Scale is always something that’s weirded me out in Elder Scrolls games. Due to various technical limitation issues and general design differences, various regions in Tamriel have changed in size in comparison to their map-size hugely throughout the series. For example, in Daggerfall, Tamriel is literally the size of the United Kingdom in-game, a vast plane that without fast travel is virtually untraversable; whereas in Oblivion, Cyrodiil (the largest province in Tamriel) can be crossed corner-to-corner in less than hour. Then, in Skyrim, the map is about 50% larger, despite its map-size being smaller! Hm.
So tackling the majority of Tamriel in Bethesda’s latest project, The Elder Scrolls Online, is a tricky one. By the looks of it, it’s not small, as one would hope on an MMORPG. If you’re feeling adventurous and can’t wait to hit the road and explore, IGN have cobbled together a neat online map to use. Cyrodiil is appropriately looking like the ‘capital’ region, and with any luck the Imperial City will be truly impressive. Check it out here.