Do you have to join a great house?

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Do you have to join a great house?

Post by raevol » 16 Oct 2014, 19:34

I know people basically always do, but can you complete the main quest without joining one?

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Re: Do you have to join a great house?

Post by Gramblosh » 16 Oct 2014, 19:47

No, you don't have to join one, you can even bypass the part of the main quest that is related to the houses.

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Re: Do you have to join a great house?

Post by ezze » 16 Oct 2014, 21:47

I beat the game once using the alternate way... No joining.

(I made a mod that made the health damage normal, not permanent)

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Re: Do you have to join a great house?

Post by Chris » 16 Oct 2014, 21:55

And to be clear, even the normal (non-alternate) way can be completed without joining a Great House. I've never done the alternate path, and I've beat the MQ twice without joining any GH.

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Re: Do you have to join a great house?

Post by raevol » 17 Oct 2014, 00:09

Good to know. I'm playing a Khajiit this time around, and the great houses mostly just get under my skin.

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Re: Do you have to join a great house?

Post by dEnigma » 17 Oct 2014, 10:14

raevol wrote:Good to know. I'm playing a Khajiit this time around, and the great houses mostly just get under my skin.
...literally in the case of the Telvanni, I presume ;)
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Re: Do you have to join a great house?

Post by raevol » 17 Oct 2014, 21:03

dEnigma wrote:...literally in the case of the Telvanni, I presume ;)
Exactly. I plan to be pretty merciless when I hit Telvanni-involved quests.

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Re: Do you have to join a great house?

Post by DrCuddlebug » 15 Nov 2014, 03:49

It's worth noting you can bypass the entire second half of the main quest (where you become proclaimed Hortator and Nerevarine) by being above level 21 and having at least 50 reputation.

Then Nibani Maesa will tell you that you can meet the Arch canon and later Vivec.

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Re: Do you have to join a great house?

Post by raevol » 15 Nov 2014, 05:58

I've gotta try that route someday. This playthrough involved re-trying the Redoran Hort quest to get that bug figured out, which fortunately we did.

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Re: Do you have to join a great house?

Post by Gramblosh » 15 Nov 2014, 15:42

Level 21 is no problem but don't underestimate the 50 reputation point, you gotta work really hard to get that without doing that part of the MQ. When I was at level 21 I didn't even have half of it and I was already head of the fighters guild and rather far in the imperial legion, imperial cult gave a few points.

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