Elder Scrolls Online Morrowind: Warden, story, PvP, & gameplay trailer

Last week, Massively OP’s Larry Everett attended a press event for Elder Scrolls Online’s Morrowind chapter and brought back a veritable guar-load of information about the brand-new Warden class, the storyline and setting of the campaign, the 4v4v4 PvP battlegrounds, and even a new gameplay trailer. We’ve rounded up everything here in one place!

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Emperor Caligula

I might be mistaken, but this looks exactly like the starting point of the single player game Morrowind: Compare. ^^

What do you think?

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Wendigo Runner

Yeah it’s entirely deliberate. They even have an NPC in there with the same last name as the guy in TES 3 and he starts in with the exact same line as the guy does in TES3, before he’s interrupted. It’s a fun nod to the original.

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Emperor Caligula

Seyda Neen if I recall correctly. Damn my mind. I can remember any stupid game detail from 14 years ago, but I cant recall what I said or did yesterday lol. I never can replay old games, I remember them too well. But I would kill for a Morrowind RPG remake.

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Threevo V

Its not a mystery, that is seyda neen :P

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xpsync

Damn you’re right. Nice call!

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Emperor Caligula

I am not per se disinclined, but 40 Dollar for a new zone? Feels a bit overpriced if you ask me.

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Threevo V

this is not simply a new zone… this is a robust expansion which includes a new class (you cant play the warden if you dont own the expansion), the addition of battle grounds, and a 30-40 hour story that takes place in what is confirmed to be THE largest zone to exist in all of ESO. To be more specific it is nearly a 1:1 ratio in terms of its geographical footprint as experienced in the original TES3

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TBPlayer2112

Not to mention all the side quests, new dungeons and trial as well.

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Major Glitch

…and a new PvP mode, a 30 hour story, and a new class. Feels about right if you ask me.

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Arktouros

Never played Morrowind so all this is pretty “meh” to me.

Can’t wait to see the Warden morphs.

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Mewmew

You don’t have to have played Morrowind to see how interesting that new stuff looks. There are a lot of really beautiful and cool looking things there.

For the Warden, I was hoping we’d get to pick from different animals. I know Sorcerer’s are a type of pet class already but there could be completely different power types with the animals and I’d much rather have a big cat or something fighting along with me.

I’d definitely start a new Warden character if you could have a big cat to fight with you but it doesn’t look like that’s mentioned anywhere (Bear is linked to Ultimate, other skills are linked to various nature things that don’t stick around but appear briefly at casting and then are gone).

I’ll be getting Morrowind for the new stories anyway and areas to explore rather than the new class. The story writing in the quests so far has been pretty top notch with lots of interesting characters that keep a link with you for a long time. I can only hope that continues.

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un4tt3nd3d

The environments don’t look nearly as interesting as they did in the single player game. This is just a cheap copy of Morrowind, it’s not going to be anywhere close in regards to the authenticity and gripping nature of its atmosphere. It makes perfect sense that someone who hasn’t played the original would feel underwhelmed.

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Alexander DeLarge

The setting and lore surrounding Vvardenfell should get you excited regardless. It’s definitely the most interesting area in all of Tamriel.

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xpsync

Understandable.

Morrowind was game made when it was more about the love than the money. It was a ground breaking game at the same time too, it was one of, if not the first true open world design, and at that time well… mind = blown.

It was an Incredibly deep well crafted original world and it was all yours to do what you want within it. Oh so deep in lore, the Great houses, the stories, the outcomes. Every pixel was created with dev love, it oozed love, care, attention to detail, it was another world.

It’s good to know that there was more to it than the fact it was a game called Morrowind.

Then Oblivion came out, meh it was pretty good, well allot better for me after i decided one day I’m so sick of the the f’in gates and shut them all down and finished the main story.

People would ask me… Well what are you going to do now that you finished the game? my reply, i laugh … “Well, now i can play the game.”

Then Skyrim OMG is it ever popular, yet i barely played it, well in comparison to the time i spent playing Morrowind. My preference order is Morrowind, Skyrim, Oblivion, my most amount of time played is Morrowind, Oblivion, Skyrim.

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Wendigo Runner

I never liked Oblivion. It was, in my opinion, a significant step back in music, story, and setting. It felt very generic and lazy compared to Morrowind. Skyrim is so-so, but the mods are freak’n amazing.

I’ve already bought Morrowind for ESO, making it the first thing that I’ve pre-ordered in years.

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Alex Willis

There’s no question that Morrowind is the pinnacle of the TES series. It was a mess at launch, but patched, was probably the finest first-person RPG ever made. ESO has actually climbed in my estimation, and is now almost on par with Skyrim. (I doubt it will ever catch up, but…it has improved so much.) Poor Oblivion, though. It just never grabbed me. It felt too “fishbowl”-y.

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xpsync

Forgot the mess, i ummm… actually used a crack, yes i bought it, but used a crack as it helped the game run smooth, lol. After a few patches didn’t need it but remember walking into Balmora /slideshow, the crack actually fixed that.

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Wendigo Runner

Ditto with the crack actually. A lot of us probably did that. Well, anyone with any technical savvy lean to ’em.

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hurbster

Chubby Oblivion faces – could never get used to them.

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Jeff

I will say that Trailer beats anything I have seen from WoW, FFXIV, or GW2 in the past three years ESO is quietly gaining ground, it is evolving into a every-mans MMO and I think that will end up making it one of the top three if it isn’t there already. I abandoned WoW a couple years back, right now ESO and FFXIV fight for my Dollars and ESO has FFXIV on the ropes.

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Wendigo Runner

The forced group dungeons are the only things keeping me away from XIV.

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Alexander DeLarge

I wouldn’t say it’s quietly doing this. It has a major presence at E3 every year and it’s selling incredibly well online and at retail. Even if someone bought the game (and hated it, as I did), since it’s buy2play, they’ll inevitably give it another chance (as I did, and loved it). If the whole “every-man’s MMO” thing is true, that’s hilarious because it’s far more complex than its competitors.

My problem with the state of the MMORPGs is that it is possible that an entire generation could’ve gone throughout their entire adolescence “not knowing any better” when it comes to what is possible with the genre thanks to 12 years of World of Warcraft clones. This gives me hope for more mainstream “sandpark” offerings in the future.

I wasn’t really impressed with the trailer itself, hate the cliche piano/drop blockbuster editing but what was shown was impressive.

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Matthäus Wey

It’s your opinion so it’s fine but… have you seen any other trailers the last few years xd?

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Major Glitch

Yes…and they all look meh. Did you have any specific trailers in mind?

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