For some unknown reason I was wondering what the collective noun of screenshots would be (if it existed) I ended up stealing the collective noun for ducks (in flight) for semi-alliterative purposes.
eldaeriel posted this on April 22nd, 2014.
Categorized as elder scrolls online, games, MMO, weekly screenshot.
Full link: http://starandshadow.wordpress.com/2014/04/22/eso-a-skein-of-screenshots/
eldaeriel posted this on April 13th, 2014.
Categorized as disguises, elder scrolls, elder scrolls online, games, MMO, outfits, rpg.
Full link: http://starandshadow.wordpress.com/2014/04/13/eso-disguises/
ESO uses a disguise system which allows you to infiltrate an enemy camp and gain information. Whilst on the quest you cannot sneak as that would seem suspicious. After the quest has been completed however, you can use the disguises as a form of outfit (and you can sneak once again). I’ve found the following so far:
Carimac posted this on April 2nd, 2014.
Categorized as "April Fools", General, Get off my lawn, lord of the rings online, lotro, LOTRO Reporter Podcast, massive multiplayer online reporter, MMO, Old Hobbits, point of screwage.
Full link: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/LordOfTheRingsOnlineReporter/~3/ViBIS32euk4/
We have a very special episode with three very special guests. You will remember them from previous episodes. Why is that bush shaking? Get Off My Lawn!!!!
Audio Version:Read the rest of this entry »
Well I caved and got myself into EQ Landmark beta and I am really, really glad I did. The introduction was fabulous, I truly hope other game studios are looking at the openness, enthusiasm and level of interaction from SOE, it is truly refreshing (and the enthusiasm is contagious!) The graphics are very nice (a little cartoony but nice all the same), the client is running ok on my computer although I am getting some terrible lag in places. I’m not sure if it’s a RAM or NVIDIA card problem at the moment. The client has not been optimised as yet and the card problem is known, so I’m sure gameplay will improve as time goes on (and it is still playable)Read the rest of this entry »
eldaeriel posted this on March 27th, 2014.
Categorized as elder scrolls, elder scrolls lore, elder scrolls online, games, lorebites, MMO, rpg.
Full link: http://starandshadow.wordpress.com/2014/03/27/es-lorebites-further-reading/
Well, this is the last in the ES Lorebites series before early access begins. I would like to continue the series once the excitement of launch has calmed down some. So, are there any aspects of the Elder Scrolls lore / world you would like me to cover? Let me know in comments :)
- UESP covers all lore found within the games. It is also a great source of information generally (e.g. levelling, quests, gameplay)
- The Imperial Library. Covers lore found within the games plus texts from outside the game worlds.
- Bethesda Softworks forums – lore section. Useful links, FAQs and discussions.
- Tamriel Foundry Lore forums – again has useful links, faqs and of discussion
The most important source of lore is, of course, found within the books in the game. If you don’t have time to read the books you find whilst playing, there are now various ways of reading them outside the game. (The UESP and The Imperial Library also contain the text of the in-game books as website pages of course).Read the rest of this entry »
eldaeriel posted this on March 21st, 2014.
Categorized as elder scrolls, elder scrolls lore, elder scrolls online, games, lorebites, MMO, morrowind, oblivion, rpg, skyrim.
Full link: http://starandshadow.wordpress.com/2014/03/21/es-lorebites-birthsigns-and-stones/
In Morrowind and Oblivion you choose one of 13 birthsigns (each corresponding to a constellation) for your character which give bonuses to either attributes or magicka or give a unique ability. These are a permanent unchangeable effect.
For Skyrim, the birthsign system was changed to Standing Stones which represent one of the 13 constellations (which gave a variety of effects) and you are able to change the governing effect by using a new Standing Stone.
In the Elder Scrolls Online, there are Mundus Stones which give a variety of different buffs, again corresponding with the original birthsigns / constellations. Again, you are able to change the buff by choosing a new Mundus Stone.Read the rest of this entry »
eldaeriel posted this on March 18th, 2014.
Categorized as elder scrolls, elder scrolls online, games, MMO, rpg, weekly screenshot.
Full link: http://starandshadow.wordpress.com/2014/03/18/eso-more-screenshots-and-panoramas/
(I had posted the panoramas earlier on twitter)Read the rest of this entry »
eldaeriel posted this on March 13th, 2014.
Categorized as games, Hugin, lord of the rings online, lotro, MMO, Panorama, screenshots, useful info.
Full link: http://starandshadow.wordpress.com/2014/03/13/panoramic-screenshots-using-hugin/
Hugin is a free panoramic photo stitcher. I’ve had a lot of trial and error trying to get game screenshots to work and to be honest, I think I could get better results. So I thought I’d share the settings I use in case anyone else finds it useful and also in case anyone has any tips for me.
You need to have overlap between each shot. Ideally something detailed. (In the pictures below, there is a small green tree in the left and centre pictures and the larger tree with vines for the centre and right pictures)
eldaeriel posted this on March 10th, 2014.
Categorized as elder scrolls, elder scrolls online, elderscrolls, elderscrolls lore, games, lorebites, MMO, morrowind, oblivion, rpg, skyrim.
Full link: http://starandshadow.wordpress.com/2014/03/10/es-lorebites-maiq-the-liar/
Introduced in Morrowind as an Easter Egg who comments on aspects of the games, particularly on features which did not make it in and they are often quite funny. He also appears in Oblivion and Skyrim and is set to make an appearance in the Elder Scrolls Online. (Click the links for full dialogue and locations).