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Elder Scrolls Online this weekend!
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Posted 1/11/14
I've been playing a lot, love the game, mouth animations are so fucking lol though.
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Posted 1/21/14
I bet this game is going to become a free to play game after a few months because of bad sales. just my opinion maybe others
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Posted 1/21/14
This is what going to to happen 100% Sure The game get's realeased Tons of people buy it play it for the first month they get maxed lv now .

pvp or pve Hey look pve contend ethier 1.To Easy Or 2.There is no end game.

if it's pvp it going to go along these line 1.To unblanced or 2. iT SUCKS.

Everything else is going to be a copy and paste retexture leveling experice of every other mmo.

The game will go Free to play in a month or two and that's it.

If your a skyrim fan Just contiune to play skyrim cause this is not going to add anything new Just take away all the combat.

If your a mmo Fan For Pve and A bit of pvp Wow is the Best hand's down nothing will beat it .

If you just want to do straight out pvp Guild wars 2 is pretty nice .

So there you go That what you should expect.
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Posted 1/24/14
Khajiit all the way! I can make him almost exactly look like Pantherlily!! --- gota love Fairy tail
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Posted 1/30/14 , edited 2/4/14
I didn't have much faith in the game, but now it comes out, you can't even play as an Imperial, one of the basic core races, unless you buy the limited edition of the game for an extra $20.00.
http://www.siliconera.com/2014/01/29/elder-scrolls-online-imperial-edition-now-available-20-off/

They've apparently already planned for it to go free-to-play and just want to sucker in as many people as possible ahead of time to pay full price going by the strategy they're taking with something as basic as race selection.

It's DOA to me now.
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Posted 2/4/14
FINALLY got my Mac Client so I can check out the Beta.
Posted 2/4/14 , edited 2/4/14
* Maleficent voice * Well, well... what do we have here? So much cynicism and low expectations. Understandable, yet not the most fun way to regard things as benign as video games. I save that kind of gravity for mortgage brokers.

All joking aside, I've been enjoying the beta version of the game. The first few betas weren't so hot, but I expected that. I think it still needs more work in areas (esp. Cyrodiil) but it is well-prepared compared to many of the other games I've tried in beta and trials (GW2 was also very well put-together even in beta) and is tightening up nicely each go. I hope what needs work is ironed out in time for April... So far I have yet to play any another game for as long as I tplayed WoW and Aion. Yes, my disappointments were many (Warhammer, SWTOR, Champions, DCUO, etc).

I honestly hope it does go microtrans, because I reeaally don't want to have to shell out $15 per month unless the game utterly bedazzles and stuns me (as Aion did for quite a while, before the first server-merge SNAFU).
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Posted 2/7/14
*whisper* World of Warcraft is better!

*looks away inconspicuously*
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Posted 2/7/14
fun game but not going to pay a monthly fee.
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Posted 2/8/14
It always amazes me at how cheap (poor?) gamers are. $15 a month is nothing, especially if you are investing a significant amount of time into the game. I'll take the higher quality support, guaranteed updates, and the filtered out kiddies that plague F2P games any day.

Besides, if you buy the game new and put in 100 or so hours in the first month, then cancel before the subscription kicks in, you've still easily gotten your money's worth. I put 130 hours into Skyrim. That's a lot of gameplay for $60 in comparison to many games that only give 10 or less hours for the same price these days.

Gamers. Always wanting everything for nothing. *shakes his head*
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Posted 2/12/14

jackytheman58 wrote:

Hey guys I was invited to play ESO this weekend on their closed beta stress test!

I'll let you guys know what it is like, maybe I'll take some screenshot ingame and pop it here xD


You do know that the agreement's you agreed to when you got the beta made it so you couldn't do exactly that. This is coming from someone who also got the beta, which is awesome, but yeah the legal allegations.
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Posted 2/12/14

Striketh wrote:

It always amazes me at how cheap (poor?) gamers are. $15 a month is nothing, especially if you are investing a significant amount of time into the game. I'll take the higher quality support, guaranteed updates, and the filtered out kiddies that plague F2P games any day.

Besides, if you buy the game new and put in 100 or so hours in the first month, then cancel before the subscription kicks in, you've still easily gotten your money's worth. I put 130 hours into Skyrim. That's a lot of gameplay for $60 in comparison to many games that only give 10 or less hours for the same price these days.

Gamers. Always wanting everything for nothing. *shakes his head*


I see where you are coming from. For what your getting, $15 a month is an amazing deal.
But not everyone can throw around money like that.

It really isn't that much though, it is a lot less than buying a $60 game every month or every 2 months.

I assume it is the prospect of paying monthly that gets people.

Posted 2/12/14 , edited 3/10/15

Striketh wrote:

It always amazes me at how cheap (poor?) gamers are. $15 a month is nothing, especially if you are investing a significant amount of time into the game. I'll take the higher quality support, guaranteed updates, and the filtered out kiddies that plague F2P games any day.

Besides, if you buy the game new and put in 100 or so hours in the first month, then cancel before the subscription kicks in, you've still easily gotten your money's worth. I put 130 hours into Skyrim. That's a lot of gameplay for $60 in comparison to many games that only give 10 or less hours for the same price these days.

Gamers. Always wanting everything for nothing. *shakes his head*


Yes, cause people not wanting to pay $60 plus $15 a month ($225 for the first year) automatically means they want something for nothing.

Sarcasm aside, It's not necessarily wanting something for nothing, but personally I am done paying monthly for games. If anything the colossal sales of Skyrim would seem to say an online element is unnecessary. As a series I don't think it's something The Elder Scrolls is missing. In the 200+ hours Steam says I've put into Skyrim, I've never found myself wishing for the addition of social features or more "heros" milling around in the dungeons etc and Watching the people ahead of you complete the quest only to have the objective quickly rest or worse the open world breaking instances just doesn't sound all that enticing. I got my fill of MMO mechanics in the six years I played WoW.



There is also the matter of WoW being the only MMO that has managed to pull off the subscription only to play model for any significant length of time, and even they have added free to play options.
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Posted 2/12/14

phogan wrote:


Striketh wrote:

It always amazes me at how cheap (poor?) gamers are. $15 a month is nothing, especially if you are investing a significant amount of time into the game. I'll take the higher quality support, guaranteed updates, and the filtered out kiddies that plague F2P games any day.

Besides, if you buy the game new and put in 100 or so hours in the first month, then cancel before the subscription kicks in, you've still easily gotten your money's worth. I put 130 hours into Skyrim. That's a lot of gameplay for $60 in comparison to many games that only give 10 or less hours for the same price these days.

Gamers. Always wanting everything for nothing. *shakes his head*


Yes, cause people not wanting to pay $60 plus $15 a month ($225 for the first year) automatically means they want something for nothing.

Sarcasm aside, It's not necessarily wanting something for nothing, but personally I am done paying monthly for games. If anything the colossal sales of Skyrim would seem to say a game can be a hit with out an online element. As series I don't think it's something Elder Scrolls was missing. In the 200+ hours Steam says I've put into Skyrim, I've never found myself wishing for the addition of social features or more "heros" milling around in the dungeons etc. Watching the people ahead of you complete the quest only to have the objective quickly rest or worse the open world breaking instances just doesn't sound all that enticing. I got my fill of MMO mechanics in the six years I played WoW.



There is also the matter of WoW being the only MMO that has managed to pull off the subscription only to play model for any significant length of time, and even they have added free to play options.


You just said it yourself. You want another single player Skyrim and don't want an MMO. There's many of us that were extremely bored by the lifeless world devoid of any other human interaction in previous Elder Scrolls games and are welcoming the social elements, especially the large scale PvP, that is coming in ESO.

I don't think you really understand the difference between Skyrim and ESO, nor do you understand the reason that a steady cash flow is imperative for large scale MMO's like this. I would much rather spend $15 per month then have the game go F2P and be restricted in what I can do. In many cases cash shops end up costing you more money than a subscription would cost because you have to keep buying things like inventory slots, hell even extra hotbar space, and so on. It's really stupid.

Now, if you play the game for several years then the subscription will end up costing more. But, at that point, someone that's played the game for that long is quite invested in their characters and the world and have likely put in thousands of hours of gameplay. They've gotten their money's worth out of it.

There's absolutely nothing wrong with the subscription model. Most of the people crying over it are the kind of people that cry over every MMO that comes out and isn't F2P right from the get-go.
Posted 2/12/14 , edited 2/12/14

I don't think you really understand the difference between Skyrim and ESO

You mean other than it's an MMO and the mechanics that generally come with that? No, and I really have no interest, MMO was enough to put me off.


nor do you understand the reason that a steady cash flow is imperative for large scale MMO's like this.


Oh it's not hard to figure out. It's Triple A development and if it's anything like previous games in the series extremely detailed which means it was ungodly expensive to make so they have to reclaim that, servers aren't cheap to run or maintain at this scale, and the inevitable expansion will need money.



There's absolutely nothing wrong with the subscription model.


I didn't say there was anything wrong with it, other than my preference not to subscribe to games any more. My question was more along the line of can they make it work.

They are already holding the Imperial race hostage for $20 more, and they have announced micro-transactions for non-game changing items(an extra hot bar slot beyond a certain point could very well meet Bethesda's definition)...color me unimpressed



Most of the people crying over it are the kind of people that cry over every MMO that comes out and isn't F2P right from the get-go.


I can't claim to know the motivation of others for not liking this.
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