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Arwen's Oblivion Journal - Updates

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December 18, 2009: Since early summer I've been focusing on modding and playing Fallout 3 (which I'll continue with, once my computer has been repaired). So my Oblivion game is on hold for now (but I do plan on getting back to playing this game . . . when I have the time). But I am still keeping my OB mod list updated.


January 31, 2009: While on break between semesters, I installed so many new mods that I decided to began playing a new game from the beginning yet again. Some of you are likely getting frustrated with all my new game restarts, as every restart means at least a minor rewrite to this journal - which adds a major delay to me being able to release new chapters. I'm really sorry for the delay, but a large part of my Oblivion Journal is my mod list. Besides, my story is written about my actual game experience, and part of that experience is starting a new game from time to time (although I will admit that I do this a bit too often . . . before I ever get very far in my game)


Ok, so my rewrite is well underway, using my new site design . . . giving my fantasy story the appearance of an old hand written journal (which was my intent). The only problem is that there's no easy way for me to just replace my previous chapters with the rewrites, without having some major gaps and discrepancies between the new versions and the older ones. I was trying to keep the two compatible at the same time, but that's just causing me major headaches (and taking way too long).

So this is what I've done:

1.) Only my rewritten chapters are linked in my Journal Index (below).
2.) But I've also provided a link at the end of the index that will take you to the 2008 version of my Journal ( all 17 chapters).

Please note that this is a rewrite, of my original text. I'm following the same story line as best I can, so my character is pretty much repeating what she did in my earlier game - in the same order. So the main story is mostly unchanged . . . but there are some minor changes, which resulted in some deletes, and in some additions. The format is however totally new (and hopefully much better than my old style), and my Gaming Comments section at the end of each chapter contains a lot of new material.


I love to get email feedback . . . Writing is a very slow process for me, and it literally takes me several days just to write a single chapter . . . so it really helps me to know whether my efforts in writing this journal are still worth it, or are people getting sick of my journals by now? What do you think of the rest of my site? Any suggestions for how I can improve things.

Trials of a Semi-Clueless Wood Elf - Index


Caution: Even my first chapters include some spoilers. And the spoilers will certainly increase as I get further into the game.So, if you are playing Oblivion, you might not want to read any further than your own progress in the game. All these chapters have been updated in 2009 and include my latest recommended mods and reflect my current game.


Chapter 1 - Prologue / What is Oblivion? / Elder Scrolls IV / My Oblivion Character / Some Notes about My Journal

Chapter2 - Preface / No Way to Treat a Lady! / The Prisoner

Chapter 3 - Meeting Royalty . . . and I've Nothing to Wear!/ A Battle and a Meal

Chapter 4 - Provisions and Treasures / Caves and Goblins / My Promise

Chapter 5 - Ambush / The Sewers / Which Way Do I Go?

Chapter 6 - Getting a Few Winks / Avoiding Guards & Trading / Cleaning Up & Camping Out

Chapter 7 - Looting an Old Fort / Battling Goblins & Day Dreaming / Traveling in the Dark

Chapter 8 - The West Gate of Cheydinhal / Arrival at Newlands Lodge / Where Can a Girl Get Some Breakfast?

Chapter 9 - Totally Free Again / A Very Fair Trade / More Shopping in Cheydinhal / Brunch (lunch, or whatever) at the Fancy Inn

Chapter 10 - Off on an Adventure / Finding the Ruins (well, sort of) / The Iron Gate

Chapter 11 - This is Sooo Not Fair! / The Hidden Lab / Lost, Cold, and Hurt (and scared)

Chapter 12 - The Knights of Thorn / I Wasn't Even Looking For an Adventure! / Traveling in the Wilderness at Night

Chapter 13 - Meeting More of the Locals / Making Mistakes / Boring.

The remaining chapters will be posted after I rewrite them.
(2007/2008 version of journal is linked at index end)


Chapter 14 - Sleeping In / Stuck Inside a Painting / Cheydinhal Castle / Hey, Do You Want My Help or What?

Chapter 15 - Demoted to Rookie / Well Diving / Is Falcar an Evil Mage?

Chapter 16 - Imps are Horrid Creatures / Running for Cover . . . Again / Packing Up and Leaving the City

Chapter 17 - Exploring the Ayleid Ruins of Belda / Mud Crabs are a Real Pain / Stormy Night Travels

Chapter 18 - Stumbling Upon the Archeology Guild / Getting Acquainted / Postponing My New Mission For a While

Chapter 19 - Things Are Really NOT Going Very Well! / Arriving at the Imperial City (again) / The Bank of Cyrodiil

Here's the old 2008 Version of my Oblivion Journal (based on my previous game).

 

Page Index | Journal Updates | Fantasy Story Index | Game Tips & Site Index | Nightfall Video
Arwen's Game Tips & Mods (site index)
Arwen's Tips - game help (beyond basic gameplay)
My Computer System
MODs 101 (The Basics)
Oblivion.ini File: Basic Edits
Console Commands

Arwen's Graphics Tweaks
How to get better graphics, with playable FPS in Oblivion.

Arwen's Oblivion MOD Section
Includes all the mods that I'm currently using to make Oblivion a better role-playing experience.
Includes alternate mods (that I've also tested)
~100 mods are currently covered in my mods section
Most mods include my mini-reviews
Includes many screenshots, so you can see what the mod changes.
Download links for every single mod
List is updated regularly, and current versions of all mods are given, so you can easily see if you needto update your mods.
I also include my suggested load order (my current working load order).
Easy to find listing: arraigned by category, with an alphabetical cross-reference listing

Arwen's Oblivion Journal - Home Page (if you somehow missed it)
News
Welcome
The First Little Problem
The Second (and larger) Problem
Ok, So What Went Wrong?
What's the Solution?
 

 
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"Nightfall" - My Oblivion Video

This is my very first attempt of making a video, and had to figure out how to do this on my own, so don't expect too much.

My video is called "Oblivion Nightfall" (which is why it's rather dark).

What I was trying to do was to show what it is like to walk around in the game, for people who don't own Oblivion yet. The video begins in the entry of the Mages Guild in Cheydinhal. My character walks through the main part of the town, and exits through the West Gate, and walks toward the Imperial City.

I used both Morrowind's and Oblivion's theme music as background music. Here' my You Tube link.

I also have the Oblivion Trailer on my Home Page


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