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Lizard Wizard
Dec 25, 2004

mep, mep


DON'T TALK ABOUT THINGS THAT HAVEN'T COME UP IN THE GAME YET, EVEN IN SPOILER TAGS. THANK YOU AND GOOD DAY.

You are the one from my dreams. Then the stars were right, and this is the Let's Play.


Gods give me strength.

Oblivion, you say.
I do indeed!

...why?
Well, I'll be honest. Oblivion has a special place in my heart. A hate place. And I'm gonna take you there.

You hate this game?
Yes. It does a lot more wrong than it does right in my eyes, especially as compared to Morrowind or Skyrim.

Better get the mods out, eh?
Nope! We're gonna be playing through this shitshow just the way it was released, flaws and all.

Oh man, this game. I have so many things to say about it! Like the thing where-
Let's not get ahead of ourselves. We'll have plenty of time to talk about things as we come across them.

Let's get this show on the road, then!
I'd love to. But first, I need your opinion on a few things. Answer these questions honestly.

Magic is...
- A force to be reckoned with.
- All around us.
- Quite the useful tool.

Table of Contents
The Elder Updates I - Can you hear me, Uriel? It's me, Sterv
The Elder Updates II - Khajiit Like To Torial, Part 1
The Elder Updates III - Khajiit Like To Torial, Part 2
The Elder Updates IV - Sterv: Cat in the City
The Elder Updates V - Close your eyes and think of Oblivion combat
The Elder Updates VI - As the Crow Flies
The Elder Updates VII - I Can't Believe It's Not Hell!
The Elder Updates VIII - Quit Yer Kvatching
The Elder Updates IX - The Ramble to Anvil
The Elder Updates X - Yo Ho Ho
The Elder Updates XI - To Crowhaven!
The Elder Updates XII - An Inauspicious Knife in the Dark
The Elder Updates XIII - Onward to Leyawiin
The Elder Updates XIV - More Madgod, More Mazoga
The Elder Updates XV - Whom Gods Unintentionally Give a Huge Advantage
The Elder Updates XVI - Dark Fraternizing
The Elder Updates XVII - Dark Derail
The Elder Updates XVIII - Dark Doodles, Volume 1
The Elder Updates XIX - Dark Doodles, Volume 2
The Elder Updates XX - Dark Dropheadsmanship
The Elder Updates XXI - I'm going to murder you to Dreth
The Elder Updates XXII - Okay No Another Quest is Fine
The Elder Updates XXIII - What do you mean Naked Snake did it first?
The Elder Updates XXIV - Spire Sweet Spire
The Elder Updates XXV - Cat Arena Helm
The Elder Updates XXVI - Poor Old Thoronir
The Elder Updates XXVII - These quests can eat a dick
The Elder Updates XXVIII - Bruma is Terrible
The Elder Updates XXIX - Road to Recommendation, Part 1 (addendum)
The Elder Updates XXX - Road to Recommendation, Part 2
The Elder Updates XXXI - Khajiit Hate to Cave
The Elder Updates XXXII - Road to Recommendation, Part 3
The Elder Updates XXXIII - Sometimes Dungeons are Okay
The Elder Updates XXXIV - Road to Recommendation, Part 4
The Elder Updates XXXV - On to Bravil
The Elder Updates XXXVI - Quest of My Dreams
The Elder Updates XXXVII - Road to Recommendation, Part 5
The Elder Updates XXXVIII - Getting our Prioryties Straight
The Elder Updates XXXIX - Kvatch Rocket
The Elder Updates XL - Just a Bit of Progress
The Elder Updates XLI - Hope you like books
The Elder Updates XLII - On the Gateth Day of Christmas
The Elder Updates XLIII - Gated Progression
The Elder Updates XLIV - Bruma Beat
The Elder Updates XLV - This Update is Gross
The Elder Updates XLVI - Gearin' Up
The Elder Updates XLVII - I'm a Champion
The Elder Updates XLVIII - No Gates, No Glory
The Elder Updates XLIX - Off To Cheydinhal
The Elder Updates L - Skoomurder
The Elder Updates LI - Khajiit Hate to Gate
The Elder Updates LII - sutch murder, very stealth
The Elder Updates LIII - APRIL FOOLS, MOTHERFUCKERS
The Elder Updates LIV - A Spot of Thievery
The Elder Updates LV - Thieving and Murdering
The Elder Updates LVI - Dark Developments
The Elder Updates LVII - Spooky Story Skeletons
The Elder Updates LVIII - Wherein Sterv gets clawed at by Everscamps
The Elder Updates LIX - MS Sleep Deprivation
The Elder Updates LX - Resolution, Baby
The Elder Updates LXI - No Chorrolation
The Elder Updates LXII - Obliviennui
The Elder Updates LXIII - Still More Guilding
The Elder Updates LXIV - Inspector Sterv and the Case of the Unscrupulous Usurer
The Elder Updates LXV - Reality check
The Elder Updates LXVI - Aaaaaand Jump Cut!
The Elder Updates LXVII - RP-Walking
The Elder Updates LXVIII - Really though, Lord Rugdumph is the best
The Elder Updates LXIX - Hist 101
The Elder Updates LXX - Obliviend
The Elder Updates LXXI - Into Madness
The Elder Updates LXXII - Literally just a link to Crunchyroll so you can watch JoJo
The Elder Updates LXXIII - In Stitches
The Elder Updates LXXIV - Khajiit Like to Speak
The Elder Updates LXXV - Duality is a Thing
[url=http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3543889&userid=0&perpage=40&pagenumber=175#post448386978The Elder Updates LXXVI - Fungeons and Fashions

[url=http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3543889&userid=0&perpage=40&pagenumber=176#post450999428The Elder Updates LXXVII - Progress?[/url]

Hargrimm posted:

So I started reading this thread earlier tonight, and realized that the filenames of the screenshots are often useful/funny in and of themselves. However, it's kind of a pain to manually look at each one, so I threw together a little script that will put the filename right next to each image, quick and dirty. Like so:



You can get it from here, installed with Greasemonkey on Firefox, or Tampermonkey on Chrome. I'm still early in the LP, so if anything changes with the filenames or anything later that breaks this, let me know!


Daedric Fanartifacts


Little Ampton drew a sketchy Sterv.









curiousTerminal fiddled with the character creation sliders...










...inspiring me to see what Sterv would look like if character voting had gone a little differently.


MSPaint Sterv was been cropped and immortalized by MeccaPrimeSundowner as what can only be called .


Then curiousTerminal made his eyes wander.


Aerdan made what looks kind of like some off-brand European version of our hero.


curiousTerminal delivers again with what I can only describe as Radiant A-Eye.


InspectorSands' cat is Sterv.


Forgall gives us a peeking Sterv, which is not a kind of Chinese food.


I offer an explanation as to why my updates are slowing down.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGLhMPaOKRw
MeccaPrime made a thing. We don't know why he made a thing, but he made a thing.


Nyan Sterv is a beautiful group effort from beru04, curiousTerminal, and MeccaPrime.


Ghostwoods had a horrible dream about our hero, and felt the need to share it with us.


Sterv's head, surfing on a shield? Okay, Sundowner.


Yes, Sundowner, I did take off my uniform.


kalonZombie drew a comic on the facial changes that come with vampirism.


This is your player character, courtesy of kalonZombie.


This is your player character on drugs powerleveling, courtesy of kalonZombie.



Metaligatr has been responsible for two treasures in this thread: a very lucky Sterv, and an all-too-accurate representation of the player's role in the main questline.

Lizard Wizard fucked around with this message at 09:30 on Nov 22, 2015

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oh dope
Nov 2, 2006

No guilt, it feeds in plain sight


Aaaaand here we go. I look forward to this!

Radical and BADical!
Jun 27, 2010

by Lowtax


Fun Shoe

Quite a useful tool.

Smornstein
Nov 4, 2012


Whelp i knew the day would come good luck with this terrible game Lizard Wizard. Magic is of course a force to be reckoned with.

Smornstein fucked around with this message at 03:14 on Apr 14, 2013

Corbeau
Sep 12, 2010

Jack of All Trades


Lizard Wizard posted:

Magic is...
- All around us.

It binds the galaxy together.

Just like duct tape.

Lizard Wizard
Dec 25, 2004

mep, mep


If it wasn't clear, the question at the end of the OP is a vote.

Corbeau
Sep 12, 2010

Jack of All Trades


Lizard Wizard posted:

If it wasn't clear, the question at the end of the OP is a vote.

If it wasn't clear, the quote was a vote.

MinistryofLard
Mar 22, 2013


Magic is quite a useful tool!

I, for one, want you to become some kind of illusion mega-wizard just for all the havoc that frenzy spells can cause.

Lizard Wizard
Dec 25, 2004

mep, mep


Corbeau posted:

If it wasn't clear, the quote was a vote.

I wrote my quote before the vote.

Sinner Sandwich
Oct 13, 2012


Magic is all around us.

Brain Fog
Dec 27, 2012


Lizard Wizard posted:


Magic is...
- A force to be reckoned with.
- All around us.
- Quite the useful tool.

Can't wait for this to get started!

Farecoal
Oct 15, 2011

There he go


Lizard Wizard posted:

...why?
Well, I'll be honest. Oblivion has a special place in my heart. A hate place. And I'm gonna take you there.

You hate this game?
Yes. It does a lot more wrong than it does right in my eyes, especially as compared to Morrowind or Skyrim.

Yeah well Morrowind was stupid

Ygmir
Jan 27, 2012



Magic is quite the useful tool

Peanut Butler
Jul 25, 2003





If magic is all we've ever know
Then it's easy to miss what really goes on
But I've seen miracles in every way
And I see miracles everyday

Oceans spanning beyond my sight
And a million stars way above em at night
We don't have to be high to look in the sky
And know that's a miracle opened wide

Look at the mountains, trees, the seven seas
And everything chilling underwater, please
Hot lava, snow, rain and fog
Long neck giraffes, and pet cats and dogs

Artwood
Nov 9, 2012


Magic is never not around us.

Keeshhound
Jan 14, 2010

Mad Duck Swagger



An abomination that twists men's souls and makes them demons. All who practice it should be purged with righteous fire so that the innocent and pure might rest easy once more.

Lizard Wizard
Dec 25, 2004

mep, mep


Oh dear, it looks like we've got a tie!

Christmas Present posted:

If magic is all we've ever know
Then it's easy to miss what really goes on
But I've seen miracles in every way
And I see miracles everyday

Oceans spanning beyond my sight
And a million stars way above em at night
We don't have to be high to look in the sky
And know that's a miracle opened wide

Look at the mountains, trees, the seven seas
And everything chilling underwater, please
Hot lava, snow, rain and fog
Long neck giraffes, and pet cats and dogs

okay that owns, tie broken


Magic is all around us.

When I'm ill, what really helps me feel better is...
- Prayer.
- My dog/cat.
- Comfort food.

oldskool
Aug 9, 2010





Lipstick Apathy

My dog/cat because I don't like the other two options more than I don't like that one.

Ygmir
Jan 27, 2012



My Cat makes me feel better.

Corbeau
Sep 12, 2010

Jack of All Trades


Lizard Wizard posted:

When I'm ill, what really helps me feel better is...
- My dog/cat.

Preferably of the purring and fluffy variety.

johnboy3434
Mar 27, 2010


Prayer, since medicine apparently doesn't exist.

Out of curiosity: screenshot or video?

Lizard Wizard
Dec 25, 2004

mep, mep


johnboy3434 posted:

Prayer, since medicine apparently doesn't exist.

Out of curiosity: screenshot or video?

Screenshot. And we're not talking about a cure, but what makes you feel better!

johnboy3434
Mar 27, 2010


Lizard Wizard posted:

Screenshot. And we're not talking about a cure, but what makes you feel better!

But if it cures me, I'll feel better!

Screenshot? Too bad. Still looking forward to it, though.

Peanut Butler
Jul 25, 2003





My collection of twenty-seven cats

Keeshhound
Jan 14, 2010

Mad Duck Swagger


When you're sick there's only one solution:

GORGE YOURSELF

Radical and BADical!
Jun 27, 2010

by Lowtax


Fun Shoe

Sweetrolls.

kalonZombie
May 24, 2010

D&D 3.5 Book of Erotic Fantasy


Comfort food, but so help you if your comfort food isn't watermelons.

That... will make sense in a few updates, I promise.

Lizard Wizard
Dec 25, 2004

mep, mep


They say strength comes from within, but in the end, we are nothing without others.


When I'm ill, what really helps me feel better is my dog/cat.


Magic is all around us.

Pikachu, use...
- Quick Attack!
- Double Team!
- Agility!

MinistryofLard
Mar 22, 2013


Double team, I guess.

Peanut Butler
Jul 25, 2003





I'm just the goofy distraction so the the sickass daedra I summoned behind you can murder your rear end in a classic double team

Genocyber
Jun 4, 2012



Double team

Ygmir
Jan 27, 2012



Double Team

kalonZombie
May 24, 2010

D&D 3.5 Book of Erotic Fantasy


All of those attacks suck, but of them, I guess Double Team is the least horrible.

Lizard Wizard
Dec 25, 2004

mep, mep


Double Team: By moving rapidly, the user makes illusory copies of itself to raise its evasiveness.


Pikachu, use Double Team!


When I'm ill, what really helps me feel better is my dog/cat.


Magic is all around us.

On the internet, I...
- Post prolifically on the SA Forums.
- Delete my history vigilantly.
- Try to have as many separate passwords as possible.

kalonZombie
May 24, 2010

D&D 3.5 Book of Erotic Fantasy


Dude, my family does not need to see my collective compilation of German Dungeon Porn. Deleting my history is the only way to go.

Prythian
Aug 6, 2012

sweet dreams


History? What history?

That Irish Gal
Jul 8, 2012

Your existence amounts to nothing more than a goldfish swimming upriver.

PS: We are all actually cats


Woooo, on the ground floor for this one! Looking forward to this ole LizWizzy!

Delete History Vigilantly

Peanut Butler
Jul 25, 2003






HEY MY (pas)SWORDS ARE WORTH MORE THAN ALL THESE FOODS COMBINED

Keeshhound
Jan 14, 2010

Mad Duck Swagger


kalonZombie posted:

Dude, my family does not need to see my collective compilation of German Dungeon Porn. Deleting my history is the only way to go.

Only Dungeon Porn? You've led a sheltered life indeed. Just keep everything password protected and it's easy to keep that sort of thing a secret.

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midwifecrisis
Jul 4, 2005

oh, have I got some GREAT news for you!



Try to have as many separate passwords as possible.

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