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Dec. 18th @ 4pm EST - Exclusive Q&A With Zenimax Studios PvP Developer Brian Wheeler.

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Is the ps4 version worth getting vs PC? What will the deference be between the two? And how much people will you be able to be around on ps4?

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Can enemies at least send whispers to one another?

Nope, you can't. If you need/want to you will have to go to forums etc to communicate. The way they have ti setup is just like DAOC, emotes were all you could do to communicate/taunt. Other than that all you might get is "So and so says something you don't understand" like in DAOC.

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Hi Brian,

 

Thank you  for taking the time to do this Q&A reference PvP in Elder Scrolls Online. My question is regarding the PvP rewards in Cyrodiil. What rewards will we get for killing other players, capturing an objective or winning a campaign entirely? Will there be gear, titles, rank promotions, experience, etc? When we rank up will it be announced in guild? Will high rank promotions be announced across the realm like they do in Warhammer Online? Thanks.

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Nope, you can't. If you need/want to you will have to go to forums etc to communicate. The way they have ti setup is just like DAOC, emotes were all you could do to communicate/taunt. Other than that all you might get is "So and so says something you don't understand" like in DAOC.

What is the purpose of limiting communication like this, Brian?  Not to be too negative but this is a gamebreaker for me, as I play for the social aspect more than anything.

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What is the purpose of limiting communication like this, Brian?  Not to be too negative but this is a gamebreaker for me, as I play for the social aspect more than anything.

You're at war! There is no fraternizing (or socializing) with the enemy! Pick up your sword and run them through if you want to communicate!!!

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Hi Brian, thanks for this Q&A.
 
- Will it be possible for a small and optimized team (6-8 people) to win against a big zerg in a situation of roaming (not in a castle / bridge)?
- Will it be possible to display a guild emblem on a cloak in RvR?
- Will you invite full guild (PvP oriented) to test the RvR?

 

We have had several Beta's so far with large PVP oriented guilds getting invited and they've worked out great.  Hang in there for the invites as they'll come in time, but also more to the question about small groups vs. large groups.  We've been working diligently to find those sweet spot ratios and abilities to make it so small groups (4 players or so) can have the opportunity to take out larger groups (8-12 or more depending on the group make up) but it is a tough balance point to strike.  I can say from roaming around in small groups during our internal tests and Betas, that 2-4 player well coordinated groups have picked apart larger groups of players but then I've also been steamrolled in the exact same situation so it's a matter of who you're up against at the time and the players on the other side of the internet that determines a battle victor!

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What is the purpose of limiting communication like this, Brian?  Not to be too negative but this is a gamebreaker for me, as I play for the social aspect more than anything.

I'm not Brian but I imagine its because its a PvP game. Talking to your enemies is a no no. Allows people to give away positions and plans.

 

You can probably still talk to them through guild chat. But Brian would be the person to ask there. 

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What is the purpose of limiting communication like this, Brian?  Not to be too negative but this is a gamebreaker for me, as I play for the social aspect more than anything.

You can socialize with your faction. If you think about it, enemies tend to not stop and talk to each other on a battlefield. Allowing cross faction communication typically ends with one side trash talking the other or raging that they got killed and spamming chat.

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What is the purpose of limiting communication like this, Brian?  Not to be too negative but this is a gamebreaker for me, as I play for the social aspect more than anything.

Because you're enemies, and that is not negotiable. Coordination of any sort with an enemy makes no sense at all. Want a social aspect? Talk to your own teammates, or make an alt.

The good outweighs the bad for me on this.

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Hi Brian:

 

I have heard you talk about making Cyrodiil a living breathing part of the game, as opposed to a giant battlefield, by filling it with quests, dungeons and other POI's. Can you tell us if that is still the case and what you expect the draw for day to day activities will be?

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Some of my best memories of old MMOs were chatting with my frenemies :P

 

Oh well, if communication is artificially limited then I suppose I won't be playing.  Thank you for your time, Brian.

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What is the purpose of limiting communication like this, Brian?  Not to be too negative but this is a gamebreaker for me, as I play for the social aspect more than anything.

 

Not at all trying to hijack the thread, but having experienced DAOC for many many years, generally speaking the reason/logic is that it promotes realm comradery and prevents cross realming and promotes a healthy competitive RvR scene between the competing realms. It also limits trash talk via RvR in game (basically, take it to the forums kinda thing). You will have TONS of folks to communicate within which ever realm you select, so from the social aspect they see it as socialize with your realm, leave the other realms alone (For lack of a better description, no offense meant lol).

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Hello and sorry in advance,

 

Is ESO pure pvp mmo? i'm more a pve crafting person and social etc not much of a pvp'er is there something in ESO for people like me?

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There is the problem of building Roleplay around "double agents" , or simply "business traders" who only care for their purse and not the alliance wars. Limiting the communication completly forbids any roleplay of "intelligence", "spy networks" , and business/trades between factions. This will dramatically cut a lot of RP possibilities in PVP.

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Hey Brian - I have a question that's shifting somewhere inbetween RP (roleplay) and PvP (Player-verus-Player): As a long time roleplayer in both the MMO genre, my guilds and I have often talked on how large scale PvP guilds are usually rewarded in the sense of guild housing, or "guild keeps" - which you seem to be doing with Cyrodill, and my questions is - Is it possible, outside of PvP, to get housing for your guild, possibly in a patch post-launch? It's a much needed feature!

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Hi, I'm a big TES player, and have played Arena, Daggerfall, Oblivion, and Skyrim. I will be playing ESO and plan on playing for as many years as you can dish out content. I just realized this forum is only for PvP questions only and can't figure out how to delete the post, so I suppose you don't need to answer these:

Will all npc's be killable?

Will Werewolf transformation be timed or permanent?
How drastic are the interactions with npc's if I am a werewolf or vampire?

Will the Nine Divines play a part in the world, and will there be quest chains involving them?

Can you see a business model change in which you might drop the sub fee?

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Hey Brian. I've been a hardcore fan of TES series and it's lore for 15 years now and at first ESO worried me but after seeing the info you have released about the game, I'm very excited for the game.

 

This question is more in connection to Cyrodiil, the pvp zone, instead of PvP itself. In the guide to Tamriel, Cyrodiil used to have jungles. Then when Oblivion came out, the jungle was absent and that was explained by Talos changing the climate. However, ESO is set before the birth of Tiber Septim. Will Cyrodiil have jungles?

Cyrodiil in our timeline will look very familiar to Oblivion, however much more spread out.  To the question of Jungles in Cyrodiil and the question of Tiber Septim changing the climate, we have a book in the game for you to find for more details about that hiding in Cyrodiil itself ;)

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Hello and sorry in advance,

 

Is ESO pure pvp mmo? i'm more a pve crafting person and social etc not much of a pvp'er is there something in ESO for people like me?

I'm not Brian, but there is tons to do PVE. I seen a lot of crafting, fishing, gathering, and questing. I'm mostly a PVE Player myself. I love PvP, but most days I just want to relax and enjoy a single player game.

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What do cross faction guilds bring to pvp? can two people from the same guild end up on opposite sides of a battle? this brings to mind a lot of possibilities for double agents during siege situations

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Cyrodiil in our timeline will look very familiar to Oblivion, however much more spread out.  To the question of Jungles in Cyrodiil and the question of Tiber Septim changing the climate, we have a book in the game for you to find for more details about that hiding in Cyrodiil itself ;)

Thanks for the answer. I'll definitely be looking for that book whenever I can in Cyrodiil.

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Hi Brian and thanks for showing up here, im really excited to see the PvP of TESO.

 

I know the only PvP area at launch will be Cyrodiil but are there any plans to add small scale rated pvp such as 3v3, 5v5, battlegrounds and so on after launch? How about a dueling system? Thanks.

Please answer this question! And also, will it be possible to duel? Thx Brian!

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Thanks for the answer. I'll definitely be looking for that book whenever I can in Cyrodiil.

Me too! This is what I love about Elder Scrolls. Reading the books and finding out just how rich the world really is. Finding the books and what's going on will be huge for me. 

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Hi Brian I am curious if there is going to be differences between console and pc version of the game like how many players will be able to show up on screen in a keep battle or how the ui is going to work. Thank you for your time.

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I'm not Brian, but there is tons to do PVE. I seen a lot of crafting, fishing, gathering, and questing. I'm mostly a PVE Player myself. I love PvP, but most days I just want to relax and enjoy a single player game.

Thank you Arxkanite, I love morrowind and oblivion and skyrim so but i also loved wow, i'm excited for ESO to come out now :)

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