Wednesday, July 5, 2017
PlayNotes: Elder Scrolls Online
That's just how this evening went. First there were ruins to visit. Luckily it was a fairly busy place so things went quickly. I practiced a few healing skills on unsuspecting adventurers.
I was given two maps to try to locate places in Balmora. The first one was very distinctive, and easy to find the location.
With the second map, I just didn't see a house I thought looked quite like this, with the mushrooms growing by the steps and the distinctive tree in particular.
Once I did find this spot, there was still the matter of the hidden doorway, which was luckily given away by the quest arrow symbol nearby.
Next I was to break into a house and steal something. How they do love breaking and entering in Tamriel. Unfortunately, my constant snapping of lockpicks in an effort to open the simplest locks left me at the door all bummed, with "no lockpicks or key".
I couldn't find a place to buy lockpicks in Balmora so back to Vivec, where I bought ten. Pricey! I hope these will be enough.
Instead of heading straight back to Balmora, I sold some stuff from my inventory and looked for the guy who starts the housing quest. It turns out my habit of grabbing every quest I come across had me already started on his quest line.
His is another quest location way north, so I decided, after looking at the map, to take the ship for the Mushroom quest, and I could do that one, then just swim over to the housing quest location.
The City of Mushrooms (whose name I clearly didn't write down) is really stunning, and full of quests I had to pick up. I won't be swimming to my house guy for a bit.
There are also two quests involving romance, something this game includes often, and successfully, I think. "Sunning herself in the light of a book". I love that.