Early in development fans were told that they would be stuck in the territory of whatever faction they were in, for example if you were in the Daggerfall Covenant you would have access to Hammerfell, Orsimium and Daggerfall, plus the PvP area of Cyrodiil. Now though we are hearing that once a player reaches level 50, they will be able to enter into the questlines of another alliance in a "50+" scaled up version of the quests, then a "50++" to again enter the last alliance's area and go through their questlines.
This is good news for players that have been bouncing around the idea of having to juggle three different characters just to experience everything the world has to offer in the way of Elder Scrolls. Rev3 talked with one of the developers at the recent preview:
This is something I think is fun, because I've noticed people's feedback in forums saying, "I want to explore all of Tamriel". And it is the case that when you pick an alliance at the beginning of the game, you are headed down that path, that is your identity. You will play through that line's content, that's how you'll experience the game. You'll never leave that alliance, BUT once you hit level fifty, you can jump over to one of the other alliances and experience their content, but at advanced difficulty. It's pretty hard, it's not just level fifty, really fifty-plus. The quests are all scaled to increase difficulty and then after you've done that there's what we call the fifty-plus-plus, which is doing the last alliance. So you get the entire games content on one characters and we have over 120 hours of quests for one alliance so you're looking at a huge amount of total content. And you have more options if you are a solo player once you've hit level fifty and aren't forced to turn to PvP as your only option.
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