As our regular listeners know, No Prisoners, No Mercy Show 138 is live.
At the moment we are working on show 139 – and one of the subjects covered is Elder Scrolls Online. It’s not often we disagree with Tobold, but try as we might we have yet to find controversy about Elder Scrolls Online tutorial area – at least we didn’t at first. What finally dawned as we played through all the alliances was that the impressions that some where left with was like the story of the three blind men who encounter an elephant.
“The blind man who feels a leg says the elephant is like a pillar; the one who feels the tail says the elephant is like a rope; the one who feels the trunk says the elephant is like a tree branch; the one who feels the ear says the elephant is like a hand fan; the one who feels the belly says the elephant is like a wall; and the one who feels the tusk says the elephant is like a solid pipe. A king explains to them: All of you are right. The reason every one of you is telling it differently is because each one of you touched the different part of the elephant. So, actually the elephant has all the features you ment”
Those who assumed the starting area was the wailing prison, as we did, found that our “starting area” was all of 15 minutes long if you dragged your feet. After that each player goes to a island, each different by alliance. This “starting area” or “starting island” as some players have called it really did take the better part of the day to get through. So whether the starting area was too long or too short depended on which part of the elephant…er…game you considered the starting area. We hear that Zenimax will allow players to skip the starting island when the game goes live. As for us, we found the starting island to be interesting. When we recorded a recent show (not out yet) our guest pointed out that she didn’t like it because of the lack of story. Again it turned out to be a case of the elephant all over again – each of us had played through a different alliance.
See you online,
Julie and Fran