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Reply #3640 on: February 01, 2017, 05:30:22 AM

Loved the good old Morrowind game back in the day! If I got time, I might just buy this. Is ESO enjoyable as a single player experience? Or is it easy enough to find casual groups to play with occasionally?
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Reply #3641 on: February 01, 2017, 07:31:18 AM

Loved the good old Morrowind game back in the day! If I got time, I might just buy this. Is ESO enjoyable as a single player experience? Or is it easy enough to find casual groups to play with occasionally?

I thought so... on the PS4 at least. Grouping was pretty seamless though I have only done that a handful of times. Of course, I haven't played in awhile because life.

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Reply #3642 on: February 01, 2017, 07:48:59 AM

They are really bumping the graphics to a new level per that video.

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Reply #3643 on: February 02, 2017, 03:33:59 AM

I've recently stopped playing in order to clear some of my single-player backlog, but TESO is a very, very enjoyable MMO as solo experience too:

+ Nice, detailed quests
+ nice environments
+ good crafting system once you get the hang of it
+ reasonable B2P/subscription/store policy (and how enoyable the game is without spending another dime but the initial entry cost)
+ LOTS of content
+ good advancement system
+ great for Elder Scrolls fans: beside the world, they give you the illusion of freedom you have in the single-player ES titles, being able to pick up lots of stuff, read long books, etc.)

Graphics are...so and so, definitely too "plastic".

- Animations in general are horrible. Spell effects are worse than horrible. Combat lacks impact feeling compared to TERA, BDO.
- stay away if you're fed up with traditional DIKUs and their formula

Can't speak about endgame content because I'll likely won't ever get there anyway (the only MMO where I, let's say, "maxed out" a character was UO with a 7x GM, so you get the idea :P)

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Reply #3644 on: February 02, 2017, 05:27:47 AM

My #1 complaint about ESO that still seems to hold with the b2p edition is ... inventory management.

Basically, when I played back in 2014, I had to just straight up ignore my craft skills while leveling, or my inventory would become an overflowing nightmare every hour or so due to the many different types of crafting materials (and cthulhu help you if you wanted to level provisioning / alchemy). What's annoying is that they are clearly aware of the problem since they added the 'crafting bag' that works just like the crafting bank in GW2 and post-WOD WOW... but it's only available if you sub, it isn't even in the cash shop. Yeah, no.

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Reply #3645 on: February 02, 2017, 07:10:04 AM

My #1 complaint about ESO that still seems to hold with the b2p edition is ... inventory management.

Basically, when I played back in 2014, I had to just straight up ignore my craft skills while leveling, or my inventory would become an overflowing nightmare every hour or so due to the many different types of crafting materials (and cthulhu help you if you wanted to level provisioning / alchemy). What's annoying is that they are clearly aware of the problem since they added the 'crafting bag' that works just like the crafting bank in GW2 and post-WOD WOW... but it's only available if you sub, it isn't even in the cash shop. Yeah, no.

Regarding crafting management, yeah, I imagine it becomes really cumbersome when you start doing it in large bulks and at high levels  (I mean crafting levels). I used the crafting bag and yeah, it's VERY handy to say the least; still, it's not THAT bad when you have two or three characters and you expand a bit your bank storage via the crown store.

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Reply #3646 on: February 02, 2017, 07:22:07 AM

I can't think of a single thing ESO did that another MMO didn't do better.  ESO was such a blah game.  The only reason to play it was because you had nostalgia for Morrowind.

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Reply #3647 on: February 02, 2017, 10:40:34 AM

I can't think of a single thing ESO did that another MMO didn't do better.  ESO was such a blah game.  The only reason to play it was because you had nostalgia for Morrowind.

And because it is on the PS4 without a monthly fee to play.  Oh ho ho ho. Reallllly?

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Reply #3648 on: February 02, 2017, 09:35:45 PM

They are really bumping the graphics to a new level per that video.

Nah, that had Blink studios written all over it.

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Reply #3649 on: February 06, 2017, 07:02:41 AM

"Homestead" update is being patched in right now: it introduces housing to the world of ESO along with some other features and bug fixing. Monster-size patch notes:

https://forums.elderscrollsonline.com/en/discussion/318838/pc-mac-patch-notes-v2-7-5

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Reply #3650 on: February 07, 2017, 01:09:21 PM

when dafuk are they going to patch in the MMO?
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Reply #3651 on: February 08, 2017, 07:55:56 PM

Steam has this on sale. As a complete noob, which is the version to buy?

The Elder Scrolls® Online: Tamriel Unlimited (40% off)
The Elder Scrolls® Online: Gold Edition (50% off)

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Reply #3652 on: February 10, 2017, 12:22:11 AM

Steam has this on sale. As a complete noob, which is the version to buy?

The Elder Scrolls® Online: Tamriel Unlimited (40% off)
The Elder Scrolls® Online: Gold Edition (50% off)

Tamriel Unlimited is just what they called it when it went F2P. Technically I think it's now called "One Tamriel" since they introduced the go anywhere level-scaling stuff. Either way, it's just the base game. Gold Edition is the base game plus the first 4 DLCs that they released, which you would either have to buy separately or subscribe to gain access to.
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Reply #3653 on: February 11, 2017, 09:34:46 PM

I used some of my crowns from subbing to buy one of the large homes, Hunding's Palatial Hall.  It's very spacious with a large courtyard and even your own private beach.  That being said, the gold costs for houses, even small ones, are freaking REdonkulous. ACK!

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Reply #3654 on: February 22, 2017, 10:28:34 AM

Some of the potential skills for the new warden class.


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Reply #3655 on: March 05, 2017, 10:55:05 AM

I'm still playing this although I've taken a few relatively long breaks.  It's only gotten better, in my opinion.  You can quest anywhere because of the level scaling, which goes a long way in extending the life of the game.  The map is BIG and when I start a new character, I don't have to spend like forever going through quests and dungeons I've done several times in the past.  After a bit, I can start going to sections of the map I've not seen before.  This helps keep up my interest.  I very much like the fact that I can follow people in to hard dungeons and group dungeons and, as long as I participate in the battle, get a quest update and loot.  It makes me feel naughty and it's useful.

I sub when I play because they get that bit right, too.  The $15 sub fee gives you more than most games, including 1500 cash shop coins.  I've taken to spending the coins on these crates they have now.  Every month or so (I think) they change them and I can't believe the amount of cool loot I get.  Costumes, mounts, hair styles, pets... HAIRSTYLES... and they're very generous with the number of items they include or I'm very lucky.  If you get a reward you already have, they give you some special coins that you can save up and buy the crate rewards that way.  It's very fun.  More fun than just buying some old stuff.  My sister bought me a pre-order for the expansion which I'm very much looking forward to.  I don't usually play pet classes but that bear looks totally bausome, although I wish the war dog didn't have stupid looking armour on. 

There are some issues for me, though.  No AH is one.  I really enjoy playing the AH in games.  I might eventually join a trading guild to see if it gives me that feeling again.  The quickslots are still stupid.  I hate it, even with a mod.  The justice system... I don't think you should get nicked by the cops if you get away with a murder.  It just makes better sense.  I know nothing about the champion system or vets or that sort of stuff because I've only ever leveled to 34.  I like that I'm so slow that there's still lots of stuff to explore and fiddle with.

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