Gathering and Exploration in ESO

ZeniMax shared a new gameplay video this morning that gives a nice overview of the many reasons to explore every nook and cranny of Tamriel in Elder Scrolls Online.

Paul Sage talks about the key facets of lootable containers, readable books, Mundus stones, Skyshards, chests, and resource nodes which collectively give the player reasons to venture off the beaten path. What facets of exploration are you most excited about? Think these features will work to make the game more immersive? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!

143 responses to “Gathering and Exploration in ESO”

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    Caracala

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    Sheesh! Marvelous!

    Okay, who else paused the video to read the book about Cheese?

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    Moar61

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    I liked everything I seen in this video. Maybe i’m wrong, but I get the feeling when ESO was announced everyone was more worried than they were excited. With every piece of info and video we get, I become less worried about what if’s, and way more excited to dive into the game! Liked the Oblivion-style lock picking as well.

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    Dark-tide

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    Lock picking yes! Great to see some more game play footage at last keep it coming please zenimax

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    Hope

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    Nice to see some decent first-person footage! :)

     

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    Solidmustard

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    Sage clicking on some bread, followed by the sound of it being dropped into a bag made me too happy :’D

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    Lorelai

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    If you’re too lazy to pause the video to read the book, “Cheeses of Tamriel” by Master Chef Cilbard Larocque, then enjoy it here:

    “If you are like me, the very word ‘cheese’ stirs you. Maybe you recall meals shared with family and friends, or a simple snack in the shade of a tree while traveling. I am here to tell you how much more there is to cheese than you ever realized. Join me on a journey across Tamriel and discover the breadth of culinary experience you’ve never imagined.

    Let’s start simple. Eidar cheese, popular in Skyrim, is eaten by the Nords alongside hearty spit-roasted meats. They do not share the refined approach to cuisine that we Bretons take, but I have discovered that Eidar’s rich, earthy flavor and creamy textures are quite conductive to sauces. Try it with poultry dishes or paird with a young Collequiva!

    For a more exotic taste from Skyrim, you must seek out cheese made from the milk of mammoths. Only the truly brave can obtain it from the giants who craft it (Yes, giants! Who did you think could milk a mammoth?), but its restorative potential and robust flavor make it well-worth a bit of risk. I’ve heard it called an acquired taste, but you’ll be amazed at how it completes a hearty stew.

    As a student of Breton culinary tradition, I cannot rightly count it among true cheeses, but Scuttle bears mention for the adventurous. This delicious treat is crafted from – don’t balk!- the flesh of beetles native to Morrowind. Do not let its composition or greasy texture turn you away, fro its peppery, complex richness is loved by the Dark ELves for good reason.

    For an energizing snack, you must try Elsweyr Fondue. There are countless variants of this dish, but the basics are always the same: a good cheese, strong ale, and, of course, Moon Sugarr. Keep your pot on a low flame and be careful not to overdo the ale. The best part is experimenting to find your favorite combination of ingredients and dipping foods. My adivce: try adding different a different herb every time!

    On the subject of melting, the Redguards craft a cheese with an unusual quirk. They keep the secrets of its culturing process close to heart, but love to surprise foreign guests by serving it. It is known as Shrieking Cheese. When it is melted to a certain point, it actually lets loose a jarring scream! In a common dish, small blocks of cheese are added atop spicy meat as it cooks in an open pot. When it shrieks, it’s ready!

    Another rare treat, should you ever be fortunate enough to find it, is the legendarily aromatic Olroy cheese. To give you just the slightest idea of how wonderful this cheese is: I do not exaggerate when I say a scent of it alone was worth the many false leads and months traipsing across southern Cyrodiil in search of it.

    Look at all these cheeses, in wheels, wedges, and slices! So many, and it’s only the beginning, there are even more cheese out there just waiting for you! Even if you can’t make long journeys in search of these delicious creations, I hope that reading about them encourages you to try as many cheeses as you can find.”

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    Atropos

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    Lol, everyone loves the cheese book! Not what I would have guessed to be the first thing people focus on, but hey, it’s The Elder Scrolls!

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    Moar61

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    However that tasting animation reminded me of the Sims.

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    Fire Shot

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    Moar61 said on May 16, 2013 :

    I liked everything I seen in this video. Maybe i’m wrong, but I get the feeling when ESO was announced everyone was more worried than they were excited. With every piece of info and video we get, I become less worried about what if’s, and way more excited to dive into the game! Liked the Oblivion-style lock picking as well.

    I  agree this video really excited me, i was worry to when i first heard about it.

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    Ravin

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    Wow it looks awesome.  I will take any footage I can get!

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    redguard83

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    So exciting!

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    azarhal

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    ESO is starting to have the funniest animation ever. The guy tasting his mix with the “this is awesome” face, the other one using the mortar and pestel dusting it up. Oh and the fishing. Fishing! I can’t believe ESO is going to release with fishing but no housing.

    Anyhow, nice video.

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    Ravin

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    Blarg!  Can’t edit my post, oh well, double post ftw.  Anyway, my favorite part as of now for exploration will be finding the Mundus Stones and finding the hidden chests.

    Death is a guarantee;  Life is not.

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    rametlh

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    Breton

    me also if i cant play, show me all u can. Love it.

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    Sahriin

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    It looks awesome and amazing. I am honestly lacking in words for how freaking GREAT it’s looking. I also adore how the enchanting and potions tables, as well as locks, look older and what not. It’s great!

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    arcane5235

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    Wow it looks awesome.  I will take any footage I can get!

     

    Yea it does, it looks amazing! For everyone who wasn’t pleased with the screenshots 8-12 months ago, I hope all fears have been put to rest?!

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    Hwrath

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    Lazy Argonian using a fishing pole…

     

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    Sarielis

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    This game is going to be amazing

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    Xilian

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    This game is going to be special, so excited for it. When I wanted TES multiplayer I’m happy to see more and more that I am getting it!!

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    dreyonar

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    I did.

    It was a nice book

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