You'll automatically be brought up to the level cap when you enter a PVP zone in ESO.
To many fans, an MMO based on the Elder Scrolls Online was a no-brainer, but there's a lot of fudging that needs to happen to translate a singleplayer game to a massively multi- one. For instance, how will player versus player combat work? Will it be balanced across all the classes possible with the series' skill system? While we know ESO will use a more structured class choice than, say, Skyrim, the PVP question is still a concern for players. Today, the devs at Zenimax Online answered many questions, including setting the record straight on how you'll stay alive when you venture into a PVP zone with a lower level toon.
"You will be scaled up to approximately level 50. You'll be able to remain competitive, but a true level 50 will have the advantage of having more skills and abilities than you," the developer said.
Some other questions involved how dynamic the quest system will be in ESO. "Our quests are designed with purpose in mind, or 'context,' if you prefer. We feel very strongly as a team that quests need to make sense and quest granting should be done in a way that is grounded in the world. While we do have various methods for granting quests, most are given by various NPCs. There are still many that are done in other ways, such as finding books, notes, corpses, etc."
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That doesn't sound much different than WoW, honestly, but the developer did mention that quests aren't the "end all, be all" of ESO. "It's also important to keep in mind that there are many activities that aren't quests. We feel it is just as important to explore, craft, and do various other activities."
We'll see what that means as we get closer to the release date for Elder Scrolls Online. You know, as soon as we know when that is.
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