No surprise I couldn't resist this little blogfest, hosed by Jamie over at Mithril Wisdom. I may not be a hard core gamer (only because I don't have ready access to a hardcore gaming computer) but I sure love to get my Skyrim on. It's like being inside your own fantasy story complete with good guys, bad guys, a big Quest, countless small quests, not to mention the ability to be whoever you want. Plus there are dragons and enchanting tables and potion making and so many bandits to kill you'll never be bored. Ever. Which is also why it's probably a good thing I can't play it at home else I'd never get any writing done! The downside is being at the mercy of your brother and his love of mods,* which means sometimes bad things happen, like your game gets corrupted forcing a complete re-installation and the loss of all corrupted saved games. So instead being the Archmage of Winterhold and in possession of the Gauldur Amulet, a bow of freezing that captures souls, two houses, AND the friendship of the Jarl of Windhelm...
I get to start over again in Helgin, with my head about to be chopped off and a dragon about to lay waste to the town...ARGH!!!!
*a mod is short for a modification of the game, usually designed by fans of the game, which alters or improves gameplay. For example, one of the mods my brother installed made the town of Whiterun much prettier, another made all the bad guys harder, and yet another added followers for hire to the game. As far as I know, mods are only available for the PC. If you're not playing a modded game, then you're playing 'vanilla' which is okay, but not nearly as immersive, imo.