Elder Scrolls Online explores Argonian culture for Murkmire as the free house promo deadline approaches

    
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You folks all geared up for a trek into the swamps of Tamriel? I hope so because Murkmire is coming for The Elder Scrolls Online. Though we still don’t have a hard date, we know it’s coming “soon” and well before the end of the year, and to tempt folks into readying their wallets, ZeniMax has posted another deep-dive preview of what’s coming when we dive (back) into the Black Marsh province to explore Argonian culture.

“The Argonians are one of the most unusual races we have in the game. Not just because they’re lizard people, but because their culture and the way they look at things and the world is different,” ESO Zone Lead Ed Stark, who has the best name ever, writes in today’s dev blog. “Up to this point in ESO we’ve really only been able to present the Argonians as on the periphery of their civilization or within somebody else’s. But in Murkmire, you finally get to see what they’re like at home.” The dev blog also touches on swamp biome diversity, enemy mob types, and themed rewards for the map.

Meanwhile, ZeniMax notes its Summerfall event is winding down. Players are trying to reach 100% before Friday morning in order to unlock the Grand Psijic Villa for all players who own the Summerset chapter. At 92%, the community has already unlocked a pony pet and horse mount.

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NeoWolf

Fortunately my concern has been allayed, the target has been reached.. phew.

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NeoWolf

I love promotions where Devs give free stuff away for practically no effort on the players part, but a part of me worries with this one.

There are two days left of this promotion and were at 92%, if that passes and we don’t reach 100% and they do not give us the house anyway.. that could blow up in thier face BIG TIME and create a fair bit of resentment turning the whole thing into a PR/Marketing mess.

Hopefully it won’t, but that house is not a trivial thing it is a SIGNIFICANT giveaway with a SIGNIFICANT dollar bill attached to it.

Fingers crossed it works out!

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Mewmew

I disagree :D

A goal was put in place with prizes set out for reaching certain points on that goal. I’d have to say that if the players do not reach the end goal, then they simply shouldn’t get the prize. If you fail you fail, you shouldn’t get the top prize anyway and make the goal meaningless…

Being a significant prize with a major value attached is a reason why they definitely should stick to their guns about people meeting the requirements for them all to win it…

Giving a consolation prize if the community doesn’t make it would be fine, but they shouldn’t still get the top major prize anyway. Otherwise, what’s the point of making the goal to be met?

Realistically you shouldn’t be worried. This only started midday on the 20th of this month. I very much think they’ll make it and then some.

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NeoWolf

I wasn’t really debating the right or wrongness of getting it or not :D

But rather merely making the point of being THIS close to getting it and potentially not would potentially leave a lot of people salty.. which would turn a positive thing into a negative thing, which would be a shame.

Especially as the intent from this was such a positive thing.

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McGuffn

That would be amazing (and story of the year material) to come up short, but Wednesday’s results aren’t tabulated yet and there’s a full day Thursday and part of Friday.