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Skyrim by aora Skyrim by aora
I've been playing some Skyrim recently, and I think in 12 hours of gameplay I've only done about three or so actual quests.

I realised pretty early on that I wasn't interested in playing the game as intended, so I instead opted to ditch the world map/quick travel system and become some sort of wandering alchemy hobo.

I know it sounds stupid, but I'm really enjoying myself. The world is so vast and beautiful that walking through it is incredibly immersive and calming. Lots of places also remind me of parts of Scotland - I'm basically using it as a rambling simulator.

And somehow my character is still levelling! I really appreciate the game design that I can do nothing but skip around picking flowers and hunting elk and still get gameplay rewards.
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Lu-Liu Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
That's what I'm doing now. >w< The first time I got the game, I completed the main questline then went on to a few others. I only recently started playing again. This time, I'm pretty much just wandering around and doing things at random. I haven't even gone to Bleak Falls Barrow yet.
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BadgerofAdria Feb 7, 2014  New member
that drawing is beautiful!  You really captured the cold and feel of Skyrim with it.  If I may ask, I'd like to use it as a drawing within theskyrimblogs.com on my character's profile, here's where it'll be located once I finish: theskyrimblog.ning.com/group/r…
I'll give full credit of course
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aora Feb 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Also, that sounds absolutely fine as long as the credit's there. Enjoy your RP. :)
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BadgerofAdria Feb 8, 2014  New member
absolutely.  I'll be more than happy to.  Thank you so much
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OnlyALittleKraken Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really awesome atmospheric work here! Being an alchemy hobo sounds fabulous. I'm Scottish too, and me complimenting nature does tend to go like "it looks like Skyrim."
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aora Jan 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Hobo alchemy is highly recommended. *Scottish fistbump*
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OnlyALittleKraken Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*initiates absurdly contrived Scottish secret handshake*
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EsutickArt Dec 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You play just the way I do, 

I do a few quest, but I've been playing this game for a year and never finished the main quest or anything close to it, I'm just wondering around.

Beautiful artwork, reflects the wonderful world of Skyrim perfectly <3
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aora Dec 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. :) I found it an almost therapeutic way of playing the game, Skyrim seems to be a very calming place if you take the time to really drink it all in.
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