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Wayshrines: In-Character or Out-Of-Character

  • Korah_Eaglecry
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    No. They are there for gameplay reasons and should not be used for In-Character purposes.
    MAEK wrote: »
    Krist wrote: »
    I put no, but must elaborate on it because it is not really a strict no.

    Obviously they are accepted as lore to some degree, but the use of them takes away from journey and separation of cities and factions. If we accept that all can use them, then why did the factions march armies when they could have all just used wayshrines? We know they marched. An argument can be made that wayshrines cannot handle such an amount, and I say that because I argue the point in my own head...lol....but they do. Everyday.

    Even with ingame quests, sometimes they finish by saying meet them somewhere else, and they run off, away from the wayshrine.

    Sooooo...that is my no. I know there are good reasons for yes.

    The reason that the armies marched and such is that to use the wayshrines one would need to have their soul separated from their body, and since the Vestige is conveniently soul-shriven they can port around Tamriel like crazy.

    Yes but this begs the question why such things would be built all across tamriel if only one person (or their alternate selves if this is truely a dragon break) can actually use it. Its a good bit of wasted resources and energy to build these things if the masses cant use it or it cant be used in a strategic manner like normal portals.
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  • Shardan4968
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    Yes. They are acknowledges and accepted as In-Character devices.
    Teleports were in morrowind, oblivion and now teleports are in ESO. I don't see the problem of this thread.
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  • Dustfinger81
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    Other (Please elaborate)
    MAEK wrote: »
    Krist wrote: »
    I put no, but must elaborate on it because it is not really a strict no.

    Obviously they are accepted as lore to some degree, but the use of them takes away from journey and separation of cities and factions. If we accept that all can use them, then why did the factions march armies when they could have all just used wayshrines? We know they marched. An argument can be made that wayshrines cannot handle such an amount, and I say that because I argue the point in my own head...lol....but they do. Everyday.

    Even with ingame quests, sometimes they finish by saying meet them somewhere else, and they run off, away from the wayshrine.

    Sooooo...that is my no. I know there are good reasons for yes.

    The reason that the armies marched and such is that to use the wayshrines one would need to have their soul separated from their body, and since the Vestige is conveniently soul-shriven they can port around Tamriel like crazy.

    Yes but this begs the question why such things would be built all across tamriel if only one person (or their alternate selves if this is truely a dragon break) can actually use it. Its a good bit of wasted resources and energy to build these things if the masses cant use it or it cant be used in a strategic manner like normal portals.

    It seems to me that they are simply shrines. As a soul shriven, you are able to use the shrines as teleporters but that is not what they were built for. Kind of like a demon in other fictional universes being able to come to a place of a great and bloody battle, or a massacre sight. The spiritual uses of the shrine have given it spiritual properties that the vestige can take advantage of due to his own uncommon spiritual nature.
  • Haxer
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    Yes. They are acknowledges and accepted as In-Character devices.
    I said yes. But as with anything RP, it's all up to you and your guild.

    And like everything, it's a tool, not black-and-white. We have used them IC when we need to use them for gameplay and it just makes sense nor do we want to RP a long hike across the continent.

    But if we're meeting up somewhere, I might take the wayshrine, then mount up and "arrive via horseback" even if I made 90% of the trip by wayshrine. That way if 30 people are meeting up we didn't "all wayshrine there" IC. RPly everyone was doing different things related to their character and story and met here by various means. Even if IRL we all 30 got there via wayshrine.
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