the elder scrolls online

Official Site: The Elder Scrolls Online
Studio: ZeniMax Online Studios/Bethesda Softworks
Launch Date: April 4, 2014
Genre: Fantasy Themepark
Business Model: Buy-to-play on PC as of March 17, 2015
Platform: PC, Mac; Xbox One and PS4 as of June 9, 2015

One Shots: Lost in a quest-free painting

So you're stuck in a painting. Don't panic, for starters. Sure, you're compressed to a 2-D existence, but it isn't all bad. The scenery...

Perfect Ten: MMORPGs as Jell-O flavors

During last year's April Fools' Day, I wrote about the important topic of MMO NPCs as muffins. At the time, I felt my work...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 424: Blue Protocol, red Diablo

Justin and Bree discuss Diablo IV, Elder Scrolls Online Necrom, Blue Protocol's delay, Swords of Legends Online's sunset, WoW Classic's WoW Token, PSO2 housing, Tarisland CBT, and Embers Adrift's new model, with adventures in LOTRO, plus MMOs for families.

The Stream Team: Hightailing it to High Isle in Elder Scrolls Online

Although she's a bit late to the party, Massively OP's MJ finally gets to go experience Elder Scrolls Online's High Isle expansion. Well, at...

Elder Scrolls Online’s Necrom chapter is officially live – here’s the launch trailer!

Happy Necrom launch day to The Elder Scrolls Online, which is sending players to mainland Morrowind for a deeper look into Dunmer culture and...

The MOP Up: CDPR lays off the rest of Gwent’s dev team

As CD Projekt Red prepares to end development of its card battler Gwent, it announced that it'll be letting the remaining 30 developers on...
Yeah, we're getting into the stones here.

Storyboard: Managing the escalating stakes in MMO storytelling

Everyone who has at least passing familiarity with stories, whether they be in MMOs or elsewhere, roleplayed or canonical, realizes that stories need stakes....

The Daily Grind: Which MMOs offer great treasure hunting systems?

A post on Nomadic Gamers a few weeks back caught my eye because it was about treasure hunting in MMOs. Now listen, I don't...

Elder Scrolls Online releases gameplay trailer teasing Necrom and Apocrypha

Elder Scrolls Online players have just one more weekend and only four more sleeps until Necrom launches - on PC and Mac, that is....

‘Knowledge, runes, tentacles’: Elder Scrolls Online previews Necrom’s Arcanist

This morning, MOP's Justin penned a Tamriel Infinium column outlining the key moments of hype in Elder Scrolls Online's Necrom expansion, and the most...

Tamriel Infinium: Six reasons to be excited about Elder Scrolls Online’s Necrom chapter

I feel genuinely bad for Elder Scrolls Online right now. At a time where all other games are scurrying out of the way of...

Global Chat: How insistent are MMOs that you group up?

In a recent essay over at Inventory Full, the author looks back at a couple decades-plus of MMO gaming to recall how fast and...

Elder Scrolls Online previews Necrom’s new Arcanist class in its latest trailer

Necrom is almost here: It's launching June 5th on PC and June 20th on console. Elder Scrolls Online fans hungry for the Telvanni-centric expanshapaign...

The Elder Scrolls Online introduces players to another one of Necrom’s new companions

I would like to think that if I ever became a significant scholar of mystical arts, I would remain a generally humble person. That...

The Stream Team: Creating solutions to Craglorn problems in Elder Scrolls Online

In her quest to cripple the Serpent Court, Massively OP's MJ has been working with Regent Cassipia. After she destroyed the orcs' attempt at...

Elder Scrolls Online walks players through the steps of adding voice over to the MMORPG

As one might expect, putting voice to the characters of The Elder Scrolls Online is a lot of work - that's not a forgone...

The Daily Grind: How can Elder Scrolls Online become exciting again?

In almost all of the dialogues I have with people about Elder Scrolls Online, I keep hearing the same things: It's a well-done game...

Elder Scrolls Online’s revised roadmap includes 30 hours of story content for Necrom

Elder Scrolls Online: Necrom is less than a month away -- June 5th, people -- and ZeniMax has locked down the full feature list...

One Shots: Who left the gas stove on?

So. This is awkward. I know everyone has an excuse why you were definitely not messing around with the giant's gas stove in Blade...

Elder Scrolls Online previews Necrom’s open-world dungeon and a raid inside a madman’s mind

While there's plenty of content in Elder Scrolls Online's Necrom expansion-campaign for solo players, group-oriented gamers will rest assured that there are two new...