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Oblivion Orrery Pack on XBLM


The Oblivion  Orrery Pack, which includes (according to Gamespot) "a new quest with original dialogue, journals, and rewards, access to the eponymous dwarven machine in the Imperial City's Arcane University, and new character powers based on the phases of the moon" is now available on XBLM for 150 MS points. I was about to complain that the announcement above was annoyingly premature, when the phase of the download moon suddenly turned in our favor.

You can thank the Dwarven Gods because this add-on looks like a much better value than the over-priced horse armor that pissed off half of Tamriel. Is this pack worth the points?

[Thanks Nick]

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Oncnawan1

4-17-2006 @ 2:06PM

Oncnawan said...

Now, that is sweet.

I'll be picking that up tonight. I didn't buy the horse armor, but once I upgrade my horse from Prior Maborel's Paint Nag, I will probably throw down some MPP for that as well. I think I have been subconsciously waiting for the next content download to be released, so as to not contribute to the price inflation affiliated with the horse armor download. Now that more content has been released at a lower price, I feel I can download the horse armor and still have been a part of forcing down the price of these content downloads.

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Josh2

4-17-2006 @ 2:23PM

Josh said...

Sounds like a good price for add-on content. Certainly better than the Halo 2 maps last year...although those eventually became free for those who wanted to wait--something I hope happens to XBLA games and aged content in general (PGR2 expansions...I am looking at you!)

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Nick3

4-17-2006 @ 2:32PM

Nick said...

Thanx guys for adding my name. [Thank's Nick]


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Jmel4

4-17-2006 @ 2:37PM

Jmel said...

I heard that it only took 7 mins to complete the quest.

I'll pass.

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Dt75

4-17-2006 @ 4:00PM

Dt7 said...

I heard it's not that impressive. The powers are also apparantly poor, something like fortify strength for 60 points for 60 seconds, and you can only use it once a day, on a certain day.

I'll probably pick it up anyway, only like �1.50 :P

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Visas6

4-17-2006 @ 4:47PM

Visas said...

Is it like a plugin for PC? Or it repairs few bugs also like a patch?

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Tim7

4-17-2006 @ 4:52PM

Tim said...

If you turn your difficulty back up it wont be only 7 minutes, you wuss.

And yeah, it's pretty much nothing. I'm already coming up on playing an hour for every dollar I paid (played 60 hours, paid $85 CAD after tax for the CE)

I'm willing to throw down a bit more for a quest I'll be doing on every character I make, etc.

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Scott Johnson8

4-17-2006 @ 5:17PM

Scott Johnson said...

That's certainly a better value than the horse armor in my opinion.

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o0 Spartan 0o9

4-17-2006 @ 6:14PM

o0 Spartan 0o said...

took about 15 minutes to do...not worth it unless you'll be using the powers it gives you.

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YoshimiMac10

4-17-2006 @ 6:36PM

YoshimiMac said...

There's still so much to find/unlock in the game that I don't think I'll bother with this for now.

Also, I don't like the idea they might have taken these missions out the game, only to sell to us at a later date - even if it's only for �1 or �2 at a time.

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Lt Vadali11

4-17-2006 @ 7:57PM

Lt Vadali said...

Man I was hoping it Orrey thing gave lycanthropy because they cut that out of Oblivion.

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Fielin12

4-18-2006 @ 4:04AM

Fielin said...

I think whatever the duration of the quest, this is much better value than the horse thing.
Still, I can't help but feel they should have made a combo Orrery/Horse Armour, instead of trying to milk their customers.

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Saccia13

4-18-2006 @ 10:04PM

Saccia said...

The quest is quite short. It's kind of nice to get different Greater Powers through this feature. I personally skipped the horse armor but I think this was worth the $2.00 for the feature. Over time, it will become more useful with the new powers I'll be able to get. I also purchased it on the principle that I wanted to encourage more content. Hopefully, it will get better and better.

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Eric14

4-27-2006 @ 4:04PM

Eric said...

Hello everyone:

I was inquiring about how you can get the Xbox Dashboard to display the new Marketplace content right there on the Games blade. How can this be done???

Thanks,
please e-mail with a way to do this at: [email protected]

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