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.
Update 1.6 is around the corner – it’s due to arrive March 2nd, and it’s going to bring with it a lot of changes. One of the biggest additions to the game is the Justice System, which handles criminal activities.
In an update to the official blog, Bethesda gave us a sneak peek of the key bindings for the Xbox ONE version of The Elder Scrolls Online. The controls seem pretty natural and comfy, so we have to ask – when is gamepad support coming to the PC version of the game?
The PS4/Xbox ONE version is due June 9th, while the sub-free version is going to hit PC on March 17th. The reason the console ports took so long is that they “wanted to make sure the console version didn’t feel like a port, but like a game designed specifically for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4”, which is great to hear.
As the launch of Tamriel Unlimited grows closer, the developers have decided to honour long standing players with gifts. The latest in line is the Mask of Cheerful Slaughter, as worn by the lord of madness himself. They’re going to start sending them later in February, so keep your eyes on the in-game mail.
Those who have had a subscription for three months have already gotten the High Hrothgar Wraith pet. Players with six months worth of subs have gotten the Loyal Dwarven Sphere. And then there’s this creepy new thing.
That’s not all though. If you maintain a subscription right until the game goes buy-once-play-forever, and you have more than 300 days of subscription to your name on that date (March 16th), you’ll receive a Striped Senche mount, which won’t be sold in the Crown Store. The only way to get it is by being the most loyal of all TESO players.