Playing through Greymoor in ESO sparked up the nostalgia for Skyrim and so I thought I’d have another mini game of modding and then possibly playing past the first few hours. It seems it was 2 years ago I last played (according to this blog anyway) so a good enough break I guess.
I started by using Wabbajack to install a collection of mods – I was quite impressed by this, however I couldn’t install Lexy’s Legacy of the Dragonborn Collection as I’m not convinced my PC can quite handle it and the other mod lists (although great) didn’t have quite the mix I was looking for. So I made my own mod list and used Mod Organiser 2 for installation for the first time. I’ve got a mix of some texture / weather improvements, immersion (frostfall, campfire etc) and Legacy of the Dragonborn (plus supported mods e.g. Moonpath to Elsweyr, various collections). I also added on two followers: Lucien (an imperial scholar) and Kaidan (a warrior searching for his origins). These two mods are fantastic – they are very well done, have commentary on the main questlines and can interact with each other. I’ve been trying to do a slow playthrough, so trying to walk everywhere (mostly!) and actually camping and chatting of an evening. It’s pretty fun.
The mods are mostly playing nice – although I do have a problem with Crafting Overhaul (I think) as I can’t use the workbench or grindstone to upgrade weapons / armour. I can probably cope just fine as the combat isn’t difficult plus I have 2 followers. It’s slightly irritating but I think fixing it might be beyond my current understanding. (Now I’m thinking I should have learned how to mod during lockdown…. still I guess there might be lockdown part deux… fingers crossed not).