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Many, many years ago, when you (yes you, dear reader) were just a twinkle in your mother's eye, a magical, wonderful game came out, a game some of you may know, which goes by the name of Skyrim. The chubby, high pitched eleven year old that got this game was over the moon, and played it day in, day out, not helping his chubbiness at all. The game was played until perceived exhaustion, and in a desperate attempt to keep the love of his life alive (in case you're wondering, me and Calixto are related), cocktail sausage fingers took to the keyboard and mouse, in an effort to find a place, a utopia, where the magical 1s and 0s would be celebrated as he thought it should be. And then, on a fateful day in the summer of 2012, the child found The Skyrim Blog.
But enough about some random kid, I just stumbled upon this one day and decided to join! ( I hope that for once text carries tone...)
Which Elder Scrolls Games Have You Played?
Which Elder Scrolls Spin-offs Have You Played?
Wait, what? Is that ESO? I think that's ESO... No
Which Fallout Games Have You Played?
3 (the best), New Vegas and 4
Well, that's my first build posted since Skyrim was two weeks old...
I usually don't take followers with me but Teldryn Sero is the baddest motherfucker around.
Anybody getting Horizon Zero Dawn for PS4 ? I don't own one, but damn I would get one just for that game ^:)^ . I'll just make a Skyrim Build hehe
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Sabaton is amazing they have so many good songs that make you wanna go and kick some ass! :D
I know! And it turns out most of their stuff is based on heroic battles and badass wars, which just makes it even better.
The thing about that sort of system is that it's presented in a "variation" format as opposed to an upgrade format.
Basically, the system that's utilized in the witcher 3 game force an "either/or" scenario where you need to make a selection for the kind of specialization for your build.
As mentioned rightly, it's pro's include it's simplicity in design and management, but it lacks variety or multiplicity of the same spell, as it befits a spellsword class like a witcher. You'd probably expect variety and multiplicity around a class like a soreceror or mage (ie: Triss or Yennifer)For example, you cannot have 2 types of the same flame spell or 2 type of the same run laid on ground (ie: Either spread fire damage over time or deal burst damage)Skyrim's magic system on the other hand allows for the configuration of multiple loadouts.So, in the same spell based scenario for a spellsword, represnting the school of the wolf, you can have a specialized build that uses damage over time, in addition to bust damage from spells and sword (ie: Ignite + Firebolt /Ice Spike/Lightning Bolt + Any Destruction Rune spell + Regular and/or power attacks)
Or to reperesnt the school of the gryphon, which is more sign intensive (in witcher terminology), you can simulate the use of a variety of different spells, before switching to sword.(Ie: Flames/Frostbite/Sparks + Fireball / Ice Storm / Lightning Bolt --upgrade to-->Incinerate/Icy Spear/ Lightning)
With enchants, it's possible to replicate the rune system for enhancing weapons & armors.Mods help increase the type of enchants available (ie: World's dawn, Summermyst)With mods, it's even possible to replicate the dodge, block/parry combat mechanics of the witcher combat systemOverall, it's very much possible to replicate and even improve the witcher combat/magic/loot system in skyrim.However, it's strength it's it's weakness in this case... too many options but contrained by build and hotkeys i suppose.
Awesome analysis, Warloksg, I've contemplated playing Geralt in Skyrim but never to this level (I know there's a build on the site that did this actually, might have to go and find it...).
I agree that it'd be nice to have a little variation in at leastsome of the spells (Igni and Aard probably, as they're the damage dealers) like you said, concentrated blasts or big sweeps, cloak-like stuff, even runes (but that might get a bit close to Yrden).
Hmmm, looking at what you said I think I'm changing my mind, the Witcher 3 has a great magic system, but it would be loads better if it was a little more varied and fleshed out, like the rest of the game is.
This post was edited by Zonnonn at April 19, 2017 9:42 AM EDT