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  SBFord

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  TalulaRose

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3/18/14 10:12:12 AM#2

Not an issue for me.

 

Never understood the "I have to be the first one there" mentality. It reminds me of those guys who race you at the lights but what they are missing is that you aren't actually racing them.

 

 

In before the many trolls come out.

  Doogiehowser

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3/18/14 10:17:10 AM#3
Originally posted by TalulaRose

Not an issue for me.

 

Never understood the "I have to be the first one there" mentality. It reminds me of those guys who race you at the lights but what they are missing is that you aren't actually racing them.

 

 

In before the many trolls come out.

Some people are just very good at MMOS. You might feel they are rushing but they are not. For them its normal playstyle. Also remember that players who have been playing beta for months now already familiar with content and will hit level cap in no time. 

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  Khalathwyr

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3/18/14 10:22:43 AM#4

You need to add Asheron's Call to that list of monthly content updates. I know you may not have been playing MMOs back in 1997 but there were games back then already doing what most developers now (post 2004) claim they can't do.

 

As for the raid bit, sure, I think it's fine to launch without them. Indeed I like the move toward focusing on more 4 man veteran PvE content. If the Adventure zones require 12 people then my wife and I may or may not experience it, depending on if we can find 10 other people we enjoy playing with. PUGs are not an option and the probability of us finding a guild that doesn't have "that guy you want to punch in the face...repeatedly" is small. We'll see.

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  Wolfhammer

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3/18/14 10:22:58 AM#5
Originally posted by Doogiehowser
Originally posted by TalulaRose

Not an issue for me.

 

Never understood the "I have to be the first one there" mentality. It reminds me of those guys who race you at the lights but what they are missing is that you aren't actually racing them.

 

 

In before the many trolls come out.

Some people are just very good at MMOS. You might feel they are rushing but they are not. For them its normal playstyle. Also remember that players who have been playing beta for months now already familiar with content and will hit level cap in no time. 

Having 12 hours a day to play does not make you "very good" as you put it.  Having 3 hours a day to play conversely, does not make you bad.  Oh and people do rush.  They get tunnel vision fixed on max level.

On topic..  No issues here.  It will be many many months before I'm ready to have a go at adventure zones.  I have a fuck ton of exploring, PvE, crafting and PvP to do before I even think about Craglorn.

  Dreamo84

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3/18/14 10:25:26 AM#6
Originally posted by Doogiehowser
Originally posted by TalulaRose

Not an issue for me.

 

Never understood the "I have to be the first one there" mentality. It reminds me of those guys who race you at the lights but what they are missing is that you aren't actually racing them.

 

 

In before the many trolls come out.

Some people are just very good at MMOS. You might feel they are rushing but they are not. For them its normal playstyle. Also remember that players who have been playing beta for months now already familiar with content and will hit level cap in no time. 

Oh I see what you did there! Being good and going fast aren't the same, at all. I can go really fast and rush through the game without being a good player at all. I can also play really well and still take my time listen to the dialogue explore etc.

 

Consider that an MMO isn't a game to be "won" then the idea of being really good/fast goes right out the window.

 

I think you actually proved a point with your comment. By suggesting the people flying through content are really good at MMOs, you're proving there is a mentality of "the faster I am, the better I am, so I have to be there first."

 

  TalulaRose

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3/18/14 10:27:55 AM#7
Originally posted by Doogiehowser
Originally posted by TalulaRose

Not an issue for me.

 

Never understood the "I have to be the first one there" mentality. It reminds me of those guys who race you at the lights but what they are missing is that you aren't actually racing them.

 

 

In before the many trolls come out.

Some people are just very good at MMOS. You might feel they are rushing but they are not. For them its normal playstyle. Also remember that players who have been playing beta for months now already familiar with content and will hit level cap in no time. 

If someone has already played the game all the way through in beta I have to ask.....why are you playing when you already know that the knowledge you have will put you in a spot to run out of content.

Seems to me that the player has the choice to make, play and run out of content or find other things to do in game. Or lay another game at the same time. Choices to be made.

No developer will be able to allow gamers to beta test and then somehow make a totally new game that they don't know so they wont run out of content. Reason why I don;t spend allot of time myself in beta.

Ultimately its up to the player to make the decisions based on the knowledge they have. And one decision is to stop playing beta's to find the most efficient way to out level everyone else.

  Torvaldr

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3/18/14 10:32:04 AM#8

I swear someone at ZO marketing used to work for Turbine, because their PR blurbs sound so similar and not in a good way. Hey guys, here's a useless statistic - all your characters look different - shiny! How many times has Turbine cut out a piece of content that wasn't ready and then released it a month or two later as part of a core "free update" (Lothlorien anyone).

Every dev studio seems to have about a year or so of content in the works before they launch the game. Spitting out consistent updates for the first 12 - 18 months isn't impressive. It is impressive when they can do that after all their banked content is used up. I would argue that the content didn't dry up in Rift after they went F2P, but the content was drying up before that and then they went F2P. Consistent, quality content updates trickled off in Rift well before the revenue model conversion. The writing was on the wall, if one just paid attention, before Storm Legion even released.

Time will tell if they can keep up their promised pace. The delayed content shouldn't really be the concerning part. Their smoke and mirrors "Turbine style" marketing should be a cause for concern.

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  Acceleratum

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3/18/14 10:32:42 AM#9
The pve content is quite generic, theres not enough innovation and not much appeal to mmo veterans, the pvp is amazing but what I was lookin for was a persistent world with exploration as a deep part of it like the skyrim and other Elder scrolls single player games.. this wasnt delivered.. the zones are really small specially the first ones and its all aboutquest hubs just like wow and all other wow clones lately.. without raids or anything to substitute them the only real cherry at the end of the boring pve leveling is the pvp, and that wont last for long or appeal to everyone so I sense a 6 month change to free to play or total flop unless they deliver new content fast.
  Khalathwyr

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3/18/14 10:39:53 AM#10
Originally posted by Acceleratum
The pve content is quite generic, theres not enough innovation and not much appeal to mmo veterans, the pvp is amazing but what I was lookin for was a persistent world with exploration as a deep part of it like the skyrim and other Elder scrolls single player games.. this wasnt delivered.. the zones are really small specially the first ones and its all aboutquest hubs just like wow and all other wow clones lately.. without raids or anything to substitute them the only real cherry at the end of the boring pve leveling is the pvp, and that wont last for long or appeal to everyone so I sense a 6 month change to free to play or total flop unless they deliver new content fast.

Don't really think you can make such a claim on the behalf of "mmo veterans". I'm pretty sure I qualify for the moniker and I had fun playing the weekends and will play early access. So are a handful of others I personally know that were there with me playing MMOs in the late 90s.

 

Maybe it did not appeal to you as an MMO vet and would have best been worded as such. Clearly for every vet that doesn't like ESO there is another that does.

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  jbombard

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3/18/14 10:40:06 AM#11

"I still think at this point it is safe to say that even if Zenimax holds on to 20%, and I would not be surprised if it eclipses 40%, of those registered 5 million accounts they will have a commercially successful product even if it is not a critically successful game."

A successful launch is not the same thing as a successful product.  Just ask SWTOR.  SWTOR had record setting sales when it launched.  Then one of the fastest cut and runs to F2P the gaming world had ever seen.

 

Whether or not the ESO is successful will largely be determined by how fast they can fix problems and get out new content post launch.  If they sit on their asses like Bioware did then they will likely meet the same fate. 

  TalulaRose

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3/18/14 10:45:27 AM#12
Originally posted by Torvaldr

I swear someone at ZO marketing used to work for Turbine, because their PR blurbs sound so similar and not in a good way. Hey guys, here's a useless statistic - all your characters look different - shiny! How many times has Turbine cut out a piece of content that wasn't ready and then released it a month or two later as part of a core "free update" (Lothlorien anyone).

Every dev studio seems to have about a year or so of content in the works before they launch the game. Spitting out consistent updates for the first 12 - 18 months isn't impressive. It is impressive when they can do that after all their banked content is used up. I would argue that the content didn't dry up in Rift after they went F2P, but the content was drying up before that and then they went F2P. Consistent, quality content updates trickled off in Rift well before the revenue model conversion. The writing was on the wall, if one just paid attention, before Storm Legion even released.

Time will tell if they can keep up their promised pace. The delayed content shouldn't really be the concerning part. Their smoke and mirrors "Turbine style" marketing should be a cause for concern.

If I ran a company that made MMO's I wouldn't give the community any info on where stuff sits. Anet learned that if you try you will just end up with a mega-post with everyone QQing and fighting amongst themselves.

  gonewild

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3/18/14 10:51:27 AM#13
It's better than to release a broken shit but this is sad.
 
  Sovrath

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3/18/14 10:51:41 AM#14

They stated a loooong time ago that adventure zones were an after launch thing.

 

  evilized

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3/18/14 11:09:09 AM#15
I rush to endgame so I can go back and do everything at my leisure. The people I play with and have played with for the past 14 years are all quick to hit cap so they can pvp, myself included. Can't be out leveled and out geared and remain competitive.
  Thane

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3/18/14 11:31:28 AM#16

sure, you could play skyrim in 60 mins and reach it's end... but if you did that... you did it wrong.

same goes for ESO ^^  (just no 60 mins here)

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  Lheiah

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3/18/14 11:35:14 AM#17
Originally posted by Khalathwyr
PUGs are not an option and the probability of us finding a guild that doesn't have "that guy you want to punch in the face...repeatedly" is small.

LOL, had to make an account to comment. Mine is 'dps meter Joey'.

I'm fine with no raids at launch. And for the vocal minority, I'm fine with them hitting end game like bugs hitting a windshield. Please game as fast as you possibly can and get extra sleep the day before early access! Far as I'm concerned, it's a savings for ESO, they don't have to spend extra salaries on baby sitting services that those few monthly subs probably won't pay for anyway.

  Bigmouth

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3/18/14 11:39:53 AM#18
I thought the change to the starter zones was awful. I can see skipping the prison, but the "island" location feel like the proper place to start. I can't believe people complained about not starting in the big city and were listened too.
  nitefly

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3/18/14 11:53:59 AM#19
Originally posted by Bigmouth
I thought the change to the starter zones was awful. I can see skipping the prison, but the "island" location feel like the proper place to start. I can't believe people complained about not starting in the big city and were listened too.

Actually I wondered about that as well. It seems weird the things they listen to from the community. For instance the above skipping of the islands, the forced weapon selection at start, the reduction of available relevant progression paths (XP gain) outside of following main quest, the very harsh reduction to group XP, the scaling back of the usefulness of crafting compared to other item sources, and so on.

To me it just seems like weird choices to make before game launch. Why not hold their horses and see what happens when the game opens?

  Sovrath

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3/18/14 11:57:54 AM#20
Originally posted by nitefly
Originally posted by Bigmouth
I thought the change to the starter zones was awful. I can see skipping the prison, but the "island" location feel like the proper place to start. I can't believe people complained about not starting in the big city and were listened too.

Actually I wondered about that as well. It seems weird the things they listen to from the community. For instance the above skipping of the islands, the forced weapon selection at start, the reduction of available relevant progression paths (XP gain) outside of following main quest, the very harsh reduction to group XP, the scaling back of the usefulness of crafting compared to other item sources, and so on.

To me it just seems like weird choices to make before game launch. Why not hold their horses and see what happens when the game opens?

the forced weapon selection at start

From what I understand they found a bug with those weapons. If I remember the beta forums correctly (and don't people check beta forums?) the weapons were causing issues when put in storage. Then when you made another character the game already assumed you had a weapon. Now, what limiting the selection did is not known to me but that's what I read on the forums (again, if I'm remember correctly).

 

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