Since the creation of Morrowind, the Elder Scrolls series has been known for it's detailed graphics, it's endless gameplay, and for me, it's nostalgia. However, even after my hundreds, maybe even thousands of hours spent in playing the Elder Scrolls series, I am still unable to call myself a true Elder Scrolls addict because I've not played the first or second Elder Scrolls Games
[img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/a4/Daggerfall_Cover_art.gif/256px Daggerfall_Cover_art.gif[/img]Although I might not be a "true" diehard fan, I believe that no other fan has the excitement that I do for the upcoming MMORPG, Elder Scrolls Online. If you're unfamiliar what this MMORPG is, it is a combination of Morrowind's Wet Landscape, Elsewyr's inhospitable desert plain, Skyrim's frosty iceland and many more accessible areas in a battle for the Imperial City in Cyrodil. In a way, it is the perfect combination of every single Elder Scrolls, plus more! It has been secretly worked on since 2007, and was recently announced to all gamers. Although many people think that the Elder Scrolls: Online is going to be similar to every MMORPG out there, I believe that the game has certain aspects all other MMORPGs lack.
(The "Spider Daedra" shown is a creature from the plains of Oblivion in the fourth Elder Scrolls. It is a powerful creature that is depicted as a horrifying combination of both female and Spider.)
For one, other MMORPGs include two sides. In WoW, there is the Horde and Alliance conflict. Wait, what conflict? It seems as if the Horde and Alliance have no goals, whether it be a hunt for power on behalf of the warchief, or a desire to vanquish all the scourge on behalf of the King. There is just, horde and alliance. However, The Elder Scrolls: Online includes three sides: The Aldmeri Dominion: a group that consists of High Elves, Wood Elves, and Khajiits. This group is a group bent on power. Help them, or be destroyed. The Ebonheart Pact: a group that consists of Nords, Argonians, and Dark Elves. This group was formed after an Akaviri invasion which threatened their survival, so they banded together in hopes of never living in fear of the Imperials. The Daggerfall Covenant: A group of Redguards, Orcs and Bretons. Although these three races have probably had the most conflict, they have come to accept their major differences and now have the most democratic group in all of Tamriel. These three groups fight in a battle to defeat the Imperials and the Daedric Prince Malog Bal and reclaim the Imperial city. However these three also fight against each other.
So there you have it. All that is known of the upcoming MMORPG, The Elder Scrolls: Online.
This game is not your average MMO, and will be greater than that. Although The Elder Scrolls Online isn't being created by Bethesda, it will have all the great aspects that you know, and love, about previous Elder Scrolls games.