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I have been told by multiple people that the elder scrolls online was not worth getting.
Can anyone give me any feedback on this. I love skyrim so much and im hoping for TESO to be a better version of that.
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This is just my opinion, of course.

Okay, this is what I think of it. Firstly, ESO is the same universe as Skyrim, Oblivion, etc (as I'm sure you already know lol) but it has it's big differences seeing as how it is an MMORPG instead of just an RPG. Most of the differences being the UI and overall way you play the game.

I didn't play when ESO immediately went to the public, nor was I in Beta, but I heard a lot of horror stories about it when it came out. It made me put off buying the game for a loooong time.

Right now, the game is fine. It has gotten A LOT better (from what I heard in early reviews). I enjoy it a lot.
I went into it wanting an escape from WoW, but thinking it would never compare to WoW in any way.
Is it the best game I have EVER played? No. It is fun and enjoyable? Of course. I'd recommend it to someone that enjoys RPGs a lot.
And maybe even to people who don't like RPGs (MMORPGs specifically) just to try it out. My boyfriend hates MMORPGs, but loves ESO surprisingly.

However, comparing SKyrim to ESO is like comparing apples to oranges in a way. At least to me.
I would not say ESO is better than Skyrim, to be honest. I prefer Skyrims, but ESO has more 'replay-ability'. As in, you kinda have a definite end game in Skyrim, at least more than you do in ESO.
Like I said, it's kinda too difficult for me to compare other than saying "well, it's in the same universe!"

I know you didn't say this exactly, but if you're looking for something closer to "Skyrim: Online Edition" you may be disappointed. It takes place before Skyrim occurs, covers almost all of Tamriel, not just Skyrim. UI is different. Other stuff I am probably leaving out. Mostly just differences story-wise and lore wise.

I've only been playing it for a few months, so hopefully someone else will come along and explain it better. I don't have much experience with PVP or the endgame or raids. The PVP sucks right now because I am a newbie.
The only real downside I have to the game, so far, seeing as how I haven't played much is probably the repetitiveness. Sometimes quests feel repetitive and boring, but I think that would be with any MMORPG.

Dungeons and grouping up with people to do them are really fun. The people online have been friendly and helpful (so far), a total shock after being used to a-holes and trolls in WoW.

Oh, and ESO is a more social-based game. You're going to need to group up with people to do certain things whereas in Skyrim you just solo'd everything. Kinda had to.

In a nutshell, I would give ESO a 7.8/10 so far. I haven't done much in the game though. My highest level is 38.
This post was last modified: June 1st 2015, 12:44 AM by Vesperae
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It really just depends on what you like. There are several circumstances that make or break the game for you.
One of these is time investment. If you aren't going to put a great deal of time into ESO, you won't get much in return. The Elder Scrolls series has always been about taking your own sweet time if you want, hardly anything has a time limit. ESO is no different, exc. PvP. And even then, you won't want to play PvP until you reach vet levels, bc otherwise you will just die very quickly, repeatedly.
But yes, I really love it, and so does my wife. It is a rich, complex game that has many game mechanics to it. Perhaps I have made it more complicated by using some of my 8 toons for mules, and researching weapon/armor traits with all of them just in case, but that's my decision and very few ppl do this - it makes the game very complicated to keep up with, but you need not do this - but if you do, the game rewards you.

And when you do get to Craglorn & Cryodiil PvP: It is a lot of fun. Not that the rest of the game isn't, it's just that the early game is more of an adventure. So it helps to like adventure games and exploration, the maps are very big and diverse. Some are downright beautiful, others, like the desert, are not so much, but easier to see the loot nodes. And while I am on the loot, 99.5% of all the loot is non-remarkable. There are no fantastic drops to get until you get to Craglorn (many weeks or months, 3/4 of the way though the game), and then still only 0.5% or less. You can craft (if you try) the best stuff yourself, much better than the drops & other loot. So a great deal of the game is crafting, if you like that it contributes greatly to whether or not you would like ESO. Do you have to craft? No. But it really helps. Otherwise you might want to play something else instead IMO.

This is not a review of ESO, that would be dozens of paragraphs. Just a quick answer to the OP. :)
This post was last modified: June 1st 2015, 07:24 PM by HalloweenWeed


Skyrim conquerer. Morrowind and Oblivion vet. Long-time single-player computer gamer W/custom-made hi-perf OCd PC. Mostly RTS and a few action games.
Noob to MMOs.
Crappy satellite Internet very laggy pings 700-1000 not god for gaming, can't play most online games but ESO works good enough.
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Thank you I appreciate it I really like the game. But, right now it has slot of issues. I constantly get kicked off. Sometimes I can't find the quests or it won't let me do them. It's OK I'm hoping those issues get better as they work on the game and the newness dies out so the servers aren't completely packed.
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