Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Skyrim DLC Will Be More Substantial, Less Frequent, Say Bethesda
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Bethesda’s plan for Skyrim DLC is to release bigger lumps of content, less frequently than they did with Fallout 3.

"For Fallout 3 we did five DLCs. That was a very aggressive path for us," said studio boss Todd Howard. "Our plan now is to take more time, to have more meat on them [for Skyrim]. They'll feel closer to an expansion pack.

"With Fallout 3, it was, 'Ten dollars is the sweet spot for us and we know we want to put out five of them. And we had overlapping teams. We were coming off Fallout 3 and right back in."

But Howard now thinks that the studio can produce better content “if we approach it a different way."

To help fill the quiet periods, Bethesda will drip feed regular small, free content. "Because that gap is going to be bigger, we want to put little things out for free in between,” said Howard. However, he added, “We're trying to figure out what those things are."

Howard also said that the bonkers crazy additions to the game shown off at DICE last week could come to Skyrim officially, via DLC. "There are definitely things in there that we are planning on exploring," he said.

"It looks like a ton of stuff that could ship right now, but it's in a sizzle video. It's, you know, it's not bug-tested, polished, balanced.

There’s more too. "That wasn't all of it,” said Howard. “It's probably 60 per cent of it. The other 40 per cent doesn't show as well in a video or we didn't have good footage."

No date was suggested for the upcoming DLC. Howard said only that development is at a “very early” stage.

[Via Kotaku]


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Comment #1 by Chicken Taco
Friday, February 17, 2012 @ 03:32:15 PM
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Sounds perfect to me. Quality over quantity.

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Comment #2 by TH3 XB0X G3N1U5
Friday, February 17, 2012 @ 03:32:24 PM
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I'm ready to trade my copy in since I've got all the achievements.

OR if they could actually announce DLC soon, then I'd have a reason to keep it.

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Comment #3 by TacticalElusion
Friday, February 17, 2012 @ 03:33:04 PM
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can"t wait|

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Comment #4 by 123abc
Friday, February 17, 2012 @ 03:33:05 PM
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Hope there'a achievements
And free stuff is allways good!

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Comment #5 by Infomouse
Friday, February 17, 2012 @ 03:33:37 PM
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As long as I don't go broke on this DLC I say hellz to the yea!!

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Comment #6 by HugTheBear
Friday, February 17, 2012 @ 03:34:34 PM
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I hope they announce what the DLC is going to be soon (price involved). I do like the idea of 2 or 3 bigger DLCs over 4 or 5 small DLCs

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Comment #7 by Kesrick Vankilion
Friday, February 17, 2012 @ 03:35:14 PM
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niceeee! looking forward to it :)

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Comment #8 by PuttyGod
Friday, February 17, 2012 @ 03:39:25 PM
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The "bonkers crazy additions" link goes to an old Dead Rising 2 launch article from 2010 lol. Just a heads up :P
But overall, this is a much better way to approach the DLC, imo. If they can produce content anywhere near the quality of Shivering Isles, then we're in for a treat, and one that I would gladly wait longer and pay more, for. But don't think you're off the hook for now Bethesda; we all want free weapons and armor and shit in the mean time and a dragon mount certainly wouldn't hurt my inclination towards generous impulse downloads for when the DLC *does* finally drop. :PPPP

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Comment #9 by Arawos
Friday, February 17, 2012 @ 03:39:45 PM
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#2 Playing Skyrim for the achievements... now that's going pretty low. I did all the achievements in a week and I'm still playing it.

Anyways, looking forward to the DLC's to Skyrim. Hoping for another Shivering Isles kind of DLC :)

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Comment #10 by menoknow 88
Friday, February 17, 2012 @ 03:41:52 PM
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i still want the giant mudcrab as a boss type enemy

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Comment #11 by Devon Earle
Friday, February 17, 2012 @ 03:44:44 PM
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Didn't they already announce this? Either way, waiting a long time in between content has always yielded great results for Bethesda, so I'm all for it.

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Comment #12 by Master Charlton
Friday, February 17, 2012 @ 03:44:46 PM
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@2 I can't put into words how disgusted i am with you.

OT : All sounds good. I like the idea of much bigger DLC, and the smaller things too will make the game better and better. I'm still playing it as it is, and loving it.

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Comment #13 by BBDrew84
Friday, February 17, 2012 @ 03:48:31 PM
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I thought I read awhile ago that Mr. Howard said something like that back in December. Either way I can not wait for some more Skyrim, I guess I need to get back to it.

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Comment #14 by Spanish Assault
Friday, February 17, 2012 @ 03:55:33 PM
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Any DLC for this game is a MUST BUY....well except for a costume pack or something like that.

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Comment #15 by Snipe777
Friday, February 17, 2012 @ 03:58:14 PM
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cant wait I wish its a MORROWIND DLC so armor and weapons for free would be awesome to...and some of those DICE video idea,like riding a fuccing dragon would be epic

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Comment #16 by Bajan Elite
Friday, February 17, 2012 @ 04:01:07 PM
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@9 So what he isn't allowed to play any game he wants for achievements, even though he paid for those games with his money? It's sad this guy is getting thumbs down because he is about to trade in a game, he no longer wants to play.

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Comment #17 by Doctalen
Friday, February 17, 2012 @ 04:01:44 PM
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I swear you guys posted this before. Someone posted this news before the game even released

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Comment #18 by Axel Desade
Friday, February 17, 2012 @ 04:06:06 PM
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Just started Skyrim on the PS3 today, loving it. Hopefully I'll have it for the 360 by the time the DLC starts coming.

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Comment #19 by SkyJin
Friday, February 17, 2012 @ 04:09:38 PM
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@4 I can think of one thing that is nice to get free... STD's!

But yeah, this is good news.. I have yet to even play the game. But I'm pretty sure I will go ape shit over this!

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Comment #20 by SkyJin
Friday, February 17, 2012 @ 04:11:00 PM
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* NOT nice to get.. damn it! LOL

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Comment #21 by Damodar Thade
Friday, February 17, 2012 @ 04:11:35 PM
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I like this idea so long as its not like the thieves guild, that is some mind numbing seriously repetative shit right there.

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Comment #22 by XxMayhemxX
Friday, February 17, 2012 @ 04:16:54 PM
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Anyone watch that dice video about Skyrim and the week they had to do what they wanted..? Awesome stuff!!! Seasonal foliage.. Greenery that grows and dissappears after the season and leaves that fall and dissappear after awhile...snow, which comes, then melts... frickin epic.. thats what i was originally expecting from skyrim.. this is almost a must...

I was gonna list the rest, but just check out the video if you havnt already...

BTW i say NO to Dragon Mounts.. this isn't Warcraft...

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Comment #23 by xTenebrous
Friday, February 17, 2012 @ 04:25:18 PM
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@22 - I guess Skyrim shouldn't have quests, armour, weapons, skills, horses, trees etc. because Warcraft has all of those things too, I suppose we can't have expansion packs because that's a big thing for Warcraft as well, I guess we can't expand on the game because just about everything they wanted to add can't be put in because this game isn't Warcraft.. Are you really an idiot or is it just an act? Dragon mounts would be stupid in Skyrim but even bringing Warcraft into this makes you look like one of those babies that cries everytime a game does something similar to WoW.

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Comment #24 by DarthTrakd
Friday, February 17, 2012 @ 04:45:25 PM
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I'm in for dragon mounts but I think the kinect based shout activation (while epic) might be a little much, esspecially living with other people, lol.

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Comment #25 by ThisBlueSquid
Friday, February 17, 2012 @ 04:59:56 PM
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I'll piss myself laughing if it's horse armor.

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Comment #26 by Tomevos
Friday, February 17, 2012 @ 05:08:29 PM
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As long as the DLC is as good as the Shivering isles I'll be happy.

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Comment #27 by ColdSpider72
Friday, February 17, 2012 @ 05:09:06 PM
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Releasing Smaller DLC during the 'quiet periods'.....Um...You mean like the last 3 months? I understand why they are taking their time with the larger DLC but they are still in the 'early stages' of even figuring out what smaller stuff to release? Most companies start figuring that stuff out once the game goes gold. What have they been doing the past 3 months with their time?

I loved the game but I can only hold onto a game for so long (after putting over 150 hours into it) before I get tempted to trade it in towards another game. They should, at the very least, have a date in place for the smaller, free stuff. Some kind of tid-bit of info to keep people from trading it in (you know, so they will still be around to actually buy the big DLC when it comes out).

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Comment #28 by XxMayhemxX
Friday, February 17, 2012 @ 05:11:10 PM
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@23 one comparison.. and all that huh?? please... like i said no mounts... WoW is cartoony with outlandish things, such as animal and fantastical creature mounts... Skyrim is more realisitic.. not cartoony and outlandish...

Please spare me the "Are you really an idiot or is it just an act?" BS and get over yourself.. you know very well what i meant.. and to make all the other comparisons is just idiotic... ruh roh whos the idiot? or maybe just "one of those babies that cries everytime someone makes 1, repeat, 1, comparison with one game to another and decides to be sarcastic by comparing every other aspect that both games have in common...

Moron... Watch who your calling idiot. You making a statement like that only proves who the idiot really is... If you disagreed with my opinion.. then disagree with my opinion.. but again.. don't be and idiot or cry about it.


Are you one of those ppl who hate it when anyone badmouths and/or compares WoW.. kinda seems like it... lmao... Actually i love WoW... It's not the first game to have quests, armor, weapons, skills, horses, trees, expansion packs, BUT, besides maybe a couple other games, mounts are somewhat WoW's... Everquest may have invented some things.. but Wow made them famous... so don't bitch when WoW comparisons are made...

If I mention CoD will that spark another fire inside you? or are you ok? CoD... jk... idiot...lmao...

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Comment #29 by Funland47
Friday, February 17, 2012 @ 05:12:02 PM
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We better get a new race and more abilities.....

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Comment #30 by Loveless
Friday, February 17, 2012 @ 05:12:48 PM
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I want some follow up to the events between Oblivion and Skyrim. How neat would it be to check out what's left of Vardenfel after the red year (boiling lakes and all). Or how bout going to black marsh and Cirrodil and seeing the what the land looks like after the effects of Umbriel. bout bringing back Umbra!!!!

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Comment #31 by Hooded xREAPERx
Friday, February 17, 2012 @ 05:12:52 PM
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It'd be really awesome if we could go back to Solstheim from Morrowind. It has the whole "Snowy-Northern" atmosphere and it would maybe add more quests or things involving Werewolf characters too! I could go for anything from Morrowind now that I think about it

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Comment #32 by Foreseen 360
Friday, February 17, 2012 @ 05:31:17 PM
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@19 that was an amazing fail there, Im glad that you are living life by the rules of Fable ;)

I would love to get some DLC for the greatest ever game. I just completed the main story line today, after 135 hours of gameplay (kept getting distracted by new caves) and would love to see where they take us next. Would also love new armour and weapons, as it felt as though you dont have many options available for end game. Would also love the feat. to build my own house in Skyrim :D

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Comment #33 by sumthingchronic
Friday, February 17, 2012 @ 05:47:35 PM
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What's with all the dislikes on all the good comments? Some ones got alot of time on their hands (probably #2 after playing it just for the chevos!). Anyway, can't wait to see what they bring to the table and bite size free dlc will be great whilst waiting for a nice big dlc, hopefully not overpriced though, still got bills to pay and mouths to feed..

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Comment #34 by Kaisar Villhelm
Friday, February 17, 2012 @ 06:12:41 PM
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What dislikes? ;)

Anyway, I cannot wait for a new Skyrim DLC! I really hope that they do something huge like Shivering Isles again...

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Comment #35 by WartyHogger
Friday, February 17, 2012 @ 06:14:12 PM
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Fallout 3 still has some of the best DLC available for a game, Mothership Zeta was amazing, as well as the other 4.

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Comment #36 by Kailon791
Friday, February 17, 2012 @ 06:32:21 PM
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Quality over quantity? Sounds perfect to me. And if they put in the care they did with some of the Fallout 3 DLC, i'l be a happy man.

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Comment #37 by flechetteXXX
Friday, February 17, 2012 @ 06:34:25 PM
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@23 Holy shit dude chill out... take a fucking Ritalin or Adderall or something it was A JOKE! God Damn...

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Comment #38 by rustyferg
Friday, February 17, 2012 @ 06:44:55 PM
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What's with everyone whining? To me, this is nothing but good news.

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Comment #39 by Luis Ownz
Friday, February 17, 2012 @ 07:04:50 PM
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I hope the DLC is Cyrodiil and Morrowind. And also it disappoints me that there will be less DLC for this game.

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Comment #40 by DecadentBeaver
Friday, February 17, 2012 @ 07:32:46 PM
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@27. You wonder what Bethesda have been doing since Skyrim was released? Makin patches to fix all issues with the game. That's a good Dev right there. Always looking to improve on their product. Although, I only experienced a couple of issues myself.

As for the "news", I've heard about it already on this site and elseweyr on the internet. (Excuse the pun). But large expansions with smaller free dlc inbetween? Bethesda, I want to marry you! This is why they are my favourite Dev's. Can't wait for it to be announced wwhat it all will be. I'm gettin every single piece of it.

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Comment #41 by Vigor
Friday, February 17, 2012 @ 07:40:19 PM
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@37 You grew up on that stuff, didn't you?

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Comment #42 by TH3 XB0X G3N1U5
Friday, February 17, 2012 @ 07:46:56 PM
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@33, @9 and pretty much everyone else: With so many other games started and coming out, I'm just trying to finish up what I can, as soon as I can.

I thoroughly enjoyed the game, but have moved on for now with FF13-2 mostly.

Why does my comment have -50 votes? Simple truth really. Some people are Skyrim fanboys for sure!

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Comment #43 by head0r Inc
Friday, February 17, 2012 @ 07:51:37 PM
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love this game, i prefer bigger DLCs anyways so thats a good thing.

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Comment #44 by TH3 XB0X G3N1U5
Friday, February 17, 2012 @ 08:03:53 PM
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Oh, the kids on here really do crack me up sometimes. I bought Skyrim the day it came out, and only just finished it Feb 5th.

I played it at the same time I was playing other games, a little bit here and there.

Why don't you retards grow up already, and think for yourselves for once.

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Comment #45 by Koonz88
Friday, February 17, 2012 @ 08:08:20 PM
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Bring on free horse armour after the Oblivion horse armour fiasco

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Comment #46 by Cooljoe
Friday, February 17, 2012 @ 08:25:04 PM
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@2 Fuck you. As for the best game of 2011, a dlc like shivering isles would be ideal, yes.

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Comment #47 by TH3 XB0X G3N1U5
Friday, February 17, 2012 @ 08:27:45 PM
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@46: Why?

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Comment #48 by PutridFlesh
Friday, February 17, 2012 @ 08:31:39 PM
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Can't wait for this!
Already had every achievement, and still playing :P

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Comment #49 by Balamatrix
Friday, February 17, 2012 @ 08:49:05 PM
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sounds good to me!

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Comment #50 by Yourburntstar
Friday, February 17, 2012 @ 09:21:41 PM
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Even though i've gotten 1000/1000 in this game it looks like i will not be sending this back to gamefly anytime soon after all.

i would love to get more content for this. especially if it follows how the game was. but if anything it will be like 20X's better. so i'm defineately down. and i really like how they're not worried about pushing just any ordinary DLC out the door just to try and make that quick buck on the few thousand people who rush into buying it. No they actually wanna give out GOOD content that is worth your money for once and worth the TIME to actually play it more then just 2 to 3 hours.

bring it on Skyrim!!

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Comment #51 by cheevo360
Friday, February 17, 2012 @ 09:35:33 PM
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Bethesda, can we all visits you and have party time together then we will buy your fantastic DLC for Skyrim? I am sure most of us agree on it :):):)

Look forward to this new DLC!!!

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Comment #52 by cheevo360
Friday, February 17, 2012 @ 09:37:43 PM
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Make sense new DLC should release Summer 2012 because they said they still in development as early so seem like Summer 2012 is perfect time for DLC ready if not then should be into Autumn but Summer seem to me. :):)

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Comment #53 by cheevo360
Friday, February 17, 2012 @ 09:41:27 PM
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#2 Do you want we all pull power bow then shoot arrows to your silly bum? hahahaha ohohohoho hihihihihihi!!!!

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Comment #54 by lazygammer13
Friday, February 17, 2012 @ 10:39:18 PM
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@#2: wow I haven't seen that much negative feedback since I checked congress' approval ratings!

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Comment #55 by I Gil Galad I
Friday, February 17, 2012 @ 11:15:25 PM
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“We're trying to figure out what those things are."

Horse armour?

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Comment #56 by Coruba
Friday, February 17, 2012 @ 11:27:57 PM
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Hopefully we'll get to go to Orsinium! Even briefly!

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Comment #57 by jahocmie heed
Saturday, February 18, 2012 @ 01:38:11 AM
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@2 got all the achievements and now looking to trade in?? Wow i got this for christmas, started playing to weeks ago and have only done 3main quests in nearly 40 hours of gameplay, i just keep exploring and findind stuff,there is simply far too much to do and i love it!

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Comment #58 by PrinceOfThralls
Saturday, February 18, 2012 @ 02:52:40 AM
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@57 There isn't too much to do. Actually it's not even hard to discover and do everything. Much like in Oblivion, but unlike Morrowind where there actually was too much to do and one would be never able to everything in it. Now we got that part covered, I'd say I can't wait for Skyrim DLC. I have much hope that they will be like shivering isles or tribunal. I don't like Skyrim, but I hope that the DLC will make this game fun again. Because I am tired of dragons and grey landscape and pale colors everywhere. Also there might be a chance they wil introduce pauldrons can dream, right?

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Comment #59 by X monkfish69 X
Saturday, February 18, 2012 @ 03:09:58 AM
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As long as they bug-test it all before release... Otherwise there will be a few 40K charges coming their way... Free DLC or not !

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Comment #60 by DC KUSH 91
Saturday, February 18, 2012 @ 04:01:06 AM
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I'm sorry but -84 for #2?

My god some people are sheep, get your own opinion rather than follow everyone else.

If the guy wants to trade a game in because he has 1000g'd it, so what? He can always buy it back and purchase the DLC should he wish to do so.

People see that 70+ guys don't like the comment, and they copy them, quite sad really.

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Comment #61 by SmarmySmurf
Saturday, February 18, 2012 @ 04:35:03 AM
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This is pretty much my favorite game ever, I trust Bethesda to do whatever feels right for the game.

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Comment #62 by DC KUSH 91
Saturday, February 18, 2012 @ 04:40:37 AM
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Lol at the people 'thumbs downing' someone who has the full 1000g and now wants to sell the game.

Do you forget you are on an achievement website? Not a skyrim fan boy wesbite.

I'm welsh and even i havn't seen this many sheep before.


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Comment #63 by xPacking Heat
Saturday, February 18, 2012 @ 05:17:07 AM
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Oh, Todd... Tell me lies, tell me sweet little lies!

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Comment #64 by MasterGazelle
Saturday, February 18, 2012 @ 05:23:30 AM
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@62. not everyone on here is about large numbers of quick points. Some just want to keep track of their progress, & some just like to complete the games they love, and a lot of Elder Scrolls players play for the love of the games over & over; well after the cheevies are completed. Even those that frequent X360A :)

That said #2 is perfectly entitled to play his games whichever way he wants to, and shouldn't be thumbs downed unless he was dissing the game or trolling, which he wasn't. There should an icon for when peoples passions rule their heads :P

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Comment #65 by Torg001
Saturday, February 18, 2012 @ 05:33:48 AM
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Im guessing larger DLC but for more money, how is that "less aggressive"?

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Comment #66 by Akatsuki Sw1tch
Saturday, February 18, 2012 @ 05:36:46 AM
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Take your time bethesda i still have over 70% of the game to do after 218 hours :)

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Comment #67 by DC KUSH 91
Saturday, February 18, 2012 @ 05:40:27 AM
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@64 i totally agree with you.

If you want to play skyrim after you have 1000g'd it, then great, after all it's a huge game that deserves to be explored.

But i cannot see how people can judge someone for getting all the cheevo's then moving on, like you said, everyone can play in their own way.

I think half the people who 'thumbs down' his comment didn't even object to it. They just seen a high number of thumbs down and felt obliged to add to it. The guy isn't a troll, and he clearly doesn't hate skyrim, he's 1000g'd it for goodness sake. I know thats not an easy feat, takes a lot of time and dedication. If he is considering trading it in after then thats his decision.

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Comment #68 by three15
Saturday, February 18, 2012 @ 06:00:26 AM
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Nearly 3 months since release now, with Risen 2 and Witcher 2 out soon i'm disappointed they've waited so long to release anything. Love this game but they need to hurry up before i move on.

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Comment #69 by BauerPower
Saturday, February 18, 2012 @ 06:22:17 AM
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#2, there are so many things wrong with what you have just said.

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Comment #70 by ICGMU12321
Saturday, February 18, 2012 @ 07:06:14 AM
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People are complaining about the lack of DLC 3 months after a release date? If you want quantity play CoD. This game is going to have quality expansions. We've known this since before the game came out so everyones complaints are really uncalled for.

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Comment #71 by Furl
Saturday, February 18, 2012 @ 07:07:39 AM
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If 'Point Lookout' is considered a 'Smaller' DLC. I don't even know what they are considering for Skyrim!?

Can only hope that what they mean is, 3 Shivering Isles size DLCs.

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Comment #72 by Gearbolt
Saturday, February 18, 2012 @ 07:49:47 AM
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I like this, going with the quality route instead of quanity. Wish other companies would do this as well.

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Comment #73 by ash356
Saturday, February 18, 2012 @ 07:51:38 AM
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Ah yes, 'trading in Skyrim', the alleged idea of getting rid of Skyrim after claiming all the achievements.

We have dismissed that claim.

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Comment #74 by TH3 XB0X G3N1U5
Saturday, February 18, 2012 @ 07:52:07 AM
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Have I set the record for most unintentional, unfair negative votes now?

I'm sorry to have upset all the fanboys, clearly not my intention, I'm just working on my backlog of games and finishing up what I can.

By the way, I did purchase the game the day it was released, and only finished it Feb 5. Not like I tried to finish it in the first 2 weeks.

Do you kids understand it now??

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Comment #75 by zarda1
Saturday, February 18, 2012 @ 08:04:21 AM
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well im glad they're talking but this doesn't really tell us anything new. i've been waiting for something new and even something small would do.

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Comment #76 by Thicketford
Saturday, February 18, 2012 @ 08:05:41 AM
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I'd love a 'hardcore' mode with food, water and sleep gauges.

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Comment #77 by BSF Chip
Saturday, February 18, 2012 @ 08:31:11 AM
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cool cant wait,lets hope its as good as shivering isle dlc was(the only dlc ever worth the money)

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Comment #78 by M1 Punk
Saturday, February 18, 2012 @ 09:14:54 AM
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@2 Sorry dude, I saw the 109 dislikes and I just had to add another one...

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Comment #79 by GreyTemplar
Saturday, February 18, 2012 @ 09:34:39 AM
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"They'll feel closer to an expansion pack." God Bless you Todd Howard. I can wait for that.

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Comment #80 by MasterGazelle
Saturday, February 18, 2012 @ 09:50:08 AM
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@71 Cyrodiil & Morrowind with any luck :)

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Comment #81 by Razzazzika
Saturday, February 18, 2012 @ 10:35:38 AM
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@2 So? I have 1000g in Skyrim too. I ain't trading it in for three reasons: A) There's still PLENTY to do in Skyrim, it's a game that never ends. Achievements aren't everything. B) DLC WILL come eventually, so if you go and trade in your copy, you'll have to buy it again along with the DLC to play it. Your loss I say, because big DLC is sure to have achievements and you won't have it 100% anymore. C) My fiancee would kill me if I traded it in, she loves the game too.

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Comment #82 by ServbotNamedSxE
Saturday, February 18, 2012 @ 10:38:24 AM
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I hope they let you go back to Solisthiem as part of the dlc.

Whatever it is im sure it'll be just as big and better then the Shivering Isles expansion in Oblivion! Ahhh, good times. :)

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Comment #83 by RUSH v4
Saturday, February 18, 2012 @ 11:39:16 AM
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Oh man I can't wait to hop back on this game. So far I have discovered every location and cleared 60 percent of the dungeons.

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Comment #84 by voidreaper21
Saturday, February 18, 2012 @ 12:07:30 PM
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@2 - you my friend are. a. dickhead.

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Comment #85 by a dying animal
Saturday, February 18, 2012 @ 12:57:49 PM
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I'm cool with this as long as the DLCs aren't more than 6 months apart.

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Comment #86 by Kaisar Villhelm
Saturday, February 18, 2012 @ 01:07:43 PM
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@74 Calling people children but still using retard as an insult doesn't help your case at all.I can guarantee that I'm older than you are, yet I disagree with your first post - that's why I down voted it. If you really were an adult, you'd accept that your viewpoint is not a popular one and not continue to stoke the flames here.

Either way, as long as this DLC isn't horse armor, I'd be happy ;) As much as I'd like to see something that takes place in Vvardenfell, I'm betting that they'll either add a new area (a la Shivering Isles) or add an entire new quest line across Skyrim.

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Comment #87 by Alchemist5
Saturday, February 18, 2012 @ 01:34:55 PM
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@2 You kiddie are a spoiled child.

I am excited about this announcement and cannot wait to see what Bethesda has in store. I personally prefer quality over quantity, which is very rare nowadays.

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Comment #88 by Ennazus
Saturday, February 18, 2012 @ 02:15:22 PM
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Lol. I think all those thumbs down are a bit harsh for #2...

I seriously enjoyed Skyrim and all the hype surrounding it so I am very excited for any expansions. I'm glad they're taking their time over it, after all there is nothing worse than a rushed game (except for Diablo... Blizzard are taking the mick).

I haven't had an xbox for long so I never played Oblivion but I'm feeling like I might now.

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Comment #89 by SrgSlam138
Saturday, February 18, 2012 @ 02:25:19 PM
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I already traded in this game for dark souls , im with #2 everybody b@#$@ing at him for no reason, i was 163 hrs in and finaly got to the point of being bored nothing to realy do anymore, KILL ME WITH THOSE UPSIDEDOWN THUMBS NOW DAWG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Comment #90 by ATOMICKILA3000
Saturday, February 18, 2012 @ 02:37:17 PM
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@89 Ok, just cuz u said so

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Comment #91 by jjoerger
Saturday, February 18, 2012 @ 03:22:01 PM
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Please let us build our own house!

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Comment #92 by Explodius
Saturday, February 18, 2012 @ 03:34:49 PM
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This is a great way to handle dlc, I hope more developers follow suit.

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Comment #93 by Almsivi
Saturday, February 18, 2012 @ 04:51:08 PM
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I agree, no rush Bethesda, I can wait :)

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Comment #94 by a hippyslayer
Saturday, February 18, 2012 @ 08:45:31 PM
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Damn never seen anyone get over 152 thumbs down;)

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Comment #95 by HugTheBear
Saturday, February 18, 2012 @ 08:46:36 PM
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@91. That was my favorite part of the video they put out. The ability to build a house. Also loved the idea of have a skeleton as a butler in that house I built lol.

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Comment #96 by Magus 0f Zeal
Sunday, February 19, 2012 @ 12:37:31 AM
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Aggressive?! Horse armor's aggressive. I actually liked most of the Fallout3 DLC. I did wait to get all of it 1/2 off though so it all seemed worth five dollars a piece. If they go a route like Oblivion with an expansion that would be more than fine.

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Comment #97 by thisispreston
Sunday, February 19, 2012 @ 02:00:33 AM
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im still confused as to why anyone down voted #2 at all? so unless ive missed something it goes like this, correct me if im wrong......

Person buys game. Person finishes game. Person gets all achievements. Person trades in said game for something else.

what exactly is wrong with that?
if you finished a game and got all cheevs, why keep it unless you plan on playing it again? and as much as i love Skyrim, given the amount of hours it takes to properly get through it, i doubt i will play it twice.

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Comment #98 by Inexxa
Sunday, February 19, 2012 @ 04:48:39 AM
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Fix the game before bringing out DLC. My main char is still stuck in skyhaven temple and won't be touching the game till it's sorted. What a waste of 100+ hours.

As soon as the game glitched I've had so much less buggy fun on Mass effect 1+2 in time for 3.

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Comment #99 by DecadentBeaver
Sunday, February 19, 2012 @ 06:22:23 AM
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@2. 165 thumbs down is prretty impressive. I don't see why, cos if you have finished it, and want to work on your backlogue of games do so. I finished every major quest and side quest by xmas, and have not played it since. I am keeping hold of mine, as the promise of expansion packs is to much to ignore. Keep hold of it for now, and save yourself having to buy it again to play some more.

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Comment #100 by Just4War97
Sunday, February 19, 2012 @ 06:55:40 AM
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@2. While I can agree with finishing all of the achievements and then moving onto your backlog, after all I have done the same thing, is there really any point in trading it in only to have to spend more to get it back for the DLC?

On topic, if the DLC's are as good as the Shivering Isles was then are as far as I am concerned Bethsda can take as much time as they need. I would rather have as good an experience as possible added to this already brilliant game.

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Comment #101 by Darth Bambrox
Sunday, February 19, 2012 @ 07:36:30 AM
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hmmmm,I remain sceptical, I agree that it is a better idea to bring out less dlc with greater substance but I dont believe Bethesda for a second when they say "it will be polished" Still, glad to see I havent held on to skyrim for no reason other than I loved it and cant bare to sell it on

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Comment #102 by Cocoabine
Sunday, February 19, 2012 @ 07:49:50 AM
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What they should do is release some of the top rated creations made by people with the map editor in the form of DLC.

That way we, the Skyrim players get excellent content and the creators are rewarded for all their hard work.

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Comment #103 by TH3 XB0X G3N1U5
Sunday, February 19, 2012 @ 09:12:13 AM
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@99, @100: I figure that at some point, they will release a GOTY version which includes all the dlc.

I trade the game in now, while it's value is relatively high, then at some point buy the GOTY edition.

If not, at least later on it will have dropped in price, and then I don't mind buying it again. Or I could borrow from a friend.

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Comment #104 by HernanCraft
Sunday, February 19, 2012 @ 11:08:58 AM
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I'm waiting SKYRIM DLC!!!

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Comment #105 by SG1 Warsquatch
Sunday, February 19, 2012 @ 12:42:12 PM
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@ 2/103 If anything than you would be buying the game twice and purchasing DLC which is actually supporting Bethesda even more. I know I wont be trading it in but I do the same thing with other games.Trade in value matters to people like us. I know the feeling all to well man. People need to put their fanboners back in their fanboy pants and stop hating so much.

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Comment #106 by brotherhood
Sunday, February 19, 2012 @ 01:17:52 PM
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cant wait for the dlc for skyrim

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Comment #107 by soastedsoldier
Sunday, February 19, 2012 @ 01:36:37 PM
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Im surprised i still have this game, i prefer fallout to elder scrolls, so i wish they would hurry up with this dlc so they can make a new fallout game.

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Comment #108 by Delow317
Sunday, February 19, 2012 @ 05:03:11 PM
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I feel so sorry for the sorry saps that are forced to play this on PS3. What an unplayable game on PS3, we should all be greatful that we have the better console for nearly all multiplats, and the fact that Skyrim runs like butter on our console.

That is all.

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Comment #109 by wickedclowns95
Sunday, February 19, 2012 @ 05:56:07 PM
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I'm just hoping it doesn't cost an excessive amount. More than $20 and I'll have to consider the amount of content included very carefully. Although, I need them to fix the game before they even think about releasing dlc. As of current, I can't progress through the story any more because of a glitch. I feel a little cheated for buying this and not even being able to finish the story. That's just fucked. If it isn't fixed then the dlc will of course be a no-buy for me.

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Comment #110 by xSavage Henry
Sunday, February 19, 2012 @ 07:36:03 PM
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I want to mount a dragon.

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Comment #111 by RedFux
Sunday, February 19, 2012 @ 08:09:56 PM
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Free shit is always a good welcome for me. yeah!

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Comment #112 by lid
Sunday, February 19, 2012 @ 11:40:14 PM
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Comment #113 by Big Coote 666
Monday, February 20, 2012 @ 02:00:12 AM
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Feel sorry for number 2 with all that hate headed towards him. I understand his view, I bought this on pc the other day when it was £10 on Steam. And have played it all of 11 hours, it is a good game, but there are better games imo and he is only expressing his. I certainly believe there were better games in 2011.

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Comment #114 by cursednaruto
Monday, February 20, 2012 @ 06:56:57 AM
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No dragon mounts is a good idea think about it a special dragon in a location u have to travel it takes you to the land were. the dragons went dormant

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Comment #116 by Restricted-Access
Monday, February 20, 2012 @ 09:53:02 AM
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Over 192 thumbs-down for a comment that didn't deserve it? How about you people come back and thumb-down these spammers that are dumping ads into our comments sections! That username (#115) looks like it was created by someone who had a muscle spasm in his right hand!!

I hate spammers!!!

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Comment #117 by MCLMMGUNNER
Thursday, February 23, 2012 @ 08:36:39 PM
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Using Red Dead Redemption as an example... I like how there were a few free DLC additions to accompany the larger paid DLC. Made you feel like they weren't just out to milk you for money. I'm anxiously awaiting the DLC for Skyrim and hoping it raises the level cap as well as adding a significant amount of options to the NON-quest gameplay (i.e., caravan & gambling in fallout, poker & games in RDR, etc.) I doubt Bethesda will disappoint with the upcoming DLC. Seems like they're putting a lot of thought and effort into it. :D

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Comment #118 by IronRion
Monday, March 05, 2012 @ 06:13:11 AM
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I like the idea of having huge DLC's, hopefully like Shivering Isles. Free content is also nice.

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Comment #119 by ElrondHalfelven
Thursday, March 15, 2012 @ 05:31:27 PM
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Excellent idea to spend more time instead of making lots of Download Content Packs. Skyrim is unequivocally the best Role Playing Game on the current market. I take my hat off to you Bethesda.

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