2021 Year in Review

January 1, 2022
Written by: Benefactor

While times have been tough these past couple of years, we at the library have been striving to continue to produce content for the community. We have done so by creating new sections of the library, making sure our texts are up to date, and finding exclusive content to present to the community. As we begin 2022 we thought it would be great to look back at 2021 and everything that we have accomplished this past year.

Starting us off in January we recovered an in character interview with Divayth Fyr, from a mod that several former librarians worked on. Then we had an exclusive interview and Scenario for Skyrim Call to Arms that was done in collaboration with UESP's podcast. And finally we had the promotion of Benefactor to full Librarian.

Then in March we added the new books from the Flames of Ambition DLC for Elder Scrolls Online(ESO). And to celebrate Oblivion's 15th anniversary we released high quality concept art from it's creation.

In April we had the pleasure of being invited by Zenimax Online Studios(ZOS) to participate in the preview event for the Blackwood Chapter of ESO. We released two articles previewing what was to come. One previewing the content of the chapter and another showing how locations have changed from one game to antoher.

May brought us another exclusive this time with ZOS interviewing us for a community spotlight on the ESO official site.

With the release of Blackwood in June we added all of the new books from the chapter to the Library and created a recommended reading list.

In July the library debuted a new section called the Game Data which holds the data from each of the games. This allows anyone to download the file to be able to search for text from any of the games.

August we added more books to the library with the release of the Waking Flame DLC for ESO. We also celebrated the 25th anniversary of Daggerfall with a reading list.

October the library debuted another new section called the Community Archives. This section of the library features significant fan works that were worked on by the community in collaboration with developers or ex-developers. To start with this section featured ESO's Critical Role sessionsLoranna's RP, and Morrowind Advanced.

November was jam packed with updates due to the Skyrim's Anniversary. We started the month out by releasing the new ESO Deadlands books alongside a recommended reading list. Then we had Skyrim's Anniversary which brought with it a batch of Creation Club releases and the associated books with them. And finally we were graciously given a translation dictionary from Bethesda for the full Dragon language.

And finally to end the year we created a New Life Festival for the community were we released tons of old developer posts that were recovered from the wayback machine and other archives. These included the threads Magic vs TechnologyDwem little DwemerPsijic Order, Altmer, and Lorkhan. Also included were the updated developer posts sections for Kurt KuhlmannMark NelsonTed PetersonGT NoonanDouglas Goodall, and Leamon Tuttle. Two obscure texts were also released The Ayleid Creation Myth and Bourn in Wood. And to end the New Life Festival we updated the Community Archives section with the much requested 2nd Pocket Guide to the Empire that is celebrating it's 10th anniversary.

As we enter 2022 we hope to continue to have more exciting developments so stay tuned for what we have in store.

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