The world of The Elder Scrolls Online is a rich world with plenty to explore and discover. Gathering will be a large part of this exploration process and will grant players the materials needed for crafting. There are five crafting tradeskills in the game: Weaponsmith, Armorsmith, Enchanter, Alchemist and Provisioner. Multiple crafting tradeskills use items that are obtained by gathering.
Out in the open world, it will be possible to gather from mining nodes, herb nodes, wood nodes as well as fish from fishing holes. Food items will commonly drop off enemies as well as randomly be found inside intractable objects in the environment such as barrels, baskets, bowls of food and other objects such as bottles. These items can even be looted inside of towns, major quest hubs and inside buildings. Even if an item may not seem immediately useful, it may be an important ingredient in a tradeskill recipe.
Unlike many MMORPGs, you will not need a pickaxe or other set of gathering tools to gather ore, herbs or wood from ore nodes, herb nodes and wood nodes. You will also not need to learn any specific gathering skills. All players know how to gather all objects in the environment by default. Crafting tradeskills are more limited, however, so the economy should end up fairly balanced as a result.
Fishing in The Elder Scrolls Online will work pretty standard. You will need to fish out of special fishing holes that are found in both freshwater and ocean locations. There are a large variety of different types of fish and you can use bait to vary the types of fish you can catch. Fish is used by Provisioners. Different types of bait can be bought from NPC vendors by spending some tes gold or found in the world as enemy drops or intractable objects. Interacting with butterflies, for example, will give you one type of basic fishing bait.
There are many achievements for gatherers in The Elder Scrolls Online. There are also different rarities for items that you can find while gathering. When mining an ore node, for example, you can find basic ore, basic gems or gems that are rarer and more valuable. Rare cloth items can be found in herb nodes. These are all important items to make the Elder Scrolls Online gold.
The phrase “loot and interact with everything” makes a lot of sense while playing The Elder Scrolls Online. It’s truly a game for those of us who love to explore and discover interesting things within the world of an MMORPG.