Merry Christmas Boise! Was it awesome? It was?! Nice, mine too, and guess what? I got a really nice TurtleBeach head set for my xbox! I’m pretty stoked.
Like I promised I’ve been partaking (poorly) at the new Call of Duty; Modern Warfare 3 with this guy, and some other guys and stuff. (I’m terrible). What is also very exciting for me is I also picked up Skyrim! I can go on and on about the awesomeness that is Bethesda’s new title. It comes from the Morrow Wind, Oblivion lineage. Neither of which I played which is why Skyrim was such a mind fart.
I’ve done my time in the Final Fantasy’s, the Chrono’s, the Vagrant’s….but never spent time in any completely encompassed RPG. No WoW, and certainly none of the Elder Scrolls. There is one GLARING difference that no one warned me about…..
So I’m happily going along, checking out Riverwood, when I happen upon a citizen’s home. This part is nothing new. You walk in, you press the designated “interact” button, then the resident says something along the lines of: “King of Town hasn’t been the same since insert princess name here was kidnapped by the baddy…we sure could use a champion.” Then you go about searching through their cupboards and chests and taking off with all their gold and potions. In this particular home there was a woman and her 8 year oldish daughter. I instantly get told to get the hell out.
WHA WHA WHAAAT?
I did what anyone with no REAL RPG experience would do and I ignored her and began to pillage her goods. I took everything; pots, tankards, bread, garbage, (I had not figured out at this point that there was a weight limit and I figured if I could carry it that there was probably a good reason to do so). And you won’t believe what that home owner did next! She hit me. That’s right, she physically assaulted her intruder. My reaction? Murder. This is where things start going down hill for Sagan the Dark Elf.
Soon after the woman’s husband comes home, attempts to avenge her but gets himself murdered to. This is followed by sad little mutterings from the 8 year old that just watched her parents…well you know.
I leave the home of the recently deceased reeling from the tragic experienced with a gasp of “wtf just happened?!”…seriously I was confused, disgusted and a little excited by my current situation.
Fast forward to Whiterun and here come the po (cops), and inform me that I’m under arrest. Crap, seriously? I just got to town, I eluded the dragon, I haven’t done….oh wait, I murdered a family. You have got to be sh@&tting me!!! Not only do I have to do time, but they take all my stolen booty…which was like EVERYTHING I had. I didn’t even have a WEAPON anymore!
Why didn’t anyone tell me that stealing and murdering were BAD?! (no need to answer that)
So I enlist the help of my veteran gamer friend Jesse to show me the ropes; help me make money (by doing something OTHER than making daggers because that is the ONLY skill I had acquired at nearly 10 hours of game play), shows me the alchemy table, what you can take, and how to properly steal….ya know if you’re into that sorta thing.
So I’m trekking on outta Whiterun to go get me some golden claw when Jesse suddenly exclaims; “DON’T KILL THAT CHICKEN OR THERE’S GOING TO BE A SHIT STORM!!” Nice to know I’m not the only one that sucks at life.
p.s. Buy it, it’s awesome