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Your Skyrim History

    • 113 posts
    December 2, 2015 8:21 AM EST
    Hey tamrielvault dwellers, I'm here with my 2nd discussion. It's almost my 2 year anniversary of getting skyrim. So I decided to make this?

    1.What was your first character's race?

    2.Did you make it according to your real life appearance?

    3.Did you pick Ralof or Hadvar?

    4.What thing(s) did you missed after playing approximately 6 months?

    5.Anything else to say about him/her.
    • 3 posts
    December 16, 2015 12:07 AM EST

    First was a Breton Archer.  Made her sorta to my own likeness, skin color, hair color. Bodywise? I wish!  I picked Ralof first.  But I didn't know wth I was doing, so I just followed the first person I saw.   Then after 8 hours of play, I recreated her all over again so I could do the archery fast leveling with Faendel follower/Golden claw quest.  I made her relatively a good character.  Using the sun kissed arrows with auriel's bow and the white ancient armor.

    • 288 posts
    December 16, 2015 2:38 AM EST

    1. Nord

    2. I tried. People on the blog here believe I've succeeded pretty well

    3. Hadvar

    4. In short - a lot. Dragon priest masks, daedric quests and artefacts, obscure quests etc.

    5. He's called Overhate, like my nickname here, he uses a greatsword, of course, I eventually got him to lvl 90 which is the highest level I've reached with any character, I still play him from time to time, although he's a bit overpowered now, even on Legendary difficulty.

    • 1463 posts
    December 16, 2015 3:50 AM EST

    1: Nord of course

    2: Nope

    3 Probably Hadvar

    4: Nothing much...My first character did everything there was in the game to do pretty much. And I spent the first 6 months playing relentlessly.

    5: Absolutely nothing, he was a ridiculous character that was just a mash of every single feature that Skyrim offered in one pretty dumb package. There was no Roleplay, Backstory, Character or even any semblance of a realistic combat style, he was a very simple character (that used a lot of Dual-Wielding)

    • 321 posts
    December 16, 2015 3:59 AM EST

    1.Nord (always play as the local race)

    2.Nope and wouldn't (I had experience after GTA Online....)

    3.Ralof cause I usually stick to the guy first guy I met in every video game

    4.Probably Sheogorath's quest and all those bosses that were hard to kill.

    5.Well...Sigfried (that's my characters name),you were a great warrior but sadly I had to give you up after I discovered "mods"...well not really

  • December 16, 2015 4:50 AM EST
    1. I think it was an Argonians (or maybe a Nord). I'm positive they were a werewolf though
    2. Well I'm lacking in scales, feathers, gills, and I don't think I'm high on otherworldly tree-sap.
    3. Ralof
    4. A lot. I mean the CB guys were just discovering crazy exploits not too long ago.
    5. I thought I was really clever naming them Fenrir (I planned for them to be a werewolf)
    • 113 posts
    December 16, 2015 7:53 AM EST
    1.Wood Elf

    2.No because Elves are Elves and Humans are Humans.

    3.Hadvar, I didn't even know I could go with ralof.

    4.The thieves guild, The Dark Brotherhood, Werewolves, 3rd person view, I could become a Vampire, College of Winterhold etc...

    5.His hobby was hiking.
    • 14 posts
    December 16, 2015 10:09 AM EST
    My first character brings good memories... I was a Nordic Jack of all Trades. My main offense was dual swords with absorb health and fiery soul trap. My defense was the ebony armor set. No, I did not match his appearance to mine. When I got the game, maybe three years ago, I binged on TES Lore. After three months of reading, watching, listening, and more to every topic I could find, I decided to make traditional nord by helping Ralof and joining the stormcloaks. Nearly six months later I got the DLCs which open up more for me to do! Sadly, Riley the Nord was defeated by the mighty delete file and will forever be remembered as Skyrim's true hero.
    • 14 posts
    December 16, 2015 10:13 AM EST
    I agree with most of your (example)'s.
    • 273 posts
    December 16, 2015 11:55 AM EST

    1. Khajiit

    2.Of course not xD

    3. Hadvar (I believe, this was before I realized the Stormcloaks were right, at least in my opinion.)

    4. So many quests, mainly the all Daedric quests (Except Mehrunes Razor), but also the Thieves Guild, Cidhna Mine, The Pale Lady, a lot more that I can't remember, probably bounty quests.

    5. An assassin, completely clad in Shrouded Armor, dual wielding the Blade of Woe and Mehrunes Razor with a Bow (Can't remember which ). I was aiming for making a Daedric Dagger before I deleted my character, I also used Illusion for Invisibility. My skill set was Sneak, One-Handed, Light Armor, Smithing, Archery and Illusion.

    It was fun overall, lasted me a long while, despite only completing the Main Quest, Pieces of the Past and the Dark Brotherhood (Maybe a few more but I can't remember them).

    • 50 posts
    December 16, 2015 1:48 PM EST

    1) Argonian - I always play as them in Elder Scrolls games. If I have more than one playthrough I usually play as the native race of where the game is set in subsequent playthroughs.

    2) Obviously no - but sometimes I wish I could be like my game character. Well an Argonian anyway.

    3) I can't remember. I followed the first person I came across.

    4) The game world, sense of adventure & missing my Argonian alter-ego

    5) Played using him for just about every quest so much so there wasn't anything left to do. Played the Dragonborn add on and several new lands mods levelling him to level 52. He is a one handed weapon warrior mage but re-trained him as two handed later but soon went back to one handed weapons as I preferred them. I thought he looked a bit skinny so used some body mods to give him more muscle as his standard build didn't really suit someone who carries and swings massive axes and swords around. I eventually thought his story has been told when there was nothing left to do. Any future player made mods will be played with a new character.

    • 45 posts
    December 16, 2015 1:55 PM EST

    1. Breton

    2. Never. I try to make my avatars different from what I see in the mirror.

    3. I got through the first door as fast as possible, paying no attention to those 2 warriors screaming at each other. No way I am going to fight a dragon in rags! I reloaded after that, but I still don't know what side is better for Skyrim.

    4. Shouts, mostly. I always play warriors and in my mind shouts were magic. 

    5. Shield bash and vegetable soup for the win. Unrelenting Force to put weapons and valuables down where I can steal them.

    • 45 posts
    December 16, 2015 1:56 PM EST

    1. Breton

    2. Never. I try to make my avatars different from what I see in the mirror.

    3. I got through the first door as fast as possible, paying no attention to those 2 warriors screaming at each other. No way I am going to fight a dragon in rags! I reloaded after that, but I still don't know what side is better for Skyrim.

    4. Shouts, mostly. I always play warriors and in my mind shouts were magic. 

    5. Shield bash and vegetable soup for the win. Unrelenting Force to put weapons and valuables down where I can steal them.

    • 404 posts
    December 16, 2015 2:11 PM EST
    1.  Nord for starters
    2. kind of, with a beautiful beard
    3.  Hadvar , since he also believes that the empire messed up 
    4. some things
    5. he was my starting guy, who did a lot in the game.

    Jake the Orc is my favorite play through to date.

    • 168 posts
    December 16, 2015 3:01 PM EST

    1) Khajiit.

    2) No.

    3) Hadvar.

    4) The unfortunate fact that you can't kill children.

    5) His name is Shigeru, aka "Thalmor Slayer" because he hunts down Thalmor, the responsible for the death of his adoptive Nord parents. He was once a member of the Thieves Guild but he quit once he learned that a Daedric Prince is influencing the luck of its members and now he is a member of the Contractors. When he is not busy hunting down Thalmor and dragons, he does jobs for the Contractors as well as fetching rare books for his twin sister Shinderu, the Archmage of the College of Winterhold. Shigeru was supposed to be a mage like Shinderu, but his dragon blood neutralizes the magicka flux inside his body, that's why he can't cast spells. But he doesn't need it once he has the Thu'um and his skill as master alchemist, aka "artificial magic" to him.

    • 555 posts
    December 16, 2015 8:59 PM EST

    1. Orc

    2. Obviously

    3. Hadvar, didn't see Ralof (didn't even know he was an option for months)

    4. Ralof

    5. He didn't even last half a day. I had terrible restartitis until I found this site.

    • 51 posts
    December 16, 2015 10:40 PM EST

    1. An orc named "Gildonsur"

    2. He looks very far from me

    3.I chose Ralof for I didn't know what to do at first.

    4.I didn't know you could choose ton follow Hadvar in the starting of the game (It took me 3 playthroughs to know you could follow him) I didn't know how to join the brotherhood and the Thieves guild.I didn't even know "solstheim" exists ( I knew a few stuff about the game because of a channel called "Game Society Pimps") I didn't know you could poison your weapon. I didn't even know that I could spin the map ( I only knew about it a few months ago )

    5.My first character was a paladin type of character who wore full dwarven and wields a dwarven warhammer)

    • 404 posts
    December 16, 2015 10:44 PM EST

    omg, I am also a Fan of Game Society Pimps. they are so funny.

    • 393 posts
    December 17, 2015 5:41 AM EST

    1. Altmer.

    2. No, at least because he's a male))

    3. Hadvar, he seemed more nice to me.

    4. That you can just go and not know you're the Dragonborn.

    5. He is a Thalmor of such an ambiguous morality, that I don't know what alighnment I should write in his chapacter profile. He is named after an elven sorcerer from a weird book, who also had quite an ambiguous morality. He never uses any weapons or armor. He is a very strange Dragonborn))

  • December 17, 2015 10:39 PM EST

    1) Imperial

    2) No, and I could not even if I had tried.

    3) Hadvar. I did not know Ralof was an option until I saw it in a video.

    4) What definition of missed are you using?

    5) The character would have been fun under the character/class system in Daggerfall and/or Battlespire, role-playing friendly and not insulting to the player. There... got my bashing of post-Battlespire TES out of my system.

    • 113 posts
    January 6, 2016 11:54 PM EST

    You did succeed in making him like you!

    • 113 posts
    January 6, 2016 11:54 PM EST

    4 and 5 Reminds me of my first wood elf.

    • 113 posts
    January 6, 2016 11:55 PM EST


    • 70 posts
    January 7, 2016 12:02 PM EST

    1) Argonian. Skyrim was the first TES game I played and so I went for the most unique looking race. The Argonian's description appealed to me more than the Khajiit's, I imagined lurking under water and assassinating people when they came close to the edge (I wish Skyrim had included some underwater combat mechanics or even just made water perfect cover.)

    2) I hope not.

    3) I cannot remember, but I think it was probably Hadvar as I had an iron warhammer early on that I imagine was picked up from a Stormcloak soldier in Helgen.

    4) Every questline except the Thieves' Guild and Companions. I hadn't even done the main quest past Dragon Rising; I mainly did side quests and went on mindless killing sprees. Specialising in skills instead of perking about 15 of them.

    5) I stopped playing this character after getting stuck in a dwarven ruin and being constantly one-hit by the spheres. It would appear that the enemy levelling system does not reward players who reach level 20 with only one rank in armsman and equipment enchanted with +1 health.

    • 9 posts
    January 18, 2016 5:09 AM EST

    My first character was a Nord, because I was new to the Elder srolls franchise and quite young and boring haha (Not saying there is nothing wrong with Nords, but with all those races and I pick to most generic, kind of says something about you in my mind), I didn't make him look like me, I wasn't as in to role-playing as I am now, I picked Ralof because I was angry with Hadvar for being apart of the faction who captured me (Now I always go with Hadvar. I missed so much after six months I couldn't possibly explain it all, and that's about it, I don't remember much else.