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Lakitu
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(09-15-2011, 11:04 PM)
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Well, looks like there will be an influx of magazine previews according to Pete Hines on Twitter. They will also have brand new screens. Oh, and it's time for another Skyrim thread.

The first of those is in OXM,, details from hemiQ on Bethesda boards:

When the author was fighting a group of 3 bandits after defeating the first 2 the third tried to run away.

Necromancers can resurrect chickens and harvest their eggs.

He also states that while fighting a necromancer "he summons a khajiit warrior." He does not say whether he is resurrecting this warrior or if he actually conjured him?

When you level up you get 10 points to add to health, magicka, or stamina.

Stolen horses run away.

Spriggans can heal themselves after you think they are dead (fetal position).

A town guard stops the player at a gate of a town and makes him pay for the horse he stole earlier.

Bandits roll a boulder at the player from a bridge.

Descriptions of the screens:

1. The first is of a dragon in flight shooting flames at the player. The player is shooting an arrow at the dragon. The article points out the scale of the dragon saying that it dwarfs the buildings that are underneath the dragon.

2. Shows the player using alchemy equipment from the 3rd person perspective. in the device is a green liquid and gas. The player is hunched over a mortar and pestal. He is wearing a blue/purple robe and a greyish hood which drapes over his shoulders and back a bit.

3. The third is of a female player in the horned helmet and hide(?) armor. She is in a camp of some sort looks like it has a watch tower made of logs.

4. Next is a small screen shot of the lockpicking mini game. looks like a skyrim themed version of the fallout lockpick game (not new).

5. We see what looks like the player with a companion in a partially flooded dungeon, they are approaching a skeleton that is shackled to a post with water pouring down over him.

6. Shows a guard with a torch and a full face helmet.

7. Shows a player dual casting a fire spell in a robe and hood.

8. Shows an awesome shot of the night sky with the northern lights.

9. Player shooting a bear with an enchanted glowing bow (this looks really cool).

10. Giant Mudcrab, looks freaking huge.

11. A really good looking female npc.

MrBig
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(09-15-2011, 11:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by Lakitu

Oh, and it's time for another Skyrim thread.

Cool info, but I really wish people would stop making new threads.

Originally Posted by timetokill

New threads for new news, right?

That shouldn't apply this close to release. If it did there would be 20 battlefield threads in the last week. There has been a constant flow of skyrim info. I'm fine with new threads as long as there is some major news, not new topics for minimal releases like this that have been coming out for a while now.
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timetokill
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(09-15-2011, 11:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by MrBig

Cool info, but I really wish people would stop making new threads.

New threads for new news, right?
Grimm Fandango
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(09-15-2011, 11:10 PM)
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I had to look up what a Spriggan is. I don't remember them at all from Oblivion. Were they only in DLC or something?
‹bermatik
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(09-15-2011, 11:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by Lakitu

10. Giant Mudcrab, looks freaking huge.
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Attack it's weak point for massive damage!
Snuggles
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(09-15-2011, 11:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by Grimm Fandango

I had to look up what a Spriggan is. I don't remember them at all from Oblivion. Were they only in DLC or something?

They're in Oblivion, but I think they're one of the species that only appear briefly thanks to the level scaling, like those weird lobstermen.

They were also in Morrowind's Blood Moon expansion.
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(09-15-2011, 11:13 PM)
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Wait, I've been out of the loop - we can be necromancers?
Darklord
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(09-15-2011, 11:15 PM)
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11. A really good looking female npc.

Hell yeeeah.

It's going to kill me that I can't play this for a week after release.
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(09-15-2011, 11:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by Snuggler

They're in Oblivion, but I think they're one of the species that only appear briefly thanks to the level scaling, like those weird lobstermen.

They were also in Morrowind's Blood Moon expansion.

I don't know, I was encountering Spriggs 'til the end of the game, lv. 30 or so. They like to appear in caves alongside other monsters, typically Will-o-the-Wisps. Wonder if they still summon bears...
itxaka
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(09-15-2011, 11:20 PM)
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A town guard stops the player at a gate of a town and makes him pay for the horse he stole earlier.

Stop right there, criminal scum!
Snuggles
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(09-15-2011, 11:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by Deified Data

I don't know, I was encountering Spriggs 'til the end of the game, lv. 30 or so. They like to appear in caves alongside other monsters, typically Will-o-the-Wisps. Wonder if they still summon bears...

Yeah, it's been a few years so my memory is fuzzy.


Originally Posted by wrowa

I really wish people would stop editing their posts to reply to a post that was written afterwards. The fuck? No one who has already answered to a thread goes back and reads the older posts. It's annoying, there's no reason not to hit the reply button again.

Agreed.
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BlueTsunami
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(09-15-2011, 11:29 PM)
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Spriggans can heal themselves after you think they are dead (fetal position).

Oh God. Spriggans were extremely annoying in Oblivion.
wrowa
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(09-15-2011, 11:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by MrBig

Cool info, but I really wish people would stop making new threads.

That shouldn't apply this close to release. If it did there would be 20 battlefield threads in the last week. There has been a constant flow of skyrim info. I'm fine with new threads as long as there is some major news, not new topics for minimal releases like this that have been coming out for a while now.

I really wish people would stop editing their posts to reply to a post that was written afterwards. The fuck? No one who has already answered to a thread goes back and reads the older posts. It's annoying, there's no reason not to hit the reply button again.
Derrick01
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(09-15-2011, 11:36 PM)
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A lot of the stuff in that first box was in Oblivion too, nothing really that special here.

Though I guess it's nice to hear about things they aren't taking out for once.
Ooccoo
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(09-15-2011, 11:56 PM)
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A town guard stops the player at a gate of a town and makes him pay for the horse he stole earlier.

Lakitu
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(09-18-2011, 12:31 AM)
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Some low-quality pictures have leaked online.

A little detail, they apparently stumbled on a Temple dedicated to Talos. And there will be nine of these shrines throughout the world.
Loxley
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(09-18-2011, 12:35 AM)
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Originally Posted by Ubermatik

Attack it's weak point for massive damage!

Damn it, beat me to it ><
Door2Dawn
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(09-18-2011, 12:36 AM)
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Originally Posted by Ooccoo

Just kill the guard. Problem solved!
NullPointer
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(09-18-2011, 12:37 AM)
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A town guard stops the player at a gate of a town and makes him pay for the horse he stole earlier.

Hmmm... Psychic guards? Do not want.
MrBig
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(09-18-2011, 12:40 AM)
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Originally Posted by NullPointer

Hmmm... Psychic guards? Do not want.

You steal a horse, owner reports it missing, you get seen on the horse and stopped?
darkpaladinmfc
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(09-18-2011, 12:45 AM)
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Originally Posted by MrBig

You steal a horse, owner reports it missing, you get seen on the horse and stopped?

You steal a horse in the middle of the night with no witnesses and ride as fast as you can to the city on the other side of the map. You are greeted at the city gates by "Stop right there you criminal scum! Nobody breaks the law on my watch!"
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(09-18-2011, 12:46 AM)
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Originally Posted by darkpaladinmfc

You steal a horse in the middle of the night with no witnesses and ride as fast as you can to the city on the other side of the map. You are greeted at the city gates by "Stop right there you criminal scum! Nobody breaks the law on my watch!"

I guess you haven't been following this, crimes are regionally separated.
Kenak
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(09-18-2011, 12:47 AM)
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Originally Posted by MrBig

You steal a horse, owner reports it missing, you get seen on the horse and stopped?

How do they know who you are or what the thief even looked like?
Witchfinder General
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(09-18-2011, 12:47 AM)
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Necromancers can resurrect chickens and harvest their eggs.

Finally!

What?
Flame Lord
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(09-18-2011, 12:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by Kenak

How do they know who you are or what the thief even looked like?


Guessing they recognize the horse. How they can tell that horse from another horse I don't know.
Woorloog
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(09-18-2011, 12:51 AM)
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Necromancers can resurrect chickens and harvest their eggs.

So... I harvest chicken eggs by killing a chicken and then looting the egg? And then, if i resurrect the chicken, the egg is, uh, resurrected as well and i can loot it again if i kill the chicken again?
And we're now talking about resurrecting, not reanimating them? Because i absolutely want an army of reanimated zombie chickens.
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(09-18-2011, 12:56 AM)
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The town guard stuff is horrible... it takes all the fun out of being evil/thieving if you are ALWAYS punished for your crimes.
Wallach
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(09-18-2011, 01:02 AM)
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Originally Posted by Kenak

How do they know who you are or what the thief even looked like?

That sort of depends on whether the dude in question stole the horse without getting seen, or literally jumped on the horse and booked it out of town, right? For all we know those guards could have chased his ass out of town to begin with. There's no context in the information to make any worthwhile assumptions.
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(09-18-2011, 01:07 AM)
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Originally Posted by MrBig

You steal a horse, owner reports it missing, you get seen on the horse and stopped?

I guess after the owner fills out the paperwork in his city, those city guards call the other city guards on the phone and let them all know to look out for the stolen horse. That way every guard knows to look out for it immediately. Makes sense.

I think I am just sensitive to this b/c of the "Stop right there, lawbreaker!" routine from Oblivion.
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(09-18-2011, 02:49 AM)
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The horse thing doesn't bother me. I kind of like it. So instead of having to go to jail or whatever, you just pay for the thing you stole and move on.

And this is talking about you getting CAUGHT with a stolen horse and running off.
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(09-18-2011, 02:53 AM)
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Necromancers can resurrect chickens and harvest their eggs.

resurrect chickens and harvest their eggs.

resurrect chickens.

MY BODY IS READY
StickSoldier
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(09-18-2011, 02:57 AM)
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I just wish they didn't have psychic guards, at all. That really made me not want to be a thief, even though I initially wanted to try one. Oh well *sigh*.....
Qwomo
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(09-18-2011, 02:58 AM)
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Some of this sounds like typical pre-release Elder Scrolls bullshit.

But I guess we'll see.
RibbedHero
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(09-18-2011, 03:00 AM)
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Fuck it. I'll steal whatever I want and kill the guard. In video games I have no morals!
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(09-18-2011, 03:07 AM)
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Originally Posted by darkpaladinmfc

You steal a horse in the middle of the night with no witnesses and ride as fast as you can to the city on the other side of the map. You are greeted at the city gates by "Stop right there you criminal scum! Nobody breaks the law on my watch!"

In Oblivion if no one saw you steal items you didn't get stopped by the guards. The op doesn't say whether the player was seen stealing, most likely they were.
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(09-18-2011, 03:08 AM)
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"Necromancers can resurrect chickens and harvest their eggs."

Sold!
Yo Gotti
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(09-18-2011, 03:09 AM)
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You know, the psychic guards wouldn't be so bad if they actually made it possible to stealth around and avoid guards, or persuade/pay them off no matter how dirty the crime, but somehow guards also have eagle-like vision and hearing and find you the second you land in town.

We're way too far into this shit for there to be illusion breaking crap like this in the game, Bethesda needs to get on the ball with these things.
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(09-18-2011, 03:11 AM)
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I hope there's a way to spear those Spriggans while they're playing dumb, Spartacus-style
Grimm Fandango
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(09-18-2011, 03:16 AM)
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It's probably going to be like Fallout 3 in regards to seeing a crime. Like the "hidden" or "detected" portion on the HUD.
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(09-18-2011, 03:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by Grimm Fandango

It's probably going to be like Fallout 3 in regards to seeing a crime. Like the "hidden" or "detected" portion on the HUD.

Oblivion had that. Fallout 3 just added red text for items owned by others.
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(09-18-2011, 03:28 AM)
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They should give you an option to lie to guards to get out of crimes.

"I swear officer, I bought this horse legally from a guy selling them out of the back of his El Dorado!"
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(09-18-2011, 03:45 AM)
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Originally Posted by Grinchy

I guess after the owner fills out the paperwork in his city, those city guards call the other city guards on the phone and let them all know to look out for the stolen horse. That way every guard knows to look out for it immediately. Makes sense.

I think I am just sensitive to this b/c of the "Stop right there, lawbreaker!" routine from Oblivion.

I'm sure the town folk just report the crime via the town guards' twitter feed.

Originally Posted by townfolk

@townsguard my horse was stolen! #DragonBornIsAJerk

Much faster.
BlueTsunami
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(09-18-2011, 04:45 AM)
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Originally Posted by Cryptozoologist

They should give you an option to lie to guards to get out of crimes.

"I swear officer, I bought this horse legally from a guy selling them out of the back of his El Dorado!"

That's actually a really good idea and it makes no sense that the persuasion skill isn't implemented here. The skill would obviously be much more useful if you can talk yourself out of being jailed.
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(09-18-2011, 04:56 AM)
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Originally Posted by Lakitu

Necromancers can resurrect chickens and harvest their eggs.

I would do this, but I hate egg wights.
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(09-18-2011, 04:58 AM)
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Originally Posted by The Quiet Man

I would do this, but I hate egg wights.

HAAAAAA
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(09-18-2011, 05:02 AM)
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Sounds pretty good so far. I think they get a lot of the problems Oblivion had...

Originally Posted by The Quiet Man

I would do this, but I hate egg wights.

Haha. Ok, finally a pun that was worth the effort hehe
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(09-18-2011, 06:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by The Quiet Man

I would do this, but I hate egg wights.

Gold. Pure fucking gold.
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(09-18-2011, 06:21 AM)
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Originally Posted by The Quiet Man

I would do this, but I hate egg wights.

amazing
timetokill
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(09-18-2011, 06:23 AM)
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Originally Posted by The Quiet Man

I would do this, but I hate egg wights.

:lol

Excellent work
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(09-18-2011, 06:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by Grinchy

those city guards call the other city guards on the phone

they tweet it

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