Skyrim, 1000 years apart

The new chapter in Elder Scrolls Online launched a few days ago and it has introduced a bit more of Skyrim into the game. A small part of Eastern Skyrim, made up of Eastmarch and The Rift were already in the game but the new patch has brought in parts of Western Skyrim:  the Imperial capital city Solitude and its close surrounds.

I’ve spent a bit of time running around and comparing and I think the ESO team have done an awesome job of making it feel like you are really visting the same city, just a millennia apart.

Solitude itself

Out and about

I can’t wait to dive in and start the quests and see a bit more of this place in a brand new time.

Returning to Skyrim after months of Elder Scrolls Online

I’ve had a bug to buy a new house in Elder Scrolls Online lately so over the Easter holiday weekend just past, I gave in and bought a lovely little Nord race themed house. I spent a good weekend crafting up all the Nord themed furniture and decorations I could make.

Immersing myself in Nord zones and crafting Nord items sparked a craving to go back and play a bit of the actual Skyrim game. I decided to start a fresh game as it’s been a year or two since I last played.

ESO is set 1000 years before Skyrim so while the story itself doesn’t overlap, the lore does. Wandering around getting back into the swing of the Skyrim, I found that multitudes of the history books scattered around refer to the events and timeline of ESO, events I’ve just played through!

It didn’t take too long of playing before I started to remember how rich this game is. The story and quests are really engaging and there is just so much to the game. So many quests, crafting, exploring, and house buying/building and decorating!

I think I’ll put a bit of time back into this game and remind myself where my love for ESO was sparked.