In celebration of Skyrim's release, we will be interviewing all five File of the Month
winners for November. A new interview will be posted over the next five days, starting with the 5th-place winner and ending with the highest vote earner.TheCompiler
's Skyrim Total Enhancement Project (STEP)
is the 5th File of the Month for November, earning 182
votes. TheCompiler has responded to our interview questions and you can read his responses below.
QUOTEWhat was your inspiration for STEP?
I got the "inspiration" for STEP from another game community project, called "Il-2 Ultr@Pack" for the simulator Il-2 Sturmovik; it's basically an expansion built with the best mods.What did you find most enjoyable about organizing STEP?
Actually playing the game after updating STEP.What were some of the challenges you encountered with STEP?
Keeping the guide up-to-date, since the community is very busy at the moment and lots of new mods come out.What are thoughts on the upcoming Creation Kit and integration with the Steam Workshop?
I'm very excited about the CK, not so much about Steam, through..Roughly how much time have you invested in STEP so far?
Usually 1-3 hours a day, depending on my daily schedule. This since the launch of Skyrim.Do you have any future plans for STEP?
Yes, expecially after the release of the CK.Are you working on any other mods or projects?
Not for now.What would you like to see in the next Elder Scrolls game?
More immersive RPG mechanics, like hunger-thirst-rest necessities, optional of course.Anything about yourself you'd like to share? Hobbies, interests, background, etc.
I love science and I study biology at university, but I also love fitness.What are some of your other favorite games?
Civilization, Europa Universalis, MinecraftDo you have any advice for aspiring mod authors?
My advice is to don't always pursue glory, but to aim at the good of the community; this means working together to build better mods and ensure better compatibility between mods.Finally, do you have anything else you would like to say to readers?
The Nexus has a great potential, the only thing we need is a "demiurgo."
Thanks again to TheCompiler for participating in the interview and for STEP. Check back tomorrow for the next interview, and don't forget to vote for December's File of the Month.