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PS3 game freeze[edit]

I have given Aranea Ienith an Ebony dagger of malediction among others, but now when entering her inventory and scrolling over this particular item, the game totally freezes. Is this fixable or is there a workaround so the game stops doing this? — Unsigned comment by 213.17.35.180 (talk) at 16:21 on 5 October 2016 (UTC)

Follower Default Carry Weight[edit]

Does the default armor of a given follower have weight? If I were to give a housecarl an upgraded set of steel armor, which they'd equip, would they be carrying around two sets of steel armor in terms of heaviness, or does the armor they come with not count towards their inventory limit? — Unsigned comment by TheVagabird (talkcontribs) on 05:03 UTC 22 Feb 2017

"only works during recovery phase/out of combat"[edit]

Does the author think "recovery phase" and "out of combat" are the same thing, which would be redundant but people write like that sometimes, or did they mean both "recovery phase" and "out of combat"? In either case, foreslashes are best abstained from due to vagueness. 32.209.57.193 23:13, 12 April 2017 (UTC)

Unless the author means "recovery phase" as "bleedout" (Protected/Essential Followers taking a knee when HP levels too low)? I'm about to test and see if Health Regeneration enchantments work to make bleedout time any less. Will report back findings. — Unsigned comment by 70.27.105.16 (talk) at 14:55 on 14 May 2017 (UTC)
Hmm... When I one-hit stealth KO'ed Serana with my Dragonbone Dagger, she got up in 8 seconds with and without the Regenerate Health enchantment. Could it be because I wasn't registered as a hostile character to her? — Unsigned comment by 70.27.105.16 (talk) at 16:18 on 16 May 2017 (UTC)

Followers list of unusable items?[edit]

Should somebody create a page of items that don't work for followers like the Wabbajack?Werewolfvampirre (talk) 21:11, 8 September 2018 (UTC)

Erandur and Farkas[edit]

In response to the recent edits about essential NPCs, Erandur isn't essential, by definition, since one of the options during his quest is for you to kill him. An essential NPC must always be unkillable, even by you, in order to count as permanently essential. Even if you elect not to kill him, he is no longer essential after the quest. Similarly, Farkas becomes killable once Glory of the Dead is complete, as documented on his page. We don't take information from other wikis as proof. We do our own research so as to not duplicate any information from other sources that might be incorrect, which I have now verified in both of these cases. (For that matter, ES Wiki even agrees with us for Farkas.) Robin Hood  (talk) 11:25, 24 November 2018 (UTC)

Farkas is marked as essential on the wikia's follower page, as well as Erandur, both incorrectly. Erandur is most definitely killable as a normal follower, which this page is for. His personal UESP page describes the exact circumstances under which he is essential, as does Farkas'. 99% of the time the ES wikia is wrong when it has conflicting information compared to UESP (nevermind conflicting information on its own pages), so using it as your only source on which to base an edit is just asking to be proved wrong. There's also a mod out there that is made to do only one thing, make Erandur essential (which begs the question why would it exist if he wasn't killable). If there are any doubts it would be best served to bring it up in a talk page post rather than scream it out on the recent changes in your edit summary. Silence is GoldenBreak the Silence 20:48, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
It might be better to list the exact essential states on this page, which from a cursory glance I can't see them listed here. However, the current version of the page is the correct one. I think we could improve the layout of this page, in general, but am not sure of an easy fix. --AKB Talk Cont Mail 06:53, 25 November 2018 (UTC)
These two are only essential as quest followers, they are never essential as permanent followers, therefore making their essential status irrelevant under the permanent followers section. Silence is GoldenBreak the Silence 13:01, 25 November 2018 (UTC)
I added Erandur to the table of Quest Followers. He is essential up until the end of his quest, but then he isn't. Should I note that he loses his essential status at the end of his quest, or should I remove the checkmark from the Essential column?Valeria (talk) 19:43, 5 March 2019 (UTC)
I don't think so, he isn't following you anymore when he becomes non-essential. In fact, I'm not sure he should be in the table at all - does he follow you at any point of the quest? You mostly follow him. --Ethruvisil (talk) 02:39, 6 March 2019 (UTC)
After testing it: He never literally follows you, but he does behave like a follower in unsheathing his weapon and sneaking when you do, at times at least. --Ethruvisil (talk) 16:39, 9 March 2019 (UTC)