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Steam Top 10

Here's this week's report from Valve on the top 10 bestselling games on Steam:

  1. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  3. Saint's Row The Third
  4. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  5. Anno 2070
  6. Sins of a Solar Empire: Trilogy
  7. Batman: Arkham City
  8. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Game of the Year Edition
  9. Magicka Collection
  10. Football Manager 2012

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51. Re: Steam Top 10 Nov 21, 2011, 11:51 Creston
Ratty wrote on Nov 21, 2011, 11:38:
Creston wrote on Nov 21, 2011, 11:17:
I think if you overpower yourself in this game, it becomes boring way too quickly. If you don't go for the 100 smithing and enchanting, and don't give yourself Godly Armor of Unkillability, it remains much more of a challenge.
That's pretty hard not to do. The ONLY skills I have actively developed are Archery and Smithing. My high Stealth just came along for the ride. Didn't train or grind and it's already at 100. So if I'm only actively developing two out of eighteen skills, how could that be considered power leveling? The only alternative is to become a jack of all trades and develop a little bit of every skill but I find the rest of them boring. That's reverse grinding: actively doing boring things in the game to simply NOT develop specific skills.

In Oblivion there was a true power-leveling technique: choosing main skills you rarely used so you could level when you wanted to. In Skyrim - thankfully - that option is gone. But it's still too easy to become overpowered.

I didn't say powerleveling. I said don't overpower yourself. Smithing and enchanting are horribly overpowered. Stay away from them and you'll have a much more challenging experience. (or, at least, don't use them to make absurdly powerful items)

I'm level 44, 100 archery, 100 sneak, 100 pickpocket. I have 80 smithing, but that's because I make absolute shitloads of jewelry. I'm like Kay and DeBeers rolled into one.

If I'm sneaking and shooting, I plow through everything with ease. But when I'm running around and get jumped by something powerful, it's still a challenge, even at level 44.

Alternatively, set the diff to the highest. I did that once and got utterly destroyed by a Thalmor squad, so... It's definitely possible.

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