The Elder Scrolls online cost has been the topic of hot debate. Gamer Debates takes a quick look at the situation.
Free, with a "Premium" service with extra features. I refuse to pay $120 a year for a game (Same reason I am not of FFXIV:ARR) But with a Premium account style they can still make money and cover servers, and the players get extra content (Those willing to pay)
For people with a job $120 a year is peanuts considering the amount of entertainment you can squeeze from a good MMORPG. As far as value for money goes MMO games are crazy good value, rivalled only by services like Netflix etc. Of course, you need to be into those kinds of games in the first place.
I have a job, and I could prolly afford it, but paying out that much money is just wrong to me. Admittedly I am all for paying for what you enjoy, so if you like it, by all means have fun! But for me I just can't seem to justify it in my own mind.
People I know who pay for mmos monthly; play the mmo religiously and the odd aa game here and there and that's it in terms of gaming.
First of all it's $180 a year not $120. If you take that and the price of the game, as well as the price of having online service for a year I can almost buy a PS4, I could instead buy 4 others games that would give me the same time of gameplay and a far wider range of experience. If you wanted to take it into account for two years of playing this game that's $540 (again including purchase of the game and online service since it is required for X1). I have a job, but this game just didn't wow me enough to commit to something like that on console. I would much rather have a new Fallout.
If the game plays more like Skyrim and less like all the other MMO's then I will be enticed to pay well.
It should be free ffs
Obviously it shouldn't be free. I assume you mean it should be 'free to play', which is very different to "free".
Why in the World should we pay for that crap. I rather pay for the witcher 3 online game than that.
If your comment was literally "it should be free" because you don't rate it as worth paying for... then I apologise for misinterpreting. That's a far less stupid thing to say. Though I don't personally agree with your opinion.
Game is gonna suck.They should pay me for playing it and wasting my time.
$60 - 120 with no fees.
Or fees with no $60 dollars. I can see merit in providing a game as a service. The box price + service price will always be hard for people to swallow (even though it's typical throughout many services you can pay for).
It should be free to download then $5 a month. Or Buy the game and get charged 25 cents a day for every day you log in to play and are not charged for days you are not playing. If I play mon, Tues, and friday, I get charged .75 cents for that week. Why should I have to pay $15 for a month that I get busy and only get on line 3 or 4 times that month?
An interesting model, but people that have more free time to play will generally have less disposable income to pay for their play time.
This game is going to cost you $240 for your first year then $180 every year after that. $420 for you first 2 years of play, even if you only play one day a month. I would rather go buy some ammo and go have some real fun at the range. I payed under 60$ for Battlefield 3 and got years of play out of it on pc.
£10 for 3-6 months game time seems better but there are high budget epic mmos like guild wars that let you just buy the game and play forever.
As great as the elder scrolls games are, a lot of the fanbase are casuals, and casuals are dam well not going to be forking out that much money on one game. Then again they buy cod every year, so what do I know. I'll be trying this game when it goes free to play.
Who cares? The game is fun and its an elder scrolls game so there is plenty of content from the start to keep one busy for hundreds of hours...so I see no problem with the monthly fee if it means keeping servers maintained and help provide for new content in the future. Again no one had a problem with WoW when you had to pay 50 bucks for the game and the first two expansions (before they mixed it all together) plus the 15$ a month. So I don't get why there is so Mich hypocrisy with this game. People begged for an ender scrolls MMO for years, we finally get one and the same people are now throwing a fit. Like any MMO, of you don't like it or don't see the value then don't buy it. I never got into WoW because I never saw the benefit for me but saw it for others. This game here I can see myself playing for a long time. You don't need to sit on the internet and cry being selfish and entitled.
I love TES games and TES is actually my favorite franchise. I've played the ESO beta and watched people play the beta. Its missing the TES "feel" a lot of the time, its hard to explain but I guess it would be the sum of all the little things that you continue to notice while playing ESO. I like the idea of other adventures in the world but I don't think it is being executed well, it feels more like any other MMO most of the time with some TES mixed in. I've preordered the game and will play until the sub kicks in and shelf it, like I do with most other games. If it had more of a TES feel, I would pay the sub because I still play both Oblivion and Skyrim a lot and they don't even have the promise of a steady stream of new content or the ability to play with my friends. I wonder how the console market is going to do with ESO. I see it doing very well then dropping when the sub kicks it but I think the PC subscribers are going to be able to sustain the servers and stream of new content for the console owners.
The greater majority of ppl I have talked to about this game(myself included)lost interest when the sub fee was announced. Console players aren't use to paying a sub fees for games and this company could have made the pill easier to swallow but they dropped the ball. Just look at the potential releases coming out this year, I rather spend that $240 on a few other experiences like Destiny, Sunset Overdrive, Dark Souls 2 etc. This will fail on consoles...
You make a very good point to, Destiny is a big MMO without a sub and if they can do it why can't ESO is my question. I think ESO is going to fail on consoles as well, so seeing how long they keep the servers up and running while bringing in new content for them will be interesting. They could make it sub free on consoles so it doesn't fail and just charge for the new content like DLC?
the $60 for the game should cover the full cost of the game on line included as we are already paying for ps plus
The game is an abomination that needs to be killed with fire. You have to pay me to play it. If you want I have 1 extra BETA Key to try yourself.
$15 is just right for a premium mmorpg game like Elder Scrolls Online. People wishing it was F2P do not have gaming and gamers best interest in mind. The "I want, I want and I want it now for free generation" is not representing the best interest for gaming and gamers. And should be more or less ignored.
It should cost exactly ZERO bucks to play online. One time fee for the game or GTFO! In a year like this with an army of these type of games coming (Which be FREE online) No idea what they were thinking, guess money greed took over their minds.
Exactly...when I saw Destiny gameplay, I was in awe. This game is worth my time and money. After watching gameplay of ESO on twitch, I wonder, what are these Devs thinking? You want ppl to pay $15 a month for this? Like you stated above $60 or GTFO!!
Exactly, I'm just not down with subscription based gaming. I have enough subscriptions slowly eating up money on my card on a monthly basis, I'm not too inclined to see that number keep growing. I was interested in this game until I found out that it requires a subscription, now unfortunately I'm going to skip it completely. I'm just not going to support subscription gaming on consoles.
one word... Destiny.
If this game goes free to play, I'll drop it like a hot potatoe. For those 'demanding' free, I implore you to NOT buy this game and find something else to play. World of Warcraft has shown that a sub model provides evolution, innovation and constant quality content development, along with quality support. A sub model ensures that the content delivery will be constant and provide a new experience as time goes by. When games like this go free to play, they die quickly and for good reason. I do NOT want a 'free to play' MMO experience. There's already a billion shitty free to play MMOs out there on the market as we speak. If YOU want free to play, PLEASE GO PLAY THEM! Good quality sub based MMOs are a rarity and especially for the console environment and ultimately, that's what I'm after and willing to pay for - QUALITY.
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