With “Morrowind”, Bethesda conjures up a new chapter on “The Elder Scrolls Online” – briefly “ESO” – out of the hat. A new region, a new class, a new PvP mode and more to fill 30 game hours. The new chapter about the Morrowind threat is about 700 years before the third part of the “The Elder Scrolls” series, which is on the island of Vvardenfell, Vivec, the legendary warrior poacher and protector of the island, to help save the world from a deadly threat from the dairy industry.
Since the release of “ESO” a lot has already been done before the expansion. In addition to four published DLCs “One Tamriel” was integrated. The Alliance barriers have been lifted, and the game world is scaled up according to the level of the character so players can explore the whole world freely. Anyone who now wants to go back to Vvardenfell can go straight away and get started.
Since you also had little experience with “ESO”, use the opportunity to create a new character. You would like to try the new class, the Warden. The Wardens are designated as defenders of the green, who tell masterful stories about nature and plunge into battle with frostmies and evoked animals. Easier formulated, the keeper at the beginning are a kind of all-rounder. The evoked creatures are tidy, while the green balance mainly uses curative effects. The whole is rounded off by the winter cold. The Frost Cloak is used primarily to defend itself and its friends.
Since each class can use all the skill lines, the Warden is a nice addition to the other four classes. TheAnimal Companions, supported by a summoned bear, and fight with two swords and a middle armor. Of course there are a lot of combinations available.
As mentioned at the beginning, the main quarantine on Vvardenfell revolves around a deadly threat. The story is not as long as expected, but it is exciting and leads us over a large part of the island. Added to this is the reunion with some famous characters. Even if you could have a longer main quest, there is still a lot to do. Dozens of secondary quests are waiting to be graduated and some places can be discovered. In addition, you can search for the Ancestral Tombs, thus opening up the location of the Lost Library of Andule.
If you need some variation between the different quests, you can do dungeons with other players as usual. New are the battlegrounds – a fast PVP mode, which offers three different options. In spite of other names, you have the possibility to be on a team Deathmatch, Capture the Flag or Domination. What is special is that not only two, but three teams of four players compete against each other. This guarantees a certain dynamism at all times. However, as often happens, the fun is dependent on the players. Whether one considers this new content as useful also depends strongly on the taste.
Even if there are some nostalgic moments almost 15 years after “The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind”, you wanted to present a slightly different environment. Due to the time shift of the 700 years, the city of Vivec is still under construction and the environment is characterized in large part by a lush and grotesque plant world. However, the closer you get to the red mountain, the more the picture becomes clearer.
All in all, one can call “Morrowind” a successful new chapter. With Vvardenfell you have a new, spacious environment in beautiful style. The guardians also appear to be a useful addition. There is a lot to be said, which makes the indication of 30 hours of playtime appear as optimistic. However, you have to dig deep into your pocket. 40 euros costs the extension or 60 euros the complete package if one “ESO” still does not possess. But the most important question is whether “Morrowind” is also fun. In addition to the content presented, this is strongly dependent on how much “The Elder Scrolls Online” has been so far. Because the game system has not changed. Those who liked the adventure so far, will continue to have fun. But even Newbies try to facilitate the entrance as far as possible, which works very well over long distances.