So although I have a current focus on Star Wars the Old Republic, I do still want to keep abreast of other developments in the MMORPG genre. I changed my mobile phone last week for the first time in many years, and as an unintended consequence I went almost a full week without looking at my blog feed on Feedly. It happened to be a very busy week work-wise and study-wise so I was so preoccupied that I only realised yesterday that I hadn’t read anything other than Twitter for 8 days.
Naturally in that time a big announcement landed surrounding another MMO on my planned roster for this year, Elder Scrolls Online. Coming on 4th June this year is the chapter (i.e. expansion) Season of the Dragon. Massively have an article with the details up. It will focus on Elsweyr and the Khajiit, but will also bring dragons back into the world (a new type of Dark Anchor-style encounter perhaps?).
It will also introduce the Necromancer class into the game. I lack the ‘bandwidth’ to really want to create yet another character in the game and it isn’t a class that I find that attractive so it’s not a big draw for me, personally. I have a tanky Templar that’s mostly been sat in Elden Root for a long time, one that I’d like to return to playing at some point. So I can see this expansion and its thematic focus (on Khajiit) as a good excuse to be returning to Elder Scrolls Online later in the year to push my Dragonknight to the level cap in finishing Murkmire content, and then start prepping my Altmer Templar for a journey to Elsweyr. It might even offer an opportunity to resurrect the ESO levelling trio that this character belongs to as that’d mean his Khajiit Sorceror companion could join the journey to his homeland.