How many hairstyles does the character creator have for each race? What hair and eye colors are currently available? – Jeff Glover
There are currently 24 hairstyle choices per gender in the character creation system. Some of these choices are shared between races, but each race has some unique hairstyle options. Hair color and eye color are also specific to each race and align with established lore. For example, Wood Elves have an option for black eyes that is not available to any other race.
It’s Halloween again, and there were several people that came to work dressed in costume — here at our office and across some of our other studios. We hope that you enjoy the group shot of everyone at Bethesda HQ. We had quite the big turn out this year compared to last year. It looks like we need a bigger hallway!
We received a great many photos from id Software, ZeniMax Online Studios, and Battlecry Studios.
In time for Halloween week, get a sneak peek at werewolves in the latest ‘Creating ESO’ feature at elderscrollsonline.com.
Read answers to ESO questions sent in from TESO Junkies and Tamriel Foundry at elderscrollsonline.com. Here’s a snippet of this week’s feature:
How do you intend to make each Alliance War campaign feel persistent? Will campaigns last forever, or will they change from time to time, and will the enemies rotate?
Campaigns last for three months at a time, so you’ll find yourself running into familiar faces during them. Also note that you won’t get rotated out or switched to other campaigns unless you choose to; you’ll be able to stay in the same campaign for the entire time your character exists if you want! When a campaign ends, the only things that reset are its leaderboards and the score. Keeps, Scroll ownership, emperor status, and where you are in the world don’t get reset. It gives a great sense of persistence when only the scoring mechanics “reset.”
Watch our new Elder Scrolls Online video to get a taste of the diverse customization options you’ll have at your fingertips in the game.
Even though creating your character is just the first step on your adventure, it’s an important one. We want to give you the tools you need to realize the hero you’re already envisioning, and we’re excited to give you a peek at some of the options you’ll use to create the character you want to play in ESO. Take a look at our new video and share your thoughts on The Elder Scrolls Online Facebook page.
The Elder Scrolls Online got off to a great start this week by headlining the new PlayStation 4 trailer. Here are some other exciting things you may have missed!
- While we’re talking about ESO, the new Tamriel Chronicle – Issue 29 is now available
- Over on YouTube, ShoddyCast has the Elder Scrolls Online Weekly Interview with Gameplay Designer, Nick Konkle
- RollingStone.com named the music of Skyrim as Number 2 on their list of “Nine Legitimately Awesome Video Game Soundtracks“
- On DeviantArt, Scharnvirk built a Spiderdemon from DOOM in Lego form
Happy Morndas, TES fans! Today we have two notable updates from ElderScrollsOnline.com to share.
First, be sure to download the newest wallpaper for the game — showcasing art from The Crow’s Wood. As one of the more dangerous locales you’ll visit in the game, the foreboding image provides the perfect Halloween makeover for your desktop.
Elsewhere on the official site, the ESO team has announced the winner of the the ESO Emote Creation Contest. Congratulations to Trevor Baggett, whose Honor/Dishonor concept was selected as the grand prize winner. As the winner, his concept will now be adapted and used in game. Watch his submission below, and see more submissions here.
ElderScrollsOnline.com has been busy this week! Here are some things you may have missed:
- ESO is going to be at Paris Games Week from October 30th until November 3rd. Let them know that you will be too on their Twitter!
- Fan art, Gamescom cosplay, and more in The Tamriel Chronicle — ESO’s weekly update for all things community
- There’s a new developer question of the week from Lead Loremaster, Lawrence Schick
Dishonored and Arkane are nominated in six categories, including:
- Game of the Year
- Best Newcomer
- Best Storytelling
- Studio of the Year
- Top Gaming Moment (Lady Boyle’s Last Party)
- Visual Design
Meanwhile, TES fans can show support for ESO in this year’s ‘Most Wanted’ category.
Voting continues between now and October 20th. A week later, on the 25th, you can watch the awards streamed live. For more information and to vote, visit www.goldenjoysticks.com.
Here’s a sampling…
Will there be items or spells players can obtain that will cast an appearance illusion over them, making, say, a Breton look like an Argonian or a frost troll for a limited amount of time?
Yes. We have a disguise mechanic in the game, which allows you to equip an item that changes your appearance. This can be used for costuming purposes or, for instance, to infiltrate the camp of an enemy. There are also spells that change your appearance for a limited amount of time—these can change your appearance in more drastic ways than disguises can.
Read ‘Ask Us Anything’ – Variety Pack #8