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ZeniMax talks Kwama, dungeon roles, and The Elder Scrolls Online beta invites

ZeniMax updated its Elder Scrolls Online website this week with a trio of articles touching on various aspects of the upcoming fantasy title. First up was a feature that examined player roles and AI behavior in TESO’s dungeons. Of particular interest here was the article’s contention that players can change…

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Matt Firor on The Elder Scrolls Online’s ’100% solo’ personal story

Games in the Elder Scrolls series have always been about giving players the opportunity to become the game’s hero, and it looks like The Elder Scrolls Online will be no different. The title’s game director, Matt Firor, has announced that each character’s main storyline in the game will be “100%…

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The Elder Scrolls Online factions profiled

Three alliances control the political scene in The Elder Scrolls Online’s Tamriel, and Game Informer is taking a closer look at all of them, starting with the Daggerfall Covenant and the Aldmeri Dominion. The Daggerfell Covenant is made up of the Orcs (also called Orsimer), Bretons, and Redguards — although…

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The Elder Scrolls Online using HeroEngine ‘as a whiteboard’

Fan outcry over the announcement of The Elder Scrolls Online was long and loud, not just for the presumed MMOification of a beloved single-player franchise but for the toolset chosen by ZeniMax Online Studios to bring the world of Tamriel to its new audience. Game Informer confirms that ZeniMax is…

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The Elder Scrolls Online Ebonheart Pact faction profiled

The flashlight of knowledge has already been directed at two of The Elder Scroll Online’s three main political factions, and now the third is getting a little time in the light. We’ve already told you about the Daggerfall Covenant and the Aldmeri Dominion, and today Game Informer is closing out…

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The Elder Scrolls Online hosts lore limerick contest

There once was a High Elf from Tamriel / whose foppishness the villagers did tell / she had many fears / about bees flying in her ears / and thus plugged them with honey so well. Think you can do better? Bethesda is hoping you can, which is why the…

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The Elder Scrolls Online’s real-time combat ‘is all pretty much new’

If ZeniMax seems a bit defensive about The Elder Scrolls Online, you can hardly blame the company. Since its announcement this spring, the upcoming MMO has been met with a steady chorus of fan disapproval due to perceived similarities with other themepark fantasy MMOs. In a new interview with Kotaku,…

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The Elder Scrolls Online embraces solo story, traditional MMO format

Ever since Game Director Matt Firor announced that Elder Scrolls Online would have a 100% soloable main story, we’ve been wondering just how much this will impact the game’s appeal and approach. Firor spoke with PC Gamer to elaborate on TESO’s format, saying that it was essential to make the…

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The Elder Scrolls Online’s Matt Firor on moving the franchise online

There’s a lot of pressure on Matt Firor these days as he heads production on The Elder Scrolls Online. Fans of the franchise have a lot of expectations about what the game will look like when it finally launches, but as Firor explains in a recent interview, his main concern…

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The Elder Scrolls Online lead deals with differences between the MMO and single-player RPGs

With all of the excitement over The Elder Scrolls Online’s beta signups, Game Director Matt Firor has his hands full adjusting the expectations of those used to single-player Elder Scrolls titles. Firor danced around several specific questions by The PA Report on how the MMO would tackle the world, heroism,…