After the game is launched you need to create your character in order to start playing. This process is simple but it can take time. Elder Scrolls Online offers a lot of customization options and you can change the appearance of your protagonist as you wish. Many players tell that they have never seen such a great customization system in MMO game.
First of all you will be asked to enter a name of your future character. You will have to enter the first and the last name. This system allows to avoid difficulties with similar nick names on Megaserver. Once the name is entered you need to choose faction and race.
General customization options
The customization features are split up into two general tabs – body and face.
Body tab is situated in the top of the screen. This tab allows to customize general appearance of the hero. There are two basic ways to create a new character: a profile triangle and detailed sliders. If you don’t want to spend a lot of time customizing your character’s appearance you can choose the generic look using profile triangle. “Triangle” allows to change Body Type quick. “Triangle” is an unusual slider with 3 corners and a dot between these corners. Each corner represents one of three general body options: Muscular at the top, Thin at the bottom right and Large at the bottom left. You can move this dot inside the triangle to find the best combination of these three options.
If you want to do deep customization of the body you can use 11 traditional body type sliders below the triangle: Torso, Chest, Gut, Waist, Arm, Hand, Hip, Posterior, Leg, Foot, Neck. These sliders allow you to create a unique body for your character.
Elder Scrolls Online allows tweaking the size and girth of your character’s body. So if you want to be tall or short you can realize it. It is a very good option. But such option is not absolute for all races. For example Bosmer are not as tall as Altmer. It is impossible to create a tall Bosmer. But anyway the height of each race can be changed.
Such body customization allows to create a lot of different models. You will not see a lot of similar NPC’s or players in the game. Each person will be different from others.
Face is also very customizable. It is possible to change different angles and other characteristics. You can change skin-color, apply one of many hair styles, beards, accents, and so on. ESO allows deep face customization.
General system of face customization is similar to body. There is also a triangle with three options: heroic, soft and angular. Face Triangle allows to do quick customization of your face. But if you want to create a really unique character you should scroll down into the slider options. There are 31 Face Type sliders for deep customization!
As you can see such variety of parameters allow you to create a really unique character. It will take some time but it is worth doing. Of course you can play with auto-generated appearance, but it is better to spend time and create your own appearance. The age of “clones” is over. ESO sets new MMO standards in customizing players’ appearance.
How to create a new character?
It is simple. Log into the game using your Login name and Password.