Have you done the Black Star quest yet? Or the one in Markarth for the abandoned house?
Both are very fun and have great rewards. though the black star quest is pretty difficult, and im not sure if they are levelled or what.
I haven't done either of those. I just made it to Markarth last night. My initial route was to run west along the northern border, and then head back along the river. I made it out to the mountain range that blocks off Markarth, and started rounding back toward Whiterun. Then I began heading back east and north along the river to Windhelm. Then almost dew north to Riften. I've done a handfull of side quests in each town. Trying mainly to stay close. That's why I've been bouncing back and fourth, because I look for quests close to those three cities and go from there.
I wound up in Markarth after blacking out during a drinking contest in Windhelm. I didn't do too much there because I'm getting overwhelmed with tasks, and I don't seem to have the requisite funds to make due in some of the cities yet.
I've done a lot of smithing, in part because it had been hard to lug around so much stuff, so that trimmed weight, same with conjuring, and enchanting, specifically disenchanting, because it eliminated weight, so I have a ton of enchantments available to me at the moment.
I'm level 17.. just starting to get into it but been really busy with work. I keep getting mercked by some frost dragon repeatedly. I don't want to run away from the battle but the thing has devoured me over and over again.
So Thorpe......you don't mind 1st person melee combat? I though if anything you'd go for 3rd person like Dark Souls.
I griped about it earlier, and then someone told me how you could change it to third person, which has really made the whole experience for me. If I was still in first person, I would've stopped playing it a while ago.
I finally made it up to the temple of Azur last night, and I'm free to start into the Dark Star missions. I'm at level 21 and still haven't seen a dragon (aside from the opening sequence). I stumbled up to Winterhold, just so I could access it as a fast travel, then immediately ran away before I got saddled with even more oddball missions. I did finish off a couple last night. Mostly fetch and get type stuff. Brought some chick some ice wraith teeth, and another chick an amulet she had lost, and then one of the cat guys a lunar necklace he had stolen from him. That guy was all over the place. Very hard to find. Every time I'd show him on the map, he was in a different spot. And by the time I fast travelled somewhere, he'd be halfway across the world going the other way. I finally got close enough to him to chase him down last night.