By RayPWE @ April 27, 2011 at 12:54pm
The day is here! Ether Saga Odyssey will be launching tonight!
Launch Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2011
*Server will go offline at 10:00 PM PDT (1:00 AM EDT) and will come back online in about 1-2 hours.
We’ve been getting a lot of questions about Ether Saga Odyssey, so to help answer these questions for everyone we created a quick frequently asked questions list below for new and current players.
For New Players
How can I start playing Ether Saga Odyssey and is it free?
Ether Saga Odyssey is completely free to play, you can download ESO here: http://eso.perfectworld.com/download
If you have any questions on the game, get help from our forum:
You can also find many guides on our forum here: ESO Guides Index
Which server should I play on?
We have two servers: Ancestral Ruins (West Coast Server) and Fort Phoenix (East Coast Server). You should play on the server that's closest to you.
Which is the most popular Realm?
You will see many players on Realm 8. The Beginner Area Realm is also popular.
For Current Players
Will I have to download the entire client again?
Players that have Ether Saga installed already can update through the patcher, so you don’t have to download the client again.
Did the system requirements change?
The system requirements have not changed. You can view the system requirements here: http://eso.perfectworld.com/download
What are some of the new features we can expect?
Ether Saga Odyssey features a new race and two new classes, a new user interface, new maps, new monsters/pets, new quests, and more. You can read more about some of the features coming to Odyssey here: Overview of Ether Saga Odyssey.
What happens to the characters I already created?
You can continue playing Ether Saga Odyssey with all the characters that you created before.
Will my character’s race change with the new race specific classes?
Existing characters will not have their races changed. After Odyssey is launched, new characters will have their races aligned with specific classes:
Ren: Dragoon and Ranger
Shenzu: Conjurer and Mystic
Yaoh: Rogue and Shaman
Mogui: Helliion and Maven
The Shenzu and Yaoh are getting an ears option, will my existing Shenzu/Yaoh character get ears?
Existing Shenzu and Yaoh characters will get a set of ears as well.
Did the experience change at all?
Leveling is faster now due to many existing quests and new quests that give more experience than before, so you will notice that your character will level faster compared to the past.
Is the Pig Cart really gone?
Other Changes You Can Expect
All the elements have been renamed:
Oora = Ferus
Widu = Flora
Unda = Aquan
Pyra = Pyros
Erda = Terra
Zephyra (Oora) = Gilded (Ferus)
Omened (Widu) = Sylvan (Flora)
Glacial (Unda) = Frozen (Aquan)
Inflamed (Pyra) = Torrid (Pyros)
Earthen (Erda) = Runed (Terra)
Quest/In-Game Event Changes
Ether Saga Odyssey introduces new quests and in-game events, so you will notice some old quests and in-game events will no longer exist (for example, the Card Sweep event).
Hellion = Pyros
Maven = Flora and Pyros
Mogui Nascent Skills
Nascent skill listings can be found here: http://eso-wiki.perfectworld.com/index.php/Nascent_Skills