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Grits
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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Grits

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.
hazmick
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

mALX

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.
Grits
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
mALX
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.


Grits
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.
hazmick
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
Grits
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.

mALX
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.


hazmick
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
mALX
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.

Grits
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.
hazmick
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
mALX
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.


*


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.


mALX


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.



hazmick
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...
mALX
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 !!!


hazmick
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 here, 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
mALX
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 here, 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?


hazmick
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
mALX
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.


Grits
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
mALX
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?



hazmick
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.
Acadian
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.
mALX
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.



hazmick
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.

This is what it all looks like

A closer look at the skill lines
mALX
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.

This is what it all looks like

A closer look at the skill lines



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!!!


Grits
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.
hazmick
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.
mALX
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!





Grits
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
hazmick
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
mALX
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 !!!!!


hazmick
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.
Grits
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.

SubRosa
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!"
mALX
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?


mALX
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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.




hazmick
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.
mALX
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.




hazmick
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 £30!)
mALX
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 £30!)



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.




hazmick
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?

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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 becoming a werewolf is fun. Either way, Bubba has nothing to worry about. smile.gif
mALX
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?

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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 becoming a werewolf is fun. Either 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?



Grits
QUOTE(hazmick @ Jun 29 2015, 07:02 PM) *
Not sure what the cure involves, but becoming a werewolf is fun.

Is that Haa Rei?! ohmy.gif

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

QUOTE(hazmick @ Jun 29 2015, 07:02 PM) *
Not sure what the cure involves, but becoming a werewolf is fun.

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.




Grits
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?

mALX
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.


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