One of my fav things about Skyrim

#1amenbrotherPosted 2/7/2013 8:39:53 AM
Is the aliveness of everything in the background working besides myself. Like last night I was out hunting wolves, bears, and things like that for pelts to level smithing some when I saw some random person way out in the wilderness just walking along in the dead of night! I just like that other people and things are going along doing there business while I am out doing mine, it feels more "real" that way. Anyone else agree or have some encounters like this and want to share?
#2thermopylaePosted 2/7/2013 8:43:23 AM
except when a sabercat sneaks up behind you.
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#3obishawnPosted 2/7/2013 8:49:51 AM
amenbrother posted...
Is the aliveness of everything in the background working besides myself. Like last night I was out hunting wolves, bears, and things like that for pelts to level smithing some when I saw some random person way out in the wilderness just walking along in the dead of night! I just like that other people and things are going along doing there business while I am out doing mine, it feels more "real" that way. Anyone else agree or have some encounters like this and want to share?


Amen, brother!
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#4amenbrother(Topic Creator)Posted 2/7/2013 8:50:39 AM
obishawn posted...
amenbrother posted...
Is the aliveness of everything in the background working besides myself. Like last night I was out hunting wolves, bears, and things like that for pelts to level smithing some when I saw some random person way out in the wilderness just walking along in the dead of night! I just like that other people and things are going along doing there business while I am out doing mine, it feels more "real" that way. Anyone else agree or have some encounters like this and want to share?


Amen, brother!


Sigh! No one has other similar situations they want to share?....
#5midnyghtsson265Posted 2/7/2013 8:51:38 AM
I agree 100%. I was way off by the college of winterhold and saw what I thought was 2 hunters far ahead putting a beatdown on a snow saber cat. I hustle over to see whats good and it turned out to be Vilkas and Ria from the companions guild. Never saw a familiar face so far from the place they reside, it was kinda cool.
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#6KnightLeonPosted 2/7/2013 9:03:19 AM
Unfortunately, if you abuse fast travel, you will rarely experience these things. When I "swore off" fast travel, I began to bump into all these things again, and all those random encounters that breath life into the frozen tundra.

My favorite moment was when I found a couple of farmers who lost everything in a dragon attack. They needed money so I helped them out. Seconds later a dragon attacked. So I defended them, and protected them from the dragon, giving those two farmers hope.
#7obishawnPosted 2/7/2013 9:07:50 AM
amenbrother posted...
obishawn posted...
amenbrother posted...
Is the aliveness of everything in the background working besides myself. Like last night I was out hunting wolves, bears, and things like that for pelts to level smithing some when I saw some random person way out in the wilderness just walking along in the dead of night! I just like that other people and things are going along doing there business while I am out doing mine, it feels more "real" that way. Anyone else agree or have some encounters like this and want to share?


Amen, brother!


Sigh! No one has other similar situations they want to share?....


Easy man, its just a joke. Here, let me contribute:

http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Skyrim:Random_Encounters

I've seen most of these and its one of the main reasons I don't fast travel anymore. The game is rich with various random events. I don't have any truly interesting to elaborate on, but my favorite is the Thalmor transporting a prisoner. Nothing special about it, but as a Stormcloak supporter, I love the opportunity to free a Talos worshipper and kill those oppressive motherlovers.
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#8SoulOfFaythPosted 2/7/2013 9:14:07 AM
Yeah I love the fact that there are NPCs and various random encounters walking around the world. Unlike Oblivion where the only non-hostile NPC on the road was M'aiq. The world feels so much more alive in Skyrim that that alone makes it a better game than Oblivion, which was dead as **** even though it might've had some cooler gameplay elements.
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#9amenbrother(Topic Creator)Posted 2/7/2013 9:16:47 AM
midnyghtsson265 posted...
I agree 100%. I was way off by the college of winterhold and saw what I thought was 2 hunters far ahead putting a beatdown on a snow saber cat. I hustle over to see whats good and it turned out to be Vilkas and Ria from the companions guild. Never saw a familiar face so far from the place they reside, it was kinda cool.


That is pretty cool especially what they said!
#10Chaseman12Posted 2/7/2013 9:17:33 AM
In Riften at about midnite or so I was walking along and Mjoll bumped into Maven. Maven gives her the not so veiled threats but Mjoll...just calls her a and I quote "Icecold *****" LOL!!!
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