So finally after reading some encourtaging news about bugfixes and better content I decided to give this game a chance.
I got some ESO keys installed the game and have now been playing for some hours to lvl5.
I do encounter some difficulties though:
1. Storage. My backpack (if here is such a thing) becomes full extremely quickly. Is there a way to get bags and stuff? And where? or is it better to discard everything as you can buy all the ingredients and food later on, for almost nothing?
2. Official forum. I didn't get an invite to join the official forum, which apparently you need. How do I get one?
3. Imperial character. I noticed you can only create one of you own the imperial pack, which costs 2100 crowns and the only way to get that is to pay RL money for crowns, either by subscription or a one time investment of 21 euros for a pack of crowns. Or did I miss something?
For the rest it's an OK game. I am not particularly impressed by the character creation and my Skyrim with some mods looks a bit better than ESO. The fighting tutorial was good, I missed that in Skyrim, and I like the block and interrupt mechanics.
Generally it makes me wonder though if paying without subscribing is worth it. Without stuff like a crafting bag and crowns apparently being the main way to unlock a lot of not only cosmetic but also lots of very useful stuff, doesn't the game get quite tiresome after a while?