I’m seriously behind on my ESO playthrough posts. But before I get into this one, I want to call out the recent news about a Zenimax employee, Leona Faren, having been basically railroaded into resigning after months of abuse by a transphobic manager. I am seriously pissed off about this, as I wrote in the other post.
For the time being, I am not bailing on the Elder Scrolls games I already own; they’re too important to me as a means of maintaining my mental well-being until my household can finally abandon our COVID precautions. We are not to that point yet, and we don’t know when we will be.
But I will not be giving ESO any further money, and I will also not be buying Starfield. And I’ll be monitoring the situation to see how it proceeds. Also, I will totally understand if anybody who’s been following this blog’s posts until now is even more pissed off at Zenimax than I am right now and needs to stand down from following my playthroughs.
Right? Right. So let’s talk about what Marwyth did from 6/13 to 6/19.
This set of sessions are a mixed bag! Did a little of everything, moving the plots along not only for the main quest, but also the Thieves, Mages, and Fighters Guilds. Plus, side helpings of crafting, writ running, and robbing of the ships in Daggerfall!
And also, finding Billy Boyd’s character in the game finally, which was a delightful surprise. <3
A bunch of my ESO posts lately have been gigantic, since I’ve been jamming a bunch of days into them. But with this new alt of mine I’m pulling that back some, just because there’s been a lot of stuff to cover, and I’d be writing clear into next month if I tried to cover it all in one post.
So here’s one where the major highlight was joining the Thieves Guild!
By definition every single one of my posts on this blog is full of spoilers, but this one more so than most, since it features the end of the main plot of ESO. If you’re an ESO player, and you don’t want to know specifics of how the main plot ends, you might hold this post until later.
But if you don’t mind that part, then read on! Because yeah, this post’s main action is Gyllerah finishing up the game’s main quest in Coldharbour, and defeating Molag Bal.
This is a major point in Gyllerah’s playthrough, because, just shy of 200 total sessions with her, I finally hit the last big stretch of the game’s Main Quest. Which means: I finally made it into Coldharbour and began assembling an army to take on Molag Bal.
But before I did that, I also finished off the Aldmeri Dominion and the Mages Guild plots, which I found quite satisfying!
Finally, some more progress on the Main Quest on ESO, as I go with Lyris Titanborn, Sai Sahan, and Abnur Tharn to recover the Amulet of Kings. And then, later on, I go solo to Auridon to fight off a Daedra attack on Dawnbreak.
And as always, lots of writ running and ingredient gathering and periodically adding new decorations to my house.
Multi-session post, and this one’s got a lot of action in it. Pushed the Main Quest further along with the rescue of Sai Sahan and the recovery of the Ring of Stendarr’s Mercy. But I also moved the Aldmeri Dominion quest along by working with Razum-dar to rout Veiled Heritance traitors in Mathiisen, and did work on the Ruthless Competition quest by seeking information from denizens of the Vulkhel Guard Outlaw Refuge.
Now we’re talking. A few sessions in which primary action was Main Quest stuff, but with a side helping of Mages Guild action as well!
I actually have three sessions queued up to write about, but this is a single session post on the general grounds that it is Main Quest, and I feel this bit stands better on its own.
Done in this session: reaching the Harborage in Vulkhel Guard, and receiving a gigantic infodump of exposition from the Prophet; and venturing back into Coldharbour to rescue Lyris Titanborn.