troylights Aug 8, 2014 @ 8:41pm
It was fun for a while...
Ever play with a mod that seemed pretty cool to begin with, but then later just got a bit tedious?

I was using iNeed, which is an immersion mod that requires the player to eat, drink, and sleep. After a while I realized just how much it was slowing my gameplay down. It is a well made mod, don't get me wrong. I just got tired of constantly keeping food in my inventory and becoming fatigued in the middle of dungeons. It was a good excuse to stay at the inns in different towns and cities, though.
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ChAoTic_MaYhEm Aug 8, 2014 @ 9:11pm 
sadly that's what happens to a lot of these "Big game changing" mods they were great at the beginning most of them make it for a long time others well they just suddenly get tedious and boring
Theoran Aug 8, 2014 @ 9:36pm 
I think mods like iNeed, RND, and Frostfall are for players that want to play the game a certain way. Bethesda didn't really have a mod like Frostfall in mind when making the game. I remember the first time I played Frostfall with a new character. I was like, crap, I need to go hunt so I can craft a tent because I died of the cold the first time I went to Bleak Falls Barrows.

iNeed is cool and it's even automated, but you'll find yourself carrying around 10 waterskins. Ogmunds Tomb is a player made dungeon that is massive. Even though I slept before entering, I still had to sleep half way through the dungeon and iNeed doesn't alow you to craft a portable sleeping bag.

So, TLDR;

iNeed is great if you want to play a survivalist game. :D
Panda Aug 8, 2014 @ 11:29pm 
I have Frostfall and iNeed and I love it.

I think if you're not really a big immersion fan, you shouldn't get it. I feel you were browsing for mods and found iNeed and thought it would be cool to install but never really actively looked for an immersion mod like it?

Yeah, you're better off taking it out if it's subtracting from your enjoyment. You could always set role-play rules for yourself like staying in the town you just came into if it's getting late and stuff like that. :)
Crowe Freighter Aug 9, 2014 @ 1:21am 
You do know you can lower the multiplier down, right? Go to MCM and configure it to your liking. I personally go with 2 for all drinking, food and sleep. That should balance things up, so you don't have to eat/drink/snooze as much.
There's also plenty, plenty of food stored in barrels and tables everywhere in the freaking game. There's no reason to run out of anything at all
SpeedFreak Aug 9, 2014 @ 1:39am 
I played for a lot lot time without now I play with First with Ineed however that couldn't give me what I needed now I play with RND that one is better imho also I play with Frostfall that one is really for a different playstyle.
Kwyjibo Aug 9, 2014 @ 2:23am 
iNeed is so simple to use, it doesn't even require thought. Just bind eat and drink to hotkeys and press a key when you need to. I think it may even have an option to automatically eat and drink too. It doesn't even make you sick when you eat spoiled food either. It's basically RND for people that don't want to go hardcore into survival, but think their character should have to eat, drink, and sleep.
Yggdrasil Aug 9, 2014 @ 3:08am 
The purpose of these mods is to make you sync your playstyle up with skyrim's day/night cycle. You end up leaving the town at early dawn after you shopped for some groceries on the market like any other citizen and search for an inn or decent campingsite at dusk.
They stop you from swimming through frigid water for days and optionally from fasttraveling every possible inch.

If that only means being slowed down with your looting, skilling and questing to you then you're not cut out for roleplaying I guess ^^.

I think it was a worthwhile experience having to build a basecamp outside of blackreach because exploring it took too long to make it in one stage. Instead, I had to split up the trip in multiple stages and plan ahead.
Last edited by Yggdrasil; Aug 9, 2014 @ 3:11am
troylights Aug 9, 2014 @ 4:49am 
Interesting comments. I won't take the time to address each of them specifically, but I would like to point out a few things.

I played with iNeed for most of my 50+ hours so far in Skyrim. I know that's not a huge amount of time compared to some, but I did enjoy the immersion aspect of the mod for most of that time. I am also aware that I could have just turned down the frequency and set other options in MCM. In the end it was just a realization on my part that I was tired of playing that way. There is so much content in Skyrim that I haven't seen yet, so many quests I haven't done yet, and here I am listening to my stomach growling. At least it helped my archery skills.

I do use Frostfall and have decided to keep it, though somewhat toned down. I like what it does, just so long as it doesn't kill me in the end.

This is not meant to be a thread against iNeed. It is about what you and I need to enjoy Skyrim. The mods definitely make an impact on how the game is played.

Hasn't anyone else used a mod that they thought was the bee's knees for a while and then got tired of it?
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