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surrealist
02-26-2006, 12:35 PM
What Charatcter Class/race Are You Starting With?



Races are HERE. (http://www.elderscrolls.com/codex/races_map.htm)



Skills are HERE (http://www.elderscrolls.com/codex/codex_combatskills.htm)

Apollo
02-28-2006, 08:53 AM
Most likely an Imperial custom-class. Moderate/heavy on the longblade, axe, etc, moderate on the magic, minor on the archery and speechcraft and such.

X Frog
02-28-2006, 04:47 PM
I downloaded the "Evil Picture Pack" and "Oblivion Theme" on the marketplace last night!



:)

surrealist
03-02-2006, 12:27 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">X Frog wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">I downloaded the "Evil Picture Pack" and "Oblivion Theme" on the marketplace last night!



:)</div>
</div>
I love the Oblivion Theme!



btw, Oblivion Gone Gold, ships on the 20th!!!



http://www.elderscrolls.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=249750



*happy dance*

surrealist
03-02-2006, 01:08 PM
I think i'll be going Redguard again,



http://www.elderscrolls.com/images/titles/title_codex_redguard.gif



The most naturally talented warriors in Tamriel, the dark-skinned, wiry-haired Redguards of Hammerfell seem born to battle, though their pride and fierce independence of spirit makes them more suitable as scouts or skirmishers, or as free-ranging heroes and adventurers, than as rank-and-file soldiers. In addition to their cultural affinities for many weapon and armor styles, Redguards are also physically blessed with hardy constitutions and quickness of foot.

surrealist
03-02-2006, 03:23 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Sicarius wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Most likely an Imperial custom-class. Moderate/heavy on the longblade, axe, etc, moderate on the magic, minor on the archery and speechcraft and such.</div>
</div>
So you're going moderate on lock pick skills?

McLean78
03-02-2006, 03:33 PM
This is intimidating. :o It's been a long time since I've played an RPG like this.

surrealist
03-02-2006, 03:47 PM
yep, these type of RPGs you plan your character stat for skill. :)

aurrun
03-02-2006, 04:47 PM
So its march 20th cant wait to get it. Anyone know how long this is supposed to last you?

surrealist
03-02-2006, 04:52 PM
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<div class="bbcode_quote_head">metalsux wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">So its march 20th cant wait to get it. Anyone know how long this is supposed to last you?</div>
</div>
Official March 20th. we'll be able to pick it up in stores Tuesday 21th. :bang:



I'm sure some stores will release it before then.

surrealist
03-02-2006, 08:35 PM
Bethesda finally has a solid release date. So that means official thread!



Visit Oblivion website (http://www.elderscrolls.com/games/oblivion_overview.htm)



<u>BUY</u>:



http://www.ebgames.com/ebx_assets/product_images/259303.jpg (http://www.ebgames.com/ebx/product/259303.asp)http://www.ebgames.com/ebx_assets/product_images/257412.jpg (http://www.ebgames.com/ebx/product/257412.asp)http://www.ebgames.com/ebx_assets/product_images/259361.jpg (http://www.ebgames.com/ebx/product/259361.asp)http://www.ebgames.com/ebx_assets/product_images/255943.jpg (http://www.ebgames.com/ebx/product/255943.asp)

*click on any image to purchase/get info*





Collector's Edition contains -



● Pocket Guide to the Empire - A 112 page guide to every aspect of Tamriel, including its people, provinces and much more.

● Making of Oblivion Documentary - Includes a special behind-the-scenes documentary on the making of Oblivion.

● Septim Gold Coin - An authentic replicated Septim, the official currency of Tamriel.



<u>RELEASE DATE</u>:



March 20, 2006



<u>SYNOPSIS</u>:







● Oblivion features a groundbreaking new AI system, called Radiant AI, which gives non-player characters (NPCs) the ability to make their own choices based on the world around them. They'll decide where to eat or who to talk to and what they'll say. They'll sleep, go to church, and even steal items, all based on their individual characteristics. Full facial animations and lip-synching, combined with full speech for all dialog, allows NPCs to come to life like never before.

● Next Generation Graphics. Pixel-shader effects and high definition televisions are fully supported to create unprecedented visuals, including lifelike towns, dungeons, and the most realistic forests ever created in a game.

● First Person Melee and Magic. An all-new combat and magic system brings first person role-playing to a new level of intensity where you feel every blow.

● Open-Ended Game Play; Short Challenges. The enormous world of Oblivion is open for you to explore at your own pace, and shorter challenges such as fighting bandits, mixing potions, creating magic items and persuading friends keep the challenges coming.



<u>IMAGES</u>:



See many more images, in the appropriately larger sizes, here (http://www.elderscrolls.com/art/obliv_xbox360_screens_01.htm).



http://www.ebgames.com/gmspImages/25/259361/eb/pt_obliv08B.jpg

http://www.ebgames.com/gmspImages/25/259361/eb/pt_obliv04B.jpg

http://www.ebgames.com/gmspImages/25/259361/eb/pt_obliv07B.jpg

http://www.ebgames.com/gmspImages/25/259361/eb/pt_obliv09B.jpg

http://www.ebgames.com/gmspImages/25/259361/eb/pt_obliv10B.jpg

http://www.ebgames.com/gmspImages/25/259361/eb/pt_obliv21B.jpg

http://www.ebgames.com/gmspImages/25/259361/eb/pt_obliv20B.jpg

surrealist
03-02-2006, 08:56 PM
Thanks to Baphomet from TXB. for the world maps!



Let's take a look at the lands of the Imperial Province of Cyrodiil.



http://til.gamingsource.net/maps/EmpireOfTamriel.gif



These are the expanse of lands covered by the Tamrielic Empire by end of the Third Era. The Divine Emperor Septim VII holds sway over all of them. Let's look closer at the heart of the Empire and it's major urban areas.



http://til.gamingsource.net/maps/obliv_gamemap_b.jpg



This is from the map that will be included in the game. At the epicenter on Central Lake sits <span style="font-family:'Times New Roman'">Imperial City</span>,the grand capital of the Empire and residence of the Imperial Family. There,from the heights of the Heavens-reaching Emperor's Spire,Septim beholdfs the vastness of His dominions. The City holds some 100+ buildings and houses an equal number of NPCs. The chief architectural style of its stone buildings is Roman mixed Florentine style.The patron deity is Talos,though all Imperial gods have dedicated temples.



http://www.waiting4oblivion.com/images/trailer/elder_scrolls_oblivion_trailer_screenshot_0007.jpg



Northwest of the Capital we find the walled city of <span style="font-family:'Times New Roman'">Choroll</span>. This city has the same XV century England style of Caldera and Ebonheart in Morrowind. It's composed of 26 3-story houses,a fort and a Church dedicated to the city's chief deity, Stendar.



http://www.waiting4oblivion.com/images/screenshots/oblivGS07B.jpg



In the Southwest,we find the city port of <span style="font-family:'Times New Roman'">Anvil</span>,central base of operations of the Dark Brotherhood and a good place to conduct bussiness (of both the legal and shady kind). The city's architecture is mainly Mediterranean,with red-tiled stone buildings.



http://www.pcgames.de/screenshots/original/PCG1005ElderOblifldVFGoiyc12F7.jpg



East of the Imperial City lies the beautiful city of <span style="font-family:'Times New Roman'">Cheydinhal</span>. The city is dedicated to the god Arkay and its surrounding natural beauty makes it of the gems of the Empire. This city,however,is home to particular attraction: The Haunted Manor. The good news is that it's for sale (and cheap,too!),the bad news is that (from what I've heard) it's not going to be easy to unravel it's mystery.



http://www.gamersreports.com/grimages/92/1131982327/3/1/gr.image.jpg



Continuing our Nazgul-flight tour towards the Soutwest,we stop over the ruins of the once-mighty city of <span style="font-family:'Times New Roman'">Kvach</span>. This city is destroyed by initial hordes of Daedra demons that start pouring out of Oblivion at the beggining of the game. That doesn't mean the ruins are uninhabited,though...



http://www.waiting4oblivion.com/images/screenshots/obx11B.jpg



In the south jungles we find the fortress-city of <span style="font-family:'Times New Roman'">Leyawiin</span>.This particular city is built accross the Nebenin river, with a section on each side and a huge 15 tower keep built on an island in the middle of the Nibenay river. The city has a total of 3 keeps, 5 caserns, 5 gate house, 19 towers, 1 church, 1 area, and 21 regular housing.

14 towers as well as the 3 keeps and 4 caserns are part of the central island fortifications.



http://www.elderscrolls.com/images/art/ob_concept/ob_concept03B.jpg



In the Northermost tip of the Imperial Province we find <span style="font-family:'Times New Roman'">Bruma</span>. This skaal (Nord city) is populated mostly by Nords and it's constantly battered by blizzards.



http://www.waiting4oblivion.com/images/trailer/elder_scrolls_oblivion_trailer_screenshot_0011.jpg



Little is known yet about the city of <span style="font-family:'Times New Roman'">Bravil</span>. Most of the population is Argonian due to it's proximity to The Black Marsh,but apparently this city has seen better days.



http://www.gamersreports.com/grimages/92/1131982159/3/1/gr.image.jpg



Finally we come to the city of <span style="font-family:'Times New Roman'">Skivrad</span> in the Southwest. This is supposed to be the second largest urban center,but little is known of it yet. It is said to be very similar in style to The City from the Thief series and some major events of the Main Quest will happen there. This is the only known image (http://oblivionsource.telefragged.com/content/gallery/Other-screenshots/36454cf1?full=1).

myawela
03-03-2006, 11:40 AM
I can't wait to play Oblivion this month! I'm a bit jealous though, since I preordered at Gamerush I'll probably get it a few days after everyone already has it. They have a habit of being about 3 days late on shipments but they have great trade in deals so I preordered a few things with them a while back, Oblivion being one of them.





edit: yay, I can post again. :bang:

chareece
03-08-2006, 06:00 PM
Stats Tracking: List of stats that are kept track of seen on the Xbox 360 Launch Demo found at IGN.com
<ul class="bbcode_list">
Days Passed
Active Quests
Quests Completed
Skill Increases
Training sessions
Novice Skills
Apprentice skills
Journeyman skills
Expert skills
Master skills
Bounty
Fame
Infamy
Days jailed
Items Stolen
Items Pick pocketed
Trespasses
Assaults
Murders
Horses stolen
Largest bounty
Creatures Killed
People Killed
Places Found
Locks picked
Lock picks broken
Souls Trapped
Ingredients Eaten
Potions Made
Oblivion Gates Shut
Horses Owned
Houses Owned
Stores Invested in
Books read
Skill Books read
Artifacts Found
Hours Slept
Hours Waited
Days as a Vampire
Necks Bitten
Jokes Told
Diseases Contracted
Nirnroots Found
[/list]




found this list online, though it was intersting (sp?) i really like the days as a vampire and necks bitten.

surrealist
03-13-2006, 07:40 PM
New Oblivion Pics, from Game Reactor magazine.



http://img162.imageshack.us/img162/3031/obliv8ml.jpg



http://img157.imageshack.us/img157/1661/11wo1.th.jpg (http://img157.imageshack.us/my.php?image=11wo1.jpg)



http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/3135/55ae.th.jpg (http://img228.imageshack.us/my.php?image=55ae.jpg)



http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/2810/68ze.th.jpg (http://img228.imageshack.us/my.php?image=68ze.jpg)



http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/344/20io3.th.jpg (http://img228.imageshack.us/my.php?image=20io3.jpg)



http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/3430/36gr1.th.jpg (http://img228.imageshack.us/my.php?image=36gr1.jpg)



http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/2855/43kt.th.jpg (http://img228.imageshack.us/my.php?image=43kt.jpg)

surrealist
03-13-2006, 11:44 PM
3 New X360 Pics Of Oblivion



http://www.elderscrolls.com/images/art/ob_xbox360/obx27B.jpg

http://www.elderscrolls.com/images/art/ob_xbox360/obx26B.jpg

http://www.elderscrolls.com/images/art/ob_xbox360/obx25B.jpg

surrealist
03-15-2006, 03:26 PM
More Oblivion Countdown Media!



http://www.elderscrolls.com/images/art/ob_xbox360/obx33B.jpg

http://www.elderscrolls.com/images/art/ob_xbox360/obx31B.jpg

http://www.elderscrolls.com/images/art/ob_xbox360/obx32B.jpg



Video:

http://www.elderscrolls.com/downloads/media_movies.htm

X Frog
03-15-2006, 11:55 PM
I found these stats from the OXM review amusing...



Hours Played = 44+

Number of save games = 400

Number of days passed in game = 80+

Number of quests completed = 56

Number of quests we'd taken but hadn't completed = 14

Number of items stolen 1529

Number of locks picked = 117

surrealist
03-16-2006, 12:07 AM
awesome! just days away!!

surrealist
03-16-2006, 10:00 AM
Pc Gamer Oblivion Review!



page 1 (http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e16/josiahsuarez/Oblivion1.jpg)

page 2 (http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e16/josiahsuarez/Oblivion2.jpg)

page 3 (http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e16/josiahsuarez/Oblivion3.jpg)

page 4 (http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e16/josiahsuarez/Oblivion4.jpg)

page 5 (http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e16/josiahsuarez/Oblivion5.jpg)

page 6 (http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e16/josiahsuarez/Oblivion6.jpg)

page 7 (http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e16/josiahsuarez/Oblivion7.jpg)



Enjoy ;)

chareece
03-17-2006, 07:13 PM
Watch us play Oblivion for 12 straight hours


<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Quote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">GameSpot's first-ever Live Gameplay Marathon begins Saturday, March 18, featuring The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.

This weekend, GameSpot subscribers will have a chance to get an extensive firsthand look at Bethesda's next highly anticipated role-playing game, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion...or rather, a secondhand look. We'll be bringing you a live feed of our first marathon stretch playing the retail Xbox 360 version of the game (prospective players should be wary of potential spoilers).



GameSpot executive editor Greg Kasavin will be driving the game, offering commentary about the experience as it transpires. Subscribers will see a picture-in-picture view of Kasavin as he spends an increasing number of successive hours playing the game, and they will be able to chat with each other over the course of the event. However, Kasavin will not have access to the chat room, to avoid any outside influences on his time spent evaluating the game.



In summary:



What: GameSpot Live Gameplay Marathon, featuring The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Xbox 360)

When: Saturday, March 18, 6:00 p.m. PT - Sunday, March 19, 6:00 a.m. PT (subject to change...but what could possibly go wrong?!)

Why: Because it sure beats Sunday brunch with the in-laws. And because we know you want to see and play Oblivion as much as we do.



Expect written hands-on impressions, gameplay videos, and high-resolution images of the game to appear on GameSpot over the course of the weekend. However, to be among the first to experience Oblivion in raw, unfiltered form, and to get impressions directly from one of our editors as he plays, you'll have to tune in to our live feed.</div>
</div>


does anybody subscribe to Gamespot and can post update for us?

McLean78
03-17-2006, 07:52 PM
Wow, that's a cool idea. Is it going to be just the one guy playing it for 12 hours straight? That's impressive. Actually, no, what am I saying? If I had the game I could probably sit down and play it until 8am right now, no problem. But still, it's a cool idea. :)

delilahHD
03-17-2006, 10:25 PM
Well...I don't "Subscribe" To gamespot, but I can probably get you some impressions..and videos...and popcorn... just make a list and I'll see what I can do.

surrealist
03-18-2006, 11:50 AM
Oblivion Guide, Vampirism Info



Any time you fight a vampire you have a certain percentage chance of catching a blood disease. If you get it, it basically will slowly drain your fatigue. You can either treat it with a simple potion or neglect it. If you keep the disease for 3 days you become vampiric.



Now it gets a little tricky. You can feed whenever you want. It recommends sleeping victims as they are easy prey. They don't die or contract the disease from the bites. If you feed once a day you keep it in check and sunlight doesn't effect you. Becoming vampiric you get an automatic +5 to just about every stat which can increase over time. You can withstand basic weapon hits better but your reaction to fire attacks is poor.



Now, heres the kicker. If you want to gain spells ablity you must STOP FEEDING. Everyday you go without feeding you gain a power. It starts with simple vision enhancements on the first day and grows to attacks, invisibility and very powerful charm spells on the fourth.



The catch? You get ugly with blood red eyes and fangs and people won't want to talk to or deal with you. Also sun begins to kick the shit out of you. Step out into it and you get hurt fast. The only thing that you can use at that point to proceed is the charm spells you've gained.



Apparently you can cure this at any point but the book doesn't say how. The book also doesn't say if you lose all the stat gains as well if you cure it or if its possible to feed enough to get your normal looks back and retain the vampirism at the same time.



Tuesday can't come soon enough. :bang:

surrealist
03-18-2006, 03:43 PM
countdown videos



Countdown: 1 week

http://bethsoft.com/redirects/countdown-1week.php



Countdown: 6 Days

http://bethsoft.com/redirects/countdown-6days.php



Countdown: 5 Days

http://bethsoft.com/redirects/countdown-5days.php



Countdown: 4 Days

http://bethsoft.com/redirects/countdown-4days.php



http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/5076/obsig37aj.jpg

X Frog
03-19-2006, 11:12 AM
Oblivion strategy guides are in stores now!



:)

surrealist
03-19-2006, 12:38 PM
Strategy guides make games tedious and unsurprising. I found that I used online quest help for specific quests even though I had bought the morrowind official strategy guide... :confused:

X Frog
03-19-2006, 01:29 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">surrealist wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Strategy guides make games tedious and unsurprising. I found that I used online quest help for specific quests even though I had bought the morrowind official strategy guide... :confused:</div>
</div>
Most RPG fans do not purchase Strategy Guides because they need help. They purchase them as collector's items, artwork, beastiarys, alchemy tables etc. Sure I can get all that info online. But I want the real book.

surrealist
03-19-2006, 01:32 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">X Frog wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Most RPG fans do not purchase Strategy Guides because they need help. They purchase them as collector's items, artwork, beastiarys, alchemy tables etc. Sure I can get all that info online. But I want the real book.</div>
</div>
So you don't actually use it.. It's more about supporting the developer?

X Frog
03-19-2006, 01:38 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">surrealist wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">So you don't actually use it.. It's more about supporting the developer?</div>
</div>
I use the maps quite a bit. And yes, I like purchasing Bethsoft merchandise.

surrealist
03-19-2006, 02:00 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">X Frog wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">I use the maps quite a bit. And yes, I like purchasing Bethsoft merchandise.</div>
</div>
Yeah, the maps are helpful. I guess things will be quiet around here come tuesday... :shifty:

surrealist
03-19-2006, 03:29 PM
TWO DAYS TO GO MOVIE IS UP! :bang:



http://bethsoft.com/redirects/countdown-2days.php



13.7 MB - Windows Media File Length: 30sec



Combat looks pretty damn good. Much improved over morrowind.

surrealist
03-20-2006, 12:01 PM
Elderscrolls forums crashed...



Those servers don't stand a chance today. :whistle:

McLean78
03-20-2006, 12:23 PM
anyone here getting the game today?



I'm not, but I've heard that some stores might be selling it by tonight.

surrealist
03-20-2006, 02:44 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">McLean78 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">anyone here getting the game today?



I'm not, but I've heard that some stores might be selling it by tonight.</div>
</div>
I'm sure there will be a few people on our 360 buddy list with Oblivion icons before the end of the day ;)

surrealist
03-20-2006, 02:46 PM
The "One Day To Go" video is up! :dance:



http://bethsoft.com/redirects/countdown-1days.php

surrealist
03-20-2006, 04:16 PM
New Oblivion Pics!



http://img463.imageshack.us/img463/7213/765382lq.jpg

http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/1401/7653828bw.jpg

http://img463.imageshack.us/img463/7502/7653833gs.jpg

http://img463.imageshack.us/img463/55/7653842gb.jpg

http://img463.imageshack.us/img463/8318/7653853wh.jpg

http://img463.imageshack.us/img463/6162/7653867ia.jpg

http://img463.imageshack.us/img463/2525/7653884yb.jpg

http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/4817/76538102vh.jpg

chareece
03-20-2006, 04:42 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">McLean78 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">anyone here getting the game today?



I'm not, but I've heard that some stores might be selling it by tonight.</div>
</div>


i'm getting it tomorrow (hopefully) when i go to wally world; i've got to pick up some more baby items.

surrealist
03-20-2006, 04:49 PM
http://www.geocities.com/greekmystaria/elder.jpg

http://www.geocities.com/greekmystaria/elder2.jpg

http://www.geocities.com/greekmystaria/elder3.jpg

http://www.gamereactor.dk/media/elderscrolls4_23277.jpg

http://www.gamereactor.dk/media/elderscrolls4_23287.jpg

http://www.gamereactor.dk/media/elderscrolls4_23257.jpg

http://www.gamereactor.dk/media/elderscrolls4_23270.jpg



More here,



http://www.gamereactor.dk/bilder/?textid=61870&amp;id=23257&amp;PHPSESSID=d912679f7cf451ce2 528671f38574f17

X Frog
03-20-2006, 05:31 PM
I recently took a web job for a small university. Tommorrow will likely be a snow day. It's literally supposed to snow 6 - 8 inches and they are talking about closing stuff down. The students are gone for spring break anyway. This would be awesome as Oblivion comes out...and even though it may be too stormy to drive to work...it's not to stormy for a fanatic to drive to Gamestop and pick up an Elder Scrolls game!!!



:evil: :bang: :evil: :bang: :evil:

surrealist
03-20-2006, 05:52 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">X Frog wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">This would be awesome as Oblivion comes out...and even though it may be too stormy to drive to work...it's not to stormy for a fanatic to drive to Gamestop and pick up an Elder Scrolls game!!!



:evil: :bang: :evil: :bang: :evil:</div>
</div>


Ha haha!



:bang: :bang:



http://www.gamereactor.se/media/elderscrolls4_40307.jpg

myawela
03-20-2006, 06:14 PM
Damn, a couple people on my friend list are playing already, and I have to wait until later in the week. It's going to be a tough wait. :(

aurrun
03-20-2006, 07:23 PM
Someone on my friends list is playing already too :(. One more day though one more day.

surrealist
03-20-2006, 09:38 PM
Throw this URL in your Windows Media Player and watch Elder Scrolls Live!



http://www.gamespot.com/live/stream_asx.ht...am=&amp;onthespot=1 (http://www.gamespot.com/live/stream_asx.html?speed=700&amp;path=mms://a812.l1165445721.c11654.g.lm.akamaistream.net/D/812/11654/v0001/reflector:45721&amp;push=&amp;prestream=&amp;onthespot=1)





:dance:

delilahHD
03-20-2006, 09:45 PM
WOOT! It worked, thanks dude.

surrealist
03-21-2006, 09:28 AM
I'm off to pick up Elder Scrolls 4 :)

surrealist
03-21-2006, 11:43 AM
I got it!



see you guys next year!

chareece
03-21-2006, 11:45 AM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">surrealist wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">I got it!



see you guys next year!</div>
</div>




i really don't like you now. :evil: i can't get mind cause i have to take my baby cousin to the doctor.:mad:

surrealist
03-21-2006, 12:03 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">chareece wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">i really don't like you now. :evil:</div>
</div>
I still like you :angel:

X Frog
03-21-2006, 12:24 PM
Gamestop still did not have their shipment as of 10:30am. They will have it when I get off work. I did pick up the strategy guide though.

surrealist
03-21-2006, 12:27 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">X Frog wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Gamestop still did not have their shipment as of 10:30am. They will have it when I get off work. I did pick up the strategy guide though.</div>
</div>
cool.



I'm reading the manual now.. I feel like a little kid at christmas :laugh:

surrealist
03-21-2006, 12:55 PM
Its moves a lot faster than Morrowind!... smoother



stunning graphics!



Everyone, post here when you get it! :bang:



I'll try to get some pics up.. my camera I had finally died.. so I bought a cheap thingy from a drug store.. so the picture quality may not be as good.

surrealist
03-21-2006, 01:15 PM
awwww! the lighting when you equip the torch is beautiful!



damn..those are some big rats! :eek:

McLean78
03-21-2006, 01:31 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">surrealist wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Everyone, post here when you get it!</div>
</div>
I picked it up at lunch but I won't be able to play until tonight. :D :o :drool: Is there an emoticon for "why didn't I call in sick today?"

surrealist
03-21-2006, 02:06 PM
I finally made it out that damn dungeon!



Now I get to pick my birthsign ;)

delilahHD
03-21-2006, 02:19 PM
I got it... its great! its better than great... its beautiful and the magic is smooth... :bang: :bang: :bang: ... WOW.. just WOW, I am going crazy right now! The controls are so much better, most importantly the battle system.

surrealist
03-21-2006, 02:39 PM
Got my first achievements!



This is my first time being outside in the game.. let me tell you this thing is breathtaking!

aurrun
03-21-2006, 02:40 PM
CHECK OUT MY LATEST GAME!!!! oops sorry for the caps lock...

chareece
03-21-2006, 03:01 PM
i really hate all of you now. :mad: :( now i'm mad and depressed all at the same time. :( :mad:

surrealist
03-21-2006, 03:02 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">chareece wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">i really hate all of you now. :mad: :( now i'm mad and depressed all at the same time. :( :mad:</div>
</div>
You haven't made it to the store yet?

surrealist
03-21-2006, 03:05 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">metalsux wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">CHECK OUT MY LATEST GAME!!!! oops sorry for the caps lock...</div>
</div>
:clap:



I've been playing games for 15 years. This is nothing short of amazing!

chareece
03-21-2006, 03:08 PM
does anybody read the sigs? :think:



because i almost felled (twice) i can't go anywhere by myself, which is really starting to piss me off. :evil: since everyone is either about to go to work or about to get off and are to tired to go anywhere, i can't go anywhere.

delilahHD
03-21-2006, 03:22 PM
You could grab one of your neighbors. Or you could get a taxi. Or you could...I'm all out of Ideas...I think im gonna go see if someone has it uploaded yet. I have a really nice comp, and an Xbox 360 controller to go with it...so...I'm not buying the game until I get my 360.

surrealist
03-21-2006, 04:31 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">chareece wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">does anybody read the sigs? :think:



because i almost felled (twice) i can't go anywhere by myself, which is really starting to piss me off. :evil: since everyone is either about to go to work or about to get off and are to tired to go anywhere, i can't go anywhere.</div>
</div>
You mention something about your cousin going some where.. I figure she would be back now.



i'm taking a break myself...and trying to get this cheap camera to work.. urg!!!!!

chareece
03-21-2006, 04:38 PM
i said i had to take my baby (as in 9-months) cousin to the doctor. his mother (also my cousin) was at work . so i had to take him. since my cousin has no license there is no point of her going with me.



sorry i'm really bitchin' right now.:evil: :mad:

X Frog
03-21-2006, 05:01 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">chareece wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">i really hate all of you now. :mad: :( now i'm mad and depressed all at the same time. :( :mad:</div>
</div>
You'll probably still beat me. I got 1 more hour till I can get off work to pick up my copy.



:laugh:

surrealist
03-21-2006, 05:17 PM
This is the best I could do with my 1mega pixel camera.. -_-



http://xs73.xs.to/pics/06122/Photo012.jpg



http://xs73.xs.to/pics/06122/Photo016.jpg

aurrun
03-21-2006, 05:28 PM
I was already put in jail :(, I stole a horse.

myawela
03-21-2006, 06:39 PM
Well, you'll probably all have it before me. I'm probably getting it between Thursday-Saturday if Game Rush stays true to the 3 days late rule they always seem to have going on. Right now I'm wishing I had kept my preorder at EB Games but I switched to get it half price at Game Rush and figured a few days wouldn't be a big deal but damn, I'm jealous here. So many people on my friend list playing right now. :(

X Frog
03-21-2006, 07:43 PM
Just watched the making of and looked at all the extra art on the bonus disc. The pocket guide has a leather-like cover. The gold coin is going on my bookshelf right by the pewter Ordinator from Morrowind CE.



Goodbye my friends! I must shut close the marbled gates of....



O B L I V I O N!!!



:bang: :bang: :bang:

surrealist
03-21-2006, 09:30 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">metalsux wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">I was already put in jail :(, I stole a horse.</div>
</div>
you guys are far... I haven't completed anything since leaving the sewers! actually my last save is still at the sewers..:P



playing around mostly.. learning the controls

X Frog
03-21-2006, 10:16 PM
Race = Dark Elf

Custom Class = Dark Blade(Security, Blade, Armorer, Destruction, Conjuration, Light Armor, Restoration)

Sign = Mage

Hair Style = High Knot

Hair Color = Blue(hint of gray)

Skin Color = Green(hint of blue)



This game is mind-blowing. I spent an hour just tweaking my characters looks. The gameplay is smooth as silk. Not only does it play smoother than Morrowind, but the load-times are much faster. The animation has been really tweaked since the E3 vid of last year. They really tweaked this game to perfection the last four months. The music is awe-inspiring. I have not even stepped outside yet. Definitely the best graphics I have ever seen!!!



:bang: :bang: :bang:

Apollo
03-21-2006, 10:24 PM
I want to cry right now. I think I will... ;( I have no 360, and no Oblivion, this was so not the plan. I get on Halo 2 and I see "Forgotten Gamer Status: Playing Oblivion" "Delilah X Status: Playing Oblivion" And 4 others playing Oblivion! I WILL NOW CRY. Booo freakin' hooo.

delilahHD
03-21-2006, 10:25 PM
its great... I love they way they did the mission / objective tracking and map system.... easier to say the least. I am currently riding the painted horse

wonder boy
03-22-2006, 12:43 AM
how is the frame rate in first person?



do you know if its 60 fps?



is there any screen tearing?



is this really 720p or faked like in project gothem racing 3?



is there fog (bad kind that covers up stuff) or pop up?

aurrun
03-22-2006, 06:37 AM
From what Ive seen its framerate is fine. I havent had a drop in framerate yet. No screen tearing for me. Care to elaborate and I have not seen fog yet, but there are some pop ups under water.

surrealist
03-22-2006, 12:38 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">wonder boy wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">how is the frame rate in first person?</div>
</div>
The animation for running around is nice. very smooth.. realistic.. none of that quirky stuff you may have seen on Morrowind.


<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Quote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">do you know if its 60 fps?</div>
</div>
I don't think it 60.. but the game runs so smooth I can see how some may think its 60.


<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Quote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">is there any screen tearing?</div>
</div>
No.
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Quote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">is this really 720p or faked like in project gothem racing 3?</div>
</div>
No fake here. 720p


<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Quote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">is there fog (bad kind that covers up stuff) or pop up?</div>
</div>
No.



BTW, stop reading GAF wonder boy!



I guess every ones 360s should be crashing as well... :laugh:

surrealist
03-22-2006, 01:01 PM
Lockpicking :o



who here use autopick?

X Frog
03-22-2006, 02:10 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">surrealist wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Lockpicking :o



who here use autopick?</div>
</div>
No, it's easy. When you get a tumbler in the up position hit the A button. If you do not time it correctly, you'll break your pick. It's a better system than Thief or Splinter Cell. Those are more fun, but they don't rely on stats.

aurrun
03-22-2006, 07:24 PM
Surrealist your out of the sewers now what are you going to do? :)



(Can anyone kill the twins in the arena?) I think I need to go buy a new sword.

surrealist
03-22-2006, 07:46 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">metalsux wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Surrealist your out of the sewers now what are you going to do? :)



(Can anyone kill the twins in the arena?) I think I need to go buy a new sword.</div>
</div>
well, I just delivered the amulet.. I'm off to find rightful heir to the thrown... I made it to some kind of portal... looks like hells gate...I seen demons come out of it...



I saved it at that point.. :pray:



What are you up to? finding work to pay off a new sword?

aurrun
03-22-2006, 07:52 PM
I think I might have enough money to get something better then an iron long sword for a thousand. Those dungeons seem to pay real good if I dont keep breaking all of my lock picks :( . I was where you were, I went into oblivion and jumped right back out and ran for my life :laugh: .

surrealist
03-22-2006, 08:00 PM
Yep.. I went in.. and ran back out! I pass some peasant running.. he was screaming 'run for your lives... he said he seen some gaint demon walking over the walls... thats when I saved :laugh:



I may have to think this through again

aurrun
03-22-2006, 08:01 PM
I might go back in and just run around see what its like...

surrealist
03-22-2006, 08:12 PM
If I don't suppose to be there i'm gone.. no sense in being killed... those demons are swarming through hells portal...



I came there at night so things probably will look different in the day. riding my horse at night under the stars while watching deers off in the distance playing is something beautiful!

delilahHD
03-23-2006, 02:54 AM
I can't wait to start my game back up!

chareece
03-23-2006, 10:41 AM
everyone so far ahead of me. i have delivered the amelut but i kept getting sidetracked trying to get to the next place.

surrealist
03-23-2006, 11:51 AM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">chareece wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">everyone so far ahead of me. i have delivered the amelut but i kept getting sidetracked trying to get to the next place.</div>
</div>
Actually that's all I've done... this game doesn't hold your hand at all! is overwhelming.. i need guidance :shifty:

aurrun
03-23-2006, 11:52 AM
Finally I closed the gate, and yea I wont say anymore since I dont want to ruin the story.

surrealist
03-23-2006, 11:57 AM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">metalsux wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Finally I closed the gate, and yea I wont say anymore since I dont want to ruin the story.</div>
</div>
PM me... I don't know what to do next... other than suicide.



The heir wont leave with me until everyone can leave safely... what do I need to do?

aurrun
03-23-2006, 12:13 PM
pm sent, Ya I kind of went into oblivion before I did that so everyone was dead, and I didnt know where to go. So I had to go through it all over again.

McLean78
03-23-2006, 01:51 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">chareece wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">everyone so far ahead of me. i have delivered the amelut but i kept getting sidetracked trying to get to the next place.</div>
</div>
I still haven't even delivered the amulet.



I tried to bet on myself in the arena. They didn't seem to like that. :shifty:

aurrun
03-23-2006, 03:44 PM
I can not beat these prisoners in the arena. What is wrong here... 3 on 1!!!!!!

surrealist
03-23-2006, 04:44 PM
:laugh:



http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v121/BananaClock/0321061722.jpg

surrealist
03-23-2006, 04:48 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">metalsux wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">I can not beat these prisoners in the arena. What is wrong here... 3 on 1!!!!!!</div>
</div>
So you are in the city.. I decided to help the general guard that was at the oblivion gate finish clearing out the bad guys.. who knows how long this will take :bang:

aurrun
03-23-2006, 04:54 PM
Not long... Im out to buy hundreds of healing potions to beat the prisoners.

surrealist
03-23-2006, 04:57 PM
What do you do for money? i'm running short...

aurrun
03-23-2006, 04:58 PM
I go into some dungeons, or fight at the arena.

surrealist
03-23-2006, 05:04 PM
I never got a lot of cash from dungeons.... more like pocket change :(



I dont want to rob anyone.. but 'eh

chareece
03-23-2006, 05:12 PM
i just get a lot of stuff and sell it to people that i come across to make a little extra gold. i think i finally have over 150 gold (not much).



I'm not sidetracked anymore, i did close the gate but i got creeped out in the tower so i had to stop for a while. i was taking gold from a dead body hanging on the wall. Gross!

surrealist
03-23-2006, 05:25 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">chareece wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">i just get a lot of stuff and sell it to people that i come across to make a little extra gold. i think i finally have over 150 gold (not much).</div>
</div>
I only was in the city one time... and that was because I had a stolen sword in my possession.. I kinda forgot I had it... The guard sent me into town to pay the fine. :|


<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Quote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">I'm not sidetracked anymore, i did close the gate but i got creeped out in the tower so i had to stop for a while. i was taking gold from a dead body hanging on the wall. Gross!</div>
</div>
I'm about to enter the world of Elders Scrolls again.. I would like to make some progress with my character stats.



I can kill the creatures I came across at the beginning of the game with one hit now!

aurrun
03-23-2006, 05:36 PM
You never find anything? Try going to the Outlaw Endres Cave... North of pikanda, I found a lot in there, and try not to break your lockpicks in the beginning. Their is another cave I found that had some valuable items, but I forgot its name :think: .

surrealist
03-23-2006, 06:07 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">metalsux wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">You never find anything? Try going to the Outlaw Endres Cave... North of pikanda, I found a lot in there, and try not to break your lockpicks in the beginning. Their is another cave I found that had some valuable items, but I forgot its name :think: .</div>
</div>
Yes, I find things but nothing of much value...



What Race and class everyone chosen?



My character is a Redguard/Battlemage.



I wanted a character that can fight but also good with magic.

aurrun
03-23-2006, 06:15 PM
AHHHHhh im so pissed right now, I cant kill these stupid prisoners!!!!!!!! I used enough healing potions to heal myself for a second life yet I still cant win!

surrealist
03-23-2006, 06:17 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">metalsux wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">AHHHHhh im so pissed right now, I cant kill these stupid prisoners!!!!!!!! I used enough healing potions to heal myself for a second life yet I still cant win!</div>
</div>
Your level is too low that's all... gain more experience and come back with a vengeance.

aurrun
03-23-2006, 06:19 PM
Its impossible for me to protect myself against three people. Their fists seem to do more damage then my sword!

chareece
03-23-2006, 07:18 PM
well if he levels up, the prisoners will also level up also, right?



i'm a High Elf/Blade Mage.



i kicked much butt in the Oblivion gate.

aurrun
03-23-2006, 07:54 PM
Ya im pretty sure they level up with me.... I guess I have to just buy some more healing potions.

chareece
03-23-2006, 07:56 PM
well maybe you need better weapons or something?

aurrun
03-23-2006, 08:06 PM
I have a sword I recieved for joining the blades, and an enchanted shield. I also have a steel helmet, yet I cant get past them. Im also as high as I can go in training for heavy armour.

chareece
03-23-2006, 08:08 PM
well it sounds like you got some good stuff. i don't know what to tell you?

X Frog
03-23-2006, 08:10 PM
Did they remove the mini-map? All I see is a compass. I don't want to have to open a full-screen map each time. Is there an on-screen mini-map like Morrowind?

aurrun
03-23-2006, 08:13 PM
No, press B then use the right trigger and left trigger to toggle back and forth inbetween the menus (you can see which on your on at the bottom left of the screen).

X Frog
03-23-2006, 09:59 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">metalsux wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">No, press B then use the right trigger and left trigger to toggle back and forth inbetween the menus (you can see which on your on at the bottom left of the screen).</div>
</div>
I checked the manual, and played with all the menus. I see no mini-map like Morrowind. All I find are full-screen maps.



I rolled a new character already. I am now playing a custom-class Altmer.



I'm not a fan of fast-travel at all. You can literally cheat and travel to places you have only heard of.

surrealist
03-24-2006, 03:27 AM
What are some good Alchemy ingredients?



I need to increase my skill level. I would also save on gold pieces by making my own healing potions and such. ;)

aurrun
03-24-2006, 06:35 AM
Mind telling me how to make a healing potion :P

chareece
03-24-2006, 10:41 AM
ok here is some simple potions that i have made. i'm glad i wrote down the ingredients.



Restore Magic: Flax seeds, steel blue entoloma

Restore Heath: Calm bolete cap, Lady's Smock leaves

Restore Luck: Lettuce, Green Stain Shelf Cap



you should be able to buy all the ingredients in the Imperail City. Plus they are all novice potions. i have some for the Apprentice level, just let me know if you want some of those to. i also have some more Novice potions if anyone wants them.

chareece
03-24-2006, 11:08 AM
Questions:



1.i need some help with the persuade thingy. i don't really understand it so any help will be greatly needed.



2. i'm thinking about joining the Theives Guild, any thoughts on this. I was wondering what were the benefits of this. Just in case you were wondering i'm in the Blades and i fight in the Arena.

surrealist
03-24-2006, 12:16 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">chareece wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">ok here is some simple potions that i have made. i'm glad i wrote down the ingredients.



Restore Magic: Flax seeds, steel blue entoloma

Restore Heath: Calm bolete cap, Lady's Smock leaves

Restore Luck: Lettuce, Green Stain Shelf Cap



you should be able to buy all the ingredients in the Imperail City. Plus they are all novice potions. i have some for the Apprentice level, just let me know if you want some of those to. i also have some more Novice potions if anyone wants them.</div>
</div>
Thanks!



..... wait, dont you need to full up all four mix options in the bowl? you only have to ingredients there...



I use a novice mortal.

chareece
03-24-2006, 12:20 PM
no you don't have to feel up all the options for novice poitions. they dont really last that long or add that much back to to your stats but they do help out. at most they will get your skill up.

surrealist
03-24-2006, 12:28 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">chareece wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">no you don't have to feel up all the options for novice poitions. they dont really last that long or add that much back to to your stats but they do help out. at most they will get your skill up.</div>
</div>
you're really good at this game 'eh? I figured you may not like it. :)



Have you battle in the arena yet... I just stop by Imperail City to find out some info on cult books.... I decided to try it out.

McLean78
03-24-2006, 12:40 PM
I don't know anything about potions, but I improved my alchemy skill a few levels just by eating raw flax seeds. Yummy! :)

chareece
03-24-2006, 12:46 PM
yea i've fought in the arena. i'm so good but then i'm only on the fourth group of fighters. so far i'm doing great. as i'm waiting for the gate to go up i have my spells ready. as soon as it goes up i used Protect, then i conjure up a Skeleten for back up and then i we fight. i either use Flare or Cold Touch depending on my mood. hardly every use my sword but i need to get my blade skill up since it is a major skill.

surrealist
03-24-2006, 12:50 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">McLean78 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">I don't know anything about potions, but I improved my alchemy skill a few levels just by eating raw flax seeds. Yummy! :)</div>
</div>
Where can I find these flax seeds?

surrealist
03-24-2006, 12:53 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">chareece wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">yea i've fought in the arena. i'm so good but then i'm only on the fourth group of fighters. so far i'm doing great. as i'm waiting for the gate to go up i have my spells ready. as soon as it goes up i used Protect, then i conjure up a Skeleten for back up and then i we fight. i either use Flare or Cold Touch depending on my mood. hardly every use my sword but i need to get my blade skill up since it is a major skill.</div>
</div>
I do rely on my sword a little more than you.. but I am a battlemage so I do use magic from time to time ;)



actually... I use the same strategy. I conjure up a skeleton or a scamp.

chareece
03-24-2006, 01:21 PM
you can find flax seeds at the shop in the market district (sp?). i think the name of the shop was The Main Ingredient.

surrealist
03-24-2006, 01:32 PM
Alright,



you know your stuff!

McLean78
03-24-2006, 01:33 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">chareece wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">you can find flax seeds at the shop in the market district (sp?). i think the name of the shop was The Main Ingredient.</div>
</div>
No, don't buy them! You can find them growing all over the place. I think I got a bunch of them near the vintners at Skingrad?



I guess I've spent a lot time picking flowers in this game. :shifty: And mushrooms.

surrealist
03-24-2006, 01:37 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">McLean78 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">No, don't buy them! You can find them growing all over the place. I think I got a bunch of them near the vintners at Skingrad?</div>
</div>
Are they expensive or something?



I guess it would be best to save every gold coin I get..if I can find them for free

chareece
03-24-2006, 01:42 PM
no they werent that expensive but then that could be just me.

McLean78
03-24-2006, 01:45 PM
Yeah, it's probably better to just buy them. I just pick up everything I see and these turned out to be mildly useful, so I use them. :) There's some kind of mushroom that also restores magicka. But neither of them are very effective. I only use them because they're free.

chareece
03-24-2006, 01:54 PM
when you remember the name of the mushroom let me know. i might be able to make a potion with it.

surrealist
03-24-2006, 02:17 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">chareece wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">no they werent that expensive but then that could be just me.</div>
</div>


lol yeah, you can get a reduce price if the bartar likes you.



http://chiharu-swan.cocolog-nifty.com/page1/images/gold_coins_2.jpg

delilahHD
03-24-2006, 04:56 PM
No spoilers guys!!!!... I just closed a gate!!!, Go Chareece Go! Isn't this game just grand! :bang: &lt;--- I had to do it!

delilahHD
03-24-2006, 05:05 PM
Consider Version 4 dead.

delilahHD
03-25-2006, 12:59 AM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Julius Rage wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Consider Version 4 dead.</div>
</div>
Nah, I still work on it everyday.... It is hard juggling the two though!

delilahHD
03-25-2006, 01:31 AM
Now, I am assuming that once V4 is up, one of you guys are going to be doing a review...

aurrun
03-25-2006, 10:23 AM
We would have to finish it first and im stuck:(

chareece
03-25-2006, 10:23 AM
do we have to finish the game to do the review? if so that review won't be up for a while.

chareece
03-25-2006, 10:25 AM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">metalsux wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">... im stuck:(</div>
</div>




are you still have trouble with the 3 fighters in the arena?

aurrun
03-25-2006, 10:51 AM
Ya im still trying to kill them. Im also trying to pick a lock, (very hard). O yea one more thing im stuck on the main quest when I have to go to the inn...

chareece
03-25-2006, 12:56 PM
i stopped playing the main quest about two days ago so i can't help you there. my lockpicking is so bad i broke 10+ lockpicks on one lock.



but i did defeated the 3 fighters. this is how i did it. i kept running around the pillers and splitting them up. then i would shot fireballs (Flare) at them and hit the ones that got close with my sword. i also used the spell Protect. it took a minute to defeat them and i did die twice. I think i got to close to the spikes on the wall.

surrealist
03-25-2006, 01:09 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">chareece wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">but i did defeated the 3 fighters. this is how i did it. i kept running around the pillers and splitting them up. then i would shot fireballs (Flare) at them and hit the ones that got close with my sword. i also used the spell Protect.</div>
</div>
Damn girl!! I haven't fought them yet... but at least I know now what works.



http://www.illlogic.net/images/owned.gif

aurrun
03-25-2006, 01:19 PM
Im going to have to try that. Thanks!

chareece
03-25-2006, 01:22 PM
i actually like that series. ;)



yea they kicked my but at first. they kept knocking me back and stuff. but then i remember what spells i had so it was alright after that.

surrealist
03-25-2006, 07:41 PM
alright, they're dead! i'm rank as hero now in the arena.



please :hand: no more applauds

chareece
03-25-2006, 11:47 PM
i'm now the arena Grand Champion. Go me! off to join the Mages Guild. i'm going to have do the main quest one day.

surrealist
03-25-2006, 11:49 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">chareece wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">i'm now the arena Grand Champion. Go me!</div>
</div>


http://theboxset.com/images/reviewcaptures/974capture_friday04.jpg

McLean78
03-26-2006, 12:11 AM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">chareece wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">i'm going to have do the main quest one day.</div>
</div>
There's a main quest??? Oh right, I remember. Something about Oblivion and an heir and stuff. I really need to start doing something about those gates. They're like weeds!!



There's just so much to do, I can't stop. Seriously, I've played entire games with less interesting plots than some of the side quests in Oblivion.

chareece
03-26-2006, 12:15 AM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">McLean78 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">There's a main quest??? Oh right, I remember. Something about Oblivion and an heir and stuff. I really need to start doing something about those gates. They're like weeds!!</div>
</div>


I know what you mean. i passed two of them on a side quest and just pretended that nothing was there. this poor kingdom is going to hell and i don't really care.:laugh:


<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">McLean78 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">There's just so much to do, I can't stop. Seriously, I've played entire games with less interesting plots than some of the side quests in Oblivion.</div>
</div>


what has been your favorite side quest so far? and please no spoilers, just the name of the quest. mine has been the "Gray Prince".

surrealist
03-26-2006, 01:16 AM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">chareece wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">what has been your favorite side quest so far? and please no spoilers, just the name of the quest. mine has been the "Gray Prince".</div>
</div>


.... you did the Gray Prince side quest and killed him to become arena Grand Champion?



spoiler warning!!!!!





I heard if you do his quest and then killed him in the arena it will count against you as murder.


<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Quote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">..... If you talk to the grandmaster before you do the final fight he'll have you do a quest. If you do it for him in the final fight he just stands before you and tells you to kill him without fighting back.</div>
</div>


I didn't do his side quest... boy! this guy don't play!

McLean78
03-26-2006, 12:03 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">chareece wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">what has been your favorite side quest so far? and please no spoilers, just the name of the quest. mine has been the "Gray Prince".</div>
</div>
I really liked "Through a Nightmare, Darkly" and the "Bravil Recommendation" because they both seemed very different to me.



About the Gray Prince:

<span style="color:White">Yes it counts as a murder, and it's so tragic! And it made me feel so evil, the poor guy. :( </span>

wily
03-26-2006, 12:09 PM
So how is oblivion? I'm planning to buy it but I'm not sure to get this or GRAW.

chareece
03-26-2006, 12:23 PM
Spoiler...i think



<span style="color:White">yea i did the Gray Prince side quest and it does count as murder, which i didn't know at the time when i killed him. so yea it was kind sad when we got in the ring and he just let me kill him. but i got cool armor. you should have done his quest, he boost like three of your stats. which ones i can't remember.</span>



End of Spoiler



I don't have G.R.A.W. but Oblivion is great. Well worth the wait and the price tag in my opinion.

surrealist
03-26-2006, 12:28 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">wily wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">So how is oblivion? I'm planning to buy it but I'm not sure to get this or GRAW.</div>
</div>
I love this game.



The graphics are really a big improvement over Morrowind. It's just such a more organic feel.

The towns are so much better now, much bigger, better, livelier



I'm just getting into it now. I'm getting the potions down.. magic, levels etc.



There is something for everything in this game. can't carry anymore? use a spell to unburden yourself. potions, plants, guilds quests. everything!



GOTY IMHO





As for GRAW, I heard its awesome as well but I haven't played it yet.... you have a tough decision on your hands :shifty:

chareece
03-26-2006, 12:33 PM
on a side note i think i reach the end of the world and/or map. playing last night i got a message that said "turn around, you can not go any farther"

surrealist
03-26-2006, 12:35 PM
What made you travel that far? did you just wanted to see how far you could actually go?

wily
03-26-2006, 12:37 PM
yes... I do have a tough decision to make

chareece
03-26-2006, 12:40 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">surrealist wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">What made you travel that far? did you just wanted to see how far you could actually go?</div>
</div>




i was on a side quest.

aurrun
03-26-2006, 01:19 PM
chareece are there anymore multiple person fights?

chareece
03-26-2006, 01:38 PM
Yes



Spoiler



<span style="color:White">when you fight the yellow team champion. she has a archer and a mage user, but you do have help in the form of a wild boar named Porkchop.</span>

surrealist
03-26-2006, 02:16 PM
How do I charge back up my weapon? my blade is enchanted.

chareece
03-26-2006, 02:27 PM
you have to find someone to do it.

surrealist
03-26-2006, 02:31 PM
yeah, i read mages guild will do it or a filled soul gem

chareece
03-26-2006, 02:34 PM
yea some mages will do it but some blacksmiths will also. you just have to find them

surrealist
03-26-2006, 02:39 PM
I went money hunting this morning and made about $6000! I bought a enchanted blade which will disintegrate armour and weapon 100 pts on strike!



:evil:



no more games, i'm playing for keeps!

chareece
03-26-2006, 02:44 PM
does that disintegrate enchantment work, cause i have a spell for it but i don't use it and i was wondering?

McLean78
03-26-2006, 03:09 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">chareece wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">on a side note i think i reach the end of the world and/or map. playing last night i got a message that said "turn around, you can not go any farther"</div>
</div>
Yeah, I saw that, too. When you get down to Leyawiin, the edge of the world isn't too far from the main road. But in most places it looks like they protect the border with mountains and ocean and stuff.



On my own side note, I let some annoying kid drown in an underwater cave last night (accident, I swear), but he just showed up today in Chorrol. Creepy! :eek:

chareece
03-26-2006, 03:14 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">McLean78 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">On my own side note, I let some annoying kid drown in an underwater cave last night (accident, I swear), but he just showed up today in Chorrol. Creepy! :eek:</div>
</div>


let me guess, your little fanboy?

surrealist
03-26-2006, 03:25 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">chareece wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">does that disintegrate enchantment work, cause i have a spell for it but i don't use it and i was wondering?</div>
</div>
Yep, I fought gray prince with it. 2 hits and he was naked.. 2 more hits and his sword broke..2 more hits and he's dead.

surrealist
03-26-2006, 03:26 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">chareece wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">let me guess, your little fanboy?</div>
</div>
I have the fanboy following me around now. :laugh:

chareece
03-26-2006, 03:28 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">surrealist wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Yep, I fought gray prince with it. 2 hits and he was naked.. 2 more hits and his sword broke..2 more hits and he's dead.</div>
</div>




cool i might have to start using it more often

surrealist
03-26-2006, 03:45 PM
the only thing bad about it is recharging weapons is a hassle... you have to go out of your way to find someone to do it

chareece
03-26-2006, 03:56 PM
thats's the benfits of spells; no recharging.

surrealist
03-26-2006, 04:00 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">chareece wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">thats's the benfits of spells; no recharging.</div>
</div>
Isn't there magic I can get myself to recharge my own weapons?

chareece
03-26-2006, 04:04 PM
i just know you need a soul gem but i dont know how to do it.

surrealist
03-26-2006, 04:10 PM
I am a battlemage, my magic is pretty strong...i think



but hey! i'm no weak sauce

surrealist
03-26-2006, 04:11 PM
Glitch In Oblivion, to get infinite gold



its flying over the net..... :(



A game of this size .. i'm surprise it didn't happen sooner

chareece
03-26-2006, 04:16 PM
yea i read about that on the xbox.com forums. i was thinking about using but then i was like i'll do it later when i join the Dark Brotherhood.

chareece
03-26-2006, 04:18 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">surrealist wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">I am a battlemage, my magic is pretty strong...i think



but hey! i'm no weak sauce</div>
</div>


hey when you get a chance post your stats. i'll post mine the next time i turn on my 360.

surrealist
03-26-2006, 04:24 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">chareece wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">yea i read about that on the xbox.com forums. i was thinking about using but then i was like i'll do it later when i join the Dark Brotherhood.</div>
</div>
Bethesda ought to release a patch over live.

chareece
03-26-2006, 04:28 PM
but from what i'm reading its not a glitch more of an easter egg.

surrealist
03-26-2006, 04:30 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">chareece wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">but from what i'm reading its not a glitch more of an easter egg.</div>
</div>
easter egg! to get infinite gold at any point in the game.... nah, its a glitch.



the way you cause It to happen clearly shows that.

chareece
03-26-2006, 04:41 PM
are we talking about the same thing? because from what i've been reading it sounds like an easter egg. something the devs put in the game but then i could have read the post wrong it was late at night when i read that.

surrealist
03-26-2006, 04:45 PM
The one I speak of relies on you killing someone, looting their body for gold but the gold never runs out...



One of the best things about Oblivion was that I could compare my adventure with others.. but if people are cheating it kills a lot of the enjoyment of the game imo.



Its hard for me to compare my stats with anyone now! they're probably a cheating bastard

chareece
03-26-2006, 04:54 PM
yea then were talking about the same thing.



if this was MMO then yea that would be really unfair but since its not that person is only hurting themselves, if you see that way. but you can still compare your game to others cause money doesn't really help out with the quests or anything. yea they might have better weapons and stuff then you but you'll feel better cause you worked for yours.

surrealist
03-26-2006, 04:57 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">chareece wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">yea then were talking about the same thing.



if this was MMO then yea that would be really unfair but since its not that person is only hurting themselves, if you see that way. but you can still compare your game to others cause money doesn't really help out with the quests or anything. yea they might have better weapons and stuff then you but you'll feel better cause you worked for yours.</div>
</div>
I wish those play testers caught this.

surrealist
03-26-2006, 04:57 PM
Everyone, Difficulty slider.



Where is yours set?



I have mine default.

chareece
03-26-2006, 05:07 PM
this "glitch" is suppose be in the official guide on page 349 #26

http://forums.xbox.com/3173854/ShowPost.aspx if anyone has the guide could you check.



i didn't know there was a difficulty level.

aurrun
03-26-2006, 05:25 PM
Finally I have beat them and now im the grand champion and I have my fanboy (I think im going to kill him hes so annoying). Surrealist I think I lowered ine 1 oe 2 clicks in the beginning.

chareece
03-26-2006, 05:26 PM
congrats on your win. what name did you pick? I am Lady Luck.

surrealist
03-26-2006, 06:05 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">chareece wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">this "glitch" is suppose be in the official guide on page 349 #26

http://forums.xbox.com/3173854/ShowPost.aspx if anyone has the guide could you check.



i didn't know there was a difficulty level.</div>
</div>
X frog has the guide.

surrealist
03-26-2006, 06:08 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">metalsux wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Finally I have beat them and now im the grand champion and I have my fanboy (I think im going to kill him hes so annoying). Surrealist I think I lowered ine 1 oe 2 clicks in the beginning.</div>
</div>
:bang:



I wonder if there's another reason for the "fanboy" perhaps i'll miss out on a sidequest later on in the game.



:think:

aurrun
03-26-2006, 06:13 PM
If we kill a store owner will a guard know? (im thinking about joinging the brotherhood after I finish all the fighters guild quests)

surrealist
03-26-2006, 06:18 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">metalsux wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">im thinking about joinging the brotherhood after I finish all the fighters guild quests)</div>
</div>


I'm joining ;)



http://xs73.xs.to/pics/06125/brosig.jpg

chareece
03-26-2006, 06:19 PM
i think so but if you kill the owner, would the owner come back that way you could still buy from his shop?

aurrun
03-26-2006, 06:23 PM
If I kill him im just going to steal it all, so what would there be to buy?

surrealist
03-26-2006, 06:30 PM
you're right chareece. Its confirmed to be in the strategy guide.



the game must be balance enough that this money trick doesn't harm the flow of the game

chareece
03-26-2006, 06:32 PM
lol. sorry my bad. i don't know why i was thinking everyone else was being good.



:laugh:

McLean78
03-26-2006, 07:01 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">surrealist wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">I wonder if there's another reason for the "fanboy" perhaps i'll miss out on a sidequest later on in the game.</div>
</div>
He must have a purpose. He's immortal! :shifty:





I lowered my difficulty bar down to 40% because I got sick of getting my ass kicked by herds of minotaur and wraiths and whatever else started showing up after I advanced a few levels. But that made a huge difference, so I might raise it back up a few %.

surrealist
03-26-2006, 07:07 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">McLean78 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">He must have a purpose. He's immortal! :shifty:</div>
</div>
:laugh:



that may be so but metalsux drown him....



....then again he appeared out of no where to metalsux in another town!



pet cemetery woooooooo :(

delilahHD
03-26-2006, 07:48 PM
I just got this game. Holy shit! I've played it about 2 hours so far and right from the start it is just amazing looking. The physics seem to be half life 2 quality and the graphics are insane. People might want to nitpick but this game is the most amazing feeling game I can ever remember playing. The closest I can remember to getting this feeling is when "Unreal" first came out and you walked outside for the first time.

aurrun
03-26-2006, 08:15 PM
He isnt immortal, I killed him in one hit. I went back to my last save though because I ffelt bad and he didnt have any gold, abd told him to go away.



Update: I now own a house :)

surrealist
03-26-2006, 09:17 PM
Nice.. i haven't yet bought a house. but I'm looking for something close to a lake ;)

surrealist
03-27-2006, 01:35 AM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">surrealist wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">I'm joining ;)



http://xs73.xs.to/pics/06125/brosig.jpg</div>
</div>
uhhhh, i change my mind.... those people are straight up evil!

delilahHD
03-27-2006, 06:14 AM
Im picking up my 360 on wendsday. Hello thieves guild!

chareece
03-27-2006, 11:54 AM
another interesting quest was "The Siren's Deception" i thought this was funny but then again that could be because i'm a female.

McLean78
03-27-2006, 12:32 PM
I liked that one too. :)



Is your character female? I was wondering if that quest would be different for a female character.

chareece
03-27-2006, 01:19 PM
of course my character is a female and her name is Chareece. :) but yea if your a female they make it clear that there is no touching allowed. they also stress that they're not hookers.



(on a side note Chareece is always the name of my female characters, Reece for the males. since no one is allowed to call me Chareece (its my middle name) is my game name) &lt;-end of side note. i know, long.

McLean78
03-27-2006, 01:29 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">chareece wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">of course my character is a female and her name is Chareece. :) but yea if your a female they make it clear that there is no touching allowed. they also stress that they're not hookers.</div>
</div>
Oh, okay! Probably shouldn't say anything more on it, but it sounds like you got to go at that situation from the opposite angle. Nice!





I tried that cache clearing trick, and I think it made a big difference. Everything was great at first, but it got to a point where the game was freaking out and "Loading area..." almost continuously. But clearing the cache seemed to help. I think I may have to do that periodically.

chareece
03-27-2006, 01:33 PM
yea i would like to do that quest over as a male just to see how it would play out.



i had to do that loading thing also. again like you it was fine at first but after awhile it takes forever to load.

surrealist
03-27-2006, 01:36 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">McLean78 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">I tried that cache clearing trick, and I think it made a big difference. Everything was great at first, but it got to a point where the game was freaking out and "Loading area..." almost continuously. But clearing the cache seemed to help. I think I may have to do that periodically.</div>
</div>
I haven't tried it yet.. but I had my first freeze last night.



Things were starting to load slow...

McLean78
03-27-2006, 01:39 PM
I've had 4 freezes I think. I stopped playing after the last one. I'm not sure how much progress I lost because I hadn't saved in a while. Hopefully there's a recent autosave.

delilahHD
03-27-2006, 01:45 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Quote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Oblivion uses the Xbox 360 hard drive to cache game data and in some cases the info stored on the hard drive can get fragmented, slowing down the game's performance. Bethesda has already found out a way to fix the issue. Here is the official word:



Oblivion uses the Xbox 360 hard drive extensively to cache (copy and reuse) game data. This is done to optimize all loading the game does. It has been found in rare cases on some Xbox 360s that the cached data can get overly fragmented. This exhibits itself by the game taking a long time to load anything from menus, dialogue, sounds, objects, levels, and more.



To solve this problem, reset your Xbox, and hold down the A button as the game is booting up. If any button is held while Oblivion is loading, it will clear its hard drive cache, and create a new one.



Once you see the “Bethesda Softworks” logo video, the game is already loaded, and the cache should have been cleared.



Note, this does not effect your game in any way other than loading. You will not lose any saved data.</div>
</div>


Wow I never knew that~? Does it work with any game or JUST Oblivion?

chareece
03-27-2006, 01:49 PM
you know why i think everyone is have freezes and slow load times? because we play this game like its crack. we play for long, long hours at a time and the system just needs a break or something.

surrealist
03-27-2006, 02:38 PM
morrowind had the same cache problem... you had to load 3 games to clear the cache! talk about a hassle!



hopefully this will help with my freeze problem

chareece
03-27-2006, 02:50 PM
ok people have a new list of spells to share. if you do not wish to know them i would suggest you do not read this post. also as a little disclaimer i have all four of the alchemy tools so that gives me a better results in my potions. so my potion and your potion might not have the same effect if you don't have all four. also if your a mage like me you really don't need this but if your like me and need money you can make these for a nice little profit since you can find the ingredients in the wild or you can steal them.



also this is how i will list the potion; name of it, ingredients and the effects will be underneath that. deal? deal.



Burden:Fly Amanita Cap,Moring Glory Rootpulp,Summer Bolete

Effects: Burden 15 pts for 58 secs on self

Restore Agilty 1pt for 6 secs on self



Restore Health:Boar Meat, Daedra Heart

Effect:Restore health 3pts for 11 secs on self



Damage Agilty:Garlic, Pumpkin

Effects: Damages agility 1 pt for 4 secs on self



Detect Life:Rat Meat,Tomato

Effect: Detect life 22 ft for 90 secs on self



Restore Fatigued and Light:Watermelon, Beef, Milk Thistle Seeds

Effects: Restore Fatigue 5 pts for 22 secs on self, Light 27ft for 109 secs on self



Dispel:Bergamot Seeds, Ectoplasm

Effects: Dispel 39pts on self



Water Breathing:Onion, Scales

Effect:Water Breathing for 27 secs on self



Cure Poison:Ginseng,Strawberry



Resist Shock:Blackberry, Crab meat

Effect:Resist Shock 10% for 41 secs on shelf



Feather:Flax Seeds,Sweetcate

Effects:Feather 56pts for 226 secs



Night-Eye:Carrot, Viper Bugloss Leaves

Effect: Night-Eye for 19 secs on self



Feather:Venison, Flax Seeds

Effect: Feather 67 pts for 256 secs on self



Resist Poison:Motherwort Sprig, Alkanet Flower

Effect:Resist Poison 12% for 47 secs on self



Edit: had to do some major formatting.

surrealist
03-27-2006, 06:20 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Quote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">If you're having performance issues with Oblivion, clear your cache! (http://news.teamxbox.com/xbox/10531/Oblivion-Fragmented-Cache-Data-Fix/)</div>
</div>
heads up! you know the trick to get gold on oblivion... well this clear cache will delete his dead body as well.

wily
03-27-2006, 06:30 PM
I have finally decided... I'm going to get oblivion

aurrun
03-27-2006, 08:37 PM
Has anyone gone into the dreamworld? There are some amazing things inside it but its almost impossible to get out. Im stuck on the test of patience and the test of courage (only courage because under the water it gets so dark). If anyone has been please give me some hints. The dreamworld is in the city of Bravil. *Slight spoiler I guess, well not really since its a side quest (highlight)*



<span style="color:LemonChiffon">To get there you must ask a guard at the bravil castle. He will lead you to one someone in the mage guild, who will then lead you upstairs. You must put the thing he gives you on and go asleep. Yu lose everything, but you do get some good armour if you go to one of the tests first, other then that you wont need it. Ahhh Help </span>

surrealist
03-27-2006, 09:38 PM
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<div class="bbcode_quote_head">wily wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">I have finally decided... I'm going to get oblivion</div>
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:clap:



When will you have it wily?

chareece
03-28-2006, 12:26 AM
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<div class="bbcode_quote_head">metalsux wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Has anyone gone into the dreamworld? There are some amazing things inside it but its almost impossible to get out. Im stuck on the test of patience and the test of courage (only courage because under the water it gets so dark). If anyone has been please give me some hints. The dreamworld is in the city of Bravil. *Slight spoiler I guess, well not really since its a side quest (highlight)*

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ok i had to find this from like three different sites and piece it together. so if it makes no sense, forgive me it is after 12.



The Test of Patience

<span style="color:LemonChiffon">some sort of scroll that you get is suppose to double as a map. you have to follow a runic character that is on the bottom of the map.</span>



The test of Courage

you could try a spell that will give you light. i use Starlight. doesn't cost that much magic.

X Frog
03-28-2006, 12:33 AM
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<div class="bbcode_quote_head">chareece wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">this "glitch" is suppose be in the official guide on page 349 #26

http://forums.xbox.com/3173854/ShowPost.aspx if anyone has the guide could you check.



i didn't know there was a difficulty level.</div>
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It says it would be "profitible" to do this on that page. So I guess this is a well-known glitch.

surrealist
03-28-2006, 12:33 AM
..... set back.



I went back to check something on a old save and forgot I was playing off autosave on my game. long story short, the game autosave over my current game.



:snooty:



am cry

chareece
03-28-2006, 12:37 AM
how many hours did you lose?

X Frog
03-28-2006, 12:41 AM
I am using a Custom-Class Altmer with Blade, Light Armor, Armorer, Destruction, Conjuration, Restoration, and Alteration as main skills with Sign of Mage and emphasis on magic.

surrealist
03-28-2006, 12:42 AM
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<div class="bbcode_quote_head">chareece wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">how many hours did you lose?</div>
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my last unlock achievement.



:(



am cry

surrealist
03-28-2006, 12:44 AM
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<div class="bbcode_quote_head">X Frog wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">I am using a Custom-Class Altmer with Blade, Light Armor, Armorer, Destruction, Conjuration, Restoration, and Alteration as main skills with Sign of Mage and emphasis on magic.</div>
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you seem ready for anything! what is your character and class again?

chareece
03-28-2006, 12:48 AM
yea thats sad, Surrealist. well maybe it won't take you that long to get it back.



X Frog, are you a pure mage or mage/melee mix?

delilahHD
03-28-2006, 03:18 AM
I want to play so bad :( :cry: .... almost there

surrealist
03-28-2006, 03:38 AM
what the strangest thing you seen with oblivion advance A.I?



Just now I came across two soldiers fighting in the woods...

aurrun
03-28-2006, 06:50 AM
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<div class="bbcode_quote_head">chareece wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">ok i had to find this from like three different sites and piece it together. so if it makes no sense, forgive me it is after 12.



The Test of Patience

<span style="color:LemonChiffon">some sort of scroll that you get is suppose to double as a map. you have to follow a runic character that is on the bottom of the map.</span>



The test of Courage

you could try a spell that will give you light. i use Starlight. doesn't cost that much magic.</div>
</div>


Thanks for the help on the test of patience, but <span style="color:LemonChiffon">for the test of courage you cant exit then come back in, and once you are in you lose everything except the amulet he gives you</span>:( .



Thanks for the help though :D

McLean78
03-28-2006, 09:26 AM
metalsux, I have 2 suggestions for the test of courage:



First, if visibility is a problem, you can go into the game settings and increase the brightness, which will make it plenty bright enough to see. Second, grab the potion but don't drink it right away. Swim as far as you can until your breath meter is almost empty and then drink it. There's a second potion you can pick up along the way, but if you go fast enough, you won't even need it. If your character can swim fast enough (and you don't get turned around), you'll barely even need the first potion.




<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">surrealist wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">what the strangest thing you seen with oblivion advance A.I?</div>
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I was camping out in front of a store waiting for it to open when out of nowhere some guy ran up and started wildly attacking me with a dagger. It freaked me out at first because I couldn't figure out what I did, but I recognized his name. Turns out he's somebody I had really pissed off earlier and was out for revenge. I can only imagine how long and far he was tracking me.



Anyways, the funny thing was that when the guards saw him attack me, they all ran up to try and kill him (at first I wasn't sure if they were all after me or what). In the heat of battle one of the guards hit another guard, so after the perp was dead they all started attacking him. Even the head of the local fighter's guild jumped in. I didn't want to get arrested, so I just looted my attacker's body and the ran and hid behind a building and watched the fight from there. After they killed the offending guard, they were all sad that their friend had been killed.

surrealist
03-28-2006, 11:30 AM
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<div class="bbcode_quote_head">McLean78 wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">I was camping out in front of a store waiting for it to open when out of nowhere some guy ran up and started wildly attacking me with a dagger. It freaked me out at first because I couldn't figure out what I did, but I recognized his name. Turns out he's somebody I had really pissed off earlier and was out for revenge. I can only imagine how long and far he was tracking me.



Anyways, the funny thing was that when the guards saw him attack me, they all ran up to try and kill him (at first I wasn't sure if they were all after me or what). In the heat of battle one of the guards hit another guard, so after the perp was dead they all started attacking him. Even the head of the local fighter's guild jumped in. I didn't want to get arrested, so I just looted my attacker's body and the ran and hid behind a building and watched the fight from there. After they killed the offending guard, they were all sad that their friend had been killed.</div>
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:laugh: :laugh:

X Frog
03-28-2006, 04:25 PM
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<div class="bbcode_quote_head">chareece wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">X Frog, are you a pure mage or mage/melee mix?</div>
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Mix. I love katanas &amp; glass armor. I love using magic skills for picking locks etc and of course battles.



:bang:

aurrun
03-28-2006, 06:47 PM
Yay im finally our of there!



My house is all decorated now!

delilahHD
03-29-2006, 05:55 AM
Wow. This game is already kicking ass. Seriously, I just sat around for about 30 minutes just tweaking my characters facial features! I got the guy to look exactly like me. Heres hoping that the game keeps pushing itself.



Heres the character I created. Seriously, Its an exact replication of me! I love this game...



(Note: I copped out and got the PC version. Still just as good as the 360 version I believe.)

http://img53.imageshack.us/img53/2602/oblivion20060329033556789ma.th.jpg (http://img53.imageshack.us/my.php?image=oblivion20060329033556789ma.jpg)

chareece
03-29-2006, 09:19 AM
Congrats Metalsux on getting out of there.



X Frog, i'm like 95% mage, 5% melee. i would like to just use magic but still need to raise my levels to use the high level spells. or i just need the money to buy them.



Julius, i played around with the character creation thingy for about an hour just playing around with it. the BF was making him a character and it ended up looking like a distant cousin.

surrealist
03-29-2006, 01:17 PM
Look what I found hiding in the bushes...



Spoiler!!!



Go to the stables near the Imperial City and walk along the outer wall of the city. When you come up to a section of the wall that has a bush next to it, there is a shady guy who will sell you lockpicks for 6 gold coins a pop. I believe he replenishes his supply every day since he only carries 30 a day.

aurrun
03-29-2006, 02:45 PM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">surrealist wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Look what I found hiding in the bushes...



Spoiler!!!



Go to the stables near the Imperial City and walk along the outer wall of the city. When you come up to a section of the wall that has a bush next to it, there is a shady guy who will sell you lockpicks for 6 gold coins a pop. I believe he replenishes his supply every day since he only carries 30 a day.</div>
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Spoiler!!! once again.



There is a quest once you are a lelvel 10 that will give you an unbreakable lockpick. Im sstill on level 7 :sick:

surrealist
03-29-2006, 02:46 PM
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<div class="bbcode_quote_head">metalsux wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Spoiler!!! once again.



There is a quest once you are a lelvel 10 that will give you an unbreakable lockpick. Im sstill on level 7 :sick:</div>
</div>


The Skeleton key?

McLean78
03-29-2006, 05:22 PM
Wow, that sounds handy! I'm surprised there's an item like that, wouldn't that make it too easy?



Does anybody have fewer than 10 active quests? I seem to be floating around 12-15. Every time I finish one a new one pops up in its place! That's what makes this game so hard to turn off. And that's not even counting the hundreds of Oblivion gates, caves, mines, forts, and ruins that I'm always finding but never exploring. This game has more multi-tasking than an RTS!

aurrun
03-29-2006, 05:37 PM
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<div class="bbcode_quote_head">surrealist wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">The Skeleton key?</div>
</div>


Ya thats it :sick:

delilahHD
03-29-2006, 08:15 PM
Hey...I was reading Mc Leans post and I had a cool idea. How about, once the new front page is up, Surrealist or Blaze or Someone (Not me, PC version) do a weekly blog on their travels in oblivion? No major site has done anything like this yet and we could be the first.

surrealist
03-29-2006, 08:24 PM
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<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Julius Rage wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Hey...I was reading Mc Leans post and I had a cool idea. How about, once the new front page is up, Surrealist or Blaze or Someone (Not me, PC version) do a weekly blog on their travels in oblivion? No major site has done anything like this yet and we could be the first.</div>
</div>
Why not you? PC version is the same... but yeah that would be cool

delilahHD
03-30-2006, 02:46 AM
Well, I suppose I could do it...yeah! I do alot of stupid stuff in oblivion that would make for more than a few interesting stories. For one I don't use the map or teleport, which lands me in more than a few...less than heterosexual situations.

surrealist
03-30-2006, 05:16 AM
<div class="bbcode_quote">
<div class="bbcode_quote_head">Julius Rage wrote:</div>
<div class="bbcode_quote_body">Well, I suppose I could do it...yeah! I do alot of stupid stuff in oblivion that would make for more than a few interesting stories. For one I don't use the map or teleport, which lands me in more than a few...less than heterosexual situations.</div>
</div>
If anything it'll be funny :laugh:

delilahHD
03-30-2006, 08:34 AM
Well, heres a stupid little story....The other day I spent 20 minutes trying to out run/maneuver a pack of wolves, humans, kahjit, and a big stupid horse. How did I get into that mess?



I ran upon a camp of homeless refugees, who had fled from a goblin assualt or something else. Honestly, the girl who was telling me about their troubles was boring and not vary fun to look at in the face, so I really wasn't listening to her. Out of the corner of my eye, however, i saw something vary promising; a ranger chick carrying this very nice sword. This got me to thinking "Hey, why should she have so much while I have so little?".



The answer to this question ,of course, was because she "earned" it (with hard work and presistance). Really, I didn't care how she got it, I wanted it and I would kill as many people, and possibly a few pigs, to get it. So, I drew my rusty long sword and pounced on her (Pops never showed me how to talk to the ladies).



As I landed the first blow, I began to realize two things. One, I don't posses any armor what-so ever (totally diffrent story). Two, I am not the last action hero. With these two realizations fresh in my skull I took the only logical course avalible to me; I ran for the hills like a fat kid at a baby back rib convention.





Theres alot more too it than that. This is just an example of how I may go about describing the events that take place while I'm playing. This should not be taken as a sample of my actual writing, I just through this together really fast. Seriously though... I'm 67% sure that that Black horse was out to analy rape me.

surrealist
03-30-2006, 04:12 PM
Yeah, you would be perfect to write a weekly travel blog.. :laugh: perhaps you could cut down the sexual overtones a little...

delilahHD
03-30-2006, 07:43 PM
Yeah...I suppose I "Could" do that....ok sure, I'll cut back on the sexual overtones...but I still get to talk trash about people in the game.