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January 14, 2012


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If it weren't so fun, I'd be annoyed.

Sat Jan 14, 2012, 8:50 PM
Dear Bethesda, makers of Skyrim.

Let me first thank you for bringing back the Fallout series, for that I am eternally grateful. Also, I'd like to add that I am having lots of fun playing Skyrim, but I do have to wonder about a few things.

There were the obvious things at first, such as why can't my companions ride horses? And what am I going to do with all these cabbages?

But now I have to ask you... why is this mountain goat stuck to the back of my horse? And why, when I'm riding, does my horse ride straight up a tree and then we fall from the top of it and hurt ourselves? Why does the skeleton corpse of the first dragon I slew constantly spawn on my head while leaving Whiterun?

I also wonder why see so many animals struggling to swim upstream in swiftly moving water. Of course I have to put them out of their misery... with fire of course. But Bethesda, why is that animal still on fire as it floats away? And when it bumps up against the river bank, how does it then set a deer on fire, which is then attacked by a wolf, who is then also lit on fire and which dies at me feet?

But this latest issue tops them all. I always thought with console games that I would be able to escape all those crazy glitches and moments of weirdness, because I was actually playing on a machine built for games, not a machine built for business with which i play games on.

While walking to the college in Winterhold, I noticed the snow flickering. Odd I though, so I took a little video. Then when the door is opened for me, there is a stone wall. But hey, this is a mages college, so maybe there are supposed to be walls where there are doors. I walk through the wall and go inside, talk to some lady who disappears through another stone wall, and when I follow her... I kid you not, it was like a scene out of a roadrunner cartoon. She was floating in the air for a moment, the castle or whatever building we were in was just sort of dissolving around us. I watched her fall, and then I fell too... down and down... it was a lovely view, and eventually I did die when I hit some sort of black pixely bottom.

Also, you can stand in front of the wench who is lighting those blue thingies and the light will stick to you and you can run around with it stuck to your face.

Other than that, I'm having a wonderful, time.

Sincerely (but with a hint of hesitation),


ps- why is my horse invincible? ...

  • Mood: Not Impressed
  • Playing: LA Noire
  • Drinking: vodka
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TheLonelySeeker Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist

it's annoying that I can't fight while riding my horse but I have to dismount :devil:
efleck Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, this a thousand times. Not being able to fight while on horse back is the WORST THING EVER. I mean, if something starts attacking you, there's this long animation of dismounting and then looking around until you find what it is that's trying to kill you.

So painful.
jessypet92 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah, it's so annoying that the companions can't ride.
efleck Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not just annoying, but painfully lame.
jessypet92 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
So true.
ArcanaLegacy Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
Ah yes "Glitches". The technical errors in programming randomly discovered by the player in no means done on purpose but with strange timings & unexplained occurrences . We have dismissed that claim. :D

Talking about horses : Something similar happened to be in Shadow of the Colossus [ps2 version, not the ps3 HD remake] - where I was the one invisible, but you see the sword swinging and bow/arrow when in use XD I laughed when I mounted my horse and I rode it invicible. Argo mustve been freaking out. WHO'S RIDING ME!?!?!?!? :O
And Ive had my fair share on hilarious glitches in games XP Too many to list.

efleck Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes that claim has been dismissed, but I'M TELLING YOU THEY ARE REAL. lol That damn turian doesn't believe ANYTHING I SAY!!!

Invisibility... that's amazing. I actually used the invisibility potion last night (in skyrim) and it did NOTHING. I still got my ass handed to me.

I will see if I can find that image... I'll upload it to stash and note you if I come across it. But windows update raped photoshop, so I'm not sure if it was saved full sized for not...
RevanREK Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Not to mention mammoth corpses falling out of the sky onto my head while exploring the rift. Oh and that argonian who's tail grew marvellously hugge that time I killed him, and water that completely disappears so you don't even know it's there until your drowning in it... Ah and the time when the ice wraith decided to leave his remains carelessly floating above my head in the sky... and the amount of times I have crapped myself because of a dragon skeletons spawning right infront of my face... Oh and why oh why does every bandit and dreger seam to die in a compromising position, seriously, hip thrusting corpses are not good to look at!!

Ahh and also a few people in the world seam not to be able to notice that my character does in fact, have breast's and therefore, is a woman!!

Oh and please please stop Faendal from walking onto traps, he really can't be that stupid!!

It's fun though, if you get hit by the spell ice spike it sticks right through your head and out the other side, but strangely doesn't kill you... glitches are fun but seriously, you'd have expected it with the pc version but this is the xbox!! How can you go wrong!!! The problem is, it's such a fun game you can't stop playing it even though you sometimes want to just rip your hair out.

Anyway this was funny! I enjoyed reading it! Silly ol' glitches! :dance:
efleck Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am sooo looking forward to those mammoth corpses falling from the sky. I think I need to kill more of them maybe. Last night I had a bunch of floating rocks to deal with and a dragon that was flickering and twitching as it flapped around on the ground, lol.

I love the compromising positions people die in. For me, giants always seem to die on one knee.... even if they die and fall to the ground, they seem to levitate back into a partially kneeling position! It's SO WEIRD.

Companions are constantly walking into traps... it's so painful. And they are always standing in my way. At least in Mass Effect your henchmen move when you get too close, but in Skyrim... holy... Lydia just won't move out of my way.

And the ice through the head, that is hilarious! I love running around with those spikes sticking out of me.

Skyrim is still a lot of fun to play and with an open world game like this I don't mind the bugs and glitches. If it were Mass Effect I would probably be singing a different tune.
RevanREK Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well I've only had it happen in the middle of the rift, near all the hot springs. My partner said that it could be that it stood on a geyser and then got blasted into the air, but he only said that to make Bethesda feel better, it was fun though, even if it did make me jump out of my skin and spill my cuppa! But don't go searching for them, let the mammoth come to you! :D oooohh dragons flapping around on the ground is amazing!!! It's even more fun when you get corpses trapped in walls and doors and they go crazy, it's like they're being electrocuted.

Oh me too!! haha maybe they're proposing to you?? Maybe your character has a slight gianty quality to them?

YES! Although in Mass Effect it annoys me because I like to keep up a running commentary no matter what I'm doing, and then I will turn to Garrus, and he WALKS AWAY from me when I'm talking!!! It's sooo rude!!! There's a trick in Skyrim though, if they get in your way, sprint at them and they bump aside, they don't like it but bleh, if they get in my way, they get bumped, simple! ^_^ Also move items onto traps and then after the trap has finished hurling arrows at you or burning you to a crisp then it will stay off and the companion walks around it!!

The best glitch I had was this one, [link] and I had to take a photo, it was like, when he died and his corpse went flying... his tail just stayed where it was and grew!! :giggle:

Yes, although I wish Bethesda tried more to fix these glitches before releasing the game, I recently got the new fallout too and the amount of times its frozen up on me!!! grrrr (and I miss Three Dog too!:() They shouldn't be afraid to push back the release date to fix the bugs because I would rather buy a game late then buy it early and it doesn't work on me!! I'm so glad Mass Effect can be relied on to be awesome! Awwww I'm sooo excited about ME3, I think I'm going to die!!!! :excited:
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