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New ESO player here. What are some things you know now you wish you knew when you were new?

  • Syrpynt
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    A lot of the comments say don't build hybrids--but I'm going to say that there are more than 5 sets that make hybrids at least 80% the strength of Min-Max builds.

    So if you don't care about being the BEST dps/healer, doing veteran dungeons, or veteran trials, then you can easily survive playing as hybrid. The best way for that imo:

    Look for sets that give both
    • stamina/magicka
    • weapon/spell crit
    • physical/magical penetration
    and/or
    • weapon/spell damage

    Stick to 1 or 2 of the 4 I mentioned above so you don't spread your focus too much, and then you should be able to do decent physical and magical damage. I also highly recommend using Torc of Tonal Constancy with a hybrid build if you are using both magicka and stamina abilities.

    But do NOT forget: If you play a hybrid build in veteran content--people may kick you from group, or ridicule you in chat, or even try to give advice how to "properly play the game." So you've been warned. I wish hybrid builds were more accepted. But maybe they'll become viable without the min-maxers complaining about the pure stam or pure magicka character identities.

    When I played Oblivion and Skyrim, I always played rogues with dagger + Illusion/Alteration magic, and Bow. ESO makes me feel stupid for enjoying that aspect of TES games. But if you theorycraft enough, you'll find sets that work. They may not look or be named something cool, or do neat effects, but they work.

    PS. New Moon Acolyte isn't the best hybrid set out there, despite the stats looking really good. It's because the "focus" is too spread out, and not enough resources for sustain. EDIT: This included Triglyph enchants and all divines, as well as a separate test with Infused he, ch, and le.
    Edited by Syrpynt on June 2, 2021 4:33PM
  • afia2000
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    If you have Blackwood, do the companion quests now and let your companion level up with you. I had been playing a few months before Blackwood came out so I didn't have that option. It was tedious getting my companion leveled up in the undaunted/fighters/ and mages guilds after I had already maxed those lines out myself.
  • newtinmpls
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    1. Don't bother collecting "special" gear (the ones with some description or special name). Those will only clutter your inventory.

    IF they are part of a set and IF you are on PC NA sell them to me (if they are max level and sellable). I am a complete sucker for these and this is totally where all my transmute crystals go as they often have terrible traits.

    As a "non-tradable" example, the first time you complete Crypt of Hearts I, you will get as a reward the Heartbreaker's Ebon Greaves; which is a part of the Ebon Armory set. Not tradable. I like it because it's Ancient Elven style instead of Ebony style and I like that look better on my Orsimer SorcTank.

    Yes it's a fluffy little choice - which dovetails with my next bit of advice for a newbie - or anyone. Do the stuff that you find fun, even if it's weird.

    For me it's worth it to
    -Have a backup set up so that you [any given character] can tank or heal in a normal dungeon so you can get easy transmutes and level undaunted
    -max out every character's inventory (via horse/training AND bag space) AND bank inventory
    -If you can get your paws on any big house (I got Storage Villa - excuse me - Psijic Villa - as part of a contest) use it to store excess furnishings.
    -find a decent friendly guild or a few such and sell stuff and talk to guildies
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    Edited for punctuation
    Edited by newtinmpls on September 7, 2021 7:46PM
    Tenesi Faryon of Telvanni - Dunmer Sorceress who deliberately sought sacrifice into Cold Harbor to rescue her beloved.
    Hisa Ni Caemaire - Altmer Sorceress, member of the Order Draconis and Adept of the House of Dibella.
    Broken Branch Toothmaul - goblin (for my goblin characters, I use either orsimer or bosmer templates) Templar, member of the Order Draconis and persistently unskilled pickpocket
    Mol gro Durga - Orsimer Socerer/Battlemage who died the first time when the Nibenay Valley chapterhouse of the Order Draconis was destroyed, then went back to Cold Harbor to rescue his second/partner who was still captive. He overestimated his resistance to the hopelessness of Oblivion, about to give up, and looked up to see the golden glow of atherius surrounding a beautiful young woman who extended her hand to him and said "I can help you". He carried Fianna Kingsley out of Cold Harbor on his shoulder. He carried Alvard Stower under one arm. He also irritated the Prophet who had intended the portal for only Mol and Lyris.
    ***
    Order Draconis - well c'mon there has to be some explanation for all those dragon tattoos.
    House of Dibella - If you have ever seen or read "Memoirs of a Geisha" that's just the beginning...
    Nibenay Valley Chapterhouse - Where now stands only desolate ground and a dolmen there once was a thriving community supporting one of the major chapterhouses of the Order Draconis
  • NeeScrolls
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    newtinmpls wrote: »
    Start the "undaunted" line early, and remember which zone it was - it will matter later when you "sign the book" for dailies.
    i'm not a new player (been here since 2013 BETA ) but every so often i still feel like one lol , so umm... Just curious but what exactly did you mean by that ^ ? Can you elaborate without too much *spoilers* ? ( i'm pretty sure i've already signed the book a while go)

    And now i have to think back many many years ago to figure out which zone i started Undaunted in... :|

    Edited by NeeScrolls on November 21, 2021 9:40AM
    {* Nee Shadowfire, former EMPEROR and Argonian EP guild-leader of the 'Knights of Masser' *}

  • newtinmpls
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    @NeeScrolls basically I am a serious alt-o-holic and I do NOT always do every quest (even the ones that offer skill points once any given character is "fairly functional".

    But there came a point where a character that had been at Vet/CP level for a while needed to do something that depended on him actually being Undaunted, and I'd long since thrown out the "invite" from Maj which tells you which Enclave to go to.

    It was (of course) the last one I went to.
    Tenesi Faryon of Telvanni - Dunmer Sorceress who deliberately sought sacrifice into Cold Harbor to rescue her beloved.
    Hisa Ni Caemaire - Altmer Sorceress, member of the Order Draconis and Adept of the House of Dibella.
    Broken Branch Toothmaul - goblin (for my goblin characters, I use either orsimer or bosmer templates) Templar, member of the Order Draconis and persistently unskilled pickpocket
    Mol gro Durga - Orsimer Socerer/Battlemage who died the first time when the Nibenay Valley chapterhouse of the Order Draconis was destroyed, then went back to Cold Harbor to rescue his second/partner who was still captive. He overestimated his resistance to the hopelessness of Oblivion, about to give up, and looked up to see the golden glow of atherius surrounding a beautiful young woman who extended her hand to him and said "I can help you". He carried Fianna Kingsley out of Cold Harbor on his shoulder. He carried Alvard Stower under one arm. He also irritated the Prophet who had intended the portal for only Mol and Lyris.
    ***
    Order Draconis - well c'mon there has to be some explanation for all those dragon tattoos.
    House of Dibella - If you have ever seen or read "Memoirs of a Geisha" that's just the beginning...
    Nibenay Valley Chapterhouse - Where now stands only desolate ground and a dolmen there once was a thriving community supporting one of the major chapterhouses of the Order Draconis
  • NeeScrolls
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    newtinmpls wrote: »
    @NeeScrolls
    there came a point where a character that had been at Vet/CP level for a while needed to do something that depended on him actually being Undaunted, and I'd long since thrown out the "invite" from Maj which tells you which Enclave to go to.

    It was (of course) the last one I went to.
    hmm okay thanks for the reply but now i think i'm even more confused :D ( i'm probably reading wayyyy too much into this whole thing though )

    Btw, IF i'm understanding your posts correctly , i think now i realize why i've been stuck on 'level 7' xp bar for Undaunted since like 2017 lol

    {* Nee Shadowfire, former EMPEROR and Argonian EP guild-leader of the 'Knights of Masser' *}

  • newtinmpls
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    NeeScrolls wrote: »
    I think now i realize why i've been stuck on 'level 7' xp bar for Undaunted since like 2017 lol [/color]

    You go up in Undaunted (if I recall correctly) any time you get a "dungeon award" like damage dealer or super healer, or something like that. I think also doing undaunted dailies and Bogrul's dailies.

    If you are only doing random dungeons and are not officially doing and turning in dailies - well the dungeon awards finish after a while, so I could see where you would kinda stall out
    Tenesi Faryon of Telvanni - Dunmer Sorceress who deliberately sought sacrifice into Cold Harbor to rescue her beloved.
    Hisa Ni Caemaire - Altmer Sorceress, member of the Order Draconis and Adept of the House of Dibella.
    Broken Branch Toothmaul - goblin (for my goblin characters, I use either orsimer or bosmer templates) Templar, member of the Order Draconis and persistently unskilled pickpocket
    Mol gro Durga - Orsimer Socerer/Battlemage who died the first time when the Nibenay Valley chapterhouse of the Order Draconis was destroyed, then went back to Cold Harbor to rescue his second/partner who was still captive. He overestimated his resistance to the hopelessness of Oblivion, about to give up, and looked up to see the golden glow of atherius surrounding a beautiful young woman who extended her hand to him and said "I can help you". He carried Fianna Kingsley out of Cold Harbor on his shoulder. He carried Alvard Stower under one arm. He also irritated the Prophet who had intended the portal for only Mol and Lyris.
    ***
    Order Draconis - well c'mon there has to be some explanation for all those dragon tattoos.
    House of Dibella - If you have ever seen or read "Memoirs of a Geisha" that's just the beginning...
    Nibenay Valley Chapterhouse - Where now stands only desolate ground and a dolmen there once was a thriving community supporting one of the major chapterhouses of the Order Draconis
  • Anumaril
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    I wish I knew that outfit slots (and now armoury slots) are character-specific and not account wide. Intuitively it made sense to me that something like that would be account-wide, so I was shocked when I bought a slot while on my alt and didn't see it on my main.

    Carefully pick the character(s) you want to have those extra outfit/armoury slots!
    Edited by Anumaril on November 30, 2021 11:53AM
  • NeeScrolls
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    newtinmpls wrote: »
    NeeScrolls wrote: »
    I think now i realize why i've been stuck on 'level 7' xp bar for Undaunted since like 2017 lol [/color]

    You go up in Undaunted (if I recall correctly) any time you get a "dungeon award" like damage dealer or super healer, or something like that. I think also doing undaunted dailies and Bogrul's dailies.

    If you are only doing random dungeons and are not officially doing and turning in dailies - well the dungeon awards finish after a while, so I could see where you would kinda stall out
    ok cool yeah once i finally finish going thru all the DLC map zones i never completed, the 'Undaunted' routine is on ESO To Do List next! Although, i just realized i sorta missed taking better advantage of that big Undaunted EVENT but oh well.

    p.s. On-topic for OP thread: Turn OFF 'zone chat' as much as possible, particularly in starter zones....cuz....well... It's not exactly very immersive to read a slew of trolls, jerks, & spammers while dialog'ing w/ Abner Tharn or Lord Caldwell. :|

    {* Nee Shadowfire, former EMPEROR and Argonian EP guild-leader of the 'Knights of Masser' *}

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