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Isarii

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About Me:

I’m Ethan Macfie, or Isarii, as I’m known around these parts. 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 semi-hardcore casual as fuck gamer that likes to have fun and not take things too seriously. I’ve been on the MMO scene for quite awhile, but only picked up The Elder Scrolls games at Oblivion with the rest of the mainstream players.

Offline I live in Portlandia, have a corgi named Doomhowl, cheer with the Timbers Army as an MLS fan, and have a weakness Guinness that transcends my snobbishness about macrobrews (as well as most dark beers on a nitro tap).

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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.

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 […]

Build-A-Build Workshop

Build-A-Build Workshop
The Elder Scrolls Online offers players a vast array of character development options in a truly unique system that breaks the molds both MMO veterans and TES fans are familiar with.  Considering that classes do little to determine your role, and that the vast majority of in-game skills […]