Oh I figured, it was just a tidbit for some of the recent new players.
Oh I figured, it was just a tidbit for some of the recent new players.
Ha ha. I love you Reasor. I was only joking (sorta) but I will proudly wear your hat!
You might find the following video as useful as I did, by the way. Apparently I've got almost fifty hours in this game now, but I never realized you can level your mount until I watched it.
What does changing your mount's carrying capacity actually do? My Google-Fu is weak...
EDIT: NVM, it just expands your own, not unlike Witcher. ALSO, that's a nice link, Saxon. You always seem to have the best of those things.
You guys are using fully charged attacks when foes are stunned, right? (I know I'm asking stupid questions of people who are way better at these games than I am.)
Yeah, I've got that technique nailed down (as it was in the tutorial). I tend to use a lot of heavy attacks with my lightning destruction staff anyway. All of that crackling lightning makes me feel like The Emperor from Star Wars.
I'm really happy with my pet/CC sorcerer build at the moment. It's not particularly high damage but it's really great against mobs (and the Clannfer is a really great tank whilst also healing me when required). I do wish ESO had a separate pet bar in the style of something like WOW (or even FF14 which incorporated pet controls into the controller layout). As someone who tends to main pet controllers in MMOs*, I prefer a bit more control than "attack what I'm attacking!" Ah well. It is what it is. At least I can control when they use their special abilities, I guess.
I'll have to give this a go. I hadn't looked into the modding scene for ESO although I knew it existed. I think people would have gone into a rage if we'd been given an Elder Scrolls game with no mod support. It's probably the main reason Skyrim is still played today.
I'm aiming to be online sporadically throughout tomorrow afternoon (GMT) if anyone else wants to join up for some dungeon running or whatever. I'm not going to say "Be there at X o'clock" because we're all in different time zones and that's probably not practical. But if I see you online, prepare to be hit with a Group request which I'll take personally if you decline. (I won't really*)
* (I probably will)
Oh and apologies to Reasor. Whilst I'm still wearing your hat, I also found a nice bit of headwear in the Crown Shop yesterday which goes well with my current robes, and the 500 Crowns I was given when I purchased the game was burning a hole in my pocket. Thus, I'm now wearing something over your hat which makes me look like the badass Dark Elf sorcerer I truly am.
Not 100% sure if I'll be on tonight but, my character is actually in Mournhold right now, Reasor. You're welcome to teleport straight to me using the social menu next time we're online together if it makes things easier for you.
Pretty much this. I Have Soul Trap on secondary in the first slot, just to keep my gems full when I can. I also took Bow skills there, but I never use a bow, ever.
Gonna get that Skyshards mod now. My NA server guy is almost level 20.
I love the Earth Forge mission.
I wish there was another way to get the crafting bag that comes with subscribing to ESO Plus. It sounds incredibly useful to have all of the crafting materials in one bag, leaving my inventory free for other things.
Sure, but one of the things I like about ESO is that, unlike WOW, I don't have to subscribe*. It's one of the reasons I went with the Gold edition of the game that comes with all of the DLC. Speaking of which - I really should start on some of the DLC questlines at some point. The Dark Brotherhood stuff is supposed to be superb.
* It's not a monetary thing. It's just that, once I start subbing, I feel kind of pressured to play every day in order to get my money's worth. I therefore have a very predictable downward spiral when I miss a few days of a subbed MMO due to outside factors, which I've seen play out with WOW, The Secret World and DC Online recently. I'm trying to stop that happening with ESO seeing as it's one of the first MMOs to truly grip me in a while and I want to continue enjoying it.
It's working now. The first time I did it it put all the files in the AddOns folder, but not under the Skyshards sub-folder for some reason.
I like this not-so-subtle dig at me and my instruction-following capabilities, Saxon.
Also, I love the fact that even though the game highlights the shards with a bright beam of light, you can still pretty much wander right past them, even in a dungeon setting.
Might have solved this now so keep your fingers crossed for me! I spent about 45 minutes in-game and didn't have any crushing lag spikes or disconnects (which I've been experiencing all day), so I think I'm okay. I guess a higher power must have been looking out for me, seeing as I had a completely new router in my home that I'd forgotten about!
I envy how quickly you pick up these things. I'm still at Basic Crafting 101 and you're already running around making uber-awesome gear.
Crafting in MMO's is one of those things I always love the idea of but, inevitably, I'll be out in the wilderness collecting a hundred pieces of iron and two hundred strawberries for my level 18 Strawbsword only to encounter a woman whose daughter has been kidnapped by a witch. And, once I've dealt with the witch, the woman will ask me to travel to the nearby town and save her husband from being hanged. And, of course, he'll have a map to lost treasure and so forth.... and suddenly three months have passed in the real world and I'm suddenly thinking "Whatever happened to that Strawbsword?"
On the subject of quests, putting a Skill point in Persuade finally paid off for me today... twice! Not only was I able to persuade one quest giver to go and do the very quest she was trying to pass off on me (which is hilarious when you think about it), but I was able to persuade another quest giver to increase the amount of gold he was giving me as a reward!
You only have yourself to blame. You escaped and then you came back!
One of the things I like is that some of the quests are very much framed like something out of SWTOR but, as there's no morality system and only a small number seem to have in-game consequences, it very much comes down to "What kind of person are YOU, player?"
As an example, I was recently approached by a freed Argonian slave whose enslaved family had been worked to death by their masters and had spent his free years getting murderous revenge on the family responsible - to the point that only the youngest daughter remained. The freed slave asks you to lead her into an ambush and allow him to finally claim the vengeance he believes is owed to him. Upon speaking to her, you're given the option to tell her of the ambush or escort her there unknowingly. Other than a different reward (which, obviously, I didn't know at the time), my choice affected nothing and, in a situation like that, there was no definite correct answer or (as would be the case iin SWTOR) obvious good / evil response.
Ha. If ESO had a Nemesis system like Champions Online, I'd say you've found yours!
Are you playing ESO with a controller now, by the way? I remember you saying you'd ordered one for your PC. I use one but only because it's been my go-to control system for Elder Scroll games since first playing Morrowind on the X-Box. (It's still weird to think I'm going to be interacting with Vivec again soon, thirteen years after I spontaneously beat the shit out of him for being a pompous asshole. Puny God.)
Yeah, this game really needs some sort of Transmog system. It blows my mind that it's one of the newest MMOs around and yet older games like WOW and DCO have such a feature. Even odder when you consider that it already has a costume function which pretty much does this. There should be an NPC (Costumer?) who can convert gear sets you like into costumes that you can wear over your real gear. Seems silly that costumes are restricted to what you buy in the Crown Store or earn via achievements.