Hello everyone, today I bring to you the Imperial Edition for The Elder Scrolls Online. I personally havn’t played too much of the game. I feel like it has an extremely slow start in my opinion, I have tried serveral times to get in to it to no avail. I was however excited to get it and try it out once I heard it went free to play. I do like the collector’s edition and the items that came with it. So within further ado let’s get started.

The Game

    The eighth game in the Elder Scrolls series took a new approach with this title by bringing the world into an mmo space. Developed by ZeniMax Online Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks, the game was originally released for the pc on April 4th, 2014 and later released for Ps4 and Xbox One on June 9th, 2015. The game originally began with a pay to play model but later switched to a buy to play model with the option for a premium membership that would offer various perks to paying members.

   The Imperial “expansion” of the game featured in this collection came with a few dlc items. Included in this special pack is the option to switch your gear to the limited imperial style, an imperial horse mount, and a vanity mudcrab pet. The game itself along with the above map of Tamerial comes packaged in a beautifully simplistic steel book case. I love the design they chose for this case, the engraving of the three main alliances is so elegant alongside the gold trim. It’s a unique design for a case that I haven’t really seen before.

The Tameriel Guidebook

    This bad boy is one of the most amazing books I have ever receieved in a collection. It features 224 pages of fantastic content, beautiful art, and nice little tidbits about the world of Tamriel. Let’s start out with the exterior of the book itself. The cover of the book is made out of some type of faux leather giving it an amazing texture. Along the spine of the book is a stitched pattern that further defines it’s nice texture. The cover has the same simple design of the logo featuring the three alliances, it’s the type of book that begs to be opened and read.

    Within the book, every single page is full of beautiful artwork along with detailed explainations of what you’re seeing. At key points throughout the book there are “hand written” annotations written by the Imperial scholar, Flaccus Terentius. These little annotations give the guide a nice touch that makes you feel as if it came straight out of the game world. It almost feels like you stumbled across a believable book from another world.

     Although this book is essentially a guide to the world of Tamriel it also features a lot of wonderful concept art. We can see various shots of landscapes, monster types, weapons, and other various art book shenanigans. Overall it’s a very high quality book that looks great practically on it’s own, shining anywhere I place it.

The Statue

    Next up is this 12″ tall statue featuring the Daedric Prince of domination and enslavement; Molag Bal. Even though it’s given a bronze look to make it look like an actual relic, I was dissapointed by the fact that it’s actually a very light plastic material that is highly malleable. Over the year or so I’ve had it gravity has taken it’s toll and the little guys sword has wilted. Despite this flaw in the material it is crafted from, this statue has a decent enough paint work as well as amazing detailing on the Daedric Prince himself. Every nook and cranny is expertly crafted, giving a menacing look to Molag Bal. My favorite part of the statue is the inclusion of a base to set the statue upon. I also love the little details of the statue like the man held in Molag Bal’s grasp. Overall, the statue is pretty nice and I currently have it placed above one of my main shelves.

The End

    An amazingly detailed guide book, a highly detailed map, a great steel book, and a detailed statue all make up this wonderful collection. I hope one day to actually be able to get into the game as it seems quite interesting, but who knows. MMOs are always hard to get into for me.

    What are your thoughts of the game, did it capture and hold your interest? I hope you enjoyed this little collection and I’ll see you tomorrow yet again. Have a wonderful day/night wherever you may be.

– Trey

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