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With Skyrim hitting the shelves in November, I have to admit that I have not finished Oblivion yet. I have put enough time into the game to have finished the game 3 or 4 times by now, and it is one of my favorite games. However, I have never made it past the daedric artifact quest in the main story line. I will clarify that by saying I haven't made it past that point by choice.

Usually, I get to that point in the game and then I start dedicating myself to side quests. I will play for hours on end working my way up through guilds and working side quests, thinking in the back of my mind that I will eventually get back to the main story. However, real life has often gotten in the way at that point. School, computer upgrades & drive reformats, other video games often cause me to stop playing for a long enough time that I feel like I should start a new character when I start playing again.

Well, this time I have put my foot down. It is now mid january, and I have roughly 10 months to make it through oblivion. I started a new character earlier in the month and I'm hitting the ground running. I've got to actually finish this game before Skyrim hits the shelves. I've made it my mission to do so.

I was just curious if there was anyone else in my same situation. You really enjoy Oblivion, and have logged many many hours into it, but have never actually finished the game. I would love to hear your stories and experinces.
    
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Logged in 180h. The game is actually very short. I finished the main quest first, the other quests afterwards. After I finished all the guilds and expansions, I didn't feel like playing anymore. I hate replaying games.
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I didn't finish the main quest because it was freaking boring.
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Me! Well over 200 hours on Oblivion. I got to the part where you meet the priests in some place in Oblivion then started doing stupid stuff with friends(in oblivion), DLC, awesome mods, and side quests.
    
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That's my issue, I get caught up in all the side quests, DLC, etc. It seems like there is an almost unending list of side quests out there waiting for me.

I know it isn't a perfect game by any means, especially when compared to more modern games, however it is still one of my all time favorite games. The quirks of the game often lead to chuckles and hilarious situations. For instance I was walking through a town and one of the characters said "I need to speak to you." So, I decided to talk to her. I am greeted with the rudest response I've heard in the game saying "I don't have time to talk to YOU." I couldn't help laughing and my wife who was in the room was laughing too. If anyone has any funny stories from the game, I would like to hear them too. I can always use a good laugh.
    
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That's my issue, I get caught up in all the side quests, DLC, etc. It seems like there is an almost unending list of side quests out there waiting for me.

I know it isn't a perfect game by any means, especially when compared to more modern games, however it is still one of my all time favorite games. The quirks of the game often lead to chuckles and hilarious situations. For instance I was walking through a town and one of the characters said "I need to speak to you." So, I decided to talk to her. I am greeted with the rudest response I've heard in the game saying "I don't have time to talk to YOU." I couldn't help laughing and my wife who was in the room was laughing too. If anyone has any funny stories from the game, I would like to hear them too. I can always use a good laugh.
I can't remember much as the game is so old but one was when I passed a guard, who said "Good day, sir!". My friend had only recently walked into the room, after I completely raided one of the sips in the Waterfront for a side quest. I talked to him because I knew my friend would laugh. He gave me the "violating the law" speech, right after saying "Good Day, sir!"
    
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I have put well over 100 hours into Oblivion and have not finished the game. I get sidetracked with other quests and hunting in caves, and such. I really need to finish this game, my character is lvl 15 or so and its my best one yet. Just other things going on prohibiting playing. I love all the mods and cheats hope the new one is exactly like this set in old times.
    
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I did that with Morrowind.
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well, you arent missing much with the main quest, you can bust it out in a couple hours. Its not that interesting tbh. The fun of the game was pretty much everything else.
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Once i realized that i could make myself the invisible man (100% chameleon) without cheats all the time it wasnt too fun anymore. I could attack anyone and they would turn in circles never able to fight back.

Rerolled characters a few times in that game but never did finish it.
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