Posted February 13, 2013 by Will Flores in Editorials

“Hey Baby! What’s Your Sign?” By Will Flores

Sign Stone
Sign Stone

“Hey, I couldn’t help but notice that your armor is exceptionally shiny. And I couldn’t help but notice that powerful fire enchantment on your steel longsword. So, uh, can I ask you…What’s your birthsign?”

Birthsigns have always been an interesting part of the Elder Scrolls games. Some use them to personalize a character – added onto all of the face paint and scarring- and some use them solely for the benefits that they confer to players. Either way, I’m curious to see how they are going to be used in The Elder Scrolls: Online.

Sign Stone

Of course, developers could decide to do away with the system of using birthsigns altogether, much like players saw upon the first creation of a character in Skyrim. I for one was sad to see this go, and having to travel all over Skyrim to find a “sign stone” was a little annoying to me (although I will admit the Ritual and Steed Stones proved very useful).

Perhaps that is what players will find when they first start exploring all of Tamriel in TESO. Although the notion of travelling all over to find a stone that only gives you a small benefit… I suppose we shall see.

  • How have you guys used birthsigns in the past? What are your expectations for them in The Elder Scrolls Online? Please comment below!

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