There could be many reasons why you like Bethesda’s Elder Scrolls V Skyrim, the beautiful graphics the in-depth stories, the non-linear gameplay, the near infinite ways that you can create and evolve your character, the list is long. Don’t get me wrong all those things are good, and you wouldn’t have a game without them, but to me the best bit about Skyrim, is that due to a very active modding community the world is constantly changing. If there’s something you don’t like about Skyrim and want to change it, then you can by way of the Skyrim Workshop.
Mods range from slight tweaks to the inclusion of new factions, quests, dungeons, even whole cities. As they say, the only limit is the imagination of the modding community. If you haven’t added any mods to your game of Skyrim yet then you really are missing out on some nice extra content.
I’ve gone through the list of mods that I use in my Skyrim, and picked out ten of them that I would never start a game without. Now, before we get to the list of mods, it is worth making it clear that this is in no way an exhaustive list. It couldn’t be further from one, there are now thousands upon thousands of mods in the workshop.
Since I wrote the post about all the fun I’ve been having playing a witch in the new expansion for Sims 3 Supernatural, I’ve been receiving a fair amount of questions and requests for more information. I took a long and interesting look through the search queries that brought people to this blog, took all the Sims 3 Supernatural queries that appeared more often and did my best to answer them below.
Glad to be of help…
The latest Sims 3 expansion pack, Supernatural has finally been released giving all your Sims the chance to get in touch with their spooky side. The seventh (I think) expansion brings you vampires, werewolves, ghosts, fairies and witches plus more items than you can wave a wand at. Over the past few days I have been rather ill, with just enough brainpower sample a few things that this expansion has to offer. I’ve only played witches so far and it turns out that witches are really rather special and by special I mean they’re the Sims 3 equivalent the offspring of Harry Potter and the Duracell bunny.
I created my evil, loner witch called Paul (yes, a witch called Paul. What?) I set him up in his own little house in Moonlight Falls which is the new fantastically magical town in this expansion.
Each of the new errr… races I suppose, have been designed to provide something new. Truth be told, I have had so much fun with my witch that I haven’t had chance to play any of the other supernatural types yet. So I will leave them for another time. So without further ado, witches and just why they’re so darn good…
…or another way of putting it, why are witches just one big win button?
I’ve started a new character on Skyrim. My khajjit thief-archer was a lot of fun to play but I needed to experience a more direct approach to the combat in Skyrim for my next character. Initially, I had trouble deciding on whether I should play an Orc warrior, clad in heavy armour or an uber-mage High elf. Then it hit me, why not do both (nearly)… a battlemage… I should make a battlemage.
Now for those not familiar with the term, a battlemage is a character that is effective in melee combat and magic, and even better they can wear heavy armour. Many other games don’t make this way of playing easy for you. You can be trapped in one of several set play styles, mage, archer, and warrior for example, but Skyrim’s levelling system allows you to mix and match the skills needed to create a battlemage. Read more
Skyrim has captured my attention once more and so too has the large amount of Skyrim queries bringing all you lovely people to my little old blog.
Well I hate to see people leaving unfulfilled, so I have answered another of the ten most popular queries that wave wiggled their way to me.
If you’re interested in the other Skyrim help posts you can find them here and here, otherwise keep reading.
Star Wars: The Old Republic has been out now for over a month so I’ve had a good chance to get to know the SWTOR Sith Empire classes. Even with the limited time I have to play,you can still level up any class to at least level 10 in just a few hours. I’ve now got to grips with the basics of the classes and have started to unlock their potential.
But which is my favorite Sith class of SWTOR so far?
In Star Wars The Old Republic your companions are a major part of the game, they follow you around, tank for you, heal you or at a pinch they can rip out the entrails of your enemies. This guide details the SWTOR companion gifts, shows you which gifts are best to give to each companion and how the changes in companion affection are calculated. Read more
The new Star Wars MMO ‘Star Wars: The Old Republic’ opened its gates to the early access players this week. Being an adult has filled my days with… well, adulty type things? Although I have played over two beta-weekends and this early access so I’ve built up a bit of knowledge and feel it’s only fair to pass that on to you.
After going through my top asked questions, I settled on answering these top 5 questions.
When I answered ten of your top asked questions on Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, it proved to be very popular, so I’m going to do it again. I’ve taken the next ten most asked questions, and answered them. here you go.
If you do have something specific that you want to know, please ask. Read more
Since I wrote my review post on Bethesda’s Elder Scrolls V Skyrim, I have hits from a number of people asking various questions. So purely out of the kindness of my heart I have taken the top most asked questions and provided the answers. If you’ve found this post, hopefully I have answered your question.
Which ingredients are used to make the Blacksmith’s Potion/Draught/Philter/Elixir ?
Mixing any of the following together
- Glowing Mushroom
- Sabre Cat Tooth
- Spriggan Sap.
…will give you the ‘Fortify Smithing’ attribute, depending on your skill and the ingredients you use you can increase Smithing by either 20/30/40/50 points. The potion is called the Blacksmith’s Potion/Draught/Philter/Elixir accordingly.