Do NOT download the new Skyrim patch

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#1 Posted by Ironbash (1132 posts) -
Earlier today, I switched from BF3 back to skyrim so as to download this new patch that would fix some issues. Then I realised something wrong. Just as I was a couple of minutes in, my flame atronach was taking fire damage. This was irregular because they are immune to fire. So then I check online and surely there's a major issue Thus, I urge you not to download this patch until it is fixed as otherwise you will not only have no resistance to magic or disease etc, dragons will also fly backwards.
#2 Posted by hensothor (522 posts) -
Meh, I don't mind!
#3 Posted by WithoutGraceXII (1797 posts) -
Not a bug, the dragons are evolving!
#4 Posted by jer_1 (7451 posts) -
Wow, that's just crazy lookin. How the hell did this patch ever get approved?!
#5 Posted by DJ_Lae (42748 posts) -
Oh man, the dragon flying backwards part is almost reason enough for me to install the patch. I can't believe the resistances being bugged made it through QA for the patch, though. Okay, being Bethesda, I can believe it, as they don't seem to have QA.
#6 Posted by IPWNDU2 (2535 posts) -

Bethesda takes pride in releasing games in alpha testing stages

#7 Posted by DarkLink77 (31695 posts) -

Dynamic dragons are not a bug, bro. They're a feature.

#8 Posted by DrTrafalgarLaw (4440 posts) -
Hahahaha instant classic, this is how Bethesda rolls gentlemen.
#9 Posted by Cherokee_Jack (32198 posts) -
Idiots. This is what happens when you rush a patch.
#10 Posted by Kiro0 (1173 posts) -

Somehow I am not surprised. They should totally keep dragons flying backward as a new feature though. Just like giants launching you a mile into the air is totally a feature.

#11 Posted by LegatoSkyheart (24653 posts) -

Not liking the Resistance bug deal, but that Dragon was amazing.

#12 Posted by TheOtherTheoG (2287 posts) -
Screw that, dragons flying backwards? Totally downloading this!
#13 Posted by charizard1605 (55643 posts) -
Welp, too late, I just installed it :(
#14 Posted by xXShortroundXx (1807 posts) -

If this was any other game, people would be using it as hate material, but it's ok for Skyrim haha.

#15 Posted by MlauTheDaft (3280 posts) -
"The patch appears to affect both PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Skyrim."

But teh plugz and playz :P

#16 Posted by AcidSoldner (7051 posts) -
Wow, Bethesda. Get your s*** together. Ever since Oblivion, I have waited at least one year from release to buy their games. Waited a year for Fallout 3 and New Vegas and it looks like I'll be doing the same for Skyrim.
#17 Posted by Ballroompirate (22303 posts) -

Dragon do a barrel roll

#18 Posted by TheGuardian03 (21443 posts) -
So ths patch fixes and creates problems. Lol Bethesda.
#19 Posted by Ravensmash (13862 posts) -
"The patch appears to affect both PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Skyrim."

But teh plugz and playz :P

MlauTheDaft
I don't think the patch has been out as long for PC - people on Reddit's Skyrim section recommending not updating till it's confirmed. If it's affecting both the PS3 and 360, I see no reason why it won't affect the PC either :[
#20 Posted by Badosh (12727 posts) -
Lul, I downloaded it, nothing so far. I totally want to see the dragon fly backwards though.. Those effers are everywhere now.
#21 Posted by Kiro0 (1173 posts) -

If this was any other game, people would be using it as hate material, but it's ok for Skyrim haha.

xXShortroundXx

Pretty much sums up the treatment of certain devs compared to others.

#22 Posted by MlauTheDaft (3280 posts) -

[QUOTE="MlauTheDaft"]"The patch appears to affect both PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Skyrim."

But teh plugz and playz :P

Ravensmash

I don't think the patch has been out as long for PC - people on Reddit's Skyrim section recommending not updating till it's confirmed. If it's affecting both the PS3 and 360, I see no reason why it won't affect the PC either :[

I was just being a proper system warrior ;) Unfortunately, I don't get a choice since Steam automatically updated earlier. Don't even have a character in a position to test things due to school etc...

Edit: Besides, consolites do seem to think issues like this are PC exclusive.

#23 Posted by jer_1 (7451 posts) -
What they should have done is just forget about attempting patches and release the creation kit. Let the modders fix the game, just like they know they should.
#24 Posted by Riverwolf007 (23435 posts) -

dl'd it this morning and didn't notice anything unusual.

some blood dragon that i had never seen before caught me out in the open and it flew fine and my resistances were fine as i fought it.

it bugs me you don't get patch notes as to what it does like you do almost everytime you dl a pc patch.

#25 Posted by Doolz2024 (9604 posts) -

Patch has been taken down already. Couldn't even download it now if you wanted to. Great job, Bethesda. The patch did more harm than good. I really wanted to play this again, but I guess I'm gonna have to do the same thing I did with Fallout: New Vegas: Not play it for several months, then hopefully the game will be without serious issues by then.

#26 Posted by MuayThaiFTW (819 posts) -

Dynamic dragons are not a bug, bro. They're a feature.

DarkLink77
Only Skyrim fans can some how manage to turn a clear negative issue of the game into some twisted positive . Got to hand it to Skyrim fanboys.I guess that's what blind worship fanboyism is all about! Its amazing how Bethesda gets so many free passes to release so many broken games
#27 Posted by Just-Breathe (3741 posts) -
Trust Bethesda
#28 Posted by MlauTheDaft (3280 posts) -

[QUOTE="DarkLink77"]

Dynamic dragons are not a bug, bro. They're a feature.

MuayThaiFTW

Only Skyrim fans can some how manage to turn a clear negative aspect of the game into some twisted positive . Got to hand it to Skyrim fanboys. I guess that's what blind fanboyism is all about!

Your sarcasm detector is in severe need of maintenance, bro.

#29 Posted by emirblade (903 posts) -

I undestand and love the idea of patching, but what does it tells us of the developers if they have to patch everything and some of the patches damage other parts of the game? I'm confused.

#30 Posted by BPoole96 (22784 posts) -

So glad I didn't get this game on consoles

#31 Posted by Am_Confucius (3376 posts) -

[QUOTE="MuayThaiFTW"][QUOTE="DarkLink77"]

Dynamic dragons are not a bug, bro. They're a feature.

MlauTheDaft

Only Skyrim fans can some how manage to turn a clear negative aspect of the game into some twisted positive . Got to hand it to Skyrim fanboys. I guess that's what blind fanboyism is all about!

Your sarcasm detector is in severe need of maintenance, bro.

Agreed
#32 Posted by vtbob88 (629 posts) -

[QUOTE="DarkLink77"]

Dynamic dragons are not a bug, bro. They're a feature.

MuayThaiFTW

Only Skyrim fans can some how manage to turn a clear negative issue of the game into some twisted positive . Got to hand it to Skyrim fanboys.I guess that's what blind worship fanboyism is all about! Its amazing how Bethesda gets so many free passes to release so many broken games

Someone missed the humor

#33 Posted by lowe0 (13692 posts) -

[QUOTE="Ravensmash"][QUOTE="MlauTheDaft"]"The patch appears to affect both PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Skyrim."

But teh plugz and playz :P

MlauTheDaft

I don't think the patch has been out as long for PC - people on Reddit's Skyrim section recommending not updating till it's confirmed. If it's affecting both the PS3 and 360, I see no reason why it won't affect the PC either :[

I was just being a proper system warrior ;) Unfortunately, I don't get a choice since Steam automatically updated earlier. Don't even have a character in a position to test things due to school etc...

Edit: Besides, consolites do seem to think issues like this are PC exclusive.

Not really. However stuff like the new sound card that trashed my SLI setup so badly that I had to reinstall Windows... that never seems to happen on my PS3. (Disclaimers that are sadly required here: yes, I checked card seating and bridge seating, yes, I tried a clean install of Nvidia's drivers, yes, I have good hardware from reputable manufacturers, and no, I am not making up how I spent last evening because it's convenient for my argument. I would have been accused of all of these, at a minimum, so let's get them out of the way now.)
#34 Posted by GiveMeSomething (884 posts) -

Bethesda takes pride in releasing games in alpha testing stages

IPWNDU2

Histerically true LOL. I mean, wtf. If their game wasn't so bugged, I'd have it already but NO, they have to release crap yet again.

#35 Posted by Merex760 (4284 posts) -
QA? We don't need no stinkin' QA! We're Bethesda!
#36 Posted by Thunderdrone (5414 posts) -
You have got to be kidding me Hahaha GOTY contender and likely winner right here folks
#37 Posted by lawlessx (46460 posts) -
Skyrim crashes constantly for me :(
#38 Posted by MlauTheDaft (3280 posts) -

[QUOTE="MlauTheDaft"]

[QUOTE="Ravensmash"] I don't think the patch has been out as long for PC - people on Reddit's Skyrim section recommending not updating till it's confirmed. If it's affecting both the PS3 and 360, I see no reason why it won't affect the PC either :[lowe0

I was just being a proper system warrior ;) Unfortunately, I don't get a choice since Steam automatically updated earlier. Don't even have a character in a position to test things due to school etc...

Edit: Besides, consolites do seem to think issues like this are PC exclusive.

Not really. However stuff like the new sound card that trashed my SLI setup so badly that I had to reinstall Windows... that never seems to happen on my PS3. (Disclaimers that are sadly required here: yes, I checked card seating and bridge seating, yes, I tried a clean install of Nvidia's drivers, yes, I have good hardware from reputable manufacturers, and no, I am not making up how I spent last evening because it's convenient for my argument. I would have been accused of all of these, at a minimum, so let's get them out of the way now.)

Just remember that an issue such as yours is far from common.

Personally, I rarely have any issues between my Asus G74SX and my I7-920/GTX460SLI rig, but I'm sure we'll agree that PCs do benefit hugely from intimitate knowledge and that it's absolutely required to a degree.

Especially drivers, is a topic that is much too convoluted for your average person.

Hell, a guy from my class started out knowing Java but had no idea how to install Windows, it's amazing how many of the "basics" are completely lost on people and sufficiently user-friendly, interactive tutorials simply don't exist...

I consider the troubleshooting something you learn to love, but (hopefully) having a future career in the (non-gaming) industry ahead of me, I'm probably biased ;)

#39 Posted by Jagged3dge (3895 posts) -

I was thinking about those people that bought Skyrim and don't have online connectivity...:shock:

#40 Posted by Bread_or_Decide (17233 posts) -
Even the patches have bugs? Oy vey Bethesda.
#41 Posted by Bread_or_Decide (17233 posts) -

I was thinking about those people that bought Skyrim and don't have online connectivity...:shock:

Jagged3dge
Like me.....
#42 Posted by fusionhunter (2009 posts) -

So they let the new guys patch the game.

#43 Posted by padaporra (3389 posts) -

haha that was funny

#44 Posted by fabz_95 (15424 posts) -
Wow, I thought patches were supposed to fix bugs.
#45 Posted by lowe0 (13692 posts) -

[QUOTE="lowe0"][QUOTE="MlauTheDaft"]

I was just being a proper system warrior ;) Unfortunately, I don't get a choice since Steam automatically updated earlier. Don't even have a character in a position to test things due to school etc...

Edit: Besides, consolites do seem to think issues like this are PC exclusive.

MlauTheDaft

Not really. However stuff like the new sound card that trashed my SLI setup so badly that I had to reinstall Windows... that never seems to happen on my PS3. (Disclaimers that are sadly required here: yes, I checked card seating and bridge seating, yes, I tried a clean install of Nvidia's drivers, yes, I have good hardware from reputable manufacturers, and no, I am not making up how I spent last evening because it's convenient for my argument. I would have been accused of all of these, at a minimum, so let's get them out of the way now.)

Just remember that an issue such as yours is far from common.

Personally, I rarely have any issues between my Asus G74SX and my I7-920/GTX460SLI rig, but I'm sure we'll agree that PCs do benefit hugely from intimitate knowledge and that it's absolutely required to a degree.

Especially drivers, is a topic that is much too convoluted for your average person.

Hell, a guy from my class started out knowing Java but had no idea how to install Windows, it's amazing how many of the "basics" are completely lost on people and sufficiently user-friendly, interactive tutorials simply don't exist...

I consider the troubleshooting something you learn to love, but (hopefully) having a future career in the (non-gaming) industry ahead of me, I'm probably biased ;)

Quite the opposite in my case. A career in IT is now why I hate troubleshooting and what drove me to prefer consoles.
#46 Posted by Stringerboy (6930 posts) -

Glitchrim.

#47 Posted by Tangmashi (1051 posts) -

How does this game have a 95 on Metacritic again?

#48 Posted by mitu123 (153911 posts) -

I would rather wait for modders to fix this game.

You know a game is glitchy when a patch creates more problems.:lol:

#49 Posted by Socijalisticka (1619 posts) -

Wow, Bethesda. Get your s*** together. Ever since Oblivion, I have waited at least one year from release to buy their games. Waited a year for Fallout 3 and New Vegas and it looks like I'll be doing the same for Skyrim.AcidSoldner

What do you mean ever since Oblivion? Their games were always buggy/broken.

#50 Posted by osan0 (12602 posts) -
classic bethesda. these are not bugs..just undocumented features. dragons flying backwards....cassic game design that. maybe next time bethesda shoudl take all these bugs..mash em into a game and release it for the laugh. come up with new and creatve bugs also :P. i wonder what they actually fixed to make the dragons fly backwards.....thats a sign of some seriously fubar code. its probably an easy fix though (change a 1 to a -1 :P).