Solutions for Skyrim Dragonborn DLC dragon riding problems
Since the arrival of Skyrim Dragonborn DLC, the part many fans were eagerly anticipated was the opportunity to ride dragons, however plenty of problems have been encountered giving us cause to wonder whether this part of the game is as good as we were lead to believe. Those witnessing issues with everything from control and mounting the beast have also come across dragon riding problems and Bethesda’s response is to give gamers some valuable tips to enhance this expansion.
The Dragonborn DLC for the Xbox 360 version of the game has had plenty of reports from fans with dragon riding issues and Examiner go though some of the useful tips from the company, so gamers can get the most out of their experience, informing players what can and cannot be achieved. Once players are mounted on a dragon, they can equip Ritual spells, although they cannot be used, additionally gamers are not able to lock onto another perched dragon, while they are already mounted, so players will have to wait until the dragon becomes airborne again.
Those turning into vampires whilst riding a dragon will result in your character falling, and gamers are informed to reload a save prior to this occurring, thus avoiding transformations in flight. Those worried about the dragon flying straight up for a certain amount of time have been told that after about 30-60 seconds the dragon will return to the normal altitude. If you are encountering problems with riding the first dragon tamed after communicating with an NPC in Skyrim you can load a previous save or travel away in order to tame another dragon.
Using the ability to ride a dragon once it is caught is resolved by using the Bend Will shout, which works like any other and players are expected to use a full three-word version of the shout to tame the enemy dragon and force it to land. It is worth mentioning that not all dragons can be tamed and that applies mainly to the more powerful ones. Talking about various dragon riding problems experienced in Dragonborn, Product Reviews highlight some initial issues encountered within the content, as many gamers are finding it hard reaching the longboat and ending up at the docks in Windhelm, with no way of getting to Solstheim.
In last weeks post, we mentioned some Dragonborn DLC pros and cons, and the ability to ride dragons has not been as well received as we first thought. On the other hand, the location of Solstheim brings a great variety of landscape and architecture to the game and some are saying this is like a whole new mini-Skyrim to enjoy, not just an unwanted spin-off. We get the impression that Dragonborn has rekindled love for Skyrim and the island of Solstheim is welcomed, so while this content sounds like the better out of the three, we hope PS3 gamers get a chance to experience this. When it comes to the dragon riding aspect what are your thoughts on this element of Dragonborn?