I love that the Stormcloak vs Empire debate is still raging after 9 years. I remember how furious it was on this wiki after the game launched. I really hope we find out how the war ended in TES 6 and that Bethesda doesn't just have it still ongoing.
"And if we are nothing but characters in an elaborate game played by unknown entities, well, why aren't I having any fun?"
Damn, didn't realize Haskill had achieved CHIM :P
"Every ESO player, on every platform, will have to re-download the game client when this change happens"
Last time I installed ESO, it took me 7 hours, and that was in 2016. With all the DLC that's come out since then, I can't imagine how much larger the game files will be, and how much longer it'll take to download...
Twitch announcement starts: "You can now play TES V: Skyrim in ESO!"
Damnit Todd, you've done it again.
Well, the new trailer released yesterday for ESO says we're going to "Explore the Dark Heart of Skyrim", but doesn't specify if it's the next Chapter or the next Dungeon DLC. Guess we'll find out January 20th.
Datamining for the next ESO Chapter:
You can see the mushrooms, which may suggest Morrowind (Telvanni Coast?), but if you look above in the area above the triskelion symbol, in between where the two clusters of mushrooms meet, there are what appear to be stalactites in the shadows. Stalactites + blue mushrooms may suggest Blackreach, so Western Skyrim may be the next Chapter.
Hero of Kvatch: "Is this the first offense?"
Falanu: "Let's assume... no."
Hero of Kvatch: "Then at least 500 gold."
Falanu: "Wow, that's nothing compared to Morrowind! Thanks!"
Love that conversation with her :P
Fuck, it's been 8 years! I remember the huge wave of editing when the game launched, all the blog posts and speculations about upcoming DLCs, the Civil War argument threads and blogs... time sure flies.
"NOTE: Every ESO player, on every platform, will have to re-download the game client when this change happens, probably with the launch of Update 25"
If that means we'll have to re-install the game in its entirety, damn. It took me around 8 hours to install on my computer, and that was like 5-6 expansions ago. Wonder how long it'll take this time...
I'm a bit late, but I just noticed this thread. I agree, Creation Club content should have pages here since it's developper approved content you have to buy from Bethesda, I view them as official mini-DLCs.
As I said on this thread back in 2013 (Christ, I've been here long...)
"It's like this in almost every fantasy world, the land stays deadlocked in medieval times forever. It's not due to the people of Nirn being unwilling to change, it's because Bethesda wants to make medieval fantasy games, not steampunk and magic like Dishonored or Thief."
1) A Codex like what Dragon Age and Mass Effect has, to store information for races, events, history, lcoations, etc.
2) Not starting the game as a prisoner. It made sense in Arena, you were imprisoned by Jagar Tharn due to you being close to Ria Silvane and he suspected you might expose him. For all future games you're never told why you're imprisoned, and the implication of you being a criminal conflicts with people who'd want to play as, say, a noble knight or some such.
If Bethesda insists on making you a prisoner, then a captive of bandits or Thalmor or something like that would work better.
3) Larger cities. It always bugs me when Elder Scrolls "cities" are little more than 10 or so houses and a few shops. But this would only be possible with my next wish...
4) Not every NPC needs to be unique. Towns and populations being small has always niggled at me when playing TES games, so something akin to how Witcher 3 handled NPCs (which resulted in much larger cities/settlements) would be perfect, in my opinion. Hell, even adding NPCs like "Megaton Settlers" in Fallout 3 would be fine. But with Bethesda's current handling of NPCs, towns and population will remain small.
5) Bring back medium armor. It's a small thing, but I'd like a middle ground between light and heavy.
PolarBearMan wrote: I want new races! Aquatic races or beast races... OR.... AQUATIC BEAST RACES THAT ARE PLAYABLE!
... Do you not?
Note for ESO PC players:
ZOS announced in a blog post that logging in today you'll get a very long load screen when you log in for the first time: anywhere from 10 minutes to several hours. This will only occur the first time you log in after Update 21 and won't happen after (hopefully).
This is apparently tied to how many items you have in your inventory or bank accross all characters (so you can't log in with a character with 0 items to speed up load time). Closing ESO will reset this load time, so don't close it in frustration or it'll take even longer.
Goddamnit, I was hoping with TES VI being so far off it'd get a new game engine...
The First Dominion in ESO wasn't as nearly bad as the Third in Skyrim. Very condescending and low-key racist towards humans, but put the Altmer, Khajiit, and Bosmer on equal footing. Then things changed.
I suspect that sometime after ESO, the Veiled Heritance (a group of Altmer supremascists) took over. We see them try to infiltrate the Thalmor in ESO, and I suspect they succeed after the events of the game, which would explain why they go from "maintain order in the Dominion" in ESO to "Elf Nazis who oppress any non-Altmer" in Skyrim.
I played Murkmire and would suggest waiting for a patch before playing. In only 2 hours I came across quest-breaking bugs on 3 seperate quests that still aren't fixed (including one of the early main quests). Play at your own risk until it's patched.
Damn, I would have assumed Bethesda Game Studios expanding from 1 studio to 4 would have decreased those wait times... I guess not :(
Yeah, ultimately we'll have to wait and see in TES 6. If Bethesda wants the Empire to beat the Thalmor they'll find a way to make it happen, probably through some hitherto unknown plot McGuffin.
Hopefully they don't just forget all about the Empire/Dominion conflict in the next game... we'd have to wait another 6-7 years for TES 7.
Since the Redguards were able to fight the Dominion to a standstill/treaty after the Great War ended, I think the Dominion was bluffing the Empire. While the Empire didn't have the troops to invade the Dominion after the Battle of the Red Ring, the same was true for the Dominion invading the Empire again. They gambled on Mede not knowing this and accepting the Concordat, a gamble they won.
Had Mede just refused the Concordat, the Dominion likely wouldn't have been able to do anything for some time. A shame all the Blades in Dominion lands were killed, a well-placed spy might have given Mede that crucial info.