Elder Scrolls Online

Elder Scrolls Online

Yesterday there was some pretty big stir on the internet about some news of an upcoming MMO based on the world of Skyrim.

Players will discover an entirely new chapter of Elder Scrolls history in this ambitious world, set a millennium before the events of Skyrim as the daedric prince Molag Bal tries to pull all of Tamriel into his demonic realm.”

Sounds awesome right? We won’t make any quick judgements before we see gameplay footage or get to play the game for ourselves, but it does sound like a good idea. Rumor is that it’ll be hot-key based and in third-person as opposed to Skyrim’s first-person (and that rumor is supported by the screenshots). We’ll of course wait to see which of these rumors are true before we decide if that’s a good thing or not. One thing is for sure though, it will be based on the same game engine as Star Wars The Old Republic.

Here are a few screenshots that came from FZ.se

Elder Scrolls Online Screenshot

Elder Scrolls Online Screenshot

Elder Scrolls Online Screenshot

Update:

First trailer has been released… a whole lot of nothing, really and of course it’s Bethesda we’re talking about so they’re going to have some EPIC CGI trailers to which gameplay won’t live up to… still they’re entertaining at the least.

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Tera Online Open Beta This Weekend

Tera Online

Not a fan of Diablo and want an unproductive weekend like all these other beta-testing guys? Fear not! Tera Online is also having their open beta this weekend. Tera is hosting an open beta event this weekend, April 20-23, 2012, in anticipation for its launch on May 1. Head over the the official Tera website to get started!

During the beta, you’ll be able to jump in to Tera for free and get an early taste of the game’s prologue and a chance to figure out just what the “true action combat” is all about. Beta testers will be able to progress their characters all the way up to level 32, and if you pre-order the game you’ll get to keep your character once the game officially launches.

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Diablo III Open Beta

Diablo III Open Beta

So if you’re not excited enough about the possibility of playing the Guild Wars 2 Beta next weekend, get ready to reserve this weekend as well. Anyone with a valid Battle.net ID is eligible to play the Diablo III Open Beta this weekend. It starts at noon Pacific time so that gives you approximately 4 hours to stock up on energy drinks, pizza and bugles chips.

All you need to do is:

You won’t have access to the Blizzard beta forums but we’ll be setting up a new Diablo III section in our forums today for discussion about the beta and upcoming D3 news. If you have any issues, post them in our forums or check the known issues list.

Here are some more tips:

Some tips for the beta:

  • Turn on Elective Mode in the Gameplay options. This lets you personalize your equipped skills more
  • Turn on Advanced tooltips for your skills under Gameplay options.
  • Rings only drop from the skeletons before you fight the beta-boss. There’s a vendor in the second area of New Tristram that has a tab for rings.
  • There are no amulets in the beta
  • Crafting is good but make sure you pay attention to the level requirements of the item. You are able to craft gear in the beta that you can never equip due to the level cap.

We’re about a month away from the actual release so if you don’t feel like downloading and installing the beta and would rather save your time for the full game release, check out MrCarrier’s Twitch.tv channel as he’s likely to be streaming it.

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