It's a fantastic game that is so immersive, it swallows you whole. One day, I will get the VR version, and the rig, so I can really disappear into the game. For now, though, I'm content to sit and play like a regular game.
One of the things I really like about Skyrim are the glitches. No, no, hear me out. rarely are the glitches affecting game play in an adverse manner. This glitches are really mild, and often hilarious. Like, for example, the floating objects glitch. Every so often you just come across a thing that is floating mid-air. It's often weird, always hilarious, and once, the thing of nightmares. I'm documenting these as I play. The album of floating things is on my gaming page, and I'm slowly adding the screenshot in. They bring me joy.
However, there is one glitch I've not come across during any other play-throughs of the game. I find it hilarious. I have a horse. I mean, I didn't buy a horse. Nor did I steal one. I didn't earn one in a quest, either. But now I have one. Sort of. It just shows up randomly when I fast travel places. Then it turns around and starts walking back to wherever the frak it came from. It never stays by my side. It just shows up, then slowly walks away. Occasionally, it'll battle things on my behalf, and then resume its walk away from me. It's the weirdest, funniest thing, and I really enjoy seeing that horse in the most random of places.
Then, this beast started appearing when I fast travelled. Not all the time, mind. Just a lot. Most of the time, even.
The thing is, I can ride this horse. I get the option to ride it without the 'steal' indicator showing. It's just 'ride.' So clearly this horse is without a rider. Did the rider die in the fight with the dragon? If I were to build a stable at one of my estates, would I be able to ride it to that, and leave it there? Would it take to the stable? Would I loose the random appearances of the horse if that was the case. Who knows? Until I can find out, I'm documenting all the random appearances of the beast with screenshots. They're in an album on my gaming Facebook page.
Anyway, I love this glitch. This game bug amuses me.
I'm thinking of naming it. I probably won't be able to keep it, even if I build stables, but I should like to greet this half-wild fighting horse that often shows up and helps me out, then trods off to... wherever. I should follow it one of these days. The point is, I need a name. Any suggestions?
And while we're naming things, there is a dragon that sometimes spawns that does nothing but circles me for a bit, calling it's really brilliant (well done, sound designers) cry, then flies off. A couple of times, that dragon has attacked things that were attacking me, which was weird and wonderful. It attacked and killed a bandit chief, for example, then flew away. I wasn't even in stealth mode. I was also trying to kill that bandit chief. It just didn't attack me.
I'm rather fond of that dragon, so much so that I don't attack a dragon unless it attacks me first, just in case I accidentally wound the nice dragon. I reckon it also needs a name.
So, here's your task, readers. I need a name for the random horse, and the friendly dragon. By the way, Puff, is out for the dragon. I've already dismissed it.
Right, I have a tonne of work that needs doing. I'm off.