Hello again internet people! I am here to be the beacon of hope in this website ocean of cock-sucking mediocrity. I, the alpha writer, have flown down on my golden platypus to read aloud my thoughts on gaming and why I should be doing this instead of all that juicy school work. And I FEEL, due to the might and magnitude of my FEELINGS I am forced to write the word in all capitals, that we need a blast from the past to help us realize how far we have come in the past few years. Yes, its time for my first and most definitely not last, retro-review! Well, it would have been, had I not been caught in the modding frenzy most Skyrim players experience when I realized the vast difference in most mods on the nexus (http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/?). You get the mods everyone is familiar with, replacing dragons with Thomas the Train Engine, having nudity in the game, importing anime hairstyles, but what most don’t realize is how much better the mods can make the game. Granted, the experienced modders will write this article off as obvious, or the mad ramblings of my mod addled mind, but for those who do not understand the excellent things mods can do, allow me to gently take your hand and hurl you into the gladiator ring of understanding with the ravenous lion of open-mindedness.
First thing you have to understand is that when modding Skyrim, always use Mod Organizer. Again the more experience of you lot will write this off as obvious, but I feel it needs to be said. Mod Organizer does something that we mere mortals cannot fathom, it organizes mods in such a way that they do not conflict with each other. It is extremely useful and a constant source of logic in the illogical world of Skyrim modding.
Secondly, if you do not have a monstrous computer that can pilot spacecrafts while playing Skyrim on Ultra graphics, do not use an ENB unless you want a melted PC. I have a friend in real life, I do indeed venture there sometimes, whose PC can run Ultra Skyrim while maintaining 60 FPS (Frames Per Second) which is very smooth. As soon as he started using an ENB, his FPS went down to 10 and he claimed he had to wait several hours before his sword stopped swinging so he could attack again. It looked really pretty though.
Finally, the mods themselves. I have no intention of sharing my mods with you, as this is no Top 10 Mods Of Face Melting Jizztasim list, but I will tell you this, mods are both good and bad. This is the philosophical part of it, cause that is the question I have been asked so much that I have to make it a philosophy now. People always ask me, “Oh great God-King of Gaming, are mods good or bad? Do they add to the experience or take away from it?” Before I melt their minds with my excellence, or bore them to death with facts, I always so you should mod a game when you believe it is necessary. I finished Skyrim on god mode, just to see what the ending was like, and I was a little disappointed. It felt less like I had just defeated a massive giant of a game, and more like I had gotten to the top of a hill to see I had 5 more mountains to climb. So I figure in Skyrim, mods are really worth it both when you run out of content and have to much content left. They can make the game more fun by doing things like fixing Magic, you can make your game look better with new Armours and Weapons, or use them to bring in weapons and armour from the previous games. You can install new quests to give your game a few more hours of content, or just add more wilderness and stuff. There is almost no limit to what a mod can do, and that adds a demension to the game that most other games will never have. I don’t think I am exaggerating when I say that Skyrim’s modding community is the largest in gaming, aside from possibly Minecraft, and is still constantly working on new mods.
So yes, mods are good, but be aware that for every amazing re-texture and excellent quest, there are a 1000 Thomas the Train skins waiting to ruin your day and childhood.