Modders have put an awful lot of effort into making sure Skyrim has continually evolved and expanded in the years since it was first released into the world.
Many have focused on changing the game by adding new questlines, fresh dungeons, and plenty of cheese wheels to it, with a few even going as far as gifting Vampire Lords a plethora of new powers or adding an Oblivion-style arena to Falkreath.
If you’re someone who’s always looking for interesting ways to make your life in Tamriel a bit more immersive, or just like the idea of being able to order NPCs around, a new mod (also spotted by Game Rant) might be worth taking a look at.
Feel like Skyrim doesn’t quite contain enough opportunities to yell at innocent people?
The mod in question is called ‘Remote Interactions’, and is the latest work of prolific modder JaySerpa. Some of their previous projects have revamped the dialogue of Skyrim's creatures of the night and turned the infamous Dark Brotherhood quest based around killing Grelod the Kind into a Hitman-worthy assassination mission.
This time, inspired by a recent Twitch stream that saw them fruitlessly try to summon Lydia by yelling at their screen, they’ve decided to give their Dragonborn the ability to do so in-game, as you can see in the showcase video below.
Activated via a customisable hotkey, the mod’s interaction system allows you to locate friendly NPCs more easily by shouting their name, try to convince them to come running over to you, and even hold conversation at a distance while sitting down or on horseback. Thankfully, it's integrated in a manner that’s designed to be as unobtrusive as possible, ensuring you won’t be drowned in menus.
Though, sadly, you won’t be able to activate the second of those options at any distance or on every NPC, with those too far away being able to refuse your summons and important people like Jarl Balgruuf being entirely exempt for immersion’s sake.
Also included are interactions that’ll allow you to goad and mock foes in a manner similar to another of JaySerpa existing works, ‘Taunt Your Enemies - Taunting Matters’, intimidate them into fleeing or surrender to hold guards during crime sprees by simply holding up your hands.
Regardless of whether your Dragonborn is now attracting a crowd by screaming themselves hoarse in an effort to force someone to run halfway across Riften to answer their call, make sure to follow us for more updates on The Elder Scrolls 6 and the interesting world of Skyrim modding. You can also check out our mods of the month for April 2023.
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