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We would never have a [ The Elder Scrolls ] role-playing game force you to be a certain character or go down a certain path.
To allow for this behavior, Morrowind , in addition to creating an extensive main quest, provides detailed discursive quests for a variety of factions, including various guilds, religious organizations, and aristocratic houses, in addition to side-quests found by exploration.
There are, in the words of critic Craig Lindley, "a very specific set of central plot points within this main plot.
But the plot points are partially ordered: seven high-level tasks must be completed, but their constituent sub-tasks can be accomplished in any order, and this is repeated for the sub-tasks involved in those sub-tasks.
Ken Rolston later stated that the main quest might have been presented with greater force, in the style of the game's successor, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion , without losing the free-form design of the series, but such concerns were not addressed before Morrowind ' s release. While Morrowind contains many quests and storylines, the central plot revolves around The Tribunal, a triumvirate of god-like beings ruling over Morrowind, and their struggle against a former ally, the demigod Dagoth Ur and his Sixth House — a cult of followers stretching out from Red Mountain, the volcanic center of Vvardenfell, the island on which the game is set.
Dagoth Ur has used the Heart of Lorkhan, an artifact of great power, to make himself immortal and now seeks to drive the Imperial Legion occupiers from Morrowind using his network of spies, as well as Akulakhan, an enormous mechanical golem powered by the Heart of Lorkhan. After a storm and a strange dream vision, the player character PC begins in a town called Seyda Neen, fresh off a boat from a mainland prison, freed by the string-pulling of the current ruler of the Tamrielic Empire, Emperor Uriel Septim VII.
The PC is given the task of meeting Caius Cosades, a member of the Blades, a secret group of spies and agents working for the Emperor and the Empire. Cosades inducts the player into the Blades on the Emperor's orders and sets the player on various quests to uncover the mysterious disappearances and revelations that the citizens of Vvardenfell have experienced, particularly the Sixth House and the Ashlander prophecies of the Nerevarine.
It is later revealed that the induction under Cosades, and the player's release from prison, was due to the Emperor's suspicion that the player might be the Nerevarine — a reincarnation of the legendary Dunmer hero Indoril Nerevar — or at least someone who would make a convincing impostor to use for political gain.
The PC is tasked with uncovering the prophecies regarding the Nerevarine and to fulfill them to finally defeat Dagoth Ur and his Sixth House cult.
Prophecies from the nomadic Dunmer people living in the Ashlands, the Ashlanders, predict that Nerevar's incarnate will fulfill a set of seven prophecies. The first two prophecies are that the Nerevarine will be born on a certain day to uncertain parents, and will be immune to Corprus disease, a Divine disease created by Dagoth Ur.
The player has already fulfilled the first, and hence was chosen for the task. The player becomes immune to Corprus by contracting the disease and surviving an experimental cure. Fulfilling these, the player seeks to complete the third prophecy, a test to find the Moon-and-Star also called One-Clan-Under-Moon-And-Star , the symbolic ring originally worn by Nerevar, which has the power to instantly kill anyone, apart from himself and by extension, the Nerevarine , who tries to wear it.
Upon finding and equipping the ring, the player receives a vision from Azura, the ancient Daedric Prince of the Dawn and Dusk, who confirms that the player is Nerevar's incarnate.
The Nerevarine completes the fourth and fifth trials, which are to rally the Great Houses of the Dunmer and Ashlanders of Vvardenfell under one banner. After receiving the support and being declared "Hortator" by every Great House and "Nerevarine" by all nomadic Ashlander tribes, the player is officially, albeit reluctantly, called "Nerevarine" by the Tribunal Temple, who normally persecute anyone who claims to be the Nerevarine and sentences them to death.
The Nerevarine is invited to the palace of the poet god-king Vivec, one of the three deities that form the basis of Morrowind's religion, known as the Tribunal, to discuss the assault on Dagoth Ur's stronghold in the heart of Red Mountain. Vivec presents the player with the gauntlet 'Wraithguard', an ancient Dwemer artifact that allows the use of the tools Sunder and Keening.
These ancient weapons were created by the Dwemer to tap into the power of the fabled Heart of Lorkhan, which they found beneath Red Mountain - and these same tools have been used by the Tribunal and Dagoth Ur to reach their god-like status.
The tools can, however, also destroy the fabled Heart of Lorkhan, but without having the Wraithguard equipped, they will deal a fatal blow to whoever wields them. The player travels into Red Mountain to Dagoth Ur's citadel. After talking with Dagoth Ur, who attempts to sway the player to his side with the claim that he is merely following Nerevar's final orders, the player and Dagoth Ur fight.
Besting Dagoth Ur, the Nerevarine soon discovers that while the Heart of Lorkhan is still intact, Dagoth Ur remains immortal and he soon returns from death. Making his way to the very heart of the mountain, the Nerevarine finds the Heart of Lorkhan and destroys it, severing Dagoth Ur from his power and ultimately killing him. Akulakhan's Chamber, where Lorkhan's heart resided, is destroyed in the process as the cavern collapses, and in turn, Red Mountain is cleared of blight and The Sixth House falls.
Upon escaping from the chamber, the Nerevarine is congratulated by Azura, who comes to reward the player's efforts of fulfilling the prophecy. The game does not end upon the completion of the main quest, but the game world Vvardenfell is affected in many different ways. The Blight Storms cease to plague the land, and the weak-minded followers of the Sixth House are reawakened, remembering nothing of their ordeal.
The Dreamers who harassed the Nerevarine fall silent, and the Nerevarine becomes widely known as the savior of Vvardenfell.
The quintessential consequence of defeating Dagoth Ur was the destruction of the Heart of Lorkhan. Due to their immortality linked to the heart, Vivec and the Tribunal become mortal again, leaving Vivec's future in question and up to the player to determine his fate. The loss of divinity among the Tribunal is the main plot point of the game's first expansion, Tribunal. Morrowind takes place on Vvardenfell, an island in the Dunmer-dominated province of Morrowind, far from the typically European-inspired lands to the west and south depicted in Daggerfall and Arena.
Along with graphical improvements , one of the most apparent differences between Morrowind and the earlier games in the series is that Morrowind takes place in a much smaller area than the previous games. While Arena featured the entirety of Tamriel as an explorable area, and Daggerfall featured sizeable portions of two provinces of Tamriel, Hammerfell, and High Rock, Morrowind includes only the "relatively small" island of Vvardenfell within the province of Morrowind.
Whereas Daggerfall and Arena ' s dungeons were randomly generated, each area in Morrowind was specifically detailed, and each item individually placed. As a result, reviewers were generally impressed with the game world's variety, as this maintained the perception of an "enormous" game-world.
Morrowind ' s developers, rather than basing the culture of Morrowind onto the typical Medieval European setting of fantasy games, chose a more eclectic route, taking elements from African cultures , specifically Ancient Egyptian , but also early Japanese , and Middle Eastern cultures. While admitting some elements of the partially medieval Imperial culture more typical of fantasy to retain familiarity with the earlier installments of the series, Morrowind ' s Dark Elven setting "opened huge new avenues for creating cultures and sites that are not traditionally seen in a fantasy setting".
The game has over books not counting spell scrolls. One particular compilation of the text was 1, sheets of 8. To him, the in-game literature and its integration within the game were Morrowind ' s "most original and lasting contribution to the history of games", one that would place it beside Planescape: Torment as one of the most important games of all time.
The game has a great deal of geographic variation in climate, flora, and, to some extent, fauna as well. Besides that, there is also some variety in politics and culture among the in-game populations, the combination of which adds to the uniqueness of different parts of the island. On top of that, there is an archaeological aspect to the game, which gives a certain degree of depth to the story as well as the option for further exploration.
The in-game exploration is chiefly based on walking and running; however, there are instances when swimming and sometimes levitation is involved.
Transportation of other kinds, such as teleportation, and traveling by boat or on the back of giant flea-like creatures called silt striders, is available for a fee when moving between the various settlements on Vvardenfell as a method of fast travel.
A third title in the Elder Scrolls series was first conceived during the development of Daggerfall , though it was initially to be set in the Summerset Isles and called Tribunal. Following the release of Daggerfall , it was set up around an SVGA version of XnGine , which Bethesda later used in Battlespire , and set in the province of Morrowind.
The game was "much closer to Daggerfall in scope", encompassing the whole province of Morrowind, rather than the isle of Vvardenfell, and allowing the player to join all five Dunmer Great Houses. The blight was conceived as a dynamic force, progressively expanding and destroying cities in its wake.
It was finally decided that the scope of the original design was too grand given the technology current at the time. The completion of Redguard in led to a return to the Morrowind project, as the developers felt a yearning in their audience to return to the classically epic forms of the earlier titles.
Finding that the gaps between their technical capacities and those of rival companies had grown in the interim, Bethesda sought to revitalize itself and return to the forefront of the industry,  an effort spearheaded by project leader Todd Howard. The scale of the game was much reduced from the earlier concept, focusing primarily on Dagoth Ur and a smaller area of land. It was decided that the game world would be populated using the methods the team had developed in Redguard ; that is, the game objects would be crafted by hand, rather than generated using the random algorithmic methods of Arena and Daggerfall.
By , Morrowind was to be unequivocally a single-player game, with no chance of multiplayer extension. In the words of Pete Hines, Bethesda's Director of Marketing and PR: "No. Not on release, not three months after, no no no.
According to the team's reasoning, the endeavor took "close to man-years to create". To accomplish this feat, Bethesda tripled their staff and spent their first year of development on The Elder Scrolls Construction Set , allowing the game staff to easily balance the game and to modify it in small increments rather than large.
In May , Bethesda set the first expected PC release date in late The project was, according to the same release, something that Bethesda had been working on with Microsoft since they had first known of the console. The same beta build was demonstrated to the staff of PC Gamer for another preview and was kept around the office as late as June 19 as the subject of later previews, while another test build was developed alongside.
On October 10, , GameSpot reported that Morrowind ' s release date had been set back to March On April 15, GameSpot suggested an Xbox release date sometime in May and a scheduled "going gold" date for the Xbox version in the first week of the same month. On January 3, , Bethesda announced that game publisher Ubi Soft would take control of the European distribution of Morrowind and eight other Bethesda games. A "semi-localized" version of the game was released in May, containing a translated manual but leaving the game's text in untranslated English.
A fully localized version of the game, with translated versions of both, was released in August. Ubi Soft group brand manager Thomas Petersen described the difficulties of translating a "universe featuring more than a million words" as "quite a task". In a break from standard industry practice, Bethesda decided to publish its strategy guide in-house, rather than contracting it out to a third-party publisher like BradyGames or Prima Games.
The decision resulted from a belief among Bethesda staff that they believed in and understood Morrowind more than any external agency and deserved more royalties than were commonly rewarded.
Bethesda hired Peter Olafson, a noted game journalist and friend of the company, and they began work on the guide in January , four months before release. The resulting product, Morrowind Prophecies Strategy Guide , sold over , copies as of September 24, Morrowind ' s soundtrack was composed by Jeremy Soule , a video game composer whose previous soundtracks for Total Annihilation and Icewind Dale had earned some acclaim from the gaming press.
In a Bethesda press release, Soule stated that the "epic quality" of the Elder Scrolls series was "particularly compatible with the grand, orchestral style of music" that Soule enjoys composing "the most". In their reviews of the game, both GameSpot and GameSpy criticized the length of the game's soundtrack and praised its general production quality. You'll proceed to hear it literally every five minutes or so during play.
In a feature for Gamasutra , Scott B. Morton, although praising the music itself, declared that Morrowind ' s soundtrack did not work effectively with the game's gameplay, accomplishing little as an emotional device. Morrowind ' s soundtrack is ambient, with cues only for battle encounters.
In Morton's view, the lack of variation, response to the game's action, and the short length leave players detached from the game world. In Brandon's opinion, its use of orchestral elements in conjunction with synthesized ones, and the use of what Brandon termed "the ' Bolero ' approach", left the game's soundtrack feeling "incredibly dramatic".
Morrowind also contained a fair bit of voiced dialogue; an aspect somewhat better received by the gaming press. Of note is Lynda Carter , television's Wonder Woman , promoted by Bethesda for her role in voicing the female Nords in the game. Worldwide sales of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind reached almost 95, units by the end of June ,  and rose to , copies by the end of September.
It was the country's 62nd best-selling computer game between January and August Combined sales of all Elder Scrolls computer games released between those dates had reached , units in the United States by August Morrowind was the best-selling RPG for Xbox in The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind was well received by critics.
It was congratulated most frequently for its breadth of scope, the richness of its visuals, and the freedom it worked into its design. Alongside the compliments, however, came criticism that the game designers had overstretched themselves, leaving glitches in various spots, and made a game too taxing to be run on an average machine, with one reviewer calling it "a resource pig". In spite of this, reviewers generally felt that the drawbacks of the game were minor in comparison to its strengths.
IGN concluded that "Morrowind isn't perfect and its system requirements are huge; but its accomplishments outweigh any reservations. But they're all generally minor enough that most anyone should be able to look past them They'll otherwise find that Morrowind fulfills its many ambitious intentions. It's a beautiful-looking, sprawling, and completely open-ended game that allows you to play pretty much however you like". The mildly complex reciprocal skill system was generally praised, with a few exceptions.
IGN, though finding the manual's description of the system unclear, found the classes well balanced and well designed for all play styles. GameSpot characterized it as one of the game's major weak points,  and GameSpy devoted the majority of their review's minor complaints to it.
One element about Morrowind that received particular, and near-universal, criticism, was the game's journal system. In Morrowind , the player has a journal which is automatically updated with information from time to time following conversations with NPCs and important developments in the plot, each new entry following all those previous. Though IGN and GamePro commended the general interface for its relative ease of use,   the journal was almost universally reviled.
The journal was found to quickly become a "muddled mess",  "hundreds of pages long",  without any useful method of organization by quest title or completion level.
There, the journal was organized by quests and could be more easily navigated. Despite being Bethesda's first major title to be produced for a console, Morrowind ' s Xbox release was well received in the gaming press.
The editors of Computer Games Magazine named Morrowind the third-best computer game of , and wrote, "Unlike its ambitious but ultimately flawed predecessors, this is Herculean role-playing that works.
In , Morrowind received the dubious honor of ranking 21st on GameSpy ' s "25 Most Overrated Games" list, for its "buggy, repetitive, and dull gameplay". The Elder Scrolls III: Tribunal , announced on September 2, , and scheduled for a PC-only release,  went gold on November 1  and was released, with little fanfare,  on November 6.
The storyline continues the story of the Tribunal deities. The choice to produce the expansion was primarily inspired by the success of Morrowind ' s release, as well as a general feeling that Elder Scrolls series games are ongoing experiences that merit new things for their players to do. The prior existence of the Construction Set , however, meant that the team "already had the tools in place to add content and features very quickly. Interface improvements—specifically, an overhaul of Morrowind ' s journal system—were among the key goals for Tribunal ' s release.
The new journal allowed the player to sort quests individually and by completion, reducing the confusion caused by the original's jumbling together of every quest into a single chronological stream. The game's reviewers took well to the change, although some criticized the incomplete implementation of the system, and others found the system continued to be "a bit unwieldy.
Reviews of Tribunal were generally positive, though to lesser amounts than was the case for Morrowind. Aggregate scoring sites gave the game generally favorable scores: Metacritic , a score of 80;  GameRankings , a score of GameSpot reported sullenly on the change: "it's somewhat surprising that the Tribunal expansion confines your adventures to the relatively small setting of the municipality Mournhold,"  and that, in light of this change, " Tribunal doesn't have many of the features that made Morrowind so appealing.
neatly sidesteps two of the most difficult atmospheric flaws of Morrowind —the constant sense of emptiness, and the bland outdoor landscapes—by having the story take place entirely within the city of Mournhold This smaller, tighter playing field ensures that every minor detail can and does get attention. The Elder Scrolls III: Bloodmoon , announced on February 14, , and scheduled for release in May of the same year,   went gold by May 23,  and was released on June 6.
Bloodmoon is a larger expansion than Tribunal , in terms of area covered and content created;  it expands the game's main map to include the untamed island of Solstheim located to the northwest of Vvardenfell, a frigid northern tundra sprinkled with forests, and many new varieties of creatures, such as the short but tough rieklings.
These additions marked a return to the "open-ended gameplay" and "free-form exploration" of the original, in contrast to the linearity and confinement of Tribunal. Aggregate scoring sites gave the game generally favorable scores: Metacritic, a score of 85;  GameRankings, a score of One of the key selling points of Bloodmoon was its reintegration of werewolves , a feature that had been included in Daggerfall , but was absent in Morrowind ,  despite being a feature prominently advertised in previews before the game's release.
Players will embark on a dangerous journey through legendary locales in Vvardenfell, years before the events of The Elder Scrolls III , from the docks of Seyda Neen to the volcanic Ashland, to dense, mushroom-filled forests, and through the glory of Vivec City, still under construction in this time period. Players will harness nature-based magic to master the powerful new character class - The Warden.
The Warden is the first new class since the launch of ESO, and true to ESO and the Elder Scrolls franchise, the player will have the freedom to select from a number of abilities that enable a variety of play styles. The Elder Scrolls Online is renowned for open world PvP battles, pitting hundreds of players in a massive battle for supremacy in Cyrodiil. The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind will introduce a new PvP mode — Battlegrounds — intense 4v4v4 battles in arena-like environments.
Players take the battle to the Ashlands to claim their place among the fiercest and most accomplished combat veterans in Tamriel. You can also check out a detailed explanation of the changes made for Morrowind below:. Morrowind cannot be bought in the Crown Store and must be purchased separately with cash in physical or digital form.
Typically the Public Test Server content is open to any PC players, but for the expansion, they have chosen to make the Morrowind content on the PTS invite only through this beta. Those players chosen to participate will be notified via email and will be invited to a private forum area. Everyone who participates in this will be required to agree to an NDA upon entering the PTS.
This is a massive expansion that will bring players back to the cherished area we first explored in The Elder Scrolls III. Thoughts on the upcoming beta and Morrowind expansion?
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The Elder Scrolls Online , abbreviated ESO , is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game MMORPG developed by ZeniMax Online Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. The game is set in the continent of Tamriel and features a storyline indirectly connected with the other games in the Elder Scrolls franchise.
It had been in development for seven years before its release in , with a mandatory monthly subscription model. It initially received mixed reviews. Reception improved significantly with the March re-release and rebranding as The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited , transitioning to a buy-to-play model with microtransactions and an optional subscription. More than 18 million copies were sold by ,  having around 2. Gameplay is mostly non-linear, with a mixture of quests, random events, and free-roaming exploration of the world.
Players choose one of six classes when creating a character: Dragonknight, Sorcerer, Nightblade, Templar, Warden, or Necromancer. Each class gives the player various different attacks, spells, and passive effects. The game has other character choices beyond those of race and class, such as the player character also being able to become either a vampire or a werewolf, each of which grants its own skill tree.
There are seven different crafting skill lines: Alchemy, Blacksmithing, Clothier, Enchanting, Woodworking, Provisioning, and Jewelry Crafting. The game is set on the continent of Tamriel during the Second Era, but not all places in Tamriel are playable. The events of the game occur a millennium before those of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and around years before The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind and The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.
Its structure is broadly similar to Skyrim , with two separate conflicts progressing at the same time, one with the fate of the world in the balance, and one where the prize is supreme power on Tamriel.
In The Elder Scrolls Online , the first struggle is against the Daedric Prince Molag Bal, who is attempting to meld the plane of Mundus with his realm of Coldharbour, and the second is to capture the vacant imperial throne, contested by three alliances of the mortal races.
The player character has been sacrificed to Molag Bal, and Molag Bal has stolen their soul, the recovery of which is the primary game objective. Many parts of the continent of Tamriel are available in the game, with most zones accessible regardless of faction or player level.
Some zones are accessible only from DLC which can be either purchased from the Crown Store, or is available for free as part of the ESO Plus subscription service. Players have the opportunity to join any of the three factions warring over the Ruby Throne of the Emperor of Tamriel:  the First Aldmeri Dominion represented by an eagle led by Queen Ayrenn, composed of the Altmer High Elf , Bosmer Wood Elf , and Khajiit races; the Daggerfall Covenant represented by a lion led by High King Emeric, composed of the Bretons, Redguard, and Orsimer Orcs ; and the Ebonheart Pact represented by a dragon led by Jorunn Skald-King, composed of the Nord, Dunmer Dark Elf , and Argonian races.
Players may also unlock the Imperial race by purchasing the Digital Imperial Edition Upgrade in the Crown Store, which may be a part of any of the three factions. The other major ruling faction of Tamriel is the Empire, led by Empress Regent Clivia Tharn, which has fallen into instability and disrepair and serves as a non-joinable faction. Pre-ordered copies of the game included the "Explorers' Pack" which allowed all races to be played in each of the factions, and this feature is also available in the Crown Store.
The game begins in the Wailing Prison in Coldharbour, where the player character's soulless husk known as a soul shriven has been enslaved.
This opening continues another Elder Scrolls tradition of beginning the game with the player as a prisoner. Once the Amulet of Kings is retrieved, the headquarters shift to the Hollow City, a location in central Coldharbour blessed by Meridia. Civilians saved from Coldharbour's prisons arrive in the Hollow City, and it is from there that attacks are orchestrated on Molag Bal's controlled areas.
The Elder Scrolls Online had been in development for seven years before its release in Matt Firor, studio lead at ZeniMax Online, is the director of The Elder Scrolls Online. Rumors of a massively multiplayer The Elder Scrolls game had been circulating for years, first prompted by a domain registration by ZeniMax Media in November for ElderScrollsOnline.
On November 8, , Bethesda released a video on YouTube called "An Introduction to The Elder Scrolls Online", in which the game's developers talk about the game's content and development.
In June , Sony announced that The Elder Scrolls Online would be available on PlayStation 4 at its E3 press conference. Bethesda later clarified availability on Xbox One. ZeniMax Online Studios announced that players who purchased The Elder Scrolls Online before the end of June would have the opportunity to transfer their characters from Microsoft Windows or Mac OS to either console platform and receive a free day subscription.
The Elder Scrolls Online was announced on May 3, , on the Game Informer website and in that same month's issue of the magazine. Home console releases for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One were released on June 9, The game was later ported over to Stadia on June 16, Shortly after launch, some players reportedly were unable to activate the day complimentary game time without a subscription and—in "a strange state of affairs" and "most likely a mistake"—after a full month had been paid for.
A subscription is no longer needed to play the game since March 17, On July 6, , ZeniMax announced Elder Scrolls Online: Gold Edition for September 9, It includes the base game, a certain vanity item, and the four major DLCs: Imperial City , Orsinium , Thieves Guild , and Dark Brotherhood. On January 31, , ZeniMax announced a full expansion pack based in Vvardenfell , the setting originally playable in The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind.
It includes a new class, a new trial, and a new player vs. player mode called "Battlegrounds". On March 21, , ZeniMax announced a full expansion pack based on Summerset Isle, a setting that had not been playable since The Elder Scrolls: Arena. A new trial, Cloudrest, was launched. On January 15, , ZeniMax announced a full expansion pack based in Elsweyr , a setting that has not been playable since The Elder Scrolls: Arena. It introduced a necromancer class, a story line involving dragons.
A new trial, Sunspire, was launched. On January 16, , ZeniMax announced a full expansion pack based in Skyrim. The expansion introduced a new zone to explore, Western Skyrim; a new system called Antiquities, a storyline involving vampires and a new Person Trial called Kyne's Aegis was also launched.
The expansion was released on May 26, for Windows and OS X, and on June 10 for Playstation 4 and Xbox One. On January 26, , ZeniMax announced a full expansion pack based in an area encompassing both Cyrodiil and Black Marsh. The story surrounds the Daedric Prince Mehrunes Dagon's nefarious plans for Tamriel. The expansion introduced a new zone to explore, Blackwood, along with a new Companions system and Trial; Rockgrove. The expansion was released on June 1, for PC and June 8, for consoles.
On January 27, , ZeniMax announced a full expansion pack based around the Systres archipelago, located in the seas far to the west of Tamriel. It is a region that has never appeared in the series before. The expansion's story centers around an attempt by the three warring alliances to negotiate an end to the conflict in secret while being plotted against by a group known as the Ascendant Order.
The expansion will introduce two new zones to explore, the eponymous High Isle and another island called Amenos, as well as a new card-based minigame called Tales of Tribute, a new Trial called Dreadsail Reef, and two new companions. On June 14, , at the Bethesda showcase at E3, downloadable content DLC was announced for the Imperial City, the Capital of Cyrodiil. It introduced a new currency known as Tel Var Stones, a vast sewer system running throughout the city that adds a unique close-quarter PvP experience, and added the game's largest dungeon at that time, The Imperial City Prison.
The city itself is overrun by the forces of Daedric Prince Molag Bal, with every district and the central White-Gold Tower being merged into his realm. At the E3 showcase, the new zone of Wrothgar was announced in a DLC called Orsinium, the capital of the Orsimer, better known as Orcs.
The questline involves assisting the Orcish King Kurog with rebuilding the city of Orsinium. The Thieves Guild DLC was revealed by ZeniMax in a livestream to be set in a new area, Abah's Landing in Hammerfell, featuring an all new quest line and new game mechanics.
The E3 trailer ended with a note with a black hand on it that states, "We Know", a reference to a Dark Brotherhood guild in previous The Elder Scrolls games. In addition to the Dark Brotherhood questline, the release of the expansion saw the removal of the Veteran Progression System,  a new system of poison crafting, and quality of life changes for The Elder Scrolls Online Plus subscribers, including "craft bags", which allow subscribers to store crafting materials without taking up space in their inventory.
Announced along with Horns of the Reach on June 12, , Clockwork City was eventually released on October 23 for Windows and Mac and November 11 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. This DLC takes players to a new zone, a realm of brass and artificial life forms. The Clockwork City is the domain of Sotha Sil.
Markarth was released on November 2, for Windows, Mac, and Stadia and November 10, for XBox One and PS4. It brings the year-long Dark Heart of Skyrim story line to an end with the introduction of The Reach zone, has a new solo arena, and has a new item collection system.
Murkmire was released in late October, , and concerns a previously unexplored region of Black Marsh, where the story is about a dead clan of Argonians. The Deadlands , released on November 1, , concluded the Gates of Oblivion storyline with the introduction of the Deadlands zone. Director Matt Firor said that the last DLC for would be Argonian-themed.
The DLC includes two new dungeons: the Cradle of Shadows and Ruins of Mazzatun, and was released in August Horns of the Reach was announced on June 12, The DLC includes two new dungeons, Bloodroot Forge and Falkreath Hold, and was released on August 14, on Windows and Mac, and on consoles on August Dragon Bones is a dungeon pack and includes two new dungeons - "Fang Lair" and "Scalecaller Peak".
Both include cabals of necromancers, an undead dragon raised by their leader, and an awakened Dragon Priest intending to release a deadly plague.
Wolfhunter is a dungeon pack announced on June 10,  and released on August 13 for Windows and Mac and released on August 28 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. It includes two dungeons, "Moon Hunter Keep" and "March of Sacrifices", both centered around werewolves. Wrathstone is about getting two parts of a mysterious tablet.
It was announced on January 15, and was released on Windows and Mac on February 25, and for PS4 and Xbox One on March 12, Dragonhold brings the year-long Season of the Dragon storyline to a conclusion with content including a new zone, quests, rewards, and challenges.
It was released on Windows and Mac on October 21, Harrowstorm was released on February 24, for Windows and Mac and March 10, for XBox One and PS4. Stonethorn was released on August 24, for Windows, Mac, and Stadia and September 1, for XBox One and PS4. It includes two dungeons, "Castle Thorn" and "Stone Garden", which continue the Dark Heart of Skyrim storyline. Flames of Ambition was released on March 8, for Windows, Mac, and Stadia and March 16, for XBox One and PS4.
It includes two dungeons, "Black Drake Villa" and "The Cauldron" which begins The Gates of Oblivion story line, which is planned to be continued in the Blackwood chapter. Waking Flame is a dungeon DLC released on August 23, , which will continue the Gates of Oblivion storyline following the Blackwood Chapter.
In June , a new content update, titled One Tamriel , was announced. The update changed the core gameplay to allow players to play quests, explore areas, and group up with others without previously implemented restrictions. In October , Firor announced that player housing would be coming to the game in There are over 40 different types of houses available; homes are styled after the game's ten playable races, and they come in furnished or unfurnished versions, which can be bought using in-game gold or with real money using crowns.
In March , a major change called Update 29 was released. It significantly altered the late game advancement system called Champion Points. It expanded the cap from to 3, Champion Points.
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