Livin' In Oblivion

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is the greatest video game of all-time.

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've heard others say the same.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Be seein' you!

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      prolly one of the most nostalgic games in my memory box (brain). i remember going to a LAN center lock in and they bought it a few days back when it first released and popped that bitch in the xbox 360 which had come out like maybe half a year earlier and my brain imploded from the graphics and details (at the time). Shit looked like absolute real life, I felt like there was nothing that could be advanced further in the realm of video game graphics and we were experiencing the apex of computer/video games. Looking at the game now is like looking at an old bag of milk. thank for coming to my TED talk

      Be seein' you!

      why do you think so

      its not even the best elder scrolls game, but whatever, glad you enjoy it

      Nothing I'd like to talk about

      BY AZURA BY AZURA BY AZURA

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Golly, you're the best! I'm going to follow you and flee from mud crabs and get killed by a bandit and reappear later somewhere you least expect it like the top of a tower in the planes of Oblivion!

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    prolly one of the most nostalgic games in my memory box (brain). i remember going to a LAN center lock in and they bought it a few days back when it first released and popped that bitch in the xbox 360 which had come out like maybe half a year earlier and my brain imploded from the graphics and details (at the time). Shit looked like absolute real life, I felt like there was nothing that could be advanced further in the realm of video game graphics and we were experiencing the apex of computer/video games. Looking at the game now is like looking at an old bag of milk. thank for coming to my TED talk

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's super nostalgic for me too, before I bought a 360 for myself I'd play my dad's copy on his ps3 before he got home from work. I remember the rule was, I was allowed to play it as long as I wanted til he got home, then I needed to GTFO. I heard his truck pull up when I was in a loading screen and the fuckin game froze, I went into a panic but he was chill when I explained. Always thought it was precious how he'd always make himself in his games, his first character was an Imperial and he was upset he couldn't have a beard, then he made a Dunmer version of himself. One I think was named King Richard, after himself of course. He got himself permabanned from the mage's guild before a main quest where he needed to go through the Arcane University and it blew his mind when I bailed him out with the paint brush trick to get over the gate. Miss my old man.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    why do you think so

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    its not even the best elder scrolls game, but whatever, glad you enjoy it

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nothing I'd like to talk about

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I can't even imagine how much of a dull nostalgiafag you would have be to pick oblivion as your favorite game of all time. You probably think star wars is the best movie series of all time too or some shit. Grow up retard.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      what is YOUR favourite game nignog

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Are you sure?

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    when I was 17 i finished school and had a gap year while I worked a labouring job. I remember on rainy days we couldn't work so I'd spend most of the time in vanilla Oblivion on the 360. thinking back, it was a heavily autistic thing to do as there really aren't that many activities in game if you're not questing however I remember waking up, going for a walk to the chapel, talking with NPCs, eating food on schedule, reading in-game books, etc.

    it was comfy

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      would do stuff like this too
      would usually travel along roads and stop at all of the taverns along the way to my various houses and then rp (by myself) when I got there for a bit

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      would do stuff like this too
      would usually travel along roads and stop at all of the taverns along the way to my various houses and then rp (by myself) when I got there for a bit

      This is one of the reasons I adored Knights of the Nine so much. It literally begins by starting you as a 'Pilgrim' in the Knights of the Nine faction and you must travel around the wilderness of Tamriel and pray at each of the 9 wayshrines of the Nine Divines.
      It involved no combat. It involved no action. It literally just involved you walking around Tamriel and praying at altars.
      I, of course, travelled by foot the entire way to each shrine and prayed. It was so humbling and so nice to be rewarded for dumb in-game RP stuff I had been doing the entire time up until now.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        you should play morrowind

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >rng diceroll combat
          Yeah, no thanks...

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            oblivion's scaling is a hundred times worse

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              The scaling is absolutely easy to workaround if you simply pick major skills you don't use. You have total control over your levelling that way.
              RNG diceroll combat is totally unavoidable in Morrowind without mods (I assume it is avoidable with mods, but maybe not)

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >choose your class skills as skills you don't intend on using
                This is exactly why it's shit design. If you level up as intended even with good skills, the game breaks. The Oblivion level manager minigame is by far one of the dullest rpg systems I've ever played.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >choose your class skills as skills you don't intend on using
                It's not that big of a deal and gives you total control over when and how you level.
                You still level up regular skills just by using them anyway. Whenever you want to level just train a few skills or practice some of your majors and sleep.
                It works absolutely fine. If you find managing your character tedious RPGs probably aren't really your speed anyway, zoomy

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >RNG diceroll combat is totally unavoidable in Morrowind without mods
                >unavoidable
                have you tried playing the game for longer than 5 minutes

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >The scaling is absolutely easy to workaround if you simply pick major skills you don't use.
                wow that totally makes up for shit quest rewards and extremely boring loot tables, and totally makes the already easy combat somehow better by making it even easier. you are a fucking idiot. oblivionfags have zero fucking clue what good design is, either that or they just prefer eating shit.

                >choose your class skills as skills you don't intend on using
                It's not that big of a deal and gives you total control over when and how you level.
                You still level up regular skills just by using them anyway. Whenever you want to level just train a few skills or practice some of your majors and sleep.
                It works absolutely fine. If you find managing your character tedious RPGs probably aren't really your speed anyway, zoomy

                >oblivionfag telling others that rpgs are too complex for others
                >literally 5 minutes ago was complaining about dice rolls
                HAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA god fucking damn you retards are fucking hilarious

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                TLDR

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >also complains about a 3 sentence post being too long
                yeah, rpgs are too complex for you, oblivionfag. stick with your shit dumbed down console trash.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >literally 5 minutes ago was complaining about dice rolls
                What's complicated about diceroll combat, lol? It's just stupid and retarded. There is nothing realistic or compelling about it and it is not challenging whatsoever.
                It's literally just taking control away from the player and making every swing some retarded gamble outwith your control.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >There is nothing realistic or compelling about it and it is not challenging whatsoever
                huh... just like oblivion. except oblivion wastes your time with overly bloated enemy HP and is thus 100 times worse. also all the content outside of combat is way fucking worse than morrowind's as well, except the stealth gameplay which even then is also crippled by the scaling.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >It's literally just taking control away from the player and making every swing some retarded gamble outwith your control
                so every rpg ever

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >making every swing some retarded gamble outwith your control.
                Way to oust yourself as a child who doesn't understand how an RPG actually works

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                RPGs are a terrible genre whose tenets existed because of technological limitations and have no place in modern game design

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                that's some incredible cope

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >RPGs are bad

                great, now exit the thread

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          i would if it didnt look 20 years old

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            looks better than fucking oblivion

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I was annoyed there wasn't anything after the main questline, even a just a couple of casual optional quests or different receptions by the Lords in the various cities
        like Ocato's last line to you is that the two of you will have to work together to keep the Empire together, and then that's it
        I would've liked at least some in-game difference since you're told you're assisting the Chancellor reign in the place of the Emperor

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You were actually supposed to be able to join the Elder Council and serve as Chancellor, apparently.

          Shame they cut it...

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You were actually supposed to be able to join the Elder Council and serve as Chancellor, apparently.

          Shame they cut it...

          i mean considering what we got im not mad but how great it would've been to get this and the skooma breaking bad questline setup damn

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      would do stuff like this too
      would usually travel along roads and stop at all of the taverns along the way to my various houses and then rp (by myself) when I got there for a bit

      [...]
      This is one of the reasons I adored Knights of the Nine so much. It literally begins by starting you as a 'Pilgrim' in the Knights of the Nine faction and you must travel around the wilderness of Tamriel and pray at each of the 9 wayshrines of the Nine Divines.
      It involved no combat. It involved no action. It literally just involved you walking around Tamriel and praying at altars.
      I, of course, travelled by foot the entire way to each shrine and prayed. It was so humbling and so nice to be rewarded for dumb in-game RP stuff I had been doing the entire time up until now.

      Solo role playing in a game is one of my favorite things about oblivion. NOTHING gets me as immersed as this game. Morrowind is old school jank, and Skyrim is very arcady. But oblivion is in the perfect spot. It's also just a beautiful game with beautiful music and a world I'd like to live in.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        when I was 17 i finished school and had a gap year while I worked a labouring job. I remember on rainy days we couldn't work so I'd spend most of the time in vanilla Oblivion on the 360. thinking back, it was a heavily autistic thing to do as there really aren't that many activities in game if you're not questing however I remember waking up, going for a walk to the chapel, talking with NPCs, eating food on schedule, reading in-game books, etc.

        it was comfy

        You guys might like Kingdom Come: Deliverance

        For some reason it really gave me big Oblivion vibes without the fantasy element. As for roleplaying, some quests massively involve, all the way down to following sleep and eating schedules. The monk infiltration quest in particular stands out. I spent like 8 hours just save-scumming and seeing all the different outcomes in that one quest.

        The combat is shit, but the combat in Oblivion is shit too, so you should feel at home.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I tried to but the tutorial is major ass and the game is eurojank. I don't know what it is about European games always having convoluted systems and clunky combat with too many unnecessary mechanics but kingdom come just didn't do it for me. The insane amount of cutscenes and the fact that the main character is so boring just failed to capture me.
          Oblivion combat is simple, it's like CS:source combat, it does all that it needs and is fun.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            That's fair enough. You literally start as a giant retard and have to spend hours getting him to king status. The tutorial is way too long as well. I love medieval shit though so I stuck through it and it's one of my favorite games. The character and story gets really good about 1/5 of the way through.

            It is janky af, but idk when you played it. I played it after all the DLCs came out and they stopped updating, and it was MASSIVELY less buggy than release from what I can tell.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Livin' In Oblivion
    Anyone else remember the old blog by that name about a guy trying to role play as an NPC, avoiding adventure and making a living as an alchemist? It was pretty comfy, shame it just petered out and stopped. He did another one for Skyrim which was shorter but actually had a conclusion

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yes, OP here. That's why I used the phrase as the subject for this thread.
      Chris Livingstone, PC Gamer. It's still up if you're interested in rereading.
      He did a Skyrim one too, but it's way easier to live in Skyrim as an NPC so it wasn't as legendary.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I wish I lived someplace with brick and stone buildings I wish my grandparents never came to greater mexico

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Same. I have a lot of family born in Edinburgh but I'm in Canada so all I've known are ugly Midwest suburbs. Meanwhile my cousin doesn't even need a car license to get around because everything is in walking distance. I'm really jealous.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Lol, I'm from Glasgow. I'll happily swap identities with you if you want and go live in Canada. You can come here. The novelty will wear off very quickly and you'll be stuck in a boring little island full of dysgenic mutants with Yugoslavian tier regional tribalisms.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Hah I mean it's Canada, you hear of 4chan bitching that only small towns have white people but they're all small minded cromagnon Neanderthals from Ukraine who don't care to screw someone over in a small town where everybody knows each other.
          Weather is cold as shit, literally the same climate as Siberia. And then wait for the only 2 weeks of decent weather.
          Economy is shit, always 25% lower than America despite us being no different. And we have a brain drain.

          But we could not talk shit about where we live for hours.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >only small towns have white people
            Europe isn't any different. The white people are just worse in every single measurable way and far nastier than any in North America. They're also, generally, incredibly stupid to the point you would swear they have some form of mental retardation.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              move to africa then

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I don't need to, half of Africa is already here.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    its so shit, I remember bethesda via fo3 and tried it after hearing 3 called oblivion with guns and I was stunned this shitshow was the same studio at the time.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Reminder that the Great War could have been averted had Jauffre just let you take the Amulet with you to Kvatch
    >Jauffre doesn't lose the Amulet to the Mythic Dawn
    >Martin is not delayed getting appointed to the throne
    >The Dragonfires are able to be lit before the barriers are fully weakened
    >Martin does not sacrifice himself
    >The Septim dynasty remains intact
    >The provinces do not become unstable
    >The Thalmor do not rise to power
    Thanks Jauffre

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Jauffre had autism. Also he liked little boys.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        but there are no children in Oblivion

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          That's because Jauffre killed and raped them all

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >but there are no children in Oblivion
          Jauffre... he...

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I think at the time it was definitely way less risky to keep at Amulet at the priory instead of potentially hand delivering it to fucking Dagon at the site of the largest incursion from Oblivion in recorded history

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    threads over, morrowindfags came to sperg like they always do

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's just comfy. I know that Skyrim more diversity in environments but when you're playing Skyrim and exploring everything it's miserable seeing all the snow, swamps and gloomy forest biomes. Cyrodil just feels nice.

    I also like how it gives off the shrek vibe of fantasy where it's a bit silly.

    Weapons degrading was interesting, having to spam repair hammers and having spells like disintegrate was cool. I liked all the guild quests better than Skyrim.

    The ayelid ruins were fucking gay. I can't wait for Skyblivion to be released in 2055

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I feel an immense paradox of how just wandering around the world in Oblivion feels amazing but actually exploring dungeons or gates sucked.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Replaying it recently made this realization hit me like a fucking truck, but thinking back on my first playthroughs of it I spent so much time just riding from Leyawiin to Bruma/Anvil to Cheydihal, or doing dumb shit like collecting every key I could find to dump in my house into a big pile or drawing every alchemy ingredient onto real note cards with their effects. I just wanted to live like an NPC.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    how do I get this to work on my steam deck? my character walks to slowly everywhere.

    I just wanna be comfy bros.

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Over the years of killed a lot of my criticism of this game through replays.
    >if you join the thieves guild you shouldn't be able to join mages guild
    This one criticism I used to parrot is retarded because if you were a thief it would make sense to learn magic and have a wider breadth of experience and network of people and if you were a mage what would it hurt to join the thieves guild, gain more contacts, have a knowledge of dubious mages and all it cost you is a shitty mages stuff you can make in spades. The fighters guild is the one that should hard bar you considering they won't let you join if you have infamy unless you have a 100 fame, a fighter is less likely to deal with mages or thieves than a mage will with a thief because mages often aren't concerned with the moral validity of the acquisition of materials and thieves need to have some kind of logical way that's not connected to a moral system when they come across cursed items or need magic I fo. It's the one criticism I look at now from rpg fags that instantly outs them as people that don't play rpgs

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      To be honest I don't see why the Fighter's Guild would have a huge problem with convicted criminals and past ne'erdowells joining their ranks as long as they know how to swing a sword.
      A lot of their members are former soliders and mercenaries so they've all likely gotten into a bit of trouble with the law from time to time.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Never heard that take before. It's really bizarre.

      Especially because my absolute most favourite thing to do was to be in the dark brotherhood while joining the mages guild. So while I was a college student with debt trying to make ends meet I'd take hit jobs to pay for my education. And then once my character was in the university he would also be this bad ass spy/agent/assassin and I would pretend it was an anime.
      I still think it'd be a great standalone game tbh.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's one of the complaints I see morrowind fsgs bring up constantly

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I prefer Skyrim in every aspect but Cyrodiil is peak comfy. I'll take lush greens of European medieval fantasy over those gay Nord Vikings any day

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >gay Nord Vikings any day
      They got surprisingly old surprisingly quickly. I can kinda see why Scandinavian women hate their own men so much and are so desperate for brown and black dick by this point.
      I legit still have Viking fatigue due to Skyrim and I completely NOPED out of shows like Vikings and games like AC: Valhalla.

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    oblivion was my first elder scrolls game, I played it on the 360 when I was young and I loved the game but funny enough I never replayed it since it came out on the 360 till this year.

    It was actually pretty good and I sunk a good bit of hours into despite already playing skyrim 50 times. Only thing that really sucked about it was the lack of modding since I like to play as hot women like I do in skyrim

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Only thing that really sucked about it was the lack of modding since I like to play as hot women like I do in skyrim
      I'm an incel who hates women so I don't care for hot women in my games.

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Have you heard any news from the other provinces?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      None that I care to talk about

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The sandbox fundamentals for this game should be studied in and out. I would say that Beth games would be even stronger if they went more of an immersive sim route instead of a statistical rpg route

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I always did wish there was a VN element where I could settle down and marry a towns girl, but that would mean a better artyle. I wish oblivion had a generic anime art style honestly. Any of the shovel wear would have been fine. And from there introduce more life some stuff.

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I wish enjoy games like I was a kid again, I had a long playthru where I was an orc beggar who just stole food in the imperial city market and hid them in a hollowed out stump, I probably had over 50 hours of this and never made past level 10

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Thanks for this window into the minds of Oblivion likers

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      LMFAO me too. I never cared about being the chosen godlike hero, I fucking loved being a broke ass begger thief or back alley murderer. Oblivion is the only game you can really roleplay as anything

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I feel like it probably wouldn't hold up well. The quests are amazing, they're the best of any Elder Scrolls game imo. Skyrim really fell flat with the quests in comparison.

    The game still has the best soundtrack ever in an open world game though. Suck my 6.5 inch cock if you disagree.

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Huge amounts of mods, including massive overhauls of every single system and facet of the game
    >Nobody is able to make the character models not look like shit
    What the fuck, is it in engine limitation or do people just like the potato heads? I know there are some mods that """fix""" it but they're barely a bandaid.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Why would people play modded Oblivion instead of modded Skyrim? Genuine question. I like vanilla Oblivion more than vanilla Skyrim, but never got into modding them. Seems like there would be a lot more to do with mods in Skyrim is why I ask.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The fuck you on about? https://www.nexusmods.com/oblivion/mods/44676
      This works just fine.

      Why would people play modded Oblivion instead of modded Skyrim? Genuine question. I like vanilla Oblivion more than vanilla Skyrim, but never got into modding them. Seems like there would be a lot more to do with mods in Skyrim is why I ask.

      Modding oblivion is such cancerous ass that the effort will never make the outcome worth it. Vanilla is the only way to play. Because all the mods rely on the physical disk version and for some FUCKING moron reason steam uses a different version that makes mods not compatible.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Vanilla is the only way to play
        Unofficial patch and 4GB mod are pretty much mandatory for oblivion to run smoothly on modern hardware.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That shit you posted "works", but still looks like crap. Additionally, it breaks easily if you have any mods that touch, change, or add any NPCs period.

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Anvil is the best city

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