In this episode we catch up on the month off we took from ESO. We go over the latest patch notes, an article about canceling your subscription, must have addons, the latest Tamriel Chronicles, and the ESO poster collection. Jason talks about the latest in crafting and setting up a list of all his recipes. And we go over all the addons that we use personally.
This episode we are live in the game on launch day! We tell the story of waking up at 3:45 AM to reserve our names, our rings of Mara experience, and the differences between the beta and launch versions. Be sure to message us in game to get invited to the guild. Our ESO names are @Elembemedia, @Dietmeyer, and @Russmanh7. Also follow us on twitter @Elembemedia, @JasonDietmeyer, @RussellHalt. Here are some links from the show.
In around 1 hour we are going live with our coverage of the ESO beta. We will be live streaming over at twitch.tv/elembemedia. We should be streaming for a few hours and would love to have you join us in the chat. And for all of our ESO Play Sessions check us out over at ESOplaysessions.com.
If theres one thing I like more than playing video games, its customizing the way they look. I love setting up and getting new add-ons for them. I probably have 40 all setup in WOW and was starting to get a good amount for ESO. For WOW I use Wow Matrix to keep them all updated and just found out about Minion for ESO. I really like this add-on manager and when they add the ability to manage them for WOW I’ll probably dump Wow Matrix.
Greetings ESO community, it’s time once again for us to let our powers combine and form the ESO Alliance, a roundtable podcast of community leaders from throughout Elder Scrolls fandom. As always, your regular hosts of The ESO Alliance are Evarwyn from Elder Scrolls Off the Record, Josh and Kyle from ShoddyCast, and myself (Atropos) from Tamriel Foundry. For this episode we are joined by the lovely Lady Nerevar, expert in all things TES and loremistress of The Imperial Library.
We’ll be examining a full slate of content, as a ton of stuff has happened in the past two months. The removal of the NDA and all the coverage which has followed, recent changes to the game’s starter experience, controversy regarding the role of addons in ESO, and our hopes, expectations, and plans for launch!
Today, we’re sending out more beta invites for an ESO scale test. If you receive an invite, there will be an extra beta code included that you can give to a friend to join you in Tamriel!
We will be in the beta this weekend and hopefully uploading a podcast Friday night over at Elder Scrolls Online Play Sessions. Check it out.
Alright, who’s excited after watching that? I think the dungeons of ESO have been spectacularly designed by the artists and designers at ZeniMax. I can say out of personal experience (some of which you have now witnessed) that they are very enjoyable! These way the dungeons are set up and the variety of mechanics that we’ve seen even in this first tier of dungeons is hugely reassuring of the capacity for ESO to have challenging and entertaining endgame PvE content for groups and raids. The Elder Scrolls Online is launching with 16 group dungeons, and 6 veteran mods for Veteran Level players. The veteran modes of these dungeons extend the story that is started in the normal mode of the instance, and each of Spindleclutch, Banished Cells, and Fungal Grotto have a Veteran mode that will have you re-visiting these locations after you reach level 50.
This gets me way excited. I am a little sad at how short the dungeons look.
Today’s biggest announcement of the release date for The Elder Scrolls Online (April 4, 2014 for those of you who weren’t paying attention) was accompanied by the release of an epic new video from ZeniMax acting as a teaser for the PvP component of ESO‘s endgame. The “War In Cyrodiil” trailer showcases some epic footage of player vs. player combat, and gives fans a rough idea of what they can expect in Cyrodiil. Without further ado, enjoy the trailer!