MMO Week in Review: Going Elsweyr

    
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Elder Scrolls Online launched its big annual campaign, Elsweyr, into its headstart early access for PC players this week, and while the official launch – and entry of console players – isn’t until June, the rest of us can already join the cat people in banishing dragons from the skies.

Meanwhile, we got a peek at Path of Exile’s next big thing, ran down tips for City of Heroes players, hoped the KOTOR movie won’t suck, and previewed EVE Online’s and Final Fantasy XIV’s inbound expansions.

Read on to catch up with the very best of this week’s MMO news and opinions today as every Sunday in Massively Overpowered’s Week in Review!

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Every week, get caught up on the MMO genre’s latest news and Massively OP’s best content in our MMO Week in Review! Want more roundups of content? Try Friday’s Betawatch for MMO testing highlights, Saturday’s Make My MMO for MMO crowdfunding updates, and Sunday’s The MOP Up, which mops up all the bits of news we didn’t cover anywhere else.

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Easy Rider
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Easy Rider

I never played TESO but i like the series. Should i start now?

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Loopy

It depends on what you’re expecting. If you’re expecting a replication of the single player ES experience in an online game, you will be sorely disappointed. If you’re expecting an MMO with an ES theme, you will enjoy the crap out of it.

In terms of whether it’s a good time to start, the game fully synchronizes zones with levels. So you have the ability to start in any zone, any expansion, any DLC, and the environment will be tuned to your level, eliminating the feeling of being “out of date”.

I highly recommend the game to anyone, whether they’re an ES fan or not. By far some of the best storytelling and quest design in an MMO.

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Akagi

Even for an MMORPG it’s pretty bare-bones.

There isn’t much content outside of storyline. Dungeons and Trials aren’t very challenging and are very repetitive.

The essence of the game is to buy DLCs and chapters and to buy costumes and mounts with Crowns so you can show off on their forum or subreddit and get likes/upvotes.

Most of the players aren’t even playing the game, they just hang out in central hubs and just stand there showing off their cosmetics.

Since the game has Random Dungeon Finder, it means you can play the game and make good progress without speaking a word to anyone else.

My advice – just wait for Classic WoW if you want to play a real MMORPG.

micedicetwice
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micedicetwice

Trials and dungeons aren’t challenging? Did you ever step up to veteran ones? Because I highly doubt you would say that if you did. Actually I doubt you play this game at all. “The essence of the game is to buy DLC”my ass, the subscription gives you all that (excluding only latest chapter) and more, people don’t buy DLC if there is no huge discount on them. There is no point. “Most of the players aren’t even playing the game, they just hang out in central hubs and just stand there showing off their cosmetics.” – it seems like you talking about yourself.

hurbster
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hurbster

Wow, first time I heard someone call ESO bare bones…

And everything in your statement is pretty much incorrect.