• Reddit Users Spill on The Elder Scrolls Online Beta The Elder Scrolls Online BetaIf you’re anticipating The Elder Scrolls Online, there’s a thread on Reddit you should probably check out. Beta users are talking about their experiences and impressions of the game.
    Does some of this break the beta’s NDA? Honestly, it’s so specific that I can’t imagine how it wouldn’t, and Reddit moderators have already removed some posts that went a little too far. But that doesn’t mean you can’t read it, if you don’t mind potentially being spoiled a bit. Just keep in mind that these are far from official sources and that elements in the beta might not reflect the final ...
  • The Elder Scrolls Online Sends New Round of Beta Invites The Elder Scrolls Online Announces New Beta InvitesCheck your e-mail, and your spam folder, too, because The Elder Scrolls Online team just sent out a new round of beta invites.
    According to a post on elderscrollsonline.com, the new invites were recently sent out to registered e-mail addresses of those that signed up for the beta. The post warns that the invites might get caught by spam filters, especially in Gmail, which automatically sends them to the promotions tab.
    If you didn’t make it in, don’t lose hope. The site promises that more invites will be sent out as the beta continues.
    And if you haven’t signed up for the beta ...
  • $200 million? Rumor Swirling About The Elder Scrolls Online’s Budget The Elder Scrolls Online ArgonianThe Elder Scrolls Online kicked off the new year with a little controversy. Kotaku columnist Superannuation Tweeted that The Elder Scrolls Online has a $200 million budget, then quickly deleted it.
    If true, this would make The Elder Scrolls Online one of the top three most expensive games to develop ever, below the $265 million Grand Theft Auto V and roughly tied with Star Wars: The Old Republic. Of course, there’s no way to know if this is true unless Zenimax reveals the numbers, but that hasn’t stopped columnists, like Forbes contributor Paul Tassi, from taking the opportunity to declare the ...
  • More The Elder Scrolls Online PVP Questions Answered Image from The Elder Scrolls OnlineThe Elder Scrolls Online’s lead PvP developer Brian Wheeler dropped a lot of juicy info at the Elitist Jerks forum recently, and today a new blog post at elderscrollsonline.com offers even more details about crushing your enemies in the game’s PvP content.
    The blog post answers questions from fans, including questions from fans at the German site ESO-Schatzsucher and the French site JeuxOnline. Not all of the info is new, but it adds to our developing picture of the complexities and mechanics of the PvP.
    The post reveals that there will be 50 PvP ranks with 25 titles and grades. A higher-ranking ...
  • The Elder Scrolls Online PVP Designer Answers Questions During Q&A The Elder Scrolls Online, DeshaanThis week Brian Wheeler, lead PvP designer for The Elder Scrolls Online, dropped into the Elitist Jerks forum to answer questions during a live Q&A.
    Wheeler took a number of questions from forum members about the PvP content and other elements of the game. Some highlights included:
    On how much the PvP will be based on skill:
    “Skill is a tricky thing to measure as when most people talk about skill in Elder Scrolls it’s referring to headshots with a bow, blocking, power attacks or dodging at the right time. ┬áIn Elder Scrolls Online we have many opportunities for players to show their ...
  • The Elder Scrolls Online Emperor’s Armor Revealed Elder Scrolls Online, Emperor's Armor, Zenimax, Bethesda SoftworksIf you manage to claw your way to the position of Emperor in The Elder Scrolls Online, then you deserve some bling. The Elder Scrolls Online team has revealed concept art for the only-for-the-Emperor armor that will be your reward for conquest of your server. Start salivating now.

    Click to see the armor in all of its glory.
    This is how the team describes the armor:
    The one who sits on the Ruby Throne cuts an imposing figure, driving enemies to flee in fear and inspiring allies to even greater deeds of conquest. When the emperor strides onto the battlefield, everyone takes notice–and ...

  • The Elder Scrolls Online Release Date Announced
    Bethesda has announced The Elder Scrolls Online will release to the PC and Mac on April 4, 2014. ESO will release to the next-gen consoles, the Xbox One and PS4, in June 0f 2014.
    According to The Elder Scrolls Online Game Director, Matt Firor, Bethesda is currently “polishing the hundreds and hundreds of hours of content, making combat even more fun and responsive, fixing quest issues, and much, much more.” They also plan on using the remaining time prior to launch reacting to feedback from internal and external game testers, as well as collected gameplay data.
    Bethesda plans on doing the staggered ...
  • The Elder Scrolls Online To Use a Monthly Subscription

    It was announced during Gamescom 2013 that The Elder Scrolls Online (TESO) will use a monthly subscription model. According to Matt Firor, GM ZeniMax Online, using any other model would have forced them to make changes and sacrifices that they did thought would hurt the gaming experience. An initial purchase of The Elder Scrolls Online will cost gamers $60 USD. The subscription fee will be $15 per month, with one free month of usage included. There will also be a cash shop available to buy “fun” things that are not integral to the core gameplay.
    The Elder Scrolls Online (TESO) is ...