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I played Oblivion when it first came out in 2004. By played I meant I did around 3 hours before getting bored.

It seemed to lack... impetus, and the leveling system is, as everyone knows, messed up.

What are the mods that would make Oblivion a worthwhile game to play in 2011?

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You don't need any mods (and the way you've phrased your question seems highly argumentative, which means closure). You're basically asking for a "mod-rec", and since "game-rec" was decided to not fall within our scope, I doubt "mod-rec" will do much better. –  Raven Dreamer Jan 13 '11 at 1:05
    
@Raven Dreamer waaa. This is not something that will turn into a flame war. Just give me a list of mods and I'll try them all. –  Mark Jan 13 '11 at 2:09
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You could try rephrasing the question to ask for mods that perform a specific function, such as changing the leveling system. –  Brant Jan 13 '11 at 3:11
    
Never play without the Unofficial Oblivion Patch, it fixes thousands of bugs - many of which are quest and game-breaking (many are just annoying). Also, I highly recommend Realistic Leveling too. It will save you from headaches and need for micromanagement related to Oblivion's quirky leveling system. Also, check out the mods in this post: reddit.com/r/oblivion/comments/n5er2/… –  galacticninja Feb 20 '13 at 2:45

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Oscuro's Oblivion Overhaul is a massive mod that completely removed the automatic difficulty scaling, replacing all spawns in the game with fixed-level monsters and loot. Your question seems to indicate that was your biggest complaint with the game, so you should find OOO right up your alley.

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Will this tell you where to go? Since Oblivion is non linear I believe, setting the fixed level monsters should make some normally accessible places too difficult in the beginning. Or am I just supposed to explore a place and run away if it's too hard? –  Mark Jan 13 '11 at 2:18
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The latter..... –  Raven Dreamer Jan 13 '11 at 2:55
    
The difficulty curve generally follows the areas the main storyline takes you to, but it's been a while so I don't quite remember. –  Brant Jan 13 '11 at 3:05
    
There is also a cave just outside the Imperial City (Dznot Cave, I think?) with high-level amazons. You really need to get to know your quicksave key. –  Raven Dreamer Jan 13 '11 at 3:24

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