E.S. Purist
Welcome to The Elder Scrolls Purist!

Greetings, I am E.S. Purist. My aim is to provide a place for people to find esteemed tools and modifications for the titles Oblivion and Skyrim, possibly Morrowind in the future. Please see the  FAQ  for more information about what this site is about. In short, this is meant to be a place for users to go and find the most useful mods and tools for Elder Scrolls titles, with the caveat that the mods are geared toward enriching the experience that was intended by the creators of the game.

  • Mar. 29, 2013 - E.S. Purist is going to be providing a modding guide soon. The idea is to provide tiers and paths for potential modders, allowing a bit more freedom than simply "use these mods" or "these are the ones I use, you should too" approach. ESP has been sort of dormant for a while as I figure out what exactly the site should be, and I think I have hit on the next step. Not sure when it's going to come to fruition, but I am already working on it. Also I have been testing out a lot of Skyrim mods and I have some more to add/remove from the list. From now on this site will almost completely focus on Skyrim, as so much modding is still being done for it and mods keep getting updated. There is just too much going on with Skyrim for Oblivion to get much attention.
  • Dec. 15, 2012 - I have been trimming the Skyrim mod list a bit, as it was suffering from a certain amount of mod bloat. ESPurist does not need to be another site that lists every mod available in each category, it just needs to be a site that puts forward a selection of very high-quality mods that all work well together to make a better Skyrim experience. Also, I think in the future this site will focus more on survival/hardcore gameplay and immersion. Of course, the primary mission of the site is to provide an excellent "base" from which to start with modding, and then add on other, smaller mods from wherever as the users' tastes go.
  • Dec. 8, 2012 - More updates coming soon. There are some really great mods being updated and still coming out these days, one year after launch. It's great. E.S. Purist plans to implement a rating system based on the following things: lore, detail, and scope. A high lore grade will mean that the mod is in line with the lore as put forward by Bethesda and/or does not add or alter too much. A high detail grade will mean the mod author(s) paid attention to more than just the most wide-reaching aspects, and made sure the mod was consistent throughout the game and in various locations and/or situations. A scope score will be something different, it will indicate how much of the game the mod intends to affect.


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