ESO Update

This weekend we’re sharing the latest for The Elder Scrolls Online.

The game’s official website has posted the latest Developer Question of the Week (embedded above). Delivered by David Leeper, this week’s question puts an Elder Scrolls spin on the setup for many popular jokes. Be sure to share your answer on ESO Facebook page, or by emailing a YouTube video response to the team.

Meanwhile at MMORPG.com, you can read new features on the game — including speculation on the game’s social features, an editorial titled ‘Why We Love Daedra‘, and news that fans voted ESO the #1 most anticipated MMO of 2013!

MMORPG.com isn’t the only site getting amped for the game’s release in 2013. ESO is leads voting for 2013′s most anticipated game at TenTonHammer and IGN editor Charles Onyett ranks it as one of his top 10 most anticpated PC games.

Additional sites anticipating ESO’s release include:

  • PC Gamer – Best PC Games of 2013
  • Guardian UK – Biggest Gaming Releases of 2013
  • ZAM – #1 MMOs to Watch for in 2013
  • MMO Attack – #1 Most Anticipated for 2013
  • Leviathyn – Most Anticipated Games of 2013

Expect to hear plenty more on The Elder Scrolls Online throughout 2013!

ESO: Questions and Answers

This week on ElderScrollsOnline.com, the ZOS Community team answers your questions about The Aldmeri Dominion – comprised of the Altmer, Bosmer, and Khajiit. Here’s but one of the answers provided:

What made the Bosmers decide to join the Dominion?  - By Tamás Várfalvi

After the recent civil war between the Camorans, Valenwood was in disarray and vulnerable. The Cabal who were running the Imperial City took advantage of this by sending in Colovian troops to grab up some of the Wood Elves’ northern territory. Seeking an ally to help repulse the Colovians, King Aeradan of the Bosmer turned to Queen Ayrenn and her new Dominion.

Visit ElderScrollsOnline.com to read the remaining questions, and check out the most recent Developer Question of the Week — posed by Effects Lead Todd Yarbrough.

ESO Developer Question of the Week

We’re pleased to share the first-ever Developer of Question of the Week for The Elder Scrolls Online. Each week a member of the ZeniMax Online team will pick your brain by asking you a question related to next year’s game.

The first question comes from Senior Content Designer Greg Roth. After watching the video, share your answer the ESO Facebook and Twitter (#ESO) pages.

Ask Us Anything – Ebonhart Pact, Part 2

ZeniMax Online has come back with more answers to your questions about the Ebonhart Pact. Visit the official site for answers. Here’s a snippet…

I’ve read that anyone can use any type of weapon or armor. Have you thought about having alliance-only weapon/armor styles? (For example, chitin armor available only to the Ebonhart Pact, since they have exclusive access to chitin in Morrowind.) – By Jeremy Eddy

Armor in The Elder Scrolls Online is regionally appropriate, whether it’s a loot drop, merchant stock, or quest reward; however, with the right skills and materials, you’ll be able to craft items in any racial style.

ESO ‘Ask Us Anything’ Answers (Part 1)

Ready to learn more about the Ebonhart Pact? ElderScrollsOnline.com has the first round of ‘Ask Us Anything’ answers. Here’s a sampling:

Obviously the Elves and the Nords have never got along too well – are the nations in the factions entirely happy with the alliance, or are there rogue/rebel groups within, say, Skyrim or Morrowind?– By George Trotter on Facebook

The foundation the Ebonheart Pact was built upon—one of mutual desire for survival—makes for a deeply complex and ever-shifting political atmosphere.  The Argonians, Nords, and Dark Elves have set aside their differences, for now, to unite under one banner against their shared enemies—but to say that everyone is happy or even content with the Alliance would be a far cry from the truth.  A certain level of distrust and resentment roils just beneath the surface for many members of the Pact.

While some are openly accepting or critical of the Alliance, most Pact members you’ll encounter fall somewhere in between, and hold their true feelings about the arrangement close to their chest.  It really depends on each individual character’s perspective and life experiences.  Most you encounter are not willing to bring up their personal feelings to a stranger, but you will meet some who are very open with their praise or disdain for the choices their leaders have made.

More, please? Read the rest here, and share what else you’d like to learn about in the comments below, or at the The Elder Scrolls Online Facebook page.

A nameless Dunmer needs your help

This is the story of a young and powerful Dark Elf, who is also an up-and-coming member of the Mages Guild.  He, along with the very best of his peers, was hand-selected by Mages Guild leader and founder Vanus Galerion to accompany you in the assault on Cold Harbor. When the mass portal to Cold Harbor went awry, these formidable Mages Guild members arrived, scattered over the icy wasteland of Molag Bal’s realm. Separated from their allies and you, their partner, the group was captured and imprisoned by Molag Bal’s Daedric army for use in torturous live training exercises.

The young Dark Elf is trapped in a cage with his fellow Mages Guild members. The imprisoned group is plotting an escape, but one, small thing is missing.

His name.

This is up to you in the newly announced “Name An NPC Contest” on the ESO official website. Visit here full rules and details.