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This really is a beautiful book, one of good quality both in the physical binding and in the information it provides. If you are already familiar with the Elder Scrolls Online games and series of DLC, then this book is for you. It shows you how to craft certain items, such as enchanted jewelry, gives you step-by-step help with all the quests introduced by the Summerfest DLC, as well as giving you a nice colour map, and lots of great art to look at.
However ... I have given it only 4 stars for one reason: if you are totally new to the Elder Scrolls online series, such as I am, then this book won’t really help you get started in all the intricacies of the game, particularly with reference to how to start, and what the different classes, races and technicalities of levelling up, choosing what skills to learn, and the like. This book seems to be under the impression that you are already familiar with the ESO series. I guess that’s because the Summerfest DLC was not the start of the ESO series. However, I had never played ESO until the Summerfest DLC was released, and I purchase the collector’s edition of the game, which came with all the DLC.
I have the large Skyrim guide book and that is awesome as it takes you from complete beginner to experienced adventurer, and I so wish this book did the same. Looking at the other ESO guides it seems that the Morrowind guide might have been a better one for me to get, as, looking a the “look inside” function on the relevant Amazon product page, it seems to take you up from a beginner’s level.
So, all-in-all, a great book for the ESO player, but could have been a bit more beginner friendly.
Beautifully produced hard-backed book with high quality paper very reasonably priced for a book of this quality and size. Gives you detailed information about the places, quests, and things you will find in the DLC chapter Summerset, including some useful info on character builds and crafting. Also contains a section on the artwork in evolved in the design and production of this DLC. Unfortunately does not contain any detail on maps and quests, etc., in the earlier parts of the ESO. A separate book is available for the Morrowind chapter, but there are no books available of this kind from Prima on the original areas of Tamriel or the Murkmire DLC - though quite a lot of detailed and helpful info on the whole of ESO is available on web sites such as ESOUIwiki. Provides a relaxing and informative read during the frequent times that ESO is virtually unplayable due to the under capacity and poor performance of the online game servers (particularly the European server).