When The Elder Scrolls Online first launched, I did not have high hopes for it. Indeed, I figured it was trafficking hard on the familiarity of its name and would attract a fanbase for that, but the actual quality was never going to catch up to what people assumed that meant and it would limp along badly. In other words, I figured it was going to follow the path that Fallout 76 actually appears to have taken.
But I was wildly wrong about ESO‘s trajectory. It has consistently has improved itself and gotten better over time, to the point that it’s probably the second game I’d recommend to someone interested in the MMORPG genre.
Sometimes, we write off games too early. We’re all quick to point out when we get that right and we say that a game is going to do something bad or dumb or fail and then it happens, but it’s important to note when we see only darkness in the future… and the game actually works out just fine. So what about you, dear readers? Have you ever written off an MMO early on and been proven totally wrong?