Hello all. I am Lady Saga, and I'd like to talk about Skyrim's health regeneration.
This is one of those topics that attracted a lot of controversy last summer when we all got the official Tweet from Pete. It's Pete that sends the Tweets for Bethesda, right? Or did I get that wrong?
Anyways, first time I heard about it, I was doubtful. But the main reasons I like it are the following
(1). It's not as fast as everyone assumed it would be. During combat especially, it moves too slow to make a difference. Healing spells and sometimes LOTS of potions are still necessary.
(2). Automatic regeneration allows me to spend even more time with my characters
In Oblivion, we waited an hour to get back to full health, assuming our character didn't heal up. What happens during this hour? Is the PC sleeping? Meditating? Reading a book? Sitting off in a corner, paranoid as hell, waiting for another enemy to show up?
But in Skyrim, I'm finding myself waiting less and less. I much prefer to spend that hour with
my character. Whether he or she is walking along the road taking in some air after a bandit raid, sitting at a table eating some apples, or whatever, the roleplay is non-stop, and during this roleplay my character is healing up.
If it's assumed (in Oblivion, DnD, and other games where we wait to heal) that during the time we wait, a natural healing process is taking place, why should we not get to witness this natural healing process?