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Just started and excited

LMar
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Hi all. I just started the game and I am pretty excited. It all looks complicated so far and that's one of the stages I like in a game; trying to figure everything out.

You could say I am a fan of the Elder Scrolls series and try to keep up with the lore. I chose a High Elf Sorcerer (pretty standard I guess, but I like the classical concept).

I look forward to enjoying the game and meeting lots of you.
"If a stick of fish is a fish stick, it will stick like other fish sticks stick"
"Taller races now sit in chairs correctly"
  • Palidon
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    Have fun and good luck.
  • Jitterbug
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    Welcome, feel free to ask if there is anything :-)
  • LMar
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    Thanks all and @tinythinker for all the details. I will eventually get through them all.
    The only question I can think of right now is how do I check the in-game time? Do I have to install an add-on? And are add-ons generally safe or can they potentially harbour any malicious code?
    "If a stick of fish is a fish stick, it will stick like other fish sticks stick"
    "Taller races now sit in chairs correctly"
  • LMar
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    Also, I haven't read how levelling works yet, but is it with usage like older Elder Scrolls systems or is it with experience gained through quests? During game I think I noticed a mixture of both? Or it could have been just experienced gained and thought it was from skill usage
    "If a stick of fish is a fish stick, it will stick like other fish sticks stick"
    "Taller races now sit in chairs correctly"
  • Rosveen
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    Hey there, welcome! Which server are you on?
    LMar wrote: »
    Thanks all and @tinythinker for all the details. I will eventually get through them all.
    The only question I can think of right now is how do I check the in-game time? Do I have to install an add-on? And are add-ons generally safe or can they potentially harbour any malicious code?
    It's displayed in the upper left corner when you open your map, but if you want to keep it visible all the time, you'll have to use an add-on. They're safe if you download them from a reliable site - try esoui.com and the Minion manager. Lua files won't do anything to your PC, just don't use anything that contains an .exe. :) (actually, some out-of-game tools like GSA offline component do have an .exe, but they aren't really add-ons, they just gather data from add-ons. You don't need them right now.)
    LMar wrote: »
    Also, I haven't read how levelling works yet, but is it with usage like older Elder Scrolls systems or is it with experience gained through quests? During game I think I noticed a mixture of both? Or it could have been just experienced gained and thought it was from skill usage
    A bit of everything, but quests are the most important. Your character level increases when you complete quests, clear all objectives in an area, kill mobs, discover new places, open chests.
    Skill level increases when you use that skill and have it on your bar when you turn quests in.
    Some skill lines have special requirements: Mages Guild levels up with found lorebooks, Undaunted with group dungeon achievements etc. You can see the rules when you mouse over each skill's experience bar.
    Edited by Rosveen on December 15, 2014 1:55PM
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    LMar wrote: »
    Thanks all and @tinythinker for all the details. I will eventually get through them all.
    The only question I can think of right now is how do I check the in-game time? Do I have to install an add-on? And are add-ons generally safe or can they potentially harbour any malicious code?
    LMar wrote: »
    Also, I haven't read how levelling works yet, but is it with usage like older Elder Scrolls systems or is it with experience gained through quests? During game I think I noticed a mixture of both? Or it could have been just experienced gained and thought it was from skill usage

    Maybe others can add something but for some quick replies to you question:

    1. In-game time is old-school (looking at the sky). Real time (per your computer clock) is shown on the game map (type M).

    2. I only get popular add-ons from the site I linked, and I don't use many.

    3. You gain experience for most things:
    -Defeat an enemy=xp.
    -Unlock a chest with a lock pick = xp.
    -Discover a new location (it will say in text on screen "You have discovered...") = xp.
    -Complete a solo dungeon/group dungeon/group delve = xp.
    -Complete a quest = xp.

    Any skill on your active bar (and its overall skill line) also gains experience when these things happen. You also get experience for whatever armor type(s) you are wearing. It helps to wear at least one of each armor type while leveling in case you want to use a different type later. So even if you want to focus on light armor, then OK, wear 5 light and it will level faster, but toss on one medium and one heavy, too.


    Edited by tinythinker on December 15, 2014 1:57PM
    Fifth anniversary year for ESO - share your best memories! :-)

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    "Light and darkness?

    "Whose light? The muted, sterile glow of Coldharbor? The ominous, deep shades pulsing like menacing glares in the depths of the Ashpit? The jarring kaleidoscope of the Shivering Isles?

    "Whose darkness? The shade cast by Mara's robes as she watches over her children? The cloak of Stendarr covering those in dire peril? The occult pathways of Arkay? Light and darkness, indeed."
  • LMar
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    Great @Rosveen and @tinythinker thanks! I am on the EU server. I look forward to joining the Mages Guild.
    I hope all people in the game are as welcoming and helpful as all of you guys/gals
    Edited by LMar on December 15, 2014 2:09PM
    "If a stick of fish is a fish stick, it will stick like other fish sticks stick"
    "Taller races now sit in chairs correctly"
  • Rosveen
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    I can't speak for the NA server because I haven't logged on it in ages, but EU folks are indeed very friendly. :)

    I advise you to join all guilds. It seems to be expected if you look at the levelling progression, and they have very useful skills - not only for the specific playstyle you'd think they represent. For example, Undaunted have the only ranged taunt in the game and Fighters' Silver Shards are invaluable against daedra when you're still low level and can easily get overpowered. Also, the questlines are pretty great! You can never get tired of Sheogorath's shenanigans. B)
  • LMar
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    Sounds good to me! :)
    "If a stick of fish is a fish stick, it will stick like other fish sticks stick"
    "Taller races now sit in chairs correctly"
  • tinythinker
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    Being the internet and involving gaming, there will always be rude people, but Rosveen is right, there are many great guilds on both servers that love to help people and their help can make the game much more fun.
    Edited by tinythinker on December 15, 2014 2:18PM
    Fifth anniversary year for ESO - share your best memories! :-)

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    "Light and darkness?

    "Whose light? The muted, sterile glow of Coldharbor? The ominous, deep shades pulsing like menacing glares in the depths of the Ashpit? The jarring kaleidoscope of the Shivering Isles?

    "Whose darkness? The shade cast by Mara's robes as she watches over her children? The cloak of Stendarr covering those in dire peril? The occult pathways of Arkay? Light and darkness, indeed."
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    LMar wrote: »
    Thanks all and @tinythinker for all the details. I will eventually get through them all.
    The only question I can think of right now is how do I check the in-game time? Do I have to install an add-on? And are add-ons generally safe or can they potentially harbour any malicious code?

    There are many great add ons out there.

    I like:

    - Azura (lets you move around the bits and pieces of the UI)
    - Combat Cloud (displays damage numbers and status effects in a non-intrusive way)
    - FTC "Foundry Tactical Combat" (I use it for tiny DPS-meter and target frames)
    - EMM (minimap)
    - Wykkyd (a large suite of various smaller add ons - I use the enhanced chat and the toolbar)

    All these result in this:

    LlhJKJI.jpg
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    We're getting to add-ons, huh? Alright then. My "let's make inventory management, crafting and trading less frustrating" list:
    Advanced Filters
    Inventory Item Borders
    Awesome Guild Store
    Guild Sales Assistant
    Research Assistant
    AI Research Grid
    Sous Chef
    Edited by Rosveen on December 15, 2014 2:45PM
  • LMar
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    Hahah you guys are great. I like the idea of minimaps but I think I will try the vanilla UI and see if I eventually want some more functionality. I still need to actually learn how to play before changing everything!
    "If a stick of fish is a fish stick, it will stick like other fish sticks stick"
    "Taller races now sit in chairs correctly"
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    Nestor wrote: »
    LMar wrote: »
    Hahah you guys are great. I like the idea of minimaps but I think I will try the vanilla UI and see if I eventually want some more functionality. I still need to actually learn how to play before changing everything!

    That's probably best. While I think there are around 4 to 8 Addons that are great for functionality, they are not required to make the game run. Plus, you don't know what you want until you try the game stock first and then wonder what is missing or not from the UI.
    Yes, agreed, I played 1-50 on my first character with the vanilla UI. Even now I only use a handful.
    Fifth anniversary year for ESO - share your best memories! :-)

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    "Light and darkness?

    "Whose light? The muted, sterile glow of Coldharbor? The ominous, deep shades pulsing like menacing glares in the depths of the Ashpit? The jarring kaleidoscope of the Shivering Isles?

    "Whose darkness? The shade cast by Mara's robes as she watches over her children? The cloak of Stendarr covering those in dire peril? The occult pathways of Arkay? Light and darkness, indeed."
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    LMar wrote: »
    Great @Rosveen and @tinythinker thanks! I am on the EU server. I look forward to joining the Mages Guild.
    I hope all people in the game are as welcoming and helpful as all of you guys/gals

    The ESO community is really great and friendly in general. You have a nice mix of "min - maxer" players like Deltia, they know everything about the game, but are generaly helpfull and not elitist jerk. You have also a nice bunch of laid back players that just want to enjoy the game in a relaxed way. In the contrary of other games, those two sort of players seems to mix well.

    I'm playing on the Daggerfall Covenant on the EU megaserver. Feel free to add me as friend if you have any questions! :)


    PS. thanks @Tinythinker to have mentioned me. Its nice to see that some poeple appreciate my work for ESO (stream + youtube) A big hug for you! You made my day <3
    Edited by Elloa on December 16, 2014 2:42PM
  • ZOS_JessicaFolsom
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    Welcome, @LMar!

    And thank you all for the helpful and welcoming replies! It's great to see.
    Jessica Folsom
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    Thank you all guys and thanks for the staff welcome @ZOS_JessicaFolsom‌ :) I've been playing the game and getting to grips with crafting and stuff. I have even started researching some things and did some enchanting as well. It is looking good so far! :D It's nice seeing kwama after so long as well heh.

    If you want you can add me in the game as well, it would be great to see you. My
    character name is Lord Marfinil (excuse the silly name!) (or should i supply the username?)
    "If a stick of fish is a fish stick, it will stick like other fish sticks stick"
    "Taller races now sit in chairs correctly"
  • Nestor
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    LMar wrote: »
    If you want you can add me in the game as well, it would be great to see you. My
    character name is Lord Marfinil (excuse the silly name!) (or should i supply the username?)

    If you want to join a nice helpful PvE Guild, Lone Wolf Help is one way to go. All we care about is helping each other and having fun. Message me in game and I can invite you.



    Enjoy the game, life is what you really want to be worried about.

    PakKat "Everything was going well, until I died"

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    Nestor wrote: »
    LMar wrote: »
    If you want you can add me in the game as well, it would be great to see you. My
    character name is Lord Marfinil (excuse the silly name!) (or should i supply the username?)

    If you want to join a nice helpful PvE Guild, Lone Wolf Help is one way to go. All we care about is helping each other and having fun. Message me in game and I can invite you.

    Hi @Nestor‌ and thanks for the invite. Looks like a guild I would be interested in. Is it on the NA or EU server (I am in the EU one) and does that make a difference?
    Edited by LMar on December 18, 2014 7:55AM
    "If a stick of fish is a fish stick, it will stick like other fish sticks stick"
    "Taller races now sit in chairs correctly"
  • Nestor
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    LMar wrote: »
    Hi @Nestor‌ and thanks for the invite. Looks like a guild I would be interested in. Is it on the NA or EU server (I am in the EU one) and does that make a difference?

    We are NA so unfortunately you can't join ours. However there are quite a few PvE guilds that are in it for the fun and camradery on the EU server. Of course some are in it for the most performance and that is OK. But you can usually tell who the low key guilds are from the following posts and then pick one.

    http://forums.elderscrollsonline.com/categories/EN-pve-guild-recruitment

    Nice thing is you can join in with 5 guilds and dropping one is easy if you don't like it. My advice is to be in 2 or 3 Trading Guilds (they exist to sell items mostly and sometimes have Guild Kiosks) and then at least one PvE guild. If your going to do PvP, then you would want to be in one of those also.

    First thing to do after joining a guild is to look at it's roster the first few times you log in, if you see a good number of members on line, then it's a guild you will find help in the game with, if there are like 5 people online all the time, then maybe the guild is not active enough and just exists to give someone a large bank (guilds with 10 members get a 500 slot bank)
    Enjoy the game, life is what you really want to be worried about.

    PakKat "Everything was going well, until I died"

  • LMar
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    Cool thanks for the advice :)
    "If a stick of fish is a fish stick, it will stick like other fish sticks stick"
    "Taller races now sit in chairs correctly"
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