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Anyone here play Dark Ageof Camelot? I played beta, release, and until our last relic fell in the last keep as the last man standing on the Merlin Server and shortly thereafter.
ESO is very reminisce of DAoC
DAoC had 4 races per Realm; ESO has 3 races per Alliance
DAoC had a huge PvP zone with keeps protecting relics which each Realm had to protect or lay siege (using seige weapons) to in order to gain advantage and get bonuses to their realm and then gain dominion over the other Realms; ESO has Cryodiil and it is comprised of Keeps and Siege Weapons and claiming and holding keeps gives bonuses and advantages to their alliance until one of them is placed as EMPEROR of Cryodiil.
You can PvP and also PvE in the contested zone in DAoC;ESO states Cryodiil is the PvP zone yet you can also do quests and PvE and yet there are also towns and merchants as well as your alliance gaining influence of these areas if you occupy the keeps in the area.
In DAoC however a keep could be contested at any time and no matter how good the keep improvements were it could be easily taken at any hour and was often taken during low population hours; ESO has stated they are going to have timers and such to prevent this from happening and this only makes sense as peeps gotta sleep, work, etc...as this is a game and there is life to be lived as well.
DAoC was lopsided simply because certain classes/races had advantages and early on Midgard had this and all of the Powergaming Guilds knew this early on and so that is where they put their might on the Merlin Server; ESO is mainly a skill based game with levels yet primary emphasis is on raising skills as there are limitations due to point placement and the role of the character/template therein and one has yet to discern how racial traits and advantages play into this scheme. Curious however as to how ESO will handle a lopsided population or serious powergamer guilds on a particular alliance. I am aware everyone will be on a megaserver yet within a particular channel on whatever platform they choose to use to play ESO.
So many correlations to draw from concerning DAoC and ESO as this is the nature of this genre and surely MMORPGs have evolved as such to date because of the great MMORPGs of the past.
I for one am really looking forward to Elder Scrolls Online as I have watched my son play Oblivion and Skyrim and have played them as well with him.