Mr. Rayquaza Apr 13, 2014 @ 4:29pm
Just recently Started Skyrim, Mod requests
Hi, i just started playing skyrim not too long ago, my friend bought it for me on christmas, I had been wanting it forever. I got playing the game, and really loved it! I was wondering if you guys had any cool mods that would be god to have as a new player of skyrim, that aren't too game altering, but help you. Thanks!
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crapmonster Apr 13, 2014 @ 4:34pm 
If its your first time through, the only mods I would suggest getting is SkyUI and the unofficial patches. Thats it.

Once you actually delve deeper into the game and put some hours into it, you can start going crazy with mods.
gnewna Apr 13, 2014 @ 4:43pm 
^^^ this - I would say, though, maybe keep a pen and paper handy (or a notepad file, whatever the kids do these days) for things you'd like the game to include - whether it's ridiculously OP weapons, prettier trees, ill-effects from cold weather, whatever. Then, when you're ready to start thinking about mods, look up Gopher's guide to modding for beginners (or words to that effect) on YouTube and watch the whole thing. Pay attention. Make notes if you need to.

Use your list to figure out what mods you'd like (you may not find exactly what you want, but you'll probably find some stuff that is pretty close, maybe even cooler). Then use what you've learned from Gopher to have a much better chance of adding mods to your game without screwing it up.

Mods are awesome, but they're also a bit of a risk, and if you don't know what you're doing and pay attention to the advice of people who've got a bit of experience, it's extremely easy to completely wreck a save game, and have to start a completely new character - not the end of the world, but blinking annoying when you're at level 45, halfway through this character's story, and were about to do something SUPER EXCITING. To be honest, this may well happen sometimes anyway, but if you have a pretty good idea what you're doing, it's much more likely you'll be able to fix it, or at least learn from the experience.
fran25 Apr 13, 2014 @ 4:59pm 
I just recently added Skyrim live another life. When you get some hours in and get tired of going to Helgen it is a winner. I have 3300 hours though I could remember every line of the Helgen setup.
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Alkpaz Apr 13, 2014 @ 5:01pm 
lo fran25
Talonmaster Apr 13, 2014 @ 5:02pm 
I wouldn't bother playing it vanilla if I were you. Its a sub par rpg on its own and only really worthwhile when you use mods. Look up mod recommendation lists like Skyrim Gems, Step, or Tesg to get a good idea of what you want to play with.

Don't start with Gems though. I just use it to see if any interesting mods flew under the radar.
fran25 Apr 13, 2014 @ 5:04pm 
I agree with Talonmaster if you want Vanilla play the console add 1 mod at a time and see if you enjoy the game. That way if you CTD you will know exactly what mod is doing it.
Mr. Rayquaza Apr 13, 2014 @ 5:05pm 
Okay cool, i was thinking of initially starting with only things that make things like UI easier, and prettier landscape, notyhing really game breaking, and thanks!
Djtmk Apr 13, 2014 @ 5:11pm 
Originally posted by fran25:
I just recently added Skyrim live another life. When you get some hours in and get tired of going to Helgen it is a winner. I have 3300 hours though I could remember every line of the Helgen setup.

Well then fran thats alot of hours lol. Alos you could just look around the work shop for some light mods like Lockpicking Pro, Sounds, ect SkyUI
crapmonster Apr 13, 2014 @ 5:13pm 
Originally posted by Talonmaster:
I wouldn't bother playing it vanilla if I were you. Its a sub par rpg on its own and only really worthwhile when you use mods. Look up mod recommendation lists like Skyrim Gems, Step, or Tesg to get a good idea of what you want to play with.

Don't start with Gems though. I just use it to see if any interesting mods flew under the radar.
This is terrible advice, regardless of whether Skyrim is a subpar game on its own, one really needs to get at least a basic understanding of the base game before modding to understand what it is they are actually changing.
Mr. Rayquaza Apr 13, 2014 @ 5:13pm 
Originally posted by Djtmk:
Originally posted by fran25:
I just recently added Skyrim live another life. When you get some hours in and get tired of going to Helgen it is a winner. I have 3300 hours though I could remember every line of the Helgen setup.

Well then fran thats alot of hours lol. Alos you could just look around the work shop for some light mods like Lockpicking Pro, Sounds, ect SkyUI
Okay thanks!
wh.trav1 Apr 13, 2014 @ 5:21pm 
Sky UI, SKSE and Amazing Follower Tweaks (AFT) were my first mods. Better Females by Bella is another mod you may be interested in once you tire of the wrinkly grunge look.

I loved AFT for being able to bring more that one follower and other options such as configuring a fighting outfit and a home outfit. Also being able to set up camp outdoors was a nice touch as well.
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black101486 Apr 13, 2014 @ 5:33pm 
I would suggest getting SKSE first look it up on google unlike other script extendors all you need to do is download the right link and it should start install as soon as you open it . sky ui is a mod that greatly improves organization of items . Comunity uncaper is also a great mod it allows you to raise ur skills over 100 even though there is not rlly a need to this can help you lvl up and gain more skill points then you normally would i would also suggest a overhaul both graphics and gameplay . If you really like moding download nexus mod manager . There are a ton more mods on the nexus then there are on steam .
black101486 Apr 13, 2014 @ 5:35pm 
Originally posted by wh.trav1:
Sky UI, SKSE and Amazing Follower Tweaks (AFT) were my first mods. Better Females by Bella is another mod you may be interested in once you tire of the wrinkly grunge look.

I loved AFT for being able to bring more that one follower and other options such as configuring a fighting outfit and a home outfit. Also being able to set up camp outdoors was a nice touch as well.
having more then one fololower is okay but it lags you're game and most mod quest don't allow companions anyway . or in other words not nev mesh .
black101486 Apr 13, 2014 @ 5:41pm 
Originally posted by crapmonster:
Originally posted by Talonmaster:
I wouldn't bother playing it vanilla if I were you. Its a sub par rpg on its own and only really worthwhile when you use mods. Look up mod recommendation lists like Skyrim Gems, Step, or Tesg to get a good idea of what you want to play with.

Don't start with Gems though. I just use it to see if any interesting mods flew under the radar.
This is terrible advice, regardless of whether Skyrim is a subpar game on its own, one really needs to get at least a basic understanding of the base game before modding to understand what it is they are actually changing.
There are a ton of mods for skyrim to say one must have a mutual understanding is crazy talk i say jump right in with grapical mods first so you have better inersive view of the game i am not saying download tougher dragon mods yet but hey some mods are ment for beginers
black101486 Apr 13, 2014 @ 5:43pm 
Originally posted by fran25:
I just recently added Skyrim live another life. When you get some hours in and get tired of going to Helgen it is a winner. I have 3300 hours though I could remember every line of the Helgen setup.
3300 hrs i can't get to 800 before i have to start a new game
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