Tamriel Foundry Reaches 10,000 Members!

I’m really excited to be writing this post because it marks a fantastic milestone for Tamriel Foundry. Today our community reached 10,000 registered users! I am extremely proud of this milestone. I can’t believe how the site has grown, and how we have been able to gather so many intelligent and interesting Elder Scrolls Online fans in the same place. We owe a big thanks to the amazing community that has helped us make it this far. I think this occasion merits a giveaway if anything does, so read on for all the details!

To celebrate this milestone occasion we are giving away an Elder Scrolls Online t-shirt (large), featuring the game’s iconic ouroboros on the front, and the game title on the back. What makes this particular shirt even cooler is that it is signed by some of the most prominent members of the ZeniMax Online development team, including: Matt Firor, Paul Sage, Brian Wheeler, Nick Konkle, Maria Aliprando, Rich Lambert, and more!

The front of the shirt, with signatures!

The front of the shirt, with signatures!

I must be either stupid or crazy to give this away, but I think the TF community deserves it. So what do you need to do for a chance to win this awesome prize? Post a comment on the contest article on the front page of Tamriel Foundry, answering the following question:

 

Tamriel Foundry was created to serve as a resource for competitive gamers interested in mastering game mechanics, improving character builds, and enhancing their gameplay experience with useful guides, tools, and discussion. Out of all the information which has been released about The Elder Scrolls Online, explain what confirmed gameplay mechanic you are most excited about seeing in ESO, and why?

 

ESO Shirt Back

Back of the shirt, Elder Scrolls Online branding

As for me, personally, one of the things I’m most excited about is the fact that ESO is discarding the “pvp stat” that we have gotten to know from dozens of other MMOs. In The Elder Scrolls Online, you can advance your characters gear through PvP, PvE, and crafting. Any piece of equipment which improves your character will be useful regardless of what type of gameplay you are involved in. One thing I’ve hated in past MMOs was having to decide whether I was going to focus on pvp or pve content, then feeling like I was being penalized for choosing by missing out on gear that was required for the other gameplay path.

I want to hear from you though, so please leave your responses attached to the article on Tamriel Foundry, and don’t forget to consult our Development FAQ for a refresher on what we know about ESO so far! We will accept entries for the rest of July, and draw a winner after July 31. 

 

Full Contest Rules

  • Only registered Tamriel Foundry members are eligible to win.
  • Only one entry per person will be considered, as a reminder, posting using alternate accounts is a violation of our Code of Conduct.
  • Entries are only accepted through the comments section on this article. To be eligible, comments must provide an answer to the above question.
  • The question is designed to solicit thoughtful discussion and opinions regarding confirmed gameplay mechanics in ESO, as such the Tamriel Foundry moderation staff reserves the right to disqualify comments based on sarcasm, excessive brevity, or failure to identify an actual game mechanic or design principle in ESO.
  • The prize is one (1) large Elder Scrolls Online t-shirt acquired from PAX East. The shirt is signed by Matt Firor, Paul Sage, Brian Wheeler, Nick Konkle, Maria Aliprando, Rich Lambert, Todd Keister, and Chris Strasz.
  • The prize includes shipping (international if necessary) to an address of the winner’s choice.
  • Valid entries received before midnight (12am EST) on July 31, 2013 will be automatically considered.
  • The winner will be drawn by random number generator from the pool of eligible entrants. The selected winner will be contacted via email and by private message on Tamriel Foundry. If the selected winner fails to respond in three (3) days, a new winner will be drawn.

 

109 responses to “Tamriel Foundry Reaches 10,000 Members!”

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    Angier

    Master

    Total Posts: 574

    Argonian Nightblade

    Nachtwind

    Congratulations. On the next 10k and all those years full of fun theorycrafting and ESO related discussions to come!

    To answer your question: For me, the single most outstanding game mechanic is the live action combat style. Elder Scrolls was always a franchise known for it’s deep immersion.
    Over the years one thing that began to alienate me was the lack of immersion in combat most MMOs showed (aka “tab target combat”). Live action combat is immersive by including your own reflexes and wits into the actual combat flow and allows you to experience this lethal and adrenaline pushing aspect of the game world. A swing is a swing and not just the animation for a calculated damage parameter which auto attacks represent.

    So while ESO will be immersive not just by impressive storytelling but also by engaging combat.

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    HypeRNT

    Banned

    Total Posts: 386

    yay, now send me a beta invite for ESO, kthx

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    Deftknight

    Expert

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    Imperial Nightblade

    The Gaiscioch Family

    Congrats! I’m really enjoying the community and discussion on TF – long may it last!

    Tamriel Foundry was created to serve as a resource for competitive gamers interested in mastering game mechanics, improving character builds, and enhancing their gameplay experience with useful guides, tools, and discussion. Out of all the information which has been released about The Elder Scrolls Online, explain what confirmed gameplay mechanic you are most excited about seeing in ESO, and why?

    The fact that I will be able to use any armour (in any combination) and wield any weapon. That freedom is essential for me in creating a character able to play how I want to (and maybe even RP if I’m in the mood) and also in making ESO an Elder Scrolls game.

    P.S. @Atropos did the Devs sign their names where they did to be near the factions they like the most or just to make them well spaced out?

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    numenorian

    Adept

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    Redguard Dragonknight

    Congrats!

    I look most forvard to seing the mob AI.

    Now for wrath. Now for ruin. Now for the red dawn. Forth Daggerfall!

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    Svarl of Arlestheim

    Adept

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    Nord Templar

    Ebonheart Metalworker’s Union

    This milestone is a testament to just how successful and amazing a site the foundry team have created. I’d like to thank you all for creating this fantastic community which I have thoroughly enjoyed for over three quarters of a year now. On to the question :

     

    Tamriel Foundry was created to serve as a resource for competitive gamers interested in mastering game mechanics, improving character builds, and enhancing their gameplay experience with useful guides, tools, and discussion. Out of all the information which has been released about The Elder Scrolls Online, explain what confirmed gameplay mechanic you are most excited about seeing in ESO, and why?

     

    It may seem like a small mechanic that I’m choosing, but the fact that all the members of a group will receive credit and loot from a battle is something which I am certainly going to love in ESO. As anyone who has played an MMO with a group of people knows, there is almost inevitably going to arguments about who gets what loot, and someone is always going to get put out. But this way, people will be able to stop bickering and worrying about not getting experience or loot and we will be able to come together as a community to work together towards our common goals. This will result in a much friendlier and fuller gaming environment for all us, and that more than anything else, is what I am looking for from ESO.

     Guildmaster of the Ebonheart Metalworker’s Union

    ’’Ultimate excellence lies not in winning every battle, but in defeating the Enemy without ever fighting’’ The Art of War, Sun Tzu

    ’Secundum Verbum Tuum’ According to thy word.

    ’’It is not those who can inflict the most, But those who can endure the most, who will triumph’’ – Irish Freedom Fighter

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    Huub

    Journeyman

    Total Posts: 64

    Congratulations to those keeping the Tamriel Foundry running! Your motivation to run this community is rewarded with a lot of fidelity.

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    zanthorn

    Adept

    Total Posts: 131

    Redguard Nightblade

    Congratz on 10k guys.

     

    For me personally, I would say the character build system in this game is a very big breath of fresh air, as I have always wanted to be able to make a highly hybridized type of character, in an mmo setting, now I get to.

     NECROMANCY:  Happiness is an army of unstoppable, loyal killing machines.

                

                

     

                                                                                                                                  

                                                                                                                               

     

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    Folklore

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    Altmer Templar

    I am looking forward to the distraction based gameplay design.  I’ve had my fill of WoW’s quest hubs.  Playing SWTOR wasn’t any different.  I really hope that they are able to achieve a more free-form leveling experience.

    @Folklorist

    Will craft to order.  See my profile for researched trait details per item.

    60% of all traits researched.

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    Emperor of Aldmeris

    Apprentice

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    Aldmeri Sorcerer

    Congrats on 10k

    very good and happy

    ”ipsa scientia potestas est” (knolage itself is power) – Sir Francis Bacon 

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    TwistedLogic

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    Bosmer

    Well done to the TF team and members! TF team have done an awesome job running the site and the members have been awesome spreading the word. Keep it up everyone!

    I’m most looking forward to having the known-and-loved Elder Scrolls experience in an MMO setting with other players from across the globe. Without this, it’s just another ES game, which though this is great, ESO is aiming to be truly epic and I want to be there when it hits that mark.

    All warfare is based on deception – Sun Tzu (The art of war)

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    Heeroh

    Scamp

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    Nord Templar

    I think the feature I’m most looking to delve into is a PvP experience similar to that of the legendary PvP of DAoC. I never played the game but I’ve heard from many friends that DAoC had the best PvP out of any MMO. I am an extremely competitive gamer and when I play games I play to be the best. I can look forward to enjoying PvP and then ultimately being named number one when I am crowned emperor.

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    ThomasKingfield

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    Breton Sorcerer

    Congratulations!

    Hail Konstantin, Death to Molag Bal

     

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    glak

    Hero

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    Breton Templar

    Tamriel Trading House NA

    10K and many more.  Are you going to start culling inactive members before the end of the year?

    I am most excited about the mega server’s ability to let everyone from one platform and continent potentially play with each other.  This means no locked servers when trying to play Elder Scrolls with real-life friends.  We just have to be on the same platform and continent.

    Also very excited about instanced loot.  No more arguments over loot in the middle of a pick up group instance.  If I see an item that a group member could use in their current role and it is not BoP, I could trade it with them for something else or just give it to them.

    I’m curious though, why is the All Members value on the page linked below different from the foundry stats Total Champions value on the right?

    http://tamrielfoundry.com/members/

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    Tonsha

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    Orc Templar

    Congratulations to Tamriel Foundry, and thanks to all who contribute towards the community. :) Good luck to those entering the competition.

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    TemplarKing217

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    Redguard Templar

    Templar Order

    Action oriented combat. It’s not a WoW clone. It’s all amazing and IT’S ELDER SCROLLS ONLINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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    ThomasKingfield

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    Breton Sorcerer

    I’m most excited about the guild mechanic!

    I’m very excited for this because, who doesn’t wan’t to go in as a team and take over a fort together, explore a dungeon watching each others backs together and finally who doesn’t wan’t to eat sweet rolls together!

    Hail Konstantin, Death to Molag Bal

     

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    Umaril the Unfeathered

    Hero

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    Altmer Sorcerer

    Excellent! This milestone kinda makes me want to weep from joy…

    Out of all the information which has been released about The Elder Scrolls Online, explain what confirmed gameplay mechanic you are most excited about seeing in ESO, and why?

    Out of all gameplay mechanics to look forward to, I’ve got two that I look forward to.

    I find it a huge relief that none of the Classes in TESO are restricted to certain Weapon & Armor types.  It gives a whole lot more room to customize your character the way you see fit (not to mention allocating a bonus point to Health, Magicka, or Stamina with every Level gained).  As Sparhawk mentioned in ESO Shot 5, we can finally be heavily-armored mages that dual-wield swords…and still be incredibly effective! (all we have to do is put the effort into it).  The only limits are restriction from learning other Class & Racial abilities.  The confirmation that characters will be able to master 2 of the 5 Crafting professions is also sure to inspire more unique builds among the community!

    After the confirmation that Alliance territory locks were taken down, AND the subsequent announcement of 50+/50++ Zones in the Alliances your character didn’t start in…I began to devise the order in which I would tackle them with each character I create.  One day, I’d love the challenge of playing through the most difficult Dungeon on the highest difficulty within my character’s chosen 50++ Zone.

    I look forward to TESO continuing to improve as the weeks (& months) go by! :D

    *Formerly known by the username ”GarlasMalatar”*

    ”What is better? To be born good, or to overcome your evil nature through great effort?”Paarthurnax

    ”Shanta, ehlno.  Tyavoy balangua!” ~ Umaril the Unfeathered

    ”Welcome, Nerevar. Together we shall speak for the Law and the Land and shall drive the mongrel dogs of the Empire from Morrowind.” ~ Dagoth Ur

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    Arthearius

    Apprentice

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    Breton

    Nicely done TF team!  You have a great space here for us and we appreciate it!

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    Rial

    Moderator

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    Argonian Sorcerer

    10.000’s enough members. Time to disable the registration form and make do with what we’ve got. Once they are all banned, we can take in the next 10.000 and repeat.

    Now that‘s an efficient moderation machine :)

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    Frindis

    Adept

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    Dunmer

    Vokundein

    Congratulations!:)

    Frindis, Freeman of Vokundein

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