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Bloodsucker Virus Spreads In Skyrim

Okay, you gotta be careful about those damned communicable diseases.

The fantastical world in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim isn't exactly realistic but when it comes to the vampire disease, you had best take it seriously.

As revealed at G4TV (make sure to watch the video), if you get bitten by a vampire, you need to locate a cure. If you can't, you'll not only become a vampire, but the way you play the game will entirely change. Sunlight will be a definite problem but on the upside, you can really be evil and you'll receive a significant power boost. Personally, I love the idea of playing as a vampire, provided it doesn't inhibit other potential growth. Humans are typically best.

Skyrim is part of a massive fall lineup and as far as RPG fans are concerned, there is no more important title scheduled for the end of 2011.

Related Game(s): The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Tags: the elder scrolls v, skyrim, skyrim vampires

9/11/2011 9:00:55 PM John Shepard

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Comments (16 posts)

TheAgingHipster
Sunday, September 11, 2011 @ 9:49:40 PM
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Ben, it's a shame you couldn't get into Oblivion more. Vampirism was in that one as well, complete with its own special quests and gameplay style. I'm glad to see they've kept it around.

Now if they'll just bring back lycanthropy, it'll be a full Halloween fantasy fest!

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Roach721
Sunday, September 11, 2011 @ 9:56:35 PM

Funny,as soon I blogged I read your comment.Great minds think alike I guess. I totally agree with you.

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TheAgingHipster
Monday, September 12, 2011 @ 12:04:36 PM

Yeah, I really enjoyed the werewolf elements in Bloodmoon! They should bring that back for Skyrim, maybe expand upon it with more quests (a la the vamp quests in Oblivion). I would hope they would keep the change tied to the lunar cycle, but perhaps an item or final questline reward would let you control yourself during the full moon, rather than become a feral beast? That would be a great addition for players looking for more varied gameplay, and it would certainly make an expansion worthy of purchase!

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Roach721
Sunday, September 11, 2011 @ 9:53:55 PM
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Expected,that was a great part of Oblivion that I enjoyed.Now if they added a Werewolf transformation that wood be cool...

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FM23
Sunday, September 11, 2011 @ 10:22:34 PM

THAT WOULD JUST BE BEYOND AWESOME!!!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, September 11, 2011 @ 10:18:26 PM
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My God please tell me the cure works this time! 20 hours down the drain because of that disease.

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FM23
Sunday, September 11, 2011 @ 10:22:17 PM

Oh yeah, that damn glitch...I just loaded a previous save...you must have the GOTY edition too...SUCK RIGHT?!?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, September 11, 2011 @ 10:37:34 PM

yeah, sucked balls. Bethesda could have fixed it with a tiny patch too.

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FM23
Monday, September 12, 2011 @ 12:00:44 AM

A LITTLE PATCH?!? Thats the same thing I was thinking. I got the 5th year anniversary edition and I accidently turned into a vampire. So I did the quest...BAM...stuck, so I searched the internet for answers all the way from 2008...and I'm like, wait second...its 2011 and they released this anniversary edition without fixing a bug that appeared in the GOTY edition that everyone is complaining about. Very poor business practice.

And playing as Vampire is always secondary, like I made a bullsh*t secondary character just to experience it along with the Dark Brotherhood. Being a vampire makes the game harder or more strategic I guess, not sure why anyone would want to play the entire game knowing the sun is your worse enemy. But it is a cool feature.

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TheAgingHipster
Monday, September 12, 2011 @ 12:05:48 PM

But the special edition metal packaging totally makes up for it, right? ;)

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Geobaldi
Monday, September 12, 2011 @ 12:07:43 AM
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I eventually became a vampire in Oblivion. Was interesting but they could've done more with it. Perhaps they will with this one.

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___________
Monday, September 12, 2011 @ 2:15:06 AM
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vampires?
hmmmmm, this game just got interesting........

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DemonNeno
Monday, September 12, 2011 @ 10:59:26 AM
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Elders Scroll is a stronghold for my modernized RPG-ing simply because of the diversity in gaming styles available. This just made me want it more!

Gaming side note - I can't believe how poor the mechanics are in Fight Night Champion. It's kept me up all night trying to beat Isaac Frost.. And wondering what the HELL EA was thinking. :(

Sorry for the off-topic.. I'm just.. So vocally disappointed!

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TheOldOne
Monday, September 12, 2011 @ 3:26:32 PM
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Vampirism was already done on the previous one (I choose not to let myself be turned to a vampire since I already knew of the bugs on that feature).
Still, I haven't decided yet If I'm gonna get this game for the PS3 or my PC instead.

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TheAgingHipster
Monday, September 12, 2011 @ 6:54:49 PM

It was in Oblivion and Morrowind.

If you've got the gaming rig for it, it will probably look best on PC. I also find the mouse and keyboard combination is a little easier for that sort of game, but I'm sure others will disagree.

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DemonNeno
Monday, September 12, 2011 @ 8:22:46 PM

I have a hard time getting use to a controller. I've spent way too much of my RPG time on the PC. Although the keyboard aspect can sometimes be a bit tacky, there's nothing quite as appealing as a mouse for aiming.

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