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About Me:

I’m Ethan Macfie, better known as Isarii around these parts of the internet. Although I got my start here on Tamriel Foundry, I’ve expanded to writing about more than just TESO, and have collaborated with other fan sites and branched off to my own blog, The Errant Penman. As of this writing I’m engaged as a freelance journalist with MMOGames, where I have the pleasure of sharing my thoughts on the MMO genre at large with the site’s community.

I’m a recovering hardcore gamer who at this point is mostly looking to have fun without taking anything too seriously. I’ve been on the MMO scene for quite awhile, but only picked up The Elder Scrolls games at Oblivion with all the other late-comers.

Offline I live in Portlandia, have a corgi named Doomhowl, cheer with the Timbers Army as an MLS fan, and have a strange weakness for Guinness that transcends my usual snobbishness about macrobrews.

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To get in touch, please send me a PM here or use my official contact form. My social media information can be found in the sidebar of the linked page.

M for Mature: An Opportunity

M for Mature: An Opportunity
This Wednesday morning, The Elder Scrolls Online team announced via Facebook and other social media outlets that the game has been assigned a Mature rating by the ESRB, the organization whose age recommendations are generally accepted within the United States of America. The text of the […]

The Elder Scrolls Online Has a Release Date!

The Elder Scrolls Online Has a Release Date!
To the great excitement of its fans, ZeniMax announced the release dates for its upcoming title The Elder Scrolls Online earlier this morning. To get right to the point, PC and Mac will see the game release on April 4th, 2014 (or 4.4.14), with it later coming to PS4 and Xbox One sometime […]

ESO and the Resurgence of the Social Economy

ESO and the Resurgence of the Social Economy
A few days ago I was speaking with TESO Elite’s Garbrac as he wrote his own article on the economics of The Elder Scrolls Online.  We had just learned that public guild stores were only to be available through keep ownership, a limitation we both agreed will prove severely limiting […]

Skill Overview – Melee Weapons

Skill Overview – Melee Weapons
We’re back with the next part in our continuing series of skill overviews based on the Elder Scrolls Online build that was playable at PAX Prime and more recently at London’s Eurogamer Expo.  Isarii here, and I’ll be guiding you through a look at what ESO has to offer in […]

Adapting Level Based Progression to TES

Adapting Level Based Progression to TES
The Elder Scrolls Online walks a delicate tightrope, trying to meld traditional features of the single player franchise with the staples of the themepark MMORPG genre in a way that will draw in fans of both game types and leave everyone satisfied.  This is no easy task, and I can’t […]

Quakecon Video Dissection: Reactive Combat

Quakecon Video Dissection: Reactive Combat
Earlier this weekend we all had the pleasure of getting our first glimpse at some solid gameplay in the Elder Scrolls Online.  The reaction has been mixed, and as the combat was not really explained during the stream, giving a lot of people the impression that the combat is spammy.  While […]