Hold onto your hats, it seems Vvardenfell is coming to ESO! A recent datamining effort uncovered a map of the island deep inside the game’s files, along with some fancy new tilesets. There’s no official word on it yet, but it could be that we’re getting a new (old) area. Morrowind fans around the world, rejoice!
In a recent post on ESO’s sub, reddit user FloorBelow shared a picture of the map. You can head on here if you’d like to see the original, uncompressed version. If you take a closer look at it, you’ll see much of the stuff is like it was in TES3.
Perhaps the biggest difference is that the volcano is active and seems inaccessible. Apart from that, several locations are missing – ones that were tied to the Crimson Plague or the Imperial influence in the province. Imperial towns like Caldera or Ebonheart aren’t present, nor is the Foreign Quarter in the capital. There are a couple of new places as well, which is all kinds of exciting.
The diligent dataminer discovered new textures, too, which bear the names of Great Houses and cities. Among others, there were tilesets called Telvanni, Hlaalu, Redoran, Vivec and Velothi. Dunmer strongholds and Dwemer ruins will be having their own characteristic architecture as well. There’s no information about the kind of creatures we could face there, but I guess that would be expecting too much at this point. We’re just hopeful they’ll conveniently forget to put in cliffracers.
Of course, we should wait for official confirmation before getting giddy with anticipation. Game development is a tricky thing, and things can go wrong at any step. There’s no use getting our hopes up before the DLC is announced, which will hopefully happen soon, especially now that the cat is out of the bag.
Final Fantasy XV was released a short while ago, and it’s already the hottest new RPG this year. It has an epic main story, likable and relatable characters, and a massive world with tons of side missions. The side quests alone should keep players occupied for hours upon hours. Your AI-controlled friends, the combat mechanics and the vastness of this game’s open world give it an almost MMORPG feel.
The crew at our sister website GosuNoob spent literal days playing the game and turning every rock. As a result, they’ve compiled more than a hundred guides ranging between weapon upgrades and upgrade materials to lists and walkthroughs of the dungeons. They’ve also got secret locations, collectibles maps, explanations of end game content, and more. It’s rare that a single player game gets this much attention, but Final Fantasy XV truly deserves time and dedication.
One of the quirks of Final Fantasy as a franchise is resetting everything for every new main installment, but having recurring characters. One of those is Cid the mechanic. In this game, Cid owns a garage at Hammerhead station. He’s willing to upgrade your weapons to help you on your journey, provided you get him the required items. Each weapon upgrade is a separate side quest, and one of those is called A Better Engine Blade. There’s three upgrades for the Engine Blade. Each one brings it up to the next level and requires a different component.
The first thing you’ll need is a Rusted Bit. We’ve found quite a few of them, and we’ve got map locations and screenshots for them. The second component is the Glass Gemstone. This one is trickier to find, but it’ll be much easier with our guide. The third and final item you’ll need is a Sturdy Helixhorn. The only way to get it is by killing a certain monster in the game, and the guide tells you exactly how to do it and where to find them.
The Scraps of Mystery side quest
There’s a lot to do in this game beside the main story. There’s a bunch of side quests that will take you around the open world and give you that sweet XP. You can collect hunter dog tags, hunt wild animals, help strangers fix their cars, and much more. Probably the most complicated and well-hidden quest is the Scraps of Mystery. It sends you on a long journey across the entirety of Eos, searching for clues and Sylvester’s Map Pieces. There’s a total of fourteen steps in this quest. It took hours and hours of careful searching and patience. As a result, we’ve compiled a guide with maps with the exact locations of all 14 Mystery Maps and Map Scraps for you.
We hope that you’re enjoying playing Final Fantasy XV as much as we are and that our guides will help you with the trickier parts. Check out our compilation of 100 FFXV guides for more help when you need it to make your gaming experience even better.
TESO is getting another free weekend event! It’s going to take place this weekend, during Thanksgiving, and this time, it’s for the Xbox crowd. If you haven’t tried the game but wanted to, now’s your time.
Sadly, you’ll need a Gold subscription if you want to try it out. Apart from that, there are no requirements. You just download the game from the store, create an ESO account and go on your merry way. You’ll be limited to the base game (no DLC), and you’ll need around 80 GB of free space in order to install it.
If you’re a console player, you might’ve been dissuaded from trying The Elder Scrolls Online because of the price tag. If that’s the case, you’re in luck – ESO will be having a free weekend on PS4, starting tomorrow. You’ll have the chance to try out the game for a couple of days, and decide if it’s a good fit for you.
Bethesda have decided to let Playstation 4 players have a taste of TESO over the weekend completely free of charge. You won’t even need a Plus subscription to try it out. In case you like it, you’ll be able to buy it at a reduced price. Just keep in mind the sale will end along with the free weekend – if you’re going to buy it, do it as soon as you’re sure.
I am happy to announce that we have created a MMORPG Life website for the upcoming open world RPG The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. You might wander what is a MMORPG website doing covering a single player game? From all the footage we’ve seen and all the info developers at CD Projekt Red have shared so far we think that Witcher 3 will have something to offer to the MMORPG players. It is a massive open world game with almost no loading screens (they have two – when you switch between the prologue and the mainland and one other when you visit a third part of the world). It is a RPG with numerous quests with roots in rich lore based on a series of books and Eastern European/Slavic folklore. There will be skill trees, quests, crafting and all the other systems MMORPG players will surely be familiar with and, to top it all off, you’ll have 200 hours of content to explore. Hence the new addition to the MMORPG Life family – Witcher 3 Life.
To celebrate the game’s fast approaching release date (May 19th 2015.) our sister website gosunoob.com has started a Witcher 3 pre-order Giveaway! In case you still haven’t pre-ordered the game here’s a chance for you to win one of two copies of the game being given away. Enter the raffle by this Sunday (May 10th) and you may win a pre-order key from gog.com, which comes with some pretty nifty bonuses.
As for Witcher 3 Life, you can expect all the great stuff you’ve seen on our other MMORPG Life websites and we will cover the game and its systems in detail you got accustomed to by now. We hope you enjoy the game and our coverage and it is the perfect way to kill the time before ESO comes out on consoles.
With the release of Tamriel Unlimited, in the form of patch 2.0.1, players are able to play the game without paying the subscription. A lot has changed since ESO launched and among those changes we have seen updates to player skills and an addition of a whole new system called the Champion Point system. Champion Points are part of getting rid of the old Veteran Rank system and they can be gained by doing quests, dungeons and other activities once you reach level 50. Once you get them you can distribute them among 9 constellations, each containing 8 buffs that you unlock by investing champion points into them.
We are proud to announce that we have updated our ESO Skill Calculator with the latest patch 2.0.1 data. This added some new skills and updated others. There are, even, some old skills removed from the game. We had to do a complete overhaul in order to get the calculator updated and in line with what people are playing right now. There are still some bugs and kinks, but we’ll work on removing those in the next few days. We took the opportunity to also introduce a new tab in the calculator that lets you browse through all the Champion Point upgrades. I believe we are among the first to release such a tool for the Elder Scrolls Online community. Champion Point Skill Calculator is still in beta and there are several improvements we still intend on introducing. For now, you can browse through all the constellations and see all the available buffs. You can invest points into them to see what that does to the ammount of buffs you are getting. It can be used in planning the best champion point investment strategy for your high level characters. The ability to save your Champion Point setup along with your skill build is not implemented at this time. We hope to bring all these features that you are accustomed to with our ESO talent calculator very soon, so stay tuned.
We recently passed a milestone of 10000 builds being saved through the skill calculator. We thank you all for visiting and using the tool and we hope you’ll find the latest additions useful as well.
The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited is finally live. The patch introduces a brand new Crown Store that offers exotic pets, costumes, mounts and consumables. Some players might be disappointed, but there are no “buy to win” items. Although you can get some consumables in the store, most of them are no better than any potion available in the end game, and there are no XP boost items, only cosmetic stuffs!
The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited is live. The maintenance is complete and ESO North American and EU megaservers are back online. The latest patch comes with a handful of fixes and improvements along with new Crown Store that offers exotic pets, costumes, mounts and consumables. If you previously purchased ESO, your characters are ready to continue the adventure right now. And if you’re currently subscribed, you’ve automatically become a member of ESO Plus, new premium membership. This patch is approximately 1-2GB in size.
If you’re not into reading page upon page of text about the changes and additions that came with Update 1.6, Bethesda has published a trailer to warm you up. The video shows off some of the most remarkable stuff the patch has made possible, including the Justice and Champion systems.
Update 6 is finally live. An enormous list of changes and additions goes with it, as you can imagine. After all, we’re talking about 20-25 GBs of data. The biggest news are the implementation of the first phase of the Justice System, and the third phase of the Champion System. Then there’s the gameplay improvements, fixes and rebalancing – every ability has been changed in some way, so you’ll get a free skill and attribute reset.
Provisioning has been remade, Collections have a new UI, and the Crown Store is open for browsing (but not buying – that has to wait until Tamriel Unlimited is up). The full list of changes can be found on the official forums, but be wary – it will take a while to sift through.