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bearfield
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"the official elder scrolls iv: oblivion post"
Mon Mar-20-06 10:49 AM by bearfield

  

          

ships today, according to most sites. some sites have it in-store today. whatever. one of the most anticipated games for the 360 willl be available within the next 36 hours!!! i think this kinda slipped under our collective radar with the releases of fn3 and graw... either that or i'm the only one who's really anticipating this game

anyways, any and all things oblivion go in this post

  

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ign's hands on (long)
Mar 20th 2006
1
I might actually get it
Mar 20th 2006
2
i didn't like morrowind much either
Mar 20th 2006
3
apparently, the combat is more "twitch" now
Mar 20th 2006
4
Fuck...I hate CompUsa
Mar 20th 2006
7
      it says instant savings
Mar 20th 2006
8
      lol try working there
May 31st 2006
230
I've been waiting for this one
Mar 20th 2006
5
RE: the official elder scrolls iv: oblivion post
Mar 20th 2006
6
i saw some of my friends were playing it
Mar 21st 2006
9
Just got the Collector's Edition for $45
Mar 21st 2006
10
the dark side of buying games on your lunch break
Mar 21st 2006
11
dude is puff daddy-ing the hell out that first video, lol
Mar 21st 2006
12
him talking shit to the wolf is classic
Mar 21st 2006
13
      hahaha
Mar 22nd 2006
39
this dude is classic.
Mar 21st 2006
16
w00t!!
Mar 21st 2006
14
character customization
Mar 21st 2006
15
Too bad I'm not an RPG fan. Yall tell me how good it is
Mar 21st 2006
17
i wouldn't even call it an rpg
Mar 22nd 2006
23
      Hmn, I may get it then, but next week sometime
Mar 22nd 2006
25
      chronicles of riddick, you say?
Mar 25th 2006
87
           the sneaking and first person combat elements
Mar 25th 2006
88
this game is crazy
Mar 21st 2006
18
that's what i loved about morrowwind.
Mar 21st 2006
20
goddamn that game is addictive.
Mar 21st 2006
19
that's one intimidating ass character creator
Mar 21st 2006
21
yep. i just hit random until i got something i liked
Mar 21st 2006
22
impressions
Mar 22nd 2006
24
RE: the official elder scrolls iv: oblivion post
Mar 22nd 2006
26
what race/class are you?
Mar 22nd 2006
27
      redguard/thief
Mar 22nd 2006
28
           RE: redguard/thief
Mar 22nd 2006
29
                yeah I think that was it
Mar 22nd 2006
30
No online reviews yet cuz no one's close to finishing the game
Mar 22nd 2006
31
iono if i can explain how robust it is
Mar 22nd 2006
33
First FN3, then GRAW, and now this?
Mar 22nd 2006
32
I think I did a whole dungeon without pants
Mar 22nd 2006
34
Hahaha that happened to me...
Mar 22nd 2006
37
Wish I had a 360
Mar 22nd 2006
35
Reading y'alls reviews is making me jealous.
Mar 22nd 2006
36
same here
Mar 22nd 2006
38
      if one of you get it, Ill get it
Mar 23rd 2006
49
           welp, did one of u get it yet?
Mar 24th 2006
71
                you said you liked GTA right?
Mar 24th 2006
72
                     i know i will like it
Mar 24th 2006
73
using telekinesis to steal stuff is the best thing ever
Mar 22nd 2006
40
wtf? I just went out like a punk
Mar 23rd 2006
41
i got killed by a wolf once lol
Mar 23rd 2006
42
anyone know where any trainers are?
Mar 23rd 2006
43
some of the shopkeepers in imperial city are trainers
Mar 23rd 2006
45
      thanks. if i actually talked to them instead of just stealing from them...
Mar 23rd 2006
46
           i'm a crappy thief
Mar 23rd 2006
47
i was exploring on my stolen horse and i found a 'fort redman'
Mar 23rd 2006
44
I sat at Best Buy for 30min watching a 50+ yr old guy play this
Mar 23rd 2006
48
it puts the "role play" in role-playing game, lol
Mar 23rd 2006
50
Mud crab, tomato, and cheese...mmmm mmm bitch!
Mar 23rd 2006
51
RE: Mud crab, tomato, and cheese...mmmm mmm bitch!
Mar 23rd 2006
52
RE: Mud crab, tomato, and cheese...mmmm mmm bitch!
Mar 23rd 2006
54
      damn
Mar 23rd 2006
55
i thought you could apply poison in morrowwind?
Mar 23rd 2006
56
      no idea...only played it for 2 mins
Mar 23rd 2006
58
RE: the official elder scrolls iv: oblivion post
Mar 23rd 2006
53
so....I bought this game. yes, this role playing game
Mar 23rd 2006
57
I'm now interested in this game
Mar 23rd 2006
60
      it's not turn based
Mar 23rd 2006
61
           cool
Mar 23rd 2006
62
total amout fenced: 2242 gold
Mar 23rd 2006
59
fuck, y'all making it real hard for me.
Mar 23rd 2006
63
you are never welcome in my house, lol
Mar 24th 2006
64
Im going on RJ's opinion
Mar 24th 2006
74
      yo, it's pretty tight
Mar 25th 2006
77
holy crap...
Mar 26th 2006
126
      fuck a main quest!
Mar 27th 2006
127
           lol!!
Mar 27th 2006
141
in the process of freeing kvatch
Mar 24th 2006
65
FUCK!!!!!
Mar 24th 2006
66
NO DONT!
Mar 25th 2006
79
      no it wasnt that
Mar 25th 2006
83
I'm SO close to coppin' this. How would ya'll rate it (1-10)?
Mar 24th 2006
67
i'd give it a 9.8
Mar 24th 2006
68
      That jives w/ the other minor negatives I've heard
Mar 24th 2006
69
           its definitely a game of the year candidate already
Mar 24th 2006
70
                Bought!
Mar 25th 2006
82
whoa! i just got an unbreakable lockpick that boosts my security by 30!
Mar 24th 2006
75
FUCK the man tryin to hold me down
Mar 25th 2006
76
fuggit! im pickin this up tomorrow.
Mar 25th 2006
78
i'm now a proud homeowner!
Mar 25th 2006
80
are you worried about your home being robbed?
Mar 25th 2006
89
      i don't think it's possible
Mar 25th 2006
90
anyone been in any forts yet?
Mar 25th 2006
81
ok the forts are bandit/necromancer hideouts
Mar 25th 2006
86
      Dealt with any ghosts yet?
Mar 25th 2006
91
           yep. i never travel without an enchanted weapon so they were no problem
Mar 25th 2006
92
copped!
Mar 25th 2006
84
This Review (swipe) plus yall now make me want this shit
Mar 25th 2006
85
question: cheapest/.easiest ways to regain health and
Mar 25th 2006
93
RE: question: cheapest/.easiest ways to regain health and
Mar 25th 2006
94
Press "Back" and do a 1 hour wait
Mar 25th 2006
95
      i totally had no idea you could do that. good lookin out
Mar 25th 2006
98
      see and I figured you could do that shit
Mar 25th 2006
99
'
Mar 25th 2006
96
lemme talk about the amazing power of invisibility for a sec
Mar 25th 2006
97
ummm... i just found a unicorn
Mar 26th 2006
100
oops. i killed it, lol
Mar 26th 2006
102
lol. they said it's hard to find and ride that shit.
Mar 26th 2006
105
who sells lockpicks in this damn game
Mar 26th 2006
101
your fence in bruma sells em
Mar 26th 2006
103
damn
Mar 26th 2006
107
      huh? right after I joined the thieves guild
Mar 26th 2006
110
      the best time to rob folks is between 1am and 6am
Mar 26th 2006
112
           I went to rob the castle where your fence is
Mar 26th 2006
115
                you can buy some spells in the imperial city
Mar 26th 2006
122
where is the diary in the first thieves guild mission?
Mar 26th 2006
106
ok.. now who was saying the 360 games suck?
Mar 26th 2006
104
son... if i cop it, i will have NO LIFE
Mar 27th 2006
128
we all gotta start somewhere
Mar 26th 2006
108
where was tht? I couldn't find it
Mar 26th 2006
111
oh, and for some random fun, use the grab button on random objects
Mar 26th 2006
109
did any of you guys stop thiefing long enough...
Mar 26th 2006
113
the dark brotherhood guy kinda offered to make me one
Mar 26th 2006
117
      well Im just figuring out how the whole...
Mar 26th 2006
120
           sounds like fun
Mar 26th 2006
121
YES! One gate closed...
Mar 26th 2006
114
my alchemy sucks and it costs like 250 g to get trained
Mar 26th 2006
116
hmm...this post is kinda making me want to cop
Mar 26th 2006
118
If I bought it and it's an RPG, it must be pretty good
Mar 26th 2006
119
About Potions If You Haven't Figured It Out Yet
Mar 26th 2006
123
oh hells yeah! got into the arcane university :)
Mar 26th 2006
124
Congratulation's Bearfield...
Mar 26th 2006
125
lol @ the Arena boar
Mar 27th 2006
129
how quickly can you earn money by competing in the arena?
Mar 27th 2006
131
      If you're just starting, not much, pit dog
Mar 27th 2006
132
      what's "the blades"? is that another faction or something?
Mar 27th 2006
133
      blades are the people that were supposed to protect the emperor
Mar 27th 2006
134
           post #127
Mar 27th 2006
135
                you get some blades armor and sword which worked pretty well
Mar 27th 2006
136
                     it's heavy armor tho, I prefer light, one interesting thing
Mar 27th 2006
157
      I joined the fighters quild near weynon priory, and the mages
Mar 27th 2006
142
           oh shit you were trying to get into the arcane university all this time?
Mar 27th 2006
147
      I got a ton of money from the arena
Mar 27th 2006
143
           can you use magic?
Mar 27th 2006
146
           I can still use it
Mar 27th 2006
153
                The good thing about being a Redguard...
Mar 27th 2006
155
           ok so i'm just dominating the arena with my magic
Mar 27th 2006
160
                haha, I noticed that
Mar 27th 2006
161
                these tactics are so wrong, lol
Mar 27th 2006
162
                damn i forgot i had a straight up paralyze spell
Mar 27th 2006
163
It's official...this place is HUUUUUGGGGEEE
Mar 27th 2006
130
I pickpocketed the Countess in Bruma while she was sleep
Mar 27th 2006
137
man i was so mad when i robbed that tiny-ass castle
Mar 27th 2006
138
Yall are peer-pressuring me to death with this game
Mar 27th 2006
140
Oblivion Hot Coffee
Mar 27th 2006
139
hell is kinda wack
Mar 27th 2006
144
i agree
Mar 27th 2006
154
      RE: i agree
Mar 27th 2006
156
sounds like Fable 2
Mar 27th 2006
145
^^^^^Silky Johnson^^^^
Mar 27th 2006
148
      shit sound wack man
Mar 27th 2006
149
           man this post was so nice until you showed up
Mar 27th 2006
150
                newsflash: PS3 ain't even out yet retard
Mar 27th 2006
151
                     But you do say PS3's gonna crush Xbox all day
Mar 27th 2006
152
                     the irony of that statement
Apr 25th 2006
226
FUCK YALL!
Mar 27th 2006
158
Don't worry, I'm bout to cop it too
Mar 27th 2006
159
I think Ive found a glitch or Im just lost
Mar 28th 2006
164
there should be a dead guard there
Mar 28th 2006
165
'
Mar 28th 2006
166
i just got this yesterday
Mar 28th 2006
167
hah, so the core system strategy does kinda works
Mar 28th 2006
168
Guess who started over hahaha
Mar 28th 2006
169
you too?
Mar 28th 2006
170
HELP
Mar 29th 2006
171
i think you have 3 days to heal it
Mar 29th 2006
172
      serious?
Mar 29th 2006
174
           RE: serious?
Mar 29th 2006
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           i think the church in bravil can cure the disease
Mar 29th 2006
177
           here's the cure (swiped from gamefaqs boards)
Mar 31st 2006
195
...WELCOME TO NERD CITY
Mar 29th 2006
173
It's just good fun, man lol (example inside)
Mar 29th 2006
175
      yo follow through with the dark brotherhood
Mar 29th 2006
178
      yo is there REAL fighting???
Mar 29th 2006
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           yes, it's real-time
Mar 29th 2006
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           RE: yes, it's real-time
Mar 30th 2006
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                well yeah
Mar 30th 2006
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                     RE:
Mar 30th 2006
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                          I don't really like it, at least for combat
Mar 30th 2006
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                               it's kinda useful for keeping track of multiple opponents, too
Mar 30th 2006
194
           Well, there is a lot of dialogue.....
Mar 29th 2006
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i be fading into bolivion like a motherfucker, joe.
Mar 29th 2006
179
ok my attention span sux!
Mar 29th 2006
183
I joined in kvath, the city where you close the first gate
Mar 29th 2006
184
      oh cool
Mar 29th 2006
185
           correction: not kvatch, the city by weynon priory
Mar 29th 2006
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                RE: correction: not kvatch, the city by weynon priory
Mar 29th 2006
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                     However you have to go to another city to get a contract...
Mar 30th 2006
189
i just got a free house!
Mar 30th 2006
188
I've been slacking...however...
Mar 31st 2006
196
Two objectives down...one more to go
Apr 01st 2006
198
      They tried to turn me into a vampire, god!
Apr 03rd 2006
200
           man being a vampire is so fuckin great
Apr 03rd 2006
201
'
Apr 01st 2006
197
the last thief mission
Apr 03rd 2006
199
Anybody do that weird "dreamland" mission?
Apr 03rd 2006
202
first time i did it i just saved before every move
Apr 03rd 2006
203
woo hoo! master illusionist!!!1 :D
Apr 03rd 2006
204
damn i just shut down an oblivion gate w/out being seen or touched
Apr 03rd 2006
206
how big is this game, ACTUALLY?
Apr 03rd 2006
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lemme get my ruler out and measure it.
Apr 03rd 2006
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      lemme just get my thinking cap out
Apr 04th 2006
212
Annnnd the first download is here...
Apr 03rd 2006
207
yawn. lemme know when they add a questline or something
Apr 03rd 2006
209
Just saying, while yawn-worthy, I haven't seen any other 360 game
Apr 04th 2006
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      most other 360 games havent been in development for a million years
Apr 04th 2006
218
lol
Apr 04th 2006
211
But...does your horse look hot to def though?
Apr 04th 2006
214
previews of other content
Apr 04th 2006
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Apr 04th 2006
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      apparently "just not buying it" isn't enough of a problem for some peopl...
Apr 04th 2006
217
yeah, so I won't be playing much this week
Apr 04th 2006
210
I traded it for MLB 2k6. Trade value $28
Apr 05th 2006
219
dude, you know you can 'teleport' to any town on the map
Apr 24th 2006
222
      dude that avy is crackin me up
Apr 24th 2006
223
'
Apr 22nd 2006
220
No chest is safe!
Apr 22nd 2006
221
I just got Skeleton Key last night
Apr 29th 2006
227
FROSTCRAG FUCKING SPIRE!!!
Apr 25th 2006
224
damn it's got more shit
Apr 25th 2006
225
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May 17th 2006
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'
May 30th 2006
229
'
Jun 28th 2006
231
anyone been through the new dlc dungeon yet?
Jun 29th 2006
232
mehrunes razor
Jun 29th 2006
233
'
Jul 13th 2006
234
I fucking love this game.
Jul 13th 2006
235
I'm going to die behind my computer
Jul 13th 2006
236
'
Jul 31st 2006
237
damn... i want to have morals but i'm fiendin to be a badass
Nov 08th 2006
238
Game of the year?
Nov 17th 2006
239
I'd have to say so
Nov 25th 2006
240
FUCK
Nov 27th 2006
241
not sure if it's the same bug you're talking about
Nov 27th 2006
242
      damn, yeah its listed on there
Nov 27th 2006
243
I'm a level 31.... any of ya'll up here?
Jan 30th 2007
244
RE: I'm a level 31.... any of ya'll up here?
Jan 30th 2007
245
      Impossible.
Feb 05th 2007
247
I have finally "acquired" it....
Feb 05th 2007
246
just got it the other day
Feb 22nd 2007
248
just use ign's guide if you are stuck or something.
Feb 22nd 2007
249
RE:
Feb 22nd 2007
250
could I play this with a Radeon X300 SE 128 MB graphics card?
Jul 03rd 2008
251
it'll probably get frustrating fast
Jul 03rd 2008
252
      the rest of my specs are fine I think
Jul 03rd 2008
253
           you'll be fine. cards are a cinch to install
Jul 03rd 2008
254
                RE: you'll be fine. cards are a cinch to install
Jul 03rd 2008
255
                so I got the graphics card you linked me, plus another gig of RAM
Jul 11th 2008
285
                     With that card, and 2 gigs of RAM, you should be able to run it smoothly
Jul 11th 2008
286
                     haven't installed the game yet actually
Jul 11th 2008
288
                     don't worry about tweaking your gfx card until you see how the game runs
Jul 11th 2008
287
                          aight thanks
Jul 11th 2008
289
have they announced a new one yet?
Jul 03rd 2008
256
They're focusing all thier resources on Fallout 3 right now.
Jul 03rd 2008
257
need more? so you've explored EVERYTHING and made ALL
Jul 04th 2008
258
      just about
Jul 04th 2008
259
      tell me...will it be worth my while making a personality character?
Jul 04th 2008
260
           I don't think it pays off well
Jul 04th 2008
261
                sounds like I need that mod
Jul 04th 2008
262
      I've got maybe 600+ hours on this game across 4 characters...
Jul 04th 2008
267
           omg man, lol
Jul 04th 2008
268
           good lord son... lol
Jul 04th 2008
274
                It helped that I was unemployed for a week and a half
Jul 05th 2008
275
why the HELL is the Game of the year edition still $60?!?!
Jul 04th 2008
263
yeah, I've been waiting to cop
Jul 04th 2008
264
$50 at wal mart
Jul 04th 2008
265
      thats where i saw it for $59
Jul 04th 2008
273
           i just bought it...
Jul 05th 2008
276
                you wont regret it
Jul 05th 2008
277
what are some of the badass specials?
Jul 04th 2008
266
they're almost entirely relegated to magic
Jul 04th 2008
269
      just reading the instructions
Jul 04th 2008
270
           oh, those
Jul 04th 2008
271
                gotcha
Jul 04th 2008
272
                Moreso selecting the races' attribute enhancements
Jul 06th 2008
278
                     sounds like this game needs to improve some things
Jul 06th 2008
279
                          it's a very flawed game in my opinion
Jul 06th 2008
280
                               these mods
Jul 07th 2008
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                                    some do
Jul 07th 2008
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                                         ok thanks
Jul 07th 2008
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                                              also, there are mods that improve performance
Jul 08th 2008
284
                                                   I've been playing and tweaking, playing and tweaking all day now
Jul 12th 2008
290
                                                        I don't think power supplies are expensive
Jul 12th 2008
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                                                        I don't see how my computer couldn't handle it though
Jul 12th 2008
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                                                        here's a psu calculator (link)
Jul 12th 2008
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                                                             RE: here's a psu calculator (link)
Jul 12th 2008
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                                                                  RE: here's a psu calculator (link)
Jul 12th 2008
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                                                                       RE: here's a psu calculator (link)
Jul 13th 2008
301
damn it takes forever to level with OOO
Jul 13th 2008
296
which level mod in OOO (if any) are you using?
Jul 13th 2008
297
      RE: which level mod in OOO (if any) are you using?
Jul 13th 2008
298
           you really should be able to run the game way above minimum w/ that card
Jul 13th 2008
299
                that's what's bothering me
Jul 13th 2008
300
                     the standard e510 psu is 305 watts which should be enough
Jul 13th 2008
302
                          naa you guys have helped enough
Jul 13th 2008
303
did anybody do the Paranoia quest in Skingrad? (spoilers)
Jul 22nd 2008
304
Yea that was a multi layered quest. Really fun to do, lol.
Aug 06th 2008
307
Mace of Molag Bal at level 3
Jul 22nd 2008
305
yeah, my dumbass didn't connect the graphics card properly at first
Aug 06th 2008
306
good to see you got it working properly
Aug 06th 2008
308

bearfield
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1. "ign's hands on (long)"
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ign: http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/691/691449p1.html

February 24, 2006 - Stumbling from the elevator of San Francisco's Clift Hotel, I was still rubbing the sleep from my eyes, yet couldn't be more alert. After a short trek down a purple hallway lined with massive circular mirrors, IGNPC's Dan Adams and I were greeted by Bethesda's VP of Public Relations and Marketing, Peter Hines. He led us to a sizable suite where we could sit down at one of around 20 23-inch LCD TVs, all displaying the start screen for The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. Unlike many gaming events, there wasn't pounding techno music or other pretenses that suggested we weren't all present solely to play videogames. The room was dark and quiet with headphones at every station; the perfect way to experience a four-hour play session of Oblivion.

Dan sat down at one of about 10 PC stations, while I made my way over to the Xbox 360 table. After picking up the controller and hitting the start button to begin my journey, I only moved once over the next four hours to get a coffee (aka nectar of life). In case you didn't already know, Oblivion promises to be a titanic single-player only experience for those willing to put in the time. Just running through the main questline alone will take around 20 to 25 hours. Checking out all the superfluous content such as cavernous dungeons, mountainside cottages and completing the various Guild and NPC quests across Cyrodiil will take well over 200 hours, according to Bethesda.

Since the game is so huge, even a four-hour session only barely scratches the surface. It proved to be enough, however, to fully create a character, escape the first dungeon, explore part of the outside world, do some quests, steal a horse, join a Guild and level up. Once out of the initial dungeon, Dan and I tried to head in different directions and involve ourselves in different communities to present the most comprehensive play summaries possible. After reading through here, be sure to head over to Dan's preview for more detail as well as specifics on how the PC version played. Since this preview is not short, you may just want to load up the new interview and gameplay footage to accompany your reading.

Oblivion begins with a character creation screen. I chose to play as a male Imperial, a race that closely resembles humans. Oblivion gives you a surprising amount of options for adjusting facial appearance, providing sliders for manipulating cheek angle, forehead slope, eye size and separation as well as hair style and color. By the time I was done, my character looked suspiciously like Alan Rickman's Snape from Harry Potter.

The game started me in a dungeon you've all probably seen by now, with its hanging chains and insult-spewing prisoner across the hall. The emperor Uriel Septim wanted to escape the castle through a hidden alcove in my cell. On his way by, he recognized me as someone with a higher purpose and allowed me to follow him into a network of stone tunnels and grimy warrens called the Imperial Sewers. This area serves as a training ground, as I faced off against easy foes like rats, weakling goblins and slow moving zombies. On my way through I picked up a bow and arrow, mortar and pestle, a two-handed warhammer, upgraded leather armor, a few shields and a ton of rat meat.

I was given a brief tutorial of stealth mode, which is activated by clicking down on L3 (left joystick) and puts up an eye icon in the center of the screen. As long as the icon remained translucent, I was hidden. There's a cavern area in the Imperial Sewers where a few goblins mull around campfires. I snuck up behind one while stealthed, readied my bow and arrow and launched a sharp projectile at the back of his head. Upon impact, a message popped up at the top of the screen indicating I'd just done double damage with the sneak attack. The goblin tried to charge me afterwards, but I was able to kill him by quick-switching to my two-handed warhammer and crushing his nose.

The quick-switch weapon and spell feature is extremely useful for eliminating baddies in Oblivion. When I accessed my menu to equip weapons, armor, items and spells, I was able to press Y over a highlighted item to bring up an eight-slot radial menu. The slots correspond to the eight directions on the D-Pad. Pressing a direction on the D-Pad equips that item to the corresponding slot. This way, I was able to input my most frequently used spells and weapon sets for quick access while fighting.

Since weapon swings and spell casts are initiated with different buttons, Right Trigger (RT) and Right Bumper (RB), respectively, this allowed for highly effective combat techniques. For instance, I could hit RT to swing the warhammer, hit RB right after to launch a fireball, switch over to my iron longsword and shield combo for added defense and faster attack speed, switch to a healing spell to regain health, then back to the hammer for a powerful finishing blow. If I'd bothered, I could have also mapped healing potions and spell scrolls for added help in battle.

Weapon swings come in two varieties, weak and strong. Tap RT for a quick, weak attack. Hold RT for a stronger but more drawn out attack. Holding RT also charged my character forward a few steps, so it's ideal for kicking off a fight. While swinging my weapon I had to take into account my fatigue level, which ticked away with every swing, and regenerated when standing still or walking slowly. The difference between cutting through the air with a one-handed longsword versus the warhammer was extremely noticeable, with the warhammer taking a painful amount of time to wind up. When not swinging your weapon, I had to actually tap Left Trigger (LT) to put up my shield or weapon to block. It didn't happen automatically.

Moving on from the downed goblin, I set my sights on a magic caster standing by a larger fire in the cavern. Before doing anything, I opened my inventory and poisoned my sword with a potion I was carrying. I snuck an arrow into the back of the caster's head only to realize that a goblin archer had been standing next to him the whole time. The ensuing battle was frantic, especially since the caster seemed to be having a great time launching lightning bolts at me.

Switching to my shield and longsword, I pursued the archer first. I took a few arrows, but managed to cut him down after he fled from my charge. Circling around to the caster, I closed the distance between us while launching fireballs to lessen his health. Coincidentally, enemy health can be seen during combat as an arc curved around the targeting reticule at the center of the screen. As my fireballs landed, his arc shortened enough until I was able to render his ugly face dead with a few swings.

Plundering the corpses for loot turned up a number of valuables including the caster's staff, called a goblin shaman staff. It was a magic item, denoted by a blue circle next to its inventory icon, and still had some charge left. In fact, it had a charge of 78 out of 150, with eight uses left. I'd also picked up something called a soul gem which could be used to recharge magic items. Using the gem brought up a menu of all my magic items. Having only one, the staff was the sole item listed. The gem didn't recharge the staff all the way, but did allow me to get a few more uses out of it. Eventually, more powerful stones can be found that recharge your items all the way, even a few that recharge every magic item in your inventory. Repair hammers, which I found a few of, work in much the same way, allowing you to mend weapons and armor that have been beaten up in combat.

When equipped, the staff appeared as a long wooden stick with a goblin's bloody head on the end of it. While checking out my character model holding the staff on the menu screen, I happened to notice that a few of the archer's arrows were still sticking out of me. These went away after a time, but it was interesting to note that when I got hit by arrows, some of them were actually added to my inventory. Not all of them, however, since, according to Bethesda, some are assumed to be broken. Still, for a character with a heavy emphasis on archery, that's a useful yet counterintuitive feature if you ever run out of arrows in a tough spot.

Though the battle was over, one more problem cropped up as I went to move further into the sewers: I was encumbered. Basically, this means I'm carrying too much equipment to move. The only solution is to toss the most useless, heaviest items in my inventory. Trust me, throughout the course of Oblivion you're going to be picking up a lot of junk. For instance, I tossed away a human ribcage, a skull, a shield and some armor that were duplicates of what I was already using so I could move again. I also had a multitude of potions and alchemy reagents like flowers and plants, which, if I wanted to, could mix together to form more powerful items.

Soon after I met up with Uriel again, who had taken another path through the catacombs. He kept getting attacked by would-be assassins, and he instructed me to follow him and his guard as they attempted to flee the city. I eventually wound up in a stone walled room with Uriel as his guards battled enemies outside. He gave me his Amulet of Kings and instructed me to pass it along to Jauffre, who could be found at Weynon Priory outside the city of Chorrol. Apparently it was Jauffre who would know more about the location of the emperor's son; the one destined to sit on the throne. It was at this point I was able to pick a birth sign. Though there were many options, I chose the Warrior, which gave me 10 bonus points to my strength and endurance statistics.

Eventually the guards came back in, and I was then asked to pick my class. There were even more choices here, ranging from Warrior and Bard to Witch Hunter and Battlemage. I was also able to completely custom build my own class. When I chose that option, the game asked three questions. First, I had to choose between concentrating on combat, magic or stealth. Second, I could pick two primary attributes, either speed, personality, luck, willpower, agility, endurance, intelligence or strength, which would give me another bonus. Next, I had to pick seven major skills, be it destruction magic, heavy armor, blades or numerous others which would give me even more bonuses. Lastly, I got to enter a custom name for my class, for which I put Groindestroyer. It wasn't a very good name. In the end, I just went with the Barbarian class for simplicity's sake. A Barbarian, as you might expect, is focused on combat. My favored attributes were strength and speed, and my major skills were armorer, athletics, blade, block, blunt, hand to hand and light armor. All in all, it just means I can totally destroy stuff.

With my character totally customized and my first quest handed to me, I hacked through the remaining rats and zombies in the murky sewers. As I approached the exit grate to the outside world, the game prompted me with a list of all the decisions I'd made so far. I agreed with them, so I continued on. However, you're able to change any of your decisions regarding character customization up to this point if you wish.

Finally free of the darkness, I found myself on a grassy slope looking out over a rippling body of water flanked by misty mountains. For escaping the sewers, I earned my first Oblivion Achievement, of which there are many. The draw distance was truly impressive. However, the extremely low resolution textures that blanketed the far-off mountains caused me to wince. It can be understood that for the sake of framerate, high resolution textures can't be loaded everywhere. Still, the far off tracts of land and hill didn't look very good. That being said, the textures surrounding my character, the various sizes of trees closer to the water and the small bushes and vegetation around me were great. The sky, too, was packed with detail. I'd apparently emerged right before dusk, as stars were starting to come out all over the orange-blue sky and a huge, red moon loomed on the horizon behind banks of wispy cloud.

It was at this point I started playing around with Oblivion's third-person perspective. Clicking down on the right stick (R3) pulls the camera back behind your character letting you see all the armor and weapons you've equipped. Unfortunately, the controls felt slippery while in this mode and overly sensitive, causing my character to often head in directions I hadn't intended. Hopefully this is an issue that gets worked out before the title releases.

Just over the river were a few bandits who attacked me on sight. After forcefully plowing my sword into them, I managed to net a two-handed claymore from their camp. It was at this point I remembered my time with the game was limited, so I brought up my map, found Weynon Priory and fast-traveled there. The fast-traveling system is an extremely welcome convenience after the ridiculous amount of plodding around characters had to do in Morrowind. Some locations in Oblivion, mostly major towns, are immediately accessible by fast-travel. Other, more remote locations, like cottages or farms, required that I actually walk up to them in the game world before a fast-traveling option would be available.

Within seconds, I was standing before the Priory, a stately stone building, and found Jauffre not far inside. After handing over the Amulet, he told me I needed to go out to Kvetch in search of Martin, the emperor's son. A mere matter of seconds later, I'd fast-traveled over to Kvetch. Of course, finding Martin wasn't as easy as it seemed. My arrival in town followed the appearance of an Oblivion Gate, and Martin was trapped near it. Making my way through the makeshift camp the town's survivors had built, I made my way up a hill towards the actual walled city of Kvetch.

As I climbed, the sky grew dark, thunder rumbled above and eventually a light rain began to fall. I reached the summit to find a massive fiery gate planted in front of Kvetch's main entrance. A nearby guard informed me how the gate had suddenly appeared and Daedra, demons from the Oblivion dimension, had poured out and ravaged the town. Looking at the ruined stone walls and fires behind the gate, it was clear the Daedra weren't the kindest of creatures. The gate itself was a graphical treat, with torrents of fire swirling between two massive stone columns. Emanating from the angry portal were waves of heat distortion as well as more Daedra. Crap! The guards and I managed to take down the few that spilled out, and afterwards I offered my help in defending Kvetch. Doing this involved heading into the Oblivion portal and finding a way to shut it.

However, I decided to locate Martin first. Finding myself in a ruined courtyard before a sprawling Gothic cathedral, I was jumped by four more Daedra that were damn difficult to defeat. I managed to do it, though, thanks to my claymore and healing spell combo. The church itself, called the Chapel of Akatosh, featured some great graphical effects, particularly the faint glow behind the massive stained glass windows and the architecture of the vaulted ceilings and stone buttresses. I found Martin inside as well.

My task was to bring him back to Jauffre in order to begin work on thwarting Dagon, the Prince of Destruction. However, Martin didn't want to leave the people he'd rescued and brought to the cathedral. At least, not until the Oblivion Gate was closed. Unfortunately, heading into the portal was forbidden by Bethesda, so my experience with Oblivion's main questline ended here.

That doesn't mean the overall experience ended. After Kvetch, I fast traveled west to a town called Anvil. Just outside the town was a stable, and in the stable were a few white horses. Though there are several types available in Oblivion, horses are generally very expensive. This particular white horse cost 4,000 gold, which I definitely didn't have. Instead of paying, I just stole it.

After riding it around for a while, I can definitely say horses give you a significant speed boost and are much more fun to use than your feet. They are susceptible to fall damage and enemy weapons, however. Should they die, you have to buy a new one. Also, if you actually own one, they will go along with you when you fast travel. If they're stolen, they'll simply walk back to the stable when you get off.

I dismounted and was greeted with a dialogue screen suggesting I take a nap. After a solid eight hours of sleep, I discovered I'd leveled up. Leveling in Oblivion isn't something based on experience points, but rather on skill improvement through use. The more you jump and run, the more your acrobatic and athletic skills increase. The more you swing swords, the better your blades, the more you sneak, the more stealthy you become. Once a certain amount of skills are increased by a specific number of points, you level up. Leveling enables you to increase some of your attributes, making you more powerful, able to carry more, able to cast more spells, or myriad other improvements depending on where you allocate your points. I was able to choose three attributes: speed (+4), endurance (+2) and strength (+2). The numbers in parentheses represent bonuses based on my previous character customization decisions.

I then headed into Anvil, a city of decent size with stone buildings that seemed to mix stark Grecian columnar designs with more ornate bits of architecture. I found the Fighters Guild not too far inside the walls, and signed up immediately. Some guy named Azzan declared me an Associate, and I took on my first quest assignment. It seemed simple enough: find Arvena Thelas in Anvil and take care of her rat problem. Pretty standard rat kill quest, I thought.

Back on Anvil's cobblestone streets, I checked the compass in the bottom center of my screen to figure out what direction Arvena's house was. In Oblivion, the location of whatever quest you've selected as active in the journal is marked on your map. It's also marked on your compass, and even color coded. A red arrow on your compass means the objective is indoors. In order to reach them, you'll need to first enter a building. If it's green, however, you'll know the target is outside. This should prove immensely helpful in larger cities and crowded forests.

Arvena's house wasn't far from the Guild. I found her upstairs, crying about her rats. Specifically, she was crying about how her beloved rats were being mauled by some creature in the basement. In the basement, I found Arvena's rats were being carved up by a gigantic mountain lion, who I promptly dispatched with my still-useful claymore. Arvena then tasked me with eliminating the source of the lions. I had to track down a hunter named Pinarus Inventius, who led me a little way outside the city. There, we battled against a pack of mountain lions, and were decidedly victorious. But the questline wasn't over.

Upon returning to Arvena's house to tell her the threat was eliminated, I found yet another mountain lion in her basement. After slaughtering it, Arvena told me she'd seen a neighbor, Quill-Weave, snooping around her house at night. I headed back to the streets and found the intrepid lurker. I tailed her until dark, and in the process witnessed Quill-Weave engage in several random NPC conversations, evidence of Oblivion's Radiant AI system at work. In the course of a couple hours of Oblivion game time (a few minutes in the real world), she managed to hit on a town guard and I overheard another conversation trashing Arvena for having rats in her basement. Eventually Quill-Weave snuck behind Arvena's house, placing a piece of meat near an entrance to the basement.

When I approached her, Quill-Weave explained she had no intention of luring mountain lions in, but rather thought the meat would lure the rats out. However, she offered me a bonus to my acrobatics skill if I kept it quiet. When I returned to tell Arvena I'd solved the problem, I neglected to mention Quill-Weave and got a cash reward anyway. Upon returning to the Fighters Guild, I was promoted to Apprentice, and also told by Bethesda I needed to leave.

To try and sum up this mess of a hands-on, the Xbox 360 version of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is looking very good. Its framerate did tend to slow down a little when characters crowded onscreen, but that didn't make it any less playable. The game enters a loading screen when moving through doors, and in open areas will take brief pauses to load new textures when traveling across the countryside. Across all instances of loading, they were consistently swift. The only disappointing features I saw were the wonky third-person controls and ultra low-resolution textures that blanketed distant objects. Other than that, shadows, character detail, weapon models, water effects and animations all looked excellent. The PC version looked slightly sharper and ran at a better clip than the Xbox 360, but Dan and I agreed both looked strikingly similar. Clearly, there's a ridiculous amount of options available to players, way too many to fully describe in this preview. While I was only able to get four hours of play, I definitely got hooked. Writing this preview made the urge to play even worse.

Contrary to rumors flying around, Bethesda has not made an announcement about the official release date. However, they are promising the date soon, as Peter Hines states in our new Oblivion interview you'll find in the media section below. Be sure to check out the new gameplay footage and screens as well. Of course, we'll have the release date as soon as it's available.

  

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2. "I might actually get it"
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and I've played Morrowind for like a total of 30 minutes. But this looks damn good

also, the regular edition on Xbox 360 is supposed to be $44.99 at CompUSA tomorrow...the Collector's Edition for PC is the same price also.

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3. "i didn't like morrowind much either"
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but that was mostly due to the (imo) incredibly stupid stamina meter, which i understand they've either gotten rid of or refined. no more sequences that go something like:

you: *spots foe*
you: *swings once at foe and misses*
you: *stamina is depleted*
you: *can't do anything else, not even run away*
foe: *0wnz you*
you: *dies while waiting for stamina to recharge*

good looking out on the comp usa deal

  

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4. "apparently, the combat is more "twitch" now"
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so if you hit someone, you actually do hit someone, and if you dodge...you actually dodge.

Which is a good thing imo. Instead of smacking someone clean in the face, but the hidden dice roll says you aren't accurate enough, so it counts as a miss, lol

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7. "Fuck...I hate CompUsa"
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Added: ahhh I'm safe...you gotta do some rebate shit. No thanks

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8. "it says instant savings"
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http://www.compusa.com/products/product_info.asp?product_code=334659&pfp=SEARCH

*shrug*

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230. "lol try working there"
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*stares at my a+ certification training book*

  

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5. "I've been waiting for this one"
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6. "RE: the official elder scrolls iv: oblivion post"
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Doesn't look like there are too many fans of Morrowind, but I loved that game and played it for months. I can't wait to play this one.

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9. "i saw some of my friends were playing it"
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they were on my friends list.

and it said "Oblivion"

and totally forgot it came out today.

however, I'm thinking Imma hold off.

I know what kind of gamer I am and if I got this game, I wouldnt put it down.

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10. "Just got the Collector's Edition for $45"
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Wow...
NBA Live = -$24.00
20% increase when you trade for a 360 game = -$4.80

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11. "the dark side of buying games on your lunch break"
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staring at the case and reading the instructions wishing you could go home and play it.

On another note, here's some funny videos of some dude playing it for the first time: http://xcbdump.technorogy.com/Koolice/

PICT4628.avi is hilarious
PICT4629.avi shows off some funny physics in action (and some funny comments by the same dude)

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12. "dude is puff daddy-ing the hell out that first video, lol"
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i'm mad the dude with 'exclusive' gameplay footage is on some cheap ass standard def (as far as i can tell) 27" crt

  

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13. "him talking shit to the wolf is classic"
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"holy shit, is that a wolf?"

"I will beat wolf ass. I don't even care"

"Wolfie goes down baby!"



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that was great.

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14. "w00t!!"
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i got it, i'm home, i have 2 packs of smokes, 1 liter of dr pepper, and i don't have to be at work for 15 hrs

  

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i guess the motto of the design team was 'better safe than sorry' cuz there's an intimidating amount of customization here. it's got 4 sliders for 'nose sellion' for chrissakes!!

  

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17. "Too bad I'm not an RPG fan. Yall tell me how good it is"
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I'm probably not gonna cop it.

  

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23. "i wouldn't even call it an rpg"
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it's more of a fantasy world simulator (not like that's gonna get you to play it, lol)

it's kinda like chronicles of riddick meets dungeons and dragons meets gta, only many times bigger than all of those games combined

  

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25. "Hmn, I may get it then, but next week sometime"
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87. "chronicles of riddick, you say?"
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sorta remind me of CoR

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18. "this game is crazy"
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i made my character a dark elf with the intent of being a sneaky, murderous, theiving, magic-wielding assassin. i customized my class to best suit my unscrupulous nature

after i exited the 1st dungeon, i made my way to the imperial city, got an inn and stayed until nightfall. i then proceeded to rob the jewelry store undetected and hightailed it out of town to go exploring. i wandered around for a minute, just taking in the absolute vastness and beauty of this game

i eventually came upon a lone farm in the middle of nowhere and decided to sneak in and steal some shit. i successfully picked the lock to the house and entered to find the owner sound asleep. i snuck over to him and attempted to steal his weapon so i'd have an easier time dealing with him should he wake up. my pickpocket attempt failed and he woke up in a rage, attacking me immediately. a couple of flare spells later, he's dead a message flashed on the screen: "unknown forces have witnessed this act" or something to that effect. i ransack the house, but nothing of value was to be found (lousy farmers (c) homer)

i decide to go back to the imperial city to sell my ill-gotten jewelry at one of the less reputable shops in town and made a killing. it was then off to the tavern to get drunk and insult and annoy the other patrons. after ruining everyone's night, i decide to retire to the inn to rest. when i wake up, there's a mysterious man standing by my bed who tells me that his superior has witnessed my vile act of murder and wishes for me to join the clan. my test: find an inn owner and dispose of him. he even gave me a shiny new blade with which to complete the task

all this within 2 hours of starting the game (the 1st dungeon took up about half that time) and i haven't even started any quests

  

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20. "that's what i loved about morrowwind."
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i spent like 30 hours playing it when i first got it and didn't even skim the storyline.

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19. "goddamn that game is addictive."
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i had to get pulled away on my lunch break.



shit yo.





i didn't know you could get more expansive than morrowwind.



i was sadly and almost losing my jobbingly mistaken.

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21. "that's one intimidating ass character creator"
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22. "yep. i just hit random until i got something i liked"
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24. "impressions"
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this game is HUGE. like indescribably massive. there are literally tens of thousands of things to do and see in this game. this is literally the biggest game ever

it looks beautiful... up close. there's some texture issues with far-off landscapes, but the landscapes ARE in real-time and they are genuinely really far-off. like miles away. all the character and monster models look really good. some of the faces seem 'off' and the lip-sync isn't top notch, but these are minor complaints

combat is a million times better than morrowind. hits actually hit and misses actually miss. it feels a lot tighter and is usually pretty fun and challenging. the fatigue meter has been tweaked and it's a lot better than morrowind. as long as you haven't been doing something to deplete your fatigue meter just before you go into combat, you won't get too tired to fight by just swinging your sword

this is definitely the best and most impressive 360 game i've played and probably the most impressive game i've ever played

  

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26. "RE: the official elder scrolls iv: oblivion post"
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first dungeon pissed me off because those damn rats kept killing me...then I realized I had it set on the hardest difficult. Bumped it down to a medium level, and all was well.

Combat feels very well done as opposed to the little I've played of Morrowind. There is actually a bit of skill involved, which appeals to my twitch gamer tastes, heh. I'm currently focusing on stealth and ranged combat (bow and arrow), with a little bit of swordfighting thrown in. Only magic I frequently use is healing, with a fire spell thrown in every so often. Anyone who's used to standard FPS controls should be right at home.

Exiting the initial sewers area for the first time is pretty much breathtaking. Huge rolling hills and mountains and cities can be seen far into the distance (and they're all actual locations you can visit in real-time, not just static backdrops). I found some ruins and entered this area called "Viverin" or something, just out of curiosity. I ended up going through this entire dungeon for like the next hour, and picking up some cool items, fighting enemies along the way. One hit killing folks with an arrow to the back is quite satisfying.

Once I finished that dungeon, it was raining outside, and there were some random bandits outside trying to bring the ruckus. They stepped to me but got beat down (I will beat bandit ass. I don't even care). Finally made it to a city and spent another hour just talking to folks, getting some info, and looking at stuff to buy. I took a rest at an inn and woke up around midnight. I tried to break into someone's house, but my lockpicking skills weren't so great so I couldn't do it. A guard caught me and I had to pay a fine, lol. I wonder if I should've resisted arrest (f-f-fuck the police!).

So maybe tonight I'll actually finish my next objective, lol.

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27. "what race/class are you?"
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and those bandits were just waiting outside the dungeon? that's ill as fuck. you do all the dirty work and then they stick you for the loot, haha

if you're looking to improve your thieving skills go back to the imperial city, get really friendly with a beggar, ask him about 'grey eyes' and he'll tell you how to join the thief's guild. be careful on that initiation mission tho. i went too fast and it glitched up on me so i had to go back to my last non-auto save which was about 2 hrs playing time

  

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28. "redguard/thief"
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It's funny cuz I'm always tempted with moral choices and shit every time I go in someones store. It's a trip cuz when you walk upstairs to the door to their "private room" they come out from behind the counter and start looking up at you.

On some "I wish you would try to break into my room".

I also ended up exiting the Imperial City and finding someone's ship outside. They introduced themselves and then threatened me saying I better not set foot on their ship, lol. Maybe I'll sneak my way in tonight...

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29. "RE: redguard/thief"
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>It's funny cuz I'm always tempted with moral choices and shit
>every time I go in someones store. It's a trip cuz when you
>walk upstairs to the door to their "private room" they come
>out from behind the counter and start looking up at you.

there's usually nothing worth stealing up there. wait til nightfall and rob the weapons or armor shop

>I also ended up exiting the Imperial City and finding
>someone's ship outside. They introduced themselves and then
>threatened me saying I better not set foot on their ship, lol.
> Maybe I'll sneak my way in tonight...

were they the '(something that begins with b) bandits/brigands'? i slept on the tavern boat in the waterfront district of imperial city and i woke up out at sea, fighting those bandits/brigands to save the owner of the ship. got a bad-ass backwater blade (drains foe's fatigue with every successful strike) out of it, too

  

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30. "yeah I think that was it"
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some blue faced chick was the one introduced herself and threatened me. I was thinking, "Is Soul Creator, Redguard born under the thief sign and master of all things archery gonna have to choke a bitch?"

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31. "No online reviews yet cuz no one's close to finishing the game"
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lol. Just how robust is it?

  

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33. "iono if i can explain how robust it is"
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it's the most open-ended game ever

you've got your main quest, but there's no pressure (or even reminders) to do it. you can just walk from town to town, picking up random quests, joining guilds, breaking into ppl's houses, etc.

there's all kinds of skills to learn and improve. for instance, alchemy. you literally come across items (fauna, mostly) you can alchemize just walking thru the countryside. pick a mushroom cap here and a flower there, throw them in your petsle and mortar, grind that shit up and make a potion of healing or restore fatigue or even a poison

there are burgs and houses scattered all over the countryside an addition to the dozen or so main cities/towns, and each of them has dozens of quests (like slay a monster, or deliver this here, or steal this from that person) for you to do

i've lost count on all the different npc's i've met, all the character models i've seen, all the voices i've heard, all the roads i've been down, etc... it really feels like a living a breathing world. i think that's the best way to describe it: alive

  

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32. "First FN3, then GRAW, and now this?"
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360 has finally hit its stride...thanks for not releasing in Nov!
nowiftheycangetChaosTheoryworking...

Still on the first dungeon (started at 10, went to bed at 11 cuz if I didn't I would still be home playing and possibly out of a job haha. And only then because I got murked). I was grabbing up everything...bones, picks, rat meat, cheese. Alchemy is dope, still getting used to the hotkeys (which is comical since I should know what I put in each circle).

I like the fact that when your torch is out/away, it's pitchblack (hence me getting murked by a lightning throwing goblin). Sneaking is addictive (maybe because the levels were going up crazy fast).

Has anyone noticed that sometimes when you slay someone/thing, the sound is off?

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34. "I think I did a whole dungeon without pants"
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I must've gotten button-press happy during the inventory screen at some point, because I was looking at the picture of my character one time and I was like "damn, those pants look kinda weak...oh shit, I have no pants!"

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37. "Hahaha that happened to me..."
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35. "Wish I had a 360"
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but I'm gonna cop it off the p2p for my computer.

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36. "Reading y'alls reviews is making me jealous."
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I should stop fucking around and go cop this already.

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38. "same here"
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49. "if one of you get it, Ill get it"
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lol

  

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71. "welp, did one of u get it yet?"
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im so tempted to go right now and pick it up.

whoever gets it first is gonna start a chain reaction.

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72. "you said you liked GTA right?"
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it's basically GTA: Medieval Times, lol (but waaay deeper than San Andreas was as far as items and customization goes). I guess as long as you're not horribly biased against that type of setting, you'll like it.

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73. "i know i will like it"
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im just worried about saying goodbye to a social life for a while... lol

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40. "using telekinesis to steal stuff is the best thing ever"
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snatching something from 10 ft away will never get old to me, lol

  

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41. "wtf? I just went out like a punk"
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walking along the road minding my own business and this dude comes up to me talking about "pay up or else". I was like sorry bruh, I don't have any money.

So he starts fighting me and eventually kills me. Goddamnit, lol

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42. "i got killed by a wolf once lol"
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and i pickpocketed the wrong dude, he kicked my ass and i doubt i even fazed him.

  

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43. "anyone know where any trainers are?"
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i'm scared to look through the gamefaqs board. it was 150 pages on the day oblivion came out

  

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45. "some of the shopkeepers in imperial city are trainers"
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I didn't have near enough gold to do anything do when I visited them.

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46. "thanks. if i actually talked to them instead of just stealing from them..."
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lol

how do you not have enough gold to train tho? there's like 50 places to break into in imperial city. i spent about 18 game hours stealing shit from houses in the temple district alone

  

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47. "i'm a crappy thief"
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I have in-game morals and shit, lol.

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44. "i was exploring on my stolen horse and i found a 'fort redman'"
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when i go into it i'm hoping to find an alchemy recipe for bombazi or thai weed, lol

  

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48. "I sat at Best Buy for 30min watching a 50+ yr old guy play this"
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Like Lach, Im not really into RPGs but this looked amazing in HD

  

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50. "it puts the "role play" in role-playing game, lol"
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This ain't a game where you can explore everything in 10 hours and be done with it. It's a good complement to all the multiplayer stuff I usually play (although I do want to get some GRAW time in this weekend, hah)

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51. "Mud crab, tomato, and cheese...mmmm mmm bitch!"
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My alchemy is lethal, sunn!

Yall found any ruins? (probably did since I see yall are putting in more time than me)

Why did I just realize that in the first dungeon, you can move the logs so you don't have to kill the goblins yourself?

Why did I just realize that you can make poison and put it on your weapon?

Why is horse riding not as fun?

Why did I waste money bribing a monk and got nothing from it?

Why is it that when I'm on my third lock, I always break the pick?

Why that fool called me a bard? Why did I give him the finger and custom classed?

Why didn't anyone tell me about traps in a dungeon?

Why am I finna join the fighter's guild?

Final Fantasy what?

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52. "RE: Mud crab, tomato, and cheese...mmmm mmm bitch!"
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>My alchemy is lethal, sunn!

yo bless me with some recipes. i've been grabbing every plant and fungus i see but my alchemy is only like 10 . i "acquired" some quality alchemizing tools (the mortar & pestle and the uhhh... glass thingie... and the other thing...) and i need some stuff to make so i can get my skills up

>Yall found any ruins? (probably did since I see yall are
>putting in more time than me)

they're all over the place. i can give you some specific locations when i get home

>Why did I just realize that you can make poison and put it on
>your weapon?

WHAT?! HOW?!

>Why is horse riding not as fun?

i thought it was kinda fun. you know you can ride them across shallow rivers, right?

  

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54. "RE: Mud crab, tomato, and cheese...mmmm mmm bitch!"
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>>Why did I just realize that you can make poison and put it
>on
>>your weapon?
>
>WHAT?! HOW?!

It's so simple you're gonna kick yourself just like I did with the logs...

Bring up all your potions (you can make a poison using rats meat and something else I forgets. Just look for whatever says "damage"), go to the poison, and it should say something like apply. Click on that and whatever weapon you're equipped with, they will ask if you want to put the poison on it. Click yes and shazam. The only problem I found is that it doesn't last long, then again I could be wrong.


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55. "damn"
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i don't think i ever would have noticed that i could do that. thanks

oh and there's a dungeon called 'anutwyll' just northwest of bravil where you can get a varla stone which is worth 1000g

  

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56. "i thought you could apply poison in morrowwind?"
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or am i mistaken?

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58. "no idea...only played it for 2 mins"
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53. "RE: the official elder scrolls iv: oblivion post"
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i am definitely gonna cop this game in two weeks, i just cannot get hooked on that game right now and i know i will, once i finish writing these papers its on

for now, im just gonna have to settle for reading all these bloody stories that make me jealous wonderin what the fuck i could be doin in that game right now

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57. "so....I bought this game. yes, this role playing game"
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60. "I'm now interested in this game"
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but what is the combat system like, I strongly dislike turn based fighting

and can you sneak up behind someone and strangle them to death

  

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61. "it's not turn based"
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if anything, the combat is like condemned or Chronicles of Riddick (first person melee combat).

Yes you can sneak up on folks. Don't think there's any choking available though, lol

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62. "cool"
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I'll have to check it out

  

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59. "total amout fenced: 2242 gold"
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l337 7h13fz0r!!!1 haha

basically today i've been going from town to town just robbin motherfuckers blind. i found a new fence to dump my stolen items on in leyawin so i decided to clean the entire town out. so far i've robbed 5 houses, 2 weapons shops, most of the castle, and i pickpocketed some random out-of-towner for his house key and i've just got to find out where his crib is

i also somehow acquired the key to the 'aeylid cask' but i have no idea where that is so if any of y'all come across it, let me know

btw:

lvl 9
73 agl
52 security
60 sneak

if i ever find out where to buy the chameleon spell, the whole empire is getting got, lol


i did almost get caught a couple of times. i was working the first floor of one house when i noticed that it was 5:45 am and i had to get out of there as fast as possible. the only problem was i was in a dead-end hallway right next to the kitchen table. it being early morning, the owners of the house naturally came down to have some breakfast (lousy radiant ai!)

at this point i'm pretty much fucked. i can't go anywhere but forwards to the door. unfortunately they're chilling in the foyer chopping it up before they sit down at the table. i sneak behind a large barrel and try to think of how the hell i'm going to get out of here. then i remember that i have a chameleon scroll. i use it just as the husband is about to see me. he pauses and looks in my direction for about 5 seconds, then says "it must have been the wind" and sits down to eat. i'm just barely able to make it out of the house before the spell wears off and rush to the inn to level up and sleep until dark so i can finish robbing them

and i STILL haven't delivered the amulet to jauffre, lol

  

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63. "fuck, y'all making it real hard for me."
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64. "you are never welcome in my house, lol"
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74. "Im going on RJ's opinion"
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whats up folk? Is worth $59? Ive played Morrowind(sp?), Zelda, KOTOR and Phantasy Star and the 2 Disc game for the Dreamcast (Mono-mushi or some shit). I need a "good" offline game to pass time with.

  

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77. "yo, it's pretty tight"
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and I don't play gay ass rpg's.

this is like GTA: Olde Times

you can do whatever you want

just fuck around and fight in the arena, kill people i the street, I like to shop in the stores in the daytime, then come back and steal what I want later


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126. "holy crap..."
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>lvl 9
>73 agl
>52 security
>60 sneak

...you're level 9 and STILL haven't delivered the amulet? You're clearly busy robbin folks blind!

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127. "fuck a main quest!"
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lol

  

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141. "lol!!"
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Clearly that's the way to go. I've already closed an Oblivion gate. Think I'll take my time and do more of the Mage guild missions. I'm trying to get into Arcane University.

Have you fought in the Arena yet?

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65. "in the process of freeing kvatch"
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(town near the first oblivion gate)

one of the guards fighting alongside me dies. So I do my best to honor my dead homey...

*takes all his armor and weapons from dead body*

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66. "FUCK!!!!!"
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this game fucked up something, ts frozen and i cant move. i have to start a new guy. fuckiing shit,

  

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79. "NO DONT!"
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you can't move because you collected too many items. Dispose of some weight and you ok

Stay strong

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83. "no it wasnt that"
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i was stuck in one spot, i couldnt access the item screen, couldnt attack, couldnt jump.
all i could do was switch the view, and go into sneak mode.

  

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67. "I'm SO close to coppin' this. How would ya'll rate it (1-10)?"
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8?

9?

Everyone seems hyped in this thread....


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68. "i'd give it a 9.8"
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.2 deducted for the sometimes choppy framerate, the somewhat annoying load times, and the poor texturing on far-off landscapes

other than that i'm hard pressed to find anything really wrong with this game

  

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69. "That jives w/ the other minor negatives I've heard"
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Sounds too cool to resist.
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70. "its definitely a game of the year candidate already"
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and while i don't want to overstate how good this game is, games like this only come out once in a great while. i'm sure this is going to go down in gaming history as one of the classics, if not a very influential game

  

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82. "Bought!"
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Where did those 5 hours go yesterday....?

A lotta fun so far. So many things to do!

My game did freeze on me, though. I was fighting two wolves and a thief in the rain near Kvatch with my horse watching the whole thing and it froze (this was actually what ended my 5 hours of playing).

I'll let it slide this time haha....

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75. "whoa! i just got an unbreakable lockpick that boosts my security by 30!"
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WOW. i've got 94 security now!!

for those interested, you can get it by completing a quest given to you at the nocturnal shrine. it's located northeast of leyawin. head out of leyawin via the northeast gate and head north on the road. the shrine is between the 'veyond' and 'arpenia' ruins

  

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76. "FUCK the man tryin to hold me down"
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alright, so I go in a bar in the first town I come to, I walk upstairs, for whatever reason, dude ain't watchin me, so I pick thel ock and run up in his private quarters n shit. I'm stealin food n bullshit, bam, 5-0 arrests me.

so I do my bid, I come out the jail, turn around go RIGHT BACK IN AND STEAL ALL MY STOLEN SHIT BACK FROM THE EVIDENCE LOCKER


<<<<<<is the man right now

PLUS I ransaked thearmory for all the shit I could carry (not much) and got a note inviting me to join the thieves guild



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78. "fuggit! im pickin this up tomorrow."
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80. "i'm now a proud homeowner!"
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...of a shack in the waterfront district

but at least it's somewhere i can store my stolen goods. now i can rob whole districts before travelling to bruma to get my fence on

some advice for any thieves out there: book stores and alchemy shops are the best places to rob. seriously. most alchemy shops will have a gang of potions on display and they only weigh 0.5 uh... feathers... each yet some will sell for up to 120g. same for books. they're really light and can fetch a pretty penny

i finally got the invisibilty spell and as a result i've robbed every castle except the one in the imperial city. there's a LOT of money in castles. jewelry boxes, rare books and potions, and pickpocketing counts and countesses while they're asleep will get you PAID. i pickpocketed 240-something gold from the count of leyawin alone!

right now i'm sitting on 5000+ gold and i'm looking to buy a house in choroll, as that's one of the few cities i haven't cleaned out yet

  

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89. "are you worried about your home being robbed?"
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Is that even possible?

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90. "i don't think it's possible"
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there are certain locks that can't be picked. you need a unique key to open them. the door to my house requires a unique key so unless someone pickpockets me (not sure that's possible either) they're not getting in

altho it would be pretty ill if you could get robbed. hell, maybe that's one of the quests: you get robbed and have to get your stuff back

  

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81. "anyone been in any forts yet?"
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they seem to be necromancer hideouts

i ventured into fort doublecross yesterday and got prety deep into the fort befre i got 0wn3d by some damn high-level necromancer and his zombie buddy (hey, i'm a thief, not a fighter)

there seems to be a decent amount of treasure there and a lot of the necromancers carry expensive (and sometimes magical) weapons and items. just go in prepared to dodge a lot of spells and deal with 3 and 4 enemies (skeletons, zombies, ghosts) at once and you should be ok

  

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86. "ok the forts are bandit/necromancer hideouts"
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and damn these bandits are armed to the teeth!!! got a curiass of the juggernaut off one dude, a bow of frost and a glass bow off another, some mithril armor off yet another, etc., etc

*sells weapons and armor, swims in giant pile of gold like scrooge mcduck*

  

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91. "Dealt with any ghosts yet?"
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92. "yep. i never travel without an enchanted weapon so they were no problem"
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matter of fact, one of my race's special abilities is being able to summon a ghost once a day. they're pretty useful just because they provide another target for my enemies to attack

i decided to get my conjuration skills up because of my first run through a necromancer den. so now i'm a dark elf assassin/thief/summoner/illusionist, as weird as that sounds, lol

  

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84. "copped!"
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impressions to come....

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85. "This Review (swipe) plus yall now make me want this shit"
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http://www.gamespot.com/xbox360/rpg/theelderscrollsivoblivion/review.html?sid=6146657

  

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93. "question: cheapest/.easiest ways to regain health and"
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how do you join the mages guild?


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94. "RE: question: cheapest/.easiest ways to regain health and"
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probably alchemy. you can pick up some items that restore health (meats, some plants) and brew them up in your mortar & pestle. actually, alchemy is pretty good for making money early on. you can just wander the countryside harvesting random ingredients, mix them into a potion, and sell them for 100% profit

there's also some healing spells in the restoration school of magic, but imo they are very ineffective for how much magicka they cost

>how do you join the mages guild?

i'm pretty sure you've just got to find one and talk to the right person. ask about 'mages guild' once you're inside and they'll usually tell you who the leader is

  

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95. "Press "Back" and do a 1 hour wait"
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As long as no enemies are near by you can use it, so it's kind of like a rest thing between battles. As for during a battle, bearfield's suggestion is probably best. My character has a basic regain health spell but it kinda sucks...I need to cook up some more stuff in the lab, lol

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98. "i totally had no idea you could do that. good lookin out"
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so many trips to the inn and so much money could have been saved if i'd known sooner, lol

  

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99. "see and I figured you could do that shit"
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but I wasn't sure.

wehn I get home, it's about to be 48 hours straight of oblivion


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96. "'"
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97. "lemme talk about the amazing power of invisibility for a sec"
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i just completed a quest where i was sent to an isolated island to find some chick's husband. turns out the island is home to a fort and the fort is used on some hunt dudes for sport tip. i'm locked in this fort with hunters armed to the teeth looking to kill me. things aren't looking good

so i decided to abuse the 'shadow self' (invisiblity for 30 sec, goes away when action {attack, open door/lock, etc.} is taken, illusion school) spell since i'm definitely at unfair odds here. and boy did it ever work. most 'fights' went something like:

me: *casts 'shadow self'*
me: *sneaks up on unsuspecting hunter*
me: *sneak attacks with glass longsword for 6x damage*
foe: ouch!
me: *runs behind object that conceals me and casts 'shadow self' again*
foe: ????? *loses track of me, searches for me for a while, gives up and sheaths weapon*
me: *sneaks up again*

etc, etc.

so i kill off 3 of the hunters this way and finally grab the key which opens the gate back up so i can get the fuck outta there. i make my way back to the entrance and lo and behold, the last hunter, an orc, is waiting for me with his archer buddy. time for 'shadow self' again

i cast it as soon as the orc is done telling me he's gonna kill me, run behind a large column, and hear him say 'he was just here a second ago. where'd he go?' then the good old bearfield instinct kicks in. i run up the 3 flights of steps and jump to an isolated platform where the orc can't get to me and the archer has a tough time shooting me. 8 invisible sneak attack arrow shots later (snipes, if you will), they're both dead and i completed the quest without having to use a single healing potion or healing spell

couple this incident with the fact that you can rob entire castles right under the noses of guards without being seen and it makes pickpocketing so much easier (i've stolen weapons off ppl this way) and imo you've got one of the best spells in the game. i'm sure the best spell will be whatever spell gives you 100% chameleon (invisibility, doesn't go away when action is taken) but that's a long ways off

  

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100. "ummm... i just found a unicorn"
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and i'm riding it

this game is unreal

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102. "oops. i killed it, lol"
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got attacked by some bandits and i summoned a zombie to help me deal with them. unfortunately once all the bandits were dead, the zombie started attacking the unicorn. then the unicorn attacked me and... you know the rest

meh. a dark elf assassin summoner has no business riding a unicorn anyway

*heads off to nearest city to sell unicorn horn*

  

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105. "lol. they said it's hard to find and ride that shit."
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101. "who sells lockpicks in this damn game"
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I found one dude in imperial city that had 1 in stock and that was about it. And dude that let me in the thieves guild won't sell anymore lockpicks to me.

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103. "your fence in bruma sells em"
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assuming you've passed enough thieves guild missions to get him

  

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107. "damn"
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only problem is, I haven't even done the "steal 50G worth of items" yet. I gotta get creative.

I'm about to plot out folks daily routines so I can get in, lol

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110. "huh? right after I joined the thieves guild"
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they told me about him

you not aolnly gottasteal the stuff, you gotta sell it to ihm

also, right inside the castle, behind the throne iss a dsiplay case w/ an easy lock, w/ three cystals in it, that'll get you a bunch of gold

my boy said he went downstairs and gotmad shit that way, but everytime I go, I get arrested


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112. "the best time to rob folks is between 1am and 6am"
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most everyone is asleep by then. when you get inside take EVERYTHING that's of value: books, potions, weapons, scrolls

it's also good to learn a couple of magic spells to make your thieving easier. you can get ease burden when your alteration level is still pretty low and that helps by letting you haul more stuff. the invisibility spell is obtainable once you get a 25 in illusion. if you need to get your magic school levels up, just learn a low level spell and cast the shit out of it while you're walking around and you'll get up to 25 in no time

  

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115. "I went to rob the castle where your fence is"
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I walk in the back, and there's some dude "so and so the pickpocket" and he attacks me and summons a gohst that totally fucked me up.

where do I go to learn spells? I went to the mages academy but the leaders won't come downstairs to talk to me, and when I go upstairs, they killed me.


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122. "you can buy some spells in the imperial city"
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at edgar's discount spells and mystic emprorium

i dunno why the mages guild isn't letting you in. do you have a bounty? what are the ppl saying when you ask them about the guild? maybe you're just going at the wrong time and the leader happens to not be there at that moment. hang around for a bit and they'll show up eventually

  

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106. "where is the diary in the first thieves guild mission?"
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im in dude's house and i only have like 3 lockpicks left, so i want to make sure i pick the right crate (assuming thats where dude keeps it) before i i waste time trying to pick open the wrong box.

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104. "ok.. now who was saying the 360 games suck?"
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*looks at my shelf and sees G.R.A.W., Oblivion, Fight Night 3, Call of Duty 3, PGR 3, Perfect Dark, etc.*

the scope and open-endedness of this game is mindblowing. the world is HUGE... i just got sidetracked for hours exploring the city and landscape and randomly finding new quests to do.

im so glad you all talked me into buying this one, i certainly dont regret it and i HATE rpg's...

jose, this is your cue to go pick this one up.

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128. "son... if i cop it, i will have NO LIFE"
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at all.

i know myself.
if i get this, y'all may as well forget about me being on AIM ever again. LOL

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108. "we all gotta start somewhere"
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trying to steal 50G worth of stuff, so I go for the BIG heists...

...ham, bread, and fruit off a table in an inn. Only 45G to go!

edit: ahh, stole a sword that's worth 125G in Bruma Castle Dungeon...told the guard that I was visiting a prisoner. So when he went downstairs to open the door, I stayed upstairs and cleaned out one of the rooms, lol.

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111. "where was tht? I couldn't find it"
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my boy (dopey) said theres a shield there too but he couldnm'ttell me where to find it


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109. "oh, and for some random fun, use the grab button on random objects"
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(left bumper). It lets you pick up/drag objects in the game...most items in the world and dead bodies can be affected. I think your strength rating affects how easily you drag stuff though.

I wonder how many dead bodies can be piled up before crashing the 360? hah

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113. "did any of you guys stop thiefing long enough..."
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to get bitten by a vampire and turned into one? wondering if I should ride this vampire thing out (it gets annoying cause you lose health when you walk around in the day time) or try and cure myself

  

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117. "the dark brotherhood guy kinda offered to make me one"
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like once i get my rank high enough

how is it? what are the powers you get?

  

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120. "well Im just figuring out how the whole..."
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vampire thing works, but so far its fortifying my str, spd, willpower, athletics, sneak, mysticism, illusion, hand to hand, destruction, acrobatics, and I have resistance for disease, normal weapons, and paralysis becaues of it.

Downside, I got a weakness to fire. And if I don't feed on ppl's blood then I gotta avoid walking around during the day, cause I lose health in the sun, but feeding on ppl is pretty easy

oh and whenever I sleep I get these weird dreams

  

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121. "sounds like fun"
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i think i'm going to try it out. i'm a dark elf and have a natural resistance to fire so hopefully that will cancel out the vampire weakness

  

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114. "YES! One gate closed..."
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...jeez I'm so behind haha
But maaaaan, my alchemy is STILL lethal...now if I can just make some better healing potions cuz I'm getting murked in the castle.

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116. "my alchemy sucks and it costs like 250 g to get trained"
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118. "hmm...this post is kinda making me want to cop"
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this game
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119. "If I bought it and it's an RPG, it must be pretty good"
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123. "About Potions If You Haven't Figured It Out Yet"
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Green ones you can apply on weapons
The brownish ones are for yourself

Ok...found the count...learned to block better...about to find this so called heir...

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124. "oh hells yeah! got into the arcane university :)"
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being able to enchant items yourself is SICK. all you need is a soul gem and a regular item and you're set. the larger the level of the soul gem, the better the effect. not sure how you put multiple effects on an item tho. i enchanted my regular elven armor set to a +10 stat boosting armor set: intelligence on the helmet, endurance on the cuirass, strength on the gauntlets, agility on the greaves, speed on the boots. w00t!

improv's going to go crazy when he first gets here. there's alchemical ingredients all over the place. there's a litte garden with elf cups, wormoods, dryad's saddle, stinkhorn, nightshade, lady's smock, and about 20 others there for your picking needs

there's also a spell creation thingie but i never have enough magicka to create what i want

it's definitely worth the hassle of getting a recommendation from each of the guilds

  

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125. "Congratulation's Bearfield..."
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I am now the proud new owner of this game...and I don't own an XBOX 360!!!

I called my road dog (while drunk) and convinced him to pay for it. I've been reading the notes on the case and reading this post over and over again, waiting for midnight so I can dive INTO THIS BITCH!!!

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129. "lol @ the Arena boar"
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I wish I could keep him instead of my horse

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131. "how quickly can you earn money by competing in the arena?"
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i need 25000g pronto so i can buy a house in choroll

  

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132. "If you're just starting, not much, pit dog"
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$50 for the first two matches
$100 when you get to the next rank of brawler.

I'ma be here all day/night when I get home. I need to find a fighter's guild pronto.

Currently I'm with the Blades and a Brawler in the Arena. I really need to get my magic up, but intelligence is low. Oh well...

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133. "what's "the blades"? is that another faction or something?"
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and you DO need to get your int up if you wanna be a spellcaster. int determines how much magicka you have and some of the higher level spells cost upwards of 400 magicka to cast. i wish i had put more points into int when i levelled up early on

oh and i finally got my alchemy up to 50 but i still can't figure out how to make a good 'restore health' potion. every time i make one, it's something crappy like 'restore 6 health over 6 seconds' or some shit. any tips?

  

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134. "blades are the people that were supposed to protect the emperor"
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if you do the main quest (hah) you could eventually join them

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135. "post #127"
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haha

do you get anything good by joining them? there's too much good stuff to be had by completing dark brotherhood (i got the 'silencer' rank yesterday) and mages's guild missions for me to be worrying about some stupid 'save the world' mission, lol

  

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136. "you get some blades armor and sword which worked pretty well"
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for my character. As far as I can tell you don't get any other special missions or anything though.

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157. "it's heavy armor tho, I prefer light, one interesting thing"
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if you kill someone, and take thier stuff, it doesn't count as stolen.,

so if you kill a guard and take their armor, you can keep it even if you go to jail later

*walks all over oblivion rocking a bruma guard outfit*

I sold it later anyway, cuz the kvatch light armor is better



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142. "I joined the fighters quild near weynon priory, and the mages"
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I walked into the mages guild in bruma and joined up. for whatever reason I couldn't do it in imperial city.




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147. "oh shit you were trying to get into the arcane university all this time?"
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no wonder they killed you. you have to get a recommendation from each mages guild in every city to get access to the university

  

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143. "I got a ton of money from the arena"
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like 5000G after I was done with it...and the fights weren't even that hard for me. I've heard some people have trouble with it, so I guess it may depend on your character. My character is pretty well rounded...a redguard who's good with bow, sword, and shield.

I have like zero magic though besides that crappy healing and flare spell I started with.

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146. "can you use magic?"
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i can't fight worth shit. all my kills come from magic/chicanery/stealth

  

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153. "I can still use it"
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but since it's not one of my primary skills, it's kinda weak. I use it as kinda of a last resort thing.

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155. "The good thing about being a Redguard..."
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...is the Adrenaline Rush. Since you can use magic in the Arena, I always use it when I'm about to fight. I can finish off an opponent before it wears off. Of course you can only use it once a day, but whatever works.

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160. "ok so i'm just dominating the arena with my magic"
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i've got a spell that does 20 frost damage + paralyze for 2 sec. i hit them with that spell and while they're literally falling down cuz their body stopped working i run in and hack the shit out of them with my claymore, then i cast invisibility, let my magicka recharge and repeat the process

i get a lot of boos tho

  

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161. "haha, I noticed that"
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whenever I used my one attack magic I have they'd always boo me.

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162. "these tactics are so wrong, lol"
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imagine you're a seasoned arena veteran. you walk up the gate, it opens, but you don't see anything. then after looking around the arena for 10 seconds, you get hit out of nowhere by an icy blast that completely immobilizes you. as you're keeling over and trying to figure out what the hell happened, you get slashed in the back like 7 times. when you're able to move your body again you catch a glimpse of your assailant but he runs behind a column and vanishes into thin air

now imagine experiencing this 5 times before you die

i have no honor whatsoever

i deserve to be booed, lol

  

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163. "damn i forgot i had a straight up paralyze spell"
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stuns em for 7 seconds, too

nothing like 4 sneak attacks for 6x damage while my opponent is laying prone and immobile on the ground

  

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130. "It's official...this place is HUUUUUGGGGEEE"
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Imperial City alone

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137. "I pickpocketed the Countess in Bruma while she was sleep"
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she woke up a few seconds later, but I thought I got out in time...went downstairs, and a guard caught me. I resisted arrest so he starts to attack me. Held me shield up and pressed A to surrender...and he let me go, lol.

"Get out of here" he says. So I left, and I still had the stuff I stole from her, haha. I guess having high sneak and personality skills helps with that.

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138. "man i was so mad when i robbed that tiny-ass castle"
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damn broke-ass nords

i'm pretty sure i made more from pickpocketing the sleeping residents than i did from jewelry boxes, chests, and potions combined. altho i seem to remember some good stuff in the display cases... but maybe that was skingrad...

  

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140. "Yall are peer-pressuring me to death with this game"
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I can't take it. I wanna go get it now.

  

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139. "Oblivion Hot Coffee"
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http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=596028185&n=2

uh, not work safe? lol

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144. "hell is kinda wack"
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after doing a bunch of sidequats and whatnot that were prety cool (I'm still only level 3 I think) I finally went back to the main quest.

it was ok, but it's visually boring and just so "oh great, I gotta stop the legions of hell from pour forth AGAIN, how many games have I done this in?"


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154. "i agree"
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the best part is the area leading up to them (when the sky starts turning to red and you see the flaming gate). You get inside and it's kinda eh.

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156. "RE: i agree"
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>the best part is the area leading up to them (when the sky
>starts turning to red and you see the flaming gate). You get
>inside and it's kinda eh.

I thought the same thing. Maybe the later gates are a little better. The NPC I was with got himself killed pretty quickly in that first one though.

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145. "sounds like Fable 2"
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WACK

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148. "^^^^^Silky Johnson^^^^"
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HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE!

  

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149. "shit sound wack man"
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shit sound mad boring and wack
like fable two

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150. "man this post was so nice until you showed up"
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please take your ps3 fanboyism elsewhere

  

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151. "newsflash: PS3 ain't even out yet retard"
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go play some oblivion
don't u got some alchemy level 3 snooze fest butt lint to steal?

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152. "But you do say PS3's gonna crush Xbox all day"
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To me, it doesn't matter. Imma have a PS3 at launch regardless (unless it's rediculously priced, like over $500), and if the games are dope Imma play the hell out of it. But at the same time the product Microsoft has out is dope. The 360 has more stuff to do on it without a game than any system ever. So I just don't get what all the beef is about. Eat, drink, and play games.

  

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226. "the irony of that statement"
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158. "FUCK YALL!"
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peer bashing is a bitch. I just got the game

  

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159. "Don't worry, I'm bout to cop it too"
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These mufuckas and their pressure. I buy more shit cuz of cats from OKP..

  

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164. "I think Ive found a glitch or Im just lost"
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In the beginning when you exit the cell and follow the King and his guards down below, they kill 2 people and one of them dies. I take all of thier stuff and everyone just stands there. Is something else suppose to happen? Is there a switch I missed? All the doors are locked and I have no key. The King keeps saying "protect yourself", the guards dont want to be fuck with and I cant do anything else.


I got on a fly ass red robe tho...

  

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165. "there should be a dead guard there"
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captain renault or something. You're supposed to take her sword. Just gotta find her body.

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166. "'"
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167. "i just got this yesterday"
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and the xbox 360...went to best buy and applied for credit - they gave me 2 stacks...I just got an XBOX and a memory card (i dont play online and i dont have HDTV) traded in my XBOX and all my games and got Oblivion. easily the greatest game i have ever played or seen.

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168. "hah, so the core system strategy does kinda works"
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>I just got an XBOX and a memory card
>(i dont play online and i dont have HDTV)

although even if you don't play online, you can still do a decent amount of stuff online with a hard drive (and it's free too).

But if you don't even have broadband, then at least you saved a little bit of money I suppose.

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169. "Guess who started over hahaha"
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The way I'm going...I ain't gonna level up no time soon

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170. "you too?"
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i started over cuz i was at lvl 15 and 2 of my major skills were still in the 30s (i never used them) and the 2 magic schools i used the hell out of were in my secondary skills. it was getting too hard to level up cuz i only had like 3 major skills that would increase at a good speed

meh. it's not like i accomplished anything but committing a gang of property crimes. and it's not like i made any progress in the main quest, lol. i know exactly what i have to do to get my rank up to where it was in the dark brotherhood and the mages guild so i should be back up to speed in no time

  

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171. "HELP"
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How do i stop being a vampire? is there a cure?

Stay strong

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172. "i think you have 3 days to heal it"
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from when you first contract the disease then after that your stuck.

  

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174. "serious?"
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there got to be a way

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176. "RE: serious?"
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I don't think theres a time limit to cure yourself. If u talk to the right people you'll eventually receive a quest to find a cure for vampirism. But honestly you get quite a few boosts to a lot of your chacters stats and the only thing you need to do is suck blood every few days, seems like a pretty good trade to me.

  

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177. "i think the church in bravil can cure the disease"
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but it might be anvil... or skingrad...

  

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195. "here's the cure (swiped from gamefaqs boards)"
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http://boards.gamefaqs.com/gfaqs/genmessage.php?board=927345&topic=27183574&page=6

Here is the Vampire thingy-I didn't write this, but I figured it would be good for the sticky:

COMPLETE GUIDE TO CURING VAMPIRISM:

Prerequisit: Before starting off on your journey to curing your vamiprism, I highly reccomend you join the Theives guild. You will be doing alot of sneaking, lockpicking, pickpocketing, and stealing. You will level up in the Theivies guild which will make this easier, and most importantly, you will have access to all the lockpicks you could want via fences. They have 101 to sell you each day, and your going to need them. Also, you can clear your bounties in the theives guild for cheap, and not loose your stolen goods. Since your going to risk getting caught alot, this will come in handy.



Quest - A Cure for Vampires

There are a number of ways to iniate this quest. Here is how I did it: I went to Cheydinhal's Chapel of Arkay, though any chapel should do. Talk to someone in there about a cure. They will start you on the quest.



The first step in the quest is to talk to Raminus Polus about a cure. You can find him in the Arcane University located in Impereal City. He will tell you a bit about it, and refer you to Count Hassildor. You can find him in Skingrad. Talk to his stuard, then eventually he will talk to you. He will tell you about how he and his wife are vampires, and while he lives with it, she could not, and went into a coma. He needs the cure to get her out. He then tells you about witches long ago who could do it, and about one of them which may still be alive.



You can find the witch along the Corbolo river, which is east of the Impereal City. Here is where the fun begins. Before she will help you, you have to help her. She requests you bring her five empty grand soul gems. These are tough to find, and this is where your Thieves guild work is going to come in handy. Before working on this, go get some lockpicks from your fence.

Gem One: This is an easy one. Go to the Impereal City Market District. Find the Mystique shop. He has one gem for sale. Four to go.

Gem's Two - Four: Your lockpicking skills better be up to snuff now. Head to Arcane Univerity. Best to go at night, you will be theifing. Go inside, and on the first floor there is a chest with three Gems inside. All are Grand gems, but I believe two of them are not empty. Take them all wayways. Its a level 5 lock, so your going to have to work at it, but its worth the effort. Make sure no one sees you. Once you get it open, take them all.

Gem Five: Head to the Chorral Mage's Guild. Inside, there is a staircase, and display cases to the left and right. The one to the right looks tempting, three gems inside. None are grand though, save your picks. The one the left has one though. It's another level 5 lock, so good luck to you. Once you get this, you have five, but two probably aren't empty. No matter, the hard part should be over.

Gem Six: Head to the Bruma Mage's Guild now. Walk straight in and slightly to the left into their little shop. If the shopkeep isn't there, wait for her. When she comes back, barter with her. She's got an empty gem. If you don't have money, you can try to pickpocket it off her, but I found it easier to just buy it.


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Gem Seven: Head to the Cheydenhol Guild now. To your left and down the stairs, talk to the shopkeep. Same as before, buy it, or try and pick it from her if you wish. Congradulations, you now have your five emptys, and your probably a pro at lockpicking by now.
Go visit Melisande again now. She will take your gems, but you aren't done yet. She says she can probably make the cure, but you need a slew of ingreadiants. She asks you to find six Garlic Cloves, five Nightshade Leaves, 2 BloodGrass Shoots, The Blood of an Argonian, and the dust of the vampire Hindaril. Collect the first three items first. Much like the gems, this can be quite tedious. Below you will find locations for all the ingreadiants you need.

Garlic Cloves: These are fairly easy to find. Many Alchemy shops, Inns, and Mages Guilds have them. Just work your way from shop to shop until you have six. I know that the Alchemy shop in the Impeareal City has one. I also found two in an Inn in Chorral, and they restock every few days. This should not be to hard.

Nightshade: This proved to be the hardest. First, head to Impereal City, to the same Alchemy shop you got your Garlic. She should have two. After a few days, she will restock one more. After that, she will have no more. That gives you three. A fourth one can be found from the shopkeep in the Corral Mages Guild. Go purcahse that. That leaves one more, or two if you do not feel like waiting a few days for the Impereal City shop to restock. For these you will be hearding to Cheydinhal. Quick travel to the west gate, and then exit the city through the west gate. Turn to your left and follow the cities wall until it ends. Now look to your left, you should see a large right with a tree to the right of it. Next to that tree, you will find a Nightshade plant. To your left, there is a lake, and you should see some old pillars across the lake. Swim across to them. Now face South, and follow the edge of the lake until you come to a tree with small rocks on either side. You will find a couple different plants up against the tree, one of which will be Nightshade.

BloodGrass: This is the easiest part of your quest. The Alchemy shop in Impereal City has four, so buy two of them, and your done. If you are feeling like that was to easy, this stuff is all over Oblivion. Enter a gate and grab some. Your choice.

Blood of an Argonian: Melisande gives you a special dagger or this. You don' need to kill them, just give thema good stab and hide so the gaurds don't nab you. For those of you who don't know, an Argonian is the lizard looking people.

Hindaril's Vampire Dust: If you are at a decent level by now, this should be a breeze. At level 5, this was a cakewalk. Go to the location on your map. It is pretty straightforwared navigating your way there. Once inside the cavern, you will have a few things to pick off before you get to your vampire. I ran into a few rats, a few skeltons, and two lesser vampires before I got to him. I made short work of them all. Hindaril was the easiest of them all though. He did not use a weapon at all, he tried to kill me with his fists. I made short work of him. Maybe I just got lucky, but this was far from difficult.



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So, you now have everything. Take it all back to Melisandre. She will tell you she can prepare the cure, and to come back in 24 hours. This is it. Go enjoy your last night as a Vampire. Feast on everyone you can get your bloody hands on. Then go take a nap. The next day, pay your friend a visit again. The cure will be done. Feel free to drink it. You are now officially cured, but your quest isn't over. Remember the count? Head back to Skingrad and pay him a visit. You will be taken to the place where his wife rests. Melisandre will be there also. After a bit of dialouge, he gives her the cure, but it kills her. He requests you give him 24 hours to greive. Go back into the Count's Mansion and just wait for 24 hours. Same as before, talk to the Count. He will thank for you putting his wife at ease, and reward you with 500 gold. The quest is now officially complete. Congradulations!

oh and the alchemy merchant in imperial that is mentioned in the guide sells all 5 nightshades you need, all garlic you need, and all bloodplant(or whatever its called) you need...

  

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173. "...WELCOME TO NERD CITY"
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this entire post is hilarious....

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175. "It's just good fun, man lol (example inside)"
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Ok, I was on this task where I was meeting w/ this dude or whatever and I had been told not to trust him, but I met him anyways. So he's talking and says follow me and I was walking behind....and then I killed him hahahah. No reason, he was just walking and I was like "F this". *SLICE*

Now, at least in most games I've played, this woulda been a mission fail or something like that. Not in Elder Scrolls! I took his gold and some other stuff and slid back to my fighters guild place to sleep for the night.

I wake up in the morning and BOOM, the Dark Brotherhood joker was standing over my bed, talking 'bout "We know what you did..........and we like it" hahaha.

Meanwhile, the townsfolks were talking about how "someone must have gotten tired of his antics" (the dude I took out).

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178. "yo follow through with the dark brotherhood"
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you get some REALLY cool armor and weapons for completing the quests. of all the guilds i've joined it's definitely the most worthwhile

  

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180. "yo is there REAL fighting???"
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...like pressing buttons to slice and punch kick jump shoot?? ..i just cant stand games where you have to go and talk to people and listen to what they say or else you miss clues ...metal gear for instance, too much dialogue ..i dont have time to sit there and read all that shit ..i wanna just play

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181. "yes, it's real-time"
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first person though.

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190. "RE: yes, it's real-time"
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It can be first-person or third person, click the analog stick. I usually hate RPG type games but you cannot front on this.

  

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third person view is mostly useless though, lol

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192. "RE:"
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>third person view is mostly useless though, lol

i don't think it's useless at all.
i like being able to switch between first and third on the fly.

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193. "I don't really like it, at least for combat"
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Horse riding is pretty much the only time I use its

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194. "it's kinda useful for keeping track of multiple opponents, too"
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kinda

  

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182. "Well, there is a lot of dialogue....."
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But it's never as long as some of those Metal Gear sequences.

The fighting is real-time: you swing your sword or club or whatever while they're moving and blocking and trying to smack you around. It is a tad clunky, at least for me so far (it might get smoother as I raise my levels...I don't know yet).

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179. "i be fading into bolivion like a motherfucker, joe."
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183. "ok my attention span sux!"
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where the eff can I join a fighters guild? someone told me in that snowed in city, i forgot tho

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184. "I joined in kvath, the city where you close the first gate"
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was it hard to find the recruiter? this game is really taking over my life

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186. "correction: not kvatch, the city by weynon priory"
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nah, you just walk in the guild, talk to everybody till you find the right person.

you can't have a bounty on your head at the time tho or they won't let you join



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187. "RE: correction: not kvatch, the city by weynon priory"
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nice im gonna do that then. im trying to focus my character on more heavy combat-based structure rather than magic or sneaking. thats why i been trying to get into that one. but thanx for the tip

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189. "However you have to go to another city to get a contract..."
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188. "i just got a free house!"
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completed a couple of quests for the count of leyawin and got a dope ass leyawin shield and a key to the white mare lodge which is just north of leyawin. as far as i can tell, no other npc's have access to it and it's got a couple of places to store all your stuff so it's like getting a house for free

  

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196. "I've been slacking...however..."
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I helped out this dude with two sons kill some goblins...got an ice enchanted sword. Got to Oblivion. Slicing though like buttah...only to get cocky and murked by two scramps.

The objective this weekend is to get back my brawler status in the Arena, level up at least twice, and close two more gates...

Oh snap! I forgot to join the Mage Guild just for the alchemy set...

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198. "Two objectives down...one more to go"
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200. "They tried to turn me into a vampire, god!"
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And why da hell did I waste all of my lockpicks just for a measley brass ring? Who locks up a brass ring?

Arena: Bloodletter
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Solved the Grey Prince story
Tryna help out the mechants, but when I snuck into the prep's house, he was inside. Even talked to me haha

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201. "man being a vampire is so fuckin great"
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you get a gang of stat boosts (str, will, spd, illusion, sneak, and something else) that increase with each day you go without feeding (from +5 to +15), you get the uber badass 'hunters sight' ablilty (nighteye and detect life 100ft for 30 sec on self, 0 magicka), resistance to normal weapons and disease, and there's a quest to reverse it if you find feeding and sun damage to be too much of a hassle

you don't start taking sun damage until you spend 24 hrs without feeding. you don't even have to feed every day as long as you don't wait or sleep. i went a whole week (game time) without feeding or waiting or sleeping and stayed at the first stage (+5 boosts) and didn't take any sun damage. if you do it right, it's like stat boosts for free. the other 2 stages are easy to work around as you can just do missions at night

the only downsides are that you become more vunerable to fire damage and you look really ugly. it's totally worth it imo

  

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197. "'"
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199. "the last thief mission"
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reminded me of a zelda dungeon. wore me out
luckily my sneak is at like 104 and i have armor with chameleon
i ran through it like i was invisible.
now i got the fighters guild and mages guild left

  

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202. "Anybody do that weird "dreamland" mission?"
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The patience part had me stumped until I really looked at it. When I figured it out, I felt stupid.

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203. "first time i did it i just saved before every move"
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also i walked between the pressure plates and i jumped a whole bunch

died a lot, but the point is i got past it. that's what counts

second time i did it i actually LOOKED at the scroll and saw the path i was supposed to take

damn scrolls

  

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204. "woo hoo! master illusionist!!!1 :D"
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*heads to arcane university praxographical center*

*creates ranged paralyze for 10 sec spell*

*creates 100% chameleon for 60 sec spell*

*goes on the greatest crime spree in cyrodil's storied history*

  

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206. "damn i just shut down an oblivion gate w/out being seen or touched"
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at lvl 26 and against spider daedra, daedroths, xivalani, and storm atronochs, no less

iono why i keep getting hammers and axes for loot tho. the game must know i'm playing like a bitch lol

  

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205. "how big is this game, ACTUALLY?"
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so it makes GTA:SA look small? does that take into account that you travel about san andreas in fast vehicles, whereas this i take it you move on foot (or horseback?)

how big are these 'cities' ? are we talking crappy Zelda size towns or GTA size cities?

how long does it take to get from one end of the global map to the other?

also, how much of this is live action? is it the same as zelda?

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208. "lemme get my ruler out and measure it."
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wtf kind of dumbass question is this?

the environment is completely different from GTA, you're not driving around cities in cars, you're walking on foot or at best on horseback.

what does square footage have to do with gameplay?

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212. "lemme just get my thinking cap out"
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wtf sort of bitchass answer was that?

i've never heard of this game before or seen it in action

just answer the question... how big is it? how big are the cities and how many are there?

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207. "Annnnd the first download is here..."
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HORSE ARMOR! (you gotta pay though...200 points)
Damn they work fast...

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Ready For Purchase on the X360 Marketplace.
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April 3, 2006 - Today a Horse Armor Pack for The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion was made available on the Xbox 360 Marketplace. For 200 Microsoft Points ($2.50 USD) players can download a 2.52 MB file that will automatically be incorporated into the game. Upon restarting the game after downloading, a notice will pop up as the extra content loads. Once in the actual game, the horse armor will be immediately accessible.

Both elven and steel armor sets will be ready for purchase in-game. The elven armor is of a gilded tint, elaborately and ornately designed while the steel is more workmanlike and dull. After the first set, the armor costs 500 gold pieces and can be placed on any horse the player legitimately owns. In addition to giving the horse a significant upgrade in visual appeal, the armor also functions as insulation against enemy attacks.


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209. "yawn. lemme know when they add a questline or something"
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215. "Just saying, while yawn-worthy, I haven't seen any other 360 game"
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...come with addition content this quick.

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218. "most other 360 games havent been in development for a million years"
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apparently pgr3, pdz and kameo are all supposed to get new content shortly.




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211. "lol"
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horse armor, thats the best they could come up with?
my horse can fuck enemies up, stomping on em and shit.

  

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214. "But...does your horse look hot to def though?"
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213. "previews of other content"
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https://obliviondownloads.com/StoreCatalog_ProductList.aspx?SubCategoryId=1

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Apparently some do


http://www.joystiq.com/2006/04/04/bethesda-responds-to-oblivion-backlash/

  

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would you like it better if I broke my oblivion disc in half?

they're selling the same wildly overpriced horse armor for pc (altho I hear they've already hacked it so you can get it free)

I do't think this particular add on is worth it, remember how I was against paying for the halo 2 maps then when they came out they were tight so I bought em.

it's not like they didn't put a few hundred hours worth of gameplay into oblivion, made it the length of black then charged for add-ons. then you'd see me backlashing, or better yet, not buying the game in the first place.


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210. "yeah, so I won't be playing much this week"
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damn these long hours at work

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219. "I traded it for MLB 2k6. Trade value $28"
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I dont have time to play this game. It gets beyong boring at times when I have to cover the entire town get one task done and after sitting in my chair for 4hours trying to achieve that one task, I start thinking to myself "I just spent the last 4 hours doing one task".

Like any boring TV show, Im now ready to turn the channel.

  

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222. "dude, you know you can 'teleport' to any town on the map"
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>It gets beyong boring at
>times when I have to cover the entire town get one task done
>and after sitting in my chair for 4hours trying to achieve
>that one task, I start thinking to myself "I just spent the
>last 4 hours doing one task".

theres no quest that takes more 10-15 minutes in the game.

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223. "dude that avy is crackin me up"
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funniest thing I've seen in awhile

  

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220. "'"
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Prov got that skeleton key...
NO ONE IS SAFE!

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227. "I just got Skeleton Key last night"
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my fence in the thieves guild should be might happy.

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224. "FROSTCRAG FUCKING SPIRE!!!"
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WOW

an altar of spellmaking

an altar of enchanting

an altar to summon atronach FAMILIARS (i.e. they don't go away after x seconds)

an alchemy garden INCLUDING ingredients from oblivion

teleporters to every mages guild + the arcane university

i'm utterly blown away by this download. i can't believe fucking horse armor costs more than this

  

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225. "damn it's got more shit"
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an icy vault guarded by imps

2 tombstones in said vault: one gives you a personality, speechcraft, & mercantile boost; the other gives you 'daedric lava whiskey' which summons a dremora LORD!!!............... and paralyzes you for 10 seconds, lol

an alchemy area that gives you a +15 boost to alchemy if you stand in the right spot

plus it looks damn cool. i mean, it's an evil looking castle in the heart of the mountains. what better place to plot your schemes of mass terror and chaos?

  

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228. "'"
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229. "'"
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231. "'"
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232. "anyone been through the new dlc dungeon yet?"
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is it worth the download?

  

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233. "mehrunes razor"
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i got it, the blade you get at the end has a chance of instantly killing by banishing the soul to oblivion, the quest is cool i guess, as a thief, it was huge for just another standalone dungeon even for this game, with first the main fort where this dunmer from morrowind is building up an army to conquer the empire of man, and they have their own little village in this mine way under the fort, and then the old ayleid ruin is under that where you have to find mehrunes razor. The ruin isnt that hard to get through if your acrobatic, but if youre not it seemed there'd be a lot more caves to go through in the ruin which i hope wasnt anything valuable i missed. I havent done the orrery quest yet so i dont know how it compares for 100 more points, but its a big dungeon for THIS game and i liked the little throwback to the morrowind conflicts since i liked that game.

Have you got the Thieves Den though, that things pretty nice, you end up getting your own pirate crew and they can go out plundering for you and come back in a week and give you your share. And they put a bunch a expert trainers and this hard chest that you cna just keep unlocking if you wanna level up in the den.

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234. "'"
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235. "I fucking love this game."
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☺☻

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236. "I'm going to die behind my computer"
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thinking I've eaten, but it really only happened ingame. And then wonder why I'm slowly taking hunger damage.

...

My friends are going to have to miss me for a while.


I'm #ffffff

  

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237. "'"
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238. "damn... i want to have morals but i'm fiendin to be a badass"
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i want to steal and kill guards and shit

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239. "Game of the year?"
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...
http://info.avonfoundation.org/site/TR?px=1258515&pg=personal&fr_id=1270&et=ePVFtPqehg4TxNdFkg26DA..&s_tafId=146716

  

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240. "I'd have to say so"
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Now that Gears, Resistance, Vegas, COD 3 and all the heavy hitters are out.


I think Oblivion takes the cake.

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241. "FUCK"
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i dusted it off tonight... i want to get every achievement in this game, so that means I gotta complete Fighters Guild and Mages Guild and im set.

But the problem is, I was hoping they would fix the Mages Guild glitch in the patch, but they didnt! Im fucked.

If you do the ring in the well mission and leave the well... the body disappears as if it were any random dead body in the game... only problem is the ring is gone with the body and there is NOTHING you can do. And they didnt fix this in the patch. The only way for me to get those Mages achievements would be to start a whole new game.

thats wak.

Oh well, I guess I can still finish up the Fighters Guild quests.

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242. "not sure if it's the same bug you're talking about"
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but I remember reading somewhere that even though some bugs were fixed, it only applies if you start a new game.

here's a list of fixes: http://www.elderscrolls.com/downloads/updates_patchnotes6.htm#5

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243. "damn, yeah its listed on there"
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good they fixed it, but to start a whole new quest may take a looong time to get back to that point.

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244. "I'm a level 31.... any of ya'll up here?"
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I still am workin on the main quest though. I got sidetracked and completed the mages guild questline and dark brotherhood questline. i somehow messed up and can't beat the fighters guild questline (I started another character and did all of that so I could get the gamerscore points). I'm arena grand champion and i'm doin the theives guild quests right now....

then i'll fuck with the main quest


what level are ya'll?

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245. "RE: I'm a level 31.... any of ya'll up here?"
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38 here
but ive done everything in the game..
all i do is walk around now and try to level up..and get my cash
waiting for that expansion in april!

  

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247. "Impossible."
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I'm level 44 and I STILL come across brand new fuckin quests, interesting ass dungeons, cool natural locations, and whatnot.

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246. "I have finally "acquired" it...."
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After I get out of this first dungeon/tutorial, I'll let y'all know.

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248. "just got it the other day"
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so far i haven't done much but wander around the city part. just figured out how to sell stuff but stupidly wasted all of it on fighting lessons. i just dropped off the amulet and need to go find the kings son.


any pointers or are their any sites that have maps and such? i've been looking for the book but chances are when i find it that bitch will be in swedish and reading swedish fantasy stuff doesn't sound doable or appealing.

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249. "just use ign's guide if you are stuck or something."
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250. "RE:"
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this worked very well for me:
http://www.gamebanshee.com/oblivion/


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251. "could I play this with a Radeon X300 SE 128 MB graphics card?"
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and still have fun?

or should I bite the fucking bullet and cop a better one?

  

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252. "it'll probably get frustrating fast"
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your card doesn't rank well at all (just go straight to the bottom):

http://www.gamespot.com/features/6147127/p-6.html

I have a 7600GT (mid level back then), and needed quite some tweaking to run it at decent quality and a smooth frame rate.

Fighting monsters is no fun in a slide show. The good news is that you can probably get a graphics card that will run it for under fifty dollars. Although you need to take a look at the rest of your system as well, since a decent CPU and enough RAM are important as well.

You can find out here: http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/referrer/srtest

If you're going to play it, read up on Oscuro's Oblivion Overhaul. One of the greatest mods (collection of mods really) for Oblivion, I wouldn't want to play it any other way anymore.


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253. "the rest of my specs are fine I think"
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2.8 GHZ Pentium D
1 GB RAM

>The good news is
>that you can probably get a graphics card that will run it for
>under fifty dollars.

If I'm going to get a new graphics card, I'll prolly get something better so it lasts me awhile. Could a semi retarded individual pretty easily install it himself?

>You can find out here:
>http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/referrer/srtest
>
>If you're going to play it, read up on Oscuro's Oblivion
>Overhaul. One of the greatest mods (collection of mods really)
>for Oblivion, I wouldn't want to play it any other way
>anymore.

thanks man

  

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254. "you'll be fine. cards are a cinch to install"
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>2.8 GHZ Pentium D
>1 GB RAM
>
>>The good news is
>>that you can probably get a graphics card that will run it
>for
>>under fifty dollars.
>
>If I'm going to get a new graphics card, I'll prolly get
>something better so it lasts me awhile. Could a semi retarded
>individual pretty easily install it himself?

you might want to check out the nvidia 8800gt. it's actually pretty cheap and i got it to run crysis (the defacto pc gaming benchmark) on very high settings. here's a pretty good price on the "low-end" version of that card: http://dealnews.com/Gigabyte-Ge-Force-8800-GT-256-MB-PCI-Express-Video-Card-Cooler-for-70-after-rebate-6-s-h/237965.html

you also might want to consider getting another gig or ram. it will considerably improve game performance and ram is ludicrously cheap these days if you know where to look (i.e. not brick & mortar stores)

>
>>You can find out here:
>>http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/referrer/srtest
>>
>>If you're going to play it, read up on Oscuro's Oblivion
>>Overhaul. One of the greatest mods (collection of mods
>really)
>>for Oblivion, I wouldn't want to play it any other way
>>anymore.

HUGE cosign on OOO. it's an amazing mod that changes so much of the core game (for the better) that it feels like a different game

one more thing. you can get even better performance on oblivion with this expertly written tweak guide: http://www.tweakguides.com/Oblivion_1.html. i used it when i had a gfx card similar to the one you have now and i was stunned at how much better the game ran

  

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255. "RE: you'll be fine. cards are a cinch to install"
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>you might want to check out the nvidia 8800gt. it's actually
>pretty cheap and i got it to run crysis (the defacto pc gaming
>benchmark) on very high settings. here's a pretty good price
>on the "low-end" version of that card:
>http://dealnews.com/Gigabyte-Ge-Force-8800-GT-256-MB-PCI-Express-Video-Card-Cooler-for-70-after-rebate-6-s-h/237965.html

so it's 512 MB total? Wow, that is a good deal...might cop it within a week

>you also might want to consider getting another gig or ram.
>it will considerably improve game performance and ram is
>ludicrously cheap these days if you know where to look (i.e.
>not brick & mortar stores)

yeah I prolly will. Any specific brand to avoid or does that not matter?

>HUGE cosign on OOO. it's an amazing mod that changes so much
>of the core game (for the better) that it feels like a
>different game
>
>one more thing. you can get even better performance on
>oblivion with this expertly written tweak guide:
>http://www.tweakguides.com/Oblivion_1.html. i used it when i
>had a gfx card similar to the one you have now and i was
>stunned at how much better the game ran

cool, I'll remember this stuff...

  

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285. "so I got the graphics card you linked me, plus another gig of RAM"
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I have a few tweaking/display questions...

Is there something I can tweak to get better performance out of my graphics card and RAM? I've looked around the internet and read that overclocking both my graphics card and RAM might be a good idea. Don't know how to do this...

here's a link to the RAM i bought: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820134009

says the motherboard usually sets it at 667mhz, but it should go to 800

Also, any tips on resolution, refresh rate, quality vs performance image settings?

  

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