Oblivion Humor

Yeah, this is what I get for following links from promotional OB videos in peoples' threads. I have to admit, cheesy as it is, it was funny as hell :)
"It is pointless to resist, my son." -- Darth Vader
"Resistance is futile." -- The Borg
"Mother's coming for me in the dragon ships. I don't like these itchy clothes, but I have to wear them or it frightens the fish." -- Thurindil

Well. I guess that's that then.

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Posted on Feb 2, 2010 8:48 pm by Samson in: | 406 comment(s) [Closed]
That WAS funny.

On a totally more serious note, for the none of you who haven't already seen it:

There's 9 minutes of my life I can never get back.

I laughed.
I cried.
I realized some people have too much time on their hands.

Aww, I don't get to enjoy the humor since I can't turn my computer's sound back on til 'after hours'. *sigh* ...that's okay, ultimately Whir probably had it about right. ;)

May as well hijack this for general talk stuff too.

A friendly warning to all who drop in here, do yourself a favor and don't waste time looking into or downloading any mods by Giskard. There's some rather lengthy history with this guy. He's extremely hostile and rude and if you even suggest one of his mods might have a bug, he'll eat your face off and then threaten to call the cops on you.

I and others have had the misfortune of having to deal with this guy on more than one occasion over the last 2 years. I myself just found out he had me banned from one of the mod hosting sites after he convinced himself I was uploading "fake" versions of his mods to the site. He filed a report against me with the admins there. I only found out who was behind it when I tried to appeal since I had no idea what the fuck was going on. The junior admin who handled my appeal got word from his "boss" that Giskard "had evidence" that it was me who uploaded his stuff. Of course, I was never supposed to find out who did it, but there you go.

Yes, the OB modding world has drama too. Usually it doesn't last long, but there's always one of these guys in every crowd. Best just to ignore Giskard and let him wallow in obscurity. The modding community is getting along fine without him :)


sounds familiar....

Yes, it does, but at least the OB community has properly dealt with the problem by isolating the guy so he can't cause any real trouble other than in obscure places.

I have to agree with Hanaisse on this one, it does sound rather familiar. It's good to hear that the Oblivion community hasn't dealt with this one as ineffectively as the mud community usually deals with it's "problem children" though. I take it that this Giskard's mods aren't "all that" anyway? (Or at least no where nearly good enough to merit the drama they end up entailing?)

Yes. The modding community gave the guy a pretty sound thumping on the official forums. It came fast, hard, and without reservation. And that was before the forum mods had to step in to put the fire out. He's one of the few people they've actually had to ban there. There's something to be said for a commercial gaming site. When the hammer comes down, it's for a damn good reason.

Giskard has since trotted off to his own private forum space where he lords himself over his members and basically demands they post a bunch on his site before letting people download. Not the usual 1 or 2, but a bunch. And you can't ever say anything negative about his work, or even bring up a perfectly legitimate issue with bugs or quality. Otherwise it's instaban and you're a "Beth forum troll."

Best to avoid anything he's touched really. The concepts are solid, but the execution is bug-ridden trash.

Indeed, there is something to be said for a site (commercial or otherwise) that knows when and why to use the ban hammer and doesn't go backing down once it's done.


This is interesting.

What the hell was Maliq up to?

Been experimenting with body mods I see :)

Maliq is missing his hand and foot textures. Or he's been voting in Iraqi elections.

His hands and feet are pink so either he's been recently caught red handed, but still long enough ago for it to have started to wear off, or.. maybe he's doing a breast cancer awareness thing.. ;D


Yeah, I actually figured out what was wrong while I was in the middle of the grocery store getting dinner, although I will not admit that Samson was right :P

I think I'll leave it like that. As a huge breast cancer awareness supporter I like Conner's explanation best :)
(Sorry Dwip, but he looks cute!)

Gotta love overly complicated structured mods that come with billions of folders and no install instructions.

My eeeeeeyyyyyeeeeesssss

Hanaisse said:

Gotta love overly complicated structured mods that come with billions of folders and no install instructions.

And this, boys, girls, and Argonians, is why God invented the .bsa file. And the special mod-specific directory, although the engine makes that hard some days. Menu icons, I mean you.

Samson said:

Maliq is missing his hand and foot textures. Or he's been voting in Iraqi elections.

Clever. Maliq, as we all know, is a big supporter of democracy. But not M'aiq. He's a liar.

Hanaisse: Somehow I had a feeling you'd like that explanation, glad I was right this time. :)

Dwip: Not a fan of pink, eh? :D
Maliq is a big supporter of democracy?

Well, it's not easily apparent from the screenshot, but it's really purple and not pink :)

Yes, Maliq is a big supporter of democracy. He voted 4 times, can't you tell?

Ah, but purple doesn't work for the breast cancer awareness thing.. and it really does look pink from the screenshot. *shrug*

Ah, like the Chicago mobsters who managed to get votes from the local cemetery residents a few decades ago.. ;D

Here's one I liked when I first saw it. Vicente Valtieri is my favorite character in the game.

For a change, I even had my sound on but I still couldn't hear anything. Otherwise, nice enough video. *shrug*

The Easter Bunny! In Faregyl?

Just thought I'd share :) Now that I know how to make screenshots out of the game I'm a photomaniac!


My secret nirnroot grow-op room and contraband potion (elixer? I forget) of exploration lab.

I hope DarkRider has a sense of humour, it's in my final exam of CS basics :D

That easter bunny of yours even looks like he could be made of chocolate.. can you bite his ears off in-game? :D

You can transplant nirnroot that way??
Nice lab.

Good luck with that one! :D

WOOHOO! I graduated from basic modding school!! I'm announcing it in this topic cuz it is LOL :D I have the potential to be dangerous now, muahaha.

For anyone with mild interest you can view all my pics of it here, as well as the rest of my awesome screenshots of the game.

(Yes Conner, the bunny IS made of chocolate, and it respawns every 3 days, yum!)

Welcome to the dark side, Hanaisse. ;)

You've an appreciation for the excellence of rabbits, so I'm sure you'll do quite well.

Hanaisse said:

Just thought I'd share :) Now that I know how to make screenshots out of the game I'm a photomaniac!

Well, we wouldn't know anything about that around here, would we Samson? Samson? ...oh dear.

But at least you'd never catch me doing anything like that! Nope.

...I'm not fooling anyone, am I?

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