The Elder Scrolls Online Next Week: Early Access Details

A new Early Access and Launch FAQ outlines the process of opening The Elder Scrolls Online to the public, beginning with a five-day early access period that kicks off at 7:00 am EDT on Sunday, followed by three-days of early access beginning on April 1st, and the game's launch for all on April 3rd at 7:00 pm EDT, though they warn these times are subject to change. Bethesda also details how to gain access by pre-ordering the MMORPG, warns beta users that there will be wipe before things go live, and explains the workings of various other elements like preorder bonuses, server choices, subscription plans, payment options, upgrade options, and more.
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Mar 26, 2014, 19:06
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Mar 26, 2014, 19:06
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Elder Scrolls is following in TOR's footsteps in that they are so busy obfuscating the fact that their game is a run of the mill MMO at it's core, that they failed to at least make it the best damn run of the mill MMO they could

It's why traditional MMO players and Skyrim fans alike are skewering this game. They tried for a middle ground and instead of pleasing everybody, pleased almost nobody. TOR did the same thing and while it's been financially profitable, it wasn't a studio-making success by any means. ESO will get some buy in, but like TOR it won't have any longevity as a blockbuster.

Contrast this with Wildstar's approach of minimal hype and targeted appeal to disenfranchised WoW raiders and people longing for vanilla WoW.

I don't see anyone who considers themselves an MMO player enjoying ESO in the long run. It'll mostly catch on with the "I play an MMO maybe 6-8 hours a week, by myself, and so I never play enough to see the problems everyone else does." crowd. Possibly also some buy-in from the more hardcore Elder Scrolls people who are interested in the setting more than the gameplay and mods and sandbox feel of TES. Similar to how TOR has a lot of Star Wars fans still playing because it's their only option.
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