A fan of Bethesda’s action-RPG The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim has opened the discussion on an online forum on what members of the game’s community consider the best major city and why. With several populated cities in Skyrim that players can visit and explore, the debate has many of the title’s fans sharing personal reasons and experiences, making for an interesting discussion to participate in online.
Though Skyrim is already more than ten years old, it seems the community’s love of the action-RPG has not waned over time. Up to now, players continue to make fun and interesting discoveries in-game while playing as Skyrim‘s Dragonborn. Some enjoy giving the rest of the community new ways to experience the title through entertaining modifications. Other fans also like to participate in online forums where they can discuss their favorite aspects of the video game such as its many locations, range of characters, and more.
On Reddit, user kingbob123456 started a thread that asked their fellow Skyrim fans what their favorite major city is in the game. The Redditor completed the post with a collage of the different cities found in Skyrim. Fans will likely recall that there are nine major cities in Skyrim: Dawnstar, Falkreath, Markarth, Morthal, Riften, Solitude, Whiterun, Windhelm, and Winterhold. As of writing, the Reddit thread has over 600 comments, seemingly indicating that the community is actively participating in and enjoying the topic that kingbob123456 has brought up.
Many of the fans shared that their favorite city in the game will always be Whiterun. Given that this is the first major city that Skyrim players will go through when they start the base game, it is not surprising that there are deep, nostalgic feelings for the location. Other comments indicate that players have a mix of favorites between other cities such as Solitude, Riften, Dawnstar, or Falkreath. This is either due to the city’s location, environment, or amenities. What’s more, many commenters shared that having children in Skyrim is also a factor that determines which city they would prefer to live in within the video game.
It is interesting to see just how Skyrim continues to be very well-loved by its community. It is not every day that an eleven-year-old video game still has a very active player base that opens discussions about its cities like they were real-world locations. Hopefully the fanbase’s love for the action-RPG will keep the community engaged well into the future.
The Elder Scrolls 5 Skyrim: Anniversary Edition is available now for PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.