Elder Scrolls Online Director Discusses Greymoor Launch
How as the launch of was Greymoor? Did it have a lot of bugs at launch?
The highly anticipated release of ESO Greymoor came to PC and is headed to consoles soon. Which is a good thing because the PC launch of the game had some bumps along the way. It’s normal for titles to launch with glitches and the creative team for Elder Scrolls Online was on top of addressing them.
In fact, the director of Elder Scrolls Online had to go and make a statement on how things had to be shut down almost immediately due to EVERYONE basically having access to the title:
“The first issue we encountered on Tuesday morning was about two minutes after we opened the servers: we had the PTS flag set for live accounts, so everyone had access to Greymoor, whether they purchased it or not. So we had to take servers down and set everything straight – we had some lingering effects all week as some users were caught in limbo having purchased it but not being able to travel there. We have addressed almost all of these cases, but please contact Customer Support if you are still having issues.”
There was also a problem with save times in that they took longer than before because of extra achievements and clashes in the data:
“These two factors together meant that save times grew over time, backing up all character loads and saves, which led to infinite load screens, timeouts while zoning from one place to another, etc. It took us a while to find the root cause and fix this one, but by Wednesday afternoon (after another maintenance that morning), it was fixed.”
These kinds of early bugs are known in massive titles like Elder Scrolls Online, and more than likely they’ll be fixed before the console versions release.
What is ESO Greymoor? Here’s the description from Bethesda:
The Dark Heart of Skyrim beats from the depths in The Elder Scrolls Online: Greymoor. Explore the snow-swept region of Western Skyrim and face an ancient vampiric army that once plagued Tamriel as part of a year-long gothic adventure.
- BEGIN YOUR JOURNEY WITH GREYMOOR – With a new tutorial and a standalone story, Greymoor is built for new players.
- EXPLORE WESTERN SKYRIM – Venture through an iconic land, 1,000 years before the events of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Explore the unforgiving homeland of the Nords, both above and below ground.
- DEFEAT THE DARKNESS – Protect the world of the living from an army of Vampires, Werewolves & Witches.
- YEAR-LONG GOTHIC SAGA – ESO once again delivers a new story that builds with each quarterly release.
For more information on ESO Greymoor, visit the official website.