The Elder Scrolls Online Will Finally Bring The Elder Scrolls Online

#451 Posted by SpawnMan (748 posts) -

If it's not on the console and the gameplay differs from Skyrim etc (IE, not some B.S. WoW replica and actually first person adventure!) then I do not want. Be the first developer to make a MMO on the console and do it well, and you will go down in legend.

#452 Posted by zyn (2591 posts) -

Saw some screenshots (don't know how old) of the game at CVG and I hope this is not what the final game looks like.

#453 Posted by alConn (153 posts) -

I don't care that this is probably going to be bad and I'm most likely never going to play it...I am still excited about it. Which makes no sense.

#454 Posted by qraham (64 posts) -

Very conflicted...

#455 Posted by MrBlueJackle (124 posts) -

Surprising no one, The Elder Scrolls Online is online. So that happened.

#456 Posted by Druminator (1676 posts) -

Please be on consoles...

#457 Posted by JuggaloAcidman (272 posts) -

The last thing I want from elder scrolls is an MMO!!!

#458 Posted by FoxMulder (1630 posts) -

MMO's suck! Played WoW with some friends for month or so. Had fun until the 2nd week when they left and I realized how boring MMO's are. No I do not want to collect 10 pumpkins with a 10% drop rate!

#459 Posted by djaoni (339 posts) -

@Demon_Slayer said:

So it will be an Elder Scrolls game in which none of my actions can have a lasting effect on the world?

So it's Skyrim?

#460 Posted by leem101 (107 posts) -

MMO's are usually poor man rpgs, so really not too sure how this 1 will pan out

#461 Posted by BigChickenDinner (766 posts) -

@leem101 said:

MMO's are usually poor man rpgs, so really not too sure how this 1 will pan out

Face mother fucking palm.

#462 Posted by Autechresaint (56 posts) -
#463 Posted by djaoni (339 posts) -

@leem101 said:

MMO's are usually poor man rpgs, so really not too sure how this 1 will pan out

Considering every MMO ever has more stats/char customization than any big "RPG" released in the last few years I'm gonna disagree.

STORIZ AND DIALOG CHOICES WITH THE ILLUSION OF CHOICE = RPGEEEZ OH MY GOWDZ

#464 Posted by Pibo47 (3166 posts) -

@Autechresaint said:

Have you all see the screenshots yet? lol, it looks like a generic Ever Quest knock off.

http://www.shacknews.com/chatty?id=28131835#item_28131835

Doesnt even look like TES...thanks bethesda. For fucking up one of the greatest series ever. They better not ruin TES:VI

#465 Edited by fjor (295 posts) -

like we dont have enough mmo's

#466 Posted by Blue_Cube (159 posts) -

The Elder Scrolls series is dead to me now.

#467 Posted by leem101 (107 posts) -

@djaoni said:

@leem101 said:

MMO's are usually poor man rpgs, so really not too sure how this 1 will pan out

Considering every MMO ever has more stats/char customization than any big "RPG" released in the last few years I'm gonna disagree.

STORIZ AND DIALOG CHOICES WITH THE ILLUSION OF CHOICE = RPGEEEZ OH MY GOWDZ

haha rage much, i'm sure WOW is amazing still..........

#468 Posted by Wallzii (173 posts) -

I'm not looking forward to this as much as anyone else, but let's keep the blame away from Bethesda Game Studios as this isn't their project.

ZeniMax Online Studios is developing this game, another subsidiary development studio of ZeniMax Media. Since ZeniMax Media owns the IP for the Elder Scrolls, they can do whatever they want with it. I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of the core team at Bethesda Game Studios wasn't thrilled by the prospect of this game either. If they were, I am sure Todd Howard would have a larger role than just a "lore consultant" through the development process.

#469 Posted by InternetCrab (1504 posts) -

TES is created to be a single player game, and should always be a single player game.

#470 Posted by BenMat88 (2 posts) -

I'm all for a co-op or a arena battle, hell maybe a full on war-zone between the Empire and the Thalmor (I like killing Thalmor in Skyrim and would like to slaughter more in a battle field). But a full on MMO? I dont think the elder scrolls is ready for that.

#471 Posted by Sticky_Pennies (2019 posts) -

Doesn't seem like a very good choice. I like the idea of being able to explore all of Tamriel, but I fear this will lack the focus which the previous games brought...

#472 Posted by BaconGames (3292 posts) -

@ZodiacVII said:

I'm not looking forward to this as much as anyone else, but let's keep the blame away from Bethesda Game Studios as this isn't their project.

ZeniMax Online Studios is developing this game, another subsidiary development studio of ZeniMax Media. Since ZeniMax Media owns the IP for the Elder Scrolls, they can do whatever they want with it. I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of the core team at Bethesda Game Studios wasn't thrilled by the prospect of this game either. If they were, I am sure Todd Howard would have a larger role than just a "lore consultant" through the development process.

Good point. While it's a shame that they're doing the one thing with the ip I'm sure no one really asked for, that makes me feel a whole lot better about this.

#473 Posted by Undeadpool (4908 posts) -

@Blue_Cube said:

The Elder Scrolls series is dead to me now.

Yeah, THIS is what's gonna make it real tough to go back to Daggerfall...

#474 Posted by Paliv (127 posts) -

MMO? Unless it's vastly different from WoW or other recent MMOs I have no interest.

#475 Posted by Comando156 (5 posts) -

Count me in. I have been wanting a MMO of the elder scrolls since oblivion. And im not even a big MMO fan. This can be really good if it maintains the graphics from skyrium. If it does not... im going to be upset.

#476 Posted by Pudge (865 posts) -

@Comando156 said:

Count me in. I have been wanting a MMO of the elder scrolls since oblivion. And im not even a big MMO fan. This can be really good if it maintains the graphics from skyrium. If it does not... im going to be upset.

It wont.

#477 Posted by Lepruk86 (63 posts) -

A large sigh and a meh...

I just don't see it working that well. It feels like MMO's are on the decline; just seems like the wrong time to release yet another into the market...

Whatever... I would just prefer so proper, well thought-out dlc for Skyrim over this. Just my opinion of course.

#478 Posted by divakchopra (86 posts) -

will this be free to play like guild wars?

#479 Posted by Wallzii (173 posts) -
@Lepruk86 said:

A large sigh and a meh...

I just don't see it working that well. It feels like MMO's are on the decline; just seems like the wrong time to release yet another into the market...

Whatever... I would just prefer so proper, well thought-out dlc for Skyrim over this. Just my opinion of course.

You are getting well thought-out DLC for Skyrim. This game has nothing to do with the development studio behind the Elder Scrolls games we all know and love,, Bethesda Game Studios. Elder Scrolls Online is being developed by another subsidiary studio of ZeniMax Media, ZeniMax Online Studios. 
 
Again, this is purely a money grab by the parent company, not a shift in focus for the series.
#480 Posted by lumberingjackal (226 posts) -

I'm a little surprised at how much I don't want to play this Elder Scrolls entry they're cooking up.

#481 Posted by Tru3_Blu3 (3186 posts) -
#482 Posted by SlashDance (1804 posts) -

I've always said making an Elder Scrolls MMO would be a bad idea, but only if Bethesda Games Studios did it instead of Fallout 4 or TESVI. It's too much of a risk, and it's not at all what people want.

I fail to see what anybody has to lose with this, though, since it's being done by a different team. I have zero interest in the game, but I think the reaction is exaggerated.

#483 Posted by Wallzii (173 posts) -
@SlashDance said:

I've always said making an Elder Scrolls MMO would be a bad idea, but only if Bethesda Games Studios did it instead of Fallout 4 or TESVI. It's too much of a risk, and it's not at all what people want.

I fail to see what anybody has to lose with this, though, since it's being done by a different team. I have zero interest in the game, but I think the reaction is exaggerated.

People are illogical and/or can't read.
#484 Posted by Lepruk86 (63 posts) -

@ZodiacVII: Oh I am aware of that; Sorry I didn't mean to imply that I thought they were coming from the same source.

I merely meant that I would personally play DLC for Skyrim over a TES MMO. But thanks for the clarification :).

My feelings remain the same however; just no interest in the mmo version of TES at all.

#485 Posted by AttroPheed (21 posts) -

Meh.

#486 Posted by selbie (1843 posts) -

@Tru3_Blu3 said:

Perfect, although I think it's a little premature to say the entire TES is doomed because Zenimax wants to milk the MMO cash cow. I doubt this will stop Bethesda from continuing with their single player experiences.

#487 Posted by Robs_Knob (31 posts) -

But I don't want them to make an mmo.... I'm not being unreasonable.... am I?

#488 Posted by Icaria (93 posts) -

Sorry but I'm never going to pay a monthly fee just to play a game. You lost me on this one, Bethesda/Zenimax/whoever.

#489 Posted by John_Lawlz (110 posts) -

@subyman said:

I'd rather see a Skyrim Coop expansion.

#490 Posted by AiurFlux (901 posts) -

Glad someone posted the screenshots because I just ran across them and was not impressed. Not because of the graphics, I get that it's an MMO and it must have lower spec graphics so more people can run the damn thing at reasonable stability over the internet connected to hundreds of other people. But by the fact that it's just another generic third person, hotkey combat, subscription based, questing grindfest MMO with nothing different. It will be the exact same as ToR, meaning success at launch and a massive fall off a few months later. Paid subscriptions simply do not work anymore. They absolutely have to follow the Guild Wars 2 model of "But the actual game, play online for nothing, but there's paid content in there that's completely optional to generate revenue." They won't do that though and it'll fail because of it.

Also being that this is out before other Elder Scrolls games in the provinces of Black Marsh, Elswyer, Valenwood, Summerset Isles, and the half of Morrowind that isn't Vvardenfall I have to wonder if they'll even be featured (and before anyone mentions it Arena doesn't count since it was procedurally generated). Because if they are it can pretty much be assured that they will be original designs and not those of Bethesda actual. And in saying that I have to also wonder how true they will be to the ideas that Bethesda had for those places. It's a perfectly acceptable conclusion to think that they'll put on their own creative spin and end up fucking it up. Let's not forget that this game has been in development since 2007, and during that time Bethesda could have advised them but I'm sure they were busy will Fallout 3 and eventually Skyrim. So really just how much "advisement" went on?

And it's pretty safe to assume that this is going to be the war between the Thalmor and Empire. So again, what's the point of playing? We already know what happened there, the Empire got fucked up and the Thalmor made them their bitches. Then the Nords got all pissy. There's no point to this.

#491 Posted by sallyboomstick321 (5 posts) -

I REALLY Want to believe this game will hold its ground in the gaming community but just need to wait and see.. :/

#492 Posted by Funkydupe (3311 posts) -

ZeniMax Online is not making an Elder Scrolls game with Online Multiplayer.

They're making an MMO that is based on Elder Scrolls lore. It can't be stressed enough. Tune your expectations accordingly.

Online
#493 Posted by Mainz (3 posts) -

You know what the greatest thing about The Elder Scrolls is? The lack of people. I dunno maybe this will be decent but all I see is yet another WoW clone.

#494 Posted by theragu40 (39 posts) -

Redundant title is redundant. Just sayin'.

#495 Posted by MonkeyMike (1 posts) -

An elder scrolls MMO doesn't seems like a great idea to me... i hope they dont plan for TES online to be the last in the series.

#496 Posted by Gladiator_Games (443 posts) -

Now me and four million other people can be the master of the mages guild!

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