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ArcheAge or The Elder Scrolls Online

funconfuncon Key West, FLPosts: 258Member

 Which one are you more excited about and why?

 

I think Im more excited about TESO. Because of three factions, one server, wpvp, and its a western fantasy game. But I do think AA will be good. The graphics look very nice but I don't know how pvp will work out in AA or are there any factions or classes to choose from.

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  • MongooseMongoose Great Fals, MTPosts: 85Member

    Where as 80% of most MMOs are WoW clones, the 20% that Archage offers in uniqueness beats the 20% TESO does.

    My two cents.

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  • zevni78zevni78 grimsbyPosts: 1,133Member Uncommon
    AA's sandpark elements make it more interesting than anything TESO is doing, besides I prefer Eastern mmos anyway visually. Having said that, 3 way pvp does sound good, but open world GvG sieges where everything is player made, as well as ship v ship at least on the surface is more meaningfull.
  • OnomasOnomas Rock Hill, SCPosts: 1,128Member Uncommon

    AA will be different, though its an asian game it will be published by Trion. They are a good company. TESO though i enjoy the IP, its just seems like the same and not much to offer in sense of AA features and abilities. Though i will try both with an open mind, my vote is for AA at this time.

     Few other good games you should add to your poll as well.

  • KarteliKarteli Providence, PAPosts: 2,646Member

    ArcheAge has essentially 3 factions also .. the 2 starting factions and the pirate faction for naughty player killers / player thieves.  Either of the original 2 can join the pirates.

     

    Then there is the contested northern continent for guilds, in which you create your own faction, and potentially can go to war with any other.  Build castles, do sieges.

     

    I'd like TESO more if they didn't restrict interaction between factions so heavily (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCmveOvYXzo).  I'm not an altaholic and have little interest in rolling every faction just to see the world.

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  • RefMinorRefMinor MyTownPosts: 3,452Member
    ArcheAge, it's a paradigm shift in AAA MMORPG's in comparison to recent themepark releases ;-)
  • MadnessRealmMadnessRealm Montreal, QCPosts: 2,716Member Uncommon

    Not only does AA not restrict you to a faction like TESO will, but AA allows players to more or less create their own outside of the first continent and let players fight it off in PvP.

    AA also has housing, shipbuilding, castle building, and more.

    AA>TESO.

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  • DaxamarDaxamar Green Cove Springs, FLPosts: 554Member
    Im waiting for both! I think there different enough from each other. No need to choose. Unless time is a restriction for you.
  • PyrateLVPyrateLV Las Vegas, NVPosts: 1,096Member Common

    ArcheAge looks to be a very extensive open world game containing all the elements of an actual MMORPG

    TESO looks to be just another Themepark. One that swallowed the Elder Scrolls IP and regurgitated DAoC

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  • funconfuncon Key West, FLPosts: 258Member
    Originally posted by MadnessRealm

    Not only does AA not restrict you to a faction like TESO will, but AA allows players to more or less create their own outside of the first continent and let players fight it off in PvP.

    AA also has housing, shipbuilding, castle building, and more.

    AA>TESO.

    AA does seem to offer a lot more than the theme park cookie cutter games that have come out recently. We will see how it all turns out.

  • ApraxisApraxis RegensburgPosts: 1,515Member Uncommon

    The only thing in which TESO could be actually better than ArcheAge may be the combat system. But everything else ArcheAge is just better, offers more, is more open, has sandbox elements.. well and combat alone will not make a good game.

    Therefore.. ArcheAge for me. TESO is to much of the same.. i could actually play GW2 if i would like the TESO approach.

  • Ice-QueenIce-Queen USA, GAPosts: 2,451Member Uncommon
    I hope they're both good. Why can't you play both? If I like an mmorpg, I'm going to play it, I use to subscribe to Ultima Online, Asheron's Call, and Dark Age of Camelot together. I do think Archeage sandpark will be more to my liking though. I'm just sick of the typical themepark merry go round we've been on for years since WoW came out.

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  • CrynswindCrynswind buenos airesPosts: 290Member

    ArcheAge, hands down.

     

    Why would i EVER want to play another generic themepark? TESO will be SWTOR 2.

  • ShakyMoShakyMo BradfordPosts: 7,207Member
    Pyrate

    Wait a minute, so daoc isn't an extensive open world game. Wtf?
  • ThorqemadaThorqemada BerlinPosts: 1,277Member Uncommon

    I am not excited at all - i am relaxed waiting what the future may bring up.

    TESO may have a good DAOC alike pvp but i have found a game that is the optimal pvp game for my taste of gameplay.
    I dont expect TESO to be a virtual world but a compromise where TES and WOW playewrs meet and wonder what the fuss is about DAOC while it neither give the TES nor the WOW players a home.

    Archeage is a bag o wonders and nobody knows what jumps out of it when the bag is opened.

    EQ Next will probably show up more infos over the coming months.

    Its a buyers market - no need to rush into a game and waste money.

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  • KaeriganKaerigan None Of Your BusinessPosts: 689Member

    I picked neither because I want to try both.

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  • PyrateLVPyrateLV Las Vegas, NVPosts: 1,096Member Common
    Originally posted by ShakyMo
    Pyrate

    Wait a minute, so daoc isn't an extensive open world game. Wtf?

    3 Faction specific zones and the Frontier for PvP.

    Extensive yes, Open world hardly

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  • VincerKadenVincerKaden Edison, NJPosts: 457Member
    I'm looking forward to AA more. My view on TESO so far is that it appears to be a rather stock MMO offering. It's too early to tell for sure, but that's what I see thus far. AA looks far more dynamic and customizable; a welcome change. I'll give both a test drive, as I do most MMOs.

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  • paulythebpaulytheb Wauwatosa, WIPosts: 261Member Uncommon

    I had buyers remorse with some games that had a feature list similar to TESO, so I am not planning on purchasing TESO.

     

    AA has enough different about it that I will likely purchase and play it. I have no idea if it will actually hold my attention long term.

     

    AA wins my vote in this poll.

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  • MaelwyddMaelwydd CrawleyPosts: 1,123Member
    As a lifelong fan of the TES series it pains me to say I think AA has more promise. If only the design team for AA had the TESO IP licence!
  • SovrathSovrath Boston Area, MAPosts: 18,451Member Uncommon
    Until I've tried them both I'll have to take a wait and see attitude. I would lean more toward archeage even though I'm a huge elderscrolls fan.
  • jtcgsjtcgs New Port Richey, ILPosts: 1,777Member

    As a long time TES fan I will say this. ArcheAge is more TES than TESO is TES. Just having the names of places and skins of TES does not make it TES. ive said it before and I will say it again, if TESO was TES, the names and places could be non-TES and I would be sayin...hey, this is a TES clone. Well, that cannot be said about TESO, because its DaoC...a game nothing like TES.

    ArcheAge is open world sandpark, TESO is just another Themepark.

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  • OgreRaperOgreRaper Detroit, MIPosts: 376Member

    TESO. Because it seems like DAOC 2 set in the ES universe. If that's indeed what it turns out to be, I'll be quite happy with it.

     

    However, it's too early for me to tell which will end up being the better game for me. I intend to try them both.

  • GrayGhost79GrayGhost79 Webster, MAPosts: 4,813Member

    I chose AA.... but wanted to ask

     

    Am I the only one a bit sad that an Asian Sandbox-ish game is generating more interest than TESO and mainly because AA is more of a sandbox?

  • jtcgsjtcgs New Port Richey, ILPosts: 1,777Member
    Originally posted by GrayGhost79

    Am I the only one a bit sad that an Asian Sandbox-ish game is generating more interest than TESO and mainly because AA is more of a sandbox?

     Perhaps you are, because im sure most of those that are sad are more sad over TES NOT being a sandbox like it should be than being sad that an Asian game that is, has a larger following here.

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  • Kingmob23Kingmob23 LondonPosts: 77Member
    I plan on playing them both as soon as  these companies release them to the masses. 
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