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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.
Extremely disappointed it's only going to be on the PC. Thanks for forgetting about the console players!
Actually it is for Mac as well :)
I wonder how much they'll charge a month.
Sounds rather enjoyable really.
When I first saw news of an ES MMO, I basically crapped my pants. And I'm not writing the project off yet--it could turn out way more amazing and way less generic than it sounds. But I'm not totally sure that just because someone likes other Elder Scrolls games, like Skyrim, that that will automatically translate to liking the ES MMO. I stay away from MMOs because they're by-and-large PC-exclusive (I have consoles and a crappy old Mac), and because they all look the same to me (even if they're not).
Long story short, I really want this one to be different from other popular MMOs and at the same time very similar to other ES games like Skyrim. I'm not sure if that's a doable thing, but I guess--that's the point, isn't it--I'll just have to wait and see...
after reading the combat is once again a hotbar with targeting, no player housing.. this game sounds like almost every other mmo out there with ES sking... yawn, no thanks.
i like the elderscrolls lore and story and stuff but i just hope that
the combat will will not be as boring as in 'common' MMOs...
Zenimax seems to know what they are doing, I just hope they know what they are doing.
Lock on target toolbar? Ummm. defeats the whole combat experience of Elder Scrolls. They re making arch types and making you stick to class sets. Against totally against ES. So besides name and lore what is this going to offer that is elder scrolls?
How about this, make this a classless game. Like the old Star Wars Galaxies. Some of the youngins may not know this, before SOE screwed up the game and made it like WoW. But, SWG had the best system. You could truly be anything you wanted to be. You could be a full on Doctor or a Combat Medic or have a few self heals and throw poisons. It was the best...
No housing in Elder Scrolls Online? Even though housing plays a pretty big part in Oblivion, Skyrim, etc. Extremely poor decision.
This seems like it's going to be really fun. It just is too bad i'm going to miss out on it.