The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Basics Guide: General Tips – Money and Training Tips

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is definitely one of the most successful releases of this generation: the game managed to make the whole series more known and successful to the general public. With the game being so popular and with all the recent additions brought in by new title updates, it’s time that we cover the many aspects of the game. The amount of stuff to do in the game is truly overwhelming: adventuring and battling are only the tip of the iceberg. To truly succeed in Skyrim you will require a deep knowledge of all its gameplay elements and here we are, ready to guide you while we delve deeper in everything the game has to offer.

However before getting to the more advanced stuff we will be covering some of the basics of the game for all those who are just starting the game and are feeling a bit confused at all the gameplay options offered by Skyrim. After we’re done with the basics we will be covering everything else so that even advanced players will find something useful in these Skyrim guides.

  • Money

There’s an easy way to make some good money once you reach Riverwood. Before reaching it make sure to get the Woodcutter’s Axe: you can find one in Riverwood near the lumber mill, on a table. Once you have the axe, head over to the bridge beside Alvor and Sigrid’s houses and start getting as much firewood as possible. Once you’re full go sell at a vendor, wait 24 hours rinse and repeat. Increasing your speech level will allow you to get better prices when selling. Using a follower when procuring firewood will make each trip even more profiting since you’ll be able to almost double the amount you of firewood you can carry. This little trick will allow you to never have money shortages.

  • Training

There’s a way to receiving training and get back the money you have spent: however to effectively do so you’ll need some proficiency in Pickpocketing and items that increase your chances for a successful pickpocketing. The method is pretty simple: find trainers at night when they are sleeping, train your skill and wait until they go to bed again. Once they’re asleep, steal your money back. With this method not only you will be training your skills but also increase your proficiency in pickpocketing!

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