The Elder Scrolls Online’s latest lore entry is asking you to read between the lines just a little bit. On its surface, the entry is straightforward enough, giving players a peek at the reigning queen of the Aldmeri Dominion. Ayrenn the Unforeseen Queen is just another one of the Alliance leaders, right? But the fact that the entry is written in the style of an in-game document allows for some additional hints to be dropped along the way.
In the official documents, Ayrenn is nothing more or less than the culmination of tradition, a perfectly prepared queen to lead the High Elves. But it becomes clear from the story that this is a queen who left her tradition behind for quite some time until she decided to return, a woman more than willing to break the rules to obtain what she wants. Take a look at the full entry and get ready to bend your knee to the queen in the game, since she may very well bend it for you otherwise.
One of my main concerns about this game is that it won’t look and feel like an Elder Scrolls game. This was brought about by the utterly generic high fantasy screen shots that were first shown. Fortunately, having just had a look at the official web site, things now seem to be going in a better direction, but I’m not yet fully convinced. Some of the art palettes and character/monster models still don’t look very TES
I really hope they get the art direction right on this game. Fingers crossed.
I sometimes feel like I’m the only one in the entire world who doesn’t give two shits about it not being Elder Scrolls V (because I find the single player ES games boring as all heck). I’m excited at what I’ve seen from this ES MMO so far. My understanding is that Beth is still developing single player ES games for those who wish to spend hundreds of hours in a sandbox, so I really don’t get why people want to take away this themepark from those who don’t care for sandboxes.