Elder Scrolls Online – “It’s all about player choice”
A look at the character progression systems in the upcoming Elder Scrolls MMO
by Jayden Perry
I have been excited for The Elder Scrolls Online since the day it was announced. An MMO set in the complete Elder Scrolls world sounds incredible, and we’ve been slowly drip fed information ever since, with each new piece of footage looking better and better. Now Zenimax Online has given us an in-depth look at the character progression systems inside Elder Scrolls Online in a brand new video.
Upon beginning the game you choose a race and a class, setting up the character’s build. The race choice allows a set of exclusive abilities, and the class unlocks three unique skill lines to the class. All characters can access basic skills, such as the weapon and armor skills. More skills can be found in-game by joining guilds, making the choice to be a vampire or werewolf and many more.
If you enjoy thrashing zombies with or without your friends and having a choice from hundreds of special abilities, then look no further than The Secret World.
Funcom has created an interesting MMORPG with a difference; you aren’t a medieval warrior, ranger or mage and you aren’t a sci-fi space captain.
In this game you will find yourself starting as just a local citizen in a warped version of our modern-day reality with a weapon, with the potential to become practically a god with cool skill-based powers that you can choose from.
Mythology and legends come alive and infest our world, and as a member of one of three ‘secret society’ factions, the Templars, the Illuminati and the Dragon, you must survive and prevail against the odds.
I enjoyed Warcraft 3, however I didn’t see any personal appeal with World of Warcraft MMORPG.
No matter how many times people tried to shove it down my throat, I resisted and gave my time to other games which I felt had more depth and meaning.
This negative approach to MMORPG’s could change however when Neverwinter hits BETA and is eventually released, because in all honesty playing this for roughly 20 minutes on the final day of E3 totally sucked me in.
Well it seems Panasonic want to get into the handheld gaming act, and could be producing an online unit that will amongst other things, allow great MMO activity through its new website, Jungle.com.
While it has yet to be ‘officially’ announced, the pics and video of “The Jungle” could mean yet another handheld is heading our way, but can the market take it, or want it, and better still, could Panasonic pull it off, especially after their past blunder with the 3DO many years ago.