November 18, 2018
Archives  News  More Questions Answered About The Elder Scrolls Online  

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Click to enlarge
More Questions Answered About The Elder Scrolls Online
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

ZeniMax Online Studios recenlty posted the results of a new "Ask Us Anything" Q&A answering fan questions about the MMO adaptation of Bethesda's Elder Scrolls universe. The developer answered questions on a variety of topics related to The Elder Scrolls Online, including gameplay specific questions, lore questions, and advice on dealing with bots and gold spammers.

What is the reason or meaning behind your Ouroboros aside from portraying "infinity"? I would really like to know how you guys came up with the idea/design and the vision behind it.

Years ago, Matt Firor needed an ESO logo for a presentation he was doing, so he asked me (Mat Weathers, Lead Artist) to quickly put one together. This wasn’t the Ouroborous, mind you, and Matt was very clear that this was not going to be the final game logo. I whipped up a series of drawings and everyone picked one. It was more of an old-school MMO style logo, big and a little cartoony. It worked for the presentation, but it wasn’t the right tone for ESO.

A couple years after that, Matt was kind enough to give me a chance to regain some of my artistic integrity by working on the actual game logo. He wanted a design that was serious, in tone with the Elder Scrolls IP, and evocative of the “three alliances in conflict” theme that is the central element of our game. I created a thumbnail series of logo treatments, and the one that stuck was a metal ring with three animal heads each attacking each other’s tails. It was pretty straightforward after that.

I iterated on that design, making it less like a flat icon and more like an actual piece of metal art. I modeled a version of it in order to make it more realistic—give it more heft, if you will—and handed the concept and model over to our talented Lead Figure Artist Mark Shahan. He took it and did a ZBrush pass on it to give it the age and wear that it needed. It was that nearly-final design that we handed over to the Marketing Team for final iteration based on the direction of Matt Firor, and Jared Carr (our Art Director).

Click on the link below to read more.

The Elder Scrolls Online Ask Us Anything
The Elder Scrolls Online
Buy The Elder Scrolls Online

Other Mac Games News for Thursday, June 19, 2014

Cesspools And Leaderboards: Diablo 2.1.0 Previewed6:00 AM
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Leaps Into Action At MGS6:00 AM
• More Questions Answered About The Elder Scrolls Online6:00 AM
Quest For Infamy Delayed Until July 106:00 AM
View all of the Mac games news for Thursday, June 19, 2014 on one page

Mac Games News for Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Enter The Fray In Tank Battle: East Front6:00 AM
Second Chance Heroes Launches Soon6:00 AM
The Tiny Tale 2 Now At MGS6:00 AM
Torment: Tides Of Numenera Delayed6:00 AM
View all of the Mac games news for Wednesday, June 18, 2014 on one page

Recent Mac Games News

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Monday, June 16, 2014
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Monday, June 9, 2014
Friday, June 6, 2014

Search for other Mac games news stories or browse our Mac Games News Archive.

Archives  News  More Questions Answered About The Elder Scrolls Online