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Yep. Seeelling, buuuying... exploooring ;-)
Cant believe theres absolutely no login queue.
Originally posted by Yamota
So true. I haven't seen a single thing in this game that is reinventing anything. The only interesting aspect is the somewhat open ended skill system which although is flexible for being in a ThemePark, is just a watered down version of the one in Skyrim and previous ES games.
Is that single aspect enough to make this game standout? Doubt it. F2P/B2P within a year.
I don't think anyone's saying it's reiventing anything. GW2 was the one with the crazy zealots who believed it was the revolutinary mmorpg ever. But as you said, atleast for me, it might be a good themepark for a couple of months with the leveling experience (and i'm keeping an eye on the RVR for now). I'm simply not playing because of the sub.
I think alot of people are also just playing for the fun. They don't have an issue with the sub, so off they go.
Anyway, nice to see everyone having fun.
I have to say best launch I have ever had not had a problem with any quests some times I have to find the right spot to finish a quest right quest mob in a huge zone right quest object among 40 so far great accept the gold spammer and the exploiters but there is now a mod sight esoui.com going to download some mods try them out get rid of a few things I dislike like gold spammers
It definetly has a very diferent feeling than a regular MMO...you can feel it´s an ESO game.
Loving the amazing world so far
I'm loving it so far !
Haven't had any noticeable issues and the game is running smooth as silk at max settings on my rig.
Not really, doubt I will ever finish leveling one character.
Mark this thread for reading in a month and bring it back to see if opinions change much.
If I based off what some people were saying during beta, I would not have bought it. I didn't beta myself, but I was following the reviews and videos. But thanks to Anet's inability to fix WvW lag, their inability to balance WvW matchups, and their inability to fix long queue issues, I took a leap and pre-ordered ESO. I'm so glad I did. Both my g/f and I are having a blast.
I thought the combat & reticle targeting was going to bug me, but it actually has become one of the pro's to playing this game. You just feel a lot more engaged with this combat design. I also feel that this game has brought the RPG back from MMORPG.
Anyways for those on the fence, or unsure due to beta reviews or such, it may be worthwhile to just give it a chance. I did and right now I'm saying eff off to GW2's season 2 tournament for this game in which I'm having so much more fun in. Naysayers are going to be naysayers, min/maxers are going to complain like they always do in all MMO's. Just remember, majority of the gamers are not min/maxers or those who level to 50 in 1 day. Majority of the gamers are "core" gamers, people who play & enjoy these games without going all hardcore crazy about it. So just manage your expectations and your time, and not try to get caught up into the same 'ol bs that min/maxers pull, you should find yourself having a good time.
As for how long the fun will last, who knows? People are speculating based on the current launch content, but I seriously doubt Zenimax will be sitting around not adding new content into the game, fix issues, or update things.
Originally posted by Yamota Originally posted by SalmonMan Originally posted by Vannor There's some quest issues but other than that I've had no problems. Way it is right now, Zenimax has set new standards in this genre, in my opinion. They have proven you don't need to copy WoW. It's only going to get better. So, yep, I'm enjoying it.
This might ZoS's greatest trick. That they've managed to convince soooooo many people they've reinvented the wheel. That the game is some brand new idea, that it's "different".
Reality check - it isn't.
It's everything we've all seen before, and better done elsewhere I might add, and much of it similar to what's in WoW. As much I personally loathe WoW (just not my thing), their is a reason it has so many subs, and had them over such a long period. TESO tried to straddle TES and an MMO - the end result being it does both rather mediocre on both fronts.
ESO isn't revolutionary, and doesn't bring anything particularly unique to the table. What it is, is NEW. And humans have a tendency to get all excited over new, shiny things. And what it also is, is SAFE. The game is neither horribly bad, but it isn't particularly amazing either. It's..... middle of the road, familiar, comfortable. ZoS have very cannily ensured the game launch is relatively smooth, compared to numerous other MMO's anyway, and props to them for that - goodness knows their have been too many launch shambles.
The real trick will be in 3, 6, 12 months time, when the new car smell has worn off. Much like with every other MMO, since.... well, since WoW I suppose lol. It'll be fine for a while, but then most MMO's are. I see nothing in the game that will make it any different from the majority of past MMO's. It'll be interesting to see if people are willing to settle for watered down versions of game machanics that can and are done better in other games - and continue to keep paying for it.
Death is nothing to us, since when we are, Death has not come, and when death has come, we are not.
I can safely say, one of the best if not the best MMOs I've ever laid my hands on. How long that will be the case, I do not know. But right now, this game more than deserves to take the top rating for Released MMOs.
Not a clone; true to the TES series; it has DEPTH; and plenty of more content on the way. What more can you ask for?
yes one of the most immersive mmo i have ever played. Great artwork, scenery, voice over, interesting quests and rich lore. Love the combat too.
To me ESO is one of the best mmo since vanilla wow.
Yes, one of the most immersive and fun MMOs I've played lately. The freedom to explore and just stop and smell the roses is amazing. And the story is pretty darned good too.
Originally posted by Cetra yes one of the most immersive mmo i have ever played. Great artwork, scenery, voice over, interesting quests and rich lore. Love the combat too. To me ESO is one of the best mmo since vanilla wow.
+1 here also ...finally a really good game
Yeah I've had a blast so far. Really good story telling so far and the quests have been interesting and immersive. I also LOVE how they not only encourage, but reward exploration. Aside from the materials, and chests you can find hidden, theres also some cool locations/quests/crafting areas that you can discover, that you wouldn't otherwise if you just blindly followed the main quests.
Originally posted by hardy83 I was enjoying it, but there's a progression stopping bug with a zone quest with the Ebonheart faction. Something about defeating a monster in a volcano. You can't do an action after you beat the monster, and you can't progress with the zones story, or your character story until you do it. Which makes progression pretty much stop. So I went around Cyrodiil and got all the non dungeon skyshards that I could get, since I don't know how to get into the enemy corners, and got a quest to steal an elderscroll but the campaign I was on already had them all, so...Yeah I just kind of stopped playing. lol Also I have serious issues with the inventory management in this game. Doing just ONE profession takes up enough space, but you're encourage to do more than that and provisioning, enchanting take up a TON of space. Then there's researching gear for traits, which takes up even more space since the research times for this action are just dumb. Like bad design dumb. 6-24+ hours to research a trait for ONE piece of equipment type, even though you can't even put that trait on unless you have the right "gem".....Who thought that was a good idea!? lol Also, other than VO volume levels being all over the place and the VO actors switching mid conversation with one NPC, I've been enjoying what I can play. Until that bug is fixed, I probably won't be playing, other than to log in to research more items and wait another day. lol Not looking promising on me resubbing. Also, I'm aware MMO launches are usually rough, but not having main quests working at launch is really bad no regardless. Also not having you start in the beginner island, missing huge chunks of your factions backstory and lore was a really stupid decision.
I've been around the block with MMOs. Again, I will repeat, this is the first one in 8+ years that hasn't made me immediately regret my decision for buying it, or give me that burning-eyes-because-I'm-falling-asleep feeling from the boredom of the same old crap.
Did it re-invent the wheel?
No, but it didn't copy the same wheel we've all been playing for the past 10 years either. It copies a little of this, a little of that, and puts a TES twist on it.
Good enough to keep me interested for a long, long time. And that is something I've not said in nearly a decade about a new MMO.
If you find it boring, then don't play it. Obviously a good many people are actually enjoying themselves, and who are you to say it's "just because it's new and shiny". Some of us are MMO vets and aren't tricked by new and shiny any more, and may ACTUALLY enjoy the game for the sake of the game itself. Go figure.
Originally posted by Tgiordano92 Yes, have had 0 problems so far. I lied, my horse keeps dismounting randomly...that t though...lol
Your... horse keeps dismounting? Your horse has a horse? Is it like a horseception?
Free to play = content updates for the cash shop. Buy to play = content updates for the cash shop. Subscription = Actual content updates!
It's nice playing a game that feels "unknown" to me. I'm finding myself having to figure out the various systems and quirks, which is refreshing compared to most MMO's where they all feel and play the same.
It's also really fun having to explore around for quests and stuff, rather than simply collect a bunch of exclamation marks near the inn, before doing a massive quest run. TESO has great pacing.
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