Summerset architecture.

TheNuminous1
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ok ok so just to state what rich said. lore comes from lots of ingame accounts of stuff.

do you think when the author of the ingame book describing summerset and alinor wrote his book that he thought people would be interested in hearing about stone buildings?

probably not. we have not had anything to go on but his words. so why not exaggerate something so his readers are more entertained? its not like anyone can prove him wrong! people were not allowed there so his word was accepted at face value.

so all this hype behind insect wing buildings and glass and crystal. none of it was anything more then the account of an imperial writing a book. Not Concrete Information.

so please being that this is the first time we have seen the isle since arena can we just be happy to get something so beautiful and unique. Stop defending and standing bulwark to some npc's writings.
  • Highlor3
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    ok ok so just to state what rich said. lore comes from lots of ingame accounts of stuff.

    do you think when the author of the ingame book describing summerset and alinor wrote his book that he thought people would be interested in hearing about stone buildings?

    probably not. we have not had anything to go on but his words. so why not exaggerate something so his readers are more entertained? its not like anyone can prove him wrong! people were not allowed there so his word was accepted at face value.

    so all this hype behind insect wing buildings and glass and crystal. none of it was anything more then the account of an imperial writing a book. Not Concrete Information.

    so please being that this is the first time we have seen the isle since arena can we just be happy to get something so beautiful and unique. Stop defending and standing bulwark to some npc's writings.
    As I posted in another thread...

    There are windmill sails with insect-wing-like architecture.
    I think there was a better view of it in the Twitch stream.
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  • TheNuminous1
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    Highlor3 wrote: »
    ok ok so just to state what rich said. lore comes from lots of ingame accounts of stuff.

    do you think when the author of the ingame book describing summerset and alinor wrote his book that he thought people would be interested in hearing about stone buildings?

    probably not. we have not had anything to go on but his words. so why not exaggerate something so his readers are more entertained? its not like anyone can prove him wrong! people were not allowed there so his word was accepted at face value.

    so all this hype behind insect wing buildings and glass and crystal. none of it was anything more then the account of an imperial writing a book. Not Concrete Information.

    so please being that this is the first time we have seen the isle since arena can we just be happy to get something so beautiful and unique. Stop defending and standing bulwark to some npc's writings.
    As I posted in another thread...

    There are windmill sails with insect-wing-like architecture.
    I think there was a better view of it in the Twitch stream.
    10c922595b02fff6d8d140da74b33739.jpg

  • red_emu
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    ok ok so just to state what rich said. lore comes from lots of ingame accounts of stuff.

    do you think when the author of the ingame book describing summerset and alinor wrote his book that he thought people would be interested in hearing about stone buildings?

    probably not. we have not had anything to go on but his words. so why not exaggerate something so his readers are more entertained? its not like anyone can prove him wrong! people were not allowed there so his word was accepted at face value.

    so all this hype behind insect wing buildings and glass and crystal. none of it was anything more then the account of an imperial writing a book. Not Concrete Information.

    so please being that this is the first time we have seen the isle since arena can we just be happy to get something so beautiful and unique. Stop defending and standing bulwark to some npc's writings.

    Hit the nail right on the head there :trollface:

  • swippy
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    i'm hoping that the state buildings and other of the more important buildings will have something like an iridescence to their texture, that we just couldn't see as well with so many shots being from a distance.

    it might not be quite as prismatic as something "made of glass" and "designed to catch the light of the sun and break it to its component colors" but it'd at least be throwing us a bone on the "insect wings" part.

    but i never did texture design so i don't know how hard that would be to code. if it was my job i'd probably try to start with a moiré pattern and find out it takes too much processing power...
  • BigBadVolk
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    Well I expected other, but I'm fine with this, this is ESO's representation maybe when it will appear in a SP game it wil appear like this, or differently
    Also maybe they chose this style becuase they didnt have enough time to make new assets, or what could be an ingame answer is the Sload and Maormer, who we know are usually siege/raid/invade summerset more than any other part of Tamriel, and maybe when they first let men into the province, it had those architecture styles, but later on when the Sload/Maormer invaded the island there must have been instances where cities got ruined and rebuilt and after a time just like European Lords thought that the stone architecture is much more defendable and safer/practical then the previous ones because lets think about it if the glass/coral based architecture would be defendable they would use it on some keeps (not all ofc) in Cyro for better defense and such. But maybe its just the Devs didnt had time for new assets, or they left that for the BGS to do it later because we know that the Daedre in the THird era probably destroyed some of the Summerset cities or at least ravaged them heavily
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  • Stewart1874
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    I hope i'm not getting caught up in the hype but from the pictures the main city looks unbelievable! I think we've been crying out for a city which is absolutely massive and impressive in equal measure. If Vivec city wasn't in construction that probably would have been it.

    I hope they are sensible about where they position guild traders and crafting stations though, there is a reason Mournhold is hugely popular with players.
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