I've pretty well played and replayed the storyline several times now, or at least all the parts I intend to - not interested in the civil war for instance, it's stupid imo, we should be allying with the imperials and ridding the world of the high elves, not bickering among ourselves - for two of my player vectors, so when using them, I tend to wander, and often, due to the surprisingly huge region outside normal bounds, some of which is seriously cool topographically and in terms of the design of the "window dressings" its authors created/placed, I wander there far more than in the "normal Skyrim world". I just use my player homes from time to time, and I do the odd bulletin board sidequest in the "real world". Otherwise I enjoy the less jumbled, graveyard-like appearance of the "gameline" skyrim landscape, by escaping over the invisible wall.
- tbh, the more I examine the layout of the "main" dungeon in which Skyrim is played, the more it reminds me of a massively upscaled version of the late 19th, early 20th century, mausoleum-strewn, robber-baron era (and presidential) cemetery located just a mile or so away from my real life home
However, it is very quiet (no game music, no environmental sounds), and more importantly, there is absolutely no wild life of any kind, be it creatures or humans. (here, humans not so important I suppose, just being thorough identifying what is missing)
The lack of music and sound isn't all that much a problem (although it'd be nice but whatever, I'm aware of the limits there), but it does feel a bit more desolate than I'd like, in terms of animal life. What prevents adding respawning wild life to those areas? Is it because they're not "navmeshed"? Some of the "off limits" areas are well-appointed, ie plenty of flora, and more than suitable for housing deer or other creatures.
"Academic" query... this isn't "a problem", I'm just curious, both in terms of the functional question and perhaps to probe for others who enjoy the wanderlust aspect of "play" for random discussion's purposes (sharing cool locations or accidental discoveries, etc).