5 on Friday: Character Class Themes (Re-blogged)

There’s an in-game event which will keep me busy all weekend. I will be live-streaming some of the action today through Monday, so grab some snacks and head over to my Twitch channel.

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Eyrie Of An Aries

When I had an in-game guild site up I’d done a little musical tribute to the four character classes in The Elder Scrolls Online: Templars, Nightblades, Sorcerers, and Dragonknights. With the addition of the Warden class, introduced with the Morrowind / Vvardenfell chapter, I decided to update this post for my scheduled “Five on Friday.”

Another new class might be introduced soon, as many have been screaming for it and discussing it in forums. I think a necromancer class is fitting and goes along with the Elder Scrolls storyline and the accompanying lore. Unfortunately, the devs seem more inclined to listen to their favourites and their followers and those people aren’t really playing the game. It has been obvious of late, with all of the glitches and scheduling issues ZoS has been wrestling with since the beginning of the year. “Never mix business with pleasure.” That is a rule…

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Tuesday Scenery

Friday Fun & Music

The game-streams are going well and much fun is being had by all. Here are three songs about “she,” and “she” is me. My friends know what I’m talking about.

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Streaming Schedule: Update

I’ve finally gotten a reasonable streaming schedule settled for my Twitch channel and will update it monthly. Loyal viewers who tune in will get a chance to earn special rewards, especially if they are fellow ESO players.

* The Imperial City in-game event begins on Thursday, 6 September at 0700 PDT and ends on Monday, 10 September at 2000 PDT. Watching my channel for 10 minutes or more will earn you one in-game reward per day.

You can find the link in the ‘Multimedia Links’ page here on my blog. I hope that you check out my channel and enjoy the rewards you earn!

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Sunday Funnies

My Twitch channel is slowly growing and gaining recognition, so I think that I’ll have to set up a regular schedule soon!

I just participated in some streaming fun which helped raise money for St. Jude, and we all went above and beyond the targeted donation cap. Well done, everyone!

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Shameless Self-Promotion

After a few months of testing I’ve finally gotten the hang of the live-stream thing, so gaming podcasts will commence mid-September. That’s when most of the children will be back in school so the quality of gaming action will improve in all facets.

I have my Twitch channel operating; it is linked to my YouTube and Facebook gaming pages and I’m working on getting rewards enabled for dedicated followers and subscribers.

Loyalty rewards are always nice, so I figure I’d give some incentive for those who really want to participate in helping a channel grow! Real support should always be recognized, yes?

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Saturday Screen-shots: ESO Anniversary Event

With the launching of the Wolfhunter DLC and the QuakeCon announcement of the upcoming Murkmire chapter, I thought that it was time to share some screen-shots from the anniversary event.

Loyalty rewards will finally be re-introduced for those of us who have been with this game from the beginning. It will be nice to get recognized for being a true fan and not just some self-absorbed shithead who jumped on the bandwagon with pre-paid thralls and boughten hype crew.

Broke, lazy assholes get outed sooner or later. Makes me laugh every time.

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Anniversary voucher

Hmmm…a special cake?

The well-renowned chef

Better-looking than Gordon Ramsay…

…far easier to speak with…

…and much easier to please!

Giving the required ingredients

Waiting patiently with the crowd

Yes – it’s done!

Freshly-baked goods…

…let us eat cake!

Anniversary gift box after completing a daily quest. There are many!

Relaxing at a keep after battle

Saturday Scenery

Here are a few screen-shots from gaming fun over the past couple of months.

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Five On Friday: The ESO Multiverse

I’ve been playing The Elder Scrolls Online since it first launched in 2014. With the Midyear Mayhem event in its final few days and the Orsinium anniversary event commencing today, I figured I’d give the top five reasons why I enjoy playing this MMORPG. The 5-year anniversary of the game’s launching is in April of 2019.

1. User-friendly: I love the fact that, like with The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, one doesn’t need to have played the entire series to know what is going on or how to play. You can just jump right in and run anywhere you wish. In many ways, starting the game as a newbie is easier now than it was when ESO first came out. For example, there are now in-game tutorials for new characters. The load-screens also show useful tips and hints for where to find crafting materials, or when there initially weren’t. Also, a subscription isn’t required; I personally subscribe due to the benefits and bonus perks of doing so.

2. Diversity, endless variety, and multi-layered gameplay: I love the fact that designing and customizing your avatar is available, as many games have very limited “cookie-cutter” options so your character looks pretty much the same as any other person’s who might be playing that specific character class. I love going into a bank in-game and seeing all of the different appearances and costumes of other players! One can create a short, stout Orc or a thin, lanky Dark Elf. In ESO there are 10 playable races, each with their own unique passive abilities. There are five character classes, each one with a unique set of offensive and defensive fighting skills. The ranges of weapons and armour-sets that can be used are nearly countless. I enjoy playing around with different combinations to see which ones complement each other the best.

3. Puzzles: In your travels you come across many different dungeons, or quests which may have you delving underground to locate specific items. Some of these quests require you to solve a puzzle of some sort in order to advance, and I find those to be loads of fun! They could be picture tiles, riddles, or light-shifting pedestals, just to name a few. Some are easy to solve, while others are real brain-teasers. They definitely provide a perfectly valid excuse for reading the lore-books you run across, which brings me to the next item on my list.

4. History and lore: Just as with the real world, the virtual world of ESO has a varied and rich history, and mythology and lore unique to the specific races. There are countless books which can be found almost everywhere you go, and reading them can teach you newer skills, raise your character level, or mark locations on your map for future exploration. Some give you clues to a quest you might be undertaking, and some are just plain entertaining. The people who created and developed this series get high praise from me and all of the other gamers who enjoy and appreciate the historic depth put into this game.

5. Last, but certainly not least, the graphics and details: I can’t say enough about how awesome the graphics in this game are, and the various little details which make it stand head and shoulders above other games which are more popular with others. For example, the sun rises in the east and sets in the west, just as in real life. When the day is clear and the sun is out, the shadows cast are incredibly sharp and match the form of the object casting the shadow. Sound-effects are top-notch as well: when you’re riding your horse, for instance, the hoof-beats make a different sound depending on what terrain you happen to be crossing at the time. Water splashes around your feet if you’re jogging through a swamp, or you can hear the rustling of grass if you’re taking a short-cut across a farmer’s meadow. Birdsong and animal noises are also noticeable when you happen to be in the proper areas; everywhere you go, there is something to see and do!
There are a dozen more reasons I could list and I could go on and on, but that would interfere with important gaming time. I also need to update my guild-recruitment script and update the guild message of the day since I haven’t done so since the beginning of the year.

This weekend I will be hosting an in-game house-warming party to celebrate the latest acquisition of a lovely new abode. Sorry to disappoint you, but the celebration will not be broadcast on my Twitch channel. It’s a private, intimate party for a few select guests, and is by invitation only.

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Sunday Screen-Shots

Standing in an Orc stronghold

Winged Adder

Desert Hound

Floating Baby Jelly

Winged Orange Flame-Toad

Black n’ White Piggy

Turquoise Dragonfly-Pixie

Black Panthers

Miniature Mammoth

Sun Salutation

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