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Official Discussion Thread for "Heroes of Tamriel Statue: Breton"

edited June 5 in Website Articles Discussion Staff Post
This is the official discussion thread for the Heroes of Tamriel Statue: Breton blog article. Let us know what you think of the statue!
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  • WoelerWoeler Soul Shriven
    Hey guys, only $300... or you could buy a very decent graphics card with that amount of money...
  • PersecomPersecom ✭✭
    The Breton is a hero? Wouldn't have guessed it. Being that he's trying to kill another "hero." After that "hero" took into custody another "hero" to...take the ruby throne I guess.
    One raised by Argonians
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  • SlayerSyrenaSlayerSyrena ✭✭✭
    Really nice detail work on his armor! Looks great.
  • ZOS Spend more time fixing the game and less time trying to squeeze every last penny out of us!
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  • kdgeekkdgeek Soul Shriven
    The Breton is very well done. The standard edition in particular is stunning -- I almost mistook it for a picture of an actual person at first! The stance he's standing in makes me think he's heading into battle. "Go ahead, make my day."

    On the other hand, the exclusive edition looks like an undead version of the Breton instead of one who just emerged victorious from the previously-mentioned fight. "I was going to win... and then I died. Sort of." It's not something I would put on display in my house, but they did a very good job with the detail.
  • SnowstriderSnowstrider ✭✭✭
    These three so called "heros" dont even appear in the game,Why use them as mascots of the game?
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  • Slash8915Slash8915 ✭✭✭✭✭
    ZoS, you must be crazy...
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  • k9mousek9mouse ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 5
    I really like to see a Khajiit or an Argonian figures and / or they appear in the videos. We like to see what a "real life" Khajiit and Argonian look like.

    http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/LYRO1F_SDxc/hqdefault.jpg

    http://i0.wp.com/www.cgmeetup.net/home/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/The-Elder-Scrolls-Online-The-Siege-Cinematic-Trailer-5.jpg?resize=960,408
    Post edited by k9mouse on
  • BayezidBayezid ✭✭
    edited June 5
    I see this is Zenimax's attempt at squeezing more money out of it's subs.

    Serously,why would i need a statue of a "hero" i never see ingame? Atleast make it a statue of the high elf sorcerer.

    Infact i'd rather see more lore friendly content,not this crap. This is Zenimax's successful attempt at trolling us :(
    Post edited by Bayezid on
  • ProbitasProbitas ✭✭✭
    With the attempt by EVE creators to get players to buy sunglasses for an exhorbitant fee being the worst sort of 'value' I've ever had the disgrace to view, this is by far the worst sort of shill for 'unique' products I've yet seen as far the price.

    These things are not sculpted individually, except ONCE. Then they are mass produced so they can be run many times cheaply. They might say rare now, but when you've seen rare be printed multiple times for other collectibles, I've learned that it's never as simple as a one off one time purchase that can never be purchased again.

    No offense intended ZOS, but how about adding player housing or something useful for players paying to PLAY the game, rather than a piece of artwork that gathers dust on a shelf. We already have items filling up inventory that we can't really afford to store for each character that earns one (which makes me think inventory space is going to be offered for sale coming soon to an online store).

    Spend money on the game, and stop trying to mass produce cheap art that you then over-price to profit from. I would have bought the statue from the collectors edition if you even bothered to make it available for a reasonable price (not this $300 joke, it must be a joke right?), but I got to say I'm not interested in jumping onto a collectible artwork trading game if that's where this idea is heading. I find the print offerings also similarly over-priced and do not see any value at buying something I KNOW is easily mass produced (My father works for a printing company, I know the equipment used for this sort of thing, and I know it's cheap to do, maybe find someone more reasonable to design your products if they are charging you so much to make it).

    Make your money from making the game worth the sub fee, not from stuff that has nothing to do with the game.
  • LynnessaLynnessa ✭✭✭
    kdgeek wrote: »
    On the other hand, the exclusive edition looks like an undead version of the Breton instead of one who just emerged victorious from the previously-mentioned fight.

    In the game trailers, this Breton character was turned undead by Mannimarco. :)

  • ZOS Spend more time fixing the game and less time trying to squeeze every last penny out of us!

    Some of the comments here are really silly. ZoS obviously didn't create this. At best, they probably contracted some outside company to make it. Furthermore, anyone who's attended a game or science fiction or comic book or media convention anytime in the past 50+ years, will know that people DO spend tons of cash on seemingly silly things like this. It's a collectable. I think it's pretty but I'd never pay money for it, let alone $300. But people do pay serious money for crap like this, so let them have their fun. It's not about the game, it's about something completely different. If you really think that programmers and game designers actually were assigned to create figurines then whatever school you went to didn't do a good job at teaching you how to think critically.
  • DekkameronDekkameron ✭✭✭✭
    I think they're cool. If peeps want to buy them then so be it. It doesn't effect anyone else. I personally don't see the hissy fit some of you are having with this.

    The creation of the model/s didn't take up any dev time or anything hehe.
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  • Dekkameron wrote: »
    I think they're cool. If peeps want to buy them then so be it. It doesn't effect anyone else. I personally don't see the hissy fit some of you are having with this.

    The creation of the model/s didn't take up any dev time or anything hehe.

    exactly. it only took their money, but I am sure they planned this long before release of the game itself.

    I usualy do not buy this stuff, but if the altmer model will look great I might consider house decoration :)

  • NecronomiconNecronomicon ✭✭✭
    Wow, they are desperate for money...
  • If its anything like the quality of the molag bal statue u can cram it up ya greedy pie holes. Coz that so call statue u gave me was utter crap.
  • k9mousek9mouse ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 6
    Let us look at this in more detail:

    Step:

    1) The video that the Breton in it most like was made by a 3rd party company.

    2) That 3rd party video company most likely made a 3rd model art work to help to make him in the video

    3) That 3rd company give a another company to make those OR sell the 3rd model file to ZOS, then ZOS handed that 3rd model file to a 3rd printer company OR ZOS let one or two people make a 3rd model to hand out to the 3rd model company

    4) ZOS gets $$ from the license.

    5) They put that $$ back into ESO for us the player to enjoy and buy themselves a sweetroll or two also.

    I am more interested getting a cool Khajiit or Argonian model.... =^.^=

    I am NOT complaining, just trying to show that ZOS is handing out the work to a 3rd party company.
    Post edited by k9mouse on
  • antshantsh Soul Shriven
    To those complaining, you realize that they've sold products (t-shirts, glasses, posters, expensive figures, etc) for all of their IPs.

    See:
    http://store.bethsoft.com/

    Almost all publishers sell merch like this... don't see what the big deal is.

    And, do you really think that the programmers working on the game had anything to do with this?
  • GisgoGisgo ✭✭✭✭✭
    I think the hero is a well dressed lvl 1 character, he found a sword but not a shield yet.
  • VlVECVlVEC ✭✭✭
    Why is there ZERO armor that looks like this? All the cinematic armor isn't even in the game.
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  • FoxyKittenFoxyKitten Soul Shriven
    If it's not in-game I'm not interested. How about creating some in-games extras besides the Imperial version?
  • Wow, they are desperate for money...

    Of course they're a company after all, can you imagine walking into a department store and walking up to a cashier and saying "Wow you're desperate for money"

  • kdgeekkdgeek Soul Shriven
    Lynnessa wrote: »
    kdgeek wrote: »
    On the other hand, the exclusive edition looks like an undead version of the Breton instead of one who just emerged victorious from the previously-mentioned fight.

    In the game trailers, this Breton character was turned undead by Mannimarco. :)

    That just goes to show you how many game trailers I've seen. Thanks for the insight!

    I guess it just goes to show that the artist achieved what s/he was probably going for. All the same, I still wouldn't put it on display in my house.
  • SandmanninjaSandmanninja ✭✭✭
    I'd pay however much for a life size model of the Sorcerer girl!
    (cough) Did I say that outloud?

    Seriously tho, these are magnificent 3D models and would love to own at least one of them as a physical, tangible statue (probably the girl - just saying).
  • Only one question? Why does he have a sword. The trailer character has a bow. Why? Bow looks so much cooler. I love it, but $300 IS a little steep. $100 and a bow, I'd buy it..
  • KORJKORJ ✭✭
    LOL
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  • Mopar63Mopar63 ✭✭✭
    edited June 7
    I think the concept of these types of products is cool but the pricing it NUTS, especially with 3D Printing now making it so much easier to do this.

    That a lesson from WoW and use FigurePrints to let us print OUR characters from the game at a reasonable price.

    figureprints.com/wow/Default.aspx
    Post edited by Mopar63 on
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