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Classes started back up this week; it's gonna be a heck of a busy semester, I suspect. Even so, I've been able to work in some Skyrim time. It's become my go-to game. I did re-up my WoW account earlier this week, but despite still kinda liking the game, there's no real spark there, and my best guess is that after this month runs out, I'll be done at least until the next expansion. (I made an orc monk, an old grizzled fellow named Gongall on the Garona server (marked 'New Players' so lots of folks levelling and stuff) and I do enjoy him. Maybe he'll be my next Elder Scrolls character!)

I also tried out some Guild Wars 2 this morning, since I got an invite from them to play free this weekend. It's very pretty and runs nicely on the Octopus (my laptop). I'm not sure how much I like the focused storytelling, though; GW2 forces my character to have a specific personality and voice, and I don't like that. I also wonder how repetitive it'd be to create an alt of the same race (I'm such a fiend for alts); WoW's straight-line, themepark questing style that started in Cataclysm is pretty mind-numbing on the second or third (fourth, fifth, umpteenth) playthrough.

But nevermind that. How's that thar Skyrim, Haz? )
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As mentioned, I started a new character for Skyrim. Tulla Greysmoke, inspired by my Tauren druid (one of my oldest characters) in WoW, is a Breton by heritage, though a Forsworn grandparent has given her a wild streak and a deep dislike of Nords, especially Nords who rant about how Skyrim is THEIR land. Bah!

Greysmoke is pretty druidy herself -- light armor (leathers, hides, and fur) primarily, magic and stealth, and her beast blood (yep, another werewolf, though far more in tune with her inner beast than Chela... and far less /reckless/ about using it) for when brute force is needed. With Howl of the Pack, she can (and often does) call up a couple of spirit wolves to soften up and distract enemies.

With Greysmoke I used the Random Alternate Start mod; this gives you a quick chargen and then dumps your new character in one of hundreds of different locations in the Skyrim wilderness. It also lets you pick a class-flavored equipment kit (or none at all, or random). Pretty cool; awesome variety for starting alts.

Tulla Greysmoke in chargen. Not a woman to mess with, yo.

Waking up in the lair of a coven of necromancers.

Time to wolf out! Note: necromancers taste terrible. But killing them is satisfying.

Couple of days later, Greysmoke explores the area near Falkreath.

Exploring another dungeon.

Taking care of a bounty. Bandits always have good grub laying about.

Greysmoke found a really lovely little cabin, but it was locked. Fine. She set up camp in the front yard anyway, used their firewood, ate their potatoes and leeks. And they were delicious.
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After being attacked by people, chased a lot, and almost being murderfaced too many times, PLUS DRAGONS, Chela's decided to say 'screw it' to this whole Dragonborn thing and go live like a hermit in the middle of nowhere. I mean, why risk her neck when it seems like most of Skyrim's population wants her dead?

Bah.

(Translation: Hazmat's gonna be starting a new Skyrim game soon. Or take a break from Skyrim for some Fallout New Vegas... but New Vegas needs some work, first. So probably Skyrim. Heheh.)

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