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All the crazies are going to come out of the wood work and rail on Funcom for making a profit! Putting cash before the love of making games!
From what I read in most posts here profit is an evil word!
I have never played a game where basic rats wiped me in the next zone. That is a strawman generalization you are making.
No, they're not at all, actually. You're focusing on the specific example given, and ignoring the greater point. But, if the "scale" of Torval's example is hanging you up, then fine. it works just as fine if we replace the uber powerful rats in the next zone with rats that are not drastically but still notably more powerful at all, simply because you crossed an invisible line somewhere.
In a scaled system there is no sense of progress. Your character is as weak today as he is tomorrow. Nothing changes. You get more flashy skills...whoopee. You still get owned by the very first creature you ever met in the game. It makes the world feel static.
Incorrect. You absolutely do get a sense of progress and you absolutely do not get "owned" by the very first creature (talk about strawman generalizations...).
For example, earlier this evening, I went into a Delve in ESO. There were two enemies I had to get past, attacked them and the fight took a bit of time, with me having to dodge a number of attacks, taking significant damage. I finish them off with about 1/3 life left. As I approach the next set of enemies, another player runs up behind me and we both attack them. It's over before it begins. The other player annihilates them.
In a game with level scaling.
The difference? The other player had more time on their character, and acquired better skills and better gear.
In a word: Progression.
Honest Question: How does ESO+ relate to your opinion of Morrowind? I'm not seeing the connection of how disappointment with Morrowind = Not res-subbing to ESO+. The two don't seem mutually exclusive to me.
Morrowind was a disappointment, and severely lacked any replay value. Hopefully this adds some much needed TLC to Vvardenfell. I have some crowns to throw away on this, but I won't be subbing to ESO Plus again.
When the basic squirrel levels to your supposedly super power level that is not a virtual world.