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Bethesda Softworks Announces The Elder Scrolls Online

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  1. Kreij

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    Probably because the GI June issue hasn't arrived in subscribers' mailboxes yet.
    The "leaked" images look like scans of the mag article to me. I could be wrong, though.

    Anyway ... I think an ES MMO is a fantastic idea, and I'm looking forward to seeing what they come up with.
    The Beth forums are all awash with naysayers predicting the end of the ES SP line, but I think it would be really foolish for Zenimax to kill the cash cow that their SP franchise is, and will continue to be.
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    I fear this may take away from the "feel" that all other TES games have had.

    Might work out. But it seems like its only in Thirdperson?
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    Yes, article stated 3rd person.
    I'm not sure they want the same "feel" as the SP games, but another experience in the ES world for folks. I can see this and the SP games happily coexisting if done correctly.

    The only downside I can see for them is that whenever a SP game is released, their servers go dead while everyne spends the next month playing the new game. :D
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    I will wait and see, try the game out at a friends house before I jump on the bandwagon.
    I got burned by the last few MMOs I bought, not too keen on spending $60 plus a monthly sub on an untested product again.

    Unyil then I will enjoy Skyrim and Starcraft 2. Or at least try to enjoy SC2. I stopped playing for a while and got dropped back to Bronze LOL. And I get facerolled every other game :)
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    Dunno man, sharing my TES experience with other people? but I'm an antisocial player!! :p

    Besides, I play at my own rhythm, too slow for most people, I enjoy the scenery, love exploring every nook and cranny on my RPGs, hate spoilers and take forever to finish a game! I would get kicked from any party :cry:

    I also have a wife and a kid! A mortgage and a job!! Those are probably the main reasons I've avoided MMOs like the plague, I fear giving in to the dark side and going all the way into the rabbit hole!! :twitch:

    Why God? Why? deliver me from this temptation.... :cry:
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    This from the guy who trolled TPU so bad they.....gave him a job? :roll:

    I'd like to see the Skyrim universe in more of a Borderlands-type multiplayer game. The whole MMO part just irks me to no end.
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    Same, basically some sort of FPS online RPG game instead of this third person MMO type they are going for.
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    I agree. I'd love to see a Torchlight 2 type environment, where you get together on maps with less than 10 players, and just roam..... Still, I am tempted by the possiblity of an MMO in Tamriel...
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    I have a feeling this will end up as some weird twisted EQ2/Rift/DAoC hybrid that is buggy as crap and really unenjoyable to play...
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    Now I know who to group with !! I'm the same way. :rockout:

    My EQ guild would get irritated because they would be waiting for me and I would see something new on the way, go check it out, die and have to do corpse runs before getting to the raid (being on dial-up didn't help either).
    Probably 50-60% of my game time in EQ was doing corpse runs or being completely lost. :laugh:
    Good times (for me at least. lol)

    I'll reserve judgment on ESO until I get a chance to play it.
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    Kreij, you sound like me lol.
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    Kreij Senior Monkey Moderator Staff Member

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    I never really cared for getting into groups.
    The simple reason begin that they expect you to know what you're doing ... and I suck. :D

    I played a tank and they would say, "run in and aggro something!"
    So I would get aggro on about 10 mobs, run out and it was a complete party wipe.
    Probably didn't help that when things got ugly I would run away trying not to die. AHAHahahah.
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    Me too. The only game I ever played online was Dirt 2. And only for a little bit.
    I hate not being able to pause a game :laugh:

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    Enjoy the trailer (not that it shows much, but anyway ;)):

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    Okay ... so far we got Me, 15th Warlock, tJ and BP in our "Guild of Slackers."

    We won't need a guild leader as that would assume someone cares what the rest of the guild thinks.
    We won't need a guild location because we won't be able to find it most of the time anyway.
    We won't have to plan raids as it will be a crapshoot as to who's online at any given time.
    The only thing we may need is some smelling salts to keep from passing out from laughing too hard.

    Even if the game is only mediocre it sounds like good times to me. :D
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    I'd much rather see a skyrim expansion with lan
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    just wanna see it....
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    thing is we are sick of the same MMO mechanics it's got so bad that every MMO uses WoW's mechanics and it's gotten to the point where too many games are simply skins for WoW!
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    A quick update on the SWTOR subscriber loss numbers I was talking about earlier in this thread :
    http://www.cnbc.com/id/47298504
    EA lost 400K subscribers to their MMO before they gave away 30 free days and they released the 1.2 patch.

    Things are looking pretty bad for this game.

    I honestly doubt that Bethesda/Zenimax will screw up their MMO as badly as EA did with WAR and SWTOR.
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    Your assessment is kind of ridiculous. Patch 1.2 was a huge deal for SWTOR, it was the first major content patch, and featured a lot of new content. They have also done a lot in the past couple weeks to get people more interested in the game. The 30 Free Days also required you to buy 1 Month of game time, meaning it was a BOGO kind of offer that meant people had no reason not to pay roughly $7.49 per month, I even considered re-activating.

    SWTOR is probably still the second largest MMO out there in terms of active paying players. I'm sure there are a lot of F2P MMO's with more accounts, but they definitely aren't making nearly as much money as SWTOR is, and aren't nearly as good of games as SWTOR is. There's also the die-hard SW fans that really like SWTOR and want to keep supporting it because they trust the IP, and love the idea of a SW MMO (SWG sucked anyway).

    TES doesn't really have that, even the people that love TES to death are panning this thing. They took a game and game design that everyone loved, removed most of the iconic elements, and are now making that husk of a game into an MMO, with features most people don't want, and almost none of the features they do want. TES has a ton of Lore, but most people don't give a shit about it. I loved Skyrim, but I couldn't really care less what the story was, and even more so what the mythology was.
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    Let me feed something back to you.
    How can you assess a game you've not even seen, much less played?

    I see a couple of those in there. Care to let me in on your sources?

    I'll buy that as about the only factual statement in the paragraph. Reasonable, honest opinion and based on real experience. Thanks :)
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    I'm game I always play Mage and I'm round about so I can heal and battle Mage on the fly it's basically a support role which would work out with a bunch of tanks, but I can handle myself in close quarters. But I'd need room I play dirty area of effect.
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    You actually use tactics, Sol? I think you're out of our guild's league. :roll:
    I only use two basic tactics ... "Charge!" and "Run Away!" lol
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    Don't confuse tactics with panic

    Sol heal
    Kk
    Sol I need HP
    Kk
    Dying!
    I'm low
    Fuck K.O
    Healer!
    Oh shit oh shit

    Charge in start msassacre
    Fireball
    Fireball
    Frostbstorm
    Lightening cloak
    Healself
    Heal self
    Friendly damage!
    Just back away!
    Wtf are you doing?!
    Bringing the rain!
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    Never really played a mmo... but ive always thought if ES goes online it would justify paying stupid fee
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    Okay, you're in. lol

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