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Re: Oblivious about Oblivion
« Reply #20 on: June 16, 2006, 01:37:23 PM »
Don't worry, I was just educating him about biology and evolution. ;P
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Re: Oblivious about Oblivion
« Reply #21 on: June 16, 2006, 02:57:35 PM »
*looks at thread title*

I told a couple of my teachers about TSL after one said he didn't have anything to play, since he finished Oblivion. :P

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Re: Oblivious about Oblivion
« Reply #22 on: June 16, 2006, 03:03:12 PM »
FINISHED Oblivion?... ;P

Hopefully he meant the main quest... because if he meant the game, he is loco. ;P

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Re: Oblivious about Oblivion
« Reply #23 on: June 16, 2006, 03:04:22 PM »
*doesn't know what Oblivion is*

He said it. ;P
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Re: Oblivious about Oblivion
« Reply #24 on: June 16, 2006, 04:12:00 PM »
* Yonkey finds it ironic that so many of us are literally oblivious about Oblivion. :P

I'm not trying to make a pun, I'm actually kinda serious, cuz it looks like a really nice game too. XD
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Re: Oblivious about Oblivion
« Reply #25 on: June 16, 2006, 04:17:45 PM »
* Yonkey finds it ironic that so many of us are literally oblivious about Oblivion. :P
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Re: Oblivious about Oblivion
« Reply #26 on: June 16, 2006, 04:56:33 PM »
Fear teh 1337 Elder Scrolls fan(aka, me ;P ).

The complete name of the game is The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. It is the latest in a long line of CRPGs.

First, a bit of history on the series...

The Elder Scrolls: Arena
The series began in 1994, with Arena. It was made freely available by Bethesda Softworks on the Elder Scrolls 10th Anniversary(get it here). The basic gameplay of Arena is similar to that of Oblivion(all Elder Scrolls games, in the main line, are similar in basic gameplay). Arena likely had, at the time, the largest "game world" ever created.

The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall
It likely STILL has the largest game world ever created(despite being released in 1996)... ignoring games with an infinite gameworld. It is also one of the buggiest games I have ever played(even AFTER it was patched ;P)... some people called it Buggerfall, I believe. I have played little of Oblivion(I don't own the game, I played it elsewhere), but for the time being, Daggerfall is my favourite in the series(discounting mods).

The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
One of the Xbox's big-name games(released around the same time as the Xbox, similar to how Oblivion was released shortly after the Xbox360). Morrowind lacked the huge gameworlds the previous two had to offer, but made up for it by handcrafting most of its gameworld(no more generic people/towns). It also came with a Construction Set to make mods with(mods were created for Daggerfall without one, but they were nothing compared to what people have made for Morrowind). Two expansion packs were also released.

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
This one takes place in the Imperial region(unlike Morrowind, which took place on a string of islands). The technology has advanced a great deal since the last game, so no need to go into that. And it returned ridable horses to the series(previously, they were only ridable in Daggerfall). XD

Overview(what they all have in common, and the basic gameplay)
They are played from a 1st-person view(Morrowind and Oblivion allow you to choose a 3rd-person view), have fairly strong storylines, are open-ended(it lets you do what you want, there is no goal... thus, it is very difficult to say you finished it), allow a great deal of customization of your characters, have enough clothes/armour to make them seem like a fashion-sim( ;P ), have large gameworlds(though the last two are tiny in comparison to the first two), and have political systems(you are not getting in the good graces of all of the groups), and LOTS of books to read(we are talking professional-quality "books" :P).

I'll leave out the Elder Scrolls games outside the main line(such as Battlespyre, the Elder Scrolls equivalent of MoE).

Wikipedia: The Elder Scrolls

If anyone has anymore questions, feel free to ask. ;-D
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Re: Oblivious about Oblivion
« Reply #27 on: June 16, 2006, 04:57:56 PM »
OH! This is where the Wabbajack came from, right? :P
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Re: Oblivious about Oblivion
« Reply #28 on: June 16, 2006, 05:03:04 PM »
OH! This is where the Wabbajack came from, right? :P
I believe so, but the pumpkin is still a mystery. :dan: ;P
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Re: Oblivious about Oblivion
« Reply #29 on: June 16, 2006, 05:04:59 PM »
You thought it up, so I would hope you know. ;P

OH! This is where the Wabbajack came from, right? :P

Right. It was a book and weapon in the game(not the same item). XD

It originally came from Daggerfall(which is why I was the only KQIXer that knew what it was... at least, as far as I know). They left it out of Morrowind(much better known than Daggerfall), but added it to Oblivion.

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Re: Oblivious about Oblivion
« Reply #30 on: June 16, 2006, 05:12:25 PM »
You thought it up, so I would hope you know. ;P
Shhhh, don't spoil the mystery! ;-D
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Re: Oblivious about Oblivion
« Reply #31 on: June 16, 2006, 06:13:06 PM »
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Re: Oblivious about Oblivion
« Reply #32 on: June 18, 2006, 05:49:28 PM »
I've only just started playing Oblivion, but I really like that some things that were needlessly complicated in Morrowind (different classes of lockpicks, different skill attributes for very similar weapons) have been streamlined. When I heard that some things had been simplified, I was really worried that it wouldn't feel like an Elder Scrolls game at all, but fortunately I was very wrong.
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Re: Oblivious about Oblivion
« Reply #33 on: June 20, 2006, 06:40:52 PM »
Yeah, they did an excellent job. :D I love the "speed to many places" thing, it's very convenient considering I'm lazy and don't want to go for a 1 hour stroll from place to place. XD
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