Can Christians play Skyrim?
Yes. Yes, they can. My professional opinion is that God cares more about how you treat other people. If playing Skyrim makes you a jerk to people, then lay off of it. However, if Skyrim doesn’t affect how you live your life, I see no benefit from making an arbitrary rule against it.
Grace and Peace,
This constitutes sin. Playing any video game probably means you’re going to Hell.
Sarcasm aside, anyone of any belief system can play any video game; whether you can identify that doing something in a virtual world doesn’t matter and isn’t who you are in real life is a different issue. You shouldn’t play any if you can’t separate reality from games.
But if you understand that you’re only manipulating pixels on a screen for entertainment, then by all means. Murder, theft, and immoral concepts in a game are okay, as long as you understand that it’s a game, and you’re still bound by your pre-existing moral code outside of the game.
In Skyrim I’m a mass-murdering thief, in real life I’m not.
Can Christians play Skyrim?
Of course. Christians can play Skyrim. Anyone can play the game.
For me, I didn’t limit your question there. Because we are talking about faith/belief. You asked the question because you did not find/suit it with Christian belief. If so, I think the right question should be:
Is Skyrim compatible with Christians’s beliefs?
If that is the question, then No.
But if the game does not cause you to stumble, then the choice is yours. Because there is this one method that you cannot avoid, and that is to kill. And there are some instances that you will choose to lie (to protect someone’s life).
Most missions with the interesting story do not come from “good” people/guys. And also those good-looking armour sets. Still, you can join them (if you are curious about the story and plan to join because you have finished all quests except for these bad guys).
In my case, there are some gods or Daedric princes (whatever they call them) that I did not choose to serve because they are purely evil to me. And I joined some because it relates to another quest (continuation).
Like the lady of decay, in order to win her favour and become her champion. You need to eat human flesh that you just killed recently. Some NPC mixed human flesh with their meat. I want to execute justice for these cannibals.
This isn’t very good. Therefore, all her followers didn’t leave that cave alive.
So, Christians can play Skyrim. Don’t play if it causes you to stumble. If you ever want to play the game, you will encounter great heavy decisions, like if you continue this quest, etc.
And if possible, overcome evil with good.
I think somewhere in Galatians Paul mentions that to sneak through the night with a bow is an abomination before the Lord. And as Sneak Archer is incredibly OP with game mechanics in Skyrim, you’re probably screwed. Although I am also fairly sure that somewhere in the Old Testament (Judges, maybe?), there’s something along the lines of, “The Lord saith, ‘He that slayeth dragons with the voice of man shall be blessed in My Sight,” so I don’t know. The Bible can be contradictory like that. I’m pretty sure Revelations outs Jesus as an Argonian main. Weirdo.
All of the above is in jest. Look, Christians still can’t seem to figure out if Harry Potter is sacrilege or not. Asking Quora whether or not a Christian can play Skyrim is crazy. Play the game, enjoy it, and if you end up in Hell, ask Satan why he had to make EA so greedy.
What are some tips and hints for someone starting to play Elder Scrolls: Skyrim?
Don’t kill the chicken in Riverwood
Don’t fight any giants right off the bat
When you find Meridia’s Beacon, the final boss will be a bitch if you’re under-leveled (I’d say go do it around level 25)
Lydia gets in the way quite a bit
Alduin is a pushover
DO NOT TRY TO FIGHT THE GREYBEARDS, THEY WILL PUT YOU IN AN ENDLESS CYCLE OF GETTING FROZEN, UNFROZEN, AND THEN RE-FROZEN.
Guards don’t like it when you shout at them
Don’t steal that cheese in front of anyone
Go talk to Aventus Aretino in Windhelm, do what he wants, then sleep in a bed you own after your great deed
I’d recommend siding with the Vamps (you’ll understand when you get there)
Miraak is a complete douche-nozzle (you’ll again understand when you get there)
Be prepared to meet the Daedric Prince of Tentacle Porn in the Dragonborn DLC
Craft fucktons of Jewelry, then at 80 smithing, craft ebony bows
Hope my answer helps!
Thanks for the A2A David!
The bottom line is you could be the biggest evil jack-hole in Skyrim and still be the chosen one and save the day, just like being the “good guy” and avoiding the “evil quests” like the Dark Brotherhood, the Thieves Guild, or the Daedric quests. Or just be a freelancing serial killer. It all depends on how you role-play your character.
What are some tips and hints for someone starting to play Elder Scrolls: Skyrim?
The OP could also be asking, if being a Christian is okay due to how many fundamentalist Christians avoid games and books that are magic-based, like Harry Potter. But that’s unanswerable; it’s opinion-based. If anyone dislikes violence, drug and alcohol consumption, stealing and beliefs against the idea of more than one God and magic, just don’t play the game.
Oh god, I’ve been playing it for 4 years now.
I thought I was a Christian but if I’m playing a fantasy video game then that must mean I am an unbeliever!!!!
AM I GOING TO HELL NOW?!?!
(Jesus facepalm because even Jesus is getting tired of questions like this and the people who ask them)
Yes just yes there I answered the question for you. Now I need some Advil.
Yes. Regardless of your faith, a fantasy computer game is a fantasy computer game. If you have faith and you believe in your faith, then nothing should ever sway you from that….
… If you’re worried about morality – remember that all computer games are a constant series of always-changing tiny little lights that make up a screen, and all the sounds you hear are made-up synthetic sounds made and recorded and played back to you using an electronic speaker.
Suppose you think that any recording, video/computer game or movie is even a question of faith. In that case, your faith is wavering and you need to examine your beliefs…and possibly your grip on your reality.
Should one play Skyrim?
Ha. Ha. Lol. Good one. Here’s some tips:
- Purchase the game on a PC or a laptop.
- Download and install it.
- Download the free High Res Texture Pack
- Play the game
- List your top ten things you wished the game had.
- Download mods to fix them
- Enjoy playing one of the best RPGs in a long time.
Okay, so here’s the short answer: Yes.
Here’s the slightly longer answer: Hell No.
And now for the expanded version:
I first played Skyrim in 2012. I picked an Imperial (“native of the Cosmopolitan Heartland”) and tried the dizzying amounts of things I could do. Forge weapons? Kill hens? Join the ongoing civil war?
Then, a bunch of other stuff happened. I lost my PC and then my appetite for video games.
I recently got a better rig to teach myself some flashy movie-editing software. And I have been spending every free second playing Skyrim.
That is not an exaggeration. My productivity has gone the way the Hell down. Assignment deadlines, writing projects, and social outings are all w0rds on this list now. Any correlation to real life is purely coincidental.
There are these two playthroughs I have going currently.
One is an Orc named Skaar (after the son of Hulk from the comics). He is a warrior specializing in Two-Handed Weapons and Heavy Armor, who follows a strict code of honor: always help anyone in need, and never kill anyone outside of unavoidable combat. Two factors complicate his life:
A.) Orcs are a shunned and ostracized group who seldom find favour or sympathy anywhere in Skyrim, and
B.) He joined a local clan of warriors-for-hire and accidentally became a werewolf.
Skaar is currently torn between seeking out a cure or simply learning the craft of a Blacksmith and building a manor on the moors (the potential site for his future home is in the vicinity of abundant mineral veins and dungeons large enough for ‘hunting’).
The other, more experienced character is a Dark Elf called Raven (after that awesome hooded chick from the Teen Titans). She specializes in Sneaking, Archery and Destructive magic (with particular emphasis on Fire). Raven’s thought process is more complicated; she is following the main questline (and hence killing dragons and trying to save the world) but there are grey areas in her head large enough to bury a hundred bodies.
She has been known to play parties against each other in order to reap twice the rewards. In exchange for ever-greater powers, she has performed harrowing tasks for Daedric princes (the local equivalent of H.P. Lovecraft’s Multidimensional Creeping Horrors).
Raven attends the mages’ college at Winterhold but often toys with the idea of joining the guild of assassins known as the Dark Brotherhood (because Gods know some of her fellow apprentices are annoying).
She is also one pointy-eared-joke away from finally snapping and razing the racist Nords’ civil uprising to the ground.
See what I mean? And this is barely scratching the surface.
In 2012, I picked a generic, balanced race for my player and ended up with a satisfying but unremarkable action RPG experience.
Most screengrabs of the game you will find online show the player as a muscular blonde Nord male, the local hero archetype (think Thor).
Clear motivations but more predictable as a result.
Should one play Skyrim?
You will notice I have not offered anything about the graphics or gameplay. That is because neither is set in stone. You can find mods to tweak gameplay to make combat (and survival) harder or more realistic, according to your liking. There is nothing spectacular about the enemies or the dungeons they populate, but what makes Skyrim tick isn’t the combat or the visuals.
It starts as simple as picking a name, gender and species for your player… but before you know it, the lore and the backdrop have sucked you in, and you find yourself actually pondering what the character would do in such-and-such situations.
Isn’t that everything RPGs aspire to?
One final little detail before I conclude. This is the night sky over Whiterun, the first major city you find in the game:
Not only does the game give you gentle string music to accompany this wondrous sight, but you’ll find abundant chairs on the city’s rooftops to sit and watch and wonder.
The bugs have mostly been taken care of by now. The DLCs add depth and value, and the modding community is friendly and open to newcomers.
So yeah. Suppose you have time and are okay with wondering where it all went; Skyrim’s the place to go.
Why should I play Skyrim?
From those you mentioned, I’d say Far Cry 3 is the game closest to Skyrim. It is set in a fantasy early medieval-esque Nordic culture setting, with some tropes you’ll commonly find in Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Dungeons and Dragons and similar.
Its progression system is more palpable than GTA’s; as you can see, you’re becoming better because you get better armour, weapons, new spells, learn to craft new things, etc. The story is non-linear. There IS a main quest line, and you’ll feel it is quite nice, but you don’t have to feel rushed to do it, or you could even neglect it completely.
Unlike AC, your foes’ power level is not linear either; it’ll vary according to your current level, and so will the rewards for killing them or for completing quests, meaning that even the unique items will be generated according to your power level (arguably since you could just level up through non-combat abilities).
Unlike the ones you mention, Skyrim’s world was made for you to live the story, not just to know where to find people to pickpocket. NPCs will have a schedule: sleep, go shopping, talk to other NPCs, etc. Some random events will pop up even if you’re walking around. People have different beliefs, social classes, goals, and means to reach those goals. And there is a real sense of danger when you go around; you could find a giant spider, wolves, a sabre cat, a troll, a bear, a death hound, people that do not like you, a demon, a dragon. They’ll often try to kill you for no reason, and depending on the difficulty you’re playing, you better run.
Also, a detail I particularly like about Skyrim is that the game does not discriminate against YOUR intentions. You can be the best hero ever, saving everybody every time, or you could be the greatest ####### and kill whoever you want.
Can Christians play Skyrim?
God will not punish you for playing a game. Unlike every other idiot out there that say “games are evil”, God understands.
It is not real, it does not affect anything in the physical world, you could be the most evil prick in the game but that won’t do anything to anyone in real life. Same with movies, tv shows, music, and many other forms of entertainment.
Also, if God actually believed that Games are in fact evil, he would’ve added that to his Word. But since he didn’t, I’d say you’re safe.
And just in case, its not the game’s fault that people do bad, just as it is not the Gun’s fault, and same with God for giving us free will. It is the person that does it & says it who is responsible.
Play whatever game you want. Someone has a problem? Oh well, thats their problem.
In Skyrim: Dawnguard, which side should you choose and why?
The Dawnguard questline couldn’t have had a better start for me. My first encounter with vampires was in Whiterun when people who weren’t city guards or the Dragonborn were going home. In the middle of the night, they attacked.
I had left Dragonsreach, passed the Gildergreen and was going down the stairs when I saw a fight in the distance and a person dropping dead: blacksmith Adrianne of Warmaiden’s. The guards surrounded the attacker; I joined in and realized it was a vampire. We quickly dispatched him and noticed another one coming at us. Once he was dead, I found more casualties, including Belethor, who also ran a shop.
One named NPC’s death later (I can’t remember who or where she was, but she had given me a quest I could not complete thanks to vampires), I decided I had to do something about this outrage and headed to Fort Dawnguard at once. I joined the faction, eager to carry out a vendetta against bloodsuckers, raided the castle of Volkihar and spat in Harkon’s face when he made me an offer to join him. Then I spat a second time on his ashes.
I stumbled across the question and thought, If you’re asking this, or it’s a pun. Then I read the details and remembered the time when I started. From your point of view, it’s a valid question. BUT “Skyrim is not just about combat“. I’ve played it from First and third-person views, and I used to switch views occasionally. I am a huge fan of the Arkham series; combat-wise, Skyrim initially seemed lame. It wasn’t easy to aim at the flying dragons and other objects. But when you look into the whole package, you discover a world from where there is no going back. It can give you tons of entertainment. The storyline, the soothing music, the open world, the customizations, and the side stories will completely bind you. It’s never-ending, and you keep coming back. I could tell you a lot, and It will never end. Plus, there’s a possibility that you could kill me for spoilers.
Apart from that, Skyrim has a huge community, and MODS are awesome. You can always be bored. Combat is just a part of the storyline, and it’s not so rigid from a third-person view. Plus, it offers a lot of other things in addition to just combat. So, returning to the original question, whether you play it or not is completely your choice, but playing Skyrim is a great experience you’ll never regret. You’ll tell your grandchildren stories about defeating dragons when you were Dovahkiin.
Skyrim is one of the best games I’ve ever played. Put aside a combat system for a minute; there is plenty to do in a huge sandbox world, including buying and building houses and decorating them, even getting married and adopting children.
Now, I am Not sure which video you watched about the combat system, but the combat system in Skyrim is awesome, all four variations (melee/shooting/casting/sneak attacks). Try and play Skyrim.
What is the best play style in Skyrim?
What is the best play style?
In which enemies can’t harm you? Or did You one-shot everybody? To have an army? To be the richest? No, the best playstyle is the one that makes you laugh the most and makes you the happiest.
I have an enemy number-increasing mod that triples the number of normal enemies and doubles the bosses. This means whichever dungeon I go in; there will be 3x drugs, caves I dwell in, and 3x bandits. And who doesn’t like watching enemies kill each other? Grab the Fury spell and level it til you can make everyone fight each other. Undead, Daedra and Automatons.
Yes, my best play style is a sneaky illusionist.
What is one thing you just noticed playing Skyrim?
That Sybille Stentor is a freaking vampire with some creepy connection to Potema. I must’ve put about 1000 hours into the game before…. I noticed something strange when I was running around the Blue Palace casting detect life (as you do, to level alteration). Sybille doesn’t light up. I stand there, totally creeped out. I switch to 1st person view and run up to her to try and get a better look… why are you hiding under that hood, Sybille? Let me see your… Oh my god, your eyes!! With much trepidation, I cast detect dead… she lights up. Oh feeeerck.
So now I’m going over everything other NPCs have said about her in past play-throughs… Sybille never eats; Sybille does something weird with prisoners in the dungeon, and everyone fears Sybille. I face-palm myself for never really listening to what they’re saying. I’m usually too busy irritating Falk Firebeard or trying to put baskets on Elisif’s head so I can steal her staff (also because it amuses me because she’s annoying – “Wah! When can I have my party planning meeting with General Tullius?” “Not now Elisif! There’s a frigging war on!”).
Since then, I have noticed more – she either IS an incarnation of Potema the Wolf Queen or derives much of her power from Potema’s spirit. During the Wolfskull Cave/Potema mini-quest line, she makes blatant comments trying to halt its progress. However, after you kill Potema, Sybille goes to sleep. Permanently. She doesn’t die, and you can wake her and run her few lines of dialogue, but then she returns to bed again. Her sleep-wake cycle disappears. It’s like she’s constantly exhausted. That creeped me out.
Finally – the quest she gives you to clean out a vampire lair – she clarifies that she detests vampires, which smell like Potema. You probably know what I mean if you’ve read the in-game books about her. She would have been prepared to say, put some of her essence into a vampire to stay around and keep an eye on her kingdom (as she saw it) while her full spirit bides its time until it can find a way to return to true life. So, while she is willing to use vampirism as a means to an end, she, as a powerful necromancer, believes vampires are her lowly servants.
“I am the Queen of Solitude, daughter of the Emperor! Summon the daedra! I’ll trade the soul of every last subject of mine for a little comfort.”
So that’s my story of what I finally noticed about my 7th play-through. Oh, also, my husband casually pointed out to me as I was playing Fallout the other day… Nick Valentine? Yeah… he’s Mercer Fray.
Do you still play Skyrim, and why?
I am currently going through what is probably my 7th playthrough of Skyrim. Still trying to figure it out. I lost count.
In this playthrough, I decided to play a bard with no weapon or armour skills. I get by the game relying on a mix of magic, a ridiculously smooth tongue and buffing companions to deal with threats and crowd-controlling the enemy. And I do this on Legendary Difficulty.
I use a flute to enthral the Draugr in the barrow while Lydia gets medieval on their asses.
I can also create a territory circle that boosts life regeneration and provides resistance and armour buffs to myself and Lydia.
I also have an awesome “Earthquake Drum,” which I can use to deal direct damage to anything in the vicinity using shockwaves.
Because of my charisma, I can inspire my followers to defend me like their God. If I ever take a hit, it puts Lydia into a rage, and she gets 1,000% stronger and massacres everything.
Have you ever played Skyrim this way? When Skyrim first came out a decade ago, you couldn’t do this. But now, you can. That’s because the game constantly evolves and changes how you want it to, thanks to the wonderful community that never tires of creating mods to improve it.
Skyrim has limitless potential. I will still play Skyrim well into the 2020s until TES6 comes out. And even then, I will still play it; I still play Oblivion now and then.
I still consider myself marginally a Christian (I believe in Jesus, but not in church, ex-evangelical turned SJW-type), and I’m playing Skyrim right now. Just created a Khajiit character who will become a fine thief. I love stealing cheese and sweet rolls. None of your sweet rolls is safe! My last character was a high elf trying to stock one of her house basements with cheese. I’ll go back to her eventually. She also assassinated a very nice noble on the day of her wedding…
Listen, it’s fiction. If you realise it’s fiction, you can play anything you want; it’s fun. I’m not a cat or even a furry in real life. My biggest concern, religiously, with my current character, upon reading lore online, is whether or not it’s okay for her to pray at the Nordic shrines to the gods (for those convenient disease cures and stat-boosts) when the Khajiit considers their similar gods to be separate, truer entities. She can always look up at the moons in this cold, forbidding land.
It applies to other games, too. When I play Link in the Legend of Zelda, he’s either praying to Hylia or the Three Golden Goddesses, depending upon the game (Hylians have seemed to switch between three gods and monotheism in various games). He’s also a reckless idiot in Breath of the Wild, riding bears and whatnot. When I play Fallout, I’m in post-apocalyptic America, killing many people because I have to survive. I try to play “good” there, but I think even good characters are antiheroes at best. Hell, as a marginal Christian, if I wanted to make a villain build and join Caeser’s Legion or the Nuka-World Raiders, I wouldn’t bat an eyelash because it’s fiction. I’m a female, and I’ll play both female and male…
So, enjoy your game. Stabby-stabby steals everything that isn’t nailed down or tries to go paragon/paladin, but don’t worry about it. It’s just a story and all in good fun.
What’s your favourite hold in Skyrim?
Whiterun with Falkreath, The Reach and The Rift just behind.
Whiterun is the perfect city for a capital, not Solitude. It is the centre of trade and Skyrim itself. Ma, Rkarth and Riften resemble places from LotR and The Hobbit. Whiterun greatly resembles Edoras. Even Whiterun’s flags contain a horse.
I like Falkreath because it is a nice little area (excluding the dark brotherhood). There are not any big cities, and Falkreath is just a quiet town.
I like The Reach because of its capital, Markarth. You could argue it looks similar to Erebor (the keep of Markarth), Helm’s Deep (the setup of the city), or Minas Tirith (how the city has levels).
I like The Rift because of Riften’s striking resemblance to Laketown.
Have you played Skyrim?
Do I have played The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim?…
I think that saying that I have played it would be a MASSIVE understatement…
I have spent more than 1600 hours in that damned thing… and I’m still counting…
I’ve modded the shit out of that game, played it, onwards and backwards, with every race, every class, in every possible way, counting just vanilla game plus DLC’S.
Now, with the mods thing… I’m still not done, and I doubt I’ll ever be.
I’ve learned all of its lore, and due to its setting, all of the Tamrielic known and unknown lore…
I’ve even memorized the WHOLE FUCKING MAP; surely not all exact locations or their names, but I’m sure I can get you nearby most locations.
And I’m leaving out that I remember the alchemical effects of almost any ingredient, the location for rare weapons and specific word walls, the dragon alphabet, the Daedric alphabet and… the dialogues and names of almost any NPC.
Yes, I might have played Skyrim …
Do you still play Skyrim, and why?
Meet Ragnar the Grey Wolf:
Redguard, Dragonborn, former vampire and now a Werewolf. Proud warrior:
And Harbinger of the Companions, Quaestor of the Imperial Legion, a Stormcloak’s worst nightmare, Sanguine’s drinking buddy.
Wielder of Dawnbreaker, the Mace of Molag Bal, the Wabbajack, the Ghostblade, Namira’s ring, Hircine’s ring and the Masque of Clavicus Vile.
Husband of Aela the huntress and currently living with her and two adopted sons in Lakeview Manor(She hates the house, and I’m trying to gain some money so we can move from here to Solitude):
(His daughter ^^)
(His son ^^)
This legendary warrior is on an adventure for Hircine’s totems, along with his wife previously mentioned. The villains managed to poke the bear….Or, should I say….The Wolf inside Ragnar, the beast, is awake and hungry:
(Stop looking at his tail thinking it’s a penis, you pervert)
Our hero promised Ulfric and Tullius he’d deal with the Dragon menace, kill the World eater, and save everyone’s lives.
And you ask me if I play Skyrim?
I don’t just play Skyrim; I FIGHT FOR SKYRIM.
I fight so that those ungrateful Nords can have a future; I fight against power-hungry men like Ulfric, and I FIGHT FOR THE EMPIRE:
LONG LIVE THE EMPIRE:
Who likes the game Skyrim? And why do you like it?
Skyrim is my favourite RPG game of all time.
No, it’s not just because of the memes or characters. Okay, there ARE some memorable characters.
I always like to trap Nazeem’s soul in an object because he keeps annoying me about Cloud District.
Or that guy who keeps on talking about his arrow in his knee
I did have a crush on Aela the Huntress when I first started playing it.
What makes Skyrim really special is that it was the first RPG game I played on the console.
I remember playing it for the first time, and I was blown away by how huge the land for Skyrim was. I played Skyrim before Witcher 3, mind you.
Interacting with other people and gaining special items to help me fight in battles was awesome. I remember being pretty scared when I first fought a dragon.
The story is also great. You’re the chosen one fighting against a Dragon God that plans to destroy the world. I mean, how awesome does that sound?
Fun fact: This dragon (Paarthunax)
It is voiced by the same individual who voiced Mario.
Although the side quests could use more time in the oven by being more developed (cough cough Skyrim Civil War and Blades storyline), Skyrim is pretty special to me.
I think the reason why I like Skyrim is
- The Freedom
Besides the great meme, I like how Skyrim isn’t forcing you to be in three fighting styles (archer, mage, and fighter). You can be all three or be a combo.
You can be an assassin fighter who uses magic only to heal (that’s what I was).
You can be a battle mage, using both spells and swords and enchanting your sword with magic.
There’s so much thing to do in Skyrim that it’s hard to get bored of. This is why Skyrim has a special place in my heart. Not only that but the mods and memes are pretty hilarious.
Can Christians play Skyrim?