Been thinking about this, because can't find a similar mod.
A mod that decreases the chances to find items, mainly weapons and armor. In the game, whatever you go, you see low and mid tier equipment everywhere, to me it's annoying.
Weapons should be rare in the Skyrim world and most time should be something you would only find on militarized areas (barracks, strongholds, soldiers) and smiths.
Smiths shouldn't just sell weapons and armor, we should request them by sending a letter, the letter should be confirmed by authorities (if you have any bounty, if you're allied with them etc) and after X days (depending on the tier) the weapon or armor is ready.
Looting bodies: for each kill only a <5% change to drop weapon/armor.
For anything above Mid tier weapons ( above Elven and Dwarven as example) only ranked smiths could produce it (Gray-Mane for instance). Top tier like Dragon or Glass, the only place to make it should be the Skyforge.
Compatibility with Immersive armors/weapons and others.
- Ctrl+T would ruin the waiting time for the item to be made.
- Unique items (e.g. Dawnbreaker, Spellbreaker, Ebony Mail) would be the main source to get good stuff, normal items could be totally ignored.
- Problems with the Smithing and (maybe?) Speech skills. Possibly lots of incompatibility with minor mods.