The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Harvest More Food & Ingredients
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Aug 10, 2012 @ 9:39pm
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Harvest More Food & Ingredients

Update 2013-05-28:
Once I get my hands on Hearthfire and Dragonborn, I will take the time to work on releasing modular plugins for all 3 official DLCs.Until then, be aware that this mod has only been fully tested with the base game.

All direct ingredient and food sources, be they flora, statics, critters or monsters now have a chance to yield a higher amount upon harvesting/looting.

As a person that likes to roleplay an alchemist/gatherer in TES games, I find that Skyrim does not reward you enough for taking some of your adventuring time to harvest plants and hunt creatures. I'll sometime go on an harvesting binge for about an hour or so, only to come back with 20ish ingredients, which is pretty underwhelming and unrealistic. With a lot of high-level players sticking to chain fast travels between towns to get their ingredients, it seems obvious that not a whole lot of people consider harvesting to be cost-efficient and that is a missed opportunity from the game. This mod aims to fix that.

While all direct sources of food and ingredients (plants, mushrooms, crops, wildlife and a few monsters) have been modified to potentially yield more stuff based on probability, the maximum numbers were kept as realistic as possible and as such, you won't get 3 eyes from a dead sabercat or 2 snouts from a mammoth. On average, you should get around 2 items per harvest/loot but there is quite a bit of variance, so you could get only 1 item for a while or get lucky and receive more than 2!

This mod should be pretty balanced if you only harvest here and there during your adventures. However, if like me you like to go out and harvest a lot, you should probably install a mod that lowers the gold value of player-created potions because the ingredient yield will be a little high and you may make a little too much from selling your potions.

As an added bonus, clams now have a small chance to yield a pearl and spriggans will always drop at least one spriggan sap, which were unavailable in the game before.

The mod should be compatible with pretty much anything out there, as long as the flora and trees are left alone. I play-tested it for around 10 hours and everything has worked as intended so far. If you find anything that sticks out and seems wrong, let me know and I'll fix it.
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CCRhino  [author] Oct 11, 2016 @ 5:12pm 
Not that I'm aware of. I hope so. Not too much into Skyrim these these days but I might give this mod a revive when Skyrim Special Edition comes out so that means DLC support. I might even port it to this version idf the changes are compatible.
Death Oracle Oct 11, 2016 @ 2:34am 
Is there every a DLC version being made? Is there another mod for dlcs that could fill the gap?
xXTacocubesXx Mar 20, 2015 @ 2:01pm 
I know there's snowberries and mountain flowers everywhere, but I'd like it if those could be included within this mod as I can never seem to collect more than one at a time. Because I think the whole point of this mod would be so you don't to stop every second to collect a single berry from a whole bush.
[2te] Amantius, Who Casts Fist Aug 28, 2013 @ 2:36pm 
Greetings Erratic, i totally love your mod and used it since you created it. But what about the DLC ingridents? It would be great if you could Update this mod or make standalone-mods for the DLC's

Kailyn Jul 11, 2013 @ 10:06pm 
I'm also not getting Goat Horns
Psyker_Paladin Jun 15, 2013 @ 12:33am 
ty for mod now when i farm i can get profit
Kailyn Jun 10, 2013 @ 7:11pm 
FYI - I also am no longer getting Mudcrab Legs so am looking forward to your updates.
shikyokasami Jun 7, 2013 @ 3:10pm 
Btw, subbed and faved ;3
shikyokasami Jun 7, 2013 @ 3:09pm 
The only thing that bugs me is the exessive amount of gold you can collect which I think is a little op (not compared to the ingrediants which is fine cause you still gotta increase your speech and alchemy skill(s) to make a lot of gold anyway). Other than that, this mod is excellant and I hope you make more :3
[BFC] MatterMuncherLad-[Q]- May 28, 2013 @ 5:35pm 
@Mr.Erratic Good to know. Looking forward to the update. Thanks again for making this already awesome mod.