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  • Someone Offered Their First-Born Child For a Beta Key, and Other Weird TESO Facts TESO TRSo how many mudcrabs would you have to kill to reach level 50 in The Elder Scrolls Online? Fortunately, Bethesda has helpfully provided the answer, as well as lots of other weird and funny trivia bits, in this huge infographic to celebrate the game’s impending PC and Mac launch. 32 hours to read all the books? I’d better get crackin.’
    As a reminder, here are the launch times. Console players will have to wait until June.

    North America (East): 7:00 PM EDT, Thursday, April 3rd–
    UK/IE: 12:00 AM WEST, Thursday, April 4th–
    Central Europe: 1:00 AM CEST, Thursday, April 4th–
    Sydney, Australia: 10:00 AM AEDT, ...

  • Will The Elder Scrolls Online Be Worth the Money? TESO SiegeThe Elder Scrolls Online is only a few days away from the official launch April 4, and that’s the question people are still asking. Bethesda is still defending its choice to go with a subscription model.
    Bethesda’s Global Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations, Pete Hines, recently told Games.On.Net that the decision to charge a $15-a-month subscription fee was a mutual Bethesda and Zenimax decision.
    “It would be fair to say it was a mutual decision,” said Hines. “It wasn’t like they decided it, and we didn’t mandate it. There was a lot of conversation around it.”
    “I worry about it,” admits ...
  • Choose Your The Elder Scrolls Online Campaign Now Alliance War Concept ArtAhead of this weekend’s early access launch, Zenimax has released the names of the campaigns for The Elder Scrolls Online so players can make their picks and start planning early for the Alliance War PVP. It’s kind of like a late March Madness, but with siege weapons.

    Bloodthorn
    Scourge
    Chrysamere
    Auriel’s Bow
    Wabbajack
    Volendrung
    Skull Crusher
    Dawnbreaker
    Goldbrand
    Hopesfire

    There are two campaigns for each name, one on the North American megaserver and one on the European megaserver. You need to level to 10 to participate in the Alliance War, but that shouldn’t take long. Then you can pick your home campaign. Coordinate with your friends and guild carefully, you don’t ...

  • Skyrim Vs. The Elder Scrolls Online Round 2, Windhelm Windhelmhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJqQMk1vjyU
    If you’re interested in how the locations from Skyrim look in The Elder Scrolls Online, this new video from IGN is well worth checking out. They take a side-by side look at Windhelm.
    Personally, the original version simply looks more grander and more full of character to me, but it’s easy to see that some of the changes, like larger areas, were made to better suit the needs of an MMORPG.
    The Elder Scrolls Online launches:
    For 5 day early access:

    North America (East): 7:00 AM EDT, Sunday March 30th–
    UK/IE: 12:00 PM WEST, Sunday March 30th–
    Central Europe: 1:00 PM CEST, Sunday March 30th–
    Sydney, Australia: ...

  • Exact Launch Times For The Elder Scrolls Online Imperial TESOWhen, exactly, will you be able to play The Elder Scrolls Online?
    Well, it depends on your pre-order or early access status and your physical location, but fortunately Zenimax broke it down for PC gamers in a recent Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything).
    For 5 day early access:

    North America (East): 7:00 AM EDT, Sunday March 30th–
    UK/IE: 12:00 PM WEST, Sunday March 30th–
    Central Europe: 1:00 PM CEST, Sunday March 30th–
    Sydney, Australia: 10:00 PM AEDT, Sunday March 30th–
    Singapore: 7:00 PM SGT, Sunday March 30th —

    For 3 day early access:

    North America (East): 7:00 AM EDT, Tuesday April 1st–
    UK/IE: 12:00 PM WEST, Tuesday April 1st–
    Central Europe: ...

  • The Elder Scrolls Online Updates Cause Mod Controversy Foundry Tactical CombatIn advance of the game’s imminent release, The Elder Scrolls Online team announced a number of new updates to the game. Most of these fix pesky bugs or improve balancing or usability. But there’s one that might nerf certain mods.
    A new version of the Elder Scrolls Online API takes away the ability to see information about what others are doing to your character, such as what spells they are casting.
    The move appears to be at least in part a fairness issue, because it is possible players with UI mods could gain an advantage by viewing extra info about what the ...
  • Crafty Crafting Tips for The Elder Scrolls Online crafted macesThe elderscrollsonline.com has some helpful tips for crafting in the game today, including some quick tips which will come in handy even if you aren’t focused on making the best gear and potions possible. The full article is well worth a read, but here are the bullet points:
    • Several crafting disciplines allow you to contract a hireling by spending points in a skill. That hireling will send you a steady supply of useful materials and updates on his or her adventures.
    •  Anyone can harvest materials, but only those that invest points into crafting skills will learn how to get the most ...
  • Designing the Needy NPCs of The Elder Scrolls Online The Elder Scrolls Online SiegeSo how do you make NPCs in a game as big as an Elder Scrolls game act in ways that don’t creep out the player? We’ve all seen what can go wrong when Skyrim NPCs glitch out, so we know the answer is “very carefully.” But  Mike Junbluth, an animator who has worked on The Elder Scrolls Online and other games, has a system.
    Junbluth recently outlined his approach at the 2014 Game Developer Conference, in a talk called “Establishing an Ecology for NPCs.” It’s based in part on psychologist Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, a theory that puts the most basic human ...
  • Skyrim Versus The Elder Scrolls Online Skyrim Vs. The Elder Scrolls OnlineIGN has an intriguing article comparing the Skyrim from Skyrim to the Skyrim from The Elder Scrolls Online. As you can see in the above image, the same locations tend to look a lot less grandiose.
    IGN’s Leif Johnson had a lot of favorable things to say about how The Elder Scrolls Online experience invoked the feeling of earlier Elder Scrolls games, but wrote that even its best moments “Elder Scrolls Online only makes me homesick.”
    “My journeys presented an unintended consequence–they made me want to boot up Skyrim to see the differences. Several hours in ESO can make you forget how vast ...
  • Five Million People Have Registered for the The Elder Scrolls Online Beta The Elder Scrolls Online EmperorThe Elder Scrolls Online Director Matt Firor released a new letter today thanking players on the eve of this weekend’s final PC/Mac beta stress test. He has a lot of nice things to say, but one piece of info that stands out is that five million players have registered for the The Elder Scrolls Online beta.
    “If you’re reading this, you’re probably one of the 5 million people that have registered for the ESO beta, and likely participated in one of our large beta tests. That’s a wonderfully large number of people who have become part of our ESO community, and ...