Welcome back to the ShoddyCast! It’s been a lovely holiday but it’s time to slowly return to our normal working schedule. Luckily for me, this means discussing Elder Scrolls Online.
ESO Has More Progression Than Past TES Games?
Much information has come to us about ESO’s progression system through interviews, trailers and gameplay. Most of you have seen this information and thus can give a pretty accurate assessment of whether or not ESO’s progression system will be robust enough for the common TES fan. Let’s discuss some of the features we currently know about.
The open-ended skill system allows for making builds that suits not only our preferred playstyle but most situations we’ll be facing in ESO. As we gain skill points through questing, leveling, capturing skyshard and other activities, we can get new skills to equip and more passives that actively work in the background to buff our characters. On top of that we’ve learned recently that the skill points can also go toward our preferred tradeskills as well.
As we grow stronger with our skills, our armor is constantly being upgraded with stronger and stronger versions with more impressive enchantments. On top of enchantments, we have runes to improve our armor even further. Not only do the stats improve but the look of our armor as well. As you get higher level gear, you’ll look more and more badass and who doesn’t want that?
Beyond the skills, crafting and armor/weapons, we have PvP and ranks. As you become a god amongst mere mortals on the battlefield, you’ll progress through the ranking system, gaining new titles that will be displayed on your nameplate in the form of icons.
With Veteran Points to continue progression after level 50, the upcoming crime system and morality system, there’s sure to be more and more progression added to ESO to make sure we feel like we’re accomplishing something great!
What Was Your Vote for Best Game of 2013?
I won’t go too much into this topic as it’s very subjective. I’d say based on feedback from other players that the top 3 games would be Bioshock Infinite, GTA 5 and The Last of Us. Had I been able to play the latter two, I might have had a hard time deciding; but as I haven’t, Bioshock is the easy answer. If you had the pleasure of playing the other 2 games, which of the 3 was your favorite?