I always join the Thieves' Guild. I like to be able to pay off guards to avoid the hassle while I'm trying to take care of things, I always make it a point to improve my smithing snd enchanting skills to keep damage output high. Do you do something for EVERY playthrough you do?
Just so everyone knows, the plural of STAFF is STAVES
i always go to riverwood and get the golden claw quest, double back and clear out embershard mine, once i leave the mine i swim across the river and murder anise outside of her cabin in cold blood. then do bleak falls barrow for the claw. every. single. time.