I am just past the first battle with alduin at high hrothgar where I learned dragonrend. I haven't started civil war yet..I had heard its best to save it..but how long is too long? Should I go ahead and do it? I just asked marl balgruuf to let me use the palace to catch a dragon I guess I better do that first cause I'm planning to be a strormcloak and it will displace the jarl and ive started the quest with balgruuf?
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You can do it before or after the Main Quest. If you do it after, it just adds another mission in the Main Quest that you have to negotiate a temporary truce at High Hrothgar.
I did the Civil War questline after the Main Quest because let's be honest, if the World Eater showed up, are they really going to continue their Civil War while he runs amuck? No, they are going to lay down their arms with each other, take care of the End of the World issue, then continue their war. At least that's how I see it.
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But if you do the Main Quest before starting the civil war, you get Odaviing to help you with the fort battles. And if you do Dawnguard and resto-loop an amulet of talos, you can also have Durnehviir out at the same time.
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