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Thief evolution in Skyrim.
Love this game :heart: And epic Nightingale armor.

Skyrim -> Bethesda

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goodfebruarian Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015
wooden plates, tankards, even brooms
Lol Lol Lol Lol Lol 
ConArtist-666 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Seems pretty accurate 
zxczxczbfg Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015
From my experience, it's much the same in Oblivion.
CanRay Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Professional Writer
Not unfair.
VilkassInfinity Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  New Deviant
I love steal people's wearing Clothes 
Tazimo Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You have no idea how true this is for me LOL. This one takes anything not nailed down mmmm cheese.
shadowfangirl900 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015
yep yep yep ^w^ 
WolfFurry2000 Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Student Digital Artist
lol this is very true. I still have the first item I ever stole, a leek xD
Jonathan2725 Featured By Owner May 8, 2015
soo true 
Ralos2 Featured By Owner May 2, 2015
man so true. I miss playing this. I rock an argonian thief/assassin build
JaneInsanity Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
My bro is barley a level 30 because he got the game Sunday and he's really into it but he doesn't let me in the game........
I paid the game for him to share with me.....But whatever it was his 15 B-D....
CheeseburgerTom Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015
Yep.  It is not surprising your character always starts off in prison.  Their only skill is stealing things badly.
LordGendoh Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015
nightspirit174 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Student General Artist level 50 I'm still stealing all the things, searching every urn and catching every butterfly. ;)
Melgal0228 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This was my life at the beginning, I wanted a GD Horse for crying out loud!!!! So I wandered around the castle in Whiterun many times taking anything that wasn't nailed down, got  my horse. Mission Accomplished.
LynxBach Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Hobbyist
I hear that. xD 
1kyle97 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015
hahahahaha. funny
itachixsakura7777 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015
love it
Livelovemaria Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
simsplayer Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Student Writer
heh. Every time I play skyrimno  what character, I HAVE to steal stuff :) Its just... I can't help it, its like its a core gameplay mechanic to me.
Drennindell Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Nightingale Armor ftw!!! :D
Kingtutgaming Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015
Story time!

So back when I first started playing, I became a member of The Companions, and realized I could take all the stuff out of the main hall. Realizing this, I proceeded to take everything I could, and then walked over to the shop down the way. Realizing it was just slowing me down and wasn't worth shit, I proceeded to dump it all in front of the shop. To this day there's just a giant pile of clothes, dishes, and cheese wheels in front of the shop.
stuartbio Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015
Take everything not nailed to the floor :D (then take the nails ;) )
iBiankah Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
I just got the game, and I cannot even describe how right this is. I feel like an idiot now, though. Lol.
Onisatsu18 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol So true.
Pyanpo Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
OMG. YAAaaasssSSSBison (Yes) [V2] 
obilukev Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist
lvl 9000: kill everything
starywilk Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Student Photographer
that's a good one :D
Epicdreamworldz Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
Me on the right
and my cousin on the left
LittleRunningMouse Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Student General Artist
so true!
Skilodracus Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Student Digital Artist
This is literally me. Nightingale Armor included. (best armor ever)
risingstar1011 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014
First playthrough, paragon Nord.
Level 6.

Gold ~600.
---Steal everything edible for me and my mercenary follower whenever I defeat bandits or other baddies.

Why? because all our money goes toward arms and armor and healing potions.

**Much later***

Level 72.
Gold ~200,000
---I note that I am still stealing everything edible to provide for myself and the same mercenary follower who is still with me...AND an human adopted daughter...AND an adopted orphaned Khajit cub (thank you, mod makers!)...AND my housecarl...AND my steward...AND my bard...oh yes, AND my Argonian wife.

Why? Because the cost high-level arms and armor followed my income, Grand soul gems for top-level enchanting make my wallet cry, my household has quadrupled and supermarkets haven't been invented yet!
theweirdwonderz Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
For me, I steal everything, including shooting everyone in the shop in the back of the head. :3 -Holly
Cinnamonpuncher Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you are a fucking legend!
zxczxczbfg Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014
Not just applicable to Skyrim. Lots of games with theft mechanics follow this. I for one am fond of playing Spelunky and absolutely cleaning out the first few merchant shops I come across and ignoring the rest.
loganaz Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
You just have no space for so much so yeah you have to pick wisely.
webkilla Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so true...
poison-ivy-prince Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
IlluminatedStory Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
Grab all the things!
Norieen Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist
so true ;D
WillowtheNerd Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I still steal only stuff I want. Or just stuff to sell. And I just restarted the game because my stepdad sold my PS3 >;'(

But that's pretty much how I started. Stealing everything I could get my paws on. Since Oblivion
Awesomely-Happy-Hero Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I gotta say, I love the art in this. Not that I can relate... I accidentally stole something once and went all the way back to my last save just to undo it. XD Curse my conscience...
Inakamon Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you have no idea how accurate that was with me when i first playing several months ago. Now i have nearly 200000G, nearly lvl 50 and only steal anything with the value over 400+G.
rostiaper Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
...Is it weird that I still tried to steal all the things at level 43 and beyond?
Renee-Niels Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heh, thieves ARE a sticky-fingered bunch~

... On that subject, I have a dumb little theory about why the hell the Dovahkiin is such a klepto. The character is the Dragonborn, right? And dragons are known to hoard treasure. Well, what do general goods traders call the random nick-nacks you pawn to them? That's right, treasures~
rostiaper Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:0 That's actually brilliant. I've never thought of it that way, but... Holy shit. That makes perfect sense.

I guess that explains the chest of 200+ skooma bottles I've got. Though that might be more of a drug habit.
Kombayn Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014
And I just hurl vials on the floor in the corner and see how big the pile's getting. On the minus side, I don't have much of an idea how many portions are there.
rostiaper Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Tbh, whenever I see one of my huge "collections", I feel a sense of pride. Like I've accomplished something.

I probably have some useful things that are stashed away in the cesspool that is Breezehome, but I'm never going to find them.
Kombayn Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014
Sometimes I think it's harder *not* to find yourself in Breezehome at some point of the game. Most advanced of my characters had four homes, Breezehome one of them. Stashed there Cicero's motley, Savos Aren's amulet and countless of other things. From time to time he has to tour all around Skyrim, visiting his abodes and looking for some piece, most desired at the moment. Wabbajack, however, is still nowhere to be found.
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