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> When did you start to play Oblivion?
What year...
... was it?
2006 [ 7 ] ** [31.82%]
2007 [ 3 ] ** [13.64%]
2008 [ 5 ] ** [22.73%]
2009 [ 2 ] ** [9.09%]
2010 [ 4 ] ** [18.18%]
2011 [ 1 ] ** [4.55%]
2012 [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
2013 [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
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mirocu
post Feb 15 2013, 05:24 PM
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Welcome to my first poll here at chorrol! smile.gif

I started my cyrodilic journey in Februari 2007. I was fresh home from the horrors on Mars where I battled demons from Hell which really wasnt my thing. So coming to Oblivion was absolute Bliss laugh.gif which is kind of ironic as Oblivion is the name of Hell in Cyrodiil tongue.gif
I have kept playing it ever since with only a few games in between. Its as someone once said; "You dont stop playing Oblivion. You just take various long breaks."
This truly is the case for me as I now approach the 1800 hrs mark with my one and only Oblivion character you know as Lothran.

So when did you start to play this masterpiece?


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post Feb 15 2013, 05:39 PM
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A few months after you, mirocu, in the summer of 07. I played quite a variety of characters as I learned the game.

The Oblivion version of Buffy first walked Cyrodiil on April 19, 2009 and I have not played another character since. Although she and I have taken a small number of short breaks to return to other games, Oblivion is pretty much welded into my CD drive. Ive traveled Tamriel with the elf now for nearly 2100 game hours and see no end in sight.



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post Feb 15 2013, 05:42 PM
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QUOTE(Acadian @ Feb 15 2013, 05:39 PM) *

A few months after you, mirocu, in the summer of 07.... Ive traveled Tamriel with the elf now for nearly 2100 game hours

Which goes to show how many other games in between Ive played compared to you tongue.gif

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post Feb 15 2013, 05:48 PM
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I've started in 2006 but didn't play very regularly and ended in 2007. I didn't RP at that time either and I don't even remember most of the characters I created. I returned to extensive (role)playing in 2011 and with short breaks that never take more than few days (except when I'm on holidays, then breaks usually last for few weeks) I play Oblivion almost daily.

Before I returned to OB in 2011, I was playing Morrowind for about a year but never got really attached to my character so I switched to OB. My two longest lasting characters are my only CoC Amadeus (whose save got deleted) and my current character Falador.


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post Feb 15 2013, 06:35 PM
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My first attempt to play Oblivion was in either 2006 or 2007, I am not sure which anymore. My computer at that time was not much to write home about, and literally could not play it. I could not even create a character in fact. I would move the mouse, and five minutes later the cursor would start to move. So that was the end of that, or so I thought at the time.

Years later, in the summer of 2009 I discovered the anime Claymore, which I simply loved. While looking for Claymore stuff online I came across a mod that added some of the Claymore armor and swords to Oblivion. So I dusted off my copy of Oblivion, found that I could play it on the computer I then had, and loaded up the mod.

My oldest save is from August of that year, of my first character Clare at the prison sewer exit. I played her for about a month or, just walking around bashing things with her sword, and using cheat codes when she got in trouble. Then in September I created Teresa of the Faint Smile, who was the first character I tried to play seriously.


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post Feb 15 2013, 06:57 PM
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QUOTE(SubRosa @ Feb 15 2013, 06:35 PM) *

My computer at that time was not much to write home about... I would move the mouse, and five minutes later the cursor would start to move.

You just described my first Oblivion computer. You also just described the reason why Ive never seen the intro in-game; I just clicked on the mouse and hit every key on the keyboard to make anything happen. I really didnt get a good start but I got a much better continuation happy.gif


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post Feb 15 2013, 07:10 PM
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I don't remember if it was '07 or '08, but I've logged in like 400-500 hours altogether and worn out 3-4 discs doing so XD

And I still panic whenever someone asks me about a quest XD


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post Feb 15 2013, 07:14 PM
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I started around 2008. I played it before then at friends houses, and loved the game, but didn't own an Xbox of my own. I bought an Xbox in 2007, but then Oblivion's rating got changed from T to M and it took me a long time to convince my parents to let me buy it.

I didn't RP at all for a long while. Just ran around in 1st person killing things. Making lots of money was my main goal, so I'd clear dungeons until whatever character I was playing couldn't carry anymore. Then fast travel to the Imperial City and unload. I'd then fast travel back to where I'd left off. I had characters with millions of septims.


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post Feb 15 2013, 07:14 PM
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QUOTE(Elisabeth Hollow @ Feb 15 2013, 07:10 PM) *

I don't remember if it was '07 or '08, but I've logged in like 400-500 hours altogether and worn out 3-4 discs doing so XD

Really? 3-4 discs on 400-500 hours? Im on 1800 soon and Im still on my second disc! laugh.gif


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post Feb 15 2013, 07:32 PM
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QUOTE(mirocu @ Feb 15 2013, 01:14 PM) *

QUOTE(Elisabeth Hollow @ Feb 15 2013, 07:10 PM) *

I don't remember if it was '07 or '08, but I've logged in like 400-500 hours altogether and worn out 3-4 discs doing so XD

Really? 3-4 discs on 400-500 hours? Im on 1800 soon and Im still on my second disc! laugh.gif

I have about a dozen characters that have 150 hours each, so my total's about the same. I've not had to replace the disc at all. I suspect it's all down to how often you swap games in the drive. My Oblivion disc stays where it is, as the other games I play (like Daggerfall) don't require it to come out.


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post Feb 15 2013, 07:33 PM
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QUOTE(mirocu @ Feb 15 2013, 12:14 PM) *

QUOTE(Elisabeth Hollow @ Feb 15 2013, 07:10 PM) *

I don't remember if it was '07 or '08, but I've logged in like 400-500 hours altogether and worn out 3-4 discs doing so XD

Really? 3-4 discs on 400-500 hours? Im on 1800 soon and Im still on my second disc! laugh.gif

My brother also played it. He was less-than-careful with the discs. Being ten or so and all XD

One disc, our dog got ahold of it and chewed through it. Another got stepped on and scratched. The other two I just wore out. I bought all of them "previously owned" at Gamestop. Except this last copy. My brother bought it for me. So there's that, lol


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post Feb 15 2013, 07:44 PM
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We first got Oblivion in the summer of 2010...I then proceeded to ignore the NFL on the sports channels I was paying for in order to play it...I love that game with a passion...

The same thing happened the next year however, with Skyrim... biggrin.gif ...

Yeah, go willpower!...
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post Feb 15 2013, 07:51 PM
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I almost feel I should start a second poll on how long it took people to 1) make their first mod for the game and 2) write a fan-fic about it or in my case 3) write some fiction about the mods you'd made.

In my case it was 1) about a week and (2&3 together) about a year.


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post Feb 15 2013, 07:55 PM
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I can't remember when I got it. 2009, maybe? Maybe 2010? 2008, perhaps? I dunno, don't ask me to remember stuff.

I'm quietly astounded by the sheer volume of playtime some people have clocked on that game. I think I've probably racked up a grand total of 30 hours on Oblivion in all; I did what I always do on sandbox games like that where I just blaze through the main quest, prat about sidequests for a bit and then just forget about it. I do remember that a friend showed it to me and that I could play as an Orc, and that I was sold on that alone.

I should probably go and do some more at some point, but I have just found a way to make my shotgun shoot flaming buckshot on Fallout: New Vegas, and considering how much I love fire and shotguns this is up for negotiation.
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post Feb 15 2013, 08:00 PM
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30 hours on Oblivion? By that time I hadnt even left the tutorial dungeon! laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif


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post Feb 15 2013, 08:19 PM
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QUOTE(mirocu @ Feb 15 2013, 11:24 AM) *

Welcome to my first poll here at chorrol! smile.gif


Heck yeah! Now the ball's rolling!

2008 for me. Matter of fact, I can actually quote the exact moment of game installation on the PS3: October 24, 2008 at 10:24 PM. How about thaaat?

I've already stated in some other thread the story about my drug addiction, and how I was bored one night, and bla bla bla...otherwise I'd tell the story again in this thread.


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post Feb 15 2013, 08:24 PM
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QUOTE(mirocu @ Feb 15 2013, 01:00 PM) *

30 hours on Oblivion? By that time I hadnt even left the tutorial dungeon! laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif

Me neither I had to see EVERY race and ANY mixtures of facial expressions and see the skills and etc etc XD


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post Feb 15 2013, 08:27 PM
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QUOTE(King Coin @ Feb 15 2013, 01:14 PM) *


I didn't RP at all for a long while. Just ran around in 1st person killing things.


This is pretty much me with the first Renee Gade, although I played in 3rd person instead of 1st. I didn't RP at all until 6 months after buying TES: IV. I grew up RPing with tabletop games, but had no concept of applying RP to videogames. I had my Lara Croft /Tombraider mentality (action/adventure) at the beginning of TES: IV.

There's a page over at UESP that has a list of roleplay ideas, like there's one for a bandit who takes over a camp in the wilderness for instance. I read through all these ideas and it spurred my imagination to make a second Renee Gade, who didn't carry around a half-dozen weapons (Tomb Raider style), 3 or 4 armor suits, and was trying to do all the quests in the game.

Phew...

QUOTE(mirocu @ Feb 15 2013, 01:14 PM) *

Really? 3-4 discs on 400-500 hours? Im on 1800 soon and Im still on my second disc! laugh.gif


That is odd. I've only used one disc on my PS3 for all these years. ...Maybe Miss Hollow's disc got scratched up or something?

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post Feb 15 2013, 09:06 PM
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I'm still using the original 2007 disc (PC). 'Course like I said, it almost never comes out of the CD drive tray.


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post Feb 15 2013, 10:42 PM
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I played it in 2006 around the time it first came out. I then wrote a review at that time going over what I thought was good and bad about the game. There were lots of people who agreed with me that Oblivion was disappointing right after it was released. There were even more that really loved the game. Basically I got the feeling that lots of people were upset (myself included) that the game had been built up by Bethsoft to be something more than it was.

Here's the May 2006 poll and discussion so you can kind of get an idea of how people felt at the time: http://chorrol.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=2880&st=0

Oblivion grew on me over time. There are numerous good things about Oblivion despite all the things that I still feel were kind of dumbed down or things that were cut from Morrowind. I play it rarely much like MW but never clocked nearly as many hours into OB.


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