Bethesda Game Studios has ruined the past few weekends for me and anyone else who works. I imagine if you don’t have a job you might be done with this game by now. If you fit the first scenario and want some tips on some of the easily overlooked things about Skyrim then you found the right place for a great list.
1. The Dragonstone
This small piece of heaven shows you where every single dragon spawn in Skyrim is. Shown on the maps as the Yellow stars. You get it so early on in the game that it is very easy to overlook later. After all there is a mind-boggling amount of content to get through.There is a guide on the Wiki.
2. Master Enchanting
One free School
How important is enchanting in the Skyrim? Once you have mastered it, it becomes very apparent how important it can be. Take for example if you are a Warrior and you had enough insight to set aside a nice set of Mage gear during your travels, enchant that entire set with a Fortify
Warrior! Mage… guy.
Yes, this means you can turn you battle hardened Warrior into a Mage with 1 set of gear with zero points into any Magica tree.
3. The Small Things
Detail is adding those small things that might not affect the greater outcome of a game but add small perks to the game that helps drive the immersion of your experience. Try these next time you find yourself in this situation.
When you sit down at a table at an Inn a waitress will properly wait on you.
Weight actually matters. Remove heavy items from your victims in order to move their bodies.
Play Tag With Kids. A message will appear when you have been tagged. Just tag someone to keep it going.
If you drop a weapon when there are people around they will sometimes fight each other for it.
Skyrim’s Sound is incredible and it extends to even running around barefoot.
Holding alt makes your horse gallop. Control for Console/PC
Professional Door Blockers
This can one of the most frustrating things in a game. NPCs just don’t know when and when not to move. Try these solutions.
You can run into them which will often knock them back and out-of-the-way.
You can love tap them with your weapon.
By using your interact button, E by default, you can ask them to move.
You can walk into them and after a brief couple of seconds they will just move out of your way.
Quickly! Fetch me a bone.
Pressing and holding the E key on your follower, you go straight to the “I need you to do something” without having to talk.
The, I want murder you in your sleep, look.
Companions will do more for you if they like you. One sure-fire way to get a Female companion to hate you is if you are constantly sneaking around, and perhaps by accident, continually back into them.
5. Torturing until it Pays
Let me get my tools out.
The quest, Where You Hang Your Enemy’s Head…, has you talk to Speak to Delvin Mallory in the Ragged Flagon in Riften. Only after you have purchased the torture chamber will the NPC’s spawn. So the next time you find yourself in the Dawnstar Sanctuary break out your tools and wait for the confessions to come pouring out. The trick is you don’t actually have to do anything other than talking to them and threatening them. If you are feeling especially evil that day you can go ahead and torture them.
Evil Bonus Round
You can level up your One & Two Handed Weapons on the poor bastards as long as you keep them alive by healing them. Also works with destruction and restoration magic.
You can receive up to: 2000 gold, 1000 gold, 2000 gold, 1200 gold, and the directions to the locations.
6. Quickly restock any Merchant
Could be a bug
Sometimes your bags are full and you want to unload. The only problem is not all the merchant NPC’s have enough money to buy all your goods. One way to solve it would be to sell everything. Save your game. Kill the NPC. Load the save and if it hasn’t been fixed, the NPC will be there will all the money he had previous to your offload.
7. The Map and Questing
Open the Quest log while viewing the map. Highlight any quest object by placing your cursor over it. Press M and it will Zoom you into the location of the objective.
8. Console Commands
I’ll take that, um that and.. that.
How do you spawn items using the console?
player.additem f “[insert number of septims desired]”
player.additem a “[insert number of lockpicks desired]”
Use either command above with other item codes. By conducting a Google search you can find lists with item numbers. One example: Hide Boots. 00013910
Open the console and type, player.additem 00013910 1 = player.additem [itemcode] [amount you want]
Looking up an item with Help
They built your own [wowhead] into the game for Skyrim. Search for any Item, Enchantment, Spell, Perk, or NPC, in the console with the following syntax:
help “[search term]” [filter level]
The “” are only necessary if whatever you type has a space in it. Use 0 for the filter level, it goes from 0-4. An example, if you’re searching for ebony axe, type:
help “ebony axe” 0 or help wolf 0
Teleport to Purgatory
Teleport to a person you killed. Lydias, for example; player.moveto a2c94
Want an easy way out? Type, killall, into the console to kill everything around you.
9. Foxes lead you to secrets
Only the nice ones
These guys can be found at various times during your travels. Instead of ignoring them try following them instead. If you get caught up in some combat of any sort they will wait for you. Eventually they will lead you to a place of interest or some hidden treasure.
Oh, hey.. I found that broom I stole, er someone stole from your closet.
Just so happens that if an NPC in Skyrim knows your character and you are in good standing with them they could leave you their home if they die. Below is a small list of the known bequeathers in Skyrim.
Aela the Huntress
Uthgerd the Unbroken
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