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Originally Posted by GoneTomorrow View Post

Well, that would at least make it less perfunctory and feel less like swatting a fly. biggrin.gif In all seriousness, I realize the reason Bethesda made dragons so weak, since the player needs to gather dragon souls for shouts. And again, not to sound like a broken record, but AD&D had dragons figured out. Even the lowliest green dragon in Greyhawk/Dragonlance/etc. could wipe the floor with any single humanoid opponent, save for perhaps the most powerful of individuals. Skyrim makes dragons seem pesky like wolves.
And I'm sure dragons are plenty tough on master, but my gripe is mainly that they are weak relatively speaking, like the fact that bears and trolls stand a chance at all against Skyrim dragons.

They could have used another method for obtaining shouts. Similar to how they are given to you in other ways already (Don't want to say more than that without giving out spoilers).

I agree though, to achieve a more realistic (as if dragons are realistic) experience, the game would need some major tweaking/balancing (hopefully this is solved by the modding community, better late than never). I don't agree with you about The Witcher 2 fight though. Here's why (possible spoilers): Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
That was a fairly scripted fight with phases. Once you figure out the sequence, it's basically Quen / Dodge / Strike / Rinse / Repeat. It only took me about three-five tries to figure it out on the hardest difficulty. I mean even that fight was kind of cheesy, if the dragon really wanted kill you it would just pick you up and drop you. A single Witcher would really have no defense to that, being that he was basically singled out on a rooftop and none of your potions or bombs/traps could really do much of anything for you in that situation. Maybe for the sake of the story, the dragon was just "toying" with you. Who knows

However, like you I prefer AD&D style dragons, it should take a team well equipped and skilled individuals to take one down.

Given that Skyrim is a first-person game though, that's really not plausible though, unless you script all of the encounters.

I think it would have been better if they made the dragons stronger, but also given you more shouts that help you against dragons, more than just the one.
Obviously, shout times would also need to be tweaked, but maybe make dragons much more resistant to stagger, but then give the player a shout that cancels a dragon's breath attack.

As it stands now most of the shouts are unnecessary, I won't say that they're totally useless, but definitely most are unnecessary.

A possible consequence that comes from raising their difficulty though is that you might not be able to even start the main story until 25-30.
Considering that you have a team with you for the first dragon, maybe 20 minimum, but hold off on random dragon encounters until 25-30.
Edited by Evermind - 12/8/11 at 11:31am
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Also, I was trying out the FXAA injector mod, and once it's installed, it doesn't allow me to use any FPS monitors like my EVGA Precision. Is that normal?

Same thing happened to me. Never found a fix. Admittedly, I didn't look for one.
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I cant get the game to launch today? I click play from the launcher, and the launcher just comes up again? ***, seriously pissed right now. It worked fine last night.

Try opening up properties for the TESV.exe and unchecking "run as administrator" under 'compatibility'. This worked for me.
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Do the mods work with the latest update of Skyrim? I would like to try the HD textures.
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the HD textures I have work without a problem (and with no FPS hit at all biggrin.gif)
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Tried Ambient Occlusion last night and it makes the game look great! Unfortunately, the FPS drops down to like 30-40 with all my texture mods and this is out in the world. I can't imagine what it'll do in a place like Markarth. I liked it but not so much to justify the performance hit. My poor 560Ti was hitting the very limit of it's capabilities and begging for mercy.
Also, I was trying out the FXAA injector mod, and once it's installed, it doesn't allow me to use any FPS monitors like my EVGA Precision. Is that normal?

Try changing AO status to performance and are you using Ugrid?
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It kind of steals their majestic and fierce nature when a common animal bests them in combat. Not to mention the disparity between size and power. Most RPGs I've played skew dragons, even young ones, on the very powerful side. Still cool, but unexpected at first.

The biggest problems with dragons are their predictability and the disparity of damage between types of dragons. A base dragon does minimal damage for example for instance while and ancient dragon can kill you in like 3 bites. They need to make the base dragons more powerful than the forest creatures at a minimum. I doubt we will see any game balances however, until all the code fixes are finished. Bethesda has already said as much.
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Try opening up properties for the TESV.exe and unchecking "run as administrator" under 'compatibility'. This worked for me.

His issue is actually caused by a missing TESV.exe file usually. He needs to verify the integrity of his game cache through Steam.
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Do the mods work with the latest update of Skyrim? I would like to try the HD textures.

Textures and meshes should always work regardless of patch since they do not affect the exe.
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so who will buy all my rings i have sitting around that are worth more than 1000 gold? i keep hearing the thieves guild but i cant find exactly who to take them too. i have like 50,000 gold worth of stuff sitting in my vault that is taking me forever to sell.
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so who will buy all my rings i have sitting around that are worth more than 1000 gold? i keep hearing the thieves guild but i cant find exactly who to take them too. i have like 50,000 gold worth of stuff sitting in my vault that is taking me forever to sell.

As you get farther along in the TG faction quests, you will gain access to the TG fencers. They usually have around 5-6k gold and buy stolen stuff as well.
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Smithing Questions:

Alright, I started a new character where I will be utilizing smithing for the first time. I see that you can improve already improved weapons if you raise your skill more. However, my question is there a limit to this? I ask because I want to improve my shrouded amour set, however would it benefit me to wait until I have a higher smithing skill and perks or will I be able to improve it again when my skill rises? The reason this matters is that I foresee myself using the shrouded set for quite some time and want to get the most out if it.

Hope that made sense, had trouble explaining it.
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Smithing Questions:
Alright, I started a new character where I will be utilizing smithing for the first time. I see that you can improve already improved weapons if you raise your skill more. However, my question is there a limit to this? I ask because I want to improve my shrouded amour set, however would it benefit me to wait until I have a higher smithing skill and perks or will I be able to improve it again when my skill rises? The reason this matters is that I foresee myself using the shrouded set for quite some time and want to get the most out if it.
Hope that made sense, had trouble explaining it.

You'll be able to improve things up to Legendary. But you'll need your skill maxed out to get this. There is little incremental improvements throughout you skill leveling. And you will be able to improve these items more as your skill gets higher.

Hope your not even more confused now. lol. smile.gif
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