Soak up an hour of Elder Scrolls Online’s new Warden

    
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Soak up an hour of Elder Scrolls Online’s new Warden
Are you bearly ready to roll up one of the new Wardens for this June’s Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind? Future bear butts rejoice, then, because ZeniMax has delivered a full hour of information and preview for the ranged pet class.

In the latest episode of ESO Live, the team hunkers down to discuss this brand-new class, including the design behind it, its animal companions, and how its various roles will play out in the game. After brainstorming several types of classes (including an intriguing Dark Wizard), the team narrowed it down to the Warden: “We wanted something different and unique so that players could express themselves in this avenue that we had not yet created. That’s why we went with the nature theme.”

Check out the Warden video preview after the break as well as a sneak peek of Morrowind’s Balmora zone!

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Arngrim

Dark Wizard sounds cool, i hope thats something they’ll bring in in a future expansion.

This class seems to be what i wanted at launch, was bummed out my only way to get Ice magic was through the elemental staff line. Also nature magic sounds cool. Still no spears though :(

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Celestia

Looking forward to their in depth reveal of the other two skill lines. I’m a big fan of playing buffing support, so sounds like the new Warden could be a good fit.

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jay

The one single thing that bugs me about ESO is the lack of real depth when it comes to character class ability choices. On the face of it, you say there’s all of these different skills, and each skill has two morphs. Which makes umpteen trillion combinations.

But the more you play, the more you realize that of those morphs, often one is for stam and the other is for magicka. So every magi has one morph and every stam player has the other. Removing any real choice if you were to use that skill. Now many people will say, well you still have a lot of variety when it comes to choosing which skills to use in your build, even if the morphs are specific to the type of builds.

Yes, this is true, but imagine how much more depth the game would have if both all skills scaled off your highest stat. Stam or Magi, imagine how much more build options this would offer us. Or just remove stamina/magi and make it one pool, with a separate sprint pool. (true ES fans would hate this, thus the previous thought works better) Or even better, have every skill offer 3-4 morphs instead of just 2. That would give us true diversity.

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Castagere Shaikura

The last thing i want to do in ESO is lvl another character. And the warden looks dull to me.

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Dug From The Earth

There are some things I feel ESO needs to do at this point to keep things up to date with the times.

– 1. Make the ability to respect via gold/shrine to another class
– 2. Allow class abilities/morphs to be changed for free outside of combat/pvp.

The one thing that is a constant PITA and speedbump when I play is having to go and untrain abilities/morphs and such to be able to pick up other abilities to fill a role in a group, or whatever it is I want to do. Its such an obsolete mechanic in 2017.

Secondly, with the whole “Train any weapon, and ability” mentality that the game supports, its almost a step backwards to not allow you to also be able to train all classes on one character. The trip to the respec shrine, and gold cost should apply to swapping classes since its a bit bigger of a character adjustment than simply changing an ability morph.

– 3. Make mount training account wide, rather than character specific. This is just a pain and inconvenience at this point.
– 4. Make crafting research account wide, rather than character specific. This is the most frustrating and annoying part of crafting IMO, and makes me dread crafting on any other characters other than my main.

These 4 things not being part of the current game, really make me dread starting a new character in ESO again… even a new class like the Warden. Especially when I can just play through all of Morrowinds content scaled to the level of my existing character.

Elder Scrolls is supposed to be about one character that has the option to advance in any direction they desire, after all. This whole “separate characters for classes” is one of this games original mechanics that needs to join other obsolete mechanics like Vet levels, Leveled zones, and many other things they have already removed from the game.

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Jeff

The so called classes are just loose templates actually, I have a Nightblade that wears Heavy Armor and uses a two hander, and he’s very viable. The issue is having the game make sense to the WoW players who are brainwashed over X class is for Y. I think they took a logical middle ground personally.

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dixa

if you finish cadwell silver and gold, and orsinium and all the other dlc that has come out you have enough skill points to take and morph every class, guild, weapon and armor skill in the game and still have some left over for gathering.

if you want to also craft then no, you won’t have enough for everything. but you can get close enough that you don’t need to go an respec as you say when you want to dungeon as a different role.

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Rottenrotny

Meh, pet classes….

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Cypher

Loving ESO as ever, it’s my main MMO and I’m so glad a new class is being added to freshen things up a bit.
It also highlights how my once main MMO, SWTOR hasn’t added a new class in nearly 6 years!

Sub cancelled and switched to ESO, my new full time main (once Morrowind drops!) :-)

Chukii

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Sashaa

Interesting video. Reminds me of the best class I ever played mmo wise, aka the Bear Shaman from Age of Conan.

The youtube comments section, on the other hand…

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MrSaxon

Really looking forward to them detailing the other skill lines in the next ESO Live.

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Jeff

I really enjoyed this, you know ESO Live is one of the best produced MMO video blogs out there, after watching the utter shit Blizzard is doing for WoW in that cramped room with that kid from Game Breaker TV ( No not you Larry :-P) , I just have to ask does Blizzard even really care about anything else other than E-sports? Meanwhile ZOS is growing it’s presence as Is Square Enix , but I digress.

As much as I’m looking forward to the Warden class, I am hopeful they will do some form of Dark Mage/Necromancer class for the next expansion, they have a lot of options in both Classes and places to visit.

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Wanda Clamshuckr

I am hopeful they will do some form of Dark Mage/Necromancer class

Only going by forum polls and discussion from the last couple of years, it seems to be a #1 or #2 choice for the community. It’s my hope as well that something like this arrives, and it’s good to hear that they are at least considering it.

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MrSaxon

I used to play a character in Champions Online who could raise the corpses of dead minions as zombies on the battlefield. Was a blast to play, and would love the ability to do something similar in ESO!

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Castagere Shaikura

If only all mmo’s had character creation freedom like champions online.

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Daniel Reasor

I’ve always wanted a pet class where the main combat pet has cosmetic item slots. I don’t care what the pet is. Somehow, Star Trek Online is the only MMO I’ve seen that does this, with my Bridge Officers, and even they can’t wear outfits marked as Off Duty Clothes.

Let me put an evil wizard outfit that I’m not wearing anymore on my necromancer’s zombie. Let my criminal mastermind design the uniforms his henchmen wear. Poodle sweaters for my Warden’s cliff racers. Let my World of Warcraft Warlock make a sexy nurse outfit for his Succubus and a little sailor costume for his Imp. Something. Anything.

SOMEBODY LET ME DRESS UP MY PETS.

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Sorrior

Weirdly enough Warframe which is admittedly more lobby action then mmo but has alot of mmo hallmarks let’s you do this with your pet be it fur color or armor for your dog/cat things or appearance stuff for Robo drones called sentinels…actually the customization is pretty insane from skins to colors to even having weapon addons like keychains.

I actually do recommend it