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Hey guys just saw the forum decided to sign up and say hi.

Not new to Elder Scrolls by any stretch of the imagination been playing since Morrowind and the amazing adventure the original xbox gave me with that game. Then oblivion again on the Xbox and wow what an adventure that was as well. Then of course the bandwagon game Skyrim which out of every game I had been a Nord if allowed you would think that would be my favorite unfortunately Skyrim let me down.

To avoid arguing lets just say it never captured my attention as did Oblivion or Morrowind and the reason I bring that up is I was not expecting to pick this game up at all due to either me aging to the point video games arnt as fun as they used to be or elder scrolls was slowly burning me out.

BUT!!! On a wild hair and watching Angry Joe stream his lvl1-10 on twitch last Thursday I decided to go straight to the gaming comp and download and try it out.

Needless to say I WAS HOOKED. I absolutely love being back in the world not as a Nord but as an Imperial who cast off the daedra worship and joined the Dominion.

Im excited to be here and in the game out of dozens of multi year MMO careers I have never been interested in crafting or RP but, somehow this game has not only re ignited my love for MMO's which was surely burning down over the years but has made me actually craft!!! My entire group of 4 people wear and use weapons and armor I crafted alone.

To put that into perspective my name has never been on so much as a lvl 1 cloth rag in over 12 years of MMO'ing let alone an entire party of diverse heavy med and light armor with all manor of swords bows and staffs.

To have elder scrolls actually make me craft is a testament to how much this game begs to be played and adored.


So anyway sorry for the long intro Hello again happy to be here!
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Welcome to the community! Glad to hear others a finding this game as fun as I am and crafting for their group... Though I would recommend the pre-existent 'Introduce yourself!' Thread at... http://www.tesof.com/topic-introduce-yourself
Hope to see you around the forums, yours,

-Isilmo
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Welcome! Glad to see you are enjoying the game, and I hope it continues for a long time.


The fires burn. Our supplies are spent. Axes are dull, and armor is rent. The enemy approaches, our doom, they seek. We are Daggerfall Covenant. We are Orcs. Our comrades, they come, for glory they seek, at the side of our iron and steel. We will not fall.
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Thank you guys and Im sure I will be here for a long time I am just taken aback at the sheer amount of "fresh" the game gives off its truly exciting to be excited by an MMO and not just the lore skin on top of it for a change.
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Wow, you played Morrowind without mods? I did that the 1st time through about 2005 on the PC, hit a Q bug where I did something first that I wasn't supposed to (killed the tax collector in Vivec I think) many, many turns and saves previous to finding out that Caius wont talk to me and give me the next Q! I had months invested in it, and since I wasn't crafting, just like you, I was not having fun anymore, esp. in Vivec - I hate that city. And I never used the console (commands), I considered it cheating and therefore taboo. So I quit the game. Then me AND my wife played Skyrim and ignited an interest for Morrowind.

We played it heavily modded this time a couple of years ago - what a difference. Must say it was VERY complicated to mod it properly too. But the game looked 50% better (or more), see my high-res views 10x farther with more detail, and there are hundreds of fixed bugs in the "official unofficial patches." I enjoyed it much more, but my wife lost interest before even going to Solstheim, and I lost interest again also before getting near the end of the main Q. I have to say: How did you manage to enjoy it without crafting? I found it much too hard without crafting. Once I started enchanting my own stuff the game was much easier - I moved the difficulty slider all the way hard.


And no wonder you didn't like Skyrim, you didn't craft. If you played it crafting, you would have a totally different exp. Trouble is, to do it right you need stacks of printed web pages about potions, armor, merchants that sell particular stuff, enchantments, where to find mats like ebony & moonstone, console commands (to fix Q bugs), etc. Actually I still have them sitting in a 3" high pile next to my keyboard LOL! (I should take care of them I suppose.)

That means Skyrim, Morrowind, and Oblivion will just not ever mean to certain ppl what it does to us that use these reference mats, and don't just only want to 'run & gun.' Run & gun type ppl will never really fully appreciate The Elder Scrolls series (ESO could be an exception) IMHO. GL to you.
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Skyrim conquerer. Morrowind and Oblivion vet. Long-time single-player computer gamer W/custom-made hi-perf OCd PC. Mostly RTS and a few action games.
Noob to MMOs.
Crappy satellite Internet very laggy pings 700-1000 not god for gaming, can't play most online games but ESO works good enough.
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(April 18th 2014, 07:23 AM)HalloweenWeed Wrote: Wow, you played Morrowind without mods? I did that the 1st time through about 2005 on the PC, hit a Q bug where I did something first that I wasn't supposed to (killed the tax collector in Vivec I think) many, many turns and saves previous to finding out that Caius wont talk to me and give me the next Q! I had months invested in it, and since I wasn't crafting, just like you, I was not having fun anymore, esp. in Vivec - I hate that city. And I never used the console (commands), I considered it cheating and therefore taboo. So I quit the game. Then me AND my wife played Skyrim and ignited an interest for Morrowind.

We played it heavily modded this time a couple of years ago - what a difference. Must say it was VERY complicated to mod it properly too. But the game looked 50% better (or more), see my high-res views 10x farther with more detail, and there are hundreds of fixed bugs in the "official unofficial patches." I enjoyed it much more, but my wife lost interest before even going to Solstheim, and I lost interest again also before getting near the end of the main Q. I have to say: How did you manage to enjoy it without crafting? I found it much too hard without crafting. Once I started enchanting my own stuff the game was much easier - I moved the difficulty slider all the way hard.


And no wonder you didn't like Skyrim, you didn't craft. If you played it crafting, you would have a totally different exp. Trouble is, to do it right you need stacks of printed web pages about potions, armor, merchants that sell particular stuff, enchantments, where to find mats like ebony & moonstone, console commands (to fix Q bugs), etc. Actually I still have them sitting in a 3" high pile next to my keyboard LOL! (I should take care of them I suppose.)

That means Skyrim, Morrowind, and Oblivion will just not ever mean to certain ppl what it does to us that use these reference mats, and don't just only want to 'run & gun.' Run & gun type ppl will never really fully appreciate The Elder Scrolls series (ESO could be an exception) IMHO. GL to you.

Thanks for the good wishes and wow sounds like you went back and played Morrowind a bit I never went back unfortunately. I did however very much enjoy my experiences in Morrowind and Oblivion without crafting in fact Im ashamed to say I have no idea how to even craft in those games.

My playstyle was always ruthless kill those who challenge me or have something I want. This always resulted in multiple start overs as sometimes killing someone who had something did not bode well for overall progress. Overall I remember my first set of Imperial Iron in Oblivion and how good that felt to be fully kitted and focusing on turning it into the Captains white armor (unobtainable) haha its dang near what drove me through that entire game.

Anyways ESO has rekindled everything I love about games the stories the atmosphere and of course the combat and excitement. Now I can be excited about new armor and weapons not because I stole them murdered for them or just found them in a nap sack but because I forged them myself which is just awesome I had no idea what I was missing.
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My wife's currently playing Skyrim yet again (among other games) for about the 12th time, and still finding places (dungeons) she's never been before. I'm currently playing Far Cry 3 again for about the 7th time, 2/3 of the time modded (Ziggy's).
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Noob to MMOs.
Crappy satellite Internet very laggy pings 700-1000 not god for gaming, can't play most online games but ESO works good enough.
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(April 18th 2014, 07:23 AM)HalloweenWeed Wrote: Wow, you played Morrowind without mods? I did that the 1st time through about 2005 on the PC, hit a Q bug where I did something first that I wasn't supposed to (killed the tax collector in Vivec I think) many, many turns and saves previous to finding out that Caius wont talk to me and give me the next Q! I had months invested in it, and since I wasn't crafting, just like you, I was not having fun anymore, esp. in Vivec - I hate that city. And I never used the console (commands), I considered it cheating and therefore taboo. So I quit the game. Then me AND my wife played Skyrim and ignited an interest for Morrowind.

We played it heavily modded this time a couple of years ago - what a difference. Must say it was VERY complicated to mod it properly too. But the game looked 50% better (or more), see my high-res views 10x farther with more detail, and there are hundreds of fixed bugs in the "official unofficial patches." I enjoyed it much more, but my wife lost interest before even going to Solstheim, and I lost interest again also before getting near the end of the main Q. I have to say: How did you manage to enjoy it without crafting? I found it much too hard without crafting. Once I started enchanting my own stuff the game was much easier - I moved the difficulty slider all the way hard.


And no wonder you didn't like Skyrim, you didn't craft. If you played it crafting, you would have a totally different exp. Trouble is, to do it right you need stacks of printed web pages about potions, armor, merchants that sell particular stuff, enchantments, where to find mats like ebony & moonstone, console commands (to fix Q bugs), etc. Actually I still have them sitting in a 3" high pile next to my keyboard LOL! (I should take care of them I suppose.)

That means Skyrim, Morrowind, and Oblivion will just not ever mean to certain ppl what it does to us that use these reference mats, and don't just only want to 'run & gun.' Run & gun type ppl will never really fully appreciate The Elder Scrolls series (ESO could be an exception) IMHO. GL to you.

I played Morrowind on the original Xbox, so I did not have access to mods or patches (no internet even if they did release official patches) and I played it without a guide or reference materials.

That was the most awesome gaming experience of my life. I cannot even begin to tell you how many hours I spent, rummaging around the countryside, looking for new stuff to get into. I even challenged myself to explore and reveal ever square inch of the world map, which of course would have been impossible without levitation potions. Those levitation potions were the best, especially in the dungeons/caves/daedra shrines where you could not reach certain areas without them.

I even kept a spiral notebook of notes on locations, people, and other miscellaneous stuff. I will also agree that I don't know how anyone played that game without crafting. Alchemy and Enchanting were my mainstays in that game on any character I created.

If my wife would not divorce me over the insane amount of hours I would put into that game, I would buy it for PC and play it with mods, as this is the best of the ES series that I have played (never played the first two games, just Morrowind, Oblivion, and Skyrim).


The fires burn. Our supplies are spent. Axes are dull, and armor is rent. The enemy approaches, our doom, they seek. We are Daggerfall Covenant. We are Orcs. Our comrades, they come, for glory they seek, at the side of our iron and steel. We will not fall.
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Haha you guys are harsh. I never had internet back then nor have I ever played a modded game I dont even know how. Honestly I guess I just dont understand how crafting was so important back then you just saved before you attacked and if it went well you carried on if it did not you plotted some evil scheme to make sure on try 48 that he/she/it died then you saved 10 more times to be sure and off we go to the next thing!

One of my favorite memories in ES and in truth gaming in general was when I was at a city near the blacksmith and armory. During my time rummaging and stealing everything in sight I found a high elf bow and arrows. This was a great find that I could take because at the time I was still using Iron and the boost in damage gave me a power lust.

So to test the new weapon of mass destruction I had just stolen I climbed the tallest watch tower in the city on the north side Im sure you all know which one I refer to then precariously perched upon the railing of the tower I found a city guard with that awsome face mask and scarf armor and took him down in one shot. In excitement I started firing into the air and got another instant kill. Over the next several months I was able to perfect or near enough the art of aiming straight up and landing on a enemies head creating an instant kill.

The game Oblivion had the same abilities alas Skyrim changed that and would no longer allow instant head kills from great heights.
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(April 18th 2014, 08:39 AM)Lord Burl Wrote: I even challenged myself to explore and reveal ever square inch of the world map, which of course would have been impossible without levitation potions. Those levitation potions were the best, especially in the dungeons/caves/daedra shrines where you could not reach certain areas without them.

Hah, hah that's funny. Potions. I had a levitation ring that I enchanted (NOT part of a mod) and could FLY all over Morrowind, to quite high altitude too. Those flying things W/the tail wouldn't even attack you when you get higher than them. Of course I did have to use the potions bfr I enchanted the ring...


Skyrim conquerer. Morrowind and Oblivion vet. Long-time single-player computer gamer W/custom-made hi-perf OCd PC. Mostly RTS and a few action games.
Noob to MMOs.
Crappy satellite Internet very laggy pings 700-1000 not god for gaming, can't play most online games but ESO works good enough.
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Each to his own I suppose. (BTW, I'm an old guy too.) I have never played anything on a game console I like the graphics and control of a PC but as I said, each to his own. On Skyrim I had 220+ mods which improved graphics, sound, content and even altered the story but regardless, the gear you could loot could be improved to legendary on a crafting table so the game was really about crafting. Maybe this was a flaw because everything I had was crafted. It was just better.
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(April 20th 2014, 08:51 PM)djwolf Wrote: Each to his own I suppose. (BTW, I'm an old guy too.) I have never played anything on a game console I like the graphics and control of a PC but as I said, each to his own. On Skyrim I had 220+ mods which improved graphics, sound, content and even altered the story but regardless, the gear you could loot could be improved to legendary on a crafting table so the game was really about crafting. Maybe this was a flaw because everything I had was crafted. It was just better.

in skyrim and oblivion i ruined my games by crafting stuff that was too powerful. i had to keep making rules for myself that i wouldn't let my crafting create items that were more powerful than i could otherwise get in the games. i looked for mods that would limit crafting and decrease the loot i received but there were too many mods to weed through to find what i wanted. i just gave up. i like the amount of loot and the crafting progression in eso a lot better.

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