Dang! They missed showing a dragon in this Video... well every other MMO since the last decade has at least 1 dragon in their MMO. I am on a quest to find a MMO game which does not have any dragons. help me pls!
First testing phase for Bethesda's upcoming MMORPG beginning at end of the month.
A beta period for The Elder Scrolls Online will begin at the end of March, Bethesda has announced. Those chosen to try out the 2013-dated massively multiplayer online game will be notified by email. Players must then download the client, which is estimated at around 20GB.
Gamers selected for the beta will not have access to the entire world of Tamriel nor will they be able to play whenever they wish. The first stage of "beta events" will be playable only during specific times and will focus on certain areas, features, or other gameplay elements.
These beta events will be generally held during weekends, Bethesda said, and will be limited to only a "few events per month" during the first stages. As testing progresses, Bethesda will schedule longer tests.
The first wave of beta invitations for The Elder Scrolls Online in March and April will be "smaller," but will ramp up in size and scope as launch approaches.
Regarding selection criteria, Bethesda said it will choose testers depending on specific needs. Those worried about being passed over because their PC rig isn't top-of-the-line can breathe a sigh of relief, as the developer said a "broad range" will be chosen.
Gamers can sign up for the beta at the Elder Scrolls Online website.
The Elder Scrolls Online will cover the entire continent of Tamriel, including the lands featured in previous Elder Scrolls games like Cyrodiil, Skyrim, and Morrowind. The game will be set 1,000 years before the events of 2011's hit Skyrim and will put players into the world on the brink of demonic assimilation at the hands of the daedric prince Molag Bal.
The Elder Scrolls Online is due out in 2013. Its pricing model has not been announced, though the founder of game consultancy firm Gamesbrief, Nicholas Lovell, believes it will launch with a paid subscription but will eventually become free-to-play. For more, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.
There are a few reasons I'm hesitant to be excited about this game. The biggest one (mostly because I'm a giant nerd) is that the chosen time period creates a few massive holes in ES lore. I don't know, I guess I just want more respect for the lore fans in an MMORPG. Read what I'm talking about here:
Im very sad and extremely disapointed,,,,from the gameplay videos so far, it looked like any other MMo currently available...im very sad.... It has that medieval/fantasy look which is what i like and love about elder scrools....but thats it, will try it when it comes out but my huge expectations just went down the drain...
90% of the hype i had in my mind...whipedout.
MMORPGS suck. MMORPGS developed by a great RPG company suck. Don't waste your time and money. Work on FO4 and ES 6.
This game is being developed by ZeniMax Online.
This game is NOT being developed by Bethesda.
No wonder GameSpot is in the gutter...
@kriz_91 In that case Sim City isn't developed by EA, it's developed by Maxis, so you can stop complaining to them about it.
@Noweb_basic There's no "in that case." ZeniMax Media owns both Bethesda and ZeniMax Online, a studio made specifically for this game. Bethesda's role is merely for the purpose of consulting on TES lore. That and to let them slap their logo everywhere to appease TES fans.
I don't even know what you're on about with that Sim City thing. Firstly, I've never complained about that game. Secondly, if I had I would be right to complain to Electronic Arts as they are the game's publisher and they actually have a say in what goes on with the game. Especially seeing as EA constantly puts out crap products (Origin anyone?).
@squall_83 I am not judging the game. Only pointing out the so-called "news editor's" lack of effort in writing about a game without so much as looking up the name of the developer.
@mcpaininator ZeniMax Media made ZeniMax Online specifically for this game, so no they're not "pulling" on Bethesda for anything more than corroboration on staying true to TES. Doing otherwise would be an unproductive waste of money.
ZeniMax Online themselves have stated that they work "very closely" with Bethesda to make sure the lore is accurate. Note that Bethesda has no other acknowledged involvement in the game.
So, while we're on the subject of learning, why don'tyou go ahead and get that foot out of your mouth and learn to spell? :)
@kriz_91 @Noweb_basic so u think zenimax is not pulling on bethesda and its developers to help with this game? there sister companies meaning developers can work on products across each other. Its not simply bethesda developers and zenimax online developers some engineers and devs work on both.... learn something before u type
mmh, I'm kinda worried because the combat and play style looks way too much like a generic mmo. I'm not sure i'll play it :(
the only thing im worried about is end game. guild wars 2 was amazing but that was one thing that they lacked in my opinion...
Signed up a month ago. Did anynoe recieve their mail yet?
I'd say, this could work if they make this a one-time purchase, with no extra fees and with as little involvement in gameplay from Microtransactions as possible.
Worked for ArenaNet, anyway.
I'll take a shot in the knee and say ... make this with no monthly fee, 1 time game purchase like GW2. More sales, more fans. The end.
@gokuofheaven To be honest i would much rather pay a monthly fee if it means they can afford to make huge improvements as time goes by.
If the game is really that good i don't think anyone should be complaining about subscription costs.
Nobody seems to know whether this is true or not though, so like said don't quote me on this.
I would just really like to know if it is like that or not, and why bother with sub fees if after few months its free of subs.
However, if you forget the terminology, and just say, you do as GW2, you buy the game, and that's it. No other charges. This is what I read I think, that would happen with (T)ESO, eventually anyway.
Whether its true or not, I have no idea, but it makes me wonder anyway. I would just like to know how it is going to be, I might subscribe if I knew more, but seeing as nobody knows yet, I'll leave it to that.
@S4E @KoRRoDEAD @gokuofheaven its not like that. look at swtor. it says f2p but if you really play it for free, you get like 7 percent of the game content. F2P means that after some time, the game will be downloaded for free (instead of the first time purchase) but you need to pay for subscription if you want access to the entire content.
This and FF XIV RR gonna have some competition...and im still having blast with guild wars 2 hope they have lots community suport
@peteyboi29 i rather buy elder scroll online then metal gear rising revengeance for $60... that game last only around 6-7 hours while this you get lots of features and huge world universe and interact with many people and lots of adventure
@Imperiacommando that is a great point :) true how alot of stand alone games these days are nothing short of a rip off, what i mean though is i hope they make the game functions like fighting and crafting more like they are in the single player games rather than do what star wars did and just copy every other mmo out there :)
i never buy online games i hate them. im hope bethesda makes a good old fashion single player elder scroll like skyrim because only then will i be willing to pull out the money to buy it.
I will only play it if I can still go and kill all the civilians like in Skyrim...Does that make me sick? YOLO
Maybe I just missed it, but I didn't see any bows being used in the trailer. I understand that the game won't have the same real time battle system as a regular Elder Scrolls game, but there should still be bows, right?
@hadlee73 Seeing as it's the main Ranger/Theif weapon, it's a fantasy game, and that every Elder Scrolls to date had them, yes, it will have bows, probably.
@hadlee73 lol, you don't even have to be a developer to know there'll be bows, it would be a pretty serious design flaw if there weren't...
@alpha_unit97 Yes I would expect there to be bows, it was just odd not seeing any. The bit in the trailer in which a number of people on top of defensive battlements drew swords instead of bows looked very odd indeed. "Everyone, draw swords! Right! They're charging, so we'd all better run down the stairs now so that we can actually fight back!" lol
I'm glad there's so much misinformation and hate targeted at TESO, people won't be touting it as God (like with GW2 and SWTOR) so it may pleasantly surprise us.
"The game will be set 1,000 years before the events of last year's hit Skyrim and will put players into the world on the brink of demonic assimilation at the hands of the daedric prince Molag Bal."
Molag Bal? The mace he gave me is my weapon of choice in Skyrim. I signed up for the beta. If the game is even half as awesome as the trailer, than it will be very successful.
I'm not against this but neither am I interested.
I do hope that Bethesda are still also thinking of the single player Elder Scrolls experiences. More Fallout would be cool too.
This is not Bethesda's game...they are concentrating on their single player games, and Zenimax is doing this separately
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