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If I may ask, what exactly do the in-game lore-books do?
I ask this as I haven't been in beta to see or hear of their uses...


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be there for you to read....


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Never...

I meant, do they have any special usage other than reading material?


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I think they are skill books as well.


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yes... They go towards something in the mages guild


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Collecting certain lore books helps you gain reputation with the mages guild which, in turn, allows you to unlock skills and passives in the mages guild skill line.

But... those are not the only books in the game. And they are not the only books that have lore. There's also books that level up your skills just like in the TES single player games. :)
This post was last modified: February 15th 2014 12:01 PM by Tabbycat


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As per my previous post.

So I've just had an idea concerning the Lore books you find whilst roaming/exploring ESO.

Please read and give some feedback whether it be positive or negative.

Wouldn't it be AWESOME if each Lore book was categorised? In each category x amount of books make up that entire volume. Once you’ve collected all the books in that volume, a courier would approach you and initiate a special side quest.

For this example say 30 books made up a volume.
There would be four types of book, Rare, Scarce, Limited and Common.
This volume would consist of 3 rare books, 6 scarce books, 9 limited books and 12 common books.
Each type of book would only have had a certain amount of editions made. E.g.

Rare only 100 copies
Scarce only 500 copies
Limited 2500 copies
Common 12500 copies

This would make the rarer Lore books much more valuable. These books could and most probably would become very valuable bargaining chips when wanting to trade later on in the game. The more rare the book, the more valuable it would be.

Certain volumes would only be found within the dominion you started with. The more difficult volumes would be scattered throughout the entire map of Tamriel. Therefore the true ESO fans would have to play, at some point, in all three factions in order to collect the necessary Lore book to make up that specific volume. The other way around this is trading with the enemy! Of course people who ordered the imperial edition would have a slight advantage over others.

This would also spawn a different type of player in ESO; hoarders/explorers could keep hold of certain copies of rare books to try and corner the marketplace hiking up prices in their favour. Now that’s realism for ya!


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That's sort of how they've done it with crafting motif books... tho they aren't color coded. They are all blue and go in your inventory until you use them, trade them or sell them.


But the rest of the lore books are not like that. They don't have a physical copy that you actually pick up, have no value, and can't be traded.
The exception would be the mage's guild books that show up as blueish books in the world. But even those don't go in your physical inventory when you pick them up. You wouldn't be able to trade them at all.

Other than motif books, I don't see ZOS making the rest of the books tradeable. They are supposed to be a reward for going out and exploring the world. Making them tradeable would defeat that purpose.
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(February 15th 2014 10:41 AM)ragnar-ice blood Wrote:  If I may ask, what exactly do the in-game lore-books do?
I ask this as I haven't been in beta to see or hear of their uses...

Now the NDA is lifted I can help you with that. Like in ES games that when you read a book it grants you a skill point depending on what that book is about, the lore books in the ESO are not different.

You will find across the world, books that will grant you skills and others that are for lore purposes and it looks like when you find does lore books you will recollect the stories.
This post was last modified: February 15th 2014 02:43 PM by Leinad
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