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A Question for Skyrim Modders

  • April 5, 2017

    So me and the other half were discussing Skyrim mods. We're not modders, cos we play on console, so we don't know anything about what is or isn't doable. But we had this idea that it would be nice to be able to 'take over' a dungeon you'd cleared, and make it into your base. Once flagged as your stronghold, the area would not respawn, the storage would be secure, and it could be 'home' for your follower etc.


    I've never seen such a thing. Is this even possible? It can't be just us who've felt sore that cheap bandits get to live in big castles like Mistwatch Keep whilst the mighty Dragonborn having vanquished them has to go home to his little homestead! (Yes, yes I know there are add-in player homes of all types, but I'm talking about being able to take over your enemies!).

  • April 5, 2017

    While I can't actually create mods (and I've never delved into the Creation Kit) so all of my knowledge is theoretical.

    Basically I could see it being possible, and actually it could be kind of easy in theory, but a bit time consuming. Really all you'd have to do is mark all containers as 'safe' (which seems like it would be a pain in the ass) and completely remove the whole dungeon reset/respawn setting. That would be pretty simple as far as I know, the issue would probably be more in regards to how you set up followers being sent there and using it as a home, especially if you were thinking of getting more than one there. It also depends on how you would set it up, I think that the same system you use for sending followers to houses (mostly Hearthfire ones) wouldn't work

    EDIT: Alight, I feel super justified in my guesses here. Hold and Defend is a mod that does exactly what you were mentioning, so it's definitely possible. I'm not sure if it could be taken to next-gen consoles (well, actually I'm 50% sure it could be taken to Xbox One, or something similar). Anyway, the idea is definitely possible.

  • April 5, 2017

    Brilliant - thanks! Hopefully someone will do something similar on XBoxOne at some point.