hello friends! you may know that i have been in the last several ESO beta tests, so i have gotten a pretty good feel of the game by now. alot of people seem to ask the same questions in every beta, so im going to answer some of them here. if anyone has any further question,s let me know and ill answer as best i can! im no expert, but i have played all 3 factions and almost every race and class. so ive been around a little ;)
move the lockpick over each pin. using the left mouse button, hold down the pin untill it starts to shake. let go of the button and it should lock in place. if you went to far, the pin will pop back up, just give it another shot. depending on the difficulty of the chest, you get a longer or shorter time bar. you must open all the pins before the time runs out. if you succeed, congratulations! the treasure is yours! treasure is not instanced- any chest you find out in the world is fair game to any player, so its first come first serve. this is a game of player skill, not character skill. the better YOU are at getting those pins down, the better chances you have of winning the treasure before someone else comes along and waits till you fail. i have gotten master level locks open with 1 or 2 picks before. it takes practice, and it can be quite fun.
there are also flowers and food stuffs you can collect for (alchemy skill) and (provisioner skill)
i dont do those jobs so i dont have a picture, sorry. but flowers are around the world same as jute. food stuffs can be found in crates and barrels, and by killing some animals
many people have difficulty differentiating players form enemies, as there are no name tags. this is really the best way to tell. if it glows red, or has a red health bar, its an enemy. players have blue bars
as soon as you enter the crafting screen, you are in the refining tab now. (lots of people were confused about this before)
you need a stack of 10 harvestables to refine into crafting material.
after you have refined your raw material, you can begin crafting. the nest tab over should be the creation tab. make sure you have some race stones in your inventory. if you dont, you can buy them from the vendor
(each race can automatically make their own stlye of weapons/armor. you need recipe books to learn the other styles)
you can also break gear you have made or found, and research magic gear for its attributes. (this will break the item)
refining raw material or gear will sometimes give you random items that will help you improve existing gear. make sure you get a few of them. because improving something has a change to permanently break the item. the more items you have, the less chance of breakage.
well i think that is it for now. if you have any questions feel free to ask!