STEAM suggests I've spent 43 hours in Skyrim and that just seems crazy. I'm still banging out random quests, though I did start down the path of the main story. After having a hell of a tough time against
I also thought it was...interesting that after starting this quest, you can actually hear them talking. I want someone to make a mod where they all sound like Bruce
from Family Guy
Anyway, I figured finally heading up to Shearpoint to deal with that problem wouldn't be nearly as difficult (and it wasn't) but I wasn't at all prepared for
coming out of the tomb. Regardless, as a wood-elf scout the treasure he left was completely worth the effort.
Still working fine after the latest round of patches. No CTD or weird glitches in 20+ hours now.
I'm really torn though with where to go next. Bard quests, Dark Brotherhood, Mage School, Civil War... even with so much time invested, the number of options are fantastic.
I also realized that maybe my first 20 or so hours were relatively trouble free (no bugged quests) because all I did was journey from point to point on the surface. Unless I had a specific reason to get into a cave or lair, I just noted it on my map. The really good thing about all that initial exploring is that it's making my questing now much easier as I'm able to fast travel just about everywhere I need to go. So really, I have the best of both worlds -- I was able to address my need to freely explore and just discover new things for 20+ hours and now I can actually work on a story.