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1/16/14 7:25:45 AM#321
Originally posted by DocBrody
And if it goes B2P then the delivery of quality, long term content won't do well either...ala GW2.
The danger here is that, much like SWTOR feels like a space skinned version of DAO with some multiplayer content tacked on the back of it, ESO could very well turn into the same animal.
Morrowind, Oblivion et al would never have worked as MMORPGs when they were released and the danger is Zeni simply force the game into a MMORPG template, which is how SWTOR felt to me.
I have friends in the ESO beta who are already saying the combat is sub par, the lore has been butchered, it's jammed full of "kill 20 bears" type levelling and overall the game is just very mediocre. Most people I know who have had exposure to it are already saying it's one to avoid.
1/17/14 4:23:11 PM#322
1. I had to check the link because the article does not seem like the level of professionalism and financial perspective that I would expect from Forbes.
2. He starts right off with a bad assumption. Saying that "even Star Wars wasn’t enough to convince The Old Republic players that the game was worth a monthly fee". Star Wars online did not fail because of the sub model, it failed because it was crap. I know, I tried to like it. He obviously does not know what he is talking about.
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1/17/14 4:47:34 PM#323
I would love to respond to this, but NDA. It's really not fair to make statements like yours when the specifics that will allow others to judge whether those statements are accurate can't legally be shared.
What I can say, in regard to lore, is that we need to remember this game is set long before any other Elder Scrolls game. It is set before the Septim Empire was even founded. It is set during a time period that hardly gets referenced at all in other Elder Scrolls games. So it would be very difficult for it to "butcher" the lore in any substantial way, since most of the established lore takes place either long before or long after the time period in which the game is set.
Also, unless you give us a list of prior games that the "people you know" have liked or disliked, telling us they plan to avoid ESO doesn't really tell us anything about whether anyone else should.
He is not the only one starting with a bad assumption. TOR hasn't failed. It is currently the second most successful MMO which offers a subscription option, and it's number of subscribers *increased* when the free option was added.
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