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#1711 Droenixjpn

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 06:42 PM

Oh god Mass Effect, I never got the full points in that game, it was really tedious and annoying. The max amount of times I played through it was 2.

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 07:02 PM

Totally go through with Shivering Isles. I was amazed at how different of a world it was. Holy cow. A lot of fun to play through.
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#1713 Rei no Otaku

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 07:14 PM

Yeah, Shivering Isles was a lot of fun. Definitely recommended.

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 07:24 PM

Shivering Isles was great, but I hated getting attacked every five seconds when walking around outside. I wanted to enjoy the cool scenery, not fight clunky, stupid tree things.

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#1715 dmaul1114

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 07:47 PM

Oh god Mass Effect, I never got the full points in that game, it was really tedious and annoying. The max amount of times I played through it was 2.


Yeah, I loved the game but would never even try for all the achievements. I would like to get back to it and play it through once more though. Just use the same character and play as a bad guy. Would get some more points since I could play on hard, get the level 60 cap, get the two ally achievements I didn't my first time etc.


And I'm definitely getting Shivering Isles, will have it early next week in fact.

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#1716 darthbudge

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 04:21 AM

What level character would you guys recommend taking through Shivering Isles? I recently started up a new character, and I really want to jump into Shivering Isles, but I figure I should wait some and get my level up.


#1717 Rei no Otaku

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 04:26 AM

The game scales to your level, so you can go whenever you want.

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#1718 darthbudge

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 04:32 AM

The game scales to your level, so you can go whenever you want.


Yeah, I knew that, but I wasn't sure if there was still a recommended level. For example, the solider(s) that fight with you in Kvatch will almost always die immediately at the higher levels, but if you do that quest at lower levels, you can actually get them to survive.


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Posted 05 January 2009 - 10:13 AM

I haven't played this game in ages, what a time waster lol. Glad I'm on break, one reason I wouldn't play this during classes was the affect it'd have on my school work. Just got to the Cloud Nine Temple place, had already done that part but on PC before.
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#1720 blehman

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 11:41 PM

Oh god Mass Effect, I never got the full points in that game, it was really tedious and annoying. The max amount of times I played through it was 2.


Yeah, requiring a person to play through a game a minimum of 3 times just to get all 1000 is overkill. I started using the two characters I wanted to stick with for the ally achievements too late into the game, so I didn't unlock them during my first play through. That would push me up to having to play through the game 4 damn times to unlock everything.

#1721 dmaul1114

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Posted 06 January 2009 - 01:40 AM

Yeah same here, didn't get the ally achievement the first time through. Need to fire up a second play through to get that and a few other achievements as noted above. But I'll never try for them all.

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#1722 shieryda

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Posted 06 January 2009 - 02:05 PM

A tip for those who haven't done the thieve's guild quest line (and useful in general)--be sure to do the Nocturnal Shrine quest after you hit level 10 (not available until then). It gives you the

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which makes things much less annoying.

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Thanks for that. I'll do the Thieves' after I finish either Mages' or Fighters' first. I suck at picking locks. If I buy a "open hard lock" spell, I should be able to use it to open locks at lower levels, correct?

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#1723 The 7th Number

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Posted 07 June 2009 - 07:10 PM

Im about to start Oblivion tonight, but i am wondering what race is the best to use? Also if anyone has any advice to give me before i start playing, it would be great. Like is magic better, more fun to use compared to melee combat. Whats more effective? What attributes are the best to get?

Also i have shivering Isles from the GOTY game, i suppose i wont even use that disc until i finish the first disc correct?

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#1724 Spybreak9

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Posted 07 June 2009 - 08:03 PM

I don't necessarily think one race is better than the others but I may be mistaken. I've used this site so many times, its very useful:http://www.uesp.net/...livion:Oblivion
Check out their in depth guides on the home page. I have Shivering Isles but I haven't gotten far enough in the main game, keep just fooling around or doing side quests, to feel the need to try the Shivering Isles quests.
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#1725 Hydro2Oxide

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Posted 07 June 2009 - 08:18 PM

The cool thing about SI is that you can start it pretty much any time after you reach a certain level (Can't remember what it is though) though Kot9 requires you to have done something to make you famous which can get done in about an hour of play.

I'd say playing the vanilla game (Which it obviously is, being the 360 version) magic is the way to go. Destruction is the basic fire and lightning stuff so that's a must have, and restoration to heal yourself. Beyond that get anything you want. If you do go magic, Breton works well. Dark Elf is good for hybrid classes though if you don't feel content with any one choice.

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 01:17 PM

I played as Breton and Dark Elf races, I agree they're two of the better ones. Some advice: save the immediately before leaving the starting cave, as when you leave you have the option to change anything about your character. So, you can mess around in the starting cave/prison, then decide you want to be melee focus, for example, and change things around. Other recommendations - watch your leveling, this is not a game you should try and power level through, as the way enemies' levels scale, you could get in trouble quick. And the guild quests, of which there are many, are probably the best part of the game. Magic is an excellent way to go, I found archery fairly ineffective unless I was using stealth attacks. Last tip: I didn't enjoy how dark the caves were, and found a solution online - there's a night vision helmet you can get at any point in the game, it made exploring more enjoyable.

#1727 rabbitt

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 02:11 PM

You will probably Fuck up your first character no matter what. It happens to the best of us.

There are plenty of advice guides over at gamefaqs if you need one, though.

#1728 Mr Unoriginal

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 02:22 PM

I don't think you will ever get stuck in the game with a poor character since you can adjust the difficulty at any time mid-game. There were a few parts for me that seemed impossible to get through, I lowered the difficulty, finished that part and put the difficulty back up to where it was.

I'd really encourage playing the type of character you want and not trying to min/max to create the most powerful thing out there.

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#1729 Hydro2Oxide

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 02:49 PM

I don't think you will ever get stuck in the game with a poor character since you can adjust the difficulty at any time mid-game. There were a few parts for me that seemed impossible to get through, I lowered the difficulty, finished that part and put the difficulty back up to where it was.

I'd really encourage playing the type of character you want and not trying to min/max to create the most powerful thing out there.


Well part of the reason I suggested magic is that if you realize that isn't the class you like you can just learn fortify skills to assist you in leveling said skills. Worst case you come out with the ability to heal yourself which is indespensible :lol:

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 02:56 PM

If you're anything like me the best thing you can do to enhance the Oblivion experience is to remove the Oblivion disk, insert Fallout 3 and enjoy!

For some reason I just couldn't get into Oblivion (I got out of the sewer and that was about it for me) but I'm 12 hours into Fallout 3 in about 2 weeks time. OT...I know, but that was my two cents.
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#1731 The 7th Number

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 04:58 PM

I made a Breton with Theft sign with Spellsword class. So far its alright. I have a ton of stuff that id like to sell but i dunno where to sell it. Its funny cos i once was carrying too much stuff, and i couldnt move. I must have missed the message saying i had too much stuff because i thought it was a glitch and loaded a previous save to where i start leaving the jail. LOL. Right now i have to go find this dudes son. I hope i enjoy the game, because so many people say its good. Its just that sometimes story driven games can go in one ear and out the other for me, and i dont remember half the story, or people names and other stuff. Oh, and thanks for the help.

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#1732 Hydro2Oxide

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 05:32 PM

If you get bored with the man quest just do other stuff. It's funny that the main story was far more boring to me then the side quests (Guilds and stuff)

#1733 shieryda

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 05:57 PM

I'm a pretty well-rounded Dark Elf. I'm a Master of Destruction now (using mostly fire and frost spells), and I'm slowly working up my Armorer and Sneak skills.

I've put about 70 hours in so far, and haven't felt the need to start either of the expansion games.

I also strongly recommend the Oblivion Wiki that others have mentioned. I have it bookmarked at home.:D

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 05:58 PM

Oblivion has a weird system of giving quest rewards by your level. Certain abilities can only be obtained if you complete the quest at a high enough level (and once you complete it you cannot do the quest again). If this matters to you, might want to look up on an FAQ site to figure out the rewards for the quest before completing it. Also, make sure to hook up with the assassin guild - they have some great quests!

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 06:16 PM

I quit leveling up a while ago (since the monsters and enemies level up at the same time as the players' character), but since I have been reminded about the ability to decrease the difficulty, I might continue to level up now.

#1736 The 7th Number

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 06:28 PM

I just learned i can swim, lol. I was trying to get these fish scales thinking, i wonder if there is a power that lets me breathe under water. Till i accidentally swam up to the top.

Is there a way to restore my health by sleeping or something other than using these potions?

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#1737 shieryda

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 06:43 PM

I just learned i can swim, lol. I was trying to get these fish scales thinking, i wonder if there is a power that lets me breathe under water. Till i accidentally swam up to the top.

Is there a way to restore my health by sleeping or something other than using these potions?


You can learn the restore health spell.:D

And for water-breathing, there are potions, scrolls and other wearable items that allow you to breath under water. I found a sweet helmet the other day.

We should merge this with the Official Oblivion discussion thread...

#1738 The 7th Number

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 06:54 PM

You can learn the restore health spell.:D

And for water-breathing, there are potions, scrolls and other wearable items that allow you to breath under water. I found a sweet helmet the other day.

We should merge this with the Official Oblivion discussion thread...


Yeah i got a ring for finding 12 scales that allows me to breathe under water. but its still hard to see. I would have posted in the official thread, except i couldnt find any when using the search feature.

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 07:03 PM

also, you can rest anywhere where no enemies are nearby, and that restores.
i like balancing magic with melee, i think that's where most of the fun comes from.

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 07:13 PM

Umbra. :drool: