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Hi all,

ESO is my first MMO and I have to be honest and say I'm kind of overwhelmed. I have a few questions that can hopefully be answered. Thanks in advance.

1. I find it uncomfortable using WASD to move and ZXCVB to attack. Are there any specific key bindings people use that are generally preferred to this?

2. I'm not exactly sure where I should be going to pick up quests. I got a few for myself by talking to random people but now these are complete I'm not sure where to go to get more.

3. I for the life of me cannot find where I'm supposed to go to get potions and other generic items.

I've played a couple of Elder Scrolls games before but I understand it's not as simple as that with ESO. Any help that can be given on these things is appreciated.

Thanks.
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(April 20th 2014, 12:53 PM)Ki18 Wrote: 1. I find it uncomfortable using WASD to move and ZXCVB to attack. Are there any specific key bindings people use that are generally preferred to this?
Um, experiment? Find what key's you're comfortable using. I'm strange so I use Arrow keys to move, 12345+0 for my abilities+ultimate, l mouse button for block, right one for attack and scroll wheel for jump. Shift for sprint and ctrl for sneak... I'm weird like that ;)

(April 20th 2014, 12:53 PM)Ki18 Wrote: 2. I'm not exactly sure where I should be going to pick up quests. I got a few for myself by talking to random people but now these are complete I'm not sure where to go to get more.
Explore the world, work on your alliance questline and advance through your current zone a bit. You'll find plenty of quests on the road :)
Remember Npc's with black arrows highlighted with blue above their heads are quest givers. Each zone is filled with people needig your help with things from minor to major events.

(April 20th 2014, 12:53 PM)Ki18 Wrote: 3. I for the life of me cannot find where I'm supposed to go to get potions and other generic items.

General goods merchants (NPC's with the word merchant under their name labeling their health bar) will sell potions, repair kits, lockpicks and other generic items such as bait etc... You'll find them in every major settlement and in most minor ones aswell.

I wish you good luck in Tamriel!


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(April 20th 2014, 01:37 PM)Isilmo Wrote:
(April 20th 2014, 12:53 PM)Ki18 Wrote: 1. I find it uncomfortable using WASD to move and ZXCVB to attack. Are there any specific key bindings people use that are generally preferred to this?
Um, experiment? Find what key's you're comfortable using. I'm strange so I use Arrow keys to move, 12345+0 for my abilities+ultimate, l mouse button for block, right one for attack and scroll wheel for jump. Shift for sprint and ctrl for sneak... I'm weird like that ;)

(April 20th 2014, 12:53 PM)Ki18 Wrote: 2. I'm not exactly sure where I should be going to pick up quests. I got a few for myself by talking to random people but now these are complete I'm not sure where to go to get more.
Explore the world, work on your alliance questline and advance through your current zone a bit. You'll find plenty of quests on the road :)
Remember Npc's with black arrows highlighted with blue above their heads are quest givers. Each zone is filled with people needig your help with things from minor to major events.

(April 20th 2014, 12:53 PM)Ki18 Wrote: 3. I for the life of me cannot find where I'm supposed to go to get potions and other generic items.

General goods merchants (NPC's with the word merchant under their name labeling their health bar) will sell potions, repair kits, lockpicks and other generic items such as bait etc... You'll find them in every major settlement and in most minor ones aswell.

I wish you good luck in Tamriel!

Awesome, thanks for the help!
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Welcome, I'm fairly new to this forum myself.

1. I use the default key bindings and do okay. I think eventually I will invest in a gaming mouse because it is faster to have everything programmed onto the mouse from what I am told. Being a single Mom that could take awhile. This month mommy didn't get a mouse because the Easter bunny needed some money to fill the kiddo's Easter basket.

2. Find an area of the map that you haven't explored and go explore keep an eye out for a little lit up arrow on your compass signifying a quest. In the mean time fight random monsters, collect crafting mats and look for chests. Torches on your map means there is a dungeon so a good chance there is a quest around a torch icon. Another way to open up quests is too Google 'eso skyshard maps' and look under your journal for skyshards hints and find all the skyshards you have missed (those hints will be greyed out and missing the checkmark). I always seem to find quests I would never have found other wise this way and bonus points because the more shards you collect the more powerful your character becomes.

3. Vendors are clearly marked on the map so you shouldn't have a problem finding them just read your map and go to the location. I wouldn't buy too much though. Gold is precious in this game and the best investment IMO is to upgrade your horse, your bank space and your bag space.
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In ESO you either NEED to craft your armor (and weapon) every couple of levels (you craft to even level #s), or buy armor (and weapon) crafted to your present level. Otherwise, the game kills you, repeatedly, wearing down your armor/weapon. Repair your gear often. Light (fabric) and med armor (rawhide) works pretty good too, light armor gives perks for magicka and spell usage; and med armor gives perks for stamina, sprinting, and sneaking (useless for PvP in Cyrodiil). You will level up and get advantages in an armor category if you have at least three pieces of a type equipped, so you can mix two armor classes, no need to wear a full set (with exceptions for certain special armor sets later in the game).

Copied and pasted from prev posts:

1. Don't spread your skill points out in many places. Specialize in 2 or 3 attack methods, try to put the vast majority of your skill points there; at least to Lv16 (IDK past that). Make those attack methods one melee, one area-of-effect (AoE) to kill groups of baddies, and later (see below) a ranged attack. Get a major ability ASAP (should be about Lv7). It is better to "morph" a skill rather than start a new skill line. Save up a skill point or two around Lv4-6, you will need it to unlock a new and much better skill line that you need; such as Aedric Javelin for the Templar - you need some kind of good ranged attack too. Every half dozen or more skill points you can put one on something else, perhaps armor and a racial perk. You can also put one skill point into some crafting perk such as keen eye for ores if you are heavy armor physical damage fighter, or keen eye for fibrous plants if you are light armor centric such as I recommend for Templar or Sorcerer; at about Lv5. Otherwise, spend those skill points on three attack skill lines max.

2. I have read that it is very hard to develop a Nightblade solo. They need a group support. So if you are not grouping, Nightblade is not a good choice. So choose your char class carefully.
Racial Bonus Comparison - Tamriel Foundry

3. Get ALL the skyshards possible - and remember there are skyshards on the tutorial islands! Use skyshard cheat maps to get them all - I cannot stress the importance of getting ALL the skyshards enough! I recommend:
Dulfy

4. You can specialize in conventional weapons if you like. But as an alternative you can specialize in magical attacks. When doing so, you can (but don't have to) use a "destruction staff" instead of a conventional weapon (after you get out of Coldharbour, unless you get one as loot in Coldharbour). Staves fire magical attacks, ranged (at some distance), without needing recharging (except for any enchantments added). You can also use skill lines in the staves. The "restoration staff" a.k.a. "healing staff" is more used to support groups of 4 or more. If you choose this way, you may not even want to use conventional weapons.

5. Personally I don't recommend specializing in bows until Lv15 when you can swap weapons (2 sets only) during combat - although some ppl say they have had great success at it by jumping and rolling to gain distance on their opponent during combat. There are magical ranged attacks you can attain that are a good alternative, such as the aforementioned Aedric Javelin for the Templar.

6. Don't take the planning ahead too seriously, as you will likely start another char anyway after you get to Lv8-10 as you will know more about what you want and what works at that time.

GL.


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