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The Elder Scrolls Online

04 April 2014
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This game is an MMO. Even if you like the Elder Scrolls series, if you don't like MMOs it will not be for you. As far as MMOs go, this is a middling one. It features an action combat system which I find mostly enjoyable. It feels more dynamic than a lot of MMOs. However, some of the animations for skills, especially in the older classes, could be improved.

There reaches a point in the game where all overland / questing / solo content becomes mind numbingly boring. Even the major bosses of each chapter are extremely easy to defeat. There is no challenge outside of group PVE content. Dungeons and trials are very fun, there are three difficulty tiers so no matter your skill level, you can enjoy them. I recommend joining up with a guild to find easy groups, but there is a group finder for dungeons as well.

It's a horizontal progression game so items you unlock now will still be worthwhile in later expansions. All gear is earnable in game. There are some great sets in the overland content, but many of the best come from trials and dungeons.

All the classes are very fun and can be used in any of the classic 3 roles (tank / healer/ damage dealer), which allows you to just choose the ones you like the best based on the aesthetic and feel. Some may be slightly better for certain roles, but the meta changes with each update.

From a story point, the questing experience is the best in any MMO I have played. All quests are voice acted, even the side ones. There are many side quests that are impactful and memorable. Many of them have unique tasks as well. Not as many basic fetch quests as some other MMOs. The NPCs are great, a lot of fun and interesting reoccurring characters. And if you enjoy Elder Scrolls lore, there is a ton to be discovered.

The cash shop is a a downside. It is not pay to win, which is a plus, and there are a lot of great cosmetics that are unlockable in game through outfit sets. However, nearly every costume or mount skin is in the cash shop. Worse, especially in the case of mounts, is that many of the flashiest come in loot crates. If you aren't into the flashier mounts than this won't be an issue. I'm not, I generally prefer more "regular" looking mounts. I understand live service games need a continued source of revenue, but between the ESO plus subscriptions, the base game, the expansions, and the cash shop, it is definitely on the greedy side. Not the worst MMO by far, but not great.

This is not a game for everyone. It appeals to a more specific audience. But I think it is overall one of the more enjoyable MMOs if you are looking for a casual experience.
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  • mattbc 2022-04-28 05:56:44.709938+00
    feels like a generic MMO with an Elder Scrolls skin
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  • teags 2023-08-10 20:56:13.311812+00
    has way too much dlc for me but i prefer that over being subscription based. really not that bad just boring in comparison to the main series
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  • Ulaan 2023-08-27 04:29:24.752613+00
    I've never met or even heard of a person who plays this
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