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Official Discussion Thread for "Creative Director’s Letter: That’s a Wrap on 2018!"

ZOS_GinaBruno
ZOS_GinaBruno
Community Manager
This is the official discussion thread for the blog article Creative Director’s Letter: That’s a Wrap on 2018. Read on for a special blog from ESO's Creative Director, Rich Lambert.
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  • MarrazzMist
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    Thank you, and Happy festivals for all!
  • Revokus
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    Turelus wrote: »
    Dragon Bones feels older, that was really this year? Excited to see what's being planned for next year.

    Still dreaming one day I'll have that necromancer class. :sweat_smile:

    We keep on dreaming. Hopefully 2019 is the year the necromancer class will be unleashed upon this world :)
    Playing since January 23, 2016
  • Loves_guars
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    Good year, and can't wait for next year news. Hopefully new weapons? :)
  • sharquez
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    All hail Lich Rambert. And thanks to everyone at ZOS who keep on making this game great!
    EP Magsorc - Never-Blinks EP Tankcro- Ebony Maw The Manipulator
    EP Healplar - Sweet-Like-Honey EP Stamblade- Pure-paws
    EP MagDK- Rhys Redoran EP Stamsorc- Garnag Crow-Father
    EP Magblade- Dandos Direnni EP Stamplar- Luzrah gra-Shar
    EP StamDK- Verana Venomtongue EP Magden- Frozen-Frog
    EP Stamden- Dro Ma'Thra Savage EP DKTank- Sharquez
    EP NB Tank- Dead's Kin EP Stamcro- Pluto Pollux
    DC Stamplar- Balan At Bergama EP Magcro- Dro Ma'Thara Shadow Guard
    AD Magsorc- Ancanita EP Magplar - Sashi-Ko
  • Elsonso
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    A much appreciated note. Thanks!

    I had to laugh at this: "we can’t wait to see how you all put all the pieces together starting early next year. "

    Like a Khajiit with a ball of yarn, and we are the yarn! :smiley: I accept the challenge!
    "Tamriel One was fun and engaging, Tamriel Once .... not so much." - Jaraal, March 9, 2022


    Elsonso by the numbers... 8 years. 4 accounts. 3 2 platforms. 19 Chapter purchases. 58000 Crowns purchased. 3 1 ESO Plus subscriptions. 7800 hours in game.

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ElsonsoJannus
  • Rain_Greyraven
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    I think I have been more critical of ESO this year than ever before, but there is a reason for that. I just don't think that any other MMO holds as much promise.

    I hope that 2019, is focused more on entertainment and escapism than morality plays,(For more on that you can read further thoughts here I also truly hope that the client and networking issues receive more of a priority than it did in 2018.

    2019 is going to be a make or break year for many players, and I am excited to see this game live up to it's potential after half a decade, but I remain cautiously "Skeptimistic."

    "Civilized men are more discourteous than savages because they know they can be impolite without having their skulls split, as a general thing.”

    ― Robert E. Howard


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  • Delsanab14_ESO
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    This one will be watching to see if fluffy words are matched by actions and treatment of world, yes? Khajiit is not so sure. He is been having his tail pulled one too many times.
    Account: @Delsana
    FREE CRAFTING (NA PC) SIDENOTE: Hel'phaer is a Grand Master Crafter with almost every motif (excluding Buoyant, Meridian, Coldsnap, Grim Harlequin, Tsaesci, Pellitine, and Elder Argonian because can't afford it) and will craft attractive quality and visually appealing training gear or combat sets for those interested. FREE gear for players below CP 160 (equivalent level of 210), and paid gear in some form from those CP 160 or higher.
  • Obsidian3
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    5 Years!!!! So what are you getting us for our anniversary?! :wink:
  • Maryal
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    So, does this mean we will finally get dragons?!
  • RaddlemanNumber7
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    Obsidian3 wrote: »
    5 Years!!!! So what are you getting us for our anniversary?! :wink:

    Google says that wood is the traditional gift for the 5th anniversary :blush:
    PC EU
  • Elsonso
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    Maryal wrote: »
    So, does this mean we will finally get dragons?!

    Doubtful. Not in season right now. But, I feel sorry for you, so have a hug from a dragon...

    Hugs-DragonBow.gif
    "Tamriel One was fun and engaging, Tamriel Once .... not so much." - Jaraal, March 9, 2022


    Elsonso by the numbers... 8 years. 4 accounts. 3 2 platforms. 19 Chapter purchases. 58000 Crowns purchased. 3 1 ESO Plus subscriptions. 7800 hours in game.

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ElsonsoJannus
  • Lumsdenml
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    Maryal wrote: »
    So, does this mean we will finally get dragons?!

    Oh, please no. Please no dragons....
    PVE Main:
    Black Knight of Tacoma - EP Lvl 50/CP 1724 Nightblade NA PC - Grand Master Crafter and part time ganker

    PVP Mains:

    Angus of Tacoma - EP Lvl 18 Sorcerer NA PC Icereach
    Earl of Tacoma - EP Lvl 38 Templar NA PC Icereach
    Count of Tacoma - EP Lvl 38 Necromancer NA PC Icereach
    Despot of Tacoma - EP Lvl 30 Dragon Knight NA PC Icereach

    The Disenfranchised - ZZ!
    Obituary:
    Priest of Tacoma - EP Lvl 22 Dragon Knight NA PC Kyne - Lost in the Garden of Shadows. RIP.
    Viscount of Tacoma - EP Lvl 18 Dragon Knight NA PC Kyne - Lost in the war. RIP.
    Squire of Tacoma - EP Lvl 50 Templar NA PC - Died of Knahaten Flu. RIP
    Reaper of Tacoma - EP Lvl 50 Templar NA PC - Died of Consumption. RIP
    Sovereign of Tacoma - EP Lvl 32 NightBlade NA PC Kyne - Lost at The Battle of Brindle, December 13, 2018. RIP
    Dauphin of Tacoma - EP Lvl 50 Templar NA PC Kyne - Overdosed on Skooma. RIP
    Wraith of Tacoma - EP Lvl 10 Dragon Knight NA PC - Eaten by a dragon. RIP
    Red Knight of Tacoma - EP Lvl 50 Templar NA PC - Died at the Battle of Chalmen, March 18th, 2021. RIP
    Maharajah of Tacoma - EP Lvl 50 Templar NA PC - Lost in a sandstorm. RIP
    Vampire Of Tacoma - EP Lvl 50 Sorcerer NA PC - Fell asleep in the sun. RIP
  • Lumsdenml
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    A much appreciated note. Thanks!

    I had to laugh at this: "we can’t wait to see how you all put all the pieces together starting early next year. "

    Like a Khajiit with a ball of yarn, and we are the yarn! :smiley: I accept the challenge!

    Yeah, what does that mean? Are there clues already out there pointing to the next chapter?
    PVE Main:
    Black Knight of Tacoma - EP Lvl 50/CP 1724 Nightblade NA PC - Grand Master Crafter and part time ganker

    PVP Mains:

    Angus of Tacoma - EP Lvl 18 Sorcerer NA PC Icereach
    Earl of Tacoma - EP Lvl 38 Templar NA PC Icereach
    Count of Tacoma - EP Lvl 38 Necromancer NA PC Icereach
    Despot of Tacoma - EP Lvl 30 Dragon Knight NA PC Icereach

    The Disenfranchised - ZZ!
    Obituary:
    Priest of Tacoma - EP Lvl 22 Dragon Knight NA PC Kyne - Lost in the Garden of Shadows. RIP.
    Viscount of Tacoma - EP Lvl 18 Dragon Knight NA PC Kyne - Lost in the war. RIP.
    Squire of Tacoma - EP Lvl 50 Templar NA PC - Died of Knahaten Flu. RIP
    Reaper of Tacoma - EP Lvl 50 Templar NA PC - Died of Consumption. RIP
    Sovereign of Tacoma - EP Lvl 32 NightBlade NA PC Kyne - Lost at The Battle of Brindle, December 13, 2018. RIP
    Dauphin of Tacoma - EP Lvl 50 Templar NA PC Kyne - Overdosed on Skooma. RIP
    Wraith of Tacoma - EP Lvl 10 Dragon Knight NA PC - Eaten by a dragon. RIP
    Red Knight of Tacoma - EP Lvl 50 Templar NA PC - Died at the Battle of Chalmen, March 18th, 2021. RIP
    Maharajah of Tacoma - EP Lvl 50 Templar NA PC - Lost in a sandstorm. RIP
    Vampire Of Tacoma - EP Lvl 50 Sorcerer NA PC - Fell asleep in the sun. RIP
  • Elsonso
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    Lumsdenml wrote: »
    A much appreciated note. Thanks!

    I had to laugh at this: "we can’t wait to see how you all put all the pieces together starting early next year. "

    Like a Khajiit with a ball of yarn, and we are the yarn! :smiley: I accept the challenge!

    Yeah, what does that mean? Are there clues already out there pointing to the next chapter?

    I think that what it means is that they are going to start dropping clues early next year.
    "Tamriel One was fun and engaging, Tamriel Once .... not so much." - Jaraal, March 9, 2022


    Elsonso by the numbers... 8 years. 4 accounts. 3 2 platforms. 19 Chapter purchases. 58000 Crowns purchased. 3 1 ESO Plus subscriptions. 7800 hours in game.

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ElsonsoJannus
  • Lumsdenml
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    Lumsdenml wrote: »
    A much appreciated note. Thanks!

    I had to laugh at this: "we can’t wait to see how you all put all the pieces together starting early next year. "

    Like a Khajiit with a ball of yarn, and we are the yarn! :smiley: I accept the challenge!

    Yeah, what does that mean? Are there clues already out there pointing to the next chapter?

    I think that what it means is that they are going to start dropping clues early next year.

    Yeah... there has also been speculation that the next chapter will open up the rest of skyrim based on some datamining... I guess we will see..
    PVE Main:
    Black Knight of Tacoma - EP Lvl 50/CP 1724 Nightblade NA PC - Grand Master Crafter and part time ganker

    PVP Mains:

    Angus of Tacoma - EP Lvl 18 Sorcerer NA PC Icereach
    Earl of Tacoma - EP Lvl 38 Templar NA PC Icereach
    Count of Tacoma - EP Lvl 38 Necromancer NA PC Icereach
    Despot of Tacoma - EP Lvl 30 Dragon Knight NA PC Icereach

    The Disenfranchised - ZZ!
    Obituary:
    Priest of Tacoma - EP Lvl 22 Dragon Knight NA PC Kyne - Lost in the Garden of Shadows. RIP.
    Viscount of Tacoma - EP Lvl 18 Dragon Knight NA PC Kyne - Lost in the war. RIP.
    Squire of Tacoma - EP Lvl 50 Templar NA PC - Died of Knahaten Flu. RIP
    Reaper of Tacoma - EP Lvl 50 Templar NA PC - Died of Consumption. RIP
    Sovereign of Tacoma - EP Lvl 32 NightBlade NA PC Kyne - Lost at The Battle of Brindle, December 13, 2018. RIP
    Dauphin of Tacoma - EP Lvl 50 Templar NA PC Kyne - Overdosed on Skooma. RIP
    Wraith of Tacoma - EP Lvl 10 Dragon Knight NA PC - Eaten by a dragon. RIP
    Red Knight of Tacoma - EP Lvl 50 Templar NA PC - Died at the Battle of Chalmen, March 18th, 2021. RIP
    Maharajah of Tacoma - EP Lvl 50 Templar NA PC - Lost in a sandstorm. RIP
    Vampire Of Tacoma - EP Lvl 50 Sorcerer NA PC - Fell asleep in the sun. RIP
  • Moloch1514
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    Great to read about all they did this year to improve the user experience, especially on Consoles. The paragraph about the Cyrodiil improvements was certainly Insightful. Here is a pat on the back for all that hard work in 2018 (oh you already did that for yourself lol).
    PC-NA
  • Elsonso
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    Lumsdenml wrote: »
    Yeah... there has also been speculation that the next chapter will open up the rest of skyrim based on some datamining... I guess we will see..

    That would constitute "a huge year for The Elder Scrolls Online", without a doubt. I don't expect it in 2019, even though they did mention "Windhelm" in an obscure bit of text in Murkmire. It will be a massive undertaking. If they do it proper, which I desperately hope they do, it will be a much larger project than either Vvardenfell or Summerset. They would almost have to start it earlier than a year before it was due to roll out, in that case.
    Moloch1514 wrote: »
    Great to read about all they did this year to improve the user experience, especially on Consoles. The paragraph about the Cyrodiil improvements was certainly Insightful. Here is a pat on the back for all that hard work in 2018 (oh you already did that for yourself lol).

    The discussion of performance is something more suited to a statement from Firor, the studio director, rather than Lambert, the creative director. Sounds like there will be no update on that this year from him.
    "Tamriel One was fun and engaging, Tamriel Once .... not so much." - Jaraal, March 9, 2022


    Elsonso by the numbers... 8 years. 4 accounts. 3 2 platforms. 19 Chapter purchases. 58000 Crowns purchased. 3 1 ESO Plus subscriptions. 7800 hours in game.

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ElsonsoJannus
  • Elsonso
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    Tandor wrote: »
    It was certainly more of a "Wrap on 2018" than a "Look ahead to 2019" letter, and as such was pretty pointless I thought.

    Maybe Firor will do a "Look Ahead", but if he does, I bet he does not do it until early next year.
    "Tamriel One was fun and engaging, Tamriel Once .... not so much." - Jaraal, March 9, 2022


    Elsonso by the numbers... 8 years. 4 accounts. 3 2 platforms. 19 Chapter purchases. 58000 Crowns purchased. 3 1 ESO Plus subscriptions. 7800 hours in game.

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ElsonsoJannus
  • Moloch1514
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    The discussion of performance is something more suited to a statement from Firor, the studio director, rather than Lambert, the creative director. Sounds like there will be no update on that this year from him.

    Good point! Unfortunately my perception is that Mr. Firor has all but vanished from ESO this past year or 2.

    PC-NA
  • LukosCreyden
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    Turelus wrote: »
    Dragon Bones feels older, that was really this year? Excited to see what's being planned for next year.

    Still dreaming one day I'll have that necromancer class. :sweat_smile:

    Based off of no knowledge at all, I can indeed confirm that Necromancy is indeed coming. Just check my sig, @Turelus
  • Elsonso
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    Moloch1514 wrote: »
    The discussion of performance is something more suited to a statement from Firor, the studio director, rather than Lambert, the creative director. Sounds like there will be no update on that this year from him.

    Good point! Unfortunately my perception is that Mr. Firor has all but vanished from ESO this past year or 2.

    Well, to be honest, he has a whole new game that he needs to get started. Hire leadership people. Build staff. Secure funding. All that fun stuff.
    "Tamriel One was fun and engaging, Tamriel Once .... not so much." - Jaraal, March 9, 2022


    Elsonso by the numbers... 8 years. 4 accounts. 3 2 platforms. 19 Chapter purchases. 58000 Crowns purchased. 3 1 ESO Plus subscriptions. 7800 hours in game.

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ElsonsoJannus
  • TonyRockaroni
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    Based on the images used to represent 2018 in ESO, one could mistake this to mean 2018 was ESO's year of all things scaly and furry.

    ...or bony, in that dragon skeleton's case. XP
  • ezio45
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    Very nice post @ZOS_RichLambert , eager to see what 2019 has for eso. Just please keep the nerfs to a minimum next year so a can be excited about those things.



    happy holidays zos employees *raises glass* cheers
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