Elder Scrolls Online Adventuring

I really want furniture for my house, so aside from playing my Warden each evening, I’ve been looking at my other characters to see who I’d like to be a total crafter..

I meant for a Dark Elf Dragonknight to be my all around crafter.  However, while playing her this week, and looking into a DPS Stamina build, I switched her to Dual Wielding and she’s really fun to play.  She has only died once when I got turned around in a town and six guys were all around.

Other than that, I need to put many more points in Stamina as she levels up, because it drops pretty fast.  Still, she wins the day.

I’m liking the story line for the area she’s in as well.

My poor Warden, while looking for a fern, of all things, got a bounty for trespassing in a Restricted Area right where she needed to look for the fern.  Grrr, those creepy bounties.    She spent the night in the middle of a swamp so nobody could attack her or steal her gold.  Luckily the bounty was gone today.  Now that I know exactly where the fern is, I should be able to get it without trespassing the next time I get the quest.   I think it’s kind of cruel they set you up for that.  Step away from the gold, bozos.

And…ready for Murkmire with this adorable Argonian.

Tuesday Night Shorts

 Lord of the Rings Online, Burglar

Did you say short?   I thought my Lord of the Rings Online Burglar was done with her Skirmish Tutorial but there was another section.

I wasn’t rewarded with anything that has value to me at this time, so I sent her back to the Lonelands and will try out the next skirmish camp I come to.

World of Warcraft,  Discipline Priest

I’m falling behind a bit in World of Warcraft, but the only thing I’d like to be doing that I’m not yet is trying Warfronts.   Instead, it’s a perfectly piggy time in Drustvar’s Fallhaven for my little Priest.

She seems to be able to take on anything, slowly wearing them down while taking no damage.  Since the fight with Betsy the Pig was long, but not life threatening, I practiced my camera angles  in fight scenes so my character’s very mobile face could be seen.

Out of the pig fight, into the hangman’s noose.

Elder Scrolls Online

You’ll be pleased to know my Warden is no longer sporting the Scary Helm.

PlayNotes Issue 4: Elder Scrolls Online

Another download/update tonight, ack!

Long load screens at login, I suppose this means everyone’s playing.

Tonight, my level 5 Warden who is doing quests from Vivec.

Going to the closest npc/quest location, I am offered a boat ride to a place I’ve never heard of, and the map marker for it is way across the land mass.  I’d rather wait till I have the quests nearby before I go off somewhere new.

Next closest is a simple one, find a stone, take some rubbings, help find the location of a lost library.

Rubbing stone

The cool thing is, this gives me a piece of a map in an Indiana Jones like display.  I get to find all the pieces. Then what happens?

It’s night time and very very dark…

Next the charming family saga quest Like Blood From Stone.  I’m to investigate a brother who may be doing something shady in a mine.  Nobody ever does anything good in a mine, particularly in this game.

You can’t get into the mine unless you lockpick the bad brother’s front door and steal the key in his house, or find the mine foreman in Balmora and pick his pocket.

I can pick locks in the Elder Scrolls games, but not here.  I snap all the lockpicks or get a couple and freak at the timer going kablooie.  I wasn’t meant to be a thief, truly. 

I had to look up how to pick a pocket in the game.  It worked fine but I felt like a real scum.  Again, not joining the thieves guild any time soon.  With a 75% chance of success, I plucked the key.

Another Night, Another Game, Another Mine 

Then I’m asked to murder someone.

This is all just going against my grain.  Hello. Good guy.  Heroine!  See me be a low, scummy killer thief instead.   I tried telling myself this was no different than any set of fetch, then kill the named npc quests in any other game.  There shouldn’t be this desire to back away and not do what is so wrong.   It shouldn’t even seem wrong.   Nice writing, if it can have that effect on me.


I should should buy a million lockpicks and pick pick pick till I am not freaked.

H calls your horse.  I found this out with quite a bit of searching.  Not intuitive.  No, not even thinking “H” for Horse.

Haven’t been able to summon my Warden Bear.   I finally find it looks like I have to slot him on my toolbar.   My toolbar with what, five slots to start with?   Other games might give you a few too many skills and toolbar slots, but this is bad, just the few given, and to use one to summon the bear, that’s pretty low.