A fantasy action RPG from 2011 by Bethesda Game Studios, it is the fifth game from the main line of the "Elder Scrolls" series.

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Input lag when in third person

I have seen this asked multiple times all over the internet but haven't found a proper answer to this yet. Whenever I'm in third person view I experience major input lag on character movement, i.e., ...
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What are Dragons most vulnerable to?

In Skyrim, What type of magic are Dragons most vulnerable. I know it's not fire. Is it more effective to use frost, spark, or a power other than destruction when battling Dragons?
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How does choosing Imperials or Stormcloaks affect me later in the game?

I went with the Stormcloak guy when we were running from the dragon. I was just wondering how this will affect me later on?
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Draugr Wight Lord disarmed me, can't find my weapon

So I was fighting the Draugr Wight Lord at Silverdrift Lair, and he used the Disarm shout on me and made me drop my Elven Bow. I didn't notice at the time because I switched to a sword right after ...
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Are there Nirnroots in Skyrim?

Oblivion had a unique kind of plant placed across Cyrodill, the Nirnroot. As opposed to other plants that you could find in the game, this one did not regrow after time, and there was also a quest ...
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Are there any treasures beneath the ocean surface?

There are a lot of areas with water in Skyrim, but is there any reason for me to go skinny dipping in the bone chilling water? Is there any notable treasure (or any other items) or old shipwrecks ...
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Why are assassins coming after me?

I recently started a new game as a mage type character. As far as I can tell I haven't done anything wrong yet, haven't stolen anything, etc. In fact, the only quests I've done so far were the ...
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What skills/perks are available in Skyrim?

Is there a list of skills/perks that are available to be selected in Skyrim? This would allow you to plan your build without having to read them all in game.
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What should I do to mitigate heavy spell damage?

I keep running into encounters where the spell casters kill me. In particular frost spells seem to be the worst. It's not fun getting 1-shot from 300 hp by a spell. I haven't done anything to ...
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Who are all the fences?

I have unlocked a few fences along the way in the Thieves' Guild but I can't remember who they were or where they are. Does anyone have a comprehensive list of all the fences in Skyrim?
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Is it safe to carry lots of gold around?

Is there any need to store gold in chests in my home(s)? Can I be pickpocketed by NPCs in the game or otherwise unexpectedly lose gold or items from my inventory? Or can I safely carry all my gold ...
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How can I teach new spells to a follower?

More than once, I've seen it mentioned that followers can be taught new spells by commanding them to interact with a spellbook. I've tried teaching a few spells to ol' Lydders, but she simply picks ...
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Is there a way to clear quests from your journal in skyrim

I have a number of quests in my journal that are already done but got put in a second time due to an unfortunate conversation option. Does anyone know a way to clear these types of quests out of the ...
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Does light affect sneaking?

Is sneaking more effective in darker environments, and if so how much does the light level effect sneaking?
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Is a Skyrim Blood Mage feasible?

Ever since I saw the Equilibrium spell I thought that it might be possible to play a 'Blood Mage' like character. Instead of putting points in magicka you could put them into Health. Equilibrium would ...
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What is the mess Lydia is in?

I was in Riften when one of the random Thief events happened. All the locals were attacking the thief and Lydia joined in. I guess she must have hit one of the guards at some point because they ...
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Shadowmere fell off a cliff and died. How do I get him back?

I was riding Shadowmere near Alftand and I accidentally fell into that canyon near the abandoned tower. The fall was enough to kill Shadowmere. I have done a lot of quests and other things such as ...
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Are all circlets acceptable for the Mage Armor perk?

I decided to use Mage Armor and so I quit wearing Morokei (a "light armor" mask) in favor of a an enchanted "clothing" circlet (0 armor). When I picked up Diadem of the Savant I was disappointed to ...
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Where did this guy's face go?

I'm having a bit of trouble in certain areas with NPC's faces disappearing in Skyrim on PC. It's very odd because their skin and eyes are no where to be found but their facial hair stays intact. It's ...
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What do the magic item colors mean?

In my travels, I've found numerous magic items. These items have a color (so far only red, green, and blue). For example, the Thieves Guild armor (which can't be disenchanted for some reason) is ...
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What quest is the object Dravin's Bow from?

So apparently I've found a quest item Dravin's Bow somewhere in my travels. Anyone found this quest, since I can't drop the item, I'd like to complete it quick-fastly, as I subscribe to the 'pick up ...
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Planning Perk Point Allocations Throughout Skyrim

Spending points on certain skills in the beginning can help you in your early game, but later on on you might wish you spent more points in other areas. Since Skyrim has no reset skills button(that ...
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Is it possible to disarm or remotely trigger Runes?

So, part of being an effective thief is being able to disarm or circumvent various automated defense mechanisms. Y'know, traps. Tripwires are easy, and the kind that are wired up to doors aren't much ...
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Do guards re-stock on arrows?

I've been pickpocketing city guards for steel arrows for awhile now, as they seem to be a pretty good source of basic ammo, but I'm a bit worried about exhausting my suppliers. Do guards refill ...
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Are there any unlock spells in Skyrim?

I have played Skyrim for some time as a magic user, and I have by no means visited the entire world yet. But I'm puzzled that none of the characters I have met that sell spells have any spell to ...
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Can we reach the end of time in Skyrim?

I mean I wait 24 hours about 20 times to get lots of money from my spouse but I'm wondering if I reach a certain date... will the game be over ? Is there a date limit in this game or we can play ...
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Is it possible to skip the new game introduction cinematic?

I don't want to watch the prisoner cart ride to the execution: is it possible to skip this? If so, how? Can I replace the intro movie file by some empty video?
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Is it feasible to play a MagiSassin(tm) in Skyrim?

In previous Elder Scrolls games, I played a "dual class" mage (specializing in destruction and restoration, although I dabbled a bit in conjuration and illusion) and thief/assassin with bonuses to ...
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Do followers have skill levels and level similar to my characters?

I was helping Vilkas go to the temple and on our way I made a pitstop at a dungeon. Inside the dungeon he would get hit only once and be down on the floor with barely any health... So, I'm curious if ...
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Why would I want a horse?

I bought a horse once, for no less than 1000 gold. It was a decent horse up until that first battle. At this point I realized I have absolutely no combat abilities from atop my steed, so I dismounted ...
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What should I do with all these claws?

I seem to be accumulating claw-keys. I had to return the Golden Claw, but I was able to keep the Ruby Claw and I've just been given a Coral Claw. The Ruby Claw is a moderately high-value item (400g); ...
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Do companions die?

It is apparently possible to recruit companions who will fight by your side, carry out simple tasks, and so forth. I have managed to acquire one in the very first village, but have thus far not had ...
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Why is my Alto Wine a quest item?

I've got Alto Wine in my inventory that's apparently flagged as a quest item. I can't drop it, and I can't drink it, and every time I pick up another Alto Wine (which I now dread) it adds another 0.5 ...
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How do I turn off mouse acceleration in Skyrim?

Mouse acceleration seems to be on by default, and I can't find anywhere in the launcher settings or the in game settings to turn it off. It's very annoying as it makes it feel as if the mouse is ...
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Can I reenchant an already enchanted item?

I've got some nice Dragonplate armour now and I was thinking about enchanting it with something nice. My enchantment skill is not maxed out though, so I will only be able to put some mediocre ...
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Can I take a book without reading it?

Is there any way to take/steal a book without opening it? I want to be able to pick up a skill book without gaining the skill, so that I can read it when I'm at a higher level in the skill, without ...
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Is it possible to boost skills beyond 100 points?

Certain equipment will give boosts to your skills (such as +12 to light armor for example). Is it possible to boost a skill over 100 points using this equipment, and other items which boost your ...
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Are inter-racial marriages frowned upon?

Apparently, marriage is allowed in Elder Scrolls: Skyrim. For example, as a Human, if I wanted to show my love for an Argonian or Khajit, and they were up for it, would I be shunned or treated ...
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Is my clock broken?

I understand that the Tamrielic cultures have their own names for days and months: Tamrielic | Gregorian --------------------- Sundas | Sunday Morndas | Monday Tirdas | Tuesday Middas | ...
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Why are mammoths so much harder to kill than dragons?

In Skyrim, I noticed that it is much much harder to kill a mammoth than it is to kill a dragon. Why is this? Am I just bad at Skyrim, or is it like this for everyone?
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Can you obtain a mammoth tusk without fighting a giant?

In Skyrim I have a quest to retrieve a mammoth tusk to help someone set up as a merchant. Of course, mammoths are generally being shepherded by giants. I do want to kill a giant at some stage but my ...
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What's the quickest & cheapest way to power-level up to 15?

So, I recently discovered the Oghma Infinium and the power-leveling bug that comes with it. That got me to thinking about what might be the fastest, cheapest, and easiest way to possibly crank a ...
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How do I complete Bound Until Death without earning a bounty?

I'm at the Bound Until Death quest for the Dark Brotherhood and want to do it with the bonus task (balcony kill). It's not a problem to kill the bride, but I haven't find a place to do it from ...
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Is there a portable container in Skyrim?

I'm looking for a portable container, a carriable chest if you'd like. Something where I can put items in, but which I can put in my inventory itself. I don't need to be able to access items in the ...
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Where do I find glass to smith with?

I have ran around this game world for 100+ hours and I have never seen raw glass. Am I missing it? Or is there something special that happens when I take the skill to craft glass? I have not taken it ...
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How do I succeed at lockpicking?

I saw there are multiple types of locks. Is it possible to remove any lock regardless of your lockpicking abilities? How can I improve my keyboard/mouse dexterity to have better success? Does the ...
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Where are the best house locations in Skyrim?

I'm looking for the best house location, for two different types of characters. Craftsman: The house must be very near to, or include: Alchemy Lab Arcane Enchanter Forge and/or Anvil Grindstone ...
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How do you clear a custom destination?

Is it possible to clear a custom destination, and if it is, how do you do it? I can't seem to find anything about it in the settings.
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How do I quickly switch between weapons and spells?

When watching this video I see him quickly change his weapons and spells during combat. When he later goes inside his items, you can see a second smaller arrow next to the weapon that you can quickly ...
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How does regen vs magicka vs reduced cost affect my efficiency? What is my destruction spell damage?

The Questions What are my character's derived stats? (regen time etc) What will each magicka and destruction enchanting effect do to my overall character? How is my damage output affected by ...