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    Quote Originally Posted by Dug View Post
    Are there any beginner guides anyone could recommend? I picked the base game up on steam for $10 and so far I'm kind of confused on what to do. Following the story and all that just fine but I'm having a hard time grasping all the systems and "goal" if that makes sense.
    Dottz on Youtube has AMAZING beginner guides that go over EVERYTHING. Helped me a lot. I still check em out as a level 30.

    One thing I learned which you should also check out is his guide for "Animation Cancelling".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Felmourn View Post
    Dottz on Youtube has AMAZING beginner guides that go over EVERYTHING. Helped me a lot. I still check em out as a level 30.
    Thanks I'll check em out

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    The MOST important part about starting ESO is to NOT do Summerset/Morrowind first.

    Teleport to your faction's starting town (AD: Auridon - Vulkhel Guard / DC: Glenumbra - Daggerfall / EP: Stonefalls - Davon's Watch). Talk to "Hooded Figure" and accept a quest called "Soul Shriven in Coldharbour". Follow that quest line.

    The game's default settings are also mostly totally fucked up so check all of them out. Adjust keybindings, camera, inverse foot kinematics, custom telegraph brightness, healthbar visibility and orientation, damage numbers, buff and debuff visibility, aoe and auto looting, prevent attacking innocents... and probably plenty of other default settings that are completely wrong.

    Some other tips for beginners: your class is largely irrelevant (in terms of what you can or should do) - but your race isn't.

    Every class can tank, stamina dps, magicka dps or heal. Some are slightly better in one thing than others, but they can all do every job just fine. The races, however, are suited for certain roles more than others.

    The most suitable races for different roles (not in particular order):

    Tanks: Nord, Imperial, Argonian, Orc
    Stamina DPS: Redguard, Wood Elf, Dark Elf, Imperial, Khajiit, Orc
    Magicka DPS: High Elf, Breton, Khajiit, Dark Elf
    Healers: Argonian, High Elf, Breton, Dark Elf, Khajiit

    Also, install addon management program called Minion. Install addons. There are lots of great quality of life and pretty much mandatory addons out there - like eg. Map Pins (shows lorebooks, skyshards, dungeon/delve bosses on map). Most addons don't require much, if at all, configuration either.
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    all of the above except for the whole class doesn't matter, class DOES in fact matter as much as race does for certain roles. For example - in current meta, best tank combos are dragonknights and wardens, best healer combo is templar and believe it or not - sorcerer, and some dps are much MUCH better then others, so its especialy important if you are planning on being a stam dps, as most end game content is not the friendliest to melee and stam tends to be melee, and I would seriously disable the in game spec guide, cause it does more harm then good. seriously. unless of course you are just in it for the fun and not to minmax... in which case - play whatever combination your heart desires over-world content is forgiving enough that even if you go full on role play hybrid, you will still be able to successfully finish quests. it may take longer and your character might die here and there, but you will still be able to complete story quests.

    also, I'm a fan of Tianlein's guides cause they are in bite size individual videos rather then 2 hour guide for everything (even with time stamps). but its largely a matter of personal preference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Witchblade77 View Post
    all of the above except for the whole class doesn't matter, class DOES in fact matter as much as race does for certain roles. For example - in current meta, best tank combos are dragonknights and wardens, best healer combo is templar and believe it or not - sorcerer, and some dps are much MUCH better then others, so its especialy important if you are planning on being a stam dps, as most end game content is not the friendliest to melee and stam tends to be melee, and I would seriously disable the in game spec guide, cause it does more harm then good. seriously. unless of course you are just in it for the fun and not to minmax... in which case - play whatever combination your heart desires over-world content is forgiving enough that even if you go full on role play hybrid, you will still be able to successfully finish quests. it may take longer and your character might die here and there, but you will still be able to complete story quests.

    also, I'm a fan of Tianlein's guides cause they are in bite size individual videos rather then 2 hour guide for everything (even with time stamps). but its largely a matter of personal preference.

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    But end game and "meta" are not something that's really relevant to a new player for quite some time. The CP. gear and trait research grind before that takes a lot of time. Once you are at that end game meta stage, you can roll more characters to fill those meta specs for end game activities.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Puupi View Post
    But end game and "meta" are not something that's really relevant to a new player for quite some time. The CP. gear and trait research grind before that takes a lot of time. Once you are at that end game meta stage, you can roll more characters to fill those meta specs for end game activities.
    Or just respec
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    Quote Originally Posted by Puupi View Post
    But end game and "meta" are not something that's really relevant to a new player for quite some time. The CP. gear and trait research grind before that takes a lot of time. Once you are at that end game meta stage, you can roll more characters to fill those meta specs for end game activities.
    I mean it certainly doesn't take forever to make an alt, but it still does take time. People usually have a rough idea of what they want to play imo.
    If you want to tank and maybe dps, play an Imperial or Orc Dragonknight
    If you want to heal and dps using magic, play a Breton or Altmer Templar
    If you want to play melee, play a Redguard or Khajiit Nightblade.
    Everything else is also viable. Seriously you can be an Argonian Stamina Sorcerer and it will work out just fine. But these are easy guidances to keep you very close to the meta.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nymrohd View Post
    I mean it certainly doesn't take forever to make an alt, but it still does take time.
    1-50 in 3 hours with the event buff and 50% xp scrolls (not even 150%), solo. It's really fast.
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    i've said i'd like to have one of those bad dragon dildos shaped like a horse, because the shape is nicer than human.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Puupi View Post
    1-50 in 3 hours with the event buff and 50% xp scrolls (not even 150%), solo. It's really fast.
    With someone boosting you through skyhold?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nymrohd View Post
    With someone boosting you through skyhold?
    No, solo grinding in Deshaan.
    Quote Originally Posted by derpkitteh View Post
    i've said i'd like to have one of those bad dragon dildos shaped like a horse, because the shape is nicer than human.
    Quote Originally Posted by derpkitteh View Post
    i was talking about horse cock again, told him to look at your sig.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puupi View Post
    No, solo grinding in Deshaan.
    Mobs or anchors?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nymrohd View Post
    Mobs or anchors?
    Mobs with full training gear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nymrohd View Post
    Mobs or anchors?
    Mobs. There is one anchor nearby my spot though which I destroy when it pops up (like once every 15 minutes or so).
    Quote Originally Posted by derpkitteh View Post
    i've said i'd like to have one of those bad dragon dildos shaped like a horse, because the shape is nicer than human.
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    2 Questions: Is werewolf fun/viable for PVE and maybe a little PVP? Also if not, then is there a good battlemage build I could play? Visiting all the MMOs and trying to play different classes from what I normally play (Hunter).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poppincaps View Post
    2 Questions: Is werewolf fun/viable for PVE and maybe a little PVP? Also if not, then is there a good battlemage build I could play? Visiting all the MMOs and trying to play different classes from what I normally play (Hunter).
    Yes, werewolf is viable for PvE (as a stamina dps) and for PvP. The catch is that werewolf works best if you have another couple of werewolves with you.
    What do you mean by battlemage? Sword and spell?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nymrohd View Post
    Yes, werewolf is viable for PvE (as a stamina dps) and for PvP. The catch is that werewolf works best if you have another couple of werewolves with you.
    What do you mean by battlemage? Sword and spell?
    Yeah, basically, maybe like a melee dps with some instant cast spells. I dunno I played one in Oblivion and really liked it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poppincaps View Post
    Yeah, basically, maybe like a melee dps with some instant cast spells. I dunno I played one in Oblivion and really liked it.
    Tanks play like that (most play sword and board front, staff backbar). Also many people play like that in pvp.

    In PvE a stamina sorcerer plays kind of like that in that they use Bound Armaments, Hurricane and Crushing weapon, however sadly right now the optimal option is to back bar a bow for all stamina dps. The balance right now is based on the idea that you place 2-3 area dots and then use direct damage effects or pets. For stamina those area dots are on your bow sadly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Puupi View Post
    But end game and "meta" are not something that's really relevant to a new player for quite some time. The CP. gear and trait research grind before that takes a lot of time. Once you are at that end game meta stage, you can roll more characters to fill those meta specs for end game activities.
    well that's kinda the point. if we are talking new player who is not concerned with end game meta, then race/spec combination doesn't matter either. you can play nord healer as you level and do just fine. if you are going to say that race matters? well it matters as much as class does.

    in any case - what is viable depends entire on whether player wants to do serious end game content or just have fun with normal modes. there are people who heal on stam wardens, becasue they find it fun - and do better then half the "healers" you'll meet in pugs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Witchblade77 View Post
    all of the above except for the whole class doesn't matter, class DOES in fact matter as much as race does for certain roles. For example - in current meta, best tank combos are dragonknights and wardens, best healer combo is templar and believe it or not - sorcerer, and some dps are much MUCH better then others, so its especialy important if you are planning on being a stam dps, as most end game content is not the friendliest to melee and stam tends to be melee, and I would seriously disable the in game spec guide, cause it does more harm then good. seriously. unless of course you are just in it for the fun and not to minmax... in which case - play whatever combination your heart desires over-world content is forgiving enough that even if you go full on role play hybrid, you will still be able to successfully finish quests. it may take longer and your character might die here and there, but you will still be able to complete story quests.

    also, I'm a fan of Tianlein's guides cause they are in bite size individual videos rather then 2 hour guide for everything (even with time stamps). but its largely a matter of personal preference.

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    Honestly they REALLY need to rework stam/mag based dos imo..make the pelenials set bonus baseline(mag and stamina weapon damage matching) or at least offer stamina and magic morphs for all weapon types thus allowing hybrid builds thematically even if not in actuality(love being a battlemage hate how it gimps me so yeah offer stamina moprhs or change how skills stack with stats)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nymrohd View Post
    Yes, werewolf is viable for PvE (as a stamina dps) and for PvP. The catch is that werewolf works best if you have another couple of werewolves with you.
    What do you mean by battlemage? Sword and spell?
    Are you on pc or ps4? Because if on pc i can make you a gearset for leveling that really helps hybrid builds/experimenting as you can put all your stats into eother stamina or magica and it equals out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sorrior View Post
    Are you on pc or ps4? Because if on pc i can make you a gearset for leveling that really helps hybrid builds/experimenting as you can put all your stats into eother stamina or magica and it equals out.
    I can make Pelinal's aptitude myself. It's still a bad set

    And yeah, they should really slowly redesign the classes to work like the Warden. Tank abilities should scale from Health, more stamina morphs are needed. Imo the best option would be to actually expand classes and have abilities have THREE morphs.
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