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Oh and by the way, I really really recommend getting SkyTEST, unless you have a slow PC. That mod is amazing!! At first I wasnt sure Id even want something like that. It just seemed kinda.. meh judging by the description. More animals and they fight each other? I was sold after seeing a dog with her puppies and huge wolf packs running around the plains. It was even funny when I saw a deer herd and when I approached, they all ran away but a male one decided that I wasn't much of a challenge and attack me. It's actually really good, wish I'd have got it sooner.
What I would like to see (and this would be in elder scroll 6) would be an entire game in summerset isle where the main character overthrows the thalmor from within summerset isle.
What are some good mods? I just got Skyrim for the PC and I'd like some that you guys think are "required." Anything that improves performance or makes it look prettier would be nice too.
Reading today's new posts made me realize how much I don't know about TES lore. And how little of Skyrim I have actually played, despite already clocking 350 hours.
Alternate Start - Let's you start the game with a different backstory than being captured.
SkyUI - Improves the UI/menus, requires SKSE to run.
UNP - This is a body mod that improves female bodies in the game. You can have nude females if you want I guess, but I prefer the version that uses underwear.
RaceMenu - This is relatively new but is a replacement for the normal showracemenu (character creation menu). It allows you more control, such as controlling your height, bicep size, buttocks, breast, any skin tone, etc.
A Quality World Map - Gives you a better world map.
ApachiiSkyHair - Adds more hairstyles.
Skyrim HD - Adds 2k resolution textures, worth it if you have a good computer.
Ultimate Follower Mod - Improves followers, including allowing multiple followers.
Dance of Death - Let's you tweak the killmove settings. Glamorous, brutal combat~!
No More Blocky Faces - Improves the head mesh to make it less...blocky with facial features.
WARZONES: Civil Unrest - Adds multiple warzones throughout the world, Imperials vs Stormcloaks. Makes it feel a lot more like there is actually a civil war going on.
Bandolier - Let's you craft equippable rucksacks/bags that let you increase your carry weight. Does not break immersion as it literally shows the bags on your sides, back, etc.
FNIS - This is an extensive mod that let's you manage replacing/adding animations to the game. On it's own it doesn't add much, but is required for most if not all animation mods you find. What animation mods you get is up to you, but I really like Pretty Combat Idles for my female character.
Um yeah that's all I can think of. There are so many freaking mods that you'll just have to explore. If you plan on modding extensively, DEFINITELY get the Nexus Mod Manager tool from skyrim.nexusmods.com. It gives you a clean UI you can use to add, activate and deactivate mods.
SkyUI is great, you do need the SKSE as aikoyamamato mentioned
The texture mod is nice too although be warned, it's a hefty mod (over 2GB)
I also like the lighting mod (can't access Nexus at the moment to say what it is for sure).
You don't really want the texture and lighting mods if you computer isn't up to snuff though, it can provide quite a hit on performance.
Another one I use is one that makes the female faces a bit better. I find the vanilla ones pretty darn ugly. And then some others that I use are mostly armor mods such as the game of thrones armor one.
Oh and I also use the unofficial patch mods for both skyrim and the dawn guard expansion
Has anyone figured out how to make enemies and NPCs in general use new spells(like Apocalypse spell package)? It's not very immersive if Im the only one uses them.
Just read that post and I was like "WTF why have I not thought about the possibility that the Dragonborn is in fact TALOS"Will upcoming DLC reveal more about the Dragonborn? or more about more about the tensions left from the great war?
Well what I'm trying to say is what are your ideas on upcoming DLC I hope they have to do more with connecting the Dragonborn with the Empire ... maybe even becoming the emperor himself? or who knows maybe we'll find out that the Dragonborn is Talos? what are your thoughts?
You know kinda like the Nerevarine was Indoril Nerevar reborn. What if the Dovakhiin we play is the Avatar of Talos or shit even Talos himself?
We know that Tiber Septim is now the god Talos and maybe he foresaw the return of Alduin or Akatosh told him about it. So he decided to return to Nirn to defend his Skyrim. Much like Akatosh fought against Mehrunes Dagon.
A big hint could be that the Greybeards call the Dragonborn "Ysmir". Talos was also know as "Ysmir - Dragon of the North". Why do they call our Dovakhiin with the title of Tiber Septim?
So I bet on a DLC in which our Dragonborn discovers that he indeed is Talos reborn or a Avatar of him. The Nerevarine did not know about that either and Nerevar was some sort of god among the Dunmer much like Talos.
Doesn't seem to work though. I riled up the college:P But they still only cast apprentice and novice vanilla spells only..
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