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The Elder Scrolls Online is celebrating the Thieves Guild anniversary (discreetly)

Throwing a party for a guild of thieves generally seems like poor planning for the thieves. So while The Elder Scrolls Online is throwing a one-year anniversary party for the Thieves Guild, it’s doing so discreetly. Everything is very hush-hush. (This is different from celebrating it discretely, in which case the party would be very clearly separate from any other parties taking place, making it a worse idea.) If you still haven’t gotten in to the Thieves Guild content, for example, you can do so with a 25% discount in the Crown Store for the DLC or you can purchase the CE package at a discount as well.

But what should you do if you’re already in the guild? Steal things, duh. Get double the items from crafting nodes in Hew’s Bane, more rewards from Heists, double the whiskers from killing bosses in the Maw of Lorkhaj, and doubled rewards from world bosses and delve bosses in the region. It’s twice the reward for the same amount of effort! Any good thief would be interested, and you’ve got until March 20th to enjoy the spoils.


The Stream Team: Becoming a true thief in The Elder Scrolls Online

In our last joint Elder Scrolls Online stream, both Bree and Larry mentioned that they were more thieves than assassins. Perhaps it’s time for them to prove it.

The Justice System launched almost two years ago but didn’t truly come to fruition until ZeniMax launched the Thieves Guild DLC just a couple of months ago. At 3:00 p.m., OPTV‘s Elder Scrolls fanatics Larry Everett and Bree Royce step into the seedy underworld of Tamriel as the stealthy Stream Team brings you…

What: Elder Scrolls Online
Who: Larry Everett and Bree Royce
When: 3:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

Enjoy the show (and bring extra lockpicks)!

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How The Elder Scrolls Online is making grouping less painful

The Elder Scrolls Online’s Thieves Guild DLC will offer benefits to more than your sneaking exploits, says a new dev blog released on the official site today: It’ll also grant +1 to your grouping game.

The DLC includes a heavily updated grouping tool that polishes and reorganizes the UI in terms of character role indicators and difficulty mode. It also opens up limited cross-alliance play and pre-made groups.

Players will receive a boatload of expies and a blue-quality set piece from as part of a rewards cache granted upon completion of a normal or veteran dungeon every day. Dungeon completions past that first one award green-quality pieces and less experience.


Take a tour through Elder Scrolls Online’s Thieves Guild DLC locations

As The Elder Scrolls Online inches toward the release of the Thieves Guild DLC, ZeniMax is hyping the incoming content. Today, it’s released a guide to the locations featured within the DLC.

The core city for the guild is Hew’s Bane in southern Hammerfell, the desert territory and homeland to the Redguards.

“Travelers to Hew’s Bane and Abah’s Landing must be ever vigilant,” writes ZeniMax. “Keep your purse-strings tight, for pickpockets, thieves, and swindlers call this corner of Hammerfell home. Or don’t—it’s your coin. Finding the Thieves Guild, though? They’ll find you, trust us.”

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Elder Scrolls Online video previews the Thieves Guild DLC

The Thieves Guild is pretty much my favorite part of the Elder Scrolls series, full-stop. Will it be equally epic in The Elder Scrolls Online? We’re about to find out, as the game’s Thieves Guild DLC lands on the test server next week ahead of its March platform launches.

“The Thieves Guild DLC game pack—complete with a new Thieves Guild passive skill line, new Justice gameplay, hours of new story content and more—will be accessible at no cost to those who have an active ESO Plus™ membership. Otherwise, it will cost 2,000 crowns in the ESO Crown Store. The base-game patch, always free to those who own ESO, is chock-full of new features and enhancements including a 64-bit client for PC and Mac, scrolling combat text, grouping improvements and incentives, and tons of combat and gameplay balance changes. We encourage all our PC and Mac players to join us on the PTS for Thieves Guild testing!

ZeniMax has released a dev video introducing players to the upcoming content. Enjoy!

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The Elder Scrolls Online previews Thieves Guild DLC with a new trailer

The Elder Scrolls Online has been teasing its Thieves Guild DLC for a while now, and today we have a closer look at the lore and the mechanics.

“The Thieves Guild of Abah’s Landing, an organization of pickpockets, burglars, robbers, and thieves, is being hunted by a mercenary guard force known as the Iron Wheel. This relentless organization will stop at nothing to see the guild brought to justice for a high-stakes heist that went horribly wrong. As their newest recruit, you’ll sneak along rooftops, steal from the shadows, and recover lost treasures to help to restore the guild’s reputation.”

ZeniMax says that the update will be divided into DLC and a patch. We’ll be joining the Thieves Guild, questing in a new Hammerfell subzone, trekking through “hours of exciting new story content,” and dying in the new 12-man raid. Check out the brand-new trailer below.

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The Elder Scrolls Online’s 2016: DLC, housing are in; veteran ranks are out

ZeniMax Game Director Matt Firor has just posted a dev blog outlining The Elder Scrolls Online’s gameplan for 2016. “With the millions of players that joined the world of ESO in 2015, our player population is very strong,” he begins. “We’re not perfect; we have things to work on, but we are very happy with where we are.”

Two DLC are on the agenda for the year: The Thieves Guild in Q1 and The Dark Brotherhood in Q2. The former should land on the test server early next month. The latter will tickle the hearts of Oblivion players as it’s set primarily in Cyrodiil’s Gold Coast locations. “We do have plans for DLC after Dark Brotherhood, but you’ll have to wait for details,” Firor teases.

ZeniMax also plans to focus more on social features and the open world with a new LFG tool, an emphasis on player level scaling, a guild search tool, and console chat. “Longer term, expect to see information about systems like a character customization shop so you can change your character’s gender, appearance, name, etc., player housing, and other systems that we’ll announce in the future.”

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Orsinium arrives for PC and Mac Elder Scrolls Online players

Bethsoft has just announced that the Orsinium DLC pack is now available for The Elder Scrolls Online’s PC and Mac players. Xbox One and PlayStation 4 players can purchase the DLC next week. ZeniMax Creative Director Rich Lambert heralded the DLC with a message to players:

This is by far our largest DLC to date, and one of the largest zones we’ve ever built. There is a huge amount of content to discover with tons of new quests, group bosses, delves, public dungeons, new items, and of course the PVE game mode – the Maelstrom Arena. […] Orsinium isn’t just a new zone, however. The base game patch for this DLC includes a large number of quality of life improvements that everyone gets access to including controller support, battle leveling updates, subtitles, shield dyeing, LFG improvements, and the Champion Point cap and catch-up system.

Lambert further notes that ZOS’ next goal is the Thieves Guild DLC. “With it comes a new Trial as well as a myriad of other bug fixes and quality of life improvements,” he promises. “We will have more details on the Thieves Guild and the other DLCs in the new year.”

Massively OP’s Larry Everett scoped out Orsinium last month, saying the DLC “captured the essence of [his] ESO playstyle.”