@Dashiva_USAI'm lost typing this, it's a fun game but I am finding it difficult to work out how to build a character due to the multitude of options.
I have just started playing EOS so literally everything is new to me here. Having played Everquest 2 for many years i'm struggling to come to grips with the game and how everything ties together. So here's where I am at, my DragonKnight is level 13, he's a Nord but he's questing in Auridon as my wife who is also new is playing a elf.
1. I am VERY confused by the whole skill system. I literally have no idea what to put skill points into. Should I put skill points into armor, a weapon type, class skills? Should I focus on one armor type and one weapon, with one select class ability tree?
I basically want my DK to be a DPS class, and hopefully plan on using him to duo with the wife's class. It seems like it's very east to make a lot of 'bad' choices early on and throw points into skills that you don't use later on. For example I was going sword and shield, so I threw some points into that but now i'm looking to play around with a dmg staff.
2. Crafting. I haven't touched it, it seems crazy difficult. Again are you supposed to focus on one crafting style like alchemy or all of them. Is the gear you use any good or is quested gear better?
I'm lost typing this, it's a fun game but I am finding it difficult to work out how to build a character due to the multitude of options.
Yes, your armor skill levels faster the more pieces you wear.1. So basically I need to be wearing one of each time of armor so that they all level up correct?
It was mentioned that 5-1-1 is good but 3-2-2, I assume this is the number of pieces of armor you are wearing of each type. Five pieces of heavy, two medium, two light. So the number of armor pieces of a type makes a difference in terms of how quickly you level that piece?
Yes, you're skills level as you get XP while on that skill bar. I like to swap to my back bar before I turn in each quest cause it tends to get less XP than my front bar. But you can also just rearrange skills to avoid having underleveled stuff.2. To level skills I just need a skill on the hotbar as I quest etc, regardless of if I use it? Does this include skills on the 2nd hotbar?
So basically I need to level my each of my class trees by putting one of each skill on the hotbar. I then level a weapon by using it, and when I hit 15 make sure I hand in quests with my secondary weapon equipped so it also levels.
Being a game of choices, ESO does not limit us to focusing on one profession/craft or another. You can become proficient at as many crafting professions as you have extra skill points. Early on, you'll have very few to spare and most of your skill points will have to go to combat stuff (at least that's how it was with me). I highly recommend eventually leveling every profession but yes, you can focus on Alchemy, Provisioning, and 1 of the other 3 depending on your build. A good way to level everything without investing tons of skill points is to just Deconstruct all the bad gear you get or don't want. Especially decon any piece of gear that has the intricate trait. Intricate gives more "XP" in a craft skill line when you Decon it than normal.Crafting is still confusing me. It sounds like I should use Alchemy to make potions and also one of either woodworking/smithing/clothing.
I didnt quite understand the whole 'traits' and researching them, what does that mean?
CP160 is the current highest level of gear available making it the technical "max level." There is no CP 180 gear or content for example. From there the only other level milestone is CP600 which is the highest level of effective CP, meaning players have more, but they can only spend 600.1. What is CP160, I know at level 50 you are capped and earn champion points, but I keep seeing CP160 a lot. Why that specific number of champion points and not CP80, CP90 etc?
Gold is nice. If I were you, I would vender all the ornate trait gear you get (it sells for higher), deconstruct all other gear that you don't equip and sell any of the mats you don't need (in guild stores, not to venders), don't repair you're gear: if a piece of armor breaks, just replace it. You'll be replacing your armor so fast as you level it's a waste to spend gold repairing.3. Money - How important is it and how does a new player make some? I'd like a horse but at the moment I only have around 5000 gold from questing. Is there a broker in the game, I remember on other MMOs that the early level mats would soar in value as older wealthier players wouldn't want to farm them.
@Dashiva_USA What platform/server are you on? I'm on PC/NA.4. Any recommendations for finding a guild, it's just the wife and I and we are looking for a friendly guild that I we can just login, chat, ask questions, nothing serious. I used to a raid a lot and don't have any interest in raiding at the moment.