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  • Elder Scrolls Books Coming From Bethesda Are you an Elder Scrolls bibliophile? Do you spend a lot of your time in-game reading and collecting virtual books? Do you wish sometimes that they were real? Then this is for you.
    Bethesda has announced will be partnering with Titan Books to publish a new series of books based on The Elder Scrolls Online and Skyrim.
    The ESO series will be called Tales of Tamriel and will feature two volumes of in-game lore, “The Land” and “The Lore” that will include lore on the world of Tamriel during the time of ESO and original art created for the volumes.
    The Skyrim series ...
  • ZeniMax Asks For Feedback on ESO Update Five Smithing in The Elder Scrolls OnlineToday The Elder Scrolls Online Game Director Matt Firor posted a new “Road Ahead” update blog letting us know what to expect with The Elder Scrolls Online’s fifth update and asking players to test and provide feedback on the update.
    Firor said the fifth update to the game is now being tested on its Public Testing Server and features these changes:

    A new Veteran Dungeon: City of Ash continues the dungeon’s story and introduces dangerous new challenges for your group.
    The new facial animation system makes NPCs far more lifelike during conversations.
    Repeatable Pledges: The Undaunted now reward players once a day for specific ...

  • High Elf Statue Considers Itself the Rightful Ruler of Your Shelf High ElfThis stunningly detailed Altmer statue from Gaming Heads has just the right look of smug superiority on its face.
    Based on The Elder Scrolls Online, the resin statue is 15.5 inches tall and 1/6th scale. A limited edition is also available that features and LED light in the High Elf’s hand to simulate a spell ready to cast.

    The standard edition costs $309.99 and is limited to 1000 pieces. The limited edition costs $339.99 and limited to 500 pieces. You can pre-order the standard edition here and the limited edition here. The statues should ship some time in the second quarter of 2015.
    The ...

  • ESO Live Gives Sneak Peek at ESO 1.5 Undaunted Gearhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaVPPoFL2H4
    ZeniMax Online Studios held its second ESO Live livestream to talk about The Elder Scrolls Online on Friday. The whole hour and 51 minute stream is worth watching if you’re a super-fan, but if you just want to get straight to the part where they demonstrate the changes coming soon in the 1.5 update, YouTuber Shawn Brunelle has helpfully cut that bit out for you.
    In the video ZeniMax:

    Gives some details of new veteran content.
    Shows clips of improved facial animations (they look a whole lot better and convey more emotion).
    Explains that new instanced dungeons (group and solo) will scale to the ...

  • Next TESO Update Might Include Scaling Dungeons The Elder Scrolls Online Fight With A SnakeA bit more replayability for The Elder Scrolls Online’s dungeons is something fans have been asking for since launch, and it looks like they might be getting it.
    In response to a thread on Reddit criticizing ESO and asking for cross-faction grouping, the game’s creative director, Paul Sage, said ZeniMax is looking at some changes for the next game update.
    Just wanted to chime in with what is hopefully good news. First, we aren’t opposed to cross-faction grouping for dungeons, but it is something that will take a while to accomplish. However, what you are seeing may be a result of the ...
  • Watch The First Episode of ESO Live The Elder Scrolls Online Emperorhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sce1q6h-KQg
    The Elder Scrolls Online team at ZeniMax has started a new livestream to keep you up to date on happenings with the game. The first episode has already aired, but yesterday it was archived on YouTube so you can watch it in the video above if you missed it. Here’s the episode description:
    In this episode, Community Manager Jessica Folsom and Assistant Community Manager Gina Bruno chat with Lead Writer Wynne McLaughlin, Assistant Art Director Mike Phillips, and fan-favorite artist SlayerSyrena. We also catch up with the guild leader of the Blue Skooma Roleplayers group, Ri’sari, and explore Dragonstar Arena with ...
  • Create a ‘Tale of the Dead’ to Win TESO Swag Tale of the Dead ContestHow do you think this feller died?
    If you have an active imagination and some decent writing skills, you can win some swag by telling ZeniMax your theory. The company is holding a second “Tale of the Dead” screenshot contest for The Elder Scrolls Online.
    Instructions on how to submit your 500-word-or-less entry describing what led to the is sad screenshot from The Elder Scrolls Online are here. You’re encouraged to be creative and put your story in any form you wish. Three winners will get a $25 Bethesda store coupon and an ESO t-shirt.
    Now, let’s see, he was on a picnic ...
  • TESO Update Four Adds Dragonstar Arena Dragonstar Arenahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wd3p7E7Awso
    The fourth major update for The Elder Scrolls Online is out now. It adds a considerable amount of new content to the game, including the Dragonstar Arena, which ZeniMax has released a trailer for above.
    Dragonstar Arena is a wave-based arena experience designed for four players. It has ten arena challenges in both normal and veteran modes featuring progressively tougher enemies.
    The update also adds a new territory, Upper Craglorn, which features new settlement Dragonstar (home of the arena), six new group delves and three new group instances as your group goes up against the Scale Empire.
    The fight against the Scale Empire ...
  • These TESO Dancing Fools Are Perfectly in Sync TESO Synced Dancinghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dw2cZskUqv8
    Here’s a fun video of some creative types delighting/annoying other The Elder Scrolls Online players with synchronized dance and comedy routines. The routines in this video from Mezza Mort start off small, but they eventually get more elaborate and even draw a crowd.
    The perfectly coordinated timing is made possible by a mod called SyncMotes, with synchronizes various players’ e-motes. You can check it out here. Scroll down for English.
  • Layoffs at The Elder Scrolls Online Developer ZeniMax Online Studios, the developer behind The Elder Scrolls Online, announced a round of layoffs this morning.
    TESO publisher Bethesda’s VP of PR and Marketing Pete Hines gave a statement about the layoffs to Joystiq about ramping down the number of people working on the game.
    “As is the norm for games of this type, we had ramped up a large workforce to develop a game of vast scale, and ramped up our customer service to handle the expected questions and community needs of The Elder Scrolls Online at launch. Now that we are nearly 6 months post launch, we have a thriving online community in a ...