Elder Scrolls Online Teaser – Just About What You’d Expect from a Teaser for a Game Announced Last Week

No actual content. Some arty shit and a voiceover. Just standard teaser stuff.

In other Elder Scrolls Online news, IGN’s got the list of factions available. And it’s crazy. That bit where the teaser said “unlikely alliances are formed” is totally accurate. These alliances are unlikely as shit:

The Ebonheart Pact consists of Nords, Dunmer, and Argonians from the Northern and Eastern regions.

The Aldmeri Dominion consists of Altmer, Bosmer, and Khajiit from the South and South West regions.

The Daggerfall Covenant consists of Bretons, Redguards, and Orcs from the North West regions.

Dunmer, Argonian and Nord seems the weirdest. None of those dudes has a great history of teaming up with others. So all three teaming up is weird. Altmer, Bosmer and Khajiit seems a bit more likely. High elves and Wood elves are not the best of friends, but they are both elves. And Khajiit… well, they’re Khajiit. They seem the type to hang out with elf alliances. Bretons and Redguard I get. They’re way different socially, but they’re both human-y, so there’s some common ground. Orcs, though. Why would Orcs be teamed with two sets of humans? Orc, human, and another race, I could understand. But Orcs and humans seems like trouble. Also, why Orc? Why not Orsimer? They called all the elf races by their name, but just call Orcs Orcs. Not cool.

Finally, I guess we’re all fighting against the Imperials, who have made some seriously bad decisions, and allied with the sort of folks you don’t want to ally with, mostly because they’re demons. So, that’s the bad guy. I understand it takes place years before Oblivion or Skyrim, so, clearly things work out for the best. Kind of makes playing the game seem a little pointless, really.