I hope this doesn’t come off as a rant after being gone so long, so bear with me please…
After trying out ESO for a week, I’m really having buyer’s remorse. I’ve been playing Skyrim for years and I’m so very used to the infinite customizations you can have with your weapons, armor, and skills to be effective. There is no “one way” to play Skyrim.
However, here in ESO (the online version of Skyrim), it seems just the opposite. I’ve been researching classes and so forth, I’ve tried out 4 different classes, trying to figure out all these builds, build guides, build suggestions, morphing skills - it’s all quite overwhelming. But I don’t mind that, in fact I’m down for the learning curve 100%.
But, here is where I’m faltering. With ESO, one thing is clear - for every Magicka build (without exception it seems) you basically run the entire game with 2 staffs - a Destro staff and a Restro staff. Then at level 15, if you want to be original, pick a weapon combo and keep it on your “back bar” because to be effective, you have to use your staves.
So…is everyone in ESO just a glorified wizard? Why is the entire game’s combat system designed around one single weapon that everyone is forced to use from cradle to grave? And it’s not even a sexy weapon! LOL. It’s a stick.
Well…I don’t want to be a wizard. I want to sneak, tank, shoot a bow…you know - the traditional Online RPG stuff. Even with stamina builds it seems you are STILL stuck using a staff. OR. The game will be MUCH harder without using a staff. OR. Your DPS will suck trash unless you use a staff.
What am I missing? I don’t understand the concept of, “use a staff or end up being under powered with that gigantic sword you have there.”
Help please - how can I play the game and not be a wizard? I want to S&B, Dual Wield, and definitely shoot a bow. But, at the same time, I don’t want to be 25% behind the damage curve when I get to max level.
Perhaps this isn’t the game for me.