In this channel update video, I talk about the schedule for Myst: Exil,e reaching 750 subscribers (someone pinch me), some upcoming games, and how and why I will handle longer recording sessions in the future.
Just a few horus ago, we finished our recording of Riven. It’s all “in the can”, as old-timers like me used to say. (“it’s all on the stick”, nowadays?) All that’s left is a lot of editing.
One thing you guys have repeatedly requested is a look at our notes. We have used web based whiteboards in the series (a great idea Fireweaver came up with), and I have also made handwritten notes on paper.
A thank you to everybody who has been supporting the channel by watching, subscribing, leaving feedback etc. I really appreciate it; you probably have no idea how much your support and encouraging means to me. 🙂
Pure Weather: I am using the “brighter nights” version because the other version looked too dark on Video. With Tamriel having two huge moons I actually think that brighter nights is the more realistic option anyway.
Real Shelter – Shelter from the elements. This will require Tes5edit and some work as documented on the Real Shelter plugin page. Just follow the description, it’s easy. I am also using the “Experimental” version of the rain texture.
Skyrim was originally published three years ago, and I bought it – mostly on a whim – on release day. I love the game, but I have never beaten it.
At the same time, I’ve been looking for a new MMORPG to play ever since I stopped playing Guild Wars 2. I can’t find any that is compelling – and a few days ago I realized that I could just substitute Skyrim!
After that realization I thought about it some more. I had also considered buying The Long Dark – a winter survival indie game – and it seems to me that I can get such an experience in Skyrim, too!
So, a plan hatches: I will do a “Skyrim Survival” video series.
This means that I have to set up the most immersive Syrim experience I can get, and that means it’s Modding time.
I’ve spent the last few days looking at Mods I will be using. I’ll post a complete list once it has settled down, but some basics are:
Frostfall and iNeed and other mods that support them
Wet and Cold
Pure Weather and W.A.T.E.R.
Mods that improve wildlife, hunting and scavenging
Various graphical enhancements – Vanilla Skyrim is beautiful but it has its rough edges
Some “quality of life” things such as a Resurrection spell, Open Locks spells and so on.
There are a few others, but this gives you a very rough idea where I am heading. If you do have any suggestions, please let me know!