Well no — more like 2 toons got played this weekend. . .
I decided that I wanted to get a light horse for my new DK right from the get-go, but I only had about 25K gold in the bank, and it costs 42.7K, so… back to the Templar since in the higher levels you can make a lot more cash off of quests. I’d done a little bit in Eastmarch with that toon, but not a whole lot, and since I’ve only ever done the zone once on my original DK way back at launch, I barely remembered any of it, so that was nice to have it be “new” again. Something that surprised me, though, is that when I’d finished the zone (and I did everything in it except for 2 world bosses, but all quests, the dolmens, every nook and cranny, etc) I’d still not quite made it to VR5. Guess it’s a smaller zone and thus has fewer quests. I was close.. just not quite there.
Moved on into The Rift and it only took 3 or 4 quests in there to hit VR5, so it wasn’t bad. In the interest of getting rid of that hideous Ancient Elf motif look and also to re-do my gear to take advantage of the new set bonuses, I then made myself a new set of gear. It matches the set I made for the new DK — 2 pieces of Magnus, 3 pieces of Willow’s Path, and another 3 pieces of Twilight’s Embrace. Seems to me to be the best combo for casters anymore. I went with Primal for the set since I like how it looks the best of any of the “sets of a single motif” anymore, though I’ll admit to having given some thought to some of the “custom sets” people are submitting to the eso-fashion site. Some of then look really nice.
The difference between the VR4 and the VR5 gear was less than 1%. Not joking. Weapon damage went from 113 to 114. Armor ratings on the various pieces also only increased by 1 from their prior values either. Just shows that upgrading your gear every level isn’t worth it. Of course, I’ve got materials coming out my ears and have been selling off excess, so it’s not like it really “cost me” anything, and I no longer have that hideously ugly armor suit on my logon screen anymore, so it’s very worth it to me. Of course I forgot to screenie it, but other than that I dyed it completely black (the undyeable parts wreaked havoc with trying to make anything look decent otherwise unless I wanted to make a carbon copy of the new DK’s look) it looks just like the pic to the left anyway, so…. there ya go.
By this point I now had about 45K gold banked, so it was time to hit up the DK again. I wanted to get him to level 10 and get the 2 free skill points from doing the intro to Cyrodil quests. It’s kind of odd how by the time you hit level 40-ish you’ve got plenty of skill points, but up until then the game is very much a case of “interesting choices” as to where to put them in order to get the most bang for your buck, so to speak. Right now on him I’ve got the active skills I want, but I’m still trying to backfill the passives in, and there are quite a few to get as of yet. . . . But yeah, got him to 10, ran the intro to Cyrodil quests, and then it was midnight before a work day, so I logged out. Tonight I get to craft him his level 10 upgrade suit and see about finishing up Stonefalls. Fun fun fun!
Happy gaming, wherever you play!