Last updated at 23:11, 30 Sep 2014 Uploaded at 7:45, 21 Mar 2014
September 30, 2014: Because of the fact I have a 3-4 month wait time for the next version and because of how fast things are progressing with this mod. I will be attempting to add a few new features for this mod. One of the big ones will be 'rebuilding' the initial encounter dialogue when talking to Serana. I think the best compromise for something like this is to incorporate new dialogue branches into the existing dialogue tree. This will make things easier for me and this mod.
Another feature I will be working on is making Serana a dual trainer in Alchemy and Conjuration. In the off-chance that I cannot do such a thing, I will holding a month long poll on what skill you wish for her to be a trainer in (as that aspect is easy to do). Either outcome will make Serana be a trainer in either skill at the Master level and you will not be able to use her as a trainer until you complete the Dawnguard questline. You can view the poll here.
Also, I want to thank everyone for allowing this mod to be one of the files of the month for September 2014 (Octopuss, especially, for spearheading this). It does mean a lot that a lot people felt this mod deserved that accolade and redeems the mod for not making it on the hot files of the month when it first came out. So once again, thank you everyone.
VERSION: 0.8 (Final Beta Phase)
Differences from the Previous Version (v0.75)
-Re-vamps player dialogue with Serana in Dragonborn so the player's dialogue doesn't seem robotic. (Special thanks to AK151 for doing this)
-Dialogue has been added for Post-Danguard for Serana. This pretains to Harkon's defeat and Serana's mother.
-More dialogue has been added with the player and Serana in the Hearthfire homes.
-Hearthfire DLC (Non-Hearthfire Edition Available)
-English (I am open to having this mod translated in different languages once this mod reaches 1.0+)
What does this mod do?
This mod modifies, fixes and expands Serana's dialogue. The additional dialogues for Serana are fully voiced - utilizing Serana's dialogue pool. The Serana's dialogue expansion goes into Dragonborn and Hearthfire.
How to install the mod?
If installing from NMM, just click on the mod and let NMM install it. If installing manually, just take the .bsa and .esp files and put them in the data folder for Skyrim. Nothing special. If installing manually, just make sure that the mod is activated in the Data Files when opening Skyrim. If using a previous version of this mod, remove the two files (either through NMN or manual), download the latest version of this mod and install.
What are the differences between the three different editions of the mod?
-The All-in-One installer uses FOMOD for NMM and contains both Hearthfire and non-Hearthfire editions of the mod. There is no difference between this and the separate files. This was done in case people don't use NMM for their mods.
-The Hearthfire edition is suited for those who use the Hearthfire mod.
-The non-Hearthfire edition is suited for those who don't use the Hearthfire mod.
What is the reason for making this mod?
It started off with fixing a few lines that I felt made Serana a very flat NPC that showed obvious signs that she was rushed by Bethesda. It soon spiraled into the monster that it is today. Mostly, this was meant to be my way of entering into the modding community and learn about the Creation Kit and modding.
What changes does this mod make?
Because of the amount of things this mod does, I moved the complete official changes of the mod to the README tab of this mod page.
Issues with the mod
While this mod is still in development, any issues that do crop up tend to be resolved in the next version. Emergency fixes will also be resolved this way as well. Uncommon or rare issues will not be reported here and can be talked about in the post section of this mod page.
For Wyre Bash users
For some reason,my PC likes to put the esm order out of whack. As a result, the Creation Kit registers Dragonborn first (after Skyrim/Update), then Hearthfire and then Dawnguard (as the Creation Kit is an updated version of the Construction Set - it relies on time stamps for sorting). Unfortunately, I did not notice this until someone pointed out (thank you crashpilot). If you are playing the game without Wyre Bash, you will not never notice this in the gameplay (the master list of a mod does not effect load order as it only references the esp/esm needed). But if you do use Wyre Bash, you will need to apply a simple fix. The simple fix is to load this plugin in TES5Edit, RIght click on plug-in and Sort Masters. For 1.0 on, I will apply this fix. I apologize for the inconvenience.
Does this mod conflict with the 'X' mod?
A sticky has been made in the comments tab of this mod page. This sticky will show what mods are compatible or incompatible with this mod. It is a tentative list and will only showcase mods that I feel would have the possibility of conflicting with this mod.
Any future plans for this mod?
Version 1.0 will introduce the following: (Tentative)
-A complete teardown of the mod for the Live phase.
-Serana's dialogue expansion into the main questline.
-Serana's dialogue expansion into the guild questlines.
-Serana reacting to the player doing other things or actions.
-Patches for popular climate mods.
-Features from Project Sanguinis will be implemented in Version 1.0.
Adipsycho for suggesting and testing the curing Serana dialogue for the Vampire side as well as the Dragonborn dialogue.
AK151 for helping make the player dialogues with Serana less robotic, improving immersion.
Arthmoor with allowing me have this mod keep in line with the Unofficial Patches without making them a requirement.
valensteinsmonster for testing the Dragonborn dialogue as well as introducing some ideas and concepts that helped Serana.
SPARTAN833 for testing the Dragonborn dialogue.
Mushashi7 for testing the Dragonborn dialogue.
aqil5310 for some ideas and concepts that helped Serana.
crashpilot for helping deal with some of the users on here.
myztikrice for helping out in the beginning.
Everyone else that supported this mod and helped contribute to making her a better follower.
Mods I'd recommend for Serana (choose whatever you are comfortable with)
BVFE - Serana and Family - by Aipex8
Seranaholic - by rxkx22
BTRH Waifu - by borntoraisehell1979
Serana - Remove Hood - by SONNYSPAK
zzjay and Grace Darklings Hoods with hairs - by zzjay and Grace Darkling
Marriable Serana - by C0drm0nk33