I bought ESO during a random Steam sale right as Legion hit. Truthfully, I never got past tutorial. Not from lack of enjoying the game it was I had two characters raiding in two different raid groups on WoW and I decided hand over my guild to someone else go on "break". Well during this break (now on it's 6th month and im not going back any time soon) I have been through many games I got through Steam sales I never touched. Oblivion (again), Skyrim (again), Witcher, GTA5, and bunch other games I missed due to giving all my gaming time to WoW. I am loving that freedom. I been playing mmorpgs before EQ1 got it's first expansion and been raiding on and off for years. I swear off raiding, then jump right back in.
ESO online though when researching it around Dec seemed extremely solo friendly game (duo friendly too I play with my wife). I just wrapped up Skyrim (yet again) and thought hey I should try ESO now.
Low and behold there has been expansion released lol. I know ESO was never Skyrim Online but my question is... Now that the expansion is out have they moved into the "You need to raid now" direction like they took GW2 (Well when last checked)? AKA to have competitive guild/character would I need to schedule my nights around raiding. Honestly, it's deal breaker for me. I know even if that carrot is there and I swear it off I'll end up doing it lol. Or can I play solo and build up a character just doing solo/duo or even 4/5 man group content and have comparable character to "raiders"
I love open world games, I love crafting, pet collecting, but I also like social aspects of MMORPGs. I am just really curious for mostly single player (sometimes duo) is ESO still fit for someone who might just want to join social guild and mess around in an open adventure world while sometimes jumping in dungeon?
Thanks for any advice
Would really appreciate it. I know I can just jump in at any time but with expansion out now I have no idea really what to expect or what changes it brought to the game as a whole.