What Can We Expect for The Elder Scrolls Online in 2016

The Elder Scrolls Online has just posted a dev blog outlining the future plan for this MMORPG in 2016. The Elder Scrolls Online ditched Subscription and switched to buy-to-play in the beginning of 2015. With the millions of players that joined the world of ESO in 2015, the population is very strong, and ZeniMax Game will continue to provide ongoing content and updates on a quarterly basis, and incremental patches as needed.

In addition, the dev team want make this game more open, allowing players to play and group with one another with far fewer restrictions. You can check out some features they are working on as part of social focus:

  • Looking for Group version 2.0, which will go live with the Thieves Guild update. This will fix some longstanding problems with our LFG system and allow players to create groups faster and more efficiently.
  • All future DLC will continue to use player level scaling to ensure that players of all levels can play in the same zone together, as we do with Imperial City and Orsinium.
  • Enable text chat on consoles later this year to help players – if they wish – to communicate zone-wide with other players, have easier access to emotes, and be able to chat with others using text instead of voice. This will be optional, and we will continue to fully support voice chat on console as the primary means of communication.
  • Work on a Looking for Guild system, as well as updates and fixes to make it easier manage player guilds.
  • There will be little or no changes to our current 1-50 player leveling system. You will receive one Skill Point per level as you do now, and one point to put into your Attributes (Stamina, Magicka, or Health.)
  • From 50+, you will receive Champion Points as you gain Experience, which you can use to further augment your character via the Champion System. The character information window will be updated to show your level, plus your Champion Rating, which is the total number of Champion Points you have accrued.
  • You will be able to gain more Skill Points the same way you do now, by completing quests, raising your Alliance War rank, and collecting Skyshards.
  • We will continue to slowly raise the Champion Point cap over time as we add more content. The cap is currently set at 501 Champion Points.