The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind expansion announced

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  • Octagon7711Octagon7711 Chicago, ILMember EpicPosts: 5,545
    edited January 31
    They had to find a way to get more people to pay so they're calling it an expansion even if it is the size of a DLC.  Everyone knows how they work by now, there should be no surprises here.
    Post edited by Octagon7711 on

    "Change is the only constant."

  • KniknaxKniknax LeicesterMember UncommonPosts: 574
    Iselin said:
    laserit said:
    Iselin said:
    Jimmy562 said:
    Iselin said:
    An "expansion" for a game with regular DLCs is just kind of weird.
    I'm not sure it is. You could argue the DLC's are similiar to WoW's major patches, i.e. 7.1, 7.2 and so on. This is perfectly fine for a B2P game considering you get them for free if you sub.
    As long as I can upgrade with my stockpiled crowns I get from subbing, I'm fine with whatever they want to call it. If I can't buy it with crowns, I'll be pissed.
    Vidir said:
    If uou almredy bougt the unlimited game months ago and are paying monthly fee do you still have to pay for thks expantion?
    I'll take it that since its being called an expansion. We'll have to pay money for it.

    Other games charge $ for expansions, be they F2P, B2P or P2P
    Yeah. But it's really DLC-sized. Smaller maybe even than Orsinium. 
    Where did you get this from? On the stream they said it was the biggest area they had ever made. They didnt say "oh its smaller than the last map" lol

    Alt-Fact.

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  • IselinIselin Vancouver, BCMember LegendaryPosts: 9,821
    edited January 31
    Kniknax said:
    Iselin said:
    laserit said:
    Iselin said:
    Jimmy562 said:
    Iselin said:
    An "expansion" for a game with regular DLCs is just kind of weird.
    I'm not sure it is. You could argue the DLC's are similiar to WoW's major patches, i.e. 7.1, 7.2 and so on. This is perfectly fine for a B2P game considering you get them for free if you sub.
    As long as I can upgrade with my stockpiled crowns I get from subbing, I'm fine with whatever they want to call it. If I can't buy it with crowns, I'll be pissed.
    Vidir said:
    If uou almredy bougt the unlimited game months ago and are paying monthly fee do you still have to pay for thks expantion?
    I'll take it that since its being called an expansion. We'll have to pay money for it.

    Other games charge $ for expansions, be they F2P, B2P or P2P
    Yeah. But it's really DLC-sized. Smaller maybe even than Orsinium. 
    Where did you get this from? On the stream they said it was the biggest area they had ever made. They didnt say "oh its smaller than the last map" lol

    Alt-Fact.
    I got that from "30 hours of content"... have you played in Orsinium? It easily has 30 hours not including Maelstrom Arena.
    Post edited by Iselin on
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  • wsoul1wsoul1 Nyack, NYMember UncommonPosts: 25
    Iselin said:
    Ok there is a new class. Warden.

    Earth based magic and a bear companion. 
    It's an old class from early beta. Warden NPCs have been in the game all a long.
    It's a new playable class in the game, regardless if it was scraped early in development. The Bear is just one of the Wardens "companions"
  • Octagon7711Octagon7711 Chicago, ILMember EpicPosts: 5,545
    Love new classes.  I would get it for that reason alone.

    "Change is the only constant."

  • IselinIselin Vancouver, BCMember LegendaryPosts: 9,821
    laserit said:
    Iselin said:
    laserit said:
    Iselin said:
    Jimmy562 said:
    Iselin said:
    An "expansion" for a game with regular DLCs is just kind of weird.
    I'm not sure it is. You could argue the DLC's are similiar to WoW's major patches, i.e. 7.1, 7.2 and so on. This is perfectly fine for a B2P game considering you get them for free if you sub.
    As long as I can upgrade with my stockpiled crowns I get from subbing, I'm fine with whatever they want to call it. If I can't buy it with crowns, I'll be pissed.
    Vidir said:
    If uou almredy bougt the unlimited game months ago and are paying monthly fee do you still have to pay for thks expantion?
    I'll take it that since its being called an expansion. We'll have to pay money for it.

    Other games charge $ for expansions, be they F2P, B2P or P2P
    Yeah. But it's really DLC-sized. Smaller maybe even than Orsinium. 
    I'm with you but my fear is that they're sticking it to us with this and it's really going to piss me off.

    I hope I'm wrong :( 
    It's official (from Gina Bruno):

    No - Morrowind can only be purchased digitally or through a retailer. As it's not a DLC game pack but an entirely new Chapter, it will not be in the Crown Store.
    When you come to a fork on the road, take it.
    You can observe a lot by just watching.
    No one goes there nowadays, it's too crowded.

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  • MisterZebubMisterZebub Not In ESOMember EpicPosts: 2,229
    Iselin said:
    laserit said:
    Iselin said:
    laserit said:
    Iselin said:
    Jimmy562 said:
    Iselin said:
    An "expansion" for a game with regular DLCs is just kind of weird.
    I'm not sure it is. You could argue the DLC's are similiar to WoW's major patches, i.e. 7.1, 7.2 and so on. This is perfectly fine for a B2P game considering you get them for free if you sub.
    As long as I can upgrade with my stockpiled crowns I get from subbing, I'm fine with whatever they want to call it. If I can't buy it with crowns, I'll be pissed.
    Vidir said:
    If uou almredy bougt the unlimited game months ago and are paying monthly fee do you still have to pay for thks expantion?
    I'll take it that since its being called an expansion. We'll have to pay money for it.

    Other games charge $ for expansions, be they F2P, B2P or P2P
    Yeah. But it's really DLC-sized. Smaller maybe even than Orsinium. 
    I'm with you but my fear is that they're sticking it to us with this and it's really going to piss me off.

    I hope I'm wrong :( 
    It's official (from Gina Bruno):

    No - Morrowind can only be purchased digitally or through a retailer. As it's not a DLC game pack but an entirely new Chapter, it will not be in the Crown Store.
    To me this is kind of looking like the GW2 Heart of Thorns incident.

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  • MMOExposedMMOExposed lalal land, DCMember UncommonPosts: 6,591
    They had to find a way to get more people to pay so they're calling it an expansion even if it is the size of a DLC.  Everyone knows how they work by now, there should be no surprises here.
    what you mean? elaborate 

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  • Octagon7711Octagon7711 Chicago, ILMember EpicPosts: 5,545

    "Change is the only constant."

  • donjndonjn Valencia, CAMember UncommonPosts: 808
    Iselin said:
    Kniknax said:
    Iselin said:
    laserit said:
    Iselin said:
    Jimmy562 said:
    Iselin said:
    An "expansion" for a game with regular DLCs is just kind of weird.
    I'm not sure it is. You could argue the DLC's are similiar to WoW's major patches, i.e. 7.1, 7.2 and so on. This is perfectly fine for a B2P game considering you get them for free if you sub.
    As long as I can upgrade with my stockpiled crowns I get from subbing, I'm fine with whatever they want to call it. If I can't buy it with crowns, I'll be pissed.
    Vidir said:
    If uou almredy bougt the unlimited game months ago and are paying monthly fee do you still have to pay for thks expantion?
    I'll take it that since its being called an expansion. We'll have to pay money for it.

    Other games charge $ for expansions, be they F2P, B2P or P2P
    Yeah. But it's really DLC-sized. Smaller maybe even than Orsinium. 
    Where did you get this from? On the stream they said it was the biggest area they had ever made. They didnt say "oh its smaller than the last map" lol

    Alt-Fact.
    I got that from "30 hours of content"... have you played in Orsinium? It easily has 30 hours not including Maelstrom Arena.
    Ummm. They said 300 hours worth of content.
  • RnjypsyRnjypsy Member UncommonPosts: 36
    ok...so let's say the digital upgrade is 60 bucks...since I think it is mostly vets of the game who are having a bitch fest.  If you only play it through on one character, never touch the area again, never do repeatable content, be it PvP or PvE, don't count the new class or any other "additions" that may be added.....that comes to approx, 2 dollars an hour for the 30 hours.  Just how much whining space does that deserve???
  • IselinIselin Vancouver, BCMember LegendaryPosts: 9,821
    donjn said:
    Iselin said:
    Kniknax said:
    Iselin said:
    laserit said:
    Iselin said:
    Jimmy562 said:
    Iselin said:
    An "expansion" for a game with regular DLCs is just kind of weird.
    I'm not sure it is. You could argue the DLC's are similiar to WoW's major patches, i.e. 7.1, 7.2 and so on. This is perfectly fine for a B2P game considering you get them for free if you sub.
    As long as I can upgrade with my stockpiled crowns I get from subbing, I'm fine with whatever they want to call it. If I can't buy it with crowns, I'll be pissed.
    Vidir said:
    If uou almredy bougt the unlimited game months ago and are paying monthly fee do you still have to pay for thks expantion?
    I'll take it that since its being called an expansion. We'll have to pay money for it.

    Other games charge $ for expansions, be they F2P, B2P or P2P
    Yeah. But it's really DLC-sized. Smaller maybe even than Orsinium. 
    Where did you get this from? On the stream they said it was the biggest area they had ever made. They didnt say "oh its smaller than the last map" lol

    Alt-Fact.
    I got that from "30 hours of content"... have you played in Orsinium? It easily has 30 hours not including Maelstrom Arena.
    Ummm. They said 300 hours worth of content.
    My friend I think you're suffering from auditory hallucinations... care to link the time stamp where you thought you heard that?
    When you come to a fork on the road, take it.
    You can observe a lot by just watching.
    No one goes there nowadays, it's too crowded.

    -- Yogi --
  • donjndonjn Valencia, CAMember UncommonPosts: 808
    Iselin said:
    donjn said:
    Iselin said:
    Kniknax said:
    Iselin said:
    laserit said:
    Iselin said:
    Jimmy562 said:
    Iselin said:
    An "expansion" for a game with regular DLCs is just kind of weird.
    I'm not sure it is. You could argue the DLC's are similiar to WoW's major patches, i.e. 7.1, 7.2 and so on. This is perfectly fine for a B2P game considering you get them for free if you sub.
    As long as I can upgrade with my stockpiled crowns I get from subbing, I'm fine with whatever they want to call it. If I can't buy it with crowns, I'll be pissed.
    Vidir said:
    If uou almredy bougt the unlimited game months ago and are paying monthly fee do you still have to pay for thks expantion?
    I'll take it that since its being called an expansion. We'll have to pay money for it.

    Other games charge $ for expansions, be they F2P, B2P or P2P
    Yeah. But it's really DLC-sized. Smaller maybe even than Orsinium. 
    Where did you get this from? On the stream they said it was the biggest area they had ever made. They didnt say "oh its smaller than the last map" lol

    Alt-Fact.
    I got that from "30 hours of content"... have you played in Orsinium? It easily has 30 hours not including Maelstrom Arena.
    Ummm. They said 300 hours worth of content.
    My friend I think you're suffering from auditory hallucinations... care to link the time stamp where you thought you heard that?
    Just played it back and you are correct. He said 30 and 300 in the same sentence. Thirty seems a bit low. I would have preferred 50 minimum.
  • Octagon7711Octagon7711 Chicago, ILMember EpicPosts: 5,545
    They had to find a way to get more people to pay so they're calling it an expansion even if it is the size of a DLC.  Everyone knows how they work by now, there should be no surprises here.
    what you mean? elaborate 
    Why give subscribers the content for free when you can just change a label and tack on some digital goods?

    "Change is the only constant."

  • RnjypsyRnjypsy Member UncommonPosts: 36
    Iselin said:
    donjn said:
    Iselin said:
    Kniknax said:
    Iselin said:
    laserit said:
    Iselin said:
    Jimmy562 said:
    Iselin said:
    An "expansion" for a game with regular DLCs is just kind of weird.
    I'm not sure it is. You could argue the DLC's are similiar to WoW's major patches, i.e. 7.1, 7.2 and so on. This is perfectly fine for a B2P game considering you get them for free if you sub.
    As long as I can upgrade with my stockpiled crowns I get from subbing, I'm fine with whatever they want to call it. If I can't buy it with crowns, I'll be pissed.
    Vidir said:
    If uou almredy bougt the unlimited game months ago and are paying monthly fee do you still have to pay for thks expantion?
    I'll take it that since its being called an expansion. We'll have to pay money for it.

    Other games charge $ for expansions, be they F2P, B2P or P2P
    Yeah. But it's really DLC-sized. Smaller maybe even than Orsinium. 
    Where did you get this from? On the stream they said it was the biggest area they had ever made. They didnt say "oh its smaller than the last map" lol

    Alt-Fact.
    I got that from "30 hours of content"... have you played in Orsinium? It easily has 30 hours not including Maelstrom Arena.
    Ummm. They said 300 hours worth of content.
    My friend I think you're suffering from auditory hallucinations... care to link the time stamp where you thought you heard that?
    they gave Morrowind 30 hours..when talking about new players they said they could then return to do the base game and dlc's for an additional 300 hours.
  • AeliousAelious OregonMember RarePosts: 3,468
    Iselin said:
    donjn said:
    Iselin said:
    Kniknax said:
    Iselin said:
    laserit said:
    Iselin said:
    Jimmy562 said:
    Iselin said:
    An "expansion" for a game with regular DLCs is just kind of weird.
    I'm not sure it is. You could argue the DLC's are similiar to WoW's major patches, i.e. 7.1, 7.2 and so on. This is perfectly fine for a B2P game considering you get them for free if you sub.
    As long as I can upgrade with my stockpiled crowns I get from subbing, I'm fine with whatever they want to call it. If I can't buy it with crowns, I'll be pissed.
    Vidir said:
    If uou almredy bougt the unlimited game months ago and are paying monthly fee do you still have to pay for thks expantion?
    I'll take it that since its being called an expansion. We'll have to pay money for it.

    Other games charge $ for expansions, be they F2P, B2P or P2P
    Yeah. But it's really DLC-sized. Smaller maybe even than Orsinium. 
    Where did you get this from? On the stream they said it was the biggest area they had ever made. They didnt say "oh its smaller than the last map" lol

    Alt-Fact.
    I got that from "30 hours of content"... have you played in Orsinium? It easily has 30 hours not including Maelstrom Arena.
    Ummm. They said 300 hours worth of content.
    My friend I think you're suffering from auditory hallucinations... care to link the time stamp where you thought you heard that?

    "This June, the next Chapter in The Elder Scrolls Online will begin. Return to the iconic island of Vvardenfell for over 30 hours of adventure in a brand new location, with a new class, a new PvP mode, a new Trial, and so much more."


    http://www.elderscrollsonline.com/en-us/news/post/2017/01/31/the-elder-scrolls-online-morrowind--announcement-and-details


    Would be good to hear from devs how that hour figure is calculated. If it's time to get through story quests that may be just part of the value in the expansion. Not 300 hours though.
  • Octagon7711Octagon7711 Chicago, ILMember EpicPosts: 5,545
    I like the idea of a fighting pet, hope to see more in the future.  Wonder how they will balance it?

    "Change is the only constant."

  • IselinIselin Vancouver, BCMember LegendaryPosts: 9,821
    Aelious said:
    Iselin said:
    donjn said:
    Iselin said:
    Kniknax said:
    Iselin said:
    laserit said:
    Iselin said:
    Jimmy562 said:
    Iselin said:
    An "expansion" for a game with regular DLCs is just kind of weird.
    I'm not sure it is. You could argue the DLC's are similiar to WoW's major patches, i.e. 7.1, 7.2 and so on. This is perfectly fine for a B2P game considering you get them for free if you sub.
    As long as I can upgrade with my stockpiled crowns I get from subbing, I'm fine with whatever they want to call it. If I can't buy it with crowns, I'll be pissed.
    Vidir said:
    If uou almredy bougt the unlimited game months ago and are paying monthly fee do you still have to pay for thks expantion?
    I'll take it that since its being called an expansion. We'll have to pay money for it.

    Other games charge $ for expansions, be they F2P, B2P or P2P
    Yeah. But it's really DLC-sized. Smaller maybe even than Orsinium. 
    Where did you get this from? On the stream they said it was the biggest area they had ever made. They didnt say "oh its smaller than the last map" lol

    Alt-Fact.
    I got that from "30 hours of content"... have you played in Orsinium? It easily has 30 hours not including Maelstrom Arena.
    Ummm. They said 300 hours worth of content.
    My friend I think you're suffering from auditory hallucinations... care to link the time stamp where you thought you heard that?

    "This June, the next Chapter in The Elder Scrolls Online will begin. Return to the iconic island of Vvardenfell for over 30 hours of adventure in a brand new location, with a new class, a new PvP mode, a new Trial, and so much more."


    http://www.elderscrollsonline.com/en-us/news/post/2017/01/31/the-elder-scrolls-online-morrowind--announcement-and-details


    Would be good to hear from devs how that hour figure is calculated. If it's time to get through story quests that may be just part of the value in the expansion. Not 300 hours though.
    300 is just how they characterize the base game.
    When you come to a fork on the road, take it.
    You can observe a lot by just watching.
    No one goes there nowadays, it's too crowded.

    -- Yogi --
  • HarikenHariken Brighton, MAMember RarePosts: 1,681
    They had to find a way to get more people to pay so they're calling it an expansion even if it is the size of a DLC.  Everyone knows how they work by now, there should be no surprises here.
    You are so wrong here. Its the biggest map added to the game. Stop spreading wrong info please.
  • Octagon7711Octagon7711 Chicago, ILMember EpicPosts: 5,545
    Hariken said:
    They had to find a way to get more people to pay so they're calling it an expansion even if it is the size of a DLC.  Everyone knows how they work by now, there should be no surprises here.
    You are so wrong here. Its the biggest map added to the game. Stop spreading wrong info please.
    I'll apologize after I actually see it.

    "Change is the only constant."

  • laseritlaserit Vancouver, BCMember EpicPosts: 4,814
    I'm not seeing much of a point to my sub anymore. My crowns are just collecting dust, I've almost purchased all the DLC's during sale events and even though the crafting bag is really nice, It's not $15 a month nice.

    Just call me the Unsub ;)




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  • QuarterStackQuarterStack Member UncommonPosts: 232
    edited January 31
    I'm excited as hell for the expansion.

    30 hours of content is a stand-alone RPG's worth of content these days - more in some cases. It also depends on one's play-style.

    Regarldess, an entire land-mass to explore, all the additional content and side-quests and activities. I have a feeling I'm going to be spending a lot of time there.


    Post edited by QuarterStack on
  • BillMurphyBillMurphy Managing Editor Berea, OHMMORPG.COM Staff EpicPosts: 3,998
    It's not really an expansion though. Because it's a self contained game almost. You don't need to buy ESO, this comes with it. You don't need to go to original zones or DLC, because this levels to the level cap in Vvardenfel. It's more like a GW1 Campaign than anything else. 

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  • IselinIselin Vancouver, BCMember LegendaryPosts: 9,821
    You don't need to go to original zones or DLC, because this levels to the level cap in Vvardenfel. 
    Not sure about that. 30 hours of content doesn't sound like enough to get you to level 50... and certainly not to CP600 which will be the actual "level cap" as of Homestead next week.
    When you come to a fork on the road, take it.
    You can observe a lot by just watching.
    No one goes there nowadays, it's too crowded.

    -- Yogi --
  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 14,159
    It's not really an expansion though. Because it's a self contained game almost. You don't need to buy ESO, this comes with it. You don't need to go to original zones or DLC, because this levels to the level cap in Vvardenfel. It's more like a GW1 Campaign than anything else. 
    I like that they offer an upgrade option for those who already own the base game. They learned from ANet's PR blunder there. Smart.

    I don't mind paying cash. "Never" for ZoS means "until a later time when we change our mind". It's what they did with "sub-only" the Imperial Edition, etc. I'm sure they'll have some combo pack later and maybe even put it on the Crown store at some point.
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