M0nster Jul 13 @ 5:02pm
Do you play normal or with mods ?
Title says it, basically i just started PC gamign & have played skyrim on console before but since playing it on my PC it's has been awesome, the graphics are of course much better, mods are available, tweaks, optimzation etc etc.

So yeah without me going on, do you play with or without mods ? Personally i haven't used them yet, i don't know much about them for a start nor about the workshop. As i mentioned, i am new to PC gaming :)
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Fayde1 Jul 13 @ 5:08pm 
I was smitten with Vanilla (Normal) Skyrim when I first started playing... but mods add a whole new level of immersive gameplay for me :)
Fayde1 Jul 13 @ 5:09pm 
And yep - was rather Noobish myself
Smile n Fire Jul 13 @ 5:31pm 
http://steamcommunity.com/app/72850/discussions/0/846956740639650936/
read section 2 while playing. especially gopher's vids
Even after converting from console I played vanilla and just recently started to mod. while you are playing and researching how to mod write down the things you may want modded and keep track of those mods you discover that you want. that way when you do mod it will go much smoother
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Mumbles Jul 13 @ 5:34pm 
Vanilla rules!!!

Oh wait ... we're not talking about ice cream are we?
Uncle64[SwE] Jul 13 @ 6:55pm 
Many mods, HD, and on legendary :)
Sir Zorba of Spookington Jul 13 @ 8:36pm 
Mods, no question. Vanilla skyrim is barely worth playing. Too many bugs, too many problems with the PC port. My personal "required" mods to play are all the unofficial patches, SkyUI, and a number of various other bugfixing and graphics enhancing mods.

Then you add on top of that all all the possibilities mods open up for new adventuring opportunities. There's almost no reason to play vanilla on PC.
GoyoElGringo Jul 13 @ 8:52pm 
I wouldn't touch the vanilla game at this point. Mods improve it in every way imaginable, as long as you do it right(or else enjoy starting over when the crashes get too frequent). My recommendation is this: Before you install a single mod, make a backup of your save and store it somewhere safe. Then just install whatever mods you want, but follow this guide to the letter: http://www.reddit.com/r/skyrimmods/comments/27fc6y/super_epic_guide_if_you_are_relatively_new_here/

I'm not exaggerating, mods can kill the game if all you do is install them and play, even if you pay careful attention to the load order and compatibilities. And if you install a mod and decide you don't like it, turn it off and a load a save from BEFORE you installed the mod. Uninstalling mods is hairy, and sometimes they mess things up in way that you don't notice until 20-40 gameplay hours later.
Beef Hammer Jul 13 @ 10:40pm 
Gotta play vanilla first, then you know what you want out of mods.
drewdrewdrew Jul 13 @ 11:30pm 
Currently using about ~200 mods on master difficulty. Many of my mods include making the game hard as ♥♥♥♥, a large amount is to make the game look like a next gen game, and the rest is all purely convenience. I find every single mod I have activated essential, so deff mods > vanilla for me.
M0nster Jul 14 @ 1:20am 
Some good answers here guys, appreciate all the feedback.
M0nster Jul 14 @ 1:21am 
Originally posted by GoyoElGringo:
I wouldn't touch the vanilla game at this point. Mods improve it in every way imaginable, as long as you do it right(or else enjoy starting over when the crashes get too frequent). My recommendation is this: Before you install a single mod, make a backup of your save and store it somewhere safe. Then just install whatever mods you want, but follow this guide to the letter: http://www.reddit.com/r/skyrimmods/comments/27fc6y/super_epic_guide_if_you_are_relatively_new_here/

I'm not exaggerating, mods can kill the game if all you do is install them and play, even if you pay careful attention to the load order and compatibilities. And if you install a mod and decide you don't like it, turn it off and a load a save from BEFORE you installed the mod. Uninstalling mods is hairy, and sometimes they mess things up in way that you don't notice until 20-40 gameplay hours later.

Thanks for the link, reading up on it now.
BQartek Jul 14 @ 1:36am 
I'm playing on 2 mods for new swords etc
Mormacil Jul 14 @ 2:09am 
200+ mods... Rarely less.
BelphegorATS Jul 14 @ 3:59am 
I play with mods because the vanilla game can get stale over time without them. You can only play a massive RPG like Skyrim at least once if you do everything on that first playthrough, so the whole game can be pretty boring starting on your second run and then onward from there.
Alt3ir Jul 14 @ 4:12am 
Well, without mods Skyrim is pretty average game for me :P. Currently i using 150+ mods ( Nexus Manager only ). Honestly, i'm starting to feel tired, and like someone said before - game for one playthrough for me.
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