Typically I have drafts ready to upload upon the launch of a major update but I simply was unable to do so this time.
Due to a death in the family in May, I was unable to prepare from the PTS so website updates were instead finalized in the first week of June, 2017.
All pertinent information should now be considered updated to Morrowind's launch.
Currently my focus is on expanding the guides for developing your class:
I will be expanding the text atop the skill charts which recommend gear and other options as time allows (however I'm still dealing with grief & probate, so please be patient).
Rest assured however that each class skill chart accurately describes all skills & morphs (and with all numbers checked/corrected) as of October, 2017.
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 are your Alliance and your Class.
Most options can be changed at the cost of in-game gold, however some changes (specifically race, name, & appearance) would need to 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:
With the exception of "Daily Quests" (quest-givers with 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 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.
Votan's Keybinder - makes it so that you can adjust keybinding settings once for the account instead of needing to repeat again for each character. You can still modify things for just the one character by unchecking a checkbox on that binding in the Settings menu, so this addon offers both convenience & flexibility.
FCO StarveStop - enable a warning message when your food/drink buff is about to expire (you set time remaining) and/or an icon on your screen when you have no food/drink buff
FCO Notes - enhanced and private notes on friends' lists and guild rosters
Advanced Filters - makes managing your inventory and bank easier through the use of sub-categories
FCO ItemSaver - provides a lock function to keep from destroying/selling/deconstructing items you want to keep. Options include "lock," "mark selling in guild store," "mark selling," "mark deconstruction," "reserve for research," or mark with a custom gearset/marker. You can customize which actions are allowed/prevented.
Dustman - the best way to keep unwanted items from clogging your inventory
Loot Log - keep track of valuable items with notes in the chat window when you (or party members) pick one up
Dryzler's Inventory - adds a "sort by set" function into the inventory and bank windows along with other enhancements to inventory management
CraftStore Fixed and Improved - tops our list of most beneficial addons to crafters! The key features in my opinion are the research timer management features and marking unknow recipes, but it does so much more including tracking styles and traits you've learned
CraftStore - tops our list of most beneficial addons to crafters! The key features in my opinion are the research timer management features and marking unknow recipes, but it does so much more including tracking styles and traits you've learned
TraitBuddy - our favorite addon for tracking known styles also provides a grid of known/unknown traits and a tooltip inside item descriptions to let you know if your crafter(s) know a given trait on weapons/armor
Crafting Stations - shows crafting locations on your map even if they're undiscovered and does a pop-up tooltip window telling what set is created at each location along with its set bonuses
FurniturePreview - enables a preview of what the item from a crafting plan will look like (not only when in inventory, also works on chat links and in guild stores as well)
AlchemyUknown - adjusts the interface at the alchemy tables to add the icon (not the trait name) for unknown traits on reagents
Votan's Rune Info - adds description info showing the type of glyph it can create on essence runes and the glyph's designated level on potency runes
ESO Master Recipe List - an ideal catalogue of recipes with a tracking mark on items and recipes needed for the current Provisioning Writ, but generating errors for me with Summerset
MultiCraft - allows crafting more than one item of the same type with fewer button presses by adding a "quantity" selection
CraftAutoLoot - automatically turns on auto loot only while at a crafting harvest node and off at other times
NonstopHarvest - continue to harvest a node despite opening your map, inventory, mail, etc.
HarvestMap - places 3d pins in the world and/or adds icons to maps for all resource nodes that you have discovered
NoAccidentalStealing - this addon makes it so you must be hidden (in stealth mode or invisible) in order to steal. If you've ever gotten a bounty by accidently stealing an object instead of talking with the person behind it, you will know the addon's advantage.
Innocent Blade of Woe - this addon allows you to fight back if engaged by an "innocent" despite "Prevent Attacking Innocents" being turned on in the game's Settings (permitting self-defense while preventing starting combat)
Rare Fish Tracker - keeps track of which rare fish you've caught and which are still needed for the Master Angler achievement
Votan's Fisherman - fishing becomes easier with a "lure in" notification and adds a colored pin to your map showing the type of water/bait once you have caught something in that particular fishing spot.