Diving Into The Elder Scrolls Online
After spending 2 hours with the game, Chris Watters talks about his experience with Bethesda's upcoming MMO.
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I'm excited for this game because it's the first MMORPG (that I know of) that will use real skill based combat, rather than the usual MMORPG fare of "click on enemy, press hot keys for special powers while dice roll in the background". Furthermore, as an Elder Scrolls fan, I'm excited just to have the opportunity to explore all of Tamriel and finally be able to see places like Summerset Isle, Elsweyr and Black Marsh.
Ugh when is the MMO craze going to die. Seriously the genre is retarded, the novelty of playing with hundreds of other people wore off long ago when you finally realize it dilutes the game mechanics and is just a glorified zergfest. Nothing will be a WoW killer because no one wants to get involved in another time sink like it again. People Still clinging to WoW are just suffering from the sunk cost fallacy anyway. If the combat is as it sounds and it is a tab target and hotkey system trust me it won't feel any different than WoW in the long run.
You all Stupid people, You only know how to talk shit.You havent play the game and you choose to doomed it. The SOB who post this clip he did it on purpose to make the Game loo bad and he lower all the specs and the Graphics. I play it and look awesome way better than skyrim if i may say and if you don't like it just don't play it you do not have to trash other peoples hard work cause you have no idea what it takes to make any game, . People like you make games not to sell as a results and studio closing down.
Dont know why gamespot does this poor video in one of the best games to be realese this year...keep up the bad job guys...
I'm not one to instantly judge based on a preview video, so i'll just say this; has room to improve, but calling it "every other mmo" is silly.
It's obviously first person, elder scrolls style action, which is immediately different from most mmo games. Do not judge just yet. Play for yourself. As chris watters said, he didn't really think he would care much, and he ended up being sucked in. People need to learn to temper their expectations and enthusiasm xD
Im very sad and extremely disapointed,,,,from that video 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.
Expect the game to have 10000000000 bugs on release, and a couple 100000000 more 1 year later, classic Bethesda style.
I think Chris said exactly what I wanted to hear - he really enjoyed playing the game and is a big Skyrim / Elder Scrolls fan. This captures for me what I'm hoping for, that the game will still feel like an Elder Scrolls game but will be in an MMO environment. Of course I want it to be a good MMO and want to learn about the UI and player abilities, etc, but those reviews will come. Chris' feedback is spot on what I was hoping it would be.
And BTW, no disrespect to the reviewer, but dude you really didn't tell us much about the game. You didn't even show us what the UI looks like, or explain how your toon's abilities work or delve into class distinction or really anything else gamers want to know.
LOL @ first person perspective in an MMO. Let me know how that works out when you need to obey boss mechanics, or when you're PvPing and 3 ppl come from behind you unseen because you were in first person perspective.
I just LOL at all these people that think this or anything else will be the "WoW Killer" Serious WoW players (of which there are MANY) have loads of time and money invested, and those of us that raid or PvP with friends in a guild also have an emotional investment. It's unlikely any game is actually going to derail it, ever. It will die when Blizzard wants it to.
@alpha_unit97 LOL, I know what I said, combat, class sytem and all. It boils down to the same recycled crap that every mmo uses. Every time a new title comes out. "OMG THIS IS SO ORIGINAL." Then the players get to late game, discover it's the same crap + or - a few rather pointless changes, either say "F it" and put down mmos or go back to WoW. Cause at least in WoW there's some end game content. The issue with mmos in general is there's never enough to do end game. That doesn't change because you add a couple of cheep tricks. So, yep. Not any more likely to be a WoW killer than any other game. My prediction is that time will get WoW. Already is starting to anyway.
i really hope i get picked for the beta, i love elder scrolls but not a huge fan of MMO. very interested in how this will play.
I am only interested in this because it's an Elder Scrolls game but the fact that it's an MMO will probably make me not actually play it, I like single player campaigns with beginning, middle and end.
Looks boring, sounds boring and even Chris in the video didnt exactly look that enthusiastic about it. Seems like typical MMO but as usual they try to spin the words so they can hide the fact its monotonous.
Seems strange that he commented on the combat being like Skyrim as though that were a good thing.
Skyrim succeeded despite of its clumsy, dated combat, not because of it.
lol WoW killer comments. This game doesn't seem to have any originality at all. I am sensing another Knights of the Old Republic. oo combat like Skyrim sounds... BAD.
PZaAAAAAA looks alright for an MMO, don't think ill be getting it because the only other MMO ive played is the WoW free trial (which was "ok" as well)
This looks incredibly boring. "I didn't stand around wailing on things" and then there's a clip of a guy standing around wailing on things.
@CrazyGeneral It is far from the only MMO using skill-based combat. TERA, Neverwinter, Wizardry Online, and others have already done this, and based on my time with ESO, all of them do it much better than this game.
@NuarBlackmost people that play WoW, out of the 10-12 that I know anyway, are not really big into video games. they mostly play that and other crap on their cell phones. people that play Elder Scrolls are generally more into better games. I've tried WoW 3 times over the years since it's release and it is a simple, cheesy, child's game full of adults. don't compare this to that. this looks like one of the better MMO style games like The Old Republic or AION. I do not like MMOs in general. but, those 2 are great games and this one will definitely get an enthusiastic try by me. I just don't like the fact that me, and everyone else around me, are doing the same repeating quests. it kills the storyline for me to see people waiting in line to finish the same thing over and over with respawning quest objects. also don't like the never ending fees, no MMO I've ever tried is worth monthly subscriptions. I see paying for rights and paying for expansions but the rest is a scam.
@john5666 *claps slowly*
@chyng85 surely that's the idea? to make it skyrim with other people...
@valandilly It was a preview build, and I only had so much time to explore it. I tried to express the salient points from my experience, but yeah, it wasn't a deliver-all-info kind of preview experience.
@killrz1 Not after the demo, but I saw her at a party later and we reminisced about our glorious jailbreak. And then we exchanged business cards, so the answer to your question is yes.
@abarteau No, but we did have a super pleasant conversation!
@alonfire Alas, we couldn't record it.
@Naikoru105 LOL, you clearly know nothing about this game. You say "this game has no originality at all" yet, combat like Skyrim sounds... PRETTY ORIGINAL to me. If they pull off the first person combat, the questing and the class system the way they say they have, then trust me, it could quite easily become a WoW killer.
@elessarGObonzo @NuarBlack Oh don't get me wrong I think this will be just fine as an MMO. My problem is that it is still going to be an MMO and therefore a waste of time. The MMO craze has held back the RPG genre from developing for over a decade. Especially multi-player or co-op RPGs. RPGs are now either an MMO or a single player story driven stuff that just feels like enhanced action games. Very few if any games have come out recently that tap into that middle ground of cooperative multiplayer that is so dynamic and has much greater potential for both story and gameplay mechanics. The old games that did fall into that category are legendary because of how good they were. Games like Diablo I and II, Secret of Mana, Baldurs Gate 1, 2, and the first Dark Alliance.