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How many saves?

    • 180 posts
    December 5, 2012 5:32 PM EST

    How many times have you manually saved in Skyrim. At the time of posting I'm on 4848.

    • 133 posts
    December 5, 2012 5:35 PM EST

    I made it to like 400 saves before I began deleting them to start fresh. If I hadn't deleted my saves I'd be at about 3,500 (According to my guess :P)

    • 557 posts
    December 5, 2012 5:48 PM EST
    • 577 posts
    December 5, 2012 6:01 PM EST

    The little number on the side is around 350. But as of now after deleting alot of them, I have around 50 or so. The number keeps growing know what I mean.

    • 291 posts
    December 5, 2012 6:13 PM EST

    Save count is at 2615.  But I regularly delete my saves, so I only ever have maybe 50-100 in the folder at a time.

    • 577 posts
    December 5, 2012 6:59 PM EST

    Wow...some crazy numbers here! I guess I rely on my auto-save, resting and "opening-doors-loading" saves. I have all three on. But I've only logged in around 350hrs you figure one hard save per hour. Of course if I turned off my auto saves, then yeah, I could see having thousands of saves. lol

    • 180 posts
    December 5, 2012 7:03 PM EST

    I have all auto saves on and still have thousands. I just never delete all the saves on my xbox.

    • 291 posts
    December 5, 2012 7:10 PM EST

    Well, I still have all those autosave features turned on, actually.  I just make LOTS of hard saves.  Usually it's because I'm trying out a mod and I don't want my previous save to be corrupted by accident (has happened only a couple of times, but I don't take any chances).  

    Or because I'm setting up a scene for a screenshot.  Usually this involves placing duplicates of existing NPCs just for the sake of having them in the shot and being able to manipulate them without worrying about breaking them.  So I always hard save right before I do any of that to prevent any duplicates from escaping or my saves from bloating.

    Plus, I'm a firm believer in "save and save often".  If it's one thing I've learned from Oblivion, crashes can happen at anytime (though they're usually very few and far between).  I just hate losing progress.

  • December 5, 2012 7:10 PM EST

    Didn't check, but probably about 90-130 is my guess.

    Quicksaving For the Win.

    • 131 posts
    December 5, 2012 9:11 PM EST


    • 577 posts
    December 5, 2012 9:27 PM EST

    That's cool and makes sense to do "photo ops". lol "Alright people, take your places!!" lol I also realize I'll override a save sometimes. I'm a believer in 'save and save often' just not every 5mins. More so when I feel I've finished something or got through an epic battle. Like Julian said below, I believe the PC version has the 'quick save' and that's really nice. I recall that playing Oblivion on PC. But on consoles you have to open up the menu, hit save and wait for it save. Kinda a buzz kill.........and on a different note, man the loading seems alot longer in this new DLC!

    • 80 posts
    December 5, 2012 10:52 PM EST

    I think I am at about 185

  • December 5, 2012 10:58 PM EST

    Haha, I remember when I used to play Oblivion on Console and it took forever to load all the DLC when you booted up the game...

    Good times 

  • December 6, 2012 3:06 PM EST
    Wow I thought I had too many currently at 1645 and counting
  • Wax
    • 13 posts
    December 6, 2012 3:10 PM EST


    Edit: I should add that I have all the expansions and have been playing off and on since release on Xbox.

    • 1913 posts
    December 6, 2012 3:11 PM EST
    I thought I had a lot at 176... Yay!
  • December 6, 2012 3:27 PM EST
    Same here! Hi 5!
    • 180 posts
    December 6, 2012 4:34 PM EST

    I think some clarification is needed. When I asked how many saves, I was referring to the number next to your saves in your save/load menu. I have 3 different manual saves (all for different characters) but my number is almost 5000 as I always save over my old ones. Some of the numbers you guys replied with seemed really low.

  • December 6, 2012 4:55 PM EST
    I play over 6 character at a time an keep saving with them and a save after the intro B4 the race select and wast at 6 until I accidentally deleted it yesterday
    • 577 posts
    December 6, 2012 9:41 PM EST

    No, my number on the side says 357...hmm, do you play on PC? maybe it's different for some reason. I know it's alot easier to "quick save" on PC with just the hit of a button, so maybe that's why you have 5000 saves? that's alot my friend. lol

    • 180 posts
    December 6, 2012 9:48 PM EST

    No, I'm on xbox.

    • 1 posts
    December 7, 2012 5:24 AM EST

    I've just gone over 700 hard saves... Have had many more auto saves. Just deleted a ton of old character saves, so now my list of saves is down to 5 of my more awesome characters.

    • 41 posts
    December 7, 2012 9:06 AM EST

           I only have 4  saves at one time: 3 characters plus the original 001 save just before you`re asked who you are  My total save count is somewhere around 3,300...I always have an always will save an save often...never use auto saves - always delete them  

    • 1 posts
    December 7, 2012 5:58 PM EST

    I play on XBox and have learned my lesson about not saving so this playthrough I'm at 7 saves so far after a few hours of playing.

    • 285 posts
    December 7, 2012 10:18 PM EST
    I have over 7k saves, but only have 400 due to deletions.