Eso Characters

When The Elder Scrolls Online first released on PC, there was an uproar regarding the massively multiplayer online game's pre-order strategy. Players who ordered their copy before release would receive the 'Explorer's Pack', which would allow them to freely choose their character's race, regardless of what faction they allied themselves with - and it's going to be the same deal for PlayStation 4 users.

The role-playing game features three different warring factions: the Aldmeri Dominion, the Daggerfall Covenant, and the Ebonheart Pact. Each of these alliances has its own set of three different races, and in order to create a character of your favoured race, you'll be forced to be a part of one particular faction. The important things to remember here are that your selected alliance determines where you start out on the map, and it also restricts which other players you can group up with. So, if your friends aren't bound to the same faction as you, you won't be able to adventure with them.

The aforementioned Explorer's Pack allows you to bypass some of these limitations, however, as it allows you to pick any race and join any faction. In other words, you won't be forced into playing as one of three races depending on your chosen faction.

It's a bit of a cheap shot, truth be told, but what do you make of it? Does it seem like a dishonest way to rake in pre-orders, or do you think that it's a worthy bonus? Shake your head in the comments section below.