So I’m a bit of a nerd. Or is it geek? In this case, I play MMO’s. Massively Multiplayer Online games. I got my chops wet with World of Warcraft. Was a long time fanatic in City of Heroes/Villains. Champions Online. I met my SO via Guild Wars 2. And my current, and one of my longer standing addictions is the Elder Scrolls Online.
I never played Skyrim or Oblivion or any of the other games so I came into this game with no perspective. My SO bought the game for me in 2016, but we didn’t really get started in it again until 2018. I do NOT want to calculate how much I’ve probably spent on this game. It’s been a lot of fun though so I won’t complain.
A big money drain for TESO is the housing. It’s one of the things that really drew me into the game. Guild Wars 2 (GW2) had guild halls that cost hundreds of gold to level up and you really honestly couldn’t just customize it. you had to earn furniture and do so much stuff just to get the most basic necessities. I started out as a newborn babe in ESO with no knowledge. My SO dragged me around on my face and helped me level.
I eventually got into building in the housing part of the game. More recently I stuck my head into PVP, which has been immensely satisfying. I’m not GOOD at it. But it’s been a ton of fun and I’m really loving the group of people I’m with right now. (I’m actually writing this post in October around the time of the “Bounties of Blackwood” event in game.)
I’ll probably attempt to stream on Twitch some once I get a better build put together. For right now I just shared a YouTube video of a house I was commissioned to work on. 24 person houses in ESO have the ability to fit 700 items. I was asked to build a Fort structure in the Moon-Sugar Meadow. The person who owns the house will be filling the buildings with decorations themselves so I was just tasked with making the overall structure.
This was a lot of fun to do. I actually incorporated a small tower the owner made into my own build. The whole piece took about three days to put together. I really like taking video of the houses I do because I’ve done builds in the past, only to be locked out of the house and unable to return for screenshots. So taking video seems much more practical.
Hope you enjoyed the video! If anyone has any tips for me, please feel free to say something in the comments. As always, thanks for reading, guys!