Exactly how I approach any game I haven't played before, I always play the "vanilla" version first just to get that experience and a feel for the game. If I like it as released, then I'll go see what mods are available and mod it. How would I know what mods to add if I didn't experience the game "vanilla"?I just feel everyone should give games ago as vanilla as they are on release then go crazy with it afterwards. Play them as YOU intend but at least try it as designed.
Another reason I don't mod a game right away, is that usually a game will have a few patches in the first 6-12 months (sometimes longer), and any patch update will usually break any installed mods.
I mod Skyrim fairly heavily, but one mod I'll never use is the 3rd person mod. Skyrim is definitely a first person perspective game.My opinion is that the game was meant to be played in first person mode. They offer a 3rd person mode, but I believe it was intended to be played in first person. What do you guys think about that?
If you love Skyrim, you should really try Oblivion, it's also a great open world RPG, and it still plays well on todays hardware. You can usually find it pretty cheap on some of the Steam sales.Out of curiosity, was Oblivion only first person? (I've never played it).
There is also a 3rd person camera mod for Oblivion if you really prefer it over the 1st person view:
Ultimate 3rd Person Camera v151 OMOD at Oblivion Nexus - mods and community (nexusmods.com)