How best to play Skyrim?

#1KlagnutPosted 9/23/2013 7:14:45 AM
I bought Skyrim some time back (offline 360, so no mods) and found it very boring. I played as a melee character (found magic broken) and gave up after about 40 hours of pretty much dullness.

However, recently I had a similar experience with Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, and after on a 2nd playthrough I followed my mates advice and playing only the main + factions quests and I'm enjoying it FAR more.

So I was wondering if this may be worth doing with Skyrim? And if it is what quests/build to try and what way to play it?

Thanks.
#2ZephyriuumPosted 9/23/2013 8:10:53 AM
Well, here's a few tips for you:

Explore -a lot- seriously, go to caves, dungeons, any place you can.

Don't use Fast Travel: it's really fun to walk around, find the random events. Someone on the road may need saving.

No builds: if this is your first time playing Skyrim, you shouldn't focus on builds and things like that, just play without worrying about mistakes

Quests: well, you should try doing the major sidequests, Thieves Guild, Mages College, The Companions, see which one you like most. Maybe you even find new playstyles. Also, the DLC quests are very good.

Well that's what i can think of. I remember that i found Skyrim very boring the first time I played it, now it's of my favorite games of all time.
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#3RhiethrealPosted 9/23/2013 9:39:18 AM
Play a Stealth Archer and join the Theives Guild, or if you have Dawnguard, you can try playing a combat archer with a Dwarven Crossbow.

Also, fast travel everywhere. Trying to navigate around mountains is annoying and tedious.
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#4Pyth_the_BullPosted 9/23/2013 10:00:43 AM
You should play it exactly how people tell you to. Because honestly that's the only real way to enjoy it.
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#5RhiethrealPosted 9/23/2013 10:11:36 AM
Pyth_the_Bull posted...
You should play it exactly how people tell you to. Because honestly that's the only real way to enjoy it.


No need to be snarky. He already said he played it and found it boring so now he is asking for opinions on how to play the game in a way to make it more fun.
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#6Evil_SandwichPosted 9/23/2013 11:19:57 AM
Play Oblivion instead.

Much better game.
#7RobeccacornPosted 9/23/2013 11:25:55 AM
Builds will just turn you off If you didn't like them from the start. Join Companions if you want, or Dawnguard and just go around finding locations for fun.

If magic is broken for you play on Legendary, won't make a dent at all in any enemy, unless you use illusion, which was always is broken.
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#8turn_basedPosted 9/23/2013 12:04:23 PM
Best way to play Skyrim?

With your brain turned off and your eyes and ears wide open...
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#9TeXaS_PiEPosted 9/23/2013 2:45:43 PM
Naked.

That's the best way.
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#10BushidoEffect3Posted 9/23/2013 3:31:47 PM
TeXaS_PiE posted...
Naked.

That's the best way.


I do that sometimes when I game. Not just Skyrim. It's hot where I live (hawaii). So after a while I may take off my clothes and play naked. Felt like Jim Carrey in Ace Ventura.. The rhino scene LOL.

"kinda hot in these RHINOOOOOS!"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tDUwNjw7ms
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