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Posted by: Grits Jun 15 2015, 03:35 AM

Here's a place where you can post your character's adventures in whatever manner you see fit, from the briefest location report to in-character journals and stories. I'll start with a very short update. smile.gif


Jerric is headed from Bal Foyen all the way back up to Bleakrock Village to check on the villagers and Captain Rana. Unusually for him he is not sure how to get there, other than north. (He blames the ash.)

During the last attack Jerric chose to defend the civilians in the hope that Captain Rana and her group could hold the docks long enough without him. It seems that they did because his position was not overrun from that direction during the fight, but he has a bad feeling just the same. By now they should have returned home. He just needs to see it before he can move on.



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Posted by: Grits Jun 15 2015, 03:36 PM


Jerric returned to Bleakrock Village and found it occupied by Covenant forces. This is not his war, but it’s getting personal just the same. He wonders where the villagers will settle. Davon’s Watch is not that great for refugee Nords. That have enough refugee Dunmer already.

The still burning village made him very upset. Fortunately occupied Bleakrock is a great place for a killing spree. Lots of soldiers and bandits seemed to be in the same mood, so he fought until he was tired. Then he came across a fellow adventurer surrounded by bandits and was unable to save her. That fueled a rampage through the nearby bandit-controlled mine, where he was surprised to find a Shyshard that he must have missed when he went through there earlier in an official capacity. Also he found the Argonian motif book. Score!

Disappointed with the journey and too saddened by events to enjoy wandering the area, he traveled via Wayshrine back to Davon’s Watch. There he purchased some flint and made an Argonian shirt so that he won’t get overheated in Black Marsh. He should have made trousers. When he gets there he will probably do without a shirt. Luckily his iron cuirass has no sleeves.

Next he has some business to finish in the area, including proving himself to the Undaunted. That should be fun. Those guys seem like his kind of people.

Posted by: hazmick Jun 16 2015, 12:44 AM

I must say that the Argonian crafting style is my favourite. Completely unbiased of course tongue.gif

Haa Rei has been exploring Black Marsh a bit more. Helping the Ebonheart Pact stop the Aldmeri Dominion from causing trouble, and helping out all the Argonians he meets. Such a beautiful place.

The journey continues though, and Haa Rei has just arrived in Skyrim. Windhelm, to be precise. The boat ride from Black Marsh must have been rough so he's going to find an inn ASAP so he can have some tea by the fire.

He's currently on the hunt for the Nord crafting style book. Those folks really know how to design a restoration staff happy.gif


Posted by: mALX Jun 16 2015, 08:25 PM


Misa joined the Mages Guild and Fighters Guild last night, she will probably want to join these Undaunted too - open up skill lines to give her more choices in her level-ups.

So far the Mages Guild has given her a quest to find a lore book; the Fighters Guild hasn't given her a quest yet. She spent her next hour going through all the bookshelves in both places looking for skill books and found quite a few, lol.

Posted by: Grits Jun 16 2015, 08:50 PM

Congrats to Misa! Now she and Jerric are double Guild-mates. biggrin.gif He still hasn’t completed his assignment to join the Undaunted. He keeps getting sidetracked.

Jerric found a scroll-shaped Lorebook today in an unlikely place while gathering weeds and minding his own business. Then a Dark Anchor dropped pretty much right on top of his head, which was quite a shock. Pitched battle ensued. It was awesome.

He is also on a quest to complete his first Provisioning Writ. He was supposed to demonstrate that he could make a pork dish, which requires the ingredient white meat. (Lol.) Well, he had some white meat and already knew the recipe, plus there was a portion free for the taking right out on the counter. So Jerric made five portions of the pork dish using up all of his white meat plus the free one and turned to the guy who was watching him, only to discover he was supposed to talk to the guy first when he had white meat in his inventory. Which he had just used up his supply, it cannot be bought anywhere that he has discovered, and it is only found as far as we can tell in loot baskets out in the world. Dammit!

hazmick, good luck to Haa Rei on the Nord book hunt! smile.gif

Posted by: mALX Jun 17 2015, 06:03 AM

QUOTE(hazmick @ Jun 15 2015, 07:44 PM) *

I must say that the Argonian crafting style is my favourite. Completely unbiased of course tongue.gif

Haa Rei has been exploring Black Marsh a bit more. Helping the Ebonheart Pact stop the Aldmeri Dominion from causing trouble, and helping out all the Argonians he meets. Such a beautiful place.

The journey continues though, and Haa Rei has just arrived in Skyrim. Windhelm, to be precise. The boat ride from Black Marsh must have been rough so he's going to find an inn ASAP so he can have some tea by the fire.

He's currently on the hunt for the Nord crafting style book. Those folks really know how to design a restoration staff happy.gif



I have only found one so far, the Breton style.





QUOTE(Grits @ Jun 16 2015, 03:50 PM) *

Congrats to Misa! Now she and Jerric are double Guild-mates. biggrin.gif He still hasn’t completed his assignment to join the Undaunted. He keeps getting sidetracked.

Jerric found a scroll-shaped Lorebook today in an unlikely place while gathering weeds and minding his own business. Then a Dark Anchor dropped pretty much right on top of his head, which was quite a shock. Pitched battle ensued. It was awesome.

He is also on a quest to complete his first Provisioning Writ. He was supposed to demonstrate that he could make a pork dish, which requires the ingredient white meat. (Lol.) Well, he had some white meat and already knew the recipe, plus there was a portion free for the taking right out on the counter. So Jerric made five portions of the pork dish using up all of his white meat plus the free one and turned to the guy who was watching him, only to discover he was supposed to talk to the guy first when he had white meat in his inventory. Which he had just used up his supply, it cannot be bought anywhere that he has discovered, and it is only found as far as we can tell in loot baskets out in the world. Dammit!

hazmick, good luck to Haa Rei on the Nord book hunt! smile.gif



Is that Dark Anchor like the persistent Oblivion Gate thing that Hazmick posted a screen of a day or so ago? That thing looked freaky! Did Jerric get sucked up into it?

That is kind of funny (but probably very frustrating) about Jerric whipping up a chicken dinner and then needing to go hunt up the ingredients again!

Well, Misa was also given a provisioning quest, but I didn't find out what it was yet - can't read the small print when talking to the NPC's, so have been just agreeing to everything and waiting till it is over then looking it up in the Journal to see what I'm supposed to be doing. Sometimes it works, lol.

Urk - finding white meat? Oh, I hope that isn't the same one I've gotten. What is it? I've never even seen it in game and I'm at level 7-8! But I really want to take some time learning the crafting skills while I'm based in Davon's Watch, I don't like being rushed from area to area/quest to quest. Really want to stay in one spot a while and farm it out/make some gold/build up some skills.



Posted by: Grits Jun 17 2015, 03:10 PM

Yes, the Dark Anchor was like in the screenie of Haa Rei with the glowing hands. It dropped out of a portal in the sky. Jerric did not get sucked up. He and some other people killed everything that came out and then destroyed the anchor, but apparently another one can drop there at any time. You can tell that the site is something daedric when you see one even with no anchor, and there will be a compass marker. Jerric plans to go hang around there later and see what happens. Though he has a number of daedric associates and possibly some friends (you can never really tell with daedra), he loves killing daedra most of all.

The Girl did some research and reports that the white meat Jerric needs can be gathered by killing monkeys. ohmy.gif So he will have that Provisioning writ in his quest lineup until he finds some white meat in a basket.

Posted by: hazmick Jun 17 2015, 07:27 PM

Turns out there's a big ol' festival going on in Windhelm at the moment. Lots of drinking and feasting. All the merriment was giving Haa Rei a headache so he's been exploring Eastmarch, and we're about to head down towards Riften to see what's what.

Skyrim is as beautiful as ever of course. The weather's been nice too - hasn't rained once! laugh.gif

Also found his 6th crafting style book! Still no Nord one though kvleft.gif

Posted by: Grits Jun 17 2015, 09:34 PM

Party in Windhelm? Do you think it’s Mid-Year Celebration or some ongoing party? It will be a while before Jerric gets there, and he doesn’t want to miss it! biggrin.gif

Jerric solved the Mystery of Crow’s Wood today. It is a location intended for groups but he did pretty well most of the time with the help of an occasional stranger. There was a named bear that surprised him by being asleep in its lair, d’oh! Thankfully the bear did not chase him far, because Jerric could not have handled it on his own. Then on the way back out he stumbled into a nest of wisps that chased him into another nest of wisps. Oops. He woke up at the Wayshrine. hehe.gif He also got in on the end of a fight with a huge spider that he would not have been able to defeat alone. He can handle the packs of wolves and overgrown bats, but not their giant friends apparently.


Posted by: mALX Jun 18 2015, 12:39 AM

QUOTE(Grits @ Jun 17 2015, 10:10 AM) *

Yes, the Dark Anchor was like in the screenie of Haa Rei with the glowing hands. It dropped out of a portal in the sky. Jerric did not get sucked up. He and some other people killed everything that came out and then destroyed the anchor, but apparently another one can drop there at any time. You can tell that the site is something daedric when you see one even with no anchor, and there will be a compass marker. Jerric plans to go hang around there later and see what happens. Though he has a number of daedric associates and possibly some friends (you can never really tell with daedra), he loves killing daedra most of all.

The Girl did some research and reports that the white meat Jerric needs can be gathered by killing monkeys. ohmy.gif So he will have that Provisioning writ in his quest lineup until he finds some white meat in a basket.



Kill a monkey? Oh no! I saw someone shocking monkeys on an ESO vid, it was Awful! It was probably for this quest! The monkeys made a little squeaky monkey sound when they felt the shock, I shut the vid off because the guy just kept doing it repeatedly and laughing when the monkeys squeaked; and the monkeys weren't attacking anyone, just sitting in the trees! Oh no, I don't want to do that.


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QUOTE(hazmick @ Jun 17 2015, 02:27 PM) *

Turns out there's a big ol' festival going on in Windhelm at the moment. Lots of drinking and feasting. All the merriment was giving Haa Rei a headache so he's been exploring Eastmarch, and we're about to head down towards Riften to see what's what.

Skyrim is as beautiful as ever of course. The weather's been nice too - hasn't rained once! laugh.gif

Also found his 6th crafting style book! Still no Nord one though kvleft.gif



I have only found one book so far, the Breton crafting - and of course I can do Nord already. I wish I knew where I got that book, I would keep going back repeatedly, lol.








QUOTE(Grits @ Jun 17 2015, 04:34 PM) *

Party in Windhelm? Do you think it’s Mid-Year Celebration or some ongoing party? It will be a while before Jerric gets there, and he doesn’t want to miss it! biggrin.gif

Jerric solved the Mystery of Crow’s Wood today. It is a location intended for groups but he did pretty well most of the time with the help of an occasional stranger. There was a named bear that surprised him by being asleep in its lair, d’oh! Thankfully the bear did not chase him far, because Jerric could not have handled it on his own. Then on the way back out he stumbled into a nest of wisps that chased him into another nest of wisps. Oops. He woke up at the Wayshrine. hehe.gif He also got in on the end of a fight with a huge spider that he would not have been able to defeat alone. He can handle the packs of wolves and overgrown bats, but not their giant friends apparently.



I very nearly fell into this Crow's Wood - found the mystery chest and opened it, but I had too much going at the moment and backed away - thank goodness! Is it part of a quest or just some extra killing fields?

Sounds exciting, though probably way over my head, lol.



Posted by: hazmick Jun 18 2015, 12:53 AM

QUOTE(Grits @ Jun 17 2015, 09:34 PM) *

Party in Windhelm? Do you think it’s Mid-Year Celebration or some ongoing party? It will be a while before Jerric gets there, and he doesn’t want to miss it! biggrin.gif

Jerric solved the Mystery of Crow’s Wood today. It is a location intended for groups but he did pretty well most of the time with the help of an occasional stranger. There was a named bear that surprised him by being asleep in its lair, d’oh! Thankfully the bear did not chase him far, because Jerric could not have handled it on his own. Then on the way back out he stumbled into a nest of wisps that chased him into another nest of wisps. Oops. He woke up at the Wayshrine. hehe.gif He also got in on the end of a fight with a huge spider that he would not have been able to defeat alone. He can handle the packs of wolves and overgrown bats, but not their giant friends apparently.


Tell Jerric not to worry, it's an ongoing festival so he won't miss out. tongue.gif

Group stuff is really scary. It scales to your level so Haa Rei thought he could try it once. Only got about 10 feet before he was swarmed by goblins.




Arrived (more or less) safely in Riften. Really busy town, loads of other players here. The outlaw refuge is located where the Skyrim thieves guild will be in the distant future, so we're hanging out here after selling some items Haa Rei...er...found...in a locked chest...in a bank... biggrin.gif

Posted by: mALX Jun 18 2015, 01:51 AM

QUOTE(hazmick @ Jun 17 2015, 07:53 PM) *

QUOTE(Grits @ Jun 17 2015, 09:34 PM) *

Party in Windhelm? Do you think it’s Mid-Year Celebration or some ongoing party? It will be a while before Jerric gets there, and he doesn’t want to miss it! biggrin.gif

Jerric solved the Mystery of Crow’s Wood today. It is a location intended for groups but he did pretty well most of the time with the help of an occasional stranger. There was a named bear that surprised him by being asleep in its lair, d’oh! Thankfully the bear did not chase him far, because Jerric could not have handled it on his own. Then on the way back out he stumbled into a nest of wisps that chased him into another nest of wisps. Oops. He woke up at the Wayshrine. hehe.gif He also got in on the end of a fight with a huge spider that he would not have been able to defeat alone. He can handle the packs of wolves and overgrown bats, but not their giant friends apparently.


Tell Jerric not to worry, it's an ongoing festival so he won't miss out. tongue.gif

Group stuff is really scary. It scales to your level so Haa Rei thought he could try it once. Only got about 10 feet before he was swarmed by goblins.




Arrived (more or less) safely in Riften. Really busy town, loads of other players here. The outlaw refuge is located where the Skyrim thieves guild will be in the distant future, so we're hanging out here after selling some items Haa Rei...er...found...in a locked chest...in a bank... biggrin.gif




I went into a dungeon today where the Prophet is supposed to be hiding, and when I went in the print saying the name of the place had "Solo" written after the name. Now I wonder if the place was called that name plus "Solo," or if the game was recognizing I was going in solo and possibly adjusting the attack on me?

Anyway, I had too much on my plate already to fool with the Prophet, so I backed out of the dungeon and went on with the quest I was trying to complete.

But it did make me wonder if they scale it down to accommodate solo players.


Posted by: Grits Jun 18 2015, 01:56 AM

Crow’s Wood is its own self-contained adventure with a quest. Jerric had to leave once and then return due to inventory management issues, so I can confirm that you can try it and won’t get stuck in there. Be ready for more than one attacker. Reflective Light (Dawn’s Wrath line) was his best friend.

Jerric has reached Ebonheart. It is beautiful and he knows the fishing is going to be awesome. Right away he had to get drunk and fight three other drunk Nords, so he’s having a blast. Plus some guy wants him to go talk to some “nightflowers” at a tavern. Jerric can guess what a nightflower is. So far this is his kind of town.


Haa Rei robbed the bank! biggrin.gif Woo!


Added: mALX I would guess that meant it was a solo public dungeon and go for it. Assuming you have space for loot in the pack, of course.

Posted by: hazmick Jun 18 2015, 03:23 AM

Main quests (with Mr.Prophet), Mages Guild quests, and Fighters Guild quests, are all solo instances. This means that you go in alone, and do the quest alone. No random players mooching about in the area. It scales to your level.


Group instances are found in dungeons all over Tamriel. The icon looks like a cave with a little '+' next to it. Group instances scale to the level of the group leader, and can only really be completed by a group of players. The level might be ok for you but there are more enemies than in other areas so a solo player will just get swarmed. An example of a group instance would be Fungal Grotto, in western Stonefalls.



Anyway - After resting up in the shady underbelly of Riften, Haa Rei did more exploring and hunting (Sabre Cats, this time). Going to pop back to Black Marsh for a bit because he's spotted a cave on his map that he's discovered but not explored. How exciting! happy.gif

Posted by: mALX Jun 18 2015, 09:00 AM

QUOTE(Grits @ Jun 17 2015, 08:56 PM) *

Crow’s Wood is its own self-contained adventure with a quest. Jerric had to leave once and then return due to inventory management issues, so I can confirm that you can try it and won’t get stuck in there. Be ready for more than one attacker. Reflective Light (Dawn’s Wrath line) was his best friend.

Jerric has reached Ebonheart. It is beautiful and he knows the fishing is going to be awesome. Right away he had to get drunk and fight three other drunk Nords, so he’s having a blast. Plus some guy wants him to go talk to some “nightflowers” at a tavern. Jerric can guess what a nightflower is. So far this is his kind of town.


Haa Rei robbed the bank! biggrin.gif Woo!


Added: mALX I would guess that meant it was a solo public dungeon and go for it. Assuming you have space for loot in the pack, of course.



I might try it when I get some of these quests off my roster, thank you for the info!



QUOTE(hazmick @ Jun 17 2015, 10:23 PM) *

Main quests (with Mr.Prophet), Mages Guild quests, and Fighters Guild quests, are all solo instances. This means that you go in alone, and do the quest alone. No random players mooching about in the area. It scales to your level.


Group instances are found in dungeons all over Tamriel. The icon looks like a cave with a little '+' next to it. Group instances scale to the level of the group leader, and can only really be completed by a group of players. The level might be ok for you but there are more enemies than in other areas so a solo player will just get swarmed. An example of a group instance would be Fungal Grotto, in western Stonefalls.



Anyway - After resting up in the shady underbelly of Riften, Haa Rei did more exploring and hunting (Sabre Cats, this time). Going to pop back to Black Marsh for a bit because he's spotted a cave on his map that he's discovered but not explored. How exciting! happy.gif



This is a huge tip, I never noticed anything like that! I will def start looking more closely at the icons! This is a huge help to get in touch with how much danger Misa might be in before she enters.


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I went Skyrshard hunting today southwest from Davon's Watch (already got the two closest to Davon's watch) - Well, I found a place called "Ash Mountain" and the Skyshard icon was on the other side, so I tried to go through.

The whole area is overrun with huge Daedric spiders and some evil monkeys (or maybe they are imps) that are tougher than the spiders and have some wicked fire spell that rains fire from the sky.

Well, I died, big time. It resurrected me at a wayshrine on top of and surrounded by Ash mountain and lava, and for some reason that wayshrine did not allow you to fast travel to another wayshrine from it!

There seemed to be no way out, every time I got any distance at all from the wayshrine the evil monkeys attacked in a group and killed me - right back to that same wayshrine.

I finally started scaling straight down the side of the mountain and praying not to die in the fall - made it! I had to jump over a lava flow to get out of that area. On the other side was a whole town that had been burned to the ground. I was looting in there (some great loot, too) and got surrounded by the huge spiders and killed again, but thank goodness this time it sent me to a wayshrine that let me fast travel away - it took me to Bal Foyen, and I ran back to Davon's Watch, lol.

WHEW! Didn't think I'd ever get out of there!

I spent 1000 gold and upgraded my bank account tonight. 10 extra slots (plus I bought a back pack with 10 slots, and have fed my horse 3 times for 3 extra slots). Unless the bank raises their cost again like the backpacks did, that seems to be the cheapest way to gain storage space.



Posted by: mALX Jun 18 2015, 04:32 PM



Oh Grits! I found the Monkey White meat in a basket in a Kuarma cave. The kuarma won't attack you if that is all you take, and it (the basket) is very close in to the entrance of the cave.

It is just south of Davon's Watch along the main road.


I abandoned one quest last night, it was to steal a bottle of wine from a vendor on the docks at Davon's Watch. I had agreed to help thinking he was going to have some clever way to do it without it being a theft; but then my journal entry said "Steal wine bottle from ___X___"

So I didn't know if this quest was added by the Thieves Guild addition to the game or what, so backed out of it. I guess I could have researched it on the internet before abandoning it, lol. Oh well.




Posted by: hazmick Jun 19 2015, 08:32 PM

Today Haa Rei finally found the Nord crafting style book. As soon as he gets to a crafting bench he'll craft a new staff. His next personal mission is to find the Imperial style guide - those folks know how to make a fine looking robe! biggrin.gif

He also remembered that he is the owner of a pet Scuttler (who he has named 'Maximus'), which he stowed in his pack on day 1 and completely forgot about. Woops.

Finally, we saw one of those fancy new Senche-Lioness mounts and of course we both made lots of 'ooooh' noises. They're a bit pricey to buy though, and if I was going to get anything from the crown store then I'd get a Guar mount instead. Still, it's very tempting...

Posted by: mALX Jun 19 2015, 09:25 PM

QUOTE(hazmick @ Jun 19 2015, 03:32 PM) *

Today Haa Rei finally found the Nord crafting style book. As soon as he gets to a crafting bench he'll craft a new staff. His next personal mission is to find the Imperial style guide - those folks know how to make a fine looking robe! biggrin.gif

He also remembered that he is the owner of a pet Scuttler (who he has named 'Maximus'), which he stowed in his pack on day 1 and completely forgot about. Woops.

Finally, we saw one of those fancy new Senche-Lioness mounts and of course we both made lots of 'ooooh' noises. They're a bit pricey to buy though, and if I was going to get anything from the crown store then I'd get a Guar mount instead. Still, it's very tempting...



How are you seeing the armor to know what each race armor looks like? I'd love to see some of the different armors after seeing Haa Rei's Argonian Blue/green one !!!



Posted by: hazmick Jun 19 2015, 10:58 PM

QUOTE(mALX @ Jun 19 2015, 09:25 PM) *

How are you seeing the armor to know what each race armor looks like? I'd love to see some of the different armors after seeing Haa Rei's Argonian Blue/green one !!!


If you go http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Online:Armor, and scroll down to the Style/Material/Motif table, you can click on links to the different style pages.

I also see lots in game. I've seen loads of Nord gear whilst in Skyrim so I knew I wanted it, and Haa Rei met some Imperials down in Cyrodiil who had really nice armor biggrin.gif

Posted by: mALX Jun 21 2015, 07:10 AM

QUOTE(hazmick @ Jun 19 2015, 05:58 PM) *

QUOTE(mALX @ Jun 19 2015, 09:25 PM) *

How are you seeing the armor to know what each race armor looks like? I'd love to see some of the different armors after seeing Haa Rei's Argonian Blue/green one !!!


If you go http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Online:Armor, and scroll down to the Style/Material/Motif table, you can click on links to the different style pages.

I also see lots in game. I've seen loads of Nord gear whilst in Skyrim so I knew I wanted it, and Haa Rei met some Imperials down in Cyrodiil who had really nice armor biggrin.gif



Oh, this is great stuff! Really gives an idea what kind of armor I'd like to focus on learning!

A girl asked me to join her in play last night; she was level 17 and I had just turned to level 7. She brought my character to her's magically (ESO has a totally Awesome animation for that!!!!) into that dungeon Jerric went into "Crows Woods."

When someone is transporting you to them, it brings you to the wayshrine nearest them; then you follow their marker on your compass to find them. I died like 80 times just trying to reach her character and never did find her in Crows Woods, I don't know how Jerric survived that place! Everything attacked in groups, from leveled wolf packs to those icy wraiths like Skyrim has.

Before she asked me to join her, I had managed to get the SkyShard in there; and surprisingly without any bad fights. That was before she asked me to group with her, which made me wonder if by her adding me as her group at her level is why I wasn't able to make it in there when she brought me in there later. (which is one reason I prefer to play alone, at least then I know the dungeons are leveled to me at my level.)

She caught up with me later, and we went Skyshard hunting together; which ended up taking me into several quests way over my ability and level. What happened is that I gained a ton of loot I can't use for a while, and gained XP beyond my capability because I wouldn't have survived it without her help at all.

The XP shot my character up in levels from 7 to 10 in a couple hours of gameplay, where most of it was fighting undead/assassins/and Daedra. (and my Fighters Guild did level up from that too). I just received an invitation to Cyrodiil right before stopping playing

In our travels I came across almost all the lore books I'm supposed to be getting for the Mages Guild too, and found about 5 Skyshards, so that was very cool. And met Sheogorath!!!!

She has a Nord girl, and the Nords in ESO have a natural ability with the duel wield. I've never tried it, but after watching her in action I am seriously considering trying it. She was awesome to watch, running in to the worst fights and handling them face to face - I was in Awe!

Really think when I get a second hot bar that I'm going to put duel wield on the secondary bar, and keep the bow on the first one - keep the fight at a distance if possible, but if it comes in too close switch to the duel wield to finish them off. I'll have to practice, have never even used it in Skyrim.

What I've been doing is to use the bow and Dawn's Wrath till till they get close enough and then use the Aedric Spear to knock them back from me. Well, it works on one or maybe two, but these last few dungeons I was surrounded, so have taken the Aedric Sweep, that really seems to freeze time (including enemy's spells) for a few seconds where I can move out of immediate danger and regain a bit of health or magicka quickly. I'm just learning how to use it, at first I just stood there like a dummy and got killed when it wore off, lol.


* On several occasions while playing together, my character died; but my spirit lingered in the room and was able to see her continue the fight. When it was over, she came to my character and resurrected Misa - ESO has an Awesome animation for that too, it was spectacular to watch it happen!


** Hazmick - when you reach level 10, do you have to be careful not to hit another Player by accident or something? Is there some tips you can give me?



Posted by: hazmick Jun 21 2015, 11:13 AM

So lots has happened to Haa-Rei, but in the interest of spoilers I can't talk about any of it tongue.gif The main thing is that we're in Coldharbour again, but this time it's an open world section rather than a solo instance. There's a pretty big map, with a city in the middle. As you rescue people from the local area they move into the city so it gradually comes to life. Loads of fun, and not many other players too. Creatures 'round here are level 45-50 so it's very quiet. I can travel back and forth from here and Tamriel too.

We also went back to Cyrodiil, to Bruma. Unfortunately there's a big old Dark Anchor on top of the city so there was lots of fighting. Thankfully it was only Ebonheart players there so we didn't have to fight other players as well as the daedra.

Found the Breton crafting book too, which means Haa-Rei nearly has all the standard race styles laugh.gif

I know what you mean about dual-wielding mALX. We briefly teamed up with another guy to clear a dungeon and his dual daggers were just tearing through the enemies. I managed to keep up since me and my summoned creatures can do some damage too, but melee skills all look really solid.

As for injuring other players, don't worry. You can only harm other people when you're in Cyrodiil and even then there's no friendly fire. You're safe to wave your weapons around like a lunatic without accidentally hurting a friendly player biggrin.gif

Posted by: mALX Jun 21 2015, 07:07 PM

QUOTE(hazmick @ Jun 21 2015, 06:13 AM) *

So lots has happened to Haa-Rei, but in the interest of spoilers I can't talk about any of it tongue.gif The main thing is that we're in Coldharbour again, but this time it's an open world section rather than a solo instance. There's a pretty big map, with a city in the middle. As you rescue people from the local area they move into the city so it gradually comes to life. Loads of fun, and not many other players too. Creatures 'round here are level 45-50 so it's very quiet. I can travel back and forth from here and Tamriel too.

We also went back to Cyrodiil, to Bruma. Unfortunately there's a big old Dark Anchor on top of the city so there was lots of fighting. Thankfully it was only Ebonheart players there so we didn't have to fight other players as well as the daedra.

Found the Breton crafting book too, which means Haa-Rei nearly has all the standard race styles laugh.gif

I know what you mean about dual-wielding mALX. We briefly teamed up with another guy to clear a dungeon and his dual daggers were just tearing through the enemies. I managed to keep up since me and my summoned creatures can do some damage too, but melee skills all look really solid.

As for injuring other players, don't worry. You can only harm other people when you're in Cyrodiil and even then there's no friendly fire. You're safe to wave your weapons around like a lunatic without accidentally hurting a friendly player biggrin.gif



That is what I was worried about, thank you! Oh, this sounds great! I just got my first invite to Cyrodiil the last time I played. I know I can't survive there, but the temptation is great to go hunt those 15 Skyshards there, lol.



Posted by: Grits Jun 21 2015, 08:28 PM

mALX, thanks for the monkey meat tip! Jerric did the wine-swapping theft quest. He loves a good prank, and he rarely gets to pull them in the game.

He also accidentally stole something while attempting to use a clothing station, so we learned that you can just pay your fine to the guards without bloodshed. Pretty soon I’m sure I’ll be able to report the exact fine for assault.

QUOTE(mALX @ Jun 21 2015, 02:10 AM) *
Before she asked me to join her, I had managed to get the SkyShard in there; and surprisingly without any bad fights. That was before she asked me to group with her, which made me wonder if by her adding me as her group at her level is why I wasn't able to make it in there when she brought me in there later. (which is one reason I prefer to play alone, at least then I know the dungeons are leveled to me at my level.)

I read somewhere that the group level is determined by the group leader, so I suspect that you were indeed facing your friend’s level enemies while you were in Crow’s Wood with her. It was very tough for Jerric on his own, and he actually died once when he got overwhelmed by wisps on the way back to the portal. He plans to go back in there looking for trouble the next time he returns to Davon’s Watch. He liked the crows, so he doesn’t mind killing their enemies.

hazmick, congrats on finding the Breton style book! Jerric’s preferred armor is Breton iron. It looks simple and functional. He still hasn’t found a helm that he really likes, though.

Jerric just got to draw steel alongside Lyris Titanborn, and that was one of the highlights of his entire life. He has tremendous respect for her. Then he had an out-of-body experience on a Fighters Guild assignment (died at the very end of the final battle, dammit) due to me fumbling the potion hotkey. So I learned how to resurrect him with a filled soul gem. That was pretty neat. But he was very pissed off about the whole situation and did not think it was ‘neat’ at all. Yikes.

He also explored a skull and crossbones location and killed a big crab creature there. Jerric is someone who runs toward the fire, so while that symbol on the compass warns me away it is irresistible bait for Jerric.

Then he was very patient at the Ebonheart dye station while I fixed some things up for him. Jerric loves the half-naked Argonian clothing, but the colors can be a bit bright on a Nord. Or at least they’re bright on a Jerric. tongue.gif

Posted by: mALX Jun 21 2015, 09:09 PM

QUOTE(Grits @ Jun 21 2015, 03:28 PM) *

mALX, thanks for the monkey meat tip! Jerric did the wine-swapping theft quest. He loves a good prank, and he rarely gets to pull them in the game.

He also accidentally stole something while attempting to use a clothing station, so we learned that you can just pay your fine to the guards without bloodshed. Pretty soon I’m sure I’ll be able to report the exact fine for assault.


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QUOTE(Grits @ Jun 21 2015, 03:28 PM) *

I read somewhere that the group level is determined by the group leader, so I suspect that you were indeed facing your friend’s level enemies while you were in Crow’s Wood with her. It was very tough for Jerric on his own, and he actually died once when he got overwhelmed by wisps on the way back to the portal. He plans to go back in there looking for trouble the next time he returns to Davon’s Watch. He liked the crows, so he doesn’t mind killing their enemies.


Well that explains it then. Now I wonder if the next time I play it is going to keep me showing as grouped with her, and how do I change that if it does - and how do I find out if it is?

I never had any issues like this playing with Peregrine because she never actually did any quests, just tagged along with me on mine like a friend (giving me advice and every now and then if I was overwhelmed in a fight she stepped in and helped, and several times her familiars leveled the playing field for me).

So I'd like to break that "group" with this girl so I'm not considered level 17 with her, it is way over my head and is making my own quests way under my level now so I'm not getting the XP I should from them.

I need to know if that is something that has to be broken and how to break it if that is the case. I know I had to shut down the game for a while that night, and when I came back to play hours later she was still showing as a crown and came bouncing up to me in game.

So now I'm worried that I am somehow stuck with her as my group leader, and that it will affect my dungeon and enemy levels.




** By the way, one of the coolest animations I've seen in game is when you are killed and a friend resurrects you from the dead. Your soul goes up into the corner of the screen and waits, watching your friend battle the enemy that killed you. Then they come over and perform healing on you and you are given the option of accepting this or not - it is an AWESOME animation!

It kind of made me want to load up on filled soul gems and help resurrect strangers I see killed in my travels, lol. I guess when I get to be a veteran I probably will do something like that.


The other absolutely stunning animation is when some other Player transports you to them; (you can accept or reject the invite). Well, I didn't want to be churlish so accepted; - which is why I ended up back in Crows Woods but at level 17 when I was just a level 7 player.

I guess I need to watch accepting invites like that in the future, but how do I fix it now so I'm released from that grouping? Does anyone know?




Posted by: hazmick Jun 21 2015, 09:25 PM

Sorry to hear about Jerric's headwear problems Grits. I know all too well the struggles of finding stylish armor for a discerning adventurer. tongue.gif

Not sure about grouping mALX, but there's a 'group' tab in the 'social' section of the menu which might have what you're looking for.



Aaaanyway, it's all very exciting for Haa-Rei at the moment. Completed the Ebonheart Pact questline and the Main questline, and hit Veteran level 1. Now he has the chance to explore life in another faction. We've just started in Stros M'Kai and will be seeing the war from the side of the Daggerfall Covenant. It's all possible with some fancy magic or something so he still has all his abilities and items, just not his heroic accomplishments that would otherwise hinder his integration into the new faction.

Really excited to see what it's all like, since the Covenant and the Dominion do some really nasty stuff during the Pact questline and I've been wondering what it's like on the other side of the civil war. Haa-Rei hopes we won't be doing any anti-Argonian combat.

I also gave in and bought a Guar mount from the pricey crown store. I must say though it's absolutely gorgeous and Haa-Rei has been riding around everywhere, which he didn't do much of on the horse.

Posted by: Acadian Jun 21 2015, 09:54 PM

Even though I'm not able to follow all the details of the game, it is so nice to see some avid ESO'ers here! I was hoping that it would become another solid TES game and, while certainly different in its own way, it seems that's the case. smile.gif

I'm definitely paying attention and watching this one.

Posted by: mALX Jun 21 2015, 11:11 PM

QUOTE(hazmick @ Jun 21 2015, 04:25 PM) *

Sorry to hear about Jerric's headwear problems Grits. I know all too well the struggles of finding stylish armor for a discerning adventurer. tongue.gif

Not sure about grouping mALX, but there's a 'group' tab in the 'social' section of the menu which might have what you're looking for.



Aaaanyway, it's all very exciting for Haa-Rei at the moment. Completed the Ebonheart Pact questline and the Main questline, and hit Veteran level 1. Now he has the chance to explore life in another faction. We've just started in Stros M'Kai and will be seeing the war from the side of the Daggerfall Covenant. It's all possible with some fancy magic or something so he still has all his abilities and items, just not his heroic accomplishments that would otherwise hinder his integration into the new faction.

Really excited to see what it's all like, since the Covenant and the Dominion do some really nasty stuff during the Pact questline and I've been wondering what it's like on the other side of the civil war. Haa-Rei hopes we won't be doing any anti-Argonian combat.

I also gave in and bought a Guar mount from the pricey crown store. I must say though it's absolutely gorgeous and Haa-Rei has been riding around everywhere, which he didn't do much of on the horse.



Wow, holy cow! You made Veteran in no time at all! I wondered what Veteran level was, how to achieve it, etc. What it means to the Player, etc.




Posted by: hazmick Jun 22 2015, 03:54 AM

I'm not 100% sure what veteran means myself to be honest biggrin.gif I'll try and explain, but forgive me if it makes no sense.

From what I gather the veteran ranks themselves are exactly the same as regular ranks. You keep getting experience to level up your veteran ranks, but there are fewer ranks and it takes longer to level up. You keep all of your previous skills and equipment.

There's a new feature that it unlocks though, called the Champion system. Basically this is like a second XP line for your character. Experience goes towards this champion system as well as your regular level, but instead of leveling up in the champion thing you get a special skill point in either 'Warrior', 'Thief', or 'Mage'. These points can be spent in new skill lines which are represented by constellations like in Skyrim.

The way these points are given confused me at first, but it seems you get a different one every time you level up your champion ability. You get a warrior point the first time, then a mage point, then a thief point, then a warrior point and so on.

Each constellation has a different overall focus. For example: 'The Lady' focuses on health and protection from negative effects, while 'The Lover' focuses on Stamina and regeneration.

The warrior lines are all health based, the thief constellations are stamina based, and the mage is all magic based.

http://i.imgur.com/mTzPBRn.png

http://i.imgur.com/LvPH63e.png

Posted by: mALX Jun 22 2015, 04:25 PM

QUOTE(hazmick @ Jun 21 2015, 10:54 PM) *

I'm not 100% sure what veteran means myself to be honest biggrin.gif I'll try and explain, but forgive me if it makes no sense.

From what I gather the veteran ranks themselves are exactly the same as regular ranks. You keep getting experience to level up your veteran ranks, but there are fewer ranks and it takes longer to level up. You keep all of your previous skills and equipment.

There's a new feature that it unlocks though, called the Champion system. Basically this is like a second XP line for your character. Experience goes towards this champion system as well as your regular level, but instead of leveling up in the champion thing you get a special skill point in either 'Warrior', 'Thief', or 'Mage'. These points can be spent in new skill lines which are represented by constellations like in Skyrim.

The way these points are given confused me at first, but it seems you get a different one every time you level up your champion ability. You get a warrior point the first time, then a mage point, then a thief point, then a warrior point and so on.

Each constellation has a different overall focus. For example: 'The Lady' focuses on health and protection from negative effects, while 'The Lover' focuses on Stamina and regeneration.

The warrior lines are all health based, the thief constellations are stamina based, and the mage is all magic based.

http://i.imgur.com/mTzPBRn.png

http://i.imgur.com/LvPH63e.png



Wow, so it is almost like a whole new game, but just in the same realm! I wonder what the Mooncalf meant in the central items? Do you know how many ranks you can progress as a Veteran?

I'm stunned by how fast you made it! It took you less time to make Veteran than it is taking me to load the game onto my computer!!!



Posted by: Grits Jun 22 2015, 07:33 PM

Wow, Veteran 1, yay! I had no idea how the Veteran progression worked. I’m not convinced I’ll see it, since Jerric will probably start over and try a different class in the other faction areas. Really neat to hear that you can travel anywhere now. I’m interested how the quests and things will go outside your faction areas. I also hope Haa Rei isn’t called on to do bad things to Argonians. mellow.gif


Jerric walked across Morrowind to carry out a task that I will not describe due to spoilers, but when he got there it was not what he expected. He’s usually pretty good with surprises. Not this one.

When he entered the area (which was isolated from the rest of the world) he learned that it was occupied by two groups of creatures who had been living there in harmony. He learned this from some Dunmeri lady who apparently was waiting for him. She then ordered him to go cut the head off of one group’s leader, stick it on a pike, and use it to command the dead leader’s group to attack the other group. After all of the resident creatures were dead this lady was going to go dig up whatever she was after that happened to be in their dwelling place.

Jerric told her where to stick the pike, offered to put it there for her, and then went fishing.

Posted by: hazmick Jun 22 2015, 09:29 PM

I think there are 9 veteran levels overall mALX. I believe that means those 9 levels are about equal to 50 regular levels in terms of XP requirements, since Haa-Rei has the entire Daggerfall Covenant and Aldmeri Dominion questlines to do yet. I'll keep you posted if I learn anything else.


Grits - Glad Jerric did the right thing. Haa-Rei has learned that if someone gives you two choices, it's often best to just make your own and go do something fun instead. biggrin.gif


Speaking of Haa-Rei, he's in Daggerfall at the moment. Made some friends, but then had a disagreement about necromancy. We were under the impression that raising peoples souls to fight for you was a bad thing, but they think it's fine as long as they win the civil war. Not on our watch.

The landscape is gorgeous here though. Lovely forests and charming little villages. Most of the people are really annoying - those kind of people who think they're great because they're a lord or whatever. Lots of fancy folks wearing fancy clothes. Haa-Rei hopes they step in Guar dung the next time they leave their mansions.

Yet to find anyone Haa-Rei can have a pleasant conversation with. We both miss Morrowind and the cute Dark Elves. wub.gif

One other issue we're having is fast travel. It won't let me just bring up the map and teleport to a wayshrine anymore, we have to go to a wayshrine and travel from there. Lots of extra legwork, but I guess it's still easier than hoofing it all the way back to Black Marsh to turn in this Clothing Writ.

Posted by: mALX Jun 24 2015, 04:09 AM

QUOTE(hazmick @ Jun 22 2015, 04:29 PM) *

I think there are 9 veteran levels overall mALX. I believe that means those 9 levels are about equal to 50 regular levels in terms of XP requirements, since Haa-Rei has the entire Daggerfall Covenant and Aldmeri Dominion questlines to do yet. I'll keep you posted if I learn anything else.


Grits - Glad Jerric did the right thing. Haa-Rei has learned that if someone gives you two choices, it's often best to just make your own and go do something fun instead. biggrin.gif


Speaking of Haa-Rei, he's in Daggerfall at the moment. Made some friends, but then had a disagreement about necromancy. We were under the impression that raising peoples souls to fight for you was a bad thing, but they think it's fine as long as they win the civil war. Not on our watch.

The landscape is gorgeous here though. Lovely forests and charming little villages. Most of the people are really annoying - those kind of people who think they're great because they're a lord or whatever. Lots of fancy folks wearing fancy clothes. Haa-Rei hopes they step in Guar dung the next time they leave their mansions.

Yet to find anyone Haa-Rei can have a pleasant conversation with. We both miss Morrowind and the cute Dark Elves. wub.gif

One other issue we're having is fast travel. It won't let me just bring up the map and teleport to a wayshrine anymore, we have to go to a wayshrine and travel from there. Lots of extra legwork, but I guess it's still easier than hoofing it all the way back to Black Marsh to turn in this Clothing Writ.



It is so amazing to be able to see all of Tamriel; I can't get over Haa Rei's fast rise to the top! He is awesome!






Posted by: Grits Jun 24 2015, 04:32 AM

Soo, the Brothers of Strife. Jerric got involved with the second brother and wound up inside another volcano. He had a very tough series of tasks, mostly killing but some puzzles, and though he spent a lot of time with his screen pulsing red (the PS4 warning that death is imminent), he made it through all except for one thing that wasn’t supposed to be a challenge. At the very tippy top of the volcano before he started a conversation with the obligatory helpful spirit he stepped back to let someone else pass (completely unnecessary since players don’t impact each other), and fell backward off the edge all the way down to the lava pool at the bottom of the crater.

Helpful tip on the death screen: Watch Your Step. mellow.gif

Posted by: hazmick Jun 25 2015, 03:08 AM

That's one thing we don't miss about Morrowind - all that lava and strife. Complete mood killer. biggrin.gif

Haa-Rei has had another fun-filled day in High Rock. Rescuing peasants, telling off cultists, resisting the urge to shoot rude noblemen, and enjoying the scenery.

Managed to make it to Veteran rank 2, and to the region of Stormhaven. Daggerfall Covenant continues to be unimpressive in comparison to the Ebonheart Pact. Haa-Rei has decided that it's due to a lack of cute elven lasses. I concur. wub.gif

Posted by: mALX Jun 25 2015, 11:22 PM

QUOTE(Grits @ Jun 23 2015, 11:32 PM) *

Soo, the Brothers of Strife. Jerric got involved with the second brother and wound up inside another volcano. He had a very tough series of tasks, mostly killing but some puzzles, and though he spent a lot of time with his screen pulsing red (the PS4 warning that death is imminent), he made it through all except for one thing that wasn’t supposed to be a challenge. At the very tippy top of the volcano before he started a conversation with the obligatory helpful spirit he stepped back to let someone else pass (completely unnecessary since players don’t impact each other), and fell backward off the edge all the way down to the lava pool at the bottom of the crater.

Helpful tip on the death screen: Watch Your Step. mellow.gif



I haven't found this one yet!





QUOTE(hazmick @ Jun 24 2015, 10:08 PM) *

That's one thing we don't miss about Morrowind - all that lava and strife. Complete mood killer. biggrin.gif

Haa-Rei has had another fun-filled day in High Rock. Rescuing peasants, telling off cultists, resisting the urge to shoot rude noblemen, and enjoying the scenery.

Managed to make it to Veteran rank 2, and to the region of Stormhaven. Daggerfall Covenant continues to be unimpressive in comparison to the Ebonheart Pact. Haa-Rei has decided that it's due to a lack of cute elven lasses. I concur. wub.gif



laugh.gif on the girls! Haa Rei is amazing!

I finally got ESO loaded on my own computer, and discovered ESO does not like people using different computers than they are slated to play on. So I'm not sure if it will be an issue if I play my son's game on my PC, so early this morning (like 3 am when it finally finished installing) - I started a new game.

So far I made it out of Coldharbour and into Davon's Watch, and have been trying to remember who I had train me in all the crafting in my son's game. I thought it was from the Mages Guild, but maybe it was the Fighters Guild? I can't find whoever it was it is very irritating!

Also, I have not gotten a single smithing trait to research, though was able to get one for both woodworking and clothing.

What I hate worst about losing my character in my son's game = she had like 50 recipes.


OH! And yesterday I fished for the first time, it was Awesome !!!!!



Posted by: hazmick Jun 26 2015, 04:12 AM

Does this mean you'll be able to play more, mALX? Looking forward to hearing of your new adventures. happy.gif


Haa-Rei has reached the last region of High Rock, so he should be moving onto Hammerfell soon. Levelling up is proving a task, since each veteran level requires 1 million experience points (!). Everything is currently vet 3, and Haa-Rei isn't quite there yet.

Otherwise it's been business as usual. Found one of those skull'n'crossbones map markers and for the first time in ESO we couldn't do it ohmy.gif 3 very big and very scary werewolves. Haa-Rei has sworn to return later and teach them a lesson.

Edit: Several minutes after posting this we found ANOTHER skull marker we couldn't do. A necromancer with a spell powerful enough to kill Haa-Rei in two hits. Not an easy feat since he has just under 13,000 HP.

Edit number two: Haa-Rei is sulking. He finds dying to by extremely annoying. We need to find a cosy inn somewhere to relax.

Posted by: Grits Jun 26 2015, 07:06 PM

mALX, I’m glad you’re enjoying fishing in your new game! I don’t remember who certified Jerric on provisioning and alchemy other than it was a Dunmeri man in Davon’s Watch, but I’m pretty sure he found the other person at the Fighters Guild.

hazmick, Jerric feels Haa Rei’s pain at the absence of cute elven lasses. He’s hit on a few delicately lovely Dunmeri lasses lately who turned out to be lads when they spoke. Oops. One guy was a casually rude scholar-mage who reminded him a lot of Darnand. Jerric helped him of course, and he learned quite a lot in the process. The guy was generous with the history lessons. Jerric is presently up in the hills trying to find his way back down to a city that has actual women before even the scamps start to look good.


Posted by: SubRosa Jun 26 2015, 07:28 PM

QUOTE(Grits @ Jun 26 2015, 02:06 PM) *

hazmick, Jerric feels Haa Rei’s pain at the absence of cute elven lasses. He’s hit on a few delicately lovely Dunmeri lasses lately who turned out to be lads when they spoke. Oops.

"It doesn't matter when it's Arcturian, baby!"

Posted by: mALX Jun 27 2015, 07:00 AM

QUOTE(hazmick @ Jun 25 2015, 11:12 PM) *

Does this mean you'll be able to play more, mALX? Looking forward to hearing of your new adventures. happy.gif


Haa-Rei has reached the last region of High Rock, so he should be moving onto Hammerfell soon. Levelling up is proving a task, since each veteran level requires 1 million experience points (!). Everything is currently vet 3, and Haa-Rei isn't quite there yet.

Otherwise it's been business as usual. Found one of those skull'n'crossbones map markers and for the first time in ESO we couldn't do it ohmy.gif 3 very big and very scary werewolves. Haa-Rei has sworn to return later and teach them a lesson.

Edit: Several minutes after posting this we found ANOTHER skull marker we couldn't do. A necromancer with a spell powerful enough to kill Haa-Rei in two hits. Not an easy feat since he has just under 13,000 HP.

Edit number two: Haa-Rei is sulking. He finds dying to by extremely annoying . We need to find a cosy inn somewhere to relax.



Aw, poor Haa Rei! Misa has become accustomed to it, and since she travels solo most of the time she has learned that after a certain number of deaths the game scales the enemy down just a little to meet your level better. It is how I finally got through Crowswood Cave's two quests - the only way I made it out of that basement! Same with Sheogorath's realm, that portal I was supposed to close killed me so many times that finally it scaled down for me, lol.

I can't remember what class Haa Rei is, can you remind me? Maybe we should make a thread with our character's bios on it so we can remind ourselves what each other's characters are?



Posted by: mALX Jun 27 2015, 07:51 AM

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I've finally got my game up on my own PC to play - really glad, because I didn't like sitting on my son's floor hours and hours playing. I have somehow passed the age when sitting cross-legged for hours is comfortable, lol.

The game was overly concerned that I had changed it from my C drive to my E drive; so I was worried about it creating my son a problem if I tried to play my Misa game (on his account) on my computer - did NOT want to cause him any issues with his game after he was nice enough to let me play on it.

So I started a new Misa - everything is the same, she is a Templar Nord in Ebonheart Pact. She had over 50 recipes, so it is killing me to give her up!

Well, the new Misa went straight to the Mages and Fighter Guilds and signed up; and as soon as she reached level 6 she got certified to perform Writs for all the Craft shops; and started cooking meals and selling them to vendors in her spare time.

That is as far as she got.

Then a conversation with Acadian perked my interest in testing out the Nightblade Class; just to test out the spells their Class lines are given.

On a separate note, I also wanted to test out the justice system they just added. So I pulled out my old Redguard Bubba and dusted him off - I'll have to get a picture, he looks great in ESO! Much better than Oblivion or DC Wasteland Bubba!

(Bubba is in the Daggerfall Covenant).

Anyway, I tested out stealing. The first two cabinets he had no problems, but the third he was spotted. The NPC didn't do anything, just said "HEY, THAT ISN'T YOURS!"

However, there was a female guard waiting for Bubba when he left the building. She was very nice to him; she said, "Oh, you poor thing. What a harsh life you have had. I'm so sorry to add to your misfortunes, but I'm going to have to ask you to pay for those items."

The screen gave me the option to pay for the items; fight; or flee. Well, I clicked on "Pay," but obviously did not have enough gold, because the sweet female guard promptly pulled our her sword. I tried to run but was dead in two hits.

I chose to resurrect at the Wayshrine, and I'm guessing the woman guard put in a good word for Bubba, because at first it said he would be unwelcome in Daggerfall and better keep running; then I got a message that said they had dropped the charges against him and he was no longer an unwanted person in Daggerfall.

I came back into town and all was well, even the guy he originally robbed did business with him and let him come use his woodcrafting table.

So Bubba decided Daggerfall was a very nice place to be a thief in, and proceeded to rob the nearby mansion. He has not been caught again, but is a little more careful now. He has been accepted as a member of an Outlaw gang that has a hideout beneath the city, and he has made use of their fence to either sell off the items he steals or launder them so he can keep them.

I haven't played Bubba long enough to test out all the skill/spell/perk lines, but they look fantastic from what I've seen! Also, using the fence has opened up another skill/spell/perk line; one called the Legerdemain. I don't know much about it, but it is supposed to help the stealthy character.

Since the Dark Brotherhood is supposed to be coming to ESO, I am going to keep Bubba around to test it out, but will be mainly playing with Misa still.



As far as the Nightblade line goes: Holy Cow !!! They have an AWESOME lineup of spells and perks !!!

I had actually considered making Misa a Nightblade originally, but at the last minute changed my mind and made her a Templar.

The reason I didn't end up making Misa a Nightblade was that something about the Templar sounded so much more powerful, and I was afraid of being way over my head in this game after everything I had heard, so Misa became a Templar instead of a Nightblade.

Now, the Templar is a powerful mage, but to heal she needs to use a healing spell that is separate from her destruction magic. It can be put on the hot bar alongside the destruction magic, but then you are using two spells - twice the magicka usage, which if you don't have a lot then you might run out in a bad fight.

Well, the Nightblade's first spell at level 1-2 is a health syphoning spell that pulls the health from the enemy by 30% while boosting your health by 25% - one spell slot used, only one hit on your magicka!!!

It was taking down the enemies before they could strike Bubba even once; it was AWESOME !!! And it used only one hit of magicka for everything !!!!

The first morph for that spell is the option to either up your healing another 8% or to also heal any of your allies that are nearby while it is healing you. I chose that one for my morph, even though I play solo.

The first invisibility spell you get is just 2.5 seconds, not enough to even step away from the dresser you are breaking into, which is why Bubba got caught, lol.


But I've seen that spell/perk line in action through an extended combat by a man who tackled Fungal Grotto completely Solo; so I'm sure that 2.5 seconds will become a lot more after morphing.


Anyway, I'm very happy with it, but still love the Templar Class too. Both have excellent skill/perk lines, I don't think anyone could go wrong choosing either of these lines for their character to play solo with.





Posted by: hazmick Jun 28 2015, 12:26 AM

Nightblade sounds pretty fun mALX, especially the health drain ability. Haa-Rei is a Sorcerer, focusing on Daedric Summoning.

As for the Legerdemain skills, it focuses on thief stuff like selling things to fences and bribing guards. Doesn't help with stealth unfortunately. You get experience for this by picking locks and stealing stuff.






Finally finished everything in High Rock so we have left the boring Bretons behind and entered Hammerfell. It's very hot, and dry, but we met some old friends from the very beginning of the Daggerfall Covenant questline, which was nice.

Discovered that Redguard custom forbids them from desecrating corpses, including those that have been reanimated. Enter necromancer cult who are throwing zombies around like it's going out of fashion, and Redguards who can't fight back. Fantastic.

Took a break from those minor problems though as Haa-Rei discovered a lizard racing circuit which was in danger of closing down. Yep, lizards are pretty popular here in the Alik'r desert. biggrin.gif Anyway, after purchasing his very own racing lizard Haa-Rei went on to win the lizard race and save the day.

Also found a water farm, which was really interesting. We've both decided that we quite like this place.

Posted by: mALX Jun 28 2015, 08:12 AM

QUOTE(hazmick @ Jun 27 2015, 07:26 PM) *

Nightblade sounds pretty fun mALX, especially the health drain ability. Haa-Rei is a Sorcerer, focusing on Daedric Summoning.

As for the Legerdemain skills, it focuses on thief stuff like selling things to fences and bribing guards. Doesn't help with stealth unfortunately. You get experience for this by picking locks and stealing stuff.






Finally finished everything in High Rock so we have left the boring Bretons behind and entered Hammerfell. It's very hot, and dry, but we met some old friends from the very beginning of the Daggerfall Covenant questline, which was nice.

Discovered that Redguard custom forbids them from desecrating corpses, including those that have been reanimated. Enter necromancer cult who are throwing zombies around like it's going out of fashion, and Redguards who can't fight back. Fantastic.

Took a break from those minor problems though as Haa-Rei discovered a lizard racing circuit which was in danger of closing down. Yep, lizards are pretty popular here in the Alik'r desert. biggrin.gif Anyway, after purchasing his very own racing lizard Haa-Rei went on to win the lizard race and save the day.

Also found a water farm, which was really interesting. We've both decided that we quite like this place.



My redguard thief is in Daggerfall too, and has also been dealing with the necromancers to a certain extent. More than that he has been honing his skills as a thief.

He learned his lesson from that first arrest, and was much more careful about watching to make sure he was not detected before opening up any dressers or cupboards this time.

The second place he robbed was the Palace of Daggerfall. Actually, he had no intention of robbing the place when he first entered, but the whole way up the steps the Palace Guard was yelling "Steel! Steel!" - Bubba couldn't spell, he thought they were yelling, "Steal, Steal!" So he did - but this time with extreme caution.

He left the Palace overburdoned with loot; but as soon as he stepped out the door the Palace Guard yelled their "STEEL!" battlecry - Bubba was overwrought with nerves and accidentally shot off a spell, hitting one of the Palace Guard at the top of the steps.

Their reaction was instantaneous, they killed Bubba immediately. The thing is, they never detected the stolen goods, only the attack on them; so when he resurrected at the Wayshrine (which coincidentally is quite near the Outlaw gang hideout) - he was still overladen with the loot.

He immediately hurried in the Outlaw cave and fenced the loot, netting well over 1000 gold. Since that day Bubba had been primarily stealing for a living; and had been netting between 1000-2000 gold per day. He had already increased his bank account 10 slots, bought a 10 slot backpack; been feeding his horse for carrying capacity; and has been stuffing money into Misa's bank account for her to spend on anything she wants or needs (since she was nice enough to let him use her bank account while he was in Tamriel).

Then circumstances occurred that caused Bubba to be in the Palace robbing it on the day assassins came to kill the High King. Bubba crept up behind the assassins that were attacking the king and killed them.

The King was extremely grateful and gave Bubba his best sword, and allowed him to take anything in the Palace that he wished.

That incident changed everything for Bubba, suddenly the people in town were treating him with respect instead of the derogatory comments they had been pelting him with every time he walked the streets. It has left him wondering if he wants to (or can) continue his life of crime. He is known on sight now.





Posted by: hazmick Jun 29 2015, 04:00 AM

Poor Bubba, the crime and punishment system makes it pretty difficult to make a go of thieving.


Haa-Rei finished up in the Alik'r desert, and has moved to Bangkorai. It's half in Hammerfell and half in High Rock so we can travel from desert to countryside pretty easily. Levelling up is still proving difficult, and he's encountering more things he's not tough enough to complete. Lots of them seem to be geared towards groups.

I hate hate hate hate hate it when games essentially block things off for solo players. Haa-Rei is missing out on exploring a huge Dwemer ruin and getting a Dwemer Spider pet just because he doesn't have friends to play with? Ridiculous. mad.gif

Not everything is rage inducingly frustrating though, as Haa-Rei found the style guides for Barbaric items and Dwemer chest armor. Apparently all the Dwemer pieces require their own separate book instead of a single race armor book. Probably trying to encourage people to fork out for the Dwemer guide in the crown store (which costs around Ł30!)

Posted by: mALX Jun 29 2015, 09:45 PM

QUOTE(hazmick @ Jun 28 2015, 11:00 PM) *

Poor Bubba, the crime and punishment system makes it pretty difficult to make a go of thieving.


Haa-Rei finished up in the Alik'r desert, and has moved to Bangkorai. It's half in Hammerfell and half in High Rock so we can travel from desert to countryside pretty easily. Levelling up is still proving difficult, and he's encountering more things he's not tough enough to complete. Lots of them seem to be geared towards groups.

I hate hate hate hate hate it when games essentially block things off for solo players. Haa-Rei is missing out on exploring a huge Dwemer ruin and getting a Dwemer Spider pet just because he doesn't have friends to play with? Ridiculous. mad.gif

Not everything is rage inducingly frustrating though, as Haa-Rei found the style guides for Barbaric items and Dwemer chest armor. Apparently all the Dwemer pieces require their own separate book instead of a single race armor book. Probably trying to encourage people to fork out for the Dwemer guide in the crown store (which costs around Ł30!)



The group dungeons are set at the level of the group's leader, so set the leader as the lowest ranked member of the group.

I have seen vids of people doing group only dungeons solo (as a group of one) - like "Fungal Grotto," which is a "Group 4 Minimum" dungeon. But they let a solo in, and he got through. Have you tried to enter and actually been blocked? Is there a quest related to entering the dungeon?

If Haa Rei can wait a bit and doesn't mind having a thief as a friend, Bubba is in High Rock and has reached level 10. He can't handle a veteran dungeon; but can take one a few levels above him.





Bubba had to rescue a platoon from werewolves last night; and got badly mauled enough times that he was worried about whether or not he would find himself growing fur and fangs!

So I spent quite a few hours this morning pouring over every article I could find to make sure Bubba hadn't caught anything urghy. From what I've read, he is safe.

From what I've read; at a much higher level (like 32) and after being attacked by a rare type of werewolf - the Player is "invited" to a ceremony in Hircine's realm; where if they seek his gift they must bring one to him (like Darkness Eternal's Vera had to do in his story).

Hircine doesn't want a puny gift, you go out hunting in his woods and get attacked by plenty of regular sized creatures; but that would just anger Hircine if you brought it as an "offering."

There are three major creatures you can kill that will please Hircine; one of them is a troll. I think one is a mammoth, and I don't know what the third is. The vid I saw showed the troll.

When you have killed the beast, you have to howl for Hircine's pack to come share in the feeding. If the kill is worthy, they will come and feed with you on the carcass and that pleases Hircine. You are accepted by his followers, and become one of his pack.

There is some easy way to keep from becoming a werewolf, I'm studying it and Bubba is going to take that cure just in case - because I find it hard to believe that only one certain rare breed of werewolf can pass on the taint, I think it would be all werewolves - so Bubba is going to treat his injuries with extreme caution and precautions.





Posted by: hazmick Jun 30 2015, 12:02 AM

QUOTE(mALX @ Jun 29 2015, 09:45 PM) *

Have you tried to enter and actually been blocked? Is there a quest related to entering the dungeon?

...

I find it hard to believe that only one certain rare breed of werewolf can pass on the taint, I think it would be all werewolves - so Bubba is going to treat his injuries with extreme caution and precautions.



We can get in the dungeons, but it's just too difficult, and with too many enemies. It's scaled to Haa-Rei's level but even then he can't take six people at once - even with his clannfear, twilight, and storm atronach helping out. There are barely any other players around in the veteran areas, even if we wanted to group with strangers. The enemy attack seems to shoot up once you hit veteran levels, since we sauntered through a public dungeon in Black Marsh at level 30 or so without any problems.


As for werewolf stuff - there are only a certain few werewolves to contract the disease from. They spawn at 1 or 2 set locations for each alliance and you can only get the disease during a full moon. Once you get the disease a quest appears and branches off into "becoming a werewolf" or "getting a cure". Not sure what the cure involves, but http://i.imgur.com/zLQA3Gy.pngEither way, Bubba has nothing to worry about. smile.gif

Posted by: mALX Jun 30 2015, 10:52 PM

QUOTE(hazmick @ Jun 29 2015, 07:02 PM) *

QUOTE(mALX @ Jun 29 2015, 09:45 PM) *

Have you tried to enter and actually been blocked? Is there a quest related to entering the dungeon?

...

I find it hard to believe that only one certain rare breed of werewolf can pass on the taint, I think it would be all werewolves - so Bubba is going to treat his injuries with extreme caution and precautions.



We can get in the dungeons, but it's just too difficult, and with too many enemies. It's scaled to Haa-Rei's level but even then he can't take six people at once - even with his clannfear, twilight, and storm atronach helping out. There are barely any other players around in the veteran areas, even if we wanted to group with strangers. The enemy attack seems to shoot up once you hit veteran levels, since we sauntered through a public dungeon in Black Marsh at level 30 or so without any problems.


As for werewolf stuff - there are only a certain few werewolves to contract the disease from. They spawn at 1 or 2 set locations for each alliance and you can only get the disease during a full moon. Once you get the disease a quest appears and branches off into "becoming a werewolf" or "getting a cure". Not sure what the cure involves, but http://i.imgur.com/zLQA3Gy.pngEither way, Bubba has nothing to worry about. smile.gif



OMG, I just found out what you meant by that! I just got attacked in a big outdoor area by a mage boss guarding a skyshard - one hit did over 3900 damage!!! Bubba died instantly, of course - no one could survive that!

I couldn't get past them to get the skyshard, finally sneaked in from the other side and once I had it - didn't matter if he killed me, I just resurrected at a wayshrine but still had my extra skill point, lol.

Fungal Grotto is the same way though; from what I've read the boss enemies there deal 4000-5000 damage - even in a group you can't survive even one hit from that, no one will make it no matter what! What gives with that?




Posted by: Grits Jul 1 2015, 12:24 AM

QUOTE(hazmick @ Jun 29 2015, 07:02 PM) *
Not sure what the cure involves, but http://i.imgur.com/zLQA3Gy.png

Is that Haa Rei?! ohmy.gif


Posted by: mALX Jul 1 2015, 12:36 AM

QUOTE(Grits @ Jun 30 2015, 07:24 PM) *

QUOTE(hazmick @ Jun 29 2015, 07:02 PM) *
Not sure what the cure involves, but http://i.imgur.com/zLQA3Gy.png

Is that Haa Rei?! ohmy.gif



GAAAAAAAAH!!! I didn't even think of that! Is it? BWAAHAA!!!!


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Bubba just reached level 11, he has gotten every skyshard in the mainland of Daggerfall but done very few quests, lol. (other than saving the King).

He did see some of those crocodiles and killed two of them. Now he is going to start doing some of the quests.





Posted by: Grits Jul 1 2015, 12:41 AM

I’ve seen a few werewolves running around Davon’s Watch and howling to advertise themselves. Apparently vampire and werewolf players can turn one willing player each week by biting them a certain way, and since a lot of people want the benefits for PvP there is quite a market for bites.

Congrats to Bubba on his leveling! Has saving the king inspired him to change his ways?


Posted by: mALX Jul 1 2015, 12:56 AM

QUOTE(Grits @ Jun 30 2015, 07:41 PM) *

I’ve seen a few werewolves running around Davon’s Watch and howling to advertise themselves. Apparently vampire and werewolf players can turn one willing player each week by biting them a certain way, and since a lot of people want the benefits for PvP there is quite a market for bites.

Congrats to Bubba on his leveling! Has saving the king inspired him to change his ways?



In the short run, but his need for more inventory room drove him back to a life of crime where he could afford to pay the bank and buy bigger packs.


I don't understand why if you are allowed 8 characters, that they all have to use the same bank account - that kind of makes no sense. 60 inventory slots for one character is fine, but when you have eight characters why should they all have to use one account?

And 10 slots in a backpack is 400, 2000, 5000, etc. - 10 slots in the bank is 1000, 3500, etc. The horses only bring you up one slot at a time when you feed them, and as far as I know you can only feed one at a time - I need to check that out. Because there have been plenty of times I had 1500 sitting in my pocket waiting to be able to buy horse feed at 250 per slot.



Posted by: hazmick Jul 1 2015, 01:34 AM

Of course! Haa-Rei's been a werewolf since the Bloodmoon expansion back in the day, then again in Skyrim, so it only made sense to keep it going. Getting sick of people messaging me asking to turn them though kvleft.gif


The struggle for inventory and bank space is certainly something I feel. I constantly have to destroy items so I can get quest rewards and finish the quest, even with 107 inventory spaces. My bank is just full of crafting stuff, but there's still loads since I'm doing woodwork AND clothing.

Haa-Rei went to Cyrodiil today, since there was a battle going on near one of the Ebonheart's forts. It was fun, but it took ages to get to the battle from the nearest respawn point and we got bored pretty quickly. Back to Bangkorai, and we're fighting Reachmen necromancers. Fun fun fun.

Posted by: mALX Jul 1 2015, 02:21 AM

QUOTE(hazmick @ Jun 30 2015, 08:34 PM) *

Of course! Haa-Rei's been a werewolf since the Bloodmoon expansion back in the day, then again in Skyrim, so it only made sense to keep it going. Getting sick of people messaging me asking to turn them though kvleft.gif


The struggle for inventory and bank space is certainly something I feel. I constantly have to destroy items so I can get quest rewards and finish the quest, even with 107 inventory spaces. My bank is just full of crafting stuff, but there's still loads since I'm doing woodwork AND clothing.

Haa-Rei went to Cyrodiil today, since there was a battle going on near one of the Ebonheart's forts. It was fun, but it took ages to get to the battle from the nearest respawn point and we got bored pretty quickly. Back to Bangkorai, and we're fighting Reachmen necromancers. Fun fun fun.


I'll bet being a werewolf helped Haa Rei level up quickly, they seem to be almost indestructible!


Have you found any skyshards in Cyrodiil yet? And if so, were there Players waiting to pounce on you when you tried to get near them?


I've got 83 slots in my inventory and 83 at the bank, buying up as quickly as the gold comes in. But yeah, I've got armor and weapons waiting to be researched; crafting items, etc. in the bank and always having to destroy items to pick up quest rewards or good enchanted items while out dungeon crawling.




Posted by: Grits Jul 1 2015, 03:11 AM

QUOTE(hazmick @ Jun 30 2015, 08:34 PM) *

Of course! Haa-Rei's been a werewolf since the Bloodmoon expansion back in the day, then again in Skyrim, so it only made sense to keep it going.

I just learned something about Haa Rei! biggrin.gif


Jerric has been very lonely, which is funny for a multi-player game. He developed a major crush on this hot Dunmeri badass (NPC) who kept calling him ‘hero’ throughout their association. She says they’ll meet again. She’s an assassin, but Jerric didn’t seem to think she meant anything sinister when she said that.

Before the assassin he was recklessly and fruitlessly flirting with http://i.imgur.com/ZRaY3xT.jpg. He even got to impress her by correctly brewing her potion when they worked together to save some important guy’s life. After that quest was over he kept going back to “check on her.” hubbahubba.gif Which went exactly nowhere, but not for a lack of his trying.

I’m not sure if it’s related to these developments, but http://i.imgur.com/2NaNC7J.jpg suddenly couldn’t wait for her turn to tour Tamriel. While still in the Wailing Prison http://i.imgur.com/rW5jgkj.jpgplus she found the recipe Jerric has been searching for so he can complete his provisioning writ. They are in separate factions but share a bank account, so I’m sure they’ll find a way to communicate. Darnand is next. He doesn’t want to wait either.

They’re going to split up the crafting. Great for skill point conservation, not so great for bank space. Darnand is anxious to get his hands on some enchanting runes. It’s going to annoy him that he has to go questing to get the points for his crafting. laugh.gif



Posted by: mALX Jul 1 2015, 03:31 AM

QUOTE(Grits @ Jun 30 2015, 10:11 PM) *

QUOTE(hazmick @ Jun 30 2015, 08:34 PM) *

Of course! Haa-Rei's been a werewolf since the Bloodmoon expansion back in the day, then again in Skyrim, so it only made sense to keep it going.

I just learned something about Haa Rei! biggrin.gif


Jerric has been very lonely, which is funny for a multi-player game. He developed a major crush on this hot Dunmeri badass (NPC) who kept calling him ‘hero’ throughout their association. She says they’ll meet again. She’s an assassin, but Jerric didn’t seem to think she meant anything sinister when she said that.

Before the assassin he was recklessly and fruitlessly flirting with http://i.imgur.com/ZRaY3xT.jpg. He even got to impress her by correctly brewing her potion when they worked together to save some important guy’s life. After that quest was over he kept going back to “check on her.” hubbahubba.gif Which went exactly nowhere, but not for a lack of his trying.

I’m not sure if it’s related to these developments, but http://i.imgur.com/2NaNC7J.jpg suddenly couldn’t wait for her turn to tour Tamriel. While still in the Wailing Prison http://i.imgur.com/rW5jgkj.jpgplus she found the recipe Jerric has been searching for so he can complete his provisioning writ. They are in separate factions but share a bank account, so I’m sure they’ll find a way to communicate. Darnand is next. He doesn’t want to wait either.

They’re going to split up the crafting. Great for skill point conservation, not so great for bank space. Darnand is anxious to get his hands on some enchanting runes. It’s going to annoy him that he has to go questing to get the points for his crafting. laugh.gif



Lildereth !!! WOO HOO !!!!!!!!



Posted by: SubRosa Jul 1 2015, 04:02 AM

Lil's new outfit looks very Nord approved! But from the scowl on the face of the guy behind her, he is obviously not a Nord! laugh.gif

Posted by: Acadian Jul 1 2015, 12:59 PM

QUOTE(mALX @ Jun 30 2015, 07:31 PM) *
Lildereth !!! WOO HOO !!!!!!!!

What she said! So nice to see our raven-haired Bosmeri Beauty in ESO-land!

I'm very interested to hear her observations on Sorc with bow vs Nightblade with bow as far as class choice.

Posted by: hazmick Jul 1 2015, 02:04 PM

Haa-Rei knows the assassin you're talking about, and agrees wholeheartedly with Jerric wub.gif If that's the alchemist I'm thinking of, then the sister of the important guy you help save is also very lovely.

It'll be interesting to see how different things will be for Lildereth, from a story standpoint as well as gameplay.

Haa-Rei is likewise taking a day off today, or at least the afternoon off. I haven't decided who to send into ESO yet though.

Posted by: mALX Jul 1 2015, 06:37 PM

QUOTE(hazmick @ Jul 1 2015, 09:04 AM) *

Haa-Rei knows the assassin you're talking about, and agrees wholeheartedly with Jerric wub.gif If that's the alchemist I'm thinking of, then the sister of the important guy you help save is also very lovely.

It'll be interesting to see how different things will be for Lildereth, from a story standpoint as well as gameplay.

Haa-Rei is likewise taking a day off today, or at least the afternoon off. I haven't decided who to send into ESO yet though.



Haa Rei is taking a break? I don't think I've done the quest you two are talking about yet.


Oh - Ebonheart Pact - the area is lush with crafting ingredients; Daggerfall looks pretty and should have plenty, but it is barren in comparison as far as finding ingredients in the wild. And it rains every day, and the guards shout every time someone nears them = "Honor and Steel!" - really doubt I'll start another character here.

I do plan to start one in the Aldmeri and check it out too.






Posted by: Grits Jul 1 2015, 06:49 PM

Jerric is in the Ebonheart Pact, Lil is in the Aldmeri Dominion, and Darnand just washed ashore in Daggerfall. So far Daggerfall looks exactly like I imagined it. Darnand who is from Chorrol feels right at home there.

Lil is getting a lot of attention from other players. One guy ran past her, turned around and ran past her again, then got in front of her and walked backwards facing her all the way to the bank. This could get old.

Lil is a Nightblade and Darnand is a Sorcerer, so I’ll be comparing notes between the two of them with a stealth archer in mind. I’m a little worried about Lil. This is my favorite incarnation of her yet, but Jerric’s experience (and hers so far) have been all about smashing things and blowing them up. That suits Darnand pretty well, but Lil likes things to be a little quieter. It may be that she simply ignores most of the quests.

Posted by: mALX Jul 1 2015, 07:11 PM

QUOTE(Grits @ Jul 1 2015, 01:49 PM) *

Jerric is in the Ebonheart Pact, Lil is in the Aldmeri Dominion, and Darnand just washed ashore in Daggerfall. So far Daggerfall looks exactly like I imagined it. Darnand who is from Chorrol feels right at home there.

Lil is getting a lot of attention from other players. One guy ran past her, turned around and ran past her again, then got in front of her and walked backwards facing her all the way to the bank. This could get old.

Lil is a Nightblade and Darnand is a Sorcerer, so I’ll be comparing notes between the two of them with a stealth archer in mind. I’m a little worried about Lil. This is my favorite incarnation of her yet, but Jerric’s experience (and hers so far) have been all about smashing things and blowing them up. That suits Darnand pretty well, but Lil likes things to be a little quieter. It may be that she simply ignores most of the quests.



It is possible the person has read your story and wondered-recognized Lildereth. Did you watch the chat box to see if they tried to speak with you? And if they ask to join you or friend you it shows up fairly small on the bottom of the screen, I've almost missed those messages a few times.






Posted by: hazmick Jul 1 2015, 10:10 PM

So as I mentioned, Haa-Rei was on a break today. I took the opportunity to bring his best friend http://i.imgur.com/z0p2TnV.png into Tamriel.

Unfortunately she refused to set foot into Morrowind without having a decent outfit to wear. Haa-Rei crafted her some gear (the outfit in the screenie), and mumbled something about slavery being illegal, before returning to his day off. Trivea has now decided that Haa-Rei can craft all of her outfits in the future, but she'll craft her own weapons.

She's going down the dual-wielding Nightblade route, but I was originally planning to make her a mage so she could make use of her Dunmer increased fire damage. There's no arguing with some people though...

Posted by: Grits Jul 2 2015, 01:46 AM

QUOTE(mALX @ Jul 1 2015, 02:11 PM) *

It is possible the person has read your story and wondered-recognized Lildereth. Did you watch the chat box to see if they tried to speak with you? And if they ask to join you or friend you it shows up fairly small on the bottom of the screen, I've almost missed those messages a few times.

I think they were just eyeing up her girlness. Character names aren’t visible anywhere on the screen on the PS4, and there’s no text chat box on the PS4 interface. They would see my PSN ID above her head, not her name. If a player wants to interact with me I get a message on my screen that I can’t miss, and it’s a quick radial-menu response for me to reply with no typing necessary. I don’t know what happens when you actually group with someone, since I’m busy with my own character’s business and have always turned people down when they ask. whistling.gif Anyway Lil is doing a bit of her own ogling now. I had forgotten she has a thing for Altmer men.

Lil also scored a sweet bit of treasure while snooping for the queen, was inexplicably sighted by a guard while taking it, escaped pursuit, and fenced it with her new friends under Vulkhel Guard. The queen has named her one of the Eyes of the Queen. Lil thinks that the queen's eyes don't need to see everything.

hazmick, welcome to Trivea! She looks great, and that’s a very nice outfit that Haa Rei made for her. I’m interested to hear what Nightblade abilities she takes. Lil has Strife morphed to Swallow Soul and it seems to be healing her pretty well now, plus Shadow Cloak which is pretty useless on its own so far but looks like it will come in handy paired with some other skills.


Posted by: Grits Jul 2 2015, 04:06 PM

http://i.imgur.com/0F5w2Q5.jpg the http://i.imgur.com/snVLHnN.jpg (feeling naked here with his legs exposed before he found a robe) is wandering the sands and shores of Stros M’Kai collecting Dwemer artifacts and rescuing pirates as he goes. He is accompanied by Merry the mudcrab who followed him from the beach at the Daggerfall South Docks and Stinker the summoned scamp. In the absence of a true healing spell he is admittedly sunburned and heat-struck, but he’s having a marvelous time.

He’s a Sorcerer class of course. His Unstable Familiar does very little damage but tends to draw at least one enemy away from Darnand, which is critical since he is in all light armor. His Crystal Shard ability does good damage and knocks the target down for two seconds, which is enough time for him to get a heavy attack in with his fire staff. Lil would be having a much easier time as a Sorcerer at least at this beginner level. Hopefully her stealth will develop and allow her to tackle situations in a different way than blowing things up as she meets them. When Darnand gets the chance he will morph Crystal Shards into the version with area damage and Unstable Familiar into the one that heals you when it expires. He really needs a healing ability.

Darnand’s tendency to hyper-focus has caused him to stumble into a few clumps of enemies. If he’s looking for runes, that’s all he sees until something clobbers him. Situational Awareness is not a skill tree, but his is improving just the same. tongue.gif

Posted by: Acadian Jul 2 2015, 04:42 PM

Welcome to Darnand! He looks just like he's supposed to look. goodjob.gif

I can imagine what you mean about his hyper focus. If searching for a rare text, I'd guess that being attacked is merely a very dangerous distraction to him. wink.gif

Posted by: SubRosa Jul 2 2015, 04:44 PM

QUOTE(Grits @ Jul 2 2015, 11:06 AM) *

http://i.imgur.com/0F5w2Q5.jpg the http://i.imgur.com/snVLHnN.jpg (feeling naked here with his legs exposed before he found a robe) is wandering the sands and shores of Stros M’Kai collecting Dwemer artifacts and rescuing pirates as he goes. He is accompanied by Merry the mudcrab who followed him from the beach at the Daggerfall South Docks and Stinker the summoned scamp. In the absence of a true healing spell he is admittedly sunburned and heat-struck, but he’s having a marvelous time.

He’s a Sorcerer class of course. His Unstable Familiar does very little damage but tends to draw at least one enemy away from Darnand, which is critical since he is in all light armor. His Crystal Shard ability does good damage and knocks the target down for two seconds, which is enough time for him to get a heavy attack in with his fire staff. Lil would be having a much easier time as a Sorcerer at least at this beginner level. Hopefully her stealth will develop and allow her to tackle situations in a different way than blowing things up as she meets them. When Darnand gets the chance he will morph Crystal Shards into the version with area damage and Unstable Familiar into the one that heals you when it expires. He really needs a healing ability.

Darnand’s tendency to hyper-focus has caused him to stumble into a few clumps of enemies. If he’s looking for runes, that’s all he sees until something clobbers him. Situational Awareness is not a skill tree, but his is improving just the same. tongue.gif

Darnand is looking studly. But no robe! ohmy.gif Be careful, he might burn these pictures to erase the evidence.



QUOTE(Acadian @ Jul 2 2015, 11:42 AM) *

If searching for a rare text, I'd guess that being attacked is merely a very dangerous distraction to him. wink.gif

Now I am imaging Darnand on his I-Phone, searching through his text messages... laugh.gif

Posted by: mALX Jul 2 2015, 07:06 PM

QUOTE(hazmick @ Jul 1 2015, 05:10 PM) *

So as I mentioned, Haa-Rei was on a break today. I took the opportunity to bring his best friend http://i.imgur.com/z0p2TnV.png into Tamriel.

Unfortunately she refused to set foot into Morrowind without having a decent outfit to wear. Haa-Rei crafted her some gear (the outfit in the screenie), and mumbled something about slavery being illegal, before returning to his day off. Trivea has now decided that Haa-Rei can craft all of her outfits in the future, but she'll craft her own weapons.

She's going down the dual-wielding Nightblade route, but I was originally planning to make her a mage so she could make use of her Dunmer increased fire damage. There's no arguing with some people though...



She is beautiful, and the armor is gorgeous! Is that Dwemer? No, no arguing with a woman, lol. She looks like she will be fun!




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http://i.imgur.com/0F5w2Q5.jpg the http://i.imgur.com/snVLHnN.jpg (feeling naked here with his legs exposed before he found a robe) is wandering the sands and shores of Stros M’Kai collecting Dwemer artifacts and rescuing pirates as he goes. He is accompanied by Merry the mudcrab who followed him from the beach at the Daggerfall South Docks and Stinker the summoned scamp. In the absence of a true healing spell he is admittedly sunburned and heat-struck, but he’s having a marvelous time.

He’s a Sorcerer class of course. His Unstable Familiar does very little damage but tends to draw at least one enemy away from Darnand, which is critical since he is in all light armor. His Crystal Shard ability does good damage and knocks the target down for two seconds, which is enough time for him to get a heavy attack in with his fire staff. Lil would be having a much easier time as a Sorcerer at least at this beginner level. Hopefully her stealth will develop and allow her to tackle situations in a different way than blowing things up as she meets them. When Darnand gets the chance he will morph Crystal Shards into the version with area damage and Unstable Familiar into the one that heals you when it expires. He really needs a healing ability.

Darnand’s tendency to hyper-focus has caused him to stumble into a few clumps of enemies. If he’s looking for runes, that’s all he sees until something clobbers him. Situational Awareness is not a skill tree, but his is improving just the same. tongue.gif



Wow, Darnand is handsome! Bubba is the same in that he noticed a rune even while hearing a wolf growling, and thought he could nab it before the wolf was able to launch its attack. Of course he took damage and didn't get the rune till after the battle, lol.






Posted by: Acadian Jul 2 2015, 08:10 PM

Hazmick, welcome to Trivea! She looks fabulous. A dual wielding Nightblade sounds like great fun and suits a Dunmer perfectly.

Posted by: SubRosa Jul 2 2015, 08:55 PM

Trivea is looking good. I like her name. The last has Hecate hidden in there, while the first is much like Trivia, which is what the Romans called her (being that she is a crossroads goddess, ruling the three ways).

Posted by: hazmick Jul 3 2015, 10:22 PM

Glad you all like Trivea, and extra points to SubRosa for the correct breakdown of her names. happy.gif

It's interesting to play as a melee character every now and then. The dual-wielding seems to put out loads more damage than bows, and Triv is having a great time dancing across the battlefield and draining the life from her hapless foes using the siphoning skills.

We've just arrived in Bal Foyen, and have reached the point where we have to choose between assisting the fort, and assisting the docks. We were heading to the fort when we heard that Captain Rana was leading the defense of the docks. Unfortunately for the fort-dwellers, Trivea shares Haa-Rei's feelings toward beautiful Dunmer lasses. The docks it is then.

Meanwhile, when he's not crafting new outfits for his Dunmeri friend, Haa-Rei is still assisting the Daggerfall Covenant. Did some stuff in a graveyard, and now we have to help High King Emeric attack a fort. By 'help' of course I mean 'do all the fighting and running around'. We just want to get through it all so we can start the Aldmeri Dominion questline.

Posted by: mALX Jul 3 2015, 11:32 PM

QUOTE(hazmick @ Jul 3 2015, 05:22 PM) *

Glad you all like Trivea, and extra points to SubRosa for the correct breakdown of her names. happy.gif

It's interesting to play as a melee character every now and then. The dual-wielding seems to put out loads more damage than bows, and Triv is having a great time dancing across the battlefield and draining the life from her hapless foes using the siphoning skills.

We've just arrived in Bal Foyen, and have reached the point where we have to choose between assisting the fort, and assisting the docks. We were heading to the fort when we heard that Captain Rana was leading the defense of the docks. Unfortunately for the fort-dwellers, Trivea shares Haa-Rei's feelings toward beautiful Dunmer lasses. The docks it is then.

Meanwhile, when he's not crafting new outfits for his Dunmeri friend, Haa-Rei is still assisting the Daggerfall Covenant. Did some stuff in a graveyard, and now we have to help High King Emeric attack a fort. By 'help' of course I mean 'do all the fighting and running around'. We just want to get through it all so we can start the Aldmeri Dominion questline.



I agree, I've never even played duel wield in Skyrim, and I just planned to test it out in ESO; but it was a lot more powerful and has some huge spells and perks. Bubba is still using it.

I chose the docks too, then later saw a vid of what I missed at the fort - wished I'd picked the fort, it had a bunch of extra tasks on top of the combat.

On the docks - I got killed in the hold of a ship and had no soul gems, so had to resurrect at a shrine; and the game wouldn't let me back into the hold - instead it said I finished the quest when I tried (I guess while dead, lol).





Posted by: Grits Jul 4 2015, 02:08 AM

Jerric let the soldiers handle the docks and joined Darj in defense of the fort. Cute as the Dunmeri captain was, Darj had him at ‘civilians.’ It’s been fun to catch up with the people they saved as their paths have crossed. Some of them have gotten ballsy and joined the Pact. I think it’s the Earth-Turner lad who decided if he couldn’t fight, he could at least cook for the cause. biggrin.gif

The fort battle was a real pain. You had to close a bunch of portals, and it was hard to get to one before someone else closed it. Hard as in annoying, not as in an interesting challenge. It was pretty clear with all of the other players that they had enough folks fighting at the fort! rolleyes.gif

Posted by: hazmick Jul 4 2015, 03:20 AM

Personally, I would have chosen the fort. Trivea was the one in charge though, and she'd rather rescue 1 confirmed cute Dunmer than a few civilians whose cuteness is an unknown. Maybe I'll get to take the fort one day, if I bring any other characters in. tongue.gif

So after we saved Bal Foyen, Triv decided she'd done enough running around for one day. Thus, I rejoined Haa-Rei.

At the moment we're fighting Imperials with the Daggerfall Covenant. The Empire isn't very nice at this point in history - they do slavery and stuff. Haa-Rei is also trying to find more Dwemer style materials so he can craft more nice gear, but we just can't find any sad.gif It only drops from Dwemer constructs, and even then it's a really uncommon drop. On top of that, you need 10 pieces of the stuff to craft a single item of clothing. They sure aren't making this easy.

Posted by: mALX Jul 4 2015, 03:26 AM

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Jerric let the soldiers handle the docks and joined Darj in defense of the fort. Cute as the Dunmeri captain was, Darj had him at ‘civilians.’ It’s been fun to catch up with the people they saved as their paths have crossed. Some of them have gotten ballsy and joined the Pact. I think it’s the Earth-Turner lad who decided if he couldn’t fight, he could at least cook for the cause. biggrin.gif

The fort battle was a real pain. You had to close a bunch of portals, and it was hard to get to one before someone else closed it. Hard as in annoying, not as in an interesting challenge. It was pretty clear with all of the other players that they had enough folks fighting at the fort! rolleyes.gif



I wasn't thinking about other players at the time, only the extra fun of closing the portals, lol. But I ran across that a lot in several quests, so know what you are saying exactly.

I agree about the post quest dialogue with NPC's you've helped in the past, they did an excellent job with that - I thought much better than Oblivion, where it was rare to have an NPC even refer to your past experience with them.


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In Daggerfall your main questline is helping a bunch of (hilarious) scalywag boat crew (who were hijacked by the bad guys) to escape the dungeons they are being held in; and meanwhile you learn some info on a plot to take over Daggerfall by these bad guys. You help save the town for the Tribal Chief of the Orc Clan there.

What happens is that the player is instrumental in getting the Orc to join the Daggerfall Covenant, they were not already joined to it already when the player first enters the story. I really liked that, being there as a part of the history itself.

The main questline is a lot of fun, for example: the Captain (a pretty female) of the ship asks you to help her crew - one of the men you save is a man called Jaken; and everywhere you go women are talking about Jaken and oohing and aahing over him.

So when you have saved the crew and the city and have to board the ship to leave, the Captain tells you to get acquainted with the crew - all the women on the crew you talk to are arguing over which will bed him first, and this one man says he joined the crew just to see Jaken with his shirt off sweating ... "He has such ... stamina!" -

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So it was a much more fun main questline, but did not have as many misc quests as Ebonheart Pact did - in fact it had very few side quests period in the two starter islands and main town of Daggerfall.

I also liked the friendliness of the people (NPC's) in Ebonheart Pact much better, in Daggerfall Bubba has heard derogatory comments since he arrived, (even before he became a thief).


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QUOTE(hazmick @ Jul 3 2015, 10:20 PM) *

Personally, I would have chosen the fort. Trivea was the one in charge though, and she'd rather rescue 1 confirmed cute Dunmer than a few civilians whose cuteness is an unknown. Maybe I'll get to take the fort one day, if I bring any other characters in. tongue.gif

So after we saved Bal Foyen, Triv decided she'd done enough running around for one day. Thus, I rejoined Haa-Rei.

At the moment we're fighting Imperials with the Daggerfall Covenant. The Empire isn't very nice at this point in history - they do slavery and stuff. Haa-Rei is also trying to find more Dwemer style materials so he can craft more nice gear, but we just can't find any sad.gif It only drops from Dwemer constructs, and even then it's a really uncommon drop. On top of that, you need 10 pieces of the stuff to craft a single item of clothing. They sure aren't making this easy.



I've only had one drop an item for all those I've killed. I stuffed it into the bank in case I get more, but so far no luck.






Posted by: hazmick Jul 6 2015, 04:26 AM

Haa-Rei finally managed to get through the Daggerfall Covenant questline. It was so boring after a while I thought we'd never finish it sad.gif

Unfortunately the Aldmeri Dominion starting area is veteran level 6, and our Argonian is only Vet. 4 so even one regular enemy is a difficult task. We've done all the side quests and dungeons we can find, so I'll have to do some pretty heavy duty grinding to level up, and I honestly can't be bothered to spend several days wandering around and killing everything in sight. I think Haa-Rei needs about 1,500,000 xp to get to Vet. 6

I think I'll rejoin Trivea and see what trouble she can get into back in Morrowind. happy.gif

Posted by: mALX Jul 6 2015, 09:14 PM

QUOTE(hazmick @ Jul 5 2015, 11:26 PM) *

Haa-Rei finally managed to get through the Daggerfall Covenant questline. It was so boring after a while I thought we'd never finish it sad.gif

Unfortunately the Aldmeri Dominion starting area is veteran level 6, and our Argonian is only Vet. 4 so even one regular enemy is a difficult task. We've done all the side quests and dungeons we can find, so I'll have to do some pretty heavy duty grinding to level up, and I honestly can't be bothered to spend several days wandering around and killing everything in sight. I think Haa-Rei needs about 1,500,000 xp to get to Vet. 6

I think I'll rejoin Trivea and see what trouble she can get into back in Morrowind. happy.gif



I was really surprised how few misc and side quests there were in Daggerfall! It was like the main questline was all there was, and even the few misc and side quests were tied in to the main quest so you couldn't escape the theme of it.

Although I did enjoy helping the scalywag ship's crew instead of the normal political quests, but there wasn't any diversification in the quests to keep them interesting like there was in Ebonheart.

OH! While you were in Daggerfall, did you find the "Chill House?" Below it is one of those special enchanted armor making places. It isn't far from the city gates and wayshrine.



Posted by: hazmick Jul 7 2015, 12:06 AM

Yeah it all feels a bit empty, and the questline feels disjointed without a clear path through it. Feels very 'samey' all the way through. There are some fun people though, as you've discovered.

I did indeed find Chill House. Those wilderness crafting stations are really handy!


Today Haa-Rei has been back to Bleakrock. Hunting wolves, mining ore, chopping wood. Partially to relax, and partially to get materials for Trivea's ever expanding wardrobe.

I'm going to take him back through every area we've visited to make sure we've fully explored it and got all the achievements. Hopefully that should nudge us to Veteran level 5 and make the Aldmeri Dominion quests a bit easier to manage.

Posted by: mALX Jul 7 2015, 04:39 PM

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Yeah it all feels a bit empty, and the questline feels disjointed without a clear path through it. Feels very 'samey' all the way through. There are some fun people though, as you've discovered.

I did indeed find Chill House. Those wilderness crafting stations are really handy!


Today Haa-Rei has been back to Bleakrock. Hunting wolves, mining ore, chopping wood. Partially to relax, and partially to get materials for Trivea's ever expanding wardrobe.

I'm going to take him back through every area we've visited to make sure we've fully explored it and got all the achievements. Hopefully that should nudge us to Veteran level 5 and make the Aldmeri Dominion quests a bit easier to manage.



The Ebonheart area has much more crafting supplies spawning than the other two alliance areas combined.


Posted by: Grits Jul 7 2015, 07:40 PM

Lil is on Khenarthi’s Roost trying to avoid quests and do a little exploring. There’s a big invasion supposedly occurring, so she just goes the long way around those docks. Lil is not easily fooled into thinking that this is her real world. laugh.gif

She’s wearing a rawhide Argonian-style top that looks very strappy and cute. A lot of the tops are long and look good on her with no pants, but she only goes bare-legged where it’s safe.

Her last attribute points have gone into Stamina, and it seems to be paying off with her bow damage. She took the Agony ability from the Nightblade’s Siphoning skill line. Agony lets her pin an enemy in place while she deals with their friend or until the pinned enemy takes further damage. A few times she’s had to run away, and fortunately the things chasing her had short attention spans and no ranged attack. Also she just now figured out that’s she’s been exclusively using her bow’s heavy attack, which takes a long time to draw. Tapping the trigger executes a light attack, which is a fast, lower-damage arrow. Sigh.


hazmick, good hunting to Haa Rei on Bleakrock! I'm going to bring Lil and Darnand up to Jerric's level if I can so that they'll all be collecting and using the same level supplies. It's a real pain doing it this way.


Oh, I forgot to mention the amount of time Lil has spent dancing with various Khajiit. It’s a lot. happy.gif

Posted by: mALX Jul 7 2015, 08:26 PM

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My latest character is also on Khenarthi’s Roost, listening to a Khajiit playing the lute and watching the Khajiit women dancing in front of him. I was testing out an Imperial character and was stunned to see how badly they dance, now I won't let her dance in public. When I make my final character, it will most def be a Nord; although not for their dancing. So far the Altmer have it going on best with the dancing.

What I've been doing is having Bubba craft whatever the girls need, and just stick it in the bank for them to take. He has also been socking gold into the bank for them to buy backpacks and feed their horses with. That way the girls can concentrate their skill points on defense.

I have also got a character in every province, just testing each out to see which I like best to make one character to play the game with (and now have tested out all four Classes and settled on Nightblade as my favorite; Templar as my second favorite).

It is really hard to pick one Alliance over the other. Ebonheart has all those crafting supplies; good quests, and a huge exploration area. So far it has remained my favorite - but I am just now beginning to explore the Aldmeri area.

One thing I love about the Aldmeri area is also one of the things I dislike about it = there is an anchor mooring right behind the main building in the first town you arrive at. Well, it is being triggered constantly, so it is very noisy there.

But that said, when it opens there are numerous people there to help you with it! So I have gotten my courage up and ventured out with my level 6 character numerous times and so far 6 times I have gained the chest at the end plus the great loot from any of the huge Daedric enemies that came out of the gate that I managed to kill.

So it has kept me loaded up in armor and weapons to wear/research/deconstruct; so actually she has been able to buy her own backpack and feed her own horse without having to resort to stealing or borrow from Bubba. I haven't seen the whole area yet, but liked what I've seen so far other than the lack of crafting supplies.

Daggerfall's quests are more fun but there aren't hardly any side or misc quests; and any that are there seem to tie into the main quest - and it storms there constantly. I live in an area that storms constantly, so my fantasy game is not going to be lightning and thunder claps around me in game all the time.

Daggerfall was relatively small too, or had less Skyshards - all I know is that in no time at all I had the Skyshard Hunter and Pathfinder achievements for it - with a very low level character, too.

I still don't have either achievement for the Ebonheart or Aldmeri mainlands; and I had help in Ebonheart to reach them, lol.

One of them in the Aldmeri is a level 15 dungeon that I'll most def need a higher level character to reach (or sneak in behind a group who is cleaning house for me).

Once I get the shard, it doesn't matter if the enemies kill me because you can choose to resurrect at the Wayshrine and it puts you at the door to the dungeon - convenient for leaving the place, lol.


** Oh, I have run across a few familiar Oblivion Altmer in the Aldmeri! That was very cool, to kind of see them at a different time in their lives!



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Posted by: Grits Jul 7 2015, 09:40 PM

mALX, all of my characters can dance in all of the racial dance styles. We use a menu, so I can’t tell you how to do it on the PC. Maybe try /dancewoodelf or /dancenord instead of just /dance.

Posted by: mALX Jul 7 2015, 10:32 PM

QUOTE(Grits @ Jul 7 2015, 04:40 PM) *

mALX, all of my characters can dance in all of the racial dance styles. We use a menu, so I can’t tell you how to do it on the PC. Maybe try /dancewoodelf or /dancenord instead of just /dance.



I was trying that last night, nothing stopped her horrible dancing - I finally had to make her walk away. I'll have to look up how to do it on the PC, laugh.gif



Posted by: hazmick Jul 10 2015, 09:03 PM

Haa-Rei's been doing more wandering through Morrowind, and we're about to come back to Black Marsh. Found 2 quests we'd missed the first time through, and found the book for Dwemer belts!

It's nice that Haa-Rei is able to take it easy for a change, and most enemies can be taken out in one shot from his bow so we can focus on gathering crafting supplies rather than watching for beasties.

Posted by: mALX Jul 11 2015, 05:31 AM

QUOTE(hazmick @ Jul 10 2015, 04:03 PM) *

Haa-Rei's been doing more wandering through Morrowind, and we're about to come back to Black Marsh. Found 2 quests we'd missed the first time through, and found the book for Dwemer belts!

It's nice that Haa-Rei is able to take it easy for a change, and most enemies can be taken out in one shot from his bow so we can focus on gathering crafting supplies rather than watching for beasties.



That sounds Awesome! I would love to be able to gather enough crafting supplies to use one of those crafting tables I keep finding! I found the one in the Aldmeri now.


I absolutely LOVE the Aldmer areai, but once again (like they did in Daggerfall) - all the side/misc quests are tied to the main questline; no diversification! At least there are a lot more quests, but every single one of them is theme-tied to the main questline, which gets so old after a while.

The closest thing I've found to diversification in the Aldmeri is a priory filled with monkeys that has a respawning level 50 grand soul gem in it. I keep going back and grabbing it, but there is no quest you just take it. It seems like they originally planned a quest there because there is a note saying that the monkeys stare at you and then attack - so far nothing like that has happened, but if it did there are hundreds of monkeys there, so it is exciting to wonder if it will happen, lol.

One thing I really loved about the Ebonheart Pact is that there were so many different quests that had nothing to do with anything but the NPC's involved - like the lady whose friends were turned into Skeevers, or the lady whose husband got stuck in a frozen spider web; the one who lost her dog and gives you a dog whistle to blow, then you have to follow the dog to what is keeping him from home - you can't beat those interesting little stories for a break from thinking about the main questline and just having fun with the game for a while.

And the Aldmeri didn't have two grooming islands for the Player to get their game bearings with and get used to playing their new character; it only has one island and the first city - that was a disappointment.


But that said, I love the Aldmeri like crazy, especially the fact that there is a Dark Anchor opening right behind the city. You hear that gate and have time to run to it and get plenty of practice early on with plenty of help doing it.

Ebonheart's Dark Anchor happens way up on Ash Mountain in such a remote area that it is inconvenient to get to and very few people come running to help you close it.

I tried to handle the one outside the Aldmeri city solo before anyone got there and was killed in seconds, lol. It was like the "Banished Cells" Undaunted quest - I didn't have a shot alone, and that one stays at a relatively low level for all the newbs.

Also, it has very few crafting supplies in the wilderness, that means buying or having a secondary character in Ebonheart being your supplier and putting crafting supplies in the bank for you.

So I'm really torn on where I want to put my main character, going to have to play a while longer in the Aldmerii before making a final decision.




Posted by: Grits Jul 18 2015, 04:02 AM

mALX, Lil found that priory full of monkeys today. They are adorable!

Lildereth finally left Khenarthi’s Roost and returned to Auridon. She has a new passive ability in stealth (Improved Sneak from the Medium Armor skill line) and is testing its limits. Sometimes she is able to break away from combat and hide using Shadow Cloak from the Nightblade abilities before going for the next critical strike. Other times she dies. It’s a brutal process, but she is a fierce and determined person. I thought she would be able to pass by when the daedric anchors dropped out of the sky. Nope, she defends her world no matter the cost. She is building two sets of skills, both stealth and combat archery.

Today she took on a dolmen with an axe guy and a huge Khajiiti Templar (players) at her side. The Templar kept her alive. I thought she would never be able to trust some stranger, but once this guy healed her the first time she was all in. After the battle the three of them stood there stunned for a minute instead of the usual victory dance of jumping off the steps and leaping on the corpses. I’ve never seen one of these where the whole world didn’t show up to get in on it. Lil could not believe she was still alive. I could not believe that the Khajiit kept both Lil and the other guy on their feet. In celebration Lil put her first emote on the wheel (which is like a hotkey) for her Khajiiti battle buddy: it’s the hand to heart gesture. Wow, what an experience! Now I am completely certain that Jerric did the right thing by taking all of those healing abilities for the benefit of other people.

Before I went to the lake with no Wi-Fi Darnand had another adventure where that handsome devil Jakarn showed up to help out. Darnand knew things had gotten grim when Jakarn quit flirting for a while. They both made it out and saved the day, of course. Afterward Darnand had to make a hard decision that made some folks angry, including himself. He got through it by asking himself what Jerric would want him to do. He skipped over the parts about nailing various hot females and made his absent friend proud by destroying the evil but very, very interesting artifact. It might take him a while to get over this adventure!

Posted by: mALX Jul 18 2015, 09:48 PM



They are so cute! I go back there all the time for that grand soul gem that respawns there.







Yeah, actually I think the girl is the only one who gets mad at the Player that you have to see again. Jakarn wanted it destroyed if I'm not mistaken.

Those quests were so much fun, and you are right - Jakarn doesn't care if you are male or female; when he stops flirting it is about to go down big time.


The gate behind the city is so easy because there are always some really high level players grinding it to help you; but when you get out in the world there really aren't so many people helping unless you just wait a long time for them to reach it.


Posted by: Grits Jul 20 2015, 11:47 PM

Darnand walked from Daggerfall to Wayrest to turn in a supply writ today, and he was not pleased about it. He was pretty safe as long as he stayed on the road. He collected a bunch of orange and red quests on the way and then rode a wayshrine back to Daggerfall. Darnand is more interested in making staves and enchantments than exploring High Rock. Also the Daggerfall Mages Guild library is glorious, so he likes to hang out there more than in the various villages that are besieged by undead/on fire/infected by mysterious plagues. I think he would be happier if he had his own horse. Bill the white pony is nice, but he’s not Banner. tongue.gif

Jerric found an Altmer motif book and gave it to Darnand (who is the gang’s wood crafter) (because, staves), so now Jerric has a very nice Altmer-style shield that actually looks the right size for him. Darnand gave it the trait that increases its armor rating. Now he’s working on the right enchantment to go on it. Of course Jerric already has the shield so Darnand will have to give him the glyph instead of enchanting it himself, which is kind of his thing. Next time he will make the glyph before the shield so that Jerric can’t steal his big moment.

Fun tip, you can deconstruct and learn traits of items that are stored in the bank. This means it is easier to trade items between characters for crafting and research purposes, but also easy to accidentally deconstruct the stuff you thought you stashed safely away. Oops.

Posted by: mALX Jul 26 2015, 05:56 AM

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Darnand walked from Daggerfall to Wayrest to turn in a supply writ today, and he was not pleased about it. He was pretty safe as long as he stayed on the road. He collected a bunch of orange and red quests on the way and then rode a wayshrine back to Daggerfall. Darnand is more interested in making staves and enchantments than exploring High Rock. Also the Daggerfall Mages Guild library is glorious, so he likes to hang out there more than in the various villages that are besieged by undead/on fire/infected by mysterious plagues. I think he would be happier if he had his own horse. Bill the white pony is nice, but he’s not Banner. tongue.gif

Jerric found an Altmer motif book and gave it to Darnand (who is the gang’s wood crafter) (because, staves), so now Jerric has a very nice Altmer-style shield that actually looks the right size for him. Darnand gave it the trait that increases its armor rating. Now he’s working on the right enchantment to go on it. Of course Jerric already has the shield so Darnand will have to give him the glyph instead of enchanting it himself, which is kind of his thing. Next time he will make the glyph before the shield so that Jerric can’t steal his big moment.

Fun tip, you can deconstruct and learn traits of items that are stored in the bank. This means it is easier to trade items between characters for crafting and research purposes, but also easy to accidentally deconstruct the stuff you thought you stashed safely away. Oops.



Yes, I think this is not supposed to happen - if you take the writ in Daggerfall it should be turned in at the Daggerfall docks from everything I've read on the subject.

The first writs Bubba did were all turned in at the docks in Daggerfall like they should be, right up till yesterday morning - then suddenly yesterday afternoon he was told to take it to Wayrest! And if you look at the Daggerfall map and Wayrest map, they suddenly match identically.

I think someone screwed up something there, but ... not really sure, so had Bubba sign out for the day till I find out, since I really have no idea if he should even be in Wayrest right now (or how to get there, etc).

So if it turns out that he is really supposed to, I guess I'll have him do it. But if that happens to either the Sorceress or Dragon Knight girls, they will not do those writs, they can't travel outside of their safe town areas without dying every step of the way.


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Yeah, I stick all the items to be researched in the bank so all characters do their researching (and horse feeding) as their first order of the day.

The best glyphs I've seen in game are the ones you get for doing those Writs, they are Awesome !!!


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On the homefront, Misa went fishing and caught two rare trophy fish and a sack of runes at her first fishing hole!

Earlier she had been stretched out relaxing in the sun after a big battle while I fixed myself lunch, and when I returned a male Khajiit was kneeling beside her - scared me to death; I thought she was being attacked!

So I ran to the PC and jumped her up; it turned out to be Maiq! So she talked to him, and he hung around and talked to her for so long that she finally got dressed and left; but not before getting a lot of great screenshots of him, lol.

I finally uploaded my screens of Bubba in The Arabian Nights Stros M'Kai - that place is the most gorgeous of any I've ever found in any game.

And I got some shots of Calia Lia on the beach in the Aldmeri. Once I'm caught up with all the posts I missed on here I'll def be posting some of those screens.






Posted by: mALX Jul 26 2015, 06:21 AM



Never mind, someone just told me that higher level characters are sent to other places to deliver to. Urk, that is inconvenient, Bubba may just have to go back to stealing to support the girls instead of crafting, lol.



Posted by: Grits Jul 26 2015, 11:18 AM

QUOTE(mALX @ Jul 26 2015, 12:56 AM) *

The first writs Bubba did were all turned in at the docks in Daggerfall like they should be, right up till yesterday morning - then suddenly yesterday afternoon he was told to take it to Wayrest! And if you look at the Daggerfall map and Wayrest map, they suddenly match identically.

I think someone screwed up something there, but ... not really sure, so had Bubba sign out for the day till I find out, since I really have no idea if he should even be in Wayrest right now (or how to get there, etc).

This is what happened to Darnand and Lildereth. They are both level 10, but they had to travel into the next level areas (Wayrest and Elden Root) to turn in their crafting writs. Darnand’s current woodworking writ is for beech material, which requires Rank 3 in woodworking. He just got Rank 2. Beech items can’t be used until character level 26. He only got one writ with oak after he took Rank 2 in woodworking. Oak materials are for character level 16-24, which he still can’t use himself. Even Jerric who is level 22 has only found a few beech logs in his level-appropriate area. That seems messed up.

I’m still struggling to find the fun in stealth for Lildereth. Hopefully it’s just a matter of figuring out what the game’s rules are. She has pilfered a few items (don’t tell Jerric), but since some of them turned out to be used for skooma production, she destroyed them rather than selling them to a fence. Maybe there will eventually be a stealth-based quest line for her. The Queen’s Eye stuff appeals to her, though. Hopefully that will turn out to be something. Unfortunately so far the Mages Guild’s quest line is kind of a waste for Lil. Even Jerric had a tough time against Sheogorath’s ‘puppy’ since it could get all of its health back if he lost too much ground. Just like the enemies at the Dark Anchors. She needs time and space to take down the big guys, and I’m not seeing how to do that in this game.

In other news I have unleashed the hairiest Jerric yet upon the Aldmeri Dominion. He is a Dragonknight and uses a two-handed sword. He was supposed to be in the Daggerfall Covenant, but we were laughing too much about his epic beard and I clicked the wrong faction button. He is joyfully exploring all of the nooks and crannies that Lildereth would not. I’ll make a Sorcerer Jerric to follow Darnand in the Daggerfall Covenant. I don’t enjoy the staff game mechanics, and Darnand can’t be bothered with my tourist nonsense. Looks like Darnand will be hanging out for a while in Wayrest.

Posted by: mALX Jul 27 2015, 06:02 AM

QUOTE(Grits @ Jul 26 2015, 06:18 AM) *

QUOTE(mALX @ Jul 26 2015, 12:56 AM) *

The first writs Bubba did were all turned in at the docks in Daggerfall like they should be, right up till yesterday morning - then suddenly yesterday afternoon he was told to take it to Wayrest! And if you look at the Daggerfall map and Wayrest map, they suddenly match identically.

I think someone screwed up something there, but ... not really sure, so had Bubba sign out for the day till I find out, since I really have no idea if he should even be in Wayrest right now (or how to get there, etc).

This is what happened to Darnand and Lildereth. They are both level 10, but they had to travel into the next level areas (Wayrest and Elden Root) to turn in their crafting writs. Darnand’s current woodworking writ is for beech material, which requires Rank 3 in woodworking. He just got Rank 2. Beech items can’t be used until character level 26. He only got one writ with oak after he took Rank 2 in woodworking. Oak materials are for character level 16-24, which he still can’t use himself. Even Jerric who is level 22 has only found a few beech logs in his level-appropriate area. That seems messed up.

I’m still struggling to find the fun in stealth for Lildereth. Hopefully it’s just a matter of figuring out what the game’s rules are. She has pilfered a few items (don’t tell Jerric), but since some of them turned out to be used for skooma production, she destroyed them rather than selling them to a fence. Maybe there will eventually be a stealth-based quest line for her. The Queen’s Eye stuff appeals to her, though. Hopefully that will turn out to be something. Unfortunately so far the Mages Guild’s quest line is kind of a waste for Lil. Even Jerric had a tough time against Sheogorath’s ‘puppy’ since it could get all of its health back if he lost too much ground. Just like the enemies at the Dark Anchors. She needs time and space to take down the big guys, and I’m not seeing how to do that in this game.

In other news I have unleashed the hairiest Jerric yet upon the Aldmeri Dominion. He is a Dragonknight and uses a two-handed sword. He was supposed to be in the Daggerfall Covenant, but we were laughing too much about his epic beard and I clicked the wrong faction button. He is joyfully exploring all of the nooks and crannies that Lildereth would not. I’ll make a Sorcerer Jerric to follow Darnand in the Daggerfall Covenant. I don’t enjoy the staff game mechanics, and Darnand can’t be bothered with my tourist nonsense. Looks like Darnand will be hanging out for a while in Wayrest.



I got Bubba all the way to Wayrest, and it sent him back to Daggerfall to drop off his Writ! Grrrrrr. So while in Stonehaven, Bubba nabbled up all the Skyshards and Lore books, and completed a few quests for good measure.


On Lil's sneaking and fighting - Isn't she a Nightblade? I play a total stealth character with Bubba, Calia, and Misa. All are Nightblades.

Medium armor has a passive perk (the third one to unlock) that increases the distance before an enemy can detect you by a percentage based on how many pieces of medium armor you have on.

So I made as many pieces of medium armor with the training trait that I could; and improved them because the amount of training you receive from each piece is directly related to it's level of improvement.

Before that perk opens up you can also make a potion that gives you about 20% more detection leeway too - clear water, Wormwood, and Cornflower.

(or go invisible in really tight places with clear water, Blue Entoloma, and Nirnroot - but move fast, it only gives you about 5.9 seconds to get the hell out of there, lol).

It won't save her from all enemies, but I made a set of 5 pieces of the Death Wind medium armor for both Bubba and Misa because they are regularly going into dungeons well above their level seeking those skyshards. It gives some excellent benefits for protection and health. (and you can use that training trait on it and be better protected while you train your medium armor skills up).


All three of my Nightblades use the first Syphoning active perk as their primary weapon because it raises the Player's health while damaging the enemy.

Secondly, all three use the Fighters Guild's first active perk = the silver bolt one. That thing is wicked strong against some really powerful enemies, especially powerful against Daedra and undead.

So I keep those two spells as the first two easiest to access and use frequently; and hit them constantly in battle; only using my Ultimate if I'm totally surrounded.

As far as weapons go:


Misa and Bubba are both really good with the duel wield; but even though that is wicked powerful in combat, I prefer they both use a healing staff because it keeps the enemy at a distance from them.

No matter what weapon they use, I always choose one or make one that has an enchantment that take life from the enemy and gives it to the Player.

(to make your own, use the most powerful subtractive rune you can; Jode is good but Ode is better. For the Potency Ta is okay, but Jejota is better. I can't do any of the runes above those, though I've found a bunch, lol.

But if you want the glyph to suck health from the enemy and give health to the player, the essence is Oko.

If you prefer your magicka built up to keep casting those powerful syphon and silver bolt spells, then instead of Oko you use Makko essence.

And if the glyph doesn't look as powerful as you like, improving the weapon improves the enchantment. (or using an infused trait does too, I think).

I used the magicka one on Bubba's healing staff (it is part of his Death Wind set); and it does 418 damage without the enchantment, but with it it does a bonus 76% magic damage to the enemy and gives Bubba 34% Magicka boost, so he can keep casting and casting while his staff is blowing the tar out of them and pumping him back up.

Misa is using the old PlagueTender staff still - it is level 7 and she is level 13; but I've improved it twice, so it is really powerful despite being lower level. Right now it is dealing 90 magic damage and restoring 40 health per hit; and I've been looking at the guild traders to get more Rosin - I've got two, but it is expensive to buy and requires a lot more units to reach 100% (and I don't dare try improvements under 100% on any item I don't want to lose).

Misa and Bubba both sneak into the best position to strike before engaging - like getting up on a ledge (like Buffy use to do) and nailing them so they can't strike back, especially the Clannfears because their charge is devastating healthwise - it does like 1200 damage. If they can't flatten you in a charge, they are left with only that tail swipe for damaging you.

And I've climbed high on rocks for those huge monsters; or crawled into small holes and shot out at them - that is the only way I was able to survive a few of the tougher enemies. (and there are a bunch I couldn't survive and ended up doing the dungeon behind another player; just helping them take down the bigger ones, lol).

But as long as the first shot you get in is while stealthed, you get a damage bonus; and it is increased with that Shadow or Assassin line, I can't remember which.



Calia uses the same bow she got in the beginning of the game still, but she is under level 10; but she has repeatedly closed the dark anchors using just that bow and those first two spells. That bow won't help her much longer, because it is just level 3. I could improve it, and may improve it later; just haven't done it yet.



** EDIT - Screens of hairy Jerric or it didn't happen! laugh.gif








Posted by: Grits Jul 29 2015, 03:37 AM

mALX, these are fantastic tips, thank you so much for posting them! When I get back to playing I will let Lil have the first turn so we can try out some better strategies. Darnand made her an enchantment that adds 0.9 seconds to potion effects, and I’m sure that will also help. They can get pretty far in a second since the detection area is already small. He also made her an absorb health enchantment to try when she levels up and gets a new bow. It’s been a challenge to figure out self-healing since I started off with a Templar.

Posted by: mALX Jul 29 2015, 11:31 AM

QUOTE(Grits @ Jul 28 2015, 10:37 PM) *

mALX, these are fantastic tips, thank you so much for posting them! When I get back to playing I will let Lil have the first turn so we can try out some better strategies. Darnand made her an enchantment that adds 0.9 seconds to potion effects, and I’m sure that will also help. They can get pretty far in a second since the detection area is already small. He also made her an absorb health enchantment to try when she levels up and gets a new bow. It’s been a challenge to figure out self-healing since I started off with a Templar.



I've been wondering about using that Legerdomain perk for pickpocketing even though I have no intention of picking any pockets - it seemed like it would have to dull detection fairly close to the NPC's. I haven't tried it yet to see if it works or not. It just seemed like it would help.

I wish I could PM you in game (console Player) from the PC game - I'd send you the extra Death Wind armor I made in a PM. I've been having to deconstruct the extra pieces to make room in my bank.

When one of the characters learns a better trait I've been redoing them piece by piece and improving them so they protect more for a longer period of time. (example: Misa's armor is level 8, she just turned level 15 and is still wearing it; Bubba's armor is level 14 and he just turned level 20 and still wearing it).

The improving really stretches out the length of time you can use the item. Misa's staff is level 7; Bubba's staff was made with the armor, so it is level 14 too.

Oh, I just improved a level 9 quest reward staff twice and it now gives 150 disease damage - I can't wait to test it out, lol. And I'm having to wait for more materials, but I've just improved the bow you first get when you leave Coldharbor once and it already looks a lot better stat wise.

Now, these weapons are low level but have the kick of a high level weapon; so if I start a new character they will be able to play them but will be kicking some serious butt with them in the early game, lol.


*


Have you noticed the necromancers in this game actually do call up the dead to fight for them? It freaked me out totally to see that, you have to ignore the dead NPCs and go after the necromancer, but it is almost impossible to ignore a bunch of people (you know you killed) attacking you!





Posted by: haute ecole rider Jul 29 2015, 05:11 PM

QUOTE
Have you noticed the necromancers in this game actually do call up the dead to fight for them? It freaked me out totally to see that, you have to ignore the dead NPCs and go after the necromancer, but it is almost impossible to ignore a bunch of people (you know you killed) attacking you!


Yes, I saw that in Skyrim, too! The first time, I thought to myself, Didn't I just kill that SOB?? After the battle was over, I looted the bodies, and noticed that there were fewer bodies than the number I killed. The next time I tangled with necrodudes, I paid closer attention and saw them resurrecting bodies, and saw those same "bodies" disintegrate into ash piles when I "killed" them a second time.

Like Argis says, I'd rather fight bandits than draugr. At least bandits know to stay dead.

Posted by: mALX Jul 29 2015, 05:17 PM

QUOTE(haute ecole rider @ Jul 29 2015, 12:11 PM) *

QUOTE
Have you noticed the necromancers in this game actually do call up the dead to fight for them? It freaked me out totally to see that, you have to ignore the dead NPCs and go after the necromancer, but it is almost impossible to ignore a bunch of people (you know you killed) attacking you!


Yes, I saw that in Skyrim, too! The first time, I thought to myself, Didn't I just kill that SOB?? After the battle was over, I looted the bodies, and noticed that there were fewer bodies than the number I killed. The next time I tangled with necrodudes, I paid closer attention and saw them resurrecting bodies, and saw those same "bodies" disintegrate into ash piles when I "killed" them a second time.

Like Argis says, I'd rather fight bandits than draugr. At least bandits know to stay dead.



Yeah, the first time I saw it I thought, "huh?" - then I actually saw her cast and the magic surround the dead body and he jumped up and ran toward me; then I was thinking, "GAAAAAAH!!!!!"

That was very cool, I have to give the devs a big hand on that one, lol.







Posted by: ghastley Jul 29 2015, 05:36 PM

QUOTE(haute ecole rider @ Jul 29 2015, 12:11 PM) *

Like Argis says, I'd rather fight bandits than draugr. At least bandits know to stay dead.

Does ESO have anyone like Serana? Do bunnies get resurrected?

Posted by: mALX Jul 29 2015, 08:40 PM

QUOTE(ghastley @ Jul 29 2015, 12:36 PM) *

QUOTE(haute ecole rider @ Jul 29 2015, 12:11 PM) *

Like Argis says, I'd rather fight bandits than draugr. At least bandits know to stay dead.

Does ESO have anyone like Serana? Do bunnies get resurrected?



I've seen bunnies hopping around, but never seen them killed (to be resurrected) - although I'm sure they are kill-able, because some recipes call for them...

Does Serana actually resurrect bunnies? That is Awesome!!



Posted by: Acadian Jul 29 2015, 09:24 PM

QUOTE(mALX @ Jul 29 2015, 12:40 PM) *
Does Serana actually resurrect bunnies?

Why yes, http://i.imgur.com/EoNO9Ie.jpg. wink.gif

A bit difficult to see in the sunlight, but if you look below the bunny's right ear, you can see a bit of the telltale blue resurrected glow. She will resurrect anything nearby as almost her first combat move. In this case, they encountered a wolf standing over its freshly killed rabbit dinner. The wolf went agro and Serana resurrected the bunny.

Sorry to discuss non-ESO stuff for a moment here, but I just couldn't resist that question. tongue.gif

Posted by: mALX Jul 29 2015, 09:39 PM

QUOTE(Acadian @ Jul 29 2015, 04:24 PM) *

QUOTE(mALX @ Jul 29 2015, 12:40 PM) *
Does Serana actually resurrect bunnies?

Why yes, http://i.imgur.com/EoNO9Ie.jpg. wink.gif

A bit difficult to see in the sunlight, but if you look below the bunny's right ear, you can see a bit of the telltale blue resurrected glow. She will resurrect anything nearby as almost her first combat move. In this case, they encountered a wolf standing over its freshly killed rabbit dinner. The wolf went agro and Serana resurrected the bunny.

Sorry to discuss non-ESO stuff for a moment here, but I just couldn't resist that question. tongue.gif



I'll bet Buffy LOVES that !!!




Posted by: mALX Aug 5 2015, 02:58 AM



The Crown Store has begun selling evening gowns; and I was surprised (and pleased) to see many men wearing them and they did not turn into men's garb but stayed a dress!!

Glad ZOS gets it! I hope Bethesda takes a cue from that, it really bothered me to see cute pants in game and put them on my character and it turn into a blah dress. She had plenty of dresses, but sometimes girls like to wear pants. (and vice versa, obviously!!! ).




Posted by: Grits Sep 19 2015, 02:59 AM

Today I managed to get Jerric logged in and checked his stats so I can figure out where to put his points, and we discovered something awesome. You may have had this on PC forever, but for me the horse gaits went from walking to slow motion gallop and then just a faster gallop animation at full speed as I push the stick forward. Now horses can trot. Jerric and Bill (his horse) love it so much! They spent some time just trotting around Mournhold. So for me there is at least one good thing in this latest update fiasco.

Also Bill who is a white Imperial horse got a slight makeover with the last update, and now he looks even better. So this update was a win for the horses. laugh.gif

Posted by: mALX Sep 19 2015, 05:04 AM

QUOTE(Grits @ Sep 18 2015, 09:59 PM) *

Today I managed to get Jerric logged in and checked his stats so I can figure out where to put his points, and we discovered something awesome. You may have had this on PC forever, but for me the horse gaits went from walking to slow motion gallop and then just a faster gallop animation at full speed as I push the stick forward. Now horses can trot. Jerric and Bill (his horse) love it so much! They spent some time just trotting around Mournhold. So for me there is at least one good thing in this latest update fiasco.

Also Bill who is a white Imperial horse got a slight makeover with the last update, and now he looks even better. So this update was a win for the horses. laugh.gif



I haven't seen a trot yet! I did finally figure out how to make my horse rear up and whinny though, lol.



Posted by: mALX Oct 4 2015, 05:37 PM

I've only been able to play 3 times this past week; beginning with last Sunday when I (or rather Misa) went on a trip (with 10 other members of the Guild I'm a member of) to Cyrodiil to loot and pillage. The group broke up that evening, but Misa stayed in Cyrodiil.

First off, I never wanted to (nor am I able to at this point) play "Player VS Player" - I just took the trip to loot and pillage; and actually made quite a bit of gold in just a few hours, not to mention some Awesome weapons and armor!

Well, in a group of ten, the veteran players surrounded the noobs and handled all the PvP except one, who in a weakened state from fighting with the veterans, I did manage to kill. It was our job as noobs to handle all the Daedra/monsters while the veterans handled all the PvP.

I actually did pretty good, for it being my first time there! But boy do you level up quickly in Cyrodiil! The NPC/Beast enemies are not so much tougher, as they come at you in groups - one reason it is better to visit Cyrodiil in at least a pair. But some of them really need a group to take down, like the huge Deadroth patrolling the streets of the Imperial City Arena district!

Our group went to the Imperial City sewers first, then the Arena, then the Elven Gardens and then the Memorial district. We did a lot of sneaking to get around, and chose our battles well; so there really wasn't that much dying. The trip started at 6 PM, ended at 10 PM.

But when the group split up, I stayed in Cyrodiil. NOT in the Imperial City, but in Cyrodiil itself; visiting all the familiar places from Oblivion - it is AWESOME to see them!!!! I have been staying in Cheydinhal, training for combat at Fort Farragut. But I skittered off my training to explore.

In those 3 playing sessions I've done all the quests available in Bruma, some in Cropsford and Chorrol; cleared Captstone Caverns, Vahtacen; and Cracked Woods Cave; Heynote Cave, Pothole Caverns, etc. Last night I saw Fort Black Boot!

Bruma and Chorrol were both in enemy territory; but even though the guards would attack me if they spotted me, the people of the town wanted/needed Misa's help and didn't care whose side I was on. The quests were a blast, and very lucrative!

The last two times I've played has been with a girl from Australia (what a gorgeous accent she has on TeamSpeak!) and we have been going into enemy territory and clearing dungeons to get the skyshards. I've only run across one Player that wanted to kill me; she was being attacked by goblins and I helped her clear them, then she started attacking me (and killed me) - but 3 playing days and only one attack by the Daggerfall or Aldmeri Alliances = not bad, not bad at all!

This (visiting Cyrodiil and seeing all the familiar places from Oblivion) has been one of the most exciting things in the world, I am loving this game! (and really glad that the Cyrodiil experience doesn't have to be all about Player vs Player - really glad of that!)

If you want to get into the Player VS Player; they have Keeps you can attack (in groups) using ballistas, trebuckets, etc; or you can come as an army and steal their Elder Scroll and wipe everyone out, winning that Keep for yourself, etc.

You can tell which Cities and Keeps belong to which Alliance by their color in your compass, so know which to avoid entering like a dummy (yes, I did); laugh.gif Now I just walk around all the Keeps, giving them a VERY wide berth (just in case), lol.

So far, lots of fun!




Posted by: hazmick Dec 19 2015, 01:15 AM

Had a really cool experience today with a boss creature. Haa-Rei headed over to one of those skull'n'crossbones icons on the map and found ~11 other players there.

Just as we arrived a big Echatere spawned, its health bar was huge, and all the players had to work together to bring it down. Lost at least half of the other players in the process, even with the efforts of some healers. It was crazy!

Now Haa-Rei is helping King Kurog fight some Reachmen and their Hagravens. The fun never ends.

Posted by: mALX Dec 20 2015, 08:42 AM

QUOTE(hazmick @ Dec 18 2015, 07:15 PM) *

Had a really cool experience today with a boss creature. Haa-Rei headed over to one of those skull'n'crossbones icons on the map and found ~11 other players there.

Just as we arrived a big Echatere spawned, its health bar was huge, and all the players had to work together to bring it down. Lost at least half of the other players in the process, even with the efforts of some healers. It was crazy!

Now Haa-Rei is helping King Kurog fight some Reachmen and their Hagravens. The fun never ends.



Some of those skull and crossbones ones are okay, but some of them - you HAVE to group to take down! I try to get them all in a region before leaving it (for the achievements, lol ).



Posted by: hazmick Dec 20 2015, 02:58 PM

QUOTE(mALX @ Dec 20 2015, 07:42 AM) *

Some of those skull and crossbones ones are okay, but some of them - you HAVE to group to take down! I try to get them all in a region before leaving it (for the achievements, lol ).


The Orsinium ones are even tougher. They're called 'World bosses' and you need at least a dozen other players to help out. It's something that I dislike about MMOs - you can't do loads of stuff without having a group with you.

Posted by: Grits Dec 20 2015, 03:09 PM

That sounds like fun, hazmick. While I’m not a fan of organizing my game to fit with other players, I do enjoy the random groups that spring up around bosses and dolmens.

Posted by: mALX Dec 20 2015, 10:05 PM

QUOTE(hazmick @ Dec 20 2015, 08:58 AM) *

QUOTE(mALX @ Dec 20 2015, 07:42 AM) *

Some of those skull and crossbones ones are okay, but some of them - you HAVE to group to take down! I try to get them all in a region before leaving it (for the achievements, lol ).


The Orsinium ones are even tougher. They're called 'World bosses' and you need at least a dozen other players to help out. It's something that I dislike about MMOs - you can't do loads of stuff without having a group with you.



The Undaunted quest dungeons seem to be the same way.



Posted by: hazmick Dec 20 2015, 11:39 PM

Just managed to complete the Old Orsinium public dungeon! Phew. That was tricky.

If you haven't done a public dungeon yet, it's basically a regular dungeon but with 2-3 times more enemies. Designed for high level parties.

Every encounter required the use of Haa-Rei's ultimate ability and a health potion or two. Most of the dungeon was traversed in ghost mode after we used soul gems to keep reviving again and again.

The dungeon, and the related quest, was only secondary to a relic we went to collect. It's part of the list of items the Orsinium museum wants you to find, and you get some cool outfits once you find them all. This one was the hardest, so it should be smooth sailing from here...

We also managed to stumble upon some other players taking down a big Dwemer Centurion world boss, just in time for them to kill it. Haa-Rei got the achievement without even firing an arrow. biggrin.gif

Posted by: mALX Dec 20 2015, 11:56 PM

QUOTE(hazmick @ Dec 20 2015, 05:39 PM) *

Just managed to complete the Old Orsinium public dungeon! Phew. That was tricky.

If you haven't done a public dungeon yet, it's basically a regular dungeon but with 2-3 times more enemies. Designed for high level parties.

Every encounter required the use of Haa-Rei's ultimate ability and a health potion or two. Most of the dungeon was traversed in ghost mode after we used soul gems to keep reviving again and again.

The dungeon, and the related quest, was only secondary to a relic we went to collect. It's part of the list of items the Orsinium museum wants you to find, and you get some cool outfits once you find them all. This one was the hardest, so it should be smooth sailing from here...

We also managed to stumble upon some other players taking down a big Dwemer Centurion world boss, just in time for them to kill it. Haa-Rei got the achievement without even firing an arrow. biggrin.gif



First - what is Ghost mode?

And second - Is Orsinium PvP or PvE? I wondered if when you were in a group taking down a big boss if you had to worry about other players sniping you off?



Posted by: hazmick Dec 21 2015, 12:41 AM

QUOTE(mALX @ Dec 20 2015, 10:56 PM) *

First - what is Ghost mode?

And second - Is Orsinium PvP or PvE? I wondered if when you were in a group taking down a big boss if you had to worry about other players sniping you off?


Ghost mode is when you revive yourself with a soul gem and you get a few seconds to wander around as a ghost before fully reviving. During that time you can't interact with anything and are invisible to enemies.

Orsinium is PvE, thankfully.

Posted by: mALX Dec 21 2015, 12:52 AM

QUOTE(hazmick @ Dec 20 2015, 06:41 PM) *

QUOTE(mALX @ Dec 20 2015, 10:56 PM) *

First - what is Ghost mode?

And second - Is Orsinium PvP or PvE? I wondered if when you were in a group taking down a big boss if you had to worry about other players sniping you off?


Ghost mode is when you revive yourself with a soul gem and you get a few seconds to wander around as a ghost before fully reviving. During that time you can't interact with anything and are invisible to enemies.

Orsinium is PvE, thankfully.



Oh, OK! I have def used ghost mode before, usually to run and hide somewhere where I can squat down and sneak by, or wait for more players to come in to help me get further in (usually on the way to a skyshard, lol ).




Posted by: Grits Jan 6 2016, 05:26 PM

Jerric is presently in Deshaan, fishing and following his treasure maps. He had a few of them in his pack because he wasn’t sure what to do with them or if the treasure was real. Guess what, it’s real. laugh.gif

He has a task that will take him into the next area (Shadowfen), but he’s not ready to move on yet. Eventually he’ll track down all of the Skyshards before he goes. It’s been easy to find crafting materials lately but hard to find fishing holes. Jerric has a whole lot of worms in his pack. He’d like to turn them into fish.

A recent trip into Coldharbour was a big success. Jerric would have made Darnand proud with the little bit of necromancy he did there. He can see how corpse-humpers get started. It’s not so bad making something out of flesh that’s already dead. The soul-shriven mortals are a big problem, however. He’s not sure if he should kill them or just let them suffer. Thankfully he had legendary hero Lyris Titanborn along with him on that trip. She kept him focused.

Orsinium is also calling. There are recruiters in the major cities inviting all to come rebuild the city. Darnand was not interested, but if Jerric quits staring at the echatere and talks to the orc he might head in that direction. After all, his bags are already packed. tongue.gif

Posted by: Grits Jan 24 2016, 06:18 PM


Lildereth has gotten a quest that involves actual theft and trespassing. Yesss! After just about every assignment so far ending in a solo toe-to-toe boss fight, this job has cheered her up immensely. She’s also traveling all of Auridon on a peaceful mission for an old Altmer lady. Good times for Lil.

Two of her recent “findings” were pieces of actual clothing that she was able to launder with her fence. This was a nice surprise. The repair bill after she gets caught is getting out of hand. I’m guessing that if she’s wearing clothing-clothing instead of medium or light armor-clothing, it will not get damaged as a result of justice being served upon her.

Posted by: Darkness Eternal Jan 25 2016, 12:43 AM

I envy all of you. tongue.gif

Posted by: hazmick Jan 27 2016, 05:06 AM

I started a new game today. It's still Haa-Rei, but he's a Nightblade instead of a Sorcerer this time. He's level 6 and already the difference between the classes is quite clear - I should have a much easier time soloing the game now.

The only downside is that he doesn't have all of his crafting knowledge (like the motifs) and that was more luck than skill. Otherwise, it's very exciting. Hopefully the Orsinium DLC will provide a good place to level up if he gets into a level slump later on.

Posted by: Grits Jan 27 2016, 01:41 PM

DE, Darnand just did a quest with a cursed family that made me think of you. I think you are going to love this game. smile.gif

hazmick, a warm welcome to Nightblade Haa-Rei! I’d love to hear any Nightblade archer tips you have. I am finding Lil’s build the hardest to work with solo. Perhaps she should take up Restoration staves as a second weapon skill.

I made a tactical error when each of my crafters took a single equipment skill. Now they have to find three of each motif. Lil just got the Breton one, which is a relief because Jerric and Darnand have both been impatient for her to make Breton Light and Medium armor for them. So far no one has found Redguard, which is my favorite. Argh!

In Jerric’s crew news, Darnand has been battling necromancers, werewolves, and necromancer-werewolves all over the place. He just got his first set of linen robes from Lil. He prefers the look of his homespun ones, but they are all resigned to the numerous compromises brought on by the MMO world so he put them on without complaint.

Lildereth is a light-fingered delight. She just picked her first pocket. It was an Acolyte of Auri-El. I’ll post what she found in his pocket in mALX’s NPC gossip thread. Turns out that Lil’s irreverence is directed toward the mortal self-serving ‘servants,’ not the Divines themselves. And she was right about them! The ultimate prize that she is seeking is one of those nice dresses that the townsfolk wear. Preferably a green one. She loves her midriff-baring adventure wear and her desert outfit, but sometimes it’s nice to put on a gown.

Oh! I almost forgot. Lil recently fought at a Dolmen with only two other archers backing her up, and none of them had any healing. It was going quite badly and then out of nowhere a tall, blond Templar flew through the air wielding a lance of pure light and saved their butts. Her heart always leaps in this sort of situation because she hopes it might be Jerric. After the fight she and the survivors gathered for the traditional celebration and payoff. When Lil greeted her hero, she struggled mightily to keep a straight face. His name: Poopy Chicken.

Jerric is hanging out in Davon’s Watch, researching armor traits and training his riding skills. He has so much crap to study that his inventory is a mess, so he’s happy to work, cook, and relax (i.e. drink, dance, and fish) in a seaside town until he gets on top of it again. Sadly he has found no brothels in Davon’s Watch despite extensive searching. Also the nightly dance party outside the armorer’s workshop is almost always all naked dudes. Jerric is not generally bothered by any type of revelry and this is no exception, but he could stand to see more naked chicks. Even one would be nice. Darnand says Jerric has obviously not been to Daggerfall. Darnand wishes that everyone would just keep their clothes on.

Posted by: Acadian Jan 27 2016, 02:45 PM

I'm very interested in both flavors of Haa-Rei as well as Lil in terms of how they do.

From my study of ESO stuff, a stealthy no-melee mystic archer seems torn between sorcerer and night blade. It seems either could work but it also seems both are round holes, whereas a mystic archer is a square peg. 90% of all RPG can't really support such a character. TES did support this in IV and V but I am concerned about the limitations for 'balance' purposes that an MMO requires. Such limitations never seem to support an archer without a blade or a mage with a bow. . . .

Anyway, enough of my likely ill-informed concerns. I am very interested in following how such attempts by both Grits and hazmick work out.

I'd hate to have to play as a Poopy Chicken named Acadian just to survive. laugh.gif

Posted by: hazmick Jan 27 2016, 04:20 PM

Haa-Rei is still learning how the class fights, but so far the best advice would either be to focus on the Nightblades abilities or focus on your bow, and that means either focusing on stamina or magicka. Acadian is right when he says that it's hard to balance a pure archer.

Magicka not only determines how much you have, but also how much damage magical attacks do, and it's the same with stamina and stamina based attacks. Stamina also determines your weapon damage with physical weapons, such as the bow, while staff damage comes from magicka.

Haa-Rei mainly uses bow skills, with Nightblade skills purely as back-up. I won't put any attribute points into magicka, it'll all go into stamina (With maybe 5 points into health). Having low health is something I had to get used to with the Sorcerer class, but Nightblades have a healing spell (Strife, in the Siphoning skill tree) and Haa-Rei will be using two-handed weapons as his secondary weapon, because they have a stamina-based healing spell (and Haa-Rei likes swords). The only other Nightblade skill he uses is the invisibility one from the Shadow skill line, and he'll be getting the summon shade ability from there when he finally unlocks it.

I'm thinking of using some Fighter's Guild abilities later on, since they're stamina based. If you're anything like me, then you often forget that other skill lines even exist. Fighters Guild can be good for stamina builds, and Mages Guild can be good for magicka builds.

It all requires lots of trial and error, so I'll be playing around with loads of abilities until I find stuff that feels right for me, and for Haa-Rei.

ALSO: Champion points might be worth looking at, if your characters have them. This new Haa-Rei has the champ points of the old one, so it's helped to boost some of his stats a little.

Posted by: Grits Jan 28 2016, 08:27 PM

Acadian, your study and concerns have both proven accurate for Lil in her game. I am constantly wondering if I should have made her as a Sorcerer. At her present low level (she is now 15) the Sorcerer class has summonings that could keep some enemies from melee range, but the Nightblade class has a stealth-enhancing spell that she relies on. At higher levels I think the Nightblade class will pay off for her, but for a long time she will be “leveling” which for her means using some spells that don’t suit her in order to get to the higher level spells in that line. For Lil going forward I am putting her attribute points into Stamina to keep her bow strong, which means she must conserve Magicka (and with low Health not get hit). If I gave her more Magicka her bow would be weaker.

Jerric is getting the worst of the game mechanics since he wants to hit hard enough to kill things by himself, use some offensive spells so he feels at least a little like a mage, and survive getting hit when he’s alone in a bad situation. By splitting his attributes to give him some of all three I made his spells limited, his sword weak, and his life fragile. He is collecting enchanted armor to make up some of the difference, but by the time he gets a good set he has leveled up enough that the set is worthless. He is an even squarer peg than Lil. laugh.gif Still, he’s interested in exploring. He just has to wait to help some NPCs until he is on the high end of a leveled area. Skyrim is really his game.

Darnand is a Sorcerer class with Restoration Staff main weapon skill (which is an offensive weapon with defensive spells enabled by it) and loving it. He keeps his little clannfear at his side even though she constantly gets them into trouble by running over and attacking enemies that notice them but wouldn’t otherwise approach. I don’t know if summonings do that when the character is sneaking. The Sorcerer spells that Darnand uses are the kind that blow things up with electricity, so they are loud and very bright. They are kind of the opposite of stealth. He is loving it because his attribute points all go into Magicka. Round peg.

I am looking more closely into the Bow skills. Since Lil has no summoned distraction she needs a good snare, and she sure as heck needs better healing. Sometimes I even wonder if I should have made her be a Templar. laugh.gif


ADDED: Just want to emphasize I’m talking about the troubles of going solo in ESO with Jerric’s and Lil’s hybrid builds, which is also the trouble they find in quests that dump you into a solo, non-stealth boss fight. With a group or at least with other characters around there aren’t as many issues in most situations.

Posted by: Acadian Jan 28 2016, 09:15 PM

Hazmick and Grits, thanks much for your insights and observations. I must admit that I strongly resist allowing game survival / game mechanics to dictate either equipment or style. I'm very spoiled being able to tweak up or down my level of challenge via command codes / tweaks and such to get it right where I want it. Clearly, not really possible in an MMO. Still not gonna rule out ESO for a possible consideration in the future. smile.gif

Posted by: Grits Jan 28 2016, 09:40 PM

I’m glad you’re not ruling it out, because there is a lot to enjoy. smile.gif

One ray of hope for Buffy is the costume system, where you can find in-game or buy (with real money) outfits that hide what you’re wearing underneath. Lil and Jerric both have costume outfits that they like now, so no matter what ridiculous armor they have to use for that level the appearance is something they like. The down side is there aren’t many available at any one time, but I expect there will be more as they encourage players to spend cash on the game. When I post screenies I’ll mention it if someone is wearing a costume to hide their clown armor. laugh.gif

Posted by: Grits Jan 29 2016, 10:25 PM

Lildereth has enjoyed a beautiful night and morning in Valenwood, swimming in the warm waters, singing tree songs, and occasionally running for her life. She loves being home where the trees, furniture, and males are all normal-sized. tongue.gif Lil already has a few NPC friends that she visits around Elden Root, plus she met a traveling Khajiiti merchant who told her that as much as he admires the great trees, he values most the folk who gather under the branches. wub.gif This trip she found the Outlaws Refuge. It’s in an Ayleid ruin! Darnand is going to annoy the regulars when he examines the stonework there.

She solved the attire issue last night. Everyone likes their low-level gear, and there’s no reason they can’t keep wearing it for social purposes. Darnand especially spends a great deal of time in perfect safety in town. So Lil whipped up a few shirts and robes and passed them to the guys through the bank-mail. Jerric put his on but is in the middle of something and so hasn’t made it to a dye station, but Darnand dyed his town robe in his favorite blue and has been happily wearing it since. Both Jerric and Lil have costumes for adventuring when their ‘must use’ armor happens to look silly, and so far Darnand is not too bothered by his adventure wear so he doesn’t need a costume. It will only take a few days to make more room in the saddlebags to carry some extra robes and shirts. She made them unimproved level one so they will stand out in the menu and not accidentally get sold or deconstructed. Problem solved!

The other thing she solved was the eating food for effects rather than for eating issue. They all carry the provisions that Jerric has expertly made for them, but that’s kind of the opposite of having a meal. So Darnand and Lil learned a few simple recipes and now they can cook something fresh at random cookpots when they want it. It’s a small thing but it means the world to them.

Lildereth also pointed out that their mounts don’t disappear when they dismount, they are simply whisked back to the safety of their stables via the same magic that allows Wayshrines. She gently reminded us all that dear Buffy has used King Rislav’s Call of Corsair with her precious Superian throughout at least four provinces and a Daedric realm, and if that kind of teleportation magic passes Buffy’s safety test then none of them should worry. happy.gif


Posted by: Acadian Jan 29 2016, 11:09 PM

It's wonderful to hear that Lil is enjoying Valenwood!

Yes, Call of Corsair works well to reunite with your horse. As far as what to do with an unguarded horse when you go into danger (or just dismount I guess in ESO), several RP solutions come to mind in addition to the one you mentioned:

- A spell that creates an ethereal field around the horse so it basically 'phases' out of this plane.
- Move the horse to a special purpose 'green' soul gem that can temporarily hold the essence of a living animal. A variation would be to coax Azura into 'repurposing' her Star.
- A power allowing you to 'phase' the animal into a tree or boulder - similar to how Skyrim spriggans hide themselves.
- And the one that Buffy uses: Acadian is a spirit within Buffy of course. Buffy taught him her Call of Corsair. Thus, when Acadian uses Call of Corsair, Superian is moved to where he is: a spiritual form inside Buffy.

Posted by: Grits Feb 1 2016, 06:55 PM

Jerric is presently questing in Shadowfen (Black Marsh), but he has a Blacksmith writ to turn in at the Fighters Guild outfitter in Windhelm. He has not gotten a questline-related boat ride to Windhelm yet, nor has he walked past the Morrowind border. Rather than wait until he has finished a bunch of quests and leveled up some more, he has decided to walk to Windhelm through the Rift. Starting from Davon’s Watch. laugh.gif

Right now he is standing on the bridge about to cross into the Rift. He can see the mountains, Skyrim trees, and Nordic towers. This game can be a wanderer’s paradise.

He is going to have to be careful, though. These areas are above his level. He might find himself taking an involuntary Wayshrine ride back to Morrowind. wacko.gif

Posted by: hazmick Feb 1 2016, 09:59 PM

QUOTE(Grits @ Feb 1 2016, 05:55 PM) *

Right now he is standing on the bridge about to cross into the Rift.


Haa-Rei and I's thoughts are with him. He's in for a tough fun trip. laugh.gif

Posted by: Grits Feb 1 2016, 10:14 PM

QUOTE(hazmick @ Feb 1 2016, 03:59 PM) *

Haa-Rei and I's thoughts are with him. He's in for a tough fun trip. laugh.gif

Oh my goodness, that was TERRIFYING! Stendarr’s mercy, what a road trip!

hazmick, it will not surprise you to learn that Jerric got into considerable trouble on his jaunt through the Rift. ohmy.gif Not ten steps up the first hill he found himself bounced to a Wayshrine by two skeletons and a sabre cat. Much sneaking followed. He couldn’t resist helping out a few folks, so that part was really all his fault. At one point he was sprinting blindly pursued by what sounded like a hundred sabre cats, when around the corner jogged a woman with a lot of big numbers and badges decorating her name. Her title was “Former Empress.” She casually swatted the cats to death without pausing and ran on her merry way, leaving Jerric collapsed in a puddle (of sweat) and Grits unable to let go of the controller.

It was Jerric’s idea to sprint through the bandits and bears and help out at a Dolmen. Two other guys were there. Two! What a rush.

After freeing up a lot of pack space and partying a little in Windhelm, Jerric rode the Wayshrines back to Shadowfen where he embarked upon his next assignment. At the end he received… a free boat trip to Windhelm. laugh.gif This is not the guy who should plan the group’s vacation.


Posted by: Darkness Eternal Feb 2 2016, 09:59 PM

QUOTE(Grits @ Jan 27 2016, 01:41 PM) *

DE, Darnand just did a quest with a cursed family that made me think of you. I think you are going to love this game. smile.gif


Do you remember the quest? It's not Freedom's Chains is it? Or that Rivenspire quest with that Vampire Count?

If not, tell me smile.gif

From what I've gathered Valenwood is pretty big, huh? That's great!

Posted by: Grits Feb 2 2016, 11:01 PM

It was Rightful Inheritance at Castle Rillis in Auridon. The ending gave me shivers!

Lil is uncharacteristically pushing herself to get back to Grahtwood.One thing that makes it seem big is the hilly and tangled terrain. You can't just sprint in a straight line, and there are sometimes surprises around the roots and corners.

Posted by: Acadian Feb 2 2016, 11:08 PM

Grits, I feel for Lil in her wilderness travels. I really think wood elves are meant to be either up in the trees or up on the back of a horse (or perhaps shoulders of a Nord). Otherwise they’re too short to see where in Oblivion they’re going! tongue.gif

Oh, and what a gorgeous screenshot in your sig this month of the gang camping and telling tall tales ‘round the campfire! happy.gif

Posted by: hazmick Feb 3 2016, 07:37 PM

Haa-Rei made the infamous journey to Windhelm today. On our first playthrough we tried (and failed) the Jerric way, so this time we went by boat.

Nightblade Haa-Rei is doing way better than Sorcerer Haa-Rei ever did. He's managing to stay 3-4 levels higher than his enemies, and his damage output is much more respectable. We've even managed to clear the public dungeons in Stonefalls, Deshaan and Shadowfen!


Posted by: Acadian Feb 3 2016, 07:46 PM

Neat, hazmick! Is NB Haa-Rei using any melee weaponry at all or just bow + NB skills?

Posted by: hazmick Feb 3 2016, 11:30 PM

Yep! He uses a two-handed sword as his secondary weapon. The 2H weapons skills line has a healing skill (We still haven't unlocked it though) which converts stamina to health. Sounds very useful. Many of the NB skills are melee focused anyway, so it's actually really handy to have a close combat weapon. However, one could still manage with nothing but a bow, as Sorc Haa-Rei did.

I've always associated two-handed weapons with big burly Nords, but honestly it really suits Haa-Rei. I figured he must have some good arm strength to use a bow, so a claymore isn't too far fetched from a headcanon/fanfiction perspective.

I'll see about getting a screenie to show off the Argonian style 2H sword. They're really cool! laugh.gif

Posted by: Rihanae Feb 7 2016, 01:23 AM

I've been playing ESO for a couple of days now and I'm pretty addicted! I wanted to incorporate Lissa into the game... But as I prefer to stay true to timelines and I've already jumped the shark by getting Lissa into Skyrim
I've decided to go for an ancester.

Her name is http://imgur.com/dKCUEAi. She is 18 years old.

She is an ancestor of Lissa on her mothers side, but her existence in Lissa's family tree had been completely wiped. I thought this was an interesting way to play as having this character in the game would mess up my 'Lissa Lore'
so I am interesting in discovering exactly HOW her existence was removed from her family heritage.

She's pretty cool. Like Lissa she is an expert with a bow, and is skilled with the use of poisons and traps.

Like Lissa many times, her story started where she was stuck in a prison cell, and after barely escaping from the Daedric hellhole was told she was a key to preventing the 'end of the world'.

She soon woke up, finding it to be an all to be a dream*, finding that she was actually in Daggerfall, freshly woken having drifted to shore from the sea. She cannot recollect how she came
to be in this situation, but she's going to find out!

Next stop is Stros M'Kai, to find Kaleen, the woman who found her drifted ashore in Daggerfall. She has thanks to give, and maybe even questions to raise...

So yeah, I'm playing, I'm loving, and I'll update as often as possible!

*the prison sequence is not a dream, but for now I am keeping it that way as I doubt I'll follow the main storyline just yet. Ill see what happens.

Posted by: Grits Feb 9 2016, 04:39 PM

Acadian, thank you! Those fellows aren’t afraid of monsters, so the campfire tales take a different turn. tongue.gif I completely agree that our wood elves are made the perfect size for finding a high perch on branch, horse, or shoulder. When Jerric starts to pace and rant indoors, Lil often hops up onto a tall dresser to wait it out. In Grahtwood she is always scrambling up the tree roots in hope of getting higher.

Rihanae, a warm welcome to Ciyenna! I look forward to hearing about her adventures. smile.gif

Lildereth is traveling Grahtwood still cautiously but now able to take on some of the tasks that the locals give her. She is presently hanging around Elden Root. The Bosmer king gave her a cute outfit, and it would be rude not to wear it. But it would quickly get her killed in the forest. So she’s spending some time in the tree-city and its suburbs.

Darnand is quite at home in rainy Wayrest. He’s getting a feel for the city’s layout and is now able to easily go about his daily tasks at the workshop and stables before retiring to whatever library strikes his fancy. He is disappointed in his Enchanting progress. That’s the focus of his study. Jerric has been keeping him supplied with glyphs and runes, so hopefully Darnand will see some improvement soon. He really hates not being awesome when he tries to do something.

Jerric is loving his life in Eastmarch. Most of his work has involved mead in some way or another. Kyne also features prominently. Next up he is running in a foot race around the city. Windhelm in party mode is his kind of town. Also he finally ditched the silly cuirass for one that he likes and Lil sent him a handsome new shirt, so Jerric is looking good in Windhelm.

Posted by: Rihanae Feb 10 2016, 11:18 PM

QUOTE(Grits @ Feb 9 2016, 03:39 PM) *

Acadian, thank you! Those fellows aren’t afraid of monsters, so the campfire tales take a different turn. tongue.gif I completely agree that our wood elves are made the perfect size for finding a high perch on branch, horse, or shoulder. When Jerric starts to pace and rant indoors, Lil often hops up onto a tall dresser to wait it out. In Grahtwood she is always scrambling up the tree roots in hope of getting higher.

Rihanae, a warm welcome to Ciyenna! I look forward to hearing about her adventures. smile.gif

Lildereth is traveling Grahtwood still cautiously but now able to take on some of the tasks that the locals give her. She is presently hanging around Elden Root. The Bosmer king gave her a cute outfit, and it would be rude not to wear it. But it would quickly get her killed in the forest. So she’s spending some time in the tree-city and its suburbs.

Darnand is quite at home in rainy Wayrest. He’s getting a feel for the city’s layout and is now able to easily go about his daily tasks at the workshop and stables before retiring to whatever library strikes his fancy. He is disappointed in his Enchanting progress. That’s the focus of his study. Jerric has been keeping him supplied with glyphs and runes, so hopefully Darnand will see some improvement soon. He really hates not being awesome when he tries to do something.

Jerric is loving his life in Eastmarch. Most of his work has involved mead in some way or another. Kyne also features prominently. Next up he is running in a foot race around the city. Windhelm in party mode is his kind of town. Also he finally ditched the silly cuirass for one that he likes and Lil sent him a handsome new shirt, so Jerric is looking good in Windhelm.


Ahhh Valenwood... How i'd love for Ciyenna to travel there! It sounds beautiful smile.gif Sounds like the gang have been busy smile.gif

Ciyenna is currently spending her days as a 'bow for hire' in Daggerfall. As she cannot recollect her past after the accident that left her drift ashore, she decided to do something with her life.

I'm enjoying Ciyenna's company and learning a lot about her. She is very much a lone wolf. She doesn't make friends very easily due to her somewhat blunt nature, but despite this she is the kindest soul. She simply comes across the wrong way to most people. She's not perfect, either, which I love. She occasionally makes decisions based on her own opinion rather than a whole spectrum.

During a quest a couple days ago she made a decision which the majority of those involved disagreed with,
and I also wasn't sure it was the best decision, but as Ciyenna felt it was right I had to get over it. I'm still wondering if it was the best decision, but alas.

That's another thing I love about ESO... no RELOADS! Decisions made have to be stuck with, and although there aren't many consequences for 'bad' decsions, it still makes for interesting gameplay.

Before returning to Daggerfall, she had left Daggerfall to go to Stros M'Kai by ship to find Kaleen, captain of the Spearhead and the woman who saved her life. Ciyenna decided to repay her debt to Kaleen by helping her
find a specific crew to help her with a heist she is planning. The heist itself, which involved stealing an ancient relic from an Alieyd ruin in Betnik went well, but as the relic was the cause of much death and destruction, If left Ciyenna with a tough choice to make. Steal it
and use it's powers for 'good', or destroy it.

She stole it, thinking that something that powerful is a nature versus nurture thing, and in the right hands it could possibly so good. not many people agreed with her decision, but she is sticking to her guns.

Posted by: Grits Feb 11 2016, 03:20 PM

Rihanae, I know the quest you mean. Darnand hated to do it, but he destroyed the artifact. That choice also angers some people. Darnand would love to have kept it for study only of course, but he’s seen that situation go wrong too many times before. I also love the lack of do-overs, although Jerric once made a mistake and very much regretted it. Now he listens a lot more carefully when people are explaining his options.

Light-fingered Lil has supplied Jerric and Darnand with a small assortment of roleplay rich but gameplay useless items for them to carry. Darnand has a runestone fragment, pocket knife, Dwemer compass, and pumice stone (for rubbing out mistakes on parchment) in his pack. Jerric has a brush (described as also suitable for animal coats, lol), and a set of tavern dice. Lil carries a comb and sweet-smelling soap. She’s also collecting unarmored clothing, but so far she hasn’t found any shirts. I think it would be great to see some of these items for sale from traveling vendors. If not for Lil’s larcenous bent we would never have found them.

Posted by: Grits Mar 28 2016, 06:58 PM

Jerric and I spent my very limited free time over the holiday exploring Hew’s Bane. This means mostly cliff diving, fishing, and battling various critters that sting, slash, pinch, and burn. Hammerfell is hands down my favorite province (and I wince at calling it a province, lol).

He’s back in the Rift now following up on some business for Skyrim’s High King. Folks have taken to calling him the King’s Arrow. Jerric is sure they mean well by it, but it still makes him laugh.

Posted by: Grits Apr 13 2016, 10:56 PM

Here’s a bit about a quest in the Ebonheart Pact. It concerns people and events from the very first post in this thread and mentions NPCs by name, so don’t read it if you want to avoid spoilers. The outcome depends on your choices, so yours may be different from Jerric’s.



Posted by: Acadian Apr 13 2016, 11:05 PM

A beautiful little snip there, Grits. A hard choice but, in the end, very Jerric. I don't think I would let her go either, but that doesn't make it much easier.

Posted by: SubRosa Apr 14 2016, 12:33 AM

Very Nordic I should say! It looks like that quest has a bad outcome no matter what your choices are. You defend the fort, the docks fall. My guess is that if instead you defend the docks, the fort falls. It looks like Aera dealt with aftermath very poorly. It would not be hard to forgive her for wanting her daughter back, even through foul magics. But murdering others in the process is whole other matter.

Posted by: Grits Aug 17 2016, 06:40 PM

Acadian, thank you! He stills thinks about Aera.

SubRosa, that’s exactly what happens. I have another Pact character who just successfully defended the docks, and she hasn’t gotten to the fort yet. When she gets there I’m told she will learn that at least some of the refugees died in the Covenant attack.

I spent a glorious morning with Jerric clearing dungeons (and fishing) in Glenumbra. He has been given a task that will take him to neighboring Stormhaven, so before he goes he wanted to finish up his Glenumbra business. Searching for the last Skyshard led him into Bad Man’s Hallows. To his delight he uncovered daedric mischief. He still loves to kill daedra. He also loves to fish the mysterious waters of Oblivion realms, so today was a banner day!

It was so fun to see all of the people in their newly dyed costumes. My flamboyant crafter Stays-Up-Late put some purple trim on his favorite tunic and breeches. I got the much-maligned hair pack from the Crown store, so Darnand cut his hair and Lil gave herself some braids. Jerric declined an appearance tweak, declaring that he was happy to live “as Kyne made him.” laugh.gif He did relent and let me play with his hair while he was fishing.


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Posted by: mALX Aug 17 2016, 08:30 PM

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Misa got to see Anvil last night! That is all I cared about (and the whole reason I bought the DLC) - It was so gorgeous; so exactly like Oblivion's Anvil! (Other than Benirus Manor).

Unfortunately while there she "accidentally" tripped while running with her blade out and killed some Nord guy fishing along the shore just past the walkway to the lighthouse; verysad.gif

She was worried it may have been Jerric till she learned he was somewhere else having his hair styled.

She was then summoned to the lighthouse where a Dark Brotherhood "Speaker" (with a much more pleasant voice than Lucien Lachance's creepy moaning if you ignored the dead body in the chair across from him) asked Misa to perform a "service" for him.

Misa was supposed to silently infiltrate an estate of some size and - can't remember why/what he had done to cause this - but she was to eliminate him without anyone's knowledge the Dark Brotherhood had been there.

Well, Misa's friend was talking in her ear throughout, telling her things like, "HIDE!" or "WATCH OUT, HE HAS A LANTERN!" Unfortunately, by the time she was done all out war had erupted numerous times and in numerous places on that estate - it was a mess. She was highly berated for her inept sneaking abilities. verysad.gif

She really wasn't cut out for this kind of job or life, she just wanted to see Anvil anyway - and boy was it worth it!!!! It is glorious to be in Anvil again and see all the familiar places there! Later today she will go back to it, but this time just to explore and see the sights.

However, that said = her one job as an assassin did net her a nice "Blade of Woe" and she was taught how to flip it around like a table chef from Benihanas! And she earned a huge amount of gold from fencing everything she stole while sneaking through that estate!

Misa has decided she may be better off taking a job with the Thieves Guild instead, but may keep coming back to Anvil frequently just to stay and enjoy this awesome town!

Oh, and since she is taking work for less than stellar organizations these days, she decided to trade in her "Golden Saints" armor seen here:


http://i.imgur.com/URB149O.png



And has started wearing her "Dark Seducer" armor instead - seen here:



http://i.imgur.com/xWZIrXi.png








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Posted by: Acadian Aug 17 2016, 09:05 PM

Lol, every time Buffy sees a fishing hole with someone fishing she checks to see if it might be Jerric. Misa in Cyrodiil! Her armors in those screenshots look great.

Buffy had just about seen and done everything she wants to do in her first zone (Kynarthi's Roost). She's improving and has not had any trouble. There is just so much still we haven't figured out yet. laugh.gif

Posted by: hazmick Aug 17 2016, 09:08 PM

Heh, Haa-Rei loves the Blade of Woe. He took down some delve bosses in Cyrodiil with it a few weeks ago. Easy peasy biggrin.gif

He hasn't been doing much of anything today though, I'm still downloading the Shadows of the Hist update. Started yesterday evening and should be done tomorrow morning. Looking forward to seeing the new Argonian decorations and scalestyles. Oh, and buying the Hist Guar.

Posted by: mALX Aug 17 2016, 09:28 PM

QUOTE(Acadian @ Aug 17 2016, 04:05 PM) *

Lol, every time Buffy sees a fishing hole with someone fishing she checks to see if it might be Jerric. Misa in Cyrodiil! Her armors in those screenshots look great.

Buffy had just about seen and done everything she wants to do in her first zone (Kynarthi's Roost). She's improving and has not had any trouble. There is just so much still we haven't figured out yet. laugh.gif



Same here on checking to see if it was Jerric; and I have stalked several Argonians to see if they were Haa-Rei = that was before I learned they had their own server, lol.

If you have questions on anything, feel free to start a discussion topic about it if one hasn't already been started. I am sure you will get some good answers; and it will be awesome to have some active ESO talks going on here!



Posted by: mALX Aug 17 2016, 10:09 PM

QUOTE(hazmick @ Aug 17 2016, 04:08 PM) *

Heh, Haa-Rei loves the Blade of Woe. He took down some delve bosses in Cyrodiil with it a few weeks ago. Easy peasy biggrin.gif

He hasn't been doing much of anything today though, I'm still downloading the Shadows of the Hist update. Started yesterday evening and should be done tomorrow morning. Looking forward to seeing the new Argonian decorations and scalestyles. Oh, and buying the Hist Guar.



I wasn't wanting the Shadows of Hist because it was just two group boss fights from what I heard. But it has been killing me to see Anvil in ESO, and it was so worth the 2000 crown points just to see it and explore it! (not to mention my new knife idles!




Posted by: SubRosa Aug 17 2016, 10:27 PM

QUOTE(mALX @ Aug 17 2016, 03:30 PM) *

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http://i.imgur.com/URB149O.png



And has started wearing her "Dark Seducer" armor instead - seen here:



http://i.imgur.com/xWZIrXi.png


It sure is nice to watch Misa when she walks away... whistling.gif

Posted by: mALX Aug 17 2016, 10:34 PM

QUOTE(SubRosa @ Aug 17 2016, 05:27 PM) *

QUOTE(mALX @ Aug 17 2016, 03:30 PM) *

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http://i.imgur.com/URB149O.png



And has started wearing her "Dark Seducer" armor instead - seen here:



http://i.imgur.com/xWZIrXi.png


It sure is nice to watch Misa when she walks away... whistling.gif




laugh.gif Thanks! One of the things I really like about ESO's CharGen = really a lot of control over your character's body!



Posted by: Grits Aug 17 2016, 10:39 PM

mALX, congrats on the new knife stuff! Isn’t Anvil amazing? As you can imagine, Jerric spends as much time there as lag will allow. biggrin.gif Is Misa a Nord? I’m sorry, I know I’ve asked before and I forgot. I wasn’t sure if she or pantsless Calia was an Altmer. I love Misa’s hair!

Acadian, that’s awesome! No question is too big or small to ask at any hour, lol. I had my phone and Kindle out for months googling stuff and looking up maps. I still play with my phone at my elbow. (Next to my tea.)

hazmick, I can’t wait to see Haa-Rei on his Hist Guar! They look so cool. It took me ages to get the update downloaded. Have a great time tomorrow!

SubRosa, I was thinking the same thing! whistling.gif

Posted by: hazmick Aug 17 2016, 10:41 PM

QUOTE(mALX @ Aug 17 2016, 10:09 PM) *

I wasn't wanting the Shadows of Hist because it was just two group boss fights from what I heard. But it has been killing me to see Anvil in ESO, and it was so worth the 2000 crown points just to see it and explore it! (not to mention my new knife idles!


The paid content for SotH is just the two new group dungeons. The free part of the update is the style parlour and base patch which is what's making the download so large. 19GB on Xbox!

Posted by: mALX Aug 17 2016, 11:18 PM

QUOTE(hazmick @ Aug 17 2016, 05:41 PM) *

QUOTE(mALX @ Aug 17 2016, 10:09 PM) *

I wasn't wanting the Shadows of Hist because it was just two group boss fights from what I heard. But it has been killing me to see Anvil in ESO, and it was so worth the 2000 crown points just to see it and explore it! (not to mention my new knife idles!


The paid content for SotH is just the two new group dungeons. The free part of the update is the style parlour and base patch which is what's making the download so large. 19GB on Xbox!



HOLY CRAP !!!!!!!!!!!! GAAAAAAAAAAAAAH !!!!!!!!!!!!






QUOTE(Grits @ Aug 17 2016, 05:39 PM) *

mALX, congrats on the new knife stuff! Isn’t Anvil amazing? As you can imagine, Jerric spends as much time there as lag will allow. biggrin.gif Is Misa a Nord? I’m sorry, I know I’ve asked before and I forgot. I wasn’t sure if she or pantsless Calia was an Altmer. I love Misa’s hair!

Acadian, that’s awesome! No question is too big or small to ask at any hour, lol. I had my phone and Kindle out for months googling stuff and looking up maps. I still play with my phone at my elbow. (Next to my tea.)

hazmick, I can’t wait to see Haa-Rei on his Hist Guar! They look so cool. It took me ages to get the update downloaded. Have a great time tomorrow!

SubRosa, I was thinking the same thing! whistling.gif



I literally felt tears in my eyes when I saw the Anvil docks; the Lighthouse path; and Anvil Castle in the near distance! It is so perfect!!! And if that was all it was, no quests or personality idles, etc - it would have still been worth it to me, just to see everything so familiar! Misa stood where the prophet does in Oblivion - pulled out her lute and gave a performance. LOVED IT!!!l

And the bedrooms in the sanctuary - nice for roleplay; I loved that whole place! And did you talk to that hilarious skeleton? (Thin-skinned, rollinglaugh.gif )

I'm wondering how many times I can go back and rob that estate, that was a fantastic haul! My Ledgerdomain jumped a level from it!


Misa is a Nord; and "Pantsless" Calia is an Imperial. (and looks better from behind than Misa, probably from all that time without greaves, lol.

I used to have an Altmer named ... Caria? But she got the axe, along with my Templar. I didn't build those two right, they were unplayable.





Posted by: Grits Aug 17 2016, 11:44 PM

The closest I’ve gotten to the Dark Brotherhood locations is when Jerric wasn’t watching his step and fell down into that chasm where the sanctuary door is. He landed right on top of a bunch of players. embarrased.gif I have a character who will do the DB questline someday, she just needs to level a bit first. But that could take a while since Jerric is having so much fun questing in High Rock. I’m looking forward to meeting the DB NPCs. This game really gets NPCs right.

Lil had to take a break from the Thieves Guild to level up as well. The fetch quests she was getting entailed a lot of killing groups of monsters, and the battle-leveling wasn’t cutting it for her. She is just now getting the class and bow abilities that let her do some solo boss killing. She can get Snipe as soon as she gets another skill point. She really hopes that Snipe is what it sounds like.

Posted by: mALX Aug 18 2016, 12:00 AM

QUOTE(Grits @ Aug 17 2016, 06:44 PM) *

The closest I’ve gotten to the Dark Brotherhood locations is when Jerric wasn’t watching his step and fell down into that chasm where the sanctuary door is. He landed right on top of a bunch of players. embarrased.gif I have a character who will do the DB questline someday, she just needs to level a bit first. But that could take a while since Jerric is having so much fun questing in High Rock. I’m looking forward to meeting the DB NPCs. This game really gets NPCs right.

Lil had to take a break from the Thieves Guild to level up as well. The fetch quests she was getting entailed a lot of killing groups of monsters, and the battle-leveling wasn’t cutting it for her. She is just now getting the class and bow abilities that let her do some solo boss killing. She can get Snipe as soon as she gets another skill point. She really hopes that Snipe is what it sounds like.



BWAAHAA!!! (Falling on top of players, rollinglaugh.gif )

Urk, what does killing monsters have to do with the Thieves Guild? That is kind of like how they did in Skyrim, making it about fighting instead of an elite theft organization. I am about to join the Thieves Guild too (to try to up my sneak ability some). So if you have any tips, I'm all ears !!!


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Posted by: Grits Aug 18 2016, 02:38 AM

Most of the TG stuff that I have done is stealth related. The locations are really neat. Lil ran into trouble with the side quests that you get from the boards because you loot some of the items from the monsters you kill, but it sounds like Misa is awesome in combat and will be fine.

In the stealth parts, remember to look for cover and watch the detection/light areas. Just be patient and you can get through. It’s good fun, I enjoyed the quests we did.

Posted by: mALX Aug 18 2016, 03:22 AM

QUOTE(Grits @ Aug 17 2016, 09:38 PM) *

Most of the TG stuff that I have done is stealth related. The locations are really neat. Lil ran into trouble with the side quests that you get from the boards because you loot some of the items from the monsters you kill, but it sounds like Misa is awesome in combat and will be fine.

In the stealth parts, remember to look for cover and watch the detection/light areas. Just be patient and you can get through. It’s good fun, I enjoyed the quests we did.



Thank you so much! Do they give you any stealth boosts?





Posted by: Grits Aug 18 2016, 04:52 PM

Most of the TG skill line abilities have to do with the crime and punishment side of things, but the last one Veil of Shadows decreases guard and witness detection radius by 10%. Lil doesn’t have that yet, so I can’t say how useful it is.

Here’s a page that describes the skill line: http://www.elderscrollsonline.com/en-us/news/post/2016/02/10/thieves-guild-guide-systems-and-skill-line.


Posted by: mALX Aug 18 2016, 05:20 PM

QUOTE(Grits @ Aug 18 2016, 11:52 AM) *

Most of the TG skill line abilities have to do with the crime and punishment side of things, but the last one Veil of Shadows decreases guard and witness detection radius by 10%. Lil doesn’t have that yet, so I can’t say how useful it is.

Here’s a page that describes the skill line: http://www.elderscrollsonline.com/en-us/news/post/2016/02/10/thieves-guild-guide-systems-and-skill-line.



Oh, Thank you so much! I may need that 10% boost before attempting any more DB quests, lol.





Posted by: Grits Aug 21 2016, 05:35 PM

Jerric had a fun morning on the Gold Coast. Turns out you can get a daily contract from the bounty board in Anvil AND in Kvatch! He is one happy Nord. Also somewhat battered. Plus now he wants to travel to Hew’s Bane and see what kind of “daily” trouble he can get into there. laugh.gif

Posted by: mALX Aug 21 2016, 08:22 PM

QUOTE(Grits @ Aug 21 2016, 12:35 PM) *

Jerric had a fun morning on the Gold Coast. Turns out you can get a daily contract from the bounty board in Anvil AND in Kvatch! He is one happy Nord. Also somewhat battered. Plus now he wants to travel to Hew’s Bane and see what kind of “daily” trouble he can get into there. laugh.gif



WOO HOO !!! Misa has been arrested and lost all her illgotten gains numerous times in Hews Bane; the guard there is in disguises so you never know when one is watching you! Jerric should feel right at home there!

I so badly wish could reread Jerric's story from the beginning and all those brawls and arrests! You made "Nord" come alive for me with Jerric! Just knowing he is back in Anvil in ESO - I hope it inspires another chapter of him! Maybe that closed gate he is in will open up in the 1st Era !!!!






Posted by: Grits Aug 21 2016, 09:18 PM

Gosh, thank you, mALX! As much as he wanders, the Gold Coast is home. It has been a lot of fun meeting brother and sister Nords in his travels who share his priorities. biggrin.gif

Jerric wound up with his hands bound in the Chamber of Justice this morning, it was just like old times in Kvatch! He looked contrite, but inside he was laughing. I’ll get the picture off the PS4 sometime when my son quits playing No Man’s Sky.

Lil has gotten better at running from the guards to keep her loot, but many, many packs full of goods have been repossessed by the Hew’s Bane authorities. Picking pockets has been especially painful. The perks have helped, but early on she was always in trouble.

Posted by: mALX Aug 21 2016, 10:04 PM

QUOTE(Grits @ Aug 21 2016, 04:18 PM) *

Gosh, thank you, mALX! As much as he wanders, the Gold Coast is home. It has been a lot of fun meeting brother and sister Nords in his travels who share his priorities. biggrin.gif

Jerric wound up with his hands bound in the Chamber of Justice this morning, it was just like old times in Kvatch! He looked contrite, but inside he was laughing. I’ll get the picture off the PS4 sometime when my son quits playing No Man’s Sky.

Lil has gotten better at running from the guards to keep her loot, but many, many packs full of goods have been repossessed by the Hew’s Bane authorities. Picking pockets has been especially painful. The perks have helped, but early on she was always in trouble.


I have yet to pick a single pocket with any of my characters, lol. In fact, so far I've only been able to successfully sneak up on about 3 without being caught to assassinate them, laugh.gif Just as she is creeping up on them, suddenly she goes into a tumble and alerts them she is there; and her "assassination" attempt ends up in combat with swords drawn instead of the Blade of Woe, rollinglaugh.gif

Yes, Stonefalls and The Rift (or was it Eastmarch?) both have some partying brawling Nord activities Misa enjoyed, lol. I actually wondered if ESO modeled their Nord culture after Jerric, and it actually is possible because Leydenne is one of the ESO quest writers and she used to read Jerric's adventures !!!

I didn't get any screens of the partying drunken brawling in Stonefalls, but did get some from the Rift's!!! (Or was it Eastmarch???? BWAAHAA! )


http://i.imgur.com/UrEGcpO.png


http://i.imgur.com/a9UMPA8.png







Posted by: Acadian Aug 27 2016, 01:16 PM

mALX, what great pictures! It makes me look forward to what's to come.

Just got ESO Plus and am happy with it. The crafting bag is marvelous. Buffy seems to be working very well as a sorceress. Her big skills are bow, dark magic and summoning magic. After buying her a kitty and a pixie, she made me buy her a fennic fox and they instantly bonded. Naturally, she named the little vixen Kitsune.

She moved on from Kenarthi's Roost to the big island of Auridon and everything to do there seems endless. That is a very good thing, but does make me appreciate seeing screens of what is to come. She's fighting well - in part because dear mALX is keeping her supplied with stout bows for her level. Spike the clannfear is of immense help and she looks forward to adding Drusilla the winged twilight before too much longer. Kitsune, of course, is just a companion in ESO. She was issued a white horse that she (of course) promptly named Superian. If the mare gets envious of a pretty coat color, we may send Superian to the style shoppe. tongue.gif

Buffy met the queen of the Dominion and I was very surprised. The two elves hit it off amazingly well. After killing so many Thalmor in Skyrim, it surprised me that Buffy would like her. She also likes the Mages Guild, but that is not really a surprise.

Am quite loving the game actually and see that it is more than fine for playing single player. In fact, I'm trying to gradually learn how to make the chat / group bits work and figure them all out. It continues to be a relief and joy not to have to worry about installs/mods/tweaks/utilities/load orders and the constant fear of losing it all to puter problems. Overall, it seems clear that this is Buffy's new home.

Posted by: Grits Aug 27 2016, 04:24 PM

mALX, that’s awesome. I continue to be amazed and touched by the NPCs that Jerric meets. Windhelm in full party mode is always a riot. Thane Jeggi Gap-Tooth is of course a best bud, I mean the man has a drinking/fishing camp and the hot “morale officer” Belfrost the Shy in his tent!

Great shots of the party in the Rift! Jerric was so tickled to become one of Geirmund’s Guardians. Also like everyone else he was drunk off his ass, which I’m sure added to the enjoyment.

Acadian, I’m so happy that Buffy has found a home in ESO! How sweet that Kitsune has joined her and Superian. When Drusilla arrives, I am sure that Buffy will be charmed by her. happy.gif


Posted by: mALX Aug 27 2016, 08:12 PM

QUOTE(Acadian @ Aug 27 2016, 08:16 AM) *

*snip*
Overall, it seems clear that this is Buffy's new home.



WOO HOO !!!!!!!




QUOTE(Grits @ Aug 27 2016, 11:24 AM) *

mALX, that’s awesome. I continue to be amazed and touched by the NPCs that Jerric meets. Windhelm in full party mode is always a riot. Thane Jeggi Gap-Tooth is of course a best bud, I mean the man has a drinking/fishing camp and the hot “morale officer” Belfrost the Shy in his tent!

Great shots of the party in the Rift! Jerric was so tickled to become one of Geirmund’s Guardians. Also like everyone else he was drunk off his ass, which I’m sure added to the enjoyment.


laugh.gif The Nords won't trust you if you don't drink and brawl drunk with them, rollinglaugh.gif rollinglaugh.gif rollinglaugh.gif Misa had so much fun on those Nord quests !!!!

(She is Nord, but didn't grow up in the Nord culture = she had a LOT to learn, lol.






Posted by: mALX Aug 27 2016, 09:30 PM



Windhelm - for the NPC's it is party central; but for Players = Mournhold is so wild that I wonder if Dagon's wiping it off the map was in the nature of a "Sodom and Gomorrah" type thing, rollinglaugh.gif rollinglaugh.gif rollinglaugh.gif Daggerfall on the weekends is wild, but much more my speed than Mournhold, lol.




Posted by: Grits Aug 31 2016, 05:45 PM

Jerric will surely drop by Mournhold on the weekend now, lol. I almost never play evenings or weekends, but now he’s going to make me! laugh.gif


Jerric found the Minotaur style shield chapter today. He immediately sent it to Darnand and demanded that Darnand proceed directly to Hew’s Bane and craft him a Tava’s Favor shield from all of the ruby ash and oxblood fungus Jerric has been collecting.

Jerric is wearing a Hide of Morihaus cuirass as part of 5 Morihaus pieces and 5 Tava’s Favor pieces, so the new shield looks pretty cool. Both sets have a roll-dodge effect. Morihaus knocks enemies down when you roll through them. It’s hilarious. Jerric is having a blast.

He’s been working on his two-handed skill (just got Rally, woo!) and dueling minotaurs on the Gold Coast since he picked up a few more Champion Points. He is still a month or two away from having enough traits researched to try the Pelinal’s Aptitude crafted set. That’s the one that looks at your Spell Damage and Weapon Damage values and uses the higher one for both. I have high hopes for it making battlemagery possible for Jerric.

Posted by: hazmick Aug 31 2016, 06:06 PM

I love the Minotaur style, but I can't find any motifs for it anywhere. I check guild stores regularly, so I'll get some eventually, but it's proving difficult.

Haa-Rei is also on trait duty, and I'm wishing for the 34734658747525th time that I started doing it when I first got the game. Probably would be finished by now.

Posted by: Acadian Aug 31 2016, 06:32 PM

Thought I would give a progress report on Buffy. She's level 17 and can see a time before long where she'll be ready to move on from Auridon (first major zone in the Dominion).

Her build as a sorc is doing very well. Basically she runs her hotkeys as follows with no real need for her second bar:
1. Long range bow ability. Poison arrow (bow) will upgrade to snipe.
2. Medium range crowd control. Poison spray (bow) does nicely here.
3. Short range knockback for those that get too close. Scattershot (bow) does great.
4. Spike the clannfear.
5. Drusilla the twilight.
Ultimate. Rocky the storm atronach.

So the only skills she's really using are bow, summoning, medium armor passives, racial passives, occasionally soul trapping.

She is pursuing woodworking and can make reasonable bows now. As light as her skill point requirements, I may even add clothing crafting as well before long.

Her summons really help her bring her bow to bear which, in turn, helps keep them alive. Her crowd control and knockback bow abilities seem to take care of any foes who leak through her summons. So far so good.

Dear mALX has been a wonderful help ensuring Buffy has strong medium armor and a potent bow. Even though Buffy's bow making is coming along nicely. It seems she can easily manage one crafting skill and perhaps even two. I'm pretty sure she'll leave enchanting to simply finding/buying/begging glyphs from others. She doesn't care a whit about blacksmithing, provisioning or alchemy so that's good.




Posted by: hazmick Aug 31 2016, 07:19 PM

Glad to hear that Buffy's doing well - Almost time to go to Valenwood!

Skill setup looks good. You might find that the Winged Twilight becomes less effective at later levels but it's handy to have early on, same with the Storm Atronach. Haa-Rei's second bar is all buffs and healing, which you probably won't need to bother with unless you tackle more difficult content.

You should have enough skill points to do at least 3 crafting lines. Haa-Rei does Woodworking, Clothing, Blacksmithing and Provisioning. Once you get your abilities all sorted you can respec your skills and only use points for abilities that you use, thus meaning you don't have points sitting in skills that you don't touch anymore.

Posted by: Acadian Aug 31 2016, 07:31 PM

Hazmick, thanks. Buffy did use the dark magic ultimate as well. She's not quite sure whether that one with its zone of stunning x 10 sec is better than the storm atronach. Any thoughts?

And I'm sure there is some potential somehow for that second bar so I haven't quite given up on that yet.

Posted by: hazmick Aug 31 2016, 07:58 PM

Hmmm I don't think the difference is too major, it just depends what you want out of an ultimate. The Dark Magic stun also has a slightly larger radius, and is instant cast, so if you just want a stun then go for that. The Dark Magic passive skill 'Persistence' increases its duration by up to 20% too.

The Storm Atronach provides some decent damage at lower levels and can distract enemies to a certain extent, so it can also be really useful. The stun effect is kind of secondary here.

Haa-Rei has the Dark Magic ult on his second bar, but hasn't used it much. We use the Mages Guild Ice Comet, which will be a long way off for Buffy to unlock but is really good. You could also check out the Soul Strike ult from the Soul Magic skills line - it has no stun but does a ton of damage and slows enemies down.

Posted by: Acadian Aug 31 2016, 08:08 PM

Oh thanks. We'll check those out. smile.gif

Posted by: mALX Sep 3 2016, 10:13 AM

QUOTE(Grits @ Aug 31 2016, 12:45 PM) *

Jerric will surely drop by Mournhold on the weekend now, lol. I almost never play evenings or weekends, but now he’s going to make me! laugh.gif


Jerric found the Minotaur style shield chapter today. He immediately sent it to Darnand and demanded that Darnand proceed directly to Hew’s Bane and craft him a Tava’s Favor shield from all of the ruby ash and oxblood fungus Jerric has been collecting.

Jerric is wearing a Hide of Morihaus cuirass as part of 5 Morihaus pieces and 5 Tava’s Favor pieces, so the new shield looks pretty cool. Both sets have a roll-dodge effect. Morihaus knocks enemies down when you roll through them. It’s hilarious. Jerric is having a blast.

He’s been working on his two-handed skill (just got Rally, woo!) and dueling minotaurs on the Gold Coast since he picked up a few more Champion Points. He is still a month or two away from having enough traits researched to try the Pelinal’s Aptitude crafted set. That’s the one that looks at your Spell Damage and Weapon Damage values and uses the higher one for both. I have high hopes for it making battlemagery possible for Jerric.


BOLD: SPEW!!! Pictures of him in the midst of his revelry PLEASE !!!!!!!!!

Oh, how I would love to see him rolling down a crowd like that!!!! I have 3 of Morihaus - was dying to try the 5 pieces, but the only time I can ever get Misa to roll is when she is supposed to be sneaking up on someone to kill or pickpocket them! Every single time she tumbles right into them; alerting them and any guards in the area to her sneaking presence, lol.







QUOTE(hazmick @ Aug 31 2016, 01:06 PM) *

I love the Minotaur style, but I can't find any motifs for it anywhere. I check guild stores regularly, so I'll get some eventually, but it's proving difficult.

Haa-Rei is also on trait duty, and I'm wishing for the 34734658747525th time that I started doing it when I first got the game. Probably would be finished by now.



I'm pretty sure I've gotten several drops of the "Minotaur" motifs in either Anvil, Kvatch, or Hews Bane. I'd never seen or heard of it before and suddenly started getting those Motlifs - thought they were Dwemer at first because of the purple writing.


Posted by: Grits Sep 3 2016, 06:51 PM

hazmick, I haven’t found any Minotaur chapters in the guild shops either, and I have everyone looking! Jerric has gotten three Assassin staff chapters and two Assassin dagger chapters on the Gold Coast, but what he wants most is Order of the Hour and Minotaur. I guess that’s how it goes, lol.

I’ve realized that Clothier Lil is the one who needs to craft the Pelinal sets to make the most of the Agility passive, and she is still about four months out on having enough pieces researched with nine traits. Still, Jerric will probably make a heavy set as soon as he can just to test how it works. I’m starting to see how people get focused on “end game” gear, and how that mindset bleeds unnecessarily into games like Skyrim. wacko.gif

Acadian, it looks like Buffy has a well thought-out set of skills. Lil recently got Snipe, and it has brought the fun back to her game. She keeps only one Bow skill on her bar for now for leveling purposes, which has been tough at times. So far Snipe is her favorite. Thank you for the progress report, Buffy’s friends are all rooting for her! wub.gif

mALX, I have been trying to get a video capture of the rolling thing because it is hilarious. Jerric hit Mournhold to dye his armor the other day, and there were so many players there getting up to silliness that most of them couldn’t render past the black shadow stage. It was like ten in the morning eastern time. What the heck! laugh.gif

Posted by: mALX Sep 3 2016, 09:50 PM

QUOTE(Grits @ Sep 3 2016, 01:51 PM) *

hazmick, I haven’t found any Minotaur chapters in the guild shops either, and I have everyone looking! Jerric has gotten three Assassin staff chapters and two Assassin dagger chapters on the Gold Coast, but what he wants most is Order of the Hour and Minotaur. I guess that’s how it goes, lol.

I’ve realized that Clothier Lil is the one who needs to craft the Pelinal sets to make the most of the Agility passive, and she is still about four months out on having enough pieces researched with nine traits. Still, Jerric will probably make a heavy set as soon as he can just to test how it works. I’m starting to see how people get focused on “end game” gear, and how that mindset bleeds unnecessarily into games like Skyrim. wacko.gif

Acadian, it looks like Buffy has a well thought-out set of skills. Lil recently got Snipe, and it has brought the fun back to her game. She keeps only one Bow skill on her bar for now for leveling purposes, which has been tough at times. So far Snipe is her favorite. Thank you for the progress report, Buffy’s friends are all rooting for her! wub.gif

mALX, I have been trying to get a video capture of the rolling thing because it is hilarious. Jerric hit Mournhold to dye his armor the other day, and there were so many players there getting up to silliness that most of them couldn’t render past the black shadow stage. It was like ten in the morning eastern time. What the heck! laugh.gif


It is too bad the servers are separated this way, I have had both Minotaur and Order of the Hour - I thought they would be unable to be used till level 9 just like the Dwemer stuff because they were purple too - so I just sold them on the Guild store.

That is so funny about Jerric in Mournhold!!! That place is wilder than heck!!! Oh, I would so love to see Jerric tumbling like that! I only found one vid on YouTube of it, and that one was showing how it wasn't working for him (although I did see it knock a woman down).

I've got it, just never been able to do it in combat! But just let me try to sneak up on someone and she is tumbling all over the place, lol.






Posted by: mALX Sep 3 2016, 10:34 PM

QUOTE(hazmick @ Aug 31 2016, 02:19 PM) *

Glad to hear that Buffy's doing well - Almost time to go to Valenwood!

Skill setup looks good. You might find that the Winged Twilight becomes less effective at later levels but it's handy to have early on, same with the Storm Atronach. Haa-Rei's second bar is all buffs and healing, which you probably won't need to bother with unless you tackle more difficult content.

You should have enough skill points to do at least 3 crafting lines. Haa-Rei does Woodworking, Clothing, Blacksmithing and Provisioning. Once you get your abilities all sorted you can respec your skills and only use points for abilities that you use, thus meaning you don't have points sitting in skills that you don't touch anymore.



Can you do four crafting lines that way and still have enough skill points for your needed passives; actives; and Ultimates for combat?

I noticed yesterday that they have added a skyshard counter to the skills page - Misa's is showing she only has like 100 more skyshards to find! (urk)





Posted by: mALX Sep 3 2016, 11:00 PM

QUOTE(Acadian @ Aug 31 2016, 01:32 PM) *

Thought I would give a progress report on Buffy. She's level 17 and can see a time before long where she'll be ready to move on from Auridon (first major zone in the Dominion).

Her build as a sorc is doing very well. Basically she runs her hotkeys as follows with no real need for her second bar:
1. Long range bow ability. Poison arrow (bow) will upgrade to snipe.
2. Medium range crowd control. Poison spray (bow) does nicely here.
3. Short range knockback for those that get too close. Scattershot (bow) does great.
4. Spike the clannfear.
5. Drusilla the twilight.
Ultimate. Rocky the storm atronach.

So the only skills she's really using are bow, summoning, medium armor passives, racial passives, occasionally soul trapping.

She is pursuing woodworking and can make reasonable bows now. As light as her skill point requirements, I may even add clothing crafting as well before long.

Her summons really help her bring her bow to bear which, in turn, helps keep them alive. Her crowd control and knockback bow abilities seem to take care of any foes who leak through her summons. So far so good.

Dear mALX has been a wonderful help ensuring Buffy has strong medium armor and a potent bow. Even though Buffy's bow making is coming along nicely. It seems she can easily manage one crafting skill and perhaps even two. I'm pretty sure she'll leave enchanting to simply finding/buying/begging glyphs from others. She doesn't care a whit about blacksmithing, provisioning or alchemy so that's good.


Spike came right up and looked directly into Calia's face as if checking to determine if she was friend or foe, then went on - that was Awesome!!!

All we need now is SubRosa, when is Persephone (or Teresa!!!!) going to come to "One Tamriel?"



Posted by: SubRosa Sep 4 2016, 12:33 AM

QUOTE(mALX @ Sep 3 2016, 06:00 PM) *


Spike came right up and looked directly into Calia's face as if checking to determine if she was friend or foe, then went on - that was Awesome!!!

All we need now is SubRosa, when is Persephone (or Teresa!!!!) going to come to "One Tamriel?"

When it becomes a single player game that we can mod. Neither Persephone or Teresa can work without mods. That is one of the many reasons why MMOs are not for me.

Posted by: hazmick Sep 4 2016, 01:07 AM

QUOTE(mALX @ Sep 3 2016, 10:34 PM) *

Can you do four crafting lines that way and still have enough skill points for your needed passives; actives; and Ultimates for combat?


Hmmm maybe. Haa-Rei has all his passives, actives and ults, three crafting lines and the werewolf line fully skilled out, and he still has some points left over.

There are 366 skill points in the game, but some of those are from vet and group dungeons, and 50 of them are from ranking up the Alliance line which is really difficult and time consuming.

Posted by: mALX Sep 4 2016, 04:24 AM

QUOTE(SubRosa @ Sep 3 2016, 07:33 PM) *

QUOTE(mALX @ Sep 3 2016, 06:00 PM) *


Spike came right up and looked directly into Calia's face as if checking to determine if she was friend or foe, then went on - that was Awesome!!!

All we need now is SubRosa, when is Persephone (or Teresa!!!!) going to come to "One Tamriel?"

When it becomes a single player game that we can mod. Neither Persephone or Teresa can work without mods. That is one of the many reasons why MMOs are not for me.



verysad.gif sad.gif




QUOTE(hazmick @ Sep 3 2016, 08:07 PM) *

QUOTE(mALX @ Sep 3 2016, 10:34 PM) *

Can you do four crafting lines that way and still have enough skill points for your needed passives; actives; and Ultimates for combat?


Hmmm maybe. Haa-Rei has all his passives, actives and ults, three crafting lines and the werewolf line fully skilled out, and he still has some points left over.

There are 366 skill points in the game, but some of those are from vet and group dungeons, and 50 of them are from ranking up the Alliance line which is really difficult and time consuming.


And DLC. I've only got two of the DLC. verysad.gif



Posted by: Grits Sep 6 2016, 11:09 PM

As many world bosses, delves, and dungeons as Jerric has explored, he has only once fought alongside a healer. Jerric (stamina Templar) can usually keep a few players on their feet, but just in emergencies. The other day a real healer showed up at Tribune’s Folly. None of the players died, not even once! It was amazing to watch that guy work. What a difference!

Posted by: mALX Sep 6 2016, 11:28 PM

QUOTE(Grits @ Sep 6 2016, 06:09 PM) *

As many world bosses, delves, and dungeons as Jerric has explored, he has only once fought alongside a healer. Jerric (stamina Templar) can usually keep a few players on their feet, but just in emergencies. The other day a real healer showed up at Tribune’s Folly. None of the players died, not even once! It was amazing to watch that guy work. What a difference!



Wow, I've never seen one that good yet!!! That is Awesome!



Posted by: hazmick Sep 7 2016, 12:08 AM

The issue with finding a good healer is that nobody wants to do it. It's more difficult and less rewarding than running a DPS or tank character. Healing in general is a bit sub-par in ESO as well, which doesn't help.

A good healer is essential for the tougher content though, so all the best players know that you have to support your supports.

Posted by: Grits Sep 7 2016, 02:51 AM

Aninah (my Altmer Templar) is intended to be a healer once she levels. I was having second thoughts, but now I want to learn aaaall the tactics! It was like some god mode got turned on for Jerric. I have seen some good players working together, but I was blown away by that healer.

Posted by: SubRosa Sep 7 2016, 04:45 AM

QUOTE(Grits @ Sep 6 2016, 09:51 PM) *

Aninah (my Altmer Templar) is intended to be a healer once she levels. I was having second thoughts, but now I want to learn aaaall the tactics! It was like some god mode got turned on for Jerric. I have seen some good players working together, but I was blown away by that healer.

Ouch! I'm hurt! Won't someone please come heal me... wink.gif smile.gif laugh.gif

Posted by: mALX Sep 7 2016, 08:02 AM

I'd like to see a vid of that, it sounds amazing !!!





QUOTE(SubRosa @ Sep 6 2016, 11:45 PM) *

QUOTE(Grits @ Sep 6 2016, 09:51 PM) *

Aninah (my Altmer Templar) is intended to be a healer once she levels. I was having second thoughts, but now I want to learn aaaall the tactics! It was like some god mode got turned on for Jerric. I have seen some good players working together, but I was blown away by that healer.

Ouch! I'm hurt! Won't someone please come heal me... wink.gif smile.gif laugh.gif



I'll make you some protective armor and a sword or bow (or axe for Molly) that heals you! I'm almost able to make the "Song of Lamae" set!!! And pretty sure I'll be able to make the "Nightmother's Gaze" set soon after, as I'm almost close on that one, lol.



Posted by: SubRosa Sep 7 2016, 03:43 PM

QUOTE(mALX @ Sep 7 2016, 03:02 AM) *

I'll make you some protective armor and a sword or bow (or axe for Molly) that heals you! I'm almost able to make the "Song of Lamae" set!!! And pretty sure I'll be able to make the "Nightmother's Gaze" set soon after, as I'm almost close on that one, lol.

I kind of was hoping for the some TLC from a leggy Altmer lass, who happens to be a healer... wink.gif

Posted by: mALX Sep 7 2016, 05:37 PM

QUOTE(SubRosa @ Sep 7 2016, 10:43 AM) *

QUOTE(mALX @ Sep 7 2016, 03:02 AM) *

I'll make you some protective armor and a sword or bow (or axe for Molly) that heals you! I'm almost able to make the "Song of Lamae" set!!! And pretty sure I'll be able to make the "Nightmother's Gaze" set soon after, as I'm almost close on that one, lol.

I kind of was hoping for the some TLC from a leggy Altmer lass, who happens to be a healer... wink.gif


I got a screenshot of a leggy Altmer lass with no pants on in the bank, I'll post it later (don't know if she could heal you or ... er, ... well, you will see what I mean if it shows up in the screens. )


Okay, here she is. Now ... is it just me, or is her butt dirty looking? I mean ... Where has she been sitting, and what did she sit in? Urk.


http://i.imgur.com/go1Od5q.png







Posted by: Grits Sep 7 2016, 07:12 PM

SubRosa, lol! Aninah is still wearing her cropped top and tight pants, though it is cold and rainy where she is in High Rock. She brings the warmth of the Stros M’Kai sun wherever she goes!

mALX, that lady in the bank has the kind of butt that casts a shadow, maybe that’s what we’re seeing! ohmy.gif

Aninah also had http://i.imgur.com/sj62kSw.jpg. Poor girl felt pretty inadequate standing in the background!

Posted by: SubRosa Sep 7 2016, 07:15 PM

Annie has nothing to feel inadequate about! wub.gif

Posted by: Grits Sep 7 2016, 07:31 PM

D’aaw, thanks! wub.gif She is such a sweetie, I’m kind of pacing myself with her game. It’s easy to end up rushing around with all of the quests that are available, and I don’t want to miss a second with this girl.



Jerric is also in Stormhaven, and today he met Captain Jerick (a blond Breton) and saved him from some bad dreams. It was so awesome. I took some pictures to commemorate the occasion, hopefully it wasn’t too dark to see anything.

Posted by: hazmick Sep 10 2016, 07:07 PM

Decided to check out some guild stores today before doing a daily Gold Coast quest (Minotaur style pieces continue to elude Haa-Rei and I) and saw some base race motifs (Bosmer, Khajiit etc) going for 11k each!

I can understand that you want the most money for your items, but...11,000 gold!? A guild trader on the other side of the street had the same base race motifs for 350 gold each. Really hammers home the importance of shopping around.

Posted by: mALX Sep 10 2016, 10:04 PM

QUOTE(hazmick @ Sep 10 2016, 02:07 PM) *

Decided to check out some guild stores today before doing a daily Gold Coast quest (Minotaur style pieces continue to elude Haa-Rei and I) and saw some base race motifs (Bosmer, Khajiit etc) going for 11k each!

I can understand that you want the most money for your items, but...11,000 gold!? A guild trader on the other side of the street had the same base race motifs for 350 gold each. Really hammers home the importance of shopping around.



Yes, I was at two across the street from each other in Bal Foyen - one of them was trying to sell a plain, unimproved and un-enchanted low level weapon with no traits = for 1000!!!!


Posted by: Grits Sep 11 2016, 01:47 AM

Sometimes I wonder if a guild is being strict about all members keeping their 30 slots in the guild store full, and players who fall behind don’t really want their items to sell. I’ve seen ridiculous things for sale at 10k+ while searching for motif chapters.

Posted by: hazmick Sep 11 2016, 01:54 AM

That's a good point. I hadn't considered guild influence, but it really does play a big part in the game's economy.

I think one major problem, on consoles especially, is that lots of people simply don't know how to price items. It's difficult to gauge the market without a global view.

Posted by: Grits Sep 11 2016, 02:24 AM

That’s definitely a big problem on the consoles, especially for rare items that you can’t easily find to compare prices. I had an extra Imperial motif book and couldn’t find another one anywhere to see what to charge for it. So I gave it to Jerric. laugh.gif

Also there is a huge amount of outdated information on various player sites. Some things that were once rare are now readily available, but some website might still have prices listed as if it came out in the most recent update.

A guild I was in for about a day was trying to get a price list together for members so they would quit undercutting each other in their own store. laugh.gif

Posted by: hazmick Sep 11 2016, 04:00 AM

QUOTE(Grits @ Sep 11 2016, 02:24 AM) *

Some things that were once rare are now readily available,.


This is so true. When Xivilai style first came out (When was that? Imperial City a year ago?) it was really rare and expensive - similar in price to Dro-M'athra stuff today. Now you can get Xivilai pages for 1k each.

Here's hoping the Minotaur style goes the same way - Haa-Rei almost just had a heart attack when he saw the staff style page for 60k.

Posted by: mALX Sep 13 2016, 02:15 AM

QUOTE(Grits @ Sep 10 2016, 08:47 PM) *

Sometimes I wonder if a guild is being strict about all members keeping their 30 slots in the guild store full, and players who fall behind don’t really want their items to sell. I’ve seen ridiculous things for sale at 10k+ while searching for motif chapters.



The guilds don't care as much about how full your shelves are as they do about how much income you are bringing into the guild. You pay them a percentage of your asking price for an item, so they make money on a listing whether it sells or not; but if you have 30 non-selling items clogging your shelves up for the full 30 day cycle - then they haven't made enough gold from it to support the guild and that person will end up bumped out eventually.

If I have slow items (like poisons, which are NOT selling) = I'll donate 2,000 gold into the Guild bank weekly to make up for my slow sales so I don't get bumped out. That is the lowest most guilds will take to keep a member active. Bigger guilds like "The Auction House" will chuck you out if all you donate to their bank is 2000 per week plus sales - their roster is always full and people waiting in the wings to join them, so the members have to keep up there.

This past week I've only sold 20,000 - really poor week. That puts me on the danger list, so I'll probably pull all those poisons down and put up some ingredients and food to bring up my numbers quick. I've decided from now on to sell all my poisons to the merchants instead of trying to sell them.




QUOTE(hazmick @ Sep 10 2016, 11:00 PM) *

QUOTE(Grits @ Sep 11 2016, 02:24 AM) *

Some things that were once rare are now readily available,.


This is so true. When Xivilai style first came out (When was that? Imperial City a year ago?) it was really rare and expensive - similar in price to Dro-M'athra stuff today. Now you can get Xivilai pages for 1k each.

Here's hoping the Minotaur style goes the same way - Haa-Rei almost just had a heart attack when he saw the staff style page for 60k.



laugh.gif He better not ever shop with Misa then, she drops 250,000 in one night buying armors she won't be able to wear till she reaches CH 160! rollinglaugh.gif




Posted by: hazmick Sep 13 2016, 03:07 AM

QUOTE(mALX @ Sep 13 2016, 02:15 AM) *

laugh.gif He better not ever shop with Misa then, she drops 250,000 in one night buying armors she won't be able to wear till she reaches CH 160! rollinglaugh.gif


By the Hist, that's enough to give him a nosebleed! Since we purchased the Pact style not too long ago and aren't part of any guilds, we only have about 15,000 at the moment. Don't think we've ever had more than 50,000 at once to be honest.

Most of the guilds on the xbox eu server seem to either be super serious trade guilds or spanish/french/german guilds that have few (if any) english speakers. The few casual guilds that we've joined in the past have all died out after people stop playing or the leaders stop bothering to bid on guild merchants.

There are times when I think a global marketplace would really benefit the majority of players.

Posted by: mALX Sep 13 2016, 06:45 AM

QUOTE(hazmick @ Sep 12 2016, 10:07 PM) *

QUOTE(mALX @ Sep 13 2016, 02:15 AM) *

laugh.gif He better not ever shop with Misa then, she drops 250,000 in one night buying armors she won't be able to wear till she reaches CH 160! rollinglaugh.gif


By the Hist, that's enough to give him a nosebleed! Since we purchased the Pact style not too long ago and aren't part of any guilds, we only have about 15,000 at the moment. Don't think we've ever had more than 50,000 at once to be honest.


rollinglaugh.gif

For a while there I had 5 characters toiling away at writs to support her spending, but then we joined the guilds, lol. She got the bank account down to 7,000 gold a month ago, it is up to about 150,000 now (but she has bought some daggers and two more armors in that time!!!)

I had to stop her from spending 100,000 on a bow about 1.5 weeks ago, she is out of control when she shops, laugh.gif




Posted by: Grits Sep 13 2016, 12:44 PM

Wow, mALX! It sounds like Misa has a fabulous collection!

Writs are awesome to support crafting, but I doubt you could make enough to routinely buy CP 160 gear from the public guild stores. The guilds I’m in are PvE focused and rarely bid for a vendor. These guys are mostly getting the bind-on-pickup gear that you can only swap while you’re in the same instance. The bind-on-equip stuff they sell is priced low as a favor to members who are still collecting those sets and have not gotten on a Trials team yet (like me, lol).

Jerric’s financial priority was of course the horses, and then crafting. That works great in his adventure-focused life. His buying and selling is mostly just to swap out duplicates of what he finds in the world for pieces he hasn’t gotten yet, but for a long time he was shopping for Nirnhoned gear to research. Not any more, woo!

Stays-Up-Late has reached 50 in five of his crafting skills, but Enchanting is still in the 20s. This is fine because Darnand is not going to let go of that craft. When the next update hits, Stays will take over Alchemy for Lildereth. Jerric wants to keep cooking for everyone, which is not a surprise. Stays has taken over all deconstructing for the group (meaning he has the perks to get the most materials back). Maybe someday he will take over the tempering and free up a few more points for the adventurers. I can’t even guess how long it will take him to catch up with his trait research!

Posted by: haute ecole rider Sep 13 2016, 02:17 PM

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Umm, a lot of this stuff is over my head. wacko.gif

Right now I'm campaigning two characters, struggling for inventory and bank space with both, and considering a Banking Assistant from the Crown Store to help with that while both characters are out in the countryside.

Julian loves adventuring. She is Level 17 (I think) and considering taking on Daedra outside Koeglin Village in Stormhaven before moving on to Alcaire Castle. Thanks to the Death's Wind armor that mALX gifted her, she is much more confident now. And her Siphoning skills are quite strong now. Most of her points have been sunk in her magic thus far. I shall have to remember to put a few towards Medium Armor and Provisioning if she is going to cook for everyone.

Mazul loves blacksmithing (surprise, surprise), woodworking and clothiering not so much but she will do it for the gold.

What we don't understand is quite a lot, actually.

Writs and surveys? Just what are those? Mazul has a Woodworking Survey and Blacksmithing Survey for Glenumbra, which she hasn't looked at yet. She has done three writs (if those jobs you pull off the notice board are writs), one each of blacksmithing, clothiering and woodworking. She certainly has enough iron, jute and rawhide to keep taking them. Our biggest problem right now are the racial material (Manganese, flint, etc) we need to make them. That's harder to find, especially those she already knows (we were excited last night when Mazul found a Nord crafting book - she can now craft Orc, Argonian and Nord stuff - Julian has Redguard, Khajiit and Argonian racial motifs).

I'm trying to understand how to bring up Mazul's skills so that Julian, who is finding High Iron (I suspect that's for steel) and Hide scraps in Stormhaven can collect them and send them back.

And somewhere someone mentioned mats? Materials? Material skills? Not doing writs until crafting skills were maxed out?

I'm trying to make sense out of all this so Mazul and Julian can continue their separate adventures together (if that makes sense) and to identify opportunities for new characters (I'm thinking alchemy and maybe enchanting would be next, for a mage character).

I'm also learning about guild stores. Just the other day, Mazul figured out how to buy something from a guild store. If we could sell stuff through one of those things, it would be cool, but not if we have to be concerned with meeting quotas. At this point, we haven't settled into a routine. I suspect Julian wants to complete the Covenant quest line before settling down to a support role, and Mazul isn't confident enough yet to sell through the Guild stores. So we're selling to ESO merchants, deconstructing, and researching the loot we pick up. It's slow, but we now have 2,000 in the bank. And how does one sell through the Guild stores, anyway? mALX mentioned something about invites?

Anyway, I have lots more questions, but now I've got to go. Thanks for all the info, even though some of it is still confusing to me (first MMO and all that).

Posted by: hazmick Sep 13 2016, 03:19 PM

First off - I really wouldn't buy the bank assistant unless you think it's absolutely worth it. You'd be better off spending your money on straight up inventory space upgrades (Which can be done in the crown store and with in-game gold).

Writs are the little craft jobs that you pull from the boards. They reward you with crafting experience, materials (mats), and the occasional item. The higher your crafting skills, the better the rewards from writs.

Surveys are maps that lead to areas with a high concentration of raw materials.

Racial style material (Manganese, flint, etc) can be found in random containers, from deconstructing gear, and bought from crafting vendors.

You can buy stuff from any guild store, but you can only sell in a guild store if you're a member of that guild.


There's a lot to take in early in the game, but that's what we're here for biggrin.gif

Posted by: Grits Sep 13 2016, 04:33 PM

Rider, I second hazmick’s advice about the bank assistant. In a little more time the inventory crunch eases up a bit once you buy bag and bank space and train your riding skills. I would wait and see if you’d rather spend the Crowns on something else.

That said, I am a big fan of the Crafting Bag that comes with ESO Plus subscriptions as long as you are a subscriber. It is like cloud storage for crafting. When you harvest something it goes straight into the bag, which is shared among all of your characters like the bank. Then when you go to a crafting station the materials are available just like banked materials. Same thing when you deconstruct something.

I don’t know what someone meant by not doing writs until crafting skills are maxed. My characters do them from day 1 in part to help level up their crafting skills. Higher level characters get paid more for writs, maybe that’s what they meant?

One thing to note about survey maps, they must be in your character’s inventory when you go to the location for the plants, etc to appear (unless it’s different on PC, I only know the PS4 stuff). I know a person who printed out (seriously) copies of their various maps and then used the Destroy function to get rid of them in-game and clean up their inventory. When they discovered you need the map to get the items, they were upset!

For future reference when you find one, Treasure Maps work the same way. When you have the map in your character’s inventory a “dirt mound” will appear at the site. You will get a prompt telling you to dig. Just click it, and you will find the buried treasure. Just like the survey maps, no one else who randomly happens to be in the area can harvest your surveys or get your treasure map chest. The goods only appear to the person who has the map in their inventory.

For the player guilds someone has to invite you to join the guild, but it is easy to get invitations just by looking on the ESO forums. It is harder to choose a guild that won’t waste your time, but thankfully easy to just quit if you join one that turns out to be a ship of fools. I’ve had the best experience with guilds when Jerric has gotten surprise invites after being awesome to some stranger in a dungeon. The huge PS4 North America server trade guilds often have their own websites, but you PC folks may have better ways of communicating that I don’t know about. Unless someone you know invites you, this is something that can definitely wait until you want to spend the time looking into it, since you are using what you find to develop your own crafting.

This is the first MMO for me, too. I was confused as heck for a while and then things all of a sudden started to make sense. Sometimes the game will give you context for something you halfway learned but didn’t understand before. Just keep playing, and keep asking because we love to talk about this game! biggrin.gif


Posted by: mALX Sep 13 2016, 06:22 PM

QUOTE(Grits @ Sep 13 2016, 07:44 AM) *

Wow, mALX! It sounds like Misa has a fabulous collection!

Writs are awesome to support crafting, but I doubt you could make enough to routinely buy CP 160 gear from the public guild stores. The guilds I’m in are PvE focused and rarely bid for a vendor. These guys are mostly getting the bind-on-pickup gear that you can only swap while you’re in the same instance. The bind-on-equip stuff they sell is priced low as a favor to members who are still collecting those sets and have not gotten on a Trials team yet (like me, lol).

Jerric’s financial priority was of course the horses, and then crafting. That works great in his adventure-focused life. His buying and selling is mostly just to swap out duplicates of what he finds in the world for pieces he hasn’t gotten yet, but for a long time he was shopping for Nirnhoned gear to research. Not any more, woo!

Stays-Up-Late has reached 50 in five of his crafting skills, but Enchanting is still in the 20s. This is fine because Darnand is not going to let go of that craft. When the next update hits, Stays will take over Alchemy for Lildereth. Jerric wants to keep cooking for everyone, which is not a surprise. Stays has taken over all deconstructing for the group (meaning he has the perks to get the most materials back). Maybe someday he will take over the tempering and free up a few more points for the adventurers. I can’t even guess how long it will take him to catch up with his trait research!


A collection so huge she needs four "Alts" and a 200 slot bank plus 3 characters and a bank on my son's abandoned account to hold it all, laugh.gif I'm about to go through it all and sell off or grind up anything she will never use (like battle axes that are a part of a set, etc.)

You are right, I was thrilled at how much income the writs brought in, but it couldn't keep up with Misa's shopping addiction ... er, issues ... I mean; in her defense, no other game we've played ever had this great of loot in their stores, laugh.gif

But even after she joined the five guilds, she still kept doing the crafting writs. To me they were a lot of fun and a great secondary income - not to mention how fast and steadily they build your skills up! She is just at or under 50 in Woodworking; Blacksmithing, and Clothier from doing nothing but writs and deconstruction.

Your sleepless Argonian should have a friend (cough, cough...Darnand...cough) help him raise his enchanting levels. The girl from Australia that I play with helped Misa go from 20 to 50 in under an hour. Intense training? - no, "In tents training!" BWAAHAA!!!!

Now Misa can train up any new characters I start (at least I think she can, not sure if someone from the same account can or not).






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Posted by: mALX Sep 13 2016, 07:40 PM

QUOTE(Grits @ Sep 13 2016, 11:33 AM) *

I don’t know what someone meant by not doing writs until crafting skills are maxed. My characters do them from day 1 in part to help level up their crafting skills. Higher level characters get paid more for writs, maybe that’s what they meant?


Agree 100% with Grits here, Haute. Misa has been doing three writs a day since Grits told us about them. Not only does it provide an income to expand your bank space and character's inventories; but it cranks your skill levels up by 1000 per writ. You can do one writ per day in each discipline and they only actually take minutes a day if you keep the materials in your bank account.

Now I personally don't advise raising your "Materials" skill levels in crafting armor and weapons until you feel confident enough in exploring your next area/territory of the Covenant; because raising that materials stat means you have to go to the next Province area to farm mats (materials) for your writs & surveys; and also turn them in at other Provinces - places that may be over your head for a while combat/enemy-wise.

I told Acadian the same thing when he and Buffy started out - do writs in the skills you want to train up; but only raise the materials levels when you have pretty well explored the next territory of your Alliance and feel comfortable in it so you are not stuck battling enemies over your level (or unable to do writs for periods due to not being able to go to the next Province yet).

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The inventory problem you may be having is what a lot of people used to single-player games experience (me included) - In Oblivion/Skyrim/etc - we saved every quest reward as a memento; every bit of clothing we thought was "cute." We kept vast amounts of ingredients; and even collected things "just for fun" like teddy bears and garden gnomes, etc.

Well, it takes a while to break that habit. Your space is going to be limited in this game. You have to learn to budget your inventory, or do what Hazmick suggested = get an ESO "Plus" membership. The crafting "Bag of Holding" gives you unlimited storage for any crafting raw materials. Then your bank account and character's inventory are freed up for armor and weapons.

If you aren't wanting the "Plus" membership then the next best solution is to create "Alts" like I did - characters each give you 60 slots initially; and you can raise that level via backpack upgrades or horse training (if you have the Imperial Edition they each get the free horse).

They sit in the bank (usually buck naked) with names like "Ima Alt 3.") You are allowed 8 characters, so there is plenty of extra space, right? You would think so, but I'll warn you from experience that they are just a temporary fix. You have the extra space so feel free to hang onto more junk; and next thing you know you are back having inventory problems with a bank full of naked Alts.

I still need to learn how to budget the space restrictions of this game, and I've got 4 Alts plus have been sending my most junky junk to my son's abandoned account !!!!! laugh.gif






Posted by: hazmick Sep 13 2016, 11:19 PM

Just realised that the Morihaus armour set only comes in heavy armour. Kind of annoying, since now the only way for Haa-Rei to get Minotaur style gear is to craft it. I don't even have any heavy armour wearing characters to give the Morihaus to, so I can either deconstruct it or sell it for a handful of gold.

I'm also starting to see more and more Dro M'athra style pages for sale for a reasonable price (less than 25k) so I'm hoping the Minotaur style follows the trend.

Posted by: mALX Sep 14 2016, 01:15 AM

QUOTE(hazmick @ Sep 13 2016, 06:19 PM) *

Just realised that the Morihaus armour set only comes in heavy armour. Kind of annoying, since now the only way for Haa-Rei to get Minotaur style gear is to craft it. I don't even have any heavy armour wearing characters to give the Morihaus to, so I can either deconstruct it or sell it for a handful of gold.

I'm also starting to see more and more Dro M'athra style pages for sale for a reasonable price (less than 25k) so I'm hoping the Minotaur style follows the trend.



You can do what I did = just get two rings and one necklace of the Morihaus. That makes 3 pieces of it. Make the 4th piece your weapon; Morihaus has every weapon type. If you are on PC I will send you any I have found; I was just going to sell them anyway. The only two Morihaus weapons I wanted I had to buy from the Guild Store = the sword and the dagger.

The 5th piece could be your helmet; and you can opt to hide that.

Just a way to get around that; and it leaves the rest of your armor open for some medium set that rounds out your protection build.






Posted by: hazmick Sep 14 2016, 02:28 AM

I was mainly wanting the Morihaus stuff for the style rather than the bonuses (though they're pretty good).

I'm currently trying to get a full Briarheart set, then I'll craft some stuff from another set once I know which equipment slots I have free. The second set will either be Morkuldin or Eternal Hunt.


Posted by: Acadian Sep 14 2016, 03:44 AM

laugh.gif Well. . . if Buffy collected shoes in SkyBlivion, she seems to be collecting critters in ESO. So far she has a horse, clannfear, winged twilight, storm atronach, mudcrab, fennec fox, pixie, winged snake and a kitty. And she pretty much likes them all.

Posted by: hazmick Sep 14 2016, 03:52 AM

QUOTE(Acadian @ Sep 14 2016, 03:44 AM) *

laugh.gif Well. . . if Buffy collected shoes in SkyBlivion, she seems to be collecting critters in ESO. So far she has a horse, clannfear, winged twilight, storm atronach, mudcrab, fennec fox, pixie, winged snake and a kitty. And she pretty much likes them all.


Heh, quite the collection already! So far Haa-Rei has a clannfear, a storm atronach, three guar, two horses, a bear, a dire wolf, an echalette, a lizard, a jackal, a dwemer spider and a scuttler.

Perhaps they should retire as adventurers and open an animal park?

Posted by: haute ecole rider Sep 14 2016, 05:30 AM

Thanks for all the input regarding crafting and such.

QUOTE
Now I personally don't advise raising your "Materials" skill levels in crafting armor and weapons until you feel confident enough in exploring your next area/territory of the Covenant; because raising that materials stat means you have to go to the next Province area to farm mats (materials) for your writs & surveys; and also turn them in at other Provinces - places that may be over your head for a while combat/enemy-wise.


This was exactly what I was referring to earlier. I couldn't find the earlier comment regarding this, so I couldn't figure out what that meant.

Now that Julian is in Stormhaven (and at level 17 so she's quite comfortable at this point), she is starting to see the next level stuff. And Mazul just picked up high iron ore, oak and flax from each of the crafting surveys she got.

So I'm still not clear on the "materials" levels. Do you mean holding off on crafting the next level up (I imagine that would be Steel, Hide and Oak equipment and armor) until Mazul is Level 15 or 16? She probably won't move on to Stormhaven until she is higher than that.

As for pets and mounts, Mazul hasn't found anything she wants to ride (unless it's that handsome Orc she met back in Betnikh . . . whistling.gif ), and she is unimpressed by Murphy the Windhelm Hound. She is taking Spangles the Abacean Ratter cat out. In the meantime, Julian has Bezo the Northern Lynx while they are exploring Stormhaven.

Uh oh, someone is throwing magic around in Daggerfall, so I'm going to go and make sure Mazul doesn't bash any silly heads . . .

Posted by: mALX Sep 14 2016, 03:31 PM

QUOTE(Acadian @ Sep 13 2016, 10:44 PM) *

laugh.gif Well. . . if Buffy collected shoes in SkyBlivion, she seems to be collecting critters in ESO. So far she has a horse, clannfear, winged twilight, storm atronach, mudcrab, fennec fox, pixie, winged snake and a kitty. And she pretty much likes them all.



I don't know how or why, but we suddenly somehow accumulated a Jackel last week! It was just suddenly there! Britta and Calia both immediately took it as a follower; but Bubba and Misa didn't want a pet alerting anyone to their sneaky activities, lol.



Posted by: mALX Sep 14 2016, 03:58 PM

QUOTE(haute ecole rider @ Sep 14 2016, 12:30 AM) *

Thanks for all the input regarding crafting and such.

QUOTE
Now I personally don't advise raising your "Materials" skill levels in crafting armor and weapons until you feel confident enough in exploring your next area/territory of the Covenant; because raising that materials stat means you have to go to the next Province area to farm mats (materials) for your writs & surveys; and also turn them in at other Provinces - places that may be over your head for a while combat/enemy-wise.


This was exactly what I was referring to earlier. I couldn't find the earlier comment regarding this, so I couldn't figure out what that meant.

Now that Julian is in Stormhaven (and at level 17 so she's quite comfortable at this point), she is starting to see the next level stuff. And Mazul just picked up high iron ore, oak and flax from each of the crafting surveys she got.

So I'm still not clear on the "materials" levels. Do you mean holding off on crafting the next level up (I imagine that would be Steel, Hide and Oak equipment and armor) until Mazul is Level 15 or 16? She probably won't move on to Stormhaven until she is higher than that.

As for pets and mounts, Mazul hasn't found anything she wants to ride (unless it's that handsome Orc she met back in Betnikh . . . whistling.gif ), and she is unimpressed by Murphy the Windhelm Hound. She is taking Spangles the Abacean Ratter cat out. In the meantime, Julian has Bezo the Northern Lynx while they are exploring Stormhaven.

Uh oh, someone is throwing magic around in Daggerfall, so I'm going to go and make sure Mazul doesn't bash any silly heads . . .



In your crafting skills line, the first option you can sink skill points into is the leveled materials. Well, while your characters are still in Glenumbra and before they have finished up there = if you use skill points and raise that materials level up; all your subsequent Writs and Surveys after raising it will send you to Stormhaven (etc) either before your character is ready to go there or before the Daggerfall questline sends them there. So you may be stuck unable to do Surveys or Writs for a while till you can enter the next Province (or render you unabie to gather the mats due to the more powerful enemies in the new areas).

("One Tamriel" will make this conversation moot point anyway, but until it does = try to keep your materials level skill in tune with your character's abilities and progress).

(and of course, this is just my opinion).




Posted by: hazmick Sep 14 2016, 04:29 PM

QUOTE(mALX @ Sep 14 2016, 03:31 PM) *

I don't know how or why, but we suddenly somehow accumulated a Jackel last week! It was just suddenly there! Britta and Calia both immediately took it as a follower; but Bubba and Misa didn't want a pet alerting anyone to their sneaky activities, lol.


You get the Jackal the first time you visit the Goal Coast, similar to the Echalette which is received upon visiting Orsinium (post-DB update)

Posted by: haute ecole rider Sep 14 2016, 06:20 PM

QUOTE(mALX @ Sep 14 2016, 09:58 AM) *

In your crafting skills line, the first option you can sink skill points into is the leveled materials. Well, while your characters are still in Glenumbra and before they have finished up there = if you use skill points and raise that materials level up; all your subsequent Writs and Surveys after raising it will send you to Stormhaven (etc) either before your character is ready to go there or before the Daggerfall questline sends them there. So you may be stuck unable to do Surveys or Writs for a while till you can enter the next Province (or render you unabie to gather the mats due to the more powerful enemies in the new areas).

("One Tamriel" will make this conversation moot point anyway, but until it does = try to keep your materials level skill in tune with your character's abilities and progress).

(and of course, this is just my opinion).


Thanks! That helps a lot! Exactly what I was trying to understand. I will check it out next time I look at Mazul's crafting skills line. I try to sink a point or two there every time she levels up. Once we had nine points! I had fun with those points!

Next question: This is about the writs - do you get paid more if you craft higher level goods? Or is it the same whether you craft Level 1 goods vs. Level 12 (Mazul leveled up again this morning after a bit of croc hunting)? I didn't look too closely when I dropped the stuff off, so I'm not sure . . .

Mazul has plenty of raw/refined materials to craft higher levels now. We're focusing on deconstruction and research of all the loot and quests rewards she gets, unless there's one of particular value to her (such as the flame greatsword).

I haven't ventured with Julian yet, but maybe tonight I will! Man, juggling two characters with work hours and sleep is getting to be a challenge!

Posted by: mALX Sep 14 2016, 06:43 PM

QUOTE(hazmick @ Sep 14 2016, 11:29 AM) *

QUOTE(mALX @ Sep 14 2016, 03:31 PM) *

I don't know how or why, but we suddenly somehow accumulated a Jackel last week! It was just suddenly there! Britta and Calia both immediately took it as a follower; but Bubba and Misa didn't want a pet alerting anyone to their sneaky activities, lol.


You get the Jackal the first time you visit the Goal Coast, similar to the Echalette which is received upon visiting Orsinium (post-DB update)



Oh thanks! I wondered how we got it!




QUOTE(haute ecole rider @ Sep 14 2016, 01:20 PM) *

QUOTE(mALX @ Sep 14 2016, 09:58 AM) *

In your crafting skills line, the first option you can sink skill points into is the leveled materials. Well, while your characters are still in Glenumbra and before they have finished up there = if you use skill points and raise that materials level up; all your subsequent Writs and Surveys after raising it will send you to Stormhaven (etc) either before your character is ready to go there or before the Daggerfall questline sends them there. So you may be stuck unable to do Surveys or Writs for a while till you can enter the next Province (or render you unabie to gather the mats due to the more powerful enemies in the new areas).

("One Tamriel" will make this conversation moot point anyway, but until it does = try to keep your materials level skill in tune with your character's abilities and progress).

(and of course, this is just my opinion).


Thanks! That helps a lot! Exactly what I was trying to understand. I will check it out next time I look at Mazul's crafting skills line. I try to sink a point or two there every time she levels up. Once we had nine points! I had fun with those points!

Next question: This is about the writs - do you get paid more if you craft higher level goods? Or is it the same whether you craft Level 1 goods vs. Level 12 (Mazul leveled up again this morning after a bit of croc hunting)? I didn't look too closely when I dropped the stuff off, so I'm not sure . . .

Mazul has plenty of raw/refined materials to craft higher levels now. We're focusing on deconstruction and research of all the loot and quests rewards she gets, unless there's one of particular value to her (such as the flame greatsword).

I haven't ventured with Julian yet, but maybe tonight I will! Man, juggling two characters with work hours and sleep is getting to be a challenge!


There is a difference; these pages gives the breakdown:




http://elderscrollsonline.wiki.fextralife.com/Blacksmithing



http://elderscrollsonline.wiki.fextralife.com/Clothier




http://elderscrollsonline.wiki.fextralife.com/Woodworking




http://elderscrollsonline.wiki.fextralife.com/Enchanting





http://elderscrollsonline.wiki.fextralife.com/Alchemy




http://elderscrollsonline.wiki.fextralife.com/Provisioning




Posted by: Grits Sep 14 2016, 08:25 PM

QUOTE(haute ecole rider @ Sep 14 2016, 01:20 PM) *


Next question: This is about the writs - do you get paid more if you craft higher level goods? Or is it the same whether you craft Level 1 goods vs. Level 12 (Mazul leveled up again this morning after a bit of croc hunting)? I didn't look too closely when I dropped the stuff off, so I'm not sure . . .

It is the same. You get paid according to your character level, not your crafting level or rank in the skill. Jerric gets 664 gold for all of his writs even though he has different levels and ranks in different craft skills.

Sounds like Mazul is coming along very well! I enjoy crafting so much in this game.

Posted by: mALX Sep 14 2016, 09:28 PM

QUOTE(Grits @ Sep 14 2016, 03:25 PM) *

I enjoy crafting so much in this game.



I do too, it is so much fun; and it really adds so much to the RP of the game for me!



Posted by: haute ecole rider Sep 15 2016, 04:43 AM

@Grits and @mALX: yes, crafting is too much fun. I fell in love with it in Skyrim and am totally enjoying it in ESO.

Julian loves the provisioning line. She might take a hint from TESIV Julian and start alchemy, but she has to return to Daggerfall for the writs at this time. She has to anyway, to use the bank.

I've taken a page from the lessons I learned playing The Long Dark and have become quite ruthless at deconstructing and researching items picked up during our quests. I do have a question, I think I already know the answer. Researching a trait is specific to the item used, right? In other words, researching well-fitted on a pair of greaves does not mean that the same trait is counted as researched on a cuirass, yes? I'd have to research a cuirass with well-fitted traits to be able to craft a similar item?

Thanks for the answers about the writs. I'll focus on leveling up my characters as they (especially Mazul) work on the writs.

Oh, and Mazul found the place in Glenumbria where you can make the Night's Silence set. That's got her thinking, and we did some research on what she would like to have in her own set. Because she finds magical opponents the hardest to fight, Mazul thinks having armor with Magic Resistance and Magic Boost built in would help her.

Julian also told her about a certain quest enemy that is conquered only with fire, so Mazul is thinking how she can craft something that burns brighter than Blake's Tyger.

I think I said this before, but I'll say this again. I'm falling in love with Mazul. Tough, gruff, and yet a softie. Not a gooey, baby-talking softie, but the kind of softie that lets Spangles the Abacean Ratter ride her shoulder as she slogs through the swamps of Hag Fen. She'll even stop and let the cat climb up her back (another reason she favors the heavy armor!) when there are crocs or werewolves around. And she'll not say no when a beggar asks for "a loan."

Posted by: hazmick Sep 15 2016, 10:29 AM

QUOTE(haute ecole rider @ Sep 15 2016, 04:43 AM) *

I do have a question, I think I already know the answer. Researching a trait is specific to the item used, right? In other words, researching well-fitted on a pair of greaves does not mean that the same trait is counted as researched on a cuirass, yes? I'd have to research a cuirass with well-fitted traits to be able to craft a similar item?

Correct. It's good that you've started researching traits early, it can take a while but it's well worth it for set bonuses.

Mazul sounds great, and from the screenies I've seen she looks great too. What class is she?

Posted by: Grits Sep 15 2016, 11:57 AM

Hautee, that’s great that you’re enjoying Mazul so much! It sounds like she has a kind heart.

Darnand started researching his very last staff trait yesterday. Jerric wanted to celebrate the event at the Rosy Lion (in Daggerfall), but Darnand decided to make some stronger enchantments for Jerric’s favorite sword and for two of his shields instead. Darnand is kind of a workaholic. And a perfectionist. He could easily give the finished glyphs to Jerric to use, but he insists that Jerric give him the gear so he can do it. This makes sense for shields since Darnand can also improve them with resins, but Jerric was a little uncomfortable handing over his favorite sword even to Darnand. When they met, Jerric noted that Darnand had gotten his hair cut but had not recently washed it. Also he could stand a change of robes. (He out-leveled them ages ago.) It made Jerric think that Darnand should take on an apprentice.

Posted by: Acadian Sep 15 2016, 11:57 AM

The trait learning is surprisingly specific. For woodworkers there are bows, shields and four kinds of staves. For clothiers, it is not only every body part for medium armor but every body part of light armor as well. It can seem endless if you want to learn it all. Lol.

Posted by: Grits Sep 15 2016, 12:05 PM

Acadian, endless is exactly how it feels. Blacksmiths have all of the armor pieces plus all of the metal weapons! ohmy.gif All of my crafters have used skill points to reduce the research times, and I brought in my Argonian Stays-Up-Late for the purpose of helping to manage the enormous trait research inventory. It is worth it, though! The sets you can craft once you have researched a lot of traits are very cool.

For you PC players I have seen an Add-On field in inventory screenshots that tells you if a trait is researchable for that character so you don’t accidentally sell or deconstruct a research piece. I used notes that I stored in my phone to keep track of that, but an Add-On would be so much better!

Posted by: mALX Sep 15 2016, 03:58 PM

QUOTE(Grits @ Sep 15 2016, 07:05 AM) *

Acadian, endless is exactly how it feels. Blacksmiths have all of the armor pieces plus all of the metal weapons! ohmy.gif All of my crafters have used skill points to reduce the research times, and I brought in my Argonian Stays-Up-Late for the purpose of helping to manage the enormous trait research inventory. It is worth it, though! The sets you can craft once you have researched a lot of traits are very cool.

For you PC players I have seen an Add-On field in inventory screenshots that tells you if a trait is researchable for that character so you don’t accidentally sell or deconstruct a research piece. I used notes that I stored in my phone to keep track of that, but an Add-On would be so much better!



I have tried one of the three add-ons for keeping track of multiple character's researching. It is a bit klunky, I've been tempted to test its competition.

What I've done up till now (still doing since I'm not sure I'll keep using the add-on) is used an 8 X 12 sheet of paper for all three of the Armor types; and another sheet for the Woodworking and Weapons = made a gridwork so I could keep track of each character and who had researched what.

Once one character has researched something, you kind of don't need to hang onto that trait/item type anymore and have them clogging up your inventory because that character can now just make that item for the others to research from as needed. (a cheap level one item with just the trait) = that way the good drops you have been holding for research can be deconstructed, giving you some breathing room in your inventories/bank account, laugh.gif

Actually, Acadian and I have been covering each other on that. Misa sent Buffy a lowest level bow she crafted with a trait Buffy needed; Buffy sent back a bow she had crafted with a trait Misa needed badly and hadn't come across. Now Misa has made a bow with that trait for Calia to learn from.


** On a totally different note (almost) = Misa made Master Clothier last night! She immediately sank her free skill points into the Materials Leveling skill so she can now make Daedric; Dwarven; Ancient; (etc) Medium and Light armor !!! WOO HOO !!!!!

Since getting that achievement freed up her time and she had some to spare, she decided to get a couple more achievements. She now has the "I Like M'aiq" achievement for talking to him in every Province (she only lacked two Provinces when she started; Rivenspire and Reaper's March) - WOO HOO!

She got the "This One's On Me" achievement for buying a drink for the Undaunted in every Province (she only lacked one to complete it) = WOO HOO!

Since she was on a roll, she crept into the Rosy Lion (looking for Jerric's expertise) and a few other places to pull a prank. She stole a full set of armor, put it all on, then went out and pickpocketed a guard. Of course the guards always confiscate your stolen goods, lol. The screens of her arrest:

IPB Image

And that gave her two more achievements - one for indecent exposure, as you can see by the screen, lol.

So Misa had a good fun night once the server came back up!



Posted by: Grits Sep 15 2016, 09:34 PM

Congrats to Misa the Master Clothier! Sounds like a fun night!

Jerric has been sampling strange meat to help an Orsimer cook he met in Wrothgar. She gave him some neat recipes for his help. Not what he was hoping she’d give him, but still better than a punch to the groin.

He was overjoyed to hear of Misa’s night of pranks. http://i.imgur.com/niUeFAP.jpg (The other patrons rudely still wearing their shirts are obviously not Nords.)

Posted by: Acadian Sep 15 2016, 10:42 PM

mALX, that is so funny about the guard confiscating Misa's stolen clothes right off her body! ohmy.gif

Grits, love the shot of Jerric singing into his mug! tongue.gif


Buffy's combat skill set is so focused (mostly bow and summoning) that she's finding that even after supporting passives and a few misc things she still has plenty of skill points and seems to be earning them faster than she can spend them.

She's been perking woodworking and clothier for some time. Now she just got into enchanting and quite likes it.

Posted by: haute ecole rider Sep 15 2016, 11:45 PM

Congrats to Misa on becoming a Master of Clothes! Hopefully this will help support her shopping habit . . .

Loved the shot of Jerric toasting the band - I kind of expect him to do the mash pit next! Certainly dressed for it, right down to those leather pants and the matching codpiece! wink.gif

Mazul is going to town on those writs - primarily the equipment writs. Julian is going to cover the consumables board, though we are still scratching our heads over the enchanting stuff.

I have more questions, but I think I'm going to move them over to the Tips and Tricks board. I think that's a better thread for our newbie stumblings.

@Haa-Rei: Mazul is a DragonKnight, and she put a lot of her early points into her offensive spells. Now we are focusing more on the crafting lines, especially the equipment crafts. At this point we haven't started crafting steel - that is not a perk she has selected even though she is now Level 12 overall. I can't remember her Blacksmithing level, I think it's somewhere around 15?

Posted by: mALX Sep 15 2016, 11:59 PM

QUOTE(Grits @ Sep 15 2016, 04:34 PM) *

Congrats to Misa the Master Clothier! Sounds like a fun night!

Jerric has been sampling strange meat to help an Orsimer cook he met in Wrothgar. She gave him some neat recipes for his help. Not what he was hoping she’d give him, but still better than a punch to the groin.

He was overjoyed to hear of Misa’s night of pranks. http://i.imgur.com/niUeFAP.jpg (The other patrons rudely still wearing their shirts are obviously not Nords.)



Did the meat whinny when he stuck a fork in it? (Oblivion Orc reference!)


BWAAHAA!!!! What a great shot !!!! Misa thought of Jerric when she chose that particular prank; and his habit of stepping out nude in the middle of the night to visit the whorehouse, then realizes when he gets there that his gold sack was in his greaves, rollinglaugh.gif


But Misa is a Nord, and she still has never spent as much time naked as Calia; who spent her late teens setting the fashion in the Aldmeri of going to battle Dolman while pantsless under her jack:


http://i.imgur.com/WX0igtp.png



And unless you pry the drink out of her hand; she may show up to battle like this:



http://i.imgur.com/4li3Pri.png



Not to mention goes topless on dares/challenges/or possibly when drinking (ala Jerric) laugh.gif


http://i.imgur.com/RZGdV0D.png


And isn't daunted by getting on stage topless (and yes, she is "Undaunted," laugh.gif


http://i.imgur.com/uHUd8FR.png







Posted by: Acadian Sep 16 2016, 01:05 AM

Heh, Calia's equally comfortable topless or pantsless! biggrin.gif

Posted by: mALX Sep 16 2016, 02:08 AM

QUOTE(Acadian @ Sep 15 2016, 05:42 PM) *

mALX, that is so funny about the guard confiscating Misa's stolen clothes right off her body! ohmy.gif

Grits, love the shot of Jerric singing into his mug! tongue.gif


Buffy's combat skill set is so focused (mostly bow and summoning) that she's finding that even after supporting passives and a few misc things she still has plenty of skill points and seems to be earning them faster than she can spend them.

She's been perking woodworking and clothier for some time. Now she just got into enchanting and quite likes it.


Some of their achievements are a hoot !!!!!

I kind of expected Buffy would like Enchanting once she got started; I mean - if she is making her own bows, of course she would want to enchant them!!! Really Awesome how fast she is progressing!


QUOTE(haute ecole rider @ Sep 15 2016, 06:45 PM) *

Congrats to Misa on becoming a Master of Clothes! Hopefully this will help support her shopping habit . . .

Loved the shot of Jerric toasting the band - I kind of expect him to do the mash pit next! Certainly dressed for it, right down to those leather pants and the matching codpiece! wink.gif


Unfortunately, now she is wanting to buy all the motifs she lacks, some of which are very expensive, lol.

You had me roaring laughing at this next part to Grits!!!!! OMG, I just pictured ... cod ... fish flopping around underneath ... Jerric ... SPEW !!!!!!! rollinglaugh.gif rollinglaugh.gif rollinglaugh.gif








Posted by: mALX Sep 16 2016, 02:26 AM

QUOTE(Acadian @ Sep 15 2016, 08:05 PM) *

Heh, Calia's equally comfortable topless or pantsless! biggrin.gif



She is most def totally comfortable with her body, or maybe she is just unconscious to whether she is wearing clothing or not because every time she goes about undressed she starts a fad in Tamriel !!!! (Hopefully she will fit right in with this crowd at Chorrol !!! laugh.gif




Posted by: Grits Sep 16 2016, 02:46 AM

I'm rolling over haute's codpiece comment! I had to laugh when I saw how crotch-forward that picture turned out. There's no question who it is!

I think it's nice that ESO gave the ladies a cute bra and panties. Jerric is not thrilled with his man-panties. If he MUST wear underwear, he would prefer some boxers or even that grubby loincloth from Skyrim over the men's ESO Speedos.

Posted by: mALX Sep 16 2016, 03:09 AM

QUOTE(Grits @ Sep 15 2016, 09:46 PM) *

I'm rolling over haute's codpiece comment! I had to laugh when I saw how crotch-forward that picture turned out. There's no question who it is!

I think it's nice that ESO gave the ladies a cute bra and panties. Jerric is not thrilled with his man-panties. If he MUST wear underwear, he would prefer some boxers or even that grubby loincloth from Skyrim over the men's ESO Speedos.



I was laughing at how "crotch forward" Jerric's screen came out too, but then Haute's comment sent me choking and rolling on the floor !!! I mean, I don't know what a "Cod" looks like, so was picturing some sockeye salmon flipping and flopping ... you get the picture, SPEW !!!! rollinglaugh.gif







Posted by: haute ecole rider Sep 16 2016, 04:30 AM

@mALX: the first time I heard the term "codpiece" that's exactly what I thought too!

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Of course, I was all of twelve years old.

Then I saw Rutger Hauer unbuckling his codpiece in a forgettable movie and went "ha-ha!" excl.gif I think I was quite a bit older and maybe a bit wiser by that point. tongue.gif

Posted by: mALX Sep 16 2016, 09:36 AM

QUOTE(haute ecole rider @ Sep 15 2016, 11:30 PM) *

@mALX: the first time I heard the term "codpiece" that's exactly what I thought too!

blink.gif blink.gif

Of course, I was all of twelve years old.

Then I saw Rutger Hauer unbuckling his codpiece in a forgettable movie and went "ha-ha!" excl.gif I think I was quite a bit older and maybe a bit wiser by that point. tongue.gif


I never heard the term in my life till you said that, then I promptly go to Kvatch in game and hear an NPC saying it !!!!! I was laughing so hard that I pressed too long on the key or something and my character who was supposed to be sneaking through came tumbling out in the open and promptly got a bounty! rollinglaugh.gif







Posted by: haute ecole rider Sep 17 2016, 03:55 PM

QUOTE(mALX @ Sep 16 2016, 03:36 AM) *

QUOTE(haute ecole rider @ Sep 15 2016, 11:30 PM) *

@mALX: the first time I heard the term "codpiece" that's exactly what I thought too!

blink.gif blink.gif

Of course, I was all of twelve years old.

Then I saw Rutger Hauer unbuckling his codpiece in a forgettable movie and went "ha-ha!" excl.gif I think I was quite a bit older and maybe a bit wiser by that point. tongue.gif


I never heard the term in my life till you said that, then I promptly go to Kvatch in game and hear an NPC saying it !!!!! I was laughing so hard that I pressed too long on the key or something and my character who was supposed to be sneaking through came tumbling out in the open and promptly got a bounty! rollinglaugh.gif


Glad I could make your day!

Last night after work I logged on with Julian first, and we did some stuff in Stormhaven. Then I switched over to Mazul and bought more storage space at the stable. For the second time I had someone whisper to me "are you RP'ing?" I said not really, and the other said "Oh well. happy gaming then." So Mazul's name is catching RP players' attention?

Posted by: Acadian Sep 17 2016, 04:33 PM

Rider, sounds like you're having great fun with Julian and her big pal, Mazul. It seems that you get a cosmetic change to your mount once you buy 20 stable training sessions. Buffy got her saddlebags to show up then. Now she's working on 20 speed training sessions to get those nifty speed straps on Superian.

Buffy's level 32 and questing in Greenshade. It seems she is always a bit higher level than her quests require. I figure that means she's slow, methodical and always sticking her curious little nose into things. No surprise there.

We've decided that her skill set is so focused that she seems to have plenty of skill points to support woodworking, clothing and enchanting - everything a mystic archer needs!

Her clannfear + bow skills + sneak (no melee) seems to be working wonderfully as long as she doesn't charge into things.

mALX just gifted her with a fabulous set of armor that is similar to Calia's but in Bosmer style - so that should help her for quite awhile.

Oh, and she got tired of waiting to see if the crown store was going to offer the palomino again and brought back Superian's Oblivion colors (black with white feet, mane, tail).

Edit: Oh, on the RP questions, another possibility that comes to mind - Buffy is typically the only PC that I see walking. Even Superian normally walks. The only time either of them run is when tactics require it. I can imagine that might prompt some RP inquiries. Didn't you say your girls generally walk?

Posted by: Grits Sep 17 2016, 05:21 PM

Rider, I think Acadian is onto something with the walking. That plus a lore-friendly name would attract RPers, possibly interested in recruiting you for their guild. On the PS4 NA server they are always looking for more RPers. There is an orc guild that has fun-looking events in Daggerfall from time to time. They are on their own voice channel so I can't hear what they're saying, but they're acting like orcs and not like kids who have chugged every Monster drink in the fridge.

Acadian, Jerric thought of Superian when he first saw that black and white horse. happy.gif The palomino is available as part of the Gold bundle (the game plus 4 DLC I think). I'm glad Buffy has a mount she is happy with, and as always things are subject to change! Fabulous news that Buffy has found a set of skills that work plus some interesting crafts to support them!

Darnand is still waiting for a horse coloration that he deems worthy of Banner. He has seen the grey Yokudan charger at the stables, not for sale of course. That's the one we're hoping makes it back into the Crown store, though I would be even happier seeing it for sale in-game for gold.

Posted by: haute ecole rider Sep 17 2016, 05:49 PM

Yes. We walk more than run. The only time I put them into run is if they're working on storyline quests. Otherwise, resource collection, moving from point A to point B, and generally just being in the world, they're walking.

And yes, that does make them stand out more. But only Mazul has gotten the RP question, so I suspect they're drawn to the name as well. When we're walking, I think it's easier to see our names and whisper to us before we fall off their radar. The PC's that run around are so fast that I never see their names for long, let alone long enough to figure out which name goes with which PC.

Especially in Daggerfall on the weekends.

Julian is finally in Wayrest, and it looks like she is suckered into hitting people up for loans. Just can't say no to a kitty! Mazul is at the bank waiting for Julian to send more high iron ore her way so she can finish her blacksmithing writ. Now I understand about not leveling up the smithing skills until you're ready to move into the next zone. We thought we could start crafting steel armor for Mazul while doing the iron writs, but nope.


Posted by: mALX Sep 17 2016, 06:05 PM

QUOTE(Acadian @ Sep 17 2016, 11:33 AM) *

mALX just gifted her with a fabulous set of armor that is similar to Calia's but in Bosmer style - so that should help her for quite awhile.

Oh, and she got tired of waiting to see if the crown store was going to offer the palomino again and brought back Superian's Oblivion colors (black with white feet, mane, tail).


Actually, Buffy's new armor is the duplicate of Misa's, not Calia's. But since making that one for Buffy, Calia is now wanting one too. She is only level 24, which is the change point for armor; so I'm making her wait till she gets level 26 before making her a new armor. Meanwhile she is wearing Whitestrake's Retribution (screens later).

Ooh, congrats on the new horse! I can't wait to see it!




QUOTE(Grits @ Sep 17 2016, 12:21 PM) *

Acadian, Jerric thought of Superian when he first saw that black and white horse. happy.gif The palomino is available as part of the Gold bundle (the game plus 4 DLC I think). I'm glad Buffy has a mount she is happy with, and as always things are subject to change! Fabulous news that Buffy has found a set of skills that work plus some interesting crafts to support them!


I just saw that Palomino "Gold Edition" thing too; I wish when they make bundles they would take into account their loyal fan base who already paid for the game (twice in my household) - make a lower bundle price for any two DLC; or offer us the Palomino again!

But it (the Palomino) was popular enough that I'm sure it will be back.






Posted by: Grits Sep 18 2016, 09:44 PM

Lildereth had a religious experience in Greenshade. Here's the aftermath:

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Jerric staggered up the stairs to his rented room at the Cold Moon Inn. Music and laughter sounded from the tavern downstairs as well as through the window at the end of the corridor. Something made him pause and set down his ale before he unlocked the door. He entered with a hand on his belt knife.

Lildereth knelt in the center of his bed in her white flannel nightdress, brushing her hair. Her packs sat next to his with her cloak folded neatly over them. She smiled at him.

"Sprig! You made it! In time for the—" Jerric gestured with his empty hand, then noticed its emptiness and picked up the ale. "The whatever this is!"

"Is this the same party as last time? It's hard to tell."

Jerric shut the door and kissed the top of her head in greeting. "How did you find me?"

"I heard Thane Jeggi was staying here. That seemed unlikely, so I checked the rooms until," she picked up a pillow and sniffed it, "I found yours."

"Yeah, I've been here three days already."

"So I smell. How was Kvatch?"

"Grim." Jerric pulled off his boots. "How was Greenshade?"

Lildereth crawled over and sat up on her knees so she could put her arms around Jerric's neck, gaining his rapt attention. She pressed her forehead to his in her most foreign and endearing gesture. They shared a breath.

"I am redeemed," she murmured.

There was a lightness about her that Jerric had only seen before in unguarded moments. She sat back down and picked up her brush again.

"What happened? Are you going to tell me about it?"

"No." Lildereth gave him a tired smile. "Can we just go to sleep?"

"Uh," Jerric stalled. He had planned to pass out, but now he didn't want to miss being awake with her. "Are you hungry? I can get us a meal."

"No, thank you."

"Do you want some ale?"

"I already cleaned my teeth."

"I could rub your feet?"

"No," Lildereth giggled, "but good effort."

He sighed. "Should I take a bath?"

"If you have to ask…"

Jerric watched her for another moment. Some wood elf thing I probably wouldn't even understand, he decided. Maybe she'll tell Darnand and he'll tell me about it.

Lildereth put down her brush and slid her legs under the furs. "I'll leave a candle burning for you," she hinted.

"Thanks." Jerric shed his tunic and socks on the way to the door. Then he turned back to look at her again. "Whatever it was, I'm glad about it."

"Mmm. Oh, wait, I almost forgot to ask you something!" She sat up and snorted the hair away from her eyes. "If you're not too busy, would you like to go with me to a wedding?"


Posted by: mALX Sep 18 2016, 10:00 PM



So she and Jerric are going to get ... the "M" word? I got a kick out of her trying to share thoughts like Buffy did with Violet, lol,



I want to see her in the wedding dress! Misa tried them both on, and the man's wedding garb looked better on her, lol.



Posted by: Grits Sep 18 2016, 10:15 PM

Ha, if Lil thought Jerric could read her thoughts that way, she'd wear a spiky helmet! That's just a Jerric's World Bosmeri greeting. No need to buy presents, they're going to an NPC wedding, lol. Maybe. It's a quest I haven't done yet, so who knows what will happen?


ADDED: I forgot to say I have never seen a female wearing the white wedding dress in game, but I've seen lots of huge orc and Nord males wearing it. Slim-hipped leggy Aninah looks great in the noble and wedding suits. It's neat to see how people dye them different colors.

Posted by: Acadian Sep 18 2016, 11:37 PM

I love how Lil is in many ways similar to Buffy but her striking difference is that she is so full of mystery - as opposed to Buffy's 'spill her guts in her diary and wear her emotions on her sleeve' style. If I was Jerric I'd be racing into a tub then back to Lil's bed to see what I could make happen. biggrin.gif

Wonderful snapshot into their lives, Grits!

Posted by: SubRosa Sep 18 2016, 11:41 PM

Good on Lil for finding some peace in the Second Age. Hug_emoticon.gif

Jerric reminds me of Jonner in Alien Resurrection. "It must be a chick thing..." laugh.gif

Posted by: hazmick Sep 19 2016, 04:04 AM

Jerric's having a bath!? And here I thought the Planemeld was the craziest thing happening in Tamriel tongue.gif


Did a bit of thinking the other day, as one does, and decided that I needed a new character. Haa-Rei is a sorcerer/ranger, Trivea is a nightblade, and Cirinwe is...another sorcerer. The issue is that Ciri is scared of destruction magic (fire especially) so she was just using restoration, and thus struggling as a lone adventurer.

So I had a chat with Ciri and she decided that she'd like to try something new. A quick restart later and sorcerer Cirinwe has been reborn as templar Cirinwe.

The templar abilities all revolve around healing and Aedric light - basically what Ciri is all about. She's still the same womer, but now she wears heavy armour and hits people as well as throwing spells at them. It's a lot of fun, and it suits her perfectly.

Poor Haa-Rei almost had a heart attack when I told him to make Ciri some heavy armour, but after seeing her in it he quite likes the new Ciri too.

Posted by: haute ecole rider Sep 19 2016, 04:58 AM

So Mazul leveled up to - I think it's 14 - today. She is still crafting and still adventuring, taking things steady and systemically. She has cleared the Skyshards and Lore Books from the southern half of Glenumbra, and only has the northern part left to go. While taking back Camlorn, she got an invite to join the Brothers of Troy guild. It's a group of people who just like to game (I whispered to the guy who invited me to learn more about it, then decided to give it a try). I figure if Mazul and Julian don't like it, we can just leave the guild. But the key here is that I can ask for help in group dungeons if I need it. We'll see how it works out.

After that adventure, it was time to take Julian out. We went back to the Koeglin Village area and relit the lighthouse and killed the slaver captain. Then we went into a dungeon and picked up a couple more skyshards before returning to Wayrest. I left her in the Fighters Guild waiting to find out what Sees-All-Colors needs. In some ways the woman reminds me of Kud-Ei back in Bravil. Julian also leveled up - 20 as of last night.

Both girls are buying horse storage like crazy. They also chipped together and bought more bank space. So things are easing up inventory wise. We are also starting to leave our raw materials in the bank and carry only our refined/crafted stuff with us.

I really need to start incorporating potions/provisions into our gameplay. It was never something we used much in Oblivion or Skyrim, as I found little value in those things. However, things are getting challenging for my two ladies, so I'm thinking about using more of Julian's potions and provisions.

Aaaand that's the update! Getting late, and I have another busy day tomorrow, so I'm off to bed now. I want to get a couple hours more of ESO in tomorrow morning before I leave for work, but I can only do it if I get up early enough . . . biggrin.gif

Posted by: mALX Sep 19 2016, 03:15 PM

QUOTE(Grits @ Sep 18 2016, 05:15 PM) *

ADDED: I forgot to say I have never seen a female wearing the white wedding dress in game, but I've seen lots of huge orc and Nord males wearing it. Slim-hipped leggy Aninah looks great in the noble and wedding suits. It's neat to see how people dye them different colors.




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Yes, the Nord in his wedding dress is like the Scott in his kilt:


http://i.imgur.com/NOsai8p.png



How can you tell they are Nords? Easy:




http://i.imgur.com/ijfL1LU.png



But then ... huh?



http://i.imgur.com/Rtn2gqH.png




http://i.imgur.com/K2kCQOB.png



So not all huge bearded Nords? No, this is (or used to be) a Guild. All males in wedding dresses, and they had large enough member roster to have a bank!


But yeah, Misa and Calia both preferred the male outfit on them. Then again, Misa wanted the desert pirate outfit with the towel on the head like a Keffiyeh:


http://www.keffiyehs.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/97fd9b93cc_515ZfIrMJTL.jpg




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QUOTE(hazmick @ Sep 18 2016, 11:04 PM) *

Jerric's having a bath!? And here I thought the Planemeld was the craziest thing happening in Tamriel tongue.gif


Did a bit of thinking the other day, as one does, and decided that I needed a new character. Haa-Rei is a sorcerer/ranger, Trivea is a nightblade, and Cirinwe is...another sorcerer. The issue is that Ciri is scared of destruction magic (fire especially) so she was just using restoration, and thus struggling as a lone adventurer.

So I had a chat with Ciri and she decided that she'd like to try something new. A quick restart later and sorcerer Cirinwe has been reborn as templar Cirinwe.

The templar abilities all revolve around healing and Aedric light - basically what Ciri is all about. She's still the same womer, but now she wears heavy armour and hits people as well as throwing spells at them. It's a lot of fun, and it suits her perfectly.

Poor Haa-Rei almost had a heart attack when I told him to make Ciri some heavy armour, but after seeing her in it he quite likes the new Ciri too.



Screens or it didn't happen!




Posted by: Acadian Sep 19 2016, 03:29 PM

Lol, looking at all those clothesless Nords looking for Jerric! Come to think of it, I think I also have only seen men wearing that white wedding dress. wacko.gif

Posted by: mALX Sep 19 2016, 03:44 PM

QUOTE(Acadian @ Sep 19 2016, 10:29 AM) *

Lol, looking at all those clothesless Nords looking for Jerric! Come to think of it, I think I also have only seen men wearing that white wedding dress. wacko.gif


Women like to make an impression that is unique to them; which is why they won't wear the same dress as another woman ... and why they would never dare try to compete with a big burly bearded man in one! Which would you remember? The one who makes the greatest impression would always be the man, laugh.gif



Posted by: Grits Sep 21 2016, 02:19 AM

Acadian, I love that about our elves, too. It's also struck me that while Lil hides her heart, Jerric is the one who wears his on his sleeve. It makes Buffy all the more endearing to me. wub.gif Thank you, Acadian! I think of these snapshots as magical between-the-worlds moments, so it's fun for me to see what happens.

SubRosa, thank you! That was my most intensely emotional game experience with Lil. I didn't know if she would ever find peace in her story, but now I see what it will take for her.

hazmick, I love the Templar skills. They just feel so righteous. biggrin.gif What does Templar Ciri hit people with?

hautee, my crew all rely on provisions to beef up their attribute pools. They use the drinks for specific situations, but mostly they all use food. And of course they all learn the basic recipes so they can cook when they're traveling. I love that you can catch a fish and turn it into a meal.

mALX, those Nords must be in a naked boots-and-beard guild, lol. That looks like a fun party!

Posted by: mALX Sep 21 2016, 10:36 PM

QUOTE(Grits @ Sep 20 2016, 09:19 PM) *

mALX, those Nords must be in a naked boots-and-beard guild, lol. That looks like a fun party!


It was a party one had to get drunk at to forget what they had seen, laugh.gif




Posted by: hazmick Sep 22 2016, 12:48 AM

QUOTE(Grits @ Sep 21 2016, 02:19 AM) *

hazmick, I love the Templar skills. They just feel so righteous. biggrin.gif What does Templar Ciri hit people with?


Swords, primarily. Tried out an axe earlier but it just didn't feel right, and hammers look too...heavy. Thinking of going for resto staff on her second bar once we unlock more skills for it.

Posted by: Acadian Sep 22 2016, 01:35 AM

Hazmick, I'm very interested in learning more about Templars. I have a concept for a magicka templar using destruction staves and no melee except aedric spear. Light armor.

Posted by: haute ecole rider Sep 22 2016, 01:54 AM

I'm interested in Templars, too.

Still think the Dragonknight build is a good pick for my Mazul. She just joined the Fighter's Guild.

Hazmick, I keep thinking about you every time I talk to Sees Many Colors. Someone said Argonians in this game are beautiful. I have to agree - I've always liked them since Oblivion, especially for their coloration. But the expressions in ESO make them especially compelling to talk to!

Progression for my two ladies have slowed down since the launch of the iPhone 7 has required my presence for longer hours at work. Still, I manage to log on daily at least long enough to buy more horse storage for each character . . .

And today the Crown Store had a sale on bag inventory space, so I picked up a set for each. Now both have over 100 carrying capacities. Too bad the bank isn't keeping up, but we have almost enough gold stashed in the bank to buy the next upgrade soooo . . .

Posted by: hazmick Sep 22 2016, 02:23 AM

QUOTE(Acadian @ Sep 22 2016, 01:35 AM) *

Hazmick, I'm very interested in learning more about Templars. I have a concept for a magicka templar using destruction staves and no melee except aedric spear. Light armor.


It would most definitely work. I think all the Templar abilities are magicka based anyway, and staff damage scales off magicka. Light armour should work too, with its magicka bonuses. Templar is a really mage-y class, with some great damage-dealing spells and the best healing in the game.



Haute - laugh.gif Colors is a great character, and Argonians are more beautiful than ever in ESO - I love all the water metaphors they throw into conversation, it gives me loads of stuff to work into my own stories. The Fighters Guild questline is pretty good, plenty of things for Mazul to hit with a good storyline mixed in.

Posted by: Acadian Sep 22 2016, 02:35 AM

Thanks, hazmick. That is encouraging. Buffy is interested in trying out destruction staves but she is pure stamina. Great bow damage and bow skills and enough magicka to summon Spike. It seems a staff mage would be almost the same as Buffy the bow sorc except be all magicka. Too similar, actually; that is why the concept of a magicka templar intrigues. Instead of Spike, she'd have to rely on some of that aedric spearing and self healing to compensate. Still in the concept stage.

Posted by: mALX Sep 22 2016, 03:17 AM

QUOTE(hazmick @ Sep 21 2016, 09:23 PM) *

*snip*
I love all the water metaphors they throw into conversation, it gives me loads of stuff to work into my own stories.


My absolute favorite Argonian saying in ESO is "I erect the spine of (insert word here: Friendship, Suspicion, Inebriation, etc). LOVE that !!!!



Posted by: Grits Sep 22 2016, 11:47 AM

QUOTE(Acadian @ Sep 21 2016, 08:35 PM) *

Hazmick, I'm very interested in learning more about Templars. I have a concept for a magicka templar using destruction staves and no melee except aedric spear. Light armor.

Acadian, you have just described Aninah. This playstyle is just glorious. Jerric is presently leveling Destruction Staves (while using sword and board/ greatsword) so he can re-spec and take a turn at magicka-based Templar with an ice staff, that's how awesome it is. Templar self-healing is strong from the very beginning, even Stamina-based, melee Jerric has been able to rely on it. Mage-ranger Aninah rarely needs to heal herself, but when she gets stuck with numerous foes she can get through it by herself. I think you are making a great plan.


Another favorite Argonian expression is "Stay moist." Jerric had to bite his cheek the first time a grateful Argonian called him "Moist One." He is generally awed by the mystical Saxhleel folk.


Lildereth has started using her fear spell along with Mark Target and her bow. She finally feels like herself. Her skill set is stealthy and manipulative, and I doubted that it would ever come together. My other Stamina Nightblade uses the melee-type Nightblade abilities with dual daggers, and he has been easy to play from level 1. The last thing Lil needs to get is the Summon Shade ability, but she's getting by without it. I think she is going to be able to go solo through a lot of things that now she has to wait around for backup to do. Whew!

Posted by: mALX Sep 22 2016, 01:48 PM

QUOTE(Grits @ Sep 22 2016, 06:47 AM) *

My other Stamina Nightblade uses the melee-type Nightblade abilities with dual daggers, and he has been easy to play from level 1. The last thing Lil needs to get is the Summon Shade ability, but she's getting by without it. I think she is going to be able to go solo through a lot of things that now she has to wait around for backup to do. Whew!


Has your duel-wielder taken any of the skills from the duel wield skill line? Man, that Whirlwind/steel tornado thing (or as it is affectionately known: "Spin-To-Win") will flat clear a crowd of enemies jumping on you!




Posted by: Acadian Sep 22 2016, 03:09 PM

Grits, thanks much for that encouragement about a no-melee magitemplar with staves! I'm so pleased that Lil is finally coming into her own as a no-melee NB; I know you were concerned there for awhile and Buffy (as a NB) got discouraged by level 5.

Posted by: haute ecole rider Sep 25 2016, 03:25 AM

I had a bad fall early this morning and twisted my foot quite badly. That meant I had to call out from work (can't work if my leg feels like it's going to buckle again). So I spent the day with Julian - we had fun finishing up in Stormhaven. She is now Level 24 and getting much more comfortable about taking on the bosses. She is still cautious, and still sneaks a lot, but no longer panics when she sees two enemies together. Her Siphoning skills are quite powerful. She also picked up a neat set of Argonian greaves that really show a lot of her legs, and a cuirass that is stronger than her Death's Wind set that mALX made for her. It's kind of a mishmash right now, but Mazul has promised to craft a better set once she gets the traits researched.

I'm heading back to Glenumbra tonight to bring Mazul through the last of the Glenumbra quests. She has Cath Bedraud and Crosswych left to do. She is at Level 14, about ready to level up.

Posted by: Grits Sep 25 2016, 04:04 AM

I love Crosswych. It's one of my favorite spots. Aninah went through there recently, but the pictures turned out foggy and too grey. If I could live in Tamriel, Crosswych would be a strong contender. wub.gif Enjoy!

I hope your foot heals quickly with no long-term repercussions. cake.gif (the cake of swift healing, lol)

Posted by: haute ecole rider Sep 25 2016, 05:11 AM

Mazul is Level 15 and halfway to 16. We just recovered the Skyshard from Ebon Crypt (though we didn't clear it). I think she will come back after she levels up a little more to wipe out the cultists from this place. On the way to Ebon Crypt, we got asked for the second time how we walk. Level 21 player this time.

For Julian and me, it's Wind's Keep in Stormhaven, though Crosswych is a wonderful place too. We loved the quests there!

Posted by: hazmick Sep 25 2016, 05:56 AM

Ciri arrived in Shadowfen this evening, ready to explore Haa-Rei's homeland. I was planning on posting screenies but OneDrive is not playing ball tonight.

We also accepted an invite to a guild, though it has only just started and thus has no guild trader or anything yet. Hopefully it develops and I get a chance to sell some of the motifs I have in the bank. I haven't been in a guild since the game first came out, and all those guilds died off pretty soon after that.

Posted by: mALX Sep 26 2016, 06:58 AM

QUOTE(haute ecole rider @ Sep 24 2016, 10:25 PM) *

I had a bad fall early this morning and twisted my foot quite badly. That meant I had to call out from work (can't work if my leg feels like it's going to buckle again). So I spent the day with Julian - we had fun finishing up in Stormhaven. She is now Level 24 and getting much more comfortable about taking on the bosses. She is still cautious, and still sneaks a lot, but no longer panics when she sees two enemies together. Her Siphoning skills are quite powerful. She also picked up a neat set of Argonian greaves that really show a lot of her legs, and a cuirass that is stronger than her Death's Wind set that mALX made for her. It's kind of a mishmash right now, but Mazul has promised to craft a better set once she gets the traits researched.

I'm heading back to Glenumbra tonight to bring Mazul through the last of the Glenumbra quests. She has Cath Bedraud and Crosswych left to do. She is at Level 14, about ready to level up.


So sorry to hear about your fall! I hope you are feeling better today! verysad.gif




Posted by: haute ecole rider Sep 26 2016, 05:51 PM

To top it all off, Saturday our washing machine broke in the middle of my mom's laundry.

Tried to get it working again (it wasn't draining the water, and I figured how to drain it manually and clean the drain filter) - no dice. Suspect the drain motor is out. It's a 10 year old machine so Mom and I have been back and forth all weekend on whether to repair it or replace it.

Chatted online with the machine's support and turns out that it is indeed at the end of its service life, so now we're going to shop around for a good deal and try to get it replaced within the week. We'll see how things go . . .

But at least the foot is getting better and I'll be returning to work later today.

Posted by: Grits Sep 26 2016, 08:24 PM

Lildereth is showing me her wild side on the golden plains of Reaper's March. She is barefoot and browning in the sun with not a single worry in her head. And she's staying well-hydrated in the warm rivers and falls of course. She has been traveling here for a while to drop off completed writs, and now she can finally explore.

My crew has given up questing until the next update, and it is a blast. I might even get Darnand outside to roam around a little. He has about two dozen alchemy and enchanter survey reports stuffed down in the bottom of his satchel. This could be a good time to go gather some more stuff.



haute, good luck with the washer hunt! Glad you're up on your foot again.

Posted by: ghastley Sep 26 2016, 08:44 PM

haute, you didn't injure your foot kicking the recalcitrant machine, did you? tongue.gif

Posted by: mALX Sep 26 2016, 09:12 PM



I finally forced myself to complete Coldharbour and face down Molag Bal - have been dreading it for too long, and wanted it out of the way before "One Tamriel" happens. Now Misa is starting into the Daggerfall Covenant via "Cadwell's Silver" questline.

I found out that Misa is only missing 12 skyshards of what she is capable of getting without buying Orsinium or the IC DLC. That is/equals 4 more skill points. So I'm seriously hoping that she will be able to find some skill points in the quests up ahead in the Silver and Gold; because there is so many more things I was hoping to do with her skill trees, lol. Urk.



Posted by: Acadian Sep 26 2016, 09:37 PM

Rider, I hope something else gets hurt (but not badly) so you can stay home and play. Okay, just kidding! biggrin.gif

Grits, Lil being a wood elf. . . wub.gif

mALX, Congrats again to SuperMisa the Champion!

Posted by: haute ecole rider Sep 27 2016, 06:03 AM

No, ghastley, I hurt my foot before the machine broke down!

It's better, though throbbing a bit tonight after working (and closing) in the store today. I think I will stay home tomorrow morning (I volunteer Tuesday mornings at a local therapeutic riding stable).

Mazul and I are finishing up a few things before entering Crosswych tonight. I'm not sure how much we'll get done in Crosswych, but we are still enjoying ourselves and exploring the final corner of Glenumbra.

Posted by: mALX Sep 27 2016, 07:51 AM

QUOTE(haute ecole rider @ Sep 27 2016, 01:03 AM) *

No, ghastley, I hurt my foot before the machine broke down!

It's better, though throbbing a bit tonight after working (and closing) in the store today. I think I will stay home tomorrow morning (I volunteer Tuesday mornings at a local therapeutic riding stable).

Mazul and I are finishing up a few things before entering Crosswych tonight. I'm not sure how much we'll get done in Crosswych, but we are still enjoying ourselves and exploring the final corner of Glenumbra.



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Posted by: Grits Sep 27 2016, 04:25 PM

Jerric is finally wearing his starter set of Pelinal's Aptitude gear, and it's pretty neat. His weapon damage dropped due to giving up an Agility set piece and swapping some medium armor for heavy since those are the only Pelinal's pieces that anyone on Team Jerric can craft right now, but his spell damage went up to meet it. It was truly awesome to feel like a battlemage for the first time in ESO.

Lildereth is still many months away from being able to craft five pieces in medium armor, so in the meantime he's asked her to go find a Hunding's Rage station and make him five try-me pieces (so as not to waste the rubedo leather) of that. He'll have to decide between Morihaus and Hunding's to pair with the Pelinal's. This will not be easy. He loves to roll through a crowd and knock them down like bowling pins, which is the fun feature of the Morihaus set. But the Hunding's should make a noticeable difference in both sword and spells.

Best thing, so far it seems that his favorite buff Major Brutality (increase weapon damage 20%) also works on spell damage with Pelinal's equipped. Oh my gosh, folks. He needs to play with it for much longer before he commits the materials to make his level gear, but it looks like this is everything I'd hoped it would be for him. Battlemage! Woo!! biggrin.gif

Posted by: Acadian Sep 27 2016, 05:19 PM

That is wonderfully encouraging news, Grits. I imagine the challenges Jerric faces trying to balance magicka and stamina (and, oh yeah, hitpoints). tongue.gif

Posted by: mALX Sep 28 2016, 07:50 PM

QUOTE(Grits @ Sep 27 2016, 11:25 AM) *

Jerric is finally wearing his starter set of Pelinal's Aptitude gear, and it's pretty neat. His weapon damage dropped due to giving up an Agility set piece and swapping some medium armor for heavy since those are the only Pelinal's pieces that anyone on Team Jerric can craft right now, but his spell damage went up to meet it. It was truly awesome to feel like a battlemage for the first time in ESO.

Lildereth is still many months away from being able to craft five pieces in medium armor, so in the meantime he's asked her to go find a Hunding's Rage station and make him five try-me pieces (so as not to waste the rubedo leather) of that. He'll have to decide between Morihaus and Hunding's to pair with the Pelinal's. This will not be easy. He loves to roll through a crowd and knock them down like bowling pins, which is the fun feature of the Morihaus set. But the Hunding's should make a noticeable difference in both sword and spells.

Best thing, so far it seems that his favorite buff Major Brutality (increase weapon damage 20%) also works on spell damage with Pelinal's equipped. Oh my gosh, folks. He needs to play with it for much longer before he commits the materials to make his level gear, but it looks like this is everything I'd hoped it would be for him. Battlemage! Woo!! biggrin.gif



I am dying to see a vid of Jerric rolling through crowds and knocking them down "like bowling pins," rollinglaugh.gif




Posted by: hazmick Sep 28 2016, 08:56 PM

Good to hear, Grits. Once Cirinwe hits level 50 and gains access to the Champion Point pool I'll have to start looking at magicka gear and whatnot too.


Haa-Rei continues his quest for traits. So far for medium armour we have 5 slots with 6 traits and 2 slots with 5 traits. Ciri keeps sending him any medium armour she finds so it's progressing quickly. Except Nirnhoned of course.

Posted by: hazmick Sep 30 2016, 09:00 PM

Haa-Rei got his first Minotaur motif today! Bought it from a guild trader in Wrothgar for 20,000 gold.

I've noticed that prices have been dropping veeeeeeery slowly for motifs, so I'm hoping to see more Minotaur stuff at similar prices.

As I type this Haa-Rei is lurking around Tribune's Folly, waiting for more players to show up to help with Limenauruus. It's been 10 minutes so far - I knew I should have done the daily quests earlier in the day!

Posted by: mALX Oct 2 2016, 01:21 AM

QUOTE(hazmick @ Sep 30 2016, 04:00 PM) *

Haa-Rei got his first Minotaur motif today! Bought it from a guild trader in Wrothgar for 20,000 gold.

I've noticed that prices have been dropping veeeeeeery slowly for motifs, so I'm hoping to see more Minotaur stuff at similar prices.

As I type this Haa-Rei is lurking around Tribune's Folly, waiting for more players to show up to help with Limenauruus. It's been 10 minutes so far - I knew I should have done the daily quests earlier in the day!



I paid 20,000 for an Imperial motif for Misa and almost as soon as she read it (I mean like the next day) she found one in an urn!



Posted by: hazmick Oct 5 2016, 01:22 PM

Haa-Rei had a last run around The Gold Coast and Wrothgar today before I cancel my ESO+ subscription. Fortunately, as of yesterday, we have enough pieces of both the Briarheart and Morihaus sets for Haa-Rei and Cirinwe respectively to get the set bonuses! I'm planning on buying the Orsinium DLC properly, just waiting to see if they do a discount for the anniversary.

As for Ciri, she finished up the questline in Shadowfen and moved on to Eastmarch (though I just realised that I've missed a quest in Shadowfen. Oops). First order of business was to do the next Mages Guild quest (always a hoot), and The Prophet has been waiting for us to join him for a while now too. All in all, Cirinwe is one busy elf!

Posted by: haute ecole rider Oct 5 2016, 04:05 PM

I hear you about running two characters!

I purchased the Imperial Edition of ESO, so I thought I'd be set. Then they come out with the Guilds and Glory sale, so I got that, too. Happened to have a good payday, so . . .

The ESO+ subscription is less and less appealing. The Bag O' Crafting is just about the only thing I would want from it, and on my budget, 15 simoleons a month is a bit rich. So, no.

I spent some time with Julian yesterday exploring Rivenspire and moving through the Covenant quest line. It's an interesting process, what with giant bats, big spiders (look out, SubRosa!), blood fiends and vampires. Though what's the difference between a blood fiend and a zombie escapes me at the moment. I'm sure it'll become clear by the time Julian finishes the Rivenspire quests.

Just before I had to log off to head out to work, Julian and I discovered that Misa of Ebonheart had sent Julian new gifts! In the nick of time too, as Julian had literally just leveled up to 26! So we headed back to Shornhelm so Julian could sell some stuff, deposit others in the bank for Mazul, and make room in her inventory for the new gear. At this point we haven't yet decided what colors we want to use - Julian's Desert Storm palette is just a little too light and too yellow for Rivenspire. For now we're sticking with what Misa used. It's kind of cool, really. Julian says it's just a little too red. I'm looking at some of the other players and shaking my head - by comparison Julian is really dull. But that's the way she likes it. And that retires the last of the Death Wind gear that Misa had given Julian so long ago. Like, just a month ago today.

Last night we headed out to western Rivenspire and did some more questing and exploring. The new gear works great!

And my impressions of ESO continue to grow and evolve. I feel like I'm settling into the whole online thing - it feels like ESO is a great gateway for single player gamers to move into the multiplayer experience. Sometimes (especially when taking on the dolmens or the bosses) it's good to have an ally.

So far we haven't yet officially grouped up with anyone else - though Mazul has had a couple of invites and so has Julian. While we're part of a guild, it doesn't seem particularly active and I'm often the only player online. I'm not disappointed, really. Just learning how things are. But what's cool is encountering another player with a similar goal, and supporting that player so that we both get what we want. Afterwards, we go our separate ways. And that's the way Julian likes it. Mazul, too.

Posted by: hazmick Oct 5 2016, 04:39 PM

I'd say ESO+ is great for exploring DLC without paying the full price for them (especially with smaller DLC like Thieves Guild and Dark Brotherhood)and the other bonuses make it worth it if you can afford it, it's just that I no longer can if I want to be able to afford any thing else this year (lots of games and whatnot coming out). The craft bag is super helpful, and I get to keep it after cancelling my subscription - I won't be able to add new items to it, but it's still going to be there to hold what's already in it.


I hear you about the multiplayer thing. I play a few multiplayer games, but ESO is really nice and casual about it. Most of the time you can get by without having to properly group with anyone, and the occasional emote is all you need to communicate with strangers - perfect for shy adventurers like Haa-Rei and Ciri. The little guild that I joined the other day just got up to 50 members, so we might have a guild store soon. Fingers crossed!

Posted by: mALX Oct 5 2016, 04:43 PM

QUOTE(hazmick @ Oct 5 2016, 08:22 AM) *

Haa-Rei had a last run around The Gold Coast and Wrothgar today before I cancel my ESO+ subscription. Fortunately, as of yesterday, we have enough pieces of both the Briarheart and Morihaus sets for Haa-Rei and Cirinwe respectively to get the set bonuses! I'm planning on buying the Orsinium DLC properly, just waiting to see if they do a discount for the anniversary.

As for Ciri, she finished up the questline in Shadowfen and moved on to Eastmarch (though I just realised that I've missed a quest in Shadowfen. Oops). First order of business was to do the next Mages Guild quest (always a hoot), and The Prophet has been waiting for us to join him for a while now too. All in all, Cirinwe is one busy elf!


I've also been waiting to see if they discount Orsinium on its anniversary - which is today, isn't it? I've been watching to see if it goes on sale, so far nothing verysad.gif



Posted by: mALX Oct 5 2016, 05:00 PM

QUOTE(haute ecole rider @ Oct 5 2016, 11:05 AM) *

I hear you about running two characters!

I purchased the Imperial Edition of ESO, so I thought I'd be set. Then they come out with the Guilds and Glory sale, so I got that, too. Happened to have a good payday, so . . .

The ESO+ subscription is less and less appealing. The Bag O' Crafting is just about the only thing I would want from it, and on my budget, 15 simoleons a month is a bit rich. So, no.

I spent some time with Julian yesterday exploring Rivenspire and moving through the Covenant quest line. It's an interesting process, what with giant bats, big spiders (look out, SubRosa!), blood fiends and vampires. Though what's the difference between a blood fiend and a zombie escapes me at the moment. I'm sure it'll become clear by the time Julian finishes the Rivenspire quests.

Just before I had to log off to head out to work, Julian and I discovered that Misa of Ebonheart had sent Julian new gifts! In the nick of time too, as Julian had literally just leveled up to 26! So we headed back to Shornhelm so Julian could sell some stuff, deposit others in the bank for Mazul, and make room in her inventory for the new gear. At this point we haven't yet decided what colors we want to use - Julian's Desert Storm palette is just a little too light and too yellow for Rivenspire. For now we're sticking with what Misa used. It's kind of cool, really. Julian says it's just a little too red. I'm looking at some of the other players and shaking my head - by comparison Julian is really dull. But that's the way she likes it. And that retires the last of the Death Wind gear that Misa had given Julian so long ago. Like, just a month ago today.

Last night we headed out to western Rivenspire and did some more questing and exploring. The new gear works great!

And my impressions of ESO continue to grow and evolve. I feel like I'm settling into the whole online thing - it feels like ESO is a great gateway for single player gamers to move into the multiplayer experience. Sometimes (especially when taking on the dolmens or the bosses) it's good to have an ally.

So far we haven't yet officially grouped up with anyone else - though Mazul has had a couple of invites and so has Julian. While we're part of a guild, it doesn't seem particularly active and I'm often the only player online. I'm not disappointed, really. Just learning how things are. But what's cool is encountering another player with a similar goal, and supporting that player so that we both get what we want. Afterwards, we go our separate ways. And that's the way Julian likes it. Mazul, too.



Is it red? The darn thing about crafting for another player is that - you can't see what you have created! I never know what it looks like until I see it on a character (or more often than not, see a screenshot of them in it).

Misa is up in the Ancestor Silk for robes, and I was wanting to make her one light robe to wear kind of as a dress (because the robes are gorgeous and stylish in ESO) - but the racial styles and sets are all so different looking, I really want to see what they look like before sinking 150 pieces of cloth into one!









Posted by: hazmick Oct 5 2016, 05:01 PM

QUOTE(mALX @ Oct 5 2016, 04:43 PM) *

I've also been waiting to see if they discount Orsinium on its anniversary - which is today, isn't it? I've been watching to see if it goes on sale, so far nothing verysad.gif


It was released in November. This year's Imperial City DLC discount thing was only announced a couple of days beforehand, so there's plenty of time for an Orsinium announcement.

Posted by: haute ecole rider Oct 5 2016, 05:13 PM

@mALX: I know about not being able to see what they look like before you craft! Ugh! But I posted screenies of Julian modeling her new armor and weapons over on the screenshot thread if you want to check them out.

@hazmick: So you get to keep the stuff you have in your Bag, after canceling the membership, but can't add any more to it? Umm, okay. So I'd have to do serious farming while I have a subscription going just to make that Bag last a long time. But it would be a good way to clear out the bank. Hmmmmm.

Right now I'm waiting for the NA server to come back online. ESO just updated itself, so I suspect the One Tamriel went live today. But the server is still down (since 3 am my time!) for maintenance.

Bummer. I was hoping to adventure with Mazul this morning before leaving for work in a couple of hours. Looks like it's not going to happen . . . indifferent.gif

Posted by: hazmick Oct 5 2016, 05:46 PM

QUOTE(haute ecole rider @ Oct 5 2016, 05:13 PM) *
I suspect the One Tamriel went live today. But the server is still down (since 3 am my time!) for maintenance.


Oh yes, I almost forgot. Today is the day for One Tamriel on PC. Those of us on console still have 2 weeks left indifferent.gif

I imagine it's a pretty sizeable update (memory-wise) since it's such a large change to the base game.

Posted by: mALX Oct 5 2016, 05:50 PM

QUOTE(hazmick @ Oct 5 2016, 12:46 PM) *

QUOTE(haute ecole rider @ Oct 5 2016, 05:13 PM) *
I suspect the One Tamriel went live today. But the server is still down (since 3 am my time!) for maintenance.


Oh yes, I almost forgot. Today is the day for One Tamriel on PC. Those of us on console still have 2 weeks left indifferent.gif

I imagine it's a pretty sizeable update (memory-wise) since it's such a large change to the base game.



Yes, I am not looking forward to it verysad.gif :nervous:



Posted by: mALX Oct 5 2016, 06:20 PM

QUOTE(hazmick @ Oct 5 2016, 12:01 PM) *

QUOTE(mALX @ Oct 5 2016, 04:43 PM) *

I've also been waiting to see if they discount Orsinium on its anniversary - which is today, isn't it? I've been watching to see if it goes on sale, so far nothing verysad.gif


It was released in November. This year's Imperial City DLC discount thing was only announced a couple of days beforehand, so there's plenty of time for an Orsinium announcement.



Oh, you are right. It was announced on October 5, but not released till November. Urgh, another month plus of waiting before I will buy it then.

It came out while I still had the Plus membership, but (between bad health and buying that house for my son) I never got to play it even to try it out before cancelling my Plus membership in December last year.


Posted by: hazmick Oct 5 2016, 07:44 PM

Aah that's a shame. I hope you get to play it - my favourite area out of all the DLC's so far.

Posted by: mALX Oct 5 2016, 07:51 PM

QUOTE(hazmick @ Oct 5 2016, 02:44 PM) *

Aah that's a shame. I hope you get to play it - my favourite area out of all the DLC's so far.



It was your screens and telling of it that made me so interested in it last year, but ... just couldn't play at all period at the time. I was offline about 6 months from the game, so dropped my Plus membership when it expired in December of last year. I can't get it now, will just have to buy the DLC with my leftover crowns. That is why I'm hesitant to spend 3000 crowns on just one DLC, just in case they come out with other stuff I really want like the Anvil (Dark Brotherhood) one. I don't care one way or another about the DB, but LOVE being in Anvil! They did an excellent job of keeping the look/feel of Anvil in it!







Posted by: haute ecole rider Oct 6 2016, 05:59 AM

Mazul is PISSED! And I mean royally, disgustedly PISSED!

And not in a drunk sort of way . . .

The update took away her favorite spell, Fiery Grip, and put it in dormant mode. To bring it back, she has to level her Ardent Flame skills to 30 (she's at 24 now).

It's how she deals with group mobs, for Mundus's sake! Pulls one of them close to her, whale away at him/her before the others catch up.

And because of that, Sir Croix, who is difficult anyway, proved nearly impossible for her to kill. And now she has to deal with the Omen of Fear in Sir Hughes's dream??

I peeked at Julian's skills, and they seem to be largely untouched. So she's okay.

But we have to see how the whole leveling thing works out now . . .

Posted by: hazmick Oct 6 2016, 12:54 PM

Sounds frustrating Haute. I still need to have a proper look through the patch notes to see if any of Ciri or Haa-Rei's stuff is affected.


Good news for me today though. When I went to cancel ESO+ I discovered that I can cancel the auto-renew function but keep the subscription until the next bill date, which is the first of November. This means that I can still use ESO+ for a couple of weeks. Hooray!

To celebrate, Haa-Rei did his dailies and we got a Minotaur helmet motif from Limenauruus. Double hooray!

I'm hoping to get at least one Briarheart ring before ESO+ goes for good. We have enough pieces to get the full set bonus already but the Briarheart armour looks terrible and I'd like to make use of the Minotaur motifs that I have (we have three now!). If I can get one or both ring slots with Briarheart, that will free up one or two armour slots for something else.

Posted by: haute ecole rider Oct 6 2016, 07:07 PM

Where do you get the Briarheart stuff?

And are you on the EU server? Wondering myself if it's something I can pick up and send along to Haa-Rei . . .

Posted by: hazmick Oct 6 2016, 08:16 PM

Briarheart drops from daily delves in Wrothgar (Orsinium DLC). I do play on the EU server, but I'm on Xbox kvleft.gif

I have 23 days before ESO+ is done, which is 23 opportunities to get two rings or 46 if I get Ciri to help (not sure if she's strong enough though). Of course a Briarheart piece isn't a guaranteed drop, but still I have a good chance.

Posted by: haute ecole rider Oct 6 2016, 08:29 PM

Drat! Wish we could all cross-send each other stuff across servers, but I suspect that would melt the Internet . . .

Even if such technology were possible . . .

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Posted by: mALX Oct 6 2016, 09:55 PM

QUOTE(haute ecole rider @ Oct 6 2016, 12:59 AM) *

Mazul is PISSED! And I mean royally, disgustedly PISSED!

And not in a drunk sort of way . . .

The update took away her favorite spell, Fiery Grip, and put it in dormant mode. To bring it back, she has to level her Ardent Flame skills to 30 (she's at 24 now).

It's how she deals with group mobs, for Mundus's sake! Pulls one of them close to her, whale away at him/her before the others catch up.

And because of that, Sir Croix, who is difficult anyway, proved nearly impossible for her to kill. And now she has to deal with the Omen of Fear in Sir Hughes's dream??

I peeked at Julian's skills, and they seem to be largely untouched. So she's okay.

But we have to see how the whole leveling thing works out now . . .



I got three crafting Surveys today = all sending Misa to WROTHGAR for mats, when we don't have Orsinium DLC!!! How are we supposed to get those Surveys? I guess they are trying to force us to buy Orsinium? And Craglorn is a blank map; I'm having to re-find everything without even being able to see it on the map - they wanted to make sure we "Saw" all the changes so took all our pathfinders away, all our completed dungeons, etc.

And yes, they changed some of the skills we HAD ALREADY EARNED and just took them away from us - Pissed is a good word.

Some of the good changes - quest rewards we got in the beginning of the game are suddenly "Sets" now. Not that we can use them now, but if we start another character it will be good.

Why would we start another character you ask? Because my level 8 character is kicking the butts off bosses now, while my CH 197 character can't beat a mud crab anymore!!!!

So the devs at Zenimax have royally screwed their game up, imho.

Oh, but on a good note: The new deal on mats means I was able to find enough Ruby Ash Wood to make my new bow! So I sent it off to my gf Aussie, and hope next time I'm in game I should get to try out my new bow!

And another woman I play with just sent me some homemade Orange Marmalade = MMMMMMMMM!!!!







Posted by: Grits Oct 6 2016, 10:45 PM

mALX, you should report the Wrothgar surveys as a bug. That's not supposed to happen.


PC players, did your skills reset, and if not can you tell if a skill reset at the shrines (for game gold) is super cheap the way they usually make it after a major update?

Posted by: mALX Oct 7 2016, 02:01 AM

QUOTE(Grits @ Oct 6 2016, 05:45 PM) *

mALX, you should report the Wrothgar surveys as a bug. That's not supposed to happen.


PC players, did your skills reset, and if not can you tell if a skill reset at the shrines (for game gold) is super cheap the way they usually make it after a major update?



I reported the first one as a bug, the second one as a bug; the third one I pretty much just cursed them out, laugh.gif





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