I really think skyrim benifits from steam seeing as you can easily chat with friends, post screenshots, nice way of handling achivements, and other things.
this may be just an opinion of mine, but it seems to me that most people think steam is a foreign concept if your coming from other games like oblivion..
just get over the fact that skyrim requires launching from steam, and if you really really want to play without steam, their are things that let you do so, and you could play the original version if you hate patches..... you will be missing data managment, achivements, friends, ingame chat ui and lots more if you do so, I am ending the subject there as it is against the rules to talk about anything related to bypassing steam though..
Also, about the steam work shop, TF2 Did it, and as far as mods go, its up to you to choose weather or not to host the mod on steam, its not required, if you do however and people vote it up enough to be a dlc or dlc bought mod, if I am not mistaken the creator gets a free copy of the mod for download as well as 5 other free copys for friends..
I even add games that are not from steam to steam to use the friends ui I like it so much, so would you people provide a reason for likeing or disliking it? please dont start any wars over it, just would like to understand why you people do or dont like it like it.
Hope this is the right section! Thanks!
For anyone voting for "I have had bad experiences with steam and would like the option to play my games without steam if I so choose."
would you please provide a reason below instead of yelling at steam and running off??
Edited by SturmFalkeRDA, 12 January 2012 - 09:20 PM.