- Do Mages Have Less Fun in Skyrim? Does Bethesda hate mages? A recent article, where The Escapist’s Shamus Young makes just that point, is worth reading and discussing.
Young lists several points to support his theory, from mage robes being “stupid and boring,” to destruction skills not scaling with skill level.
“I’ve leveled numerous mages and numerous fighters. There’s no comparison. Melee isn’t just slightly ahead of magic. It’s massively, outrageously more powerful, safer, more expedient, more thrilling, and more profitable. Going from fighter to mage has a bigger impact on difficulty than the actual difficulty slider. As a fighter you’ll kill faster, have less between-fight downtime, see more ...
- Soar Through the Northern Ashlands in New Skywind Mod Trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTSj00dDCrw
I’ve been following the Skywind mod for a while now, and I don’t think any of the videos released so far have shown its potential better than this nearly finished look at the revamped Northern Ashlands. It’s just gorgeous, and it promises to get even better as the mod advances.
“Still a work in progress, and everything is subject to change. Keep in mind, many models are place holders and the ash will be darkened. I was also experimenting with the Dragonborn weather types, they too are not final,” wrote SquallyDaBeanz, the Skywind mod team member who uploaded the video.
The mod ...
- Is it Real? Or is it Skyrim?
Look at that beautiful hillside. Wouldn’t you just like to climb it? Have a picnic at the top?
If you did, you’d better be ready to fight a Blood Dragon before digging out the egg salad sandwiches, because this is a screenshot from Skyrim, with some heavy modding by Unreal.
Unreal has provided a guide to the mods to make Skyrim look this good. Check it out if you want to try some of them for yourself, or just drool over the tons of screenshots and videos available on the site.
- ‘The Saddest Khajiit’ Comes to the End of its Adventure
Aww. Being the Dragonborn is tough, especially for a kitty.
Artist Darren Geers has completed his series of paintings of the cutest, biggest-eyed Khajiit in Skyrim, “The Saddest Khajiit.” Our poor Khajiit’s adventuring career ends in the usual way, if we’re to believe the chatter of Skyrim citizens. Although the paintings may not be the best representation of the Khajiit’s proud racial heritage, they certainly are the fluffiest.
Check out the other images from the series at Darren’s deviantART page.
What about your Khajiit character, which I’m assuming is slightly less cuddly? Tell us about it in the comments or on the ...
- Check Out This Amazing Skyrim VR Rig http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7n5kRRHDpw#
As an RPG gamer who has been content to control games by occasionally pushing a button or two since I discovered Dragon Warrior for the NES, just watching this wears me out. But judging from the big grin on his face, Cyberith founder Tuncay Cakmak is more physically immersed in the world of Skyrim than anyone else ever has been, so maybe it wouldn’t hurt to get a little exercise.
The video is a promotion for Cakmak’s creation, the Cyberith Virtualizer omnidirectional treadmill. Unfortunately, it’s a device that isn’t commercially available yet, sorry. The rig also uses an Oculus Rift virtual ...
- A Song for Smithing as Skyrim Burns For all of those who’ve felt the seductive call of the forge and the iron dagger, Redditor t4br1s recently uploaded an original song that might make you chuckle.
“Anvilporn (The Skyrim Smithing Song)” is a lighthearted look at the absurdity of spending hours at a forge upgrading your smithing skill while dragons tear through the countryside and the whole of Skyrim calls out for a savior.
“The world of Skyrim’s really in trouble I can tell
there’s big ol’ dragons everywhere and as Dragonborn, I should help
Nobles, thieves, and mages all come knockin’ at my door
sayin’ lizards need killin’
but I’m good chillin’ by ...
- See the Savage Beasts of the Skywind Mod in New Trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjNXOaVH9Vs
What, you want another gorgeous Skywind trailer? Okay. Try not to drool, I heard that was bad for keyboards.
Creatures and water effects are looking especially spiffy in “Savagery,” the latest trailer from the Skywind team. Skywind is an ambitious upcoming Skyrim mod that seeks to update Morrowind to use the Skyrim engine.
The mod is the latest project of the team behind Morroblivion, which recreated Morrowind in the Oblivion engine, and seeks to do the same on an even grander scale with the Skyrim engine. The project will recreate Morrowind’s terrain quests and monters, adapt the game to use modified Skyrim ...
- The ‘Sky is the Limit’ with the Skyrim Memory Patch, Just Don’t Crash
Want to look out into a more beautiful Skyrim horizon? Install more mods at once? Have more characters onscreen? The Skyrim Memory Patch, which was recently uploaded to the ENB forums, can do that and more by removing some of Skyrim’s last-generation memory limits.
Okay, maybe it will also destroy your savegames and fry your computer if you overdo it, as the user who posted the fix, sheson, makes abundantly clear several times. But what’s life without a little risk?
Building on earlier tweaks, sheson’s patch allows Skyrim to use much larger memory blocks than the vanilla game. More memory can allow ...
- Watch How the Skywind Modders are Putting Morrowind in Skyrim http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJwpaVwOaHM#t=61
We’ve been eagerly tracking the progress of the Skywind mod, a Skyrim mod that seeks to update Morrowind to use the Skyrim engine, for a while now, and the latest development video shows we were right to be excited.
The new video shows the progress that has been made in importing the world of Morrowind into the Skyrim engine, showing off quests, monsters, and other new additions. Work on the project has “skyrocketed” in recent months, according to the video, and the eight person team has grown to more than 70 people, including voice actors. According to the comments on the Youtube ...
- Skywind Mod Giving Morrowind a Skyrim Sheen http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYrH_cb8zeY
Skywind, an ambitious Skyrim mod that seeks to update Morrowind to use the Skyrim engine, continues to show progress. The mod is the latest project of the team behind Morroblivion, which recreated Morrowind in the Oblivion engine, and seeks to do the same on an even grander scale with the Skyrim engine.
The project, which is currently in alpha, is far from complete, but it has recently added monsters and interactions that give a better impression of the potential of the mod.
And that potential appears to be high in the latest release. Red Mountain has never looked so imposing as it ...