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got to admit this game is lookign pretty bad***. How many of you plan to preorder?

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  • NanfoodleNanfoodle Posts: 5,447Member Uncommon
    Aftering reading a quote that all 3 factions can team together at end game I am not even sure I will play the beta. Way it is now you will be able to get into on PvP guild raids by talking to players of the other faction or spying. Also big part of faction pride is Red is Dead. This is gone from epic to mid core at best. Again my hope now is in Wildstar till someone with insight brings back real 3 faction war. Im socked the cry babies won on such a large scale. I was for some level of compromise but not at the cost of AvA. Little heartbroken.


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  • VindicarVindicar ParisPosts: 134Member
    Originally posted by Yamota

    I wont pre-order it and, up until a week ago, I would not even try it but the latest change by opening up some of the zones for all factions has swayed me over and I will probably buy it after I read a review or two.

    However I am still pissed that they turned it into a ThemePark and the argument that it is an MMO and hence it has to be a ThemePark is nonsense. There are sandbox MMOs and it could have been designed as such, and then it would be more like the single player Elder Scrolls games.

    But it is probably neccessary to be a ThemePark if you want to be a mainstream MMO with a huge playerbase but why is that a requirement these days? Why not make a game which is true to the IP and get "just" a decent, but loyal, playerbase. Sick of companies always putting short therm profits over gaming quality, innovation etc. and sticking to the IPs they are based on. 

    quoted for highly agree.

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  • LaromussLaromuss vancouver, BCPosts: 324Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by MMOExposed

    Have to give it to them. The game does look pretty badass.

    I like the customization options, like picking weapons/perks/armor/class. That seems cool.

    also like what I saw with the RvR in this game.
     

     

    But I still have some concerns.

    the combat is non trinity, so that means zerg== win, again. With the open weapon system, it seems to me like a cover similar to how GW2 had it, since melee will be gimp until PvE nerfed. So they expect most people to run ranged weapon. Design like that, seem like a way of "Forcing" builds on players. I dont like that.

     

    If they can pull off what Neverwinter does with their non tirinity I think it will be great fun ahead for us all.  In Neverwinter D & D a tank is not required for fights, dungeon crawling or any bosses.  Having one just makes it easier but due to how the bosses are designed and AI in general, players are able to make intelligent decisions.  What makes this possible is telegraphing which in this case works very well since most boss fights will have multiple mobs or environmental obstructions and with the camera facing a different way it is very hard to see what tell-tale sign the boss is giving off to avoid massive damage.  Addtionally every class can Dps to a certain degree and is self sufficient in terms of healing etc to a minor degree which gives every player the ability to battle a boss and survive.    So in the end Zerging is not required to win :)

  • Clear8888Clear8888 Elk Grove, ILPosts: 8Member
    This game is going to draw alot of old daoc warhammer and GW2  players.   Cant wait to play.
  • TheocritusTheocritus Gary, INPosts: 3,740Member Uncommon
    Nothing against the game but I just don't believe in pre-ordering MMOs......I'll give it my usualy 6 months after launch and see where the game is at then.
  • HoverhandsHoverhands newark, NJPosts: 2Member

    Why would I preorder a game that I've seen fail a bunch of times in the past?

    We have to be in the mmo dark ages at the moment. There has literally been nothing worthwhile to play for years.

  • ragz45ragz45 rochester hills, MIPosts: 686Member Uncommon

    Am I interested?  Sure.   Will I pre-order?  Nope.

    I imposed a new rule for myself.  After the years of overly hyped games full of broken promises of content & features that just never work the way discriped.  I no longer pre-order anything.  I don't care if the pre-order bonus has a unicorn mount that shoots rainbows out it's ass when it runs around.  I won't pre-order.  Any MMO I'm interested in, I wait 1 month post release, when the honest reviews come out.  Once I sift through those and get the real scoop on the game I buy it or don't.  If the game is really that good, 1 month won't mean squat when compared the years I'll spend playing it.

    So far this self imposed rule has saved me $685, saved me from buying games before they released that turned out to be total crap.   I dunno about you guys, but that's nothing to sniff at for me.  As a married guy, with a very controled income, $700 bucks is quite a bit of extrra cash.

  • MyrdynnMyrdynn Beaumont, CAPosts: 1,516Member Uncommon

    honestly, I am not a fan of Skyrim, Oblivion or those games 1 bit, the combat in them always felt so damn clunky, I never got into those games very deep, I never felt immersed (dont attack me for my opinion)

    now as someone who never really liked those games, I wasnt about to judge TESO based on it not being skyrim, cause I was hoping for something more.  This being said

    Everything I am reading and am absolutely excited about, the game looks great to me so far, the concepts seem compelling, crafting looks in depth, and its not a game like WOW or RIFT where I need to be able to have 18 hotbars for various situations. I was not even interested in TESO until about a week ago, and after all this weeks info that has come out, it has moved ahead of Archeage and Repop.

    I wont pre-order without trying the beta, but if I enjoy the beta, I have no problem pre-ordering

     

  • MoLoK_MoLoK_ SthlmPosts: 307Member
    I won't preorder before I get to try the game in beta. But if I get into the beta and like it I have no problem preordering.
  • H0urg1assH0urg1ass Austin, TXPosts: 510Member Uncommon
    There's not a big enough reward that any game could possibly offer for me to pre-order ever again.  Learned my lesson with SWTOR; won't be a victim again.
  • KareliaKarelia HeraklionPosts: 668Member
    Originally posted by ragz45

    Am I interested?  Sure.   Will I pre-order?  Nope.

    I imposed a new rule for myself.  After the years of overly hyped games full of broken promises of content & features that just never work the way discriped.  I no longer pre-order anything.  I don't care if the pre-order bonus has a unicorn mount that shoots rainbows out it's ass when it runs around.  I won't pre-order.  Any MMO I'm interested in, I wait 1 month post release, when the honest reviews come out.  Once I sift through those and get the real scoop on the game I buy it or don't.  If the game is really that good, 1 month won't mean squat when compared the years I'll spend playing it.

    So far this self imposed rule has saved me $685, saved me from buying games before they released that turned out to be total crap.   I dunno about you guys, but that's nothing to sniff at for me.  As a married guy, with a very controled income, $700 bucks is quite a bit of extrra cash.

     

    well said

  • XAPKenXAPKen Northwest, INPosts: 4,913Member Uncommon

    Preorder ESO?  No.  But in fairness I'm not a pre-order type of person.

     

    I see ESO as a TES MMO for MMORPG fans, not for TES fans of which I count myself as one.  For _me_ it's too much of a GW2 / DAOC hybrid for me to get excited over it.  I'm not a fan of GW2 or DAOC, although I respect both for being what they are.  As such, I don't think it likely that I will ever be an ESO fan, even if it turns out to be a great game for those who like the design.

     


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  • DauzqulDauzqul Detroit, MIPosts: 1,402Member Uncommon

    To be honest, it looks very linear and typical.

    "We have a compass that will show you the points of interest etc." It will most likely be your typical quest hub to quest hub game.

  • chaintmchaintm Chicago, ILPosts: 972Member
    Originally posted by DAS1337

    Negative.

     

    They destroyed my interest in the game when they released information on cross realm grouping after level cap.  I'm supposed to be friends with the people I'm killing now?  Yeah, makes sense to me.

    pretty much the same for me, bad choices in design is a no for me as well.

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  • pacovpacov Saskatoon, SKPosts: 311Member
    I just want to play some MMORPG that has first person combat... So i'm giving them a chance.

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  • BoreasBoreas Redmond, WAPosts: 24Member
    Originally posted by Manolios
    Originally posted by ragz45

    Am I interested?  Sure.   Will I pre-order?  Nope.

    I imposed a new rule for myself.  After the years of overly hyped games full of broken promises of content & features that just never work the way discriped.  I no longer pre-order anything.  I don't care if the pre-order bonus has a unicorn mount that shoots rainbows out it's ass when it runs around.  I won't pre-order.  Any MMO I'm interested in, I wait 1 month post release, when the honest reviews come out.  Once I sift through those and get the real scoop on the game I buy it or don't.  If the game is really that good, 1 month won't mean squat when compared the years I'll spend playing it.

    So far this self imposed rule has saved me $685, saved me from buying games before they released that turned out to be total crap.   I dunno about you guys, but that's nothing to sniff at for me.  As a married guy, with a very controled income, $700 bucks is quite a bit of extrra cash.

     

    well said

    I feel pretty much the same way. I hope TESO is great, but I've been disappointed too many times. I'll see how it turns out and decide whether to buy.

  • Crazy_StickCrazy_Stick Privacy Preferred, NCPosts: 1,059Member
    I may end up preordering (in spite of all claims to the contrary I may make) simply because I'll be ready for a new game then (having worn out GW2) and there really isn't anything else on my scope set to release in the same time period.  This is particularly true if it's buy to play.
  • Eir_SEir_S Argyle, NYPosts: 4,623Member
    I doubt it.  I'll wait for reviews on this one.  The good thing for people buying on day 1 (or earlier) is that the game is heavily instanced (or whatever they call the thing where you enter another "stage" of the world, can't remember right now), so there shouldn't be too many problems with everyone trying to do everything at once and getting in your way.
  • LordSneergLordSneerg Lorton, VAPosts: 119Member
    Yes, I will be preordering 2 CE's.  One for myself and the other for my wife.  This game is shaping up to be the game I have always wanted.  The game cannot get into my hands fast enough.  
  • MMOExposedMMOExposed lalal land, DCPosts: 6,255Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by pacov
    I just want to play some MMORPG that has first person combat... So i'm giving them a chance.

    This isn't first person combat right?

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  • dgarbinidgarbini San Jose, CAPosts: 185Member

    I havent preordered a game since Diablo 2, and will continue with that trend.

     

    Have we all missed this article?  http://www.mmorpg.com/showFeature.cfm/loadFeature/7219/An-Episode-of-Frustration.html

     

    If your into it, just buy it at release.  Do not preorder anything ever basically regardless.  Who cares if they offer you some stupid cat mount or whatever if you just quite the game in a month.

     

    As far as the cost as some people mentioned.  People should be wise with their money at all times regardless of the amount, not only do those frivolous mistakes add up to a lot of money over your life (just add up how many bad game purchases you have made over your lifetime), but it also leads to supporting bad practices and habits of business.

  • azarhalazarhal Somewhere, BCPosts: 760Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by MMOExposed
    Originally posted by pacov
    I just want to play some MMORPG that has first person combat... So i'm giving them a chance.

    This isn't first person combat right?

    First person combat will be supported along with 3rd person.

  • JyiigaJyiiga Seneca, SCPosts: 1,041Member Uncommon
    Eurogamer review sounded like more of the same. Going to sit back and watch what happens. No real reason to pre-order right now. 
  • hMJemhMJem Marysville, WAPosts: 465Member
    Originally posted by Jyiiga
    Eurogamer review sounded like more of the same. Going to sit back and watch what happens. No real reason to pre-order right now. 

    How many MMORPG's do you start out and say "THIS IS EFFING AWESOMEEEE" within the first few hours?

    WoW is nothing special, Tera isnt that tolerable at the start, SWTOR wasnt tolerable at the start, Dragon Nest was eh at the start

     

    (On a non-MMO level) If I stopped playing Tales of the Abyss after a few hours, I would have missed out on an awesome game. Most games take a few hours to pick up. Heck, Tales of the Abyss takes like 12 hours to pick up because thats when the main character stops acting like a D bag, and that game is praised. Kingdom Hearts, Tales of.., and many more.

  • JyiigaJyiiga Seneca, SCPosts: 1,041Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by hMJem
    Originally posted by Jyiiga
    Eurogamer review sounded like more of the same. Going to sit back and watch what happens. No real reason to pre-order right now. 

    How many MMORPG's do you start out and say "THIS IS EFFING AWESOMEEEE" within the first few hours?

    WoW is nothing special, Tera isnt that tolerable at the start, SWTOR wasnt tolerable at the start, Dragon Nest was eh at the start

     

    (On a non-MMO level) If I stopped playing Tales of the Abyss after a few hours, I would have missed out on an awesome game. Most games take a few hours to pick up. Heck, Tales of the Abyss takes like 12 hours to pick up because thats when the main character stops acting like a D bag, and that game is praised. Kingdom Hearts, Tales of.., and many more.

     

    Years ago, when they all didn't follow the same tired formulas I said that about most of them in the first few hours. The reviewer said it like it will be. This is not Elder Scrolls made into an MMO it is an MMO with an Elder Scrolls theme. Every thing that has been said about this game in previews and dev videos so far, screams... more of the same.

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