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  • 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 ...
  • Put Real-Life Elder Scrolls Books on Your Shelf With The Hero’s Guides to TESO Hero's Guide to The Elder Scrolls Online
    As a bibliophile or, if you want to put it more bro-tastically, bookworm, I’ve spent hours just reading the books in the Elder Scrolls games. And if you’re like me, I’m sure you’ll understand why I have never been more excited for a piece of Elder Scrolls merchandise than for this upcoming set, The Hero’s Guides to The Elder Scrolls Online.
    The set contains three real-life books filled with Elder Scrolls illustrations and lore. Even if you don’t give a damn about the MMORPG, if you love the lore these would be gorgeous to have for a shelf.

    The three books included ...

  • Bethesda Defends The Elder Scrolls Online Monthly Fee Imperial TESO
    Lots of people have balked at the proposition of paying $14.99 a month to play The Elder Scrolls Online, but Bethesda Vice President of Public Relations Pete Hines told Gamespot the fee allows the company to continually support the game with significant new content.
    “We feel pretty strongly about the support we’re going to have for the game and what you’re going to get for those dollars,” he said when asked why The Elder Scrolls Online was not pursuing a free-to-play model. “We’re also very confident in our ability to support it with content. And not content of the magnitude of, ...
  • Next The Elder Scrolls Online Beta This Weekend The Elder Scrolls Online Fight With A SnakeA little bit low-key, but it was confirmed on Twitter yesterday that there will be another The Elder Scrolls Online beta event this weekend. Invites should be going out today.
    https://twitter.com/TESOnline/status/443041793127743488
    The next #ESO beta event for PC/Mac will take place this coming weekend. We’ll send out invites tomorrow. Get excited!
    Sign up for future beta events at https://www.elderscrollsonline.com/en/beta.
    The official The Elder Scrolls Online Twitter also shared that this will be the last large-scale beta for PC/Mac and that beta events are coming for consoles “at a later date.”
    The Elder Scrolls Online releases to the PC and Mac on April 4, 2014 and to ...
  • New Features Coming to The Elder Scrolls Online The Edler Scrolls Online ShowdownIt looks like Zenimax is listening to fan criticisms and comments from the The Elder Scrolls Online beta events and making changes. Zenimax Creative Director Paul Sage recently dropped into Reddit to talk about some of the changes that are planned, including a fix for phasing issues that have irritated many beta players. Here it is in Sage’s own words:
    I just wanted to drop a line in to talk about some things coming to the game in the future that we thought you might want to know about. Of course, there is way more happening than what is listed here, ...