Skyrim Romance Animated 3.0 Update

Hello Everyone!

Mara here!  I decided it was time for an update, I’ve been so busy beta-testing the mod.  This has been such a long journey for me and I appreciate the support from everyone I have been given through it all.  It’s been a total of three years since I began Skyrim Romance, I have been creating the entire mod with the Creation Kit since day one.  It was so hard for me to learn the Creation Kit to make the vision I had for Skyrim Romance, each release has taken me a year to make.

First, Skyrim Romance 1.0, Skyrim Romance 2.0 and now Skyrim Romance Animated 3.0 which has passed the year mark but is now more than doubled Skyrim Romance 2.0 in size.  My skills in modding, website development, social media and leadership have developed over the years because of the Skyrim Romance mod.  The overall hits of the site and mod have reached over 3 million in total which is so incredibly impressive!  So I just want to thank you guys for helping me reach these incredible goals and going through this journey with me.  <3 I love this community and every user that has joined is unique and special.  I look forward to speaking with you guys every time I can find a spare moment to drop in the chat.

To review my latest progress, I have been going over Skyrim Romance Animated 3.0 Beta by myself.  I have not had a complete and flawless run through of the mod.  I have successfully beta tested up until the honeymoon scene.  With all the extra content added to the mod it takes me a total of two days of testing to just get to this point and I know how to get through it super fast!  It’s incredibly in-depth and I am so proud of it.  To be honest with you guys I am embarrassed of 2.0 when compared to Skyrim Romance Animated 3.0, I feel the quality, content, locations, dialogue, immersion, romance and NPCS have so vastly improved that 2.0 does not even come close.  I have improved the mod and it’s experience exponentially since over a year ago.

My next testing stage is post marriage content and dialogue.  A lot of new content for after marriage has been added to Skyrim Romance Animated 3.0, testing all conversations and their three choice dialogue options takes running through it multiple times.  Then after that is testing the pregnancy, which means running through the pregnancy cycle with many different body types.  I need to check the growing belly and how it affects different races.  Finally after pregnancy I have to test the child and their dialogue and scenes with Bishop.

After I have a complete flawless run through with all of these things, the Skyrim Romance Team will be beta testing the final stages.  When the mod is completed, Nexus has asked to review the mod for approval.  Since this is one of the first mods that combines Nexus and Loverslab, it’s bridge between the two worlds of these large modding communities.  It’s a momentous accomplishment and it’s something I have great happiness into building for this wonderful community.

I will try to keep you guys more updated I know it’s been a long wait.  To be honest I’m being asked multiple times a day when it will be released, with this new information you can see we still have a ways to go.  When it’s reaching these stages I will update you on it’s progress, I am getting closer and closer to the finale.

With all the new content that I added I “bit off more than I could chew” I realize that now, but it’s never discouraged me.  It’s just taken a little longer to iron it all out. I wouldn’t have the release any other way, Skyrim Romance has been my masterpiece and for me I’ve done everything with it that I’ve ever imagined and more.

Thank you everyone for your patience and support!

– Mara




By |2017-03-05T22:30:51+00:00March 5th, 2017|35 Comments


  1. mariantraceywhittaker May 22, 2017 at 3:02 pm - Reply

    i can not wait do i have to get a baby mod or not

  2. Anna Castiglioni April 6, 2017 at 1:45 am - Reply

    Looking forward to it!

  3. Aria April 4, 2017 at 8:50 am - Reply

    Any updates for April?, how is the mod coming along so far?

  4. Lillian March 29, 2017 at 3:08 pm - Reply

    I can’t wait for the release but being curious what are the mods requirements?

  5. kerstynunger March 14, 2017 at 3:28 pm - Reply

    Out of curiosity; Will a 3.0(non-sexlab version) be available? Like the way amorous adventures did the fade to black screen or something similar?

  6. Fiona March 11, 2017 at 7:15 pm - Reply

    Nice update! really appreciate it <3

    I don't really get peoples impatience considering that this has turned into a dlc sized mod (if not bigger)

    Also consider this, if you release it early and there are bugs, people are going to complain that it's too buggy and unplayable.. yet take your time to get it 100% right and people are like, why so long? hurry up!!

    I have personally chosen to play through Borderlands 2 plus all dlc again while waiting and i'm having a blast.. there are other games out there guys while you're waiting.. just know that it will be worth the wait!

    Thanks for the amazing amount of work Mara, i look forward to more updates and the final release..

  7. AuroraAngel March 9, 2017 at 8:03 pm - Reply

    yay! very excited to hear an update, beta test the crap out of it lol 🙂 keep up the great work u guys 🙂

  8. Winky March 8, 2017 at 7:09 pm - Reply


  9. Lillian March 8, 2017 at 9:55 am - Reply

    I almost jump out of my feet when I read it, even my colleagues at work stared at me oddly, lol. I will remain patient for the release of the mod, although I am getting bored my computer has manage to be sick >_<.

  10. Miolve March 8, 2017 at 4:14 am - Reply

    Thanks for the update! Your team did a great job. For a long time watching your progress and hope that you will continue in the same spirit. You are the best! <3

  11. Nox Kore March 7, 2017 at 8:09 pm - Reply

    For a moment there, I thought my heart was going to fall out of my mouth due to it being in my throat.

    • Nox Kore March 7, 2017 at 8:10 pm - Reply

      I mean that in the best way possible. I love this mod.

  12. Noir March 7, 2017 at 7:02 pm - Reply

    Wow! It really has been a long journey since we all first played version 1 of this amazing mod. I can’t believe how much its grown either. Seriously, I can’t wait to see how 3.0 turns out and look forward to working on Forbidden Love too. Some of us are also helping Tyro with her mod and OMG guys I’m looking forward to that too! All these romance mods are great and it truly boggles the mind to think they’re ALL custom voiced! That’s no easy task when you consider how many characters need to have their dialogue voiced, including all the npc’s, and finding good voice actors for the main characters themselves that fit the personality in the first place. I know it’s been a long wait but I’m sure Bishop would agree that a high quality mod is like a well-aged wine, given time to mature and bring out the best flavor. (Sorry, been watching The Witcher 3:Heart of Stone DLC on YouTube with Gopher and went to a wedding with a ghost, guess his poetic way of speaking got to me! lolz) The wait will be worth it though, I firmly believe that. So to everyone on the team, you’re all amazing and I’ve enjoyed working with you. And to my fellow fans, I know its hard having to wait so long but bear with it a little longer ok? We’re getting there, slowly but surely, and what’s in store will surely be a welcome brand new experience with both our classic trio and all the new faces we have yet to meet! :3

  13. Courtney Vincent March 7, 2017 at 4:20 pm - Reply

    thanks for the info 😀 cant wait to play it :3 when it comes out

  14. Hope March 7, 2017 at 1:36 pm - Reply

    Thank you for update and honesty.
    Keep up with good work team.

  15. Fang March 7, 2017 at 1:09 pm - Reply

    Everytime I see a post like this I get really excited and think the mod is finally here ^^. I can’t wait for it to come out and I really appreciate the update posts so I know where you are and what is happening. You Mara and the whole SRM team are awesome and it is very impressive how much work you put into the mod and how you just keep going!
    Skyrim would be a lot less interesting without SRM, this is probably one of the best follower/companion mods out there.
    I seriously don’t know if I’ll play Skyrim again until the mod is here ^^
    You are the best!

  16. Elenna.Laureline March 7, 2017 at 6:16 am - Reply

    Thanks for the update ! Mass Effect Andromeda coming this month, that make easy for wait :p

  17. Ravelia March 7, 2017 at 3:22 am - Reply

    HURRAAAAH!!!!! Very exciting!! waiting and waiting!! thank you, MARA!!! you are the best!!

  18. erin kakazu March 7, 2017 at 12:20 am - Reply

    Thanks for the update!!!!! I’m so excited!!! 😃best mod I’ve ever played so I’m really excited for the new content. 😊😀

  19. Ashanta March 6, 2017 at 9:02 pm - Reply

    Yay an update! 3.0 sounds huge which is super exciting! Thanks for keeping us posted.

  20. Kauyn March 6, 2017 at 4:57 pm - Reply

    Thank you for this update! This is the updates I love seeing because it really brings us into picture of how much progress has been made and all the effort and work your team is putting into the fantastic mod. I am beyond excited to see the finished product and explore the in depth character of Bishop that you’ve created.

  21. Solene Dovahkiin March 6, 2017 at 4:16 pm - Reply

    Yay!!!! Thanks Mara!!!! We’re all super excited : D

  22. Aireal March 6, 2017 at 12:43 pm - Reply

    Thank you for the update, I am sure I and everyone else appreciates it. I know I would much rather see a nicely polished mod released later, than a buggy one released sooner.

    I appreciate all the effort you and your team’s are going through to get the mod finished, it is very nice to know how far along it is now. Thank you all very much for your effort

  23. Mercy March 6, 2017 at 12:17 pm - Reply

    If 3 is better than 2, I am not sure I can handle it. *hehehe* Kidding! This mod has been so brilliant that I am sure that 3 is going to be as good as you say. Thank you for the update!

  24. xXWolfxXxGirlXx March 6, 2017 at 10:35 am - Reply

    Mara, SRM team, you’re talent and commitment blows my mind every time. There is isn’t enough time in my lifetime to say all of my gratitude for creating such a brilliant magnificent mod. But I’m so grateful that you’ve allowed us be a part of your journey. Never put a doubt in your mind that you’ve failed us because you all have exceedingly put love and happiness in this mod. I for one can say each and every one of you has grant me an experience of something I wouldn’t think possible from a mod in a game, so thank you for this incredible journey of watching this mod grow. The excitement for the new update doesn’t compare for the love this team, this mod, this community has allowed me to feel. I’m ready to fall in love again with this mod so give it all that you got 😉 Truly, thank you <3

  25. Tava March 6, 2017 at 9:50 am - Reply

    Thanks for the update! I’m so proud of you, Mara. Keep up the good work and don’t let yourself get burned out! I know that working on the same project for a couple of days discourages me, I can only imagine 3 years. Lol.
    You are so talented and I just want to thank you. This mod has brought together a great and inspiring community that goes out of their way to help each other and thats a wonderful accomplishment! I’m so glad I found you! Keep it up!

  26. Harlequin March 6, 2017 at 9:12 am - Reply

    I’ve been dying for a little update for a while.. haha. I can tell when my impatience kicks in because I’m checking in everyday. Thanks for the ease of mind and it’s great to hear how well it seems to be going now and getting closer to release.

    “To be honest with you guys I am embarrassed of 2.0 when compared to Skyrim Romance Animated 3.0, I feel the quality, content, locations, dialogue, immersion, romance and NPCS have so vastly improved that 2.0 does not even come close.” Way to go to amp up on that excitement for all the new things to come with this release.


  27. Kohari March 6, 2017 at 4:12 am - Reply

    Wow, you are really a strong person, Mara! It is really admirable how you persue your goals.
    Thank you for the update, it is not the waiting that is killing, but uncertainty. When you tell us what is going on, it is so much easier to understand and stay inspired. I wish you good luck with all this work, it sounds really huge!

  28. Helena March 6, 2017 at 2:24 am - Reply

    Thank you for the update. This is something really lovely to wake up to first thing in the morning. I still love the mod as much as I did when I was introduced to it over a year ago. Thank you to you all for all your hard work. You are all amazing.

  29. penguin0918 March 6, 2017 at 2:01 am - Reply

    Thanks for the update! I honestly didn’t realize how much 3.0 had expanded upon 2.0. I’ve been so excited about the release of 3.0 since early last year when it was still just going to be 2.1, so waiting a bit longer isn’t going to be a problem. From what you said Mara, there is still a ton to do so I’m not expecting this to be released until sometime this fall.. even though I’d love it if it were released today. 🙂 Is it possible (or does it cause more work?) to release it in portions maybe? Maybe releasing the portion up to the honeymoon, then releasing the aftermath with the pregnancy and such after that, then maybe the actual child dialogue with Bishop? Forgive me if it sounds rude of me to ask, I’m not meaning that in any way whatsoever.. just so excited to have the new and improved version is all. Also.. you said your going through Beta testing by yourself.. can anyone help you with that so you’re not so overworked? I’d be more then happy to help in anyway I could if that’s even a possibility. Thanks again for the update and thank you for all the work you’ve done on this mod! I cannot play Skyrim without Bishop.. I hop over to SSE every now and then but can’t play for long because Bishop isn’t over there. 🙂

  30. Diannia Maddox March 6, 2017 at 12:09 am - Reply

    I am so proud of all of you Mara, What you are doing is really a game in itself. We have talked as you helped me with a few things with my own mod, and it is tiny, So I do understand the work that goes into this. To be honest I am thankful you are fine-tuning they way you are. I just want to say way to go all, Your work is admired my dear.

  31. Peryton March 6, 2017 at 12:00 am - Reply

    I literally couldn’t breathe because I thought you released it XD. I plan to record this mod for the first episode on my channel and I don’t have anything ready yet, and oh god if you released it the same month as Mass Effect Adromeda I will be hauled up in my room for a year. Keep up the outstanding job you amazing people, I just know that this will be a masterpiece that will be cherished by soo many modders. <3

  32. Drazia Xardei March 5, 2017 at 11:55 pm - Reply

    Thank you so very much for your time and dedication to the mod, Mara. You’re literally the real life goddess of love. <3 Thank you again. I'm so excited for the mod. I can definitely wait for the mod as even though this mod is to die for, it's definitely worth the wait. <3 I love SRM.

    For everyone else:

    For the Love of Mara. Please be patient. <3

  33. Logan March 5, 2017 at 11:54 pm - Reply

    *Dahlia can barely contain her excitement*

  34. Noelle March 5, 2017 at 11:03 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the update!!! Keep up the great work!!! I can’t wait for the finished product =))

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