The Kwama Return In The Elder Scrolls OnlineBy: Zach Walton - July 3, 2013
One of the complaints levied against Oblivion and Skyrim is that neither title was like Morrowind. Well, that’s to be expected as they take place in entirely different regions of Tamriel, but you just can’t please some people. Those same people may be pleased to know then some of the creatures from Morrowind are back in The Elder Scrolls Online.
Bethesda released a new trailer today featuring the Kwama – insect-like creatures that populate the world of Morrowind. The creatures live in egg mine caves that are frequently exploited by the local populace as the eggs and other ingredients are integral to the economy.
In The Elder Scrolls Online, the team has brought back Kwama scribs, workers and warriors. Here’s what players can look forward to:
Each variation of the kwama has its own attacks, and some of these interact with each other to produce new effects—we call these synergies. The worker can charge and knock a character back, and the warrior unearths a giant rock to launch at its foes. If the warrior lifts a rock out of an area the worker charges through, it creates a swarm of scrib! These combinations play on the natural cooperation between the different kinds of kwama and help them feel like a cohesive group. A kwama on its own may not be a big threat, but they can be overwhelming when they work together.
The above trailer also gives us another good look at the new first person combat in ESO. It’s looking much better now than it did when the game was third person only. Who knows – The Elder Scrolls Online might just end up being pretty awesome.
The Elder Scrolls Online is slated to launch in 2014 for the PC, Xbox One and PS4.