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Review Elder Scrolls Online

Discussion in 'Gaming & Simulations' started by Private_Ale, Apr 1, 2016.

  1. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

    It's fun with friends and if you ever pick it up I would love to play with you.
     
  2. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

    lol

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  3. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

    Also something interesting: This game gets MUCH better performance if you turn off it's in-built Anti-Aliasing and instead use something like Nvidia DSR to downscale from 4K resolution. It's also much prettier.
     
  4. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

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  5. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

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  6. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

    This is really quite a good game. I still don't think it's worth the full retail of $80, but I really am enjoying it. There's just so much to do and once you get the hang of it, there's really not too much grind.
     
  7. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

    So I finally hit level 18. I decided it was finally time to craft some new armor since I've been wearing the same set since level 3.

    Sexy sexy. Not to mention the stats are amazing.

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  8. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

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  9. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

    I think I'm becoming overly attached to my character, Joly.

    I had a previous character, but it just wasn't as fun. I'm not sure why.

    Actually I have/had four characters total in my very short ESO career. The first was Anestasio who I leveled to 15, second was Joly, then I deleted Joly, then I recreated Joly, and fourth is Haskell.

    Haskell isn't a real character though, he's on the enemy faction and I just use him as a mule for items and gold.

    I have to say, it's odd, but I'm pretty sure the female character Joly makes a lot more facial expressions than either of the male characters.

    I think that's why she's more fun.
     
  10. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

    I also refer to Joly in the third person around my friend and I think it's starting to annoy him, so I think it's why I'm doing it more.

    * Private_Ale is childish

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  11. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

    My friend and I. He's blue I'm pink.

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  12. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

    Here we have skeletor looking at me like I'm crazy because I'm doing my 'bored' dance. :p

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    So all in all I beat my goal four times within the last 48 hours. My original goal was to hit level 26 before the anniversary XP event ended. I completely blew past that and my other goals of 28, 30, 34, and ending on level 36.

    It wasn't without casualties, however. I accidentally abandoned an entire quest line chain that I was literally one step from finishing and I'm not sure how or if I can restart it.

    Regardless, the cake event is over. There is no more rushing around. I can now play at a more casual pace.

    Tomorrow I will work on getting my blacksmith skill to 15 and will then craft myself some sexy level 36 weapons and armor.

    It's a fun game, I highly recommend it for solo play too. It's really great and believe it or not, it's very relaxing.
     
  13. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

    Crafted new armor for level 40. Despite the work I put into it, refining it into superior quality, I'll create another set for 42. Now with the cake buff gone leveling is slow again so crafting new armor every two levels isn't as crazy as it previously was.

    Hjolydis seems, less happy. It's strange. So she wears a helmet now.

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  14. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

    Well, I decided against crafting a new armor set at 42 and now I'm at 43, so I'll just wait until 44. I'll definitely craft a new set at 44 since that's the highest I can refine my current materials before having to harvest the next better material.

    Currently I'm using a complete 9/5 Death's Wind series crafted set. So far (I've changed my thought several times already) when I hit 44 I'm planning on splitting up into multiple partial crafted sets to form a mega-set. The sets I'm planning on combining are:
    • 4/5 Death's Wind (Jack, Guards, Boots, Gauntlets) [+1 Physical Resistance; +2 Health Buff]
    • 3/5 Trial by Fire (Helm, Cops, Belt) [+1 Spell Resistance; +1 Health Buff]
    • 2/5 Night's Silence (1H Sword, Shield) [+1 Stamina Buff]
    • 1/5 Death's Wind (Bow or 2H Sword) [Adds Stun & Knockback if hit with melee under 35% health)
    http://elderscrollsonline.wiki.fextralife.com/Crafted+Sets
    http://www.leveling-guides.com/which-traits-to-use-in-elder-scrolls-online/

    This is in addition to any passive buffs I'm already getting through skill line progression.
     
  15. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

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  16. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

    Well I'm almost at level 46 and haven't made a new set yet. Still sporting my last level 40 attire.

    It's not for lack of trying though, I'm still stuck researching the needed traits! The more traits an armor type has, the more time it takes to research new ones unfortunately.

    So now I have the predicament of what to do at 46. Do I craft a level 44 set with my current materials or do I hunt for better materials suitable for levels 46-50?

    Ugh.
     
  17. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

    So .. I may or may not have bought a Guar. Hjolydis seems overjoyed.

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    :D
     
  18. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

    So Hjolydis finally got some new amor. :)


    Values - No Armor:
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    Values - Previous Armor:
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    Values - Current Armor (Raw):
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    Values - Current Armor (with Enchantments, Dye):
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  19. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

    Really digging this new armor.

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    Here's the final mixed-set:

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  20. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

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  21. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

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  22. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

    So Hjolydis is almost Veteran 2 now. There's no way she'll hit V16 before the update that removes the veteran ranks, but I'm really just happy she hit Veteran 1.

    About a week ago I ditched my sword and shield when I maxed it out (50) and I've since been working on maxing out my 2H great sword skill. It's currently at 46.

    Once I max out my 2H great sword, I wanted to move over to Bow, but I think I'm actually going to reskill her into a magicka-based nightblade rather than being stamina-based like she is now. It's going to be quite the experiment since she's a nord and nords do not typically excel in magicka being a primarily physical race, but I'm getting tired of stamina and need a change.
     
  23. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

    Last edited: May 19, 2016
  24. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

    So Joly hit Veteran Rank 2 yesterday. She also finally hit Level 50 on her 2H Great Sword.

    I've decided against converting her to a magicka build right now. Maybe closer to her end-game I'll consider it again. Instead I'm just going to go back to my previous plan of maxing out my 2H Bow. Instead of doing a Bow/Bow build like I did with my Great Sword, I'm going to keep one Great Sword on my off-hand and put a Bow as my primary.

    While my Great Sword is using all five available skills, I'm going to mix up the Bow with some Bow skills and some Class skills. I already crafted a new bow with the Training trait so that it should level up about 120% faster. It's improved to purple quality. I haven't decided which glyph I want to enchant it with yet. Either maybe a straight up damage increase, flame, or ...?
     
  25. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

    This game is just so darn beautiful.

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