Not picking a side?

#1reinhartmenkenPosted 11/17/2011 7:54:31 AM
I'm really trying to stay on the main quest at least up until I get the dragonrend ability, and from what I've read on the Skyrim wikis, the main quest has almost next to nothing to do with the civil war, except when they need a peace treaty. So I was wondering, what happens if I just keep on trucking doing the main quest until that point and ignore the whole civil war thing/quests, do they just not advance? Or will that specific quest still force me to pick a side?

I'm trying to determine if I should do the civil war quests before I get to that point in the main quest so I don't miss out.