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  1. I’m extremely hesitant about this game (I’ll admit the story seems a little weak to me, and frankly I’m not looking forward to grinding for gear… again), but this was probably one of the more enjoyable interviews so far. Looking forward to seeing this wannabe Tribunal member!

  2. The writing can’t possibly be any good! Where are the big name authors outlining 10,000 years of lore?? Unless they get Stephen King, Piers Anthony, and a fortune teller channeling Ayn Rand involved in the project, there is nothing to see here. FTP in 4 months!

  3. These guys have a gun to the back of ESOs head and they’re getting ready to pull the trigger.

    It could have been so amazing…so sad to see TES getting a sub-par typical MMO treatment.

    If they had any real vision or courage they would have used TES mechanics and gameplay, not just the thin coat of paint the lore gives it.

    I feel ashamed for them, but I’m sure it’ll buy them all yachts and they’ll sail off into the sunset laughing at all the blinded TES fans who lined their pockets…

  4. “…staying faithful to the series’ storied lore.”

    Ha ha, good joke!

    How they can say this with a straight face when they throw in something like the Ebonheart pact into the game is beyond me.

      • Because there is no mention of it at all in previous games, and an alliance like that would have been in at least one book in the series.

      • Tamriel can have strange alliances, but they need to be justified and they need to fit in the already established historical context.

        The Nords would have much more reason to join the Bretons and Redguards in the Daggerfal lcovenant instead of teaming up with the Dunmer. And the dunmer only stopped using Argonians as slaves at the end of the third era. In the middle of the second era they were still frequently raiding Black Marsh for more Argonian slaves. So the Argonians would again have more reason to team up with anyone else than with the Dunmer.

  5. Couldn’t agree more with Dragatus. Established lore has already been broken in a number of places in their attempt to “stay faithful to the series’ storied lore”. The Ebonheart Pact is only one small aspect of that, sadly.

  6. Well now that it’s set in the 2nd era it’s a totally impossible alliance. Well excluding the fact that pretty much everyone just saw the Argonians as slave labor, or pests.

    • Nuh-uh, even including that it’s still a completely believable scenario! Just like the Confederates forged an alliance with black people back in … errr, never mind.

  7. Daedra came from outer space in the MMO, happens during the period The Dagger Can´t Fall.. do you remember? the chapter “Army of Hippies”.

    Initially Daedra is a friendly alien race, teaching alchemy. This is right too? when they say that Daedra became evil because opened the necronomicon?

    This game is probably amazing.

    mmmmm…..

  8. Daedra came from outer space in the MMO, happens during the period The Dagger Can´t Fall.. do you remember? the chapter “Army of Hippies”.

    Initially Daedra is a friendly alien race, teaching alchemy. This is right too? when they say that Daedra became evil because opened the necronomicon?

    This game is probably amazing.

    mmmmm…..

  9. Oh, better to create fallout mmo. I think that fallout more interesting than it. Hope you begin create new part of fallout soon.

  10. Such big smiles! What a happy group! I can hear the convo now: “Well guys, we’re finally doing it! We’re murdering the Elder Scrolls series by jumping on the MMO bandwagon for the sake of profit! Haha, yeah, can’t wait to line the ol’ pockets at the expense of the only remaining RPG that maintained the single-player aspect! I’d like to propose a toast: “Here’s to us, screw everyone else!” Good times ahead boys, good times ahead!”

  11. Hey, gstaff, how about an update on Skyrim support? Is there a 1.06 update in the works? Will you (ever) deliver on your promises to address balance and exploits as you mentioned back in December of last year?

  12. How about fixing all the bugs and quest issues and other fails in Skyrim before moving on to creating a new game?

    Instead of wasting your efforts on a new game, you should pull all your people together and fix Skyrim?

    Or you don’t give a fuck anymore and are already moving on?

  13. @just me:

    consider that the development team for skyrim ISN’T the development team for ESO.

    as for skyrim, it can easily be said that they’re working on dawn guard, and plan to release updates while the xbox users are beta testing.

  14. Now that theres an MMO of the Elderscrolls and it seems we can go to places that could hint for Future TES Games, are those places Spoilers and will they be made for the Next TES Game.

    Summerset Isle
    Valenwood
    Blackmarsh

  15. The faction system and story removes any excitement for me. Argonians and Dunmer? Bretons and Orcs? Another Cyrodillic empire we’ve never heard of with an undead army and Molag Bal (yay we can always throw another daedric lord in to be the bad guy)? There was a lot of potential in that period of chaos following the end of Reman’s empire to make a player driven, factionless open world mmo. It’s unfortunate to see a groundbreaking series that is known for giving players freedom to put them in boxes with these tired old faction systems.