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efkelley
04-27-2010, 02:39 AM
http://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?t=511632

An interesting WIP with some fairly hardcore self-imposed rules.

The guy (gal?) is admittedly a glutton for punishment. The writeup starts on post #7.

brokenfingers
04-27-2010, 02:51 AM
Hahahaha! That's cool.

And it's a testament to the game design that someone can do this.

LOG
04-27-2010, 04:13 AM
This reminds me of the pacifist gnome on WoW...

I have the desire to write a fantasy story concerning a pacifist now...

dclary
04-27-2010, 09:47 PM
In Nethack, a game that requires you to eat to live, you can earn a certain distinction if you can play the game as a vegetarian (never eat a slain animal), or fast through the entire game (use a ring of slow digestion and pray when hungry).


And I know you can get to 20th level soloing in Lord of the Rings online without ever killing something. If you were in a group and played as a minstrel, where your role was to heal, you could probably play the entire game without ever having to kill someone.

Fulk
04-28-2010, 03:24 AM
So much for all this "violent video game" malarkey. :P As an aside, I really enjoy Oblivion and can't wait for TES5.

Satsya
04-30-2010, 12:07 PM
I love it when people mess with games like this. It's wonderful.

There are two other examples from WoW off the top of my head: one person that leveled to max without ever dying, and another that leveled naked. Not even a weapon.

I really enjoyed Oblivion too. I did have a tendency to use the insta-kill console command whenever a monster scared me, though. Ooo, that reminds me -- I also spawned about 40 of those Adoring Fans. Then I had them follow me into a cave filled with vampires.

...Sometimes I think I enjoyed Oblivion too much.

LOG
04-30-2010, 06:14 PM
...Sometimes I think I enjoyed Oblivion too much.

Don't worry, most people did.

efkelley
04-30-2010, 11:52 PM
It's a testament to game design when bizarre character concepts can be attempted. I still have Oblivion on the hard drive. Tons of fun, even after all this time.

Fulk
05-01-2010, 12:51 AM
It's a testament to game design when bizarre character concepts can be attempted. I still have Oblivion on the hard drive. Tons of fun, even after all this time.

I recall on the Elder Scrolls wiki there's an entire list of suggestions of bizarre/creative things to do in Oblivion once you've tired (or never even bothered) with the main quest. Some of the examples include taking the Adoring Fan to a tall cliff and gently nudging him off, wandering the forests with a bow & arrow to hunt, collecting and displaying rare items in your house, etc.

leahzero
05-01-2010, 02:43 AM
I recall on the Elder Scrolls wiki there's an entire list of suggestions of bizarre/creative things to do in Oblivion once you've tired (or never even bothered) with the main quest. Some of the examples include taking the Adoring Fan to a tall cliff and gently nudging him off, wandering the forests with a bow & arrow to hunt, collecting and displaying rare items in your house, etc.

Y'know, that's actually how I played Oblivion the first time through. And every subsequent time. I logged a couple hundred hours in the game, and never actually finished the main quest. But I modded the hell out of it, read all the in-game books, did all of the sidequests, tried a ton of different builds and playstyles, explored every bit of the map I could.

I reinstall it about once a year just to mess around and try a new build or mod.

I can't wait to lose myself for another few years in TES5.

LOG
05-01-2010, 04:02 AM
I always save the main quest for last.

efkelley
05-02-2010, 04:06 AM
More updates in the ongoing saga:

http://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?t=511632&page=6

I'm vaguely tempted to try this myself, but, honestly, I doubt I'm THAT patient. :)

Zoombie
05-02-2010, 07:11 AM
Well, I reinstalled Oblivion and got OOO 1.3 and Deadly Reflexes.

Cause those mods makes the game actually worth playing.

Well...those mods and "sexlivion."

LOG
05-02-2010, 11:11 AM
"sexlivion."
Damn, now I want to go and buy the complete Oblivion for my PC.
Must...resist...temptation...

LOG
09-28-2010, 01:14 AM
Thread publicity.

Check posts 86+, 112, 115, 150, 158, 180, 204-206, and 212 when you get the chance. Freaking hilarious.
Sadly Discord seems to be on a hiatus, no updates since mid-July.

Lhun
09-28-2010, 01:26 AM
My favourite weird TES char concept is still the Druglord in Morrowind.

SPMiller
09-28-2010, 03:09 AM
Hmm. Now that you mention it, I never finished Oblivion's main quest.

LOG
09-28-2010, 04:09 AM
Hmm. Now that you mention it, I never finished Oblivion's main quest.

Who bothers? :P

Oblivion: Deluxe GOTY on D2D: 34.95
The exact same game on Steam: 24.99
Hmmm, which one should I go with I wonder.

karmalinguist
11-09-2010, 04:53 PM
Oblivion is one of my favourite games. Long live Bethesda Softworks!

ChaosFollowing
07-31-2011, 07:10 AM
Apologies for the thread necromancy, just wanted to thank the participants for introducing me to AW. I'm Discord over at rpg.net, and this was my playthrough.

Additional apologies for the lack of a good ending. :) Once I got my Invisibility/Illusion efficient enough, a lot of the challenge disappeared.

LOG
07-31-2011, 07:30 AM
Apologies for the thread necromancy, just wanted to thank the participants for introducing me to AW. I'm Discord over at rpg.net, and this was my playthrough.

Additional apologies for the lack of a good ending. :) Once I got my Invisibility/Illusion efficient enough, a lot of the challenge disappeared.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zuk-StWq0DQ

Great to meet ya! :D
Your play-through thread was one of my great comedy joys last summer. Great comedy and humor. I didn't know it could be done so well in such a format.
Just hilarious, and I can go back every once in awhile for a good chuckle.
My favorite parts are the guard company portions, the frost titan, and the infinitely-expanding dog.

ChaosFollowing
07-31-2011, 03:27 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zuk-StWq0DQ

Great to meet ya! :D
Your play-through thread was one of my great comedy joys last summer. Great comedy and humor. I didn't know it could be done so well in such a format.
Just hilarious, and I can go back every once in awhile for a good chuckle.
My favorite parts are the guard company portions, the frost titan, and the infinitely-expanding dog.Thanks. Its always nice to know I can do comedy on some small scale, as my other "novel" writing is rather dark & gritty.

I might go back and finish the playthrough at some point, as I still have the save, but it'd probably be more productive to actually work on the novel instead. :) Or start another Play thread...been awhile since I did a Dwarf Fortress one.

GLOOMCOOKIE
08-03-2011, 03:40 AM
...Sometimes I think I enjoyed Oblivion too much.

Impossible. I logged over 1100 hours on the game and still want to play it again. I hope ESIV: Skyrim is as good.

ChaosFollowing
08-03-2011, 11:02 AM
Amusingly, Skyrim comes out on my wedding day. It's like Bethseda made me a present, even if I won't actually play it for a little while after. :)

pdblake
08-03-2011, 03:33 PM
Off to try this in Fallout 3:)

LOG
08-04-2011, 02:41 AM
Off to try this in Fallout 3:)
Remember to make a hilarious play-by-play of the funny bits :P
I think it'd be fairly possible actually as long as you can get a companion without breaking pacifism, then you just need to play as uber-support, maybe.

DeleyanLee
08-04-2011, 03:46 AM
Hmmm, a pacifist in Fallout 3 might be interesting. I'm still growling at Oblivion 'cause every time I try to join the Emperor in the very beginning (even no weapons equipped), his blasted guards keep killing me, even after going through the entire speech thing. I'm extremely irked and not inclined to like the game much.

LOG
08-04-2011, 04:22 AM
You can't stay with the Emperor, you have to follow through the tutorial path.

DeleyanLee
08-04-2011, 05:29 AM
I did that, but when you rejoin him--that's when it glitches.

Bartholomew
08-04-2011, 05:43 AM
I did that, but when you rejoin him--that's when it glitches.

Weird. I've never had that happen. PC version or what?

DeleyanLee
08-04-2011, 06:02 AM
PS3

Bartholomew
08-04-2011, 06:11 AM
PS3

Are you in a cultist's robe, by chance, when this happens?

Bart, throwing darts into darkness

DeleyanLee
08-04-2011, 05:01 PM
Nope. Didn't even pick one up. I thought of that too. *sigh*

pdblake
08-08-2011, 07:06 PM
Remember to make a hilarious play-by-play of the funny bits :P
I think it'd be fairly possible actually as long as you can get a companion without breaking pacifism, then you just need to play as uber-support, maybe.

There were no funny bits, just scenes of mad panic. It is physically impossible to outrun a deathclaw while wearing power armour. I didn't bother trying to reason with it either:)

FO3 really needs some charm spells:)

DeleyanLee
08-08-2011, 09:43 PM
There were no funny bits, just scenes of mad panic. It is physically impossible to outrun a deathclaw while wearing power armour. I didn't bother trying to reason with it either:)

:ROFL:

JohnnyGottaKeyboard
08-08-2011, 10:06 PM
Hmmm, a pacifist in Fallout 3 might be interesting. I'm still growling at Oblivion 'cause every time I try to join the Emperor in the very beginning (even no weapons equipped), his blasted guards keep killing me, even after going through the entire speech thing. I'm extremely irked and not inclined to like the game much.Have you tried yielding to the guards? It's possible you hit them (or the emperor) or something (NPCs are incredibly easy to tick off in this game--be especially careful in stores!!!). But you can usually yield to characters that aren't specifically designed to kill you.