Bethesda hasn't announced any plans to
update Skyrim with running commentary, but if ever it did we can only
hope it will employ community manager Nick Breckon's 65-year-old mom
for the job.
Recently, Breckon roped his mother into
playing the open-world RPG, and began tweeting the highlights and
quotes from her lavender-filled quest on his Skyrim Mom feed. The
results have been predictably delightful, generating such insights
On ranged combat: “It
was all dark and everyone was hiding behind boulders, and I didn't
want to die again, so I just kept shooting and shooting and
accepting rides from strangers: "I got in some guy's cart and
thought, 'Shit, I don't know where he's gonna take me! I had to get
out; who knows where he was going.'" (tweet)
On the benefits of collecting
keep collecting lavender. I thought, 'Well, lavender has a very
calming effect, maybe I can use the lavender on somebody.'” (tweet)
Breckon isn't your cliche, non-gaming mom. The lady knows how to
play, she's just not as experienced as most Skyrim adventurers.
Therein lies the beauty of Skyrim Mom; it offers a fresh, funny, and
unjaded perspective that reminds seasoned gamers what it was like to
“discover” a game back when we weren't numbed down by years and
years of playing.
maybe we're just looking too much into it. Either way, this feed reminds us we should
really phone our moms.