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Elder Scrolls Online Forum » General Discussion » With TESOs focus on RvR how do you think it will fair when CU launches?

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  GrayGhost79

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OP  2/16/13 7:20:48 PM#1

I'm actually wondering about the longevity of TESO at this point already (Yes, I know the game hasn't launched yet). It's already pushing away many TES fans in favor of RvR fans due to the RvR focus. What happens when it's a battle between CU (The DAoC successor) and TES (A series that was never really about PvP). 

 

It's basically a battle between Matt Firor and Mark Jacobs vying for the same DAoC player base while Jacobs has the IP advantage. 

 

What are your thoughts on the matter?

 

 

 

  Rthuth434

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2/16/13 7:24:29 PM#2

TESO will have years of post launch development and a fanbase before you even play(demo/beta)CU. plus having more content in general in the form of PVE...if anything CU will be seen a s a side game. smaller scale, smaller budget. even if the RvR is better, you're getting less for the dollar objectively.

 

PS. DAoC, like all other old MMO's that have dropped in popularty have its fanbase absolutely scattered to the wind by now. TESO will have its own and CU will have its own. there's not much of a battle to be had here. they will either have a widley divergent appeal despite RvR due to one being a pvp only game, and if TESO happens to go F2P by the time CU releases well...not much of a hard choice then is there.. play both.

  Maephisto

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2/16/13 7:25:47 PM#3

all I can say is......I hope both games kick ass. 

Wont there be a good amount of time between the launch of TESO and CU?

  GrayGhost79

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OP  2/16/13 7:40:23 PM#4

I'm actually passing on CU because as much as I liked DAoC the RvR PvP isn't my thing. I'm an FFA PvP fan myself and the lack of PvE kind of leaves me without much interest in the game. 

There should be a good amount of time between the two launches which I think could be both good and bad. By the time CU launches its plausible to think interest in TESO could be down enough to make an impact. Though I honestly don't know how much development CU has if any as I haven't delved into much detail about it after hearing its essentially RvR only. 

 

I'm just thinking ahead and wondering without the RvR fans if TESO would have much staying power. A games only focus being RvR its reasonable to think it could (Notice I said could oO!) pull the RvR fans away from other titles. 

  achesoma

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2/16/13 7:44:20 PM#5
It can only help CU.  After people get burnt out on ESO phased RVR they'll flock to try CU. 

  boxsnd

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2/16/13 7:50:10 PM#6
Making a good RvR system is not an easy task. Every game that tried it after DAoC failed miserably. Let's just be happy that MMOs started caring about open world PvP all of a sudden and hope at least one of them gets it right.

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  redcapp

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2/16/13 7:55:35 PM#7
Given the (lack of) longevity seen in the genre these days, I honestly don't expect TESO to even be relevant by the time CU is being released.
  GrayGhost79

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OP  2/16/13 7:58:54 PM#8
Originally posted by redcapp
Given the (lack of) longevity seen in the genre these days, I honestly don't expect TESO to even be relevant by the time CU is being released.

This is entirely possible as well. 

  Bigbadwlf

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2/16/13 9:34:14 PM#9

I'm sure all the hardcore RvR players will go to CU as soon as it launches, because despite ESO being RvR focus, it's not going be the game's main selling point.  However the problem with RvR PvP is that you need a large player base for RvR to work.

I feel bad for Mark Jacobs as I feel he's painted himself into another corner with his kickstarter.  It's one thing for his backers to love DAoC, it's another thing for them to hate everything not DAoC.  I have no idea what Mark is going to do when CU starts bleeding subs after the first month like all MMOs do. Half the population will be demanding more features to justify the sub and the other half will threaten to quit if their game is changed in any way.  Despite what anybody says, he's going to do what he needs to do make the money, which will piss off a lot of fans.

ESO will probably not have the best RvR players, but it will most likely have more people overall participating in RvR casually. The rewards for participating in ESO RvR will be fully established by the time of CU's release.

  Crazyhorsek

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2/16/13 11:32:54 PM#10

lol CU is vaporware... and well you know... <insert Mark Jacobs God-Mode Sentence here> to make it fall down the pits of failure...

Yes he did DAoC... but George Lucas also made starwars and all of a sudden he makes movies like I know how to cook - like shit.

  azzamasin

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2/16/13 11:37:40 PM#11
Originally posted by GrayGhost79

I'm actually wondering about the longevity of TESO at this point already (Yes, I know the game hasn't launched yet). It's already pushing away many TES fans in favor of RvR fans due to the RvR focus. What happens when it's a battle between CU (The DAoC successor) and TES (A series that was never really about PvP). 

 

It's basically a battle between Matt Firor and Mark Jacobs vying for the same DAoC player base while Jacobs has the IP advantage. 

 

What are your thoughts on the matter?

 

 

 

While I will most likely play both I am apprensive about CU more because of the niche systems it employee's.  Removing PvE progression will not be for many people.  I also look forward to the ESO PvE more then anything else since I have grown to not care as much about PvP in my old age.  However seeing as Cyrodill is offering alot of PvE style content in the RvR areas with open dungeons my PvP appeal could change.  Bsically I am looking forward to ESO more because it offers the TES style character progression and exploration centric content I yearn for.  Endgame will be an issue for both games so either/or could end up being the next 3 monther for me.

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!

  muffins89

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2/16/13 11:48:05 PM#12
i think TESO wil have a better chance at succeeding in today's mmo market.  it will provide pve and pvp.  hopefully both games will provide enough entertainment to not be a waste of money.

I think the prostitute mod corrupted your game files man. -elhefen

  Yizle

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2/16/13 11:50:09 PM#13
I am fine without the PVE progression as long as the PVP/RVR is good. I am not sure why they chose to remove all PVE though but as I said as long as the pvp is good I am ok with it.
  Lovely_Laly

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2/17/13 8:03:25 AM#14

I prefer PvE/PvP clearly separated, o/w PvP should not interact with my PvE progress.
Both must be well designed and not boring.

May be I asking too much?=D

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  ChakaCan

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2/17/13 8:44:42 AM#15
Originally posted by Bigbadwlf

I'm sure all the hardcore RvR players will go to CU as soon as it launches, because despite ESO being RvR focus, it's not going be the game's main selling point.  However the problem with RvR PvP is that you need a large player base for RvR to work.

I feel bad for Mark Jacobs as I feel he's painted himself into another corner with his kickstarter.  It's one thing for his backers to love DAoC, it's another thing for them to hate everything not DAoC.  I have no idea what Mark is going to do when CU starts bleeding subs after the first month like all MMOs do. Half the population will be demanding more features to justify the sub and the other half will threaten to quit if their game is changed in any way.  Despite what anybody says, he's going to do what he needs to do make the money, which will piss off a lot of fans.

ESO will probably not have the best RvR players, but it will most likely have more people overall participating in RvR casually. The rewards for participating in ESO RvR will be fully established by the time of CU's release.

This ^^^

All I have to add is these will be 2 entirely different games.  The only similarity is the fans wanting a DAoC 2, and not getting it with either game.  :(                         -  I am curious how the action combat of ESO is going to do in RvR.

  snapfusion

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2/17/13 9:19:33 AM#16
CU is so far out their launch wise (years), thats even possible you'll never see it.  TESO is right around the corner.
  Thorbrand

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2/17/13 9:23:12 AM#17
CU is just RvR and MMORPGs are about ALOT more than RvR.
  aylwynn

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2/17/13 9:50:21 AM#18
Originally posted by GrayGhost79

I'm actually wondering about the longevity of TESO at this point already (Yes, I know the game hasn't launched yet). It's already pushing away many TES fans in favor of RvR fans due to the RvR focus. What happens when it's a battle between CU (The DAoC successor) and TES (A series that was never really about PvP). 

 

It's basically a battle between Matt Firor and Mark Jacobs vying for the same DAoC player base while Jacobs has the IP advantage. 

 

What are your thoughts on the matter?

 

 

 

 

Actually I care much about my playtime in TESO, too. I fear that GuildWars 2 affects the direction of TESO, as a modern MMORPG, much. Well, I will try both games - TESO and CU - even though TESO will launch earlier than CU.

Im one of the fed up people who were pretty disappointed by GuildWars 2 battle/skill/casualfriendly-system. The dev blogs sound great to me while I don't hear that much about the TESO system besides some informations. Ex-DAoC players are able to imagine what Mr. Jacobs aims for ...

  MyTabbycat

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2/17/13 11:06:36 AM#19

Is Camelot Unchained made by Mythic? Nope.

Is Camelot Unchained even in production? Nope.

I'm leary of a game that hasn't even started yet, where the developer says he can have it ready by end of next year or early 2015. That's like less than 2 years actual development. ZeniMax Online has been working on ESO for six years.

And lastly, it's not DAoC 2 anymore than TESO is.

  FARGIN_WAR

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2/17/13 11:23:06 AM#20
Originally posted by GrayGhost79

I'm actually wondering about the longevity of TESO at this point already (Yes, I know the game hasn't launched yet). It's already pushing away many TES fans in favor of RvR fans due to the RvR focus. What happens when it's a battle between CU (The DAoC successor) and TES (A series that was never really about PvP). 

 

It's basically a battle between Matt Firor and Mark Jacobs vying for the same DAoC player base while Jacobs has the IP advantage. 

 

What are your thoughts on the matter?

 

 

 

My thoughts are all of this is just rampant speculation based on angst, innuendo, and a few press releases. Personally I'll wait until there is some actual concrete information I can use to formulate an educated opinion. Instead of participating in what seems to be the usuall behavior around here, which is to flail around in an aimless panic like chickens caught in a sudden hail storm.

If you don’t do stupid things while you’re young, you’ll have nothing to smile about when you’re old.

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