The Elder Scrolls Online tours Murkmire, announces new ESO Plus benefits

    
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The Elder Scrolls Online is gearing up to release its newest DLC, Murkmire, which will add the eponymous Argonian territory to ZeniMax’s popular MMO. Although there’s no firm release date yet, this week’s ESO Live Twitch stream was all about Murkmire, and it’s full of information and gameplay footage of the new zone for players to check out. In the stream, Community Managers Gina Bruno and Jess Folsom are joined by Murkmire Zone Lead Ed Stark and Senior Writer-Designer Leamon Tuttle, who detail what players can expect to find in Murkmire and take viewers through a live tour of the zone.

In addition, ZeniMax has also announced that ESO’s membership system, ESO Plus, will be receiving some new and upgraded benefits starting in November. Beginning on November 13th, ESO Plus subscribers will begin receiving an additional 150 crowns in their monthly allowance, bringing the monthly total to 1650 crowns. The update will also grant ESO Plus members free items from the in-game Crown Store “on rare occasions and for a very limited time.” The first free item available to subscribers will be the Priestess of Mara costume, which will be available “later in the year.” On top of that, subscribers will get access to exclusive Crown Store discounts and items, the full details of which you can find in the announcement on the game’s official site.

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Loopy

I’m so behind on ESO content.. i’m only just going through Morrowind. Who needs endgame when there’s plenty of stories to be told.

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Akagi

Oh yeah. I got the game in 2015 summer, only played until level 30 content as a Dunmer for Ebonheart Pact, reached the Skyrim parts of the story and quit for some reason.

Tried it again when Tamriel Unlimited released as Khajiit for Aldmeri Dominion, for whatever reason I rushed through Auridon and quit in a matter of days.

Now in 2018 March I got the Morrowind chapter, deleted all characters and started fresh as a Khajiit Warden for Aldmeri Dominion. First I went through Morrowind, cause it started me there, then I went through all Daggerfall Covenant zones from Stros M’kai all the way to Bangkorai. Now I started the Aldmeri Dominion zones and am currently in Auridon and I’m amazed how many quests I’ve skipped when I rushed through Auridon the first time… Now I explore every corner of the map and it’s amazing.

Then I will do the Ebonheart Pact zones, then all the DLCs that I haven’t yet, then Craglorn and only then – the main quest about Couldharbour and Molag Bal.

Nice game. I’m so glad I got it.

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Toy Clown

Ohhh, and I stopped playing ESO. I know I’ll cycle back around to it someday, so that’s really neat to know the subscription has even more value.

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K38FishTacos

I was thinking about re-subbing. I guess I’ll wait till November. I’ve got other games to play now.

With the increase in Crown allotment, the cynical me also wonders whether the Crown store prices will also go up…

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hurbster

More crowns is good, also the logins give away a reasonable amount of crates and I believe Murkmire is added to your account if you log in for all of November.

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Daniel Miller

Well I don’t mind the so called over priced DLC vs small plus patches.

The difference between an update expansion. You pay for new level cap, new job, new craft. The small dlc they give plus members do not include those. To be fair those should be free.

Including dungeons, pvp arenas is free junk. A job, craft, skill expansion and thus should be paid for, as I grew up on FFXI. Those things take much time and development

To me, it may be corrected now, but ESO turned me off with sets. Sets better than crafted gear. If I learned xxx style and wanted to make a set that style it was forbidden. Hence making learning crafting useless. So I moved on.

Not to mention my favorite Talent tree has not made it in ESO yet. Bound weapons where……

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xpsync

ESO losing traction?

Time for…

Elder Scrolls 6

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latorn

Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t ESO one of the more healthy MMOs in the genre right now?

xpsync
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xpsync

I’d be surprised if it wasn’t number 2.

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latorn

Yeah, excluding WoW, the big 3 MMOs I see most talked about in the west seem to be ESO, GW2, and FFXIV.

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Michael18

Isn’t BDO > GW2? (just in terms of player numbers, not saying one is better than the other)

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Ironwu

The think that really killed ESO for me was the bait & switch they did on content for Plus subscribers. Originally, ALL the new content was to be included for Plus subscribers. Then, they switched it around so that they now had “Expansions” which were just really overpriced DLC content. Now, the ‘free’ DLC content for subscribers is not much more than new dungeon type content.

If one looks at the amount of content their “Expansions” provide for a whopping great amount of $$$, it compares very poorly with real expansions released by other MMO publishers.

ESO is a great MMO, it is just not worth the money anymore.

Just my opinion as a subscriber since launch and not at all happy with the bait and switch, especially after the skimpy Morrowind expansion.

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xpsync

Even better they say it’s not an “expansion” it’s a “chapter”, totally different things lol.

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camren_rooke

Too little too late for me, ESO.

You made me feel like a second class citizen with Plus so you’re gone. (edit: I can’t believe I did the your/you’re error. *hangs head in shame*)

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Hirku

Its alright, its nothing to be ashamed of… ; )

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Michael18

Good that your saying that! You’re encouragement is much appreciated!

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camren_rooke

My eyes! MY EYES!

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Roger Melly

I imagine this will all very welcome . I like Elder Scrolls for its story content but I do find the questing far too easy ( I normally take off all my gear to make it more challenging ) and for that reason it’s something I only return to when several DLC packs have been released and I will subscribe for a month and play through all the content . Same thing with expansions but I will only play them at half price . There doesn’t seem to be much endgame progression but frequency of content updates makes it an ideal casual game for me .