Thinking ahead... I'm not gonna do this NOW. I SWEAR!
So, as some of you know, I'm doing a "final" playthrough before I retire Skyrim for a long while. I'm being serious. Uninstalling Skyrim from my computer afterwards and EVERYTHING! While I've altered a few things and have added content, I've not changed much of the Vanilla mechanics except some mild combat, addressed some follower bugs, and added more dragons.
The replay would probably be a year from now, I'm just starting the topic now, so I have a handy place where mods to consider are listed and I can easily search for it when it comes time to do the deed. I am anal that way.
What I would want from this future playthrough is to be as realistic and emmersive as possible. I'd also like it to be reasonable tough, but not frustratingly so. I'd be reinstalling the game, so everything would have a clean, fresh slate, NMM would be updated. BOSS or LOOT would be used. Computer would probably even be freshened up. New ENBS and graphics (darker, more moody look with lots of detail). Would do a good ol' Nord mountain man recluse sort of playthrough. Embraces the old ways... So he'd be a capable warrior/hunter from the getgo, and the old Nords didn't entirely shun magic. Perhaps a reluctant dragonborn down the line. Below are some of the mods I'm considering, but recommendations for this type of playthrough would be great.
Frostfall Hunterborn Realistic Needs and diseases or another needs mod A major overhaul mod (either Requiem or SkyRE) SkyUI (YES, I'd like to try the new interface, though I'd still play on my good 'ol Logitech) SKSE or whatever that is, the script extender The Unofficial Patches! I know, Skyrimnut's gonna finally do it! Winter is coming Cloaks of Skyrim A combat realism mod of some type, I'm using Better Combat AI now An overhauled follower system, if our mountain man ever needed a follower Horses for followers? Alternate start mod Crafting overhaul of some type, this build would craft, but I want it to be a lot harder. Realistic aging? Is there such a thing? Animations that are emmersive? Removing map markers, location markers, and overhaul the HUD Character creation overhaul?
Please don't recommend any weirdo fantasy mods. This would be a totally lore-friendly playthrough. Nothing overpowered or cheaty either. And mods could well change in a year, so keeping this thread updated is a good thing.
Let me know what you'd do with this type of playthrough.