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Latest news from the Elder Scrolls Online MMORPG.

Servers are down in preparation for launch

UPDATE: The North American and European megaservers are now back online, and open for the official launch of The Elder Scrolls Online. Welcome to Tamriel!

It is already April 4. in some countries and in preparation for the official launch day Zenimax brought down both the European and North American Megaserver to get everything ready for the big day. I can imagine a lot of celebration is going on in Zenimax offices right now and gamers across the globe are getting ready to enter the game and start exploring Tamriel. Exact time of when the servers will be up is still unknown, but we expect them live soon enough (a few hours from now perhaps?). In the meantime you can check out this nifty infographic Bethesda released on their blog about Elder Scrolls Online. You can find out how many character variations you can make, the number of books you can read, and how many mudcrabs you’d need to kill to reach level 50. I wonder if anyone will pick the mudcrab killing as their style of leveling up their character …

Click here to see the infographic image

Known Technical Issues for MAC Users

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This list consists of descriptions and solutions for error codes you might encounter while login to the Elder Scrolls Online.
I installed the OSX client on my Mac, but I can’t find the launcher

  • To find the Launcher manually, double-click the Macintosh HD icon on your desktop
    (If you cannot see your Macintosh HD, click on Finder on the toolbar along the top of the screen).
  • Select Preference from the drop down menu.
  • Place a check in the Hardrive box under Show These Items on Desktop.
  • Double click on the Applications folder.
  • Double click on the Zenimax Online folder.
  • Double click on the Launcher (it will have the ouroboros icon).

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ESO AMA on reddit

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For all of you who didn’t have a chance to join the ESO team on a special Reddit AMA today, we summarized the most important answers in the list below:

Your beta account is your live account, you won’t need to create a new one when the servers go live on the 30th (for pre-purchasers).
Also, if you have been in the beta and are going to play when ESO launches, don’t uninstall the game – when the servers go live, just run the same patcher as you always have, and any delta files will be downloaded from there. You don’t need a clean install. This will save you lots of time over completely re-downloading the game.
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ESO Patch Notes 0.182

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Elder Scrolls Online patch notes v0.182 brings many fixes and improvements to existing content and will be the last significant patch until launch. Many changes are made to Alliance war like campaign reassignment and guest campaign assignment cooldown is set to 12 hours, the cost to reassign your campaign is reduced from 100,000 AP to 15,000 AP and the XP from monster kills in Public Dungeons is significantly reduced. Many fixes and improvements to quests, animations, and gameplay. Tweaked many issues relating to UI. In the list below you can find out more about all changes.
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Monthly content will give you more

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Bethesda’s VP of PR, Pete Hines, in an interview for Gamespot said that ESO subscription will give players substantial additions every month.

“We’re also very confident in our ability to support [the sub fee] with content. And not content of the magnitude of, it’s a new month, here’s a new sword or here’s a funny hat — but content that is real and significant and it feels like regular and consistent DLC releases.”

He also claims that ESO will be different from all other F2P MMORPG titles and that its $14.99 subscription will be well worth it to anyone willing to dive in the world of Tamriel.

Another TESO Beta coming this weekend

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The Elder Scrolls Online Twitter page just announced another TESO beta, set for the upcoming weekend (starting on March 14). In a short tweet, they also promised another set of beta invites would be sent tomorrow.
You can find original post here.
So far, one Beta key worked for all future Beta tests, so it’s safe to assume that it will be the same this time. However, if you haven’t grabbed that beta key, keep checking you email tomorrow, for your best shot to try the game before it’s released and give your feedback to the development team.
NDA is officially lifted, so you can share your videos, screenshots and thoughts about TESO beta, too.

Beta Screenshots, Sheogorath, PvE and PvP Video

Here’s another batch of media we recorded during our 72 hour session of Elder Scrolls Online playing during the last beta. I learned how to remove the UI so I have some nicer screenshots that you can even use as desktop backgrounds if you like. This time we have fewer screenshots, but we also prepared something special for Elder Scrolls fans. Time for some Sheogorath goodness. This was always my favorite Daedric prince and I recorded the conversation I had with him the first time I came across him in ESO. Cheese and cabbage for everyone! There is also a PvE video of ending a long quest chain that includes killing a werewolf called Faolchu The Reborn. For the end we have 11 minutes of pure PvP madness in Cyrodiil. That guy at 10:41 almost gave me a hearth attack.

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ESO Patch notes 0.181

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The latest ESO patch notes v0.181 brings many fixes and improvements to existing content. The most significant changes will let you skip the tutorial with new characters, the starting bank size will be increased by 30, and starting inventory size by 10 slots. In the list below you can find out more about all changes.

Alliance War – General

Mender and Honor Guards at keeps and resources now cast Negate Magic as part of their abilities.

Art & Animations – General

Updated and improved several character animations for the start of the game.
Fixed an issue where the animation would stutter while riding your horse.
Fixed an issue where the animation would stutter while in stealth.
Fixed a rare issue where art would be missing in some areas.
Polished many animations and effects in the Main Quest 6 boss battle.
Fixed an issue that was resulting in some quest scenes having incorrect or missing effects.
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