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Hello folks. Really excited to be here and can hardly wait to play TESO.
I'm not really familiar with the elder scrolls , except that a good friend introduced me to morrowind, oblivion and skyrim. I dabbled into these 3 games but didn't really play due to having too many other games on my hands.

To get right to the point. My alltime fav mmo is DAOC ; loved it to bits. When I hear about the elder scrolls online and read all about the gameplay , the rvr , relics raids , and amazing pvp and . I just had to consider getting back into elder scrolls games.

I won't be playing TESO on pc , but rather PS4; already pre ordered one.
On top of that I just got skyrim legendary edition for 40 bucks on sale , and I also bought the legendary collector's edition strategy guide.

Finally . I need a bit of help. I'm not really familiar with elder scrolls lore and could use a point in the right direction. As far as skyrim goes. I'm really excited to play , I'm just wondering on what difficulity I should play it on. I really love a good challenge and was considering playing on Legendary , but again I don't know enough about how hard the diffculity settings are .

Glad to be apart of the community :)
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Go to http://uesp.net and http://imperial-library.info for lore.

As for difficulty, I would advise against jumping straight into Legendary. Start Novice so you can learn the basics, then increase the difficulty as you get better. I personally play on Novice all the time. For some reason, I can get slaughtered even on that difficulty.

Also, a few words of advice: stay away from giants early on. And the Dragonborn DLC questline should definitely wait until later levels.


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(August 12th 2013, 01:49 PM)dougyhowzer Wrote: Finally . I need a bit of help. I'm not really familiar with elder scrolls lore and could use a point in the right direction. As far as skyrim goes. I'm really excited to play , I'm just wondering on what difficulity I should play it on. I really love a good challenge and was considering playing on Legendary , but again I don't know enough about how hard the diffculity settings are .

Glad to be apart of the community :)

I personally enjoy starting all games I play on the hardest difficulty possible.

With Skyrim, I found that it started of relatively straight-forward but I'd find that after a few levels the difficulty in combat would begin to pick up the pace, definitely made everything much more dangerous. However I say dangerous and not impossible, fights would quite often need me to use my brain and be much more rewarding.

With this said, I say charge in head-first on the hardest difficulty, be legendary!


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(August 12th 2013, 05:14 PM)Teiji Wrote: With this said, I say charge in head-first on the hardest difficulty, be legendary!

And be decapitated by the first 2-handed bandit you come across even at full health, cause that's the most likely thing to happen.


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Hmmm for me the original Skyrim quests are still very manageable on the hardest difficulties but the DLC's seem to be a lot harder at lower levels. For someone fairly new to it, I'd say go for either expert or master and I'd suggest going to Solstheim only after you get to about level 25. Changing the difficulty kind of breaks the immersion and can be hard to get used to. Keep in mind that if you pick a stealth class, higher level dragons can become a real pain.

As for the lore you have the wiki. Here's a timeline of all major events. If you really are interested in the lore, just go to events that you think sound interesting.

Good luck! Smiling


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About lore: talk with a lot of people, read books and go to Uesp and Imperial Lybrary (don't look at wiki)
About the difficult: go in hard, legendary difficult isn't good to a new player, but the low difficult is boring...
About Skyrim itself: save your game and try attack a giant to learn how to fly, it will be fun
About quests: if you want to see dragons follow the quest line at least your first fight with one of these, but the better thing to do is just pick a direction and go explore that

and to finish it, GO PLAY MORROWIND TOO (is the best TES game so far)
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Wish I could be new to Elder Scrolls again.
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I would say pick master difficulty, because you don't want to spend loads of time suck in the same type of fights for to long but you don't want to be able to just walk through them either.

But as said above, the best thing to do in my opinion is to do the first couple of quest in the storyline but then just leave and go explore.

Nothing is more fulfilling or fun than finding an innocent looking hut in the middle of Skyrim and realising that it is the house of an evil witch!


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The ingame books are a great way to learn the lore and history of Tamriel. Very entertaining and useful. I like to go into a bookstore and read when it's raining, even though my character doesn't really get wet out there. It's very cosy in bookshops.


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(August 13th 2013, 05:00 AM)CedarLilly Wrote: The ingame books are a great way to learn the lore and history of Tamriel. Very entertaining and useful. I like to go into a bookstore and read when it's raining, even though my character doesn't really get wet out there. It's very cosy in bookshops.

I know the feeling, though so much easier to role-play in Morrowind, given the variety of useless stores and items.


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Agreed, Morrowind was the total A-bomb!


TESO - - Multiplayer: "M'aiq does not know this word. You wish others to help you in your quest? Coward! If you must, search for the Argonian Im-Leet, or perhaps the big Nord, Rolf the Uber. They will certainly wish to join you." M'aiq the Liar.

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When it comes to difficulty, I wouldn't go legendary right off the bat. If you had a lot of experience with TES games then that would be a different story, but you're green. Like, bitter-green green. Get some experience in the world before taking on harder challenges. (I hope someone gets the reference). Anyway, I would hop onto hardcore or master if you want a difficult challenge. When it comes to Skyrim itself, turn on autosave. Nothing sucks more than going through multiple hours of stuff only to have the game freeze or something and then finding out you didn't save for a while. Personally I have autosave on for as much as possible and then have 3 save files per character that I rotate through. That way if you make a mistake you can be sure to have a save file as far back as you could feasibly need.


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