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Hey, when a dragon starts attacking, such as is the case where I am in the game right now, Lydia engages it with her bow and arrows and stops following me. If I want to run away and not fight the dragon yet, it means leaving her behind which I don't want to do. I can't speak to her either, she ignores me while engaged in battle. Is there nothing I can do to get her to follow me?
    
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Casters are pretty tough. I've found the wards work very well against them though. The problem is you need the higher level wards. If you use the lower level ones, they break after one or two spells are cast at it. When they break you get staggered so be careful.


Use the The Atronach Stone, it reduces incoming magic damage by 50%. Then either buy or craft some magic resist gear. You can either use 3, 30-50% reduction items for each magic school (fire, ice, lightning) and swap to the correct one for each caster type, or you can use 3 items with 10-20% general magic reduction and use all three of those together and be protected from every school. You could also use the magic resist items plus a magic resist potion and use a different guardian stone, OR you could use just the Atronach stone and some 50% resist magic school potions. If your damage and health are high enough, you could just use the Whirlwind shout to teleport right on top of the caster and then kill him in a few seconds and avoid having to use magic reduction all together.
Edited by SeanPoe - 11/22/11 at 3:07pm
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Maybe I just suck at this game but level 44 on expert and some enemies can mess me up. Mainly casters and the dreaded elder dragons

I don't find dragons to be too difficult but I'm with you on those casters. Seems like they can do 100ish damage in one spell. I find that letting my follower take the brunt of their attacks while I sit back and shoot them full of arrows works pretty well. Sneak attack power attack with a 2H axe is pretty effective too tongue.gif
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There are some people complaining about this game being too easy. Slide that difficulty up to Master then go fight a few bears. Tell me how easy the game is now tongue.gif

Something I do realize is the game is indeed "easyish." Thing is, would you like to fight a dragon for twenty minutes or three when they all give the same basic rewards? There is no reason for the devs to make normal engagements DIFFICULT, because they are mostly redundant. If you slide that difficulty bar up, you're just wanting to take longer to accomplish the same thing, potentially. It does add a layer of realism though (dragons breathing fire literally kills you.)

I am playing on Master's and it's stupid easy. I got hit one time in the final boss fight, and I 1-shot mini-bosses in dungeons with sneak attacks (with elven weapons, I'm level 41 and don't have ebony/daedric weapons yet lol).

HA HA. Yes, sneak has always been overpowered in elder scrolls games. In morrowind/oblivion I used to use it in combo with chameleon spells and enchantments - even if the first sneak attack didn't kill I could just hide in plain sight and do it again. In skyrim I'm finding I don't even need chameleon. Been going into dungeons way above my middle and sneak killing bosses who should be way too hard for me.

Hopefully someone will do an epic mod like the classic oscuro mod for oblivion, which made that game much more challenging.

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Never really played a game like this in the past, but I gave this a whirl last night after seeing all these positive reviews and well, it's pretty cool

I've only made it to the temple part but that was intense, these mummies coming to life around me had me running like a *****! Small puzzles and stuff to solve along the way. Can't wait to play some more later and see what other environments and situations I encounter thumb.gif
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I think a lot of the "This game is too easy" Guys are either cheating, or trolling. This game feels right on Expert. Some of those bandits are really hard to beat. A Dragon can kill me in 2 fire blasts, if I don't heal. I'm at level 15, I think. I'm too busy playing the game to look for everything wrong with it.
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Sorry but I'm not cheating or trolling, this game is really, really easy. Wait till you get to higher levels. It also depends on what your spending your points on. I've invested everything in health and stamina and as for perks: two handed, smithing, blocking and a few others. My Two-handed and smithing are already way above 50. Pair that with the armor I've crafted and I'm a walking tank, I've barley died. And I honestly barely play RPG's, I know that a lot of you guys are way better than I am at these types of games and even then, this game is too easy.
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After you finish main quest will it mess up the rest of the game? Will there be still dragons to fight? Or does the game build up based on ur progress?
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Dragons are fairly simple, I think the Blood Dragons should have had something more unique, like the drain life ability when they land (Wouldn't make them insanely tough, but give them an extra kick.) As for elder and ancient dragons, I wouldn't exactly know what could make them anymore unique besides added health and damage.

Could have given them shouts maybe.
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I don't find dragons to be too difficult but I'm with you on those casters. Seems like they can do 100ish damage in one spell. I find that letting my follower take the brunt of their attacks while I sit back and shoot them full of arrows works pretty well. Sneak attack power attack with a 2H axe is pretty effective too tongue.gif

Ancient Dragons on Master diff can be pretty "tough" if you don't have resistance against their main attack. By tough, I just mean you'll need lots of time and health potions/restoration magic to take them down. I guess you could probably trivialize the fight by stacking the right resistances though.
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After you finish main quest will it mess up the rest of the game? Will there be still dragons to fight? Or does the game build up based on ur progress?

Doesn't mess anything up. Plenty of dragons and more quests to do if you want after the main quest.
Edited by Evermind - 11/22/11 at 4:36pm
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I watched a friend play his heavy armor/two-hander all brawn character and he was having a much easier time than my light armor/hybrid fellow. He would just waltz into the thick of it and destroy everything; his health hardly dropping.
    
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Don't know if this has been posted in here? It's superb playing.
    
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