Developer Diary PC

Znimax Online has released the first developer diary of The Elder Scrolls Online to indtroduce the game's basics, combat system and exploration among other things.

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  • The Elder Scrolls Online introduced - 14 images
  • The Elder Scrolls Online introduced - 14 images
  • The Elder Scrolls Online introduced - 14 images
  • The Elder Scrolls Online introduced - 14 images
  • The Elder Scrolls Online introduced - 14 images
  • The Elder Scrolls Online introduced - 14 images
  • The Elder Scrolls Online introduced - 14 images
  • The Elder Scrolls Online introduced - 14 images
  • The Elder Scrolls Online introduced - 14 images
  • The Elder Scrolls Online introduced - 14 images
  • The Elder Scrolls Online introduced - 14 images
  • The Elder Scrolls Online introduced - 14 images
  • The Elder Scrolls Online introduced - 14 images
  • The Elder Scrolls Online introduced - 14 images
nostradamus
nostradamus
Commented on 2012-11-10 00:07:33
I expected the game would downgrade Skyrim's visual standard to something simple like World of Warcraft models and muddy textures, but this doesn't look that much worser than skyrim.
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Sath - Missed the<br>hay
Sath
Commented on 2012-11-10 00:17:47
Reminds me of Kingdoms of Amalur but with not so much colors and cartoony, but online and have Elder Scrolls slapped to it.
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Drsw36
Drsw36
Commented on 2012-11-10 01:19:04
Look nice but I'll stay with World of Warcraft.
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dystopian
dystopian
Commented on 2012-11-10 01:19:24
Looks like it could be a lot of fun. Especially since the combat is a bit more realtime than most other MMOs.
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crookedmind
crookedmind
Commented on 2012-11-10 01:49:35
I promised myself years ago I'd stay away from mmorpg's. Just too much of a time vampire, too many changes for the worse, etc, etc.

But this has got me interested in trying it, and I'm actually afraid of it being good. It reminds me of Asheron's Call.
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Xeviant
Xeviant
Commented on 2012-11-10 03:42:17
Question is: will it be Sub based? My MMO fix is currently being served by GW2. I like that I can come back to the game and not be SOOO far behind that I burn out trying to catch up. I love the elderscrolls world and stories, I really hope they impliment the factions/guilds from Morrowind (ie. morag tong). Furthermore, it'll be interesting to see how their combat plays out, especially if there's any PvP involved. Playing GW2's combat has left me horribly spoiled, especially after moving to it from WoW.

Lastly, did the video cut out for anyone else?
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Lucent85
Lucent85
Commented on 2012-11-10 06:25:38 In reply to nostradamus
Posted by nostradamus
but this doesn't look that much worser than skyrim.
>_<
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KUFI
KUFI
Commented on 2012-11-10 07:57:46 In reply to nostradamus
Posted by nostradamus
but this doesn't look that much worser than skyrim.
WUT? It looks like shit

http://i48.tinypic.com/3162614.jpg
http://i47.tinypic.com/2mik54.jpg
http://i45.tinypic.com/106dg6x.jpg
http://i47.tinypic.com/2el430p.jpg
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Sath - Missed the<br>hay
Sath
Commented on 2012-11-10 08:17:13
Yeah thats real nice, use heavy mod images to say it doesnt look like shit.
It does look like shit because you have to show the vanilla, original as released version of Skyrim, not images that has been modded the hell out of it.

Only times were it looks nice is when you are up in the highest mountain with heavy snow effect.
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KUFI
KUFI
Commented on 2012-11-10 09:25:00
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Sath - Missed the<br>hay
Sath
Commented on 2012-11-10 09:36:20
Why are the images so upclose to stuff that everything else is not included?
The point of a screenshot IMO is to have a big field of view to see alot, thats the real eye opener.

Its like if a game had great main character designs but environments was crap, so people decide to just show images of the main character models and not the full environment just to hide the uglyness.
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TheVice
TheVice
Commented on 2012-11-10 11:21:46 In reply to KUFI
Posted by KUFI
WUT? It looks like shit
Agree, wtf is he on about, this game looks like total crap... Especially character models.
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nostradamus
nostradamus
Commented on 2012-11-10 14:19:11
http://images.gamersyde.com/image_the_elder_scroll...

yhea, no...this is awesome looking. most of skyrim towns upclose are ugly as sin compared to this.
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michaelob
michaelob
Commented on 2012-11-10 15:45:30
Some of the shots look ok, but overall, it seems like the textures, geometry, draw distance, and resolution of things like the sky have been downgraded quite a bit (to be expected with mmo). It actually looks even worse due to the more cartoony looking color scheme and art style they chose. To me it looks about on par with console versions of skyrim, with slightly up-resd textures (look at the enemy textures and effects in shot 3).

Overall though, not a fan of MMO's and I was hoping the Elder Scrolls would be one of the few game series that could stick with what made it popular and resist the temptation $ from online gaming. Doesn't bother me too much as long as it doesn't inhibit work on TES VI....
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Logion
Logion
Commented on 2012-11-11 11:36:03
I hope they don't put too much money into this, so future Elder Scrolls games could suffer of it if the game does not sell well. MMO's are a risky business.
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RazorbackVI
RazorbackVI
Commented on 2012-11-11 23:54:35
Don't understand why developers insist on trying to take on WoW. SWTOR had all the potential and a little bit more of the Elder Scrolls online and still fell short. Just a drain on their wallets.
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Megido
Megido
Commented on 2012-11-12 15:48:08 In reply to Logion
Posted by Logion
I hope they don't put too much money into this, so future Elder Scrolls games could suffer of it if the game does not sell well. MMO's are a risky business.
I dont think youll have to worry about that. Even if this crashes and burns theyll just keep on cranking out games. TES is way too big to sink with one shitty spinoff.
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    nostradamus massive downgrades coming from the staples achieved w/ the Halo 3 sandbox/physics, with Dice/BField it should never be a trade-off, ony thing they should be trading its engine if it isnt up 3 the job (6 Weeks ago)

  • nostradamus

    nostradamus Halo keeps being this Sonic title bait & switch "will their next title be able to Look up par with its current gen counterparts"? Never. Even Halo 4 who was pretty good on Campaign suffered from (6 Weeks ago)

  • nostradamus

    nostradamus tech? I dunno, go get some insight of Activision (the good input, not the misogyny), all they COD devs make evident generation leaps tech-wise. Do they keep being the same core IP? I think so. (6 Weeks ago)

  • nostradamus

    nostradamus so Halo must be thet bottomb of the barrel FPS to keep its identity. Add some negligible subsurface scattering reflections or some other tech only possible now and call it the day copy/pasting the ol (6 Weeks ago)

  • b0vril

    b0vril yea but, would it be halo then? (6 Weeks ago)

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    nostradamus engines. I mean, If you can have a PS3 Ratchet & Clanck that looks like a vaseline ps3 game, and a PS5 Ratchet&Clack that looks like a goddamn next-gen game, why can't Halo Evolve - Ugly FPS Seal™ (7 Weeks ago)

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