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Why I went with ESO and not another MMO

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  • MaurgrimMaurgrim Member RarePosts: 1,246
    I also enjoy ESO but for some odd reason everytime I come back I can play for about 2 months then I get bored and have to wait 7-12 months before jumping back in again and then getting bored again after 2 months.
    HorusraazarhalLackingMMO
  • DarkswormDarksworm Member RarePosts: 990
    Thanks for letting us know, but why should we care?

    Different games cater to different people.  News at 11.

    And "Look" is very, very low on my priority list when it comes to an MMORPG.  As long as you can dye armor (cause game artists are renown for developing some of the most offensive color schemes/combinations known to man), I don't really tend to care at all :-P
  • DarkswormDarksworm Member RarePosts: 990
    maji said:
    I like GW2 in general, but knowing that when logging in I'd have to spend hours sorting my inventory to be able to do anything ensures that I won't even try.

    Currently I'm not playing any MMORPG. Sometimes I consider to get back into WoW or ESO, but then I rather stick to other good games at hand.
    thats weird, it takes 2 seconds to sort my whole inventory in GW2, including sending all crafting materials to the collectible storage. Maybe you missed the little button on the top right side of the inventory?

    Also, you can craft bags for specific types of items, and bags that automatically fill up with only trash items.

    I find that inventory system one of the few easiest to handle.

    As for ESO, i like it but i stopped at the end of Orcinium and haven't picked it up again.

    I tend to dislike games that limit inventory space (bag slots, bag size, etc.), especially when you have to buy it with RL cash.

    I do think the GW2 inventorry management is absolutely horrific, and I would spend inordinate amounts of time sorting my inventory when I played the game.

    Sorting and organizing your inventory goes well beyond pressing that button to automatically remove gaps between items.  That's nice, after you've put things in the right order, but otherwise not of great use.

    It's definitely not one of the easiest to handle.
  • SaunZSaunZ Member UncommonPosts: 469
    I will admit that GW2 has the worst inventory system I have ever seen... but ESO is close behind (and I am an ESO fan).  They have fixed ESO's a little, but it is still 2nd worst ever, next to GW2.

    Sz  :)
  • TillerTiller Member EpicPosts: 8,249
    I agree with you. ESO Is my favorite game and crafting it is just awesome. Worth to craft for guilds :)
    Another great thing is you do not need all the time buy eso gold https://www.sellersandfriends.com/the-elder-scrolls-online/na/gold because there is no full loot pvp so only one you need to do is make a set and play as you want. 
    Wow a gold seller. nice try numbnutz xD


  • NorseGodNorseGod Member EpicPosts: 2,455
    Coldren said:
    Personally, for all of ESO's benefits, there are 3 things that made me quit after playing since beta that just come down to personal taste:

    1) I got REALLY tired of bar-swapping. I hate that. Let me put skills for both my weapons on one bar - there is a noticeable lag for me (Though some say it doesn't exist, fine, but it does for me) when I try to swap them. For that matter, I don't really like weapon-swapping period. And animation cancelling.

    2) Itemization - There is a new OP FOTM gear set every month, mostly in the form of Monster gear, which unless you have these instances on farm, you will get crushed in PvP via pure procs. I've seen way to many fights between good players (Not me, mind you, I'm average at best) come down to sheer random chance.

    3) Class balance - You wouldn't think that having only 3 different skill lines would make that big a difference, but.. Damn.. Does it ever. They use the nerf hammer in ESO pretty liberally. 

    Granted, this is all opinion at the time of quitting (After Shadows of the Hist), and may have changed. But for me, that's why I left.

    The Craft Bag though? That I agree.. Sheer joy.
    I have to agree with all of this. I play once in awhile, but after about a month or so, I leave for the reasons you listed.
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  • PhryPhry Member LegendaryPosts: 11,004
    Glad some people are enjoying it, but it just wasn't for me. I am a huge fan of the Elder Scrolls games, but ESO isn't really an Elder Scrolls game except in a very superficial way, graphically the game is looking dated now, which is perhaps hardly surprising given when the game came out, but for me the biggest let down was the magic system, though the combat system itself isn't that great either, it would probably have been better if the game had not been released as an Elder Scrolls game as that created too many expectations, particularly when it comes to character creation and skills, that are just not possible in ESO that are a 'staple' in Elder Scrolls games as anyone who has really played Oblivion and Skyrim can appreciate as ESO is not representative of those games despite naming conventions etc. Character classes and skills are too limited, as for why they chose to ignore the TES magic combat for ESO, i just do not understand, and the 'staff combat' they replaced the magic system with is just plain daft, so much so that you end up with the crazy scenario where 'mages' are using 2 handed swords, bows etc. instead of magic. sticking a wizard hat on an archer does not make them a mage, in ESO, there just aren't any mages, but then, ESO is not an Elder Scrolls game. Also, Stam Sorcs, are a joke in bad taste imo :/
    YashaX
  • FlyByKnightFlyByKnight Member EpicPosts: 3,967
    I played ESO and actually liked it (outside of that nasty skill lag, and game breaking quest bugs at the time).

    I don't go back to it because:
    • It looks like it's too late to even bother returning
    • With all the content and updates, it seems like some core issues that bothered me (skills, Cyrodil balance, combat animations) aren't being addressed
    I honestly liked following the story through.
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  • itsoveritsover Member UncommonPosts: 350
    I agree with you. ESO Is my favorite game and crafting it is just awesome. Worth to craft for guilds :)
    Another great thing is you do not need all the time buy eso gold https://www.sellersandfriends.com/the-elder-scrolls-online/na/gold because there is no full loot pvp so only one you need to do is make a set and play as you want. 


    agree, as older i get, im not into force pvp, i like pve, enjoy explorer, enjoy music, enjoy the scenary ...... ESO fit all that.
    IselinOctagon7711

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  • LuftwaffenLuftwaffen Member UncommonPosts: 101
    I havnt played much since launch  maybe it got better but I was really disappointed   it felt like they took the most sandbox single player game and turned it completely themepark MMO , I know the average MMO player will disagree but ESO should have been open PvP full loot 
  • YashaXYashaX Member EpicPosts: 2,415
    I played ESO and actually liked it (outside of that nasty skill lag, and game breaking quest bugs at the time).

    I don't go back to it because:
    • It looks like it's too late to even bother returning
    • With all the content and updates, it seems like some core issues that bothered me (skills, Cyrodil balance, combat animations) aren't being addressed
    I honestly liked following the story through.
    I'm not sure what you mean by "its too late to even bother returning". However, if you mean that starting now will place you so far behind the "power" curve compared to everyone else that its not worth bothering with (which is an issue in some mmos) then you would be mistaken. 

    The balance between classes is actually quite good atm: you can wreck face or be crap with any class. Also there is no other RvR game that compares atm, so if you like RvR this is it.
    ....
  • v_Vev_Ve Member UncommonPosts: 288
    I'm loving ESO. Just recently got my first capped character and truly consider it a quality MMO along side GW2.

    gervaise1

    Why are you so irrelevant? >:)

  • gervaise1gervaise1 Member EpicPosts: 6,447
    I played ESO and actually liked it (outside of that nasty skill lag, and game breaking quest bugs at the time).

    I don't go back to it because:
    • It looks like it's too late to even bother returning
    • With all the content and updates, it seems like some core issues that bothered me (skills, Cyrodil balance, combat animations) aren't being addressed
    I honestly liked following the story through.
    Two points:

    - gaining a level as you go from 1 to 50 : decent gains in "power" + skills + you gear gets better.
    - gaining champion points up to 160: smaller, but still noticeable jumps in the power + you should quickly get some sort of purple cp160 gear which is near the best + almost certainly still gaining skills.
    - gaining champion points after 160: smaller jumps in power up to say cp300; some gear improvements but probably more about getting the sets (plural) that fit your style. Multiple sets will give you the option to tweak your character "on the fly".
    - gaining post - say cp300: you continue to gain but its "diminishing returns". Some gear gains.

    cp300 is nominal btw.

    Key point: whilst characters do get more powerful the gap between low and high is not that great that anyone should feel its to late to return. And remember you can always start a new alt knowing that once it starts to gain champion points the cps will be added to all your other characters.
    Octagon7711
  • Octagon7711Octagon7711 Member LegendaryPosts: 8,868
    It's not a bad game.  Leveling is pretty easy, especially if you like questing.  There's a lot of different ways to build your character.  Once you get decent CP it applies to any new characters you create which makes leveling even easier for them.  Special double XP occasions makes for even faster leveling.  I've got a lot of XP scrolls I've never even used yet from the daily login rewards.

    "We all do the best we can based on life experience, point of view, and our ability to believe in ourselves." - Naropa      "We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are."  SR Covey

  • urfismylifeurfismylife Member, Newbie CommonPosts: 9
    mine is simple, because it's related to the elder scroll series which in my opinion is the best series game so far, and i know it has to be at least as good as skyrim though frankly it did not meet my expectation. but still a good game so far. speaking of which, i can wait for the elder scoll 6 to come, people been talking about it for so long since the annoucement by todd, and i honestly have a very high hope for it and want it to release soon maybe next year, but the same time i dont want to see it out soon. i dont want it to be such and buggy like fallout 76. there is already an app in apknite listing the bugs and glitches in fallout 76, and it a long long long list.
  • Gabriel679Gabriel679 Member, Newbie CommonPosts: 15
    mine is simple, because it's related to the elder scroll series which in my opinion is the best series game so far, and i know it has to be at least as good as skyrim though frankly it did not meet my expectation. but still a good game so far. speaking of which, i can wait for the elder scoll 6 to come, people been talking about it for so long since the annoucement by todd, and i honestly have a very high hope for it and want it to release soon maybe next year, but the same time i dont want to see it out soon. i dont want it to be such and buggy like fallout 76. there is already an app in apknite listing the bugs and glitches in fallout 76, and it a long long long list.
    yeah, i want something makes me hype like i was when i play oblivian and skyrim
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