Same here, but I might play Mass Effect first. I haven't even turned on my 360 in at least a week or two though . Besides playing a few Wii games with my son I haven't had time to do any gaming. It is like the "holidays" provide way LESS time for me to game than usual!
But I do want to start this eventually. I may have asked this before, but I'll restate it: I bought a used copy of the regular version since I didn't want to lay out $60 for the GotY. Besides the free fighter's guild thing I downloaded, what else would you guys suggest I get for the start of the game (ie, pay to download)? What class makes progressing through all the guilds the easiest? Which guild to start with? Yeah, lots o' questions... I played Morrowind quite a bit (on PC) but never finished it. I pretty much know nothing about Oblivion, though it is the reason I wanted to get a 360.
I've put in about 70 hours and all I have is the free Fighter's Stronghold, which is your own castle that you can store your stuff in without it disappearing (in the hidden section of the private quarters).
As for the best class, I don't really know because I've only played as a Breton assassin. I like it because I'm good with physical attacks and I just leveled up my restoration and destruction so now I'm good at both. Being able to sneak comes in handy too. After playing for a while you can level up to be good at anything though. You can even change your class before you leave the sewers if you find out you don't like the class you chose.
It doesn't matter which guild you do first as far as I know. Personally I went mages, fighters, thieves, then I'll do the last one
. I guess the thieves guild might be easier after leveling up sneak some. It's not like once you choose a guild you can only do that one. I suggest doing a mission for each and then choose the guild you liked best.
You might want to play Mass Effect before this if you hope to play it before spring comes.
Try to carry as many feather potions as you can (or better yet, learn the spell) because when you hit some of the main quest, there'll be so much loot you will want to hock or put somewhere for safe keeping that no matter how strong your character is, he can't carry it all.. (or she).
Remember some of the conversations with NPCs and you'll discover another guild to get quests from as well (that yield a nice bonus, btw.)
Yeah, I learned a feather spell just for that reason.