The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Catch-All

I thought the unofficial patch fixes soul gems but if not there are a number of mods that do. One was called named soul gems. The soul would be put in the correct sized gem and be named after the character that was soul trapped if they had a unique name. Fun if you like collecting souls of important NPCs.

I used that mod, and it made the whole thing much less fiddly. I think it was called acquisitive soul gems (or something similar).

It’s been a few years since I played Skyrim. What is the use of soul gems?

Used to enchant things, and also to recharge the enchantment on weapons.

You use then to charge enchantments.

Baron Of Hell wrote:

I thought the unofficial patch fixes soul gems but if not there are a number of mods that do. One was called named soul gems. The soul would be put in the correct sized gem and be named after the character that was soul trapped if they had a unique name. Fun if you like collecting souls of important NPCs.

Well, we now know what you do in-game. Living up to your name, eh?

I'm starting to get that old Skyrim itch again...

Steam says I last played July 2018 so yeah, sounds like I'm just about due to spend a month working on my load order and downloading mods then play for a few months and promptly forget about whoever I'm playing as leaving them in their limbo state until 12 months later when I get the itch, realise I have no idea what is going on in their save and it's not compatible with the mods I've downloaded and consign their world to the oblivion of my recycling bin never to return.

Prozac, I have just started the same thing. There is a new Enaisian mod out that is very good - Wintersun
and
kryptopyr has released most of her mods (Complete Alchemy and Cooking Overhaul
Alchemy) for SSE now

Doesn't disenchanting items also level enchanting?

Prozac wrote:

I'm starting to get that old Skyrim itch again...

This game more than any other does that to me.

I get random Skyrim urges every 12-18 months, and I do the same thing. Spend a few days reinstalling, updating, selecting mods, then playing for a month, then abandoning the character. Well, I finished the game once, so it's not necessarily hopeless.

EverythingsTentative wrote:

Doesn't disenchanting items also level enchanting?

I don't think so, I think it only gives you the recipe for that enchantment.

One day I am going to learn to mod properly so I can truly enjoy not playing the game the way you folks do. I've never successfully installed SSE so I have no idea how to use more advanced mods.

This has the distinct downside of making it all too easy for me to actually play the game, so much so that I've .. wait.. still only completed the main quest line twice. Hmm..

Dakuna wrote:
EverythingsTentative wrote:

Doesn't disenchanting items also level enchanting?

I don't think so, I think it only gives you the recipe for that enchantment.

Actually I think it might level up Enchanting.

Nevin73 wrote:
Dakuna wrote:
EverythingsTentative wrote:

Doesn't disenchanting items also level enchanting?

I don't think so, I think it only gives you the recipe for that enchantment.

Actually I think it might level up Enchanting.

Doing anything tends to level something up.

Bring back Acrobatics!

That always made sense to me. You level something up by doing it. You don't magically know something new because you passed an experience threshold like in most other systems.

Note there are a few total conversions. Enderal is even on steam for free. The mod is free regardless of platform but for people that don't know how to mod they can get it up in running without messing with stuff. I haven't played it yet but hear it is pretty good.

Heh, I have been playing TESO with Mrs. Abu for over a year now. When Bethesda gave away Morrowind for the Elder Scrolls anniversary, I grabbed it, played a little, and realized I needed mods. Not knowing how to mod, I went down a YouTube rabbit hole with Gopher and his excellent tutorial videos. The videos were all filmed with Skyrim, so I got the urge.

I want to play Morrowind (and got it modded to my liking.. for now), but I can certainly see another visit to Skyrim sometime soon. (I have it on both Xbox and PC. I played about 150 hours on Xbox but only got through about half of the story, never even met a dragon, and have only partially modded it on PC and watched the intro movie about 100 times. )

I'm really getting the itch to play a mage who morphs into a sneaky archer. Or a warrior who morphs into a sneaky archer. Or maybe even an archer who morphs into a sneaky archer.

Godzilla Blitz wrote:

I'm really getting the itch to play a mage who morphs into a sneaky archer. Or a warrior who morphs into a sneaky archer. Or maybe even an archer who morphs into a sneaky archer.

All of my characters tend to morph into sneaky archers eventually. There is just something about being able to take down your enemies before the can even get to you. Doubly cool when you also fill up all your soul gems for your trouble.

Sneaky mage archer is good fun -- especially if you have the right mix of combat mods + bound bow changes + other conjuration tweaks. I need to pick up with a dormant run where my lower level bread and butter was conjuration archery + exploding wolf familiar.

edit / aside gripe: I'm 'ok' with Bethesda and 'Creation Club' in general, but why the Sam Hill 'F do the damn Creation Club ~storefront 'updates' have to constantly break SSE SKSE (resulting in the trickle down wait of mods having to be updated, and hoping the creator will constantly support them). I've placed the aforementioned character on hold three, maybe four, times now on account of this. Sorely tempted to tear it all down and remod in Oldrim.

Dangit, I guess I'm doing another Summer of Skyrim.

It’s official, spent the last couple of nights setting up Virtex and downloading mods. I even got as far as Character Creation in the Alternate start dungeon! Who knows. I may even get around to finding some time to play on the weekend.

Oh, Vortex! How is it?

Rat Boy wrote:

Dangit, I guess I'm doing another Summer of Skyrim.

Record scratch.. "Sending out an SOS"... record scratch.. "Sending out an SOS".. repeat.. /Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner

Godzilla Blitz wrote:

Oh, Vortex! How is it?

Seems like Nmm and Mod Organizer had a baby and From my understanding that’s basically what happened

Seems intuitive and makes it easier for you to manage conflicts.

Prozac wrote:
Godzilla Blitz wrote:

Oh, Vortex! How is it?

Seems like Nmm and Mod Organizer had a baby and From my understanding that’s basically what happened

Seems intuitive and makes it easier for you to manage conflicts.

Excellent. Glad to hear they finally hooked up.

Nexus hired the creator of Mod Organizer to work on Vortex.

I’ve only done one play through as a magic user. I’m level 39 and haven’t felt the need to complete the main quest. How much overlap is there in a second playthroigh?

Godzilla Blitz wrote:

Oh, Vortex! How is it?

You say that like it’s a bad thing!

Eleima wrote:
Godzilla Blitz wrote:

Oh, Vortex! How is it?

You say that like it’s a bad thing!

Like I was swearing or something?

It was intended more as excitement. I thought that improvements to NMM over the past couple of years were the result of hiring the Mod Organizer guy. I didn’t realize they were making a whole new thing.