If any of you know me personally, it is safe to say that you can name my favorite game of all time. Yep! Skyrim! Ever since the game came out 11 years ago, I've been hooked. From living a fantasy life, to creating a customized character with many amazing tools, and mods galore...it's hard not to love this game.
Since playing Skyrim, indeed I have tried other games. Nothing comes close in my personal opinion. I love the aspect of being able to interact with every object in Skyrim, the ability to marry and have children, create a house, the endless sea of quests, and a large open world to explore. Even down to finding hidden treasure chests...it's a roleplayer's dream come true.
When I first started playing Skyrim back in 2011, I did it without any mods. I wanted to try the game the way the creators intended it to be. I played through the four main quest lines, along with all the other small quests (this is prior to the expansions.) Soon after, I embraced mods. And oh boy, it made the game new again. This led me into creating my own mods - all being follower mods. One of my follower mods had 5k downloads on Steam! You would think it would be easy to create a follower in the creation kit, but unfortunately it was not. Months of reading random forums, blogs, and any other sort of information I could scrounge up to build a follower mod took time. Then there was trial and error as I built each follower. Even with all the reading and months of putting it into practice, there were things I still wish I could have learned - but never found the information I needed to obtain these personal goals.
Years later after creating my mods, I'm still playing the game. There had been several years that I only logged onto my game a few times within each year. Real life with family, kids, and other priorities left me with no free time. Recently though, this past March, I found some spare time in the evenings to start a brand new game. My goal? To play every quest, complete every area, and even do all the achievements. This led me to yesterday. I hit a brick wall - certain that I had completed everything. Not according to my achievement list on Steam. Apparently I have nine more achievements to go. A couple of these I can pursue now and get them accomplished within the next week or two. But the others will take a bit longer. We'll see what happens.
On a side note, I've always wanted to have a Skyrim blog or a live stream of me playing, but never got around to it. So occasionally to fulfill that longing, I will make a Skyrim post here.