Banana Barbarian Apr 7 @ 9:56am
What do you all do in Skyrim?
After investing countless hours as well as countless mods into Skyrim (even though my achievements don't show it, I've beaten the game with console cheats on), It's becoming really boring. Mods ranging from sex mods (Yes, I've tried several high quality Japanese ones, top-notch animation) to enormous land addition mods that add more areas as well as hundreds of quests. I imagine Skyrim as a metaphor to some sort of empty canvas in which an artist is utilizing his/her own imagination to make it last fo the fullest, but I'm simply running out of ideas to make this game last, lol.

Everytime I visit this gamehub, I see at least 15k+ people playing Skyrim. So, I'm just wondering what you all do in this game. Thanks for your input!
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Mod it. You have to really, otherwise you are playing Kindergarten Cop - follow the arrow.
hedgie_yozh Apr 7 @ 10:35am 
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Originally posted by KL Master Dan StormCats:
Mod it. You have to really, otherwise you are playing Kindergarten Cop - follow the arrow.

All the guards do sound like Schwartzenegger...
Skainey Apr 7 @ 10:44am 
first of all im traveling without fast travel (tons of time) and yep, simply completing the game lel
White Knight Apr 7 @ 10:51am 
One obvious thing comes to mind...perhaps trying it without any bells and whistles might prove to be a challenge that will engage you like never before?
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hedgie_yozh Apr 7 @ 10:51am 
Yeah going for immersion here. I have probably about 500 hours in this one game now and have been journaling the damned thing in Journal of the Dragonborn and, sadly, my poor romance is doomed to fail.
gnewna Apr 7 @ 10:55am 
Originally posted by KL Master Dan StormCats:
Mod it. You have to really, otherwise you are playing Kindergarten Cop - follow the arrow.

I have friends who've been playing more or less since launch, fairly regularly, entirely vanilla. And even with quest markers un-hideable (though I think there's a way even in vanilla, but it's a bit iffy?) you can just deselect them all...

I like roleplaying, or at least having a solid idea of where I want a given character to go, so to speak. Current character is a 'main' one, she's currently at level 35 and only just starting to progress beyond the early stages of the various questlines I want her to do. She's married and got a home, and has explored most of the Southern holds, not so much the really cold bits because Frostfall. Next character will be an illusionist assassin (with a dagger for the actual kills) who will do the TG to give her time to hone her skills at stealth and get pickpocket up to where I can take that poisoning perk, then progress to the DB. Last one was a non-adventurer who did various manual labour and crafting to earn enough to buy 9 pinches of fire salts (got the other one from a half-dead flame atronach she stumbled across after it killed its summoner) and marry Balimund.

I also like mods which alter the mechanics rather than the content of the game - SkyRe, Frostfall, Real Needs and Diseases - they add a different kind of challenge and they also just make the roleplaying more convincing as you don't feel like a magic robot that never needs to eat, can swim in freezing water with no problem, and only rests to get a levelling bonus - you don't *have* to use them to regularly eat and sleep, but RND does add buffs/debuffs for being hungry, tired, thirsty, over-stuffed, or well-fed.
Bob Apr 7 @ 10:59am 
For me, the best thing about this game is, that you can just about do whatever you want, whenever you want, and Modding it creates a game that is as unique as the individual that wants to play it.
White Knight Apr 7 @ 11:03am 
Originally posted by gnewna:
Last one was a non-adventurer who did various manual labour and crafting to earn enough to buy 9 pinches of fire salts (got the other one from a half-dead flame atronach she stumbled across after it killed its summoner) and marry Balimund.

This part blew my mind! A non-adventurer? Someone who actually earns a living in Skyrim...lol I am so totally going to do this!

The other bit with that is what kind of a frickin' genius is Ballimund? Females have to go out and find him ten piles of Fire Salts before you can marry him...lol What a sly old dog!

I played vanilla for ages. Then I added a few mods to "fix" stuff that annoyed me and few so my mages could look cool, that sort of thing.
gnewna Apr 7 @ 11:09am 
Originally posted by White Knight:
This part blew my mind! A non-adventurer? Someone who actually earns a living in Skyrim...lol I am so totally going to do this!

I can't take credit for the idea - was inspired by this blog: http://www.screencuisine.net/the-elder-strolls/

and also this series on YT (although it kind of goes off the boil a few episodes in when he breaks his own rules): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xf36Haa7EyQ

Nordrick (and his Oblivion ancestor Nondrick) made me laugh so hard I sneezed. It was one of my most fun playthroughs, actually. And Balimund is totally worth it (one of my friends with the game on console plays a big, manly Orc who's married to Balimund, it's a beautiful thing.)
White Knight Apr 7 @ 12:42pm 
I love it! The chosen one...to chop the wood.
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MihawkRico Apr 7 @ 12:51pm 
just do stuff
Ilja Apr 7 @ 1:13pm 
I was just done testing my mod environments compatibility with Skyrim Unbound. I don't mind having dragons and vampires around, but the main quest really didn't feel like a story - just a pointless running around while trying to be more bad butt than others.

Let's face it. Bethesda is a great game house, but very poor story teller.

So I made a story of my own. My character starts from rags, climes ladders as thief, falls in to faceless and nameless ranks of the Civil War and then finally finds her destiny as Dragonborn. Makes more sense than:
"Uuh, I am Dragonborn, a mythical savior of Skyrim and afterlife."
"Great. I send you alone in to middle of glacier to be mauled by ice wraiths, because I don't like you ***** face. If you die, then you are no good to me anyway.
"What..?"
"Yeah. Move along. These are not stormtroopers you are looking for."

That is what I am doing.
jakespence97 Apr 7 @ 1:18pm 
what i do in skyrim is thing people don't do i tested mods and enjoy finding all hidden and rare stuff
jakespence97 Apr 7 @ 1:20pm 
i enjoy to give help and other thing to help anyone
hedgie_yozh Apr 7 @ 1:28pm 
Originally posted by jakespence97:
i enjoy to give help and other thing to help anyone
I'm a do-gooder as well. I have started games as an evil, selfish type, but they seem to generally have a change of heart somewhere along the way and get redeemed.
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