Gorsondor The Mystic Aug 16, 2013 @ 9:07am
Frostfall?
I have some questions about this mod.

Question 1: What is Frostfall?

Question 2: What are the benefits and drawbacks of the mod?

I'd like to try this mod but when I went to its download page it didn't have the information I was looking for that tells me about the mod. Am hoping experienced players (who have this mod) can answer my questions.
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Kabacus Aug 16, 2013 @ 9:12am 
Chesko (the mod author) has created this web site that should have all of the information you need.
Last edited by Kabacus; Aug 16, 2013 @ 9:14am
Gorsondor The Mystic Aug 16, 2013 @ 9:15am 
thanks
TheCainPack Aug 16, 2013 @ 9:15am 
Ok, frostfall is an amazingly fun mod for those who like to explore the world (i.e. to get the full benefit of it you need to turn off fast travel, fast travel is cheating now!) Basically what it does is make it so that you are effected by the cold weather of skyrim... which is a tundra. Install frostfall and go into the pale and you will die if unprepared.

So as you travel skyrim you will lose exposure points (which can vary between +20 to -100, at -100 you will die) how frequently you lose exposure points depends on several factors such as what kinds of clothing you are wearing (fur and such provides better protection against elements than typical armor, and armors that are revealing and show a lot of skin barely protect at all. Weather also effects this, rain will get you wet which causes you to get colder faster, and during blizzards you will get cold really fast.

Frostfall also adds ways to survive outside in the harsh weather through a camping system. With frostfall you can create a tent, backpack (for supplementing the extra weight of survival equipment) cookpot and other things to survive. And can also use firewood or deadwood to create a campfire anywhere in skyrim to warm up.

The benefits of frostfall I guess are that it adds more realism, is fun to those who like to explore and are just looking for more challenge in their game and it adds camping and gives you a reason to need to camp at the same time. The drawbacks are that like I said, if you aren't willing to give up (or mostly give up) fast traveling then you won't really get the full experience. Also, if you are going to get frostfall you should also get hunterborn and realistic needs and diseases, these three mods are set up to work together by their authors.
Gorsondor The Mystic Aug 16, 2013 @ 9:19am 
TheLegendaryPuppyborn. Challenges is what I've been after.
TheCainPack Aug 16, 2013 @ 9:22am 
good, you will enjoy this, I will not play skyrim without skyre, frostfall, realistic needs and diseases and hunterborn anymore. Like I said they are designed to work with each other (skyre has a new perk tree that adds perks that help in frostfall and is leveled by skinning animals in hunterborn, and hunterborn recipes is designed to use realistic needs and diseases satiation system, so it's like they are all just one epic mod)
Kabacus Aug 16, 2013 @ 9:28am 
Frostfall makes you think a lot more about what you are planning to do next. If you don't plan correctly you risk death. A slip into water at the wrong location can have disastrous results. If you use it with Climates of Tamriel you could find yourself being stuck in Dawnstar for a day or two because the weather is too bad to move. It does add a good level of immersion to the game.
Grunt Aug 16, 2013 @ 9:42am 
Originally posted by TheLegendaryPuppyborn:
Ok, frostfall is an amazingly fun mod for those who like to explore the world (i.e. to get the full benefit of it you need to turn off fast travel, fast travel is cheating now!) Basically what it does is make it so that you are effected by the cold weather of skyrim... which is a tundra. Install frostfall and go into the pale and you will die if unprepared.

So as you travel skyrim you will lose exposure points (which can vary between +20 to -100, at -100 you will die) how frequently you lose exposure points depends on several factors such as what kinds of clothing you are wearing (fur and such provides better protection against elements than typical armor, and armors that are revealing and show a lot of skin barely protect at all. Weather also effects this, rain will get you wet which causes you to get colder faster, and during blizzards you will get cold really fast.

Frostfall also adds ways to survive outside in the harsh weather through a camping system. With frostfall you can create a tent, backpack (for supplementing the extra weight of survival equipment) cookpot and other things to survive. And can also use firewood or deadwood to create a campfire anywhere in skyrim to warm up.

The benefits of frostfall I guess are that it adds more realism, is fun to those who like to explore and are just looking for more challenge in their game and it adds camping and gives you a reason to need to camp at the same time. The drawbacks are that like I said, if you aren't willing to give up (or mostly give up) fast traveling then you won't really get the full experience. Also, if you are going to get frostfall you should also get hunterborn and realistic needs and diseases, these three mods are set up to work together by their authors.

And the cool thing is, that the more you are out in the wild, the more resistant you become to exposure.
tinywars Aug 16, 2013 @ 9:46am 
Frostfall is a must for all Skyrim fans. It makes the game feel real and i'd advise Climates of Tamriel along with Ligntning during Thunder Storms all from Nexus,you'll need the patch for Climates of Tamriel with the Thunder but i tell you it makes Skyrim feel so real anong side Frostfall it's just amazing.:)
Shelt Aug 16, 2013 @ 9:49am 
Yep it's required for me to even play Skyrim anymore. You will want to get SKSE and Skyui for it as well as other mods.
Praxius Aug 16, 2013 @ 10:12am 
I started using this mod tonight and while it is interesting, you get cold and wet far faster than you would in real life. Coming from Canada, when I was wrapped up properly I could stay outside in -20C temps for about an hour before the cold started to bug me. And Blizzards are not really that cold, Blizzards and Snow Storms or just plain snowfall tend to happen at around +5 to -10 or so. From my 30 odd years of Canadian Winters, it's when you have clear, sunny skies with wind that it's the coldest.... There's no real natural insulation from the cold vacuum of winter. When it's cloudy and snowy it's quite mild and sorta peaceful in a way.

Waking up in the morning, looking out the window and seeing blue, sunny skies in late January / early February usually meant you were in for some blisteringly cold air, frozen snot in your nose hairs and stinging ears. -20 with a windchill of -30 or -40... Now that's where it's no longer "Fun"

If the mod could be switched to the above, then I'd say it's pretty realistic.... But right now, although I do like it, it feels a little Hollywood in the effects.

Oh no.... Snow is falling and we're all going to die in 10 minutes if we don't run for cover and hide in a cow carcass!!!

Really??

Canadians and Russians laugh at you while we write our names in the snow from the Vodka & Beer we drank earlier.
Last edited by Praxius; Aug 16, 2013 @ 10:21am
Shelt Aug 16, 2013 @ 10:15am 
Oh oh oh we got us a badazz over here. You can lower the settings in options if you find your vag getting too cold :P
Last edited by Shelt; Aug 16, 2013 @ 10:16am
Praxius Aug 16, 2013 @ 10:18am 
Originally posted by Shelt:
Oh oh oh we got us a badazz over here. You can lower the settings in options if you find your vag getting too cold :P

I already did and set it so my vampire would still be affected, yet my character is still too weak and sissy-like.

Must be American.... Oh snap!!

Just kidding.
TheCainPack Aug 16, 2013 @ 10:22am 
Originally posted by Cpt-Praxius:
Originally posted by Shelt:
Oh oh oh we got us a badazz over here. You can lower the settings in options if you find your vag getting too cold :P
Must be American.... Oh snap!!

Just kidding.

You shouldn't be kidding, I live in Alabama and people complain about the cold in winter! Seriously, I've been in cold places before but down here people talk about freezing to death if the temperature gets lower than 60 degrees, it's ♥♥♥♥ing ridiculus
Last edited by TheCainPack; Aug 16, 2013 @ 10:26am
Shelt Aug 16, 2013 @ 10:23am 
So you're complaining that it's too hard but you made it harder so your vampire would be affected? Makes perfect sense.
TheCainPack Aug 16, 2013 @ 10:25am 
Originally posted by Shelt:
So you're complaining that it's too hard but you made it harder so your vampire would be affected? Makes perfect sense.

I don't think he's saying it's to hard, just that it might not be as realistic as some people say. (Which doesn't bother me any, I still think it's fun either way and you can adjust the settings so whatever works, right?)
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