This time with mods!
This is great cuz the graphics card I just got put in my comp can actually handle making a game like Skyrim run at top settings, plus the mods that make things like the grass and flowers and snow and stuff like that look all realistic and shit.
But there’s one I’m gonna have to deactivate, cuz goddamn.
One of them (I don’t know which yet so I’ma have to go on a hunt later tonight) makes the daylight super fucking bright and the nighttime super fucking dark.
Like, you can get snowblindness with this mod on, and you literally cannot see your weapon in front of your face at night.
This is really cool for immersion purposes, but also not. See, I walk everywhere unless it would just be fucking tedious and I’ve already been to that place within the past hour or so because I like wandering around in ES games and taking in the scenery, plus random road encounters are good for experience.
Unfortunately, with this mod on, I can’t see at night. At all. I was also having trouble coming across torches, so for like two hours I had to restrict all my travel to daytime. Then I got the bright idea to just go to the Winterhold Mage’s college and buy the candlelight spell, which is basically a portable re-castable torch that runs for about a minute or so. This I accomplished forthwith, after mucking about with the University’s admissions board for a bit.
Then, on the way back to my home in Whiterun to drop off all my sweet loot, during the nighttime while constantly recasting Candlelight so I can see (barely, it gives you about a five-foot or so sight radius around your character, then it’s a fucking wall of darkness like in a horror game or some shit), I ran into at least one giant fucking snow tiger, an assassin, a master vampire and three thralls, a frostbite spider bigger than I was, and a group of three very well-equipped mercenaries who wanted to ‘teach me a lesson’.
So after trying and failing to fight in the absolute and complete darkness not known outside of the void of space then running around like an idiot trying to recast my sight spell so I could keep fighting, it became apparent that this mod has to go. It’s all well and good to have a mod that makes the days brighter and the nights darker but this is not a good one because it literally cripples you at night unless you have a constant light source. Might as well wander around Skyrim blindfolded. Nothing else has trouble seeing you, but good fucking luck finding them when your spell runs out.
Will update later with name of mod once I find the goddamned thing so others don’t accidentally blind themselves too.