• Merawen Playthrough

    Skills comparison between Merawen and Alarrah

    Folks who follow me on social media have already seen these videos on my Facebook and Twitter feeds, but for those of you who read my blog or who follow me on Dreamwidth, here’s a post doing some skills comparison between the two Skyrim runs I’ve done so far!

    This gets a separate post from Merawen’s main playthrough posts, because it’s not directly related to Merawen’s playthrough actions. But she did just hit level 62, and I wanted to take the chance to call that out. Because level 62 is where I got with Alarrah when I decided to retire the character.

    And Merawen is not yet done with Dragonborn-related content. Nor has she finished the main plot. So I feel like I’ve got at least a couple more weeks of play time with her before I get to the point of retiring her.

    Because of this, I thought it’d be interesting to compare where her skills are at now vs. where Alarrah’s were when I stopped playing that run!

    (Stats geekery and a couple of videos behind the fold.)

  • Alarrah Playthrough,  Dawnguard

    How the Dawnguard plot should have ended

    I’m not actually done playing the Dawnguard plot in Skyrim yet, but I did read ahead a bit on the wiki and I know what’s coming, in regards to certain important characters I’m about to meet and the origins of the prophecy that drives the whole plot to begin with.

    And I have some opinions on how this should have impacted the end of this plot. Here, have a modified version of what I posted to my Discord earlier today! Credit to Dara for helping me think of this. <3

  • Alarrah Playthrough

    Speaking of the Low Admissions Standards for the Bards College

    Brief Twitter thread from 5/21/2021, in which I have some thoughts about the Bard’s College being a disappointing play experience. Particularly if you’re a musically inclined player.

    Note

    This post was written on 3/18/2022, but is backdated to the time of the tweet thread for organizational purposes.

  • Alarrah Playthrough

    There Once Was a Sword, It is Said

    Twitter thread from 5/21/2021, in which Alarrah’s player composes a limerick in honor of Dawnbreaker.

    Note

    This post was written on 3/18/2022, but is backdated to the time of the tweet thread for organizational purposes.

  • Alarrah Playthrough

    In Which the Dragonborn and Her Housecarl Set Out on Another Road Trip

    Twitter thread from 5/17/2021, in which Alarrah and Lydia do another road trip, this time to Solitude; in which Alarrah slays a dragon at the Western Watchtower, and battles multiple bandits; and in which she witnesses the execution of Roggvir in Solitude.

    And also in which Alarrah’s player learns why it’s necessary to be careful when you’re reading books in a location you don’t own!

    Notes

    1. I didn’t realize this at the time, but what very likely happened when I read that book in the Winking Skeever was that I hit (A) without realizing it, after I opened the book to read it. And the game counted that as stealing. Which I still think is kind of bullshit, just because I could argue that you’re not actually stealing the book if you don’t take it out of the inn with you! But I suppose that’d be harder to code than just checking to see if you’ve picked up an item that isn’t actually free to take. 😉
    2. This post was written on 3/18/2022, but is backdated to the time of the tweet thread for organizational purposes.
  • Alarrah Playthrough

    Actual detailed travelogue list to follow

    Twitter thread from 5/11/2021, in which I am not amused by the tail end of the hunt through Ustengrav for the Horn of Jurgen Windcaller.

    Note

    This post was written on 3/17/2022, but is backdated to the time of the tweet thread for organizational purposes.