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Old 2011-11-22, 9:05 AM   #2751
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This is the reason you want to enchant your weapons. You think decapitation is dramatic? Imagine running someone through with your sword with lightning crackling all around your blade and their body.

Your slow mo kills go from dramatic to fucking metal.
Hmm, if you're right, it might make the effort worth it, especially if I can somehow get screen shot.
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Old 2011-11-22, 9:59 AM   #2752
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Is that "4GB" adjustable, or is it just a name? I have 16GB available.
A 32-bit exe run on Win64 compiled as Large Address Aware is limited to no more then 4GB of RAM.

A 32-bit exe, under no circumstances, can ever use more then 4GB of RAM at any one point in time. Hence why you see diminishing returns much above 6GB of RAM.
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Old 2011-11-22, 10:15 AM   #2753
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Enchanted weapons are nice, though not usually a game-breaker. When my weapon runs out of juice for its frost damage, I keep running with it as is, because most things die pretty easily. Plus I have the Feat that occasionally allows the weapon to recharge automatically when I kill a non-humanoid. I only really feed it a new soul crystal when I feel a climactic battle is coming up and I need the extra oomph in damage.

However, if I find a better weapon enchant (that wont fill my Grand Soulgems with the petty souls of whatever Mudcrab I happen to squash (curse you "Soul Stealer" enchant))then I might have a different opinion of enchanted weaponry.
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Old 2011-11-22, 10:19 AM   #2754
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Ever since Morrowind, I have developed a strategy for mudcrabs. When I see one, I unequip any weapons I have, and then beat them to death with my fists.
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Old 2011-11-22, 10:31 AM   #2755
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Ever since Morrowind, I have developed a strategy for mudcrabs. When I see one, I unequip any weapons I have, and then beat them to death with my fists.
the ike turner method of mudcrab battle
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Old 2011-11-22, 10:33 AM   #2756
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I once punched a goat in the face so hard it died.

I didn't actually mean to punch it. And since I had the Heavy Armored Fists feat, well... splat.

Poor goat.
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Old 2011-11-22, 10:47 AM   #2757
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I've been avoiding enchanted weapons on my assassin because I can't sharpen them at the grindstone yet. Been doing quite well anyway, just relying on stealth kills and brute strength. 2x damage one-handed attacks + dual-wielding power attacks + sharpened ebony blade and dagger murder the fuck out of dragons. And most everything else I can get into melee range, really.
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Old 2011-11-22, 10:57 AM   #2758
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I've been avoiding enchanted weapons on my assassin because I can't sharpen them at the grindstone yet. Been doing quite well anyway, just relying on stealth kills and brute strength. 2x damage one-handed attacks + dual-wielding power attacks + sharpened ebony blade and dagger murder the fuck out of dragons. And most everything else I can get into melee range, really.
I've only got Exquisite Elvish Daggers, but one of my favorite moments thus far came up along these lines just recently. I came across a Blood Dragon sleeping perched on the rim of a tower with his head in a crate for some reason. () I crept up on him, both daggers drawn, then gave him the dual-power-attack-x15-sneak-attack.

The dragon woke up, flapped frantically a couple of times as he dismounted from the tower, then immediately crashed to the ground below. I was able to finish him off with a couple of bowshots from there. The way it played out was just beautiful.

***'ZZzzzz... HOLYCRAPWHATJUSTHITMEAAGHWOAHFALLINGCRASH***
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Old 2011-11-22, 11:34 AM   #2759
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I think enchanted bows are a must have for a pure archer build like mine. If I can get a sneak attack off (which I can do more often than not) then things go down in a hit or two. But for stronger opponents and groups of enemies, then the enchantment is necessary if I want to do really any damage at all.

Also, fuck the fact that when I run out of stronger arrows the automatic default is to go down to iron arrows. It should automatically switch to the next strongest.
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Old 2011-11-22, 11:39 AM   #2760
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I think enchanted bows are a must have for a pure archer build like mine. If I can get a sneak attack off (which I can do more often than not) then things go down in a hit or two. But for stronger opponents and groups of enemies, then the enchantment is necessary if I want to do really any damage at all.

Also, fuck the fact that when I run out of stronger arrows the automatic default is to go down to iron arrows. It should automatically switch to the next strongest.
I guess the real question is, why are you carrying around iron arrows? I don't even bother picking them up anymore.
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Old 2011-11-22, 11:40 AM   #2761
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Omg this was awesome. I was sneaking around in some dungeon, then in a room with some npcs I picked up too much I decided to drop something. I dropped a bow, then one of the NPCs gets up from a chair and says hey what's this ? That bow is mine. The other NPC says no it's not, that's mine! And they fight eachother to the death.
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Old 2011-11-22, 11:45 AM   #2762
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I read something about that bug. Supposedly it only happens the first time the items get out of your inventory and you pass through a loading screen. So if you place everything in a heap somewhere in your house, exit and enter, you should be able to decorate with the items without them going anywhere (taking care to just to grab and place them, and not picking them up into your inventory).
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Old 2011-11-22, 11:49 AM   #2763
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Omg this was awesome. I was sneaking around in some dungeon, then in a room with some npcs I picked up too much I decided to drop something. I dropped a bow, then one of the NPCs gets up from a chair and says hey what's this ? That bow is mine. The other NPC says no it's not, that's mine! And they fight eachother to the death.
Hahaha! Awesome.
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Old 2011-11-22, 11:59 AM   #2764
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That didn't work for me. I swear I've put my dual stolen idols of Diballa on my nightstands like 20 times. I think Lydia keeps knocking them over on me >_<
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Old 2011-11-22, 12:05 PM   #2765
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I guess the real question is, why are you carrying around iron arrows? I don't even bother picking them up anymore.
Because hey, free weightless ammo? I stay in constant fear that I'm going to run out for some reason. Probably because of that prerelease quote about arrows being rare. I've broken the habit of picking up Falmer and Forsworn arrows because I might as well just be shooting toothpicks at that point, but the only thing other than iron that drops frequently is steel and that's not too much better. I would kill to be able to find glass, ebony, elven, and even dwarven arrows on a semiregular basis.
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Old 2011-11-22, 12:34 PM   #2766
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I just run around using steel for most things unless I need to kill something important. But I pick up every arrow I see because they're weightless so why not.

But I'm also pretty compulsive about grabbing/keeping things in the game so....
Every time I go to a new town I pickpocket arrows off all the guards.
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Old 2011-11-22, 12:56 PM   #2767
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Don't know if this (a) was already mentioned or (b) is true, but apparently the whole world outside Skyrim is in the game but inaccessible, http://ppsh-41.tumblr.com/post/13145...lt-into-skyrim. Ready for actually good expansions maybe.
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Old 2011-11-22, 1:10 PM   #2768
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But I'm also pretty compulsive about grabbing/keeping things in the game so....
This is me with jewels.

My nightstand drawer has more bling than the queen. I never sell them.

Speaking of this, does anyone know what soul gem fragments are for?
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Old 2011-11-22, 1:23 PM   #2769
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Speaking of this, does anyone know what soul gem fragments are for?
enchanting? You capture souls in them and then use them as ingredients.
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Old 2011-11-22, 1:25 PM   #2770
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Miles: There are actually items in particular called "Soul Gem Fragments" which are unable to hold souls. I have a few I've saved in a chest at home just in case, but I haven't found any use for them at all yet, and I've been wondering.
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Old 2011-11-22, 1:28 PM   #2771
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Miles: There are actually items in particular called "Soul Gem Fragments" which are unable to hold souls. I have a few I've saved in a chest at home just in case, but I haven't found any use for them at all yet, and I've been wondering.
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Old 2011-11-22, 1:45 PM   #2772
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Yeah I saw some of those as well in Solitude, but I decided not to steal 'em. Still, I too wonder if they have any use. Mage College I imagine?
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Old 2011-11-22, 1:56 PM   #2773
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Yeah I saw some of those as well in Solitude, but I decided not to steal 'em. Still, I too wonder if they have any use. Mage College I imagine?
I found some of them too, in a bandit cave I think. They're sitting in my random-junk chest at home.
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Old 2011-11-22, 1:59 PM   #2774
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Yeah I saw some of those as well in Solitude, but I decided not to steal 'em. Still, I too wonder if they have any use. Mage College I imagine?
This would make sense. I've been staying away from magic as a rule with this character (other than the rare healing spell or flames sometimes when I want to set off oil traps) so I haven't actually done much of anything with the college yet other than the first quest.

I have like 10 of the things. They sparkle purty.
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Old 2011-11-22, 2:02 PM   #2775
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I'm amazed at how much there is in this game. I'm level 28 now, and I've only even seen three cities. Haven't been to the mage college, haven't been to the Bard college, haven't done more than take the first trip to High Hrothgar, haven't joined the Legion or the Stormcloaks, only done a quest each for the Companions and the Thieves - I feel like I've barely scratched the surface!
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