14 Reasons Why You Should Play Elder Scrolls Online

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Running around questing with friends is so much fun.
  1. It’s like playing Skyrim, but with your friends. Don’t have friends or not into multiplayer games? You can play completely solo or use a group finder for dungeons. It isn’t even necessary to complete dungeon missions to progress through the game.

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A trade-in-progress in ESO. I’m the poor guy on the left.

2. You can trade almost all of your loot with friends. Don’t need that blue shield? Give it to your buddy. None of that stupid rolling on an item and hoping against all hope that you get lucky.


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I LOVE crafting in ESO.

3. The crafting system is easy, straightforward, and uncomplicated. You don’t have to be a level 40 woodworker to gather Nightwood. You can pick it up and save it for later. Plus, your friends can gather materials for you and give it to you.


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There’s guild traders everywhere in ESO!

4. You can be in 5 different guilds at the same time and still freely purchase from other guild’s vendors. None of that drama surrounding which friend’s guild you’ll join.


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Not feeling left out in the cold over subscription fees.

5. No subscription fees, hallelujah! I no longer have to feel guilty not playing a game I spent $14 a month on.


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Fighting Molag Bal in the main story quest.

6. The story is actually interesting and you can complete it at literally any level. You’re not forced to complete it in order to progress in game. Amen! No more slogging through story quests in order to do an awesome dungeon.


My character is a Bosmer Nightblade.

7. Any class can essentially learn and perform any skill. You’re not trapped playing a certain role. Want to be a Nightblade archer and a healer? Go for it. Plus, you can always reset your skills using in-game money.


8. PVP is actually very fun and not just one on one. Entering Cyrodil, you can help your alliance take down enemy alliance forts and resources. It’s like being in a medieval war. You can kill any enemy players, or go about your business without seeing a single one because the map is just that big. I haven’t tried the Imperial City expansion yet, but it looks and sounds awesome.

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Standing outside the gate in Cyrodil.

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There are endless quests in ESO and many NPCs reward you with loot upon completion.

9. You don’t have to spam the same dungeons for loot. Mobs drop green and blue items, NPCs reward you with equally good gear for completing quests, and you can craft your own set gear or get it from friends.


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Champion point system is fun and it’s great that leveling isn’t over when you hit 50.

10. After you’ve hit level 50, there’s still plenty of things to do. You can continue gaining skill points and leveling as a Veteran. This means that you also have access to the Champion Point system, which allows you to spend points on more skills. There’s also daily pledges from the Undaunted, with rewards for completing them.


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Being a werewolf is awesome.

11. You can be a vampire or a werewolf, or both. Cure your disease and get someone else to bite you. (I’m currently a Berserker werewolf).


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I am guilty of standing around and taking pictures of the scenery ALL THE TIME.

12. It’s gorgeous. The screenshots don’t do the game justice.


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My boyfriend’s character glitching his werewolf transformation.

13. No Elder Scrolls game is complete without the silly glitches! Fortunately, I haven’t run into any that have seriously obstructed me from playing the game, like I did in Skyrim on my PS3. Most of them are confined into silly things like getting knocked over and sliding across the floor instead of running.


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Taking down a dark anchor.

14. There is always something to do. If my friends aren’t online, I can craft, take down dark anchors, do TONS of the endless quests, explore new territories, collect skyshards, or rob NPCs blind.

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Posted October 19, 2015 in Games

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2 responses to “14 Reasons Why You Should Play Elder Scrolls Online

  1. Niki

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    I had a fun discoball glitch for awhile, where whenever it rained, a mobile disco dance floor followed me around everywhere. Luckily that got sorted, it was a bit tough on the eyes! But yes, the game is AMAZING and worth the occasional glitch. The writing is so good, and everything is unbelievably beautiful! And the lack of required subscription is wonderful.

    • So sorry for late response, turns out a plugin was trashing all of my comments without notifying me! Oh my goodness, a disco ball glitch sounds like quite the event! Glad you go it figured out and that you love the game as much as I do. Hoping to get back into it soon!

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