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rmctagg09 The Wanderer (he/him) from Brooklyn, NY Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
The Wanderer (he/him)
May 3rd 2012 at 8:49:11 PM

[up] Unlikely, it makes money.

Hugging a Vanillite will give you frostbite. "The wheel will turn ever more, but I see pain. I see victory, but pain.
Anfauglith Lord of Castamere
Lord of Castamere
May 3rd 2012 at 8:52:06 PM

I don't know if this will be a success or not...in one hand it looks like generic fantasy MMO #456, on the other hand TES has a lot of followers, especially after Skyrim's success. Wow killer? TOR killer? TEStanic?

edited 3rd May '12 8:52:42 PM by Anfauglith

Instead, I have learned a horrible truth of existence...some stories have no meaning.
May 3rd 2012 at 8:52:56 PM

Figured that I'd cross post my thoughts about this from the Skyrim thread:

thought that a Skyrim-esque gameplay system would lend itself well to an MMO, but this seems like WOW in Tamriel. And yes, I do realize that that criticism is rather hypocritical since I'm a TOR player. It's just that it could have been Skyrim times a billion, but instead the devs are content with another WOW clone.

May 3rd 2012 at 8:54:53 PM

I think I wouldn't preferred a multiplayer (4 people max) TES over an MMO that changes a lot of the systems.

Oh well!

PacificMackerel what are you doing
what are you doing
May 3rd 2012 at 8:55:50 PM

And here, I thought Bethesda hated, HATED any thought of multiplayer in ES.

I hope Mai'q makes fun of himself, if he shows up.

rmctagg09 The Wanderer (he/him) from Brooklyn, NY Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
The Wanderer (he/him)
May 3rd 2012 at 9:01:22 PM

I guess we'll see whether or not this succeeds or flops. In the meantime, I'm writing a trope page for it.

edited 3rd May '12 9:07:41 PM by rmctagg09

Hugging a Vanillite will give you frostbite. "The wheel will turn ever more, but I see pain. I see victory, but pain.
JAF1970 Jonah Falcon from New York
Jonah Falcon
May 3rd 2012 at 9:17:54 PM

Anyone notice you can play as a Dunmer?

Jonah Falcon
May 3rd 2012 at 9:19:54 PM

[up][up] Give us a link to it once done.

Always looking for a good MMORPG with a great community...
May 3rd 2012 at 9:22:24 PM

Keeping naming tradition in mind (Daggerfall, Morrowind, Oblivion, Skyrim, Are-who cares), I think the general public should just called this one Online.

Ryuhza Alligator Season from San Diego, California
Alligator Season
May 3rd 2012 at 9:26:07 PM

Egh...

Sounds like just about every other MMORPG I've ever played. Going to take some serious pull to convince me on this one. sad

My small self
May 3rd 2012 at 9:28:48 PM

It's so artsy though.

"Hey you haven't participated in raids for a few weeks, and your mother said she can't get in contact with you. You been binging on Skyrim?"

"Naw, dawg. I'm playing Online."

rmctagg09 The Wanderer (he/him) from Brooklyn, NY Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
The Wanderer (he/him)
May 3rd 2012 at 9:30:44 PM

The Elder Scrolls Online.

edited 3rd May '12 9:31:16 PM by rmctagg09

Hugging a Vanillite will give you frostbite. "The wheel will turn ever more, but I see pain. I see victory, but pain.
Meophist from Toronto, Canada
May 4th 2012 at 5:41:31 AM

-The combat model will not be real time due to latency
This is basically the most encouraging thing I'm reading from that list for this game.

I'm not really optimistic about it, I don't really need another World Of Warcraft-clone, but at least turn-based combat will be a major change from the formula.

Helpful Scripts and Stylesheets here.
JAF1970 Jonah Falcon from New York
Jonah Falcon
JAF1970 Jonah Falcon from New York
Jonah Falcon
May 4th 2012 at 8:13:26 AM

Three factions. The guy who did Dark Age Of Camelot.

(giggles happily)

Realm vs Realm!

Jonah Falcon
Eldrake Rogue Servitor from Australia Relationship Status: Love is an open door
Rogue Servitor
May 4th 2012 at 9:16:36 AM

There is also balanced PvP for people who prefer eSports

  • Balanced PvP.
  • MMO.

OH U.

edited 4th May '12 9:16:46 AM by Eldrake

Anfauglith Lord of Castamere
Lord of Castamere
May 4th 2012 at 10:17:15 AM

[up]x4 I thought that sentence was talking about combat not being like the single player games (where you attack, dodge, etc. all "manually" yourself) and instead you select the skills from the hotbar a la TOR or World Of Warcraft. I don't think it means that the game will be fully turn-based.

Instead, I have learned a horrible truth of existence...some stories have no meaning.
Meophist from Toronto, Canada
May 4th 2012 at 10:26:59 AM

[up]x4 I thought that sentence was talking about combat not being like the single player games (where you attack, dodge, etc. all "manually" yourself) and instead you select the skills from the hotbar a la TOR or World Of Warcraft. I don't think it means that the game will be fully turn-based.
That would be disappointing. I consider World Of Warcraft combay to be in real time considering it's, well, in real time. Turn based would be at least a bit of a refreshing change.

Helpful Scripts and Stylesheets here.
Anfauglith Lord of Castamere
Lord of Castamere
May 4th 2012 at 10:37:36 AM

It's just speculation for everyone, but I have heard some people claiming normal MMORPG combat systems are not fully in real time (not that I understand this position). The article says that the combat "cannot be in real time due to latency" which points to the usual sort of faux turn based combat instead of fully turn based (every other MMO has no problem with latency and their real-time combat so the article seems to believe that those combat systems are not in real time, otherwise it wouldn't make sense).

edited 4th May '12 10:41:22 AM by Anfauglith

Instead, I have learned a horrible truth of existence...some stories have no meaning.
dmysta3000 Big Smoky from New York and New Jersey Relationship Status: Don't hug me; I'm scared
MasterInferno It's Like Arguing on the Internet from Tomb of Malevolence Relationship Status: And they all lived happily ever after <3
It's Like Arguing on the Internet
May 4th 2012 at 11:16:50 AM

A couple of thoughts:

  • Setting this in the Second Era instead of making it the "next" chapter of TES is a really smart idea. Those of us who don't play MMOs therefore aren't missing out on as much story-wise. (on a related note, fuck Blizzard for not doing the same thing with WOW)
  • Role-playing had better be strictly enforced. None of this "only care about max level and doing raids hurr durr" crap. It's a story-based game, pay attention to the fucking story.

Somehow you know that the time is right.
Meophist from Toronto, Canada
May 4th 2012 at 11:21:42 AM

Role-playing had better be strictly enforced. None of this "only care about max level and doing raids hurr durr" crap. It's a story-based game, pay attention to the fucking story.
I have my doubts this will happen.

Helpful Scripts and Stylesheets here.
MasterInferno It's Like Arguing on the Internet from Tomb of Malevolence Relationship Status: And they all lived happily ever after <3
It's Like Arguing on the Internet
May 4th 2012 at 11:30:32 AM

Isn't it though? Have you seen all the lore built up around the setting?

Somehow you know that the time is right.

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