Bethesda outlines your first five hours in Elder Scrolls Online

    
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Bethesda has published a new blog post that sums up a player’s first five hours in Elder Scrolls Online. As you might expect, there’s not a lot here that’s helpful to existing fans or experienced PC players, but if you’re new and/or considering an ESO sojourn on your console, you can get a good overview of what awaits you by reading the blurb.

“One thing you should know,” Bethesda says, “is that Tamriel is huge. Seriously, huge. And it contains some places that are really, really nasty. Some quests, even early on, may send you into those nasty areas… and nothing will artificially prevent you from going there, even if you’ve just started the game.”

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Denice J Cook
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Denice J Cook

A_Dad Supreme
Actually, a mod on the forums just the other day said they’re revisiting the issue due to the large number of complaints, and they’re going to keep trying to implement a real chat window.  Meantime, they’re putting in some sort of “scroll wheel” with a few “LFG” etc. type messages you can spam through.  Tera has something like this in addition to their own chat window, actually, so it’s been done before.
If Daybreak can have a chat window in DCUO and they’re falling apart at the seams, then Zenimax/Bethesda who has more money than God can manage it as well.
It will be interesting to see how long it takes them, though.

Robert80
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mysecretid Robert80 solipsis  Yeah, I think it’s just different play styles then.  I usually only keep the top end materials around for my guys, and if I need anything else I go get it then and there.
Anyway, glad you are enjoying the game overall, and I do hope they make the bank system better!

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Robert80 mysecretid solipsis 
I think it may actually be related to the fact that the TESO player-market system can be such an inefficient pain in my arse.

Both my characters craft (different things), and because I can never count on finding a trade guild vendor who sells whatever I might need for a particular crafting session at a sane price (not even after searching the game world for almost  90 minutes, which I did once), I end up stockpiling crafting materials so that I will actually have them, if and when I need them.

I don’t normally “hoard” like this, and I don’t like doing it, but with — as you mentioned — bank space both limited and somewhat overpriced … and buying and selling with other players being problematic .. well, I end up carrying four times the shite I would in any other game.

Again, I really like TESO for what it is — but I know I would play it more regularly if they’d sort out these things a bit better.

I even cancelled my paid sub last week because it felt like I was paying to feel annoyed. When they sort this stuff, I’ll pay them again. :-)

Cheers,

TitianHero
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TitianHero

“Seriously, huge.” Good to see teenagers are still able to get work in this economy.

Robert80
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mysecretid Robert80 solipsis  Heh.  Was just wondering because it seems like a total non-issue to me once you have a VR character.
I guess maybe different play styles.  I am running 3 characters, so it certainly isn’t merely the number of characters.  I do think it would be nice to have more bank space upgrades available, and the price overall reduced a little (especially for those who do seem to run out of space.)
I guess if you are keeping multiple stacks of some of the food ingredients, that could add up quickly.  Not sure what you would do with that much food… but oh well!

mysecretid
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Robert80 mysecretid solipsis 
Not low-level, not holding onto things I don’t need — just never have enough storage space.
Perhaps because I have two characters, and bank space in the game is shared? I dunno.
Or, people just have different play styles? In the end, it doesn’t matter. I was only talking.

Robert80
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mysecretid solipsis  How… I don’t understand how you couldn’t possibly make some room, unless you are still low level and trying to craft everything on one toon to start with.  I mean, I have every craft on one of my toons, with multiple stacks of end-game materials and a handful of them from earlier tiers, and I don’t come close to filling the bank even with the trophy specialty items in there… and it isn’t even maxed (because I have not needed to yet.)
At lower levels, especially if doing provisioning, it is tighter… but unless you are holding on to tons of things that you don’t need to you should be able to make room.

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Tamanous

I’ve played all factions. The only thing they should say about the first 5 hours of playing is:

“Get used to doing quests … you will be doing many, many, many …. many more on your endless grind to be forever weaker than those who power leveled before you!”

I enjoyed uninstalling it off of my SSD. Freed a ton of space.

mysecretid
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solipsis 
Heh. :-) The problem is, I typically have no free space left … at all. As in, I can’t go and play and have fun until I free up some space for the new treasure I’m hoping to acquire.

So, I end up deleting things — typically crafting materials I know I’m going to need later — just so I’ll have room for new acquisitions.

As above, if I could actually sell the stuff I don’t need on a player-friendly market — or if  I could acquire (even buy with real money) as much bank space as I needed, all would be well.

As it stands now, though, the systems seem kind of broken.

Cheers,

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I really like ESO but the “account bank” rather than individual bank istuation I HATE with a passion we really get screwed on space with that (and yes I know its expandable but even so that space we get for a whole account of characters is something we would have gotten PER CHARACTER in any other MMO).

Also the UI is lazy and horrid something so crucial so badly done is poor, and yes I know the modders can fix it but then you face the issue of what if the mod that makes my UI useful and gorgeous stops updating his mods? then your screwed again.

For me ANY game should have a decent UI to begin with whether moddable or not that way even without mods you have a FUNCTIONAL screen.