A small insight into why these so-fabled dragons can ruin your day.... and your sanity.
The dragons in skyrim are about is big and challenging as the common baby dragons in dark souls.
I loved Dark Souls, but the dragons in skyrim are FUN to fight, unlike most of the enemies in Dark Souls, who are stressful to fight.
To me the dragons are a bit easy, my first unscripted one was tough as hell and had my blood pumping but after about 4 or 5 they get pretty easy. Although I've only fought normal dragons and blood dragons, no frost ones or named ones yet. Best encounter was two at the same time, they circled overhead, one landed near a giant so I rushed over, the other doing a flame run overhead, thinking I would get help from the giant, they instead ignored each other and attacked me instead, to make matters worse there was a bear there as well who was half dead from fire attacks and 3 skeletons chasing me from an open patch of land that I ran through. So I had to take care of a Dragon, a bear, a giant and 3, albeit weak, skeletons with only a companion. Then at the same time I had a second dragon circling breathing fire at me and everything else above. After a very grueling magic show(lightning bolt and fast healing are my friends) I has the second dragon land just where the first one's bones were, he was down to 3/4 life as my companion already hit him with some arrows as he hovered before. Took care of him as well and then just stood there laughing. This is the kind of thing you just can't make up, its was my second best moment in the game so far. My best is early on exploring a mountain I saw a shrine with a dragon statue on top of it. I thought "cool somewhere to explore or get a shout" as I got closer the damn "statue" was a bleeding dragon that made my heart race like crazy. That was my first encounter other than the story one, with a dragon, and it was insanely fun and enjoyable, scared the crap out of me when it 'came to life" as well. It was where I got the Krios mask I believe(may need a spell check on that name)
lol Nice. Yeah I went to some bandit camp with Lydia fairly early in the game. The bandits saw us, some started shooting arrows and some ran out for close combat. After a few seconds of fighting a dragon swooped in out of nowhere. Lydia and some of the bandits shot arrows at it while I fought with a couple of other bandits up close. Then a pack of wolves joined in. Lydia and I killed the close bandits, wolves, and dragon, then went to wipe out the rest of the archers. Fun stuff. By now most dragons are so easy they're almost tedious but they were still scary to me then.
seems random dragon encounters are pretty cool for many people, except this writer, but they are definitely easy to beat now and all I want are their souls, its fun but the difficulty of dragons should've scaled with level, not the normal enemies just dragons. To me its like getting platinum trophies, the first time it pops you're excited and giddy, but each one after is less of an impact. Its still a lot of fun and I always like hearing those dragon roars but still...
well those unscripted dragons can do that sort of thing....
This article was mostly for fun anyway. I'm not too mad at dragons, they just pick the most opportune moments to piss me off.
They need to be about twice as challenging, and half as common. I have killed I think 30 now and they're just stupid. First 10 were so cool, but golly gee I feel like there's another one every time I fast travel. They've lost their mystique. There a 4 dragon corpses in the college courtyard. Sigh.
Exactly. Well said.
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