The Best Way To Beat Oblivion Is To Become A Junkie
RPGs are usually about some forgettable Joe Average going around killing hundreds of rats until that somehow makes him superhuman. For The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, speedrunners found a much simpler and more intuitive approach: They got totally high. On magic. And also drugs.
Elder Scrolls games have an item called skooma, an illegal narcotic substance that increases your speed, agility, and strength ... along with inducing less useful side effects like mood swings, addiction, and possibly death. The third game, Morrowind, already let you stack up the effects until you became a doped-up version of The Flash.
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But for Oblivion, you can turn your character into a full-on junkie and beat the entire game while high on skooma. For instance, there's a part where players have to stop a dark ritual and kill everyone attending, but through the sheer power of hard drugs, they can simply yoink the scroll the Lovecraftian knockoff cultists needed to perform the ritual and run away, avoiding any violent confrontation.
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