I like Shadowmere actually, he's been a great help in many a surprise fight before. Apparently people find the black, red eyed horse more of a threat than the Fire and Lightning wielding slightly (Read:Majorly) homicidal Dark Elf with pointy objects. Distracted opponents are the best opponents
Yeah, see, me? I like to fight my own battles. Shadowmere not only "helps," he actively seeks out opponents, completely tanks them, and is INVINCIBLE. I'm not a fan of having all challenge sucked out of the game.
Go away, Shadowmere. :|
Just means I'll never be doing the DB questline on any other characters, I guess.
Sidenote: started branching out into the potential of mods. Athletic Nude Women
was just what the doctor ordered for my naked conjured bow ninja character (finally, a reason to play in third-person for a while!), and I picked up another couple of mods on that site that 1) turn the Archmage's Robes into Nocturnal's smexy gown on females and 2) turn Dragonscale armor into Nightingale armor so that I can make my own set of Nightingale to enchant how I like rather than use the Thieves' Guild version with enchants I don't want on it. Mmm, delicious mods.
Of course, the ANW mod has the unfortunate side effect of once again making me wish games like this had a debauchery feature for enabling humanoid (and possibly some non-humanoid) enemies to have, shall we say, alternative animations
for "killing" the player character. Particularly after I lost three bare-knuckle brawls in a row to an orc chieftain in one of the friendly orc outposts. >.> Oh brain, why you so dirty.