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The Elder Scrolls Online continues building hype for its 2014 release and the latest contributor? The recent developer Q&A posted on the official website. Zenimax Online have stated on many occasions that community feedback and suggestions is a huge part of the Elder Scrolls Online development process, and they stick to that formula as they release another article responding to questions from Elder Scrolls fans.
The last Q&A was a bit uneventful, showcasing some rather lackluster features involved in the dungeon system. However, this week the developers included questions relating to the 3-alliance PvP and open world combat. I've highlighted the best two questions below:
If players are free to choose one of three factions, how will ESO strike a player balance between the three? What if one faction is over-populated while another is extremely under-populated? The under-populated one won't stand a chance in claiming the throne! ? By Benji Cold-Beer
Three-sided battles actually allow for more player balancing options than systematic options. If one side is over-populated, the other two sides usually gang up on that alliance. That being said, there are alliance population caps per campaign to make sure one alliance doesn?t fill up a campaign entirely. There are also scoring incentives for alliances that are tailing behind when capturing resources and keep, from the winning Alliance if the score is imbalanced. You?ll get more points by taking keeps and resources from the winning alliance and holding your own keeps, helping you catch up in the overall score. Lastly, keeps can be captured with smaller groups than you may expect, so even under-populated alliances have a real shot at claiming the throne.
We have already been told that there will massive, in-depth battles taking place for strongholds and territory in Cyrodiil, but my question is whether or not there will be any open PvP combat when encountering another player (not npc) while exploring. Will there be any sort of combat in this case, or will the encounters be purely social, even when meeting up with enemies from other factions? ? By Andrew Spittlemeister
There will be lots of chance encounters and roaming players to kill in Cyrodiil. Many of the quests from towns and from alliance entry locations are designed to send you into enemy territory. If you?re looking for a fight outside of large-scale keep battles, there?s a good chance you?ll run into enemies near Chorrol, Cheydinhal, Bruma, Cropsford, or Vlastarus.
To take a look at other questions answered this week, such as details for a title feature, visit the official blog post.
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