I recently journeyed back into the world of Tamriel with some persuading of some friends. As a day 1 player, back in April 2014, I grinded until I started losing interest and ultimately stopped playing.
Here enters Nova Belle, my first and only character whom her loyalties lie within the Daggerfall Covenant. At first, I was skeptical about the game, based upon entering the loading screen, not much has changed, but boy was I wrong.
The best guide to get you back into the grind
I used to be a conjurer, summoning flame and lightening atronachs to do my bidding, but after looking at my stats and having almost ALL my skills reset, I could no longer find this ability…I'm beginning to believe I’ve been nerfed off of the face of Tamriel. My once conjurer needed to find a new identity, so Magicka DPS was the route I decided to follow. With no knowledge on current classes or what is considered a “powerful” build, I began my google search until I came across UESP (Unofficial Elder Scrolls Pages). This website literally has everything there ever was to know about ESO and Skyrim. How did they document it all, I don’t know, but it’s a great resource for anything you need to know ESO related. Wanting a new pet but can’t afford one? Boom UESP tells you which quests you need to get a free limited-time pet.
As I began revising my character to her new role, she needed to look the part…I removed her helmet only to realize that her hair and facial features were completely botched up. This is not how I left poor Nova Belle all those years ago, but somehow along the way, she had an extreme makeover during one of the many many updates.
New lands of Tamriel
To allow me to explore all the sights and sounds of Tamriel, an amazing friend of mine gifted me a month of ESO plus. This unlocks all the prior DLC content besides the most current chapter: Greymore. With ESO plus in hand, I was able to travel to lands unseen and experience the humor of many NPCs running up to poor Nova begging for help.
As I started exploring, I could not help my sighs of awe and seeing all the beautiful new sights Tamriel has to offer. Above all, Summerset was a dream that I wanted to live in forever with its vibrant colors and extreme attention to detail. Do not even get me started on the Warden class and their extremely lethal pet bears who follow their every wish. After 6 years, ESO has changed immensely for the better. It has the old charm that drew me to the game in the first place but have added so much new and exciting content along the way.