As captivating as Skyrim is, there are moments that shatter the immersion, and a modder has fixed at least one of them by adding new animations when sitting down at tables. After more than a decade, it would be understandable to assume that gamers would have grown tired of Bethesda's epic 2011 RPG, yet fans are still happy to discuss all things related to The Elder Scrolls 5. Then there's the modding community, which has spent the past several years putting out a slew of custom content.
Of course, that doesn't mean people aren't eagerly awaiting the next installment in the series. However, The Elder Scrolls 6 could still be years away, so many people are keeping themselves busy with Skyrim. But it's not as if there isn't a lot to do and see in the game, and with plenty of mods available and more coming out all the time, fans can retain interest in TES5 for a lot longer than the vanilla experience might offer.
A lot of modifications aim to tweak gameplay mechanics, fix bugs, improve the visuals, or just add new content in general, and this one by Nexus Mods user Sonderbain addresses a known problem with one aspect of Skyrim. "Improved Table Transition Animations" does pretty much what it says on the label by making a few changes to the ways that characters and NPCs use tables. In the normal game, it's common for characters to sit at a table in a tavern and send items flying about the place. Sonderbain's mod fixes this, and a video shows it in action, with the player casually sitting down without disturbing what's on the table's surface.
It's a small tweak, but it goes a long way to keep the illusion. There are other examples of mods that improve or add animations into Skyrim, allowing for a greater sense of immersion, which many consider to be a key aspect of good gameplay.
It's for reasons like this that The Elder Scrolls 5 will likely continue to be popular for a good while longer. The fact that Skyrim is known for its quotes and memes, as well as its litany of bugs, means Bethesda's RPG goes beyond simply being a highly praised game. It's pretty much a part of gaming culture at this point. Whether the next entry in the fantasy series will reach similar heights remains to be seen at this stage.
The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim is available for PC, PS3, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
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Source: Nexus Mods