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I was playing WoW since the first day and for around 6 years. After that i tried LotRO, GW 1 and 2, SWToR. I was always looking forward to these games, giving them a fair chance. The best of these games was LotRO since i´m a huge LotR fan, i like the books, i kinda like the movies too. I played it for a few months, it was just not getting me. Same with GW. I was so excited about the start of GW2. I had so many expectations to this game. But there were so many downsides i did not like. There was no progression. At first i liked the idea but then it was getting a bit boring, considering that the story and quests werent as catching as i thought at the beginning. There was no real motivation playing it longer than a few montchs get to max level, finish the story. I also hated the fact that there was PVE/PVP gear. I´d like to earn my gear, making me better in PvP. SWToR was no game for me from the beginning. Just tried it but it was getting boring very early.
So now we are 29 hours away from release to ESO and it feels different this time. I am not thatt hyped because of marketing or because everybody saying that this game is sooo cool or because there were 5 Million beta testers (i mean c´mon). I just made my own opinion during the Beta Tests, really thinking about whether the game is worth the money or not.
Now that i´m a student and working 20 hours i don´t have not that much time and money either, so i really tried to get it to the game, looking what it has to offer. As you can see, i approved it as a great game.
There is so much to do in there. So there´s questing which plays a big part for me in this game, because TES has a rich back story and the Quests are really well told. Or you can farm crafting materials and improve you crafting skills which i also really like. From lower levels on, the items you craft look good and there is a bit of a complexity (but other games do have a "better" crafting system) in it. You can use your PVE gear in PVP.
Oh PvP, it´s just huge and it makes so much fun. I don´t care that sometimes there are Zergs. Sometimes i just sneak through the lands going behind enemy lines waiting there what´s happening. There were some very thriling experiences in there. The world is awesome, there is so much to explore, and you really get rewarded by exploring. Not as much as in the single player games but it´s ok. I do love the idea of the endgame content, but we will see how it will work out. Anyway it will last months till i´m able to think about endgame. But to know, there is so much you can do ingame is so motivating. That was my problem with GW2. Sure there were many things to do but i just didnt get the feeling that it did mind what i was doing.
So the feeling is so much different. This time i was honest to myself, saying 'give it a try, if you like it play if not it´s just a game'. In the past i always wanted the feeling which i had when playing WoW the first time. I was young and it was my first MMORPG and i got so addicted, it was an awesome time. Now my feeling is quite the same. As i said above, there are so many things that i´m looking forward to do, so much to try out. I will not using guides or any other "helpfull" things. Just dive into the world, enjoying every minute of Tamriel. The game can have millions of players, the best previews but if it just don´t catches you these things doesn´t mind. So it´s about a feeling a game can give you. It has to be something to have fun with.
Last thing i want to say is, that i really trust Zenimax on this. They were listening to the community through the whole beta. There were changes because we wanted them. But also they stand their ground, not changing the pillars of their game so it still feels like a TES game. Also the customer support is very good, they help within hours, let´s see what its like after release.
I hope some of you do like the game also and if not, it´s just a game.
See you in Tamriel!
P.S.: i´m no native english speaker, but i think you recognized that
1st German Crowfall Guild