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Exploring the world and role playing are the emphasis of Skyrim. Don't focus too much on quests, just going back and fourth between them may get boring. There's much more than just caves in Skyrim's world, and even those are not all the same (they're all hand made). Mods can also help add to the game if you aren't using any.

Dawnguard and Dark Brotherhood are the best quest lines in Skyrim, so you might want to pursue those. I see that you mentioned you like Tomb Raider and consider it to be great, so it should be no surprise that you dislike Skyrim since it's the polar opposite. Tomb Raider is a console game that really holds your hand, it's extremely linear, and it tries to emulate a movie and provides simplified casual gameplay with QTEs. Skyrim has a massive, highly detailed, industry leading open world and has little story focus and a ton of gameplay variety.

By the way Fallout: New Vegas actually has outstanding writing and strong story emphasis unlike Skyrim, no cheap Hollywood cliche stuff like Tomb Raider either. So if you want to switch to that instead, go for it, and use these mods for it (install before starting the game).
Edited by boredgunner - 4/13/14 at 10:24am
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Kuziwk - Bethesda's open world games just may not be your thing. I'm not into shooters and never finish them. If they aren't working for you, go back to what does. Free time (at least when married with kids and a home) is rare - don't waste it being bored/pissed.
I love Bethesda's sandboxes and can't wait for the next one.

Do you have the manual? Consider going online and finding out what people think are the best quests/storylines and track some of them down.
I really enjoyed the Dragon Priest masks quest. That series alone will take longer to finish than tomb raider (which I played and found too linear).

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Thanks! Maybe I'll restart with the new mods. Any graphic mods in there for new Vegas?
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Kuziwk - Bethesda's open world games just may not be your thing. I'm not into shooters and never finish them. If they aren't working for you, go back to what does. Free time (at least when married with kids and a home) is rare - don't waste it being bored/pissed.
I love Bethesda's sandboxes and can't wait for the next one.

Do you have the manual? Consider going online and finding out what people think are the best quests/storylines and track some of them down.
I really enjoyed the Dragon Priest masks quest. That series alone will take longer to finish than tomb raider (which I played and found too linear).

Cheers.

Which quests am I on? Right now I'm dragonborn and killed the second dragon so far.
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Thanks! Maybe I'll restart with the new mods. Any graphic mods in there for new Vegas?

There's a bunch. I recommend these.

http://www.gnd-tech.com/content/930-Fallout-New-Vegas-Modding-Guide

As for Skyrim, I'm guessing you're on the main quest? Next time you launch it, open your quest journal and tell us the name of the quest. If you're pursuing your role as the Dragonborn then it's the main quest. You'll probably like Dawnguard and Dark Brotherhood the best, I'd choose the former first. If you have the Dawnguard DLC, play that quest which is at least as long as the main one.
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Is it too late to start a different quest now than I'm on the dragonborn one? Or do I have to restart the save? I got some cheats for a glass sword and dragon armor becausi was dying all the time smile.gif
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Is it too late to start a different quest now than I'm on the dragonborn one? Or do I have to restart the save? I got some cheats for a glass sword and dragon armor becausi was dying all the time smile.gif

It's not too late, Skyrim offers complete freedom which is the staple of the franchise. You can halt your progress in that quest and freely pursue another. Or you can just ignore quests all together and make a specific character for role playing. I spent the first 100 hours not doing the main quest, but exploring the world and doing any side quests I felt like taking. You can do whatever you want, it might be better treat Skyrim as if it's real opposed to a video game in this regard, since Skyrim doesn't hold you down to being able to do only a few things like other video games.

Though I wonder, how do you keep dying on novice mode? Or even adept? It has very straightforward action mechanics with lots of exploits. I play only on Legendary, but stick with what is more engaging for you.
Edited by boredgunner - 4/13/14 at 1:17pm
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Is it too late to start a different quest now than I'm on the dragonborn one? Or do I have to restart the save? I got some cheats for a glass sword and dragon armor becausi was dying all the time smile.gif

That's the beauty of Skyrim, you can decide what to do. Don't want to do the main quest? Go do something else. I have dumped... God knows how many hours into it and I have actually never finished the main quest.
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Maybe i just need a little bit of a break, i did have some fun moments in the 8 hours i played. I just get frustrated and overwhelmed with certain enemies and i just try and run away as i keep dying,

Sounds like you could use Ebonita, the God bow.
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Only probably 8 hours into the game and i think im done already.

Sure there is alot to do but quest's do not satisfy me. Walking to quest's is extremely boring even with a horse, the scenery looks nice but gets boring fast as its all the same more or less. The character feel clunky like in fallout and The quest's themselves are repetitive, retrieve this and die from some messed up creature. Keep dying until you figure out a way to kill it or run away.

tunnels caves, and more caves. Creepy Maria Shriver looking skeletrons attacking me. All the caves are the same and Its really more or less of the same crap. I dont remember one character, as nothing really stands out to draw you into the game. The story is mediocre and lacks direction at best.



I understand the leveling and getting points for games like battlefeild or titan fall but its pointless in a singleplayer game as you have no one to show off all your fancy gear to online. Really the only reason i can fathom one would play a singlplayer game (at least me) is for the story. Yes of course for the gameplay which is entertainment but there needs to be a harmonious balance of story to gameplay (tomb raider 2013 being a prime example of a great game).


Am i alone with these thoughts guys?

Sounds like you haven't discovered the magic and frustration of modding Skyrim. Skyrim isn't a good game because its a good game, Skyrim is a good game because its a reasonably solid engine that can be modded to be whatever YOU want it to be.

That being said half of Skyrim is exploration and survival as you explore. I suggest trying realistic needs+diseases, frostfall and hunterborn together. That will turn your walking everywhere into a harsh fight vs the elements as well as random bandits and wild life.
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Is it too late to start a different quest now than I'm on the dragonborn one? Or do I have to restart the save? I got some cheats for a glass sword and dragon armor becausi was dying all the time smile.gif

As someone who's cheated in Skyrim for a character; it's not worth it. If the game is super hard in certain points than there's 2 options.

1) get better at the game (if that's not a option no worries, its a single player game, there's other ways!)
or
2) download skytweak and change what the difficulty does to the game. I for one don't like hitting a enemy 30 times before they drop, I use this to increase damage values of me, the player and of enemies so it plays more like dark souls.
Edited by DIYDeath - 4/13/14 at 3:15pm
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