Elder Scrolls Online slips into B2P mode early

Players patching up The Elder Scrolls Online tonight ahead of its B2P conversion tomorrow are in for a surprise: They can log in early.

Our own MJ Guthrie confirms reports from our readers and Reddit that the North American servers are now allowing players to log in even without valid subscriptions as of tonight. Of course, the game is buy-to-play, not free-to-play, so you’ll still need to have picked up a box. Have fun!

[Source: Reddit. Thanks, Salidar]
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SwobyJ Same waiting for Xbox One version.

Cyberlight
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Hurbster I would lose the beard, though. :P

Hurbster
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Cyberlight Hurbster  I am the prettiest goddam princess out there.

SwobyJ
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Looking forward to it :). Either some time this year, or whenever I upgrade my PC (this or next year).

Cyberlight
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Hurbster Yeah I had similar issues when WOW did a major graphical update around WOTLK. In the end I was playing the game so much that it was worth me getting an upgrade. ESO might have to go into the holding bay for now. BTW, nice dress. It really suits you. :)

GoJammit
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So it’s been a while since I played, so I tried a few test shots with my staff completely forgetting about the ability to hit npc’s.  I suppose i got what i deserved.

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Hurbster AvatarOP Estranged i played dagger fall covenant, and i assure you aside from a small sudden trip to the desert at some point, all the towns are the same. same castle.

but anyway, just my opinion. this game started to put me to sleep after level 40 when i realized that it is always “more of the same” (graphically, combats, questing). I just didn’t feel the epicness of, for example, gw2 as you get closer and closer to Orr.
or even wildstar as you get deeper into strain territory.

i just find in eso, things are so “small scale”. and it stays that way. not epic enough for my taste, too drab for my taste. i find my brain is slowly becoming dumber the more time i put into this game, my creativity and imagination is not challenged, and “ok” the prod value in the quests is good but after like 200 of them or more it just feels like a quest grind and i learned not to give a damn about the stupid npcs and their stupid problems.

i’d rather fight the risen with the pact or help durek stonebreaker kick butts in strain land.

eso is too “mundane” for my taste.

Hurbster
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AvatarOP Estranged Ahem, lets just take the Ebonheart Pact, shall we. First few areas. It’s funny how two towns built by the same people in the same area might look similar…

First Town  – Dark Elven coastal port. (This may swap with the 2nd town depending whether you do the starter Island or not.
Second Town – Nord Village on Bleakrock. As the name suggests – mainly snow and Ice.
Third Town – Argonian Village – made of mud and plant huts. Plains, rice paddy equivalents.
Exploring the Stonelands – very Morrowind, ash, lava huge ;shrooms and two huge volcanos.
Deshaan – like the Telvanni and Grazeland portions of Morrowind, so grasslands, those big mushrooms again, forest, rivers, mountains and bloody great fortresses.

We actually get to some ‘brown’ now. Mainly green, but some brown in there. Shadowfen. What did people expect ? It’s a swamp. Lots of green, some brown bubbly stuff, ancient Ayelid temples, ramshackle wooden villages and Sangiune’s party place (ahem).

And then we swing right back to The Rift and Westmarch for a jolly old game of Skyrim. So we got the fortress city of Windhelm and Riften which is built an canals. Lots of castles, Nord villages and Manor houses to be found. And vampires.

Look we have all been to Westmarch and the Rift.

So the fact that the towns all look alike is complete load of guar droppings.

Hurbster
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AvatarOP Damn Matheiu, I’ve almost missed you.

Almost.

AvatarOP
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Estranged the first town you see will be like the second town, that will be like the third and so on. by level 40 you’ll start to convulse and be bored by the drabness of it all. same mobs, same graphics, same slow pace and lame quests.

and then you can tell yourself, that you still have thousand of hours of the same lame questing fighting the same kind of mobs if you want!!

ugh. ..