Yeahp, I don’t deserve to buy the DLCs.
I was late to the Skyrim party since I grew wary of Bethesda games after Fallout 3. Since the latter, I realized that I like story focused and character driven RPGs more than its open world and complex counterpart.
So, I eventually gave the game a go and I didn’t know what I was getting myself into. Truth be told, it took up one entire week of my winter break. I finished the main quest line first because I found it genuinely interesting and drowned myself for hours doing nonsense after that.
After a few days of chopping logs and building my own “house,” I was contemplating buying the other story DLCs Dragonborn and Dawnguard respectively. However, I am quite hesitant because I still have a lot of side quests to do.
You might say: “It’s just a side quest!”
That’s what I thought too, but most of the ones I’ve played so far don’t feel like any other trivial task I have to do like in other games. Some of the side quests are quite long as they are usually a string of a larger story arc.
For example, I really enjoyed the side quests for the Dark Brotherhood and I’m still doing quests for them at the moment. I forgot the names of the other quests I’ve done, but they were all interesting too.
You might say that I am exaggerating a bit when I say that it’s been more than a year and I still haven’t finished all the side quests. It’s not like I still play Skyrim every single day, but it does show its longevity. It’s like I can keep coming back to the game at any point and still have something to do.
Consequently, I feel like buying the story expansions will only increase my backlog and I would end up not playing it after a really long time. However, it is tempting to ride a dragon or become a vampire sometimes.