The Elder Scrolls Online, released in 2014 under a classic monthly subscription model, tried to find the right balance between its MMO label and its strong inclination towards the RPG components linked to its saga. Tortured between these various facets, the game gathered first variable returns on the part of the press and the players. Supported by a large community of enthusiasts, TESO has taken advantage of these last two years to evolve its formula via various updates and other major modifications of economic model. Muted in Buy-to-Play in March 2015 shortly before arriving on consoles, the title returned to its own roots in order to grant to its universe the wealth of which it claimed the inheritance. Today is a journey borrowed from nostalgia that ZeniMax Online offers us, a return to the island of Vvardenfell for a Morrowind chapter in the form of a love letter to fans of the saga.
Morrowind does not fall into the DLC category for The Elder Scrolls Online, ZeniMax prefers to use the chapter name. This means that unlike Thieves’ Guilds, Orsinium, Imperial City, Black Brotherhood, the player who is a premium subscriber (ESO Plus) or not, must go to the cashier to access this new chapter (it is available for approximately 40 €). This purchase offers a minimum of 30 hours of content, lots of quests, a successful script, access to a new class, a new raid and, of course, Island of Vvardenfell. Note that the basic game (The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited) is included with this chapter, one more way for its editor to see the newcomers.
Since its update “One Tamriel”, The Elder Scrolls Online adapts the level of all its zones to that of the player. This feature clears the progress barrier and allows any newcomer to join other more advanced adventurers without waiting. Morrowind is no exception to this philosophy of openness and welcome both beginners and veterans the most seasoned. The new area of Vvardenfell, the biggest ever released on TESO since its launch is therefore accessible from the creation of your character, replacing – if you wish – the basic tutorial MMO by a whole new introduction charged with presenting you the charms Of this mythical country as well as the bases of the gameplay.
This chapter marks the great return of the players to the iconic island of one of the best RPGs in the open world of the early 2000s. It is a fact, Morrowind very often ranks at the top of the best episodes of the Licence. With its marshes populated by high mushrooms, its exotic fauna, its straight atmosphere drawn from an alien landscape, the title has earned a solid reputation in the hearts of the players. A legacy that The Elder Scrolls Online teams want to revive with this content filled with nostalgia and ambitions for the future of the game.
If all of this resonates like a huge fan service, Morrowind also concretizes the past and recent evolutions of TESO to deliver its most successful content to date. The game now totally embraces its RPG orientation more than MMO. For if the player is always in a world full of other adventurers, if he can participate in group activities, join a guild or plunge into large-scale PvP battles, An immense RPG more than ever close to an Elder Scrolls pure strain experience. Around a solid narrative, TESO: Morrowind is getting closer to a solo RPG, a trend that seems to have borrowed many MMOs in recent years. In this case, this smooth transition is only the culmination of many updates and changes that have helped TESO become the game he always wanted to be.
As things stand, TESO offers an RPG experience that the player can appreciate by himself, at his pace, without even having to worry about other players. The multiplayer features are added to the formula as optional tools to progress. Morrowind is a love letter addressed to the fans of the saga and probably the best time for the former players to give a second chance to the game to light its multiple evolutions.