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November 16, 2011 7:29 AM   Subscribe

Where can I geek out about Skyrim on the web?

I, along with many, have fallen to the wonderful addiction that is Skyrim. BUT, I have a 9-5 job, and often don't get to play more than an hour a night. And currently none of my friends play, so I have no one to talk to in person about it, other than regale my bf with stories. Where can I visit/post/lurk on the web that lets me incorporate this into my downtime at work? (which is busy enough that I can't devote a lot of time to exploring for good sites)
Bf occasionally sends me great captioned screenshots from reddit, and I know Kotaku occasionally posts, but where else can I go and read and laugh about plot points and idiosyncrasies of the game? Something similar to the True Blood fan participation (via awesome comments and animated gifs) at Oh No They Didn't would be fun; something a little more dynamic than a straight up forum. But if you tell me the Bethesda, Steam, or Nexxus forums are more fun than they appear, I will give them a go. Also, reading fanfic is probably a bit over the top for me.

Fellow players, where are your favorite places?
posted by Sayuri. to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (9 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Reddit's /gaming and /skyrim. I'm also completly hooked on GhostRobo's walkthrough videos.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 7:33 AM on November 16, 2011

How about MetaFilter's own gaming community? There's a large thread about Skyrim right now, with screenshots, properly tagged spoilers, bug warnings, etc.
posted by SpecialK at 7:34 AM on November 16, 2011 [3 favorites]

Reddit's Skyrim sub-forum.
posted by sharkfu at 7:37 AM on November 16, 2011

Also recommended -- Gamers With Jobs, Skyrim Catch-All thread.
posted by McCoy Pauley at 7:50 AM on November 16, 2011

In my opinion, the best forum for video games is NeoGaf. Lots of industry pros gather there.

Here's their Skyrim thread.
posted by visual mechanic at 7:51 AM on November 16, 2011

Nthing reddit.
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 7:52 AM on November 16, 2011

I'm delaying my immersion into Skyrim.... neither PC nor work/home will support the commitment required!

However; for Oblivion the two best resources were the UESP and TESnexus. TESnexus doesnt have much in the way of Skyrim mods yet, understandably, but UESP has a fair bit of discussion.
posted by BadMiker at 7:55 AM on November 16, 2011

> I have a 9-5 job, and often don't get to play more than an hour a night.

You should check out the Skyrim catch-all in Gamers with Jobs:
posted by ellF at 8:19 AM on November 16, 2011

You guys rock, thanks so much! I'm already guffawing at my desk and learning useful things and watching videos of Lydia doing tragic things like running into the same trap over and over again.
posted by Sayuri. at 12:32 PM on November 16, 2011

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