Speaking with OXM, ESO Creative Director Paul Sage detailed how you can become Emperor in ESO, and just what perks you might see if you happen to obtain this hard-to-reach goal.
We already knew that a player in Cyrodiil could be crowned Emperor of Tamriel, though the details on exactly how were a little murky. According to the interview, players will have to dive headfirst into the PVP zone of Cyrodiil and really make their presence known. Killing enemies, healing allies and taking keeps will give you Alliance Points, as well as experience and loot. As your faction takes control of keeps in Cyrodiil, you will start to gain faction-wide bonuses. Finally when your faction takes over the keeps immediately surrounding the Imperial City, the player with the most Alliance Points in the faction will be crowned Emperor.
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 - Paul Sage speaking with OXM
If your Alliance loses it’s grip on Cyrodiil and you lose the title of Emperor, you won’t lose the skill line that came with it, however. This lasting bonus, in my opinion, makes it worth aspiring to control all of Tamriel in the game. While your Emperor Skill Line won’t be as effective as it was while you held the title, you will still “be a force to be reckoned with.”
The OXM piece goes on to explain that engaging in PVP is the only way to obtain this title, so those who purely want a PVE experience won’t have a shot at the gamewide glory that comes with having your name for all to see as the best PVP player at the moment.
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