Dragonborn DLC Now Avaliable on Steam

Dragonborn DLC Now Avaliable on Steam

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I used to write engaging teasers, but then I took an overused meme to the knee.

Dragonborn, that latest DLC for Bethesda's Skyrim is now available for purchase on the Steam platform. It follows Dawngaurd and Hearthfire as the third piece of official Skyrim DLC. Dragonborn is more like Dawngaurd, in that it entails a fully self-contained story arc, as opposed to Hearthfire which simply added house building tools and features. Xbox users have been enjoying the content since December of last year, but PC users have had to sit and wait until now. PS3 users will have to hold out just a little bit longer, with the DLC scheduled for February 12 release. You can pick it up for $19.99 USD on the Steam store.

Dragonborn leads the player to the far away island of Solstheim, where they discovers they iare not the only one capable of eating the souls of dragons and yelling loud enough to make things explode. The main quest sends you to a number of new locations on a mission to try and stop Miraak, a crazy Dragon Priest who is apparently messing stuff up in Solstheim something awful. Along the way you'll encounter new weapons, armor, items and spells, including a new dragon shout that lets you summon a dragon as a mount.

The DLC was released alongside an update to the PC-exclusive Hi-Res Texture Pack. The pack can be downloaded for free, and improves many of the game's visuals, provided your PC has the horsepower to handle it.

For those of you who play Skyrim on the PC, I highly recommend you check out the wealth of mods available in the Steam Workshop. They make for a much more customizable and enjoyable experience, and are all completely free to download and pretty painless to install. Personally, I don't know how I managed to play the game without SkyUI, Spend Dragon Souls for Perks and Better Quest Objectives.

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Well, I guess the huge texture pack explains why they delayed another month beyond the 30-day exclusivity period.

I pre-ordered it on Steam and am chewing through it now. Solstheim is a hell of a lot smaller than Skyrim, but that's to be expected: Skyrim is its own country, while Solstheim is an offshoot island of Morrowind.

I like the designs of the Nordic armor and weapons; for the first time since I started Skyrim, I might change my One-handed Weapon of choice from the Skyforge Steel Sword (don't look at me like that; it's a matter of pride) to the Nordic Steel Sword (if I can sharpen it to a higher damage output, that is).

I haven't noticed too much of a difference with the new Higher Res. Texture Package yet, though my game has slowed to a chugging crawl (and nearly froze) about two times now. Loading times are a tad longer, but that's a bit understandable.

I've tried to hold off on using too many mods: I want to see what else Bethesda can do with Skyrim before I start altering it. If this is their last DLC (I hope not), then I'll download that Spend Dragon Souls for Perks mod: thirty dragon souls doing nothing to help me right now; might as well put them to use.

All in all, I like what Bethesda's done with Dragonborn so far. Can't wait to burn through some more tonight (though I will have to allocate some time for college work...priorities and all that. -.-).

LG Jargon:

I've tried to hold off on using too many mods: I want to see what else Bethesda can do with Skyrim before I start altering it. If this is their last DLC (I hope not), then I'll download that Spend Dragon Souls for Perks mod: thirty dragon souls doing nothing to help me right now; might as well put them to use.

Get SkyUI at least. It's a massive quality of life change that makes inventory management so so SO much easier.

So, will there be more coming, or is this it?

With Bethesda games, I usually play the original, unmodded game's main quest right on release, and then wait for all the expansions to play a hardcore, fully featured, epic game with the best mods in order to fully explore the world and sidequests.

It's been so long since it was annouced I no longer care enough to play it, and I was positivly excited when it was first annouced. Good job Bethesda.

It's super good. It's a bit buggier than the vanilla game, but it's a crazy nostalgia trip along mixed in with some awesome new shit.

Steven Bogos:

LG Jargon:

I've tried to hold off on using too many mods: I want to see what else Bethesda can do with Skyrim before I start altering it. If this is their last DLC (I hope not), then I'll download that Spend Dragon Souls for Perks mod: thirty dragon souls doing nothing to help me right now; might as well put them to use.

Get SkyUI at least. It's a massive quality of life change that makes inventory management so so SO much easier.

I dunno...I've seen numerous screenshots of that and it looks counterintuitive. The icons are microscopic; I'm afraid I might screw something up or click on something I didn't want to. The potential for fuck-ups and headaches is great, indeed.

LG Jargon:

Steven Bogos:

LG Jargon:

I've tried to hold off on using too many mods: I want to see what else Bethesda can do with Skyrim before I start altering it. If this is their last DLC (I hope not), then I'll download that Spend Dragon Souls for Perks mod: thirty dragon souls doing nothing to help me right now; might as well put them to use.

Get SkyUI at least. It's a massive quality of life change that makes inventory management so so SO much easier.

I dunno...I've seen numerous screenshots of that and it looks counter intuitive. The icons are microscopic; I'm afraid I might screw something up or click on something I didn't want to. The potential for fuck-ups and headaches is great, indeed.

What icons?
If you mean the lines for each item the size is customisable, a lot of things in the mod are
Although I mostly use the directional keys for choosing stuff in the menus.
It really does make it easier to navigate the menus.

Why not try it out for yourself, you can always uninstall it if you don't like it, at least then you can say you tried it.

I really don't think I could play the game without mods again, although most of my personal frustrations was fixed with the "better sorting" mod and the one that removes the clouds from the map.
Not to mention I am really liking the added immersive weapons and armour mods I installed

I'd play more of this if the game didn't CTD every fifteen minutes or so. It's become a real pain in the arse and I have no idea what's causing it.

You guys are in for a treat, this ones easily worth the 20 bucks (unlike dawnguard) and adds enemies with some real challenge to them. The stories not really that great, but the side quests are pretty awesome

Spacefrog:

LG Jargon:

Steven Bogos:

Get SkyUI at least. It's a massive quality of life change that makes inventory management so so SO much easier.

I dunno...I've seen numerous screenshots of that and it looks counter intuitive. The icons are microscopic; I'm afraid I might screw something up or click on something I didn't want to. The potential for fuck-ups and headaches is great, indeed.

What icons?
If you mean the lines for each item the size is customisable, a lot of things in the mod are
Although I mostly use the directional keys for choosing stuff in the menus.
It really does make it easier to navigate the menus.

Why not try it out for yourself, you can always uninstall it if you don't like it, at least then you can say you tried it.

I really don't think I could play the game without mods again, although most of my personal frustrations was fixed with the "better sorting" mod and the one that removes the clouds from the map.
Not to mention I am really liking the added immersive weapons and armour mods I installed

Well...I might download it later on. Thanks for the recommendation.

You know what I'd really like to see come from the modding community? An armor loadout mod; I switch between gauntlets and rings and necklaces with different enchantments, and it's always a pain in the ass. I mean, when I equip my bow, I also have to equip my Circlet and Ebony Gauntlets of Archery and decide whether to equip a Ring of Archery or Ring of Sneaking (cause of the crit-bonus). If somebody charges me, I have to suddenly pause and re-equip everything I just unequipped and decide between a sword-shield combo or a broadsword, which is a whole different loadout. -.- It would make things sooo much easier to include armor loadouts with the hotkey options.

LG Jargon:

Spacefrog:

LG Jargon:

I dunno...I've seen numerous screenshots of that and it looks counter intuitive. The icons are microscopic; I'm afraid I might screw something up or click on something I didn't want to. The potential for fuck-ups and headaches is great, indeed.

What icons?
If you mean the lines for each item the size is customisable, a lot of things in the mod are
Although I mostly use the directional keys for choosing stuff in the menus.
It really does make it easier to navigate the menus.

Why not try it out for yourself, you can always uninstall it if you don't like it, at least then you can say you tried it.

I really don't think I could play the game without mods again, although most of my personal frustrations was fixed with the "better sorting" mod and the one that removes the clouds from the map.
Not to mention I am really liking the added immersive weapons and armour mods I installed

Well...I might download it later on. Thanks for the recommendation.

You know what I'd really like to see come from the modding community? An armor loadout mod; I switch between gauntlets and rings and necklaces with different enchantments, and it's always a pain in the ass. I mean, when I equip my bow, I also have to equip my Circlet and Ebony Gauntlets of Archery and decide whether to equip a Ring of Archery or Ring of Sneaking (cause of the crit-bonus). If somebody charges me, I have to suddenly pause and re-equip everything I just unequipped and decide between a sword-shield combo or a broadsword, which is a whole different loadout. -.- It would make things sooo much easier to include armor loadouts with the hotkey options.

I really know that feeling 10 hotkeys are rarely enough when you specialise
Well This
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/23416
Or this
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/19833
Is probably the closest you can get

 

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