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The Elder Scrolls Online: If it looked like Skyrim by AllMyMind The Elder Scrolls Online: If it looked like Skyrim by AllMyMind
In my opinion and from what I have seen, the graphics in the upcoming Elder Scrolls Online are bad. A real step back. But I don't blame the developers. They want as big a customer base as possible, and not everyone can afford a good graphic card.
But one can dream, right?
So this is my wild imagination... A dream of TESO with Skyrim graphics and same visual style for interface elements.
Character selection screen.
The layout mostly borrowed from World of Warcraft.

All comments are welcomed with open heart.
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in all truth as understandable as it is to be dissapointed especially with how the big step from oblivion (god i hated the character models for oblivion) anyway i also think it is something they had to do not only to make it open to more people with none super computers. But also because for a giant big world with only one server. Rather then diffrent servers it would take a rather strong toll on any system with skyrims graphics. So in the end it was a needed changed to make sure it runs safe.
AllMyMind Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd like to comment of your latter points:
It is not one server. There are dozens if not hundreds servers running the game. Fortunately, they are programmed "in-sync", so everything happens "in the same place". For instance in World of Warcraft, same thing was happening. Even if you played on.. let's say "Shatter" server, different locations were still located on different machines.

Also, graphics take no toll on the server (unless its physics, which there is nearly none of in ESO), so server does bear that load.
Wolf-fang4 Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lookn-4-Beautiful Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Feb 2014 Beta did not look like this. The graphics will blow you away they are so good. Remember, this is an MMO and not the old Skyrim single player...completely different game. 
sunstripe145 Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
really? i was quite impressed. plus you could also have your graphics turned down. for such a big game they have to keep it down low, otherwise the game wouldnt even run. Also the landscapes were very beautiful
Ultimatekeywarrior Feb 8, 2014  Student General Artist
if they are the graphics, I am very VERY dissapointed. I was hoping for amazing graphics considering that skyrim had better graphics than and oblivion had better than Morrowind and so on. But oh well =(
AllMyMind Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist

I, myself, am surprised at the graphics of ESO when I was playing in beta. It is much better than I expected.

You must keep in mind the fact that the game must run smooth for as many people as possible, so therefore, they got to reduce the graphics slightly.

Ultimatekeywarrior Feb 10, 2014  Student General Artist
yeh I understand. Still want to get it but
Flaming-Fist-Paul Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Are they allowing people to post pictures and stuff now? Because I remember they really didn't want that just yet.
AllMyMind Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nope, accordning to the NDA, you are not allowed to. When playing, there is a watermarks all over the screen with your username. 
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