I'm looking to get info on how people like to play this wonderous game. Many people like to RP heavily, others just do silly gimicks. I'd like to know more about both, so I can get some new ideas for my next few characters. You can add any classes or certain ways you like to play. I'll kick it off, give an example or two of each, and if anyone wants to add please do so. If there are any mods required, please give their names.
I'll also add a paragrapg or so for a backstory for the classes I play, skip over it if you are only interested in the theme or have no interest in RP'ing. Also, it's an excuse for me to geek out.
Backstory: Arlin is an Imperial from a noble family, however he's always been a bit more "enthusiatic" about things compared to his sophistacted family. At a somewhat young age, he decided to travel away from Cyrodil to go explore in the name of science. However, unlike actual scientists, instead of trying to find cures and move civilization forward, he's always done "science" to see what would happen. He is a kleptomaniac by nature, and often takes ingredients, despite whoever they might belong to, to see how he can improve or alterate his concoctions. When caught, he usually mananages to talk his way out of the situation with his high charisma.
Play Style: I play this character a lot like the Alchemist from pathfinder. He throws a lot of potions at enemies (and occasionally allies that he oversees). He also uses potions to buff himself up, along with alteration magic, so he can be effective in melee combat. I find that a 2h warhammer fits this character well, as after he gets drugged up he goes into a frenzy and just smashes everything in sight.
Backstory: Kep is a lad who is facinated by history, more specifically the technology of the dwemer. He doesn't care much for his hometown, which he hardly remembers. He enjoys tinkering with gadjets found, and exploring dwemer ruins, although he resents people calling them ruins as most are still fully functioning and are amazing relics of history.
Play Style: For his weapons, I use guns that look like they were dwemer made. I also took engineering, which allows him to create dwemer constructs to fight along with him. It's a pretty basic concept, although I found it quite fun.
So this is a way to play the game in general. It works with any class, but I found it to work best with support classes, like a paladin. Works the least with a stealth based class.
How the premise goes is you set the difficulty to master from the get-go, and get the deadly dragons mod and set that to max. Master difficulty with skyRe is a lot harder than normal master difficulty. From there, you get the Ultimate Follower Overhaul mod so you can have more followers than one and get more options with them. From there, you play it like any other party-based RPG. You go around, gather followers into the party, and go on quests. The core Skyrim game is based around being an ultimate war machine, for the most part, and this takes a huge turn from that. Here, it's more about letting the other party members shine. The paladin I play has a lot of spells that help the group out, by either protecting them or healing them, or tanking the big guys while everyone else does damage as I have heavy armor and a shield.
I also use the Amazing Follower Tweaks to give me more customizability. You can make each individual character only do one thing, as it's annoying to have the archer in the party take out his iron sword and rush into combat against an ancient elder dragon, or w/e, so you can have him only use bows, or the mage only use magic, or the tank to use shield and sword, etc...
On top of that, I like the convinient horses mod to let my followers ride horses. It makes it much more genuine that way. Convinient horses allows up to 15 followers to ride horses, although you can have as many as 32 followers with UFO, so keep that in mind. Despite that, I usually only have 5 or 6 followers as I feel that's the sweet spot. Less is too low for a party, more makes the game too easy and makes it seem like you're commanding a legion, which isn't the point.
So that's it. If you'd like to add on, please try and format it nicely. It doesn't have to be like mine, espcially since I could've done a much better job, but something readable. I'll read and comment on everything, so give it a whirl!