Time To Make You Dorks Jealous

Who has two thumbs and got an invite to the beta of Elder Scrolls Online?  This guy! *points to self*

The Elder Scrolls games are some of my favorite games I’ve never finished.  Open ended game worlds and I don’t get along very well.  Or maybe we get along too well.  I usually end up getting lost in the world after playing for 100 hours or so and have a hard time remembering what the storyline quest was.

For the online game, it looks like they are planning on only one seamless world instead of multiple shards.  It will be interesting to see how long that lasts.  It looks like all of the races are represented and they’re loosely broken up into three alliances.  It’s hard to tell how that will work.  Maybe that’s the PvP teams or something.

The game also appears to be one of those open class games similar to the stand alone games which I’m excited about.  Of course, it also means that it will likely suffer from horrible balance issues or everyone ends up being specialized the same.  I think I’ll start with a High Elf mage before I inevitably end up playing a fighter because Elder Scrolls doesn’t seem to do mages well.

An open ended world with open ended classes.  Sounds right up my alley.  I know what I’ll be doing this weekend.