Posted by Chris Scott Barr on Feb 7, 2012

Skyrim Mod Makes Lydia Less Bitchy

“I am sworn to carry your burdens.” This has to be one of the most annoying lines I’ve ever heard in a video game. Out of context, it doesn’t seem that bad. However, when you’ve heard it a few hundred times, it really starts to get on your nerves. It’s not that I hate hearing repeated phrases mind you. Nor is it simply the sarcastic tone in which she says it. It’s the fact that even if I’m trying to hand her a sweet  new weapon that I’ve traveled the world to find, just for her, she still bitches about carrying my burdens.

There are a few ways to solve this problem. The easiest would be to utter those sweet, three little words that you know she deserves to hear. However, if you’d rather she stay among the living, rather than flying off the mountainside, you could always install the Less Bitchy Lydia mod.

This is one of the most beautifully simple mods that I’ve seen. The only thing it does is change the line “I am sworn to carry your burdens” to “What do you want me to carry?”. The line was already recorded, so it’s in the same voice that you would expect.


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  • Jeeves

    Can they make one that makes Mjoll a LOT less talky???

  • Chris

    When I saw “those sweet, three little words” my first thought was “I love you”.

  • frank

    My first thoughts were “F*ck you bitch”.

  • http://www.foxtwo.org FoxTwo

    Actually, I thought the sarcastic tone was a very nice touch, and I loved hearing it over “What do you want me to carry”, which seemed too eager to “please the master”.

    But yeah, it’s your game, you can do whatever you like with it….