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[Editorial] Elder Scrolls Online: What the Mature Rating Means for ESO

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  • SiderasSideras HelsingborgPosts: 231Member
    Originally posted by Nanfoodle
    Originally posted by nerovipus32
    Originally posted by Nanfoodle
    Ya I was a little upset the game went M Rated. To many games are going that direction, even series that used to be T rated have switched to M rated content on their new games. Seems like Family gaming is falling to the way side. 

    What did you expect the games story is about a demon who harvests peoples souls. The storyline is definitely a mature one.

     

    Up till Skyrim, all of TES games kept it T rated. 

    The funny thing is that Skyrim is the least mature game in the franchise.

  • syriinxsyriinx New York, NYPosts: 1,059Member Uncommon

    Mature rating allows for better writing

  • GravargGravarg Harker Heights, TXPosts: 3,332Member Uncommon

    Ratings on games is stupid anyways.  I remember playing the original Mortal Kombat as a kid,  I didn't go out setting people on fire or pulling people's hearts from their chests lol.

     

    I hope they embrace the M rating and make it more graphic.  This is the one thing I absolutely loved about Age of Conan.  They were going for an M rating, and didn't care what that meant.  It's all a joke though, the ESRB that is.  Anyone that goes out and kills or hurts people because of a game, music, movie, tv, or whatever they want to blame it on, was already messed up in the head.

  • PsychoticHamsterPsychoticHamster Brooklyn, NYPosts: 97Member Common
    If you weren't aware, finesse is no longer being used in the game, and to my knowledge there's been no talks of kill-cams either. 

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  • angerbeaverangerbeaver Dorval, QCPosts: 869Member Uncommon
    Do people actually pay attention to the ratings? I do not have kids but lets say you buy a 12yo a MMORPG do you look at the rating to decide?
  • GaeluianGaeluian Dousman, WIPosts: 83Member Uncommon
    I'm glad for the rating. Hopefully it will keep out the kiddies.
  • kilunkilun Apopka, FLPosts: 709Member Common
    Originally posted by Jorl
    Originally posted by Nanfoodle
    Originally posted by nerovipus32
    Originally posted by Nanfoodle
    Ya I was a little upset the game went M Rated. To many games are going that direction, even series that used to be T rated have switched to M rated content on their new games. Seems like Family gaming is falling to the way side. 

    What did you expect the games story is about a demon who harvests peoples souls. The storyline is definitely a mature one.

     

    Up till Skyrim, all of TES games kept it T rated. 

    With MMOs its different, there are certain rules and regulations that must be followed.

    No they didn't.  Oblivion originally got a Teen rating, but was switched rather quickly to an M rating as soon as people got wind of mods.  I have the GOTY edition lying on desk with my other game DVDs and its plain as day.

     

    Not to mention, family game night is going by the wayside?  Guess what, my 6yr old will be playing with me most likely.  The rating is placed their for convience for the uniformed parent that doesn't have a clue about their child's hobby.  In my case, its my hobby that my son tags along with.  The content maybe "M" rated such as the storyline and options you can use in game due to bonuses they give you (Take some sort of drug or drink and have a positive or negative effect)  My son isn't going to care about do much more than smashing monsters with his dad and getting stronger, and collecting different pets if their are options for that.

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  • MMOGamer71MMOGamer71 Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 1,930Member Common

    Entertainment Software Rating Board is a political tool.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patricia_Vance

  • Effin_RabbitEffin_Rabbit Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 772Member Uncommon
    Good, maybe they'll add fatalities. 
  • SovrathSovrath Boston Area, MAPosts: 18,453Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by syriinx

    Mature rating allows for better writing

    I don't know about "better" writing but it allows more honest writing considering the subject matter.

    People just misunderstand what this rating means. All it means is that parents who are concerned about what their kids watch/read/play can make informed decisions.

    Some parents don't care and some parents care but will have a challenge keeping this stuff from their children (let's face it, if a "kid" wants to see/play this stuff then they will. It does (or can) open up dialog during the child's development.

    "No" it won't keep the "kiddies" away and "no" it doesn't mean that it will be a better product for it. It does mean that since these games have subject matter that can be violent or disturbing that the content can be more honest and impactful and not have to skirt around certain things.

  • syriinxsyriinx New York, NYPosts: 1,059Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Sovrath
    Originally posted by syriinx

    Mature rating allows for better writing

    I don't know about "better" writing but it allows more honest writing considering the subject matter.

     

    More honest is definitely better.   

  • SovrathSovrath Boston Area, MAPosts: 18,453Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by syriinx
    Originally posted by Sovrath
    Originally posted by syriinx

    Mature rating allows for better writing

    I don't know about "better" writing but it allows more honest writing considering the subject matter.

     

    More honest is definitely better.   

    There's also "honest bad writing".

  • raapnaapraapnaap LeidenPosts: 397Member Uncommon


    This is a good thing, it allows for more creative development freedom.

     

    Just look at the GuildWars 2 'living story' and how horrid that is because it is written to entertain children.

     
     
  • marganculosmarganculos BrnoPosts: 192Member Uncommon
    hmmm M ? sooooo we will be able to see some bO.Obs ? :P cO.OL :)))
  • DamonVileDamonVile Vancouver, BCPosts: 4,818Member
    Originally posted by Nanfoodle
    Originally posted by nerovipus32
    Originally posted by Nanfoodle
    Ya I was a little upset the game went M Rated. To many games are going that direction, even series that used to be T rated have switched to M rated content on their new games. Seems like Family gaming is falling to the way side. 

    What did you expect the games story is about a demon who harvests peoples souls. The storyline is definitely a mature one.

     

    Up till Skyrim, all of TES games kept it T rated. 

    Oblivion is rated M

    http://digital.gamefly.com/#!/download-the-elder-scrolls-iv-oblivion-game-of-the-year-edition/5000737

  • Lord.BachusLord.Bachus Den HelderPosts: 9,064Member Uncommon
    Its a little to late to make a lot of pre release changes...  How about post release added maturity..

    Best MMO experiences : EQ(PvE), DAoC(PvP), WoW(total package) LOTRO (worldfeel) GW2 (Artstyle and animations and worlddesign) SWTOR (Story immersion) TSW (story) ESO (character advancement)

  • Matticus75Matticus75 Posts: 396Member Uncommon
    Im all for the M rating, I mean really, Lets make a game universe lets say like Warhammer 40k, rated for children.......just make a Cat and Dog MMO and go away
  • keithiankeithian Los Angeles, CAPosts: 3,042Member Uncommon
    Good article, but totally disagree about the Kill Cam. I found them completely annoying and ruined immersion. 

    There Is Always Hope!

  • Matticus75Matticus75 Posts: 396Member Uncommon
    Also, really, whats the average number of Kids under 18 years of age that play MMOs? vs People that are over 18 years of age
  • BarCrowBarCrow Tampa, FLPosts: 2,212Member
    The "M" rating is neither here nor there to me.  What I am happy about is that they refuse to alter the game because of the "M" rating. So tired of games and movies being altered because of some fucking pantie-wasting board of overly sensitive, insta-judging , PC jerk-holes with a Mothra-sized bug up each and every one of their hypocritical asses and a secret stash of password protected kiddie-porn on their hard-drives. 
  • GendgiGendgi CanecasPosts: 12Member
    "M" rated sounds AWESOME! :)

    - Watch The Gendgi Show :)-

  • samooryesordsamooryesord Emmaus, PAPosts: 35Member
    So does this mean they can so the same route as AoC and go topless?! =D Lolz.. yeah i'm pathetic...
  • azzamasinazzamasin Butler, OHPosts: 3,066Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Nanfoodle
    Ya I was a little upset the game went M Rated. To many games are going that direction, even series that used to be T rated have switched to M rated content on their new games. Seems like Family gaming is falling to the way side. 

    In the day and age of growing Facebook games, and smartphone games I would highly disagree with this assessment. PC gaming, the granddaddy of modern gaming should remain the purview of the realistic and mature gamer.  You want Rainbows and Puppy Dogs go play a Facebook app.

    Sandbox means open world, non-linear gaming PERIOD!

    Subscription Gaming, especially MMO gaming is a Cash grab bigger then the most P2W cash shop!

    Bring Back Exploration and lengthy progression times. RPG's have always been about the Journey not the destination!!!

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  • AlomarAlomar Middle Earth, NJPosts: 446Member Uncommon
    I was delighted when ESO got an "M" rating, after all this is an ES mmo, why should it differ from the rpg's? While it's not as true "M" rated as AoC was per say, I would love to see a more mature direction taken for combat, the story, and anything that this rating allows them to achieve.
     

    Dozens of MMO's, RTS's, FPS's, etc.

  • zellmerzellmer Fakesville, WIPosts: 442Member

    Pfft, that's like hyping Scarlet Blade up because boobs and nudity..

     

     

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