Elder Scrolls Online Gameplay Excitement

I’ll admit it. I hadn’t looked into The Elder Scrolls Online (aka TESO) since its’ announcement. I knew I was interested because I love MMOs, fantasy RPGs, and Elder Scrolls, but aside from that I knew next to nothing but today I watched a 20 minute clip of TESO gameplay from Quakecon and I have to tell you – I’m excited.

With a character creation screen which doesn’t look dissimilar to the one in Rift (which I liked), its’ MMO style seems akin to Guild Wars 2 (which I adore), and its’ gameplay is wonderfully Elder Scrolls. Oh and it’s pretty and full of exploration too! I just found myself simultaneously jumping up and down in my seat with excitement, and desperately wanting to pick up a copy of Morrowind ((damn you empty bank account)) so that I can play through it, Oblivion, and Skyrim before the release of TESO in Spring 2014.

Here’s the aforementioned video:

Are you as excited for this one as me? I know Elder Scrolls can be a bit of a divider because many just don’t get on with it, but I adore the franchise personally. :)

4 thoughts on “Elder Scrolls Online Gameplay Excitement”

  1. Morrowind, Oblivion, AND Skyrim before Spring 2014? By then, you’d be so Elder Scroll’d out you won’t know what to do with yourself. I’m looking forward to TESO, but I find I’m having a hard time seeing where it will fit in with the rest of the MMO space. It has quite a lore-heavy heritage, considering TES is ungodly steeped in in, and I’m sure they’re going to play that… but… it still sounds like a lot of other MMO’s already out. It’s not doing anything exceptionally new (massive PvP battles? Done. Open ended character development? Done. Phasing? Done.)… so defining it is a little tricky. It’s certainly not a sandbox, but also not exactly a themepark. Like it’s afraid to really swing one way or the other too much for fear of driving players away. But at the same time, it isn’t endearing people to it, either…

    1. This is true, but it’s also highly unlikely I’ll finish even two of them, let alone all three. I’ll aim to finish one and poke around the others, I hope.

      I’m interested because it’s an Elder Scrolls game with an MMO aspect. I’m just going to have to see about subscription fees and such first.

  2. OMG so excited for this game to come out. If it’s anywhere as good as Morrowind, Oblivion, and/or Skyrim I’m down for it. I agree that it reminded me a lot of GW2. I just hope my graphics card can handle the gorgeous gameplay. Story seemed to be pretty similar to Oblivion, what with a Deadra trying to take over the world and what-not.

    I’m also excited because my wife (who absolutley loved oblivion and skyrim) wants to play it with me, and she’s never been into mmo’s before.

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