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Skyrim-1st run through.

#1SholanPosted 12/27/2013 4:19:04 PM
Should one play vanilla first and then add on mods later on? Thoughts?
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#2Bazooka_PenguinPosted 12/27/2013 4:24:49 PM
Personally, I find vanilla Skyrim boring. At the very least I'd look into the immersive armors and weapons mods. Plus some graphical mods.
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#3SlashmanSGPosted 12/27/2013 4:29:56 PM
Always play vanilla first.
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#4DiviDudePosted 12/27/2013 4:31:19 PM
I'd say play vanilla until you get bored or frustrated with it, then mod to taste.
#5Tony_Biggie_PunPosted 12/27/2013 4:31:20 PM
Start with vanilla. Its a great game in its own right. And once you do start modding you'll appreciate the experience a lot more
#6therickmu25Posted 12/27/2013 4:36:54 PM
You mean he shouldn't download the Thomas the Train mod for the first playthrough?
#7YoungAdultLinkPosted 12/27/2013 4:37:47 PM
The only mod essential to the game is the Macho Man Randy Savage one.
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#8Bellum_SacrumPosted 12/27/2013 4:38:29 PM
You can't really "finish" the game so...

After you reach the first large city and do some questing around it, you should look into interface mods. Anything that fixes that godawful menu system Skyrim uses.
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#9TheC0ndemnedOnePosted 12/27/2013 4:42:46 PM
Start with vanilla and add mods that you think would enhance the experience as you go along. No need to force yourself to do a full playthrough with no mods the first time.

However, be careful when adding/removing mods. Some can leave a bunch of crap behind and mess with the saves. Skyrim's engine and the save mechanics are already pretty bad.
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#10dekouPosted 12/27/2013 4:44:03 PM
You could install some HD textures right away. Other than that, Skyrim is a decent game on its own, although installing a UI mod will definitely help.