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ESO's Loremaster left Zenimax, what now?

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The recent news about Lawrence Schick leaving Zenimax Online Studios are true, but that means now the dev team doesn't have a Loremaster for the upcoming chapter and DLCs, while it's most likely they'll get another Loremaster soon, what are your thoughts on Lawrence Schick leaving Zenimax Studios and what do you think will happen next?

ESO's Loremaster left Zenimax, what now? 117 votes

I enjoyed the lore he wrote for ESO and would like him to come back
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I disliked the lore he wrote for ESO and look forward to a new Loremaster
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TessituraNecrus011TelvanniWizard 3 votes
Other
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  • Steelshiv
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    I enjoy what Mr. Schick wrote and am glad that he's off on another adventure...hopefully to an audio narration job...that man's voice is amazing.
  • lordrichter
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    I enjoyed the lore he wrote for ESO and wish him well in whatever he is off to do.
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  • Red_Feather
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    The farewell letter made me realize that a lore team is probably better. Keeps things from feeling one dimensional or static and maybe makes things fun.
  • VaranisArano
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    I strongly suspect that the lore for upcoming releases this year is already set, particularly Elsweyr coming in the 2nd quarter as it does.
  • ChunkyCat
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    Anything. It’s fiction.
  • Leeched
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    Can we have Lilmothiit race now? X)
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  • HappyLittleTree
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    He expanded the lore in such a great way and I'm looking forward to whatever ZOS has in store for us for the future.


    ZOS left those who are interested in the lore with high expectation so they better get great succesors :hushed:
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  • Turelus
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    I've enjoyed the lore he's helped create for the game but wanted to move on, I respect his choice and wish him the best.

    I'm sure ZOS will find a new loremaster or just work more closely with Bethesda's.
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  • boggo
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    I‘ll cry all day long. QQ
  • IndorilArwynLlethran
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    I absolutely don't care about ESO Lore, it is not TES lore but AU to me.
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  • idk
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    Steelshiv wrote: »
    I enjoy what Mr. Schick wrote and am glad that he's off on another adventure...hopefully to an audio narration job...that man's voice is amazing.

    Pretty much this. I really doubt he comes back. He probably has a nice opportunity.
    Really, idk
  • Enokariel
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    Other. I enjoyed his work and I look forward with expectations to his successor
  • Rake
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    Now we have no more lore
  • RaddlemanNumber7
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    The sky will fall in! The moon and stars crash down upon the earth! The seas will threaten to engulf the land! Deamons and revenants will walk abroad upon the face of Nirn!

    Oh,wait. We've done that already. I guess the new guy will have to think of something else.

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  • wenchmore420b14_ESO
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    I vote for Jeb Cook as next Loremaster, but will SOOOO miss @ZOS_Lawrence_Schick!
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  • MoodyGold
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    We can only mourn that he is now out of the team and pay our respects by playing the game, I guess...
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  • Bruccius
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    I absolutely don't care about ESO Lore, it is not TES lore but AU to me.

    ESO is canon, though.
  • Mintaka5
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    I enjoyed the lore he wrote for ESO and would like him to come back
    Amazing lore, but if he has something bigger and better to move onto, I wouldn't expect him to return.
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  • eso_nya
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    I enjoyed the lore he wrote for ESO and would like him to come back
    Not the propper answer for me.

    He will be missed, but family comes first, always! But hey maybe in his freetime, he could read out the telephonebook in a podcast? :)
    Edited by eso_nya on February 7, 2019 7:33PM
  • mb10
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    I enjoyed the lore he wrote for ESO and would like him to come back
    I hope they use him in TES 6 and im just glad he was a part of ESO

    Did such a great job hoesntly from my knowledge the best employee ZOS had and by quite far

  • Emma_Overload
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    Dragon mounts!

    Dual wands!

    Underwater combat!
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  • myskyrim26
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    I enjoy the lore by Mr. Schick. I hope he will still act as an advisor because his lore knowledge is tremendous. I hope he left a lot of ideas to ESo team that were not implemented yet, but will be in future.
    Yet he left. We will have a new Loremaster, this is inevitable. I'm both frightened and excited.
    Edited by myskyrim26 on February 8, 2019 8:08PM
  • mateosalvaje
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    He's irreplaceable and I wish him the best. Whoever steps in has huge shoes to fill, and must be aware of the expectations so I'm not worried
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  • Tessitura
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    I disliked the lore he wrote for ESO and look forward to a new Loremaster
    I am probably the only person in the world that thought the vanilla story was a pile of garbage, and do not care if he leaves or stays. He is as good a writer as anyone else can be. We will probably not even notice the difference. " Other " might have been a better option, but I guess I like to play devil's advocate.
  • jmaes
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    I like Lawrence, and so I am happy he is putting his own needs first. Best of luck to him.
    Tessitura wrote: »
    I am probably the only person in the world that thought the vanilla story was a pile of garbage, and do not care if he leaves or stays. He is as good a writer as anyone else can be. We will probably not even notice the difference. " Other " might have been a better option, but I guess I like to play devil's advocate.

    I'm curious to know why if you don't mind? I can't say I agree or disagree because I'm very lukewarm towards all three factions' stories. The initial quests with the Prophet were lacklustre. How the respective faction stories and the 'main' quest tie into each other felt a bit abrupt at first, but otherwise fit seamlessly. The characters were memorable though.
  • wenchmore420b14_ESO
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    Tessitura wrote: »
    I am probably the only person in the world that thought the vanilla story was a pile of garbage, and do not care if he leaves or stays. He is as good a writer as anyone else can be. We will probably not even notice the difference. " Other " might have been a better option, but I guess I like to play devil's advocate.

    Just to clarify, he was "Loremaster" not a writer. His job was to take the scripts that the writers prepare and Lawrence would insure that the characters, locations, story-line, etc were in line with the TES universe and would communicate with Bethesda on new material.
    Example, Jeb Cook, ( another TSR alumni), wrote the storyline to Morrowind and Sir Lawrence insured that it was true to Dunmer culture, established lore, etc.
    He will be sorely missed......
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