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New to Elder Scrolls: Online

Discussion in 'Game Talk' started by Marco5553, Nov 5, 2017.

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  1. Marco5553

    Marco5553 Active Member

    So I just got the game and started playing, but I was wondering if anybody have any advise for a newbee like me. It can literally be anything you think is worth knowing. Or maybe if somebody want to start a guild?
    On forehand thank you!
     
  2. kajira

    kajira Mother of Gaming

    I really do love that game!!! I just have family in so many others that I only get to play it by myself on the rare occasions that I'm the only person home (or awake) at the time.

    Let's see, what would I tell a newbie in game.... I guess first, stick with it. There is a bit of a learning curve in the first couple of zones to get a feel for the game, the skills system, questing efficiently, etc. However, I think it's very worth it to stick with it and get into the groove.

    Also, don't just assume that because it's an MMO it has tanks, healers, dps or support for just one class or one build. While there are some classes/builds that do each job a little better than the others, absolutely no-one is pigeon holed into a specific role, and most of the classes can fill multiple roles very effectively depending on their skill points / specs / weapon choices.

    I don't recommend trying to "grind" levels either. Leveling is significantly slower if you just go kill things with no purpose. Questing, on the other hand, is exceptionally fruitful and offers both rewards and the highest exp gains compared to attempting to just "grind" out levels by killing alone.

    While it's not necessary by any means, if you can afford it I also suggest subscribing. You get access to a lot of extra content and then get a steady stream of coins to play around with in the store, which is mostly vanity items but I happen to really love that kind of thing.

    Join a trade guild. You don't *need* to socialize with them or even follow the chat all the time if you don't want to. However, since the best way to obtain items is from a guild store, I highly recommend joining a guild that specializes in trading and selling who does it at good prices.

    Following this line of thought, do all the trade skills. I would personally recommend leveling up one character somewhere around 40-45 or so and then go respec to get all your skill points back and then dump all of them into trade skills. Then just find a good spot to park that character near the trade skill areas, do the daily quests and enjoy the benefits. Using this method it means you'll probably have another character to play as your "main" and you may wish to give that character at least one point into each gathering skill to see/highlight the resources from a distance.

    I guess that's all I can really think of for the time being - I know there are others here who play, so perhaps they'll have more ideas that they can add. Enjoy and have fun!!
     
  3. bowiescompanda

    bowiescompanda Active Member

    Thanks for the insights @kajira! I've been on the fence on TESO for a while but seeing what people think of the Morrowind expansion (mostly positive from what I've seen/read) I think I'll be ready to jump in soon. Currently playing around with some of the story lines I somehow haven't done in Skyrim despite 20-30 playthroughs...
     
  4. kajira

    kajira Mother of Gaming

    I absolutely love the new Morrowind expansion - though some of my personal favorite content is the Thieve's Guild and the Dark Brotherhood stuff. :)

    As for Skyrim, I have 845 hours played in that game, and I'm still not sure I've found every single story bit. lol
     
  5. Marco5553

    Marco5553 Active Member

    Thank you for the long and detailed answer, it's very much appreciated and I will defenetly look into it! Especially the trade guild. I used all of yesterday in Cyrodiil fighting PVP. A ton of fun, although really difficult with a lvl 10 character!
    If you need somebody to add and team up with in the game when I've lvled a bit feel free to write!

    Well you can never play to much Skyrim! With the modding community still active it just keeps being fun to play.

    So i'm kinda waiting for a good offer on morrowind to come, but strongly considering the imperial expansion now. Is that worth it?
     
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  6. kajira

    kajira Mother of Gaming

    I'll be honest, I have never done a single moment of PvP in that game - it gets my adrenaline running so damn high and my hands shake and I really hate that feeling. lol :)

    However, if you enjoy it, I can only imagine it's absolutely worth it - so far all of the other expansions have been worth it, so I can't imagine they wouldn't do that one justice as well.
     
  7. Hucast

    Hucast Well-Known Member

    That's the part that makes you feel alive.
     
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