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post #101 of 269

The Resto staffs are pure healing staffs.  And they don't even heal you, they heal your teammates...which doesn't do a ton of good for soloing.  The only good thing about a resto staff for non-healers is that it refunds magika when you do a heavy attack.  I have one on my Templar that I'm leveling now specifically for that magika refund.  You may be better going sword & shield for your alt for better defense, Tzu.  But that's up to you. 

post #102 of 269

As far as a mount goes Tzu, I think it's definitely worth it if you are going to play consistently.  It makes traveling from point A to point B much faster.  Plus you can upgrade the mount to make it faster and/or allow you to hold more stuff in your inventory. 

post #103 of 269

The differing prices(Crowns) are just for cosmetics or do the more expensive mounts give you something extra off the bat?  I like the cat you got but would prefer it if I could change the color on it but I ain't gonna lie, that Ice Horse is pretty damn sweet.  And I have only run into maybe one of them in the game so far.

 

NVM, found the answer online.

post #104 of 269

The Ice Horse is the best looking mount I've seen.  I don't THINK there is a difference in the mounts other then the look, although I might be wrong about that.  I ended up getting the monthly subscription plan, which gives me more exp and gold drops and like 2000 crowns from the start.  But I knew I would probably be playing this game for a little while. 

post #105 of 269

I'd have bought the cat like yours if it was a black panther but it was only available in May.  Ice Horse it is then.

post #106 of 269

PS4 for the curious but...

 

I finished up the Ebonheart Pact storyline with my Templar today.  Was prompted for the final confrontation at level 49 but not wanting to hit that before being level 50 - I did a few other side-missions (while hunting down some unclaimed skyshards) in Coldharbour and went into the final fight as as a fresh level 50. 

 

I'm pretty sure btw, that I was in fact, level 50 - however after finishing that mission and by the time I had jumped into the next faction (which will make sense once you complete the story in your first faction), I'm already VR1. So either 50 is VR1 (didn't think so) or you get a crap-ton of xp in the final mission (entirely possible) but I don't remember seeing a "level  up" screen between the two. Whatever :)

 

Something I didn't know is that once you hit level 50 - you also unlock the champion system which as far as I can tell is basically this game's version of D3's paragon levels - where you're earning xp to your next Champion point while you're also earning xp to the next VR level. Where those points go appear to be a whole new tree of passive buffs that mirror the constellations from Skyrim - something else for you folks to look forward to if you haven't run into it yet. 

 

Oh, there is also a second tier (so to speak) of the Undaunted once you hit level 45 where you can start doing daily dungeon missions that not only grind for more xp - but also a chest reward (bronze, silver, and gold tier presumably based on difficulty). Looks like good stuff and if some of you playing on PS4 could get to that level already so we can do some - that would be great :)

 

Final note - at least from the Ebonheart starting point - I didn't appear to have a choice but to move into Daggerfall's storyline. The good news (and expected btw) is that all of my previous wayshines are still open so I can bounce back and forth between the two at will now 

 

So yeah, in a tiny aspect I "finished the game" but that's pretty much akin to wrapping up your first playthrough of Demons' Souls. If you've never started a second run on Demons' Souls, A) I pity the life you have wasted and B) pretty much the first quote your run into on that playthrough is "the real Demons' Souls starts here". Yeah - it's gonna be like that I think. 

post #107 of 269
I'm about to hit 45 and I've started doing quests in coldharbor. I think I've enjoyed the story mode in this game more than any other elder scrolls game. Pretty epic stuff. I really want to do more dungeons, but I think you realistically need 3. So we need at least one more. Obviously 4 is better, but beggars can't be choosers.
post #108 of 269

For any PC people who missed the announcement in the Cheap Gamer's thread, the PC version of this is currently available at Green Man Gaming for just over $10.

 

Bloody 'ell, the PC launcher for this game is extremely slooooow at installing the game. *Waits patiently*

post #109 of 269
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Bloody 'ell, the PC launcher for this game is extremely slooooow at installing the game. *Waits patiently*

 

Yep, it took the better chunk of my Sunday afternoon to download the thing. I just played Witcher 3 while it did its business. I'll probably log in after work tonight and get things started.

post #110 of 269

I might see you around the game on Tuesday or Wednesday*.

 

* This is both a joke about how long the download is taking, whilst also being a serious statement due to True Detective airing tonight over here.

post #111 of 269

While the initial download did take ages, I think I ended up spending more time trying to come up with a name that wasn't taken. For god's sake, Fish Taco was unavailable. 

post #112 of 269
Yeah, and what's with that name thing? When you look at other players you don't even see their character's name, you see the player's name. Maybe it has to do with crafted items? Even then, just tie the two names together and problem solved. On the plus side, you don't see a dozen Drizzt or Legolas running around.
post #113 of 269
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While the initial download did take ages, I think I ended up spending more time trying to come up with a name that wasn't taken. For god's sake, Fish Taco was unavailable. 

 

There goes my dreams of playing Fish Taco The Mighty. :(

post #114 of 269

Kinda miffed on the console side that the PSN name is displayed instead of the character name.  Found that out early so didn't bother making a name up.

post #115 of 269

It's the same on XBox. Most everyone is petitioning for a change.

post #116 of 269

Psh... they better let me go back and change the characters name too if they do it.

post #117 of 269

I get why they've gone with user names instead of character names. That way you know exactly who can't turn off their fucking mic while their kid is screaming, or while they're playing Disturbed while grinding.

 

And also if you're being harassed by someone, they can't just switch characters and sneak right back up on you.

post #118 of 269

Ok, created my Redguard Dragonknight and played through the prologue. Not too shabby.

post #119 of 269

They should do like Neverwinter - I would be charactername@sirjonsnow to other players.  You get to name your character whatever you want AND it's unique because it's tied to your gamertag.

post #120 of 269

Yeah, it's odd that Cryptic is the only MMO company that does that. I think one of the reasons I loved their Champions Online so much is that I never had any problems with naming the thousands of superheroes I created, due to that particular system. 

 

Anyways, I'm looking forward to jumping into this tonight.

post #121 of 269

I finally have internet at the new place. Can't wait to get back into things!

post #122 of 269

Did your new place come with a proper console?

post #123 of 269

post #124 of 269

Dave, if you want to try 2-maning a dungeon I'd be down.  At best I think it would be a really slow process with plenty of dying, but I'd be down for a go.

post #125 of 269
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Did your new place come with a proper console?

 

Yeah, well.

 

D-does your mom?!

post #126 of 269

post #127 of 269

I picked this up on PS4 and have had a few chances to dabble here and there.  My gaming time will probably be limited for a bit (newborns can do that... go figure) but I'll play when I can.  I've sort of got a little groove going on with my Dark Elf/Dunmer Nightblade character.  Trying to go with a blade in each hand with some Assassination skills so far, though to be honest, I was sort of enjoying the two handed sword I had early on.  Who am I kidding?  I'm still early on.  Anyway, when last I checked in, I've been running around Bleakrock Isle and very much enjoying myself.

 

The lack of a monthly fee was a huge part of my decision to pick this one up.  I really like Final Fantasy XIV.  It really is fantastic how they turned that game around, but since the time I can commit might lean me towards the casual side at times, that monthly fee can really hang over my head.  Before I suspended it I'm sure I had probably gone a few months where I was charged and had not even played.  With this one, I can hop on here and there, punch a few mudcrabs, and not worry about a fee ticking in the background if I only manage to play an hour or so in a given month (though in theory I will play more!).

post #128 of 269

Well, Rich if you need help there are a couple guys on the PS4 who would be happy to assist, including myself.  The story mode is a lot of fun once you figure out how everything works.  We've even got a little guild that we have started.  Would love anybody who is playing this on the PS4 to join.  Dave and I are looking for a few more players who might be interested in doing some end-game dungeon stuff.  Consider this your open invitation. 

post #129 of 269

post #130 of 269
Didn't have a lot of time and so I only ran through the prologue last night. Liked it quite a bit, and was surprised that the game begins with both John Cleese AND Michael Gambon doing voice work. I'm using a third party program (God bless you X-Padder) to mimic the X-box controls with my pad, meaning I can kick back on my sofa and play it on my big television. Works surprisingly well.
 
Very impressed with the character creation. It's one of the things I look for in an MMO game because, if you've got several hundreds of people running around, the last thing you want is to look like everyone else. I tend to like healers and so I went for a Templar, and was immediately pleased that I could age him. Not enough games recognize that we don't all want to play twenty-year olds. 
 
Anyone else playing this in first person? I really like that option, as you don't ever get it in MMOs usually and it makes it seem more like an Elder Scrolls game, although I'm aware it's less popular than third.
post #131 of 269


First person for me as well.

post #132 of 269

It's easier to see enemy AOEs in third person, which will better allow you to dodge.  Especially important in the boss fights.

post #133 of 269

Don't say that, Bob! :(

post #134 of 269

Trying to get up there with my character.  LvL15 wasn't that bad to get to but yesterday between 15 and 17 seemed a bit tough.  Cleared out all my quests that weren't 18+ but now am looking for a few things to do to bridge that gap before moving on.  I was in some tough areas at 16.  Afraid to go through the dungeons because apparently I got screwed last time with no gear.

 

Also, I have so much shit in my inventory that I am not sure what to research, what to discombobulate(or whatever it is), and what to plain sell.

 

I cannot find Light Armor with good Magicka stats at my current level, it is all level 10 and below gear, to save my life so finally resorted to wearing some Heavy and Medium stuff.

 

Not sure why I bought extra pack space and also have a mount but don't seem to have extra space with my mount...unless I am missing something.

 

*EDIT*  Looking at the video dave posted in the Destiny thread... near the end...I want my Sorcerer to look like that Ninja-sorta looking dude.

post #135 of 269

For leveling, just keep knocking out side quests in your area. As long as they're within a couple of levels of you - you should do fine. 

 

Gear - research whatever you can when you can. Deconstruct (the word you're looking for btw) the rest of it to work on your skill-lines in those trees (Blacksmithing, Woodworking, Clothier). If you're interested in crafting set items down the road, you need to have researched at least 'x' number of attributes in each piece you want to craft and you'll want to craft a number of those items to get the set perks. Personally this is the set I'm going after...

 

http://elderscrollsonline.wiki.fextralife.com/Magnus%27+Gift+Set

 

Personally - even with somebody throwing a lot of magicka around, I'm still going the heavy armor route - always have with Elder Scrolls game and it's working well here. Besides, that's another perk of working on your crafting skills is that you can create armor at your level and simply enchant them with the property (magicka, stamina, heath) of your choice. Nice way to fill gaps between drops. 

 

When you buy extra "space" for your mount, it simply shows up as additional inventory slots for yourself....your mount doesn't have it's own inventory to manage. 

post #136 of 269

I only play in first person. I like keeping that same Elder Scrolls vibe.

post #137 of 269
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I only play in first person.

 

Is that so you don't have to be acutely aware that you're playing by yourself on that Xbox?

post #138 of 269

Generally if there is a place on your map that you haven't visited there will be quests to do there.  I did a number of dungeons early on and that seemed to boost my level quicker...I would certainly recommend doing that if you have the party to do so.  But it's not uncommon to do quests that are 2 or 3 levels above your current level. 

post #139 of 269

Also don't forget that you can head into the public dungeons (the ones without the + symbol next to them) and try to stick with a group of randoms that should be there and around your level as long you're in the level appropriate dungeon. There's usually a quest or two you can knock out as well as a skyshard to grab while you're in there.

post #140 of 269
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Is that so you don't have to be acutely aware that you're playing by yourself on that Xbox?

 

Yes, I like the full immersion of exploration, combat and crippling loneliness.

post #141 of 269

Tzu, you can roll all the armors with any enchantments, so you just have to figure out what type of character you want to play.   Each type of armor has a skill tree.  The most useful skill I have found is in the Heavy Armor skill tree called Immovable.  Immovable gives you a temporary shield that buffs physical defense and magic defense.  I spam that skill in each of my fights.  You can access the skill once your heavy armor skill has hit 22.  Each line of armor has it's own spammable skill.  The light armor skill absorbs magic damage and the medium armor skill raises your evasion.

 

It's possible to level all the armors at the same time.  Just wear pieces of each.   The more types of a certain armor you wear, the faster that skill will level.  The advantage of wearing more heavy armor is more armor, and the more armor you have the less physical damage you take.  But there are certain advantages to wearing the other armors as well.  The more light armor you wear, the faster your magica regenerates and you will have more spell power.  So if you were a pure glass cannon DPS, more light armor may be the way to go.  Medium armor allows you to get more critical melee hits and do more damage and regenerate stamina faster.   So if you are a more rogueish type, then medium armor may be the way to go.

 

I wear more heavy armor.  I'm sort of a tankish Templar that relies on heavy armor and my array of magical shields.  So I have 5 pieces of heavy armor, each with magica enchantments, as well as two pieces of light armor for a bit of magica replenishment.  There are a million different ways to do it. 

post #142 of 269
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Well, Rich if you need help there are a couple guys on the PS4 who would be happy to assist, including myself.  The story mode is a lot of fun once you figure out how everything works.  We've even got a little guild that we have started.  Would love anybody who is playing this on the PS4 to join.  Dave and I are looking for a few more players who might be interested in doing some end-game dungeon stuff.  Consider this your open invitation. 

I'd be happy to join the Guild, as long as you don't mind having a member who won't be around too much!  Ha!  Just let me know what I have to do if I wanted to get in on it, since I haven't a clue at this point!  I really hope I can find more time to play...  D'oh!

post #143 of 269

I have figured out I want to be at arms length shooting lightning/fire/frost whatevers while also laying down extended ground AoE's and calling down one shot bolts or whatever down as needed with the occasional magic shield in case an extra attacker gets away from the group and gets close to me.

 

And I want to look like a ninja/traditional sorcerer while doing so without a bunch of bulky armor.

post #144 of 269

Tzu really wants this ninja/sorcerer thing to happen for him, in case you didn't pick up on that.

post #145 of 269
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I have figured out I want to be at arms length shooting lightning/fire/frost whatevers while also laying down extended ground AoE's and calling down one shot bolts or whatever down as needed with the occasional magic shield in case an extra attacker gets away from the group and gets close to me.

 

And I want to look like a ninja/traditional sorcerer while doing so without a bunch of bulky armor.

 

As you progress, you start fighting more than one monster per fight.  Eventually you're going to have enemies all up in your face.  So I would recommend, at least in the beginning, to wear some heavy armor and get it leveled so you can at least get the immovable skill on your skill bar.  You don't have to be wearing heavy armor to use the skill once you open it, so you can go back to wearing all light armor thereafter.  I know mages have that lightning form skill that reduces incoming damage as well, so maybe you don't need it.  But the skills would stack making you more durable.  Just a suggestion.

post #146 of 269

Another good thing about the Immovable skill for magic users:  It pulls from your stamina pool, not your magika, so it wont contribute to you running out of magika.

post #147 of 269
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Well, Rich if you need help there are a couple guys on the PS4 who would be happy to assist, including myself.  The story mode is a lot of fun once you figure out how everything works.  We've even got a little guild that we have started.  Would love anybody who is playing this on the PS4 to join.  Dave and I are looking for a few more players who might be interested in doing some end-game dungeon stuff.  Consider this your open invitation. 

I'd be happy to join the Guild, as long as you don't mind having a member who won't be around too much!  Ha!  Just let me know what I have to do if I wanted to get in on it, since I haven't a clue at this point!  I really hope I can find more time to play...  D'oh!

 

Ill send you an invite tonight.

post #148 of 269

Btw - if anybody missed the announced details on the Imperial City DLC coming in September (Aug 31 for you PC folk)...

 

http://www.elderscrollsonline.com/en-us/news/post/2015/07/10/imperial-city-launch-details

 

Looks to be some good stuff.....

post #149 of 269

Some of those new clothing pieces look pretty good (especially the helms) but, then, my guy is currently decked out in tatty robes so everything looks good to me.

 

EDIT: Looks like the game's done pretty well for itself on the PS4, topping both the main chart and the add-ons chart. Dropping the stupid subscription fee is probably one of the best things this game has ever done, and I hope future MMOs follow suit. 


Edited by MrSaxon - 7/16/15 at 4:08am
post #150 of 269

So I just hit level 16 and finished up the first group dungeon. I guess I would say that I've been enjoying the game so far. It really does nothing exceedingly bad or anything spectacular. It kind of lacks the "carrot on a stick" aspects of MMO's the I enjoy. Loot drops seems to be pretty bland. For the most part I've stuck only with self crafted gear. There also appears to be little in the way of RNG drop pets/mounts/unique items. I enjoy farming to stupid little things like that.

 

I'll stick with it awhile longer. I can't help but feel like there are a ton of little things that just feel off about the game. Might just be me. 

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