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So, many know that the developers of TESO are locking each race to a specific faction, and each faction to a set amount of the world. Everything else, minute the PvP zone, is off limits to your faction.
Here is what is official
"The Elder Scrolls Online features a three alliance system, with geographically separated alliances comprised of three races each. Races are restricted by alliance in order to generate and enhance their distinct identity. Each race is physically distinguishable from each other so in world PvP players can easily differentiate friends from foes."
"Each alliance’s home area is unique, and the distinct identity of a alliances native provinces helps to foster realm pride amongst players and enhance the meta-conflict which fuels the social side of a three alliance realm war. For prolonged success of the AvA meta-game within the fan community, it is very important that players can identify themselves with their"
Now, the biggest complaint going around is that this locks players from exploring the rest of Tamriel.
What is the biggest respone to this? 'Role alts, and you can see everything"
So tell me. where the hell does faction pride come into play if we are all rolling characters from all three factions anyways?
Zenimax is developing a system that PROMOTES the creation of alts, unless you want to forgo seeing the rest of the world, and yet calls this fostering realm pride? Would not having pride for your realm mean you create alts ON THAT REALM?
I fail to see their explanation for anything else but utter bullshit and propaganda to explain away the fact it's far easier to just code a closed system then a true open system that TES is best known for. Of all the way Matt Firor could have put in it beloved RvRvR, he chose the one that LEAST OF ALL promote faction pride, as most people will want to explore the entire land of Tamriel, that until today, have only been able to see in bits and peices from the different games.
Bad move Zenimax.
The thing that really upsets me, is that they are dictating how us, as players, should develop faction pride. Instead of letting us find our own path, our own reason to join and fight for the faction we chose, they force this on you.
In the end, this faction pride us less about your own personal feelings, and comes down to "This is my highest level character, so this is my faction"