StingingVelvet wrote on Dec 12, 2011, 18:33:
Eldaron Imotholin wrote on Dec 12, 2011, 08:19:
I'm a thief, archer, paladin.. all in one! That's TES. No reason to role-play, imo, because the replayability sucks.
I do everything, accept everything. I'm a nicest and evilest possible character. I murder, I steal, I heal, I give. Anything not to miss out on any content. Ten years ago I would've gone for either thief/assassin or knight/paladin, until I realized it's a waste of time.
In Morrowind and certainly Oblivion I would agree with you, but the perks system and certain faction choices add a lot of roleplaying ability to Skyrim.
I have a "main" who did the Imperial side and everything but the Dark Brotherhood and I have an archer side character doing the Dark Brotherhood, Thieves Guild and Stormcloaks stuff.
I did all that with my main, except for the Stormcloak line of course. With a bit of discipline I might've done the same thing as you but the Stormcloaks weren't worth it. I'd rather just run around as a demi-god doing absplutely everything except for that questline. In this way you'd get enough points to invest in perks that are worth it. Yesterday I invested an hour in lvling my lvl 40 main to Smithing 90 from 35. Didn't feel like rerolling a char. I needed that daedric set!
I don't feel like I'm missing out on that Stormcloak questline. I'm not playing for the short and miserable main-quest anyway.
Playing: Skyrim, World of Warcraft.
Future: Dead Space 3.