Navigate the Elder Scrolls Online Game Interface
Edited by Grimm, Alexander Avdeev, Jen M
You're watching VisiHow! In this tutorial, we are continuing our series on playing the Elder Scrolls Online game, and we are going to be showing you the basics of getting started with your very first character and navigating the interface.
We have a pop-up window that we can close by pressing the "Alt" key or clicking the "Exit" button.
One of the nice things about this game is that all of the different options that we have will be shown to us along with the hot keys.
For example, in the bottom, we can click "Exit" or press "Alt".
This is helpful for us.
At the top, we have a list of options.
We have "Crown Store", "Inventory", "Character", "Skills", "Journal" (our quests are stored here), "Collections", "Map", "Group" (for forming or looking for groups of people in the game), "Friends" (we meet friends in the game), "Guilds" (notice that it is in plural as we can be members in multiple guilds), "Alliance War" (our current progression in the Alliance War), "Mail" (including notifications), and, of course, the "Help" option.
We are going to focus on our actual character first.
We have "All" selected.
We can click "Weapons".
We will see what weapons our character is carrying.
We can click "Apparel".
We will see the apparel our character is carrying.
We can click "Consumables".
We will see potions or experience items.
We can click "Materials".
We can click "Miscellaneous".
Miscellaneous things will show up in this category.
We can click "Quests".
We will see quest items that we have.
We can click "Junk".
We sell the items from this category.
We click "Items" option to view the menu with the aforementioned categories anytime we want.
When we have finished examining the items, we click the "Quickslots" arrow.
We will be shown our quick slots. This is a list of different things that we can quickly and easily access while playing the game. Those of us who are familiar with the Elder Scrolls series will know that quick slots have been used in Skyrim too to access items quickly and easily. They are helpful.
We can hover our cursor to the chat area.
In this video, we have 2 notifications from chat. We hover the cursor to the other icon and see that we have unread messages.
Let's click the unread message icon.
This is our first time with the character. We will see in the "MAIL" window what is available, obviously.
Let's press "Alt" to close the window.
We will have our first message to the right.
Customer Appreciation has sent us "the Explorer's Package bonus features". We can play any race in any alliance, we have a vanity pet, and we have treasure maps attached.
We can hover the mouse cursor over the attachments.
We can click them or take them. We have treasure maps. When we pick them up, they are ours.
To pick up all of the attachments, we double-click them or press "E".
Now, we can delete the message or click "Exit".
"X" will delete the message. If we prefer, we can press "Alt" to exit. We do not need the message anymore, so pressing "X" will delete the message.
There will be a prompt about deletion.
If we want to delete the message, we press "E". The mail will be gone.
We can press "Alt" to close mail.
If we want to access chat, we simply press "Alt", which freezes the screen and brings up chat and mail Windows.
We can click on notifications.
These are invitations.
We can press "Alt" to exit the window.
We'll see the notifications.
They are "Upgrade has been updated with the Any Race, Any Alliance collectible." and "Pets has been updated with the Vermilion Scuttler collectible." These will be in our collections.
If we press "E", we can go to "Collections".
We have talked about this option at the top of the screen before. This will show everything that we have.
Let's go ahead and press "Alt" to close this window.
We can see our collections.
The "UPGRADE" section has "ANY RACE, ANY ALLIANCE".
We already have "ANY RACE, ANY ALLIANCE" unlocked.
We click "COSTUMES".
It has costumes that we get. "DARK SEDUCER", "EMPEROR'S REGALIA", etc.
We click "PETS".
We have "RAZAK'S OPUS" and "VERMILION SCUTTLER".
We click "MOUNTS".
Currently, we do not have any mounts; but we can purchase one. Each mount is 10,000 gold. We can also buy them in the store. We have a VisiHow tutorial on mounts. The time it takes to earn 10,000 gold is average, and we may or may not really enjoy earning that. It is possible to spend a few dollars instead of earning gold too.
We press "Alt" to exit the window.
Now, we are with our character.
We can move the mouse up and down, around, looking at the very top.
There is an arrow on top indicating where the quest objective is.
There is a skeleton of someone who did not escape.
"W", "A", "S", and "D" are the standard movement keys.
"W" moves us forward. "S" moves us back. "A" moves us left. "D" moves us right.
We can look around and explore our surroundings and figure out how to escape Coldharbour.
However, this is a topic for another tutorial. This tutorial was about getting started in the game, understanding how to navigate around, and learning what items, options, and things our character has available to him or her.
Tune in to our next tutorial on how to escape Coldharbour in the Elder Scrolls Online game for Windows.
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Video: Navigate the Elder Scrolls Online Game Interface
Recent edits by: Alexander Avdeev, Grimm