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Going back to read all the premature ESO hate articles


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Does anyone else remember all those articles from two years ago about what a sucky game ESO was gonna be? The ones that had no idea what they were talking about? The ones that said that ESO was shoehorned into the TES universe, how none of it made sense, how it completely disregarded the lore, how it was cartoony, how it looked like crap, how it just had WoW combat and that it was going to destroy the entire TES series and Bethesda as a company? Well I certainly do. And now that we are a mere days away from ESO's release and we've witnessed this game grow and change and become something great, I can't help but chuckle. Chuckle at the fact that two years before this games release people would jump to such radical conclusions and dismiss even the possibility that ESO could be remotely good. Now I'm not saying I didn't have doubts, because I did. But I kept an open mind. Something that some people just can't seem to do. May we all pray that the hate articles don't return in the coming days.
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Ya I loved how everyone was like the graphics were shit and everything and now their beautiful haters gonna hate now.
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(March 28th 2014, 04:51 PM)Lamb of God Wrote: Ya I loved how everyone was like the graphics were shit and everything and now their beautiful haters gonna hate now.
ESO's graphics are very impressive by MMO standards, and even by standards of a single-player game.


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(March 28th 2014, 04:54 PM)Arener Wrote:
(March 28th 2014, 04:51 PM)Lamb of God Wrote: Ya I loved how everyone was like the graphics were shit and everything and now their beautiful haters gonna hate now.
ESO's graphics are very impressive by MMO standards, and even by standards of a single-player game.

Completely agree
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If people wanna hate, let 'em. If people wanna like, let 'em. As a writer and future programmer, I'd be more mortified when everyone loves something than hating it, because at least with the latter there is a possibility of someone out there, somewhere, interested in giving an always-needed civil & critical reception.


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(March 28th 2014, 05:28 PM)Cydramech Wrote: If people wanna hate, let 'em. If people wanna like, let 'em. As a writer and future programmer, I'd be more mortified when everyone loves something than hating it, because at least with the latter there is a possibility of someone out there, somewhere, interested in giving an always-needed civil & critical reception.
Trust me, I'm perfectly fine if someone dislikes the game so long as they dislike the game for a reasonable and founded reason. That way the devs can make appropriate changes. But knowing what we know now, the complaints from when ESO was first announced are just blatantly wrong. If someone played the beta recently and from that they decided they didn't like the game, that's their decision and I respect it. But all we had two years ago was the games' title and a few screenshots. That is not enough information to draw a conclusion as to whether a game is good or bad, let alone that it will destroy the entire TES franchise


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ESO has a great group of developers that listened to the community and actually made changes suggested by beta testers that fit their vision of the game.


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Just goes to show how much the game has improved. Its not perfect (nothing is perfect). The negativity in fact is a good thing on Zenimax's behalf. We learn from mistakes not success.
On a side note. Can anyone remember this? :p

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Oh god that screenshot! XD It's honestly really hard to believe that that and this are from the same game


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(March 29th 2014, 10:49 AM)Arener Wrote: Oh god that screenshot! XD It's honestly really hard to believe that that and this are from the same game

Tell me about it :PP. I had to check twice to see if it was from the same game.


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It amuses me to think there are some people out there that think the game still looks like that.


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I remember seeing that picture and I am pretty sure I cried.
It was a dark time..


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I think the main problem that people have in terms of graphics is that they expect it to be like Skyrim, even though that is near impossible for an MMO. If people stopped comparing ESO's graphics to Skyrim and started comparing them to the graphics of other MMOs then they'd see how good this game actually looks


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A lot of the hate towards the game came from people comparing it to Skyrim. All they could see is what it had to sacrifice to become an MMO, instead of seeing everything ZoS did to make it as much of an elder scrolls game as possible.


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Exactly. I think some people fail to see what it has done as an MMO and instead focus on what it hasn't done as a TES game


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