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Morrowind Heading to PTS for Normal & Closed Beta Tests - Elder Scrolls Online News

SBFordSBFord Former Associate EditorMember LegendaryPosts: 33,129
edited April 2017 in News & Features Discussion

imageMorrowind Heading to PTS for Normal & Closed Beta Tests - Elder Scrolls Online News

The Elder Scrolls Online site has been updated with news of the upcoming arrival of the Morrowind expansion on the Public Test Server. During its life on PTS, however, things will be a bit different than usual. Everyone can help test out the base game changes but testing opportunities for Morrowind will be closed and by invite-only.

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  • Octagon7711Octagon7711 Member LegendaryPosts: 9,000
    NDA, interesting. Perhaps lots of problems and bugs to be worked out. A lot of which may be ignored and patched much later after launch.

    Any truth to the rumor of extra inventory space for subscribers?

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  • IselinIselin Member LegendaryPosts: 18,719

    Any truth to the rumor of extra inventory space for subscribers?
    It's not a rumor. Double bank space is confirmed as an ESO+ benefit coming in June:

    https://www.reddit.com/r/elderscrollsonline/comments/63a9ms/ive_found_zos_plans_for_increasing_eso_value/dftaszg/

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  • AlomarAlomar Member RarePosts: 1,299
    ZOS have a long history, as do many mmo developers now that I think about it, of letting many of the bugs and exploits that are discovered and reported by players through to live servers. Hopefully, with such a smaller testing player base, due to the invite restrictions, they step up their polishing efforts. I have a feeling this is move is less about there be glaring issues to hide behind an nda, but instead about keeping the hype for Morrowind new and fresh for the majority of the player base.
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  • KajidourdenKajidourden Member EpicPosts: 3,030
    Gotta get my warden built!
  • Octagon7711Octagon7711 Member LegendaryPosts: 9,000
    I saw the character demo for the Warden.  I did think it was odd to use cheats to demo the character basically running and fighting in an open area of the country side (couldn't see any skill timers).  Would have loved to have seen the dps numbers the bear was putting out.  Didn't seem to hold much aggro.  Hopefully they will fine tune everything before release.

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  • Nemesis7884Nemesis7884 Member UncommonPosts: 1,023

    Iselin said:





    Any truth to the rumor of extra inventory space for subscribers?


    It's not a rumor. Double bank space is confirmed as an ESO+ benefit coming in June:

    https://www.reddit.com/r/elderscrollsonline/comments/63a9ms/ive_found_zos_plans_for_increasing_eso_value/dftaszg/




    that means double of what i have now or half if i don't sub? well if the first, not too shabby for me :-) :-)
  • IselinIselin Member LegendaryPosts: 18,719

    Iselin said:





    Any truth to the rumor of extra inventory space for subscribers?


    It's not a rumor. Double bank space is confirmed as an ESO+ benefit coming in June:

    https://www.reddit.com/r/elderscrollsonline/comments/63a9ms/ive_found_zos_plans_for_increasing_eso_value/dftaszg/




    that means double of what i have now or half if i don't sub? well if the first, not too shabby for me :-) :-)
    The current bank max is not being reduced. So it's what you have now if you don't sub or double if you do.
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  • QuarterStackQuarterStack Member RarePosts: 546


    NDA, interesting. Perhaps lots of problems and bugs to be worked out. A lot of which may be ignored and patched much later after launch.



    Any truth to the rumor of extra inventory space for subscribers?



    NDAs are completely normal in software development and testing, for games or otherwise.

    Bugs and issues are normal and expected throughout development and into testing. That's why they have Beta Tests, to help catch and squash as many of the worst ones as possible prior to going live.

    People leaking info and "reports" of what they see in Beta (especially the problems.. people looooove reporting the issues they find, usually with a nice dose of embellishment or exaggeration). Of course, there's a large amount of people who also looooooove to believe every bad thing they hear, but will reject anything positive. Because where's the fun in believing things are going smoothly, and -insert game here- isn't going to crash and burn?

    It would be nice if NDAs weren't necessary. Unfortunately, we don't live in that world, and the genre is full of trolls and less-than-intelligent-or-honest individuals whom will inevitably report every glitch and problem they find to everyone *but* those they're supposed to be... the developers.

    So, because those types of people exist, and always will, NDAs are necessary to at least stifle or stem the flow of such nonsense out into the wild.

    They had a pretty neat anti-leak thing in ESO back in the original beta, with the player's email address kinda "watermarked" on to the screen, so it would be visible in any screenshots they took. Hopefully they do that this time as well.

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