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  sapphen

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1/27/13 3:21:15 AM#121
Originally posted by Axxar
I actually prefer faction locks. I want each side to feel unique with its own races and classes. But I don't think they've said whether classes are unique to each faction yet.

I respect that but how would you have felt if they didn't lock factions, or never even mentioned it?  I couldn't see people fighting for this option if it was never on the table.

Personally don't mind faction locks in some games but imo it doesn't fit in an Elder Scrolls game.  Even the era which they are depicting was barbaric and orderless, it would've been near impossible for everyone from a race to support one cause (with the High Elves being an exception).  I feel like there are other ways to make each side feel unique without taking away the freedom many have came to expect in an Elder Scrolls game.

  Kreedz

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Posts: 440

1/27/13 3:21:48 AM#122

So what defines a Hater from a Critic?

 

What defines the line between Objectivity & Cyncism?

 

I don't like what I'm seeing from ESO, but I like other TES Games, and I am not so petty to compare a Singleplayer's game features to that of an MMO. Much of what is going into ESO sounds similar to what GW2 has done, and I love GW2, but at the same time im not comparing them either.

 

So which am I? A Hater, A Critic, or a Non-conformist?

 

I wonder...

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  Nitth

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Joined: 7/29/10
Posts: 3069

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1/27/13 3:32:45 AM#123


Originally posted by ereyethirn
This is mmorpg.com for god's sake (sorry to all you people who believe in an invisible friend for using his name in vain) don't waste your time trying to stopthe haters beause they are NEVER going to leave. Even if the game is amazing and really successful there will still be people comming on here and telling you how terrible the game is and that it failed. Don't pay any attention to a word they say.

Don't lose faith!
When all the fanatic swtor supporters finally saw that there were legitimate problems with the game they, for the most part left here.

I'm sure once all the information is out, And thus the truth of it all. One side will be silent.


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  Axxar

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1/27/13 7:08:41 AM#124
Originally posted by sapphen
Originally posted by Axxar
I actually prefer faction locks. I want each side to feel unique with its own races and classes. But I don't think they've said whether classes are unique to each faction yet.

I respect that but how would you have felt if they didn't lock factions, or never even mentioned it?  I couldn't see people fighting for this option if it was never on the table.

I'd survive, but I'd still prefer they locked them. I think it worked really well in DAoC to make the Realms feel unique.

Currently playing: FTL, Hearthstone and Reaper of Souls.
Eagerly anticipating: Elite: Dangerous, Legend of Grimrock 2, Warlords of Draenor and Star Citizen.

  Nikopol

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1/27/13 7:32:34 AM#125

Looking forward to it.

I don't care about games being "sandboxes" per se (as different people seem to mean different things by that). I care about games giving me a lot of options, especially options outside of combat. and I care about those options weing well-implemented.

After all, the thing that appeals to me about the TES games is the open world, free-roaming, variety and distraction based gameplay. If this game can deliver on that online, it's worth a go in my book.  Though I have to say they got strike one on the free-roaming thing; denying access to enemy territories is not a good idea in my book. I hope they haven't shut the door on that.

 

  ShakyMo

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Joined: 11/21/11
Posts: 7246

1/27/13 7:50:54 AM#126
I don't see how you can hate on a game without even playing it. I hate swtor, but that's because I payed a lot of money for it, it was crap, and I only got 2 weeks play out of it.
  azzamasin

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1/27/13 7:54:13 AM#127
Originally posted by sapphen
Originally posted by Axxar
I actually prefer faction locks. I want each side to feel unique with its own races and classes. But I don't think they've said whether classes are unique to each faction yet.

I respect that but how would you have felt if they didn't lock factions, or never even mentioned it?  I couldn't see people fighting for this option if it was never on the table.

Personally don't mind faction locks in some games but imo it doesn't fit in an Elder Scrolls game.  Even the era which they are depicting was barbaric and orderless, it would've been near impossible for everyone from a race to support one cause (with the High Elves being an exception).  I feel like there are other ways to make each side feel unique without taking away the freedom many have came to expect in an Elder Scrolls game.

Seeing as the Lore Master at Bethesda himself says you're wrong is plenty enough reason for me to believe in the company that created the lore and backstory over some internet personna with an agenda.

 

 

With that being said, yes the lore doesn't expressely say there were factions liek this but neither does it say they weren't.  Seeing as Matt Firor is the brains behind both DAoC and the low amount of MMO's who've used this 3 faction system it isn't out of the realm of the believable to go with this style of conflict as opposed to the open conflict or 2 faction conflict both of which has been done to death over the course of 15 years of MMO.

 

Call me crazy but I prefer to play and explore systems in which have hardly been done over something that is the industry norm.

If your idea of a Sandbox is open FFA Full Loot PvP, full crafted world with minimal support for anything combat then your sandbox ideas are bad! Sandbox means open world, non-linear gaming PERIOD!

  desiriel

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Joined: 11/01/06
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1/27/13 8:06:43 AM#128
Originally posted by Burntvet

Blind hatred is unreasonable.

But the hatred surrounding TESO gets less and less blind everyday: people are holding what the devs say and show against them. And as others have said, even the historically over-positive writers here at MMORPG.com have all stated TESO is going to be a more or less typical themepark.

So... what? Criticizing TESO as a themepark is what? Besides true?

ES is a very popular and much beloved RPG IP and many fans of that IP are legitimately complaining that the MMO they are trying to sell is almost nothing like the SPG games that made the IP popular.

Guess what?

Too Bad.

When a developer chooses to use a popular IP, they get the marketing bump from the name recognition, which was the point, but they also get the "baggage" of what that IP brings to the table. And if they deviate too far from being "true" to that IP, then they can pay the penalty for that with the fans.

Which is what is happening here.

TESO will be/is nothing like the SPGs of the ES IP and Zenimax is going to hear about that.

And frankly, that is not unreasonable.

 

This. Apparently people don't see the difference here between the usual hating machine and TESO's situation.

If this game were based on (almost) any other IP or created its own (much like Rift did), "hating" would be quite less vocal. Call it "Abracadabra Online", with 3-factions PVP and some elements of semi-action combat and it would have had its own legitimate following.

Using the ES IP which is all about free and sandbox content they shot in their feet and they're going to get suppression fire all the way to release (and even more after I presume). And rightly so.

In the first announcement interviews the devs even cited WoW as one of their main point of reference for developing TESO (and the community backlash was such that they kept silent for weeks).

So there are a lot of motivations and informations for us not liking the development of this game. And this is called "Disapproval", not "Blind Hate". Of course it is as legitimate for others to like it of course.

PS: This talks remind me about an IP which already had its own sandox game and got a supposedly successful and multi-millionaire themepark translation with tons of promised features and, above all, true to the IP spirit and soul.

Go figure: they called it SWTOR and we got a bad WoW-clone with lightsabers. So, again, we have plenty of motivations and precedents to be skeptic about TESO. 

  koboldfodder

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Posts: 343

1/27/13 8:16:47 AM#129

I hate TESO.  Hate, hate, hate, hate, hate it.  Gargabe three faction idiot DAOC system and that game was not all that great either.  No freedom, themepark, crap ass WOW clone.  Take a great IP and rip all the stuff that was great about it and give you some crappark MMO and try to tell you it is ES.

 

Oh, I applied for Beta...heh, am looking forward to the game.

  ShakyMo

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Posts: 7246

1/27/13 8:22:06 AM#130
Wait how can a game be both a wow clone and a daoc clone? Your not making sense daoc is nothing like wow AT ALL. they have nothing in common. Wow is a glorified lobby game where one you level you sit in cities queing to do instanced shit. Daoc is all open world and has no instances at all.
  dinams

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1/27/13 8:23:07 AM#131

wait

if you hate the haters dont that make you a hater of haters?

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  Shadanwolf

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Joined: 6/13/10
Posts: 1851

1/27/13 8:47:01 AM#132

OP...my thoughts

The haters...those negative people.....they have always been around...they always will be.I don't know if there are more of them or they have just gotten more vocal.I think they voice a s strong undercurrent of disatisfaction many of us are feeling about the mmog genre and perhaps the  sorry state of the RW in general. These nay sayers aren't going away.

 

My answer...i try to talk to people who want to talk, not just complain.I go to forums that have fewer negative posters. I never think I can change other peoples minds with my posts,nor do I try to.I just state my opinion and move on(so no extended  conversations  or discussion).Thats how I handle it(that may not be your way...but its mine).

I will also say..given all the horrendouslybad game design desions its VERY easy to slip into the negativity being expressed.So often I just read the latest news and move on.

As for ESO. I'm optomistic.Like many I've applied for beta and hope to be selected.I'm playing ES SKYRIM(until TESO comes out) and having a LOT of fun.

 

  moguy2

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Joined: 9/20/12
Posts: 351

Wish I had something positive to say =(

1/27/13 8:51:18 AM#133
Originally posted by Istavaan
The hate train has well and truly moved from gw2 to TESO, you guys are getting way too predictable. Some people like being miserable, i hope the mods crack down on it because it's making this place a depressing place to visit.

This place has always been a miserable depressing place to visit. You have seasoned posters who say the same thing over and over , just changing a couple words,  to up their count. I mean seriously I have never NOT bought a game cause of this website or its posters. I would rather lead my life than have it lead by people who make a habit of living on these forums.

And seriously OP if you are posting this you too are a follower of others and not a leader of yourself. Go figure.

  Vesavius

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1/27/13 9:07:25 AM#134
Originally posted by moguy2
Originally posted by Istavaan
The hate train has well and truly moved from gw2 to TESO, you guys are getting way too predictable. Some people like being miserable, i hope the mods crack down on it because it's making this place a depressing place to visit.

This place has always been a miserable depressing place to visit. You have seasoned posters who say the same thing over and over , just changing a couple words,  to up their count. I mean seriously I have never NOT bought a game cause of this website or its posters. I would rather lead my life than have it lead by people who make a habit of living on these forums.

And seriously OP if you are posting this you too are a follower of others and not a leader of yourself. Go figure.

 

What made me chuckle about your post are the words under your avatar... 'I just wish I had something positive to say'...

Pot calling kettle maybe?

The most depressing posts on these forums, in my opinion, are those continously criticising the community here. You say this is a miserable place to visit? I ask you what are *you* doing to make it better? How does having 'nothing positive to say' create a better environment? At least the guys that complain about the games are here talking about *games* and not other posters.

Like I say, you are not *in* traffic, you *are* traffic. No one is better or made superior (except in their own head) by talking as if it the other guys fault all the time. Folks need to look at their own content and tone and their contribution to the forums before attacking others IMO.

As in most things in life I feel you will find here what *you* want to find here. Depressing people will find it depressing, fun people will find it fun, debaters will find a debate. You will get offended if you want to be offended.

Improve things by being a objectively critical constructive poster with a sense of humour and a resiliant skin, not whinging about others. Lead by example. That's my advice anyhow.

  jtcgs

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Joined: 9/28/04
Posts: 1843

1/27/13 9:09:16 AM#135
Originally posted by Ides385

I made this account because I was tired of all the generic negativity surrounding a game we know little about.

SNIP

I might end up hating this game, but I'm not going to bash it when its obviously something that is somewhat oiginal

 1. We know some details, those are the details we are HATING because all but just a few details smacks of NOT TES, but DaoC with the TES name.

2. Original? Your post is obvious, you tell people not to hate because we know little...but then you claim its original...based on what? we know little remember? OH yeah!

So far the only thing I see that is original is making a sequal to a game then changing the name of it and using another games skins to increase interest in it.

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  Vorthanion

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Posts: 1827

1/27/13 9:15:23 AM#136
Originally posted by Yamota

I think even one of the mmorpg staff, who had test-played the game, said it was a ThemePark so I think it is pretty much a sure thing that it is. And an Elder Scrolls game, which are traditionally open ended sandboxy RPGs, contrary to linear story based one's like Dragon Age, being created as a ThemePark deserves to be hated.

It is like taking a piss on your fanbase and creating something completely else.

EverQuest was an open ended themepark, so it could be possible for TESO.  Still, I'm much more interested in EQNext not only for its mix of both (sandpark) but also for its slower paced combat  : )

  ktanner3

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1/27/13 9:50:38 AM#137
Originally posted by moguy2
Originally posted by Istavaan
The hate train has well and truly moved from gw2 to TESO, you guys are getting way too predictable. Some people like being miserable, i hope the mods crack down on it because it's making this place a depressing place to visit.

This place has always been a miserable depressing place to visit. You have seasoned posters who say the same thing over and over , just changing a couple words,  to up their count. I mean seriously I have never NOT bought a game cause of this website or its posters. I would rather lead my life than have it lead by people who make a habit of living on these forums.

 

I don't base my gameplay decisions from this site either. If I did that I would have missed out on some really good games and wasted money on some truly horrific ones. 

Currently Playing: Star Wars The Old Republic

  sapphen

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Posts: 912

1/27/13 10:17:11 AM#138
Originally posted by Axxar

I'd survive, but I'd still prefer they locked them. I think it worked really well in DAoC to make the Realms feel unique.

I would rather have DAoC2 than see TES turned into some distored imitation.  Personally I don't think locking races into factions has anything to do with making the "realms" unique.  I would prefer they focus on making a game that was unique and true to the IP rather than a knock off.

 

Originally posted by Nikopol

After all, the thing that appeals to me about the TES games is the open world, free-roaming, variety and distraction based gameplay. If this game can deliver on that online, it's worth a go in my book.  Though I have to say they got strike one on the free-roaming thing; denying access to enemy territories is not a good idea in my book. I hope they haven't shut the door on that.

That strike one for you is worth about 2 for me and from everything I've heard they've slammed the door on world exploration.  It is promoted on the temporarly official ESO forums that if we don't like it, we should create an alt or get over it.  We are told this is not a TES game but a spin-off of the series and if we want to explore to go play Skyrim.

 

Originally posted by ShakyMo
I don't see how you can hate on a game without even playing it. I hate swtor, but that's because I payed a lot of money for it, it was crap, and I only got 2 weeks play out of it.

I disagree with the game because they have locked races into factions.  In addition we are unable to explore the whole world of Tamriel.  I don't need to play the game to see that they've already excluded freedom of choice and exploration from a franchise that embraces these elements.

 

Originally posted by azzamasin
Originally posted by sapphen

I respect that but how would you have felt if they didn't lock factions, or never even mentioned it?  I couldn't see people fighting for this option if it was never on the table.

Personally don't mind faction locks in some games but imo it doesn't fit in an Elder Scrolls game.  Even the era which they are depicting was barbaric and orderless, it would've been near impossible for everyone from a race to support one cause (with the High Elves being an exception).  I feel like there are other ways to make each side feel unique without taking away the freedom many have came to expect in an Elder Scrolls game.

Seeing as the Lore Master at Bethesda himself says you're wrong is plenty enough reason for me to believe in the company that created the lore and backstory over some internet personna with an agenda.

With that being said, yes the lore doesn't expressely say there were factions liek this but neither does it say they weren't.  Seeing as Matt Firor is the brains behind both DAoC and the low amount of MMO's who've used this 3 faction system it isn't out of the realm of the believable to go with this style of conflict as opposed to the open conflict or 2 faction conflict both of which has been done to death over the course of 15 years of MMO.

Call me crazy but I prefer to play and explore systems in which have hardly been done over something that is the industry norm.

Ohhh really, the Lore Master himself says I'm wrong... do you have a link for that?  All of the books and lore I've read support my claim (moreso than 3 different races aligning themselves so perfectly into 3 different factions).  There was many struggles between and within races at this time.

http://www.imperial-library.info/content/second-era
During the Second Era, the people of Tamriel often use the term "Common Era" when referring to the Second Era. This habit is uncommon in any other Era. This Era is also known as the Interregnum*.

* An interregnum is a period of discontinuity or "gap" in a government, organization, or social order.

Having 3 factions is perfectly fine imo.  I don't like the fact that they made the war racial when many races wasn't even that organized among themselves - I mean the Nords would've shit bricks if their high king aligned with Dunmers and Argonians.

They could've put in the factions as 3 different groups fighting for control of Cyrodiil; The Nord High King, The Breton Merchant Lord and the High Elf Queen.  Then other races could be mixed in such as;

  • The Breton Merchant Lord hired an army of Redguards and captured Orcs as slaves to fight for him.
  • The Queen made many friends in her exploration and they joined her when she took rule.
  • The Nord High King has a Dark Elf adviser and the Argonians fight for him in hopes to gain their freedom.

This would've been a setting that would allowed different races to join other factions.  It would make sense because everyone has their own interest and it isn't tied into the whole nation.

Industry norm is to bring up DAoC in some way when talking about PvP.  Many of the systems they are describing is nothing more than modified versions of systems already in other MMOs.  I would've LOVED to have something that isn't normally done and TES would've been a great IP for it.

  Sunscour

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1/27/13 10:23:47 AM#139

Well, I am going to play it.

Then I will pass judgement.

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  sapphen

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Posts: 912

1/27/13 10:41:36 AM#140
Originally posted by Sunscour

Well, I am going to play it.

Then I will pass judgement.

Unfortantly by then it will be too late.  Usually I'm the same way but TES hits so close to home with me.  In most games I'm the one defending them from all the scrutiny.

You have a good outlook.

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