Kaasahthur Aug 24 @ 4:30pm
No Fast Travel
I'm debating a no fast travel run when I get my new graphics set-up working and my mods installed. Has anyone done this and enjoyed it or any advice on it etc.
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Kaasahthur Aug 24 @ 4:38pm 
That's unusual my game usually randomizes encounters haha
wowszer Aug 24 @ 4:45pm 
Want to meet a lot of random encounters without getting anywhere, especially if you get a lot of loot, go for it. It might spice up your game, although after a while, either you'll get bored or get a mod to have a travelling buyer vome with you, or a travelling chest with no weight penalty. Just to get by the Why is all the armor so heavy, or just give up the loot.
Kaasahthur Aug 24 @ 4:51pm 
Well, I was thinking of using one of the like carriage mods like Gyspy Eye whatever it's called. But basically it's a portable home you can set to follow you anywhere.
Kaasahthur Aug 24 @ 4:51pm 
That would solve loot issue
Popadige Aug 24 @ 5:07pm 
If you are playing a NO fast travel playthrough you are probably trying to make the gameplay as realistic as possible, which would be defeated by carrying around a portable house. If you are going to cheat on the weight/loot issue you might as well fast travel too.

Most of the laugh out loud moments I have had in game have been when traveling across the land from point A to point B because they are usually unexpected and crazy things can happen.

Was running along road toward Whiterun from the West when I saw a big ox with blue paint on it's side walking toward me on the road. Walking behind it but off the road was a giant with a huge double edged axe. Immediately thought of Paul Bunyon and Babe the Blue Ox. Don't know if they are in vanilla version or from a mod, I'm using Immersive Creatures. Anyways, I steer way off the road on other side to give them room and suddenly the giant goes chasing something into the grass the opposite direction from me. He swings his axe down to the ground and a (wolf I think) goes flying straight up into the air, I mean this poor creature went into orbit. About the time this wolf is breaking through the ozone layer the giant swings again and a second (wolf I think) goes flying up just like the first. The giant ambles back to the road and keeps on keeping on. I run over to the point of launch, always watching for them to come down. I never did see them fall or find the bodies of whatever they were. I'm just imagining that days from now I'll be passing through that area and two wolves will suddenly drop from the sky right in front of me and I'll be like, "WTF!?!?"
Space Corgi Aug 24 @ 5:10pm 
I have enough visual mods that I actually enjoy riding from Markarth to Riften. I still have fast travel enabled just in case, but I mostly ride/walk everywhere.
Kaasahthur Aug 24 @ 5:19pm 
Well, I wouldn't be carrying around a portable house me and my followers would be just have basically a medieval style RV haha
Exclaimania Aug 24 @ 5:20pm 
Did it on the console version. I generally enjoy playing games "realistically" (to a degree), for example, taking the underground instead of stealing a car in GTA, sleeping for 8 hours a night, or whatever.

Even so, it's not without it's tedium. Constantly lost my horse and was relentlessly over-encumbered and if you die unexpectedly without having saved, you might lose of lot of boring progress.

Best thing you can do IMO is plan your routes. If you do so, so can often achieve several quests during a single trip and it makes the journey more satisfying. Sometimes it can just be fun to see the world, too.
Kaasahthur Aug 24 @ 5:20pm 
But yeah with graphics mods and mods like Immersive Patrols and OBIS walking around is way more benefecial and fun than fast travel.
Kaasahthur Aug 24 @ 5:23pm 
Nice thing with PC version you have mods that assist with things like using your horse and make it where you need to sleep. Honestly playing Dragon's Dogma made me wanna play Skyrim without fast travel cause Skyrim has so much more to offer encounter wise instead of the repetitive scripted encounters of Dragon's Dogma it made me think it'd be fun.
hatchet5891 Aug 24 @ 5:43pm 
I just started a no fast travel save recently. I still have it activated in case of anything, but so far I am really enjoying it. I never realized all the stuff I was kind of missing in between the cities. Some of the views are really beautiful with the right mods and it is more immersive. A lot of times now, if I do want to fast travel, I will actually pay those carriage drivers outside the main cities to take me where I want to to keep with the immersive feeling. At least then I am paying gold to fast travel more or less. It definitely takes longer, but with mods like frostfall installed, if I were to fast travel then I might as well uninstall the mod. Best advice is, give it a try and see what you think. You will get a good feeling about how you feel when you have to travel from Whiterun to High Hrothgar and then all the way up to Morthal to the horn.
Kaasahthur Aug 24 @ 5:48pm 
As soon as these mods get on here I'm gonna try it. But I'll have to install a no fast travel mod I'm not very disciplined haha. Is there a mod that adds carriages to villages and minor cities???
ᅚᅚ ᅚᅚᅚᅚ ᅚᅚ Aug 24 @ 5:53pm 
Originally posted by Lord Kohnarik:
As soon as these mods get on here I'm gonna try it. But I'll have to install a no fast travel mod I'm not very disciplined haha. Is there a mod that adds carriages to villages and minor cities???
Quite a few, just search around on the nexus a bit.
Kaasahthur Aug 24 @ 5:56pm 
Originally posted by ᅚᅚ ᅚᅚᅚᅚ ᅚᅚ:
Originally posted by Lord Kohnarik:
As soon as these mods get on here I'm gonna try it. But I'll have to install a no fast travel mod I'm not very disciplined haha. Is there a mod that adds carriages to villages and minor cities???
Quite a few, just search around on the nexus a bit.

Thanks mate. I knew there was a mod that odds ship transport to Dawnstar, Windhelm, and Solitude(I believe that's right)didn't know about carriages though.
Panda Aug 24 @ 7:14pm 
I'd strongly suggest getting Convenient Horses.

I play a no-fast travel game and with Convenient Horses, you can drop your stuff off in your saddlebags to help keep you enuncumbered. You also get lesser powers to ask your horse to stay to keep him away from the fighting or start following you. If you lose your horse somehow, you could do a horse whistle to call it to you.

Plus, it also makes it so that your follower rides a horse too. It's really fun on Serana. She summons a red version of Arvak.

http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/14950/?
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