The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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hearthfire: why all the hate?
So ive gotten back into playing skyrim recently and to help start up i bought both the dragonborn and hearthfire dlc. almost all my friends who have played the game have bad things to say about it. So ive been playing it for about a couple weeks now and i gotta say its a very unuique concept. this is a great replacement for not being able to use house mods on console, but what about pc? alot of people argue theres a mod that is essentially the unofficial equivelent of the hearthfire dlc, called "build your own home" http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/18480/?
before purchasing the hearthfire dlc i did own this mod, i admit its an impressive mod and i would highly reccomend it to anyone who does not want to spend 4 dollars on a new dlc. however your not given nearly as much variety of options as your are in hearthfire,
alot of people were just dissapointed it wasnt another big adventure dlc. though i would have loved to see another dlc with a massive quest line like that of dawnguard or dragonborn.
but if you want an immersive roleplay experience i would highly recommend this expansion.
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gnewna Mar 1, 2014 @ 11:06am 
Yeah, I really like Hearthfire, unfortunately I find the houses can be kind of buggy (mainly Lakeview as that's the one I've used most) but I really like the two new Housecarls I've 'met' (never got the house in the Pale so far) and I like being able to have a little garden and my own forge and such.
Too short and not actually as expansion. More like official bethasds mod to skyrim. Good thing bethasda noticed it too and prize is just 5 eur instead 20.
Draughir Mar 1, 2014 @ 11:28am 
Originally posted by gnewna:
Yeah, I really like Hearthfire, unfortunately I find the houses can be kind of buggy (mainly Lakeview as that's the one I've used most) but I really like the two new Housecarls I've 'met' (never got the house in the Pale so far) and I like being able to have a little garden and my own forge and such.

I love it too. My only complaint (and I've said this before) is that you can only put certain mods on certain wings. When they all use the same exterior model, I don't understand why you can't put a Library on the West wing, instead of the east. I originally wanted to do a 'family home' with bedrooms, kitchen, and library; then do a stronghold with armory, storeroom and trophy room. But alas, this cannot be.
Hearthfire is a great DLC; and it's cheap as heck!

However, ppl equate content with quality, thus ppl ignore it since it only adds a few things when compared to Dragonborn/Dawnguard.
Unfortunately for them, more and more mods are requiring Hearthfire, especially Player Home mods.
Last edited by Dr. Sanders - DO -HODOR-; Mar 1, 2014 @ 11:39am
Brad Mar 1, 2014 @ 12:02pm 
hate? what hate? There is no hate when it comes to bethesda games.
The King Possum Mar 1, 2014 @ 12:26pm 
Hearthfire is a great addition to skyrim. it adds countless hours to the game. please by lesbian drow vampire can now adopt a kid!
The King Possum Mar 1, 2014 @ 2:11pm 
it is a fantasy world not having to do with earth logic. maybe their world run different from the planet we call EARTH. I know I found a couple of street kids and have adopted them. no need to go to the orphanage to get kids cause those kids have a home. find the kids in the cities and on the land that are sleeping in streets and stuff.

Originally posted by Arthedáin:
it only adds a house and lets me adopt anoying children which a wanna kill later. LOL the orphanitch only requered a yes to all their questions, didn't even check out if my character has a criminal background (which it REALLY REALLY has, DUI's, murder, robery, etc) my character did it all, still got the kid home :P

so realistic..........XD
chipotle mayo Mar 1, 2014 @ 2:40pm 
the houses are really nice but you kind of have to farm a while to get all of the items needed for a built mansion
gnewna Mar 1, 2014 @ 2:40pm 
Why adopt kids in Skyrim if you don't like kids/the kids in Skyrim? It's not compulsory :/ I usually don't bother but when I do I generally go for the ones sleeping rough somewhere, though I suspect my current character would like to adopt Aventus Auretino, sadly I don't think that's allowed...
Spoops McGohstly Mar 1, 2014 @ 2:46pm 
Originally posted by Draughir:
Originally posted by gnewna:
Yeah, I really like Hearthfire, unfortunately I find the houses can be kind of buggy (mainly Lakeview as that's the one I've used most) but I really like the two new Housecarls I've 'met' (never got the house in the Pale so far) and I like being able to have a little garden and my own forge and such.

I love it too. My only complaint (and I've said this before) is that you can only put certain mods on certain wings. When they all use the same exterior model, I don't understand why you can't put a Library on the West wing, instead of the east. I originally wanted to do a 'family home' with bedrooms, kitchen, and library; then do a stronghold with armory, storeroom and trophy room. But alas, this cannot be.
oh god i hate that so much, they should have added the option to have multiple of the same kinds of rooms.
Spoops McGohstly Mar 1, 2014 @ 2:47pm 
Originally posted by very serious:
the houses are really nice but you kind of have to farm a while to get all of the items needed for a built mansion
might just be the mods i have on but i had no problem.
im still trying to find a way to make everything work together to balance correctly.
Last edited by Spoops McGohstly; Mar 1, 2014 @ 2:47pm
gnewna Mar 1, 2014 @ 2:47pm 
At the very least it would seem reasonable have the option to 'remodel' a wing if you decide you don't actually need a greenhouse or whatever.
Spoops McGohstly Mar 1, 2014 @ 2:49pm 
Originally posted by gnewna:
At the very least it would seem reasonable have the option to 'remodel' a wing if you decide you don't actually need a greenhouse or whatever.
yeah, you could do that with the entryway.
Zefram Cochrane Mar 1, 2014 @ 2:49pm 
Theres "hate" for Hearthfire?

I like it too, its short but at 5 euros you can't really complain. The real jewel in it is the ability to adopt children.
Morkonan Mar 1, 2014 @ 3:04pm 
People sometimes forget that Skyrim was optimized for consoles. The PC versions of Bethesda games have always been heavily modded, where applicable. Consoles have a very, very, short history of having moddable games and only with recent online console apps has this even been possible.

Hearthfire was a necessary addition to the Skyrim franchise in order to provide console gamers with a bare taste of the sorts of things that PC versions have enjoyed for years. That's really all it was. No, it wasn't groundbreaking for the PC game, but it did add a little bit of content and some interesting possibiliies that were easily added to the game, even by players who had never modded their PC version before. (If such people exist...)

There's no hate for it. If there is any hate for it, it's likely because those people have forgotten Skyrim's dev history.
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Date Posted: Mar 1, 2014 @ 11:03am
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