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I was just given skyrim as a Christmas gift and noticed almost from the get go that steel armor is an option, which I find extremely unrealistic. I don't know, it just doesn't stick with the time period. Steel didn't become popular until the late 19th century. It's like having an Ipad in World war 2. What gives?
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uh.. kinda grasping for straws there arent you?

anyway if its bothering you, go grab some mods to replace the "steel armor sets".

 

 

steel bothers you unrealistically;

how do dragons/magic/different weird races(LOL khajiits)  make you feel?


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I was just given skyrim as a Christmas gift and noticed almost from the get go that steel armor is an option, which I find extremely unrealistic. I don't know, it just doesn't stick with the time period. Steel didn't become popular until the late 19th century. It's like having an Ipad in World war 2. What gives?

Steam-powered dwarven centurions, dragons, magic, and the presence of divine beings isn't what you question? How about glass armor? Ebony? Its a fantasy game, not a time period correct RPG. Enjoy it rather than questioning it.
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Steam-powered dwarven centurions...

Now I am intrigued! biggrin.gif
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Skyrim is a fantasy RPG. It's not a realistic time period based game. Flying dragons, Giants and different races should hint at this.
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Skyrim does not take place on Earth.

Tamriel did not, and does not, follow the same scientific or techological progression as Earth.

Even on Earth, in the real world, steel, yes steel, not just iron, armor was fairly common throughout the late middle ages and beyond. It was expensive and normally only in the hands of the wealthy, but it most certainly existed. Steel has been produced for more than 4,000 years on earth.

Your criticism would be silly even if Skyrim was somehow supposed to be historical fantasy (and it's obviously not).
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I was just given skyrim as a Christmas gift and noticed almost from the get go that steel armor is an option, which I find extremely unrealistic. I don't know, it just doesn't stick with the time period. Steel didn't become popular until the late 19th century. It's like having an Ipad in World war 2. What gives?

Dude. Skyrim is a FANTASY game. And according to the lore set by Bethesda, its correct.

In either case, if Steel armor bugs you, then youre really going to hate Daedric armor.
 
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lol of all things to complain about in a game. I disliked it because I found the combat boring , but the actual content and story stuff is beyond amazing.
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I was just given skyrim as a Christmas gift and noticed almost from the get go that steel armor is an option, which I find extremely unrealistic. I don't know, it just doesn't stick with the time period. Steel didn't become popular until the late 19th century. It's like having an Ipad in World war 2. What gives?
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Steel didn't become popular until the late 19th century.

And dragons didn't become popular until Skyrim... tongue.gif
   
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