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anyone else beta testing Elder scrolls online?

Discussion in 'Games' started by fritoking, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. fritoking

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    Down loading as we speak..will play this weekend. Is anyone else a tester or know much about it? I only signed up on a whim and didnt really think i would be chosen. I have only played skyrim...none of the others.
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    I didn't get selected :(

    Gimme yo key! Or I'll cut you!
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    Same here, although i heard it going have monthly charges to it so i be pointless beta testing that lol.

    EDIT:

    Although a new beta has been started
    http://www.elderscrollsonline.com/en/news
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    Yeah, I've been a tester for a few months, but that's as much as we can say for now. :p
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    So one of those guys who won't pay to play?
    Support the F2P model or something?
    You know those games always fail right?
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    Since the f*ckfest of F2P, I'd gladly welcome a subscription based MMO to the market, provided they dont dont implement in game cash shop afterwards. I despise the general F2P model. It seems to actively take something away from games that use it.
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    More like cannot really afford it. And as for the F2P in most cases it's a game killer although POE seem to be doing it well.

    I am more in to how they did Guild Wars were you buy add ons though the years as this leaves option and gives people a chance to pay when they can.

    EDIT: I found on there site that they have not decided what they are doing yet.
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    Signed up months ago and still no beta key -_-
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    Exactly why I like Pay to Play. It keeps away the kids. Parents nowadays will never pay $15 a month for their kids to play a game so the only ones subscribed are mature enough to hold down a job and less likely to be complete trolls.
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  10. 1Kurgan1

    1Kurgan1 The Knife in your Back

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    I wish websites for thats that allow sign up for beta access had a way to check if you actually have access (incase you missed something).
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    Wrigleyvillain PTFO or GTFO

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    Hmm you just pointed out the one thing I could see myself liking about a model I never otherwise did and have never utilized. Though I also generally have never played a MMORPG as it stands today.
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    That's the main selling point I think lol..
    Also games like FFXIV ARR, refuse to go to a F2P model, Per the games developer.
    Was a big story on it and why SE refuses to use the F2P model.
    So Final fantasy keeps my money. :D

    I know I can rely on steady updates that don't skimp on quality. :rockout:

    I'm currently beta testing it and it has been pretty sweet imho.
    Phase 4 starts in less than a month as it sounds.
    Data will be saved from that and ported to the game at release.
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    Wrigleyvillain PTFO or GTFO

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    Makes sense.
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    That is the upside to the P2P model. The downside to that is, people who play P2P MMO's usually only have time for 1 of them, since they are paying money every single month for it, they devote most of their time into that. Leaving other MMO's by the wayside. Which usually means, top dog gets P2P model, while everyone else gets scraps (F2P). Because if they don't go that route they might not hold enough subs to make the money to put out those steady updates.
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    lucky u I didn't get in :(
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    New beta session starts in a few hours!
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    So is the game a typical MMORPG, or is it a Battlefield 3 with swords (exaggerating a little, but that's what I heard)?
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    Well unless you plan to use your gun and a human body as a shield for blocking attacks then you have those pesky archers ;).
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    Maybe you've been spoiled by Square Enix, literally throwing multiple keys at people to come play FFXIV:ARR, but don't be too alarmed about not hearing from Zenimax.

    Some people are accepted whom didn't expect to be, and vice versa.
    Looking at Frito's computer specifications, I would wager that's the main reason he was selected

    Having said that, I know lots of people whom have registered using multiple DXDiags to indicate they have low, mid and high end quality systems, all submitted under different emails, aliases and IP addresses. Yet some of them were invited, and others not.

    Who really knows what the formula is for success in this matter though I wouldn't stress it.



    ESO has a short 'BETA' lifespan.. (I put beta in brackets because developers cheat on the use of beta these days to make things sound more appealing), and that means that the majority of what we're seeing now, is how the game will launch - at least in terms of core mechanics and general content - which is a road map that's not uncommon.

    This is unfortunate because it means that most of the development has finished and the feedback from players is for 20% of the project, rather than 80% of the project.


    Yes it's under NDA but I'll say this, it's a typical MMORPG set in the Elder Scrolls universe. It has some of the features you like about Elder Scrolls, but it's NOT Elder Scrolls.
    Between you and I, if they'd made Skyrim a lobby type match game with up to four or eight players, I would have supremely preferred that over a full blow regurgitated MMORPG.

    Let's just hope that ESO has enough success that it will encourage Bethesda to invest in developing online match making for their next Elder Scrolls game (which frankly I can't see them making another one, not after the story of Skyrim).
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    Like World of Tanks?
    F2P is not a death knell if done right and P2P is no guarantee of success.
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    Well thats all i wanted a lobby to join get together with a few friends and play the game but it's going turn out just as another MMO.
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    Oh I got a super special OS (Server 2012) and a very unique network configuration so you'd think they would choose me as well to make sure it even works on server OSes. Plef -_-
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    Anyone got maybe CBT key to give away or something I could get into beta?
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    The more I consider it, I believe designing multiplayer for a full blown TES game will be more difficult than rolling out an MMO.

    Here's to hoping the next TES has multiplay!

    Jaff, my understanding is that ESO keys are like gold at this point, even six months after the BETA started. I don't suspect we'll see many people invited until they start doing open weekends and etc.

    If you really want to find one, swing by http://www.epicnpc.com/epic-forums/ and do a search for ESO or Elder Scrolls Online. You'll start to see a pattern of lots of people looking for a key, but only a few selling - with most turning out fake - and they go for about $50-250
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    Is this going to be a typical Bethesda bugfest?

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