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The Elder Scrolls Online - Elsweyr: Developer Deep Dive

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    spajdrik Ancient Guru

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    Only yesterday I realized that ESO does not use more CPU cores than two at all, what a waste.
    So then I got 40 FPS, CPU usage around 25% and GPU usage around 40%.
     
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    Kaarme Maha Guru

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    If Bethesda has a burnout with the real Elder Scrolls, couldn't they have given the work to a decent outside developer? It would have obviously been kind of a hit and miss, but if they had still supervised the overall work and presented a list of demands, I don't see why it couldn't have worked. Elder Scrolls are some of the best selling SP games, so I imagine quite a few houses might have been interested. Just look at this ESO: The expansions keep coming one after another. Elder Scrolls were a big thing for Bethesda, the studio might not even exist without them, yet they seemingly can't find the motivation to work on the next part. No matter how I look at it, it's quite telling. Of couse they own the title, so they have absolutely no obligation to ever continue it, but at the end of the day, business is business and money must flow. It would be a waste for them to simply drop and forget it.
     
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    spajdrik Ancient Guru

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    Well, that's an interesting point, but I would prefer if they give the work to a decent outside company for Fallout games :p:cool:
     

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    BlackZero Ancient Guru

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    There is no such thing as the real Elder Scrolls, and TESO is both canon and a better adaptation than Skyrim ever was. As far as single player content is concerned, the constant expansions speak for them selves. In fact, despite how much I enjoy modding, I would prefer there were no further separate single player Elder Scrolls games with Todd Howard at the helm. He's already half butchered the series with Skyrim, which is more like a truer Redguard than any Elder Scrolls RPG game.

    Fortunately, most of the original developers must have moved to TESO after completing work on Oblivion, which is clearly visible to all familiar with the series.
     
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    warlord Ancient Guru

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    Who cares about TES lore? I enjoyed skyrim most than any other older version and I don't give a frack about online. It was a huge step up in all aspects for me and I own and have played all of them twice modded and not modded. You can enjoy TESO as much as you like. I want single player only being lore friendly or not, it doesn't matter to me. Give me even a skyrim 2.0, I will be happy.
     
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    BlackZero Ancient Guru

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    Not sure what lore has to do with RPG game mechanics.
     
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    Biały Wilk Member Guru

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    TESO is total garbage for me. Tried it, worst spent hour in previous year if you wont count line to doctor appointment when at the end she said that something important happens with her kid and she needs leave when I was about to come in. TES - only single player.
     
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    Kaarme Maha Guru

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    I called it real because that's where it all began and happened for multiple iterations. It's where Elder Scrolls were created multiple years before anyone even dreamed of an MMO version. ESO being better is just your opinion, man. Whether it's canon or not doesn't matter to me since it doesn't exist for me. If you love it, more power to you since that's where all the development happens these days. I, however, put hundreds of hours into Skyrim, just like I did with Oblivion and Morrowind before it, with the numerous mods I tried (and the few I tweaked). It's not like I wouldn't have had anything to criticise about, but if you are such a small man you can't enjoy games despite minor complaints, you can't enjoy anything in life. I know I'll enjoy the next Elder Scrolls as well, assuming Bethesda really will make one.
     
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    Battlespire was released in 1997.

    If my opinion makes you feel like you must defend a game, there's either some thing wrong with the game, or you don't play well with other people's opinions.

    If the latter, then that's not what adult life is about.
     

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    I recently started playing again after a few years because i got bored of wow and might quit for good, will wait to see how the zandalari turn out, etc.

    What can i say is that i haven't gotten bored yet of eso,haven't played that much yet tbh ,only 100 hours, but i keep looking forward to logging back in again after i logout. And even though it's an MMO you don't need to be in a group to not feel lonely as you keep meeting ppl through different areas, no matter what secluded island or town you go to, you keep seeing people. Probably because zones scale with level, although i don't remember being like this with guildwars2.

    As for lore, i don't really pay attention to that, i just skip dialogue as fast as i can,haha. Anyway,can't wait for the necromancer to come out to make a vamp toon as well.

    If anyone is looking for an MMO i think you guys should give this a try.

    EDIT: this reminds me though, only complaint i have is the maintenance, they keep screwing stuff up and breaking stuff and it takes longer than expected.
     
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    To be honest, I don't quite understand what you are talking about defending a game. If I say Skyrim wasn't perfect but I still like it, that's defending a game or something? Sorry, but you lost me. In the world I live in, there's no such thing as a perfect thing. However, unlike with MMOs, at least in SP mods can fix some of the worries.

    ESO and TES are meant for different people (although they no doubt overlap a lot). ESO for those that like massive multiplayer. I only play closed multiplayer with a bunch of RL friends. It's not like I'd have anything against ESO personally, I haven't even tried it, so how could I. It rubs me the wrong way, however, if someone suggests ESO could replace TES. That's like saying people don't need to jog, swim, or do other solitary sports if they can just go play football, baseball, etc.
     
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    While ESO is MMO, it is perfectly possible to play it by yourself and completely ignore any multiplayer aspect of the game. I came there from wow, as it became terrible in BFA, and this is just a relaxing stuff I can play by myself for the story. There are hundreds of hours of story line quests for each zone and expansions. Even the expansions themselves are tailored for solo play or casual play. There is no hardcore raiding scene as in WoW and even PvP is pretty much nonexistant.
     

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