Episode 43: Hands-On with The Elder Scrolls Online

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Episode 43: Hands-On with ESO

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  1. Sulthor October 26, 2012 at 7:52 am #

    Nice description on your experience on the game guys, answered most question I had!
    Looking forward to playing this game!
    By the way excellent music in the background, can you give me the sources please!
    Oh and do you know if Jeremy Soul is going to work on the game soundtrack?

    • Evarwyn October 27, 2012 at 8:56 pm #
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      Looking fwd to seeing you in game!

  2. Justiciar October 26, 2012 at 10:05 am #

    That’s a long podcast! Nicely done. Tuning in now.

    • Evarwyn October 27, 2012 at 8:57 pm #
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      THanks! Been great talking to you on the Bethesda Forums too! Thanks for all your support!

  3. Centrion October 26, 2012 at 12:32 pm #

    Is one of those guys the guy who did “Day 9 Puppet Scream”? ahahahaha

    • Evarwyn October 27, 2012 at 8:57 pm #
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      Not sure what you mean, but thanks for listening

  4. Whitestrake October 26, 2012 at 12:38 pm #

    Is it possible to download this somewhere??

    • Evarwyn October 26, 2012 at 7:03 pm #
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      Of Course! Just look to iTunes or Zune! The sidebar on our site shows you our RSS feed TuneIn Radio page and soon our Stitcher Radio page!

  5. Kurokan October 26, 2012 at 3:58 pm #

    When I first heard of ESO, I was interested. Then I heard that it was gonna play like a traditional MMO, became a game to try but more than likely not buy. Listened to the last podcast and this one. MUST BUY!

    Telling all my friends who played Skyrim. (Or any other ES game.) :)

    • Evarwyn October 27, 2012 at 8:56 pm #
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      Thanks for the support! Its a HUGE help!

  6. zilot October 26, 2012 at 4:51 pm #

    plz release a gameplay don’t play with our nerves omg

    • Evarwyn October 27, 2012 at 8:56 pm #
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      As soon as we can, we will :)

  7. Trick October 26, 2012 at 4:56 pm #

    listening now :D (even though I’ve read pretty much everything on the internet about this game so far)

    • Evarwyn October 27, 2012 at 8:55 pm #
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      Thanks for the support!!

  8. Derek October 26, 2012 at 6:39 pm #

    Listened to this and read every article online but until I play it myself I can’t really get on board. Not everyone plays the same way so your experience might be great for you guys but again until I have my own journey this game is on the maybe list.

    • Evarwyn October 27, 2012 at 8:55 pm #
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      To each their own, but we’ll be in game. Hope to see you too!

  9. Shife October 26, 2012 at 6:44 pm #

    Halfway through – this goddamn amount of infooooooooooooooooooooooooooorrrrrrr…..m-mation. pants change

  10. UnSafeGunner89 October 26, 2012 at 9:35 pm #
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    i have a question and i know it has nothing to do with the post and i am sorry but why will bethesda not put in a NPC re-spawn for blacksmiths and venders when they get killed by a dragon it makes it hard to sell things when your over weight and so close to a town just to find out that a dang dragon killed everything again i am sorry for this post

    • Evarwyn October 27, 2012 at 8:58 pm #
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      Hey, Dragons have to eat something, right? :)

  11. Anthony L. October 27, 2012 at 3:16 am #

    great pod cast, sent an email in with a question, asking if the questing system was linear like WoW or more towards the way skyrim questing is!

    • Evarwyn October 27, 2012 at 8:54 pm #
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      More like a regular Elder Scrolls game. (ie. Skyrim, since you used the example)

  12. Cerppi October 27, 2012 at 10:02 am #

    I was sceptical about ESO aswel cause of the “traditional mmo” speech everywhere, but after listening this podcast, it’s a must buy.

    • Evarwyn October 27, 2012 at 8:53 pm #
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      Thanks so much! Its easy to get excited when you finally hear what the game is like from ppl who’ve played it. Rather than forum trolls whining.

  13. Carter D October 27, 2012 at 12:42 pm #

    is there still the cool bound weapon type spells, invisibility, and alchamy skills like poisoning?

    • Evarwyn October 27, 2012 at 8:50 pm #
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      Didn’t see them, but that’s bc the classes available were heavy melee

  14. Melanie October 27, 2012 at 1:54 pm #

    I listened to the whole podcast and did get bored! you guys gave an amazing insight of the game. I must have screamed a billion times! you’ve created a junkie! Non stop playing Skyrim now!

    • Evarwyn October 27, 2012 at 8:49 pm #
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      lol judging by the rest of this comment, I think you meant to say “Didn’t get bored”. Glad you enjoyed!

  15. Bitemenow10 October 27, 2012 at 2:31 pm #

    you said something about lore in this podcast, my favorite part of oblivion/morrowind/skyrim were the books. Did they have new books? were they as good as some of the others and in depth and comprehensive. So excited for ESO

    • Evarwyn October 27, 2012 at 8:49 pm #
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      YES! They did have new books laying about! It was the coolest!

  16. David October 28, 2012 at 10:43 am #

    Have really enjoyed the past 2 podcasts and recent articles regarding ESO. You guys have single handily convinced me this is going to be awesome and my “game” for the future.

  17. Wynand van Wyk October 28, 2012 at 2:38 pm #

    Hi, I am going to watch the whole video tomorrow, as a bit busy right now. I would just like to find out if 1st person view is available? And if so is it like Skyrim with your two hands in front of you? Judging by the comments can’t wait to watch the video! Super excited. Thanks !! :)

  18. aaron October 28, 2012 at 5:29 pm #

    What about greifing durring a mission or an exploration of a dungen?

  19. Blood-Moon October 28, 2012 at 6:37 pm #

    Great Podcast loved the description you guys went through! Thank you. But, Argonians Look different based on the amount of Hist tree sap they ingest when they are hatchlings. The more or less they ingest determines how humanoid they look or how reptilian.(Not including the mother as in TES lore the mother has the dominant looks passed on to the child.

  20. Mike October 28, 2012 at 7:31 pm #

    Racial differences – did you see *anything* hinting at what they’ll be, other than obviously cosmetics? I’m dying to know what ESO’s gonna do with this aspect! lol

  21. Zack h October 28, 2012 at 9:34 pm #

    I only needed to listen to half of the podcast to answer alot of the questions i had thank you guys very much and i hope to see you in game when its out.

  22. Sticx October 29, 2012 at 4:22 pm #
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    Something to keep in mind. Pre-alpha & Alpha press previews like this are played on builds are optimized specifically for the machines you are playing on. Thus the graphics you see have been specifically optimized for you and the small amount of players that you will be playing with.

    Often times during the further development of the game they have to lower the graphics reachable, in order to allow for stable play, once you introduce thousands of people onto a server. Instead of the 10-30 players that are playing during the preview.

    Planetside 2 is the perfect example of this. When I played the Alpha press preview the game was gorgeous, amazingly textured, and beautifully lit. The game I am playing now in the beta is no where near as gorgeous as what I played in the press preview.

    This is because once they started to introduce thousands of players on the server instead of 10-30, the systems couldn’t handle the more advanced graphics.

  23. Andrew T F October 30, 2012 at 10:24 pm #

    Hey this pod-cast was great, but a question that came to my mind when you were talking about replay value was; do you think that this game will have the addictive qualities of World of Warcraft?

  24. nakamura October 31, 2012 at 3:39 am #

    hello , i am an asian , is there going to be an EU mega realm or just in north america ? thank you and it is awesome and hard to understand you clearly :p

    • Joseph Bradford November 2, 2012 at 2:03 am #
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      There will be Mega servers for each region (EU, NA, etc)

  25. blaise October 31, 2012 at 6:35 pm #

    i dont care how much a pc cost i will save and get this instantly!

  26. WarWizard615 November 8, 2012 at 8:48 am #
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    Long time listener and big fan… Great job with the interviews.. I’m older gamer like yourselves.. You guys have convinced me to start building a gaming rig so I can play ESO…keep up the good work…ps You should have Liz on the show more often…thanks

  27. Thayn December 26, 2012 at 2:15 pm #

    Excellent Podcast! I’m a little late finding this, but I’m glad I did. Thanks for the great detail!

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