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The modding experience has been very underwhelming so far..

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User Info: Revocation68

Revocation68
2 months ago#1
Been messing around with Skyrim and Fallout New Vegas mostly.

Quest mods are not as epic as they are hyped up to be. Terrible voice acting/audio quality, people sounding like Arnold Schwarzenegger on purpose/Scarface quotes just kills the immersion. NPCs that are lifeless, don't talk or repeat the same sentence 10,000 times over, walking into walls, getting stuck in objects etc. Stories that don't really go anywhere with a lackluster/anticlimactic ending.New lands to "explore" that are barren/empty with said lifeless npcs etc. Quest markers bugging out/quests in general. Cryptic descriptions on what to do and poor item placement (trying to find a tiny switch/button in a huge dark ass cave or dungeon).

Tried integrating new weapons and enemies in New Vegas, that was a mess. Weapons either over or under perform. Enemies that deal way too much damage in starting areas of the map. Some of the textures/models look goofy/ridiculous. It just destroys the balance/immersion of the game.

It hasn't all been bad though. Had more enjoyment with subtle mods like UI changes, new radio stations, new/more perks etc. But overall it's left a very "meh" impression on me. Maybe I'm getting the wrong mods idk but tweaking all this stuff to make it just right is a very tedious process and I'd rather just not bother with it honestly.

User Info: Ultimate_Noob

Ultimate_Noob
2 months ago#2
Quest mods are always hit and miss, yeah. I heard "Boom To The Moon" for New Vegas was good and kinda ridiculous, but never played it myself.

If you want a new way to simply play New Vegas, try looking at DUST. It's rough as hell (in both an atmospheric and unpolished way) but offers a new violent, survivalism-bent way to go through a fresh playthrough. You should probably either back up your game or make a separate profile in a mod organizer for it though.
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User Info: ghost140

ghost140
2 months ago#3
Modding is great if you know what you are doing and willing to trail and error. One the worst things you can do as a beginner mod user is over mod. Stick with a change in mind rather than many smaller mods that do many different things As far as balance issues go read on what the mod does before you use it some mods are just there to make the player/npc's OP. Also possible the balance may just not be for you and there is nothing wrong with that.
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User Info: playboydojo

playboydojo
2 months ago#4
Skyrim modding is either for comfy winter survival immersion or porn. Also bugfixing and attempts to fix what's wrong with the combat, factions, magic, progression, economy, enemy variety, weapon and armor variety, player homes, and balance with varying levels of success. But mostly it's for winter survival or porn.

New Vegas mods are mostly for just trying to play more New Vegas. Also bufgixing and restoring content.
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User Info: kobalobasileus

kobalobasileus
2 months ago#5
Mods are highly overrated by Master Race types. Generally, you're going to want to stick with compatibility/bugfix mods, or HD-resolution mods for ancient games, or cheat-type mods, like the Gibbed save editor for Borderlands.

I learned not to expect anything good out of user-generated content way back when with the original Neverwinter Nights. User modules were just garbage.

User Info: JoboHotep

JoboHotep
2 months ago#6
There's definitely a lot of poorly thought out, or sloppily made mods out there for sure, but lots of good ones too.

You pretty much hit the nail on the head:

Revocation68 posted...
It hasn't all been bad though. Had more enjoyment with subtle mods like UI changes, new radio stations, new/more perks etc


I've found that the best mods don't radically change or add anything, more just do some minor tweaks, or say, replace the textures of things with better looking ones.

That's why I don't usually run new quest, area, or NPC mods. The more a mod adds or changes, the greater the chance it's going to be broken, break other things, not really fit right in the game world, or be over/underpowered.

And yeah, mods that do more than just change some textures can definitely require tweaking, careful following of instructions, and patience to get working, and not everybody enjoys doing that stuff, nothing wrong with that.

I'd honestly say if you're going to give modding a little further experimentation, just stick to small things that don't add or change much until you've got enough experience with modding for it to be a lot easier and faster for you to do.
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User Info: mariopaper

mariopaper
2 months ago#7
New Vegas Bounties I and II were pretty good. Other than that I never found quest mods to be mindblowingly good, it's all the little changes and quality of life improvements that made modding great for me. Maybe you should check out some of the better companion mods or perk overhaul mods to add replayability.. If immersion is a big deal for you, try looking up mods with immersion or immersive in it (personally I think it's the most overused word that's often misused, but w/e). Bottom line though, modding a game takes time, often taking as much time as you would just playing the game if you want to make it balanced and working the way you want. I haven't played a modded Bethesda game for awhile so I can't really recommend anything off the top of my head, check the top 100 mods or something.

User Info: Revocation68

Revocation68
2 months ago#8
mariopaper posted...
New Vegas Bounties I and II were pretty good. Other than that I never found quest mods to be mindblowingly good, it's all the little changes and quality of life improvements that made modding great for me. Maybe you should check out some of the better companion mods or perk overhaul mods to add replayability.. If immersion is a big deal for you, try looking up mods with immersion or immersive in it (personally I think it's the most overused word that's often misused, but w/e). Bottom line though, modding a game takes time, often taking as much time as you would just playing the game if you want to make it balanced and working the way you want. I haven't played a modded Bethesda game for awhile so I can't really recommend anything off the top of my head, check the top 100 mods or something.


Played through Bounties 1. Had some cool moments, the ending is very lackluster and sudden though. It's also the top quest mod on the nexus too which is more of a bad sign to me than anything. Regardless that mod itself gets a pass from me. The Inheritance is decent too, now stuff like For the Enclave and Beyond Boulder Dome were absolute rubbish.

I think I will just stick to subtle mods or start watching youtube for quest mods before I bother getting them. I keep hearing Bruma for Skyrim is epic/great, I hope they are not full of s***

User Info: ElDudorino

ElDudorino
2 months ago#9
I don't recall ever having been impressed by quest mods in anything, and they're frequently horrible. I generally don't even touch them at this point, although there was one that seemed really interesting for either Oblivion or Skyrim that was like a total conversion mod and I think the person got hired by Bethesda after they made it? That or I dreamed the whole thing up. Never played it.

I mod games to improve the graphics, fix balance issues, or add new gameplay mechanics. That's usually the way to go, though like another said it's easy to overmod and either bug the game out or make it no longer fun.

User Info: ablerider

ablerider
2 months ago#10
You should try star wars Battlefront 2, it's extremely easy to mod and there are some amazing maps, new eras (characters from movies and extended universe) as well as full reworks like battlefront 3 or Halation (based in Halo).

For New Vegas l sicked with armor and weapon mods, there is and Elizabeth companion with a nice quest too and nevada skies is neat.
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