Listening to: Music
Reading: Political Science books, articles, and journals
Playing: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Drinking: Orange Soda (Kel loves orange Soda!)
Well. This sucks. With two $20 DLCs and a small $5 dlc (plus some small, free add-ons), that's it for official content for the Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Bethesda says it has moved on to other things, probably Fallout 4 and the next Elder Scrolls game. The lack of DLC has been officially confirmed by Bethesda, so this is no rumor.
** WARNING: SPOILERS BELOW!!**
Although the last piece of DLC for Skyrim ("Dragonborn") was quite good, the other two pieces were lacking. "Dawnguard" was short and repetitive, with relatively little new content, and much of what it had seemed quickly done, like the "Soul Cairn" or the "two-track" plot which produces very nearly the same end result with just a few particulars tweaked. As for "Hearthfire", it was well-done... for something so small. You got what you paid for, but it was only five dollars.
There were a lot of loose ends to tie up, some of which I hope will be addressed in the next Elder Scrolls game. Elder Scrolls VI:... We don't know yet. Maybe something involving Black Marsh and Elseweyr? Maybe Valenwood or Summerset Isle? So far, outside of the low-graphics "Arena" from the 1990s, the only provinces we have seen in the Elder Scrolls games are High Rock (Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall), Morrowind (Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, of course), Cyrodiil (Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion) and Skyrim (Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, obviously).
So far, we have seen the fake British land (High Rock), the rather original land (Morrowind), the fake Italy (Cyrodiil, which sorta resembles Italy under the Romans), and the fake Scandanavia with a bit of other Germanic countries in it (Skyrim.)
As for the loose ends in Skyrim itself, not including the Thalmor (almost certainly an issue to be resolved or at least addressed in the next Elder Scrolls game), there's the issue of the moot (the meeting to officially select a new high king for Skyrim, which could be either Elisif or Ulfric), the matter of stopping the dragon attacks (which is unlikely to occur, despite the fact that you can kill an infinite number of them in a playthrough of the game), and just whatever happened to Alduin at the end (you don't absorb his soul after you kill him, but what appears to be his soul is sucked up into a higher part of Aetherius).
For a time, it seemed as if there would be a new DLC called "Redguard" for Skyrim, as Bethesda renewed their trademark on the term "Redguard", which refers to a human culture in the Elder Scrolls Series (the black people in Tamriel who stand in for North Africans, despite appearing as Sub-Saharan Africans.) Now we know that there will be no "Elder Scrolls V: Redguard", at least, not officially. There may be a mod with that name, but I'm only counting the official content.
As before, this sucks. Oblivion had 10 DLC, Skyrim has 3.