The Stream Team: Having fun in Elder Scrolls Online’s free week

The cake has been eaten and the jesters are gone, but the Elder Scrolls Online events are not over! Today kicks off one event that all players can enjoy, whether they own the game or not; today the free trial week for ESO begins. Massively OP’s MJ is ready to welcome anyone who wants to come check the game out before the big expansion. Now is your chance to see what you think of the game. Join us live at 8:00 p.m. as MJ continues her adventures, and maybe even start your own!

What: Elder Scrolls Online
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 8:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

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Paul Nettle

I’m going to give it a shot even though the current state of MMORPGs (as single player online games with sparse/no grouping) makes me want to projectile vomit. I tried the game back in beta, so it’s been a while.

It’s a rather large download (50 gig DL that yields 70G installed so far) and it’s somewhat annoying that it needs to patch on top of that (I know how MMORPGs usually roll but the PC client is done via Steam so there’s no reason for it not to be fully up-to-date upon install).


I’m not sure ESO is something that you’ll love given your preference for group play. It does have instanced group content, large-scale PvP, and some daily quests that favor group play but there is no specific need to participate beyond personal desire.

Most things in the world that might benefit from group play like the various boss encounters scattered across each map can be beaten solo with skill or with stats, and if you’re properly geared you can do some instanced content on your own.

The quests are essentially there for storytelling. You basically need to press an attack skill a few dozen times to go from one quest step to the next, it never gets difficult.

I’m biased though–while I’ve had the game since launch I can only play it for at most a week or two when I’m really bored (but I have finished most of the zone content for the base game, expansions, and have done some pvp).

Wanda Clamshuckr

There are some great guilds in the game that focus on social activities. Lots of people at all hours looking to group up. Avoid the Group Finder at all costs.

Finding a regular partner to do content with is very doable. “End-game” content is very challenging, and requires larger groups. There are many guilds that are willing to train you up, help get the gear you need, then run the more difficult dungeons. Most/all use TS/Discord.

I’d poke around here, and here, and advertise for what you want. Be specific on server and the times you are available.