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Support the UESP on Patreon! — February 07, 2020
The Unofficial Elder Scrolls Pages would like your help supporting our site and projects via Patreon. Please consider becoming a supporter over on Patreon.
The Unofficial Elder Scrolls Pages has been a free source of the Elder Scrolls knowledge since 1995. Previously we have been funded entirely by ads, but we would like to explore alternative options considering the increasingly volatile nature of online advertisement.
By supporting our Patreon, you will help us:
- Cover the ever-increasing cost of server hosting.
- Provide salaries for our few full-time employees and expand our team.
- Develop and create new content.
- Fund additional contests throughout the year
- Support the Elder Scrolls community and various charities.
Additionally, our first thirty backers will receive a copy of our 2020 calendar.
Thank you all for the immense amount of support you have given us over our quarter of a century of operation. We hope you will join us on Patreon.
Dark Heart of Skyrim Announcements — January 18, 2020
As part of a global reveal event held on January 16, ZeniMax Online Studios has announced two of the upcoming content releases for ESO as part of the year-long "Dark Heart of Skyrim" storyline: the Harrowstorm dungeon pack coming in March 2020, and the Greymoor Chapter due for release in June. Harrowstorm features two new group dungeons named Icereach and Unhallowed Grave, and will be available for public testing sometime next week. Greymoor will be set in Western Skyrim, roughly spanning the holds of Hjaalmarch and Haafingar; in addition, a significant portion of the explorable area is actually located deep underground, in the massive province-spanning caverns known as Blackreach. The story is focused on aiding Lyris Titanborn in stopping a Vampire Lord from invading the surface world and conquering all of Tamriel. The Chapter will also be adding a new treasure hunting "Antiquities" game system.
Information on the latter two content releases for 2020 will be announced later this year and will consist of a second dungeon pack and a zone DLC. It was teased that the zone would be taking place in the Reach. Greymoor and its Collectors Editions are available for pre-order now, and if you log into ESO and kill any enemy before January 22 you will receive a promotional Long-Winged Bat pet as part of the announcement.
UESP Survey — January 03, 2020
The UESP is currently conducting a survey on how you can support the site, and you can win one of our 2020 calendars by filling it out!
We are, surprisingly frequently, asked by people if they can donate to support the UESP, and the answer to that has been, for many years, a gracious no. Some of them just want to support the site, some of them want to give back in return for blocking our ads, and some just wanted to be able to get their hands on the UESP's custom-made goods (like our calendars, shirts, and pins). After much thought, we think we can create a system that can satisfy all of those desires.
As of today, the UESP is supported by ads, but we are looking at options where we can allow users to disable them, while still being able to support the UESP. Of course, we would also like to give back to you directly if you were to support us, and we'd like to offer several different rewards to our users who would. While we are still considering options, some potential rewards are a special thank you page on the UESP, custom code to disable ads on the UESP, access to exclusive Discord roles and channels, and various goodies ranging from our calendar to clothing to figurines to flash drives.
By supporting the UESP, you will help cover our ever-rising server expenses, help pay the salary of our full-time team and even hire new ones, and develop new tools, apps, and content to support Elder Scrolls fans.
You can find the survey here, and thank you for keeping us as your source for The Elder Scrolls since 1995!
UESP Charity Drive — December 13, 2019
The UESP believes in giving back as much as we can, and in past years we have chosen to support numerous charitable organizations during the holiday season. This year is no different, but we want to do more. This year, we're asking for your help to do even more good than we could on our own. We've chosen to focus our efforts through Extra Life this year in their mission to support children's hospitals.
To help you do even more good, the UESP will match $1,000 dollars worth of donations. We're also going to be doing a number of giveaways available to donors, which will include some of our 2020 calendars.
You can donate directly here, and view our team page here. If you want details about the ongoing giveaways, you can find them during our livestreams on Twitch, along with details on our various social media channels.
Elder Scrolls Online Travels to the Dark Heart of Skyrim — December 13, 2019
Elder Scrolls Online has released the final trailer for the Season of the Dragon year-long story at the Game Awards. The trailer depicts the climactic battle against Kaalgrontiid. In a short scene at the end of the trailer, a Nord was shown overlooking Skyrim, with an ominous green sky, a brief message stating "EXPLORE THE DARK HEART OF SKYRIM", followed by it stating a reveal would occur January 16, 2020.
The full trailer can be seen here.
Blades 1.5 Update Released — December 13, 2019
The Elder Scrolls: Blades has released update 1.5, bringing multiplayer and the removal of chest timers to the mobile game. The update has also increased the rate at which loot drops, compensating for the removal of chests as guaranteed rewards for quests. Additionally, the game now features guilds, allowing you to trade with other players, access their towns (with their merchants having a unique inventory and gold supply for you), and the ability to chat with your guild members. Other changes include snowfall inside of your town, access to emotes, and the option to choose a profile picture.
The full patch description can be seen here, and a highlight video can be found here
The Elder Scrolls Legends Puts All New Content Development On Hold — December 06, 2019
The Elder Scrolls: Legends has put all ongoing content development on hold, with the game only receiving maintenance support for the foreseeable future. In the reddit announcement, it was confirmed that monthly reward cards and in-game events will continue for now, as well as the development of the Asian version of the game.
To thank people for supporting the game, a set of cards called "The Tamriel Collection" was made available to anyone who logged in to collect it. Additionally, Sparky Pants wrote a thank you message to their supporters.
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