.:Official Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Thread:.

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  1. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande? VIP Member

    Really? I never noticed this on mine but I think that's one of those things for me... like some people never notice FOV issues, but they tend to bother me.

    I just get a lot of lag on the menu screens, especially the save screen.

  2. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande? VIP Member

    OK two questions for you guys:

    So who is a good companion for level 30ish? Lydia is becoming a liability even decked out in heavy armor :D

    Also, can I fire her and let her keep some stuff then go back to her later (will the stuff still be in her inventory)?
  3. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42 Moderator

    I believe that once you hire a companion, their stats become fixed, and so Lydia won't level up like you and your enemies are.

    So your options are to either find a new one, who will be a suitable level for you, or.....

    Skyrim - Fixing Companion Bug / Companion Doesn't Level Up - YouTube

    (I don't know if that screws up steam achievements or not - do it at your own risk).
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  4. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande? VIP Member

    ^sweet trick -- yeah I knew about the problem with them not leveling so was looking for companion suggestions, but that's a nice way around too. I didnt know that console trick.

    Though Lydia is kinda boring after awhile. So I may seek someone new out anyways heh.
  5. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter Administrator Moderator

    Inches from pulling trigger on this game. What tall think 360 or ps3? My ps3 is plugged into a smaller tv with a better screen, 1080 LCD 42 and xbox is on 1080 dlp 51??? I really do like xbox achievements better
  6. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42 Moderator

    Just buy it already! At the end of the day it's excellent on any of the three platforms.

    My vote would be for the 360, but you won't be disappointed with any of them.
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  7. jerofld

    jerofld Fixing stuff is not easy VIP Member

    If between Xbox360 and PS3...


    If you seriously consider the achievements something to...achieve. Then you're going to kick yourself for not getting the Xbox version. Plus, with 5 minutes of unplugging and replugging, you can have the Xbox on the better display. The game costs $60. 5 minutes of your time isn't worth $60?!?

    Personally, my Xbox has become a paperweight. Figuratively and literally. It holds the mail that I need to send out over the edge of my desk so I notice it in the morning. I just don't game too much on it anymore because, well, I like to mod my games. Something I get purely for multiplayer, I'll get it for the Xbox. But a game like Skyrim? No...definitely going to put that on my PC and enjoy modding it.
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  8. jerofld

    jerofld Fixing stuff is not easy VIP Member

    It won't mess up the Steam achievements...but meh...companions.

    I sneak around and shoot arrows into thingies heads. Their friends start looking for me, but only find arrows in their heads, too. :)
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  9. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande? VIP Member

    I was hoping one or two might have some fun banter.... but I guess this isnt Dragon Age :D
  10. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Well-Known Member

    For anyone with the ps3 version...

    Are you getting the 'game breaking freezes' that is all the rage online? I've read about it all over, but it seems like this has been an issue with even the fallout games on ps3..? I'm curious because I'll be getting a ps3 soon, and would like to migrate my collection of games over to the ps3 eventually. So, how would you ps3 users rate it? Are the bugs as bad as they say - or are (*shock* *gasp*) the internets exaggerating?

  11. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande? VIP Member

    is it just me or is it (long overdue) time for the next gen of consoles? Xbox 720 and PS4 and WiiWii ....err
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  12. gallandof

    gallandof Well-Known Member

    I have gotten almost every bug with skyrim and the PS3, although I hold it more against my PS3 HDD being on it's last leg already, and skyrim is just making the inevitable closer. I am getting an SSD for it that will hopefully help, then I'll give it a better opinion. Currently I recomend getting skyrim for 360 or PC, the bugs, if you do get them, absolutely ruin the game. (30 minute loading screens sometimes, ~5FPS frame rate, backwards dragons :p)
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  13. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Well-Known Member

    I was thinking the same thing.... What is the next wii? WiiU.. like wii university? Wha...?! Personally, I am thinking maybe a new system name is needed. How about the Xbox Hades (I always use greek mythogoloy in the Game Dev Story game lol).
    Thanks. Hmm.. I'll be waiting on a (potential) bug fix. I hear a lot about the supreme lag and backwards dragons, but I was seeing such extremes ( a> no issues b> all issues ) that I thought I try and get an opinion around here.

    Did you ever try Fallout:NV perhaps? If so... any issues? One of the guys I was reading about with skyrim was saying a lot of the issues are similar to issues they had on F:NV....

    (Also, I think the amazon skryim rating was at least 1 star lower than any other platform! (last I checked) Which I thought was a pretty big jump...)

    Hope they get this fixed!
    If you get a new SSD, you'll tell us how that goes?;):rolleyes::p
  14. Joe Dirt

    Joe Dirt Well-Known Member

    I have about 30 hours on PS3, I've had 3 lockups so far, one at a load screen, the other two while talking. I've seen backwards flying dragons that you can't engage. The lockups have taught me to save more.

    On fallout NV I had one lockup in my three play through.
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  15. finndo77

    finndo77 Well-Known Member

    Gonna be a while, the default config on new PC and desktop systems is still dual core CPUs, white the xbox has a tri-core. The gpu might not be relevant any more, although I just upgraded from a radeon 4890 a couple of months ago. It still handled everything I threw at it.

    I would like to see a tablet type of console, 1" - 2" thick with an AC port, HDMI out, 120GB ssd, an sd card slot, and wifi. Your console interface runs on screen or via the HDMI out, but also allows for interaction with the system panel on the tablet while gaming on the TV. The controllers could run on wifi and the system would cost $250 - $350
  16. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42 Moderator

    I don't really think that's a fair way to compare them. Yes, the 360 has a tri-core (which actually even acts as a 6 core), but it's also six year old architecture. A dual core PC bought today is more capable of playing games to a greater technical standard, even without the benefit of intense optimisation that the game's console equivalent will get.

    The way I see it, consoles aren't waiting for PCs to catch up; the constant flow of console ports and multiplatform releases means there's no burning need for PCs to advance.
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  17. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter Administrator Moderator

    GFT, I'll take my six core PC over the xbox in terms of processing power :cool:
  18. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Well-Known Member

    Cool cool, I'll be picking up the fallout NV ultimate edition when that comes out (missed out on the dlc anyway ;) ) thanks for the post.
    So you wouldn't call the skyrim bugs 'game breaking' then? I've been spending too much time reading amazon lately :p

    Isn't that the new wii??
    At risk of sounding like a complete Internet noob, I had to look up GFT lol /lame. :rolleyes:
    (good for them? - urban dictionary wasn't as helpful as usual....)
  19. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter Administrator Moderator

    Not lame, lol. Can't tell you how many things I still need to look up/ask...

    Quoted for truth... If I put a g instead of a q then I messed it up, lol
  20. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande? VIP Member

    I'll have to admit the G through me off on that one.


    /sees your internet slang and raises you some Latin
  21. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter Administrator Moderator


    My favorite at work is "fym"
    (and no I can't tell you what it means here :))
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  22. Joe Dirt

    Joe Dirt Well-Known Member

    The only thing that I've run in to so far that I would call game breaking. is one dragon that is a bounty quest that glitches out and can't be killed. It's supposed to be fixed in the next patch. I'm still really early in the game, only a level 25.
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  23. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Well-Known Member

    Thanks for that reply. I've been trying to scour the internet boards (and man, some are very *unfriendly*) and it seems that possibly the latest patch *may* have fixed the lag ... but maybe not? I don't know.

    Maybe I'll keep playing the xbox one, then next year when the goty with the dlc comes out I'll snag that for ps3... :D
  24. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande? VIP Member

    I dont think I have hit a single quest bug -- I'm level 43 and 2/3rds through the main quest but about 100+ hours logged total, so mostly side quests.

    I do however have a bunch of junk in my inventory I cant remove that is quest related.... :(
  25. VegasOnAcid

    VegasOnAcid Well-Known Member

    Same.. I have like 20-30 pounds of crap I cant get rid of.. It is really annoying when you have a quest item and the person dies and you still cant drop it...

    All of the quest issues I am having are from Markah(?)

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