So I completed this picture which unfortunately is too big for my now broken scanner to scan. Oh wait its broke so never mind 😀
Next I’m drawing a barbarian for peregrinekiwi who has been waiting patiently (or at least hasn’t reminded me that I was going to draw something for him.) for a while now.
It is nice to see drawings improving slowly, still lots to work on as always but fairly happy with this.
I made an archer in AA to see how leveling would go if I ignored all the questing other than crafting/harvesting and played it as a sandbox right from the start.
Running about harvesting was interesting – you actually got a reasonable amount of experience from chopping down trees and mining and a little from finding herbs.
After I had chopped enough I found a trading hub and spend a bit of coin on the blue salt knife required to process most of the herbs and vegetables I had collected. I have to say I am not a fan of consumable knives to chop a bunch of vegetables – it seems daft and just a rubbishy cash sink and it also removes the ability to craft said knife from a smith. Its a small grumble but in a sandbox imho everything should be crafted.
Turning wood into lumber with sparkles!
On the upside of gathering I did discover a lot of fantastic places to visit as below.
And discovered some serious livestock farms!
And cute hidden quests and rewards like the bag on the rock I found. Gave some lore and some experience.
Playing the pure crafting game seems like a lot more work than it was in The Elderscrolls so I will wait and see how further I go but it did open my eyes up to the other things you can do in game asides from following endless quest hubs.