Single-segment speedrun of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim played on the hardest difficulty on 26.10.2015 by quho aka knifechamber. Timing starts when you gain control of character and ends when Alduin is defeated in Sovngarde.
Finally a run I'm totally happy with. Only real mistake was not leveling up at Thalmor Embassy due to being greedy (wanted to save the level up for stamina at Riften). But oh well. Also I have never gotten shot by the Falmer archer in a run before (only in practice, that's why quick save), but now I got shot twice :/. And lastly, Thugs appeared at the first Alduin fight, which made me lose loads of time. Other than that, I'm very happy with the run. You can't really do much about hired thugs appearing or not, rng is rng. For now I think I'm going to keep a little pause from speedrunning this game :)
Glitchless means to complete the game without using any glitches. This is (to list some):
-No OOB and any kind of clipping
-No object jumping (bucket jump, yolo bucket)
-No use of quicksave/quickload for skipping dialogs
-No use of unlimited stamina (torch/qs&ql glitch)
For this reason for example I didn't get Throat of the world waypoint early on horse as it is quite impossible to get up there without clipping.
Q:Shoudn't enemies disable wait & fast travel?
A:I run out of enemies' sight before wait or fast travel. At some points the line between being able to fast travel or not is very close.
Q:What's with all that quicksaving?
A:I'd rather quicksave 100 times than lose a great run like this ;). Being 4:30 mins ahead is super.
Q:Why pause on loading screens?
A:I use program called Livesplit for timing, it has an extension which pauses automatically during loadscreens. You have to do that, or else people with bad computer and thus long loading screens could never compete with rich people who have fast computers. In sportslike competing, skill is the thing, not money.
I use OBS for streaming at Twitch and Livesplit for splits. Game was played on the latest Steam version 188.8.131.52.8 and no mods, cheats or console was used (aka Vanilla gameplay).
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