Tips and Tricks for returning ESO Tamriel players

Game: The Elder Scrolls Online
Time: 2015-05-25 23:03:35
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Here is a bunch of tips and tricks to help new and returning (and current) players get along in Tamriel.


1).Most interface and UI options can be found in-game under Settings>Interface.
2).You can have 5 Abilities on your Action Bar at once. Check out your Abilities and spend Skill Points by going to your Skills Screen (‘K’).
3).You can display your Action Bar at all times by going to Settings>Interface and editing the the first drop down menu.
4).Check out your Character Screen (‘C’) which displays your stats like Health, Magicka and Stamina as well as any active effects like food and buffs.
5).Your Inventory (‘I’) can be increased at Bag Merchants in most capital cities in Tamriel however it costs more and more for each upgrade.
6).Access the Guild Interface (‘G’) to see which Guilds you belong to, members of those Guilds and any Guild messages and notes.
7).Access the Group Interface (‘P’) to view your current Group and access the Grouping Tools.
8).Chat commands:
/s = Say – Can be seen near to your character.
/tell <player name> = Private Message – Only sent to the specified player.
/p = Group Chat – Can be seen by your current group.
/g1/2 = Guild 1 Chat / Guild 2 Chat – Can be see by all members of your Guild.
/y = Yell – Can be seen in a large radius around your character.
/z = Zone Chat – Can be seen by the entire zone.
9).You can turn on/off Chat Bubbles by going to Settings>Interface and scrolling down to Chat Bubbles (Beta).
10).If your UI gets stuck or you are having problems you an type /reloadui and press enter to reload the user interface.

1).AddOns are awesome and can help perform a number of functions. AddOns are not created by, nor affiliated with, ZOS. ZOS provides the API so that developers can make AddOns and also provides options in-game to enable and disable individual AddOns.
2).A great place to start with AddOns is ESOUI.

Some of the best AddOns:
1.Foundry Tactical Combat
Displays damage numbers, tracks buffs, allows for damage statistics and provides custom Health/ Magicka / Stamina frames.

2.ZAM’s Minion
An AddOn manager allowing you to keep all of your AddOns organized and up to date.

3.Combat Log Statistics
Another damage logging AddOn providing your damage, damage done to you, and various effects like potions, damage shields and more.

Logs damage done, healing done, healing taken and damage taken and provides information about your most damaging abilities and skills over a fight.

5.Combat Cloud
Displays damage in text above your character similar to previous MMORPG games.

6.Wykkyd’s Framework
There is a bunch of features in this AddOn like an enhanced HUD, macros, and a toolbar.

7.Advanced Filters
Allows you to filter your Inventory into sub-categories which is very useful for Inventory management.

You can choose to skip the starting tutorial in Coldharbor however you will miss the chance to loot the containers in Coldharbor which can contain lockpicks and other useful items to begin the game with.

The Starting Islands can be reached by taking a quest near to where you start after finishing the Coldharbor tutorial.

You can travel around Tamriel using Wayshrines. Walking up to and using a Wayshrine will allow you travel for free. Alternatively if you are far from a Wayshrine you can still travel to one however this will cost a gold fee.

A great way to travel for free is using the Travel to Player feature. Simply navigate to a Guild Roster (‘G’), your Friends List (‘O’) or your Group Screen (‘P’), right click on a player name in the location you would like to travel to and press “Travel to Player” and you will travel to the closest Wayshrine to that player for free!

You can reassign your Skill Points by respeccing at a shrine located in the capital city of each Alliance.

Left clicking will cause your character to perform a Light Attack with the weapon which is currently equipped.

Holding the left mouse button will perform a Heavy Attack which will deal more damage than a Light Attack and also restore either Magicka (Staff) or Stamina (Weapons). You can end a Heavy Attack prematurely by releasing the mouse button however you will not do as much damage and will not restore any resources.

Pressing both mouse buttons simultaneously will perform a Bash or Break Free (if you are stunned, disoriented or knocked back). A Bash, which costs Stamina, will deal damage to an enemy and also interrupt channeled attacks. If you see red lines coming from an enemy NPC this means they are charging a Heavy Attack which can be interrupted with a Bash. A successful interrupt will stun the enemy and set them off balance enabling you to perform a Heavy Attack and knock them to the ground. A Bash is an important move and can interrupt a number of attacks and healing abilities.

Break Free (CC Break) will allow your character to recover from a stun, disorient or knockback and return to the fight. Break Free costs a reasonable amount of Stamina however.

Double tapping a direction key (‘W’,’A’,’S’,’D’) will perform a Roll Dodge in that direction allowing your character to dodge incoming projectiles and break free from roots and immobilizes. Roll Dodging costs Stamina.

At Level 15 you can equip two different weapons (or two of the same if you choose) and switch these whilst in combat (‘~’). Switching weapons also provides your character with access to a completely new Action Bar which can be filled with different Skills.

When you switch Action Bars any active toggle Skills will deactivate unless you have that Skill on both bars.

You can place consumable items such as food and potions in your Quick Slot by opening your Inventory (‘I’) and pressing ‘Q’. Once on your Quick Slot you can choose a quick-use item that will be used when you press ‘Q’ in combat. You can choose from the items in your Quick Slots by pressing and holding ‘Q’.

Food and drink can’t be used simultaneously at this time however in Patch 1.6 this will change. Food increases your base stats – Health, Magicka, Stamina – and drinks increases your regeneration in combat – Health Recovery, Magicka Recovery and Stamina Recovery.

Potions can perform a number of functions such as restoring resources, granting temporary invisibility, granting immunity to disabling ef

Potions have a cooldown timer which can be reduced with Passive Skills and Jewelry Enchantments.