The Daily Grind: How do you play Elder Scrolls Online?

    
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I reinstalled Elder Scrolls Online this week, and I don’t know why. I mean, I like the game well enough, and did from day one even when people were inexplicably crucifying it left and right. But after my roleplay guild dissolved late last year, so did my desire to play ESO, at least for a time. Plus it’s not like I need another fantasy themepark, what with Lord of the Rings Online and EverQuest II already on my MMO plate.

But I couldn’t help it. I love the franchise and I guess it had just been too long since I’d wandered around Tamriel. Now, though, I’m not sure what to do. I guess I can solo my way through the other two factions or work on achievements, since there are a lot of those. Or I could go to Cyrodiil, as ESO’s group PvP was the most tolerable MMO PvP I’ve ever experienced. What say you, MOP readers and ESO fans? What’s your favorite thing to do in ESO?

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hvd

this gam is a HUGE GRIND.way more then most.skills,vr lvls 1-16,champion points.and vampire and wearwolf.if you dont grind for pvp you wont have a god time  at all.lvls and set gear and vr lvls have a HUGE difference from vr 1-16.if you think it took you a while to get to 50 you havent seen anything yet.the grind is real after 50.its why i cant get back in to eso.liked the game liked my class.HATED  after 50.grind.grind.grind.

then after all the grind if you dont have the right item sets you wint do good in pvp.unless you zerg.from what i have seen from these streamers if you dont have the vr ranks and gear you wont even win a duel.just be warned if you get in to this game for there pvp you are going to sink a lot of time to get good. and thats if this game is around by the time camalot unchained icomes out.most will leave for that.the pc is dying already.

Gurnlei
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Gurnlei

Greymantle Craw That’s a good drop you got though. You can for sure make a staff of the same level that is better than the dorp you got.

Greymantle
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Greymantle

Craw Greymantle We must have played different games for it takes a lot of time to get crafting skills up. I was working on clothing, wood working, enchanting, from the start. I have over 40 hours in game and I’m only level 11 with most of my time going toward crafting / gathering. The staff I crafted is a level higher then the drop I got and its worse. This is what turned me off from the game. I didn’t want to craft anymore it seemed a waste of time.

Craw
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Craw

Greymantle Craw The fact is you are comparing different quality gear.  *shrug*  You are allowed to not like the game.  Your gaming experience is vastly different to mine, I was able to craft all my gear and never had to go out of my way to get crafting materials.

Greymantle
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Greymantle

Craw Greymantle Well here are some facts….

Greymantle
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Greymantle

xsorus There you go. More facts then anyone else that posted here saying I was wrong.

Bullwraith
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Bullwraith

Jef, I’d recommend that you find an active guild. I know that Quest Gaming Network (the Off The Record podcast folks) have an active guild for each faction. Each guild almost always has at least one event a week. And with the Imperial City dlc coming in a couple of weeks now would be a good time to join them or another group that you find.

SwobyJ
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SwobyJ

I don’t play, but it remains in the ‘top MMORPGs I’ll pick up when I have the time and want to spend the money’, along with anything in WoW, FFXIV, and Wildstar.

Actually, I can easily make a list:
1. ESO
2. FFXIV (only #2 due to subscription model)
3. Wildstar
4. WoW

SoMuchMass
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SoMuchMass

Grimmtooth It pretty much is what GW2 should have been.  It is a fixed version of GW2.

groo the wanderer
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groo the wanderer

I have put the game on hiatus at the moment apart from logging in to level up my mounts bag spaces . I am waiting for the next patch to come out with will make leveling through the veteran ranks easier .