I haven’t played ESO seriously in months. I, briefly, dabbled in the PS4 version of the game for a few hours and went back to PC. I just bought the Summerset Isles expansion and instead of starting that I just ran around Grahtwood for two hours completing quest with my level 50 Dragonknight. It took me a little while to get used to my character. I had to relearn my skills and why I had them slotted over others, but I was good after 20 minutes of trail and error. The music is fantastic and I can’t wait to hear the new tunes that Summerset has. I still haven’t finished Morrowind. The last time I played I was about halfway through so after I’m done with Grahtwood that’ll most likely be the next area I conquer.
I can’t put into words how much I love the soundtrack in this game. It’s absolutely fantastic and I can just sit on my… spider thingy all day and listen to the various different songs that play. They’re all good and the soundtrack is quickly becoming one of my favorites of all time. I didn’t know how much I missed this game until I sat down and started playing. Grahtwood is a beautiful region, but it’s not one of my favorites. It’s difficult to traverse, but I do love the big ass tree in the middle of the map. I’ve never had a chance to properly explore areas outside of the Ebonheart Pact. So what did I do today? I killed a bunch of necromancers, found a talking skull and decided to help him resemble his body while defending a giant talking tree from an army of undead monsters, found some sky shards, found some neat loot, and freed a woman from a prison that she was locked in for who knows how long. She’s older than the Aldmeri Dominion. I didn’t do a lot. I would have played more, but I started feeling really weak and had to stop gaming for now. Diabetes can suck some times :).
So what’s new in ESO? As far as gameplay is concerned nothing is new. It’s the same as it was the last time I played and it’s fantastic. There’s a bunch of stuff I have to catch up on though. I’ve missed out on a lot of content that I want to play before I start Summerset and I still want to level my Argonian Warden up to level 50. I’m not sure when I’ll get around to doing that though. I’m considering re-subbing to ESO for the craft bag because I’m already tired of having to go back to town to store my shit every 30 minutes.
The few hours that I spent getting acquainted with this game was enough to hook me again. I love The Elder Scrolls and I love being able to play an Elder Scrolls game with other people. It’s amazing at how much my perception of this game has changed over the years. It was literally one of the worst MMOs when it launched and some much needed changes bought me back and now it’s one of my favorite MMOs to play and it’s still growing. I can’t imagine what’s next for this game, but I plan on being their for the ride. I’m, unfortunately, playing this game by myself, for now, but I’m not bored when I do. In other MMOs I would get bored quickly if I played them alone. That doesn’t happen in this game. I played and had a lot of fun just doing what I would do in other Elder Scrolls games. I can explore caves, graveyards, take on world bosses with other players, or just chill and go fishing with my monstrous mount.
I really enjoyed revisiting this game. There’s a shit-ton to do and none of it is boring. I plan on doing some dungeons tonight while I try and grind for better gear. Or… I might just go explore a mine or chat with my fellow Elder Scrolls fans in the chat. This game has an amazing community and very serious role players. There’s always something to do and all of it is fun. I play games to have fun so that’s a good thing for me. I’ll most likely end up subbing so I can get that damn crafting bag, but that’s not really a bad thing. Subbing also gives me to every piece of DLC that I don’t own so I don’t have to go out and buy them. I do wish I had some people to play this with since my normal group aren’t currently playing this game. That’s literally my only complaint right now.
Have you ever played ESO? Did you like it?