It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!
Its an interesting question. But first. All of you who use the words 'hater' or 'fanboi' please post somewhere else. This is a critical conversation about a comparison.
Lets also understand that none of us have played the game and ANYTHING can change. This is a discussion based on what we know and what we feel based on what we know. period.
I'm doing some reading on ESO and to be honest wasn't even on my radar. Now it trumps ArcheAge. I'm not the biggest fan of Skyrim (own and played it) but the idea of an online version is appealing to me. Now I find out they are going with first person combat. No defined trinity (http://elderscrollsonline.com/en/news/post/2013/03/08/ask-us-anything-combat/) and an end game I can personally deal with. Its sounding promising.
I still have to read about crafting but heard it is viable even at max level. Only major thing missing for me is Housing. Adding that would be nice - even if its in the future.
Now I look back on GW2. Which I pre-purchased and was in since the beta. I loved the style and world of Tyria - it has potential. But I feel ArenaNet fell down in terms of lore and bringing an 'interesting' world to explore. Now of course we can debate this (and have) in other threads. So this is not is ESO better than GW2 but more so if you felt let down from GW2 do you see ESO as another attempt to do it right.
I look at the:
- small hotbar that allows you to swap 'builds'
- No real trinity / play as you want
- Dungeons that you can repeat at max level for different rewards
- A world to explore
- A viable 'end-game'
I looked for an aspect of each of the above to be in GW2 but I didnt get it in my personal experience. ESO to me just looks like to mimic (the majority) of the GW2 features but seems to be doing it in a better way. A stickler I guess would be around how looting is handled and if you can share a node. Its not a show stopper if they dont, but see it as stupid to not have it in all MMOs (except for the explicit old school feeling ones) going forward.
Hope I get into the beta, but either way I will give this title 30 days. Sub or not. Looking to have potential so far. At the very least I like the field of the type of MMOs is at least spreading out.
What are you thoughts?