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Elder Scrolls Online - Ask Us Anything About Dungeons

by Couchpotato, 2013-07-18 02:29:51

ZenimaxOnline has a new ask us anything article focusing on dungeons. Some might find the answers interesting.

Are there dungeons in ESO with multiple entrances and exits which allow you to enter the same dungeon in different ways? In the previous games, the dungeons were fairly linear and it was difficult to get lost. – By Ivan Colnat

ESO dungeons do offer some branching paths, and they often have convenient exits at the end of the dungeon. Philosophically though, we want the challenge from dungeons to focus on the combat encounters rather than from trying to navigate through them.

In the previous Elder Scrolls games, we always had the ability to wander into a cave, old fort, or sunken boat to explore, plunder, and pillage. With ESO being an MMO, will we still have the ability to do this in a solo-encounter type situation where we don't run into any other players, or will we be seeing other players and having to wait for enemies/loot to spawn, or will these all only be group encounters? – by Brett S.

The Elder Scrolls Online is set up to be a fluid experience. As you wander the landscape you’ll encounter caves, forts, tombs, dungeons, and etc. Certain rare locales will just be for solo players, and some dungeons are meant for groups made only of people you choose to go in with. Most locales, however, will be accessible by everyone. Some might be too dangerous for you because of your current level, but you can always come back when you are more powerful if you want to complete them solo. We recommend grabbing a friend or grouping up with a stranger if it seems too tough, though, because that’s all part of the fun.

I am new to MMOs and am a little nervous about this aspect of the game. However, I am loyal to The Elder Scrolls, and I still hope to be able to play ESO! My question for the dungeons: must I be part of a party to play in each dungeon? Will party dungeons be well-marked for someone like me? – by Fajar

We’ll let you know if a dungeon needs more than just you to complete it through iconography in the world. Dungeons that require a group have a unique icon. While we want dungeons to make you a bit nervous, they are supposed to be fun affairs. If you’ve never gone through a dungeon with friends, it is definitely one of those things you don’t want to miss.

Information about

Elder Scrolls Online

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Fantasy
Platform: PC
Release: Released