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#1 Kaldaur

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 04:29 PM

The Elder scrolls MMO has just been confirmed, and Gameinformer will roll out the big reveal in their June issue. Apparently, it will feature public dungeons and 3-faction pvp.

So perhaps GW2, even though it hasn't released yet, is the herald of a return to 3-faction pvp in the genre. It would be a welcome change, definitely.

http://www.mmorpg.co...e-Informer.html

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 04:37 PM

hmmm... it could really good or really terribad, but it sounds interesting nonetheless. ;)

*reserving judgement*

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 04:38 PM

Elder Scrolls thread is that way, but in any case, it'll be interesting to see how this pans out. I'm interested but wary at this point. I just have a hard time imagining how they're going to translate the grand single player TES games into an MMO.

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 04:39 PM

I want to see footage before I cast my Judgement of Infernal Doom.

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 04:40 PM

Hmm... Molag Bal. I should've let the priest of Boethiah desecrate his altar. But, oh boy, that's great news. I can't wait to see it.

#6 Stuart444

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 04:40 PM

At least we know what the buggiest new MMO will be now :)

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 04:44 PM

View PostStuart444, on 03 May 2012 - 04:40 PM, said:

At least we know what the buggiest new MMO will be now :)

Good point. But at least we won't have to wait 5 years for the release. *cough* *cough*

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 04:47 PM

View PostDraugadan, on 03 May 2012 - 04:44 PM, said:

Good point. But at least we won't have to wait 5 years for the release. *cough* *cough*

Yes because they didn't announce it at the start of development <_<

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 04:48 PM

View PostDraugadan, on 03 May 2012 - 04:44 PM, said:

Good point. But at least we won't have to wait 5 years for the release. *cough* *cough*

Hohoho, I see what you did there. :P

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 04:54 PM

I also expect a 360 version and Kinect support day 1 with time exclusive patches on the 360 for 30 days :)

Edited by Stuart444, 03 May 2012 - 04:55 PM.


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Posted 03 May 2012 - 04:57 PM

Not too thrilled, imo single player is what really makes the elder scrolls. I'll have to see how it turns out.

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 04:57 PM

I've got a feeling that this will be bad :P

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 05:06 PM

View PostStuart444, on 03 May 2012 - 04:54 PM, said:

I also expect a 360 version and Kinect support day 1 with time exclusive patches on the 360 for 30 days :)

Not to mention the High Res Texture packs for the PC.

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 05:14 PM

Very excited to finally hear more about it, I am definitely going to follow this. :)

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 05:16 PM

View PostStuart444, on 03 May 2012 - 04:40 PM, said:

At least we know what the buggiest new MMO will be now :)
Don't quote me on this, but I'm pretty sure I read (in some obscure corner of teh interwebz) that the MMO is being made by a different team than the one that made the single-player games. If we're lucky, it might not be a typical Bugthesda release. :)

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 05:22 PM

Why, WHY?!!

It is one thing to have muliplayer in the elder scrolls universe but making it an MMO?!! The flying !@#$

No, just no. The last thing I want to see in an elder scrolls game is a naked wood elf jumping around spamming "healer LFG questing!"

The Elder Scroll is a staple of immersion in the RPG genre. It is THE game to get lost and explore in, I played Skyrim for it's hidden wonders, freedom and exploration and couldn't give a rats ass about anything else.

And now they are taking the best thing away from the game, why?! How could mugging random townsfolk work in an MMO let another PvP in an elder scrolls game?!

It's release date is in 2013?!!! No, for the love of God just release an elder scrolls MMO when it's ready! If you're going to make an elder scrolls MMO at least make it as flawless as humanly possible.

Edited by Zodiac Meteor, 03 May 2012 - 05:28 PM.


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Posted 03 May 2012 - 05:22 PM

View PostSilvernis, on 03 May 2012 - 05:16 PM, said:

Don't quote me on this, but I'm pretty sure I read (in some obscure corner of teh interwebz) that the MMO is being made by a different team than the one that made the single-player games. If we're lucky, it might not be a typical Bugthesda release. :)

ZeniMax Online, which still links it to the parent company of Bethesda and therefore they can get whatever they need from Bethesda relatively easy.

Oh and it's (according to the Zenimax wiki) using the same engine SWTOR used. The HeroEngine.

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 05:25 PM

View PostZodiac Meteor, on 03 May 2012 - 05:22 PM, said:

Why, WHY?!!

It is one thing to have muliplayer in the elder scrolls universe but making it an MMO?!! The flying !@#$

No, just no. The last thing I want to see in an elder scrolls game is a naked wood elf jumping around spamming "healer LFG questing!"

The Elder Scroll is a staple of immersion in the RPG genre. It is THE game to get lost and explore in, I played Skyrim for it's hidden wonders and exploration and couldn't give a rats ass about anything else.

This. If you make TES multiplayer, keep it to something like 4 player co-op.

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 05:31 PM

View PostZodiac Meteor, on 03 May 2012 - 05:22 PM, said:

Why, WHY?!!

It is one thing to have muliplayer in the elder scrolls universe but making it an MMO?!! The flying !@#$

No, just no. The last thing I want to see in an elder scrolls game is a naked wood elf jumping around spamming "healer LFG questing!"

The Elder Scroll is a staple of immersion in the RPG genre. It is THE game to get lost and explore in, I played Skyrim for it's hidden wonders, freedom and exploration and couldn't give a rats ass about anything else.

And now they are taking the best thing away from the game, why?! How could mugging random townsfolk work in an MMO let another PvP in an elder scrolls game?!

It's release date is in 2013?!!! No, for the love of God just release an elder scrolls MMO when it's ready! If you're going to make an elder scrolls MMO at least make it as flawless as humanly possible.

You are acting like they're not going to make any more singleplayer games. There's a reason they made the MMO so early on in Elder Scrolls history. It's so they have enough "lore time" to continue developing the single player games across the various regions while their pet studio can tend to the MMO.

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 05:32 PM

Why are people hating without actually knowing anything about the game?

#21 Alot

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 05:33 PM

I have bad news, it's being made on the HeroEngine. Do you know which engine SW:TOR was made on...... :qq:

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 05:38 PM

View PostScarlet_Blossom, on 03 May 2012 - 05:32 PM, said:

Why are people hating without actually knowing anything about the game?
Fair question. For me personally, the idea of making an Elder Scrolls MMO just reeks of cashing in on a popular franchise. I also have misgivings about how they will take what has long been a distinctly single-player game style and turn it into an MMO.

Edit: For the record, I am very willing to be pleasantly surprised by this MMO. I just don't have very high hopes at the moment.

Edited by Silvernis, 03 May 2012 - 05:57 PM.


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Posted 03 May 2012 - 05:41 PM

View PostScarlet_Blossom, on 03 May 2012 - 05:32 PM, said:

Why are people hating without actually knowing anything about the game?

Elder Scrolls is not a game for massive multiplayer. At it's core the elder scrolls series are about wonder, exploration and freedom. Something that playing with other players quickly ruins. It feels like a very cheap cash-in by taking something popular making it into an MMO (ex. SWTOR).

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You are acting like they're not going to make any more singleplayer games.

The problem is they're NOT making a single player game now. Eager for Final Fantasy Versus 13? TO BAD, enjoy Final Fantasy 14, 13 and 13-2.

Edited by Zodiac Meteor, 03 May 2012 - 05:42 PM.


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Posted 03 May 2012 - 05:43 PM

View PostZodiac Meteor, on 03 May 2012 - 05:41 PM, said:

Elder Scrolls is not a game for massive multiplayer. At it's core the elder scrolls series are about wonder, exploration and freedom. Something that playing with other players quickly ruins. It feels like a very cheap cash-in by taking something popular making it into an MMO (ex. SWTOR).



The problem is their NOT making a single player game now. Eager for Final Fantasy Versus 13? TO BAD, enjoy Final Fantasy 14, 13 and 13-2.

You do know that Bethesda Softworks isn't the actual company developing the MMORPG? This studio however...

I'm not happy about some seemingly inexperienced company make an attempt at desecrating the Elder Scrolls universe.

Edited by Alot, 03 May 2012 - 05:45 PM.


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Posted 03 May 2012 - 05:44 PM

Oh boy.  Man, I've always wanted a multiplayer TES, but I was wanting a drop in-drop out 4 player co-op, not an MMO for crying out loud!  I know it is being made by a different team, and Bethesda will still continue to make the glorious single player games, but still.  Plus it is using the HeroEngine.  I don't know, if they decide to go the SWTOR route and copy the basic, run of the mill MMO formula "Kill 10 rats" mantra, then I don't see it doing very well.  I mean, they'd basically have to survive off the IP alone if the game is neither good or innovative.

Also, what about subscription fee?  If they have one, it smells more like a cheap cash in to me, which will simply tarnish the franchise as a whole.  Elder Scrolls has always been about freedom and immersion, exploring that with a buddy or three would be fine, amazing even.  But when you turn it into an MMO, and include linear fetch and kill quests ala WoW, Rift, or SWTOR, then we have a problem!

I don't like this, but I will reserve final judgement untill I see more information.

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 05:52 PM

View PostStuart444, on 03 May 2012 - 05:22 PM, said:

ZeniMax Online, which still links it to the parent company of Bethesda and therefore they can get whatever they need from Bethesda relatively easy.

Oh and it's (according to the Zenimax wiki) using the same engine SWTOR used. The HeroEngine.
Bwahaha.

Seriously, I loved Skyrim but couldn't get into the two previous games. I am really not sure how they are going to pull this off while retaining that ES feeling.

EDIT- I am calling a sub fee right now.

Edited by Hector, 03 May 2012 - 05:53 PM.


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Posted 03 May 2012 - 06:03 PM

I'm calling sub fee, kill 10 rats and WoW combat.

The head developer worked on Dark age of Camelot.

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 06:15 PM

Hero Engine, that's all I have to say

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 06:20 PM

View PostKalx, on 03 May 2012 - 06:15 PM, said:

Hero Engine, that's all I have to say

If it is true (couldnt' find confirmation) then it's a definate pass.

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 07:08 PM

View PostAlot, on 03 May 2012 - 05:43 PM, said:

You do know that Bethesda Softworks isn't the actual company developing the MMORPG? This studio however...

I'm not happy about some seemingly inexperienced company make an attempt at desecrating the Elder Scrolls universe.
You realize Zenimax is the parent company of Bethesda, right?




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