We spent a chunk of the weekend--okay, okay, all day Sunday-- playing Myth of Empires. This is an early-access open-world survival crafting base-building sandbox game, which is my jam.
It's set in 3rd century China, which is refreshingly different. Horses are a big thing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHI21W6MNyA
The UX is an unfinished mess with hilarious machine translation everywhere, but the meat of the game is solid. If you like this sort of thing, you'll like MoE.
If you aren't sure it's your jam, here's ESO's livestream from character creation on: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7-2eCnyx-E
It's meant to be played in large guilds, but we're having a fine time with two players on a private server with some tweaks to settings to make progression a little easier.
Ceejbot's mastodon instance. This is an overprovisioned, personally-run instance running on AWS. I welcome friends to create accounts here. I intend to run it as long as people are using it.