A few weeks ago, I decided to give myself permission to rest. I’d been nose to the grindstone for a while, and every time I got a few moments that weren’t already devoted to something, I filled them with freelance work or chores or even personal projects. All things that cost energy.
I decided that it’s okay, sometimes, to rest. I’d recently found a copy of the Official Skyrim Strategy Guide that I picked up from a garage sale along the way, and decided to go exploring the northern Tamriel countryside. I fired up the Xbox 360 and loaded an old (like, five years old) save file and started goofing around. These are the tales of those exploits.
Some quick info:
- playing as a male wood elf
- prioritizing sneaky archery > one handed combat > destruction magic
- light armor wearer
- joined the Imperial Legion.
Currently, my priority is getting alchemy and smithing to 100 so I can craft an OP set of dragonbone armor/weapons.
Last night: I completed the daedric quest “Waking Nightmare” wherein Dawnstar was being plagued by dreams. At the end I gained a follower named Erandur, who’s a badass mage. I’ve rebranded him New Sven. I had an original Sven, but didn’t care much for his incessant chattering.
I reached level 29 overall, and got my enchanting to level 80, acquiring the Level 5 Perk to increase enchantment strength by 100%.
I think I’m just now past my previous longest save file. That one was level 26 or so. But, I’ve gone about this one with a bit more purpose. Every other playthrough has always just been “oh, that sounds fun,” which led to me getting a bit stuck in the middle of the game when I didn’t have a focused enough skill set to really compete with the leveled enemies.
Next time: I try to buy Proudspire Manor in Solitude.