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The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind: Digital Collector's Edition
Score: 95%
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Developer: Bethesda Softworks
Media: Download/1
Players: MMO
Genre: MMORPG/Online


Come As You Are:

In a rare approach to an MMO expansion, The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind isn't designed to require a high-level character. Instead, in what they're calling a "Chapter," Morrowind caters to characters of any level. You can even roll up a brand new character and start your game in Morrowind. So, if you haven't played Elder Scrolls Online before and the prospect of playing in Morrowind caught your attention, but you assumed you'd be countless hours away from being able to actually play in Morrowind, you might want to go ahead and jump in, after all...

Harness the Wilds of Tamriel:

The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind introduces a new playable class, the Warden. Wardens summon the very flora, fauna, and elemental forces of Tamriel to attack their enemies, or heal and protect themselves and their allies. These short duration summoning effects can seem a bit minor, at low levels, as one might expect, but at level 12, you get a War Bear battle companion to fight at your side. Yes, a War Bear. And, if you get the Collector's Edition, your War Bear can be an exclusive Grey War Bear, providing a bit of camouflage against the volcanic ashlands of Morrowind.

The Goodies:

In addition to the Collector's Edition Grey War Bear, you will also get a War Horse armored in ancient Dwarven plate mail armor, a non-combatant Dwarven Spider as a pet, exclusive character emotes, and the ability to convert your gear to the style of the Morag Tong, a legendary sect of elite assassins.

The Morrowind Chapter also introduces now multiplayer experiences, including a new 12-player trial called The Halls of Fabrication, daily adventures (via the Adventurers' guild) that will require players to group up to accomplish the task; and Battlegrounds, a new 4v4v4 PvP Mode featuring various game modes in arena-style environments.


A Helping Hand:

In addition to the aforementioned new multiplayer gameplay, you can also just sort of... help each other out. I'm not a very social player, in general, but The Elder Scrolls: Morrowind makes it easy to play socially. No formal structure is required to jump in and help out another player or to find yourself getting helped out of a tough spot by a player you've never met and may never meet again. For those of you who are like me, Bethesda has a Solo Player's Guide to The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind (see link below), which can offer some tips and tricks.

If you've never played ESO, now's a good time to jump in; they've dropped the subscription model and instead moved to a premium membership model where you can - optionally - subscribe to an ESO Plus membership and receive increased experience, faster crafting progression, bones gold and access to all available DLC game packs and a monthly allotment of Crowns (an in-game currency used to buy snazzy items and upgrades). Further, there are over 300 hours of existing ESO content, so if you've never tried ESO out, you have a lot of content awaiting you.


-Geck0, GameVortex Communications
AKA Robert Perkins

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