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Poll: Will you buy Skyrim? (19 member(s) have cast votes)

So, are you going to buy Skyrim?

  1. Yes / Launch (11 votes [57.89%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 57.89%

  2. Yes / When Patched (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. Yes / Bargain Bin (3 votes [15.79%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 15.79%

  4. Undecided (2 votes [10.53%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 10.53%

  5. No (3 votes [15.79%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 15.79%

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#1 Archmage Silver

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 11:16 AM

Skyrim is due out next month, so I thought that I'd run the same poll that I did for ME3. Personally I've got a standard edition pre-ordered for the launch day (11/11/11), and I'm supposedly getting that better physical map as a pre-order bonus.

Addendum: It's highly likely that Skyrim will win a GOTY award, and thus there will (again) be a GOTY Edition with some DLC bundled into it. If you're going for that one later on, just pick the "Bargain Bin" option and state it in your post. This is a public poll.

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 11:52 AM

YES YES YES. I've been waiting for a new Elder Scrolls game for five years. I want it!

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 01:15 PM

Yes. However I'll wait for the GOTY edition, patching and mods and a cheaper price.
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Posted 09 October 2011 - 03:03 PM

Bought and paid for months ago.....

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 03:17 PM

Considering how much of a fail Oblivion was in comparison with Morrowind, I doubt I'll even bother to download Skyrim from Pirate Bay :whistling:

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 08:04 PM

It's highly likely that Skyrim will win a GOTY award

How could anyone possibly judge a game as award-worthy before it's even released? Corollary: why would anyone buy a game before they know how crappy it may or may not be? Marketing hype doesn't count a whit against actual player reviews.

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 11:26 PM

Yes, definitely yes. I pre-ordered it months ago, and I'm definitely looking forward to playing it during the last two weeks of November (won't be working then).

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 11:31 PM

I already have. Pre-ordered the collectors edition.

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#9 Archmage Silver

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 01:16 AM

It's highly likely that Skyrim will win a GOTY award

How could anyone possibly judge a game as award-worthy before it's even released?

You can't. I just said that it's probable that Skyrim will win a GOTY award. As for the why, one can't deny the probability when taking into account the facts that Morrowind won 1 (PC) GOTY award and 2 (PC) RPG GOTY awards, and that Oblivion followed with 3 overall GOTY awards, 4 (PC) GOTY awards, and at least 7 (PC) RPG GOTY awards.

Not to mention that there are numerous magazines, sites etc. etc. that hand out these awards, many voted and awarded by editors alone. I'd be shocked if one of the top 20 sources for these awards didn't give one to Skyrim. And that's based on numbers and the habits of gaming media alone. In summary, a GOTY Edition of Skyrim is highly likely. If people want to go for that edition later on, there's certainly a basis for them saying as much now.

Corollary: why would anyone buy a game before they know how crappy it may or may not be? Marketing hype doesn't count a whit against actual player reviews.

Because people like their chances based on the information seen so far? And some of us want games when they are released, not later. I don't know what else to tell you. If anyone else wants to chime in on this, feel free to do so.

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 02:21 AM

I will be getting it myself right at launch. However I will not pre-order it though. I'll just grab it at my local Gamestop since I get gift cards for that place all the time.

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 02:29 AM

I agree with AMS. Bethesda's track record is solid enough that we can expect Skyrim to earn at least one GOTY title. (And I'm not just thinking of Morrowind and Oblivion, but also of Fallout 3)
As for buying a game now rather than later... Well, I can't speak for everyone, but I know I typically spend 100+ hours on a single Elder Scrolls playthrough, so I'd much rather play Skyrim now, while on maternity leave than later when I'll have to deal with a bawlin', poopin', ravenous newborn. :rolleyes:
I'm staying away from most of the spoilers, though, I want to attack it with as fresh a mindset as possible.

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#12 Archmage Silver

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Posted 15 October 2011 - 01:32 PM

The votes are now 10/16 voting members buying Skyrim at launch, and a total of 12/16 buying it. Personally I think that Skyrim will be better then Oblivion right out of the box... which admittedly doesn't take that much.

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Posted 15 October 2011 - 02:45 PM

Personally I think that Skyrim will be better then Oblivion right out of the box... which admittedly doesn't take that much.

I agree. I couldn't bring myself to do, even, one run through of Oblivion without mods.
I just hope the main quest of Skyrim is interesting. Although, I'm still not sure about the whole Dragon shouts "collect them all" dynamic.
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#14 Archmage Silver

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 01:54 PM


Personally I think that Skyrim will be better then Oblivion right out of the box... which admittedly doesn't take that much.

I agree. I couldn't bring myself to do, even, one run through of Oblivion without mods.
I just hope the main quest of Skyrim is interesting. Although, I'm still not sure about the whole Dragon shouts "collect them all" dynamic.

Yeah, vanilla Oblivion wasn't all that well designed... or interesting.

Collecting worked for bobbleheads in FO3/FO:NV. Or at least I liked collecting them. But then again, most of my characters are kleptomaniac packrats with hundreds of forks and other assorted tableware in their backpacks...

And when I'll become the esteemed master of the College of Winterhold, I'm going grant myself privileges to "secure" valuables from the vaults and "relocate" them all to my city manor for "safekeeping". What? You can't fire me, I've got tenure!

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 07:03 AM

I GOT MY COPY A DAY EARLY.

Taking a break from real life now. See you in a few months!

EDIT: Son of a. Steam won't let me play it until tomorrow!

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#16 Vicen

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 11:46 AM

I guess Steam had a "STOP Right there criminal scum!" moment...and did not want you to play early :P

Oh and I bit the bullet myself and actually pre-ordered it at my local gamestop.

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 12:00 PM

Just as unreasonably as the guards, at that. I bought the game - or the license to play it, Jarno, if you insist.

My CD is sitting there... mocking me.

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