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post Dec 18 2021, 07:46 PM
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Fribble! Just fribble!


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post Dec 20 2021, 02:01 PM
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I was in Halted Stream Camp with Saryn today and shot the pot in the main room to burn the two bandits by the mammoth. It killed one of them but Saryn failed at sneaking and the chief and the last subordinate bandit came after her. She ran back to the entrance with the two bandits in hot pursuit, and set off the rock trap. Lol, it killed the chief out right and Saryn turned on the remaining bandit and dispatched him easily. laugh.gif


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post Dec 21 2021, 02:46 PM
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Nice, I love moments like that.

Some of my characters will specifically make sure enemies get caught into traps. One of my favorites are those swinging blade traps in draugr ruins. It's fun to get draugr to follow my character, and then they run straight into the trap. "BRAWWKKKSHSSHH!!!!" laugh.gif

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post Dec 22 2021, 02:43 PM
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I do not normally think to expound my Skyrim woas, but the latest demise of my likeness was particularly irksome…almost unfair.

Killed by a Greybeard over a piece of stupid Moss!
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We had just finished my initial Greybeard Training when my inept host spotted a piece of Hanging Moss…Which we didn’t even need since I had already achieved ‘Snakeblood’ in Alchemy.
Buuuut I was asked to take it…and was spotted. Since it was technically theft…a Greybeard turned hostile.
He chased me outside, then shouted me down the slope near Shrine ten…it wasn’t far, but sliding down the gradient counts as a “drop” and my likeness died right there!
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56 Hours progress lost.
I was fuming!
My host rightly deserved a good kicking inside.

As for the Greybeards, well we feel less amiable toward them now….kinda soured the waters a bit. I survived a Frost Form shout and an icy blast breath and still got outside the front steps with minimal harm done, but that short downhill slide - which doesn’t even look particularly bad….was lethal. .
Kinda stupid too…imagine as a kid when you go down those snow covered hills on a sledge….You wouldn’t expect to inexplicably wind up dead on your toboggan by the bottom eh! Skyrim physics is perplexing….scratch that….infuriating.

So why was I doing this at all? Well, this is my ‘Plutonium Challenge” in which I aim to complete all nine major questlines, get all 14 Dragonpriest masks plus various of the longer worthy quests all with a single likeness without dying even once (i.e. Dead is Dead).
This must be accomplished, on Legendary with no followers or Ai helpers including animal ones, no potions or poisons period and no spells of any type that use magicka or come from scrolls or staves.
In short….as difficult as it is thrilling.
I do have a carefully constructed rule set to eliminate anything even mildly ‘cheaty’ including those naughty Slow Time effects, OP equipment that outperforms vanilla, shields (because they provide upto 97% protection) and certain overly advantageous game features like those absorb and paralyse enchantments.

Anyhow, time to dust off one’s pride and get back in the saddle…(except yeah, can’t have horses Lol)

A.
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post Dec 22 2021, 05:41 PM
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Good lord, Adella - what an ordeal! Personally I always found the Greybeards rather shady... I mean, start with getting there. "Oh the only thing to worry about on your way to the top is the ice on the ground and may be a stray wolf." Yeah, right! FROST TROLL!! I am convinced they put it there on purpose just for the Dragonborn. Sanguine thought so - he had to come to Lena's rescue before she got squashed... He refused to go in though, something about getting drunk and disorderly and shouting them down... oops... wasn't suposed to, but he's a Daedric Prince after all, also when drunk...

Anyway, give your handler a good kicking and STAY AWAY FROM HANGING MOSS! wink.gif


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post Dec 23 2021, 03:38 PM
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I can’t play “Dead is Dead” in Bethesda games. They’re too janky. For instance, Saryn jumped off a rock near the little bandit camp in the hills near Riverwood (we use that as an early base until she gets a proper home). It was a good little fall but didn’t kill her, only did some damage. She healed herself with a spell, and then jumped off a rock with a shorter fall than before. Died upon impact. WTF?!


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post Dec 23 2021, 03:40 PM
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Sharp rocks, I'd say. wink.gif


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post Dec 23 2021, 09:45 PM
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QUOTE(Lena Wolf @ Dec 23 2021, 08:40 AM) *

Sharp rocks, I'd say. wink.gif

Well it was the ground she landed on, but honestly, it actually goes back further to Fallout3. On multiple occasions I had characters fall to their deaths through what should’ve been a solid overpass. There were absolutely no visible holes in the overpass where my characters stepped, but they still fell to their doom as though they stepped into thin air. Janky.


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post Dec 23 2021, 09:49 PM
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QUOTE(Adella @ Dec 22 2021, 07:43 AM) *

So why was I doing this at all? Well, this is my ‘Plutonium Challenge” in which I aim to complete all nine major questlines, get all 14 Dragonpriest masks plus various of the longer worthy quests all with a single likeness without dying even once (i.e. Dead is Dead).
This must be accomplished, on Legendary with no followers or Ai helpers including animal ones, no potions or poisons period and no spells of any type that use magicka or come from scrolls or staves.
In short….as difficult as it is thrilling.
I do have a carefully constructed rule set to eliminate anything even mildly ‘cheaty’ including those naughty Slow Time effects, OP equipment that outperforms vanilla, shields (because they provide upto 97% protection) and certain overly advantageous game features like those absorb and paralyse enchantments.

Anyhow, time to dust off one’s pride and get back in the saddle…(except yeah, can’t have horses Lol)

A.

That is a stiff challenge run, Adella.

The only TES game that I played Dead-is-Dead was Daggerfall. Need I explain why??? Ok, when you die in Daggerfall you get a funeral and pailbearers carry your body into a crypt. Can't get much deader than that so I always started over. Besides I like making characters in Daggerfall. Roll dem die till the numbers are right. Ah, yes.

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post Mar 2 2022, 08:50 PM
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Using Dawnbreaker as an undead character is really interesting. When it triggers its Turn Undead explosion, it affects me as well. It does not make me run away, or even do much damage. But for half a minute I get this sizzling and hissing aura around me. Eventually it got annoying, so I stopped using it.

I am not playing a vampire this time, not technically. I do not like how the ES games do vampirism. So instead I used my Deadwalker mod to create Blood Raven. It does not really do a lot. It just adds the Undead keyword to the player character, and a bunch of passive abilities like water breathing, a resistance to frost, a weakness to fire, etc..., that I thought an undead person should have.


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post Mar 6 2022, 03:00 PM
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Morndas, early eveninig, 16th of Last Seed -- Lord Haaf-Mersey is in Bannered Mare, and will tomorrow be heading off to Dawnstar. viking.gif


QUOTE(SubRosa @ Mar 2 2022, 02:50 PM) *

I do not like how the ES games do vampirism. So instead I used my Deadwalker mod to create Blood Raven. It does not really do a lot. It just adds the Undead keyword to the player character, and a bunch of passive abilities like water breathing, a resistance to frost, a weakness to fire, etc..., that I thought an undead person should have.


That sounds cool. I agree ES games don't do vampirism well. Not dramatic enough! evillol.gif I liked Oblivion's method better than Skyrim's.

I use Better Vampires, which includes a long list of stuff, most of which we can turn on or off. I use it for its night vision (which can be toggled on and off in real time), and more dramatic feeding stuff. Drain spell is more comprehensive. Sun Damage works in a similar way as it does in Oblivion, I got rid of Beth's Dragon Lord stuff, instead NPCs fear my character when she's Stage 4. indifferent.gif panic.gif

Best of all though is there is some sort of flying ability. I forget how it works.

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post Apr 21 2022, 03:05 PM
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It's 5 years on.

Alduin is dead and gone, the Civil War is over and the Imperials now control most of Skyrim.

The assassination game beckons...


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post Apr 21 2022, 03:31 PM
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QUOTE(PhonAntiPhon @ Apr 21 2022, 03:05 PM) *

It's 5 years on.

Alduin is dead and gone, the Civil War is over and the Imperials now control most of Skyrim.

Empire thanks you, Citizen! goodjob.gif


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post Apr 21 2022, 09:00 PM
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QUOTE(Lena Wolf @ Apr 21 2022, 03:31 PM) *

QUOTE(PhonAntiPhon @ Apr 21 2022, 03:05 PM) *

It's 5 years on.

Alduin is dead and gone, the Civil War is over and the Imperials now control most of Skyrim.

Empire thanks you, Citizen! goodjob.gif

And that's all it did. Not that she expected more but, all of the drama and it's eventual climax has left a gap.


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post Apr 21 2022, 11:10 PM
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QUOTE(PhonAntiPhon @ Apr 21 2022, 09:00 PM) *

QUOTE(Lena Wolf @ Apr 21 2022, 03:31 PM) *

QUOTE(PhonAntiPhon @ Apr 21 2022, 03:05 PM) *

Alduin is dead and gone, the Civil War is over and the Imperials now control most of Skyrim.

Empire thanks you, Citizen! goodjob.gif

And that's all it did. Not that she expected more but, all of the drama and it's eventual climax has left a gap.

In another universe, an Orc General would have noted: "You did what needed to be done." Case closed.

But I hear the Empire will soon be needing a new Emperor... Let's hope his name is neither Pelagius nor Jargar. wink.gif


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post Apr 26 2022, 07:18 PM
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Good to hear, Phon. cake.gif Not sure if you've defeated Alduin in the past, but it took me many years to also finish Skyrim's Main Quest.

And here's what I've been up to. While writing Laprima's story these past 4 months I've been occasionally switching to Claire Voyance to get my actual gaming fixes. There's a difference of 5 mods I have to turn on and off between each of these gals, so it's not too bad.

Claire's game is very action-oriented. She is a cleric, which means she spends just over half her time healing up her 3 party members rather than in direct combat. She just finished a set of mod-added Vigilants of Stendarr quests. viking.gif

Well right now, she's in Riften. And I got this idea to make a quest for the Temple of Mara. Basically, if one of my characters walks into the temple, there's a chance he or she will be approached to join the temple. One of the people in there will basically walk up to the PC and ask if they'd like to join. Yes means they get their own bedroll, and also get access to any food and items which are not used. An answer of No means they will never get bothered again to join.

So of course, Claire joins. She's all about the Eight (now, the Nine). And this really made the difference in her game lately. I can't explain it really. It's the "Yin" she's needed in her mostly-Yang, action-oriented existence.

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