1. #17121
    Quote Originally Posted by wombinator04 View Post
    I will be shocked if ESO's engine continues to run like it has.

    Why? Because almost every MMO ever made has horrendous optimization. Rift, GW2, WoW, Planetside 2, LOTRO, Firefall, SWTOR, FFXIV, Neverwinter. The list can go on and on.

    I think ESO's engine runs better than all of the one's I listed above, and IT'S IN BETA.
    Well... they seem to trust the client a lot more then others. So lag effects combat only in that things don't fall down right away when killed because the client software determines if it's alive or not. It's an interesting take on the process, but I fear it makes PvP "not good". Which I'm OK with, but others are going to have complaints.
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    another build calc http://esocalc.com/

  3. #17123
    Quote Originally Posted by squeeze View Post
    Impressive new build planner: http://esocalc.com
    Quote Originally Posted by Grantji View Post
    another build calc http://esocalc.com/
    This one was actually posted here in this thread, about a month ago (its german btw, didnt you link it? ). Its older than Esohead and way better tbh, dunno why Zam didn't use it in their site.

  4. #17124
    Played Sorcerer this time to level 9, and DragonKnight to level 6. I am aware that DragonKnight is the viable tanking class now but it just... sucked. I assume tanking is just a diff beast here. Mostly you morph an ability to get a taunt or something.

    Sorcerer was fun but thus far my "life drain" spec Nightblade was the most fun.

    I have heard archery is OP too, but I have never tried it. Is archery credited by my fellow travelers on MMOC?

  5. #17125
    Quote Originally Posted by Balazzar View Post
    Played Sorcerer this time to level 9, and DragonKnight to level 6. I am aware that DragonKnight is the viable tanking class now but it just... sucked. I assume tanking is just a diff beast here. Mostly you morph an ability to get a taunt or something.

    Sorcerer was fun but thus far my "life drain" spec Nightblade was the most fun.

    I have heard archery is OP too, but I have never tried it. Is archery credited by my fellow travelers on MMOC?
    You taunt with One hand and Shield ability or the Undaunted one, not the class skills.

  6. #17126
    Quote Originally Posted by Aoewy View Post
    You taunt with One hand and Shield ability or the Undaunted one, not the class skills.
    Okay I was doing "draconic power" to tank, which one is best for tanking? Or I am thinking of this too much like WoW and should be doing hybrid of all trees?

    I love tanking in MMOs but I am weary to do it when I don't "get it" or how it works. I dislike wiping groups cause I fail lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomazooma View Post
    I have to ask how much loot people are getting?
    I spent a little time over the weekend playing for the first time, and got to lvl 4. By then I was still using my prison rags and bow from the first room of Colharbour.
    No armour, weapon, or recipes dropped. No gear from quest rewards (AD faction, first isle). Mobs only seemed to drop crafting items like hides (or junk).
    Didn't make it to a town to try crafting, maybe I missed a quest that pointed me that way?

    Should I be looking to craft more gear for myself, or was it just my usual bad luck?
    I notice that I get a lot of random white loot, greens are more uncommon even on my level 11. This probably gets better as you level up.

    My understanding is this game is built around collecting tons of looting and using the crafting tables to "extract" the ingredients so you can make items that are good for you. Also "grinding" the crafting professions seems very far fetched, at least with the beta traffic. No sitting at the table making iron bolts or w/e for 15 craft levels like in other MMOs. Wish I had more patience to goof with that more in beta.

  7. #17127
    Quote Originally Posted by Malbabo View Post
    Anyone notice the guy has 631 EXTRA skill points? Given he didnt use them all but... 631 skill points at veteran 10.
    I believe he got that because of a bug on the PTS. You can get 200 something skill points not 600.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Balazzar View Post
    Played Sorcerer this time to level 9, and DragonKnight to level 6. I am aware that DragonKnight is the viable tanking class now but it just... sucked. I assume tanking is just a diff beast here. Mostly you morph an ability to get a taunt or something.

    Sorcerer was fun but thus far my "life drain" spec Nightblade was the most fun.

    I have heard archery is OP too, but I have never tried it. Is archery credited by my fellow travelers on MMOC?
    Only played will level 7. Was an Nightblade Archer with Syphon. Was quite easy. Died a few times, mostly due to dealing with the movement controls. But really, I could take on several enemies at a time without much issue.

    I just can't get over the movement controls. W.S.A.D, but no Q or E. Yeah, keyboard turners are shunned, but I always used a combination of QWEASD + Mouse. Gave me excellent control. Taking away the Q & E keys and replacing it with a mouse which is locked to your turning really doesn't gel with the way I play games.
    WoW is no longer an MMORPG. It is now a MMOAAG (Massively Multiplayer Online Action Adventure Game)

  9. #17129
    Quote Originally Posted by Balazzar View Post
    Okay I was doing "draconic power" to tank, which one is best for tanking? Or I am thinking of this too much like WoW and should be doing hybrid of all trees?

    I love tanking in MMOs but I am weary to do it when I don't "get it" or how it works. I dislike wiping groups cause I fail lol.

    Draconic Power is indeed more "tanky", as it provide increase armor/healing received/spell resist/health regen passive, as well as Armor buff ability and a Recover health ability - Green Dragon Blood, the morphed version of Blood Dragon, is amazing. You can also reflect spell... so yeah, it provide more tanking utility stuff. You can always go on esohead.com and play with the skill calculator.. read the abilities/morph and think of a good way to use your 5 abilities slots to its full potential. Keep in mind at 15 you get swap weapon, I know I play my tank with both set being 1hand and shield, so I can have 10 abilities and 2 ultimate related to tanking.

    Tanking in ESO is definitly different than in WoW, you cant try to pull 10 mobs, drop Consecration and hit Hammer of the Righteous and have them all beating on you.. you'll find yourself on the floor quite quickly. You can tank few ennemies, often you'll get the strongest one/two, and the group focus down others. There is a lot of snare/slow/stun/disable abilities for all class, and it play a big role in this game, as well as synergy.

  10. #17130
    I kinda wonder, now that there is 'probably' no beta weekend (my assumption) this weekend would that mean we might get some new teso news? Like some new endgame information (they still haven't explained the concept of VR fully I think nor have they said much about adventure zones)

  11. #17131
    So... is anyone planning on making a crafting-only character? If so, what class are you choosing for it and why?
    "If you have been touched by the demon, it's like being touched by the back hand of God. Makes you sacred in a way, doesn't it? Makes you unique, with a kind of glory. The glory of suffering, even." - Penny Dreadful

  12. #17132
    Quote Originally Posted by Sharuko View Post
    I believe he got that because of a bug on the PTS. You can get 200 something skill points not 600.
    200 seems excessive given that you can only spend two or three points in a skill. You sure you don't mean skill levels (which you gain by just using a skill)?
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  13. #17133
    Quote Originally Posted by Lane View Post
    So... is anyone planning on making a crafting-only character? If so, what class are you choosing for it and why?
    I wanted, but its gonna be hard. You'll need those skill points still to get the crafting passives, and for that you need to go out there and level/find skyshard/do quests. And for that, you need some kind of abilities.

    I think I'll try to figure 1 caracter that I'll level and use a minimum of skills, try to find like a 20-25 skills points max build that will let me kill stuff and level up, while keeping the majority of my skills point for the crafting profession.

    The mats I can farm with my main, as any caracter can gather anything.

  14. #17134
    Quote Originally Posted by Tabbycat View Post
    Not sure if this has already been posted but:

    Emperor PvP in Cyrodiil

    Can you tell if someone is an Emperor, would their title show up as Emperor? That guy just dominated.

  15. #17135
    I will probably have 3 characters with 2 crafting proffesions each that should work.

    And if I can get the right way of doing my skills then I might go for 2 characters with 3 each aswell.

  16. #17136
    Quote Originally Posted by Aoewy View Post
    I wanted, but its gonna be hard. You'll need those skill points still to get the crafting passives, and for that you need to go out there and level/find skyshard/do quests. And for that, you need some kind of abilities.

    I think I'll try to figure 1 caracter that I'll level and use a minimum of skills, try to find like a 20-25 skills points max build that will let me kill stuff and level up, while keeping the majority of my skills point for the crafting profession.
    Yeah, I'm still trying to figure out the best way to go about it. The other alternative is figuring out what the fastest class/method of leveling is, get to 50 ASAP, respec into the crafting disciplines, and then go after skyshards at leisure.
    "If you have been touched by the demon, it's like being touched by the back hand of God. Makes you sacred in a way, doesn't it? Makes you unique, with a kind of glory. The glory of suffering, even." - Penny Dreadful

  17. #17137
    Quote Originally Posted by Kujako View Post
    200 seems excessive given that you can only spend two or three points in a skill. You sure you don't mean skill levels (which you gain by just using a skill)?
    Pretty sure it was skill points, he said 200+ skill points. You can get 100 skill points by getting all the sky shards alone. (300 sky shards - 3 sky shards per skill point = 100 skill points)

  18. #17138
    Quote Originally Posted by Lane View Post
    Yeah, I'm still trying to figure out the best way to go about it. The other alternative is figuring out what the fastest class/method of leveling is, get to 50 ASAP, respec into the crafting disciplines, and then go after skyshards at leisure.
    The respect is a good point, I havent even tought about it. I maxed all the crafting on esohead calculator, it takes 137 skill points. The reason I wanted to level 1 crafting toon, is that I could send (Edit: by send I meant, put in my bank.. i know we cant mail to our other toons ^^) all my racial tomes to this toon.. and they work for all the 3 (Blacksmith, Clothing, Woodworking)

    I'm thinking Templar with a Bow for fast leveling.

  19. #17139
    Seems like some new info on Adventure Zones. It will let you take the veteran ranks past level 10 and they talk about the size (2/3 of the size of a regular zone).

    http://youtu.be/JKU91Tzxm5w?t=4m22s

  20. #17140
    Quote Originally Posted by Sharuko View Post
    Pretty sure it was skill points, he said 200+ skill points. You can get 100 skill points by getting all the sky shards alone. (300 sky shards - 3 sky shards per skill point = 100 skill points)
    But isn't it one point per level? Level cap is not 100 far as I know...
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