I cured myself of vampirism yesterday! I got tired of having to wait every time that I wanted to go outside, since feeding is hard. They have to be asleep, and it’s seen as a crime by the city guard. I was avoiding getting rid of what I had at first sought out to find, but had become an annoyance. Yes, you can heal yourself of sun damage, but it gets worse when you can’t fast-travel when taking damage, and the sun comes up at 6am, 3 hours before everything except for Inns are open. You can wait, but you can die while waiting, just as you can if you literally stand outside in the sun for an hour in the game (game time is about 1 minute every 2 seconds). Yes, you can lose the sun damage if you feed, but if you wait for someone to research something, or for any other reason, 24 hours later you need to feed again, and if you go 4 days (or 96 hours) without feeding, your Vampirism is increased to 100 (percent?) and everyone you talk to will (instead of saying something like “what do you need” or “what can I help you with”) scream “You Won’t Get Any Of My Blood!” or “Get Away From Me You Monster!”. This includes people that you need to talk to in order to complete quests, as well as Shop Owners and Merchants. This is not only annoying, but can seriously impede progress, especially if it’s time-sensitive, such as warning people about a certain (I’m not going to spoil the game for anyone) city being threatened, and if you don’t help them quickly, thing will get much worse. The quest was apparently the large and complex quest, but I got it done in just over the 2 hours that I was allotted yesterday. Should I be proud? I’m not sure if I even like it yet, as I haven’t had a chance to walk a step (literally, as your strength is increased by being a vampire and now that I’ve lost that I’m over-encumbered).
Vampirism in Oblivion