So I used to edit my Oblivion updates on a nice little macbook pro I borrowed from a friend, using iMovie cause that's how I roll and what happens? He up and sells the macbook, removing my ease of editing footage.
While I work on a work around workflow...let's get back to the task at hand and how I fail hard at Obli-f**kthisgameeverythingchasesyou-vion.
Never my strong suit in this game, I've boiled down some of my thoughts and observations on it this time through.
-I find myself wandering into situations I am unprepared for. I'm not sure if this is me as a bad gamer, or the game just not warning me when shit is going to ramp up. I'm playing a character focused on swords and destruction spells, wearing heavy armor, with some great buffs but still, and I guess realistically, if more than two enemies are around me I'm boned. What strategy am I not seeing in all this that I need to grasp?
-My disarm attempts have never worked. I've thrown a few dozen, maybe. I'm hoping eventually I'll get some abilities worth using besides my power attack.
-My spells are miserably weak, and I'm relying on burning every scroll I find between encounters, during each encounter, to beat enemies that only take a pittance of damage from my attacks. I am the worst spellsword ever.
This is where I've been REALLY enjoying the game so far. The main quest can go to hell right now, all the side quests I've been distracting myself with have been genuinely interesting and fun.
-I'm a freaking vampire. I've heard this ultimately sucks in the long run, but I gotta admit it caught me off guard! I regretted dallying about with that tart Arnora and her thief partner Jorundr, finding their treasure buried outside Bruma. I should have followed up on that rumor about the vampire guy.
-I've been running through the caves I find hoping to turn up some goodies. All I find are things that want to kill me and minimal payout.
-Back on the vampire thing. I'm unable to kill the cabal of vampires in the cave that the main quest requires me to. They murder me heinously whenever I step inside. I find this happening to me a lot, so I'll just find a new quest to do and come back later.
-I tried visiting the Shivering Isles. The Gatekeeper...well let's just say I'm saving shivering isles for later.
More to come once I can get my video situation resolved, dear readers.