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The MQ
Have you done it?
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mirocu
post Feb 20 2013, 08:24 PM
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As I have never done the Oblivion Main Quest, I´d like to ask if any of the forumites here never have either. I'm pretty sure I´m alone but I need to know!

The reason I never did it was actually because of the pictures on the back of the DVD case. One of them showed a destroyed city which I now know is Kvatch. But back then I thought it could happen to Bruma and I was terrified of that! I loved Bruma and didn´t want anything to happen to it by progressing through the MQ. As some things do happen around Bruma during the course of the MQ I am very happy I never did it as it would have forever ruined my beloved Jeralls.

But the question remains; Am I alone about never having done the Oblivion MQ?

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post Feb 20 2013, 08:46 PM
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I did the MQ during my early evaluation playthroughs. That was before I allowed Buffy to play Oblivion.

Buffy has recently seen the end of the Oblivion Crisis that has plagued her world for several years. She is not the Champion of Cyrodiil, however, for such honors go to those of much stouter stuff than she. But that is another story. . . .

Knowing some of the forumers here as I do though, I suspect you are not the only one to have never completed the MQ. smile.gif


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post Feb 20 2013, 08:57 PM
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I have two kinds of characters: those who never start the MQ (i.e. just dump the Amulet of Kings with Jauffre and walk out), and those who complete it. Nobody quits part-way.


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post Feb 20 2013, 08:59 PM
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I was asking you as a player, ghastley. But I got the answer anyway smile.gif

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post Feb 20 2013, 09:06 PM
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Actually, I should probably add that I've created characters to do all the quest lines. I want to play the whole game I bought (and that other folks added to) so even if all the quests don't suit the same character, I'll create someone else who'd do them.

I'd suspect that the only people who have never had a character that does the MQ will be those who make one and stick with them, and maybe it's more likely that the "single-character" players will avoid it. It's kind of the opposite of the "beat the game" syndrome, a sub-conscious belief that doing the MQ will finish everything you want to continue.


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post Feb 20 2013, 09:38 PM
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I did it once, with my only CoC Amadeus in 2006. I enjoyed the beginning quests that mostly take place in the IC but I didn't especially like the ones that involved closing numerous gates. I tried to do it once again in 2012 but I dropped that character for good. I doubt I'll ever do it again. Still, I must say that at that time I found Camoran and his family as quite interesting and well-designed antagonists.

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post Feb 20 2013, 10:15 PM
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QUOTE(mirocu @ Feb 20 2013, 11:24 AM) *

But the question remains; Am I alone about never having done the Oblivion MQ?

No you're not alone, mirocu. I've never finished Oblivion's main quest either.

QUOTE(Acadian @ Feb 20 2013, 11:46 AM) *

Knowing some of the forumers here as I do though, I suspect you are not the only one to have never completed the MQ. smile.gif

Were you looking over at me, Acadian? whistling.gif

QUOTE(ghastley @ Feb 20 2013, 12:06 PM) *

I'd suspect that the only people who have never had a character that does the MQ will be those who make one and stick with them, and maybe it's more likely that the "single-character" players will avoid it. It's kind of the opposite of the "beat the game" syndrome, a sub-conscious belief that doing the MQ will finish everything you want to continue.

An interesting point. I suspect you may be onto something for the most part. Speaking for myself, I have had at least one ongoing character for each race except Khajiit (which is a shame because I actually like the Khajiiti, I just can't get past the idea of an individual covered in fur encasing themselves in armor... or clothing), and I haven't completed the game with any of them. I don't need to 'complete' the game in order to feel good about it, and I don't need the achievement validation.


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post Feb 20 2013, 10:40 PM
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I have done the mq with 3 or 4 characters out of two or three dozen. Most of the time it just is not something I want to do. It gets tedious after a while.


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post Feb 21 2013, 12:27 AM
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I always do the main quest at some time or another but will normally avoid it with following characters.


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post Feb 21 2013, 02:20 AM
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I've finished the main quest before, and I have a character who is presently engaged in it.

I have a great deal of curiosity, and I enjoy the game world tremendously. I can’t imagine skipping part of it on purpose. Locations, NPCs, dialog, notes, I want to see them all. No matter how many characters it ends up taking to get me into everything. tongue.gif

Most of my characters do not get drawn into Jauffre's net. But I still very much enjoy doing the main quest (at least as much of it as they survive) with the ones who do.


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post Feb 21 2013, 04:45 AM
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I've finished the main quest. Five times in fact tongue.gif


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post Feb 21 2013, 04:30 PM
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QUOTE(Destri Melarg @ Feb 20 2013, 10:15 PM) *

No you're not alone, mirocu. I've never finished Oblivion's main quest either.

But I haven´t even started it! biggrin.gif

QUOTE(Destri Melarg @ Feb 20 2013, 10:15 PM) *

I have had at least one ongoing character for each race except Khajiit (which is a shame because I actually like the Khajiiti, I just can't get past the idea of an individual covered in fur encasing themselves in armor... or clothing),

Who says you have to clothe them? They are felines so they don´t need clothes imvho smile.gif


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post Feb 21 2013, 09:40 PM
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QUOTE(Destri Melarg @ Feb 20 2013, 03:15 PM) *

...each race except Khajiit (which is a shame because I actually like the Khajiiti, I just can't get past the idea of an individual covered in fur encasing themselves in armor... or clothing)

QUOTE(mirocu @ Feb 21 2013, 09:30 AM) *

Who says you have to clothe them? They are felines so they don´t need clothes imvho smile.gif

I don't see why it's any different from why a human or an elf character would like clothing or armor...

Why not run around as a naked Khajiit though? laugh.gif


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post Feb 21 2013, 09:42 PM
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QUOTE(King Coin @ Feb 21 2013, 09:40 PM) *

I don't see why it's any different from why a human or an elf character would like clothing or armor...

Khajiit have fur, humans and elves do not. Shave a Khajiit and you have a good reason to clothe them too wink.gif


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post Feb 21 2013, 10:20 PM
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Hmm. I should think that the diversity of Khajiit forms (some actually do look like animals), the history of slavery, and being called a beast-race would all contribute to Khajiit culture being even more focused on the importance of clothing as adornment.

Also you wouldn’t have to shave Ohmes to make them need clothing. Aren’t they hairless? tongue.gif





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post Feb 21 2013, 10:23 PM
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QUOTE(Grits @ Feb 21 2013, 10:20 PM) *

you wouldn’t have to shave Ohmes to make them need clothing. Aren’t they hairless? tongue.gif

Maybe, but I feel we´re drifting away a little too much from the subject now wink.gif


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post Feb 21 2013, 10:24 PM
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Good point. I have never done the main quest with a Khajiit. smile.gif


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post Feb 23 2013, 04:40 AM
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I have attempted the Main Quest three times, and only finished it* once. In efffect, I have "baeten the gmae" only once. dry.gif HEre are my accounts:

Renee Gade I: she was my 3rd character, a 'Jacquline of all trades'. I actually did quite a lot of side questing and guild questing before going to Kvatch with RG1. At the time I liked the idea of saving the 'best' quest for last; that was my mentality. Doing the MQ first seemed like rushing the game at the time. So once we finally got to Kvatch, I was shocked! The red skies and hellish theme really surprised me, and I immediately freaked out and ran away from Kvatch! laugh.gif

After this episode, I was disappointed. Every time RG1 would pass another gate, the sky would go red, and I'd start to freak! I didnt' want this! I didn't want Cyrodiil's placid countryside to turn into hell! ...and I was also not enjoying the way the game was leveling upwards. I rage-quit RG1's game one day, after seeing one too many glass bandits. rolleyes.gif Immersion was totally down the drain at that point, but let's not get offf-topic, right?

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Igodah Go^Pe: Igodah Go^Pe was a pure mage high elf. I was roleplaying with Igodah, rather than the videogamish Lara Croft approach I had with RG1. Igodah was not taking every quest thrown at her, and not another Jaqueline of all Trades: she focused mainly on the Mage's Guild and MQ.

She became Arch Mage, and that's when I started the MQ. I had put a lot of hours on her game, adventuring all over the place and messing with NPCs all over Cyrodiil. Since her game was on PS3, this meant bad things. The A-bomb struck at about 360 hours or so. ohmy.gif She literaly got stuck in one of the final Oblivion towers , while the clock was ticking down! sad.gif The A-bomb prevented her from opening a door, and so that was the end of Tamriel (in her reality) and the end of her game.

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The Grey Wizard: Same idea as Igodah's game: The Grey Wizard became Arch Mage and followed this with the MQ; difference was he is Breton. He is also a male. My first male character in Cyrodiil.

I really wanted to finish the MQ by the time TGW was extant. But I started moseying again, just like I had with Igodah's game. Then Skyrim was announced. BAM! ... We had 11 months until 11/11/11, and so I had a real reason to at least try to finish the Main Quest! laugh.gif And we managed to do so, but during the Grey Wizard's game something unexpected happened: I started to LOVE finding new Oblivion gates to plunder!

TGW took up a short addiction with closing gates; he closed 20 or 25 during his 'career'. But he usually only chose gates which were near roads or civilized areas. If the gate was off in the wilderness, he usually would just leave it alone. The implication was: gates near civilization pose more of a threat, and must be closed first.

But I just think it's kinda neat how I initially hated dealing with Oblivion gates, to tolerating them, to finally enjoying them.



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post Feb 23 2013, 05:36 AM
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I was surprised to learn that non-Champions of Cyrodiil were in the majority in my household. Two out of three Oblivion players here have not completed the MQ. One has not even started it.


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post Feb 23 2013, 05:53 AM
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I tried doing it right out of the dungeon and had my butt handed to me XD same thing at level 9. I tried again at level 14 and did better.

I don't think I could ever NOT do a main quest.


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