Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Skill Point Paralysis

I can be a rather indecisive person.  This applies both in real life and in my MMO gaming.  Luckily my wife is more decisive, so it helps balance things out.  Of course, she can't really help me in game.  That's where ESO's skill point system really causes me trouble.

Skill Points are a limited commodity at my lower level.  The fact I am leveling at a glacial pace does not help either.  So when I do get a skill point, I often stare at my screen for long stretches of time unsure of what to do.  This last skill point caused a particular dilemma.

Do I gain another combat ability or put the skill point into crafting?  Using a new ability would be fun, plus I could start progressing it.  On the other hand, I'm not really having trouble killing stuff at my level.  As a guildmate said, there is plenty of time to put points into crafting too.

But I do love crafting.  I'm getting loot all the time which I end up deconstructing.  The Extraction (Metal Extraction in this case) would allow me to get more out of every Blacksmith item.  Without it, who knows how many improvement items I am not getting.

After a bunch of play sessions with that skill point sitting there, I went with Metal Extraction.  It just made more sense for how I spend my time in the game.  Luckily, I'll be gaining another point soon as I am almost level 8.  Now where to put it...