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Skyrim: Nine things to do first

OXM UK: "Being asked to write a "where to go" feature about The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim on the strength of Penny Arcade Expo revelations and what the internet's pinched out in the meantime. That's like holding up a dictionary to a toddler, flicking through the pages, and telling it to get on with its first novel." (PC, PS3, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Xbox 360)

TrevorPhillips  +   1544d ago
Cannot wait to spend 5 billions hours on this game lol :)
NuclearDuke  +   1544d ago
I am afraid to tell you that is not possible.
Swiggins  +   1544d ago
You dare doubt the power of the Cosmic Jewish Zombie!?


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DarkBlood  +   1544d ago
because the system will burn out long before then :P
Legion  +   1544d ago
Well if you keep sleeping 24hrs in game then it won't take but a few years to get to 5 billion in game hours. ha
Solidus187-SCMilk  +   1544d ago
this game looks great. The first thing I will do is try and create a character that looks like me but ends up looking retarded, so I will probably be that dark elf guy again.

Then I will look for someone to kill so I can take their armor. Like in morrowind that guy tries to rob you at the beginning and I killed him and took his armor.
TheXonySbox  +   1544d ago
you look retarded?
BeOneWithTheGun  +   1544d ago
First thing i am doing is looking for a giant and mammoth to fight.
Pintheshadows  +   1544d ago
A man after my own heart. In a strictly plutonic way of course.
newn4gguy  +   1544d ago
It's "platonic".

(I hope.)
MagicAccent  +   1544d ago
I know what I'm gonna do first..

ethan  +   1544d ago
Well sir, I hope you enjoy the next 570,776 years it is going to take you to reach that 5 billion hour goal...and that's without taking a single break during playtime. I salute your commitment ;)
ChrisW  +   1544d ago
First thing I'm going to do is wait for the game to be released and then I'm going to buy it. After that... I'll consider doing some of the things on that list.
JL  +   1544d ago
I'm with you on that one. Just as soon as I get through with UC3, Skyrim will be getting a TON of playtime from me. I think I had somewhere between 250 and 300 hrs on Oblivion.
Nevers  +   1543d ago
I'm thinking the first thing I'll do is download it and take a nice long trek to the bathroom so I have nothing that interrupts my first 10hrs + ... Yeah... definitely the bathroom will be my first priority.
sphinct  +   1543d ago
My personal life will disappear with the release of this game.
tairas  +   1540d ago
so you dont plan on playng elder scrolls vi
or the next?
dirthurts  +   1544d ago
I'm pretty sure you can only do one thing first...
unless my math is jacked.
JellyJelly  +   1544d ago
What if I play it on 9 computers simultaneously using 16 surgically attached bionic arms, lining up 9 different actions then executing them at the exact same time? Didn't think of that, did you?
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dirthurts  +   1544d ago
Well, no sir I didn't. I think you got me. ha ha.
SasquatchXD  +   1544d ago
well one of the things involved ambling around so that would be done over time, and technically as soon as you start the game you will not be in the dark brotherhood..

though my point is as bad as my sentence structure
WhiteLightning  +   1544d ago
Hopefully if they've added unqiue weapons like they did in Fallout 3. I will look for one of them I can use for the early parts of the game or even try and find the hardest one as an low level to give me a challenge.

I hope to god we don't get random loot of the playthroughs on Oblivion I walked out of the sewer and the first chest I opened had a water walking necklace in it...I mean come on, I want to <example scenario> fight through high leveled skeltons guarding a tower so I can fight my way to the top to steal a unqiue powerfull staff
dark-hollow  +   1544d ago
I don't think it's pure random.
I found the same necklace in the sewers.
Besides, walking on water is not such a rare ability.
WhiteLightning  +   1544d ago
It was an example, plus how early it was in the game.

I'm also talking about the powerful weapons and items you could find that had been enchanted. Most of them felt like you should of earned them instead.
RedDead  +   1544d ago
Oblivion was close enough to pure random, there were a few pre placed objects but not many, opposite in Skyrim :) or so they say. In Oblivion the loot was inspired by you're level and one of the reasons I hate Level scaling.
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bloodybutcher  +   1543d ago
you think JC had this necklace?
Sean Ryno  +   1544d ago
First thing I and every other intelligent gamer will do: Go to computer and search in Google or maybe YouTube for glitch where I can clone objects an unlimited number of times or take an unlimited amount of moneys out of some dead morons pocket. Use resulting fortune to accomplish pretty much anything I wish in the game without having to spend countless hours doin lame missions and 'running'.
Simco876  +   1544d ago
What a waste of 59.99... but you're probably going to torrent the game anyways.
Sean Ryno  +   1544d ago
Not a waste at all, I thoroughly loved morrowind (hope skyrim is much more like that) just don't have the kind of time I had when I was 16 to play it out to that extent. Still I want to have the best armor/perks and get to experience the more entertaining parts of the game.
ArabianKnight01  +   1544d ago
Yea know... to each their own as long as your having fun but the fact you decided to throw in "Intelligent gamer" into your comment just goes to show how ignorant I believe your statement truly is and I definitely don't agree with your method of enjoyment of such a brilliant game Skyrim is sure to be! SMH!
Hozi89  +   1544d ago
I agree. I thought intelligent meant smart. As far as I know cheating via glitches and duplicating stuff takes all the fun away. It is something I would only do if I've beaten the game already.
Darrius Cole  +   1544d ago
I never to do that on the first playthrough. The first playthrough should be to just do what feels natural.
Angrymorgan  +   1544d ago
"Faendal hates Sven's light-heartedness, and Sven thinks Faendal is a dick"

Lol'd so hard :)
dalibor  +   1544d ago
First thing I'm going to do is read the manual to the game. Haha there could be some hint's and tips like some of the old game manuals back in the day.
Pintheshadows  +   1544d ago
I miss game manuals with detail. My favourite was Neverwinter Nights. It was like a novel. Brilliant toilet time reading.
ArabianKnight01  +   1544d ago
I have an old laptop with a internet access thats pretty much affixed in my bathroom, sooo not much an issue there lol but yea i do miss those days.
SolDojo  +   1544d ago

And I'm SUUUUREEEEEE you use it for things like reading the NWN manual and not for hawt pronz.

Yep, sure about it.

I mean, I personally, would use it for hawt pronz tho.
MorbidlyAbeast  +   1544d ago
First thing im goin to do is open the case.
HetaKuso  +   1544d ago
First thing I'll do is procreate with the lusty argonian maid.
ArabianKnight01  +   1544d ago
*Spoiler Alert!*
Is it just me or should this article have started with *Spoiler Alert!* did not make it far b4 thinking wait... i kinda wanna run into all of this myself. smh!
SITH  +   1544d ago
I didn't bother reading more that two sentences. It is definitely spoiler material.
WolfLeBlack  +   1544d ago
The first thing I'm going to do is check that one of Oblivion's most overlooked features is present; the ability to take of your character's shoes and throw them on top of a house.

Why would I do this? I have no idea, I'm just easily amused :D
Hozi89  +   1544d ago
First thing I'm gonna do is thank God I finally get to play this game.
Laxman216  +   1544d ago
Something this good can only be a sin. I think you have to think about who youre thanking here.
whydoyouask  +   1544d ago
Not having this games makes me wanna...! I'm gonna...!

(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ ...this post has been officially table flipped.
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Darrius Cole  +   1544d ago
I will join the Mages Guild if it exists.

I will not get involved in Sven's and Faendal's or anybody else's love life, except for my own character's.

I will make countless potions. If I can't make my own spells then I have to do it with potions.

Everything else on their list I will specifically NOT DO. That what I love about Elder Scrolls, there are enough different things for everybody to have a different experience.
Jack_DangerousIy  +   1544d ago
(for me)

1. Turn off cell phone

2. Create character

3. Try and find myself after I realize I've been playing for 6 hours
Laxman216  +   1544d ago
Oh yes, I expect to be experince that myself. I was gobsmacked when Oblivion released and realised what felt like an hour or two eneded up being something like 8.
SolDojo  +   1544d ago
First thing I'm gonna do is...


...well F I guess I'll figure that out when I get the game.
Too_many_games  +   1544d ago
#1-Turn PC settings to ultra,

#2-faint at the sight of the graphics

#3- wake up and play the game
ChrisW  +   1544d ago
Of course #1...

But for fainting? Hmmmm... maybe a little squirt in your pants, but no fainting.
The_Quiet_Man  +   1544d ago
I'm going to create a Conan the Barbarian character so I can crush my enemies, see them driven before me & hear the lamentation of the women -
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BeardedPriest  +   1544d ago
First thing I'm gonna do? Wait until nightfall and sneak into all the shops robbing everyone blind...
Laxman216  +   1544d ago
I love how Skyrim is probably the only game that when an N4G article about it is on the frontpage, people arent just all bitching at eachother and arguing about PC and Consoles.

Even before its release Skyrim is changing the industry!

On topic; yes, it is only possible to do one thing first.
DasTier  +   1543d ago
Well apart from Too_Many_Games about 5 posts above you being a stealth troll...
DasTier  +   1543d ago
Im gonna hunt and kill me some NPC homosexuals.
mjsmufc99  +   1543d ago
I really can't wait for this, it's onna be my game of the year for sure
MasterCornholio  +   1543d ago
First thing i am going to do is run around naked and admire the scenery like some sort of deranged hippie. Hope a dragon doesn't come along to burn my naked ass.
RedDead2067  +   1543d ago
This game is for geeks... :0)
whydoyouask  +   1543d ago

You made us sad...
Demented_Sadist  +   1543d ago
First thing i'm gonna do is wait for GOTY edition in 2012. Because by then all the enevitable bugs/glitches would've been ironed out and fixed. Also all the DLC would be included all on one disc. So for those reasons given, imo it makes sense to hold out for the GOTY edition. ^_^
TheOtherTheoG  +   1543d ago
I want to make my character look as similar to my Fallout 3 and New Vegas character as possible. That, of course, being sexeh...
EdwardS087  +   1543d ago
I stopped reading Skyrim articles 2 months ago lol I want the game to seem 'new'--get some surprises. Game coverage all but ruins the game nowadays...
zero_cool  +   1543d ago
Welcome to the world of casual scrolls where the object of the game is to mindlessly hack n slash n cast your way through the land of skyrim no strategy involved!
zero_cool  +   1543d ago
Oh god forbid they make use of playstation move in this supposive action rpg which can be played in first person oh gee wait what's this tech demo video showing below!...

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BankaiSage  +   1542d ago
stop spamming this dumb 'move' shit on every skyrim page.

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