THE ELDER SCROLLS ONLINE: SCALEBREAKER
By Alex "Scorpidvenom" Adriaens on September 10, 2019
It's time for another update from the Elder Scrolls Online (ESO) universe. I'm very proud to be able to give you an update about the latest ESO content update, because I'm a huge fan of the game! This doesn't mean, however, that I won't criticise the game if there's something wrong with it...
Scalebreaker can be bought from the Crown store. It will include two new dungeons, a new horse mount and a dog pet. The Standard version will cost you 1500 Crowns, unless you are a paid member, in which case you can get it for free. For 4000 Crowns, you can buy this special edition which, incidentally, is more than worth your Crowns and time! The quest for the new dungeons will be automatically be added to your account and can be started if you meet the necessary requirements.
Scalebreaker brings two brand new 4-player dungeons to the already huge table that is ESO. The dungeons go by the ominous names of Moongrave Fane and Lair of Maarselok. New item sets, multi crafting, fixes and more will be added in this update, even more refining the gameplay. The two dungeons in this update can be reached by journeying into the Northern part of Elsweyr, which is the region in which the Scalebreaker story takes place.
Both dungeons are really well designed, featuring nice rich colours, while still retaining an ominous and dark feel. To be honest, I especially liked the Lair of Maarselok in this respect, because it has a slightly grim alien-like feel to it, so let's start with that one.
Lair of MaarselokThis dungeon revolves around the story of the dragon Maarselok, that lives in the mountains of Elsweyr. This flaming beast has been asleep in there for a long, long time. After the opening of the Halls of the Colossus, it has awoken from its slumber and is angry (Like me on a Monday morning...). As a reckoning for disturbing its sleep, the dragon now seeks to destroy the region where the Wood Elves live. Of course, you are the one who is chosen to stop the dragon from spreading its corruption across the land of Elsweyr.
Moongrave FaneThe second dungeon is Moongrave Fane, an eerie place where the Vampires of the Hollowfang are holding a ritual to take the life force of another dragon for their own. They want to capture it and drain its blood! Within this dungeon, which is a temple belonging to the Khajit race, you will have to do your utmost to stop those nasty vampires from performing their vile ritual!
Now, I'm not into spoiling things for you guys, so you'll just have to check out the patch for yourselves if you want to know exactly what happens. What I can tell you, though, is that the story is once again told in a truly magnificent fashion. The characters feel real and the way the story is told really makes you feel like you're a part of it. The dungeons are fun and challenging to play and not always as straightforward as it seems. I really liked fighting the dragon, for example. The fight goes through a few different stages, which makes the battle fun and diverse.
With all the additional content we are getting and the quality of the changes made, Scalebreaker is one heck of an update, and is guaranteed to keep us entertained for a long time. So, with everything said and done, I really can't stress enough the fact that ESO is an MMORPG that has absolutely everything! There is so much to do like housing, crafting, PvP and dungeons to play. Plus, the developers just keep adding content to this incredible world, like this Scalebreaker DLC. Never played ESO before? Well, take it from me; it's never too late to start playing. So grab your mounts and gear and start playing the most enjoyable MMORPG of its time!
Now, I can hear some of you think: "That's all well and good, dear Alex. But at the start of the review, you said you would criticise the game if there was something wrong with it, but so far, I haven't seen one single piece of criticism!" Well, dear reader, you are absolutely right. Trust me when I say that I would if there was actually something wrong, but ESO (in my opinion) just gives you flawless fun, entertainment and awesome adventures. If you like MMORPGs, you just can't go wrong with this game!