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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Elder Scrolls Online: One Tamriel

I've been waiting for the October update to One Tamriel so I could create a new character in an area I haven't spent time in.  All my time in ESO so far had been in the Aldmeri Dominion covering the Summerset Isles, Valenwood and Elsweyr.

Now I have a Breton Templar in Stros M'Kai, an island off of Hammerfell (which I haven't seen yet).    I wanted to try a magic user.   She looks a bit like someone from my high school days, but I'm trying not to hold it against her.




See how different she looks in a pirate disguise:



I'm having fun working in an area where I don't know the storylines at all.  Everyone is completely dishonest, here.  I think I've only met one honest person, and he wanted me to bring him someone's head.   Yet, I feel bad that in trying to complete a quest line I chose to lie and say I hadn't seen a particular thief at all.  The impulse is always tell the truth!

...A wretched hive of scum and villainy if there ever was one....

This time around I'm reading beginners tips for the game, and trying to take it slow and build the character right so she doesn't get stuck at level 11.  In a cave.   With a boss and adds.   Dead.

Once again I have to comment how much this feels like playing a traditional Elder Scrolls game.  The world, the music, the quest system, picking flowers (la la la).   And yet, it has what you always wished the "real games" would have, other people adventuring along with you (acting as "meatshields").

I've yet to do dungeons or any of the group content, but my Breton is a Healer, so I really want to use her skills with other people, and make the world a better place.

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