Elder Scrolls Online to Add New Features and Bugfixes
Zenimax Online Studios reveals a number of “active development” features are in the works for The Elder Scrolls Online.
The biggest, and most likely closest to release, is the “justice system” that will affect an NPC’s reaction when players to steal from them. As of now, you can pretty much steal anything from a table and the NPC won’t stop you. When the new system is in place, new theft mechanics will be in place that require you to be a bit more discrete or risk the consequences.
Expected in future updates, story-lines and quests for the Thieves Guild and Dark Brotherhood will make their way into The Elder Scrolls Online. Other features currently in development include functionality to allow players to see each other in different phases, armor dying, veteran dungeons, spell-crafting and more.
In the area of bug and exploit fixes, Zenimax promises that they have an aggressive schedule in place to squash the problematic issues in future updates. They’re also looking into the seemingly ever-present bots who sit around boss spawn points and crafting nodes.
I’m not sure why you would bother playing an MMO if you’re just going to have a script do all the fun parts for you. But, I guess if you’re a lazy little shit, go for it. Just don’t expect sympathy when you’re banned, just a lot of laughter at your expense.
Anyway, Zenimax certainly seems to be working hard to keep Elder Scrolls Online going. The features they have planned along with the bot issues that currently plague the game are most likely the reason the console versions were delayed. If that’s the case, you can’t blame them for being cautious before adding new platforms to the game.