This site has been created to share all things TES. I hope to offer the latest information on mods, TES Online, Game info and other sites that offer TES information. I called it Dragonborn because it is. This site is born from the Dragons of TES and their consistent onslaught on the lands of Tamriel and TES. Like the Dragons I hope to continue in equal tenacity to offer TES information and stories from the Elder Scrolls! This is a work in progress and will be completed in the near future. Although ,if anyone knows anything about websites, they are a never ending story!
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Following the extensive media coverage of the Elder Scrolls Online press beta last weekend, I am thrilled to announce that Tamriel Foundry has been granted permission to contribute our own coverage and impressions of ESO. When I started this website a year and a half ago its primary purpose was to serve as a haven for discussion amongst serious and mature gamers. Tamriel Foundry has evolved substantially since that date, but our mission has not changed. In the coming weeks we will have a steady stream of articles, videos, site features, and more which provide you all with what we hope will be a clear picture of the systems, features, and mechanics you will encounter in ESO. It feels strange to be granted permission to talk about my (now extensive) experience with the game following such a lengthy period of non-disclosure that I almost don’t know where to start. The articles that will follow this one will each have a specific focus, taking a close look at a specific gameplay system. To get the ball rolling, however, I want to start with some honest reflection on what The Elder Scrolls Online is as a game and what it realistically offers to the countless gamers who are looking forward to it....
Recently ZeniMax Online released a video in which they heavily showcase Cyrodiil and the player vs. player aspect of The Elder Scrolls Online. As most of you may know, Cyrodiil is the central province of Tamriel and in ESO this will provide the backdrop for the “Alliance vs. Alliance (AvA)” combat which is a primary component of ESOs endgame. The objective players face in Cyrodiil is for you and your faction to conquer the province, claim the ruby throne, and rule all of Tamriel by crowning an Emperor. In order to fully control Cyrodiil, an alliance must conquer and control all of the keeps which surround the Imperial City. This article attempts to clarify some misconceptions regarding what to expect in Cyrodiil. I also want to address the general strategy in attacking and defending fortresses from your enemies. Lastly I’ll touch on some of the game-mechanics that have been announced regarding the Alliance War.
Described in the beautiful song written by Miracle of Sound, Cyrodiil will host a three-way war in a massive open-world environment. Many are expected to answer the call. This comes as no surprise, considering that ZeniMax has always made clear their intention of offering players large-scale content. According to Brian Wheeler (ESO’s lead PvP designer) these battles often feature over to two-hundred concurrent players on screen. In fact, the engine and technology which powers ESO was specifically designed with this size of battle as a required benchmark. Marvelous as this may sound, it can also be incredibly overwhelming for players who are not used to MMOs or group-based content. It would be quite understandable for some less-experienced players to find themselves lost, confused, and feeling unimportant in the midst of such a huge battle.
Authors: Elder Scrolls Online
Watch our new video to get a taste of the diverse customization options you’ll have at your fingertips in The Elder Scrolls Online.
Even though creating your character is just the first step on your adventure, it’s an important one. We want to give you the tools you need to realize the hero you’re already envisioning, and we’re excited to give you a peek at some of the options you’ll use to create the character you want to play in ESO. Take a look at our new video and let us know what you think.