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Of all the things - why start game with being (again) a prisoner?

docminus2docminus2 StockholmPosts: 158Member Common

Just wondering - I assume it is trying to stick to the Elder scroll typial start - ES3, 4, 5 all of them make you start as a prisoner. So nothing wrong from that perspective.

But considering that sooooo many other games make you start like that, I can't but wonder "why"? It is getting .... boring..

What do you, fan or not fan think?

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  • Allacore69Allacore69 Casselberry, FLPosts: 839Member

    Why fix what isn't broken. It's a staple of the elder scrolls series. Thats like Final Fantasy without Cactuars or Moogles or Chocobos.

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  • iridescenceiridescence Elliot Lake, ONPosts: 1,486Member

    It's a gimmick to show how "free" you are in the games. "Other games imprison you but TES games let you out of prison!Whee!"

     

    The analogy kind of fails in the MMO...

     

  • BaikalBaikal Chicago, TXPosts: 1,025Member

    I think by now it's pretty much an Elder Scrolls trademark start, and I think in large part they continue it here to help people feel Elder Scrollsy at least to start. If they did not do that, I think you'd see another uproar from people saying the game is not Elder Scrolls enough.

  • rodingorodingo Posts: 2,346Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by docminus2

    Just wondering - I assume it is trying to stick to the Elder scroll typial start - ES3, 4, 5 all of them make you start as a prisoner. So nothing wrong from that perspective.

    But considering that sooooo many other games make you start like that, I can't but wonder "why"? It is getting .... boring..

    What do you, fan or not fan think?

    I think you answered your own question.  In order to make this game feel more like an ES game they need to add elements that at least resemble the previous games.

    "If I offended you, you needed it" -Corey Taylor

  • Allacore69Allacore69 Casselberry, FLPosts: 839Member


    Originally posted by rodingo
    Originally posted by docminus2 Just wondering - I assume it is trying to stick to the Elder scroll typial start - ES3, 4, 5 all of them make you start as a prisoner. So nothing wrong from that perspective. But considering that sooooo many other games make you start like that, I can't but wonder "why"? It is getting .... boring.. What do you, fan or not fan think?
    I think you answered your own question.  In order to make this game feel more like an ES game they need to add elements that at least resemble the previous games.


    This ^^^^^^

    +1

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  • greenreengreenreen Punchoo, AKPosts: 2,101Member Uncommon
  • Lord.BachusLord.Bachus Den HelderPosts: 9,065Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Allacore69

     


    Originally posted by rodingo

    Originally posted by docminus2 Just wondering - I assume it is trying to stick to the Elder scroll typial start - ES3, 4, 5 all of them make you start as a prisoner. So nothing wrong from that perspective. But considering that sooooo many other games make you start like that, I can't but wonder "why"? It is getting .... boring.. What do you, fan or not fan think?
    I think you answered your own question.  In order to make this game feel more like an ES game they need to add elements that at least resemble the previous games.

     


    This ^^^^^^

    +1

    The answer is...... Because its a true elder scrolls game, and in every elder scrolls game i played since i started out wit ES2 daggerfall, i started out as a prisonner...

    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)

  • PyatraPyatra Kansas City, KSPosts: 644Member
    Originally posted by Lord.Bachus
    Originally posted by Allacore69

     


    Originally posted by rodingo

    Originally posted by docminus2 Just wondering - I assume it is trying to stick to the Elder scroll typial start - ES3, 4, 5 all of them make you start as a prisoner. So nothing wrong from that perspective. But considering that sooooo many other games make you start like that, I can't but wonder "why"? It is getting .... boring.. What do you, fan or not fan think?
    I think you answered your own question.  In order to make this game feel more like an ES game they need to add elements that at least resemble the previous games.

     


    This ^^^^^^

    +1

    The answer is...... Because its a true elder scrolls game, and in every elder scrolls game i played since i started out wit ES2 daggerfall, i started out as a prisonner...

    True... the bad part is that even though I don't care where I start, it is tradition and not going with it would have procured a ton of hate.

  • DibdabsDibdabs FelvershamPosts: 2,604Member Uncommon
    I actually groaned in disappointment when the game opened up like that.  I appreciate the "it's traditional" point of view, but it's become a tired, uninspiring mmorpg cliche now for me.  
  • udonudon Durham, NCPosts: 1,767Member Uncommon
    The dying part was new however.
  • ElRenmazuoElRenmazuo Alexandria, VAPosts: 4,552Member Uncommon
    Why does the terminator die in every movie, because its tradition.  Even in Terminator Salvation
  • mysticmousemysticmouse LOVELAND, COPosts: 107Member Uncommon
    Laziness on the part of the writers? I feel it has been overused at this point.
  • EntinerintEntinerint brooklyn, NYPosts: 843Member Uncommon

    Easy.

     

    TRADITION!
  • laseritlaserit Vancouver, BCPosts: 1,945Member Uncommon

    Bummer....

     

    I was hoping I'd be standing at the alter with my soon to be father in law standing behind me with a shot gun held to my head. I stare him in the eye.... and flip him the bird.

     

    KABOOM......

     

    I wake up in TESO

    "If you make an ass out of yourself, there will always be someone to ride you." - Bruce Lee

  • Allacore69Allacore69 Casselberry, FLPosts: 839Member


    Originally posted by Entinerint
    Easy. TRADITION!


    LMAO dude. LMAO.

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  • TheodwulfTheodwulf Brockton, MAPosts: 231Member Uncommon

    It's a bad choice. I understand the tradition of it, BUT this isn't a single player game. There should be some variation between plays to give the game some replaybility.

      Everyone in the game has the same exact beginning. Captured , sacrificed , freed by random guy, meets up with Obi wan Kenobi, hangs out with Wonder Woman,ect. 

  • rojoArcueidrojoArcueid hell, NJPosts: 6,778Member Uncommon

    Thanks to being a prisoner once again i met Lyris Titanborn and now i want to save her and learn more about the group of five dudes that resemble the ones who died fighting Anduin. Lyris Titanborn reminds me of Gormlaith Goldenhilt. I want to know more about her place in the lore.

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  • KatillaKatilla Nashua, NHPosts: 682Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Allacore69

     


    Originally posted by Entinerint
    Easy.

     

     TRADITION!


     


    LMAO dude. LMAO.

    exactly........

  • Flyte27Flyte27 Greenwich, CTPosts: 2,837Member Uncommon
    Even though I brought the game I'm not a big fan of the starting area.  I would rather start on one of the islands.  The area has to many NPCs running around and people shouting.  It makes sense for the area, but it's still annoying.  It's not exactly a good environment to learn the basics of the game.
  • ShadanwolfShadanwolf Posts: 2,114Member Uncommon

    Op

    I cannot think of a reason for not starting the game the way they did.

  • djazzydjazzy louisville, COPosts: 3,578Member
    It's a staple of the ES franchise to start as a prisoner, why change now?
  • alterfenixalterfenix Bielsko-BialaPosts: 343Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Flyte27
    Even though I brought the game I'm not a big fan of the starting area.  I would rather start on one of the islands.  The area has to many NPCs running around and people shouting.  It makes sense for the area, but it's still annoying.  It's not exactly a good environment to learn the basics of the game.

    In this zone you are supposed to learn only combat and get introduced to main story plot. Islands are supposed to introduce you to other mechanics. And as such this part if fine really. It's another thing tho that introducing to other game mechanics (i.e. crafting or lockpicking) needs attention. Skyrim players should recognise it but if someone didn't play Skyrim then they may have difficulty with some stuff here.

    But then again starting zone is supposed to introduce player to combat and storyline. That's it.

  • RelGnRelGn halalaPosts: 494Member
    Originally posted by docminus2

    Just wondering - I assume it is trying to stick to the Elder scroll typial start - ES3, 4, 5 all of them make you start as a prisoner. So nothing wrong from that perspective.

    But considering that sooooo many other games make you start like that, I can't but wonder "why"? It is getting .... boring..

    What do you, fan or not fan think?

    Prison break will always be cool

     

    Additionally it may have something to do with hidden lore.

    Just wondering why every suvior has to be a prisoner?

     

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  • Crazy_StickCrazy_Stick Privacy Preferred, NCPosts: 1,059Member

    It's the elder scrolls man, you got to start out as a crook to grow up and be anybody of note. Kind of like real life that way now... ;) 

     

    Though I admit I have been wondering why they don't let you start as a prison guard or hooded village executioner for a change of pace.

  • Flyte27Flyte27 Greenwich, CTPosts: 2,837Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by alterfenix
    Originally posted by Flyte27
    Even though I brought the game I'm not a big fan of the starting area.  I would rather start on one of the islands.  The area has to many NPCs running around and people shouting.  It makes sense for the area, but it's still annoying.  It's not exactly a good environment to learn the basics of the game.

    In this zone you are supposed to learn only combat and get introduced to main story plot. Islands are supposed to introduce you to other mechanics. And as such this part if fine really. It's another thing tho that introducing to other game mechanics (i.e. crafting or lockpicking) needs attention. Skyrim players should recognise it but if someone didn't play Skyrim then they may have difficulty with some stuff here.

    But then again starting zone is supposed to introduce player to combat and storyline. That's it.

    I realize that, but I'd prefer a prison break closer to Oblivion.  It was nice and quiet.  It also took place in a castle on the planet.  I'm not sure where this takes place.  Some kind of plane where the dead go?

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