Report The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim in Off-Topic Posted December 1, 2011 ... It was patched faster than Oblivion, although 1.2 makes it require Steam to run.... What does this mean? I have to be online to play? Because I've avoided patching because Steam is blocked where I play at the school library (where I work), so if it had to validate with steam online every time I play I wouldn't be able to play!!! So I'll stick with non-patched if that's the case.