E3 2016: One Tamriel Coming to The Elder Scrolls Online

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During Bethesda’s E3 press briefing, One Tamriel was announced for The Elder Scrolls Online, a revamp of sorts that would let people play with their friends more easily by removing the level and Alliance locks on content in the game.

The promise is once a player leaves the tutorial section, he or she is free to go where ever in Cyrodill he or she pleases – freedom just like in the other single-player The Elder Scrolls games.

 

More details on how this would all work were posted to the The Elder Scrolls Online website shortly after the show.

  • Characters will have their level scaled the same way that we currently scale players to the level of DLC zones (Imperial City, Orsinium, Thieves Guild, and Dark Brotherhood).
  • You will be able to explore the entire world in any sequence you wish – just walk across the world and you will always find appropriately leveled content.
  • You will be able to play and group with anyone in the game at any time (outside of PvP). No longer will you have to create a lower level character to play with a friend who has just joined the game. You will be able to group and adventure together from the moment your friend emerges from the tutorial.
  • We are dropping all PvE Alliance restrictions. You will be free to explore of all Tamriel, including other Alliances. It is up to you how you want to role-play your character while doing this. “Silver” and “gold” versions of zones will be replaced by Cadwell quest storylines that you can do in any order you wish.
  • Alliance restrictions will still be enforced in all PvP areas, of course. One Tamriel will not affect the PvP systems in Cyrodiil.
    In general, higher level players will be the same “level” as lower level players, but they will have far more tools in their arsenal: better gear, more abilities, and of course more Champion points.
  • We will adjust gear rewards to scale appropriately to make sure that there is always a way to get more powerful via crafting, questing, PvP, and dungeon/trial boss loot drops.
  • All Trials and Dungeons will continue with standard and Veteran difficulty modes, and you will have to be Veteran level to play veteran dungeon modes.
  • The Coldharbour zone will be “roped off” from players who have not yet completed the quests that lead there. However, if you are invited to a group that is already there, or travel to a friend who is there, you can immediately access the zone.

When exactly these changes would arrive to The Elder Scrolls Online was not discussed but more One Tamriel information is promised “over the course of the summer and into the fall.”

The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited is currently available on PS4, PC, and Xbox One. A new DLC pack, The Dark Brotherhood comes out on Tuesday.

 

Written by Albert Chen

Albert Chen

A student of games, I play a bit of everything because I like to see what’s out there. Nothing better than first hand experience when it comes to knowing about games. Current game obsession: Anything MOBA (Paragon, Battleborn, Heroes of the Storm), except, ironically, the most popular ones, LoL and DOTA2.

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