I played the heck out of Skyrim closer to when it came out, but since then I have reformatted my computer. I did so without backing up my thief, my mage, or my warrior. With Dawnguard looking so completely awesome, I think it is time I get something leveled up to play it.
However, since I didn’t mod the game at all the first time, I’d really like to grab a few to make the game more interesting and more challenging. I don’t want to break the overall flavor of the game. I’d also like to stick to mods that improve sword and board gameplay (which I plan on doing this time, maybe with some Restoration thrown in to make a Paladin type).
So, what do you recommend to make Skyrim a better, more fun, and certainly more challenging experience?