Latest Updates – 15th February 2013Contents
1.0. – The Environments
2.0. – The Factions
3.0. – Guilds
4.0. – MegaServer
5.0. – General World PvP
- 5.1. – Distrationary Gameplay
- 5.2. – PvE Dungeons and other Environments
6.0. – PvP In Cyrodill
7.0 – Combat
- 7.1. – Anti-UI Combat Philosophy
- 7.2. – Monitoring the Environment and Animation
- 7.3. – Tab-Targeting, Soft lock & Projectile/Range attacks
- 7.4. – Blocking & Dodging
- 7.5. – Tactical & Strategic Combat
8.0. – The “Finesse” System
9.0. – Character Progression
- 9.1. – General Levelling
- 9.2. – Class Freedom
- 9.3. – The Perks System
- 9.4 – Gear, Item Affixes and other stats
10.0. – Abilities & Skills
- 10.1 – Abilities & Skill Loadouts
- 10.2. – Hotswapping
11.0. – Stealth
12.0. – Story Progress
13.0. – Character Customisation
14.0. – Miscellaneous Information1.0. The Environments
So the entire world of Tamriel will be scaled as how the previous 3 games, Skyrim, Oblivion and Morrowind, have been. We will see all of the major towns and all important structures, buildings and dungeons as they were in those previous games. So the City of Windhelm looks and feels the same; The Palace of the Kings will look how it was before, carved in the same stone. The river moat outside the city will be exactly how it was in Skyrim. However, the layout of the buildings and homes within these towns and cities will be different, as this is 1000 years before Skyrim, and 700 years before Oblivion. The developers want the feeling of us, “going back in time” as well as giving us the feeling of nostalgia.
Not all of the world will be available at launch; many dungeons and areas in provinces will slowly be released through content patches, and expansion packs.
There will be a Day/Night cycle, but they will not comment on how this will affect the game.
ESO will also be heavily PvE focused until we reach level 10, which is where our story “really begins” to make a Heroic name for ourselves.2.0. The Factions
So, we all know that we will all be locked in factions. We will not be able to go into other peoples provinces at all. At no moment in time would I, a Breton, be able to go into the Ebonheart Pact and venture into Skyrim. The developers want to separate the factions as much as possible; and divide up the population leading to interesting roleplaying elements. This, as a consequence affects guilds, which is discussed later on.
The faction system is very divided and stretched in this game, which makes it very interesting.
I will discuss the 3 way factions work in separate different paragraphs; as the Factions pays a part in many other mechanics in the game; including questing and guilds. As part of the lore, the other alliances are meant to be your enemies, the ones you kill. And to have open/free areas in the maps for all factions to go in wouldn’t make any sense, unless there was complete Open-World PvP. The developers have stated that they DO NOT want ganking in any shape or form in PvE areas,
and this is why there is a strict faction lock.3.0. Guilds
Guilds will be faction locked according to the sources. This is because the developers want the players instinctively hate the other factions and races as part of the Role-Play element and only see the enemies in the battlegrounds in Cyrodill. However, you will be able to do Public Dungeons with other people from other factions so Nords and Bretons CAN PvE with each other
, which will be discusses later on in the thread. It is unconfirmed if in the newest version of the game that guilds will have the guild-faction lock lifted.
They’re incorporating Facebook and other Social Media sites into Guilds in ESO. One example was that you could create a Facebook group, and directly import the members in that Facebook group into an ESO Guild, as long as that person has an ESO account and has linked their account to their Facebook.
You can also import your Facebook friends list into your ESO friends list, as long as those people have their ESO account and Facebook account linked. Matt Firor really wants MMO Guilding to not only be an in-game community, but use social networks to revolutionise Guilding and ESO communities outside of the game.
Guilding also plays a part into PvP. Matt Firor has said that the best and most organised PvP Guilds will level up as a whole much faster and gain new rewards. This is done through doing various activities in PvP, such as capturing keeps in PvP
The developers also want Guilding, or grouping to be much more of an enjoyable experience than solo play, rewarding you more, giving you more XP and being able to complete content faster. However, this hasn’t been said how it will work. Most likely loot will be instanced, as the developers also do not want competition in PvE.4.0. MegaServer
The MegaSever is multiple, individual servers which are all networked together to give the impression everyone is connected to one gigantic server, one world, one universe. It is all one real-time world, which is separated by instances. This is so people do not have to reroll characters to play with friends, or go through the hassle of finding your friends/settling in different servers for the most competitive gameplay.
I could be playing solo, and then decide to switch to my friends instance and play with him. NPC’s are also instanced, so I and a friend could venture into a town. I saved the town in a side quest, and they’re all cheering me on, shouting my name! Whereas my friend will see them all crying, depressed and upset.
This MegaServer instances you out and sorts you out with players you want to play with. So first, it takes into account with Guildies. If you have any Guildies online, it’ll instance you with those Guild mates. If you have no Guildies online, next priority is your friends. If you have neither friends, nor Guildies online, then it will phase you out, and place you in instances with people who’re similar to you.
This is all done by a survey which you complete directly after character creation. 5.0. General World PvE
5.1. Disctrationary Gameplay
The Developers have mentioned something known as “Distractionary Gameplay”. This is their term for an environment which is filled with content which will stray you off your main quest objective. So you could be on your way to deliver an Item to an NPC, when suddenly a villager comes up to you, asking to kill these Bandits who’re harassing her Husband, or maybe stray you off with a dungeon you never noticed before, which is screaming “Explore me!” in your face, which then leads to another quest chain you start doing, even before you completed your main quest objective. This system is very similar to the Dynamic Events system we’ve seen in GW2, but the Developers want theirs to be very different and not “events”
Another element in “Distractionary Gameplay” are Daedric Anchors. Daedric Anchors are similar to what the Oblivion Gates were in TES:Oblivion. The Daedric Anchors are portal-like objects that randomly spawn throughout the world; they’re a gateway where the Daedra can spawn through and even attack us players. It’s up to us to kill the Daedra and banish the Anchor from the land of Tamirel.
5.2. PvE Dungeons and other Environments
Public Dungeons and Heroic Dungeons will see light in ESO. This is an Old MMO system where dungeons are free for everyone to play and join whenever they wish. Public Dungeons which are in many old the older MMOs will progressively get harder for every 1.5 players who join the dungeon. However, there is hardly any information on how Public Dungeons will work in ESO. It is indicated that Public Dungeons are separated in phase/instances in-conjunction with the MegaServer.
Some of these Dungeons, according to sources, may be randomised like what we’ve seen in a lot of ARPG’s, and even a few MMO’s. This is to ensure that not all content is the same experience over and over again and not easily predictable. 
Paul Sage talks about how civilised areas in Tamriel are owned by the Alliances. There are areas in the wilderness and the world however, which aren’t owned by anyone. These areas will be known as “Adventure Zones” which is full of challenges and obstacles to go through. These also, can be done solo or in groups. These Zones will be level-50 only zones.  
Heroic Dungeons will presumably be instanced. 
One very interesting thing is that PvE systems, dungeons and quests can be done in Cyrodill. This is indicating that Cyrodill is not only just a battleground for PvP, but an open-world PvP area, full of areas for people to not only PvP, but to also do dungeons and Raids. One of the developers lightly commented that in fact, public dungeons in Cyrodill are accessible to all races, indicating that PvP can in fact not only on the ground, but also underground in dungeons. That Nord messing up your dungeon run? Why not just slay that filthy Eboneart scum!6.0. PvP In Cyrodill
So the Developers really want a Dark Age of Camelot feel to PvP. Instead of Realm Points which we gained from DAoC, we will get something known as Alliance Points. These Alliance Points allow us to, presumably, to increase our Magicka, Stamina and Health pool, similarly to how it was in DAoC where you could use Realm Points to increase certain stats and acquire new abilities.
Alliance Points also allow us to gain Alliance Ranks. Each new Ranking will give you a new Title and Icon next to your name and there will be a total of 23 Ranks at launch. Emperor will be crowned to which player has the most Alliance points within the last 24 hours of gameplay. This will be a rotation that goes on every day at a certain time.
Cyrodill will be separated into Campaigns, each supporting around 2000 people, divided up by each of the 3 factions. This is to ensure that Cyrodill is as open as possible, and not just a crowded battlezone which disrupts many of the other PvE and Story elements that solo players, or non-PvPers would get annoyed by whilst venturing throughout Cyrodill.
The campaigns are also split between Guilds. Entire guilds will always represent an entire campaign, and whilst in a Guild, you will always be assigned to that one Campaign. It is not said how this will interfere with users who’re in in Multiple Guilds, or how the MegaServer with the filtering will act with this system. 
The Developers also have said “Everybody benefits from it”; In other words, they want your realm, your faction, to benefit from another players war effort. They’re referring to a system like how it is in GW2, where everyone in that realm gains buffs and extra experience points or rewards for their realms effort in the WvWvW. So yes, PvP will heavily influence your realm. Every man counts! 
You can also Fast Travel between keeps that your faction owns. However, if that keep is under attack, you cannot fast travel to it.
Destructible environments are another aspect the Developers really want to push out in PvP. They want you to capture a keep however you want. Whether that means going through the front gate of the Keep, or blowing all the walls up around the Fortress, they want you to PvP however you want. They do not want people to be bottlenecked and only limited to 1 or 2 ways to breach a keep.
You can also upgrade siege weapons however you want. Make them deal more damage to take down gates or fortress walls, or coat them in armour to protect them from enemy attacks. You can even have guards protecting your Keeps and Fortresses, which you can also level up. 
ESO will also have systems in place to ensure equal footing in PvP/Cyrodill. They do not want a Veteran-Only PvP game, where the Veterans with the best gear, best skills and most time invested into their character to completely overrun the battlefield. It is unconfirmed how they will manage this equal-footing, other than level scaling and tactical PvP. This balancing also needs to be in place, as there will not be separate gear for PvP in Cyrodill.
The scaling will make everyone in Cyrodill level 50, and will scale up their Hitpoints, Magicka, Stamina and other uncomfirmed stats/resourced. You will not gain new abilities through this scaling. So any armour and abilities you have, you will have to stick with them even with the scaling. It is unconfirmed if your ability levels will also scale upwards.
Paul Sage in an interview has stated that there will be PvP Skill Lines and Special Armour you can obtain. He has not said what these are, how you obtain them, nor the impact of these two additions. From a speculative point, we can assume we will use our Alliance Points to purchase these new Armours. 7.0. Combat
We all know about the synergy system and how it works, so I will not discuss this in depth. However, for those who do know what this is, you will be able to make combos with your allies to give you a strategic advantage. So if a mage sets off a firestorm AOE, a warrior can run in, create a “whirlwind” and fire off those fireballs for example.
7.1. Anti-UI Combat Philosophy
The developers, and they couldn’t stress this enough in the video interview, DO NOT want a lame, boring UI combat system where you see cast times and numbers. They want their combat system to be all based on visuals; Colours and Animations.
They’re making us focus on enemy actions; React to the Reaction. They don’t want you to be looking at the UI; where I just Hard-lock, press buttons, and monitor my HP levels. They want a very active gameplay where you can interrupt enemy animations and stun them.
7.2. Monitoring the Environment and Animations
One example they gave was where a Giant could get ready for an attack. He’s slowly raise his club and prepare to swing it, and you as a group or players and stun him, sweep him off his feet and knock him down to counter the attack, rather than just tank it and call your healer.
Another thing is the AOE markers. All ally AOE pools will be marked in Green, where all of these will be safe to go in and synergize, or even gain buffs. Red AOE pools however are all enemy areas, dangerous, full of debuffs Areas of Damage.
They also don’t want people looking at their cooldown timers; in fact. Skills in ESO won’t have a cooldown timer at all. They’ll instead be resource allocated governed by your Stamina and Magicka for levels, except for Ultimates, which I will touch on further on in the thread.
7.3. Tab-Targeting, Softlock & Projectile/Range attacks
So the softlock is simple aiming, just like it is in Skyrim and other TES games. You have a little crosshair/aim circle which you use, to aim your hits on enemies.
Interestingly, there is a crossfire system. So I’m aiming at Enemy A, but Enemy B runs in between myself and Enemy A whilst I am firing my projectile or executing my attack, I will hit Enemy B instead. Also with this system, all of your projectiles and melee attacks pass through your allys.
This can lead into interesting tactics, so if I am about to die from a range attack, an ally tank can run in between myself and the enemy to tank the rangers hit and defend me. In turn, I can get the healer to heal me up, and now I can return a volley of arrows towards my opponent, whilst my tank is in front of me taking all the damage.
There is Tab-Targetting in ESO. Please, do not
confuse this with Hard-Lock. There is NO
Hard-Lock system in ESO.
You can hover your mouse over your target, and Tab-Target on them. You can also use Tab to cycle through all of the available enemies around me. There are a few bottlenecks regarding the Tab-Targeting system.
Firstly, crossfire does affect Tab-Targeting. So using the example above, if I Tab-Target on Enemy A, but Enemy B runs in between myself and my Target whilst I am firing my projectile or executing my attack, I will attack Enemy B instead.
Tab-Targeting also has a very light homing-system. So if I fire a projectile at an enemy, my projectile slightly curve/follow to a target. This is to ensure that latency issues do not arise whilst trying to fire projectiles at moving enemies. This homing-system bottlenecked however, and this is through your crosshairs/aim.
In order for Tab-Target attacks to hit your opponent, your crosshairs or aim circle must be adjacent to, above, or slightly around your target
. This is to ensure that you cannot do 90 Degree trick-shots in the air, whilst your back is turned to your opponent, and still hit your target. So remember, with Tab-Targeting, you must actually face and aim at your opponent to actually hit your target.
Tab-Targeting in ESO is more like an aid to your soft aim, think of it that way. You can also lock onto your target, move your cursor over elsewhere onto another enemy or run around, but please note that you must aim towards your target if you wish to attack them again. There is NO Auto-Attack
in the Elder Scrolls Online. 
Tab-Targeting also does have a UI feature of some-sort, but it is unconfirmed what the UI looks, or how it allows you to keep track of your target if he/she is moving or running away from you.
7.4. Blocking & Dodging
Blocking can be used in many different ways according to the sources. It could mean:
- Migating/Taking less damage from attacks
- Using your shield to bash/knockback/stagger your opponent
- Can be used as a Stun-Block, or to break out of Crowd Control
Remember, all of these different uses for blocking does use up your stamina.
The Developers have also confirmed that you can doge. Dodging will work by double tapping your WASD movement keys. Dodging will also consume stamina, just like blocking. You’ll also be able to stun opponents with little combo’s. One example given was:
- A really fast left click followed by a right click will stun or stagger your opponent
7.5. Tactical & Strategic Combat
Enemy mobs will have very intelligent AI’s. Smobs will stand back and kite, heavy armour/tanky mobs will try and stall out as long as they can whist the ranger can DPS you and your allies. Mobs will act like any other player would. This is because they want ESO to be a game of Strategic and Tactical Combat, rather than Hack n’ Slash combat.
They really want to emphasise that skill and tactical combat to give you a massive advantage in combat and cannot be outmatched by a player decked out in the best gear. They want players to carefully manage their resources in combat (Stamina and Magicka). As I said before, this system they’re developing is to eliminate a Veteran-Only meta-game in PvP, especially in Cyrodill. (So hopefully this should end the whole PvE & PvP Gear Progression debates)
There are many combos and synergies in ESO you can take advantage of. This leads onto a system Zenimax Online call “Finesse” (Pronounced fin-eese)8.0. The “Finesse” System
This system rewards you for taking advantage of Synergies, tactical advantages and strategic combat like Staggers and Knockbacks. The more you take advantage of the combat system, the more “Finesse” you get. This “Finesse” gives you more experience points during that combat, and also rewards you with either more loot, or more unique items.
Some of the things that rewards you with Finesse are:
- Staggering, Stunning and Knocking-Back your opponent
- Blocking Attacks
- Avoiding and dodging attacks
- Taking advantage of Synergies, crowd control and enemy status-aliments 
Consequently, if you get hit, you lose some Finesse. 
Developers have stated that Finesse also pays a role in Guilds, and PvP in Cyrodill.
The Finesse system is also how you charge up your Ultimate. You have a bar which shows how much charge you have, and you can charge that up with Finesse. So people who are not really active in combat participation will not be able to use their Ultimates as frequents as other players who do use Finesse to their advantage. This also reduces spam of ultimate moves, and makes it so only the most skilled players or those who take advantage most will always have an advantage over other players. 9.0. Character progression
9.1. General Levelling
In ESO, we will be capped at level 50. This is to lead us into many expansion packs where our max level cap will be increased, giving us a real progression in each expansion release.
Paul sage has stated that he wants us, the players, to work hard to get the gear we want. He also stated that he wants us to feel rewarded, full of achievement when we do accomplish our goals of getting the gear we went. This is hinting towards a very long progression curve and grinding (Sorry! No freebies here!) They estimated that it will take 15 hours to reach level 10.
You will be able to level up your skills with the weapon-type you’re using, just like in Skyrim. So if you’re wielding any Bow, you’ll increase your Archery skill or wielding Two-Handed swords increases your sword talents. 
Levelling up these weapon talents also allow us to gain new skills and abilities. 
9.2. Class Freedom
They want us to be as free as possible with our character progression, so a Templar can become a healer wielding two handed sword, and switch to pure healing. Whereas another Templar could be pure mage, and switch to pure healing. This, is to bring up class diversity; Making every character unique in their own way instead of every class using the same build.
They want you to play however you want to; including the famous “heavy armour mage” back in Skyrim. The developers have said you CAN do this in ESO, however equipment does affect your skills in some sort, indicating that a heavy armour mage will be outputting much less damage than a mage in robes.
Visuals are another aspect they lightly dabbled on. They want you to look however you want, whilst being effective. So yes, you could pull off that Glass Chestplate, with a Daedra Helmet look, whilst being as effective as someone in full Daedra, but yet this hasn’t been mentioned how this works. Most likely, it will work through the enchantment system (Yes, enchantment has been confirmed!)
Talking of armours, without the developers realising, they’ve semi-confirmed that will be seeing these armour sets:
9.3. The Perks System
So each time you level up, you will gain 1 Skill Point to invest in Health, Magicka or Stamina. The more you invest in these 3 core skills, the more you will work towards gaining Passive Perks and new abilities.
The first 3 perks have roughly been mentioned, but these are subject to change when Closed-Beta is released. These are:
- First Perk for Health Increases your overall Health Pool (The Pre-Alpha testers gave the impression this is an Additive Buff)
- First Perk for Staminia (Pre-Alpha testers used Endurance) gave us a Heal Over Time each time you successfully block (Not mentioned if this can be stacked)
- First Perk for Magicka gave us some resistances, though the Pre-Alpha testers didn’t seem 100% sure if this were the case
Vampirsm and become a werewolf is available. This is obtained through the perks system. You can also get pets through the perks system to aid you in combat.
This also ties in with crafting, but they do not want everyone to be a master of all skills. Instead, they want people to focus on becoming the master of a skill. There is no comment on how this will be implemented, but most probably will work through a finite skill/perk system where you only have a limited amount of points to spend. This could tie in with the very slow progression system they want.
9.4. Gear, Item affixes and other stats
Also confirmed, that Armour and Power are two there stats, along with Health Magicka and Stamina. They will not follow the typical MMO skill/stat system with Strength, Agility, Movement Speed, Intelligence etc.
You will be able to get all 5 of these confirmed stats as Affixes. The Pre-Alpha testers could not confirm if there were any other item affixes on gear.
The 3 Primary Skills and their affixes also give your character increases to its performance in combat. As follows:
- Magicka Affects the Strength and Damage of your magical spells. Higher Magicka allows you to cast more spells and more Magicka costly spells
- your Damage with Weapons and Weapon Abilities/Skills
- how long/often you can block
- how long you can sprint for
- how long sneak for
10.0 Abilities and Skills
- Health only increases the amount of survivability you have 
10.1. Abilities & Skill loadouts
In ESO, the Classes only determine what core abilities you obtain. You have a total of 8 usable skills. Left and Right click with your mouse, which is your main hand attack, block, and most possibly dual-wield/offhand strikes. Then we have the skill bar, where 1-5 which are your abilities and skills which you can obtain whilst levelling, and 6 is your ultimate.
Skills 1 & 2 are skills which are tied with your weapons. So if you have a bow, skill 1 & 2 are skills related to the bow. Skills 3, 4 & 5 are tied to your class. So a Templar is healing dominant, majority of his skills will be healing based. A dragonknight on the other hand, would have more physical abilities and destruction spells in their arsenal. As you level up, you will be able to get yourself an arsenal of 20, 30, or even 40 skills to play around with. You will unlock new skills as you level up your Health, Magicka and Stamina, as well as maybe obtain abilities through PvP.
The Ultimates are also tied with our class. Two examples given of Ultimates, with the dragonknight are:
- One Ability engulfs a pulsing aura around the dragonknight, constantly damaging all enemies around him/her
- Another grants the dragonknight invulnerability from all damage
One of the Developers has indicated that you may be able to “customise
” your abilities to deal more damage, or deal more AOE. This was very lightly touched on, and the extent of this customisation is unknown. It could mean that there is a system where you can alter your abilities to suit you, or whether it’s a very linear levelling system for abilities, where levelled variants have a large AOE, or deal more damage, rather than for example, customise a fireball so you fire multiple projectiles rather than a single projectile.
Racial Skills have been confirmed, but that is all we know. 
Another issue is swapping abilities. In TES games, if you wish to switch your bow, your armour, your skillsets, your current usage of spells or abilities, you have to pause the game to do this. This is very good in a single player environment, where it’s only you in the game. However, this is an Online game, with thousands of other players. You cannot simply pause an online game, thus the developers have confirmed they will be implementing a hotswapping
system, where you can change your skillset and abilities in real-time. You could switch from healing, to range combat instantly. This is still a work in progress, but hopefully we’ll see more of this in Beta.11.0. Stealth
I feel that stealth deserves its own little section, as this a topic people have wondered how it works.
When you stealth, you will appear “shrouded” and dark to your allies, same how you’ll see yourself. To an enemy, you’ll be invisible as long as you are outside of the detection range. If you take damage whilst being in stealth, you fully uncover yourself and break out of stealth. Stealthing is all skill based, and every class can use stealth. It’s unconfirmed however how rogues play a role in stealth and whether rogues gain stealth perks which increase their stealthing abilities.
Crouching and Sneaking can be enabled with the “C” button on the keyboard. 12.0. Story Progression, Lore & Role Playing
A lot of people have asked this… And yes. You CAN be the villain. You can go around and kill NPC’s for the fun of it. You can play that dangerous, barbaric character you’ve always wanted to be. Paul Sage strongly supports any fantasy elements in ESO, and that includes killing NPC’s. Though this is unconfirmed if you can kill NPC’s in your own faction or only in Cyrodill. They want everyone to have their own individual experience and story in ESO.
This leads onto the factions themselves. Each faction has their own unique and individual story you can go though which is separate from the Main Story with Molag-Bal. They’ve not commented on how the stories will differ, but they want every character to have their uniqueness.
The quests will influence our characters in some way. Again, it’s unconfirmed how this will take place, but this is to ensure that each character at end-game has is unique.
Majority of the Molag-Bal story-line will take place in ColdHarbour, which is Molag-Bals plane of oblivion. Unfortunately, this story-line is 100% solo and instanced, so you will not be able to request help in these story lines! 
Books around the world will open up new quests, as well as be part of the Mages Guild Story. These are called “Ancient Tomes”. Reading/Collecting Ancient Tomes increases your Mages Guild Rank. 
Also regarding books, each time you read a book, it is automatically added to your book collection. Books will not consume any inventory space and you can go back and read them any time you want. 
Dark Anchors are related to the Fighters Guild. The more Dark Anchors you destroy, along with their Daedra, the more rank you gain. 
Paul Sage has stated at some point, we will be able to “experience little parts of the lore”, such as the King Ransers War, which was 50 years prior to the Elder Scrolls Onlines setting. Paul Sage made it seem like we could go back into history. 13.0. Character Customisation
This is a direct copy-paste from one of the Pre-Alpha testers about what the Character Creation opens are like:
- First/Last Name: During character creation, the player will have the ability to enter both a first and last name for their character (forming an unique server combination). The naming guidelines: At least 3 letters long, starts with a letter and ends with a letter. No more than 2 of the same letter in a row. One hyphen or apostrophe at most.
- Body: Type (triangular slider featuring points of Muscular / Large / Thin)
- Body: Skin Color (various selections)
- Face: Type (triangular slider featuring points of Heroic / Soft / Angular)
- Face: Hair Style (slider featuring approximately 11 selections)
- Age: (sliders)
- Adornment: (sliders)
- Eyes: (various selections)
- Brow: (various selections)
First and Last name is to ensure that all players can get the name that they want. This is limited by the double letter rule they’re enforcing to prevent spam names, such as “Noooooord James” or “Leegolaaaaaass”14.0. Miscellaneous Information
Yes, there will be an Online Trading Post, where you can put items up for sale. Though, the extent of this has not been stated whether it is faction locked or a Global Market, where you can sell through all 3 different factions.
You can also Loot items from crates and even from NPC homes. Maybe this was a slight hint that Lockpicking will also make an appearance in ESO?
You can use “R” for your consumables, such as potions or food.  
"Shift" is to sprint. 
Achievement System and Lore Library (Hinting at the Book Collection I mentioned earlier) 
Red Glowing mobs are hostile. Yellow are neutral. 
"E" is your primary "action" button. It is also a "loot all" button. 
You can tab through your current active quest with “T”. 
Kill Cams will make a return in ESO. 
Mundus Stones, which are similar to Guardian Stones in Skyrim will make an appearance. Mundus Stones grant the players buffs. 
Unlike in Skyrim where you can fast-travel to every location you’ve obtained, ESO will have Wayshrines you need to find. Wayshrines will be ESO’s method of fast travelling through the world. It has not been confirmed if there will be a form of gold-sink for these Wayshrines. Sources