Zenimax have said they have big plans for Elder Scrolls Online in 2019, and the broad outline of those plans leaked late last week, but the devil (the dragon) is in the details and the official reveal was long on previously unreleased details on 16th, Jan 2019.
The leak showed that the Elder Scrolls Online is telling one epic story through 2019's four quarterly releases. June's magnificent chapter is set in Elsweyr, a brand new zone and that's home to the Khajiit, ESO's playable race of cat people. The name of the story is “The Season of the Dragon” and along with dragons, it features the debut of the Necromancer character class. That’s the sizzle spoiled by the leak. Here’s the meat from the official reveal.
The latest "Season of the Dragon" sees Elsweyr facing the dual threat of newly release dragons on one side and an Imperial-led army of necromancers on the other side. Wraithstone, the DLC, which comes from the first quarter, contains two dungeons, Depths of Malatar and Frostvault. Each dungeon owns half of the Wraithstone tablet. Putting the Wraithstone together at the wrong time in the wrong place ends up releasing the dragons. Yep, the dragon plague is your fault.
The Elsweyr is a pretty large zone with distinct savannah, desert and jungle biomes. Just like the Murkmire and the Argonians, Elsweyr would be rich with the history and lore of the Khajiit. For instance, the players will be able to interact with a Khajiit species that looks like a housecat who talks, and it has a very high affinity for magic and, of course, unlike you, cause it is smart enough not to have released dragons on its homeland. Elsweyr will also feature the return of Abner Tharn (Which still voiced by Alfred Molina) and Caldwell (Voiced by John Cleese) from the original Vestige storyline.
Necromancers are always portrayed as evil in Elder Scrolls Online and yet they are the most requested player class. How is that going to play out? In the game, the necromancers have some unique abilities and mechanics, which allow the gamer to focus on tank, damage and healer roles. They are designed as an easy to learn and difficult to master class. The ability of Necromancer owns called raise-the-dead, which could be work on any corpse, not just the ones the Necromancer creates. If you are thinking about using it to take over a city, then forget it. If any NPCs anywhere in Tamriel see you using necromancer abilities in villages and towns, they'll call the guard. So do not try to do that!
The "Season of the Dragon" is also bringing changes to ESO's pre-existing systems and mechanics. Sheogorath right now is intruding on PvP because, you know, PvP is not chaotic enough already. He will periodically drop a mega-powerful, one of a kind artifact into Cyrodiil and alert all the gamers to its location. No matter who picks it up it could gain a skillbar filled with uber abilities. It sounds great until you realize the weapon needs to feed on the lives of other players and of course, if it does not get fed, sorry, it will feed on you!
When it comes to PvP, there is also has another big change. The Imperial City would become its own PvP campaign that's separate from Cyrodiil. So far, there is no information yet on whether new gameplay systems would go with the separation.
The raiders are getting a new Trial called Sunspire that's focused on dragons. That's a full Trial with bosses that each has unique hard modes. Sunspire is designed to be challenging for hardcore raiders.
This year the ESO will also publish two features to simplify gameplay. Zone Guide, in fact, is an interactive tool with a map showing locations in a zone, a synopsis of the zone's story, and a summary of your current progress in the story and completion of the zone’s meta-achievements. You can click on the story button zooms in on the next place you eager to go and reminds you who you need to talk to. This would be a fabulous gift for those both new players who are lost and experienced players who forgot what they were doing in a zone while they were off doing something else.
The second new feature is a revamped UI for interacting with guild traders. The revamped UI has new filters, saved searches and text search. The brand new UI will be especially appreciated by console players who have been unable to take advantage of the PC mods that already do these things.
As you know, there is plenty of meat to go with the sizzle. And what's more, that's just half of it. Elder Scrolls Online is planning major announcements about what is coming in quarters 3 and 4 of "The Season of the Dragon" during E3. E3 officially begins on June 11 and Elsweyr releases the week before on June 4 with pre-orders available now. So excited. This would be a totally new experience for the ESO fans. For more updated information about ESO gold, champion points and some other valuable news we'll post this in here. Keep an eye on it if you are interested in this article!