Skyrim is an outdated recreation. It initially got here out in November 2011 and has, partly, been stored afloat by a passionate group of modders. Some mods supply small renovations to issues like melee combat, whereas others may as nicely be expansions of their very own. After all this ruddy time, although, we’ve solely simply obtained a mod that lets us give Skyrim’s greatest boys a pet.

JaySerpa’s Pet the Dog mod lets you just do that. Walk as much as a pupper whereas you don’t have any weapons, magic, or fists geared up – it isn’t well mannered – and a brief petting animation will play when you work together with them. JaySerpa says he’s packed this one with three completely different animations for optimum petting situations: one for when the dog is sitting, one other for when the doggo is standing, and a 3rd for when the pupperino is mendacity on the floor. The dog might swap animations when you pet it, making you look silly. Just ignore that, although. It’s fantastic.

“I realize this might seem like a joke mod given the date (April 1), but I assure you it is not,” the modder declares. “After ten years, we’ve seen all kinds of, ahem, attention-grabbing mods, however there’s one key facet that was all the time lacking, so I made it occur.

“Dragonborn, take off your iron gauntlets, for today is not the time to be dauntless. Forget about the greybeards and the voice, your duty is now only to rejoice. Yes, you heard it right: Tell Alduin to put the apocalypse on hold, for I am proud to announce: ‘Yes, you can pet the dog!’”

In case you’re curious, the mod was launched on April Fool’s day, which is why JaySerpa makes reference to the date.

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Naturally, this mod got here to the consideration of the Twitter account Can You Pet the Dog?, which chronicles these important issues (thanks, PCGamer). It’s good and vital work that they do.

Anyway, Skyrim mods – they’re nice. If you fancy seeing an inventory of the better of them, all you should do is observe that hyperlink. I shall demand that this mod make that listing instantly.