Why Is This Skyrim Leek Mod So Popular?

Credit: Nexus Mods, user wSkeever

Sometimes every nook and cranny of a game has someone looking for small changes to make the experience better. Sometimes these are aesthetic – changing the colors of grass or trees, or adding a new flower. Other times, modders are adding new functionality to add more depth and complexity to an already complex game.

Skyrim is one of the most popular games in existence and yet there are countless tweaks and fixes being made to its content and systems by players all over the world. This modding community has come together in recent years to form a rich variety of mods for the game as a whole, and one of these small mods turned out to be so popular that it gained more than 12000 downloads in less than a month.

Scallions of Skyrim is a “very sLEEK higher polygon leek meshes replacer” and according to its description it can offer:

What makes this mod special is how it changes up the leek textures. These are the little bumpy square parts that you see at the bottom of the leeks. Rather than just making these bumpy areas wider or lower, the mod makes them smaller and rounder, looking more like real-life leeks This creates a much more natural look to the humble plant.

The mod might represent an important addition for leek fans, but also provides the game with an important feeling of realism. The mod is a small but useful addition that will appeal to roleplayers, immersionists, and fans of lore-friendly enhancements. If you’re worried that the game lacks realism based on what you’ve seen so far, no need to worry. There are plenty of mods out there that will make your game look even more realistic. All it takes is a little digging (and some time).

Susan Kowal
Susan Kowal is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor/advisor, and health enthusiast.