Originally Posted by zkylon
Do you recommend any other overall-balance mods? I basically want there to be less loot.
Well there are a couple harder Skyrim style mods. I pretty much spend my day testing mods for as many people as I can(currently get to work some days from home) and most if not all still have legacy problems due to the way the game was originally put together and the weap files having issues. Many reasons exist, the lateness of the CK is one of them(people coming to grips with it) and its general bugginess.
It SOUNDS like yours is running fine. If it is I say keep using it. No one has made a good 100% working harder Skyrim yet and if you have a game your not noticing issues with you might want to keep it the way it is.
If you decide to try something else.
Balanced Combat 2.5 works somewhat well. But it is a newer one and the mod maker is coming to grips with the system. But he has a good approach and has made it work best right at Adept. Its difficulty only however. I wasn't a huge fan but it works well.
PISE is the big kid on the block when it comes to what your specifically talking about with less leveled loot and increased spawns that are more difficult but...and this is a big butt it has a lot of plugins. So you have to make sure you install it right and it fits with what you want and there are incompatibilities.
If it were me and I had a working game like you I would stick with what you have. I just found a lot of clutter with that particular add-on that WILL cause issues later. But when he updates it, he will hopefully fix them.
Originally Posted by Uriah
Deadly combat seems interesting but how does it affect magic? Does it make magic attacks stronger, because even as a mage my spells can be pretty weak.
Melee, bash, pierce only with some stagger events added for magic only. You will need a real magic mod for additional magic based adjustments that would adjust what your looking for.