The Elder Scrolls Online
The Cost of Awesomeness
Price of the game + monthly fee + Xbox Live fee + the loss of sleep, skipped meals, daydreaming about Tamriel at work . . . WORTH IT! I am a console gamer through and through, but also a huge Elder Scrolls fan. So, I bought ESO for the PC because my wife was raving about it. She, too, is a huge Elder Scrolls fan. Skyrim, the best game ever! (Her words). We’ve spent entire weekends playing ESO together. You can play alone or group with other players for almost every objective. Other players can and will help with missions, even if you’re not grouped. When ESO comes out for Xbox One, we’re there. Didn’t even mention the PvP gameplay – AWESOME!
stop console subscriptions!
it's bad enough that the prices for these games is on a steep incline, and they show little signs of stopping. yet now we have a game for a console which we dished out hundreds of dollars for, bought accessories, the subscription for xbx live, then the games, and now they want a subscription fee. as if the company who developed the game wasn't making enough profit from the Elder Scrolls franchise as it is. Why must there be a fee? i was so interested into buying this title that I was going to order it a few moments ago, but when i read the disclaimer about the subscription fee i decided that this game, regardless of how cool it looked, was not for me. Buying this game will undoubtedly cause fees as such to become a fad and soon even games like Call of Duty will require a subscription. STOP CONSOLE SUBSCRIPTIONS!
Seems like a good game, but left out one detail.
This game may be by far, the best MMORPG to date, especially for consoles. Reading up on it's story and how it will be played (it's PvP as well as the game itself) It may blow every other MMORPG out of the water. Although, the summary of the game on this page forgot to mention one CRITICAL piece of information. It will, in fact, have a $15/month subscription fee. It will not be free to play. This subscription fee also comes with the $60 original fee to buy the game. Although, you will get to play for one whole month (hold applause *sarcasm*) before you will have to pay the monthly fee in order to continue playing. Which sucks, I know. But it is an MMO. If it's as successful, content loaded, and as big of a world as they make it out to be, it could very well work. But needless to say, they will have to be pouring out tons of new content/expansions to keep subscribers interested. Hopefully, they will all be free. But if they load it with tons of microtransactions, as well as the monthly fee and the cash shop. They might as well have committed suicide to The Elder Scrolls Online.
Just say "NO!" to console subscriptions
I'm sure this game will be very good and fun to play, but the $15 a month is going to kill it. I was going to buy it on the release date and will not be buying it at all because of this monthly fee. Come on Bethesda this is not a PC and your pushing away gamers like me who only play on the weekends.
Think About It.
Alright, so I know what a lot of you are thinking. "What the heck is with the subscription fee??" Others are whining and trying to make ZeniMax take away the subscription fee. Well I have bad news. ESO is an amazing and well developed game and is very popular on PC. I played for four months before I had life and responsibilities come in that prevented me from playing. This game is long. It's fun. It's worth the money. The fee isn't going to go away, and for those of you who refuse to pay it, have fun missing out an amazing game.
Officially done and over it
I specifically purchased my xbox one to play this game just to be greeted by delay after delay and this after participating in 5 rounds of Beta testing. You can not find one credible shred of news about the console version as of this writing which has me speculating. Upon release of the news that there would be a $15.00 subscription fee on top of the $63.94 price tag (Indiana) , the net was a buzz with folks making sure Bethesda was well aware of where we thought they could stick their subscription fee. I find it funny that not long after that , closer to the June 2014 release date, they announced a delay. It wasn't much longer and yet another delay was announced. Now, no one really knows what is going on with the game.....I think Bethesda realized that the console community wanted nothing to do with their game in a subscription format and I believe the announcement that they decided to scrub the project all together is coming. I mean for PC, they are already up to update 4...yet no news for console owner....come on!!.....this is precisely how to loose your following
The Elder Scrolls Online $15 a month to play
Not worth paying $15 a month.. You will not be able to access the game if you don't pay the fee that month.. game = $60... Fee's = $180 a year... Xbox live = $60 a year... so $300.00 just to play The Elder Scrolls Online. No thanks..
Not worth the cost
It is pretty obvious that this is going to be an exhilarating game filled with plenty of content, and the addition of massive multiplayer is absolutely amazing. The Elder Scrolls has been my favorite RPG series to play, but for $15 a month, I am sadly going to miss out on this new one. Plenty of people have already figured the numbers out, but to reiterate, with Xbox Live AND the game AND the subscription, the first year of owning the game will be almost three hundred dollars. Playstation owners don't need to worry about paying for Plus, but it still comes out to be over two hundred dollars. (By the way, what happened to Microsoft claiming that there will be new advantages to owning Gold much like Playstation's option to own Plus? Why can't our subscription be slightly lower?) I have no doubt that this game will do great, but they are forgetting how new EVERYTHING is. This game will be released in two months, and at that point the Xbox One will barely be half a year old. That means people who were going to buy this game have very recently spent at least half a thousand dollars just getting the console and a controller. Not only that, much of the audience includes teenagers and poor college students. In my opinion, at the very least, the subscription needs to be lowered to 5 dollars a month if not completely eliminated. Then, the content can be sold for maybe 5 or 10 dollars. Heck, you guys love doing the whole 60 dollar season pass thing, and if Call of Duty can get away with selling 4 bad maps and the same gun for 15 dollars every other month, then I'm sure a respectable game such as ESO can convince people to spend money that way. But this idea of a subscription will surely be your downfall, and I hope you're listening to your fans.
Wait it Out
What I'm doing with this game is that I will wait. I agree with all the others in the sense that not many people are willing to pay 180$ a year for one game. Yes, it is supposed to be "Content Packed" but I could by 3 games for the price of one ideally. I think that once it releases and their sales figures are low, they will take away or reduce the fee. At that point I would buy the game. It was a big mistake on Bethesda's part, they lost most of their fan base by doing this and now only hardcore/pro gamers are going to buy ESO. Not buying this game unless the fee is dropped or reduced. Just buy Destiny, Watchdogs, or The Division instead.
An enormous let down
I don't have much to say regarding the game itself. I've only played the beta, which was pretty darn good. The one thing that holds me back COMPLETELY is the price of owning and playing this game. Here is the math I did to figure out how much it would cost to play this game for one year: $60 (the game itself) + $15 (monthly subscription fee) * 12 (months in a year) = $240. This DOESN'T include the price of XBOX LIVE either. I can buy 4 brand new xbox games with that money. If I were to play the ESO for another year, it would cost me $420. All in all, I'm just not going to pay for this.