To rekindle my enjoyment of the game, I've started to play with magic, which can get challenging at level 56 with almost no magic skill. I've also started to follow some simple rules that restrict me from fast travelling. I'm only allowed to use horse or hire a carriage to each of the main holds. I can only fast travel to the same location I'm at too re-spawn my horse/dead thrall. I also have to sleep every night, and after curing myself of Lycanthropy, I have to watch out for several diseases (no vampirism thank you). I'm considering adding a food and health mod, but we'll see.
How to you play to keep the game fresh, exiting and challenging?
TIP: For those that are sick of seeing the same old creatures everywhere, check out The Monster Mod. Great addition to the world.