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Should I buy TESO?


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So I wast thinking about buying TESO but I had a few questions.


1. I heard the monthly fee wasn't as much anymore is this true?
2. Is the game still pretty buggy?
3. Is the game still doing well? Or is it even worth buying this late?
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Daggerfall Covenant
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1. The monthly subscription is now optional.
2. I am waiting for it to release on Xbox One, but from everything I have heard, most major bugs have been fixed.
3. The game is doing well. They just released the new version, where the sub is optional, and it is releasing on consoles in June.

I posted this in another thread a while back:

Okay, so here is the official press release (the interesting part at least):

"We are also pleased to announce that The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited players will no longer be required to pay a monthly game subscription for extended play. Players will make a one-time purchase of the game and can then enjoy hundreds of hours of content without the requirement of a monthly game subscription fee when The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited becomes available on console in June and beginning March 17 for PC/Mac players.

The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited includes all the great gameplay from the original PC/Mac game, plus all the updates and content additions, including the exciting new Justice and Champion systems. All existing PC/Mac game accounts, open or closed, will be updated to the Tamriel Unlimited edition in March and former players will be invited back to the game at that time to experience all that is new in the world. New players will make a one-time purchase of the game and play, without restrictions, for as long as they like – without game subscription fees. Tamriel Unlimited will be supported with special, optional downloadable content available for purchase and an in-game Crown Store for convenience and customization items. Regular updates and new gameplay will be offered to all players to enjoy free of additional charges.

In addition, Bethesda will offer ESO Plus™ to players who wish to pay a single monthly charge for a premium membership service, providing exclusive in-game bonuses, a monthly allotment of crowns to use in the store and access to all DLC game packs while a member. PC/Mac players with active subscriptions on March 17 will be automatically enrolled into ESO Plus and begin enjoying its membership privileges."

So, unless I am misunderstanding what they are saying, is that you can pay a monthly subscription for exclusive in-game bonuses and access to all DLC pack, plus some currency to spend in the store. Or, you can just enjoy most of the game for no sub fee, and pay for whatever DLC you want, and buy stuff in the store. So they are going to have core content updates, plus optional DLC? That is going to be an interesting business model for an MMO, although I believe some others have done/tried something similar.
This post was last modified: March 25th 2015, 04:20 PM by Lord Burl


The fires burn. Our supplies are spent. Axes are dull, and armor is rent. The enemy approaches, our doom, they seek. We are Daggerfall Covenant. We are Orcs. Our comrades, they come, for glory they seek, at the side of our iron and steel. We will not fall.
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(March 25th 2015, 04:17 PM)Lord Burl Wrote: 1. The monthly subscription is now optional.
2. I am waiting for it to release on Xbox One, but from everything I have heard, most major bugs have been fixed.
3. The game is doing well. They just released the new version, where the sub is optional, and it is releasing on consoles in June.

I posted this in another thread a while back:

Okay, so here is the official press release (the interesting part at least):

"We are also pleased to announce that The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited players will no longer be required to pay a monthly game subscription for extended play. Players will make a one-time purchase of the game and can then enjoy hundreds of hours of content without the requirement of a monthly game subscription fee when The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited becomes available on console in June and beginning March 17 for PC/Mac players.

The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited includes all the great gameplay from the original PC/Mac game, plus all the updates and content additions, including the exciting new Justice and Champion systems. All existing PC/Mac game accounts, open or closed, will be updated to the Tamriel Unlimited edition in March and former players will be invited back to the game at that time to experience all that is new in the world. New players will make a one-time purchase of the game and play, without restrictions, for as long as they like – without game subscription fees. Tamriel Unlimited will be supported with special, optional downloadable content available for purchase and an in-game Crown Store for convenience and customization items. Regular updates and new gameplay will be offered to all players to enjoy free of additional charges.

In addition, Bethesda will offer ESO Plus™ to players who wish to pay a single monthly charge for a premium membership service, providing exclusive in-game bonuses, a monthly allotment of crowns to use in the store and access to all DLC game packs while a member. PC/Mac players with active subscriptions on March 17 will be automatically enrolled into ESO Plus and begin enjoying its membership privileges."

So, unless I am misunderstanding what they are saying, is that you can pay a monthly subscription for exclusive in-game bonuses and access to all DLC pack, plus some currency to spend in the store. Or, you can just enjoy most of the game for no sub fee, and pay for whatever DLC you want, and buy stuff in the store. So they are going to have core content updates, plus optional DLC? That is going to be an interesting business model for an MMO, although I believe some others have done/tried something similar.

Wow, this was more than helpful! Thanks so much!
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