The Floris Mod Pack is a compilation of a lot of mods for Mount & Blade Warband, combining the best and adding even more.
I've been a cheerleader for Floris for some time now and boiling it all down, Floris Mod Pack is simply what Native Mount and Blade should have been. Version 2.5 was carefully crafted by a devoted and maybe even brilliant team to create an experience that maintains the feel of Native while improving almost every single aspect. This mod-pack is a solid 10 and I'll never go back to Native again.
I played Native for a few weeks before becoming frustrated with this issue or that and started looking for ways to solve them. I stumbled across the Me, Floris AAR by monnikje and found that he'd created a beautiful thing with version 1. I fell off the face of the planet for a bit and when I came back they were already on version 2 and now the team's terrific efforts have culminated with 2.5 and I can't put into words how satisfying the experience is - or maybe I can: I can't allow myself to play it AT ALL anymore because it is TOO DAMN GOOD. It rivals my astonishingly fantastic new girlfriend to the point where I had to forced by my good friends to even post a review, something I was apprehensive to do because I don't want it to suck me back in. In a comparison between time with girlfriend and time with Floris the competition was too strong to say "both" so I retired all of my characters and avoid my beloved mod-pack like an ex I'm still carrying a torch for.
Floris mod is not just a compilation of the best mods out there, it's well balanced and thought out carefully to perfection. The developers are players themselves and enjoy their work and want to enjoy the game as much as the people they develop the mod for, So it shows in the Mod itself. Kudos on a awesome mod! and I'm privileged that the team has added my own gameplay mod to the compilation! ;)
I cannot explain how my M&B: Warband experience changed after that I used this mod. My DVD of Warband was getting a load of dust on the shelf, so it was time to reinstall it and try this mod. I don't even need to say that I'm enjoying the game much more than before, since I'm posting here.
My compliments go to all the authors behind the various mods that are reunited here, under one single mod, and to the compiler.
Well there's lots of really cool ideas, and it plays really well when everything works, i am impressed with the mod don't get me wrong. But i get lots of crashes while playing, repeatedly. After several re-installs various configurations tried out i had to give up.
I guess i could bump it up to 7 because it's probable the issue is just on my end but idk, it's just too unstable for me to play sadly so i can't fully explore what the mod has to offer.