21 Reasons to be Interested in The Elder Scrolls Online ~ShoddyCast~





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Published on Dec 1, 2012

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The skeptics of the Elder Scrolls Online have made their voices heard, but now it's time to argue why the Elder Scrolls Online will in fact live up to the Elder Scrolls name. Morrowind, Oblivion, and Skyrim. No matter which one of these games you played first, it was unlike anything that had come before it. You might have played RPGs in the past, but none of them as rich and rewarding as the Elder Scrolls series. Without sounding like a fan boy I freely admit it is my most favorite gaming series to date. Our single player experiences have been unforgettable up to this point and I wouldn't trade them for anything. The Elder Scrolls series has been and will continue to hold it's own in the single-player arena, I'm sure of it. My friends and I loved Tamriel with all it's quirks and adventure. This was the only series where each of our experiences and adventures were so vastly different from player to player, yet the end result was always the same. One hell of a fantasy experience, but a lonely one. We would talk about our experiences with a tone of excitement, but that's all we could do. Talk about them. Sure, soloing a dark dungeon full of vampires is great. And my dark brothers and sisters know that assassinations are best carried out alone. But I also want to go on epic fantasy adventures with other TES fans. I want to explore with them, spare with them, and frolic through the planes of Oblivion with them.

Now enters the Elder Scrolls Online with a development team that swears by the Nine they aren't just making Elder Scrolls the WoW game. They promise us epic large scale battles we've only read about in those dusty old books. The Elder Scrolls Online promises to challenge the tired MMO formula that tells you that your character is skilled at putting on plate armor, yet try putting him in a cloth robe and he doesn't understand which arm goes in first or something? Zenimax Online Studios is doing us the enormous favor of bringing Skyrim style combat to MMOs, freeing us from cooldown bars and opening the doors to an endless variety of combat styles. Taking what we love about our TES games and injecting in into the arm of the traditional MMO. All this and you know what the best part is? We have nothing to loose! Bethesda is still working on the single-player experiences we know and love while Zenimax Online Studios might just bring us the next MMO we divorce our lives for. So yes, as Elder Scrolls fans we should be nothing short of hopeful for the upcoming Elder Scrolls Online. There's plenty of reasons it will make for an awesome MMORPG, with emphasis on the RPG. How do I know this? Back in October a group of MMO and Elder Scrolls vets were invited to Zenimax to have a meet and greet with the developers of ESO. These vets were podcasters, bloggers, YouTubers, and members of the top guilds. They all knew MMOs, but more importantly, they all knew why they loved Elder Scrolls games. Upon arrival at Zenimax Online Studios these vets were taken into a room lined with computers, and what was on the screen? The Elder Scrolls Online log in screen. They were all given the chance to play a hands on pre-Alpha version of the Elder Scrolls Online. Can you sense the tone of jealously I'm emitting right now? Although I wasn't one of the lucky few, I have watched and listened to all the commentary that came out of that pre-Alpha test group. So, when I talk about the Elder Scrolls Online here, you know it's coming from a reliable source. Real gamers that aren't on Zenimax's payroll.

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