Fun is learning the ROH in your FUS from the Greybeards. Awesome is learning how to run really fast as a Dragon Shout and then using it right away. Rad is entering a sweet catacomb and having some statues rise out of the water.

The above screen grab is right out of a sweet moment where I entered the "final chamber" of a dungeon trying to find something for the Greybeards. As I entered the room statues rose up from the water and I was really having fun with it. Bethesda is good at crafting those moments and I sure felt that at times with Fallout 3.

That said, I made the tough choice the other day to travel WITH A COMPANION! Seriously though, I want to be the loner in Skyrim. I want to travel the endless expanse by myself, survive off the land and catch butterflies all by lonesome. That's the way I want to play my Dragonborn, she is a loner than can take on the world. Thing is, the game is really hard that way and I won't drop down the difficulty. So I capitulated and now I roll with Lydia. Lydia is a very apt knight person, she follows me around and joins the battle and keeps quiet. From time to time she clears her throat but I think deep down she knows I prefer keeping to myself in Skyrim.

And I do. Sometimes ill just walk a direction because I can. A few times a cougar or bear sort of just runs out of the brush and scares the shit out of me. A few times it ended in my death, but not while Lydia is on the case. I send those bears straight to Yogi in heaven. (ask me more about that if it makes little sense. I readily admit it doesn't even make much sense to me).

Recently I read an article from Time online about some new awesome Skyrim mods. Read it here, its pretty cool.

The Skyrim community keeps bringing the awesome, but a few noteworthy points:

  • A Bear Musician Mod? Thank you Zeus!

  • A Space Travel Mod? I hope it comes with Chewbacca as the pilot!

  • A Frost Flame Spell? Jeez guys, what next an "up down" jump?

  • Skyrim footprints? I do have a lot of RAM free I guess!

  • Left hand rings? Cool.

  • Bat vampire travel? Only if I can make it so I sound like Count Chocula when I turn!

  • Skyrim School of Witchcraft and Wizardry? Holy %#$$ing $@#$ that is incredible. Hogwarts in Skyrim? Big Harry Potter fan so that sounds incredible.

Seriously though, that stuff really does look cool and Skyrim on PC keeps on being one of the best games you can buy due to the community alone. Hope it has an even longer life to it in the coming years!

Tungsten wrote on 09/06/2012 at 10:26am

I was the opposite. I put on the ultimate followers mod and had my own little band of do-gooders. It let me focus on support and healing, something that isn't as useful without 5 or 6 followers. I don't think I swung a sword the entire time (at least not after WhiteRun), but it was the most fun I'd had. Highly recommended.

Head over to SkyrimNexus and you'll see more mods than you could ever believe. Crazy stuff over there.

Travis   Admin wrote on 09/06/2012 at 03:52pm

Just an FYI, you still have your copy of Skyrim listed as PS3 :)

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 09/07/2012 at 02:01am

Fixed that, thanks!

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