Build a House, Raise a Family in New Skyrim DLC Hearthfire

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Build a House, Raise a Family in New Skyrim DLC Hearthfire

There comes a time in every adventurer's life when they set the war hammer down and consider the important questions. Questions like "Is it time to start a family?" and "Can I get away with building a cool enchanter's tower on my new house?" With the new Skyrim DLC Hearthfire, the answer to those questions is "Yes."

Hearthfire will allow you to purchase plots of land throughout Skyrim and then build and maintain your own homestead. You'll be able to customize the layout of your new home, adding an array of rooms from kitchens to greenhouses. Furniture will also be customizable, and you'll even be able to alter the landscape around your home with additions like fish hatcheries and gardens. And if micromanagement isn't really your style, you can hire a steward to collect materials and furnish the house for you.

When you're done, you can move into your new home with your spouse, and - if the fancy strikes you - even adopt children. You'll also have opportunities to defend your home from threats ranging from pest infestations to enraged giants. I wonder if giant can send a house flying ...

Like Dawnguard before it, Hearthfire will initially be exclusive to the Xbox 360. There's no word yet on a PC or PS3 release. You'll be able to purchase Hearthfire on September 4th for 400 Microsoft Points on Xbox Live.

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400 MSP? Sold to me. Seems like a pretty good deal for what I am getting here and I do love the game. Also it releases on my Birthday and I am sure I will be getting a points card anyway.

Also, I hope they introduce a way to divorce current spouses. I married on just to try out the system and regret it. Also fix the damn wind sound glitch. I have lost hours of gameplay to that.

That's....Pretty darn cheap for a feature like this. I wonder what they're hiding from us. DLC furniture perhaps?

None the less i'm buying it.

In before "Horse Armor"

Also, this is a Bethesda game. WHY IN GOD'S NAME WOULD YOU WANT CHILDREN?

So it's like Fable with good gameplay to back it up? Also I'm wondering just how many people will find some sick and twisted way to mess with the whole adoption thing "Hey there! I killed your parents by setting them on fire! You're my kid now, grab a dagger and help me kill half of skyrim"

You know, I am the kind of person who spends hours trying to rearrange everything in the homes I already have. This....I wont be seeing the light of day for a while.

In before "PC has a Mod for this, free"

Let me state a few things guys:

    - It's optional to purchase
    - This is for console gamers
    - Only 400 microsoft points ($4 dollars) for a nice feature
    - Bethesda worked on this before that free mod came out for making your own home

Apart from those facts, I look forward to this. It's going to be better then any other house I can get in all of Skyrim and not to mention how awesome it'll be having the adoption system intact .. though, a lot of the kids in Skyrim are quite awful so am unsure overall.

1. Build bare-bones blockhouse. 2. Decorate it as dungeon like as possible. 3. Adopt every child you can in Skyrim. 4. Keep them all locked up inside. 5. There is no "???" 6. Profit.

Seriously what the hell?! I was fine not buying Skyrim, then I can be a flying vampire. That was awesome but I still wasn't sold, now it does what the Fable games are failing at. I can't explain why but I really dig the whole wife and kids and home shtick in an adventuring game. But... I still can't play the game for one very shallow reason that people will hate me for... I am terrified of the giant spiders in this game. Playing on a mate's PS3 and a giant spider comes at me in first person, shit even if third person and it just horrifies me. Don't no one be posting no pics of spiders now, but it actually stops me from playing Skyrim. I can't just do my Dragon Age tactic of just look away while auto attack takes care of it, plus its easy to guess in Dragon age where a spider will be. I figured "Oh, I'll just avoid caves and stuff."

An open field. An open field and I got a massive one, not even the little baby spiders the big fuck off car sized ones. Bastards. I'm gonna go watch a Familiar of Zero and MLP marathon to release some endorphins, with maybe a little Monty Python.

Given that many players were turned into vampires with Dawnguard, this seems like an odd tone shift.

edit: given how people plan to abuse the adoption system in the comments, maybe not.

Caramel Frappe:

- Only 400 microsoft points ($4 dollars) for a nice feature

Actually $5 For americans.
They get 80 points for $1

And Canadians get Cheated and only get 70 Points for $1 So it, and everything else on XBLA, is more expensive.

I've NEVER liked the kids in the Elder Scrolls games. They always annoy the hell out of me...

NameIsRobertPaulson:

WHY IN GOD'S NAME WOULD YOU WANT CHILDREN?

Giant bait. When you are called to save the house send the kids out to taunt it and then come from behind for the kill.

Interesting concept. I may look into this one if I can make Dark Brotherhood/Thieves Guild safe houses.

Evil Alpaca:
Given that many players were turned into vampires with Dawnguard, this seems like an odd tone shift.

At this rate they'll make a reality show out of it.

"At home with the Dragonborn!"

As for the DLC, I'll buy it once it comes to PC. Glad the timed exclusivity deal with MS is done after this. Least I hope it is. It was for the "First 2" expansions. This counts as an expansion right? RIGHT?

*crosses fingers*

fist off, wow that's pretty cheap
second...will we be able to mine for resources next? :p lol

also it'd be awesome to raise children up to young adults to go adventuring with your old self...tho considering the life expectancy rate for NPC followers in Skyrim that may just be kind of brutal

Can't fucking wait! Gotta get back into Skyrim me-thinks. I like how they will be adding DLC like this in addition to the bigger ones like Dawnguard.

O.O i want it...i want it AAAAALLLLLL!!!!! :O

This looks awesome! can't wait!

weren't the kids universally hated? why would you wanna add another ...

Would be better if the whole get spouse and get married thing wasn't so thin and token.

Woah, wait. You're serious, aren't you. This isn't a joke?

Because this would be great as a stab at Fable. But you're serious?

...Wow.

*comes back home from killing a giant dragon, armour drenched in the blood of the gargantuan lizard and some sticky feather of a monster witch*
*endless nights with star sprinkled skies and the deepest halls filled with cobwebs all in recent memory, many skulls and as many miles stomped under your feet*
*stench of the swamps and the underworld still lingers as do the souls of your victims and prey haunt your mind as soon as you close your eyes*
*you remove your helmet, wipe the sweat of your forehead*
- Long days of slaying beasts, bandits, neuromancers and monsters, transforming into a vampire and a werewolf, helping out evil demigods for magical items, crushing the rebellion, pillaging the dead, raising the undead...TIME TO BAKE SOME CUPCAKES!

But seriously, I'm waiting for all those "fill the house with human skulls" people to post new videos on youtube, about how to cremate a Nord, Elf or Argonian in a few easy steps, "No body, no proof, just remember to remove the jewellery and metal objects before incinerating"

Meh, at least the kids in Skyrim aren't as bad as the kids in The Old Republic (seriously, those kids look damned freaky, disturbing really)

Oh, I can't wait for the new Sims DLC. Wait, it's for Skyrim? Seriously, who ever spent more than one minute in their house?

Let me predict what it will be like:

-There is no real "building" or house placement. It's just an upgrade system similar to ones in Oblivion and Fallout. Only, this time it adds rooms rather than just shelves. Everything is premade.
-Only real new "content" the mod adds is new textures and models.

Remember when Todd told that "No stupid horse armor this time, folks!" and that the expansions and DLC would be more "closer to Oblivion's Shivering Isles level". Yeah, me too.

Not to even mention, simple mods already achieve this... And both the mod and the DLC are inferior to Creation Kit, which too is free and can make any kind of house you want, without limitations. CK isn't even hard to use.
Oh, adoption? Takes less than 5 minutes to mod. And who the hell would want those annoying little fuckers hanging around anyway?

But, I'm sure there are plenty of "gamers" who will buy this...
In short "CONSOLES GET FUCKED IN THE ASS AGAIN, HAHAHAHHAHA!"

How about a DLC that fixes the horrible combat system Todd?

Neat. I'm on the PC so I have mods for this, but it's great to see console players will be able to make houses of their o-

Wait, Josh? Like, same Josh from Shamus' site? Sweet. Also, where's today's episode of Spoiler Warning!

Just makin' you feel at home :P

Anyway, this DLC actually looks pretty neat. I have PC version, so mods, so I may pass this up. But for $5? This looks pretty good.

ProtoChimp:
Seriously what the hell?! I was fine not buying Skyrim, then I can be a flying vampire. That was awesome but I still wasn't sold, now it does what the Fable games are failing at. I can't explain why but I really dig the whole wife and kids and home shtick in an adventuring game. But... I still can't play the game for one very shallow reason that people will hate me for... I am terrified of the giant spiders in this game. Playing on a mate's PS3 and a giant spider comes at me in first person, shit even if third person and it just horrifies me. Don't no one be posting no pics of spiders now, but it actually stops me from playing Skyrim. I can't just do my Dragon Age tactic of just look away while auto attack takes care of it, plus its easy to guess in Dragon age where a spider will be. I figured "Oh, I'll just avoid caves and stuff."

An open field. An open field and I got a massive one, not even the little baby spiders the big fuck off car sized ones. Bastards. I'm gonna go watch a Familiar of Zero and MLP marathon to release some endorphins, with maybe a little Monty Python.

If you got a PC, then there's a mod that replaces all spiders with bears. Except in the loading screens.

OT: Yes but can we adopt baby giants and mammoths so one day I can wield an army of doom?

Lol, raise your own Little Lamplighter! One of these days I might just black out and wake up to find that I've murdered Todd Howard.

So I take it we are stuck with a mundane cottage.

Why not a dwemer compound? meticulously recreated with centurion factory?

Or even a necromancer lair?

Or a castle?

Oblivion's DLC was much better than this.

Solo-Wing:

Caramel Frappe:

- Only 400 microsoft points ($4 dollars) for a nice feature

Actually $5 For americans.
They get 80 points for $1

And Canadians get Cheated and only get 70 Points for $1 So it, and everything else on XBLA, is more expensive.

Ah, thanks for correcting me. Now whenever I purchase things off Xbox Live, I will know how much money to save up and do some adding/subtracting (no sarcasm). As for Canada.. why would they do that to them? Does seem unfair in all honesty.

Solo-Wing:

Caramel Frappe:

- Only 400 microsoft points ($4 dollars) for a nice feature

Actually $5 For americans.
They get 80 points for $1

And Canadians get Cheated and only get 70 Points for $1 So it, and everything else on XBLA, is more expensive.

Actually it is debatable if Canadians get cheated. Our dollar may be about the same right now but Canadians on average make more money than Americans.

Which is all well and good, but only really worth getting for new players or people still in the middle of a playthrough.

As somebody who has pretty much done everything, it's not really worth buying because it's not enough to get back into the game for.

WHAT THE FUCKING FUCK?????????

Sorry for the language, but people are actually interested in this????????

If you want kids or a wife, why not get up from your fucking computer and find one, or do the people who can't find a girl buy these things?

oh goody, Skyrim just became The Sims

EDIT That was sarcasm BTW.

Doublepost

Comping to PC, 2015

I joke and kid... I'm sure we have enough Mods to make up for it anyway.

"Why would you want children," they ask?

Um, invincible, dragon-breath-absorbing companion?

Anyway, sounds interesting to me. Yes, I know there are mods available to PC gamers, but a lot of modders don't really seem to have issues like game balance in mind. Sometimes there's something to be said for a unified vision under a single hand.

(Not always. @#$%ing Pitt...)

Still, in all honesty I'd rather have an addition to shore up some of the bugs and plot holes (those stupid gems you can't get rid of without joining the thieves' guild, the conspicious empty space where there's supposed to be a way to get Thorald out of the Thalamor prison without violence, etc. etc.)

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