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Letters being sent out to streamers in advance of the reveal

  • SilverIce58
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    Syldras wrote: »
    "Proxy, The tide of fate swirls around you with glorious fury and has chosen you to serve as its surrogate in a crisis most perilous."

    I don't think there's more behind that.

    So, to sum it up:

    The person the letter is adressed to (player character, who else is known for saving the world?) was chosen by "the tide of fate" (= Hermaeus Mora) and therefore adressed by one of his cultists (that would be the mer Leramil - "the Wise" would also be a fitting rank for a Mora cult, btw) to stop some danger for 2 worlds, so probably for Nirn and his own realm (Apocrypha).

    Who could be powerful enough to be a danger to Hermaeus Mora? Is any mortal capable of that, or only another Daedric Prince? If it's the latter, the traditional opponent is Vaermina the Dreamweaver, as was pointed out correctly, which also fits the description about the "the thread that keeps reality itself from unraveling".

    I know this might be a longshot considering its Daggerfall lore and it hasnt really been mentioned in the games, but Mora's uesp page states that He and Vaermina are enemies, so maybe it could be like Mora is trying to recruit you to save the waking and dreaming worlds from Vaermina.

    Which sucks bc I love both Princes (Vaermina is my number 1 tho), but it doesn't suck because thats more screentime for both Princes as well, and probably more lore as well.
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  • Elsonso
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    Syldras wrote: »
    "Proxy, The tide of fate swirls around you with glorious fury and has chosen you to serve as its surrogate in a crisis most perilous."

    I don't think there's more behind that.

    So, to sum it up:

    The person the letter is adressed to (player character, who else is known for saving the world?) was chosen by "the tide of fate" (= Hermaeus Mora) and therefore adressed by one of his cultists (that would be the mer Leramil - "the Wise" would also be a fitting rank for a Mora cult, btw) to stop some danger for 2 worlds, so probably for Nirn and his own realm (Apocrypha).

    Who could be powerful enough to be a danger to Hermaeus Mora? Is any mortal capable of that, or only another Daedric Prince? If it's the latter, the traditional opponent is Vaermina the Dreamweaver, as was pointed out correctly, which also fits the description about the "the thread that keeps reality itself from unraveling".

    I think the key phrase is: the thread that keeps reality itself from unraveling

    I agree with people who think this is somehow a translation in time. Could be the past unraveling the present, or the present unraveling the future.
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  • NotaDaedraWorshipper
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    Malthorne wrote: »
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    Not only does it reveal Hermaeus Mora but also that we are going to Blacklight. Very clever ZOS

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  • ForumBully
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    I really wanted spellcrafting a few years ago when the team seemed close to caring, but lately...the pitfalls around such a system in the hands of a team that produces a nonstop stream of broken sets and can't be bothered to address any problems in less than 6 months (if ever) are just too numerous and perilous to contemplate.
    I now believe a spellcrafting system will be watered down to being pointless, a frustrating grind that makes us avoid it, or poorly thought through enough to be devastating to any hope of balanced combat.

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  • Syldras
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    I know this might be a longshot considering its Daggerfall lore and it hasnt really been mentioned in the games, but Mora's uesp page states that He and Vaermina are enemies, so maybe it could be like Mora is trying to recruit you to save the waking and dreaming worlds from Vaermina.
    Which sucks bc I love both Princes (Vaermina is my number 1 tho), but it doesn't suck because thats more screentime for both Princes as well, and probably more lore as well.

    It was clear though that they won't ever show Vaermina as something else than an antagonist. I mean, it's not exactly nice to torture people by giving them nightmares and stealing their memories in that process ;) Of course what Hermaeus Mora did to the Skaal shaman in Skyrim wasn't much nicer either, but Mora has a tradition to be shown a bit more positively in the TES games somehow.

    The big question now is where the new story will take place. The Telvanni Peninsula seems fitting (not only because the assumptions about spellcrafting being the new system), with House Telvanni's ambitious striving for knowledge (that often crosses boundaries in the eyes of other people, and that does include forbidden techniques and involvement with daedra sometimes). Although I somehow thought ZOS would explore House Indoril more (who also have settlements on Telvanni Peninsula) before giving us more content about the Houses that already had their bigger questlines on Vvardenfell - but who knows, maybe they'll do both Telvanni and Indoril in this chapter (and I'd be surprised if there wasn't also more Morag Tong stuff with Naryu - maybe she'll even lead through the main story this time, although that would disappoint me a bit, as I'd rather want a Telvanni if the story is mainly about them).
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  • TaSheen
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    I'd rather Vaermina than dunmer. Sorry. Not at all my sort of "fun".
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  • Tornaad
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    Awesome! Thank you for sharing.

    ....
    also what led you to think about examining the letter under a black light?
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  • wilykcat
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    Seraphayel wrote: »
    Honest question, what do people find interesting about a new race? All races in ESO besides Khajit / Argonian look basically identical with different faces. Maormer would look exactly like Altmer / Dunmer just with a different skin shade.

    If we’d talk about very distinctive and different races like in WoW, Lord of the Rings Online or Guild Wars 2 for example, I’d totally understand the excitement. But all ESO races are build from the exact same model and have minimal differences outside of their faces (and in many cases even the faces are very similar).

    More advanced character customizations will fix that. Also new races that aren't humans.
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  • Syldras
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    Zuboko wrote: »
    also what led you to think about examining the letter under a black light?

    It would be one of the first things I'd think about, to be honest. Especially since UV color, from my experience, isn't completely invisible on paper (although hard to see without an UV flashlight or lamp).
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  • SilverIce58
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    Syldras wrote: »
    I know this might be a longshot considering its Daggerfall lore and it hasnt really been mentioned in the games, but Mora's uesp page states that He and Vaermina are enemies, so maybe it could be like Mora is trying to recruit you to save the waking and dreaming worlds from Vaermina.
    Which sucks bc I love both Princes (Vaermina is my number 1 tho), but it doesn't suck because thats more screentime for both Princes as well, and probably more lore as well.

    It was clear though that they won't ever show Vaermina as something else than an antagonist. I mean, it's not exactly nice to torture people by giving them nightmares and stealing their memories in that process ;) Of course what Hermaeus Mora did to the Skaal shaman in Skyrim wasn't much nicer either, but Mora has a tradition to be shown a bit more positively in the TES games somehow.

    The big question now is where the new story will take place. The Telvanni Peninsula seems fitting (not only because the assumptions about spellcrafting being the new system), with House Telvanni's ambitious striving for knowledge (that often crosses boundaries in the eyes of other people, and that does include forbidden techniques and involvement with daedra sometimes). Although I somehow thought ZOS would explore House Indoril more (who also have settlements on Telvanni Peninsula) before giving us more content about the Houses that already had their bigger questlines on Vvardenfell - but who knows, maybe they'll do both Telvanni and Indoril in this chapter (and I'd be surprised if there wasn't also more Morag Tong stuff with Naryu - maybe she'll even lead through the main story this time, although that would disappoint me a bit, as I'd rather want a Telvanni if the story is mainly about them).

    Maybe Sun-in-Shadow makes a return and is our guide through the Telvanni lands. I'd be fine with her or Revus Demnevanni, as they're really the only 2 memorable Telvanni introduced so far imo.
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  • Syldras
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    Maybe Sun-in-Shadow makes a return and is our guide through the Telvanni lands. I'd be fine with her or Revus Demnevanni, as they're really the only 2 memorable Telvanni introduced so far imo.

    Divayth Fyr ;) Although he probably has better things to do. I guess Revus would be the most likable though, that most players could get along with.
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  • delta_mystic
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    Olauron wrote: »
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    What if that is the new feature. Children.

    A new crafting skill :D

    legally requires Pledge of Mara and flawless public recitation of all Lusty Argonian Maid poems. ;)
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  • Tornaad
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    ZOS_Kevin wrote: »
    Me, reading everyone's theories:
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    My theory is that we are going to see a dragon break. If you have a dragon break, then suddenly, it leaves you with more play room to do more story content without affecting future stories.
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  • Supreme_Atromancer
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    Olauron wrote: »
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    In one of the ESO Live streams from early 2015 (maybe 2016), Gina said that Hermaeus Mora was connected to the disappearance of all children from Tamriel. Perhaps that mystery will finally be solved this year.

    What if that is the new feature. Children.

    A new crafting skill :D

    Hey! How does one craft ch.... ooooooooooooooh.

    Oh.

    Smoulder Scrolls 2: The Consequences of My Actions.

    Confirmed.
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  • Supreme_Atromancer
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    Maybe Sun-in-Shadow makes a return and is our guide through the Telvanni lands.

    Man, I loved that story soooo much. I think it was masterfully done.

    My only problem is that the story is entirely told, tbh. There's no more to tell. I worry it would be hard for ANY writer to reintroduce Sun without cheapening the whole thing.

    Seeing Eoki again would be nice.
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    Malthorne wrote: »
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    Not only does it reveal Hermaeus Mora but also that we are going to Blacklight. Very clever ZOS

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  • FeedbackOnly
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    Spellcrafting would give ESO undying longevity. As long as the feature would be supported, there will be people hanging on every patch note looking to see what new spells are getting revealed.

    Meh, just like everything else 1 or 2 spells could become meta and all anybody used really.

    It would still be fun for the majority
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    Elsonso wrote: »
    ZOS_Kevin wrote: »
    Me, reading everyone's theories:
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    I checked. Michael Jackson is not lore friendly. Hmm. Does this mean a cross over IP deal?

    No no it's bard college dlc
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  • FeedbackOnly
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    Olauron wrote: »
    Elsonso wrote: »
    What if that is the new feature. Children.

    A new crafting skill :D

    legally requires Pledge of Mara and flawless public recitation of all Lusty Argonian Maid poems. ;)

    Craft your own books!
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  • Dojohoda
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    Hermaeus Mora is interesting.
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  • ElvenOverlord
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    Syldras wrote: »
    "Proxy, The tide of fate swirls around you with glorious fury and has chosen you to serve as its surrogate in a crisis most perilous."

    I don't think there's more behind that.

    So, to sum it up:

    The person the letter is adressed to (player character, who else is known for saving the world?) was chosen by "the tide of fate" (= Hermaeus Mora) and therefore adressed by one of his cultists (that would be the mer Leramil - "the Wise" would also be a fitting rank for a Mora cult, btw) to stop some danger for 2 worlds, so probably for Nirn and his own realm (Apocrypha).

    Who could be powerful enough to be a danger to Hermaeus Mora? Is any mortal capable of that, or only another Daedric Prince? If it's the latter, the traditional opponent is Vaermina the Dreamweaver, as was pointed out correctly, which also fits the description about the "the thread that keeps reality itself from unraveling".

    I know this might be a longshot considering its Daggerfall lore and it hasnt really been mentioned in the games, but Mora's uesp page states that He and Vaermina are enemies, so maybe it could be like Mora is trying to recruit you to save the waking and dreaming worlds from Vaermina.

    Which sucks bc I love both Princes (Vaermina is my number 1 tho), but it doesn't suck because thats more screentime for both Princes as well, and probably more lore as well.

    Vaermina does have unfinished business with us from the Stormhaven storyline.

    "Perhaps we will. You have proven resourceful in the past. Even if you escape Quagmire, mortal, you will not escape my vengeance. I can be patient, very patient. Goodbye … for now." -Vaermina

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  • Seraphayel
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    wilykcat wrote: »
    Seraphayel wrote: »
    Honest question, what do people find interesting about a new race? All races in ESO besides Khajit / Argonian look basically identical with different faces. Maormer would look exactly like Altmer / Dunmer just with a different skin shade.

    If we’d talk about very distinctive and different races like in WoW, Lord of the Rings Online or Guild Wars 2 for example, I’d totally understand the excitement. But all ESO races are build from the exact same model and have minimal differences outside of their faces (and in many cases even the faces are very similar).

    More advanced character customizations will fix that. Also new races that aren't humans.

    Advanced customization won't help unless they completely redo the body models for all races, because they're exactly the same. And I don't see how a Maormer race (human with pointy ears) could change that. If at all, new beast races are something you'd recognize, but just another Mer? Hardly so, in my opinion. I'm totally up for visiting Pyandonea or have more Maormer-related stuff. I do have nothing against new races, but please don't make it a "staple feature".

    This letter got me very hyped for the announcement, more than anything else ever since the Wrathstone Tablet for the Elsweyr presentation. Next Wednesday can't come soon enough.
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  • FrancisCrawford
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    I see we're saving the world for the...oh, what are we up to now...fourth or fifth time?

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  • Seraphayel
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    Could "Leramil the Wise" be an anagram?
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  • Syldras
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    Seraphayel wrote: »
    Could "Leramil the Wise" be an anagram?

    Obviously something with "weasel" ;) No, I think it's just a name, to be honest. The npc we'll meet at the beginning of the questline.
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    I see we're saving the world for the...oh, what are we up to now...fourth or fifth time?

    As long as there's a compelling story I don't care whether we're saving the universe or the neighbour's cat.
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    Zuboko wrote: »
    My theory is that we are going to see a dragon break. If you have a dragon break, then suddenly, it leaves you with more play room to do more story content without affecting future stories.

    ZOS has said no dragon break, and I am hoping they mean that in all the various forms and variations of the phrase, and they stick to it.
    No no it's bard college dlc

    If we got a Bard class this year, Mr Matygon would probably be very very pleased.
    Seraphayel wrote: »
    Advanced customization won't help unless they completely redo the body models for all races, because they're exactly the same. And I don't see how a Maormer race (human with pointy ears) could change that. If at all, new beast races are something you'd recognize, but just another Mer? Hardly so, in my opinion. I'm totally up for visiting Pyandonea or have more Maormer-related stuff. I do have nothing against new races, but please don't make it a "staple feature".

    Similar thoughts. There are no known interesting and unused races on Nirn that are differentiated from the ones we already have. New races have to be interesting, unique, and fill a gap. Has to be this way for more than manufactured reasons, too. Just having a humanoid with pasty skin and white eyes that is good around water is more creating the illusion of need so that bank accounts can be filled with revenue money.

    If the game needs a new race, it needs a new race that is not some recolored elf. We have plenty of elves. One of the non-elf races is treated like they are too stupid or drunk to count to three. One... Two... MEAD!... uh... One... The beast races are treated like either cuddly pets or future footwear. The Bretons? When ZOS decided to focus on them, we discovered that they are so boring that the only way to make them interesting was druids on some island no one thinks about.

    If we get a new race, I want it to be interesting and meaningful. I don't want a marketing exercise given form.








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  • Hurbster
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    So, I'm guessing Proxy will be our name for the adventure?
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  • Kallykat
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    I, for one, find all the different non-playable elven races fascinating and would love it if we got more interactions with them and possibly even a new playable race option, especially if it's Maormer. I wouldn't balk at other, less-humanoid races being made playable either, but that is even less likely.
    Edited by Kallykat on January 20, 2023 3:04AM
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    Who knows. Maybe a war of the wizards will see both Telvannis and Winterhold after the same thing?
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