How many have you been able to close... they're really repetive after the first five, and I've only manage to close six thus far.
3 so far but i've only ben playing for 2 days
Is there any point in closing them? The Sigil-stones I found until now were rather boring and I didn't find any quests for them either.
17th June 2002
MrFancypantsIs there any point in closing them? The Sigil-stones I found until now were rather boring and I didn't find any quests for them either.
For one thing they're a good source of fame. And for another, the Sigil Stones offer powerful enchantments. Not to mention the fact that there are various important alchemy ingredients in Oblivion that you can't get anywhere else, such as bloodgrass. Even if you don't practice alchemy for the moment I recommend that you harvest everything you can whilst you're in Oblivion, because if you want to take up alchemy at a later date and you've finished the main quest (thus, closing all the Oblivion gates), you'll find that won't have access to some quite powerful ingredients.
But they're boring. Oblivion was one of the biggest screw-ups of this game. Graphically it's all very pretty and ominous. But they haven't varied the maps sufficiently, and worse still, each gate requires pretty much the same basic routine to shut it! The fact that the Sigil tower itself is virtually identical in each gate instance is just the icing on a very unpleasant mud cake. The fact that I hate going into Oblivion because of how boring it is, is pretty bad for a game based on this Oblivion dimension. The only gates I bothered closing were Kvatch (obviously), all of the gates required for the Aid for Bruma quest (including the first Bruma gate)... just the quest-related ones, really. I only closed two or three gates that weren't related to the main quest, partially because I wanted some alchemy ingredients, and once by accident (during the Aid for Bruma quest I encountered a town with two gates outside of it, but only one of them was quest-related... by the time I noticed I was in the wrong one, I was already half-way through it).