Become the Emperor in the Elder Scrolls Online

By Teo Borconi – 6th January 2014
Become the Emperor in the Elder Scrolls Online

The launch of Elder Scrolls Online is drawing near as we’re approaching April. At this point, there’s a lot of controversy about the overall quality of the game, with some beta testers being hyped about the game, while others beat on it with no remorse. One thing’s for sure – if you have illusions of grandeur, but are not involved in real life politics, ESO has you covered.


According to an interview with Paul Sage, game director for ESO, players will get the chance to become Emperor. No, you don’t have to manipulate the Senate and kill all the Jedi like Palpatine did, but it still won’t be easy and you’ll have to get your hands dirty. “Players who become Emperor will get a full skill line that they keep throughout the rest of their lives in The Elder Scrolls Online. It won’t be easy to become Emperor, but we think people will be glad they worked for it” says Paul Sage.

What does this mean? Well, you’ll have to stroll down to Cyrodiil and do lots of PvP. Killing enemies, healing allies and conquering keeps will land you Alliance Points. When your alliance takes over all the keeps around the Imperial Capitol city, the alliance member with the most Alliance Points will be crowned Emperor. So, if you’re a pacifist and like hugging trees, your chances of becoming an Emperor are slim to none. But then, what Emperor in history was ever crowned without some blood being spilled?


In previous Elder Scrolls games, moving up the ranks of certain organizations (such as the Thieve’s Guild or the Companions) was certainly doable. But becoming an Emperor is an entirely different thing, and Zenimax assures us, it won’t be easy to get the title, let alone keep it for long. Still, the rewards are worth the effort, as players who get the ruling seat also get the perks to go along with it (no, players won’t become your personal slaves). Emperors will get special skill lines for their characters, and they will enhance the abilities of their fellow alliance members. Losing the title means losing some of the bonuses, but a portion of the benefits will remain.

Curious to see what PvP looks like in ESO? Take a look:

If this peaked your interest, pull your royal garments out of the closet, stack up on a hefty supply of blood-lust and weapons, and prepare for the arrival of the Elder Scrolls Online on the 4th of April 2014.

  • sweandr

    That’s the most idiotic design ever hahahahaha

  • Border

    P2W/F2P inbound 6 months after release.