in so I look around to see whats up and a dragon flies over a hill coming at me. I'm out in the open with almost no cover and it starts circling me and doing strafing runs. I'm freaking out trying to think how I'm gonna manage this dragon when a saber cat comes out of nowhere and starts attacking my companion. So while my companion is dealing with the big cat the dragon changes it's focus to a nearby mammoth. So now me and this mammoth are teaming up on this dragon and we've got its health down to 50% when this giant comes running in and finishes the dragon off in one hit with his club. It was such an amazing experience that felt uniquely mine and left me utterly amazed.

I hope I have a moment half as epic as that.

@Pinworm45 said:

Coolest moment for me so far was walking around some paths on a mountain. Found a shack some alchemist was using to grow herbs and shit. I was actually there looking for him to be sleeping in his bed, since I got vampired and needed to feed, badly, and couldn't got to a town. I started stealing, minding my own business, when all of the sudden I hear ROOAAAAARRRRRRR and the entire place lights on fucking fire. I ran out of the building to see what was up, and it was a dragon that came out of nowhere. To make things worse, I didn't have my guardian with me (fear that she'd get pissed if she saw me feeding), It was daylight so my mana/health/stamina wouldn't recharge, and I was low on arrows. It was a fun, intense fight that came out of nowhere. The best part of this was when the dragon was near death, and I was out of arrows/mana/pots, my horse came out of nowhere and kicked the dragon in his fucking face, getting the kill.

Horse hero.

Or that even. Damn people are experiancing the coolest stuff in this game.

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#33 Posted by Jikla (159 posts) -

I was strolling down a road when I suddenly heard battle music, but I couldn't see anything. Suddenly I was attacked by something I couldn't see. Thought "hey, let's try igniting it". And it was a invisible kahjiit. Giev invisibility.

Also: Mammoths and dragon skeletons falling from the sky. Hilarious.

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#35 Posted by ArtelinaRose (1995 posts) -

Was playing earlier, running around doing random shit. I was making my way through a dense forest at night, the aurora above my only real source of light. A light snow was falling but soon swelled into a blizzard, making seeing almost impossible. I pulled out a torch and kept moving forwards until I broke into a clearing near a hill. I made my way up the hill, trudging through the snow and broke over the top to survey the land. At that moment my first dragon swooped overhead and crashed right in the clearing I had just passed. I turned around and charged back down the hill like the Nord I am, smashing into it with my mace and hiding behind my fire resist shield as it began to spew white hot gouts of flame at me. It took another crushing blow to the snout from my life stealing weapon and, battered and bloodied, gave a few powerful thrusts of its wings and took off, up over the hill. I reached the top with a murderous intent, ready to bring the fight to my foe once more.

And saw this.
And saw this.

Clever girl.

FML

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#36 Posted by chawliemurphy (20 posts) -

My coolest moment was a random dragon encounter outside of ulfrich stromsclouds keep. About halfway through the battle FIVE horses showed up and kicked the living shit out of the dragon. I just stood and watched. It was awesome cause I saw them coming, five horses running in a line.

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#37 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8734 posts) -
@Three0neFive said:
Trekking from Whiterun to the Eldergleam Sanctuary on foot ('cuz that's how I do) with Maurice, I came across a few bandit hideouts, numerous wild beasts and a full-blown dungeon. I conquered them all, all the while ensuring the survival of my well-intentioned hitchhiker. When we finally got to the sanctuary a few hours later he had but a sliver of health left, but we could finally rest.  Game of the year, all years.
Lil tip, get the spell Healing Hands, I'm not a mage myself but I've been using it plenty when I'm escorting farmers or other silly figures and dragons swooping in to bbq them.
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#38 Posted by Hizang (9358 posts) -

The whole game so far has been awesome, but the time I killed my first dragon solo was pretty epic.

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#39 Posted by Fascism (155 posts) -

I was maybe a half hour into the game, i stumbled upon a giant settlement or whatever, one of the giants ran at me and hit me with a club one shot me and my dead body literaly flew through the air for the next 45 seconds before my save reloaded it was insane and scary. like i heard thumping and turned around and all i saw was a club in my face and then i was tumbling end over end as scenery flew by

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#40 Posted by AndyD74 (187 posts) -

I just started playing last night, so I haven't done a whole lot, but I did the golden claw quest for the traders in Riverwood. It was fun moving through the caverns and solving puzzles. Then I came upon a trap that was a swinging door with spikes on it. I wasn't sure what would swing it, and I walked a little closer to get a better look at the door..then WAM! I got whacked. I took a step back to see what I did to activate it and saw the trigger on the floor. I decided to step on it again, not thinking the door would swing as far as it would then WAM again and it killed me. :( Sadly, I hadn't saved in a while. I like how when you're in sneek mode, the reticule opens and closes like an eye depending on whether or not the enemy has detected you, or is looking for you. I walked into an area where the eye would open a little and then close when I quit moving. I moved slowly and looked around, but couldn't see anyone, but with every step I made the eye would slowly open...so I eased into a room and still didn't see anything. The next thing a I know, the body of a restless Draugr comes crawling off of a slab, scaring me, and starts blasting me with ice. I thought he was just a body laying there and planned on looting him like I did with all the others. It was tough playing this game at first after playing so much Dark Souls. I'm getting used to the controls again and it's getting much better.

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#41 Posted by ervonymous (1299 posts) -

Resurrecting everyone and everything doesn't get old. I was cooking salmon in a fort and some old lady lost her shit, I didnt' want to kill her so naturally I raised the dead to do my bidding. She knifed three of the zombie bandits before keeling over, it was so funny... then I raised her.

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#42 Posted by AhmadMetallic (19301 posts) -
@Three0neFive said:
Trekking from Whiterun to the Eldergleam Sanctuary on foot ('cuz that's how I do) with Maurice, I came across a few bandit hideouts, numerous wild beasts and a full-blown dungeon. I conquered them all, all the while ensuring the survival of my well-intentioned hitchhiker. When we finally got to the sanctuary a few hours later he had but a sliver of health left, but we could finally rest.  Game of the year, all years.
Escort missions FTW! 
 
Wait what.
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#43 Posted by Marnox (346 posts) -

I met woman who wanted all my cabbages. Got some coin for my troubles. Weird woman.

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#44 Posted by thornie_delete (441 posts) -

Some dude approached me in the forest to give me a quest and because in this game the world doesn't pause during conversation, he was eaten by a mudcrab while talking and before I can give him an answer.

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#45 Edited by RedRoach (1401 posts) -

fuck I need this game now, only a few more hours till I pick it up.

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#46 Posted by Atlas (2575 posts) -

Walking through the mountains and seeing the aurora borealis for the first time. I'm a sucker for these kinds of ambient experiences in games, and this one was beautiful.

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#47 Posted by Make_Me_Mad (3227 posts) -

Double destruction magic. Fireball spell. Archer on top of the front wall of a castle proceeds to be deposited somewhere behind said castle. Nothing more fun than realizing that you've essentially turned the game into a Kamehameha wave simulator.

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#48 Posted by Potter9156 (956 posts) -

Haven't seen much crazy stuff yet, but I did witness two bandits attempting to take on a mammoth and a couple giants. They lasted maybe five seconds.

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#49 Posted by ArtelinaRose (1995 posts) -

I also had a moment where I was running up a large slope and I saw three bandits charging at me, weapons drawn. I readied my sword to fight them and they just ran on past, and a few seconds later two giants and three mammoths came over the hill chasing after them. I sprinted past the bandits and fucking left.

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#50 Posted by shinboy630 (1386 posts) -

@deadmoscow said:

The lead up to the Dark Brotherhood quest line was pretty incredible, I don't want to spoil it though. Definitely a lot more creative than just "murder someone and then go to bed"

Couldn't agree more. I was pleasantly surprised at how awesome that was compared to Oblivion.

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