Monday, April 7, 2014

Crafting and Stros M'Kai

Don't worry, no spoilers here.  I had a bachelor weekend, so I was able to get a decent amount of ESO in.  I was still on the Daggerfall Covenant starter island of Stros M'Kai, so I figured it was time to finish it up.  I believe I did all of the quests, but it is hard to be sure in ESO.

Overall, I thought it was a good experience.  I really enjoyed the environment, desert with some tropic touches.  The story was pretty good too with some memorable quests.  I ended up being level 6 by the time I was ready to head for the mainland.

I continued to get sidetracked by resource nodes.  I made some nice progress with enchanting, adding Disease damage to my frost staff.  I also worked on Blacksmithing.  Thanks to some helpful advice, I traded some Iron Daggers with a guildmate and deconstructed them.  I also deconstructed some of the loot I found, getting myself a good ways into level 3.

I spent a skill point to get Keen Eye: Ore.  I am tempted to do this for other resource gathering, as I do love me some nodes.  Speaking of which, I got an achievement, Node Harvester III, for using 100 nodes.  I am torn though,  crafting does not seem to be the best way to go about leveling when compared to deconstructing items gotten from combat.  That makes me question the value of large scale harvesting.