I've played Skyrim all the way through once, and started multiple characters, but decided to run through the unification of Skyrim as fast as possible.

I started a new character and the first thing I did was run to Solitude to join the Empire. I've normally played as part of the Stormcloaks, and I wanted a different game this time. I also decided to go with a different play style. Usually I'm most comfortable in games as a tank type, but decided to be a sneaky caster for this character. So I worked on my Sneaking and Illusion skill trees, along with Destruction at times. I found that far enough up the Illusion tree, there's a perk to cause all your magic casting to be silent, so I spent a brief, but considerable (probably an hour) running around a city, sneaking and casting Muffle as much as possible. That worked both my trees at the same time, and I was able to get my silent casting perk pretty quickly.

I've spent about 11 hours on this character and have already unified Skyrim underneath the Empire. There are a few Stormcloak stragglers, but all the cities are under Empire rule now.

And when General Tullius gave me his sword to strike Ulfric his final blow, I decided to go with a Woodcutters Axe instead. His rebellion deserved no more than that.

Now to go find out about this "dragonborn" thing...

jdodson   Admin wrote on 07/19/2013 at 12:40am

I haven't decided in terms of if I am with the Rebels or Empire. Travis says I need to go Empire because the Rebels are evil, but so far they both seem just as bad as the others. Haven't been down either path very far to be fair.

AdamPFarnsworth   Post Author wrote on 07/19/2013 at 01:37am

After unifying Skyrim under both groups, neither one feels more like the "good" guys. But, the Empire feels more politically correct. "Just trying to do our job and keep the peace"

GregoPeck   Member wrote on 01/25/2014 at 06:04am

Awesome! I created a new character a few months ago and the last thing I was doing was some of the quests in Solitude, which is not the direction I took with my first character (whom I spent over 300 hours with). I haven't played much further with my 2nd character, probably because other games have grabbed my attention (like Terraria).

AdamPFarnsworth   Post Author wrote on 01/25/2014 at 05:19pm

I know what you mean. I actually haven't played this character since I wrote this post!

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