As you know, I’m a BIG video game fan and player. The one game I find myself sitting down and playing at least an hour a day – I’m lucky in the fact I don’t have a steady job to take up my time, which actually makes me sad – is Elder Scrolls Online. It is an epic fantasy massive multiplayer online game. You can go to other sites and find out all about the tools, tweeks, turns, and mats, pats, pots, and specific items for gameplay. This post is purely about playing from a player’s perspective.
Since I spend a good amount of time on the game, there are good points and bad points I can easily point out. Such as – good: many people are wonderful to play with; bad: there are some guys, young and old, who are extremely prejudiced against female players. Still. No matter how good you are in a dungeon, no matter how well you carry your own weight in playing through a scenario with a group, if your identity as a female is known, there is a fifty-fifty chance you’re going to be yelled at and once out of the dungeon you will be told just how much you screwed up, sucked, and slowed down game play, even if you saved other player characters’ virtual lives more than once. With this being said, many females are gamers. We are good gamers, and despite what the feeble minded dorks think, we enjoy the mess out of our characters, gameplay, and game discovery!
I am relatively new to ESO. I’ve not been playing a full chronological year. However, when news of a new class coming out with the newest expansion, I was thrilled! I am thrilled! It is a Warden! Warden’s typically have animal companions that can help you fight. They can heal, and their powers are, as you would imagine, linked with the world. These are some of my favorite character types to play in table-top rpg-ing, as in Dungeons and Dragons, Pathfinder, and Palladium. Now one of my all-time favorite video games is going to be providing me with such a class! Excited? You bet!