Moved PSA: Player Support MANUALLY SAVE!0 Likes/1 Replies/16 ViewsOriginal poster Bushwickedly 109 posts
You SHOULD manually save at LEAST every 15 minutes. I learned this back when early Elder Scrolls games were beyond broken when released and you are learning it now. Autosaves save rapid-fire every minute in some instances (making them worthless when it has 5 auto saves all in the last 6 minutes whereas at least one that's always 30 minutes old and one an hour to a few hours old would help people tremendously) but game overall has enough critical bugs (bugs that halt progress) that manual saves are mandatory unless you want to constantly restart a game that'll take 60 to 100+ hours. Game has quick save option but would use manual saving in sub menu instead. When it fills up with saves, scroll all the way down to manual save 1 and overwrite it, and next time overwrite no.2, etc.. Takes 30 seconds to do and minor inconvenience vs. restarting. Game tries to be Witcher-like vs. earlier incarnations so not easy/fun starting over. Having that manual save to get by a bugged quest, npc, etc., or avoid it until patched, will make your life easier.
Also, if you ALWAYS have a full list of saves logged i.e. 20 manual save files (or whatever each game allows) spanning at LEAST 5 hours back or further if possible, on large games like this, means you'll almost always have an "out" to either bypass an area or maybe get lucky and avoid a bug 2nd time around.