Recently, I heard from someone on Twitter who had purchased the new SKYwind Modpack for The Secret World. He was quite impressed with the features and was wondering when we’d see a full release. His first question was if I thought there would be an update. I replied that I wasn’t sure but you never know how often publishers plan to give you a free patch so you can get the latest content.
Currently, Skywind has no release date or even a playable build. The development team does however have access to the official Skyrim s Mod Extractor for a console port because of legal issues. I am told this mod will have it’s own special edition, which will feature all the features of the regular game version but also be native to the consoles. There won’t be any extra downloads or anything like that. Once the mod is out there for people to try, it will be released to everyone and then the full release date will be given.
In my understanding, Skyswind can be played as a single player campaign, but it’s also possible for up to four players to connect and play as a team. This makes me think that the SKYwind Modpack will have four player local/online co-ops, where each person plays a different part in the game and takes on the role of a Skywind Pilot, while the other players are searching for their lives as they crash-land their airship. SKYwind also features full voice acting, and all the original songs from the original release as well. This is another plus for this project.
Since there will only be a limited number of total users of the mod, Skywind has decided to charge a one time fee for anyone who wants to download and try the mod. This makes sense because only so many people can run around the maps in the mod, and only so many voice actors can voice the characters in the game. This is understandable since most people don’t want to invest the money and the time into the project. The good news is that this modpack will feature both original SKYwind music, and fully voiced characters, which mean you won’t be missing out on anything. There will be new maps, challenges, items, weapons, and more, so it’s a full experience.
As you probably can see, there isn’t much that this mod could really use, but still, it’s fun to have a freebie once in a while, right? I’m not sure what the difference is between the SKYwind mod and the SKYwind Special Edition, but I’ll assume that the difference is that the former doesn’t have any fan-made content, and the latter has fan-made content. Regardless, the mod will be available as a free “bonus” update after the launch of the special edition, which will add in all new stuff. I can’t wait to see what all the excitement is about!
If you like the Elder scrolls III: Birthright expansion, then you should really check out the Skywind mod. I’ve been a big fan of the previous games, and I was very excited to see if the team would add in some more of the elements from the original game. This mod will feature some new items, music, voice actors, and more, so it will be different from the standard skim mods. And, if you enjoy skimming mods that feature fan-made content, then I’d highly recommend giving the Skywind mod a try.
The reason why I’m so impressed with Skywind is that it took almost two years of development, because the team needed to perfect the mod before they could put it out for the public. Not only that, but they had to make a lot of changes to the game in order to make it compatible with the official release date of skyrim. They listened to their fans and made sure that everything they added into the game is something they would be proud to have seen in the finished product. They actually added in over fifty songs, and while many of them are familiar, like the dragon shouts and nature sounds, there are some that I’m still not sure who’s composed them. That makes this a great example of fan-made mods – when the creators make them, they should be proud of them, and they work hard to make them look good. Skywind certainly falls into this category, and it was well worth the wait!
I hope that other people who are interested in using Skywind will be as impressed with it as I am. The mod is full of new content, and will be an absolute joy to play. If you’re looking for a good skyrus leveling guide, then give skydawn a try, because it’s an awesome job, and it will most definitely be worth your money. I just wish that there would be more fan-made mods out there, since the ones that are out there are so good!