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#421 Azure Skye

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 08:04 PM

I signed up and i know nothing about it and let's wait and see. Lol

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 08:06 PM

Wooooooooooo!!! I can't wait!

#423 BuddhaKeks

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:32 PM

My whole guild signed up and we all got "excellent" as rank. That's way to easy to get. x_X

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 01:43 AM

View PostJuanele, on 22 January 2013 - 07:54 PM, said:

Signed up for it.

I do think people will have to go in with an open mind. I'm a big elder scrolls fans but I know there will be quite a few different things put in for it to be an mmo, so I'll try to keep my disappointment of certain features not in out of evaluating the game. I suppose it is kind of similar of GW2 coming from GW1.

This is huge.

We can't expect that we'll be able to kill any old peasant walking the street, or being able to steal 100 watermelons and then drop them all over the place. The sandboxy features we've come to adore will most likely be replaced with conventional MMO gimmicks. Hopefully, the world will still feel alive enough to enjoy it like other Elder Scrolls games.

Time will tell...

#425 Specialz

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 01:58 AM

Did anybody get max chance to get into the "closed" beta? And did anybody fill out the last question?

View PostJuanele, on 22 January 2013 - 07:54 PM, said:

Signed up for it.

I do think people will have to go in with an open mind. I'm a big elder scrolls fans but I know there will be quite a few different things put in for it to be an mmo, so I'll try to keep my disappointment of certain features not in out of evaluating the game. I suppose it is kind of similar of GW2 coming from GW1.

I highly doubt it. Elder scrolls players will go in expecting Elder scrolls BUT with online, while MMO player will go in expecting the killer on the block.

Or most likely based on recent history, during beta will be the greatest game EVER...till release.

Edited by Specialz, 23 January 2013 - 01:58 AM.


#426 Var

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 02:39 AM

I signed up, but I'm honestly still not very convinced. A few things worry me to no end, some of them are nonsensical (the dev's learned their stuff from working with the god awful hero engine) and some are just perplexing design decisions (the armor issue and balancing conundrums) and, on the side, the combat just hasn't looked very good at all. When I saw videos of GW2 combat I felt intrigued, when I saw videos of ESO combat I felt bored (though I also found Skyrim's combat kinda boring rather quickly... so weigh my opinion wisely).

Right now I expect something roughly to what I got out of skyrim, a rich lore to experience through dull, repetitive dungeons and combat. And without the sandboxy nature of skyrim to let me muck around, I'm worried that this is just going to be ESO the name, not the game. If I can't stack hundreds of world corpses in my house, I'm going to be mad. The ESO games have always shone for me in their freedom and modding capabilities, the vanilla games I've always found rather poor on the game aspect of things.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 10:55 AM

Signed up. Praying to baby jessu I get accepted.

#428 Arngrim Einheri

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 11:06 AM

No info on when will Beta go live right?

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 11:29 AM

View PostBuddhaKeks, on 22 January 2013 - 09:32 PM, said:

My whole guild signed up and we all got "excellent" as rank. That's way to easy to get. x_X


I wonder if they are stupid enough to fall for all of the people gaming the apps to get that "excellent" ranking.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:58 PM

View PostBuddhaKeks, on 22 January 2013 - 09:32 PM, said:

My whole guild signed up and we all got "excellent" as rank. That's way to easy to get. x_X
YOu get excellent when you fill the whole thing out. Not hard tbh lol

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:58 PM

I started out not caring about this game - but now that more info is out it's definitely on my radar, I'm excited! I'm going to sign up for beta for sure. I really like what I've heard so far. I believe it'll be sub based though - which may put me off getting it even if I enjoy the beta. We'll see.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 01:00 PM

View PostNorseman, on 23 January 2013 - 11:29 AM, said:

I wonder if they are stupid enough to fall for all of the people gaming the apps to get that "excellent" ranking.

A slong as you fill out the full application you get excellent. rating. So if you chose 1 game add one game youve tested. Then add you dxdiag and then check all the boxes for ToS and newsletters and make sure to include tour play styles. You get excellent.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 02:50 PM

View PostOvi Bell, on 23 January 2013 - 12:58 PM, said:

YOu get excellent when you fill the whole thing out. Not hard tbh lol

Not necessarily. I filled out all the questions and got 'Above average'. Lol.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 04:42 PM

Expecting it to be full of scrubs and kids from Skyrim. Will probably avoid.

Edited by Pirralla, 23 January 2013 - 04:43 PM.


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Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:03 PM

Signed up, I'd really like to try this, although I know it's gonna be quite different from the single player games.

Although I know this is a good way to make money for Bethesda, I still don't get why they couldn't do this in Skyrim, Oblivion or Morrowid. Here's my concept on how it'd look with Skyrim:
Since Skyrim is quite demanding, the multiplayer would be instanced. You'd get one "hub" area, that would hold say 10 players (could be Whiterun or some new area) in "idle" status, meaning you could walk around, sit and do all kinds of random stuff. That's for the socializing part.
Since there's Console on PC (the "~" button) as well as mods, Bethesda would add a New Game Pure mode or something, where all the unofficial modifications would be disabled as well as cheatcodes. Console would still work, it'd be used as Chat system though.
As for PvE part, upon entering a dungeon or any area set to be PvE, a box would pop up where you'd choose to go alone or invite friends from your friendlist (could be done via Steam or using some custom method). A dungeon could hold say up to 5 players and the monsters difficulty would scale accordingly.
As for PvP, they'd simply add some kind of Arena (such as Imperial City Arena from Oblivion, not entirely sure if Skyrim has something like this), where you'd either get matched up against similar level oponents and rank up or invite a person from your Friendlist for a battle.

I think this would be much more appreciated by players than TES:Online and it doesn't sound that difficult to implement either...

Edited by Kuskah, 23 January 2013 - 05:07 PM.


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Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:40 AM

Haven't posted here in about 2 months, but man can't wait for ESO. I've pushed video games off my daily radar, but ESO is back on.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 06:02 AM

I hope they cancel it.
The lore-destruction will be worse than ever before - and the extremely choppy combat will be pretty much laughable, by modern MMO standards.

Bethesda trying to cash in on the MMO-craze is just going to burn them. The only reason their games are really even playable are due to mods - and I'm not sure those will be possible, with an MMO.

If you're hyped for ESO, try to look at everything coming out about without fanboy eyes. I say that just so that you don't get burned as hard as I got burned by GW2.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 06:26 AM

I'm not in a fanboy craze, I'm just excited to see what this game really has to offer to an experience in an MMO world of Elder Scrolls. I really have no expectations, I really don't know really indepth details besides the bigger selling points (public dungeons. interactive world, PvP like WvW)

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 06:50 AM

View PostOwn Age Myname, on 24 January 2013 - 06:26 AM, said:

I'm not in a fanboy craze, I'm just excited to see what this game really has to offer to an experience in an MMO world of Elder Scrolls. I really have no expectations, I really don't know really indepth details besides the bigger selling points (public dungeons. interactive world, PvP like WvW)

If you like something you're obvously a blind fanboy and if you don't like something you're obviously a blind hater. May as well get used to it because nothing is good at anything these days, it's all just gold-plated crap according to the party lines.

Generally thinking independently and not succuming to stereotype game is not allowed these days.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:59 AM

View PostOwn Age Myname, on 24 January 2013 - 06:26 AM, said:

I'm not in a fanboy craze, I'm just excited to see what this game really has to offer to an experience in an MMO world of Elder Scrolls. I really have no expectations, I really don't know really indepth details besides the bigger selling points (public dungeons. interactive world, PvP like WvW)
I'd be mildly interested if it were B2P, instead of P2P (which I am sure it will be).  It does have some nice selling points indeed.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:02 AM

View PostSoki, on 24 January 2013 - 06:02 AM, said:

I hope they cancel it.
The lore-destruction will be worse than ever before - and the extremely choppy combat will be pretty much laughable, by modern MMO standards.

Bethesda trying to cash in on the MMO-craze is just going to burn them. The only reason their games are really even playable are due to mods - and I'm not sure those will be possible, with an MMO.

If you're hyped for ESO, try to look at everything coming out about without fanboy eyes. I say that just so that you don't get burned as hard as I got burned by GW2.

I agree with your post but TES:O is being developped by another studio, specifically founded for it and with some very experienced devs.
Not by Bugthesda.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:59 AM

View PostNorseman, on 23 January 2013 - 11:29 AM, said:

I wonder if they are stupid enough to fall for all of the people gaming the apps to get that "excellent" ranking.

I wouldn't be surprised if it was a sort of bluff.  Telling people the criteria to get selected isn't a very good idea, but those who clearly went out of their way to get an "excellent rating" by just ticking all the boxes, are the people are probably the least likely to do actual testing.  So they know to avoid those kinds of people.

Plus they want a range of playstyles, so I think a lot of people with below average/average ratings actually have a higher chance of getting in than the masses who went for excellents.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:05 AM

I signed up for beta, but I'm not expecting much out of this game tbh. I can see it going the same way SWTOR did. Dangit, do what you're good at instead Bethesda.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:45 AM

View PostSoki, on 24 January 2013 - 06:02 AM, said:

I hope they cancel it.

People these days... I think the amount of cynicals has increased by 10 times in recent years. If you don't like the idea, fine. But don't try to ruin other peoples experience. I for example did not get burned by GW2, it's the best MMO I've ever played, besides GW1, despite not being perfect. But apparently saying that makes me a "fanboy".
Well, I prefer being able to actually enjoy games, instead of flaming them for the things they don't get right on day one and then loose all hope that any game in the genre will ever be good again.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 11:30 AM

"Excellent" is there to force people to fill out the entire survey. They care more about that data than trying to pick good "testers" for what is likely just another PR stunt.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 12:39 PM

View PostFoxBat, on 24 January 2013 - 11:30 AM, said:

"Excellent" is there to force people to fill out the entire survey. They care more about that data than trying to pick good "testers" for what is likely just another PR stunt.

Except you don't always get "Excellent" if you just fill out the entire survey. I did. I got above average. The only questions I didn't answer/boxes I didn't tick were if I wanted to be kept up-to-date (A.k.a. newsletters), * no. If they really decide the difference between Above Average and Excellent based on that...

#447 Juanele

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:01 PM

I only got above average and I filled out everything as well. So I'm not sure what the magic touch was to get excellent.

As an aside, is it possible to like something without being called a fanboy?

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:11 PM

One of the big draws for me in the Elder Scrolls series was the tremendous mod support they received from the modding community.  Bethesda actually encouraged this with their tools and game design implementation.  Has their been any word as to whether TES: Online will support modding, such as client-side-only graphical mods which would be purely cosmetic and not provide any player advantages?

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 06:01 PM

I also signed up, why not take a look?

The no shards idea is nice, a bit like GW. Crouching, blocking, sneaking are nice additions compared to GW2 and I definitely like the more realistic weapons and armour I've seen thus far as the more "strict" fantasy setting compared with the steampunky and cartoonish gnomes/asura and their robots. Also the DAoC 3-faction world PvP sounds good; I always liked the idea of factions and 3 of them is a lot more balanced and immersive than just "server pride" or 2 unequal factions.

But there's just so very little information available about the game. It can go a lot of ways, there's far too little information available to be either hyped or negative about it. WAR seemed a great game too (and I still love the style) - and look what it has become. I have a lot more questions than answers and doing the beta will clarify a lot.

Edited by Arquenya, 24 January 2013 - 06:04 PM.


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Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:27 PM

View PostGilles VI, on 24 January 2013 - 08:02 AM, said:

I agree with your post but TES:O is being developped by another studio, specifically founded for it and with some very experienced devs.
Not by Bugthesda.
The studio is a branch of Bethesda with designers from Bethesda.
It's screwed.

View PostBuddhaKeks, on 24 January 2013 - 10:45 AM, said:

People these days... I think the amount of cynicals has increased by 10 times in recent years. If you don't like the idea, fine. But don't try to ruin other peoples experience. I for example did not get burned by GW2, it's the best MMO I've ever played, besides GW1, despite not being perfect. But apparently saying that makes me a "fanboy".
Well, I prefer being able to actually enjoy games, instead of flaming them for the things they don't get right on day one and then loose all hope that any game in the genre will ever be good again.
All it takes is one look at what they have planned for ESO to know how much of a flop it's going to be.
I don't know why you're trying to make commentary on "people these days:(" being too cynical. On the topic of ESO, the only optimism I have is cautious optimism that the animation, combat mechanics, backstory for why the races are together, and proposed mechanics are reworked.
As you can see, that's a tall order - and probably won't occur.
Thus, I know it'll be a fail like TOR.

I -hope- it fails so companies stop jumping on the "we gotta have an MMO" bandwagon.




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