Hey everyone, Carlo here. We know it's wednesday, but Atvelonis was too (lazy) busy to write the update until now. There's a few things to talk about, so let's get to it!
The Elder Scrolls: Legends has been officially released for PC/Mac, with full releases scheduled for the other platforms later in the year. Additionally, Bethesda is working on a Dark Brotherhood-themed DLC called The Fall of the Dark Brotherhood for $19.99. To read more about this, read the full news blog here: elderscrolls.wikia.com/wiki/User_blog:The_Rim_of_the_Sky/The_Elder_Scrolls:_Legends_officially_released_on_PC,_with_Dark_Brotherhood_expansion_coming_next_month
There are suddenly a whole bunch of new Legends blogs on Bethesda's site. I'll link each of them below, if you're interested (the announcement/DLC blogs are discussed and linked in our news blog above):
ZeniMax has released a blog discussing PvP in the upcoming Online: Morrowind expansion for The Elder Scrolls Online, which you can read about here: elderscrollsonline.com/en-us/agegate
Unlike PvP in Cyrodiil, battles in this DLC will only last around 15 minutes at most. There are a few different battleground games, such as Team Deathmatch, Capture the Flag, and Domination. Hopefully this will be a fun addition to the DLC, which will cost $39.99 when it is released in June.
Furthermore, they have published a blog teasing the upcoming expansion even more, explaining some of the similarities and differences between Vvardenfell's appearance in the third game of the series, and its reincarnation in The Elder Scrolls Online. See here to read this blog: elderscrollsonline.com/en-us/agegate
You can also download the new ESO: Morrowind Hero Art Wallpaper from ZeniMax here in a variety of resolutions (none particularly large): elderscrollsonline.com/en-us/agegate
It's somehow already been a year since Thieves Guild was released as the third DLC for Online. As such, ZeniMax is hosting an event for Online improving rewards for certain quests in the DLC, as well as selling it for 25% off. You can read more about this here:
ZeniMax is also hosting a "Home Decoration Contest" for ESO, where players are encouraged to send the company a screenshot of their home that exemplifies one of four categories. The winners of the event will receive various ESO-related rewards, both physical merchandise and vanity items from the Crown Store. You can read more about this in the official blog post from ZeniMax:
Not strictly related to TES, but PC hardware manufacturer AMD recently announced a partnership with Bethesda for hardware optimization for future games, presumably including TES VI. This comes on the heels of AMD's release of the R7 skew of desktop CPUs, the most premium of three tiers of processors designed with the Ryzen architecture. You can read more about AMD and Bethesda's partnership here:
Likewise, Nvidia (who has also worked with Bethesda for driver support) recently released their new 1080 Ti GPU for $700; if your PC is in need of a GPU upgrade for playing TES games, that would be a beastly card for higher resolutions (overkill for anything below 2560x1440 though).
Atvelonis has updated the front page of the mobile app to include categories for Morrowind, Oblivion, and Skyrim for a total of 43 new subcategories. Please let me or him know if you have any suggestions for the mobile front page.
In case you weren't aware, our talkpage policy is not actually an enforced policy, as it was never voted upon during a moot. We are considering revising it somewhat and making it into a real policy, as we mostly abide by these guidelines already. If you have any feedback on what you think about the policy, don't hesitate to speak your mind.
Wikia announced their new "Wiki Modernization" plan last week, where they announced that they would be creating videos related to popular articles and placing said videos on their respective pages. Our wiki should be getting about 10 of these in the near future (quick example: drive.google.com/file/d/0B1cBUoFVCpPqU1YxdjhERG1zUk0/view subject to change). However, we will have a certain degree of control over the video-making process, at least when it comes to the script; anyone can write a script for a video and suggest it to Wikia.
There have been three technical updates from Wikia since last week, where they explain recent smaller technical or formatting changes. I'll link them here:
Well, that's about all for this week. I hope everyone's week is going well. Happy discussing!