If you are a regular player of MMORPGs on PC, you know the wonderful world of addons, accessories accepted by most companies and which make your life easier when exploring, locating “x” materials, etc. Some are just aesthetic, they change the interface and add extra information, others can show you where the tp points or similar are.
In the case of Elder Scrolls Online, the game itself activates a section for them, so integrating them is easier than in most MMOs. Before continuing with the guide, specify that the addons they don’t assume an advantage before the rest of the playersIn addition, some that indicate the amount of damage we do, for example, are automatically disabled during PvP. In my case, I still prefer to have a more or less clean interface, I don’t like seeing 500 symbols on my screen and only seeing through a tiny hole what’s going on in Tamriel, so this recommendation will be a bit conditioned by this.
First, install Minion for Elder Scrolls Online
Minion is an extensive library of addons responsible for keeping them all up-to-date and well-organized. you could say it’s like a manager. You will find the same plugins as on the official pagesbut it will be easier to implement in the game. To install Minion on PC it’s very simple, we go to the Official page, we download the program and follow the indicated steps. It will probably ask you where the addons folder is; in the case of ESO we can locate it in “Documents”, “Elder Scrolls Online”, “live” and we will see the folder with the name “Addons”. Once selected, Minion will take care of adding or removing the plugins without needing to modify this folder ourselves, saves us time and gives us comfort
Using the program is relatively simple, we have a library where updates will jump to us -we have to enter from time to time and press the update button-, a complementary search engine and nothing else. The best thing is that each plugin comes with its description and the libraries needed for it to work.
The two must-have addons you need to install
I would only recommend two: Bandits UI and map pins. One complements the other. The former brings a bunch of options, such as the inclusion of a customizable minimap, new more detailed life bars, magic and stamina, skill and effect timer, distinction of color for our group according to its role, etc. You can spend hours tweaking the settings and customizing it to the fullest or only enabling the options you like the most.
The second is Map Pins, it will tell us where each of the public dungeons is, magic books to climb the mages guild, sky fragments to acquire skill points, tp points, world bosses, etc. Come on, it’s like having an interactive map, but implemented directly in the game. I assure you it will save you a lot of time, especially when it’s not your first character in ESO or you’re looking for something very precise. As I said, they complement each other since they we will see the icons to discover in the mini map of the Bandits.
See you in the next guide! Where I’m going to show you the location of the four companions (NPCs) you can get, two are from the new expansion. Oh, I forgot, if you have any questions about this guide and future guides, you can write me a private message at Twitter.