Originally Posted by Entropy
I think I suck at this game compared to you people
Either that or I'm just making completely different choices and it's still working out. Anyway, I'm at maybe level 37 or so.
I have decided to increase smithing though, but I'm only at 45. Even though I rock the light armor now I'll probably go with the heavy armor smithing perks as those get me better weapons too, plus I'll still be able to make light dragonscale once I hit 100 (right?), which is all I really wanted on the light armor side anyway.
I actually tend to not use too much magic. Rather, I sneak attack with 15x shock dagger or 3x archery and then finish them off with a one handed sword and fire spells. Healing comes after the battle for me. Just with the basic fire/healing spells I think those skills are at about 40.
Not sure how I feel about focusing on enchanting. I'm thinking that I can maybe just spam a bunch of mediocre fortify potions whenever I want to enchant something and save those perks for other things. Pretty sure my enchant is about 45 too, and I've actually only made like one enchanted item.
Anyway, this game is awesome.
For smithing, everytime i visited a town i'd buy all of their iron ingots and ore and enough leather to make daggers. Transmute the ore into gold and make rings. Yeah when you get Dragonscale smithing you get to craft both heavy and light Dragon armor.
If you have the gloves from the dark brotherhood, they are totally worth the x2 backstab damage.
Focusing on enchanting is 9 perk points (i think) to get all the truly useful things. I couldn't justify getting anything else other than it, maybe if i liked using one-hand power attacks more or some of the other things in archery the points would be spent there, but i seemed to only get the +% to damage and crit strike in both.
Leveling up enchanting is an initial money sink (i had to buy most of my soul gems because I didn't find many dweamer places), and takes a decently large amount of time. Having to click like 7 times for a single enchant seems like a long time after a few hundred daggers.