Dragons and necromancers. These are the two great novelties in The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr, new expansion within the renowned MMO saga that takes us to a new territory with a lot of content. We play it to see what we can expect.
Those responsible for The Elder Scrolls Online are very enthusiastic about their new expansion. With it, they consider that they attend to the demands of their fans, while they treat a part of the universe of the license that they longed for a long time. Dragons! Yes, dragons… They are the most impressive part of this new content, and in fact, they give the name to what from Bethesda have been known as the season of the dragons.
But this new chapter in the TESO saga is not going to consist only of dragons. In The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr we have a new area to explore, Elsweyr, with a desert aspect but also very charismatic. Besides, the Necromancer class is included as an important novelty, and that is not to mention the set of contents that is promised. There is a trial for up to 12 users, new dungeons and bosses of the world, as well as collectables, elements of crafting and all kinds of equipment.
The home of the Khajiites WELCOME TO ELSWEYR
The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr means many things, but especially a new territory to explore. Those responsible told us that it was something very exciting for them because they had never worked with this scenario (although it was present in TES: Arena). Elsweyr is a place used to wars, of desert aspect, and which in fact is based on real environments such as North Africa and Yemen. Important cultural references have also been taken. You just have to pay attention to the architecture and monuments. The lore has always been one of the best aspects of these video games, and you will soon realize that.
In this respect, the most important thing is that a certain landscape variety is promised, in addition to interesting characters. Among them, of course, the Khaji, the indigenous feline people of these lands. Although they are adored by fans, they have appeared little in The Elder Scrolls. Apart from relating to them, we must converse and immerse ourselves in their culture and political system, with a reunified nation, but still plunged into major conflicts. That is, a deep and also fun approach, mainly because the dragons are at ease sowing chaos.
- Elsweyr, a new and interesting territory to explore
- Apparition of the khajiitas, a race with many secrets
- Many secrets to discover, including dragons. Why do they appear now?
For us, it means a new approach because with a single chapter we could not do justice to the story about dragons we wanted to tell. Thanks to this content, we will have exciting stories about the restoration of an entire kingdom – ZeniMax Online Studios
Terrible and devastating THE DRAGONS ARRIVE
We have barely been able to play a couple of hours and it is too early to draw any kind of conclusion. The demo did not seem entirely polished. It is not particularly problematic since there are still months until this expansion is put on sale next June 4. In any case, what seems clear is that fans of The Elder Scrolls will have it easier than ever, because the expansion, apart from including the base game, not only distanced from the previous contents of the series, but that offers aspects never seen.
The developers are proud to say that this was the first time they included dragons in The Elder Scrolls Online: “They are big and powerful, as well as difficult… very difficult, we do not have the same powers here as in Skyrim.” In our brief game session, we could see some other dragon flying over the terrain, and we were able to experience a meeting in which we verified how highly challenging they are. As they explained to us, the dragons are going to be spread all over the map.
The approach seems dynamic, but best of all, there is a dark reason why these dragons have appeared. Our task is to discover what is happening since this depends on the future of the Khajiites, and also of the lands of Elsweyr. From the development, study ensures that we will need not only to know how to attack but plan tactics and use different tools to deal with this new threat. It is even said that we can take them from heaven to earth to end their lives. The rewards for doing so say they will be very interesting. So it looks like it will be a formidable challenge and one that will be worth it.
- Dragons arrive at TESO for the first time, adding a great challenge
- We will not find them in a single place on stage
- There is a dark history behind his appearance that we must discover
You will have encounters with dragons both in history and outside it. There is not a single place to find them. It could be in a quest or in one of the many existing tests – ZeniMax Online Studios
A new and expected class THE NECROMANCER
It is quite usual that in this type of video game, to add novelty, a new character class is incorporated. In this case, we have the Necromancer, which was very much in demand by the users. We have been able to test it for a couple of hours, and the feeling is that it adds a new playable style to The Elder Scrolls Online. A more tactical type of unit is felt, not only because of the ability to invoke “undead” but because of the importance of taking into account your position when deploying offensive skills.
In our case, we used a scythe attack that had an attack area, which should determine the positioning well and take advantage of it to hit several enemies at once. This allows new possibilities to be opened, more considering that there are up to three lines of techniques to master. There are the most destructive magics, but also the defensive spells, and of course the classic invocations of the Necromancer. Very interesting all that this powerful class has to offer.
- The Necromancer arrived as a new class, something the fans requested
- They give a more tactical side, but also fulminant if you know how to use it well
- Number of skills associated with this new class, some very interesting
The Necromancer class was something that users requested a lot since the premiere of the beta. Finally we have incorporated it, and above all we wanted you to feel different, with a unique style of play – ZeniMax Online Studios
Hours and hours of quests AMOUNT OF CONTENTS
The developers have been very clear with this expansion: they had and wanted to listen to the followers of The Elder Scrolls Online. They stated that the players are the reason for the creation of the game, and have included content designed for them. And not only for the most veteran but for all types of users. To give you an idea, we promise more than 30 hours of quests, among which we can find different bosses, public dungeons and other ideal challenges whether you play alone or in a company.
However, the greatest novelty is found in Sunspire, a temple in which we must face the dragons that have appropriated the place. It is a new “full trial” (as you want to call it) for up to 12 players in which each dragon is a boss, and each one can be played in a more difficult mode if we wish. That is a task only for the best, more taking into account that there will be attractive rewards, with collectables and exclusive equipment.
- More than 30 hours of quests are promised
- Content both focused on veterans and new players
- A new full trial for up to 12 users, with dragons as bosses
The community is the reason why we are proposing these contents. We know they are things that were waiting for a long time. And we not only incorporate aspects that are not only for veterans, but for all – ZeniMax Online Studios