Shirley Curry, higher identified to players as Skyrim Grandma, mentioned in a brand new video that regardless of the obvious Easter egg within the latest Starfield Direct showcase, she’s not going to seem in Starfield as an NPC. She’s additionally not going to play Starfield, as a result of she’s “too offended” that she (and the remainder of us) are nonetheless ready for Elder Scrolls 6.
Curry rose to fame in 2015 when a Skyrim “let’s play” video she posted to YouTube attracted hundreds of responses—and introduced her hundreds of recent followers. She’s continued to put up movies to her YouTube channel since then, rising in reputation to the purpose that in 2021 Bethesda introduced that she can be included as an NPC in The Elder Scrolls 6. She has additionally, understandably, expressed some impatience with Bethesda on that entrance: She was 79 when she first got here to fame, which places her at or round 87 now.
She additionally mentioned in mid-2022 that she wasn’t positive if she would play Starfield, the game previous TES6, explaining that she would “have to attend till it comes out and see what it is like.” However evidently she’s made up her thoughts slightly sooner than that, as a result of in response to feedback on a brand new video, she emphatically said that she is not going to be enjoying it.
Curry shared her frustration with the lengthy anticipate a brand new Elder Scrolls game in her newest video, which is pushed partially by the truth that after years of devoted play, she’s lastly run out of Steam with Skyrim.
“Considered one of my issues, youngsters, is that I acquired so upset with Bethesda for not making Elder Scrolls 6 and getting it out right here for us to play, that I used to be offended, and I used to be getting—I performed so many alternative tales that I’ve made up in Skyrim over time that I used to be lastly beginning to get slightly bit uninterested in it,” she mentioned. “Did not have a brand new one to play, so I simply felt like, effectively, ‘Crap.’ And I put the factor away and give up enjoying it. And now I am bored! I used to be bored enjoying it, and now I am bored not enjoying it.”
Boredom however, Curry confirmed within the feedback that she actually has no real interest in Starfield, and in addition shot down rumors that she’s going to seem within the game in some style. A gameplay clip seen throughout the latest Starfield Direct reveals a ship with the callsign Grandma, which some viewers took as an Easter egg reference to the Skyrim Grandma. And it might be—but when so, it was accomplished with out her enter or information.
“No I am NOT,” she wrote in response to at least one commenter who requested if she was excited for Starfield. “Too offended that they’ve delay ES6 too lengthy!!!”
“Which will have simply been slightly ‘nod to me,” she mentioned in response to a different who requested in regards to the look of Grandma within the Starfield video. “I’m NOT within the game.”
Curry additionally rejected a suggestion that she’s too closed-minded in regards to the video games she performs—”I am not ‘closed-minded,’ I simply don’t love most of them lol”—and mentioned that she’s tried Bethesda’s Fallout video games however discovered them “miserable.” And whereas she didn’t flat-out preclude the opportunity of making an attempt Starfield when it’s out, she mentioned it’s actually simply not her factor: “I don’t play area video games.”
It feels a bit odd to think about Skyrim Grandma as “offended” about something, however I am fairly positive that her upset is de facto simply the extraordinarily relatable type of gamer outrage all of us really feel once in a while when our favourite passion annoys us in a method or one other: A game is delayed, a weapon is nerfed, a remake simply does not ‘get it’, or no matter. Curry’s impatience may be very comprehensible—The Elder Scrolls 6 continues to be years away, and Bethesda’s focus goes to be firmly mounted on Starfield for the foreseeable future—however fairly frankly I feel loads of us might take a lesson from her on deal with it: Inform individuals who ask that you are a little pissed off about the entire thing, after which go discover one thing else to play.