Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Game Stories and Spoilers

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Something funny or interesting happen to you in the game? Want to discuss a quest? This is the place for it.

This thread will contain spoilers, head for the hills if you do not want to be spoiled!

Although we know that this thread contains spoilers, I'd like it if we still used spoiler tags and warnings, thank you.

Spoiler-free impressions here

Imma put this one in spoiler tags.

[color=white]I heard the bad guy, like, totally dies at the end.[/color]

I'm actually tempted to do the "two game take one home free" trade in of PGR3 and CoD2 for this one. Do I really want to turn into an RPG nut, though? Tough question.

ColdForged wrote:

Imma put this one in spoiler tags.

[color=white]I heard the bad guy, like, totally dies at the end.[/color]

I'm actually tempted to do the "two game take one home free" trade in of PGR3 and CoD2 for this one. Do I really want to turn into an RPG nut, though? Tough question.

I bought the new 360 wheel from Madcatz Coldie. It's not a force-feedback wheel but it works surprisingly well nonetheless. It put some life back into PGR3 for me. I say you should keep it so we can play together like in the good ol' days, or something.

Back on topic:

[color=white]ColdForged has a tiny little peepee.[/color]
Mr.Green wrote:

Back on topic:

[color=white]ColdForged has a tiny little peepee.[/color]

Gah, now you`ve spoiled me all the surprise!

That is... nevermind.

Here's a spoiler: I hear the emperor dies in the game.

*ahem*

OK, here's one thing I learned. When you make your horsie jump off a big rock and they go "WINNY!" it's not because they're trying to be dramatic. It's because you're breaking their delicate legs. Do it too much and your horse will die and you'll fall off and get hurt. And that's it. Your horse is dead. You don't get it back at the next stables, or when you reload.

It's frikkin DEAD.

At least I figured this out on the free horse they give you.

Free horse? Nice. I'll have to find that.

Sorry to bother you again Lobster, but could you possibly cast some sort of buff spell on your horse? I think you can do that to friendly NPCs right? I ask because I wonder if there is some kind of "slow fall" spell that you can cast on both you and the horse so that your horsie won't die when you jump too much.
Also could you try to use potions on your horses?

thanks again

I'm pretty sure you can't use potions on your horse unless you, like, put them on your blade and chop your horse with it. But I don't think he'd like that.

I don't know if you can cast buffs but I imagine so. I'd love to answer, but my horse is dead and I don't know any buffs.

I figured what the hell. I said I would post a screenshot of my character, so enjoy! The file is 3mb, so dialup people may want to skip it. It's nothing special anyway. Just sharing the love.

IMAGE(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j100/eharzman/Oblivion2006-03-2201-43-33-64.jpg)

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j1...

Edit: This is the first time I've used photobucket, so you'll have to forgive me. The pic is actually only 58k and tiny.

The book On Morrowind is probably one of the funniest jokes I've ever seen in a video game to date.

You can always steal another horse right Lobster? What is your character build anyway?
Montalban, I have had better luck with imageshack, if photobucket is giving you trouble, you could try imageshack instead, the individual upload limit is 1MB.
Danjo: how many books have you uncovered so far? You just started the game, and you are already on your way to build your library huh?

There are entire bookshelves in places like the Mages Guild, floor to ceiling with some on each level. Two books are displayed behind glass in one Guildhouse. Books lie around on people's desks. I mean, the game is book heaven, basically.

I also noticed a house for sale; I may have to check that out.

I'm way too poor to buy the first house for sale that I found. I don't think I've had more than 500 gold pieces on me yet - of course I haven't really gone exploring for goodies much because the one cave I walked into I never walked out of as I was but a lowly level 1. I'm up to a level 3 now, nearing level 4 and think I might be able to tackle that cave this time. I need to find some valuable wares to sell to the highest bidder.

Robear, you should do a 12 hour recording of just you sitting there reading books in BO

You know, I have not read one yet. Too busy running around and doing stuff. It will come, though, it will come.

Cory, I have 168G to my name. I just want to see what they want for the house, before I find some hapless evildoer I can kill and take over his house. If the guards allow it, that is.

Robear wrote:

Cory, I have 168G to my name. I just want to see what they want for the house, before I find some hapless evildoer I can kill and take over his house. If the guards allow it, that is. :-)

One of my current quests deals with someone I met who's selling a house. Because he's involved in a quest, and has the icon showing that he is someone I cannot kill, I can't take the house by force.

That and the guards have seriously kicked my butt anytime I tried to resist arrest. I seem to have abonded being sneaky very quickly in this game, so maybe my next character will be stealth based. My current character is a Dark Elf born under the Thief and with characteristics of a mage warrior. Sneaking didn't turn out to be a major skill of mine.

Or you can just become "uninvited permenant" guest of some castle and just call it your own, even though it is not really yours And you get to claim the libraries that came with the castle too!!!

edit: I wish a mod to extract the books from OB come out soon.

I learned the hard way that if you place items in a chest or some other storage device that you don't own, your items might not all be there when you come back for them. Darn that radiant AI. No wonder I'm poor. It's a biproduct of my stupidity.

lethial wrote:

Or you can just become "uninvited permenant" guest of some castle and just call it your own, even though it is not really yours And you get to claim the libraries that came with the castle too!!!

edit: I wish a mod to extract the books from OB come out soon.

This has actually been my primary goal so far. I have only done the first quest for the main quest and a couple theives guild quests. There are so many cool items that I'm carrying around, I need a place to stash them, and I really don't trust putting them anywhere except an official house. The manual warns that if you leave your stuff in random containers it will most likely dissappear. How has everyone been stashing their goods without buying a house? I've just been lugging it all around with me. I have 1000gold saved up so far, but that's only a small part of the money needed for the Anvil house. (sigh)

CoryB23 wrote:

I'm way too poor to buy the first house for sale that I found. I don't think I've had more than 500 gold pieces on me yet - of course I haven't really gone exploring for goodies much because the one cave I walked into I never walked out of as I was but a lowly level 1. I'm up to a level 3 now, nearing level 4 and think I might be able to tackle that cave this time. I need to find some valuable wares to sell to the highest bidder.

I haven't found the house yet, but it is good to know that there is at least one that is relatively cheap. The problem I have is that I keep getting tempted to spend all my money on new spells. I must have dropped well over 1000 G last night acquiring new spell effects. Now I just need to get to the point where I can craft my own spells. I NEED a Night Eye + Detect Life spell; I'm casting those constantly while exploring dungeons, and it's just no good to have those wasting two spots on my quick-key wheel.

Step 1: Steal underpants.

Step 3: Profit.

No, really.

Wander around the market district in the Imperial City. There a boxes and boxes full of random goods, including lots of clothing. Most will only sell for a couple of gold each, but all told it will give you a good start. Also, even if alchemy isn't something you plan to use much, gather as much random food stuffs and plant parts as possible, and mix them into potions. They will mostly be things that are useless to you (restore or damage fatigue will be one of the few potions you will be able to make until you get the apprentice level perk of being able to identify a second property of materials) but you will be able to make lots of them and sell them for 5 to 20 gold each. You'll be on your way to that shiny new house or fancy spell effect in no time.

I'm walking around with a few books but so far there seems to be less book variety than in Morrowind. That could be because the ratio of rare to common books is different, though. For instance the mages guild library is mostly filled with History of the Empire, Biography of Berenziah, etc. Anyone know if there are volumes of Mystery of Talara that weren't in Morrowind? I never could find them all and so never read them, I was wondering if you'd have to hit both games to read all the volumes.

Sneaking for theft seems a bit harder than previously, but sneaking for combat is awesome. Sneak + Archery = Ranged 3X Combat Multiplier.

Can a mage tell me why my summoned dagger doesn't seem to be any better than my iron dagger? Is it because I suck at summoning?

I got totally ambushed last night and felt pretty dumb for falling for it. Im walking through this broken down fort and I see a bright pink bottle roll downhill near my feet. "Ooh! Shiny!" I think and go running after it, only to be ambushed by a ka'jit... doh! He was a tough fight for my lvl 1 char but I got him good.

Two AI stories...

1. Well, not really a story, but more an obvservation. Stealing is going to be way harder than in Morrowind. Shopkeepers do not let you wander around their stores un-supervised anymore. If you go upstairs to their locked bedroom doors, they'll walk over to the foot of the stairs and peek around the corner to see what you're up to. It definitely spooked me the first they did it.

2. I was out wandering late at night and was following the roads. I heard something behind me and turned to see a bandit running from behind some cover and heading straight for me. Great. I drew my sword and stood ready to fight. He was about 10 feet from me when suddenly he makes a quick U-turn and runs off into the brush out of sight. I grinned and thought.. Yes! Run away.. haha, I'm so badass I scared the guy off. Then when I turned to continue traveling I saw a guard on horseback with a torch was riding up the road. My guess is the bandit saw the guard approaching and thought better of harassing me.

polypusher wrote:

I got totally ambushed last night and felt pretty dumb for falling for it. Im walking through this broken down fort and I see a bright pink bottle roll downhill near my feet. "Ooh! Shiny!" I think and go running after it, only to be ambushed by a ka'jit... doh! He was a tough fight for my lvl 1 char but I got him good.

Yeah, I feel for the same damn thing. I barely finished him off, and then a rat came up and started attacking me. I had to run since I was low on both magic and health. How embarrassing is that?

I take it wood elves aren't very liked around the starter area. After coming out of the first dungeon I crossed the lake to check out some ruins. Two bandits no more than caught a glimpse of me before they came at me weapons drawn and saying some pretty rude things. Several arrows later I was enjoy the comfy fire of their camp.

I noticed one of their tents had a garlic clove hanging from it, and a book laying inside. Oddly enough, the book was about vampires (which was a pretty good read as well).

It's little details like this that make this game more than just another dungeon crawl.

Wow this game is amazing. Only three hours into it and I am having more fun than I ever did with Morrowind, granted I only played a little and just got frustrated. I have already stollen a horse, robbed some houses and been ambushed by a couple of bandits. Just some quick questions though.

1-I started with a warrior. Aside from using the spell a lot, I was just wondering if there was a way to upgrade my healing spell that you start out with at the beginning of the game, even though I am really not a big magic user? Do I have to be in a magic users guild to learn spells, or are there just trainers that I can go to?

2-Where do I go to find a guild? I havn't really explored any cities so I am guessing I just go to a city and ask around.

Chorral has a fighters guild and mages guild.

The Imperial City has a thieves guild (I assume this, there are rumors about it and rumors in RPGs are always 100% truthful, hammy guides to get you to find quests)

Mr E.B. Slugworth wrote:

1-I started with a warrior. Aside from using the spell a lot, I was just wondering if there was a way to upgrade my healing spell that you start out with at the beginning of the game, even though I am really not a big magic user? Do I have to be in a magic users guild to learn spells, or are there just trainers that I can go to?

Yeah. Oblivion's magic system works like this: you will be able to buy preconfigured spells from various people. Go to churches if you are looking for more restoration spells, by the way. Depending upon the power of the spell, you will need to have a certain level of proficiency in the school of magic that controls that spell. However, as you progress through the mage guild, you will get the ability to craft your own spells, making them with any combination of spell effects, durations, and magnitudes that you like. Again, depending upon the power of the spell you create, you may not be able to use a spell until you reach a given level of proficiency in a particular school of magic, but you can do all manner of interesting things.

For example, the first spell I'm going to make is a Night Eye + Detect Life spell. This will allow me to see without light in dungeons and have living creatures highlighted with a neat purple glowing effect. You might want to make a restore 40 points of health AND fatigue spell, so that when your combat oriented character is getting beat down and worn out, you can get back to top shape with just one spell rather than two (or a spell and a potion, etc).

Mr E.B. Slugworth wrote:

2-Where do I go to find a guild? I havn't really explored any cities so I am guessing I just go to a city and ask around.

I believe that you will find branches of at least one of the "honest" guilds (fighter and mage) in most towns other than the Imperial City. I think that the Arena is in the Imperial City. You might have to do something special in order to get into the more shady organizations in the game, though...

My build is stealth, speed, and marksmanship. So essentially, I nail people with an arrow for the sneak bonus then run like hell.

I took The Shadow as my birthsign and have never used the ability. What a waste.

You can steal another horse but it won't be YOURS. It'll run away when your back is turned and it won't get automatically stabled for you when you fast-travel to a city.

I can't find the thieve's guild. I guess it's because I'm too good of a thief; I've never been caught. It pisses me off too, as once when I was stalking someone for a quest I pickpocketed his weapons and house key, and even though I had to kill him (legally) later, his kick-ass sword is still marked at stolen goods. But on the plus side, he was a lot easier to fight. But it kind of ticks me off because I've stumbled across the frikkin Dark Brotherhood base but I still can't find the thieves!

Anyway, everywhere I've tried to buy a house they've told me they don't trust me enough yet. Anyone want to post some basic prices? I've got almost 5000G saved up since I never spend money on anything.

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