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I AM
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The Elder Scrolls Online

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»elderscrollsonline.com/en/

The Elder Scrolls Online is an upcoming massively multiplayer role-playing video game developed by ZeniMax Online Studios, to be released in 2013. It is a part of The Elder Scrolls video game franchise, of which it is the first open-ended multiplayer installment.

- 3 factions: Daggerfall Covenant, Ebonheart Pact, Aldemri Dominion
- 9 Races
- You can become a vampire or werewolf
- Only 1 Server!
- Won't be a laundry list quest system

Reasons to be Interested: Taken from Ten Ton Hammer

1. Character Classes - TESO will be somewhat more restrictive than previous Elder Scrolls games. It will use set classes that come with unique skill sets, like special attacks, magic and other powers, and will level up by gaining experience rather than by skill-usage. But these classes will not be gear-restricted. There's no reason your character can't swing a tiny dagger while wearing full plate armor, or pair a mighty two-hander battleaxe with fire spells. Whether you'd actually want to do these things is debatable, but that decision is yours to make. Your class is a jumping-off point rather than a career commitment.

2. Dynamic Combat - Dynamic combat is featured in a number of newer games - Guild Wars 2, for example. It relies on positioning and facing. You need to keep your enemy in front of you, within the arc of your attacks, and you must react to your enemy's attacks to block or dodge. Combat is fluid and natural-feeling, far more realistic than tab-selecting your target and hammering on the number keys to deal damage.

»www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlEipFtHw7o


Krisnatharok
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It honestly looks meh. Too many MMOs have come out and faceplanted for me to believe any pre-release hype. The only MMO's I am excited about right now are Firefall (i've played it and it has promise) and Star Citizen (pretty much only because of the IP, and execution could be fubar'd).
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I do agree Kris. If they could just pull of Skryim Multiplayer I think it would be decent. But it's all promises atm.



Dissembled

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reply to I AM

Sorta with Kris on this one. I would love to see this one be awesome, I love Skyrim, but if they just make another crappy MMO with an Elder Scrolls title thrown on it....

I will definitely follow this and I'm very interested to see how it comes along, but I am trying not to get too terribly excited about it yet.



aelingil
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I would love to have another MMO to mess around with.. I've gotten my wife hooked on Skyrim.. I'm sure we could team up in the MMO (which is something she has asked me multiple times.. if we could multi-player skyrim).

However if it is going to be a Pay-Per-Month, we will not be able to play..

i am worried about the one server setup at the moment.. That is going to be one large amount of data back and forth on a server.

Either way i'm going to be keeping an eye on it. I hope it does well.
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Phantasee

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I am just sick of fantasy-based MMO's. We need a solid Sci Fi MMO. And I don't mean stuck in a ship the whole time. I was hoping SWTOR was going to fill the void but didn't.



Ghastlyone
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Naw, we need a Red Dead Redemption style MMO.

Also, my days of paying a monthly fee for a game are over with. If a new MMO comes out that charges monthly, I simply will not play it.



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said by Ghastlyone:

Naw, we need a Red Dead Redemption style MMO.

Also, my days of paying a monthly fee for a game are over with. If a new MMO comes out that charges monthly, I simply will not play it.

Not sure a wild west MMO would last too long. Small crowd, small money. It'd be hot for about as long as SWTOR. Most people that are into wild west are like in their 60's.

I'd try it, though. Remember the Asian MMO that was suppose to come out years ago called Priest? It was a wild west/zombie type MMO I think.


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said by aelingil:

I would love to have another MMO to mess around with.. I've gotten my wife hooked on Skyrim.. I'm sure we could team up in the MMO (which is something she has asked me multiple times.. if we could multi-player skyrim).

However if it is going to be a Pay-Per-Month, we will not be able to play..

i am worried about the one server setup at the moment.. That is going to be one large amount of data back and forth on a server.

Either way i'm going to be keeping an eye on it. I hope it does well.

It's called MEGASERVER

but its all smoke and mirrors

to the public its supposed to be perceived as ONE server...

however its actually several servers that intelligently place you into a SHARD (open world) that's most relevant to you

where your guild is, where your friends are, etc...

want a true ONE SERVER MMO, that's called EVE online

2000 person ship battle and server crashes... yeah its got that


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said by Ghastlyone:

Also, my days of paying a monthly fee for a game are over with. If a new MMO comes out that charges monthly, I simply will not play it.

^ This. I will add to that the ability to dodge. Tera and GW2 have spoiled me to that style of combat.

I'm digging the western style MMO idea. If you could roll/dodge and fire from your knees with revolvers or lever action rifle, that shit would be cool!
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TheThing

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WoW and the like feel very flat after tera and gw2

elder scrolls online play style is more like Tera... gaming is heading towards Tera play style

elder scrolls plays like Tera, if you move your mouse you look in the direction your mouse moves to



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said by Phantasee:

Most people that are into wild west are like in their 60's.

Ouch! You little whipper-snapper, I'm only 49.
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bionicRod
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Initially my reaction was 'meh', but I'm getting interested in this one. I'll keep my eye on it. If it marries GW2's dynamic world with a more dynamic combat system like Tera and has a decent Elder Scrolls feel, I'm game. But I'm with everyone else: I won't pay a monthly charge. No reason to buy the cow when GW2 gives good AAA MMO milk for free.

I'd play a Western MMO. RDR was my game of whatever year it came out. I loved it.



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I will keep a look on this since it seems promising I agree with the posters above that a Western MMO would be badass.
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said by Ghastlyone:

Naw, we need a Red Dead Redemption style MMO.

I got this a while back on sale but never played it so YMMV but it might be worth a look:

»store.steampowered.com/app/42120/

It's a shooter, so it could be fun to waste some time on.
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Phantasee

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A wild west game would be fun but it would have to have more than just the western cowboy element. It would need a twist to survive in this saturated market.



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Wild Wild West DayZ



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said by Jobbie:

Wild Wild West DayZ

Like cowboys vs zombies? Maybe even some bad ass indians head-shotting zombies with arrows? I'd play that. Perhaps make it a 3 way faction game. Make the zombies a little intelligent. And have the cowbros and indians fight the zombie faction whilst fighting over land control.


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We need to make a new thread about this idea. zombie survival in the wild west.
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One of the instances can be a casino where zombies and cowboys are attacking the indian bosses in the casino. Then when you beat the casino instance you unlock and slot machine mini game and dancing girls.

And the loot can be like a feather headpiece and some buffalo mount with an M. Bison license plate on it's ass. The music in the instance can be Rage Against the Machine since he's a pissed off indian anyway.



Phantasee

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And the indians have an instance where they have to fight these intruding settlers during a luncheon and the boss can be Christopher Columbus and some of his zombie pirates. Loot would be a turkey mount and a 86 Olds on 28's.



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The zombies would have an instance where they are at this park fighting some middle-aged humans with marriage problems and designer stubble/neck beards. And the boss can be Michel Jackson and a bunch of kids. MJ's main move would be an AOE dance trance and you'd have to get out of range.

You kill MJ by controlling a Dr/ NPC and throwing drugs in his mouth.
The loot would be skin color change item and a spaceship.



ekster
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Can we add robots?

Cowboys and Indians vs Zombies vs Robots!



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said by ekster:

Can we add robots?

Cowboys and Indians vs Zombies vs Robots!

Now you're just being ridiculous.


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said by Phantasee:

said by Jobbie:

Wild Wild West DayZ

Like cowboys vs zombies? Maybe even some bad ass indians head-shotting zombies with arrows? I'd play that. Perhaps make it a 3 way faction game. Make the zombies a little intelligent. And have the cowbros and indians fight the zombie faction whilst fighting over land control.

You may be on to something. I'm really digging the idea. I like the 2 factions vs a zombie invasion.
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I AM
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WAIT. Wasn't there a movie with James Bond guy about that?



ekster
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There's nothing ridiculous! An army of terminators were just teleported to the wrong time because some robot had a bug and goofed the date entry, switching one of the 1s to a 0 by accident.



aelingil
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I was going to mention that it felt like that in "LoTRO" My Wife & myself would be right next to each other but not see each other.. same server, but different "shard". (grouping up, entering / exiting a building normally fixed the issue..)

So if they are doing the same thing that is cool I liked not having to see 400 people in front of the AH (Wow could learn a thing or two.)... Plus it makes the game feel more... individual when you are not playing in a group.
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said by I AM:

WAIT. Wasn't there a movie with James Bond guy about that?

Yeah, Han Solo's grampa, (or is it great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grea t-great-great-great-great-great-grandson?) was in it too!
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Phantasee

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I'll add robots as long as they are all female robots named "Robits".