The Elder Scrolls Online
Simple looking enough quest. Enter district, kill mages. Enter sanctum, kill more mages. Enter bottom floor.
And then two shadowy elites show up. Whoa. Good thing I’m playing a Sorcerer.
Update 28th August: Updated with higher level skills for level 50 going into Veteran Levels.
My objective for my first character was simple. Have a solo levelling build that can both handle AoE situations and burn down single target targets fast.
Early on in the game, at around level 7 I did the Rites of the Queen quest. Fighting the boss there, I learned a few hard lessons about Elder Scrolls Online:
- Living halfway around the world from the server, I would never be able to dodge AoEs or block reliably, especially not in melee
- The game will throw you against lots of adds
- Skill points need to be spent wisely early on
- Medium armor is squishy!
At that point, I had a half-levelled Dual Wield build which lacked AoEs. Started levelling dual wield late on Starter Isle because the game doesn’t start you with two one-handers, so my character was lacking in abilities.
Eventually, I took that boss down using bow normal attacks, Crystal Shard and Mage’s Fury. It was terrible, and from that point I realized I needed both range and AoE to fall back on. That became the inspiration for using the bow as my second weapon for levelling.
So I walked into Halls of Torment without reading about it before going in, and I have to say being located on the opposite side of the world from the server made Lyris Doppleganger a lot harder than it should have been.
For one, Elder Scrolls Online’s controls aren’t exactly responsive to begin with. For another, the lag means where she’s facing and where she fires her fork attack can be very different angles. Third, dodging the fork itself is very difficult due to rubberbanding. Fourth, the balls didn’t seem to heal at long range for some reason. I had to kill them while standing close to get a heal. Suffice to say it took me a lot of tries to get this done.
Most of the games I play have been pretty quiet, so I thought I’d try The Elder Scrolls Online out. And then I fell through the floor.Read More »The Elder Scrolls Online has many issues