Elder Scrolls Online’s Morrowind early access launches today – are you playing?

The Elder Scrolls Online’s Morrowind not-an-expansion lands on PC this morning, at least for those of you who preordered to pick up early access and had the foresight to take off work or play hooky or not have exams. Downloading should begin shortly, ZeniMax says — are you playing?

Are you playing ESO Morrowind?

  • Yep, I am in the head start (23%, 286 Votes)
  • Not today, but I'll play on PC at or after launch (15%, 187 Votes)
  • Not today, but I'll play on console at or after launch (5%, 65 Votes)
  • Nope, not playing or buying it (36%, 453 Votes)
  • Still undecided (14%, 180 Votes)
  • No answer / just want to see results (8%, 98 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,269

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Aww look, the happy nuclear fambly: snarky Dunmer Assassin, cute Redguard Warden, and Baby Bear.

Get caught up on all of our Morrowind coverage from announcement to now!

Update: And it’s live! Patch notes and a newbie guide too.
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MKlwr

I did! It was a holiday in Canada, so that was good timing. I haven’t made a Warden yet. I had to log in to a character to buy an additional character slot, so I just went to Vvardenfell with my Nightblade and spent a couple of hours running around discovering all the places and world bosses and enjoying the music and the scenery.

Now I need to think what race/gender I want for my warden and go from there.

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Sashaa

Playing the early access and loving Morrowind’s music.

I used to turn off music in ESO and replace it by Jeremy Soule Morrowind, Oblivion and Skyrim soundtracks. Not anymore. Thanks!

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Mewmew

I *love* ESO but it’s currently out of rotation for the games I’m playing, so no I won’t be joining in right yet. I’m confident that it will still be around waiting for me when I cycle my games again in the future :D

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Malcolm Swoboda

I have ESO (no DLC) on PC, I’ll get through at least one of the three faction campaigns before getting any DLC, and I’ll be getting through at least one of the DLC before getting Morrowind, probably on discount this or next year :P.

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Sorenthaz

I have it. I can hop in whenever I want. But tbh I don’t feel like there’s any rush to get into it. It’s not like FFXIV where I’m trying to get through the MSQ before Stormblood.

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kidwithknife

I’m still noobing around the new starter zone with my baby warden, but so far… sooooo goooood. Zenimax doesn’t screw around when it comes to making gorgeous terrain and scenery.

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Rottenrotny

I purchased the Physical Collector’s Editon from Amazon and I could be playing today…. but my band is going on a 3 week tour starting this weekend so I’m too busy to do much gaming until I get back. T_T

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Daniel Reasor

I’ve got early access, and could be Wardening today… but Star Trek Online has Tier 6 Gorn science ships now.

Gorn ships, you guys. My one weakness!

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camren_rooke

I know Kirk had a serious thing for Gorn. Here’s a picture of Kirk and a Gorn Princess in a lover’s embrace.

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Schlag Sweetleaf

I understand that the ears are a highly erogenous zone on the Gorn…
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camren_rooke

Interestingly enough, that was Kirk’s attempt to entice the Gorn female by attempting to setup a rumbling or trilling sensation in the Gorn cranium to signal openness to breeding.

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Schlag Sweetleaf

wish I could like this many ,many times.

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Emperor Caligula

I so much wanted NOT to pay 40 bucks for this.

Then I needed to go to the Dentist; then I thought FUCK YOU, I need to cheer myself up, and bought it.

True story.

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Roger Melly

And much better for you than a small bottle of Jack Daniels which is my post dentist treat .

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Arktouros

Nope. It’s just such a paint-by-the-numbers boring experience. Every time I log in I can’t think of anything I’d be excited to do.

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kidwithknife

Oh hell yeah. Downloading now, psyched to play once I can get on! I never got that into the original Morrowind game due to the really slow pace of it, but I love the weirdness of the setting. It’s gonna be awesome to be able to run around in that portion of the world and soak up all the weirdness.

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camren_rooke

Must have the cliff racer patch. Nothing gets you running like a flock of cliff racers.

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TBPlayer2112

Downloading the xpack right now. Still not sure if I’ll roll my Warden right away or play with one of my two mains.

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Greaterdivinity

Nope, not playing Marrowind but playing the hell outta ESO. Still have a huge amount of the base game and most of the DLC to get through before I start thinking about Marrowind, will probably wait for a sale down the road.

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Daniel Miller

OMG yea i hate the controls for that game

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Ashfyn Ninegold

Looking forward to trying out the new Warden class.

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A Dad Supreme

Nah, as much as I love the ES franchise, I don’t like Elder Scrolls Online in the same way.

Mostly the controls and add-on requirements to function efficiently in the game is the big turnoff.

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Daniel Miller

I liked Skyrm. I think this game is ok. And I did buy the expansion. But, two things that really prevent me from logging in, limited skill use, due to make it fit console. So many skills so few can use at a time.

And well what is the point to research or buy crafting styles if i can’t craft most gear found in open world to that style after?

So I sub and stayed away. I don’t even mind paying for the expansion. As FFXI, a expansion meant jobs added. ESO added one, so I found it acceptable. But again reasons above why I avoid it. FFXI has a huge event going on this week.

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snacky

Downloading now, quite excited!

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django857

Not playing, not buying.
Truth be told i’m really sick of all the hype around it too. It was a fun mmo at first but just like all the newer mmo’s i lost interest in playing it. It will always feel like a console port to me. The limited hotbar skill use and limited classes didn’t help it either. Got used to the freedom you get from playing the single player TES games.

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bobfish

I will be, once I get home from work and patch. Will be a nice change of pace until Stormblood arrives.

Hopefully I’ve managed to get all my traveling out of the way for awhile now as well, which means I will actually have time to play too.

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rafael12104

Not playing, not buying.

Could happen in the future, but… meh. We will see my story is simple. I played ESO in beta, didn’t grab me. I came back for launch, no motivation to stay. Went back after big update a few months ago, quested, looked around, and got the hell out.

So, nope. The game just doesn’t pull me in. Maybe I’m jade by the issues experienced during launch and shortly there after. Maybe it’s the combat which I find laughable in comparison to other games. Maybe I just want to play Skyrim? Lol. Who the hell knows.

I’m good with not playing or buying. Maybe I’ll try again soon.

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Cypher

I never used to mind the combat in eso, always loved the game since beta and I still do, but after playing and seriously getting into bdo, coming back to eso’ s combat was… deflating to put it mildly. But I love almost every other aspect of it so I can just about tolerate it… have recently tried it with an Xbox pad which is probably why 😏

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wratts

I love ESO, I think it’s one of the best MMOs out there right now and I really appreciate the business model where a subscription seems truly optional. That said, I really feel like the pricing on Morrowind misses the mark and violates the promise Zenimax made to the players.

I don’t regularly sub, but if I did I’d be angry at having an additional paywall that amounts to 3 months of subscription charges to get into the new content and class. As it is, they’ve been pretty predictable with price drops and bundle purchases; I’m certain that by holiday time (or possibly end of Summer sale) I’ll be able to pick it up on the cheap, so that’s the current plan

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Michael

I agree completely, even as someone who purchased the expansion. It is way too expensive. I think the problem is that people compare it to the DLC pricing (which, is okay for the most part) so it makes the argument for the price a little better. Orsinium is 10$ less but does not have a new class(which is really just 3 new skill lines in eso, nothing more then that) and battlegounds. I mean, if you look at it that way it almost makes sense. The reality is though I think that they should not have marketed this as an expansion. It is just…not.

It is a DLC that is more expensive then the other DLCs. The reality is that Orsinium is probably a little too pricey at 30$ and should have been 25$. The “expansion” should have been 30$. The more I think about it, the more I think the only reason they marketed this as “not a DLC” is to make it so they do not have to offer it for free as part of ESO plus as well as not allow the purchase of it with crowns.

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odin valhalla

That’s an argument a lot of people made and as expected most were shouted down loudly on the official forums and fansites. Anger isnt the best term, it was and is just a blatant money grab on people who subbed and agreed to the terms, which were CRYSTAL CLEAR.

However all that said, there are other great games to play out there. The best thing to do is not reward companies that do this with your consumption. Battles are fought on forums, wars are won and lost with your consumption.

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Loopy

I probably won’t be buying Morrowind for a while. I haven’t played any of the ES games (aside from Skyrim briefly), so nostalgia isn’t really a factor for me. There is so much content in the game that i still haven’t gone through, i think i’ll have plenty of things to entertain me before i start stepping into Morrowind’s content.

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Roger Melly

I have played ESO in the past and I enjoy the actual game but I found the community to be very unsociable so it’s not something I have invested as much time in as I would have if I had had a different experience . That said several of my friends have started playing recently so I have started to level up a character on a new faction with them but I have a hell of a lot of gameplay to get through first before I even start thinking about looking at the expansion .

I probably will wait until it is on sale . I think it is a bit overpriced anyway I’m happy to wait until it’s half the price it is now seeing as I am in no rush as a very casual ESO player .

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Cypher

Yeah, most MMOs are basically always online single player games with options to interact. At least in “the west” (I’m a brit, pretty much every map has us slap bang in “the middle” lol, I digress) but as mentioned below/above you can sometimes get lucky, depending on server and time of day I guess.

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borghive

“I have played ESO in the past and I enjoy the actual game but I found the community to be very unsociable so it’s not something I have invested as much time in as I would have if I had had a different experience .”

This is pretty typical of most themepark MMOs these days, you might find pockets here and there of social players, but the bulk of the people playing just plod along, never really interacting with anyone.

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camren_rooke

Sweet Vermina’s Pillows, that is true borghive. Even in GW2, I’ll pop into Divinity’s Reach or Lions Arch and try to gin up conversation and I get crickets.

Bajillion toons running around and I get not a peep, not even a ‘Shut yer hole!’

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Nathan Aldana

Kinda makes me glad that ff14 and wow you can usually get someone to reply when you talk.

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borghive

The only people that reply to me in WoW are toxic trolls, I guess that is something eh? :)

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Roger Melly

I spent four years in WoW but even there I found the community nicer than that of ESO .

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camren_rooke

When I was in ESO, it was pretty easy to block the Trump trolls so it did get quiet pretty quick.

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Targeter

As a filthy console pleb, I must sadly wait. My wife is part of the glorious PC Master Race, so she can play tonight while I weep softly.

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Tandor

I’ll be playing it on my second account as soon as it’s up, I got the digital upgrade for that one. For my main account I pre-ordered the physical collectors’ edition but couldn’t be bothered to go through the rigmarole of applying for early access.

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Cypher

While I prefer the golden hue of altmer butts, I shall be playing in pc after my (*grumble) accounting exams :-(

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Darthbawl

my (*grumble) accounting exams

We are *ahem* counting on you. :P

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Tandor

Good luck!

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Cypher

Thanks… think I’m going to need it! :-/

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camren_rooke

The scene in Hudsucker Proxy where the cost accounting group shows the price for producing a hula hoop is .59 cents and the director shakes his head disapproving. They nervously add a 1 to the tally changing it to 1.59 and then the director smiles.

Don’t forget to add a one.

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Schlag Sweetleaf

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Nathan Aldana

Dunmer butts or riot.

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camren_rooke

You can see Almalexia’s when she is floating….not that I looked or anything.

>.>

<.<

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camren_rooke

Its only gotten worse.

Just saw the Bosmer Butts….nay, all flat, no definition. Orc butts or go home.

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Schlag Sweetleaf

Also considered:

Altmer arses
Khajiit keisters
Redguard rumps

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Malcolm Swoboda

Please never leave this site.

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thickenergy

and Imperial posteriors.

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