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I'm just starting out, only about level 5. This is what happens to me with every new RPG I play, but I'm feeling kinda stuck already because I'm picking up basically everything I can find, and not quite sure what to do with most of it.

Obviously, if it's a weapon or armor that's an upgrade, I equip it. But I'm getting all kinds of random stuff, worms, meals, food type stuff...what stuff should I not even bother with?

Also, even when I think it's something I can't use, I'm hesitant to sell...I thought you could break down items for parts, so I thought I'd do that, but when I went to the anvil and tried to deconstruct, the green weapons/armor I'm not using aren't showing up (most are quest rewards).

Crafting is my favorite part of Skyrim, so I'd really like to get into crafting...I'm assuming I should hoard ores, flowers, wood, etc? Basically anything that can be used for crafting.

Sorry for the rambling post, just looking for some generic guidance here.
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(April 29th 2014, 11:09 PM)bradu Wrote: I'm just starting out, only about level 5. This is what happens to me with every new RPG I play, but I'm feeling kinda stuck already because I'm picking up basically everything I can find, and not quite sure what to do with most of it.

Obviously, if it's a weapon or armor that's an upgrade, I equip it. But I'm getting all kinds of random stuff, worms, meals, food type stuff...what stuff should I not even bother with?

You don't need to bother with it. A lot of food crating components just take up space and have a value of 0. You should keep the food components that make recipes that are useful for your character. Provisions give you a good boost so its good to use them. But some are more useful than others depending on your build and pkaystyle. So a bunch of the food items are really only good for levelling up your provisioning.


Also, even when I think it's something I can't use, I'm hesitant to sell...I thought you could break down items for parts, so I thought I'd do that, but when I went to the anvil and tried to deconstruct, the green weapons/armor I'm not using aren't showing up (most are quest rewards).

I think you can break down all equippable gear except jewelry. Maybe you just forgot to click between the tabs that display weapons and the tab that displays apparel.


Crafting is my favorite part of Skyrim, so I'd really like to get into crafting...I'm assuming I should hoard ores, flowers, wood, etc? Basically anything that can be used for crafting.

All those items have value but maybe not useful to your charater. You can still hoard it for fun and profit but it may be a craft item for a skill line your character doesnt use. For instance, wood may not be useful to someone who doesn't use bows, shields, or staves.

Sorry for the rambling post, just looking for some generic guidance here.

sorry for the rambling reply. I just woke up.

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(April 29th 2014, 11:09 PM)bradu Wrote: I'm just starting out, only about level 5. This is what happens to me with every new RPG I play, but I'm feeling kinda stuck already because I'm picking up basically everything I can find, and not quite sure what to do with most of it.

Obviously, if it's a weapon or armor that's an upgrade, I equip it. But I'm getting all kinds of random stuff, worms, meals, food type stuff...what stuff should I not even bother with?

Also, even when I think it's something I can't use, I'm hesitant to sell...I thought you could break down items for parts, so I thought I'd do that, but when I went to the anvil and tried to deconstruct, the green weapons/armor I'm not using aren't showing up (most are quest rewards).

Crafting is my favorite part of Skyrim, so I'd really like to get into crafting...I'm assuming I should hoard ores, flowers, wood, etc? Basically anything that can be used for crafting.

Sorry for the rambling post, just looking for some generic guidance here.

Most of the loot you pick up will have an additional descriptor indicating it's use. Worms for example are used for fishing. Meals are used for crafting foods, and food... well you eat it (providing the player with additional buffs to certain stats)

You might be having trouble breaking down armors and weapons at anvils because of the type of armor it is. Light and medium armor and only be deconstructed at clothier stations, along with shields, staves and bows being broken down at woodworking stations.

Additionally, there is certain loot that exist for the sole purpose of being sold to merchants for gold.


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I myself just loot the items that I want and the items that I need in TESO!
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(May 4th 2014, 07:22 PM)Alrik11 Wrote: I myself just loot the items that I want and the items that I need in TESO!

Ha! I knew I would eventually catch the fiend that has been looting all the jute and alchemical mats leaving behind worms for the next hopeful crafter to find.

I loot everything and then destroy anything I don't want once it is in my inventory because otherwise the game leaves the dead bodies and crafting mats visible instead of deleting them. Worst when it is crafting mats since I suspect that affects the respawn rates so I loot even the junk drops to make sure my crafting mats respawn when I am working through a particular area. There probably is an add on that will auto-delete the junk but I have been wary of add ons due to lack of testing and the constant changing code coming from the developer during maintenance.
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