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ESO Drops support for DX10 - players now frozen out of the game.

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  • BrenicsBrenics Member RarePosts: 1,939
    Not sure about TG but I do know the other DLC's were all ready to go before the B2P started. Or they at least keep telling us that back then. Wish I would have saved those threads. Right now they should be all caught up on DLC's and now have to start making new DLC's. Going to be interesting how long it takes them! I know it won't stop being made if they started working on fixing major bugs, because that never bothered them from beta to present. :-D
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  • KajidourdenKajidourden Member EpicPosts: 3,026
    Pretty sure this was announced a long time ago.  If you can't be bothered to be informed....well that's on you.
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  • AnirethAnireth Member UncommonPosts: 940
    Allowing DX9 or not has nothing to do with optimization. Games can run great on any version, or run like shit on any version. Either the developers knows how to optimize, or they don't. And "new graphic features" isn't optimizing. It's introducing even more stuff that most players will never use and even less actually notice but will lower FPS across the board.

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  • etharnetharn Member UncommonPosts: 152
    I think it's silly to limit your playerbase due to not having the latest graphics card/machine. ESO loss here. 

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  • waynejr2waynejr2 Member EpicPosts: 7,768
    etharn said:
    I think it's silly to limit your playerbase due to not having the latest graphics card/machine. ESO loss here. 

    Then don't complain when technology doesn't move forward.  People can't have it both ways.   Moving forward is great.
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  • ravareravare Member UncommonPosts: 58
    etharn said:
    I think it's silly to limit your playerbase due to not having the latest graphics card/machine. ESO loss here. 
    They arent asking people to have the latest graphics card/machine, just one that is somewhat below standard for today. Check out what they require to run the game........its no where near the latest equipment. 

    Also, people need to understand playing PC games over the years requires you to invest some money to stay somewhat up to date if you want to keep playing things that are coming out.

    Stop expecting Devlopers to limit their games and the graphics they can use just because people dont want to invest in upgrading.

    Thats like wanting to play XBOX One or PS4 exclusive games, but being mad because they dont keep making the games for XBOX 360 or PS3. Those older systems and their hardware cannot handle what the devs want to do, or want the game to look like.

    Even my machine is due for an upgrade because it is starting to slightly fall behind. But I am not mad at the new games coming out, its not their fault. Its on me to invest if I want to enjoy the latest and keep up with the new systems/tech that the Devs are playing with.

    Dont want to upgrade? Fine, but realize you will be pigeonholed into the games that are ok with working with less graphics or older tech.
  • BizkitNLBizkitNL Member RarePosts: 2,539
    ravare said:
    etharn said:
    I think it's silly to limit your playerbase due to not having the latest graphics card/machine. ESO loss here. 
    They arent asking people to have the latest graphics card/machine, just one that is somewhat below standard for today. Check out what they require to run the game........its no where near the latest equipment. 

    Also, people need to understand playing PC games over the years requires you to invest some money to stay somewhat up to date if you want to keep playing things that are coming out.

    Stop expecting Devlopers to limit their games and the graphics they can use just because people dont want to invest in upgrading.

    Thats like wanting to play XBOX One or PS4 exclusive games, but being mad because they dont keep making the games for XBOX 360 or PS3. Those older systems and their hardware cannot handle what the devs want to do, or want the game to look like.

    Even my machine is due for an upgrade because it is starting to slightly fall behind. But I am not mad at the new games coming out, its not their fault. Its on me to invest if I want to enjoy the latest and keep up with the new systems/tech that the Devs are playing with.

    Dont want to upgrade? Fine, but realize you will be pigeonholed into the games that are ok with working with less graphics or older tech.
    Well said, but it doesn't apply to this case I'm afraid.

    See, this isn't some brand new game we are talking about. This is about an expansion to a game. You bought a game that your Directx10 card could run. Suddenly, the developer adds content and removes support for your card.

    That's something completely different.
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  • winghaven1winghaven1 Member RarePosts: 718
    Yeah it's so weird. I can't play TESO on my windows 98. And now this!?! Madness.
  • BrenicsBrenics Member RarePosts: 1,939
    The point isn't they need to update their systems. The point is they are pulling support and going full DX11 because it was suppose to help with the lag. Well that didn't work out so well and the 64x has more problems than old system. There is no reason for them to pull the dx10 support with the 32x. 

    I said from start if they actually looked and fixed the bugs that have been in game from the start they could end up finding what is causing the crashes on a lot of players and problems with lag. If they keep putting bugs on top of bugs then the game will continue to lose players. 
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  • FlintsteenFlintsteen Member UncommonPosts: 282
    If at least they would have kept their openGL support for windows,  then people with DX10 cards could just use openGL and the Linux fanatics also could still play ESO. 

    I like ESO,  but i like playing with my friends more,  and some of them are Linux fanatics,  or maybe they just hate Microsoft,  i'm not sure.  Point is they stopped playing ESO,  so now i barely play ESO either.

    Please add OpenGL support for windows.....  It would help people with dx10 cards and it would help linux users. 
  • XodicXodic Member EpicPosts: 1,339
    I guess we have to get with the times or get left behind. There is no sense in everyone drowning just because there's not enough life boats for the whole ship.
  • FlintsteenFlintsteen Member UncommonPosts: 282
    I know,  we should get with the times.  What i dont get is how it can be a good idea to alienate part of your comunity.  I know it's a very small part but still. Probably not much more than 5% linux users and people with old  GFX is maybe about the same,  and some of thoose will most likely get a new GFX or bite the bullet and install windows. 

    Some will not though.  I just find it hard to believe it to be a bad idea to keep OpenGL support for windows,  unless ofc Microsoft payed to shut down OpenGL to make it impossible for Linux users to play ESO.  I find it hard to believe something like that would happen,  but then again i wouldn't be surprised if Microsoft did everything they could to make life harder for Linux users. 
  • Loke666Loke666 Member EpicPosts: 21,441
     Putting resources on people with ancient computers is rarely worth it. Anything below DX 10 is older than 6 years (and you might have bought something cheap 5 years ago but the technology is still over 6 years old) and that means you should upgrade now.

    And that might be hard if you are really pressed on cash but a DX10+ gfx card and a new OS is not that expensive.
    Yeah around 3000 or so people at any given time but I have yet to see anyone who actually plays ESO on Steam. With Non Steam players (myself included) Plus PS4 plus Xbox One players the game is doing very well.
    It is one of the top western MMOs, probably in third place after Wow and GW2 so yes, it is doing well. Anything in top 5 is great. :)
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