I hate ENB’s. They slow my game down. I only go with Climates of Tamriel these days for lighting and other fun stuff, but tonight I again tried out an ENB that I thought looked interesting (SkyRealism – ENB Evolved). And it was. I did these screenies of Frontier and my Orc Warlord while at it. Pretty impressive stuff, actually. I’m going to save the ENB and do more in the future with it, but as for just playing the game and doing regular playtesting of my mod, I will have to go without.
This is art, people.
This is Ghomana Camp in Orcish territory. I created it at six o’clock yesterday morning and it’s the best barbarian camp I’ve created so far. There’s an Orc Longhouse right behind the camera too. I hope all the barbarian camps will be as detailed as this one when I’m done, and then both the Nord Barbarian nation and the Orc nation will have greater capitals as well. these will look like proper cities, filled with aggressive barbarians.
Prepare for some dark and gloomy screenshots in which you won’t be able to see much. Not because I’m evil, but because that’s how the weather is up there. These are all taken from the areas in the north which I’ve been working really hard on recently. I will explain what the screenies contain to make their meaning clearer.
Say what you want, but this is probably the most impressive screenshot of Frontier to date. Here, I’m standing on a high mountain in the north looking south. Viewing this screenie, you can see exactly how large the continent is and witness the immense extent of the work I’ve already done. Everything below and southward has been hand-crafted and is ready, from here to Anvil Nova! The capital of Anvil Nova is actually located just beyond that valley in the middle of the picture. This very place will hold some sort of outlook for sure; a tower or something, so you can go there and witness this snowy, but really scenic view yourself. I’m proud of it.
This is the Heligmound, the Holy mountain, as seen from the eastern side. On top of the mountain, there will be some sort of great shrine, but it will also be heavily guarded by Nord warriors, since that shrine has a special place in their lore and religion. Heligmound sits right at the very centre of the continent of the Frontier, it’s right at its heart.
North East of the Heligmound, we find The Frozen Lake. I have areas undone beyond that lake, but these areas will hold the Easthaven Breton Kingdom which I plan to create later on when I have found the proper resources for it. I need fairy tale castles and other things.
This is Ghormak Pass, which provides a way between the eastern and western areas north of the Heligmound. The pass is historically a place where many bloody battles have been fought between the Orcs in the west and the Nords to the east. Recently, though, the Nords seem to have been pushing through and taken position on the other side of the pass. This has led to even bloodier and more intense fighting between the two Barbarian factions in the north.
So I tried an ENB, but I didn’t like it. I can’t play the game like that although it’s somewhat beautiful. I took a screenshot of the town of Benton. Geez. It ended up really fine and shiny. Just look at it. I’m going to make an in-game painting of it and hang it on the wall in the Benton tavern.
A few screenshots of the Frontier taken one beautiful morning.
Here’s my farm under construction. The exterior is as good as done already and it sits pretty well at its excellent location at the end of Primby Cliff. I only need to give birth to a farming family now.
The yellow field of crops is made up of a whole lot of “Yellow Bushes” (found among the trees in the CK) which creates the illusion of a true farm field. I’ve also placed some wheat in it. This field is very small, due to space constraints, but it gives an illusion of being bigger than it is too. Imagine endless yellow fields like these with wheat, small farm houses, and working serfs dotted about. That’s how it’s going to be in Frontier where I’ll have unlimited space for farming.
This is just the first fledgling preview of what true Skyrim farming is going to be like.