Skyrim Character Creation
In the latest edition of the Elder Scroll Series, Skyrim, Bethesda Sofworks decided to give players true freedom to create a character that’s truly unique and to be what they want to be. In the previous Elder Scroll games, players usually created their characters according to a set of initial skill points and perks that depended on their chosen starsign and race. Character creation was also heavily influenced by leveling and some players even created formulas on how you should play according to your play style, what race you should pick, what skills to select as major skills, what star sign to choose, and which skills to focus on when leveling.
In Skyrim, Bethesda redesigned the whole character creation system, so that players are no longer restricted to what character they should create if they want to play as a mage, warrior, thief , or a combination of the three. Instead, of choosing major skills Bethesda reinvented the leveling system and borrowed the perk feature from their other successful game series Fallout. This allows players the freedom to create any character their hearts desire; they could create a warrior high elf, an orc who specializes in magic or a nord who is dedicated to be an assassin/thief.
While many of the original character creation features are still evident in Skyrim many of the features has been changed. Players still receive initial skill bonuses and perks based on the race they choose, but the starsign system has been totally replaced.
In Skyrim the starsign system has been replaced by standing stones, which can be activated throughout the game to replace the previous standing stones’ perk . For example, a player may choose to activate the warrior stone at first, to learn combat skills faster by 20%, but later on in the game when they start the thieves guild’s questline, they may want to activate the shadow stone to become invisible once a day when they’re in a tough spot.
Of course, Bethseda has also added new features for players when they’re creating their character’s appearances, from choosing a body size, multicolored eyes, and even warpaint. The team at Bethesda Softworks has really reinvented the Elder Scrolls wheel with the release of Skyrim, focusing on giving the player more freedom, they created a new character creation system in Skyrim that enables you to truly be who you want to be and to create a really unique character.