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Feb 14 2017
ZeniMax gets Elder Scrolls Online player housing right
Player housing is often an online rpg feature that can divide players. Some players consider player housing to be nothing but fluff while others consider it an integral part of their gameplay experience. Personally, I'm a big proponent of player housing in online games as I think players deserver their own slice of virtual real estate to call home and just be able to relax. The new Elder Scrolls Online Homestead update is adding player housing to...
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Dec 28 2016
How to solve the mmo class balance problem
There have long been many debates that have raged within the mmorpg games we love to play. Players have endlessly argued about the merits, or lack thereof, of crafting, player housing, open world PvP, and much more. One facet of online games that always gets more than its fair share of scrutiny is the question of class balance. It's a given whenever a new online game is being developed that players will continually ask how mmo class balance will ...
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Aug 22 2016
Elder Scrolls Online Crown Crate debate
As mmorpg games have switched from being subscription-based to being free-to-play or buy-to-play, developers have looked for new ways to generate revenue. One proven method is the cash shop, which is usually stocked with consumables, mounts, services (such as extra inventory and bank space), and cosmetic gear. Another method, which has led to considerable online discussion, is the selling of mmo lockboxes that contain random items, and it seems t...
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Jul 26 2016
Elder Scrolls Online Style Parlor preview
Every player wants their character to be unique and stand out, which is why so many players spend a great deal of time on customizing their appearance. The Elder Scrolls Online mmorpg has a pretty robust character creation system, but said system is now going to be even more functional when the next update launches. ZeniMax offered a preview of the upcoming Elder Scrolls Online Style Parlor feature coming to the game.In the official Elder Scr...
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Jun 26 2016
E3 2016 roundup
The E3 2016 convention has come and gone. For a few short days, the eyes of the video gaming world were upon this gathering in Los Angeles as hardware and software companies showed their upcoming projects to an eager crowd. There was a lot of gaudy presentations with all the bells and whistles included to get the gaming press and other attendees hyped up. So did anything of note happen on the mmorpg front? Find out in our E3 2016 roundup.Befo...
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Jun 17 2016
Should mmo testing for new content require players?
In a perfect world, every aspect of an online rpg would be thoroughly tested and vetted before being released to the live servers. This would mean that every feature and system of the game would run seamlessly and there would be no issues. However, the reality is that we don't live in a perfect world, and a lot of mmo content is released that may contain some bugs. The testing of mmorpg content differs somewhat between the initial development and...
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May 31 2016
Elder Scrolls Online Dark Brotherhood DLC launches
The Elder Scrolls franchise of games has created many happy memories for gamers. One of the most fondly remembered features of the games was the Dark Brotherhood, the shadowy league of assassins that players could join. Personally, the Dark Brotherhood storyline from Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion remains the best story arc I have ever played in a game. When the Elder Scrolls Online mmorpg was launched, many players were unhappy that the assassins we...
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May 26 2016
Are mmo console ports necessary?
There has long been a debate on which platform is best for playing games upon, especially mmorpg games. This long-simmering debate usually focused upon the latest console of choice versus the desktop PC. One could argue the merits of both platforms, but the clear choice was the PC went it came to mmo games. Sports games and shooters found their place on consoles, but the PC ruled supreme with online games like World of Warcraft. Yet a shift has b...
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Apr 26 2016
elder scrolls online brotherhood
"Blood will flow. A guild of assassins rises to power in Tamriel, and your murderous talents make you a prime recruit." One of the greatest aspects surrounding all of Bethesda's rpg games, is the dichotomy that surrounds you and your character as you quest around the bleak, but exciting worlds that they've created. This good versus evil sliding scale has been portrayed no better than in The Elder Scrolls Online and its predecessor (which in-fac...
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Apr 20 2016
Elder Scrolls Online Dark Brotherhood first look
Probably the biggest feature in playing the Elder Scrolls series of games for me was the ability to determine the path that my character followed. Whether one plays a PC, console, or mmo game, they're usually forced to follow a singular path, which normally means being the chosen savior. However, the Elder Scrolls games allowed me to play as a thief and even an assassin. It's this latter profession that gave me the greatest playing experience I h...
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