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    The Elder Scrolls Online Announced

    There's no need to check the calendar. We can confirm that it's not April 1. After many years of rumor, The Elder Scrolls Online has actually been announced.
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    Well, ****.

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    Watch it be P2P, and the world ending before it actually comes out.
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    Both of those things are distinct possibilities.

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    Whew! For a second there, I thought this would never be announced and I would lose all of those bets I made.

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    I guess more Elder Scroll is a good thing, but MMO's are just blech

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    Seeing as how the entire continent will be playable, you gotta admit there is some temptation to play just to visit places like Summerset and Elsweyr.

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    Oh for sure, the idea the entire world is accessible is awesome. I am just tired of the MMO grind.

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    It's worth mentioning that the game is being developed by Zenimax Online, NOT Bethesda.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heidegger View Post
    It's worth mentioning that the game is being developed by Zenimax Online, NOT Bethesda.
    This is true, I'll edit the article for more clarity.

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    Now this is exciting news... lets hope they bring some form of novelty to the MMO grind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heidegger View Post
    It's worth mentioning that the game is being developed by Zenimax Online, NOT Bethesda.
    Good. If Bethesda was developing it, I'd expect the launch to crash the entire Internet.
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    Also not an MMO person myself. However, I do like that it is being developed as a 3rd person game. I hope that's indicative of a new direction for Elder Scrolls games. Combat would be so much better that way.

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    any news on what platform to expect? any chance of seeing this on console?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AverageJoe View Post
    any news on what platform to expect? any chance of seeing this on console?
    PC and Mac.

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    I like the idea on some level, though I can't help but feel that the game will likely fall short with respect to scale.

    Is the goal to have a place like Morrowind equal the scale of the Morrowind from the game? I think of MMOs like the original EQ.. and that was a pretty large game. It had starting cities for the races, separate ones with separate trainers, etc.

    Elder Scrolls as a "place" is purportedly larger. We "know" the imperials have several cities from Oblivion, we know the locations of Morrowind (and we didn't even see more than the island mostly), and Daggerfall was effectively larger than Great Britain as I recall. Point being, it clocks in at a lot more than a single city per race. We also have established lore about places like Summerset Isle, The major cities of Daggerfall, Hammerfell, Skyrim... This is to say nothing of planes of oblivion, other continents, and so on.

    There's an incredibly amount of ground for them to cover, and people will be disappointed if they don't. Seems like this will be a hard game to deliver on or please fans with.

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    The game is set a full millenia before Skyrim, so they can actually skip a lot of lore and very little to nothing is known of any continent outside Tamriel (not in any of the games I played anyway). I don't think it will be that big an issue.

    The only thing that really matters is how the game will play. If it's typical Elder Scrolls and online, great; someone mentioned third person, so if it's just another EQ rip-off, yuck!

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    Someone leaked the GI screenshots. It looks like another generic cartoony MMO. And yeah, it's not even first person.

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    Do not want.

    Give me Elder Scrolls VI please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Savorien View Post
    Do not want.

    Give me Elder Scrolls VI please.
    Agreed.

    I'm thankful they're not messing around with established lore, but yeah, this is a waste of everyone's time.

    And... Am I the only one who expected a Fallout MMO from Zenimax Online, what with all the drama they went through with Interplay? Not that I'd play that either, but I was expecting that first.

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