The article below is just a basic introduction to the topic. For something more advanced, written by pros and a fantastic leveling guide, my recommendation would be this Elder Scrolls Online Leveling Guide. I could not find any other guide that comes even close in terms of the impact it had on me.
The Elder Scrolls Online Veteran content is what other MMOs would describe as their end game content. Once you hit the max level (level 50), you’ll immediately enter the Veteran Rank system starting at Veteran Rank level 1, where essentially the rest of the game opens up to you. There are a total of 10 Veteran Ranks, and each new Veteran level grants you an increase in stamina, magic and health. Every Veteran rank also gives you access to improved gear. Where previously through levels 1 through 50 the gear was labeled with a minimum level requirement needed to be worn, it will be replaced with a Veteran Rank instead. Essentially once you hit level 50, mobs, NPCs and even gear will be Veteran Rank.
Each faction has a different story you get to experience, and now you can finally fill up on your achievement points. There are three ways to progress through Elder Scrolls Online Veteran content. You can do quests, participate in Cyrodil or you can do group content.
Questing through Veteran Content consists of choosing one of the other two factions to start leveling through. This doesn’t mean you’re choosing a new faction, but it does mean you can experience that faction’s quests and story-line. You won’t come across enemy players of that particular faction either, you will only come across players of your own faction.
The experience offered from killing mobs was never high from levels 1 through 50. In contrast, the experience gained at Veteran Ranks is even less. You will only gain about a quarter of the experience you obtained through questing 1 through 50. On top of that, some experience gained from perks, such as opening chests, have been removed in the Veteran Ranks.
While questing through the new faction, you won’t be experiencing “lowbie” content–the quests are scaled to your Veteran Rank and increase in difficulty as you progress through the other factions’ zones and story. You’ll find that mobs now have their own Veteran levels. They also have more health and do more damage than regular mobs.
If you choose to PvP, you can enter Cyrodil and encounter enemies of different Veteran Ranks. In this zone, PvE mobs don’t offer experience once you’re a Veteran. However, the PvE quests in Cyrodil do grant you experience, including the repeatable quests. PvP how you like to earn Veteran Ranks; enter a large scale raid to do siege work, secretly steal the other faction’s resources with a smaller group of players, or quest and collect resources like Skyshards.
Upon hitting your first Veteran Rank, new versions of the lower-level dungeons open up to you. These dungeons still require four players, but the stories in these dungeons are continued and the mob difficulty is increased. There are also challenging achievements that can only be done in the Veteran Rank dungeons.
You can also participate in Craglorn, Elder Scrolls Online’s version of a raid zone. All of the content in this zone is created around a party of four. Craglorn comes with several events that have their own story-line, all contained in one zone. It also leads players to the largest group content in the game, called Trials. Trials are timed challenging raids that are made for a group of twelve players. Groups who complete the Trials with the best time end up on the Trial’s leader board.
As you can see, it’s at this stage of the game where the world is really opened up to you. The Elder Scroll’s Online Veteran Content offers an astounding amount of varying activities for you to complete, at a challenging level MMO players seek once they hit the level cap.
The article above is just a basic introduction to the topic. For something more advanced, written by pros and a fantastic leveling guide, my recommendation would be this Elder Scrolls Online Leveling Guide. I could not find any other guide that comes even close in terms of the impact it had on me.