Here are a few of my favorite things: Nintendo, Penny Arcade, The Legend of Zelda, Mario, Pokemon, Harvest Moon, Fallout, Dungeons and Dragons, books, dice, Professor Layton, Shadow of the Colossus, Minecraft, and so much more. I'm going to talk a lot about video games, I sincerely hope you don't mind.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Skyrim internet round-up! (updated. hold off on 1.2 patch?)

I know I already did a Skyrim post, but the internet overfloweth with exceedingly entertaining content! Andrew keeps sharing it with me and I've been keeping the tabs open in my browser, for some reason not bringing myself to close them.

It occurred to me suddenly that I should share these things on my blog! Perhaps you've already seen them, perhaps not, but I have nothing to lose by making sure to feed entertainment back into the world!


Maybe consider holding off on the 1.2 patch. It's apparently causing more problems than it's worth.


::: First up is this amazing video. When watching I went from ? to :O to :D!

::: Second is this incredible photo. So. many. weapons.

I don't know the original source, sorry!

::: Thirdly is this awesome and beautiful story, The Life and Death of Skyrim's Lydia. The writer so eloquently and hilariously describes his relationship with one of the many in-game companions. Here's a brief excerpt:

"She’d turn up. I wandered about, looked in the area for exciting discoveries, waiting to hear that familiar clatter of things being knocked over and traps being sprung. But none came. So I turned to fast travel – the ingenious technique that sees horses and companions magically appear next to you. But there was no Lydia.

I went back to Whiterun, to my house and to her room, but there was no Lydia. I went back to Dragonsreach, to the dining hall, where she’d often have sat before I could afford a home. But there was no Lydia. An empty seat. It was looking bad." - John Walker, November 21, 2011
Truly, you must go and read the article.

:::Finally, this spot-on (as usual) Zero Punctuation video. Anyone familiar with his work will not be disappointed!

The Escapist : Zero Punctuation : The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Who else is playing Skyrim? I know a lot of you are! What's everyone playing as?



Spot, fucking, on hahahaha. I'm playing three guys myself; a high elf destruction mage (who is amazingly badass but dies if anything so much as breathes on him), a Argonian 2H heavy armor warrior (who bashes faces in and decapitates people like it's no big deal) and a cat guy DW rogue (who steal everything he can get away with XD). So much fun but the glitches are severly distracting me from the gameplay in some areas :/ they can be hard to deal with.

So far Andrew and I haven't encountered any serious game ruining glitches. It's mostly just floating weapons from giants! Although there is one dragon that we killed close to Whiterun and now whenever we leave the front gates it drops from the sky and lays there. It's actually pretty funny. We definitely will be skipping the update.

We'd really like to make another character that is barbarian-esque so we can load 'em up with badass heavy armor. I imagine it'll be a while before we can tear ourselves away from our sneaky archery wood elf though!

I'm playing with a high elf, but I apparently suck at picking a style so she's mostly just squishy. :) She has two modes sneak/snipe mode and I WILL END YOU WITH FIRE mode. I usually accompany the fire mode with running around like a headless chicken to avoid attacks. But if I'm attacking stuff with light armor, well, then I take off after them with my shiny moon onehanded axe. I love spellcasting. I just need to back it up with more other stuff. XD

Yeah. I'm going for the 'it works, but it's a little incoherent' for my playstyle. I mostly just need more cash for spells. XD I also really need to get the 'heal ally' spell or whatever it is. I was trying to escort this guy to a tree and he was too stupid to live. He had one hit left in him and I had to figure out how to get him across a bandit-and-wolf infested volcanic wasteland without him dropping dead.

I wish we did more spellcasting, mostly we sneak shoot with the arrows and then bash them with our flawless glass mace. Although whenever I use fire I definitely end up running around like crazy and getting stuck on rocks while moving backwards...

Definitely get the heal ally spell, it is very handy!

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