Leaderboard: The Elder Scrolls Online Morrowind ‘chapter vs. DLC’ fee debate
See, the original “ESO Plus” deal for ESO subscription holders granted them full access to all future downloadable content (DLC) forever and ever, as long as they were subscribed to the game. Morrowind, however, has been marketed not as DLC but as a “chapter,” meaning it will not be subject to the Plus promises, and so everyone will have to pay for it. Grumbling ensued.
“Suppose I paid BMW a monthly fee to drive [BMW] cars,” commenter Odin wrote. “I could drive whatever I want as long as I paid. They announce a great new car I want to drive. I cant wait, but they tell me, “This isnt a car; it’s an automobile. You have to pay extra.'”
ZeniMax has defended its decision by suggesting that ESO is exceptional, “a game unlike any other,” and in gaming parlance Morrowind should more properly be binned as an expansion rather than DLC (except for the part where PR doesn’t want anyone calling it and future chapters “expansions” because they start at level 1).
People on the fence seem to see through the trick but shrug it off with the reality that game companies gotta make bank.
I’m curious where you stand.
Where do you stand on ESO's Morrowind pricing?
- I am fine with the distinction between chapter and DLC. (39%, 200 Votes)
- I am annoyed by the distinction between chapter and DLC but will play anyway. (25%, 130 Votes)
- I am bothered by the distinction between chapter and DLC to the point that I will not participate. (30%, 155 Votes)
- I don't care, don't play, or don't understand the issue. (5%, 28 Votes)
Total Voters: 513