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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How can I easily pre-determine what sort of armor a follower will prefer?

Spun off from this answer: My housecarls won't stay dressed! Apparently, certain characters will just outright refuse to keep on any clothes that don't meet their particular preference. For ...
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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 high can poison damage go?

So, I have been blindly making potions/poisons to raise my skill level using a calculator to just make the most expensive combinations I can. Last night when I go to sell my stacks off to get more ...
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I can't get arrested in Whiterun

In Skyrim, when I get arrested in Whiterun, the loading screen won't load and I have to restart my game. Is it because I killed the guards in the jail? I need help! Could I get arrested in another ...
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Making a follower a blade and then using them still?

Is it possible to make a follower a member of the blades, yet still be able to have them follow you to aid you on your quests?
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Do Elves ever forget a murder?

I murdered one of the Thalmor guards at the Jarl's place in Markarth. Slit his throat. It was an act of hatred, I admit. After the murder the two other elves went searching, didn't see me and returned ...
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Is there anyway to fix a bugged quest? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Help, the next quest would not come up after iv don the reavealing the unseen please help The quest I am to do is to find the archmage but he is dead and the other ...
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What strategy should I use to beat a Hagraven as a Sneaky Archer?

As part of the quest The Blessings of Nature, I have to retrieve Nettlebane from a nice creature called Hagraven. Nidoru, my level 10 female wood elf sneaky archer, is having much trouble against ...
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Why can't I receive the quest after “Revealing the Unseen”?

I went to Savos Aren at the college after finishing the "Revealing the Unseen" quest, then we open the gates in the College of Winterhold because they were locked. Savos goes to the elf guy doing ...
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Does conjuration dual casting perk have any effects on thralls?

The description of conjuration dual casting perk is dual casting a conjuration spell overcharges the spell, allowing it to last longer. Since thralls are permanent, does that mean conjuration dual ...
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Blood on the Ice - No interaction with the clues in Hjerim possible

As the title says, I'm having huge problems with the "Blood on the Ice" questline. On my first playthrough, I was able to finish the quest withouth problems, was able to buy, clean-up and furnish the ...
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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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Will NPCs poisoned weapons run out of poison?

If you you give poisoned bows to an NPC, do the poisoned arrows ever run out?
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Septimus freezes during quest

I'm in a quest where you should bring the blood to Septimus. I've done it and he opened the "box". Inside is a big book, he stands near the book but doesn't do anything and I can't interact with him ...
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What skills are good choices for Training?

Since it seems just about any skill can be power-leveled, I would like to know which takes the longest so i can use my fortune to pay a trainer to help me out. Which skills are hardest to level ...
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Are the Imperials allied with the Thalmor?

I've completed the main quest in Skyrim, and now i'm wondering which side to join in the civil war. Is it true that Empire is allied with Thalmor? If it is, then I'll join Ulfric Stormcloak's ...
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which one is more effective for healing, magic or potions?

Fellow dovahkiins, I am an archer, with a tendency to sneak. Although my build usually allows me to deal large amount of damage from relatively safe range, I am now thinking of preparing for times ...
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Who had the contract in the abandoned shack?

In the Dark Brotherhood mission where you have to kill one of the three people in the room: the Khajiit guy who was pretty cool, the mercenary who was pleading and a woman who was running her mouth at ...
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How to spot an imminent dragon attack?

I have noticed strange things happen right before dragons attack. How do I know when it's Time to grab my bow?
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Why does Clairvoyance always point me in the wrong direction? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Details on Clairvoyance? When I cast Clairvoyance to guide me to my next task or marker, it sometimes will point me in the opposite direction, or I follow the path, then ...
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What will happen when you reach 1000 saves?

In Skyrim, I make backups of my quicksaves very often, and I have a question: what will happen if you save the game more than 999 times (with overwriting, while I made 150 saves in Skyrim, I have only ...
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Unable to use UI prompts

On Skyrim for PC, whenever a yes/no dialog pops up ("Are you sure you want to exit alchemy?"), or a dialog with just 'ok'("You learned the _ enchantment"), I can't do anything. I can't right click ...
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My housecarls won't stay dressed!

So, I was interested in seeing if I could get Iona to wear some more common clothes around the house. I pretty much just leave her there most of the time anyway, so there's no point in her being ...
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Does having weapons/magic ready cause NPCs to be more hostile towards you?

I always have Clairvoyance ready when I'm traveling across the map. But it seems that if I have magic ready, the other characters in the game remark that I need to be careful, I need to take my magic ...
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Can I save bodies?

I found a guy in my house, the elf from river wood I walked in with Sven then realised that I'm marred to Camila (awkward...three men in a room with a woman they're in love with) I heard the elf guy ...
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Is there any recognition for doing assassination quests for the Dark Brotherhood after you complete the main questline?

If you do more of the random Thieves' Guild radiant quests than needed there is at least some recognition: As you finish the additional jobs that Vex and Delvin give you, trophies of recovered ...
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Skyrim crashes to desktop in populated areas

I've been playing Skyrim for a few months without issue -- character is level 38. Suddenly, today, I'm getting very frequent crashes to desktop -- usually when I'm in major cities. Often just after ...
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Lydia gone after Containment quest?

After finishing the Containment quest Lydia was taken over (controlled) by a mage. How can I get her back? Thanks for your answers guys. It really had me stumped. I now also believe she must have ...
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Is there any penalty to wearing stolen items?

I have a stolen silver ring. Does it affect people's reaction to me if I am wearing it?
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What are the side quests?

One of the achievements for Skyrim is: Sideways Complete 10 side quests I have completed the game on two playthroughs now and I've not got this achievement. What quests qualify as "side ...
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How long should I wait for a letter after completing Innocence Lost?

I completed Innocence Lost but haven't received any letter. Is it a glitch or should I keep waiting?
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Skyrim freezing while trying to enter Haemar's Shame

For the past hour I've been trying to enter Haemar's Shame so I could complete a Companions Request but it freezes everytime. I'm running Ps3 and have removed old save files. I don't have any idea ...
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Do muffled garments guarantee complete silence?

I'm discarding most of the Dark Brotherhood armor, but I like the shoes, which have a "muffled" enchantment. I've got elven boots that have 30% sneaking buff - but it's worth sacrificing armor points ...
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What is the highest level affected by the frenzy effect?

I am interested in making an illusion mage but first I need to know if its feasible at high levels. Here are the points I'm most interested in: What is the highest level enemy I can affect with ...
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Is it faster to wield light-weight weapons?

For example, Glass Bows are the best damage inflicting light-weight weapons. Daedric bows do a lot more damage, but they are much heavier. Does it take more time to get a Daedric bow ready to shoot, ...
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Do guards ever take any action against you for shouting in cities?

Do the guards just keep asking you to stop, or do they eventually charge you a fine or something?
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What is the blue swirl of wind that drains my magicka in Skyrim?

Occasionally I'll encounter a swirl of blue wind which drains my Magicka. Are these traps that I'm just not seeing?
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Is there a way to drop a lit torch in my house?

I dropped a torch in my house in whiterun and somehow it was lit. It was actually very helpful as it lit up dark areas of the house. Is there a way to make this happen again (on xbox)? I can't seem to ...
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What ingredients are used to make a bitter drink will poison vampires when they drink your blood?

Does anyone know what ingredients to use to make a bitter drink that will poison vampires when they try to drink your blood. I'm also hoping this will also prevent you from turning into one. Can this ...
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Help, I'm being attacked on the Windcaller quest

I am finally attempting to complete the horn of jurgen the windcaller task, but when I arrive at the inn to meet the person I am attacked. I leave and roam for a while then head back, but she still ...
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Will completing the Dark Brotherhood quest chain hinder any significant quests/events?

I have an overall planned story for my character, part of which runs through the Dark Brotherhood. One of the first sets of contracts you do for them include killing one person that I know starts a ...
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How do you make arrows?

I get the materials to make them like other games, but i can't seem to be able to make them. Is there a quest that has to be done before you can make arrows.
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Is it possible to disable or disarm floor traps in Skyrim?

So I'm walking along in a dungeon, happy as can be, thinking of bunnies, when BAM, giant spikey gate to the face. Or I'm set on fire. Or impaled. All rather annoying. Almost every dungeon has traps ...
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Do Delvin and Vex's Jobs Hinder Any Further Quests in Windhelm?

I am in my second play through Skyrim. I am trying to catch all the things I missed in the first play through. But this play through I completed Blood on the Ice quest first. It was bugged in my ...
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Why should I use a bound sword?

I am playing my first character in Skyrim and I decided that I want to focus on conjuration. Up to now I used swords for close combat situations and transitioning into a bound sword seems to be a good ...
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How to stack soul gems in my inventory to make the list smaller?

I understand that some soul gems don't stack because of the size of the soul. You can't have a grand soul gem (petty) combine with a grand soul gem (grand). But sometimes my inventory has identical ...
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Where is Draven and how do I return his bow? I can't find him anywhere [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What quest is the object Dravin's Bow from? I found this bow which I can't get out of my inventory. It supposedly belongs to Draven, but I have no idea where he is. ...
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Why can't I buy adept+ level spells?

Am I bugged? I'm a level 32 with conjuring at 100. I did the master quest that lets me buy permanent summons, but he will not sell me any adept or expert spells? I am having the same problem with ...
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Becoming Thieves Guild Guildmaster, am I bugged?

I've completed the Thieves Guild main questline (Darkness Returns) and chosen my special power (Shadowcloak of Nocturnal). It says completed in my quest log. I also completed the extra jobs in each ...
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How do I store items?

For some reason, when pressing 'R' attempting to store an item on a corpse (haven't tried other containers) in TES: Skyrim, the game doesn't respond. This prevents me from completing the quest ...