ESO: Alliances at War

In The Elder Scrolls Online, the Aldmeri Dominion, Daggerfall Covenant, and Ebonheart Pact are embroiled in a full-scale war, but that was not always the case. What led each alliance to feel that war was the only option? What are their reasons and motives for fighting? Who are the key people and groups involved? In our latest developer video, “Alliances at War”, Loremaster Lawrence Schick answers these questions and more.

For more on the game’s alliances, visit ElderScrollsOnline.com.

ESO Update: Daggerfall Covenant Questions answered

Quick update on the latest for Elder Scrolls Online…

Part 1 of the team’s Ask Us Anything for the Daggerfall Convenant alliance is up at ElderScrollsOnline.com. Here’s an excerpt:

At the time the game takes place, how long have the Redguards been in Tamriel? Are they regarded as something of a newcomer race?  – By Emmy Mariner

The Ra Gada that brought the Yokudans to Tamriel began around 1E 800, approximately 2,700 years before ESO – so only the Elves are likely to still regard the Redguards as newcomers.

Visit the official site for more, and be sure to answer this week’s Developer Question of the Week – presented by QA compatibility tester, Renard Tennessee.

Finally, a reminder that later today we’ll be recording an Elder Scrolls Online edition of The Bethesda Podcast. If you have questions on the game, be sure to tweet them and include#AskESO.

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.