Anyone know the name of the Dev who decided on that POS plan? because someone needs to smack them upside the head. Faction specific zones are fine, 80% of the game being faction locked is (pardon my french) fucking retardedThe "hook" is the name Elder Scrolls - and that the game is actually, in reality, a spiritual sequel to Dark Age of Camelot with the 3-faction PVP war thing going on.
Yes - even the main devs are former devs on DaoC.
I can't tell you how many alarm bells I detect with ES:O's production... which is really sad since it's one of the VERY few already Mac-native launch MMORPGs I'll be able to play. =/
---------- Post added 2013-01-29 at 03:07 AM ----------
OK - here's the deal.
Tamriel is broken up into 9 zones.
3 of them are exclusive to Aldmeri Dominion players (Altmer, Bosmer, Khajit), lands are Shimmering Iles, Valenwood and Elsewhyr
3 of them are exclusive to Ebonheart Pact players (Nords, Argonians, Dunmer) lands are Skyrim, Morrowind and Black marsh
2 of them are exclusive to Daggerfal Covenant players (Bretons, Redguards, Orcs) lands are High Rock and Hammerfell,
1 zone is able to be played by all the races - Cyrodill, and is the "end game zone".
All of the faction-locked zones are going to be "leveling zones". no further details are known about them other than they will be exclusive to your faction.
So, here's the deal. If you play an Argonian... the ONLY zones you can play in will be Black Marsh, Skyrim, Morrowind and Cyrodill.
If you're a Khajit... the only zones you can play in will be Shimmering Isle, Valenwood, Elsewhyr and Cyrodill.
All races can play in Cyrodill (reported to be the largest zone, the size of Skyrim in ES:V). But leveling zones are restricted to those races.
Why did they do that? They said they believe it will create a form of bonding between players within their faction.
So, if you want to explore ALL of Tamriel, you will HAVE to create three characters on separate factions.
To make it shorter... every character has to level within 2-3 faction-locked zones, and then enter Cyrodill when at max level.
---------- Post added 2013-01-29 at 03:13 AM ----------
Everything stated so-far is that races cannot enter other faction homelands - these were tweets and posts made from the developers. There is no "flagged PVP" because you cannot enter a faction-locked zone. The ONLY place PVP occurs in is Cyrodill.