So I have a brain fart again yesterday, and completely didn’t realize I hadn’t blogged until it was time for me to go to work at night. Looks like I’ll have to do another day of make-up posting! (Maybe)
So, if you follow me on twitter, you may know that i’ve recently gotten into modding for Skyrim. It’s a really interesting thing to me, because it lets me change some things about the base game that I don’t like, and make them more or less powerful, make myself more or less powerful, make everything in general just more to my tastes. (I’m not going out creating god mode things or anything like that, it’s just not me). Of course, i’m still a beginner so the mods i’ve made are pretty much the simplest little creations as far as technical skills go, but nevertheless i’m pretty proud of what i’ve done.
Another thing that’s really intrigued me about modding in general (not just my own mod making) is the community behind it. If you were to go google “skyrim mods” you’d find thousands of different pages. There’s youtube channels, podcasts (probably), websites, all kinds of shit dedicated to modding this game. It’s no understatement to say that modding has seriously helped the sustainability and replayability of the game as well. Hell, this November Skyrim will be 4(!!!) years old, and yet this game is continually made new and fresh by mods and updates and things like that. The modding community is ridiculously active, but on top of that it’s also EXTREMELY friendly. Hop on over to the Skyrim Nexus and you’ll see that, even now, new mods are being produced and updated every day. And on the most popular mods you’ll see FLOODS of comments thanking the authors, making suggestions, looking for ideas for their own mods, etc etc etc. I think, for me, it’s a way of participating in a community without having direct contact, which can be nice when my brain weasels start running their yaps.
Why am I telling you all of this? I haven’t the foggiest idea. I’m just trying to think of something to talk about so I can have a make up post for Blaugust, and this was on my mind. See? That’s pretty much how this blog works. Happy weekend folks.
ETA: So, I *guess* I could’ve put the link to my mods in here, so if anyone is interested, here you go.