Bethesda releases new Elder Scrolls Online video, showcasing character progression

TES-online-bannerWe need to find Jen, and lock her away someplace safe.  This video will be dangerous to her, and those around her.  To anyone who isn’t Jen, and isn’t in the immediate vicinity of Jen, feel free to read on, and check out this new video from Bethesda, giving an overview of the character progression system in The Elder Scrolls Online.

The video went up earlier today on the official TES website.  Narrated by Nick Konkle, lead gameplay designer for the game, it’s just under five minutes of the hottest character progression porn you’ve ever seen.  The video covers the mechanics of leveling up, hows attribute and skill points can be assigned, and how skill lines can progress over time.  Use a specific ability enough, and you’ll be able to “morph” it, customizing the ability to suit your needs.  The video also shows examples of “ultimates,” maxed out abilities that allow you to unleash incredibly powerful attacks.  Nick also gives an overview of how the character leveling system, much like in past Elder Scrolls games, places a huge emphasis on choice and freedom.  While each race and class will have advantages and disadvantages, you’ll never be walled into one specific play style, and new abilities can be gained simply through practice.  Check out the video for yourself below, unless you’re Jen.  Jen, if you’re reading this, please walk away now for your own good.

Does that look cool, or what?  If you’re interested in learning more about the game, check out our hands-on previews here and here.  The Edler Scrolls Online is currently in a closed beta, and is scheduled for a release on PC, PS4, and Xbox One sometime next year.

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Joe was born in a time of war. A console war. Two electronic titans were locked in a heated battle for the living rooms of America. Which titans, you ask? Well, the Fairchild Channel F and the Atari 2600 of course. You see, Joe is old. So many of his favorite games tend to be on the older side as well. But that hasn’t stopped him from developing unhealthy obsessions with such modern franchises as Halo and Mass Effect. Just don’t tell him how long it’s been since the original Metroid was released. His aging heart can’t take the shock.

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