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General Discussion  » Of all the things - why start game with being (again) a prisoner?

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  docminus2

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OP  2/11/14 12:33:54 PM#1

Just wondering - I assume it is trying to stick to the Elder scroll typial start - ES3, 4, 5 all of them make you start as a prisoner. So nothing wrong from that perspective.

But considering that sooooo many other games make you start like that, I can't but wonder "why"? It is getting .... boring..

What do you, fan or not fan think?

  Allacore69

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2/11/14 12:35:57 PM#2

Why fix what isn't broken. It's a staple of the elder scrolls series. Thats like Final Fantasy without Cactuars or Moogles or Chocobos.

  iridescence

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2/11/14 12:36:15 PM#3

It's a gimmick to show how "free" you are in the games. "Other games imprison you but TES games let you out of prison!Whee!"

 

The analogy kind of fails in the MMO...

 

  Baikal

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2/11/14 12:36:35 PM#4

I think by now it's pretty much an Elder Scrolls trademark start, and I think in large part they continue it here to help people feel Elder Scrollsy at least to start. If they did not do that, I think you'd see another uproar from people saying the game is not Elder Scrolls enough.

  rodingo

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2/11/14 12:36:58 PM#5
Originally posted by docminus2

Just wondering - I assume it is trying to stick to the Elder scroll typial start - ES3, 4, 5 all of them make you start as a prisoner. So nothing wrong from that perspective.

But considering that sooooo many other games make you start like that, I can't but wonder "why"? It is getting .... boring..

What do you, fan or not fan think?

I think you answered your own question.  In order to make this game feel more like an ES game they need to add elements that at least resemble the previous games.

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  Allacore69

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2/11/14 12:38:31 PM#6


Originally posted by rodingo

Originally posted by docminus2 Just wondering - I assume it is trying to stick to the Elder scroll typial start - ES3, 4, 5 all of them make you start as a prisoner. So nothing wrong from that perspective. But considering that sooooo many other games make you start like that, I can't but wonder "why"? It is getting .... boring.. What do you, fan or not fan think?
I think you answered your own question.  In order to make this game feel more like an ES game they need to add elements that at least resemble the previous games.


This ^^^^^^

+1

  greenreen

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2/11/14 12:42:23 PM#7
  Lord.Bachus

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2/11/14 1:10:42 PM#8
Originally posted by Allacore69

 


Originally posted by rodingo

Originally posted by docminus2 Just wondering - I assume it is trying to stick to the Elder scroll typial start - ES3, 4, 5 all of them make you start as a prisoner. So nothing wrong from that perspective. But considering that sooooo many other games make you start like that, I can't but wonder "why"? It is getting .... boring.. What do you, fan or not fan think?
I think you answered your own question.  In order to make this game feel more like an ES game they need to add elements that at least resemble the previous games.

 


This ^^^^^^

+1

The answer is...... Because its a true elder scrolls game, and in every elder scrolls game i played since i started out wit ES2 daggerfall, i started out as a prisonner...

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  User Deleted
2/11/14 2:04:19 PM#9
Originally posted by Lord.Bachus
Originally posted by Allacore69

 


Originally posted by rodingo

Originally posted by docminus2 Just wondering - I assume it is trying to stick to the Elder scroll typial start - ES3, 4, 5 all of them make you start as a prisoner. So nothing wrong from that perspective. But considering that sooooo many other games make you start like that, I can't but wonder "why"? It is getting .... boring.. What do you, fan or not fan think?
I think you answered your own question.  In order to make this game feel more like an ES game they need to add elements that at least resemble the previous games.

 


This ^^^^^^

+1

The answer is...... Because its a true elder scrolls game, and in every elder scrolls game i played since i started out wit ES2 daggerfall, i started out as a prisonner...

True... the bad part is that even though I don't care where I start, it is tradition and not going with it would have procured a ton of hate.

  Dibdabs

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2/11/14 4:50:31 PM#10
I actually groaned in disappointment when the game opened up like that.  I appreciate the "it's traditional" point of view, but it's become a tired, uninspiring mmorpg cliche now for me.  
  udon

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2/11/14 4:52:33 PM#11
The dying part was new however.
  ElRenmazuo

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2/11/14 4:56:19 PM#12
Why does the terminator die in every movie, because its tradition.  Even in Terminator Salvation

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  mysticmouse

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2/11/14 4:56:56 PM#13
Laziness on the part of the writers? I feel it has been overused at this point.
  Entinerint

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2/11/14 4:59:27 PM#14

Easy.

 

TRADITION!
  laserit

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2/11/14 4:59:40 PM#15

Bummer....

 

I was hoping I'd be standing at the alter with my soon to be father in law standing behind me with a shot gun held to my head. I stare him in the eye.... and flip him the bird.

 

KABOOM......

 

I wake up in TESO

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  Allacore69

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2/11/14 5:03:34 PM#16


Originally posted by Entinerint
Easy.

 TRADITION!



LMAO dude. LMAO.

  Theodwulf

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2/11/14 5:03:44 PM#17

It's a bad choice. I understand the tradition of it, BUT this isn't a single player game. There should be some variation between plays to give the game some replaybility.

  Everyone in the game has the same exact beginning. Captured , sacrificed , freed by random guy, meets up with Obi wan Kenobi, hangs out with Wonder Woman,ect. 

  rojoArcueid

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2/11/14 5:03:49 PM#18

Thanks to being a prisoner once again i met Lyris Titanborn and now i want to save her and learn more about the group of five dudes that resemble the ones who died fighting Anduin. Lyris Titanborn reminds me of Gormlaith Goldenhilt. I want to know more about her place in the lore.

  Katilla

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2/11/14 5:04:00 PM#19
Originally posted by Allacore69

 


Originally posted by Entinerint
Easy.

 

 TRADITION!


 


LMAO dude. LMAO.

exactly........

  Flyte27

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2/11/14 5:06:19 PM#20
Even though I brought the game I'm not a big fan of the starting area.  I would rather start on one of the islands.  The area has to many NPCs running around and people shouting.  It makes sense for the area, but it's still annoying.  It's not exactly a good environment to learn the basics of the game.
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