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#19801 ryangillam  

ryangillam

Posted 02 February 2014 - 11:05 AM

Laptop sadly died last night. Kind of sucked as I was halfway through my work. However, there is a positive side to everything. My girlfriend decided to buy me a new PC  (although I do have to pay her back the money eventually). It is nothing absolutely breathtaking. However, based on a few YouTube videos it should be able to run most games I want to play on high or ultra settings so not that bothered really.



#19802 MrNinjaSquirrel   Emo Blogger CAGiversary!   12143 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

MrNinjaSquirrel

Posted 02 February 2014 - 12:37 PM

Laptop sadly died last night. Kind of sucked as I was halfway through my work. However, there is a positive side to everything. My girlfriend decided to buy me a new PC  (although I do have to pay her back the money eventually). It is nothing absolutely breathtaking. However, based on a few YouTube videos it should be able to run most games I want to play on high or ultra settings so not that bothered really.

Cool story bro.



#19803 utopianmachine   Deal Ninja CAGiversary!   10471 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

utopianmachine

Posted 02 February 2014 - 12:39 PM

So let's talk about Elder Scrolls Online and how we're all getting it.

 

Or maybe it's just me. And the rest of you will wait for F2P. And I'll be in the hole hundreds of bucks.

 

Seems like a win?

 

:joystick:



#19804 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   11115 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

Syntax Error

Posted 02 February 2014 - 12:46 PM

My girlfriend decided to buy me a new PC  (although I do have to pay her back the money eventually). It is nothing absolutely breathtaking.

 

You're a real charmer :lol:



#19805 Draekon   Kung-Fu Panda CAGiversary!   5725 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 02 February 2014 - 01:01 PM

So let's talk about Elder Scrolls Online and how we're all getting it.

 

Or maybe it's just me. And the rest of you will wait for F2P. And I'll be in the hole hundreds of bucks.

 

Seems like a win?

 

:joystick:

 

I played in the beta for ESO. It felt incredibly bland and uninspired. I was bored very easily and couldn't really get into it. I believe I played a total of 10 hours or so solo and another 5 with a friend. He also has the same opinion as me, but is far more negative than I am.

 

That said, I'm trying EverQuest Next: Landmark and the mining is pretty damn awesome in that game. If they port it straight over to EverQuest Next, that would be amazing. It was extremely satisfying and I haven't seen mining as satisfying as this since early Ultima Online. Minecraft comes in a decent third.



#19806 Dreamweaver7   Valar Morghulis CAGiversary!   348 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

Dreamweaver7

Posted 02 February 2014 - 01:11 PM

So let's talk about Elder Scrolls Online and how we're all getting it.

 

Or maybe it's just me. And the rest of you will wait for F2P. And I'll be in the hole hundreds of bucks.

 

Seems like a win?

 

:joystick:

Still haven't seen anything on what endgame PvE is going to look like. The closest thing I've seen is a note that there will be raids, but not really... :error:

 

The worst thing really would be to get your toon to max level, then have nothing to do (hello SWTOR). Anyone have a link to information on how TESO is going to do this?

 

After years of WoW, I've not really seen another MMORPG that's come anything close to the content and polish that Blizzard has in its flagship.



#19807 pasports31   New Year's Resolution = Make a Dent in my Backlog CAGiversary!   8814 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

Posted 02 February 2014 - 02:56 PM

So let's talk about Elder Scrolls Online and how we're all getting it.

 

Or maybe it's just me. And the rest of you will wait for F2P. And I'll be in the hole hundreds of bucks.

 

Seems like a win?

 

:joystick:

if there wasn't a monthly fee i'd be all over it



#19808 icedragon15   Banned Banned   3450 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

icedragon15

Posted 02 February 2014 - 03:16 PM

if there wasn't a monthly fee i'd be all over it

like get sasha grey spanking u almost all week long without worryingg bout paying



#19809 INMATEofARKHAM   Looking for my padded cell CAGiversary!   5848 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

INMATEofARKHAM

Posted 02 February 2014 - 03:31 PM

Less than 3 hours to kickoff!!!!

 

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#19810 zenii   cynical sam CAGiversary!   1277 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

Posted 02 February 2014 - 04:02 PM

TESO has a $60 box price, which is fine since many other subscription based and F2P MMOs have an initial box price.

 

TESO has a subscription fee, which is fine if it actually means it gets frequent patches and content updates.

 

But then the TESO Collector's edition has an exclusive race, which might make sense if it was F2P & P2W but it already has a box price and a subscription fee, so charging an extra $20 or so for an exclusive race seems really shady to me.



#19811 INMATEofARKHAM   Looking for my padded cell CAGiversary!   5848 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

INMATEofARKHAM

Posted 02 February 2014 - 04:09 PM

But then the TESO Collector's edition has an exclusive race, which might make sense if it was F2P & P2W but it already has a box price and a subscription fee, so charging an extra $20 or so for an exclusive race seems really shady to me.

Yeah, same here...  I was a bit shocked when i saw it on GMG the other day...  (Haven't followed the game really at all.)  And, honestly, it seems like its a hell of an important race too.



#19812 pasports31   New Year's Resolution = Make a Dent in my Backlog CAGiversary!   8814 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

Posted 02 February 2014 - 04:14 PM

TESO has a $60 box price, which is fine since many other subscription based and F2P MMOs have an initial box price.

 

TESO has a subscription fee, which is fine if it actually means it gets frequent patches and content updates.

 

But then the TESO Collector's edition has an exclusive race, which might make sense if it was F2P & P2W but it already has a box price and a subscription fee, so charging an extra $20 or so for an exclusive race seems really shady to me.

wow, i hadn't heard about that...that really rubs me the wrong way, especially with a universe that has a lore as established as the elder scrolls. to just box of an entire race to those who pay for the imperial edition is pretty crazy.



#19813 Naked Snake Eyes   What would Snake do? CAGiversary!   6463 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Naked Snake Eyes

Posted 02 February 2014 - 04:32 PM

Monthly subscription = no buy

#19814 pasports31   New Year's Resolution = Make a Dent in my Backlog CAGiversary!   8814 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

Posted 02 February 2014 - 04:39 PM

Monthly subscription = no buy

might buy it awhile from now, either when there's a huge sale on the base game or when the subcription goes down or it goes to free to play. 

 

If I have to pay for a subscription I'll just commit to playing nothing but TESO for a few months, then cancel my sub



#19815 Cyset   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   253 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 02 February 2014 - 04:45 PM

 

 

TESO has a subscription fee, which is fine if it actually means it gets frequent patches and content updates.

 

I would like to defend Guild Wars 2, as it gets frequent patches and updates. Also EQ2 is not horrid on its F2P with its  recent changes,  are constantly updating and patchin,and has a huge end game. The one problem with EQ2 is you do have to buy an expansion every year 40.00 USD. There used to be ways to get it cheap, but they nerfed that...



#19816 Mooby   Herp Derp CAGiversary!   10975 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Posted 02 February 2014 - 04:52 PM

ESO looks like they just took Skyrim and added mass co-op.  Mechanics of that game just don't work for an MMO.  F2P within a year.



#19817 pasports31   New Year's Resolution = Make a Dent in my Backlog CAGiversary!   8814 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

Posted 02 February 2014 - 04:56 PM

ESO looks like they just took Skyrim and added mass co-op.  Mechanics of that game just don't work for an MMO.  F2P within a year.

Now if only they would do something similar for another prestigious series and make Lost Planet Online already...



#19818 DPsycho   Descendant of Erdrick CAGiversary!   2289 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 02 February 2014 - 05:01 PM

I just don't feel like I'm missing out on anything if I never play TESO.  When I need my Elder Scrolls fix, I'll return to one of the worlds I already own.  Even if it were F2P from the get-go, I wouldn't feel very tempted to dive in at release price.  Having a fee making me feel that I should be playing it and nothing else... I went through that with WoW, and I don't want to go through that again with anything else.



#19819 Neuro5i5   pʎslǝxıɔ CAGiversary!   10525 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 02 February 2014 - 05:07 PM

Skyrim > TESO   Why you ask...?

 

Nude mods, of course. 

 

:D/



#19820 asheskitty  

asheskitty

Posted 02 February 2014 - 05:21 PM

Skyrim > TESO   Why you ask...?

 

Nude mods, of course. 

 

:D/

Which reminds me of the copious number of naked bugs in WoW...



#19821 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25704 Posts   Joined 16.6 Years Ago  

Posted 02 February 2014 - 05:21 PM

So let's talk about Elder Scrolls Online and how we're all getting it.

 

Or maybe it's just me. And the rest of you will wait for F2P. And I'll be in the hole hundreds of bucks.

 

Seems like a win?

 

:joystick:

Not getting it - at least not anytime soon.

 

I don't pay full price for "always online DRM-based" games. DRM like this devalues games majorly, IMHO. Especially once the plug gets pulled - i.e. bleh @ Tabula Rasa never getting an offline mode, once its online plug was pulled. I don't like game content going to waste like such just b/c the servers got removed - it should be me and the modders, who worry about trying to run old games on whatever hardware + software we choose, years down the line. I can still years later play games like Thief: TDP, Thief 2, Doom, System Shock 2, Planescape: Torment, and Vampire: Bloodlines - b/c they don't rely on always online servers of some game company who may or may not be around and if they feel like keeping those servers online, years down the road.

 

Then throw the monthly subscription fee on top of ESO - forget it; not too much interested in ESO currently.

 

Plus, to make matters worse -  it's said the game has a SP story that can be finished w/out dealing w/ other players, anyways; which makes me believe that at least that portion should be playable offline or online, at the player's discretion.

 

Also, I do believe that putting the "MMO" and lots of other players online factor into a Elder Scrolls game will take away what makes a ES game what they are and are so special in the 1st place - basically, old ES games feel like huge offline MMO type of RPG that are very extremely mod-friendly. ES was the SP-style MMO (b/c of the game's HUGE size, game-world & the way quests are built/put together) for those who didn't want to go online and deal w/ other players. I think by putting the MMO into an ES game, it basically could become just another MMO w/ likely no modding really allowed.



#19822 MrNinjaSquirrel   Emo Blogger CAGiversary!   12143 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

MrNinjaSquirrel

Posted 02 February 2014 - 05:26 PM

Monthly subscription = no buy

Still holding out for Netflix to go F2P.



#19823 INMATEofARKHAM   Looking for my padded cell CAGiversary!   5848 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

INMATEofARKHAM

Posted 02 February 2014 - 05:30 PM

Which reminds me of the copious number of naked bugs in WoW...

Aren't bugs always naked...?  Or do you consider their chitinous exoskeletons to be clothing?

 

(Yellow or not to yellow...?  I'll go yellow this time.)



#19824 DPsycho   Descendant of Erdrick CAGiversary!   2289 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 02 February 2014 - 05:30 PM

I do get why they would make an ES MMO.  The people who would want it most are those who have already invested thousands of hours in ES lore and would like to play an MMO but without having to deal with an unfamiliar setting.

 

The thing is, it's going to be a relatively small subset of people who enjoy MMOs that have yearned and held out for an ES one.  I see this as being something they put out to fill that niche before moving on to the next true ES game.  I could see them using the assets created here as the foundation for a later single-player game to tie it all together (while, ideally, covering any developments to lore that go on in the MMO).



#19825 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25704 Posts   Joined 16.6 Years Ago  

Posted 02 February 2014 - 05:32 PM

Aren't bugs always naked...?  Or do you consider their chitinous exoskeletons to be clothing?

 

(Yellow or not to yellow...?  I'll go yellow this time.)

We need a different font and color specifically for when lines can be taken either seriously or sarcastic. ;)



#19826 asheskitty  

asheskitty

Posted 02 February 2014 - 05:32 PM

I do get why they would make an ES MMO.  The people who would want it most are those who have already invested thousands of hours in ES lore and would like to play an MMO but without having to deal with an unfamiliar setting.

 

The thing is, it's going to be a relatively small subset of people who enjoy MMOs that have yearned and held out for an ES one.  I see this as being something they put out to fill that niche before moving on to the next true ES game.  I could see them using the assets created here as the foundation for a later single-player game to tie it all together (while, ideally, covering any developments to lore that go on in the MMO).

While playing an epic single player game... I releaized it was missing 1000 d-bags.... and Khajiit females dancing on mailboxes.

 

I'm holding out for Skyim Motorsports.



#19827 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25704 Posts   Joined 16.6 Years Ago  

Posted 02 February 2014 - 05:38 PM

I do get why they would make an ES MMO.  The people who would want it most are those who have already invested thousands of hours in ES lore and would like to play an MMO but without having to deal with an unfamiliar setting.

 

The thing is, it's going to be a relatively small subset of people who enjoy MMOs that have yearned and held out for an ES one.  I see this as being something they put out to fill that niche before moving on to the next true ES game.  I could see them using the assets created here as the foundation for a later single-player game to tie it all together (while, ideally, covering any developments to lore that go on in the MMO).

Oh, I get why, too - look at the ridiculous amounts of money made from WoW.

 

There's only one big problem - WoW still has a rabid fan-base; WoW still gets expansions released; and people still pay that $15 subscription to let it keep recurring even if they ain't playing it too much. Do most game-players really want to have another MMO that costs $15 per month to keep playing? I think not.

 

I think that's why Turbine's MMO's once they went F2P w/ micro-transactions + Guild Wars series + TSW once it dropped its sub-fee did so well - b/c gamers could now just buy the game + play whenever they felt like (as long as the company's servers were up), not having to worry about sub-fees. If gamers really dug an MMO and wanted new content, they could just buy the new pieces of content whenever necessary.



#19828 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   11115 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

Syntax Error

Posted 02 February 2014 - 05:36 PM

Still holding out for Netflix to go F2P.

 

They're going F2P but there's an item shop.  You pay $5 and you get two movie credits each good for one viewing.  Much better than when it was a subscription.



#19829 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25704 Posts   Joined 16.6 Years Ago  

Posted 02 February 2014 - 05:40 PM

While playing an epic single player game... I releaized it was missing 1000 d-bags.... and Khajiit females dancing on mailboxes.

 

I'm holding out for Skyim Motorsports.

Siltstrider races, FTW! :D

 

EDIT:

Siltstrider drifting races and drag races would be...rather interesting!



#19830 RealCheapLikeAFoxOfficial   Better Than You CAGiversary!   21150 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

RealCheapLikeAFoxOfficial

Posted 02 February 2014 - 05:44 PM

We need a different font and color specifically for when lines can be taken either seriously or sarcastic. ;)

I use a black and white monitor so it's all the same to me.  







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