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Give 'The Elder Scrolls Online' a Chance

Analog Addiction writes:One quote, as over-used as it has become pretty much sums up how I see The Elder Scrolls Online, “Rome wasn’t built in a day”. If there is one thing that really grinds my gears after playing through the closed beta for The Elder Scrolls Online, are people saying it is a “sub-par Skyrim”.

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Douchebag696862d ago

Most people seem inclined to give the game a chance but they're hung up on the constant drain on their bank account. I love RPG's more than any other genre of game but even I question whether or not paying a monthly fee is really worth it.

Ryanbob862d ago

Yeah like I said in the article, the subscription model may be their downfall. I reckon it will eventually go to free to play, especially if they don't have a large amount of players.

Austacker862d ago

Disagree completely.

Perhaps the 'free to play' model is preferred by those on a low budget, but any gaming adult who's on a working salary will not hesitate to drop a mere $15 a MONTH on entertainment if the entertainment is up to par.

As long as the content is fresh, the support solid and the game entertaining, the sub model will not interfere with sales.

In fact, the 'free to play' model is the kiss of death on a MMO. The support side falls away as there's no financial incentive to keep producing content.

A sub model ensures that the development house will be always focused on delivering value for money to remain profitable.

People are looking at this situation completely wrong if they think 'free to play' is the best way to run a MMO.

AnEwGuY862d ago (Edited 862d ago )

@ Austacker..

For me, at least, it has more to do with the audacity of Zenimax to not only charge $60.00 for the game, but also a ridiculous $15/mo., JUST TO PLAY THE GAME. This is their very first MMO, being dev'd by a brand new, unproven studio. Bethesda is only on board as publisher, and to help with continuity. No indie could get away with that, so why should they?

If the game was free to download, and carried a $5-10/mo. sub fee, I might consider making it my first MMO. Look at the $$ MS rakes in with XBLG...@ only $5/mo...and they're not even supplying any real content for that fee. If TESO launched for only $30, and $5/mo. sub, they'd KILL ; they'd probably sell 10 million units (more than covering initial costs), across all 3 platforms, and be pulling in $5 mil/mo. After they're established, they could make the game itself free, and maybe even justify upping the sub fee. They're just being too greedy out of the gate, and not seeing the big picture.

kazuma999862d ago

11 million sub for wow when all exp = over 50$ each

AnEwGuY862d ago

Nope...I'm just (impatiently) waiting for Bethesda to announce TESVI, and the next Fallout. I don't do MMOs, and I sure as hell won't pay a monthly fee to play a game I already bought.

Detoxx862d ago

I would, if it were not for the monthly fee.

Droidbro862d ago

You can't exactly give this game a chance without putting down an ass load of money. The first 30 days cost $60 and $15 a month there after? I much as I love the Elder Scrolls, I will never support this type of sales model. Pick either a one time payment or monthly charge.

Ryanbob862d ago

Yep, it will most likely have to change its model because at the moment they may not meet the game population they want.

Douchebag696862d ago

Would the lack of sales/game population not be an incentive for a developer to drop the project all together? What I mean is instead of changing their model wouldn't they be more inclined to quit supporting the game?

isarai862d ago

only if it goes free to play because i have yet to see anything in this game worth paying a sub fee for. Hell i've seen and played free to play games better than this.

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