Category Archives: Editorial

Analysis of Elder Scrolls Online development news, lore, game mechanics, and community issues from the staff of Tamriel Foundry.

A Bargain with Vile – Crown Crates S3

A Bargain with Vile – Crown Crates S3
Clavicus Vile, I’ve come to bargain! You will find yourself repeating this line over and over as you attempt to make a deal with the daedric patron of this season of crown crates. But don’t fool yourself – you are no Doctor Strange, and if you don’t have self control […]

What Makes an Expansion?

What Makes an Expansion?
So The Elder Scrolls Online just announced its first expansion, and naturally it’s already found itself entangled at the center of the game community’s drama du jour. Now as much I love to get into the ol’ whining on the internet, in this case, I find the drama a lot […]

Tales From the Developers

Tales From the Developers
The release of One Tamriel has created a new era for both the Elder Scrolls Online and the ZeniMax Online Studios team. With over seven million players since launch ESO is greatly expanding with many new and returning players. This is a great time to look back at the adventures and […]

Raising the Gear Cap in a Scaling World

Raising the Gear Cap in a Scaling World
Datamining following the release of the Dark Brotherhood patch has revealed a lot of additions to the files that can be expected to make their way to the live game in the near future, the most intriguing of which (to me) is various new crafting material icons which appear to indicate […]

Plotting the Future of ESO’s Endgame

Plotting the Future of ESO’s Endgame
The Elder Scrolls Online community has been incensed with conversation focusing on the game’s current endgame, its shortcomings, and what the future will hold. Sparking new life into debates over the two pillars of the current endgame design – the Champion System, which is […]

ESO Launches for Console!

ESO Launches for Console!
The long awaited Elder Scrolls Online console launch arrived this week with rolling midnight releases unleashing a horde of new players into Tamriel for the first time alongside veteran PC players who have made the jump to console as part of ZeniMax’ character copy program. The […]