Around the holidays in 2016, a friend gave me an extra key for Elder Scrolls: Skyrim. I'd never played any Elder Scrolls game before, and, after starting it up, have never played a game where I have to fight anyone. I mean in Pharaoh and Rome you have to send off armies and such, but in first-person fighting I had no experience.
Another friend told me to be careful with Skyrim because it will take up a lot of your life. I did not believe this, but then I hadn't yet begun playing it. Oh dear.
At first I had no idea what was going on. I followed some random guy who told me to follow him as he decimated enemies, we snuck past a bear, I touched some "warrior stone," and he killed a wolf on the way to a place called Riverwood where he left me. Uh, what? I wandered around this town, lurking around taking vegetables from barrels. My only the thought was what is this all about?
I wandered off again and discovered a place called Whiterun. Eventually I received the directive to go kill a dragon, so off I went and let other people do the killing. Then, I absorbed a dragon soul.
I was still clueless as to the main point to the whole thing, but as received more and more missions I came to understand how this game consumes your life! Staying up until 2am to finish the mission, trying to level up to enjoy a new perk so you can kill more dragons, etc. my current goal is to smith dragon armor from the enormous pile of scales I have sitting in the chest in my house. I bought a house, like, really?
My main problem, however, is the zombies. I have a strong fear of zombies, that is as one encounters them in movies. I am someone who was terrified by Shaun of the Drad, so...yeah...
Those Draugr. I had nightmares about them.
I joined a military group so I could level up smithing. This is my life goal, people.
I still have zero idea what the point of the whole thing is, but I have become obsessed anyway hahaha! And I take having my follower, Lydia, very seriously. A couple times she died, so I loaded an earlier save to save her ha!
It somewhat reminds me of that creeptastic "game(?)" Second Life, minus the creep factor. It's certainly an adventure!
But now I want to get Queen and The Witness and Children of the Nile. Looks like this blog will have an expanded repertoire! Fun!!!!! I'm excited, and I hope you are, too!