Returning to Skyrim

The last time I posted about Skyrim, it was shortly after release. You
can read the first in the series here. At the time, I was playing on the
Xbox 360 version. This time around, I’ve purchased the Legendary
Edition for PC. I’m also playing a Destruction mage instead of the
heavily armed and armored warrior I focused on in the 360 version.

Besides taking a completely different character route this time around,
I’m also focusing much more on quests other than the main line. I own a
small house that I’ve built but not yet furnished, gotten a fair ways
through the College of Winterhold quest line, and continue to light up
vampires that seem to crop up all the time in areas I’m traveling to.

I heard so many awesome things about mods for the game that I just had
to get the PC version. That, and I couldn’t take screenshots in the 360
version, which was infuriating for someone who blogs about games. Today,
I read an article someone reblogged on Reddit about a mod called
Falskaar
.
Falskaar is unique in that it was produced chiefly by a 19 year old who
declined to go to university in order to produce the mod. It took him a
full year, and he’s aiming to get a job at Bethesda by proving his
dedication.

By all accounts, it’s a damned good mod. I look forward to installing
it when I finish with vanilla Skyrim.

If you’re interested in hearing further about my adventures in Skyrim,
by all means, let me know in the comments. Otherwise, next week I’ll be
writing about a topic near and dear to my heart…. sci-fantasy sandbox
MMORPGs.