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New to ESO - a few questions

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Valin
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Posted On: 10/13/2016 at 04:29 PM

Hello all,

So I finally got around to buying ESO after taking a long break from GW2 and I had some logistical questions I was hoping someone could help me with. 

I understand that the new One Tamriel patch changed a lot of things, fortunately I won't have to unlearn anything since I know nothing. 

  • I was wondering how does the Alliance system work in regard to the guild and guild outings - I see that we're stated as Ebonheart Pact, does that mean I'd be best off rolling a Nord/Dunmer/Argonian over say a Breton or would I only be unable to join PvP events?

 

  • Are there any super common noobie mistakes to avoid - I realize this is a broad statement but most of the guides and info I've come across are endgame oriented, not really directed at the growth process.  I am fully intending on taking the leveling slow and enjoying the journey but wanted to make sure there wasn't a few potholes that need to be swerved around.

 

  • Are all classes roughly equal in regard to soloing up the levels?  The Templar and Dragonknight interest me most but I'll probably end up with one of each eventually.

If there are any good noobie guides I should check out please point me in their direction.

Thank you very much,

Last Edited on: 10/13/2016 at 04:30 PM
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Twilah
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Replied On: 10/14/2016 at 02:05 PM PDT
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Well Valin I have only recently dipped my toe back into ESO, and my highest level character is 21 but I might be able to answer a few of your questions.

With One Tamriel you can create any faction character and enter the guild, participate in any event.  The exception is PVP, like you stated.

I'm not aware of any super common newbie mistakes.  There's just a ton to do and explore so have fun with it!

I'm not sure about the equality of classes.  I made a rogue and she does really well with stealthing and two handed assassin stuffs, but then I am also training in bow if I need some ranged.  The game itself seems really open to you creating whatever character and build suits you.  I don't see any hardcore "builds" on any sites that I have looked at, just some suggestions from people who have had moderate success in certain play styles.  

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Valin
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Replied On: 10/17/2016 at 10:15 AM PDT

Thank you for the info Twilah - after trying out a lot of different stuff in the first 3 zones a few times with different classes I see what you mean that in PvE anything really works early on.

It is a fun game, so much to learn which is the fun of it for me.

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SirHenryVale
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Replied On: 10/21/2016 at 08:19 AM PDT
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Hello my friend:

While we are Ebonheart Pact, you can be any alliance in the guild.  You will be able to group and interact with any member in any non-PvE zones.  Only in the PvP events, you will not be able to join the guild if you are another alliance.  We typically may have 2 events a week that is in PvP zones.  

Common mistakes / advise:

Always makes sure you are eating food or drinking drinks for the buffs.  This helps tremendously.  

Use potions when needed.  Don't be stingy as you level since you will find more "cheap" potions along the way.  I wouldn't go making too many potions to use since you are going to out level those potions quickly and it eats up supplies.  I would just use the standard potions you find in the world.  Exception is if you are leveling in alchemist.

The main quest at the Harborage, people do not realize you can port there using the wayshrine.

To save money traveling, always either port to a player or use a wayshrine.  No point porting to a place using a map.

Ask for someone to craft you a "set" armor to give you nice stats to assist in leveling.

Its always best to have one bar of skills (when you have weapon swapping) to use for leveling.  Meaning that bar of skills that isn't maxxed out.  Prior to turning in quest, you flip to the skill bar to level all the skills at once.  Another technique is to have at least 1 skill on the bar to level up at all times when fighting.  

Training gear is great for leveling up quicker if you wish.  

Completing main story line and some zone quests will give skill points.

Click all the glowing books on the grounds / tables - some will give experience for the mage skill line.

Click all the book shelves - some give experience for other skill lines.  

Finding and clicking 3 skyshards will give a skill point.

At the moment, do the holiday event, and use the whistle/skeleton form for double experience.  It will only last until the end of the month.

For stats, unless you are a tank, you should stack majority of your stats towards Stamina or Magicka depending which direction you wish to go for maximum effect.  Do not spend any points in the other attribute since that will gimp your dps.  Putting a few points in health is helpful.

Make sure your gear has enchantments to obtain additional bonuses.  Players can craft those as well.

Make sure your weapon enchantments are charged up.  You only need to recharge the weapon when it's enchantment runs out of power.

If you going to craft, suggestion is not to do all the crafts on one character.  Put the armor traits (light, medium, heavy) on one character and the other crafts on another since skill points are limited, especially early on.  Although Alchemy and Provisioning has some useful skills to make the food/drinks/potions last longer.  Always research items when you can since they are timers.  

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact me in game or in discord.  I usually am on at various hours of the day.

 

 

 

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Valin
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Replied On: 10/21/2016 at 10:26 AM PDT

That is great info Henry, thank you very much.  I think I'm slowly getting the gist of how things work but this info helps clear up some questions I had.

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SirHenryVale
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Replied On: 10/24/2016 at 01:58 PM PDT
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A few other suggestions, make a dodge roll as a hotkey.  It will help with quicker reaction time to getting out of red circles or red vector attacks.

Interrupting mobs with bash or other skill interrupts that are about to do a special abilities is an important skill, especially for some hard dungeons. 

Blocking is good for mitigating damage. 

There are great add-ons that will help you play the game easier such as Lore books, skyshards.  I would look into getting Minion where you can download add-ons easily.  Ask guildmembers advise which add-ons that are good.  I suggest obtaining the main add-ons first before grabbing too many to avoid having overlapping add-ons or issues with them.  There is a bug-catcher which is helpful when add-ons do not function correctly to close the add-on issues down for you automatically.

I am sure there are other suggestions to be given.  Only other suggestion I have off-hand is to learn to be situational aware of the battle and the surroundings.  This will help keep you alive.  While death is part of the game, less deaths is always helpful.

 

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Clansman
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Replied On: 11/08/2016 at 08:51 AM PST
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SirHenry pretty much covered it all. I can't stress enough about this one tip though..

"To save money traveling, always either port to a player......"

This is a huge money saver, especially when starting out. Just open your guild tab, right click on an online player and teleport, it will take you to the nearest wayshrine to them for free and you can then use that wayshrine to teleport where you actually want to go. I found out about this late in the game and would have saved a ton if I had known about it.

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