ESO Just Became Clash of Clans With Terribly Awful MicroTransactions

A bunch of new micro transactions have been discussed for the upcoming Elder Scrolls: Tamriel Unlimited and they don't look to be beneficial to the game at all.

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thekhurg1341d ago (Edited 1341d ago )

Whole bunch of pointless QQ in that article. This is how ALL free to play MMOs are structured. When a developer specifically tells you they don’t intend to sell content that impacts gameplay, they’re referencing a “pay to win” scenario where you can just spend money for in-game non-consumable items and be more powerful than everyone else.

It’s sad that websites are so void of content that they have to drum up controversy on something that is literally industry standard for that genre.

Christopher1341d ago (Edited 1341d ago )


Leveling faster or healing after battles more often != pay to win. That's a time saver. That's all.

It's the right way to do F2P, IMHO. Cosmetics and saving time. Not giving you power that others can't achieve.

rdgneoz31341d ago

First off, this game isn't free to play. Free to play would mean it did not cost a dime to play it and you'll still have to spend $60 to get the game. It's a one time payment like Guild Wars 1 and 2, which seems to have found the right balance with it's cash store. GW2 since it first came out had a ton of free updates to get people to keep playing the game, with it's first paid expansion coming out this year (3 years after it released). The cash shop has been novelty items, unique armor and weapon skins, and a few boosters that don't brake the game which you can get through doing dailies and such.

ESO needs to find that right balance so it doesn't just look like a cash grab and that you're screwed over if you don't pay into it.

Ken851341d ago

The game is confirmed to become F2P actually.

rdgneoz31341d ago

F2P means free to play, meaning you don't have to spend any money to get or play the game (like Clash of Clans or DC Universe Online). This game costs $60 ( ), it's just that you don't have to pay a subscription fee to keep playing the game.

lemoncake1341d ago

It's now F2P so this is to be expected, they have to make their money somewhere and if it's not subscription fees it's this stuff.

Kane221341d ago

its not F2P, you still have to buy the game at $60.

DougLord1341d ago (Edited 1341d ago )

ESO is the best MMO I have played (to level 25). The beta sucked, but now it's awesome. The plot is incredibly engaging and PvP has always been awesome. The store sells convenience items. I will gladly pay for a good horse and some potions / food.

Those POTS and Food still have level caps and timer limits so it just saves me from having to waste time crafting.

realplayer821341d ago

Ffxiv is so much better than eso in every way imo.

pompombrum1341d ago

XP boosts are standard these days so it's to be expected but those healing potions could be troublesome. XP boosts just make things progress faster and really has very little impact in correlation to other players however health and stamina potions could technically offer an advantage which I don't agree with unless they are easily crafted ingame for a cheap price.

Ashlen1341d ago

This article was terrible.

I was expecting some details about what there charging for but it's simply some guys poorly edited rant.

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