I knew it wouldn't last. The Elder Scrolls Online simply couldn't sustain the subscription model. Few games really can. Now that it's going pay-once-and-play, it's getting a new name and a fresh launch trailer. But will that also mean it gets some new players?
E3 has become something of a standard affair. Press conference day, or as Darryn like to call it, The Gauntlet, is ridiculously busy but totally predictable. Microsoft does something big in the morning, then EA gives us something cool to drink while we fall asleep listening to sports and waiting for Bioware news. Ubisoft's event is filled with bizarre moments and everyone loves Sony for all the food and booze trucks before their similarly odd and poorly paced conference. Bethesda is throwing themselves in the mix, but it might be a bit different... maybe.
Try your very best to conceal the shock and surprise that you don’t have – but Bethesda’s Elder Scrolls MMO is dropping its subscription fees. It took a little longer than we’d expected (we gave it six months), it’s finally happened – you’ll no longer have to pay a monthly fee to kill things and carry out fetch quests in Tamriel.
I wasn't overly impressed with The Elder Scrolls Online when I got my hands on it last year. It was a decent game, but nothing to blow me away or get me hooked and willing to pay money every month for it. Now there are hints that the inevitable might be happening - the game could be going free-to-play.
Remember The Elder Scrolls Online? I don’t, even though I reviewed it! While I admit I am not the biggest MMORPG fan, the game just didn’t grab me. Sure it was pretty to look at, but man were those bugs nasty. Still, there are those who love the game and are still playing it, and they will benefit from a loyalty program.
PC gamers are tricky to track. Steam helps and gives some cool stats, but not all games are played through Steam. Raptr offers gamers the opportunity to track trophies and other achievements on PC, and gives some insight into what people are playing.
I'm a huge fan of The Onion - their satire is genius and they hit the nail on the head with their social commentary. This latest spoof of The Elder Scrolls Online is hilarious, and strangely looks like more fun than the actual game.
The Elder Scrolls Online looked to be an amazing game. It had fantastic voice acting, a brilliant bunch of lore, and all the Elder Scrolls fans on the planet dying for more content. However, the launch has been less than stellar, with plenty of being complaining about incessant bugs and glitches. But they should be fixed, sort of.
Zenimax and Bethesda’s new Elder Scrolls MMO is available to all and sundry today, and to celebrate that fact the company’s released an infographic telling you all sorts of things about the game you would otherwise not even care remotely care about. Did you know, for example, that you’d have to slay 119,050 mudcrabs to reach level 50? No? Well you do now!
Here’s a bunch of concept art for The Elder Scrolls Online, showing off dragons, demons and furniture. And that’s about all I have. Seriously, I could take forever about Skyrim, but I know buggerall about the online world of Tamriel. Anyway, feel free to stare and marvel at the fine art after the link. I’m off to go make myself some breakfast. Yes, I know it’s past noon.
The Elder Scrolls Online beta kicks off again this weekend, and we’re giving you one last chance to secure beta access.
Return to Tamriel in The Elder Scrolls Online, the latest chapter of the award-winning series, and bring the legendary experience online for the first time. Explore the vast world with friends or embark upon an epic adventure alone — the choices you will make will shape your destiny.
There’s a lot that has been said so far about The Elder Scrolls Online. Zoe found it tedious and rather unfun, although large parts of the Internet disagreed with her for reasons. Still, a lot of folks will be grinding away when the game launches. And that might take them a while to do so.
I've been thinking a lot about betas recently. It started when I played the beta for FFXIV: A Realm Reborn, but it's come back after previewing The Elder Scrolls Online and preparing to play the Titanfall beta. I have certain expectations for Betas - do you have the same?