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welp, the resistance totally failed… maybe it was the ESVI teaser at E3, maybe it was the announcement of the new Blades app due out later this year…  against my expectations, I’m back in Skyrim obviously, and glad about it – am having an absolute blast.

Obviously I first had the fun of modding (and I do actually mean fun not “fun”).  I found the Legacy of the Dragonborn mod, which is beyond amazing.  It breathes new life back into the game and is encouraging me to get out and explore and redo quests (and in some cases bother finishing quests…).  In this mod, you end up co-owning a museum and library and all the things you collect (books, unique items, armours etc) are displayed.  It’s very pleasing to run round and find out what has changed and seeing the displays fill up over time.  There is a quest line and also an Explorer’s Guild (archaeology!) to run.  I highly recommend it to anyone who’s played through a few times, has the Skyrim itch but isn’t sure if they want to do the same old stuff again.

I’ve added in a few extra mods which have compatibility patches (cloaks of skyrim, immersive armours and Badgremlin’s collection) but aside from that have only added in Total Character Makeover and Obsidian Weathers.  There is now an alpha build of SKSE and so, SkyUI can be used at last.  I’ve kept the additional mods light as Legacy is a huge mod.

Screenies? more than you can shake a stick at 😉  These are mostly of gorgeous scenery (the portrait of Lydia being the obvious exception):

and a few shots from the Legacy of the Dragonborn mod:

6 Comments Add yours

  1. Rakuno says:

    I’ve been itching to play Skyrim again too and give the SE version a serious try now that it has SkyUI. The only reason I have been resisting is that I’ve been playing Fallout 4 and giving some mods a try there. XD

    That Legacy of the Dragonborn reminds me of a player house mod for Fallout: New Vegas. In that mod as you completed certain questions a new decoration would appear in the house, kinda like a trophy the player character took from the quest. 🙂

    I loved that player house mod to death and I’ve always been meaning to make a player house mod with that kind feature in Skyrim but never got to it. Maybe some day.

    Nice screenshots. Poor Lydia, I don’t think I ever see that happen to her. The closest I’ve seem was someone shouting her off the mountain where the Greybeards live. I’ve never finished the Stones of Barenziah either. One day. XD

    1. eldaeriel says:

      SKSE is still in alpha, I’m not sure how many mods are making use of it yet (although I have to admit I’m not up to date on the overall mod situation!) This mod is fantastic though, you can either use the original item or make a replica if you intend to use the original.

      I had to reload that fight (Lydia), it was total chaos – giants, a dragon, some innocent travellers and a pack of wolves if I remember correctly. It was really funny 🙂

      I did play and mod Fallout 4 – modding was probably a mistake as I never really played the game, just messed about with the settlements!

      1. Rakuno says:

        Yeah, I heard it is in alpha. But as long as I have SkyUI I should be able to make do with the other mods. At least I don’t remember using that many mods that required SKSE with Oldrim.

        That indeed sounds like a really funny fight. XD

        I am not sure if modding was a complete mistake. I mean, if you like to build things the settlements itself can be distracting and that is part of Fallout 4. So unless you complete ignore the settlement part you would still have the same problem, mods or no mods. One thing that might help though would be using Sim Settlements. It is a mod where you plop down a plot like residential or commercial, assign a settler to it and then let they build it. Then you go questing and come back a few days to see what they’ve built. It even has a expansion pack called, Rise of the Commonwealth where you have the option of letting the mod build the entire settlement for you.

        Sim Settlements doesn’t complete replace the Fallout 4 settlement system though, you can still build anything you want manually. So you could mix and match if you’d prefer that way. It is one of those mods I just can’t live without anymore.

      2. eldaeriel says:

        ah that does sound interesting – i’ll check it out when I next play 🙂

  2. Coppertopper says:

    Oh you opened the rabbit hole and I am all in. I love these collection display quests. There’s a museum quest in ESO as well but this takes it so much further. Haven’t played Skyrim in a couple years and have never finished it so this sounds like a great place to jump in. Already looking at this crazy mod compilation lol http://wiki.step-project.com/User:DarkladyLexy/Lexys_LOTD_SE

    1. eldaeriel says:

      I looked at that! I don’t think my PC is quite up to it otherwise I’d definitely be going for it 🙂

      Yes, I really enjoyed those museum quests in ESO, amazing you get that in an MMO really.

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