Our adventure continues...
So, Matt Firor, posted the first state of the game, and it detailed a bunch of stuff. Fighting gold spammers, bug fixes, and etc. I'm glad Matt posted this, and talked about it all. Maybe it's a sign of relief for some people, others... Didn't take it that well. When I read it, I was pleased of what was said, and they are doing their best to resolve everything. What does this mean for the future of the game? The last thing Matt said in the address was "We're working on fixing problems, We're combatting black market gold farmers, and we have a hefty new patch coming shortly. ESO is already an awesome game, and it will only get better from here. Thanks for your patience and support, and I'll see you in Tamriel." I agree ESO is an awesome game, and i'm glad they believe they can make it better, with patches coming, and etc. It looks bright for the game.
On the other hand though... It could get a lot worse from here. I don't think they will rid of gold spammers 100%, I would say around 40-60% they could do away with, because it's just a massive problem with the game right now, along with the numerous bugs, and etc. I don't want any more harm to come to this game. A lot of popular reviewers/websites have already done their job, and gave the game a score. Angry Joe I believe was a 5/10. Deserved? Some may think so, I don't like doing the whole number thing. It's still way to early for me to give a such a review like that, i'm still doing the work in progress thing here. I'm better that way. With how this launch is going, and etc. I'm not sure how the game is doing in terms of numbers. It's harder to feel it out when it's one mega server you know? I'm not sure how I like the whole mega server idea. I mean, there is a lot of chat going on, social things etc.
I'm used to you know multiple servers/realms whatever you want to call them. Most of the time I play on the higher populated servers, because I have an idea of what it's like. However, I haven't put much thought into the whole mega server infrastructure, but I have no problem meeting people, grouping and making friends, so with that being said it's okay. I think deep down i'd still prefer multiple servers, but hell... I'm not going to complain. When I have a hard time finding groups, and things like that... I'll start complaining. If the game somehow becomes a ghost town, a mega server idea will crash and burn hard. It's not a ghost town, so let's not worry about that right now shall we?
Shockingly, I've put a lot of time into the game recently, and it's improving what I think of the game overall. I've put a hold on FFXIV, and other games to play this one. So the game overall is getting better for me. I can actually play the game for about 3-4 hours before wanting to get off, before it was after a few quests, or something small like that. So improving on the time I play is really good, i'm not getting bored or anything. It's just more of the lines of... I wanna play League of Legends now or go watch Netflix. At least it's not like I would have more fun watching random cat videos on YouTube. It's not on par on how much I could spend time on like FFXIV or anything, nor do I think it ever will, but hell... I'm enjoying the hours I am spending on it right now.
I was reading somewhere and someone said this "It seems like people have forgotten how to have fun in MMOs". I can apply this to any game i am talking about but since it's ESO we are talking about right now, i'd like to expand on this just a little bit. When I read that it made me think a little, I think it's kind of true. A lot of people just don't have fun with their games anymore. It's more of a chore, or a second job to them. I have once felt like that before, and I made a list of things I could do to enjoy the game more, and cross off the ones that didn't affect anything, and did the things that made the game seem like less of a chore. With ESO, I actually have more than the usual amount of things I can do, besides the normal stuff. (Story line, questing, crafting, etc).
The #1 thing I do to get away from the normal, is role playing. I'm doing it more and more now, and it's a lot of fun. I talked about it in the last post, but actually taking charge in role playing has made it a lot more fun. I even do it while questing, and etc to make it even more fun! I do admit... I have died because I have been typing to much... I'm not a failure, I just got to into character, there is a huge difference people. Exploring is another one that is pretty huge for me. I sometimes just go as far as I want to see the land, and take it all in. I then Teleport to where my quest is, and go back to square one. The list goes on, which I don't want to bore you with, but you get the general idea here. You have to do what you need to do to have fun in any game. Single player, multiplayer, or MMO. It may take longer than others, but in the end it was defiantly worth it for me, and I am having 100x more fun than usual.
So what else will ESO have to tell me? Hopefully a lot more, considering i'm not to far into the game right now. Taking as much sweet time as I want/need to. I really don't want to rush anything, just like I didn't rush an ES game really. I will treat this one no differently. So with that being said, I think i'm going to play a little bit more before I go to bed. Just get some questing done, and some crafting done.
I must say I really enjoy writing this series, and as I'm playing the game, there is a lot more to talk about as time goes on. If you wanna discuss this post, leave a comment below, or tweet me at @SirIsaacJewton