The Waiting Game - The Elder Scrolls Online
Can't wait to explore Tamriel in The Elder Scrolls Online? Never fear, Johnny has plenty of stuff for you to explore until launch day.
Oblivion has more to do with Molag Bal than Skyrim does (and despite the graphics and a few added features it's probably the better of the two).
Good call on Vikings. It's a great show that takes history seriously. When I found out it was created by the same dude who made The Tudors for HBO, I was sold. I think The Tudors was better than Game of Thrones, though perhaps my opinion is colored by an appreciation for history, and the Tudors has the advantage of depicting events that actually happened. But the dialogue and costumes in Tudors was incredible too. So expect Vikings to have some historical realism to flavor what's marketed as a mere swashbuckling romp.
As for ESO, I'm not really looking forward to it.
Why the heck would anyone be waiting for the elder scrolls online game dude?
If anyone had beta access anyone could tell you it's total jank.
It's not made by the people who make skyrim/morrowind/oblivion.
I feel sorry for whoever is waiting for this as you're in for a dissapointment.
Can't say I enjoyed the beta. Graphics and controls felt a bit clunky, probably to allow for the latency factor you'll find with online play. I was initially excited with the prospect of TES in a online setting, but after playing it I can say that it was overly ambitious of them to try.
I like MMOs, I like TES... sadly I don't like the combination.
The monthly subscription is a joke, and a bad sell, whilst more anticipated games in this genre like Dark Souls 2 are providing a free online component. Begs the question, what are you paying for every month? If the universe is constantly evolving & new content regularly being added then it may be justified, but I'll believe that when I see it. Ps: recommend Skyrim fans to check out Snorra Edda if you're interested in some background reading.
I'm usually not one to complain or post negative things about game/devices, but I can honestly say that I am very disappointed with TESO abd have no desire to play it when it is released. I've been through the last 3 beta cycles and TESO basically takes all the tedium and lack of immersion found in generic MMO's and injects those aspects into TES universe.
The simple fact that it is a MMO completely removes any immersion or sense of individuality in the game world. Nothing kills immersion like seeing thousand of other players completing the same quests around you over and over again. Furthermore, the quests are generic and can be categorized as errand-type jobs.
If there will be an option to play the game as a single player campaign or offers small group co-op, I may consider it, but TES is just not meant for massively multiplayer. And with a hefty monthly fee of 15 bucks, it certainly isn't for me.
Can't wait to explore Tamriel in The Elder Scrolls Online? Well try the beta because its not hard to get invited to it! But be warned, it sucks!
What else needs to be said?
waiting until the start of next year so i can play the game free without subscription. Its obvious the game will fail ..only f2p games are making some money right now ...and wow ..but even wow has seen better days ....
After playing the beta, I sadly have to say that I'm in no way impressed. It is a fascinating single player experience, similar to that of SW:TOR, outside of that the game seems shallow.
ALL mmo's are garbage a I feel bad for the people who play them. they need much better taste in games.
After several beta tests, my opinion on the game is that its a solid MMO, but not a good Elder Scrolls game. That level of immersion that I love about Elder Scrolls just isn't there when you have fifty other people exploring the same dungeon as you.
Quite the contrary John Connor but your response is typical of the bitches you refer to so there you have it. I could care less whether this game is good or not. I played it, I stated my opinion, and now I am moving on. Bitches like you hang on every breath these companies put out.
Hopefully you guys are just the typical bitches that are too cool to be pleased by anything....i want this game to be good :)
uhm wait did they just spoil vikings O_O i havent seen that scene before! WHY JOHNNY WHY!!!!
better do something to forget it
I would like to give my opinion on the game, but I tried to down load the game (21 gb) at a rate of 400 kbs by the time it finished the beta weekend was over. pretty sweet!
please take into account that i have a 15-20 mbs download speed....
....then i read they want $15 a month, Im done!
I think ESO will be most enjoyed by people completely new to the Elder Scrolls franchise or people who have only played Skyrim and a bit of Oblivion.
The way it butchers and retcons the lore makes the game more or less unplayable for hardcore TES players.
@electrobanIf it fails maybe Zenimax will throw more benjamins at the core Elder Scrolls/Fallout team?
@CatPuncherI don't mind paying periodically for add-on content, but the monthly fee is what kills me. I might check it out if and when it becomes f2p.
@BuzzLiteBeer That sounds about right from what I've heard of most beta players when it comes to the gameplay, but how is the actual world? The exploration? The uniqueness or individuality of the different areas of Tamriel?
@cegooThank you for that very in-depth review
@n1i2z3a4n5 TESO beta is definitely terrible and you are certainly entitled to your preferences, but unanimous critical acclaim and millions of satisfied players means Skyrims is generally considered a classic if not a masterpiece of game design and production.
Unfortunately, TESO takes Skyrim and injects everything that is wrong with MMO gaming.
@n1i2z3a4n5What makes it terrible? The open world, the freedom of choice in how missions play out or your character the develops? The story, the voice acting? What makes it so bad exactly?
@QuadDamage85 I think that you have to remind yourself that it was a beta not a finished game.
I played the Beta as well, and although i can honestly say that will not purchase it and much less pay a monthly fee, I would say that a lot of ppl will buy it just because it's part of the series.
i do agree that if the game had such a huge world but it were off line, or online similar to Dark Souls/Deamon Souls with no monthly fee i would buy it in the blink of an....
Your VERY much the minority. Most were highly impressed. World chat and so on easily showed that.
That's right, because all people should have the exact same opinions and tastes, and those who deviate should be exiled from society.
@GH05T-666PC. I have it for PS3 and it's riddled with bugs, and the framerate can be crap at times. The game crashes on occasion too.
@GH05T-666 PC version. I have a copy for the PC and PS3 and the PS3 copy has a layer of dust on it. The PC version is better for several reasons; A.) Mods, GameSpot wouldn't have dedicated an entire show (weekends) to this game if they thought it was just a passing phase. B.) Many people have issues with their PS3 copy after hours of saves. Apparently after hours of playing the game lag rears its ugly head almost to the point of being unplayable.
However, (and keep this very much in the front of your mind) IF you purchase the PS3 version. Make sure you don't copy over the same game save. Make sense? And make sure you turn Auto-Save OFF, only save when you think you will have trouble.
@GH05T-666 PC all the way i have it for both PC and PS3 and PC is much prettier and more easier to control and is MODable
@Alex4789123I pretty much feel exactly the same about it, although I don't think it's even the player count that is the fundamental issue. The game is, for better or worse, being built fundamentally as an MMO. You can't just access dungeons whenever you want as long as you can get there, everything is level and gear gated, etc. Some of it feels like TES, like they've borrowed aspects of it but it is fundamentally a themepark MMO.
So I'm personally kind of torn about it. As a TES fan I'm disappointed by the lack of TES, but as an MMO fan I actually quite enjoyed it regardless.
@deth420I had already downloaded the beta client and participated in previous testing, yet I had to download another 21GB "patch" before this past weekend.
It didn't help, as I still got booted during a battle with the first boss. Just like last time. Respawning puts you a couple of minor quests backward (touch these things, talk to this person) instead of at the point where you got booted.
I love Elder Scrolls and was excited about ESO, but there is no way I'll be subbing to it until at least six months after release. I'll play Marvel Heroes or Neverwinter if I feel like experiencing the same starting questline over and over and over again.
@adrianjarca As I understand it, the period of time they picked in TESO is something that hasn't been covered in much detail whatsoever in previous Elder Scrolls games, even if you go back and read the books in-game it's basically a blank slate. That aside even most "hardcore TES players" know jackshit about the lore.
Maybe the small subset of TES fans that are hardcore lore masters will be bothered by some of the details, but I sincerely doubt most people will notice continuity issues. Narratively and aesthetically the game is actually fairly true to the TES name imo. Wish I could say the same about the gameplay, but hey.
And just to put it out there I say this as somebody who's played every TES game except for Arena and the crappy spinoffs.
@nl_skipper @BuzzLiteBeer In terms of technical accomplishment, the game is very similar to Skyrim with open world areas and lots to explore. Again, the unfortunate aspects of MMO's such as lack of immersion also detract from this experience (tons of players in areas that would otherwise be pristine, isolated, and beautiful).
@WolfGrey Really? Far more people across the forums seem negative after the beta.
@LambchopzinLikely you have summed up how I will feel about it. From your comment it seems you acknowledge quite well that they need to, well, make it an MMO and that as an MMO it is enjoyable. I think too many people come at the title expecting Skyrim 2 (or worse, another full-fledged TES title) rather than weighing the game on its own merits. Expectations are the passing of far too many quality titles.