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I don't generally play single player games. But I've recently been trying. So I started playing Skyrim because I know how highly praised it is. Anyways I'm pretty early into the game. I killed the second dragon and now I'm on a quest to infiltrate Thalmar (spelling?). Anyways the guy you have to meet in Solitaire wont take any of my stuff. Then when I went to meet Dalphia (spelling?) she kept pretending she was in a fight and I could not talk to her to continue the quest. I tried my previous 4 or 5 saves with the same results. Then I tried a 6th save which required me to replay over an hour. The dude still wont take my gear, then when I leave town my little follower chick was attacking my horse.

WTH is going on? Is my game broken? To me these are game breaking bugs, I'm seriously about to uninstall.
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There are console-commands you can use to skip queststages should the quest break.
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There are console-commands you can use to skip queststages should the quest break.

So this is common? Or has happened? If I skip the stage do I miss out on the story? That's the whole reason I am trying to play the game. I can google the commands.
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Well, skyrim has a tendency to be buggy tongue.gif If you skip a stage, it will simply jump to the next thing to do in the quest. For instance, you can jump ahead to the part where you talk to Delphine and travel to the Thalmar embassy. But I don't know how the rest of the quest will funcion if you do that, since you're supposed to pick up your items again once inside. It can't hurt to try rolleyes.gif
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Well, skyrim has a tendency to be buggy tongue.gif If you skip a stage, it will simply jump to the next thing to do in the quest. For instance, you can jump ahead to the part where you talk to Delphine and travel to the Thalmar embassy. But I don't know how the rest of the quest will funcion if you do that, since you're supposed to pick up your items again once inside. It can't hurt to try rolleyes.gif

Thanks for the help. I'll give it a try before uninstalling.
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Uninstalling won't work. It's the savegame, all the information about queststages, items, everything, is there. Worst case scenario, you might have to start over, but maybe you can get away with a early save, should it ever be necessary.
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Uninstalling won't work. It's the savegame, all the information about queststages, items, everything, is there. Worst case scenario, you might have to start over, but maybe you can get away with a early save, should it ever be necessary.

Oh I didn't mean reinstall, I meant uninstall and screw this game. I have another 200+ games on steam I've never played. lol

I went to bed early last night, so didn't get to look at any of the console commands yet.
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Well as others said, seems like a broken quest. It happens on rare occasions. Anyway, the game isn't praised for its single player campaign or story. It sounds like you're going from main quest to main quest, and if you are, then the game will probably disappoint. But what will surprise many is that Skyrim isn't your traditional linear single player game.

The story is not very good; the praise goes to the highly detailed open world, and just free roaming within. 350+ locations with incredible detail. So even if your main quest is broken (though you can always fix these issues with console commands), it's not a huge deal.
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