News: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, one of the first games to use Steam Workshop, has reached a milestone and it is a testament to the strength of modding community.
Earlier today the Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim modding community passed the ten thousand mark for total modifications on Steam Wroskhop. The mods that fill Skyrim’s Steam Workshop aren’t all trivial modifications that change a piece of your horses armor, although those are there, there are over six hundred top rated five star mods, with thousands more that the community has rated highly. The number of mods for Skyrim, the high quality of many of them, and the fact that they are all free is a testament to the power of desktop gaming and how consoles of the future need a way to allow for this kind of customization and creativity. If you are wondering, Skyrim isn’t the largest mod community on Steam Workshop, Portal 2 far surpasses it with one hundred and eighty-seven thousand modifications.
Love it or hate it, Skyrim has a lot of options. Let me show you a couple of mods that can make Skyrim easier to enjoy.
First up is a Lord of the Rings mod, for their fans are everywhere and even though one of the largest LOTR modifications for Skyrim, MERP, was just hit with a cease and desist letter by Warner Brothers, you still have a few great options to help get a little bit of Lord of the Rings into your Skyrim.
For one, there is Isilmeriel’s LOTR Weapons, which add nine iconic weapons from the LOTR universe, like Sting/Spidersbane or Anduril.
Furthermore there is a Steam Workshop collection of Lord of the Rings mods and it is filled with twenty-one related modifications. Check out all the whole collection here.
If you are one of the many who hate Skyrim’s troublesome UI on PC, then look no farther than the incredibly popular Sky UI modification. It isn’t flashy, but it changes the inventory, magic, barter and container menus to make it all much more friendly for keyboard and mouse users. It has a little over one hundred thousand subscribers, people who currently use the modification, and while it is one of the most simple UI modifications out there, it purposely doesn’t drastically change the fundamental designs and it still immensely helps.
If you feel like all of the purchase-able homes in Skyrim aren’t all that exciting and you don’t feel like throwing down some real money for the Hearthfire DLC, then why not get yourself a floating steampunk pirate ship? The Asteria is gorgeous, it is huge, and it has everything that you might want in a home.
Lastly, without making this the biggest news post ever on Beefjack, let me show you one more. I didn’t think I would ever see something like a castle defense mod in Skyrim, yet that is what I am about to show you. Ultimate Castle Defense has been around for a while and it lets you defend a castle against a wave of enemies. You can hire soldiers, place them in specific areas, give them orders, gather resources and upgrade everything. It is very buggy, but it is still very impressive and a big change to the regular Skyrim gameplay.
There are a great many modifications out there for Skyrim and they can address a great many issues someone may have with the game. Check them out all out on the Steam Workshop. Today is certainly a big day for the modding community, especially after Frictional Games revealed earlier today that their modding community for Amnesia: The Dark Descent is an important part of the games’ continued financial success. Thanks for reading and let me know what your favorites modifications are for Skyrim or for any game.