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Frejya just gave us a heads up on this one. Click!

A really nice article with some nice new screenies, insight on character creation, the DC starterzone, and more. Stuff that may interest you:

"I had to buck my tendency to spend copious amounts of time customizing the minute details of my character in favor of actually getting to the gameplay. I did, however, take a look at some randomly generated characters of the three available races, and the models looked superb."

"Stros M'Kai, a tropical island off of the coast of Hammerfell, serves as the introductory zone for players who choose the Daggerfall Covenant as their alliance. A port town that shares the name of the island is home to privateers and scoundrels who offer a variety of quests to get you started on your adventures. On Stros M'Kai, you'll encounter a variety of enemies including assassin beetles, desert wolves, goblins, dwemer spiders, dwemer spheres, and (of course) mudcrabs."

"Each NPC you encounter is fully voiced, which brings life to what would otherwise be unread quest text. Like other Elder Scrolls titles, your conversations with the denizens of Tamriel involve making dialogue choices that blend clues about quest objectives with bits of lore and flavor. Sometimes these choices have a noticeable impact on the story and your interactions with others."

"One bit of feedback that hardcore Elder Scrolls fans have been vocal about is ESO's lack of hands and weapon animations while the player is zoomed into first-person perspective. Without those animations, these folks say, it wouldn't feel like an Elder Scrolls game. While I wasn't able to try it out in my hands-on session, ZeniMax president Matt Firor did tell me that full hand and weapon animations in first-person perspective will be available for launch. We even watched a video in which the feature was demonstrated; it looked incredible."


Discuss :D

Edit: A list of what was thrown our way today:

Article on Massively.
Article on IGN.
Crafting
Revealing the Sorcerer.
Info on the Nightblade.
Armour and Weapons.
Article on ZAM.
Article on FPV.
Article on polygon.com
Interview with Paul Sage on crafting, PvP, and endgame.
Article on rockpapershotgun.com
Article on gameinformer.com
A nice summary of info and facts on elder-realm.com
Article on eurogamer.net

Video (German)
And the links Hwrath Gro-Khash posted earlier - some nice views from in-game models and informative interviews!

Interview about PvP.
Interview on combat, classes and FPV.
First Impressions video.

Enjoy, and of course: thank you everyone who helped finding us links :D
This post was last modified: March 21st 2013, 11:08 AM by Triskele




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Nice Triskele!

Here is another one from IGN: http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/03/19/t...be-awesome
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omg I can't sit in chairs. Noooooooo!!!!

Ooooooo, stealth bonuses unlock via medium armour. Maybe the final class isn't the thief/ranger/rogue one and is something completely different.

FOUR MAN DUNGEONS, AND NO RAIDS. MY PRAYERS, THEY HAVE BEEN ANSWERED!

AND ALL THE CUSTOMISATION!!

I LOVE THIS GAME ALREADY
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Thanks Hwrath! Seems we have some nice juicy bits to chew on today.

I'm personally really happy to read some of this stuff - an expanded character creation, AGE SLIDERS (!), a very clear feel of consequence, and beautiful new screenies. Very promising :D




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Just what I wanted to hear more on, Character creation! Thanks for the lovely links~



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Wish I could read faster hehe. Thank you for the information. And the IGN link... I guess I'm the only one excited about cooking in ESO :p
Also good to hear you can swap weapons but only until you reach level 15.

Ugh "There are no raids, after all – "That's not Elder Scrolls," says Game Director Matt Firor – but there are four-man dungeons and three-faction open PvP with sieges in the beleaguered province of Cyrodiil."
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And Hands will be in first person view. That´s good. I hope they will have the camera height right for every race. I don´t know who has stated it, but Altmer in Skyrim look out of their nipples in first person view ;)


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Some very good news here: The customization definitly one of them. Gut sliders.
So finaly i can make a fat guy.

What baffled me the most (in a good way) was the inclusion of First Person Hands / Weapons.
This is a step towards the TES fanbase.
Naturally its just fan wank. there is no purpose to it.

But it elevates my point: you CAN influence game development by complaining about stuff.
And to everyone that berated me for "whining":

EAT ALL THE DICKS! i won! look at you now, here you are, eating all those dicks. While i win!
How does that make you feel? What? i cannot understand you with this massive DICK in your mouth!

EDIT: we also have a picture of an argonian, wich is suprisingly not that awfull:

[Image: eso-argonian-header.jpg]

Also from that interview: Questing in enemy aliance zones? WHAT!?
So aperently when you hit max you can do the quests of a different alliance.
I have no idea what the fuck this is supposed to be.
I could either love or hate that. Realy depends on the implementation.
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(March 19th 2013, 07:47 AM)Nerevarine Wrote: Wish I could read faster hehe. Thank you for the information. And the IGN link... I guess I'm the only one excited about cooking in ESO :p
Also good to hear you can swap weapons but only until you reach level 15.

Ugh "There are no raids, after all – "That's not Elder Scrolls," says Game Director Matt Firor – but there are four-man dungeons and three-faction open PvP with sieges in the beleaguered province of Cyrodiil."

It unlocks at 15, you can't swap weapons in combat until then. Pretty cool eh.


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same system as GW2 as it appears.
I would like to have it at level 10 tho since it is quite mandatory for PvP.
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"There no raids, after all."

Boom.


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More details get me more impatient /excite


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not sure how the whole no raids thing will play out.
but im telling you after launch endgame will crash down on them and they damn well will have raids.
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Opinion is like an asshole Sordak - everyone has his own

I am thrilled how they did address the faction locks moaning, still preventing ganking and adding PvE content for endgame. Brilliant move from ZOS


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There is like four more articles up on MMO champion, unfortunately I have to go to work or I would read them. Info on crafting and the sorcerer class from what the titles say. Looks like there will be a flurry of articles coming out today, I know tamriel foundry was planning for a big one today as well. There is a compilation post there too, maybe someone could make one here.


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