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Fictional loyalty in Elder Scrolls Online

On many occasions, my guild members have talked about different aspects of MMOs, MMO culture, and of course, what makes our guild work as well as it does. The simple answer to the last question boils down to common bonds and shared interests, just as with any group of friends,…

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Tamriel Infinium: Elder Scrolls Online’s factional divides

The Elder Scrolls Online’s Tamriel hosts many races that are generally segregated from each other. Nords of Skyrim usually stick to their northern frosty mountains. Argonians settle in their Black Marsh. Khajiit rest in Elsweyr. But we know from playing other Elder Scrolls games that individuals of all races most…

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Elder Scrolls Online elaborates on crafting and exploration

ZeniMax scooped up all of the questions that fans had after seeing The Elder Scrolls Online’s crafting and exploration video, and answered several of the most pressing of them in a new post. TESO will feature five crafting professions: weaponsmith, armorsmith, enchanter, alchemist, and provisioner. Of these, players are able…

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Tamriel Infinium: Everyone’s a clicker in The Elder Scrolls Online

There is enough information on the interwebs to have at least a basic discussion of The Elder Scrolls Online combat. For those who don’t know, I can tell you right now that ESO combat is not at all what we expect from a typical MMO, although it doesn’t exactly play…

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Tamriel Infinium: Elder Scrolls elves are supposed to be ugly

I don’t know if you noticed this, but in the fully rendered trailer for The Elder Scrolls Online, the Aldmeri Dominion elves looked nice. In traditional fantasy lore like Lord of the Rings, elves are some of the most beautiful creatures in the universe. However, I’ve always seen the Elder…

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Massively’s pre-E3 Elder Scrolls Online preview

If you’re the type to commit your early-morning hours to gaming as I am, you’re probably waiting for E3 to open its floodgates. This year’s Expo might be a few weeks away, but the gaming community is getting its fair share of glimpses and leaks thanks to publisher previews, and…

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ZeniMax views TESO as more multiplayer Elder Scrolls than MMO

Game Reactor has published another Matt Firor interview from last week’s pre-E3 Elder Scrolls Online preview event. The ZeniMax game director had plenty to say about the game world, the social design elements, and the team’s desire to draw in players who may not be MMO fans. “This is more…

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E3 2013: The Elder Scrolls Online will land on the PS4 and Xbox One

Bethesda has just announced plans to bring The Elder Scrolls Online to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in spring 2014. Sony confirmed during its conference at E3 tonight that the PS4 will be the first platform (or possibly just the first console — it’s unclear) on which the ESO…

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E3 2013: Stealing cabbages in The Elder Scrolls Online

I eagerly consumed about 45 minutes of The Elder Scrolls Online during E3 this week. I stayed glued to my keyboard and headphones until the expo hall closed and I was told to clear out. Part of this time was spent interviewing the nearest willing Bethesda employee, and every other…

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Tamriel Infinium: Everyone gets an Elder Scrolls game!

The more convention coverage I read and the more conventions I go to, the more I’m concerned by them. The atmosphere is unlike anything I’ve ever experienced before, and rubbing shoulders with the developers of some of my favorite games has its perks. But you hardly ever get to the…