|The world at your fingertips. Or perhaps- Let your fingers do the walking.... lol.|
The game is just gorgeous! I end up taking way too many screenshots. Another thing is how I don't see many people that look alike really, which is something new. Lots of different faces, skin colors and sizes. I find it all pretty interesting. The game has more of an adventuring feeling to it. Quests are not merely kill this collect that, you feel drawn in. My brother read a lore book and told me he actually wanted to read more when it ended. The only real drawback i can complain about would be the masses of people while you are just trying to explore a tomb, poke in a few containers, glance over at a bookcase perhaps, while they run ahead blasting everything to bits before you get there. I'm sure it will calm down in due time. I had initially thought this game would be different, not so massively in design, but it is nice to see people around.
I'm more of a classic caster, wearing mostly cloth, using pets and casting from range. It all sounds very boring when I read about other sorcerers wearing full plate and tanking or slicing things with a 2h weapon. Or a life tapping rogue who can AoE and heal. But the thing is that it is what I went in wanting, I find it fun, it clicks and that is all that matters. I use a restoration staff for the moment but I will be swapping that up quite a lot when I hit my next level. I am thinking a bow or perhaps a damage staff. Something ranged, I love being ranged. My next class will be more melee but that won't be for a long time. The thing about this game is you can do SO much with any class. It takes some thought, some thinking ahead and some imagination. You're not locked into just a class.
What else to comment on? Neat stuff, fluff. Costumes, which can be collected from quests, you can use them after the quest is finished (like some servants clothing). I like that. There are also costumes from quests as rewards (there is a costume slot), my friend linked me one he got at 25, I am so looking forward to getting more! Gideon Emery- He's apparently voicing the NPC you go to for the Fighter's guild on the Ebonheart side. That was cool to see when I made my dark elf alt (who is still sitting at 3). What else? I love going into houses and poking around in crates and bags. That just adds a neat bit of exploring, lock picking chests too! The music is fantastic, the voice acting is pleasant and not so forced feeling as some games. Map travel is great when you really need it, or run to a shrine and save yourself a few gold to travel.
My brother, Heri, started this week. He's really enjoying the game, which I am happy to see. He was really big into the older ESO games, he knows a lot of the lore and sees the ties into this one from the others. He's really pumped about it. He loves the freedom of the classes and armor/weapon combos. I think he's having trouble picking, like a kid in the candy store. I sometimes wonder if I should have picked this or that... Int he end if I kept wondering I'd never get anything done trying everything out, heh.
I will be subbing again next month, I don't see myself unsubbing anytime soon to be honest. I really love this game. I can't get enough of it. While I want to play more than I do, I'm not rushing things. I am taking it slow, picking the flowers, rummaging through old chests, questing, meeting new characters and just having a heck of a time!
More thoughts as I continue to level. Being 14, I am sure most of you have far more experience on the game than I do, but for those of you who haven't tried it, some impressions as I continue on my journey. In closing, the scenery isn't much the same but it is beautiful and with so many places to explore it often makes me think of Vanguard Saga of Heroes. I miss that game so much sometimes, in my heart it is already gone. Anyhow, screenshot time!
|Questing on a lovely sunny day.|
|My dark elf alt. Not a fan of snowy starting areas >.<|
|A pretty vista.|
|Exploring and questing.|
|Heri and I.|
|Chasing fireflies (well that's what I call them) for a screenshot, lol.|
|This outfit is actually a costume, which looks neat for riding.|
|One of those 'events' I never seem to stumble on them at the right time or get anything good :(|
|Ahhh.... you turned me into a Man! Weird quest, thought I was going to transform into an undead or maybe a werewolf... no just trans-gender, lol.|