Posted last week that my game hit "yawn" stage after 150 something hours. A few forum stalwarts suggested some mods.
So I did and err.... wow. Where did my life go?! I'm at 300 hours something - I think. Whose counting?
Mods suggested? Frostfall was one suggestion, combined with Wet and Cold and Realistic Needs. Missions? Who needs missions? Surviving is now the funnest part. I enter dungeons just so I can get warm!!
With the addition of Sounds of Skyrim, HD textures, Real lightning and rain, Climates of Tamriel etc. I have exchanged my RL world for my VL world. Literally.
No fast travel is allowed. Only my trusty steed. And I'm loving it.
Only last night, (2.30 in the afternoon in TES) at Whiterun I had a rain storm. A darkened sky, lightning dancing on the ground in front of me, I was drenched, cold, hungry, tired and thirsty but I just stood there, taking it all in, mesmerised.
In Eastmarch yesterday afternoon, it's autumn. The sun is shining. Who needs gold? Who needs monsters? Is that a deer? Yes. There's a fox too. Sneak... sneak....
I'm on holidays.
Without doubt this is one of the best games (my first ever RPG) I've ever experienced and if not for the *amazing* work of the modders and the help of the guys here (you know who you are) I would have moved on to - much lesser things....
Kudos all and Thanks.
Now... I'm off to... ahh... who cares... somewhere......