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Elder Scrolls Online apparently has more than 750,000 subscribers

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Elder Scrolls Online apparently has more than 750,000 subscribers

The Elder Scrolls Online has had a lot of problems since launch - duplication bugsgold farmers, and stuck NPCs - but apparently that’s not stopped it from racking more than 750,000 subscribers. According to a report from SuperData, the game boasts 772,374 paying accounts.

That number should only grow with it’s recent move to the Steam storefront.

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Moreowind: Skywind public alpha "coming soon"

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Moreowind: Skywind public alpha "coming soon"

Update: The video is back. 

I can’t watch a Skywind trailer without being smacked in the face by a wave of nostalgia. The third Elder Scrolls adventure, Morrowind, is the best of the lot and a well deserved entry in my 15 best RPGs on PC list. The Skywind team is recreating the venerable RPG in its younger sibling, Skyrim, and the results are pretty striking thus far. 

The new trailer shows off the latest developer update with original content and new assets. It’s not a public build, but a public alpha is on the docket. The team says “coming soon". Take a stroll through Balmora, Solstheim, West Gash and some lovely caves below. 

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Elder Scrolls Online devs rework its endgame, "want it to be more exciting to get to level 50"

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Elder Scrolls Online devs rework its endgame, "want it to be more exciting to get to level 50"

The Zenimax team are feeling a little downtrodden. Our Nick’s Elder Scrolls Online review probably didn’t help. But they’re living with it.

“I know sometimes there is as much criticism as there is praise out there in internet-land for the game," they write. “But that shows a passionate fan base that cares about the game, which is very important to acknowledge."

Acknowledge, and address. Zenimax plan to start with the game’s Veteran system - and provide more compelling things to do in Tamriel past level 50.

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The Elder Scrolls Online's first Adventure Zone, Craglorn, has been opened up to the veteran masses

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The Elder Scrolls Online's first Adventure Zone, Craglorn, has been opened up to the veteran masses

The Elder Scrolls Online’s first major piece of post-launch content is now live, after two months since launch and our pretty disappointing Elder Scrolls review. Veteran adventurers can now explore the new region of Craglorn - the first Adventure Zone - where they can wander around new delves (hopefully finding fewer players camping spawns), participate in a new storyline and dabble in the 12-player trials. 

While ZeniMax’s focus for the rickety MMO has been end game content, there’s also been a number of bug fixes and tweaks across the board. 

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Elder Scrolls Online patch unsticks stuck NPCs, makes a hard knock life harder for werewolves

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Elder Scrolls Online patch unsticks stuck NPCs, makes a hard knock life harder for werewolves

Do you find that the good people of Tamriel run away from you mid-conversation? Or stand rigid, as if pinned in place by poor pathfinding? There are two possible explanations.

a) You’re a werewolf. The world is terrified of you, and this latest patch is only going to make things worse.

b) It’s just the bugs. In which case, this latest patch is only going to make things better; Nick was affected by a load of the pesky things his Elder Scrolls review?

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How to become emperor: The Elder Scrolls Online's first king spills his secrets

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How to become emperor: The Elder Scrolls Online's first king spills his secrets

The Elder Scrolls Online’s centrepiece is its PvP, which makes a huge, open battleground of Oblivion’s Cyrodiil. And right in the middle of that, in the White Gold Tower in the nucleus of the Imperial City, sits an emperor thousands of other players have put there.

How does one do it? Become emperor? Not through poison, persuasion or gunpowder plot, says the Elder Scrolls Online’s first king.

“The best advice I can give to anyone who aspires to be emperor is to join a group or a guild."

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ZeniMax Online says sorry with five days of game time for The Elder Scrolls Online players

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ZeniMax Online says sorry with five days of game time for The Elder Scrolls Online players

The Elder Scrolls Online has had a rocky start. Broken quests, a plethora of bugs, gold spammers and black market shenanigans, it’s a bit off-putting. “The Elder Scrolls Online is frustrating. It has moments of sheer class, but they’re consistently tainted by bugs," said Nick in his Elder Scrolls review a couple of weeks ago. 

ZeniMax Online says it’s dealing with the problems and that far fewer players are complaining about bugs, though that might just be because a lot of players have fled. The developer wants to thank those that have put up with all this guff by offering five days of extra game time. 

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Elder Scrolls Online patch 1.0.6 takes the fight to gold farming bots

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Elder Scrolls Online patch 1.0.6 takes the fight to gold farming bots

Zenimax have deployed their sixth patch in their effort to step up the fight against an endless torrent of bots and gold spammers, while also squashing some bugs in the process; which are a huge problem in my Elder Scrolls review. Highlights of Patch 1.0.6 include a fix for Nightblades becoming stuck, the implementation of timers on loot acquisition from delve bosses and cash on delivery parcels actually requiring cash to accept (instead of netting the item for free).

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Elder Scrolls Online's 12-player trials will host its "most complex and difficult" encounters

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Elder Scrolls Online's 12-player trials will host its "most complex and difficult" encounters

Anybody still playing The Elder Scrolls Online has already overcome a number of trials-by-fuckuperry. Progress-halting bugs, wrongfully destroyed items, and dungeons cleared near-instantly of loot by unscrupulous players? The ultimate tests of patience if Nick's Elder Scrolls review is anything to go by.

The surviving top-level players are questing juggernauts - and Zenimax have built 12-player challenges to suit for incoming adventure zone Craglorn.

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The Elder Scrolls Online review

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The Elder Scrolls Online review

The Elder Scrolls Online is a mess. 

Somewhere, buried under bugs, often bizarre design decisions and weird rookie level structural mistakes that the game makes, there is a great MMO struggling to be found. 

I played it for just over 30 hours, reaching level 16 (of 50) and the third zone in my faction's territory. Yes, the game is huge: Zenimax weren’t joking when they announced the 150 hours average game time to end-game. But there were plenty more reasons why it took me so long to get even this far, and the majority of them were due to an endless torrent of progress-halting bugs.

The Elder Scrolls Online is just not ready for players. 

It is a tragedy. 

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Elder Scrolls Online duping bug is wrecking game economy. Zenimax shut down guild bank

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Elder Scrolls Online duping bug is wrecking game economy. Zenimax shut down guild bank

Zenimax have been forced to shut down the Elder Scrolls Online’s guild bank after a duplication bug allowed players to flood the game’s economy with billions of ill gotten gold. The bug, which has been present in the game since beta, has resulted in players having easy access to rare materials, legendary equipment, and stacks of in-game cash.

While Zenimax have just now started to work on preventing further duplication they’ve said nothing of how they will fix the ESO’s economy which, at this point, is wholly unbalanced.

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The Elder Scrolls Online fansite creates a trading system because ZeniMax Online won't

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The Elder Scrolls Online fansite creates a trading system because ZeniMax Online won't

ZeniMax Online decided not to create an auction house or any serious trading system into The Elder Scrolls Online. I’d say commerce in TESO is very Dark Ages, but the early medieval era actually had markets, traders and some form of organisation. 

So it’s come down to players creating a system. A marketplace that doesn’t exist in-game, but in the TESO Elite fansite, devised by players. The official TESO Twitter account has endorsed the system, probably so the developers can get back to squashing all the bugs that have been plaguing the game since launch. It's an odd endorsement, though, as ZeniMax previously defended its no auction house stance by saying such things ruin game economies and trivialise getting good gear.

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The Elder Scrolls Online review in progress

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The Elder Scrolls Online review in progress

Welcome to my review in progress for The Elder Scrolls Online. For the next couple of weeks I’ll be writing down my initial impressions, adventures, and other happenings, so be sure to check back regularly for my latest thoughts. Then, after I’ve reached the level cap and experienced a plethora of end game content, I’ll give you my final verdict.

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Zenimax send in pest control to squish The Elder Scrolls Online's progression halting bugs

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Zenimax send in pest control to squish The Elder Scrolls Online's progression halting bugs

Since The Elder Scrolls Online’s early access launch, our Nick’s only managed to join the dots between enough quest markers to reach level 12. That’s encouraging, because Nick’s become accustomed to blazing through MMOs in a week. But also depressing, because he was eventually halted by a bug in the main plot during his Elder Scrolls review.

Thankfully, Zenimax Online have just today squeezed out an update that’s nudged their sometimes bold, sometimes buggy debut a little further towards the former.

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Craglorn is The Elder Scrolls Online's first Adventure Zone, and it's not for riffraff

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Craglorn is The Elder Scrolls Online's first Adventure Zone, and it's not for riffraff

The Elder Scrolls Online launched last week - here's our Elder Scrolls review - and ZeniMax Online is already showcasing new content, due out later this month, in the form of the game’s first Adventure Zone, a veteran area with group PvE, new instanced delves and leaderboard challenges. 

Craglorn will be the sort of place you go once you’ve exhausted the 1-50 content, where the story quests and side-quests require groups to overcome. 

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The Elder Scrolls Online wants to remind you it's launching today with a flashy trailer

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The Elder Scrolls Online wants to remind you it's launching today with a flashy trailer

Did you know that The Elder Scrolls Online launches today? You probably do, since Jeremy just mentioned it a few hours ago and we've got an Elder Scrolls review for you to read. Yep, haughty elves, shifty lizard folk and buff orcs will be running around killing things for the promise of experience and loot pretty damn soon. 

ZeniMax Online have put together another striking, but utterly unrepresentative, trailer for you to gawp at to celebrate the launch. Plaster your eyes all over it inappropriately, below. 

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The Elder Scrolls Online is out today. Guess how many mudcrabs you'll need to shoot to top level 50?

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The Elder Scrolls Online is out today. Guess how many mudcrabs you'll need to shoot to top level 50?

Remember when every so often, somebody would ask Todd Howard if Bethesda would ever do an MMO? And he’d say, ‘Meh, probably not. Who owns Fallout these days?’.

Well: there’s a game named The Elder Scrolls Online out on PC today and we've got an Elder Scrolls review. It’s not made by Howard and co, and maybe looks a little more like WoW than the interconnected Oblivion we’d anticipated all those years ago. But our Nick’s enjoying it, and you might too.

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Bethesda "didn't mandate" Elder Scrolls Online subscription; "It was a mutual decision"

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Bethesda "didn't mandate" Elder Scrolls Online subscription; "It was a mutual decision"

The Elder Scrolls Online is out now; here's our Elder Scrolls Online review.

Bethesda the publisher commanded Zenimax Online Studios into being; it handed them the Elder Scrolls license, and asked them to make an MMO. But no such order came down from on high to ensure Zenimax charged players a monthly subscription for the privilege of playing. 

So says Pete Hines, Bethesda’s mouth of marketing: “It would be fair to say it was a mutual decision. It wasn’t like they decided it, and we didn’t mandate it. There was a lot of conversation around it."

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