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Wow...that video is 100% correct. Very good view.
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One thing, real quick. The Quest System problem can be fixed (for the most part) using this mod:

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/11135

It re-writes just about every single piece of Quest description so that you can find where it is without the use of Quest Markers. The only thing is that it is not updated for Dawnguard, and the author hasn't been seen since July. Unfortunately this is the only mod I know of that does something of this nature, so being outdated is a little bit of a problem now (I just have the Vanilla Skyrim game, so I haven't noticed problems yet).
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Wow...that video is 100% correct. Very good view.

One thing in the video that, although was mentioned, but not so much criticized, was the removal of item durability.


This bothered me that it no longer exists. But in the argument of "dumbing down" i guess it makes sense if thats your agenda (as a dev). Item maintenance is just too much hassle for a casual gamer i guess.

But it's bad news for those of us who take RPG's seriously (Which, basically, is alot of the TES fanbase) and from a gameplay perspective, it made sense. What bothers me is without it, item acquiring is no longer a choice - it's basic problem solving, and the problem is choosing a weapon with the highest damage. Much like how WoW works.

IMO, a real RPG is all about player choice, not the illusion of choice.

Ideally, durability should exist and beginners "low damage" weapons should be the best in this field. This would further encourage weapon selection as a real choice, not just because its got the highest damage output.
Edited by Thingamajig - 2/5/13 at 1:10am
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Any tips on killing the dragon priest Krosis? I'm about level 22, what he weak to? I tried a load of ice spikes, that was slow, barely made a scratch. Fire arrows will take forever too, espcially with the frosty snowman chasing me.
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Any tips on killing the dragon priest Krosis? I'm about level 22, what he weak to? I tried a load of ice spikes, that was slow, barely made a scratch. Fire arrows will take forever too, espcially with the frosty snowman chasing me.
Short of turning the difficulty down, or exploiting AI pathing, I think you'll just have to level up.
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One thing, real quick. The Quest System problem can be fixed (for the most part) using this mod:

http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/11135

It re-writes just about every single piece of Quest description so that you can find where it is without the use of Quest Markers. The only thing is that it is not updated for Dawnguard, and the author hasn't been seen since July. Unfortunately this is the only mod I know of that does something of this nature, so being outdated is a little bit of a problem now (I just have the Vanilla Skyrim game, so I haven't noticed problems yet).

Yeah, i've been using this mod for a number of months now. One of many essential mods to help Skyrim become what it should've been.

What annoys me is that Bethesda didn't have to make quest markers either "on" or off, but could've quite easily put it in the game as an additional feature. Such as allowing the player to buy (or find) a compass, that made the HUD one appear. That way, both casual and serious players are happy. Too hard? go to a merchant or keep an eye out for any maps or a compass. Simple.

On the subject of maps; what i want to see is a map mod that, on creation of a new character, makes the existing map fog/cloud effects go over every hold other than "The Pale" (Riverwood and Helgen - where you start)





To to make other hold regions visible on the map, the player should be required to buy (or find) a map for that specific region. Quite simple really and it would've made the game world feel so much deeper, and really aid in that sense of exploration and a large game world.

Places of interest should still be marked on the map regardless of that region being visible or not.
Edited by Thingamajig - 2/5/13 at 1:26am
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Any tips on killing the dragon priest Krosis? I'm about level 22, what he weak to? I tried a load of ice spikes, that was slow, barely made a scratch. Fire arrows will take forever too, espcially with the frosty snowman chasing me.

You can't do anything but to turn your back and run away, once you reach level 40+ you will see him a much easier target .At level 22 your character is still under-leveled to fight Krosis. you will only waste tons of yourpotions & arrows for nothing (and IIRC there is a scarcity of potions early in the game at low levels).
Krosis is static at level 50 with 1400+ health and 550+ magicka and your character is only 22, so that is expected.
Edited by HeadlessKnight - 2/5/13 at 1:25am
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Any tips on killing the dragon priest Krosis? I'm about level 22, what he weak to? I tried a load of ice spikes, that was slow, barely made a scratch. Fire arrows will take forever too, espcially with the frosty snowman chasing me.
I'm not sure you can at your level without very powerful gear. At around level 25-30 I start leveling up enchanting, smithing and alchemy and make myself super gear. With max enchanting and alchemy you can make +90% resist potions, +120% damage potions, etc., which are very useful.

If you decide to try this make sure you're careful as it will level you up quite a bit which will make enemies harder. You'd also want to have +10% or +15% bonus experience from rest or lover's rest (from sleeping) as well as the appropriate Mage/Warrior/Thief stone for +20% EXP for their respected categories.
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I'm not sure you can at your level without very powerful gear. At around level 25-30 I start leveling up enchanting, smithing and alchemy and make myself super gear. With max enchanting and alchemy you can make +90% resist potions, +120% damage potions, etc., which are very useful.

If you decide to try this make sure you're careful as it will level you up quite a bit which will make enemies harder. You'd also want to have +10% or +15% bonus experience from rest or lover's rest (from sleeping) as well as the appropriate Mage/Warrior/Thief stone for +20% EXP for their respected categories.

This doesn't work with every NPC in the game, some NPCs level up with the player to a certain level & some have a static level ie (Dragon Priests, Sabre Cats, Bears ... etc) .
Dragon Priests have static level. they do not level up with the player, but their level will stay constant the entire game.
A level 1 character will face the same level 50 Krosis as a level 80 character, that is why Dragon Priests (like Krosis) are too hard for low level characters.
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Dragon Priests are a PITA early on. Just mark his mountain and come back for him later. A cool fact about DP's is that they do not have a default melee animation. What that means is "no mana no damage". If you have the Staff of Magnus, you can render them harmless fairly quickly.
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