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I went to Riften because I understand that that is where I could join a particular group I wanted to join. Once there, I was warned against annoying a certain family. I'm all 'nah, it doesn't matter.' So I break into their home and find an incredibly expensive piece of Jewelry my lady adventurer just cannot do without and steal it, when no one is looking.

Now,

whenever I'm around Riften, I get attacked by a group of hired thugs who shout I shouldn't have taken what wasn't mine. I guess that theft is what they're referring to? It seemed like such an innocent act at the time! I can't take them on right now at all, so I've got a taxi back to Whiterun and have resolved to stay around there for the time being

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Is there any way to increase the amount you can carry? I assumed there would be a perk for it like in Fallout, but I can't find it anywhere.

Also in Oblivion there was a spell called feather which increased what you could carry which I'm sure is available somewhere in Skyrim. It was handy for looting.

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I'm avoiding trying to avoid the November flood by getting just this and waiting for everything else to drop in price. This is deffinetely going to last and hopefully everything else will be a bit cheaper in January.

Yeah, that's a good idea - if you're going to pay full price for one of them, then this is the one to go for. I've rented the others though, so I'll be holding out until I've finished them.

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Also in Oblivion there was a spell called feather which increased what you could carry which I'm sure is available somewhere in Skyrim. It was handy for looting.

I started the Mages Guild questline with the intention of obtaining that spell from one of the members, but I've yet to come across it. I'm sick of having to leave loot or saddle it all on my rent boy (housecarl). I needs my strong back perk!!

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Ooooook. Hit level 7, started riding north for a new batch of quests.

Ran into a wizardy bloke living alone in a house by a mountain/hill. He didn't like me and one-shot me with an ice spell, now my save point is just before him and I'm getting repeatedly owned.

:mellow:

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Ooooook. Hit level 7, started riding north for a new batch of quests.

Ran into a wizardy bloke living alone in a house by a mountain/hill. He didn't like me and one-shot me with an ice spell, now my save point is just before him and I'm getting repeatedly owned.

:mellow:

I had a similar experience

except i ran into his house to get away from a dragon, that went well <_<

I'm loving the dungeons in this, Edge were spot on when they said they felt hand crafted and not just generated like Oblivion's often did. Each one seems to be a proper adventure and not just a brief jaunt underground.

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Loving this so far, but I have two complaints. There doesn't appear to be an option to remove an custom waypoint and the misc quests aren't handled well at all. No additional info is given, so you're looking at what quickly becomes a relatively long list of random quests with no info on what to do, where to go or what the requirements are to complete said quest.

Other than those complaints, it's a cracking game. :D

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There doesn't appear to be an option to remove an custom waypoint

I thought that too, but if you double click anywhere else on the map, the option to remove it appears. :)

Actually, that's on PC (I've switched back to M+KB for a while), but there's surely a console equivalent.

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I was running in circles around Whiterun hunting deer, when I noticed a guy running after me. When I stopped he handed me an item and asked me to keep it for him, and he'd kill me if I turned him in. I shrugged and carried on after my deer. Chased it through a bandit camp just as the guy whose property was stolen caught up with me to ask about it. He stood there conversationally while the bandits hacked away at him, then I killed the bandits. My first script-breaking moment :wub:

What I did learn from the session is that hunting is much more effective if you sneak up, because you almost always get a one-shot kill damage bonus.

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So what's the situation with the Xbox 360 low textures problem? Here is as much as I know:

THE PROBLEM:

- The textures on Xbox 360 can sometimes be very low-quality, especially the player's hands/weapons.

- Most people think it happens most frequently if the game is installed to the HDD, but some people have experienced it from the disc too.

- Some people have observed that the problem happens - or gets worse - after bringing up and then dismissing the menus.

POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS (but all of them debatable and probably shite) :

- The commonly-suggested solution is to clear the Xbox 360 cache before playing.

- Load up a previous save.

- Play the game from the disc (great, my ancient Arcade 360 will thank me with a RROD if I spend 80 hours playing from the disc!)

- Install the game to a USB stick (the idea is that the flash memory is more stable or less fragmented than the stock HDD)

- Bethesda may or may not be addressing this in the next patch.

So where are we at with this?

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Apologies if asked already but does anyone know if this is region free on 360? Im in the States right now and have been bought this as a prezzie. Should I take it back you think?

Yes, a us copy will work on your uk/Europe box. It's not actually region free though, so won't work on say, a Japanese xbox.

Edit: heard conflicting reports, but it will definitely work on a uk/eu console

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After a poor starting sequence this has really opened up and I'm loving it now.

How on earth do you use magic though? Does it open up at a certain level.

Press B to bring up the menu, press left to go to the magic tab. Equip whatever spell you happen to have and go burn something!

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While it's a tremendous game, its graphically very ropey for a AAA title in 2011. Often it doesn't seem like too big of a step up from the 5 year old Oblivion. I noticed in particular that my character's arm looked terrible when I had equipped the fire magic. Blotchy square textures all over it.

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While it's a tremendous game, its graphically very ropey for a AAA title in 2011. Often it doesn't seem like too big of a step up from the 5 year old Oblivion. I noticed in particular that my character's arm looked terrible when I had equipped the fire magic. Blotchy square textures all over it.

I think it looks fucking amazing with pretty much everything whacked up on maximum (with a few .ini tweaks) on PC. Sure, some of the textures aren't exactly crisp, and it's more noticeable indoors, but the art direction is really top-drawer, and the outdoor environments routinely look fucking stunning. I've spent way too long just standing around staring at the landscape, which says something about how it looks.

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While it's a tremendous game, its graphically very ropey for a AAA title in 2011. Often it doesn't seem like too big of a step up from the 5 year old Oblivion. I noticed in particular that my character's arm looked terrible when I had equipped the fire magic. Blotchy square textures all over it.

I know what you mean - there are moments when environments or textures look gross, and the pop up still drives me insane - but there are so, so many more moments when the scenery is mesmerisingly fucking beautiful. In particular, the game shines when there's lots of, er, vertical shit going on. You know, towns on various different levels, forests at the top of cliffs, waterfalls chucking themselves at rocks miles below. Wide open stretches of horizontal plains, on the other hand, don't look so great and the pop up is a lot more noticeable, which is a shame. Still, visually it really is a significant leap ahead of Oblivion. It's easy to forget just how dated vanilla Oblivion is. I mean...

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After an absorbing few hours in the first village I've decided to make a trip to Whiterun. God, just strolling along following the river as it descends out of the mountain, before leaving the path to stalk deer in the woods is one of those special videogame moments. The water effect is very pretty. I could sit and watch those salmon leaping up the waterfalls for ages. I got murdered after running into some bandits in the mountains, so my earlier feeling that it might be a bit easy was ill founded.

Playing PC version on my laptop hooked up to a (slightly higher res) monitor with 360 controller, which seems like the way to go anyway, the M+K interface is a little fussy. It's gorgeous too, even on my laptop which isn't all that powerful - it can run it at 30FPS on slightly above medium at 1600x900 - some incredible vistas already.

And now back in I go!

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This was delivered yesterday but work stopped me from playing.

I finally got around to playing it tonight and...well.....

In all the years I've been playing games my favourite has always been the good old RPG. I finally got around to spending a few hours with Skyrim tonight and it feels as though all those games I've played have been leading to this. I'm in awe.

I've not even done that much, ventured into Bleak Falls Barrow, but even this one quest just gripped me.

I'm probably in full on hyperbole mode but Skyrim just feels...special.

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