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Old 05-03-2012, 08:28 AM   #1
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The Elder Scrolls Online was just revealed to be ZeniMax Online's long-rumored MMO. Game Informer's next cover announced the game this morning. The mag says The Elder Scrolls Online will take place across the "entire land of Tamriel," approximately one thousand years before Skyrim's place in time. The story will focus on daedric prince Molag Bal as he attempts to make Tamriel part of "his demonic realm."
I hope this turns out to be excellent. I can't wait to start throwing money at my screen. If they actually make a good MMO with Elder Scrolls gameplay, I will definitely be subscribing to this. If it's just WoW with Daedric Princes and Argonians I'll be very upset.
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:35 AM   #2
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I'm more excited for the "entire land of Tamriel," part. There are so many places I want to visit, and going back to Morrowind again, and maybe see Cyrodil with Roman inspiration in it's designs like every other games portrays Imperials except Oblivion.

It'll probably be a lot less detailed and restricted compared to the RPGs, but still.

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Old 05-03-2012, 08:44 AM   #3
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Here's to hoping it's not a WoW clone and something original.
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:46 AM   #4
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:51 AM   #5
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This has the potential to be great. It just has to be executed correctly.

Color me excited for now. We shall see...
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:52 AM   #6
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Start with Fus Ro da to draw agro, follow up with shield bash and keep mobs on you while mages bring the dragon down with thunder bolt.

If the healer's having trouble keeping you alive be sure to activate warewolf mode.
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:09 AM   #7
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I hope to god it plays more like Skyrim then WoW.
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:12 AM   #8
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I'm am ready and willing to throw lots of money at this if it turns out well.

Ohhhh my goooood do I really hope it turns out well.
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:16 AM   #9
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Fus Ro Da would be a knockback, not draw agro.

Aside from that, I really do hope this leans far away from usual gameplay you'd find in an MMO.
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:42 AM   #10
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I hope to god it plays more like Skyrim then WoW.
This. This SO VERY HARD. The entire reason that I've been unable to get into an MMO is because of the gameplay mechanics. If they take the control scheme from Skyrim and stick in into an MMO open-world setting, I will just give them my credit card right now.

I'm nervous about it and I really hope they put out some gameplay footage soon, but by god if they can pull this off right then that's it. I'm done. No more real world for me.
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:35 AM   #11
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Haha, no kidding. They can make something amazing out of this... Here's hoping!
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:36 AM   #12
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I could be down with this.
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:51 AM   #13
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If they do take the gameplay from Skyrim I hope they make the combat a hell of a lot better.
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It's The Old Republic all over again.
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:55 AM   #15
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If it's anything like Skyrim but co-op, I'll get hyped.
I could never get into WoW because of the mechanics, and since almost every MMO since WoW has copied that, I play none.
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Im in it to win it. I like WoW mechanics and if this had them it wouldn't bother me.
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:34 PM   #17
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I hope they find a way to put WoW elements into it without taking away what makes the elder scroll games stand out from other rpgs.
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I'm curious as to why you'd want WoW elements in the game, unless you're talking less about combat/gameplay mechanics and more like storyline/quest mechanics. Most MMO's on the market today seem too eager to follow in WoW's mechanics and none have been as successful, and quite honestly I'd like to see something different in an MMO.
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Old 05-03-2012, 02:11 PM   #19
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You say it like WoW hasn't followed in the footsteps of many MMORPGs before it. This isn't a WoW thing. This is an MMORPG thing. I find it real funny anymore when people jump on the "it plays just like WoW" train when that's what makes an MMORPG an MMORPG. If it's an MMORPG, it's going to have elements in it that it shares with WoW.

You should be happy to see it plays with similarities to WoW with several improvements of its own. That means it'll be fun to play for a lot of people.
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Old 05-03-2012, 02:13 PM   #20
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Oh, and this is neat, I guess. If only for the fact that Elder Scrolls gameplay (far as I've been concerned anyway) has always been of the more monotonous, seemingly MMORPG variety. Seems like this was a natural progression. Maybe it'll make the series suck less.
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Old 05-03-2012, 02:48 PM   #21
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I say I would like it to have mmorpg elements because pvp, particularly the open world variety, will be a fucking nightmare for everyone except griefers in a pure TES setting.
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Old 05-03-2012, 03:00 PM   #22
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I had a dream about a first-person multiplayer Oblivion.

If this is it I might get into that.
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Gotta love people and their opinions!
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Old 05-03-2012, 03:53 PM   #25
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Yeah, we do, Freddy. We really do.
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Old 05-03-2012, 04:01 PM   #26
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You guys are saying you don't want Skyrim to be like an MMORPG when let's be honest here, they're pretty much MMORPG quests.

Go talk to the NPC, okay, now he wants me to go kill monsters, go do it.

Reward.
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Old 05-03-2012, 04:31 PM   #27
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If they do take the gameplay from Skyrim I hope they make the combat a hell of a lot better.
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Elder Scrolls has great world building, some cool customization, etc. but the gameplay is boring and easy to abuse.
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Old 05-03-2012, 04:43 PM   #28
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You guys are saying you don't want Skyrim to be like an MMORPG when let's be honest here, they're pretty much MMORPG quests.

Go talk to the NPC, okay, now he wants me to go kill monsters, go do it.

Reward.
That's what I was thinking. Really. It's already like an offline MMORPG. Which is probably why I don't like it. If you take the community out of an MMORPG, I'll be honest, it's generally no fun to play. Not for me, anyway.

So maybe this'll help the series. At least as far as I'm concerned. Maybe they can make the combat more compelling, too?
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Honestly, now that I've had time to think about this, I really hate the idea of the Elder Scrolls going MMO, regardless of it's gameplay resembling WoW, or Skyrim.

I'd rather they just focus on making great single player experiences. Maybe it's just me, but those kinds of games are getting increasingly few and far between compared to the still growing MMORPG market.

Instead of going 'monotonous MMO-like single player WRPG' to 'MMORPG', they should improve the questing and dungeon exploring experience, making each experience unique and deep, not keep it the same simple experience, except you're now teamed up with 4 other people.

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