Creating yet another new character today, this time it is a Khajiit Sorceress that is starting out in Devon’s Watch, which means that Bleakrock Isle will be the beginner island.
Although there is no requirement to go play the beginner islands, I recommend starting there, especially if you choose the Ebonheart Pact or the Daggerfall Covenant as your starting Alliance. I did play for a while after joining the Aldmeri Dominion and was able to explore the island and advance fairly easily without starting off at the beginner island, but I was also playing as a Dragonknight, which to me is the easiest of the four skillsets to play if you’re planning to play much solo and plan to explore instead of following the quests in any kind of order.
From what I’ve seen so far, most, if not all, of the body markings are the same between males and females. On the Argonians and Khajiits, I would expect that to be the case even more than the humanoid characters.
As always, there are 23 positions on the slider, not counting the 0 position, which as far as I’ve seen is always free from markings.
When I started taking pictures during character creation, I suspected that most choices would be the same across the races, with the obvious exceptions of the two non-humanoid races. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that there was a nice mix of both the items that I’d want to carry over regardless of race, and a few new items, as well as a different color for some of the markings.
Most of the scars look exactly the same and appear at the same number on the slider. Because of that, on a couple, I chose to take the picture from a different viewpoint so that if you compare the body markings across the races, you’ll have a better idea of what the character looks like from all points of view.
This follows the same format as Creating a High Elf Female – each photo is one slider position to the right. There are 23 photos, so 12, 13, and 14 should be the markings you’d see if you clicked in the middle of the slider.
I am loving the opportunity to be part of the ESO Beta. It’s fun exploring the game, and even creating new characters. The openness of the character creation was one of my favorite parts of the Elder Scrolls (TES) games, and I’m glad to see that for the most part, that has carried over to creating a character for ESO (Elder Scrolls Online).
When you start a new character, you’ll discover that several of the character attributes are on a slider. Each time I start a new character, I go through each item on each slider to choose what I want. So in an effort to save your time, as well as mine in the future, here is a photo of each effect on the Body Markings slider. Some effects are on front and backand some are full body. I tried to show the main markings for each one, although it’s always worth taking a look to see, there might be an extra scar on the leg or more markings on the back that can’t be shown in one picture.
Each photo will be with the Body Marking Slider moving one to the right. The first position, which I managed to delete the image of, is plain with no markings.