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Dragonborn, Harbinger of the Companions, Liberator and Champion of Skyrim, so what now?

This is a question that I have been asking myself for a little while now. I have completed the entire main questline and, as a true Nord, I have also kicked the Empire out. I didn't find the liberation of Solitude or the destruction of Alduin particularly challenging (I left them until I was level 28 and 31 [respectively], so I was too powerful), and they left me feeling pretty empty. By all means Skyrim is an amazing game, possibly the best open world game I've ever played, but I think that this may be its downfall. I was left wanting more, not disappointed as such, I just wish the story would go on forever. Obviously this is impossible, so I've been looking for ways around this.

The first thing that came to mind was to go back and do all of the side quests that I was too lazy to do before, but the whole "Go and fetch my sword from those weak bandits in that cave over there" thing doesn't really appeal to me now that I can mash dragons to a pulp and generally be a badass in my legendary set of dragon armour (which wasa well worth the hours spent mining ore and making armour to sell).
Then I was hit by a gout of flame from yet another dragon that figured it'd have a pop at me, and a brainwave hit... Why don't I just go around slicing up dragons, stealing their souls, and learning shouts? Brilliant, except that this becomes incredibly boring once you've spent innumerable hours killing Draugrs and Dragons with your ridiculously powerful sword and voice combo.

I think basically what I'm getting at is that there are almost certainly people out there who have experienced this, so how did you all cope? Is it a case of throwing down the controller, or have I missed an obvious solution? Grammarlad(talk) 16:47, December 4, 2011 (UTC)