The pristine island of Summerset has opened for the globe at final in ESO’s most recent expansion, and despite the High Elf attitudes, it is really welcoming to newcomers.
Together with the Elder Scrolls Online’s upcoming expansion, Summerset, the Higher Elves are lastly sharing by opening up the titular island to the basic public. Refugees wanting to make a far better life for themselves, vacationers, or wayward adventurers tossed there with magic thoughts tricks: all are welcome to the formerly-cloistered paradise.
Effectively, perhaps “welcome” is pushing it a bit. At least from a lore viewpoint.
The Elder Scrolls Online’s Summerset expansion is bigger than any prior one, such as Morrowind. In my final week or so of previewing the expansion in its closed beta, I’ve barely scratched the surface of it. A number of which will be attributed to its sheer size, however it does not support that I am completely new to ESO regardless of becoming a general fan of MMORPGs.
Summerset is truly welcoming to new players, including a brief tutorial appropriate within the zone itself that drops you instantaneously into the expansion with all of the veterans sporting ridiculous armor and mounts from whatever they were performing around the mainland.
I am! Bethesda has mercifully figured out the entire level-scaling point. We can all do the exact same quest content material collectively without worrying about levels. Heck, we can celebration up with others at max level and share an enjoyable knowledge. It really is an excellent function to possess in any MMO, but to get a new expansion, it’s specially strong in permitting new players to join the entertaining with out producing them feel you’ll find years of content material to have via to play the “real” game.
So we’re all here on Summerset collectively at after, basking within the spring blossoms and crumbling pillars that I assume are old elf-ruins of some sort. Summerset, like the tiny I’ve played with the primary ESO campaign, abandons the clustered together quest structure of other MMOs that take you blithely from town to town no matter if you stick to the story or not.
All the things is, for essentially the most part, open all at once. You could trot down the road and choose up a quest from a drunken elf at a crossing, wander into town and do anything like a million crafting quests (including the new jewelcrafting talent), or wander off and discover some significant scary things to kill within the creepy ocean portal down by the beach. There is a story, and you can get to it precisely if you imply to. There are actually few breadcrumbs, fewer “one-off” quests, and virtually no guidelines as to how you tackle the content material.