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    I haven't played in months. I was 100 hours in and I'd barely touched any of the main quest lines. I'll get back to it when I have that kind of time again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rob19 View Post
    I haven't played in months. I was 100 hours in and I'd barely touched any of the main quest lines. I'll get back to it when I have that kind of time again.
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    I've played about 141 hours or so. I'm at level 61 and still trying to find missions to do. Just got my Alchemy up to 100, to go with my Smithing and Enchanting.

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    So, now that I've joined the modern age and started Skyrim, any suggestions for what I should do first?

    Note: if your suggestion is to hang out with the Giants near Whiterun, mission accomplished. The scenery from that high up in the air was amazing.
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    Stay away from the giants lol. They're typically friendly unless provoked. But if you run up into their camps and just stand around they'll become defensive and you're not sting enough to fight one yet.

    If you want to play the game the way I played it and maximize as many of your individual skill trees then I'd begin with smithing and enchanting.

    Buy as much iron as you can, heard to the blacksmith, craft iron daggers over and over, take those daggers to an enchanting table, enchant them with some kind of enchantment, sell the enchanted daggers to a shop. Repeat those steps.

    Hop on YouTube and search for "power level smithing, power level enchanting, power level speech" etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCane View Post
    Stay away from the giants lol. They're typically friendly unless provoked. But if you run up into their camps and just stand around they'll become defensive and you're not sting enough to fight one yet.

    If you want to play the game the way I played it and maximize as many of your individual skill trees then I'd begin with smithing and enchanting.

    Buy as much iron as you can, heard to the blacksmith, craft iron daggers over and over, take those daggers to an enchanting table, enchant them with some kind of enchantment, sell the enchanted daggers to a shop. Repeat those steps.

    Hop on YouTube and search for "power level smithing, power level enchanting, power level speech" etc.
    Didn't try standing around. Went with the "shoot one in the face with an arrow" route. When I saw his health bar maybe actually increase, I was like, "oh." I almost made it out of the camp. Almost.

    Sounds good. Already started smithing a bit, but that's a good way. I've spent hours just wandering around so far. Love it. I had more wandering hours than quest hours in Oblivion, I think, so I imagine it will be the same here.
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    Yeah it's best to combo smithing & enchanting. I think those are two of the few that you can combo like that in the game. I've maxed everything out to 100 except one-handed. Took a looooong time to get to that point but it keeps the game interesting.

    I'd definitely watch a video on how to power level speech and do that one next. Once you move up the speech tree with certain perks, merchants have a lot more money and you can sell them any and everything by making investments in their business.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo View Post
    So, now that I've joined the modern age and started Skyrim, any suggestions for what I should do first?

    Note: if your suggestion is to hang out with the Giants near Whiterun, mission accomplished. The scenery from that high up in the air was amazing.
    Immediately abandon the main quest and start 'splorin. The dragons don't show up until you give the dragonstone to the wizard in Whiterun, so it makes exploring way easier and less annoying, but you can't use shouts. I don't use them much anyway, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Valandui View Post
    Immediately abandon the main quest and start 'splorin. The dragons don't show up until you give the dragonstone to the wizard in Whiterun, so it makes exploring way easier and less annoying, but you can't use shouts. I don't use them much anyway, though.
    Definitely the only way to play any ES. I usually blow through the main story quest because I've made my character so powerful. I usually just wander around a bit building my archery skill and checking out random map markers...though that doesn't always go well (e.g. Giants).
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    Buy a house as soon as you can afford it if you haven't already.

    Jcane is right about the smithing/enchanting, but don't you think throwing that many points in speachcraft takes away from your character's combat ability potential? I mean, yes it's nice that the merchants have another 1k gold, but it's not like I ever had money problems. I had like 300k gold and rather than keep selling all my crap I just started using my whiterun house as a storage space after I'd bought a few of the other bigger houses. You only get 80 skill points, I'd personally rather throw them into something combat related.

    As for alchemy, how I did it was I'd wait until I had collected and stored a pretty sizable chunk of ingredients, than I'd slap on a +alchemy set I'd enchanted and stored next to my alchemy table and crank out some potions in bulk. Now, if you just go around picking ingredients yourself, this is going to take forever and a day, so what I did was every alchemy shop I went in, I bought all the cheap ingredients that were under 25g. At first you might be hemorrhaging a little money but once your alchemy starts getting higher and your +alchemy enchants get a little better this practice turns into a serious money maker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Valandui View Post
    Immediately abandon the main quest and start 'splorin. The dragons don't show up until you give the dragonstone to the wizard in Whiterun, so it makes exploring way easier and less annoying, but you can't use shouts. I don't use them much anyway, though.
    I couldn't do that I abuse my shouts, lol. Dragons aren't too bad once you progress in the game a little bit.

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