So I haven't been playing much recently for a few reasons.
Partially because I have health issues and can't spend too much time at the computer and I know if I start playing Skyrim there's a chance I'll end up playing for 2-3 hours straight which isn't good if I'm having back pains.
Also, the battles are kind of laggy and I'm not great with the controls especially when this happens. I feel sort of exhausted sometimes afterwards.
Another thing is I'm having problems figuring out the difficulty. I found adept challenging with my first character, but there were also a lot of times where things were too easy. One of the things I didn't get to do with my first character was sneak attacks so I figured I'd go solo this time. This would also be a good way to boost the difficulty since things were easier with Lydia tanking all the time. I did have fun sneak attacking, but I also got lonely so now I think I want to play with a follower again.
I am planning on boosting the difficulty a little bit now that I'll be using a follower again. I think expert might be too hard in places so I'm using a mod that only decreases your damage, but doesn't increase enemy damage. I'm also using a mod that spawns tougher versions of an enemy so instead of a bandit you get a bandit thug and instead of a regular draugr you get a deathlord. I'm hoping I'll still be able to sneak attack because that was fun. I was wondering will increasing difficulty decreases your followers' damage as well. Because even if I do less damage it's still going to be easy if Lydia does a lot of damage.