As you might have heard, Zenimax Online Studios is taking a crack at the MMO game. Recently, The Elder Scrolls Online was officially announced and not surprisingly not too many people seemed to be on board with the game. At best, people, myself included wanted a co-op version of Skyrim because I personally feared that the things that I enjoy about The Elder Scrolls series would be lost in a MMO. I like to explore, I want to find some random dungeon or cave to fart around in. Some unique gem out in the middle of nowhere that leads me on a grand adventure that somehow ends with me talking to a god or being suspended thousands of feet into the air.
Safe to say, I was lukewarm about the announcement but I decided to see what it was all about, with the bits of information that was sure to trickle out from the various Game Informer articles and plenty of leaks found on the internet I would not have to wait too long to form an idea.
So what do we know so far? The game is set around a thousand years before the events in Skyrim. Tamriel has no clear ruler and with recent wars degrading of Imperial presence, Cyrodiil is marked by constant warfare. Three alliances have emerged each containing three of the races we know from the series. The Ebonheart Pact consists of the Norn, Dunmar, and Argonians. Although they hate each other, they forged a pact address the threats posed by their unified enemies. An interesting dynamic set up for this faction, I would love to see how that hate but unified story plays out.