Some people no doubt wonder: why do I play so much Skyrim (my current "Nos" savegame has more than 140 hours on it; and it's but one of more than a dozen that have been started and abandoned in the last few months)?
Not only is my scripting expertise in Gamebryo scripting, but I can't script Papyrus at all. Skyrim is plagued by bugs and a memory leak the size of the Grand Canyon, has no guns, and since I can't script my companions' features are... limited.
The same reason that was the primary reason I put up with Oblivion's craptasticness for so many years: the scenery...
A while later, we were roaming through the marshes between Morthal and Solitude, and then along the North coast; and it started raining:
Much as I love the guns, weapons mods, and my estate in general; you just don't get that in New Vegas.
Although between the overpowering sunlight in the screenshots of Maeva earlier, the horrid shadows, and the odd fog effects from the rain... I'm thinking I may have to track down some kind of ENB I can run without destroying my already lackluster FPS.
I keep thinking of picking up a newer GPU, but then I think that putting a new video card in a single-core CPU system is like cramming a turbocharger into a Geo Metro -- sure, you can... but why? Worse, Skyrim is hobbled by being coded for console-kiddies, and half the video stuff is routed through the CPU anyway; so I'm not sure how much good it would do. Really don't want to drop the money on a new barebones system to build up.