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January 12, 2012 8:18 AM   Subscribe

Skyrim 2012. A thousand years after the Dragonborn's adventures, Skyrim endures. (SLYT)
posted by robocop is bleeding (44 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

 
At level 51 they would've just toasted that guy in one blast.
posted by Scientist at 8:30 AM on January 12, 2012 [2 favorites]


Inflation.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 8:33 AM on January 12, 2012


Needs more encumbrance from Dragon Bones.
posted by yeti at 8:34 AM on January 12, 2012 [10 favorites]


Needs a cop wandering by with an arrow in his knee.
posted by WinnipegDragon at 8:36 AM on January 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


It always bothered me how Belethor's assistant would be all "Hey, you should stop by Belethor's Store sometime!"... while you were both standing inside of Belethor's store.
posted by naju at 8:40 AM on January 12, 2012 [3 favorites]


This is pretty much how I conceptualize daily life anyway
posted by The Whelk at 8:43 AM on January 12, 2012 [2 favorites]


The fact that they couldn't get a cop to tell the protagonists a variation (or even the literal) "arrow in the knee" line is the greatest failure of this.
posted by sparkletone at 8:47 AM on January 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


We need to end the racist and utterly failed war on Skooma. While Khajiit are being opressed nobody is free. Khajiit are not even allowed into whiterun, they are forced to camp outside the walls. Khajiit are not even allowed to get married. Do you know what it is like when every non-Khajiit you meet asks if they can pet you?
posted by Ad hominem at 8:52 AM on January 12, 2012 [12 favorites]


I've played 50+ hours of this game and have never once heard anyone mention an arrow in the knee.
posted by jeff-o-matic at 8:52 AM on January 12, 2012


Do you know what it is like when every non-Khajiit you meet asks if they can pet you?

Shit Nord Girls Say To Khajiits
posted by naju at 8:53 AM on January 12, 2012 [27 favorites]


Level 100 pickpocket and all he took was some gold, a potion, and a necklace? I thought for sure he'd leave the guy in nothing but a loincloth just like everyone else in the town or am I the only one who does that
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis at 9:01 AM on January 12, 2012 [2 favorites]


#occupymarkarth
posted by fight or flight at 9:02 AM on January 12, 2012 [3 favorites]


This thread is reminding me how much more I'd like to stay home and play video games than go to work.

If you need me, I'll be getting my alchemy on.

Although, actually, I've only just started playing Oblivion, not Skyrim. I'm living in the past but enjoying the present's jokes.
posted by meese at 9:08 AM on January 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


Oh man. Set in the present day? Skyrim could have guns! Imagine a game just like Skyrim, but with guns! That would be so sweet.
posted by straight at 9:29 AM on January 12, 2012


straight: It's called Fallout: New Vegas.
posted by absalom at 9:33 AM on January 12, 2012 [6 favorites]


Spells are just like guns. As a shooter, skyrim is very easy. I just burst into every room and blast everyone with fireballs while circle strafing.
posted by Ad hominem at 9:33 AM on January 12, 2012


I've played 50+ hours of this game and have never once heard anyone mention an arrow in the knee.

I really don't understand how that is even possible. They say it ALL THE TIME.
posted by josher71 at 9:54 AM on January 12, 2012


straight: It's called Fallout: New Vegas.

absalom, I think you fell for the [sunglasses] straight line
posted by sidereal at 9:59 AM on January 12, 2012 [7 favorites]


To be fair, I'm level 16, and just heard it for the first time yesterday.

I do get sweetroll constantly though.
posted by Keith Talent at 10:09 AM on January 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


You picked a bad time to get lost, friend.
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis at 10:13 AM on January 12, 2012 [3 favorites]


jeff-o-matic and Keith Talent: Clearly not lollygaggin'.
posted by Jilder at 10:14 AM on January 12, 2012


Burn, baby. Burn. It's a disco inferno. Burn the mother down.
posted by falcon at 10:16 AM on January 12, 2012


Go cast your fancy magic elsewhere.
posted by josher71 at 10:19 AM on January 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


Casting twins was a good move. Even better would be two NPCs voiced by the same actor.
posted by jiawen at 10:25 AM on January 12, 2012


People used to call Skyrim "Fallout with swords" as a joke about how Fallout was called "Oblivion with guns" which was a joke aimed at people who had no idea what the "3" referred to in "Fallout 3."
posted by straight at 10:31 AM on January 12, 2012 [2 favorites]


I've played 50+ hours of this game and have never once heard anyone mention an arrow in the knee.


Next time, try playing with the volume turned up.
posted by Smart Dalek at 10:53 AM on January 12, 2012


Am I really the only one who thought it bizarre and jarring that, after running off the NPC, he leaned over his friend and- instead of casting Heal Other- used a dragon shout of "Unrelenting Force"? Like... what was the desired outcome of THAT?!?!
posted by hincandenza at 11:06 AM on January 12, 2012


I believe the other PC ran away and the NPC went in for the kill, only to get hit by the credits.
posted by skest at 11:37 AM on January 12, 2012


Am I really the only one who thought it bizarre and jarring that, after running off the NPC, he leaned over his friend and- instead of casting Heal Other- used a dragon shout of "Unrelenting Force"? Like... what was the desired outcome of THAT?!?!

Someone hit R2 instead of R1?
posted by Elementary Penguin at 11:38 AM on January 12, 2012 [4 favorites]


I play with the volume on speakers or with headphones. I've heard a lot of repetitive chatter, but never the bit about an arrow in the knee.
posted by jeff-o-matic at 11:52 AM on January 12, 2012


I only heard the arrow to the knee thing maybe three or four times, and I've spent a lot of time playing.

But yeah, I get the sweetroll thing constantly. I wonder if it subtly changes depending on your PC's gender?
posted by dinty_moore at 12:13 PM on January 12, 2012


Well, I never heard the sweet roll thing either. I do get the "wolfish grin" because I have lycanthropy and can't cure it.
posted by jeff-o-matic at 12:21 PM on January 12, 2012



I only heard the arrow to the knee thing maybe three or four times, and I've spent a lot of time playing.

But yeah, I get the sweetroll thing constantly. I wonder if it subtly changes depending on your PC's gender?


That's been *exactly* my experience as well.
posted by ShutterBun at 12:31 PM on January 12, 2012


I have never gotten the Sweetroll thing or wolfish grin even though i, too am a werewolf.
posted by josher71 at 12:48 PM on January 12, 2012


The Elder Scrolls Adventures with the Dovahkids
posted by Authorized User at 1:33 PM on January 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


Some may call this video junk. Me, I call it a treasure.
posted by Zozo at 3:01 PM on January 12, 2012 [4 favorites]


honeyed words...
posted by saucygit at 3:52 PM on January 12, 2012


SkyrimMom on Twitter is also pretty damn funny. That is all.
posted by iamkimiam at 4:07 PM on January 12, 2012 [4 favorites]


jeff-o-matic: "I do get the "wolfish grin" because I have lycanthropy and can't cure it."

Yeah, just finish the companion quest line. And keep your heads about you.

My son's playing through for the second time, this time as Khajit. We always go, "You're a kitty!" at him.
posted by misha at 5:07 PM on January 12, 2012 [2 favorites]


I get the arrow to the knee a lot. I also get it more in Stormcloak-aligned cities. Dark Elf female. I get the more aggressive NPC passive stuff too, especially in Windhelm and Markarth - "watch yourself, elf" and "don't go rattling any locks around here" a fair bit.

But I've started getting an impressed whistle and "oh, is that Dragonscale armour? Oh, what I wouldn't give for a set of that!" a lot these days.
posted by Jilder at 10:56 PM on January 12, 2012


I've almost never heard the arrow in the knee line, and that is with over a hundred hours in the game.

However, I think it's because I never talk to guards really. Never seems to be much point in talking to unnamed npc's
posted by utsutsu at 9:12 AM on January 13, 2012


Yeah, just finish the companion quest line. And keep your heads about you.

Heh.
posted by Amanojaku at 1:30 PM on January 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


1) They even got the color of the Potion of Haggling correct. That's ... nerdy, alright. 2) The simultaneous "Amulet of Speechcraft!" -- was that a Regular Show reference? 3)I'm not the only one who leaves Skyrim on the title screen while he does housework so I have epic music while I sweep, right? Right.
posted by Amanojaku at 2:00 PM on January 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


Part Two is quite a bit better, in my opinion. The coffee table thing made me laugh for about a minute.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 3:24 AM on February 8, 2012 [1 favorite]


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