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graemelunn
03-25-2007, 09:05 PM
Does what it says on the tin, post any Shivering Isles related posts here.
Help, requests for help etc etc you know the drill.

Elfire313
03-25-2007, 11:38 PM
What's today's date, it comes out Tuesday right? :P

razzleson
03-25-2007, 11:45 PM
Yes, comes out Tuesday the 27th (most likely after the XBL maintenance since the maintenance starts at 12am)

jock_o69
03-26-2007, 08:10 AM
That was a dumb move on Microsoft! How about you schedule downtime on a day when there are no new releases on Live

P1NSEEKER
03-26-2007, 08:41 AM
I cant get this 'til april anyway :(

Blind Fool
03-26-2007, 09:18 AM
I cant get this 'til april anyway :( Oh noes mate, how come? Still might be a couple weeks before I can get it :(

P1NSEEKER
03-26-2007, 09:35 AM
Just a bit skint this month (had to replace a lost phone :( )

Only have to wait a week though :D

zam
03-26-2007, 09:37 AM
That was a dumb move on Microsoft! How about you schedule downtime on a day when there are no new releases on Live
Because MS had scheduled it months ago, and Bethesda only recently delayed the release of the expansion to that date, so blame Bethesda, not MS.

razzleson
03-26-2007, 04:29 PM
I looked around and didn't see it posted anywhere else, but Acey Bongo (http://aceybongos.spaces.live.com/default.aspx) held an interview with Pete Hines (VP of Marketing at Bethesda) and at the beginning of the interview (http://aceybongos.spaces.live.com/blog/cns%2134EFB79E92974FD2%213482.entry#comment) a map of Shivering Isles was posted.

If the map's already been posted then just delete the thread.

http://i12.tinypic.com/2hrols4.jpg

Check out the article too, it has some cool stuff in it.

LoadedCannon
03-26-2007, 06:40 PM
Oh balls, i just raced home for this. should have rented turtles for a quick 1000G...

Haly
03-26-2007, 08:11 PM
I can't afford this atm either :(
I've got a feeling I'll end up getting it and deciding to live on 8p noodles or something :p

m2kmanofsteel
03-26-2007, 10:25 PM
what does it cost?

P1NSEEKER
03-26-2007, 10:32 PM
2400 points :(

graemelunn
03-26-2007, 10:33 PM
OK so this is being released on XBOX Live Down day - does anyone know if it will be available for download prior to Live disappearing for the day?

Kazdan
03-26-2007, 10:42 PM
Oh man, this is so expensive. I have to save some money to buy two Pre-Paid Cards (yes, two, because one card contains only 2100 pts and Shivering Isles costs 2400 pts =/). Oblivion is my favourite game on Xbox 360, and I hope this expansion won't disappoint me. ;o

MonkeyBoy813
03-26-2007, 11:03 PM
Just so everyone knows, it's out. I'm downloading it right now.

Fonkey Monkey
03-26-2007, 11:07 PM
any word on if its coming out on disc? :(

Kazdan
03-26-2007, 11:19 PM
any word on if its coming out on disc? :(

Yes... for PC. =)
Sorry dude, but you can get Shivering Isles for Xbox 360 only via Marketplace.

J Lo
03-26-2007, 11:25 PM
Do you think the price will ever drop because $30 is just way too much for me for 10 extra achievements.

Elfire313
03-26-2007, 11:32 PM
In case you didn't know. :woop:

J Lo
03-26-2007, 11:34 PM
In case you didn't know. :woop:

The Expansion Pack?

Elfire313
03-27-2007, 12:05 AM
Shivering Isles, yep!

CJ14
03-27-2007, 12:29 AM
awesome, thanks for the heads up

briano35
03-27-2007, 12:30 AM
awesome. (turns on xbox and starts downloading)

LoadedCannon
03-27-2007, 12:30 AM
Son of a fucker! it's not listed in marketplace you have to find it under the download section of oblivion in your played games list.

I wonder how long thats been there?

CJ14
03-27-2007, 12:32 AM
strangely enough it wasnt listed under new releases, i had to go into all games and it was at the bottom of the oblivion list

razzleson
03-27-2007, 12:37 AM
Just a heads up, this puppy's a whopping 993.75MB. So hopefully you have an extra GB on your HDD!

And whoa, that's going to SUCK when everyone tries to download it at once. I mean, when a good arcade game comes out and everyone's after it you can sometimes wait almost an hour for 30-40MB. I really hope this finishes soon so I miss the rush.

thieflordgamer
03-27-2007, 12:58 AM
Damn, I was wondering why I couldn't find it.

Let's just hope it finishes downloading before Xbox Live goes offline at midnight or whatever.

Kings
03-27-2007, 01:21 AM
I already have it with two new achievments

L3giOn
03-27-2007, 02:14 AM
Ok so Spartan and I both downloaded it but when we loaded our games we didn't get a popup and it's not on our maps. Anyone know where the hell it is?! :confused::confused::confused:

EDIT: Nevermind, it's in Niben Bay by Bravil.

CJ14
03-27-2007, 02:30 AM
Ok so Spartan and I both downloaded it but when we loaded our games we didn't get a popup and it's not on our maps. Anyone know where the hell it is?! :confused::confused::confused:

EDIT: Nevermind, it's in Niben Bay by Bravil. i was having the same problems, im going to look for it now

Predator x360a
03-27-2007, 02:47 AM
And as always the world screws me over by realeasing it on a day when i have no points. Now I gotta wait like 3 weeks to get enough points plus rent oblivion. My luck. Lol.

razzleson
03-27-2007, 03:00 AM
And as always the world screws me over by realeasing it on a day when i have no points. Now I gotta wait like 3 weeks to get enough points plus rent oblivion. My luck. Lol.
Eh, I rather be in your shoes. My dumbass bought the expansion without a working 360 (to avoid the rush).

So now I have to sit here knowing that I could be playing, but my 360 wont play retail games.

CJ14
03-27-2007, 04:07 AM
Eh, I rather be in your shoes. My dumbass bought the expansion without a working 360 (to avoid the rush).

So now I have to sit here knowing that I could be playing, but my 360 wont play retail games. you poor soul, im only a short ways into it but it seems like it may be the best questline out of the game so far

darquesyde
03-27-2007, 04:26 AM
I have been checking it all night through Marketplace, just in case they decided to release it early due to the Tuesday shutdown. Thanks for the info on it being downloaded only through the game.

And man, 993.75MB is a bunch of space. There goes a few downloads.

darquesyde
03-27-2007, 05:43 AM
Doubt Microsoft will ever reduce it's price which is a shame since eventually the PC version of the expansion will be reduced in the far future. I don't think they have ever given discounts on Marketplace stuff, have they?

jock_o69
03-27-2007, 06:24 AM
Hell Yesssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thnx For The Info Guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (sprints Out The Door, Pushes Lesser Life Forms Down, Get's In Car, Eta To Download. . . 15 Min)

jock_o69
03-27-2007, 06:33 AM
IT'S OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just not listed in the new games downloads. You have to go in the Oblivion folder and find it.

razzleson
03-27-2007, 06:57 AM
Do you think the price will ever drop because $30 is just way too much for me for 10 extra achievements.
They might not drop the price, but maybe a year from now they'll put it out on an OXM demo disk like some of the other add-ons.

So you might be in luck if you can wait that long! :p

P1NSEEKER
03-27-2007, 08:05 AM
All further discussion/questions here please:

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=22131

:locked

P1NSEEKER
03-27-2007, 08:08 AM
First impressions guys, hows it look?

Found any cool armour/wepons/spells? Seen any cool enemies?

WaltXXX
03-27-2007, 09:03 AM
Oh man, this is so expensive. I have to save some money to buy two Pre-Paid Cards (yes, two, because one card contains only 2100 pts and Shivering Isles costs 2400 pts =/). Oblivion is my favourite game on Xbox 360, and I hope this expansion won't disappoint me. ;o

Buy MS points on marketplace, that is much cheaper!

Kazdan
03-27-2007, 11:12 AM
I read on the Elderscrolls.com-forums that somebody has already finished the Shivering Isles Main Quest. Geez...

Monk Monk 06
03-27-2007, 12:34 PM
dude live is down for the day, and i bet u all have it already and im sitting here bored..

WaltXXX
03-27-2007, 12:58 PM
I wish that I had SI now and could play it offline.. im bored!!!! :(

jqtaxpayer
03-27-2007, 04:51 PM
Cool looking place... new monsters, items and quests are ALWAYS good... but the writing (i.e. story, dialogue, etc) is dreadful. Whatever... more Elder Scrolls = happy me. If I wanted Dostoevski, I wouldn't have turned on the 360, y'know?

WaltXXX
03-27-2007, 05:30 PM
Cool looking place... new monsters, items and quests are ALWAYS good... but the writing (i.e. story, dialogue, etc) is dreadful. Whatever... more Elder Scrolls = happy me. If I wanted Dostoevski, I wouldn't have turned on the 360, y'know?

Sounds great!

xDumpWeLLxTBMx
03-27-2007, 05:45 PM
anyone else getting a "this save relies on content that is no longer present.some objects may no longer be available.continue loading?" when they continue there adventure or load a save? i downloaded the expansion around 7pm, booted it up at 9pm and went to deepscorn hollow to gear up. i decided to give graw2s defender achievement one last go before matinence(got it one minute till 12!) so i saved my game in deepscorn around 10pm. this morning i get the aformentioned screen, i load anyways and it starts me at the tiber septim hotel!


anyone?

Crash
03-27-2007, 06:17 PM
anyone else getting a "this save relies on content that is no longer present.some objects may no longer be available.continue loading?"

This is the same problem I have had. If you had to have a console replaced, then it no longer matches up to the downloaded content and you now have to Live with your gamertag to prove that it is your account trying to access it. So when Live is down, like today, it will not load that content and anything in your save that includes this content will also not be loaded.

An article that may help to explain it more can be found here: http://perfectcr.com/archives/41-Dude,-Wheres-my-offline-Content.html

xDumpWeLLxTBMx
03-27-2007, 06:26 PM
Thanks a bunch for clearing that up crash, i recently moved all my saves over to a new hard drive i got for christmas so that must be it. Atleast shivering isles works. Infact I just harvested black tar across from the gatekeepers skeleton,lol. its effects are fatigue,rofl.

Silme Rana
03-27-2007, 09:55 PM
I am in the same boat. I chose Dementia as well and have 59/60. I wish I had a save game at that point and just go back for that one quest.

Stinkyf1re
03-28-2007, 06:12 PM
Yes... for PC. =)
Sorry dude, but you can get Shivering Isles for Xbox 360 only via Marketplace.

actually they ARE coming out with a shivering isles disc for 360.

LINKY (http://www.xbox360fanboy.com/2007/03/08/shivering-isles-to-be-released-at-retail/)

please try and know what your talking about when you post. :)

II Limpy II
03-28-2007, 07:25 PM
I think it costs way too much, I mean come on 2400 Microsoft Points?? That's like 37$ Canadian if you buy it through a credit card.

Kazdan
03-28-2007, 08:38 PM
actually they ARE coming out with a shivering isles disc for 360.

LINKY (http://www.xbox360fanboy.com/2007/03/08/shivering-isles-to-be-released-at-retail/)

please try and know what your talking about when you post. :)

Omg, that's amazing. I'm so going to buy it.
It includes all the previous contents =O. Luckily I haven't download any of the previous content (except Mehrunes Razor, when it was free). Can't wait to get my hands on Shivering Isles, Knights of the Nine and other goodies. =)

pts100
03-28-2007, 11:28 PM
i presume you can buy a house or two in shivering isles ???

anyone know where yet ??

xxzulufathaxx
03-29-2007, 01:52 AM
I need help with the ritual of accession for dimentia... i followed sly into her sewers, reached where her "marker" is, and no one is in this barricaded room. PLease help, only acheivment i have left for this exp pack...:locked

jqtaxpayer
03-29-2007, 03:17 AM
I need help with the ritual of accession for dimentia... i followed sly into her sewers, reached where her "marker" is, and no one is in this barricaded room. PLease help, only acheivment i have left for this exp pack...:locked
I'm stuck on this myself... If you find out, let me know. If I find out, I'll let you know. But shit, I wish I had made two saves when I had to choose a side. That fucking blows.

EDIT: OK, figured it out... we were aparrently being a couple of fools here... there's a button in the room on the side of one of the stone pillars where the gargoyles rest. Press it and it opens up a false wall. Then there's another one in that hallway that opens up another. There's a couple guards in there and Syl, for your eviscerating pleasure.

jqtaxpayer
03-29-2007, 03:29 AM
Check out the article too, it has some cool stuff in it.
Thanks... nice interview... also nice to hear about the "other projects" they're working on finally getting priority. The "other projects" include Fallout 3, which I'm particularly stoked about.

Dirty Dee KC
03-29-2007, 04:02 AM
if i had the money i would deff get this.

x SNIFE x
03-29-2007, 04:37 AM
I am in the same boat. I chose Dementia as well and have 59/60. I wish I had a save game at that point and just go back for that one quest.

I am trying to figure out how to get this without having to do it twice. Can anyone tell me when the good time to save is to get both the Duke Mania and Dementia and I saved after killing the gatekeeper before I chose one of the doors to go through so I could do it both different ways. But can anyone tell me if that's where you should save or is it further on when you're already doing quests for the King guy?

jqtaxpayer
03-29-2007, 05:12 AM
I am trying to figure out how to get this without having to do it twice. Can anyone tell me when the good time to save is to get both the Duke Mania and Dementia and I saved after killing the gatekeeper before I chose one of the doors to go through so I could do it both different ways. But can anyone tell me if that's where you should save or is it further on when you're already doing quests for the King guy?
When they want you to choose where to take the fire... to the mania or dementia side. Save there, then pick one. Get the achievement, make ANOTHER save and then load your previous save and pick the other. This way, you can play all the way through the other one if you like. Don't know if there's a difference yet. Just completed the dementia side and didn't save beforehand... but I had another save just after beating the game so I've got a beefy character all ready. Armor gives him 100% chameleon and I just went in the door, killed the gatekeeper without any problems and then walked right in. No bone arrows, no tear-soaked hankies, just my trusty daedric shortsword.

Blind Fool
03-29-2007, 08:21 AM
if i had the money i would deff get this. :spam1 Consider this a warning.

WaltXXX
03-29-2007, 08:52 AM
I love this map! :)

Blind Fool
03-29-2007, 11:39 AM
I love this map! :) One post above yours is a warning against spam and you post that, please don't test the mods...

x SNIFE x
03-29-2007, 07:51 PM
When they want you to choose where to take the fire... to the mania or dementia side. Save there, then pick one. Get the achievement, make ANOTHER save and then load your previous save and pick the other. This way, you can play all the way through the other one if you like. Don't know if there's a difference yet. Just completed the dementia side and didn't save beforehand... but I had another save just after beating the game so I've got a beefy character all ready. Armor gives him 100% chameleon and I just went in the door, killed the gatekeeper without any problems and then walked right in. No bone arrows, no tear-soaked hankies, just my trusty daedric shortsword.

Well how far into the Sherograth quests is that cuz I've only just done the Xedilian dungeon stuff? Is it toward the end of getting the Shivering Isles achievements?

L3giOn
03-29-2007, 09:28 PM
Ok, so on top of one of the houses in the Crucible, there is a note and a key. The note says that there is a stash of good shit hidden in an urn and sunken in the sewage near the back of Bernice's Dive. Anyone have any clue as to where Bernice's Dive is?

EDIT: Spartan found it, it's behind Bernice's taphouse inside a broken crate. Nothing great in it though...just make sure you take the sweetcakes because they are used in another side quest... ;)

CombativeCobra
03-30-2007, 12:59 AM
Oh god, Shivering Isles was a very short story and the ending sucked, I hope they make another download for Hermaeus Mora realm for another 250 Gamerscore and they better put the download for 3400 Microsoft points because I love spending M points.

eggnog
03-30-2007, 01:17 AM
Shivering Isles was, no, IS amazing. The sheer size of the island is surprising at first, as Bethesda says, about 1/4 the size of Cyrodill.

After completing the SI main quest line, and getting a total of 1250 Gamerscore in Oblivion, I found it took me around 72 hours to total 100%, with about 2-5 hours of messing around. SI has definetely rekindled my Oblivion fondness and I will put another 30-40 hours into it before retiring my copy to a friend or Gamestop.

If you like oblivion, get this expansion.

x SNIFE x
03-30-2007, 06:29 AM
Oh god, Shivering Isles was a very short story and the ending sucked, I hope they make another download for Hermaeus Mora realm for another 250 Gamerscore and they better put the download for 3400 Microsoft points because I love spending M points.

OK I'm sorry but the last few words of that almost made me want to punch a baby.... I don't know anyone in their right mind who could say that.
:chair

loveable gibbon
03-30-2007, 09:25 AM
Does anyone know where I can find a madness cuirass matrix? Any help will be greatly appreciated.

WaltXXX
03-30-2007, 01:33 PM
Can I travel between Shivering Isles and Cyrodiil? And where in SI can I find a shop who sales "strong potion of healing" and stuff like that?

Baggers
03-31-2007, 11:27 AM
For all with questions, it's best to look HERE (http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Shivering:Shivering_Isles) first.

Website I found with information about pretty much anything. Might still be a few things missing because SI is still new, but good nonetheless.

nihilbynumbers
03-31-2007, 11:57 AM
Strange I bought the game, but when I try and load my character it says "loading new content please wait" and then it stops and keeps me at the starting screen.

graemelunn
03-31-2007, 01:11 PM
Can I travel between Shivering Isles and Cyrodiil? And where in SI can I find a shop who sales "strong potion of healing" and stuff like that?
I dont know about the strong potion of healing, except I believe I found some somewhere in the Imperial District of Cyrodiil ages ago.
Travel between both realms is an option whenever you wish to transcend from one to the other.

WaltXXX
03-31-2007, 01:49 PM
I dont know about the strong potion of healing, except I believe I found some somewhere in the Imperial District of Cyrodiil ages ago.
Travel between both realms is an option whenever you wish to transcend from one to the other.

Allright, thanks. :)

Stinkyf1re
04-01-2007, 10:30 PM
So i was thinking now that there is a FORUM instead of just a shiv isles thread. are the admins still going to be locking new threads posted in this forum? personally i think its easier reading new threads that skimming through pages and pages of one thread. :(

i could be wrong, just a suggestion

soflyinMS
04-02-2007, 02:06 AM
One post above yours is a warning against spam and you post that, please don't test the mods...



blind fool you are the main one spamming.you have nothing to say except don't spam.If I want to say that I love this game that's my right.deal with it.and don't take your mod powers to your head.

jock_o69
04-04-2007, 06:42 AM
Strange I bought the game, but when I try and load my character it says "loading new content please wait" and then it stops and keeps me at the starting screen.

You have a patch issue! You will have to remove your download and then play ESO while logged on so it will update with the new patch.

Herr. Maurice
04-11-2007, 01:32 PM
I've got a quest question for u...

When i'm playing the quest '' the uncoming storm''
i need to collect a few items for someone..
when i'm in a temple, going after a amulet.. it's in a jar, marked by the marker... I't says ''frozen shut''. A distance behind it lays a torch wich says ''it can be hold by anyone, but not owned''. I know allready that i need to press left bumper to hold it.. But what do i need to do then.. Can someone plz tell me how do i get this amulet out of the jar. wich is frozen sollit.. plz help me....

P1NSEEKER
04-11-2007, 02:04 PM
I've got a quest question for u...

When i'm playing the quest '' the uncoming storm''
i need to collect a few items for someone..
when i'm in a temple, going after a amulet.. it's in a jar, marked by the marker... I't says ''frozen shut''. A distance behind it lays a torch wich says ''it can be hold by anyone, but not owned''. I know allready that i need to press left bumper to hold it.. But what do i need to do then.. Can someone plz tell me how do i get this amulet out of the jar. wich is frozen sollit.. plz help me....

We have a thread dedicated to help on quests now dude ;)

I'll repost it in there for ya! :D

Smugu
03-16-2008, 11:00 AM
just got this! i have pretty high expectations.. i hope it wont let me down

Chrispy Ware
10-14-2008, 05:51 PM
Ok, so I popped Oblivion into my x box so i could finish it off and it said there were updates that needed to be downloaded so I let it do its thing. Now it added 250 extra points onto my gamerscore with all this shivering isles stuff, which i'm never gonna purchase or play so how can i delete these"added" achievements so it quits messing up my completion percentage? It also did this with Army of Two by adding 100 points and Fifa Street 3, however, the Fifa one is back down to 1,000 again...

Jokez NZ
11-17-2008, 06:49 AM
I was gutted that I didn't make a save before the decision part. Not going to bother with the last achievement for the other side.

Bio-Strike
01-13-2009, 03:30 AM
I finished the original 1k on Oblivion just a few days ago and I'm wondering, if I buy the GotY Edition and use the GotY edition disc, is there anything (bad) that'll happen? Will my saves still be there? Or do I have to start a new character?

Stewie Griffin2
01-16-2009, 04:07 PM
I finished the original 1k on Oblivion just a few days ago and I'm wondering, if I buy the GotY Edition and use the GotY edition disc, is there anything (bad) that'll happen? Will my saves still be there? Or do I have to start a new character?

Don't buy the GOTY edition, just buy the expansion pack used from Gamestop, take it home and save it, then return it. GOTY is the same as doing this, the Shivering Isles still have to be saved to the HDD from a separate disc, then you need the first disc to play it. If you're heart-set on the GOTY, then your saves will still be there, but it's really not neccessary to do all that.

Pooley 86
05-22-2010, 05:56 AM
Hey, I know this thread is really old, but I was wondering if anyone thinks this DLC is worth it, for the gameplay hours and the achievements?

letum
05-27-2010, 05:29 AM
Thanks for the tips

Mydan
01-01-2013, 09:58 PM
I didn't know where exactly to post this, but I just wanted to point out that the Shivering Isles Expansion only costs 1200 MSP not 2400.