Adventures in Tamriel


Long days, pleasant nights!

Hello!┬áThis is Beautiful Tamriel, a collection of screenshots from the Elder Scrolls games. It’s a lovely game. You should wander over.



ESO – Great Elk


So… I might have been blind before but I’ve not noticed this till now.

I’m Grumpy.

I’ve been playing ESO since launch. I’m not a social person and even though ESO is my first MMO, it has been fun in a single-player sense.

I used to have a guild for introverts (though not all of them were – you can just tell). We had begun to do weekly Trials and stuff but time zones suck. You see, I’m playing from GMT+8 (UTC+8) and I play (usually) from 11pm to 4am. During that time, people from my time zone are heading to bed. Those in the AEST are almost certainly asleep. It’s the afternoon for those in EST on the NA megaserver and many from the guild are at work. Some do log in sporadically, but not many. So, couple that with the fact that I don’t always feel like talking or doing things with other people, I felt it best to give the guild up to someone who could organise more activities for people in the “right” time zones. That means, for most of them, evenings in EST (which means it’s mornings for me and I’ve got to work and sleep). So, boo.

I could go to the EU megaserver. I think I could be at the right time slot for those in EU if they play in the afternoons, maybe. PR in EU megaserver is close to, and sometimes exceeding, 400 (in NA, it’s 250-290). And let me tell you, even though I don’t have the fastest fingers around, I’m actually not slow but I still can’t open the clam thing at Summerset vortexes or undo dolmen pinions fast enough compared to those with much better ping.

So now, I’m grumpy. I’ve decided to set up the Grumpy Philosophers Guild because I just want to say bahhhhhh.

Bahhhhhh to time zones. And bahhhhhh to gatekeepers. New people just want to play the game and have fun, and the gatekeeping is not helping the community. If you want to be the best, fine. But don’t rain on others’ parades if they’re actually trying or out to have good, clean fun. That’s one of the other reasons I don’t talk much. All that negativity. I’m coming home from work and I want to de-stress and explore some fun content with some nice people. I’m sure I can’t be the only one.

Yay to those who think it’s a game and the point of games is enjoyment. So yeah, I’m grumpy. But I’m grumpy about gatekeepers and time zones mostly. Here’s to hardcore casuals.

(argh this is such a rant.)

ESO – Anticipating Murkmire whilst in Shadowfen


Bites-his-Claws sometimes looks over at the sunset, wondering about Murkmire and his lost history.


ESO – A Lovecraftian Summerset


I don’t know what it is about this place in the north of Summerset. Joined a party that wanted to find out what happened to his family here, and ended up in the murky underground and a story worthy of lovecraftian fiction.

Still, I love this place. It’s abandoned and there’s moss growing all over the place. It’s also distinctly un-Summerset like. But it is peaceful. I revisit it time and again. And if I tire of the solitude (rare but not unheard of), I can always re-join them at the campfire.


ESO – Fang Spires, Deshaan


Oh. That’s where the name came from.


ESO – One of the many gorgeous places in Summerset


I think this was Eldbur Ruins, just by the wayshrine. Lovely place.

ESO – Sunset in Hew’s Bane



ESO – Have you seen anything so full of splendour?


This splendid, majestic Indrik settles in its forest home, awaiting mighty warriors greedy for its slaughter. I try to skip this one when I can, and walk silently by others of its kind. On another note, can’t wait for Westworld Season 2 Finale!


ESO – Ebon Sanctum, Summerset


Ebon Sanctum in Summerset is a gorgeous, otherworldly place I would visit over and over, if only it were not sooooo confusing to get there.


ESO – Along Artaeum’s Coast


Does the sun set in Artaeum? I haven’t noticed. Too distracted by the light.