The Elder Scrolls Online game has grown substantially over these past 5 years with many DLC and Chapters being released and this can be a daunting prospect for a new player wanting to start playing ESO.
So where do you start as a new player?
Buy the latest Chapter or Base Game
The Elder Scrolls base game is a great way to start your adventure in Tamriel. It is loaded with content and it is often on sale at -50%. There is currently a sale on Steam for R149.50. It is a great way to start to see if this game is for you without placing pressure on your pocket. Every so often a free trial will also come along where you can also try out the game for free.
Chapter is a term used by Zenimax to identify the next big story update(Expansion) to the ESO universe. Normally with Chapters, they will release DLC as well. Chapters normally downgrade to DLC after the newest Chapter is released.
DLC is smaller content updates which expand the storyline and might also contain dungeons or more zones.
The latest current Chapter for ESO is called Elsweyr, which introduces us to the Khajiit homeland. Buying the latest Chapter will ensure that you have access to all the content when you subscribe to ESO+
Subscribe to ESO+
ESO+ is by far the cheapest and most effective way for you to get the most out of your game experience. There are several benefits to subscribing:
- Full access to all DLC game packs in the Crown Store. This is the most important. You gain access to all content the game has to offer.
- 1650 monthly crowns. You can use the crowns to unlock the DLC permanently
- Unlimited storage for crafting materials. Very nice to have this perk. Sometimes referred to as the Skooma bag since most people can't live without it.
- Double bank space.
- Access to exclusive store items and deals.
- 10% XP gains on levelling and crafting.
Remember that the Elder Scrolls game is a buy to play and you do not need to subscribe to play the game. The base game has more than enough content to keep you entertained for a very long time. All the sets stay relevant even for the end game.