Hello all you gaming nuts out there! Long time no speak. We’ve been busy getting the new Fallout and Elder Scrolls lore series up and running so the smaller things have been pushed aside. Things are starting to settle so let’s get some poll results out there and what they might mean. A couple weeks ago we asked you a couple questions: have you attended a gaming convention and what weapon would you like to see included in ESO?
Spears. A staple of the Morrowind community that hasn’t been back except in mod form. No clue why developers haven’t included them but they haven’t. Perhaps they are too close to two-handed weapons and they feel they don’t deserve their own skill line. Maybe it’s because they can be both ranged AND melee so they didn’t want to choose or give the unfair advantage of being both. Honestly though they would be a very welcomed addition.
My idea of a spear skill line would consist of a conal attack and a whirlwind-style attack, but where the changes take place from 2H-ers is that spears indeed can be thrown. So have a couple abilities that throw a spear for certain effects like a snare or bleed. Have spears be throw-able at range but then are swung when enemies are in melee range. Some of you may think that’s unfair but bows deal just as much damage at close range as they do long. It would just look silly to throw a spear when the enemy is 2 feet in front of you.
Another weapon we’ve missed from Morrowind are throwing weapons and crossbows. Now let me stop here and say that these, as well as spears, could just be added in with skill lines that already exist. Spears could be included with 2H weapons except they wouldn’t be throw-able then and the throwing weapons and crossbows could rather easily be added to the bow skill line. Just change the tool tips from “arrow” to “projectile” and there you have it. After that, just add some more weapon animations and you have very satisfied subscribers.
Let me just add that I really want scythes. I loved them in GW1 as a Dervish and would love to be spinning around a huge scythe, slicing up my enemies. Might make gather easier too.
Gaming conventions. A mecca for all things nerd and nerd-like, plus hot models in cosplay who probably don’t know what character their playing as. Regardless, it seems like a hoot! A say seem like because neither of us have been to a gaming convention as of yet. As the channel becomes more prominent and we explore other facets of gaming, we hope a visit to one of these is warranted.