Skyrim Game Log #2: There’s a WHOLE Lotta’ Skyrim.

A few days ago I had a brief conversation with my buddy Kc. To make a short story even shorter, he told me had taken a break from Skyrim in order to play Lego Harry Potter as it made him feel like he was actually accomplishing something. 

At first I was like BWUUH? What do you mean? 

But after my romp with Skyrim last night I now know exactly what he was talking about. You see, after spending several hours wandering, slaying and looting I realized I had made absolutely no progression in the game’s story. NONE. But I did level up and increase my sneak, one-handed and lock picking skills, which is freakin’ AWESOME! <333

A good chunk of time was also dedicated to being pwn'd by these creatures.

But I’m a little worried I’ll tire myself of side-quests and wandering in due time. That’s what happened the first time I played through Dragon Age: Origins (not to mention Fable 2) as well as more relevant games like Oblivion and Fallout 3. And I really, REALLY, don’t want to bore of Skryim, especially when I need to kick it’s ass considering Mass Effect 3 releases in a month. 

And hey, I’ll be honest with myself: there’s no way I’ll finish Skyrim’s campaign by ME3’s launch. BUT if I have a hearty investment in Skyrim the chances are a kajillion times better that I’ll pick it back up post-ME3. And then I’ll pick up Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, Deus Ex, maybe I’ll finish Arkham City…. 

I’m going to have to be extremely careful moving forward with Skyrim. I need to make sure I shoot myself up with ample doses of story every now and then before I run out of interest. 

Anyway, here’s a question for you Skyrim players: Are you spending a lot of time on the side-quests? If so, do you find yourself ever getting bored of them? Any advice for a Bethesda game n00b?

<3 Britt

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  • You haven’t finished Arkham yet?!?!?!? Gee wiz Britt, git yer act together!

    • I KNOW BEEZ!!! Ahhhh. Thankfully I have my game log for it, so whenever I decide to jump back in I’ll remember WTF has happened.

  • EJ

    I loved Skyrim… put about 60 hrs into it, but i think i got too caught up in side quests and leveling. Eventually I’ll finish the game but I had to break to keep my sanity… actually made me take a break from all games for about a month but now I’m playing SWTOR (my first MMORPG) and i really dig it…

    • OH man, from one addiction to another! 😉 Did you burn out on it?

      • EJ

        Yeah… I think i did! It’s crazy, I was legit waiting for that game all year… then just gave up. I hate to admit it, but I did the same thing to oblivion! 😮

  • Brombrom

    Um you do realize that you can’t actually beat Skyrim right?

    • Britt

      Well I heard it was near impossible to finish everything, but like, you CAN finish the main story…right?!?!?!

      • brombrom

        200 hours in, maxed skills (including all magic skills, which was a bitch) I still have my infinite theives guild quests and hordes of dragons to kill.

        But yes I completed the main quest line, fat lot of good that did.

        • Britt

          Holy CRAP. Well, that’s good to know.

          Also, with all of that time you could have been working on the street as a prostitute and saved enough money to visit.

  • cleeprevo

    Try doing the more important side quests like the Dark Brotherhood, Thieves Guild, or the war. Cause dem errand quests gets boring. Also, go to the Bannered Mare and get drunk with the guy in there (Best quest eva!), you pretty much wake up with a Mike Tyson tattoo.

    • Britt

      HAHAHAHA!!! That sounds amazing! Okay, I will need to try this.

  • The first thing I did before really getting into any story quest was pretty much explore the world and discover the majority of locations. I did do a quest or two here and there, some side quests, some main quest. But I didn’t really getting into them in earnest until discovering all the locations. But that’s just me, if you feel like you may get bored too soon do a story quest and move that forward slowly.