In the process of this, though, you'll encounter a lot of ES lore as well as in-game player guides (as well as funny stories, bawdy tales, hints to treasure hidden in the game, and the like).
Well, I encountered a book today that amused me so much that I thought I would share, so here you go...
Did I mention there's a fishing mini-game in Elder Scrolls Online? There is. From time to time in the game's waterways, you will find splashing pools identified as good fishing spots. Sometimes, there will even be an NPC there fishing to give you the general idea. So far, it seems to be nearly the exact equivalent of mining in EVE Online: a dull -- if soothing -- way to make a small amount of gold per hour, about 600-750 per hour in most spots as far as I can tell.
The trick is that -- per the guide above -- there are about ten different types of bait and four different types of fishing spots. For each of the four types of fishing spots, you have to use the right bait:
- Swamps and sewers, bait to use: crawlers and fish roe.
- Rivers, bait to use: insect parts and shad.
- Lakes and pools, bait to use: guts and minnows.
- Ocean, bait to use: worms and chub.
Anyway, all of this is the most boring game-play imaginable but Zenimax has thrown in a couple of interesting twists:
- There are achievements for catching fish, particularly the biggest, most rewarding fish in the game; and,
- the more people who are fishing in a particular fishing spot, the more likely it is that you will catch those rewarding fish.
I see what you did there, Zenimax...
Finally, for you suicide-gankers: sorry. There does not appear to be a way to come up behind another player who is fishing and club him in the back of the skull. ;-)