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The Gaming Gospel

I write about everything that goes with MMORPGs

Author: SirIsaacJewton

Warlords Of Draenor [P1]

Posted by SirIsaacJewton Friday February 28 2014 at 8:41PM
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So it begins...

Why in the world am I talking about World Of Warcraft in 2014? Well, we all know that Warlords Of Draenor is on the horizon for World of Warcraft, the latest expansion, comes with a lot of cool things, and even more to be announced, but it's World Of Warcraft! It's old, there are new and shiny things to play. Right, right, I hear ya. I dabbled here and there in World Of Warcraft, and I have a ton of 90s, variety of classes, and it is a staple for MMOs currently. (Well, here comes the hate train). We have games like Elder Scrolls, WildStar, FFXIV, all these games coming out, or already been released to play, and here I am talking to you about World Of Warcraft. I mean, it still calms my urge for gaming, and with the new expansion coming out soon, there are lots of things to look forward to! The expansion brings new character models, new areas, raids, pvp, etc etc.

A typical expansion you might say, but they are creating new character models that I must say look really nice. It's no where near FFXIV, or anything like that, but it's nice, and much better than the current. As long as it looks better, i'm cool with it! The game still brings back some good memories, and allows me to have fun, but why in the world am I playing it now? It seems to me after all these years, Blizzard is still doing a top notch job on the game. Connected Realms, new expansion, nice updates, etc. I mean, after all this time... They are still doing it, and have what I think the last told number was 7.8 million subscribers, which I believe is World Wide. People are still talking about the next "WoW killer". Granted, I thought a lot of games would make World Of Warcraft bleed, but alas it hasn't, and still going pretty damn strong if you don't ask me. A lot of people on the forums are complaining about Connected Realms, because it hasn't reached their servers yet, and from what I hear the servers that have been connected seem to be thriving pretty well. Granted some of the lower population servers haven't been touched or added to the list, it continues to grow, and Blizzard seems to know what they are doing.... Which I rarely say, believe it or not.

We all know that World Of Warcraft is a pay to play game, that has a "Cash shop" along with it, that sells mounts, pets, etc. Along with that Blizzard will also Realm Transfer, Faction change, and etc for a fee. Some people dislike that, I don't use those services so it doesn't bother me, nor should it bother anyone else. Blizzard has sort of caused on uproar recently, about this little thing here... You can pay a fee of 90$ to get instant level 90! I'll get right to it, and give me honest opinion about this. Does it bother me? Nope! Will I use this service? Nope! I know some people have a total different opinion than that, but honestly... Business and business, and this is a way they chose to see if they can make money of it, and i'm sure they will. I do not think this is any way shape or form pay to win. I think it's silly to use this service, because leveling is rather easy in World Of Warcraft, and I prefer the old fashion way, rather than buying it right away, even if it's my 10th character or whatever.

Even if I had the spare money, or was filthy rich I wouldn't use it either. It's a matter of choice here. Now, do I think they will take it another notch and let's say let you buy gear? I do not think they are dumb enough to do that, even though some games have done it in the past, and still do it... I don't think Blizzard is that dumb to do something like that, that for me would cause concern, but a lot of other people would think... Well, if Blizzard can get away with it, so we can we. Let's not go that far people, paying for level 90, which won't be the max level soon doesn't really bother me, and it shouldn't bother you. If it does, okay! All in all, I don't think it will impact the game in such a way that we will riot Blizzard HQ and demand for it to be done with.

I'm really excited to see what else this expansion brings to the table, I hope it won't be another Cataclysm. Mist really brought the game back to me, even though I hated being a Panda in the end, the lore, and story really made the scene for it. I hope WoD can deliver even more than what I am expecting, so far so good. I think one of the biggest reasons I am coming back to this along with everything I have explained, is quite simply... Hearthstone. It's really addicting, and every time I play it i'm like... Man, I should play WoW. Now here I am writing for you all to read. So, even with all these new games out, and coming out, it seems to me World Of Warcraft still has a tiny grasp of my MMO attention, and it's here to stay... Would I have it differently? I don't know, I'm enjoying my time right now, and with everything i'm hearing about WoD is really golden.

I think the game is really starting to show it's age, but Blizzard is doing a good job keeping it up to par with some of the newer games coming out. Themepark and all. Let's be honest here... World Of Warcraft is a good game, and has been a staple for sometime. Along with Everquest, and Ultima online. It has a lot of life left into it, and I would love to see Blizzard do more and more to keep it up to date. WoD brings a lot more to the table than I am just bringing up... Garrisons is defiantly one I am looking forward to. Class talents, and many many more things, that I am just to lazy to type up right now. It brings a lot to the table, but one question remains for me is... How fast will I blow through this content? Hopefully I won't be blowing it all through a weekend or something silly like that. Let's take it at a pace this time Josh shall we? Seriously... 

So a question remains from me to you all... With everything being announced, and released soon. is World Of Warcraft still on your radar, and what about WoD for players? Are you as excited as I am for this content? Cheers! Part 2 will be coming shortly!

Elder Scrolls Online Review

Posted by SirIsaacJewton Monday February 17 2014 at 3:12AM
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The NDA has been lifted. Huzzah! So, let's talk about it then shall we? Note: This post will be longer than usual, sorry!

Well, let's start by saying this... I wasn't impressed at all. I mean, well... Some things were really cool about the game. Looting a lot of things was actually kind of fun, but... That was about it. Harsh, I know. It sucks to be saying this, it really does, and I will probably get a lot of hate for saying so. I was disappointed in a huge way. I wasn't really looking forward to the game, because I play FFXIV mainly, but I love Skyrim, and I love Elder Scrolls, I mean it's awesome eh? To be honest, I would rather have a multiplayer Skyrim than this. I kind of had the mindset of it being like that, and I shouldn't have, because I should have known it wouldn't be like that. I think the game does an "okay" job, I wouldn't pay monthly for this game, i'm sorry, I don't think it merit's the 15$ monthly fee. Why? I don't feel like it brings anything new to the table! I'm not going to call it a clone of anything, but I think it takes bits and pieces of a lot of MMOs and brings it into one, and it doesn't do well. It's a mixture of things, and for me it doesn't have a very strong points to where the game stands out because of this, or that. No feature really stands out for me. I didn't have high expectations for it. So, I sort of came in a little biased you could say, but hell... I gave it a shot. (I even pre-ordered it, but we'll get back to that later). 

I found the game to be rather clunky. I felt the combat system could be a lot better, and the animations could be smoother. I'm no programmer, and I'm not sure what engine they are using, but I feel like they could taken some more time and smoothed out the animations, not just to make it look cooler, just so it flow together more. That was a turn off for me, it just didn't cut it for me, sorry to say. I think the game looks great, some people say otherwise, but I think it looks great, not amazing, but great nonetheless. The voice acting was stellar. I enjoyed listening to the NPCs talk to me. SWTOR did the same thing for me, I felt more involved in the quests rather than reading them. I even feel that way with Audio books, when someone is reading me the story, I feel more immersed, and the game did that, so that's a plus for them. Though, the questing seemed the same still. Find this person, go to this place. I wasn't killing X rats, or looking for X bones or whatever. Questing is questing, and it will forever be that way, people will realize this. It's grinding, quest grinding, mob grinding, it's all the same to me. It gets me from one level to the next. Some paths will be quicker, than others, but whatever gets me there.  

The music was really good as well, I enjoyed all the sounds in Skyrim, and it did the same for me. It's beautiful. I could listen to it for hours on end, but... I can just download the soundtrack, buy it, and listen to it, and not have to pay the monthly fee to listen to it, or just listen on YouTube. Harsh? Maybe. I was reading a lot of the press reviews, when they were allowed to talk about it, and many people talked bad about it, some talked really well about the game, in PvP aspects. Which is cool, the game got some good reviews, but from what I mostly read, a lot of people didn't think it merited the monthly fee. I believe it was Angry Joe, who said It would be the best free to play title on the market. I highly agree with that. I prefer sub games myself, but if ESO was designed to be released as free to play, or even buy to play, I would play it. It just doesn't do what FFXIV does, or other games, where I feel like the game deserves a monthly fee. Some people say FFXIV should be free to play, and it doesn't merit a sub, and that's their opinion, and I'm cool with that! I'm just saying that I don't think it should have a sub fee attached to it, and they will also be doing a cash shop. Meh, let's not have both here people. I don't like where this is going...

Do I think the game will end up going free to play? I'm not sure really. It will depend on how the game does with sales, and subscriptions within the first few months. If it bombs, we will likely see free to play sooner rather than later. Is that a good thing? Don't know. I strongly believe the game would be a lot better off as a free to play title. Some people have issues with paying 15$ A month, but will spend more on a cash shop game in a month. I've been at fault for this. I'm not sure on the cost of development for this game, I wish I could find a number, i'm sure I could if I dug deep enough on the interwebz. I'm not a money manager, or good with figures or anything, but it would just seem to make more money as a free to play title with a cash shop. I think it was SWTOR who made around 139 Million USD on the cartel market. I'm not entirely sure if that includes Sub fees with it, but if it doesn't, well gee, that's pretty good if I do say so myself. 

I think the game will have a lot of issues on the start of it, and it will get better in time, like most games do. I would delay the game if I could, at least another month or two. Also, I would have a traditional "Open beta". A lot of people need to feel more than just a weekend's worth of game play. Am I right? I believe they did give a reason why they aren't doing a traditional open beta, but I don't think it was the fight thing to do. Now, I talked about how I pre-ordered the game. Sadly, I ended up canceling my order, and getting my refund. "You fool, why would you do that?". Well, if you read what I just talked about, I think you would understand. There will be a huge debate, even after the release if the game should go free to play or not. I think the community, even on MMORPG.com is pretty divided. A lot of people have solid points, some don't... Time will defiantly tell for ESO. Will it prove that it can stand on it it's own? Will it make money? Will it be the next big hit? I don't think so, but I do hope it does well for itself. I'm sure Zenimax worked hard on the game, and I would hate for it to be a huge flop for their sake. 

Final Verdict. 5/10. It adds a mixture of everything to the table, and does them in an "ok" manner. I will defiantly keep my eyes out for updates post launch, and see how it does. I'm very intrigued on what will happen, and what the communities reaction will be after the launch. Cheers!

Let's Talk: Kickstarters & Early Access

Posted by SirIsaacJewton Wednesday February 12 2014 at 5:28PM
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Two things that I am kinda uneasy about, now don't get me wrong, I've bought into early access before, or Alpha release, which was Everquest Landmark, but the price was of course 59.99. A little steep if you ask me, but I was very intrigued by the game, and it's really fun, but the fact is... I paid 59.99 for Alpha access which is roughly 60% of the game. So, I paid full price for a game for 60% of the actual game. A little awkward eh? Well, I am able to play while the game develops, and interact with the developers, but again, was the price worth it? I'll find out down the road I guess. The point is, should players pay the price for a unfinished game, at a finished game price? Granted, it's SOE, but, other companies have been doing it as well. Some offer, like Gloria Victis, 10$ will give you Alpha access. Not a bad price, you get to play the game, not bad, not bad. The thing is, if you have the money, and like the game concept, is it worth it? I can't say for everyone. It took me a long awhile, and research before I bought EQN:L. I enjoy the game, does it merit the price I paid? I can't give a good answer for that yet, down the road I will be able to, but I will say this... It is a fun game, and I look forward to Everquest Next. Back to the point though, a lot of people are selling Early Access, multiple games on Steam do this as well. Rust, Day Z, many others I could name. I can't speak for everyone, but some of these games don't merit the price. I will name one game, and usually I don't do this, but I will make an exception. 7 days to die on Steam, was not worth the full price. Yes, it's Alpha, yes it's still going to make a lot of changes, but it was not worth the price at all. Maybe 15$, or even 10$, but not the full price most people paid. Just not worth it. Games like Day Z, and Rust. Rust defiantly merit's the price, Day Z is up in the air still. I own both of them, and I must say I've gotten much more fun out of Rust, and it was 19.99, Day Z is still up in the air like I said, and I paid 29.99. Have I gotten my money's worth of Rust? Hell yes, Day Z, I'm inclined to say No. Why? Multiple reasons, and I won't go into it in this post, it would be to much. 

Selling Early Access/Alpha, is still up in the air for me. I personally thinking company's should really think about the price there game is worth, or give people 10, 20, 30$, which a lot of people do. Trove does the same thing, Gloria Victis does the same thing, etc etc. But when we have things like that... Do we get our money's worth if we spend let's say 50-100$? That's up to you, some people have been burned, I have been burned, and because of that.... I take time, and research before I invest any money into a game. That's why I've been playing more finished products, then Alpha/Beta products. I.E FFXIV. Because I know it's a finished product, and I know I am going to get my money's worth. Well, that's up to different opinions, but I am getting my monthly worth with FFXIV. Some people will have different opinion, but hey, to each it's own. So, what is my verdict on Early Access, and buying into it? Well, you know... It's popular nowadays, and I wish it wasn't, because more and more people are doing it, and I wish they weren't. Let's go back to Sign up for beta access, and have more open beta, and have a lot of more access to it. Yes, I bought EQN:L, and I wasn't burn for it, but I have been burned before, a lot of times, I can't stress that enough. Did I get lucky? Probably, but it's a fun game, and the developer's seem very excited with how people are reacting to the game. A lot of people like it, including me! I hope the road map they have mapped out, they will continue with. 

So, the next thing I will tap into a little bit, is Kickstarters. Something, I strongly am mixed about. One of the strongest kickstarts is defiantly Star Citizen. I believe the number is over 30 million? A lot of people are invested in it, and I haven't been keeping up with it, but a lot of people are apparently. That is a lot of money. A lot of money! One of things I dislike about Kickstarters, and I will give an example of: Trove. They have tiers, if we hit this mark all players get this, if we hit this tier, all players get this. Is it a money grab? Probably, we give players incentive to pay more money. Like Early Access, I see this more and more, and it kind of bothers me. I don't think a lot of people are bothered by it, but I am, I really haven't participated in Kickstarters, I don't know if you count the game's i've mentioned as Kickstarters, I classify them as Early Access. It seems like these two things are the new trend, and a lot of people are disappointed in what they are getting. "Well, I paid THIS much, and i get this little?" Well, when people say that, I sort of have to say "Well, that's your issue" You spent the money, and you didn't do the research, that may be a little harsh for me to say, but hey, it's reality. I've really just step aside from Early Access, again besides EQN:L, Day Z, and Rust. Boy, that does sound like a lot i've bought into... but i've given some reasons why I bought into them, and like Day Z, I don't feel like I've gotten my money's worth yet. Also, because of that I haven't touched much of Day Z, so maybe that's why, but again... I haven't touched it because the fun factor isn't there for me. 

So, I would love to hear the reader's opinions on Early Access, and Kickstarters. I've voiced my somewhat strong opinions. What about you?

Let's Talk: Trion Worlds

Posted by SirIsaacJewton Thursday February 6 2014 at 2:16AM
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I've been thinking lately of what I wanted to talk about, and one thing that struck me, because I have played their games often, is Trion Worlds. You will know them for Rift, and Defiance. Some of you may know them for Trove now. Why do I want to talk about them? Well, over the past couple of months I have really lost respect for them. (The little that they had). Why? Well, It's complicated, and I will defiantly go over every reason why. Probably the biggest reason is Defiance. I think it had amazing potential for an MMO. A MMO that has a show with it, or vice versa however you look at it. Now, Trion really screwed customers over with this game, customers/gamers I should say. I don't think they truly know the extent of how much they really messed up! Now, I didn't pick the game up when it first came out, I purchased it on the Steam Sale, when it was 4.99. Cheap eh? Well, I feel bad for people who paid full price for it. I actually enjoy the show a little bit, It's for sure better than the other syfy show's the have going around nowdays. Now, I love shooters. I love MMOs even more. So, when it went on sale, I bought it and played around with it for awhile. Yeah, the combat was fun, it looked pretty good, etc etc. UI was abysmal, chat system was horrible, and I mean horrible. It was just... My god, what a train wreck for me. Now, they have released 3 DLCs so far... With the last one coming out, a few days ago, improving the chat system. Improvement? Yes, by far! Good? No. They could have done better, and took more time to release a better, STABLE, chat system. (But you are being to harsh!). No i'm not. I'm being realistic here. I'm being dead to the point realistic. I don't know what was going through Trion's head when they were thinking about all of this. Sure, it's a great improvement... Anything would be!

A lot of people feel betrayed because of the lack of actual content the DLCs bring. The last one, came with the new chat system, cosmetics, and a new thing called Incursions! They called it a DLC you ask? Why yes, yes they did! They couldn't have made it just a patch, but they put the DLC title next to it. So it seems more special than the rest. If I re-call correctly... DLCs are meant to add a whole bunch of new content. Am I right? Least, that's what I heard. Instead, they chose to just put a bunch of cosmetic stuff in, and the new system. Incursion actually have made player's clients freeze, crash, and have a bunch of graphical bugs. Way to go! Now, I really, really want to be kind to them a little bit. I wish they would just take it all back, and just say "Hey! Here's a patch" Not a DLC. I'm sorry, but c'mon Trion. I know it's only 9.99, but... Still I want to be paying for some you know, more quests, missions, dungeons, etc. Not more stuff I can get from the Defiance Store, so I can spend MORE money on stuff that I really don't need. Huh! I'm sorry, I'm being a little harsh here, i'll step back just a little bit. I'll take a deep breath. Anyways... Let's continue.

Hopefully down the road, with the next DLC, it will have some rather good content, and not a waste of money. Most players want what I just mentioned, Missions, End-game stuff, etc. You know, common expansion stuff. Please, take it back, rebrand it as a patch, and let's move forward. I praise them for making a better chat system, it was looong overdue. I'd rather them take a little more time, and do it better, but hell... I'm asking to much here. I rarely play the game as it is now, because of all of this, but you know... Maybe they will surprise us down the road! Probably not, but hey... I hope the die hard Defiance players get what they want next time. 

I'm not going to talk about Rift in this post, because I don't have anything really to say about it. I've rarely touched it, and haven't given it much of a chance, beyond level 10. That should say enough for some people. I'm going to skip along to Trove.

I'll mention what erks me about Trove. A lot of people got the same reaction as I did, even among my friends who play Rift, and Defiance. Sure, it's a Voxel game,  and it's sort of like cube world, and minecraft, thought it has more RPG elements to it. Fantastic, some people seem to really enjoy it, and people are continually getting alpha invites. But... Umm... What about your other games that need attention? We already have mine craft, and other games. Let's focus on improving your other games shall we? Hint... Hint, Defiance. I'm not sure what resources are being used by Trove, or if any of the other development teams have been hit because of this game. I haven't personally played the game, i'm sure if I got an invite, I would play it and try it, but it just erks me, in how... There game Defiance is doing pretty poorly, and they are developing another game. (But it's a different development team)! Maybe it is, but c'mon... I'd rather you focus on the games that need help. Give it some dire attention and well needed love. Trove is still in Alpha yes, but Defiance is live, and I'm sure the game is bleeding money. It has been stated they have spent over 70 Million on Defiance... I'm sure they haven't seen that money in awhile.

I apologize for all the hate tonight. It's been bugging me for awhile, and like... I don't know I will probably get a lot of hate for this post, but you know... I'm okay with this. I needed to let this out.

Let's Talk: Elder Scrolls Online

Posted by SirIsaacJewton Sunday February 2 2014 at 1:29AM
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This has been a huge discussion on the website/forums lately, and I thought I would put my two cents in. I'll try not to make this such a wall of text, but... I can't promise anything. With the huge debate going down on the Imperial Edition, etc. Even after playing in the Closed Beta, and feeling iffy about it. I still chose to pre-order the game. Mostly because of Early Access, I just like those type of things. With all the debates going around, I guess i'll go one by one, and touch on the one's I feel the strongest about. We'll go ahead and start.

NDA: With the release date coming closer and closer, and pre-purchasing is already available, and the NDA hasn't been lifted... I find it rather odd, but they do have their own game play I guess. A lot of people including me have had some strong feelings about the game. (You will find a few posts about me, saying negative things). Reflecting on it though, I'm not so sure how much new things it will bring to the MMO world, but you know... It's shiny, and new. When the NDA is lifted, there will be floods of posts, good and bad. I will defiantly be talking about it when it is. I'll be perfectly honest when that time comes. I wish the NDA would be lifted by now, and I would love to see more voices show up that have actually played the game, and can talk about it. It's not a huge issue to me really, but I find it curious enough to question what the hell is going on with that. Zenimax, let's get the ball rolling. Maybe they fear the hate? Maybe the fear that it will destroy the pre-purchase. Who knows? I think will all MMOs a lot of them will get hate, and love at the same time. I'm hoping they aren't living in fear right now. I don't need to see any signs of weakness coming from them. 

Subscription/Micro: We all know the game will require a subscription, which is uncommon now a days, with a lot of games running the Free to play route, and working off microtransactions. Which do I prefer? Well, I don't care either way, if the game is worth the subscription fee to me, I will pay for it gladly. A lot of people say, and I mean A LOT, say it will go free to play within a year. Maybe so? I don't see what difference it makes. Will it keep the game alive? I don't think anyone really wants to see this game flop. They worked hard on it, and hopefully their dream will come true, so either way. I will be playing this game. I do however dislike the fact that it has a 59.99 tag on it for the box. (But you get the first month free)! Yeah... I guess, but I would rather it have a 29.99 tag. Sort of like FFXIV, but hey... I'm still buying it, it's their marketing, I would have done it differently, but i'm no business major. They are out to make money with this game, and I don't blame them. They are running on a big IP, there is no doubt about that. I honestly want to see this game do well, and not flop.

All in all, I haven't joined the hype train on this, I've done that so many times and have they have failed me. The game looks impressive, and if the hype other people have set it up to be... Well, hooray then. A lot of new games are on the horizon, ESO being one of them. It will be a struggle for most of them to compete with each other. I'm curious to see which one will come on top after it's all said and done. I personally won't be playing Wildstar, or the EQNext. I will however watch their progress, and see how they will be doing. I'm curious person like that. My focus will be on ESO. Zenimax has made some mistakes I believe with how they are marketing the game. Should they have gone straight for the buy to play route? No, I don't think so... I don't even think they should go straight for the Free to play route. I personally want to see how it does as a sub game. I want to see actual numbers. We have the titan of subscriptions World Of Warcraft. Will it match up to that? No, and I hate comparing it to that, but it's kind of a good comparison. I don't know how many subs the game will have. I hope they do eventually want them to release some solid numbers, not just "Oh this is how many people signed up". I want actual subscription numbers, not how many accounts have been made. It's really shady when companies release numbers that aren't actually what we want to see. Sure, they are high numbers, but is that what it's really showing in-game? Let's hope Zenimax can deliver on the truth, and not have some facade out.

If I'm making the game out to be some sort of MMO savior, I apologize, I'm not trying to do that at all. I'm not trying to hype the game for anyone. I'm being realistic. I want the game to be a success, and I would like the same for WS, or EQNext. I don't want the fan boys coming out of the woodwork, and starting a fire that shouldn't be started. Which, I know will happen, but let's pray it won't be for a long... long time. Nah mean? I'm excited to see what ESO will bring to the table, now and the future... 4/4/14 is the date they set for the release. It's coming quickly, I'm not prepared, but when it's here, I will be playing it. This will be a shorter post the usual, I didn't actually plan on writing today, but... Since I pre-ordered the game, I thought I would share my thoughts. Impulsive behavior, it sucks sometimes. (No, it wasn't an impulse buy). Until then, I will likely be playing Firefall, and Dota 2 until the release. I would love to hear what you all think about ESO, Pre-purchase, and etc. I've given my thoughts, I will likely be posting a new Let's Talk Monday. Cheers!

Let's Talk: Elder Scrolls Online

Posted by SirIsaacJewton Sunday February 2 2014 at 1:29AM
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This has been a huge discussion on the website/forums lately, and I thought I would put my two cents in. I'll try not to make this such a wall of text, but... I can't promise anything. With the huge debate going down on the Imperial Edition, etc. Even after playing in the Closed Beta, and feeling iffy about it. I still chose to pre-order the game. Mostly because of Early Access, I just like those type of things. With all the debates going around, I guess i'll go one by one, and touch on the one's I feel the strongest about. We'll go ahead and start.

NDA: With the release date coming closer and closer, and pre-purchasing is already available, and the NDA hasn't been lifted... I find it rather odd, but they do have their own game play I guess. A lot of people including me have had some strong feelings about the game. (You will find a few posts about me, saying negative things). Reflecting on it though, I'm not so sure how much new things it will bring to the MMO world, but you know... It's shiny, and new. When the NDA is lifted, there will be floods of posts, good and bad. I will defiantly be talking about it when it is. I'll be perfectly honest when that time comes. I wish the NDA would be lifted by now, and I would love to see more voices show up that have actually played the game, and can talk about it. It's not a huge issue to me really, but I find it curious enough to question what the hell is going on with that. Zenimax, let's get the ball rolling. Maybe they fear the hate? Maybe the fear that it will destroy the pre-purchase. Who knows? I think will all MMOs a lot of them will get hate, and love at the same time. I'm hoping they aren't living in fear right now. I don't need to see any signs of weakness coming from them. 

Subscription/Micro: We all know the game will require a subscription, which is uncommon now a days, with a lot of games running the Free to play route, and working off microtransactions. Which do I prefer? Well, I don't care either way, if the game is worth the subscription fee to me, I will pay for it gladly. A lot of people say, and I mean A LOT, say it will go free to play within a year. Maybe so? I don't see what difference it makes. Will it keep the game alive? I don't think anyone really wants to see this game flop. They worked hard on it, and hopefully their dream will come true, so either way. I will be playing this game. I do however dislike the fact that it has a 59.99 tag on it for the box. (But you get the first month free)! Yeah... I guess, but I would rather it have a 29.99 tag. Sort of like FFXIV, but hey... I'm still buying it, it's their marketing, I would have done it differently, but i'm no business major. They are out to make money with this game, and I don't blame them. They are running on a big IP, there is no doubt about that. I honestly want to see this game do well, and not flop.

All in all, I haven't joined the hype train on this, I've done that so many times and have they have failed me. The game looks impressive, and if the hype other people have set it up to be... Well, hooray then. A lot of new games are on the horizon, ESO being one of them. It will be a struggle for most of them to compete with each other. I'm curious to see which one will come on top after it's all said and done. I personally won't be playing Wildstar, or the EQNext. I will however watch their progress, and see how they will be doing. I'm curious person like that. My focus will be on ESO. Zenimax has made some mistakes I believe with how they are marketing the game. Should they have gone straight for the buy to play route? No, I don't think so... I don't even think they should go straight for the Free to play route. I personally want to see how it does as a sub game. I want to see actual numbers. We have the titan of subscriptions World Of Warcraft. Will it match up to that? No, and I hate comparing it to that, but it's kind of a good comparison. I don't know how many subs the game will have. I hope they do eventually want them to release some solid numbers, not just "Oh this is how many people signed up". I want actual subscription numbers, not how many accounts have been made. It's really shady when companies release numbers that aren't actually what we want to see. Sure, they are high numbers, but is that what it's really showing in-game? Let's hope Zenimax can deliver on the truth, and not have some facade out.

If I'm making the game out to be some sort of MMO savior, I apologize, I'm not trying to do that at all. I'm not trying to hype the game for anyone. I'm being realistic. I want the game to be a success, and I would like the same for WS, or EQNext. I don't want the fan boys coming out of the woodwork, and starting a fire that shouldn't be started. Which, I know will happen, but let's pray it won't be for a long... long time. Nah mean? I'm excited to see what ESO will bring to the table, now and the future... 4/4/14 is the date they set for the release. It's coming quickly, I'm not prepared, but when it's here, I will be playing it. This will be a shorter post the usual, I didn't actually plan on writing today, but... Since I pre-ordered the game, I thought I would share my thoughts. Impulsive behavior, it sucks sometimes. (No, it wasn't an impulse buy). Until then, I will likely be playing Firefall, and Dota 2 until the release. I would love to hear what you all think about ESO, Pre-purchase, and etc. I've given my thoughts, I will likely be posting a new Let's Talk Monday. Cheers!