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Greetings all

I thought it may be better to start a fresh thread, rather than necro the old one, as from what I've read a lot has changed since the launch of the game.

So is anyone currently playing this? Are there any local guilds, or other EU guilds worth joining?

If there are any interested parties, feel free to add me (@phreeseed). I'm a level 26 Templar (started playing ESO about 2 weeks back) so I'm still learning as I go. I'm happy to have anyone join me on my adventure, but the forewarning I'd give is that I like listening to quest giver's speeches and my pattern of exploration is more around "Ooo an undiscovered cave" etc :p

For any other interested parties, the Halloween event starts on the 13th and runs to Nov 1st. If I understood correctly, you also earn double XP over this period. This will be my first holiday event in ESO, but sounds like it will be some world-boss hunting :) I have no idea what type of rewards are on offer, but I likes me some free stuffs :D

Lastly, the One Tamriel patch is live. It allows any player to visit any zone, regardless of your initial affiliation. You just need an invite to a zone you don't have access to. As far as I'm aware, the nice thing with this is that it means it doesn't matter if friends rolled characters in different Alliances, you can now level together (except in Cyrodill, the PvP area).

The largest change for me personally in 1T, is the "battle levelling" in zones. You can never outlevel an area anymore, meaning (for me at least) enemies are always somewhat challenging. The nice thing with this however, is that resource nodes always with you as well. So visiting what would've been a lower level area for you will still give you only high end resources appropriate to your crafting level.
 

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I'm a new player, currently about lvl 14. I'm enjoying the solo life for now, so I'm not interested in guilds yet.

I have mixed feelings about the 1T patch. I like the idea of growing strong enough to go to places that I couldn't survive in before. Now everywhere feels sort of flat - I'm always strong enough to survive, no matter where I go. It takes away something of the novely of new places for me.

Oh, and I never listen to the speeches - much too little time to play for that!
 

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I'm a new player, currently about lvl 14. I'm enjoying the solo life for now, so I'm not interested in guilds yet.

I have mixed feelings about the 1T patch. I like the idea of growing strong enough to go to places that I couldn't survive in before. Now everywhere feels sort of flat - I'm always strong enough to survive, no matter where I go. It takes away something of the novely of new places for me.

Oh, and I never listen to the speeches - much too little time to play for that!

Yea, even though the general feel for 1T has been positive, there are those that don't like the power curve. I liked the fact that I could near 1 shot a lot of enemies in the zone I was (I was overlevelled, but there is lots to do in one area), but hate the fact that I was getting low end gear for my "effort" :p I quite like 1T. It was a definite shock to the system the first time I tried killing an enemy after the patch, but I have high hopes after seeing how well kitted people basically can still melt a lot of enemies.

Regarding the speeches, I think that just carried over from my prior Elder Scrolls games experience. Listened to them talking as well :D
 

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I'm generally curious enough to enter areas that's far above my level, so 1T made life much easier for me. And that's part of my gripe with it: I'm used to the thrill of trying to sneek through an area where basically even the common housefly can kill me, and now that is gone.

But the loot is better - I picked up the Daedric motiff last night. My smithing is only lvl 8, so I can't use it yet. It makes me a bit nervous - it is a stolen item in my inventory, and I can't bank it. So, if the guards were to apprehend me, do I keep it, or do I lose it? I think I'll work a bit tonight to lvl my smithing to lvl 9. :eek:
 

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I play it with a friend of mine, mostly super casual.

I enjoy the exploration factor mostly
 

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I'm generally curious enough to enter areas that's far above my level, so 1T made life much easier for me. And that's part of my gripe with it: I'm used to the thrill of trying to sneek through an area where basically even the common housefly can kill me, and now that is gone.

But the loot is better - I picked up the Daedric motiff last night. My smithing is only lvl 8, so I can't use it yet. It makes me a bit nervous - it is a stolen item in my inventory, and I can't bank it. So, if the guards were to apprehend me, do I keep it, or do I lose it? I think I'll work a bit tonight to lvl my smithing to lvl 9. :eek:

I'll confirm this for myself tonight as well, but I tried to learn some of the Dwemer Motif pieces on my first character, who's smithing is level 9. It seems it's looking for at the Passive for "what level you can craft" being level 9, and not the art itself.

I play it with a friend of mine, mostly super casual.

I enjoy the exploration factor mostly

Honestly this is the best way to go about it for me. If I feel pressured into having to skip content to keep up, I lose interest. I only learned about Guild (not clan, Fighters/Mages/Undaunted etc) dailies on Monday.... And that was by pure chance of noticing the different colour icon on my 'compass'.
 

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Hi all, praise the nine divine's, fellow South Africans in ESO :) That being said, welcome and enjoy a journey that might possibly change your life, it did change mine.
I started playing when ESO released about 2 years back on PS4. Been playing every night for 8 months, then took 6months break, started playing again just before they changed the VR system to CP and been on every night. Yes I did give up every form of entertainment to maximize my ESO time, no tv, no series, no movies and no other games. Well did play Fallout 4 and that's part of the reason for the ESO break.
Anyway i do remember what you guys are talking about, that 1st character exploring all, seeing the majestic tamerial, good old times. I hit lv 50 and back then VR was the after game. I've leveled up to VR9 and then they changed to the CP system. I got 186cp points for all my VR characters. I still could not do veteran dungeons, keep dying with one shot form bosses. I was about to give up and end my ESO gaming permanently when I stumbled on this website : www.deltiasgaming.com and it gave good build advice.
I'm now on cp395 (out of max 531 I think) and I will not lie, I only really started to enjoy being a "Veteran" at cp260, before that I died when ever in vet mode. I still can not do White Gold Tower on Vet, I think only at cp450 I'll be able to do so.
Don't want to scare you off. I'm actually trying to say that I've played for 2years and still have not played through all 3 alliances, I'm halve way. Then they add expansion packs (DLC) ,so yeah, there is so much to do and for all styles of play, its just TO BIG!!!
So I really hope we can get a South African guild going, hehe maybe I'll start one ;)
I'm on PS4 PSN SlinkySlack and eso player name also SlinkySlack
ENJOY and listen to the funny things NPC's say as you walk past them!!
 

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It seems it's looking for at the Passive for "what level you can craft" being level 9, and not the art itself.

Yep, I realized that last night. So it will be a loooong time before I can use that motiff. It's silly that you can't store it in the bank - I will now take up inventory space for a long time. I'm also not sure what will happen if a guard apprehends me - will be stupid if it is lost with your other stolen items.

Hi all, praise the nine divine's, fellow South Africans in ESO :)

Haha, I doubt that there is an MMORPG out there without Saffers in. I'll join if you create an SA guild, but I will probably be your worst guild member ever - I'm not normally a very social player.
 

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Hi all, praise the nine divine's, fellow South Africans in ESO :)

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I probably should've mentioned I'm on PC though :(

Yep, I realized that last night. So it will be a loooong time before I can use that motiff. It's silly that you can't store it in the bank - I will now take up inventory space for a long time. I'm also not sure what will happen if a guard apprehends me - will be stupid if it is lost with your other stolen items.

This is where my noobness shows... not sure whether you have to have the DLC or not (wouldn't make sense if you can steal without it though), but check your map. There should be an icon that looks like a 3 pronged leaf.... bad description but Click this link for a rough breakdown of where you can launder items.

Basically you go to the Thieves, and have a choice of selling your stolen goods or laundering them, which makes them Not appear stolen, at which point you can put them into your bank.
 

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Hi fellow ESO people :)

Me and my wife started playing ESO when it was released for a couple of months (got to lvl 49 on our mains XD) but then stopped due to "life" and other games :p

We started again when my wife's sister started playing just before they changed Vet ranks to just Champion Points. We were thoroughly enjoying the game again and as a semi permanent group of 3-4 (my brother would pop in every now and then to join) it was very fun.

Now with One Tamriel our enjoyment has increased 10X :D We are finally comfortable leveling our alts cause its not such a shlep grouping now and content stays challenging and Set Item loot is so much easier to get.

Anyway, we play PC EU server and i'm @Guinaur in game if anyone wants to group sometime. We are leveling some alts at the moment (farming Dolmens and Word Bosses in zones we want specific sets), but with our mains (all around CP200-300) we want to GitGud enough to finally finish a Vet dungeon on hard :p (Vet Maelstrom Arena is also a personal mission of mine XD)

Also were part of 2 trading guilds (~500 members each) and we can invite others.

Hope to see some of you in Tamriel :)

PS: Yes DeltiasGaming.com is a very good resource for build and playstyle info for doing hardcore stuff. Also theres a great mobile app (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dpb.esotoolkit&hl=en) that we find very useful.
 

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Also were part of 2 trading guilds (~500 members each) and we can invite others.

Hope to see some of you in Tamriel :)

As long as there are no stringent requirements of "you HAVE to do X no. of dungeons/trials/etc", you'll most likely get an invite from me tonight :)

I also hope there's no alliance specification? Unless it's Ebonheart Pact, in which case all is good :D

I'm happier to hear about this now, considering the Witching Festival goes live, and I'd love to group up and chase down those bosses for the festival rewards. I'd normally be on around 8 - 8.30. If you're on earlier, drop me an invite @phreeseed

World Scaling changes things, but I'm still leveling my first character to 50 (about 27.5 now). Just as a heads-up.
 

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^^ Yes the outlaw refuge hideout is where you can sell/launder stolen items, good source of income selling those stolen unwanted items. (tip rather destroy stolen lock picks than launder or sell, you get enough of these in normal looting, rather sell other more expensive stuff like treasures and gear) Inside the refugee hideout you'll find a fence(s), they look like normal merchants and usually there is a merchant, a fence and a loanshark (moneylender) which is the equivalent of a banker (can only use your bank at a moneylender). Also if you are running from the law, you can pay your bounty at the fence rather that the guards and thus keeping all your stolen stuff. Always go to the fences when ever you have an stolen item that you want, believe me when I say that thinking O I'll do it later is going to cost you that item confiscated by the guard. Why? Well sometimes just before you click on a NPC to start conversation, the NPC moves and you "steal" something that you never intended to do, the NPC cry's fowl and the guards take your items if you still live ;) Lost so many blue treasures that way. Anyway the best tip I can give today is that you MUST NOT FORGET TO TRAIN YOUR MOUNT DAILY AT THE STABLE'S. You can train one point a day and there are 180 point to train = halve a year if done daily. Make this your log in routine to go to the stables and train your horse. Ive done speed to about halve way, then carry capacity then speed again and lastly stamina. If you struggle with bag space do the carry capacity first.
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As long as there are no stringent requirements of "you HAVE to do X no. of dungeons/trials/etc", you'll most likely get an invite from me tonight

Yeah no stringent requirements but they like getting weekly gold donations to keep their Guild Trader spot (the bidding is very competitive as i understand it). You can make a lot of gold quickly selling alchemy mats though. Columbine sells for around 500+ gold a pop easily. Also they would advise people who join use the Master Merchant addon (check www.esoui.com) to improve their trading. Don't know if your using addons, but their very useful.

I also hope there's no alliance specification? Unless it's Ebonheart Pact, in which case all is good

No alliance requirement as far as i know :)

I'm happier to hear about this now, considering the Witching Festival goes live, and I'd love to group up and chase down those bosses for the festival rewards. I'd normally be on around 8 - 8.30. If you're on earlier, drop me an invite @phreeseed

Yeah i haven't really looked into the Witches Festival event yet, but should be cool :D World Bosses are much more fun now, a proper challenge, although they can be ganked by a zerg rush of players now and then XD

Me and my wife start at around 20h00 to 21h00 usually, depending on how fussy our 18 month old son is that day XD

World Scaling changes things, but I'm still leveling my first character to 50 (about 27.5 now). Just as a heads-up.

The world scaling means you can easily group with characters of very different levels. We mix our high level mains easily with our low level alts in grouping.

Hope to see you in game :)
 

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Yeah no stringent requirements but they like getting weekly gold donations to keep their Guild Trader spot (the bidding is very competitive as i understand it).

How much is required? I don't have a lot, and am currently not selling materials as I'm using them to level my crafting skills as I go along...

Yeah i haven't really looked into the Witches Festival event yet, but should be cool :D World Bosses are much more fun now, a proper challenge, although they can be ganked by a zerg rush of players now and then XD

Indeed. I've seen CP561 people vapourise a couple bosses... gives me hope to be be that powerful one year.

Me and my wife start at around 20h00 to 21h00 usually, depending on how fussy our 18 month old son is that day XD

The world scaling means you can easily group with characters of very different levels. We mix our high level mains easily with our low level alts in grouping.

Hope to see you in game :)

Sounds as though we're roughly on at the same time. The event runs from today until the 1st (still trying to figure out if there is double XP during the event), and was planning to spend a bit of time farming the festival mats and hopefully the motif as well.

It doesn't matter if you don't want to run that now, but knowing that there are others I can group with gives me hope :)
 

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I make most of my gold by selling to the fences, but I didn't realize that you can also launder items with them. Will look at that, thanks!

All my gear gets breaken down to level my smithing and clothing, so I mostly sell treasure. The income it not great, but it is sufficient that I can do my daily horse training, and I could buy the 5000 gold bag upgrade with a day's saving. I can see that I won't lvl all crafts with my main character, so I'm pretty tempted to create an alt to start working on i.e. enchanting, and to act as a packplace for crafting ingredients that I can't use yet.
 

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I make most of my gold by selling to the fences, but I didn't realize that you can also launder items with them. Will look at that, thanks!

All my gear gets breaken down to level my smithing and clothing, so I mostly sell treasure. The income it not great, but it is sufficient that I can do my daily horse training, and I could buy the 5000 gold bag upgrade with a day's saving. I can see that I won't lvl all crafts with my main character, so I'm pretty tempted to create an alt to start working on i.e. enchanting, and to act as a packplace for crafting ingredients that I can't use yet.

I realised fairly quickly as well that Enchanting and Alchemy were not going to be my thing. I am steadily leveling smithing, clothing, woodworking and provisioning though. I didn't realise food bonuses were as helpful as they are. Just wish I had collected ingredients from the beginning :(
 
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I have now made an alt for enchanting. It works well - it is basically a free 50 slot bank for enchanting ingredients. Also, I don't have to worry about wasting skill points in the enchanting line.
 

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I have now made an alt for enchanting. It works well - it is basically a free 50 slot bank for enchanting ingredients. Also, I don't have to worry about wasting skill points in the enchanting line.

I gather, just like other crafting trees, that there are some niche items that can be made.... however I seem to reliably pick up glyphs from Dolmens, so I am currently not pursuing enchanting.

I think I'll be doing what you did though, create a character to specialise in crafting my main won't.

Had a mid-dungeon discussion (sorry about that :p) with Guinaur and co regarding skill point allocations, and realised I may need to focus in a little more than I currently am. I have been trying to make a "good at everything" character, but may pay for it later by needing to respec.
 

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I'm pretty sure that I'll end up respeccing. But that's part of the fun for me - doing a blind development, each time leveling what seems best at the time. When I get to the respec part, I'll trawl the forums for a build that I like, but then I'd at least have a fair idea of what skills works for me and what not.

I dislike dropping crafting material, especially enchanting and alchemy. So having a character that can store everything my main can't use works well for me.
 

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I'm pretty sure that I'll end up respeccing. But that's part of the fun for me - doing a blind development, each time leveling what seems best at the time. When I get to the respec part, I'll trawl the forums for a build that I like, but then I'd at least have a fair idea of what skills works for me and what not.

I dislike dropping crafting material, especially enchanting and alchemy. So having a character that can store everything my main can't use works well for me.

Preach brother :D
The problem I still have is inventory space. I bought the first couple Inventory/Bank expansions with real money, and regret it now as I didn't know this can be done for gold, as well as at the stables. I'll always support a game I enjoy, but I could've bought a mount instead :p
 
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