Elder Scrolls Online offers free membership trials, introduces new rewards for subscribers

    
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If you’ve been eyeballing an Elder Scrolls Online Plus membership but aren’t sure that you want to shell out the cash for it just yet, then perhaps next week’s ESO Plus Bonus Event will help you make up your mind. From November 15th until November 21st, Zenimax will be giving all players ESO Plus membership status, granting them all of the associated advantages, such as access to all of the game’s DLC to date, including the recently released Murkmire expansion. The free trial period also happens to coincide with the game’s Clockwork City Celebration Event, through which players can earn Event Tickets and an Indrik Feather to put toward unlocking the unique Indrik mount.

The event also brings some new treats for existing ESO Plus members. Starting on November 13th, subscribers will be able to joy an increased monthly crown stipend, which will now grant 1,650 crowns, up from the former 1,500. In addition to the extra crowns and other “membership-only features,” anytime between November 13th and December 6th, ESO Plus members will be able to claim a free Molag Bal statuette to display in their houses. After all, nothing says “home, sweet home,” like the Daedric Prince of domination and enslavement. For the full details on the ESO Plus Bonus event and instructions on how to claim your free trial membership, check out the announcement post on the game’s official site.

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camren_rooke
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camren_rooke

I’d get ESOplus and keep it if they wouldn’t season their loot crates. Let me buy whichever season loot crates I want with my crowns.

Don’t subject me to the same psychological pressures you inflict on the f2pers, I’m giving you a steady income dammit!

And its not like it would cost them a damn thing to do it except to give subbers more choices on how to spend money.

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Bannex

They’re just teaching you to be a good little gambler while researching the best way to keep people buying the lottery boxes.

I’ve never heard a pro consumer explanation as to why they put some items in a rng box vs letting you buy it directly.

camren_rooke
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camren_rooke

I’m ok with the gamble boxes, well as OK as I can be, but the issue of making a gamble box available only for a certain period of time before you can’t gamble on specific things anymore.

The first one was a storm atronach themed loot crate which went away after like six months. Replaced by a different themed crate.

For me, if I am subbing, I want to be able to gamble on whichever loot crate, including NO loot crate, that I want.

Literally the only thing I am asking for is the ability to choose on which box I want to gamble with.

I snuck back in for the last few days and while I like the game and the combat, the monetization just keeps me from spending ANYTHING on it.

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Bannex

But by making them seasonal makes you feel like you have to aggressively pursue the item of your choice.

The seasonal thing is psychological, it’s not like there is a limited supply.

camren_rooke
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camren_rooke

Exactly. As I said in the first post, Don’t subject me the subbing customer to the same psychological pressures you inflict on the F2P’ers.

Why I HAD a sub and then dropped it. If you treat your regulars like marks, they stop being your regulars.

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Bel

I think they were so generous with the crowns for subscribers that they ended up in a position where I guess they felt that they “needed” sinks for the crowns and ways around players having a stockpile of them. So, they made expansions that couldn’t be bought with crowns and introduced lockboxes. And, now they are available only seasonably?

ESO is not the only MMO that does this and I know they all need to make money. I just wish MMOs with optional subscriptions could find a balance where it felt good to give them a subscription and not feel pressured to spend more and more above that subscription to enjoy the game.

camren_rooke
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camren_rooke

I almost do feel good giving them a subscription but the with the loot crates and something something about crafting really pisses me off. Can’t remember now since I no longer craft in the game. It was something more than the whole, their crafting is pretty much just a waiting game at higher levels.

wow4lyfe
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wow4lyfe

The story telling is amazing in ESO, however the combat system and mechanics is hot trash. The combat animations are worst then vanilla WoW.

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Ironwu

I don’t think I can agree with the combat summation. I find it a rather good blend of action mechanics and hot-button mechanics. Aim, dodge, block and interrupt mechanics are all there as well. I am sure there are other games out there that have somewhat better bits and pieces. But to say that ESO is worse than WoW? I think that is a bit of a stretch.

camren_rooke
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camren_rooke

Agreed Ironwu. It’s not the best action combat I’ve played in a mmo but its still pretty good.

However, I smell trolling so.

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Christmas Dog

You mean someone named “wow4lyfe” talking trash about another MMO? No, I’m sure there’s nothing but good faith there.

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Bannex

I def agree. Any combat system that relies on animation canceling is bush league. Im also amazed at how beautiful the game world is vs how alpha the spell effects are.

The staunch defenders of this game won’t even recognize the fact that it has pvp lol. Pvp in eso is one of the worst iterations of pvp in an mmo I’ve ever seen.

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Weilan

WoW has tab targeting, I don’t think anything is worse than that.
And to compare ESO to a primitive old game like WoW…

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Doubleplusgood

Thanks for the info. We will also be able to dye our costumes between those dates?

I will also make a note to myself not to use the Random group finder for a dungeon on those dates.
I purposely do not subscribe so I do not get the horrible DLC dungeons which are terrible for random groups and usually end up in total failure as the group disbands unable to finish or players immediately leave group when they zone in. I heard the latest DLC dungeons are even worse than Mazzatun or Cradle shadows. The last thing I want is to end up in random group for those.

John Artemus
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John Artemus

I’ve weirdly been on an ESO kick lately, playing it for an hour or two almost every night. I’ve been considering getting a subscription. My Breton magicka sorc feels OP, even at level 20. Great fun!

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Indigo Salma

I really hate that they are still showing the resource bag as a feature.

K38FishTacos
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K38FishTacos

It’s the MAIN reason to get ESO+ for a lot of people.

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Mr.McSleaz

Yep, I get ESO+ for two reasons. Crafting Bag & Crowns.

Mr. Bigglesworth
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Mr. Bigglesworth

I love whenever they do this (usually once or twice a year), it’s always a good opportunity to dump everything into the crafting bag and grab all the DLC skyshards across multiple toons for a few day before it gets shut off again.

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Christmas Dog

Also a good time to unlock skill trees. You can do the first Dark Brotherhood quest to unlock that skill line and the Blade of Woe, both of which you keep after the trial ends. Thieves’ Guild too, though DB is arguably more useful.

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Mr.McSleaz

Thieve’s Guild and Dark Brotherhood Skills go hand in hand for me because I steal everything that isn’t nailed down & I don’t leave witnesses.

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Denice J. Cook

Oh, wow, what a great idea! :P

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Darthbawl

This will give everyone access to the crafting bag right? Would be good so people can stuff all their crafting stuff into it.

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Christmas Dog

Yes, you have access to the crafting bag for as long as the ESO+ trial lasts. After that you can remove items from it, but not deposit anything until you get ESO+again.