AFK_Weye Commentaries: Epilogue
By Dwip April 10, 2019 at 7:12 pm Comments (1) RSS Feed for this post

And so, here we are at the end of the road. 13 years later, what did all of this mean, and why did I just write 50 pages of commentary on it?


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AFK_Weye Commentaries: Side Quests
By Dwip April 9, 2019 at 4:40 pm Comments (1) RSS Feed for this post

In this entry, we’ll be talking about most of AFK_Weye’s various side quests and miscellaneous things, from gathering plants for Tullia Aratorius to raiding deserted islands for Spurius Pecuniarius. Be warned that this one is a very long entry.


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AFK_Weye Commentaries: Kerrach
By Dwip April 8, 2019 at 8:45 pm Comments (1) RSS Feed for this post

Moving on from the main quest, this time we’re going to discuss AFK_Weye’s most beloved sidequests and location, Down in a Hole, Beneath Your Darkest Fears, Freedom For My People, and the dungeon of Kerrach.


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AFK_Weye Commentaries: Main Quest, Part 3
By Dwip April 6, 2019 at 1:26 pm Comments (1) RSS Feed for this post

In this post, we’ll conclude our discussion of AFK_Weye’s main questline by talking about the final two quests, Property Rights and When You Wish Upon a Star, as well as the epilogue miniquest The Priory of St. Serranus.


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AFK_Weye Commentaries: Main Quest, Part 2
By Dwip April 5, 2019 at 3:43 pm Comments (1) RSS Feed for this post

In this one, we’ll be continuing our examination of AFK_Weye’s main questline by discussing the middle two quests – Family Ties and All That Glitters. As always, spoilers and other such things abound.


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AFK_Weye Commentaries: Weye Manor
By Dwip April 4, 2019 at 4:17 pm Comments (1) RSS Feed for this post

For this post, I’m going to talk about the second quest in the main AFK_Weye questline, Weye Manor. Since that quest isn’t really much of a quest, the bulk of what I actually want to discuss are the design issues surrounding player houses, and why I made a lot of the design decisions I ended up making over the course of AFK_Weye’s development, and some of the major changes I ended up going through.


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AFK_Weye Commentaries: Main Quest, Part 1
By Dwip April 3, 2019 at 4:12 pm Comments (1) RSS Feed for this post

In this post I want to talk about the initial quest in AFK_Weye’s main questline, Death and Taxes, and its side quest, The Metal Box. I don’t plan on giving a blow by blow playthrough, so much as highlighting points of interest and design issues I find interesting at each stage. That is to say, if you haven’t played through, do that first, and anyway I’m going to be spoiling the whole thing along the way.


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AFK_Weye Commentaries: History, Part 2
By Dwip April 2, 2019 at 4:07 pm Comments (1) RSS Feed for this post

By the time AFK_Weye 1.2 came out in June 2009, I was pretty burnt out on AFK_Weye in specific and Oblivion in general. Furthermore, I had reached a point where I was pretty happy with what I had, and figured AFK_Weye 1.21 could probably stand as the definitive version of the mod. People seemed ok with it, and I was tired of dealing with it. So I went off and did other things. Played some Civilization 4 and some Fallout 3. Got addicted to Stargate SG-1. Had an actual life with a girlfriend who wondered what the hell I was doing this whole time. Ultimately, though, I eventually came back to Oblivion with a new character, and as part of […]


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AFK_Weye Commentaries: History, Part 1
By Dwip April 1, 2019 at 8:28 pm Comments (1) RSS Feed for this post

In late April of 2006, Oblivion had been out for about a month, and despite the demands of a very time-consuming job and other gaming commitments, I had been through the game about a time and a half. I really liked Oblivion for the most part, but as with many other mod authors, some things were really nagging at me, and I wasn’t the only one.


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AFK_Weye Commentaries: Introduction
By Dwip April 1, 2019 at 8:05 pm Comments (0) RSS Feed for this post

What follows is a series of commentaries on the development of that most excellent Oblivion mod, AFK_Weye, started between November of 2011, continued in 2013, and finished in early 2019, in honor of AFK_Weye’s 10th anniversary. They run to over 50 pages and over 160 images, which is enormous and possibly overly self-indulgent. At this late date I’m not sure the reasoning I give in my original intro is still valid to anyone, but at the very least these posts will serve as a record for me. Below is my original introduction from 2011:


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