Posts pertaining to my playthrough of Faanshi the Khajiit
Here’s the obligatory Final Thoughts wrapup post about Faanshi’s Skyrim run!
As predicted, I spent another couple of sessions finishing up Faanshi’s playthrough so I could free the Switch for running Survival Mode! This therefore is Faanshi’s last session post, covering both of the sessions I did with her.
Main actions in this pair of sessions: defeating Miraak in Apocrypha, Ahzidal in Kolbjorn Barrow, and Alduin in Sovngarde!
Another double session post, in which I’m basically finishing up the most critical things to do on Solstheim before I go after Miraak. Main actions: clearing White Ridge Barrow and Benkongerike, and getting both of the Black Books there; and also, clearing Vahlok’s Tomb.
Back over to my Faanshi playthrough on the Switch, where I got some more side questing on Solstheim out of the way to try to clear Faanshi’s queue so I can get her finished up. Main action: next round of Kolbjorn Barrow; getting the Deathbrand hoard; getting the bonemold formula for Glover; and fighting a dragon at Raven Rock. And Serana resurrecting things all over the place, because this is what happens when you travel with a vampire necromancer.
Double session post here, since the two of them flowed well into one another, and the second session started by re-doing action I lost at the end of the first. Main things done here were resolving three side quests, A New Source of Stalhrim, The Chief of Thirsk Hall, and More Than You Can Chew. And for the latter two in particular, since I voted for Team Riekling in the Thirsk Hall plot, it means Faanshi is arguably in good with two different riekling tribes!
Meanwhile, back in Faanshi’s playthrough, I got in some side questing on Solstheim! Mix of AE stuff and older stuff here.
And just because I have been kind of neglecting my playthrough on the Switch, I wanted to make a point of getting back to Faanshi and her playthrough! Main action: going to Tel Mithryn, clearing the Sun Stone, hitting Nchardak for its Black Book–and getting the ultimatum from Hermaeus Mora.
ESO has really been dominating my gaming time now that I’ve started playing it, because it’s the cool new kid in my gaming town. But I did jump back to Skyrim a bit, because I don’t want to abandon my playthroughs in progress! So I moved the Dragonborn plotline a little further along with my Khajiit Faanshi on the Switch.
The big news item with this session of Faanshi’s is that Nintendo dropped a surprise release of the Anniversary Edition to the Switch! And I did of course buy it, so now Faanshi’s playthrough actually has access to the AE content, woo!
Meanwhile, she went to check out Kolbjorn Barrow, and then Miraak’s temple.
Nintendo surprised the hell out of everybody by finally officially releasing Skyrim’s Anniversary Edition to the Switch! I kind of knew this was already coming, given the leak that went around about this back in May, but now the AE on the Switch is finally here. 😀
Here’s what I know about it so far, for those of you who, like me, might want to consider playing Skyrim on your Switch.
One: this is not a free upgrade for previous Skyrim owners, you do have to pay an additional twenty bucks if you want the new content. (Whether that additional twenty bucks is worth it to you, your call! If you’ve already bought enough versions of Skyrim and don’t feel like buying more of it, totes fair. Me, I’m still new enough to Skyrim that ponying up for the AE on the Switch too is worth it to me.)
Two: I have no way of knowing for sure, but I’m fairly sure this release won’t necessarily deliver any bug fixes to the Switch. The Anniversary Edition is essentially a package deal for all of the Creation Club content previously available on PC and console. So any previously known existing bugs on the Switch are probably going to still be there.
(I’ll be confirming this, at least, when I get Faanshi back to the Throat of the World to learn Dragonrend, and I’ll see whether the cutscene is still broken for her.)
Three: This is going to have interesting ramifications in general for Faanshi’s playthrough, since she was up to level 62 and had just reached Solstheim. So she’s pretty far along in my usual playthrough cycle, and I’m not sure yet whether I want to go to the trouble of playing all of the new AE content with her.
At the very least, though, since she did just get to Solstheim, this now puts me in a very good position to run Ghosts of the Tribunal with her. 😀
And I also feel like that as the Guildmaster of the Thieves Guild, she’s pretty much obliged to go get Shadowfoot Sanctum, as well as the Bow of Shadows. Not quite so sure about the Gray Cowl of Nocturnal, just because Faanshi is a Khajiit, and that thing does not have ear holes!
I don’t want to bother to go and get every single house available in the AE, though it’ll be amusing to see how many of the couriers start showing up to hand me notes. I’m pretty sure I should get the ones for the quests for Hendraheim and Bloodchill Manor?
And since I enjoyed the hell out of Saints and Seducers as well as The Cause, it might be interesting to go ahead and run those with Faanshi as well. Doing Saints and Seducers as a higher level character should mean it’ll go a lot easier for Faanshi than it did for Shenner!
So, a lot to think about here! And I’ve got to now be amused at the thought that my Switch is all jealous that I’ve got the Deck now, and it’s going pay attention to meeeeeee!
Four: I can at least report that I’ve had a Faanshi session since installing the AE content on the device, and it seemed to work just fine, no problems at all. I’ve seen one of the new spellbooks already, showing up as cultist loot while running Miraak’s temple.
More on this in Faanshi’s next official playthrough post!