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Zenimax Online faces the difficult task of appeasing several different sets of expectations from gamers who come from different games and genres. Read on for how The Elder Scrolls Online aims to appeal to several different fanbases.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
World of Warcraft
Star Wars: The Old Republic
These are just a few elements of The Elder Scrolls Online that should appeal to the fanbases of various games. Fans of the franchise have a lot of questions yet to be answered, like how the Thieves Guild and Dark Brotherhood will work in an MMO setting and how Zenimax Online is going to approximate the rich interactions with objects in the world that we’ve gotten used to since Morrowind. Nonetheless, writing off ESO as “just another MMO” or “WoW with daedra” is doing this ambitious project a grave disservice. Click the banner below to go to the hub, where you can see Firor and Sage explain their philosophies in video interviews, see screenshots, and get more details on the game as we roll them out all month.
All of the reasons listed for TES fans being interested in this game have nothing to do with the gameplay; they only have to do with its reskinned-ness (of WoW).
Still not big on MMO's and making an TES MMO just sounds like a bad idea too me.
If it delivers on all of these things we will definitely be in business. I can't wait for this game.
Gay as hell, they're ruining all my favorite games by making them MMO's! I was hoping this one would be different and have Elder Scrolls combat style but no it's just another regular MMO *** you game companies!!!
I still have no opinion on this game, but it looks promising, I hope some good features are added in.
But that art style... it doesn't work for me. :(
I'm still really skeptical after seeing the art direction they are taking with this game, TES is known for having a very gritty art style (besides oblivion) and this game looks hideously cartoony. I really wish they had leaned more toward Rift's art style.
Tor has already disappointed me so honestly I don't know anymore I can't and won't take this game seriously until I try it for free for a week or month from there that's when they can either have my money or my hate.
Yea, I have wanted to explore more of Tamriel. In a real elder scrolls game, not this wow-clone
"Non-instanced PvP Warfare"
YES. That is what so many MMOs lack - lively open world PvP. Wouldn't hurt to add some incentives, like maybe gold loot for each player enemy killed.
Why does it feel like this article is trying to *convince* me that this game isn't going to be bad?
For me it's all about the lore and exploring lands such as the Black Marsh and Elsweyr.
But then, I don't do the subscription thing.