Skyrim 1.6 Update for PC Introduces Mounted Combat

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drummingasm

Damn...sucks to be playing skyrim on a console. Their patch will just be some half-assed ported crap from the PC version.*

*(sarcasm)

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Ghostryderflyby

A great step forward, but it still leaves you with one foot set in a bucket of concrete, as long as your companion is still running around on foot while you're a horseback. If they want to really make it great, they need to get the companions mounted up and fighting from horseback as well. After all, what is the point in buying 3 horses if only one gets used at a time, and you're always having to stop and wait for your foot plodding companion?

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THE_REAL_MAVERICK

I actually just bought it on Steam a week ago on sale. I bought it because it was on sale. I Won't pay $60 MSRP for a digital game. Now, I'm excited to play with the mounted combat.

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jonnyohio

It's truly a dream come true

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Jeffredo

Think back to how insufferably bad Skyrim was in November and how smooth and relatively bug free it is now (and I suppose 1.6 will make it more so). Its really enjoyable to play now, but its a shame retail customers had to be used as beta testers for months.

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bling581

Name one game that's been released bug free.

There's a line between what's acceptable and what's not, and I certainly don't feel that Skyrim was anywhere close to being bug infested. I can't think of any major bugs that I had issues with, though there were a few graphic glitches and problems that got annoying.

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noobstix

This just follows the trend that Bethesda has always had since Fallout 3. It usually takes them about 6 patches or so to get their product relatively close to flawless. Somewhere down the line, people will eventually tire of Bethesda's way of making games.

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acidic

i don't know where you have been for the last couple of years. 99% of PC games have been broken half-assed "retail" betas for awhile now. i really think that Guild Wars 2 will change that as they are taking their time and doing it right just like they did for the first one

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Khoiboi

So much talk about GW2... there's always some kind of "justification" for a soon-to-be-released game to be better than current games, just like so many hopeful gamers talked about SW:TOR. Despite what anyone says, GW2 would be forgotten in about 3 months in favor of even "better" to-be-released games.

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acidic

besides invalidating your own "point", all i hear is a WoW player in fear that he is going to lose his raid buddies to a far superior, less-grindy game. have fun playing with your new kung fu panda expansion, while millions of others are playing something much much better

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Valor958

Hmmm... I may try to pick Skyrim up again to see how this changes things. Splitting time between D3, BF3, and Skyrim while working full time with a family... now there's a challenge. Can I get Steam to add an achievement for that?

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JohnP

No steam achievement, but you CAN get a a divorce out of it!

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TerribleToaster

I already loved that horses could walk up cliffs which defied physics. Now I can walk up cliffs and snipe people too?

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bling581

It's about time. I rarely used a horse because most of the time I couldn't go very far before something would be attacking me. Mounting and dismounting every minute to fight some random creature was annoying. This should've been in the game from the beginning.

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LatiosXT

Sweet, that horse is more useful now!

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Vordar

Oh yeah time to dust off my Dragonborn!

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fightclub25

makes me happy in the pants, maybe this will give horse the playtime they are lacking

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Browncow8

I will go home and try it out after work!

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