Friday, February 28, 2014

Elder Scrolls Lore: Jarl Ulfric Stormcloak

Every time one of these come out the production quality increases 10 fold! This weeks lore series from Shoddycast is all about Ulfric Stormcloak. Check out this Epic video!

Elder Scrolls Online - Dragon Knight Gameplay (Ardent Flame)

Force shows off how crazy you can go with your builds in Elder Scrolls Online. Even as far as turning a warrior class into a caster. Check it out!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Force Elder Scrolls Online - Questing (Westtry)

Force once again takes us through another interesting quest line in ESO. (spoilers ahead!)


br /> This weeks Creating ESO is all about the music in Elder Scrolls Online. I have always loved the music in the Elder Scrolls games and I am glad to see they are bringing back talent from previous games. Full article can be found here.

Elder Scrolls Online Weekly: Remember the Chalamo!

This week the Shoddy guys talk about some of the recent changes that Zeni as made to ESO after feed back from the press and public! Exciting! I love collision detection and the ability to skip starter islands if you want.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Escapist Is Giving Away Beta Keys!

There is no reason if your are a Fan of ESO that you should not get into beta this weekend with the amount of keys that are being thrown around right now. Here is just another source. Grab em here!

Confirmed! We Got Beta This Weekend!

If it wasn't obvious from the post and key give away, her comes the official announcement straight from Zeni! See you all in game this Friday! Yeah get that monkey!

MMORPG Is Giving Away Beta Keys!!!

Not seen an Official announcement yet from Zeni but MMORPG just posted a beta key giveaway for this weekends beta event 2/28/14 through 3/2/14!!! Grab yours fast before they are gone!!

Tamriel Foundry: Rudrias’ Crafting Basics

Tamriel Foundry has a great guide and break down of crafting in ESO that is worth taking a look at. Also all is pretty quiet on the ESO front which most likely means the next beta event will be announce any time now. Keep your eyes pealed here at Elder Scribes!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Force Confirms Starting Islands Optional In This Video!

Well guys what started out as a Reddit rumor earlier today is not confirmed and you can see it for yourself in this video by Force where he shows how you can now go straight to the first major city in you faction right out of the tutorial gate! This is great news for anyone that want to hit the ground running and want to get into a more Elder Scroll like free form experience sooner. But hey you can always go back to the islands later! Where sky shards and interesting story lines abound!

MMORPG Rumor's Starter Islands No More?

MMORPG is sourcing something that popped up on Reddit coming from someone that says now on the long term beta test server, the 2 starter islands have become optional. Could still be just a rumor but I guess we will see on the next beta event which should be happening very, very soon! The rest of the story after the link.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Force: Elder Scrolls Online - Questing (Shattered Grove)

In this video Force takes us through a quest line! Be advised major spoilers ahead! Enjoy!

Official ESO Twitter Says Another Beta Event Coming Soon!

Just posted today on Elder Scrolls Online Official Twitter that we can expect another Beta Event very soon! So keep an eye on for the latest announcements and also your inbox in case you get a code! Now that the NDA is lifted we now have some exciting opportunitys to show you streaming beta game-play on our twitch channel! Expect that during the next event!

Force ESO Guide - Dark Anchors

In this video Force takes us through a Dark Anchor encounter and shows us that with a little skill they can be solo'd! Check it out!

Friday, February 21, 2014

MMORPG Asks Will Darkness Fall on the Imperial City?

Darkness Falls is one of the best game systems to come out of Dark Age of Camelot and beloved by its fans. With most of the ESO team coming from DAoC will we see "Darkness Falls" style game-play make a return? Maybe even in Imperial City? MMORPG dives into this popular question after the link.

Tamriel Foundry: Mundus Stones in The Elder Scrolls Online

Remember Mundus Stones from Skyrim and the buffs they provided? Well looks like they are in ESO also! Tamerial Foundry has a great write-up detailing Mundus Stones in ESO and the buffs and perks they provide. Check it!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Force ESO Guide - Character Customization (Skill System Overview)

In this video Force highlights how you can build a character the way you want it and how the skill system works. A must watch!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Force Elder Scrolls Online - Sorcerer Game play (Storm Calling)

Force showcases a 'stormcalling' sorcerer build and how it performs in PvE game play. Check it out!

MMORPG Elder Scrolls Online Previews: A Deep Look at ESO's Racial Skills

Head over to and check out their latest feature on the races in ESO and their skill perks. Start planning your race/class combo before launch! Read it all past the link.

Elder Scrolls Online Weekly: Are YOU Buying ESO?

Well are you? That might be a silly question for anyone visiting a fan site but this week Shoddycast dives into their beta impressions and what they feel about the longevity of the game. Another excellent episode. Check it out!

ESO To Share More About Crafting

The Picture says it all! Looks like ESO plans to give us a bunch of info on crafting in the coming weeks. Keep your eyes tuned on Elder Scribes for the latest as it hits!

Developer Play Session: Blacksmithing in Tamriel

Nice to wake up this morning and find that Zenimax has released an official video showcasing gathering and how skill perks enhance it and also Blacksmithing and how item research works and more! Great video!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Tamriel Foundry: Templar Class Impressions

Tamriel Foundry writer Atropos has written an extensive run down of the Templar class in ESO. Take a look after the link.

MMORPG Elder Scrolls Online Interviews: Brian Wheeler Talks PvP and 'Darkness Falls' has a HUGE interview up on PvP and other exciting things from ESO. "Darkness Falls" should be the key word to get any of you old school MMO'ers excited! Check it all out after the link.

Force ESO Guide - Bleakrock Isle (Ebonheart Pact Starting Area) (Spoilers!)

Force is on an ESO roll and this time we travel through the starting island quests for the Ebonheart Pact. Spoiler warning though as this video pretty much shows the outcomes and quests for the whole island.


This weeks official AMA delves into Collectors edition perks, early release, how the Rings of Mara work and more! Check it all out past the link!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Elder Scrolls Online Column: Why ESO’s ‘Slower’ Pacing Leaves Me Optimistic

Christina Gonzalez over at has put in her two cents on why she is excited about how long it takes to level in ESO. Find the full article after the link.

Elder Scrolls Online Column: The Best & Worst Things About ESO

Christopher Coke over at gives some insight into what he feels are the best and the worst of ESO. Check the article out past the link.

ESOTR - In-depth look at Crafting in The Elder Scrolls Online

Elder Scrolls Off the Record takes a in-depth look at crafting in ESO!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Elder Scrolls Online: What is a Public Dungeon

Elder Scrolls Online - My First Group Dungeon (Banished Cells)

ESO: Isarii’s Comprehensive Review

Isarii from Tamriel Foundry has written and amazing and extensive review and impression of ESO. Very much worth a read especially if you are like me and trying to make a slow day at work pass by! It's all here past the link.

The Elder Scrolls Online Realm vs. Realm Video Preview

Elder Scrolls Online - Perspective Matters (First vs Third)

We Can Talk About ESO! The NDA has Lifted!

Oh joyous day! We can now all share our experiences in the beta as the NDA has officially been lifted just minutes ago! I have been in several beta events so far and I can't stress enough how excited and how awesome this game is. Especially the PvP and keep battles. Not since the days for DAOC or Shadowbane has PvP been this exciting and engaging! Look forward to Elder Scribes streaming our beta game play on when we are in the next event. Check out the official announcement here

Friday, February 14, 2014

ShoddyCast Elder Scrolls Online PvP Introduction

Elder Scrolls Online PvP Gameplay - Angry Joe's Impressions

Elder Scrolls Lore: Wolf Queen of Solitude

Just out now a new ShoddyCast Lore Series all about The Wolf Queen of Solitude! This was one of my favorite quest lines in Skyrim and once again these guys do an amazing job bringing the story to life. Check it out!

Evarwyn ESO PvP Tutorial

The Elder Scrolls Online PvP IMPRESSIONS! Hands-On Gameplay with Tara Long

Elder Scrolls Online - PVP - Gaiscioch Takes a Keep Gameplay Video

Press Site PvP Preview NDA lifted today!

Yay! The PvP NDA for many news and fan sites dropped today and videos and articles are spilling out onto the web! I'll be quickly posting any preview videos as they come available so get an eye on Elder Scribes today and don't be stingy with that refresh button!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Monday, February 10, 2014

Elder Scrolls Online PvP Impressions Coming Soon!

Hey guys! Just wanted to give everyone a heads up that currently media sites that have been given permission by Zenimax to talk about the PvE in ESO but have also created impression content on the PvP in the game, but are currently under embargo not to release their content yet. I'v heard that this PvP impressions embargo is supposed to lift sometime this week. Stay tuned to the site as ill be hunting down and listing any PvP impression videos I come across as they are released.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Tons of ESO First Impressions Are Out Now!!

Hey guys just posted a bunch of first impressions videos from various news and fan sites around the web. Recently ESO invited the press to preview and record impression videos that were under NDA until yesterday. I'll continue to link and post as more come available. Check them all out on the front page below this post!

Crafting In ESO

Impression on 1st & 3rd person camera in ESO

Official QGN Elder Scrolls Online First Impressions

Elder Scrolls Online Beta - Angry Joe's Impressions

The Elder Scrolls Online PvE IMPRESSIONS! Hands-On

The Elder Scrolls Online - First Impressions Gameplay Video

Let's Play Elder Scrolls Online: Abridged

Elder Scrolls Online Preview with PC Gamer

Elder Scrolls Online: 15 Things You Need to Know

The Elder Scrolls Online - Eurogamer Preview

Thursday, February 6, 2014


Head over to the official site today to get an inside look at the design process that went into creating Molag Bal. Have a look after the link!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Elder Scrolls Online Weekly: Imperial Edition

This weeks ESO Weekly from Shoddycast talks all about preorders and the collectors edition release. Watch and enjoy!


Check your inboxs, spam folders, and promotion tabs because everyone and their mom are getting set ESO beta keys right now for this weekends beta! All the details after the link!

Monday, February 3, 2014

The Elder Scrolls Online - The Arrival Cinematic Trailer

Along with the pre-orders this weeks comes a new badass of an epic trailer for ESO! Watch it in HD and enjoy!

ESO Q&A on PlayStation Blog

ESO took a walk over to the Playstation blog to answer some questions about the console edition of the game. Lots of good info past the link.


Its been a week action packed with awesome. And if you haven't pre-ordered your collectors edition yet, this video just might entice you to do so. My favorite part of the CE is the lore book!


Right on the heels of the pre-order announcements and some of the controversy surrounding some of the exclusives contained within, comes a new AMA that address some of the nagging questions that are floating around. Read it all past the link.


Its official! Pre-orders are now live! Get yours today ASAP because I'm sure those collectors editions will go fast. Already got mine locked in. Get all the details


3 new ESO wall papers are not live on the main site! Finally something to change up my background on my computer at work! Find them all past the link. New ESO Wallpapers

Elder Scrolls Lore: Tribunal - Red Year & The Fall

Part 3 of Shoddycasts lore series is out! Excellent as always!

Elder Scrolls Lore: Tribunal - Rulers of Morrowind

Part 2 of Shoddycasts lore series on the Tribunal is not live! Watch and Enjoy!