Many new players are coming into ESO to experience Morrowind, zone chat is often filled with new questions now (and sometimes with inaccurate or just plain bad advice).
After choosing your alliance and class, considering the various cultural options, perfecting your character's appearance, and completing the basic tutorial what's your next step? These Guides will help you answer that question and guide your first hours in The Elder Scrolls Online.
Establishing Your Basic Setup Press [ ESC ] to bring up the Settings menu. Look over the many settings that can be adjusted and ensure they are set to your preferences. Adjust Camera settings as you see fit. Third person view centered on your character (Horizontal Position of 0) is what I prefer and might be especially beneficial if prone to motion-sickness or dizziness. Access the Social Options to adjust text size and/or customize chat colors. Especially consider making different guilds different colors to make tracking conversations easier when multiple guilds are active. This section also contains Leaderboard Notifications and the ability to toggle the Profanity Filter on/off (many things which make no sense to be filtered are, so think hard on this choice even if profanity offends you; the confusion may offend you more). Basic Social interactions:
To send a tell or a whisper to someone, type/t (name) (message)
To speak only to people in nearby proximity, type/say (message)
To speak in a wider proximity, type/yell (message)
To speak to everyone in the same instance of the zone you are in, type/z (message)
To speak in the first guild you joined, type/g1 (message)
To speak in the second guild you joined, type/g2 (message)
To invite a player to your group, type/invite (CharacterName or @AccountName)
To speak only to your group, type/p (message)