I haven’t had much time for modding lately, because it’s been very busy IRL, but today, I’ve finished up the Treasury room at the Azura’s Dawn Mansion. It was very fun to create and also relaxing. Of course, as you can see, we’ve gone overboard and created something that looks like a caricature of a treasury. You’re no Dragonborn if you’re not swimming in money. Literally. I’ve also done a few minor things on Azura’s Watch.
Tamira is responsible for most of the stuff I use to create Azura’s Watch and Azura’s Dawn Mansion. Go check out her latest mod, Marnya – My Hobbit Home, which adds a cosy little Hobbit home to the Lake Ilinalta area. Congratulations to the Hot Files spot too, Tamira!
I found this furniture set on the Nexus tonight and I needed to add them to the mod asap, because this is pretty much what I’ve wanted in the mod for a long time. I have a lot of redecorating to do in my interiors now. Many thanks to Garnet for producing this furniture set, The Wicker Set.
I’ve been playing the game a lot in the meantime. Here’s a really lovely screenshot I made of my main character and her private army. they almost look alive!
Later tonight, Skyrim will pass Oblivion as my favourite game on Steam. To confess, Skyrim is probably my favourite game ever, competing with titles like Sid Meier’s Pirates!, Civilization 1 & 2, Morrowind and classics like that. Good going, Skyrim! Much of my playtime in Skyrim can be attributed to my modding, but I’m also playing the game a lot. Every playthrough adds something new, especially with new mods installed.
I have a native camp in the north where the Taerwak Tribe lives. They’re a breakaway from the Woodelf culture that inhabits the island. In fact, the entire Woodelven population on Azura’s Watch is an independent culture from the Valenwood Woodelves from which they trace their ancestry.
The Taerwak are aggressive, warlike and at constant odds with the other native tribes on the island. They’ve even had skirmishes with the colonial settlers. They’re not afraid to cut down trees or use wood in their projects, something the traditional Woodelves would consider heresy.
The camp used to look kinda sad, so I spent yesterday updating it with Tamira’s Ashlander Yurts, among other things.
The time has come to return home from Los Santos. I’ve spent a month in Grand Theft Auto V. It was worth it. I really recommend the game.
But now, it’s time to return to Azura’s Watch and continue to work on the mods I’ve got going. Today, I’ll be doing some detailing, creating a few NPC’s and other small stuff in Azura’s Watch to get back in business.
Witcher III is coming in May. I won’t be getting that right now, since I really don’t have time to waste on other games, but want to finish AW and do the other things I’ve started. Witcher III is another one of those that would probably eat up another month for me. LOL! Maybe at the Christmas Sale or something.
One thing I noticed right off the bat when entering Skyrim again is how stale the character animations are! Compared to GTA5’s very much animated and realistic characters, Skyrim’s seem like lifeless statues. That’s something they should work on for Elder Scrolls VI. Oh well, that’s just a personal little observation when comparing to GTA.