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Bethesda has recently announced that they are ready to release The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Legendary Edition. This version of the game will come with the most recent patch of the game (1.9 update), as well as the game's three add-ons: Dawnguard, Hearthfire, and Dragonborn. It will be made available for PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 at $59.99 on June 4th. It will be made available in Europe a few days later, on June 7th.
Bethesda Games Studios have revealed that their next major project is currently in pre-production, but its at the stage where it requires the studio's full attention. Although they will continue to make some minor updates to as needed, it is made clear that they're "moving on".
The question of future add-ons has been answered as Pete Hines confirmed via twitter that there is no more DLC coming.
See bethblog.com for full details.
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The patch is out of beta and available to all Xbox 360 users. It will be out later today for the PS3. See full list of updates
The patch is out of beta and available to all Steam users.
Steam users can download the beta version of Skyrim 1.9 title update today. The update includes two new features:
- Legendary difficulty - A new difficulty setting above Master.
- Legendary Skills - Skills of 100 can be made "Legendary". This will reset the skill to 15, return its perks and allow the skill to affect leveling again. This effectively removes the overall level cap of 81.
In addition to the new features are many bug fixes. Console players will need to wait for the 1.9 update later this month, however no exact dates have been given.
Some of the most notable bug fixes include:
- Placing an unread Oghma Infinium on a bookshelf in the player’s house no longer allows the book to be reused again.
- The Dragon Infusion perk now works properly when taking Esbern's Potion.
- Gallus’ Encoded Journal is no longer a ques…
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The TES Online team have answered several question relating to the upcoming beta on their website. They revealed that small groups of focused testing will occur during March and April.
Invitations to the general public for the first round of beta events will be sent out around the end of March. In addition, these beta events will initially be held on the weekends and each test will have a limited windows of access to the game. The beta itself will be around 20GB in size.
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Zenimax have today released some more information regarding general questions that fans have had. If you're interested, you can read it here.
Below is a summary of what was learnt, though:
- Inventory: Based on "slots", but will also be sortable by
categories, such as weapons and armor.
- Other sorting options will be available, such as item value, and how recently items were picked up.
- Item removal will be "very simple".
- The Khajiiti symbol represents the Two Moons, Secunda and Masser, as well as the Khajiiti's claws. The Bosmeri symbol represents the Green Pact.
- TES Online will be fully voice-acted.
- It will be possible to be a "full" healer style character, by choosing the Templar class, and then the Restoration staff lines of upgrades.
- The Falmer may make an appearance in TES Online.
- The Blades will not appear in TES Online, due to the lore of the era. At the time, the Akaviri Dragonguard, as they were then known, were not yet reformed into a coherent organisation.
- The Eight Divines are worshippe…
- Inventory: Based on "slots", but will also be sortable by categories, such as weapons and armor.
Zenimax have released another background story from The Elder Scrolls Online. This time, it's some more backstory regarding King Emeric. You can read it for yourself here, or you can read it below.
- 1 The Stories of Tamriel:
Travails and Triumphs of a Monarch
- 1.1 Chapter 3: At the Gates of Daggerfall!
- 1.2 Chapter 6: Ranser's War -- Wayrest Besieged
- 1.3 Chapter 10: The Summons of Destiny
By His Majesty King Emeric
For a dozen years after the Battle of Granden Tor, the kingdoms of High Rock were at peace, and the merchant ships of Wayrest, Daggerfall, and Sentinel traded near and far to all the ports of Tamriel. In my father's hall of business in Wayrest I learned of the tracking of shipments, the balancing of accounts, and the fluctuation of currencies, but Pierric of Cumberland knew the nature of the world, and he was not content to have his son learn only of the ways of peace and trade. Every morning I sparred with the Cumberland Master of Arms, and every afternoon the weather permitted I rode …
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- 1 The Stories of Tamriel: Travails and Triumphs of a Monarch
The developers of TES Online have announced here that they will be driving a Food Truck around America for Certain events in America. You will be able to meet the developers at these events (and presumably ask them questions, too).
The dates are as follows:
- SXSW 2013 – Austin, Texas (March 10)
- PAX East – Boston, Massachusetts (March 22)
- University of Massachusetts Amherst – Amherst, Massachusetts (March 29)
- Michigan State University – East Lansing, Michigan (April 12)
- University of Colorado – Boulder, Colorado (April 26)
- University of Arizona – Tucson, Arizona (May 3)
- E3 2013 – Los Angeles, California (June 12)
- Comic-Con International – San Diego, California (July 18)
- PAX Prime – Seattle, Washington (August 31)
- University of California, Los Angeles – Los Angeles, California (September 20)
- University of California, Berkeley – Berkeley, California (October 4)
So those are the dates, if anyone is interested in attending.
Oh, and something just as important, too - Malukah will be travelling with them. She's the o…
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Today, Zenimax answered some more general questions from people regarding The Elder Scrolls Online. (Available here if anyone would like to read it).
Here's what was learnt from it:
- Both the Fighters Guild and Mages Guild will be in the game. (Although this has been known since June last year).
- Mages Guild need to "recapture lore that could be lost in the chaos of the interregnum"
- Fighters Guild exist to "thwart the plans of Molag Bal".
- Daedric Princes may appear with quests, as in other Elder Scrolls games, however, this is uncertain.
- Dwemer may appear ("As far as anyone knows, all the Dwemer disappeared in the year 1E 668…") (Direct Quote there)
- Orsimer Religion: (Regarding Malacath/Mauloch) "As with other races, the religious practices of the Orcs vary from place to place and from clan to clan. Some Orcs worship the Daedric Prince Malacath; some Orcs (including most of those in the Daggerfall Covenant) worship the Divine named Mauloch, whom they insist is not a Daedra at all; and some Orc…
Bethesda has recently released an update to the HD Texture Pack for PC players. This update adds high resolution for the base game, as well as Dawnguard, Hearthfire, and Dragonborn.
For those who already have the HD Texture Pack, this update is approximately 4.7 GB. Bethesda warns that PC's should exceed the minimum system requirements for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim before installation. That includes:
- Windows Vista/7
- At least 4GB of system RAM
- DirectX 9.0c compatible NVIDIA or AMD ATI video card with a minimum of 1GB RAM.
In other PC news, Dragonborn is now on Steam, priced at $19.99. PlayStation 3 owners can expect to see the add-on hit the PlayStation Store February, 12, at half the price for the first week.Read more >
European Update - 05/02/1012
This week , , and the 1.8 update have all cleared certification with SCEA according to Bethesda. This means the North American official release dates have been revealed. They are:
- Dragonborn: Tuesday, February 12th
- Hearthfire: Tuesday, February 19th
- Dawnguard: Tuesday, February 26th
European release dates for the English versions are one day after:
- Dragonborn: Wednesday, February 13th
- Hearthfire: Wednesday, February 20th
- Dawnguard: Wednesday, February 27th
In addition, all three add-ons will be half price during their first week of release only.
In other news, the soundtracks for , and , composed by Jeremy Soule, are now available on iTunes. See the links below for further details:
- The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind (Original Game Soundtrack)
- The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Original Game Soundtrack)
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Original Game Soundtrack)
It's possible that they may have determined their payment style. I know that a blog a few months ago created a very lively discussion about the financial system that would be used for the game - whether free to play, or pay to play.
It seems that some companies feel that it will be a once-off purchase, however. I dont know if this is other companies or countries as well, however, I know that my own games' store is now offering pre-ordering for the game. See Here, and you'll see that it's retailing for $88 Australian.
It would be a reasonable assumption to assume that this would be a once-off purchase, considering this is roughly equivalent to other major games (Skyrim was this price, except on Xbox, which was about ten more).
Oh, and on a non-games related note - we're all right here. I live in Queensland, and there's localised flooding here, but Keira and I are fine.Read more >
ZeniMax Online Studios have began accepting applications for the beta. Click here to sign up.
Users looking to apply are encouraged to complete all the optional sections in the form, as this will significantly increase your chances of being selected for beta participation.
In addition, a new trailer has been released in honor of the beta: The Elder Scrolls Online – The Alliances Cinematic Trailer.Read more >
That's right! The last of the "Ask Us Anything" articles has been posted, folks! If you want to read up on it, you can do so here.
Previous ones can be viewed in the following pages:
- Daggerfall Covenant Part 1
- Aldmeri Dominion Part 1
- Aldmeri Dominion Part 2
- Ebonheart Pact 1
- Ebonheart Pacts 2
The information from previous articles can be viewed all on one page by going to the The Elder Scrolls Online article.
- The Forsworn will exist in The Elder Scrolls Online.
- The Forsworn have allied themselves with Molag Bal's Daedric forces, for reasons as of yet, unexplained.
- Reachmen have been harrying both the Nords (Ebonheart Pact) and the Bretons (Daggerfall Covenant). (This is significant due to their Bretonic heritage.)
- “Free Trade in Tamriel” is one of the stated goals of the Daggerfall Covenant, which to the Pact and Dominion just means “Let merchants from Wayrest and Sentinel dominate all trade.”
- Vampires are going to be a major problem across all of Tamriel. (Unsurprising, considering Molag Bal creat…
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Okay, so TES: Online have a new development video out. This one is by their loremaster, Lawrence Schick. If you want to see the video for yourself, you can check it out here.
Below is a list of things that I learnt from the video (if you really dont want to watch the video :P)
- At the time of the game, it is now confirmed that the Tharn Family are ruling Cyrodiil. (The Archmage, Jagar Tharn, is from this family a few hundred years later).
- This family is extremely weak.
- Current ruler is Empress Regent Clivia Tharn (spelling may be off)
- Her father, Abnur Tharn, is the head of the Elder Council. A very old but very powerful battlemage. (Seems to run in the family)
- For generations, his family have been Daedra Worshippers. (Which explains their alliance with Molag Bal).
- At the time of the game, Mannimarco is Molag Bal's main agent on Tamriel.
- High King Emeric is an "amateur historian". It's clear to him
that "when the Empire is strong, that's when things are peaceful
for the people of Tamriel".
- "At t…
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The long wait for PS3 users seems to be finally over. Bethesda revealed that , and will all be released in the month of February, with Dragonborn being released first, however no exact date has been given.
That's not all -- PS3 users can also expect to recieve a 50% discount off all three add-ons during their launch week. A decision that will hopefully make up for the frustration PS3 users must be feeling.
PC users can also expect to see Dragonborn released on February 5th:
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The official Elder Scrolls Online website has released another of series of questions and answers, this time focusing on the Daggerfall Covenant. You can read the full page here.
The question are mainly lore based but provide a few answers to questions such as why Orsinium joined the Daggerfall Covenant, among others.
As always, if you have questions about you can email the devs at community@elderscrollsonline and it may be included in their next "Ask Us Anything" feature.Read more >
The Elder Scrolls Wiki has been providing forums for quite some time. This old system proved very difficult to use for the average user and (even in our eyes) is quite an abomination. Blogs show how alive our great community really is, but blogs have their limitations as they are quite hard to navigate.
Wikia has recently launched a testing version of the upcoming forum feature. We decided to implement this feature early so you all can benefit from it right away!
The new forum can be found at Special:Forum, or at the new shortcut in the black navigation bar. It uses the new bubbles-icon found in the top-right corner (also known as the notification center), which houses updates on any threads you follow. Some of the features you missed out in blog commenting can now be found on the forum, such as quoting. At the top, a breadcrumb trail can be found. This is used for quick and easy navigation through the forum. At this time, Wikia automatically subscribes you to any thread you reply on. If…Read more >
That's right. The Elder Scrolls Online has been voted as the Most Anticipated Online Multiplayer Game set to come out
next year.this year. (Sorry folks - so used to saying "next year" with regards to this game).
Now, I know what you're thinking. What, that's like 3 games right? Well...not quite. Theres over a dozen different MMO's coming out this year. But... I digress.
see the full story yourself.
- 1 Most Anticipated MMO
- 2 Most Anticipated Games of 2013 Lists
- 3 French Awards
- 4 German Awards
- MMORPG ([MMORPG’s Player’s Choice Awards)
- Ten Ton Hammer (Ten Ton Hammer Most Anticipated of 2013 Awards)
- Game Breaker TV (Gamebreaker TV’s 2012 GameBreaker Awards)
(Incidentally, two of these sites are ones that have actually played the Pre-Alpha version of the game in October last year).
IGN: Top 10 Most Anticipated PC Games of 2013
Leviathyn: The Most Anticipated Games of 2013
MMO Attack: Top upcoming MMORPG Games for 2013
MMO Hut: The Most Anticipated Games of 2013
PC Gamer: The best PC games of 2013
The Guardian: The bi…
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That's the question that has been posed quite a bit online lately. (Someone posted this on my Facebook wall, so I decided to check it out).
Aaaaanyway ... I looked into the matter. There's quite a few results for it when searching in google, such as here, however, the main source appears to come from 411mania.com. Their main reasoning for this is that the term "Redguard" is soon to end its trademark status.
This, then, appears to be the sole reasoning behind the claim that this is the new DLC.
Given this fact - I am happy to debunk this myth.
A simple trademark checking website search will reveal that the trademark term has already been de-trademarked. (And has been dead since 2007). In fact, one of the topics on the Bethesda forums (regarding Shadowkey) revolved around trademarks being abandoned.
However, I have been wrong before, so - it may turn out that this is in fact the next DLC. I am merely stating that at this stage, there is no evidence to suggest its existance.
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Okay, so a lot of you readers liked the Jorunn article that I posted a week or so ago, and The Elder Scrolls Online has just posted one about Ayrenn. If you want to read if for yourself, the link is here.
Transcript is as follows:
Some of our Bosmeri and Khajiiti students have come under the misapprehension that not all of the Altmer of Summerset are united behind our glorious Queen Ayrenn. Nothing could be further from the truth! We High Elves have a penchant for urbane witticisms and sophisticated wordplay that can sometimes be misinterpreted by individuals newly-exposed to our ancient and refined culture. So I've assembled this brief introduction to our beloved Queen of Alinor, intending to tell her story in a simple, direct faction that can be understood even by our new allies in the Aldmeri Dominion.
The Altmer, of course, are descended in an unbroken line from the Divines who created Nirn, and none more so than the royal family of Alinor. Ayrenn's father, King Hidellith of august m…
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I know that everyone (well, those with Xbox anyway) is currently playing , but its worth mentioning that there is some more background information about .
They have released a background story about how Jorunn the Skald-King became king. Go check it out here, or read below:
by Helgreir Lute-Voice, Bard of Windhelm.
Born in 2E 546 to Queen Mabjaarn Flame-Hair, Prince Jorunn grew up knowing that his elder sister, Nurnhilde, was fated to take the throne. A singer of rare talent in a culture that reveres the power of the human voice, Jorunn studied at Skald's Retreat on the Isle of Gold outside Riften. There he learned all that could be taught by the most renowned bards of the Eastern Kingdom. He was dubbed the "Skald Prince" of Skyrim.
Jorunn spent most of his youth in artistic and philosophical pursuits, cultivating a broad array of artists, artisans, and performers throughout Eastern Skyrim and beyond. He spent time in Mournhold, Stormhold, Sutch, Elinhir, and is even reputed to have visi…
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The wait is finally over, Xbox live marketplace has been updated and Dragonborn is available to the public.
At just under 800MB, it contains many new features so for full coverage keep an eye on our main Dragonborn page our editors will be furiously updating the wiki over the next few days.
Note to editors or potential contributers - please read our basic guide to editing to ensure everything runs smoothly.Read more >
Bethesda confirmed today that the latest add-on for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Dragonborn will be coming to PS3 and PC early some time in 2013. When a user asked if this meant Dawnguard and Hearthfire would be coming to the PS3 as well, Bethesda responded:
We know you guys are hungry for more content, and we still have more in the works. We’ll share details with everyone as soon as we can.
This certainly bodes well for PS3 players. For now however, we can at least be certain that PS3 and PC will be getting the new content some time next year.Read more >
The Elder Scrolls V: Dragonborn is out tomorrow so I decided to take this opportunity to remind people about some of the style and formatting rules we have in place to ensure all our new articles are as professional as possible.
New content for and was dealt with fast and efficiently, so we want to repeat that in order to make this wiki a superb and (more importantly) reliable source of information.
- 1 New pages
- 2 Writing style
- 3 Walkthroughs
- 4 Adding data
- 5 Categories
- 6 Talk pages
- 7 No nonsense
- 8 Don't copy other wikis
- 9 In closing
For the bulk of our new pages we have set up several page templates that not only add the infobox, but all the relevent headers and some notes. This will make our pages somewhat consistent and easier to manage when we get around to tidying them up, so it's strongly suggested everyone use this feature.
To use these pre-made templates, after you click "add a page" you will see these boxes like so:
Click on the relevant one in the red to load up the premade template and start editin…
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Bethesda recently announced that the English version of the 1.8 title update for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is now available on Xbox LIVE. The patch will soon be made available for other platforms and regions. The following bugs were rectified in the patch:
- General memory and stability improvements.
- Fixed rare crash when using Vampiric Grip.
- Fixed issue where Arnleif and Sons Trading Company could become permanently locked.
- Fixed issue related to duplicate NPCs.
- Fixed rare issue where exterior door would not open properly.
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Earlier today, Bethesda released a number of screenshots for the upcoming DLC, Dragonborn.
Here they are for you.
Personally, I am very pleased to see that the Netches are returning. But that's just me :)
Anyways - enjoy!
Some of the things I have noticed that are going to appear in this DLC is as follows:
- The architectural structure of Morrowind will appear in this. (Images 8 and 9)
- Bonemold Armor appears to be reappearing (Image 9)
- Netches will be in this game (Image 6)
- You will be able to see smoke rising from a volcano (Possibly Red Mountain ?) (Image 6)
- There will be new Dragon Priest Masks
- Stahlrim armor and weapons (Image 2)
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Stay tuned - expect Bethesda to release more information about this DLC shortly.
Zenimax released a dev diary featuring various aspects of the upcoming MMO, The Elder Scrolls: Online today. The nine minute documentary style video covers the basics of ESO, shows us some gameplay and interviews with several members of the Online development team.
Check out the video over at Bethblog.com.
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Bethesda released the official trailer for the .
Check out our main article for trailer narration, breakdown and screenshots.
Dragonborn is due for release on December 4th on Xbox 360, priced at 1600 Microsoft Points.
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Bethesda uploaded a single image depicting a mysterious masked figure today.
General fan opinion believes it to be a new Dragon Priest that will be included in the upcoming "Dragonborn" add-on.
In addition we can expect to see a full trailer on the 5th of November.
For those of you interested in what the new DLC will likely contain, check out the forum post over at the official forums.
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Bethesda announced today that they have launched the offical community website for The Elder Scrolls Online, ElderScrollsOnline.com.
This site will act as a home for the gaming community, and will be updated with more content in the future. Media for The Elder Scrolls Online such as videos, screenshots, and concept art are already available. In addition, visitors to the site can read up on the introduction to the story ESO, and even check out a developer diary.
All the content you see on the site is only the beginning. As the new home for community content for ESO, you can expect much more in the coming weeks and months.
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Want to learn more about The Elder Scrolls Online? Check out these hands-on previews! Multiple representives from various MMO and RPG websites got to play the game for 4 hours, and had access to members of the developers at Zenimax studios. Additional coverage can be found here on The Elder Scrolls Off the Record.
Bethesda announced yesterday that the 1.8 update for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is now in beta; at the moment, only Steam users can opt into it. It intends to adress the following issues:
- General memory and stability improvements
- Fixed rare crash when using vampiric grip
- Fixed issue where Arnleif and Sons Trading Company could become permanently locked
- Fixed issue related to duplicate NPCs
- Fixed rare issue where exterior door would not open properly
Bethesda had this to say regarding the patch's eventual release to other platforms:
In addition to Steam, this update will later arrive on both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. As we have new details on Skyrim content development, we’ll let everyone know.
For more information on downloading the Beta Update, follow the link above. Bethesda also warns PC users:
If you opt into the Beta, be sure to back up your saved games or simply be careful not to overwrite your existing saves. If you decide to opt out of the beta program, your old saves will still work …Read more >
Thus far, there hasn't been any real news for Dawnguard and Hearthfire, but Pete Hines responded to some queries on his Twitter account regarding their issues with getting the DLC out on PS3.
I don't have any info on Hearthfire, Dawnguard, or DLC in general for PS3. We're still on it. Will share update when I have one.
So, nothing new there, but he also had this to say:
The performance isn't good enough in all cases. For most folks, it'd be fine. For some, it wouldn't be.
In response to being asked if he's at all worried about alienating the PS3 fan base, he said "I worry about anything that negatively affects any fan of any game on any platform. So, yes." It would seem that, at least for now, there won't be any news for a while regarding the DLC's release. However, there may still be some hope for players, as Bethesda stated "we've never blamed anyone or anything. It's our problem, and it's on us to solve it."
For the sake of all the PS3 players out there, here's hoping they can.…
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Today Bethesda posted a new blog announcing the release of Hearthfire on Steam for $4.99. The entire Elder Scrolls series is also on sale over at Steam. For more information on the sale, check out the full blog post at Beth Blog.
Now PC users can get to work and build a homestead from the ground up, and even start a family by adopting a child, or two.
In case you missed it, with Hearthfire you can purchase land and build your own home from the ground up – from a simple one-room cottage to a sprawling compound complete with an armory, alchemy laboratory, stable, garden, and more. Use all-new tools like the drafting table and carpenter’s workbench to transform quarried stone, clay, and sawn logs into structures and furnishings. Even transform your house into a home by adopting children.
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Bethesda has announced that a new revised of version the Skyrim guide, Prima’s Revised & Expanded Skyrim Game Guide will be available for purchase in North American stores starting September 20th.
The massive guide is filled with content across 864 pages (over 200 pages bigger than the original guide), and it now features everything you’d need to know about Dawnguard and Hearthfire — including quests, updated indexes, and new maps.
This newer edition includes an additional 200 pages more than the original version, now updated with information about the two latest add-ons for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Dawnguard and Hearthfire. This may indicate future revisions when Skyrim sees more downloadable content coming its way.
Click here to see the full announcement.
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Bethesda have encountered a serious problem with the development of for PS3, which may result in Playstation never getting Dawnguard.
"We have tried a number of things, but none of them solve the issue enough to make Dawnguard good for everyone. The PS3 is a powerful system, and we're working hard to deliver the content you guys want."
In a forum post, an administrator said that the dev team was "not positive" the problem could be solved. This, omniously backed up by the statement; "Dawnguard is not the only thing we have been working on, so the issues of adding content get even more complicated." Perhaps, after the PS3's multitude of bugs in vanilla Skyrim, that could be it for the system's relationship with TESV?
So, it seems that Bethesda have got a big problem with Dawnguard on Playstation, so some of you are going to have to wait longer. Hopefully this will be made good by coming to PS3 in good time - let's just hope it gets there at all!
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Speculation about the next add-on can finally end. has been confirmed as the latest add-on for .
The add-on doesn't seem to be as expansive as , with entirely new locations and quests. Rather it focuses on purchasing land and designing, building and maintaining your own home.
Once a suitable plot of land has been bought, a drafting table and carpenters workbench allow you to design and craft every section of your home, room by room. Each room can be given a specific purpose - such as a library, armory or enchanting and alchemy labs. A wide range of furnishings are also available, such as divine shrines, stuffed animals and display cases.
Not only will the add-on feature building a house, it can be transformed into a home by adopting children with a new adoption mechanic. The option to hire stewards and a personal bards is also available. Owning a home comes at a price however, as you will need to protect it from Skeever infestations and Giant attacks.
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ZeniMax Online Studios have revealed some of the groundwork in their latest Facebook post for TES: Online. Below is a portion of the full post:
Strange things are happening all over Tamriel. The dead stir in their graves; zombies and darker creatures congregate more and more frequently in every corner of the land. Winters grow colder and crops fail. Mystics are plagued by nightmares and portents of doom.Read more >
These events began with the Soulburst, in 2E 579, four years before present. An arcane explosion in the Imperial City set off aftershocks in every corner of Nirn. Mages died or went mad. Disasters and freakish weather lashed every province of Tamriel. Red Mountain flared and trembled in Morrowind, earthquakes shook Skyrim, and massive storms devastated the coastlines of Elsweyr and Valenwood. The constellation of the Serpent reappeared in the skies and grew so large that it seemed to threaten every star sign at once...
...The Imperial City, and with it, the throne of Tamriel, is control…
If you’re an ambitious Elder Scrolls enthusiast over the age of 18 living in the United States with some skill in the art of poetry, there's a chance you already know about the limerick contest being hosted by Elder Scrolls Online. If you have no idea what I’m talking about and you fit the criteria above, I highly suggest you continue reading.
Between Monday, August 20, 2012 and Friday, August 31, Elder Scrolls Online is holding a “Legendary Limerick Contest” giving participants the opportunity to win a tremendous prize bundle.
The poetic victors of this highly pursued challenge will have a difficult time choosing one of many remarkable concept art selections from a pre-determined collection, to be canvased and signed. Along with the honorable mention, the winner will also receive a very cool Elder Scrolls Online t-shirt and their limericks will be posted on the Elder Scrolls Online Facebook Page.
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It seems those who own a PlayStation 3 are still, after many weeks, out of the picture in regards to Skyrim’s much anticipated Dawnguard DLC, whilst PC and Xbox 360 gamers are relishing in its highly appraised content.
Earlier this month Bethesda made a statement on twitter, “We are not satisfied yet with Dawnguard’s performance on the PS3. We would like for everyone to have a chance to play Dawnguard, but we aren’t going to release it for PS3 knowing that some people’s experience in Skyrim will be worse. We do everything we can to have our content available to all; from our free updates, to user mods, to paid DLC. We’re as disappointed as our fans when that isn’t the case, but we’ll continue to push for that reality.”
As it stands, Bethesda is still adamant on prolonging Dawnguard’s release. Pete Hines, the VP of PR and Marketing at Bethesda, responded to the countless inquiries on twitter, “It hasn’t changed: It isn’t good enough to release for PS3. Saying that daily doesn’t really he…Read more >
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Starting on August 15th 2012, TESWiki, through Wikia Gaming, is giving away three pairs of GUNNAR glass to our users. The first giveaways is an art contest. Paint, draw, or digitally design three unique Elder Scrolls inspired pieces. We will judge the best and decide who gets the glasses. The last two pairs will be given away through a lottery, meaning its entirely random, based on who signs the lists. See the giveaway drop page for details.
Some rules and other mumbo-jumbo:
- Contestants must be currently residing in the United States of America or the United Kingdom.
- Each person is limited to one…
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Symbiote Studios LLC reports that they will start to release toys for properties such as Doom, The Elder Scrolls, Dishonored, Fallout and Quake.
Bethesda Softworks signed an agreement with collectible toy manufacturer Symbiote Studios to create vinyl figures based on the publisher's franchises.
Symbiote is creating a Dragonborn™ figure, inspired by The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim®. The Dragonborn figure, which will retail for $9.99, will be available in August 2012. Pre-orders for the figurine can be made in-person at Symbiote’s booth at QuakeCon, or online via Symbiote’s official website, here.
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After a LONG wait Bethesda announced the patch will be heading to PS3, with content from the 1.6 patch folded in. Playstation will finally gain access to mounted combat as well as countless bug fixes. Users from the United States are expected to gain access on Thursday with European users having to wait till next week.
Bethesda announced this information via Twitter saying;
- "1.7 title update for Skyrim expected to release this Thurs. on 360 (worldwide) and PS3 (N. America). PS3 (Europe) release next week."
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Joystiq reports that has finally released on Steam in English, Spanish, German, and French.
Sad news for PS3 TESwikians. "We are not satisfied yet with Dawnguard's performance on the PS3,"" a spokesman for Bethesda said in an interview. How much longer will we be waiting for the highly anticipated DLC?
Can't get enough of the Olympics? Wikia Gaming is hosting several events of their own. And our very own Shadowmere is a contestant. The vote closes today, so help us ensure that our beloved dark horse wins the race against Epona and others! Click here to vote!
Update: Shadowmere won with a whomping 200 vote lead. Must be this blog and the other avenues of ceaseless advertisement I've given since the Olympics started. Cool piece of trivia for you all: Did you know that Shadowmere wasn't even considered for the equestrian event initially? When Wikia's staff approached me about participating in the Olympics, they only wanted to enroll Horse (Skyrim) in the equestrian event. I recommended Sh…Read more >
Commemorating 's release for the XBOX 360, Bethesda Softworks is giving away a free, custom made Xbox with a -themed skin and a Kinect to United Kingdom residents. Beginning on July 25th, contestants 18 years and older must email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Skyrim Xbox 360 – UK?" along with their name, mailing address etc. Similar contests are occurring in Germany, France, and Spain. See the full article at bethblog.com for detailed sweepstakes rules.Read more >
Bethesda released the beta for patch 1.7 on Steam. Although with a myriad of fixed bugs, the patch is PC exclusive. Much to the dismay of console-players, specifically PS3 owners, the patch for mounted combat v1.6 will not be released until v.1.7 releases on consoles. However, v1.6 is rolled into v1.7. Longer wait, but bug fixes and mounted combat. Win some, lose some.
To leave feedback on the beta, check out Bethblog's forums.
List of fixed bugs:
- General memory and stability optimizations.
- Fixed crash related to new water shaders.
- Fixed rare crash related to dragon landings.
- Fixed logic error with loading screens from add-ons.
- Using vampiric grip and swimming no longer prevents swimming animation from playing afterwards.
- Improved recognition with Kinect voice commands.
- Kinect-enabled dragon language shouts for French, German, Italian and Spanish work properly.
- Fixed issue with Dawnguard Kinect-enabled dragon shouts for French, German, Italian and Spanish.
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Good news for Xbox and PS3 users. CEO of Zenimax's The Elder Scrolls Online project, Matt Firor, reveals in an interview with GamesIndustry.biz that the highly controversial MMO installment to The Elder Scrolls series could be brought to the console.
In the interview, he said:
"It's the classic desk vs. couch argument, but it is blurring over time. The current-gen and previous-gen MMOs were all about using the keyboard and mouse, and sure, everyone used things like Ventrilo and other voice chat services, but that only works in a small group. A lot of that has been thanks to design problems that people haven't focused on a lot, such as typing and controlling at the same time.
Furthering the statement, he said he was unsure whether possible console versions of would be connected with the PC version, as we saw with Final Fantasy XI.in features Welkynd Stones and pressure plates that depict the zodiac.]]
Firor delved into the class structure of ESO, saying that pre-made classes would exist, but o…Read more >
That's right. According to a recent blog post at Wikia Gaming, Bethesda is impressed with The Elder Scrolls Wiki. "Not only do the video game industry’s developers, producers, and marketers use the stories and pages you’re creating. They’re also using it as inspiration for their own games," Wikia Gaming staff member Lizzunchbox blogs, after having a brief conversation with Bethesda.
We are also linked to on The Elder Scrolls Official Website. First on the list, I might add. But who's counting?
Does this mean our blogs and articles have inspired the recent DLC, ? You be the judge. If so, more incentive to keep doing what we're doing. *segue, segue* Bethesda posted a podcast, giving a "behind the scenes" look into the making of Dawnguard. In it, they said:
"We decided to make the commitment to do both sides, which was a bit of a stretch because that’s a lot of extra content, but it was definitely well worth it...You get to choose what you want to do, and that’s kind of the big core of a lot…Read more >
I wanted to stop in and clarify a few points of the image policy, before the masses of editors come by and start uploading all their images to the new Dawnguard pages.
At TESWiki, we value quality. Quality edits, quality images, and quality people. We've got a crack team of patrollers and admins keeping on eye always open, but you, the editors, outnumber us 100 to 1. One thing I've noticed in the influx of new Dawnguard-related edits is a lot of less-than-stellar quality images. I understand that not everyone has access to the hardware required to take a decent screenshot of their game from the Xbox, and I kindly ask that for those of you that don't, please refrain from uploading "shakycam" pictures, or pictures taken with a regular camera pointed at your TV. These pictures will never be high enough quality. New visitors to the site might first stop in on a page with such an image, and since first impressions are everything, that visitor might not come back. We do have several people o…
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Before I start, I'd like to point out that I did ask someone else to write this post, so that it wouldn't seem like I was self-promoting...but they didn't want to (I'm looking at you, Deyvid Petteys).
Being one of the lucky few that got into the Dawnguard Beta, I took it as my civic duty to record my entire playthrough in 720p HD with commentary. I split it by quest and the entire thing will be uploaded to a new Youtube channel and made available as soon as Dawnguard is released on Tuesday morning. If this interests you, please subscribe to the channel here:
For those of you interested in stats, you might like to know that after I was finished recording I had 9 hours, 39 minutes and 51 seconds worth of video and 144 screenshots. The total disk space used was 64.4 gigs, with 56 gigs being used by the video and 8 for the audio commentary. The total length of all of the videos after editing is 8 hours, 2 minutes and 52 seconds.
I'm seeing a lot of comments ask…
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The Elder Scrolls V: Dawnguard is almost here so I have decided to take this opportunity to go over some of the ground rules we have in place to ensure all our new articles are as professional as possible.
- 1 Style
- 2 Walkthroughs
- 3 Adding data
- 4 Templates
- 5 Categories
- 6 No nonsense
- 7 Don't copy other wikis
- 8 In closing
Firstly, if you wish to contribute but have not read over our Policies and guidelines or our Style and formatting guide then I strongly suggest you do.
I know most of you won't, so I'll outline a few of the most important points:
- All pages must be written in a third-person view. For
- "I found the item in a dungeon on the floor, but I think it can be found elsewhere."
- "You can find the item in a dungeon on the floor."
- Both of these examples are never to be used, rather something like "The item can be found on the floor of the dungeon" is preferred.
- Information such as "This sword is really good" is completely pointless and will be deleted.
- If a sentence cannot be constructed without somehow …
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