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Re: Elder Scrolls MMO: Elder Scrolls Online

Postby Pantho on Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:45 pm

Vaeyn wrote:That should have just been a beta issue Pantho from my understanding especially if grouped.

Grats a4! This will be my third or fourth test weekend and am looking forward to it since I did not get to do much last time. While still on the fence on how good it is, I think it is better than most and did preorder it. Decorva got hers with a 25% off from GMG, and I used GameStop rewards cards to get mine. I went Imperial Retail and she Imperial Digital (obviously if getting it from GMG).


I might buy it eventually, but I'll wait for it's second launch as it's not going to last @ $60 + sub + shop. I don't mind subs, and expect to pay 30-40$ for it.
But $60 for a PC game is in the higher brackets, highest really?

I shall be patient and wait for a cheaper release/f2p model. Although I am going away on Monday and won't be gaming for most of February/march so my plan makes sense. Although a second release will be 6-12 months :/.
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Re: Elder Scrolls MMO: Elder Scrolls Online

Postby Vaeyn on Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:08 pm

I hear ya man. That is one thing that turned me off The Secret World too. Full price+Sub+Shop. Irked me.

I caved for mine since when all is said and done I get the Imperial Retail and will pay tax only (I had 3 $25 vouchers and can get another from a place I do surveys as soon as the quarter rolls over on 4-1-14 just in time to use it to pay off the rest of the game when I pick it up on 4-4-14). There is basically nothing, nada really I would spend those GameStop vouchers on there really as right now I am only getting games on GOG.com when on mega sales and on Steam on the same and after they have been marked down on top if that to boot (and maybe a Humble Bundle here and there IF it has something I want and deem worth it). I will also be able to get 2 more $25 GS vouchers this year at the beginning of the last two quarters so . . . yeah, I bought ESO since it was theoretically free, kinda.

Decorva got the Imperial digital for the cost of the standard which with its goodies and its preorder bonus and me not paying for mine sat well with us. I honestly might have considered doing the same as you if the circumstances were not what they were for our purchases.
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Re: Elder Scrolls MMO: Elder Scrolls Online

Postby war-barney on Sat Feb 08, 2014 4:09 pm

I'm not sure what to do miself... been in beta and its not as bad as I thought it'd be BUT after playing other MMOs on launch I am thinking it would be smart to wait for a while as the servers will no doubt crash on launch then spend a few months hardly working. The other option is pre-order to try and escape the croweded starter areas by playing like mad for 5 days to escape them, however if the servers crash that still wont help...
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Re: Elder Scrolls MMO: Elder Scrolls Online

Postby slave on Tue Feb 11, 2014 3:31 am

I have preorder it, I like it very much so far, Need to pick out with shard to start on.
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Re: Elder Scrolls MMO: Elder Scrolls Online

Postby war-barney on Tue Feb 11, 2014 4:57 pm

How much is elder scrolls online in the US? in the UK its going to cost me £49.99 ($83) or $69.99 for the deluxe version ($115)... I keep hearing people say its $60 which SHOULD be £36 (rounded to lets say £35) so unless it is about $85 for the standard game to pre-order I'm being screwed with a pretty hefty % increase in price compared to what it should be... (42% I believe)
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Re: Elder Scrolls MMO: Elder Scrolls Online

Postby a4nic8er on Tue Feb 11, 2014 5:53 pm

So, buy it from a US site, use PayPal, purchase it with $USD (try changing page language setting at elderscrollsonline.com to ENG instead of ENG-UK).

Players can pre-purchase digital versions through The Elder Scrolls Online Store (https://store.elderscrollsonline.com).

The digital Standard Edition is priced at $59.99 (€54.99 / £49.99) while the digital Imperial Edition is priced at $79.99 (€79.99 / £69.99).

Players can also pre-order physical editions through participating retailers worldwide.
The physical Standard Edition for PC/Mac will cost $59.99 (€54.99 / £49.99) and the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions are priced at $59.99 (€69.99 / £59.99).
The physical Imperial Edition will retail for $99.99 (€99.99 / £89.99) on all platforms.

For a full list of what each version includes, players can visit our preorder page (http://www.elderscrollsonline.com/en/preorder). Once players purchase the game, they will have unlimited access for the first 30 days and can continue beyond that with a subscription of $14.99/30 days (€12.99 / £8.99).
The first 30 days begin at or after the official launch of the game when players select their preferred subscription plan. Subscription fees will only be charged after the first 30 days.


Personally, I'm not forking out $60 + $15/month for what is really just another tab-targeting MMO with an Elder Scrolls skin. And I am definitely not preordering.

I agree with this... Skyrim's success is the best argument against The Elder Scrolls Online
I'll wait till the half price Steam Sale/it goes F2P+microtransactions.
Or maybe TESVI will arrive before I bother.
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Re: Elder Scrolls MMO: Elder Scrolls Online

Postby Vaeyn on Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:24 pm

Does that price in UK count VAT? If so that is one reason it is higher. The other is the fact that the Euro and other foreign currencies are stronger than the US currency. Just saying that it can get frustrating hearing people complain about price discrepancies the world over. I also think it sucks that the average person in the UK gets paid more than I do doing the same job. I think it sucks that for decades cars sold over in Europe get better mileage than the "same" car in the US. Anyway, neither here nor there and fairly common.

Sorry to hear you did not like it a4. I went into it with an open mind and while not blown away was still pleasantly surprised. I still think they did better than they could have, but still have a TON of work to do. I know from seeing and hearing that it is better than what they started at as they did listen to people's feedback.

I also still think they should have made it more ES though. Anyway, I as I already said, I admit that I tipped the edge and got it mostly because two copies only cost me $60 and that was for a digital and a retail Imperial so $30 each was fine by me for what I am getting. Full price for two copies? I might be with you a4. TESVI will be a good bit out as I am pretty sure we will see FO4 first. They better make a TESVI. :D
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Re: Elder Scrolls MMO: Elder Scrolls Online

Postby Pantho on Sat Feb 15, 2014 10:49 pm

Found a few places selling it for £28, bit tempted ;)

Only one I can find now is https://www.gamekeysnow.com/keys/The-El ... lls-Online but there some good deals to get a fair few of the versions cheaper going around.

Although the CAD review does sum up my opinion of ESO fairly well. http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20140210
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Re: Elder Scrolls MMO: Elder Scrolls Online

Postby Zalaz on Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:33 am

I've been waiting for the PvP impressions. Skip to 15:15 to get right to the good stuff. Still not sure if I'll buy it, but that PvP does look pretty fun.

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Re: Elder Scrolls MMO: Elder Scrolls Online

Postby Vaeyn on Sun Feb 16, 2014 12:10 pm

Good impressions on it also at MMORPG.com: http://www.mmorpg.com/gamelist.cfm/game ... tml/page/1
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