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The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr expansion announced

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Jan 16, 2019.

  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    emperorsfist Master Guru

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    I've played TESO during a free weekend last year. The game seems to have gotten much better since release, but I'm not really a MMO type of guy. Nice to see that Catland will feature in the next expansion.
     
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    BlackZero Ancient Guru

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    Backstabak Master Guru

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    I recently bought it as WoW was disappointing, to say the least, and it's pretty fun experience. Especially for casual gameplay. Plenty of quests and story content, combat is fun. However, there is pretty much no satisfying end game raiding as in wow, or even proper PVP.

    I must say this really went a long way from release, which was quite horrible.
     

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    EL1TE Master Guru

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    The main problem with this game is the combat and animations, they're just super weird and don't feel or look good, if they fixed the combat and animations then would be great, i have a few hundreds of hours on this game but was mostly exploring as i simply dislike the combat.

    Also there was a memory leak in 2016 when i played in large scale PVP that FPS would just drop over time and become unplayable and only way to fix was to restart game, i've tried the game in 2018, the issue was still there.

    After playing Guild Wars 2, Black Desert and Final Fantasy XIV, ESO feels like a mobile game when it comes to combat and animations.
     
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    The memory leak is still there, sadly.

    The game is great though.
     
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    The game actually isn't true MMO. You can play like any solo Elder Scrolls game 99% of the content, which is around 1500 hours on the base game, before DLCs.


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    Btw if anyone has AMD Vega with this game, you MUST create a custom game profile (target the 64bit client) and set the P7 state as the minimum speed.
    Otherwise the card will be running at 500mhz and the FPS will be atrocious. Thats down to the game engine, which is also affecting SWTOR also.
     
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    is that Tiber Septim?

    legit question, he was a dragon born himself so accidentally unleashing dragons on Tamriel makes sense....
     
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    BlackZero Ancient Guru

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    Perfectly fits with the current and final events of the second era
    http://elderscrolls.wikia.com/wiki/Second_Era
     
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    Loobyluggs Ancient Guru

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    They need to take that game engine out back and put a cap to it's head.

    It's foaming at the mouth.

    DX11 release date from Microsoft = November 2008

    DX12 release date from Microsoft = July 2015

    Hero engine DX11 release = December 2017 - 9 years late

    Hero Engine DX12 release = No plans

    citation

    This is Zenimax / Bethesda ffs - they don't have any money for a new engine?

    Unreal is free
    Unity is free
    Cryengine is free
    Source2 is free
    Frostbite is free...if you are willing to be satans minion, working for Electronic Arses

    More importantly - don't they own ID TECH????

    Madness. We, want to move forward; they want to nickel and dime the very game franchises that need the opposite of what they are getting. Ancient, clunky decades old tech - and then charge us "AAA" pricing for it.

    This, has to stop.
     
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    BlackZero Ancient Guru

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    ESO doesn't use Hero engine.
    https://www.gameinformer.com/b/feat...scrolls-online-isn-39-t-using-heroengine.aspx

    They've also been constantly improving game features, and it's very different to what it was in 2014.
     
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    Loobyluggs Ancient Guru

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    The underlying code is directly from the hero game engine.

    And to prove this point - the game doesn't have a DX12 renderer

    citation
     
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    DirectX 12 isn't a magic pill, its more of a suicide pill really.
     
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    According to the game director, it's not based on the Hero Engine. If I had to hazard a guess, I would say it's probably using a modified Gamebyro with social/MMO features tagged on, which might explain the initial use of Hero Engine.

    In any case, my thoughts are that they are clearly making improvements, and adding Direct X 12 wouldn't suddenly make it a million times better. Not to mention, I wouldn't think you could take an engine designed for a different type of game, and easily make it work.

    So, given the obvious improvements, why not just let them get on with it.
     
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    Loobyluggs Ancient Guru

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    No.

    It is based on the Hero Engine, which they used as an asset staging area. They may have added/supplanted something from the Gamebyro engine, but that's not too hard to imagine.

    It reminds me of Titanfall 1 & 2, where they took the source engine and rebuilt it, ground up.
     
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