Weekly Screenshot – Daedric Titan

It’s time to forge bravely ahead with the weekly screenshot dissection series. Each week I traverse through the expanse of ESO video footage to snag the most interesting single screen capture I can find, breaking it down to provoke community discussion! This week grabs a still image from E3 of a fearsome Daedric Titan descending through a Dark Anchor to invade Tamriel from Coldharbour.

A Daedric Titan

In this scene, a dark anchor has descended from a portal above to attach itself to the fabric of Nirn. This anchor allows the Daedric minions of Molag Bal to invade Tamriel, creating dynamic and public events which ESO players must band together to defeat. Each dark anchor event involves a gauntlet of progressively more fearsome Daedra, in this case, culminating in the arrival of a Titan! The Daedric Titan is a formidable beast, seeming draconic in appearance, but corrupted by undeath. Perhaps next time an interviewer asks Paul Sage whether there are dragons in ESO, he should conjure up one of these to satisfy their dragon-lust.

All the Coldharbour sequences which we have seen so far are evidenced by icy blues and grays which characterize the aesthetic of Molag Bal’s plane of Oblivion. I like that the immediate area surrounding the Dark Anchor is permeated with these cold hues, despite the natural environment of the surroundings. This anchor has attached itself in what is typically a desert area; the palms and architecture suggest perhaps the Alik’r Desert or Elseweyr. However, the presence of the anchor overwhelms the natural climate of the region, making it clear that Molag Bal’s influence on this part of Tamriel is gaining strength.

How difficult a challenge would you like to see the Daedric Titan pose to players? Do you think a lone (but well prepared) hero should be able to defeat one, or would you rather see such events reserved for small (or even large) groups? What other types of Daedra would make good “end bosses” of Dark Anchor sequences? The Dark Anchors seem fairly similar in concept to RIFT’s namesake mechanic. RIFT features a large variety in event mechanics that are required to repel and seal a rift, would you like to see a lot of different anchor types, or is a traditional gauntlet style assault all that’s really needed? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below!

110 responses to “Weekly Screenshot – Daedric Titan”

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    Niurok

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    Bosmer Nightblade

    Small or large groups depending on its level.

    Death is the ultimate fairness!

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    The Wang

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    Argonian Nightblade

    This thing looks crazy. I hope it will take a large group to kill it, that way we can watch as it destroys individuals that try to fight it on their own!

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    Nazathul

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    Dunmer Dragonknight

    This mob looks AMAZING! Great write up love seeing some new screen shots.. I’m hoping for possible dynamic scaling if this is not an instanced mob. The difficulty increasing due to more players in area would be great immersion. Save the world from the taint of Oblivion :)

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    Stronghold

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    Loved the dynamic events both Rift and GW2 have, I hope the ones in ESO will be on the same scale :)

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    Chainsaw

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    Nord

    I would like to see players be able to crush one of these by themselves when they get to be max level or close to it.

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    Davadin

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    Nord Dragonknight

    The thing with events (like in RIFT, or Mounted combat in Lord of The Rings Online), is they have to make it continuously interesting with great incentives.

     

    Or else events will only be ignored…..

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    Deftknight

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    I would like to see Daedric Titans only appear at Dark Anchors which drop into Cryodiil or other lvl. 50 zones and that they should take a raid to defeat. Not a full 24 but at least 12. I just love the idea of say 8 people attacking an enemy keep outpost (e.g. a farm) in Cyrodiil and an Anchor smashing down in their path, forcing both PvP sides to take on the Daedric horde (culminating in the Titan) before returning back to beating the living daylights out of each other!

     

    Perhaps an alternative ‘final gaunlet’ daedra would be the crocodile-headed Daedroth? This could either appear in zones with a lower lvl. req. and still need a raid to take them down or in a lvl. 50 zone where a well prepared solo could take it down mano-a-mano.

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    Darkintellect

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    I’m waiting for the “Will there be Dragons?” people out there (not necessarily on this site)  to see this and say, “Ahh cool, they have Dragons!”.

    ~Yes, Altmer have a superiority complex, but that’s expected of them when they are, in fact, superior.
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    Ravin

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    Ahh cool they have dragons!   :D

    Wish granted.   ;)

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    Angier

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    Argonian Nightblade

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    The most interesting tidbit about this screenshot is it’s location. I wasn’t aware that DA could also spawn in the pve zones. Thats neat!

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    Julliarth

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    I like monster and versions of monsters. Maybe a 1.0 version of this guys could be killed by a lone hero in higher levels, in other moment a 2.0 version of this guys, in a different color, a little bigger could only be taken by a group of players!

     

    Our greatest strength is the adversity we have overcome.

     

    Our resolve is glacial, our might is forged in fire, and our courage, cultivated by the beasts of the jungle.

     

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    Rymguard

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    Aldmeri Templar

    I think this picture sums up a commonly asked question. ” will there be dragons?” no there wont be but things like this will be just as epic to take down .

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    Darkintellect

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    Julliarth said on June 19, 2013 :

    I like monster and versions of monsters. Maybe a 1.0 version of this guys could be killed by a lone hero in higher levels, in other moment a 2.0 version of this guys, in a different color, a little bigger could only be taken by a group of players!

    As much as I understand the idea of rehashing content into tiers, I wish they would have more creature types, aesthetics and development than that. If they were to tier it off, they should add some detail, (i.e. Larger/Smaller, different colors, added appendages, spikes etc..). This would essentially follow a Genus differentiation in the Family and higher Order classification.

    ~Yes, Altmer have a superiority complex, but that’s expected of them when they are, in fact, superior.
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    Boromir WolfsBane

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    Nord Nightblade

    Ravenguard

    talk about an epic titan personally i agree with a small sizable group to face the creature depending on its level strength. :)

    http://i.imgur.com/VSsnFY0.png

     

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    Crazyblue

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    Argonian Dragonknight

    I hope they are very hard to kill. Being close to the dark anchor makes me think that the might guards to the anchor stoping those not strong enough from coming in. will they be at all dark anchors I wonder?

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    Phazius

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    They act similar to other dynamic events, this is probably at a high level with at least a small group. You wouldn’t get one of these solo, as much as I would love to try :P

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    Arachnea

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    Argonian

    It does kind of look like a dragon :P

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    GingerJesus

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    Argonian

    Being somebody who would either play this game solo or with my friends, I would love for it to be a small yet well prepared group needed to take it down. Not solo though, that would take away from the experience I feel.

    Wise man say ”forgiveness is devine, but never pay full price for late pizza”

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    Crazyblue

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    Argonian Dragonknight

    Know that I look at it that world anchor is huge.

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    Madara Uchiha

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    Well, now Paul can tell the noobs who ask about dragons yes, there will be some god damn dragons. I can imagine

    Interviewer: “So will there be dragons?”

    Paul: “For the last ti-”

    Paul’s Assistant:” Yo Paul,” *shows him picture of Titan*

    Paul: “…Yes, yes there will be dragons…” *Smirks*

     

    Fans: 

     

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