If everyone else can install it and you can’t, the problem is probably with you.

It’s pretty rare I’ll want to type something like this, but a conversation just now with another modder highlighted the source of much collective eye-rolling amongst modders.

Before leaving feedback on anything, please check that you have actually read the information provided.

Some frequently asked questions lately regarding Oblivion mods:

1. The front door is missing.

No it’s not. Like with Morrowind, Oblivion’s modded doors “disappear” or move to strange places when your savegame is corrupt. Start a new game.

2. Your mod is teh buggiest thing evah! I just fell through the floor, for heaven’s sake!

Your savegame is corrupt. See disappearing doors.

3. You’ve put loads of overpowered/unique items in a cell!

No. I took the health off, or reduced the value, or broke them in some way. Please make sure you know what you’re looking at before criticising it.

4. The game is telling me to “turn back” before I can even reach the front door!

You haven’t disabled your borders. I’m not going to explain that one. Check the info tab on the download page. Check the information given in response to people who didn’t bother to check the info tab on the download page.

What’s that saying? “The IQ of a crowd is the lowest individual IQ divided by the number of people in the crowd”. Experiencing or reporting those “problems” is not in itself idiotic, but publicising them with an air of sneering condescension at the imagined stupidity of the modder has a habit of rebounding on the poster. Then again, I do hold a certain amount of sympathy.

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