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#1 Kaelis Ebonrai

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Posted 11 April 2007 - 03:10 AM

Hi all, as a lot of you probably agree, vanilla Oblivion was.. rather lackluster.
And, I'd say most thought Bethesda had basically lost its touch. (I know I certainly did..)

Well, after playing Shivering Isles, I can honestly tell you, they haven't. It was brilliant, and I loved every second of it. =) The landscape is well thought out.. The npcs aren't generic, they have personality! Shivering Isles, imo, is brilliant, I'd recommend it to anyone.

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Posted 11 April 2007 - 03:27 AM

Same here. I absolutely love it, and am having lots of fun with the crazy people in there. :D The new items and the landscape are fantastic too, and the sky... The first night I just stared at the sky in awe. :D


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#3 Kaelis Ebonrai

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Posted 12 April 2007 - 02:45 AM

Yeah, the sky is seriously impressive. I loved it. ^__^

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Posted 12 April 2007 - 02:54 AM

I haven't played it myself, but I heard a rumor that if you get caught doing something illegal and are sent to prison in the expansion, all of your crimes will be forgiven if you manage to escape out of it. Is that not the best idea ever?

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#5 Kaelis Ebonrai

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Posted 12 April 2007 - 03:16 AM

its true! =) It is great, yeah, I've not done anything wrong, as yet, but, it does speak of that =) (Just don't attack Sheogorath >.>)

EDIT: Well, at least it suits the isles, I dare say ;)

EDIT2: Also, its not so much a prison, as a dungeon. =) *shrugs*

Edited by Kaelis Ebonrai, 12 April 2007 - 03:20 AM.


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Posted 12 April 2007 - 03:40 AM

I haven't played it myself, but I heard a rumor that if you get caught doing something illegal and are sent to prison in the expansion, all of your crimes will be forgiven if you manage to escape out of it. Is that not the best idea ever?


Actually you will be sent to some nasty dungeon, and if you get out alive everything's forgiven. :D I haven't tried it either. Yet. Gray Fox alter ego does have some bounty on him, though, so maybe I should try, just for the heck of it. :D

EDIT: Oh and now I see Kaelis already said it was a dungeon, but what ever. :D

Edited by Ilmatar, 12 April 2007 - 03:41 AM.


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#7 Archmage Silver

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Posted 12 April 2007 - 08:31 PM

Hmm... looks like I have to purchase this one at some point (still haven't finished Oblivion main quest due to modding the game itself, and losing interest to play at one point. Have to get back to the game some time).

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Posted 06 May 2007 - 12:02 PM

Shivering Isles had a truly unique and amazing atmosphere. i loved it!
and of course i got to defeat jygalag.
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Sheogorath was hilarious! The npc's were all so much more interesting than in oblivion.
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Posted 06 May 2007 - 12:12 PM

Going to buy a copy of Shivering Isles later next week, and get to playing Oblivion through this time around.

Edited by Archmage Silver, 06 May 2007 - 12:13 PM.


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Posted 06 May 2007 - 02:27 PM

You won't regret it! :)
I played around in Oblivion with 16 different characters and none of them has finished the mainquest. I lost interest because you are (more or less) "forced" to play it - you know, the popping gates... :wacko:
But when I played Shivering Isles I just couldn't stop! :woot:

First I played with my Moonelf Nightbird - and she made the "Mania-Way". And she made it to the end! :whistling:
Now I started the second go with my Redguard Usambara, she's on her way through Dementia...
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#11 Archmage Silver

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Posted 06 May 2007 - 08:44 PM

Going to start a fresh game with various mods to make sure they work correctly... thinking about making an Argonian assassin this time, will play it with a mage after that.

Edit: On second thought, I'm going to start a new mage first. Because I'm going to use Sheogorath's beard model!! Mwhhaha... expect nifty screenshots when I get there.

Edited by Archmage Silver, 07 May 2007 - 01:37 AM.


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Posted 07 May 2007 - 02:06 PM

Yep, Shivering Isles ruled. Creatures are unique, hungers made a return, NPCs were awesome (Sheogorath in particular)

I actually talked to the guy who voiced Sheogorath (Wes Johnson) over PMs at the elder scrolls forums, he's a very nice person. Known as "Turducken" there

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Posted 08 May 2007 - 02:41 AM

Isn't he the one that gave Lucien Lachance the voice?
Best voice in the game!! :Bow:
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#14 Kaelis Ebonrai

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Posted 08 May 2007 - 03:38 AM

Yup! Same guy =D

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Posted 08 May 2007 - 05:47 PM

Isn't he the one that gave Lucien Lachance the voice?
Best voice in the game!! :Bow:

Yep! He did...

-Imperial Male Voice
-Arena Announcer
-The Prophet
-Pelinal Whitestrake
-Lucien Lachance
-Sheogorath

I think a few others too

#16 Kaelis Ebonrai

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Posted 09 May 2007 - 08:31 AM

I thought the prophet was another guy? =)

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Posted 09 May 2007 - 06:22 PM

I thought the prophet was another guy? =)

Nope, take a look: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0426432/

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Posted 09 May 2007 - 06:38 PM

I also recommend SI (even though I haven't completed it yet).

It's more mature themed IMO than Vanilla Oblivion, and I'm not talking 'R' rated sex, drugs, and rock, and roll kind or anything but the idea of the inner struggle of personality within us all.
Very well done.

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 09:55 PM

Mania for the win!
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