Sunshine Daydream's Guide to ESO

Sunshine Daydream's Guide to ESO

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This website will not be updated for the foreseeable future. 2021 left me with a diagnosis of Infiltrating Lobular Carcinoma (a form of breast cancer) and during 2022 I had a mastectomy which removed 7 tumors, followed by chemo & radiation treatments. Although treatments have now ended (writing this in May, 2023), recovery is a slow process that can take up to a year for side effects to abate and brain function to return to pre-treatment functionality.

I cannot promise when/if I will be able to return to keeping this site's information up-to-date. For those who prefer the information in the format/style that I presented it, it will remain open for at least most of 2022. But if you need up-to-date information you should check an actively maintained and accurate site such as UESP.

If you still wish to see Sunshine Daydream's Guide to ESO, you may currently do so by browsing via the image link above to the Guide's index.

Begin Your Journey in The Elder Scrolls Online

The most important knowledge for a new player is this: the only things about your character that cannot be changed is your Class and your Alliance (with Greymoor you can change your Alliance with an Alliance Change Token if you own Any Race, Any Alliance). Most options can be changed at the cost of in-game gold, however some changes (specifically race, name, appearance & alliance) must be purchased with crowns.

After choosing your alliance and class, customizing your character's appearance, and completing the basic tutorial what's your next step? Answering that question and guiding your first few hours in The Elder Scrolls Online is the focus of:

Sunshine Daydream's Guide to Starting Out in ESO

Build Choices & Skill Development

Recommended Outside Resources

Play the Essential Quests

With the exception of Daily Quests (whose quest-givers have blue markers) the quests in ESO are not repeatable. Since each character may complete each quest's story only once, if you plan to do a quest with a group then everyone in your party must have never previously completed and turned in the quest. If a character has started a quest but has not turned it in, then that quest can be abandoned within the Quest Journal so as to start it over with the group.

The Main Story is a series of solo quests accessed through the Harborage, but there are also regional story arcs presented within each zone. The Mages Guild & Fighters Guild also each have their own storylines that progress through contact with the guild halls in each sequential zone within your alliance. There are also many side quests which are tasks for an individual quest giver but are not part of the chain for that zone's storyline.

We also consider quests which progress the regional story arc, lead to a skill point, or are part of Cadwell's Silver/Gold series to be Essential Quests. These quests tend to have pre-requisites within the zone's story arc quest chain and thus often cannot be directly shared among a group through the Quest Journal. Each character should plan to take these quests directly from the quest giver as listed below.

Sunshine Daydream's Guide to Crafting

Customize The Interface with Add-Ons

Addons are installed within your "My Documents" folder. The exact structure resembles

C:\Users\(WindowsLogin)\My Documents\Elder Scrolls Online\live\AddOns\(NameOfAddOn)

We find the following addons extremely useful:

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