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The Elder Scrolls Online Also Features Microtransactions

German site ESOHUB.de has word from Bethesda's Matt Firor that The Elder Scrolls Online will feature an in-game store, in spite of the recent announcement the game will feature subscriptions. In a mantra learned from F2P developers, he explains how this is a chance to buy things irrelevant to the actual game. The site is German, but the interview is offered as a video, so Matt explains this in English: "There won't be anything like 'bonus points,' but we'll have a shop to buy kind of fun stuff, and services too, like name changes and things like that. But it's not part of the core game. Like, anything in the core game is included in the subscription price." Thanks AusGamers via Reddit.

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36. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online Also Features Microtransactions Aug 28, 2013, 14:00 Verno
 
MyRealName wrote on Aug 24, 2013, 08:33:
Shocker. Hell I remember when TES would supposedly never enter the online arena. Times change, though the game stays the same (literally, in the case of TES; leveled lists, poor balance, poor player guidance, rehash settings, poor animation, fanatical hype...)

Agreed. I keep falling into the same patterns with Bethesda games. Marvel at the world, explore and enjoy it for about 5-10 hours then the game descends into clunky scripting, worse writing, tedious activities and poorly animated combat that is often completely imbalanced and unenjoyable. They really need new animators and some people to work on a new combat engine.

I get more fun out of modding the damned games than I do playing them.
 
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