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It's a fun enough game when you encounter random enemies, but I have no idea how to travel between areas like Morrowind and Summerset or go to the area that was available in the base game when it first came out. It's not like Oblivion and Skyrim where you can just get quests and go do things and join guilds and stuff. They just give you literally no idea what your purpose is.

Like I paid for ESO Plus and the game gave me no indication how to join the dark brotherhood or thieves guild or anything really.

I also haven't played it socially with anyone yet, and I am guessing since it's online, that social aspects must be the point?

Does anyone have ESO on PS4 and if so, would you want to play it?

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It's an MMO. The goal is to get bigger numbers. You can interact with people if you want, but most of the stuff you'll do with them will be in pursuit of getting bigger numbers. Haven't played it, but there are probably quest-giving NPCs that will help you get bigger numbers faster.

Posted September 13th by Axem Great Water

Get bigger numbers?

Posted September 13th by I killed Mufasa
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He's basically saying there is no goal other than to be the best I think. I never played it, but I have seen some interesting atmosphere from it. I really wanted the next TES to be in valenwood but it looks like that won't happen. At least TEO gives an idea of what it would look like though.

Edited September 13th by KnokkelMillennium

They may still add it as a region to ESO. I hope they add every region, and then use their knowledge and money gained from ESO to make a single player Elder Scrolls in all of Tamriel.

Posted September 13th by I killed Mufasa
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How do "regions" work exactly in it? From what I saw it sounded like valenwood already existed in ESO.

Posted September 13th by KnokkelMillennium

I'm not sure. But they added Morrowind (dark elves) and Summerset (high elves) so I am guessing wood elves are next. ESO keeps getting bigger.

Posted September 13th by I killed Mufasa
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Ya it does seem to exist in the game. Not sure what all of that adding stuff is about though.



Posted September 13th by KnokkelMillennium

They just give you literally no idea what your purpose is.


That's why I say that games like the Elder Scrolls Series need a strong story line, the online game fails in this.

Posted September 13th by chiefsonny

Do you play ESO much, Chief?

Posted September 13th by I killed Mufasa
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No.

I prefer single player games.

Posted September 13th by chiefsonny

How do "regions" work exactly in it? From what I saw it sounded like valenwood already existed in ESO.


They're split into multiple large maps so it still has a sense of open world but you do have some loading screens.

You also cant travel on foot between all areas. You have to use a boat to fast travel between many areas. Once you unlock waypoints in an area you can then just fast travel via the map.

but I have no idea how to travel between areas like Morrowind and Summerset or go to the area that was available in the base game when it first came out.


Find a boat in Morrowind. There's a town/city near where it starts you that has boats to the three major cities from the base game.

the game gave me no indication how to join the dark brotherhood or thieves guild or anything really.


You get a quest from NPCs in the criminal den locations in the base game. The quests direct you to the relevant guild.

It's not like Oblivion and Skyrim where you can just get quests and go do things and join guilds and stuff. They just give you literally no idea what your purpose is.


Unsure why you think this. There are quest givers all over the place and they are even marked with the quest marker used in Skyrim. Of all the Elder Scrolls games this is the easiest to find quests because the icon marks them as having a quest before you ever talk to them.

It might be because you're in Morrowind and they may not have put many quests there (haven't played that content yet).


Posted September 13th by Moonray
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Do you play it on PS4 Moon? I will address the rest of what you said in a bit.

Posted September 13th by I killed Mufasa
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Like I paid for ESO Plus and the game gave me no indication how to join the dark brotherhood or thieves guild or anything really

Umm don’t you not know the point of open world video games? The joy is finding things out on your own, maybe this isn’t your type of video game if you need wiki to help you play it

Posted September 13th by Brandy

I don’t play video games anymore but I’m proud to say I never used a walkthrough. Except for mgs2 when I was trying to unlock of all raidens wigs

Posted September 13th by Brandy

PC, but I don't play it regular. I find it fun for brief periods. I personally don't feel it's worth a subscription fee (which was why I quit at launch) so I don't subscribe to plus.

My go to MMO is Guild Wars 2. A lot of its systems are designed around a more casual/friendly multiplayer experience while still offering more competetive or challenging content in the forms of raids and fractals/dungeons as well as a few PvP modes. It also has a strong focus on story with new story content every 2-3 months.

Edited September 13th by Moonray
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Nice shitposts Brandy. Go away.

And yeah I guess it's hard to will ESO into being Oblivion or Morrowind. It's certainly neither. It is a beautiful looking game though. It gives me hope for the next single player elder scrolls.



Posted September 13th by I killed Mufasa
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Umm don’t you not know the point of open world video games? The joy is finding things out on your own, maybe this isn’t your type of video game if you need wiki to help you play it

He said the game gave him no indication of how to do those things. It seems at least somewhat obvious that he tried within the game itself.

I have no idea what the overall goal is either. I've not played it though but I've watched my brother play some of it. It's probably just to complete quests and be the best player overall (reminds me of WoW). Not sure if there's a story involved or not.

Posted September 13th by Fox Forever

Why don’t you play video games anymore brandy?

Posted September 13th by Weid man

Just don’t have the desire too anymore, I will be watching shenmue 3 let’s play when it comes out though

Posted September 13th by Brandy

Let's be friendly here guys.

Posted September 13th by Vandy

To answer your earlier response to my question, when I say "bigger numbers," I mean that the goal of MMORPGs is to level up (bigger level/stat numbers), get better equipment (bigger stat numbers), and participate in events (bigger ranking numbers).

Admittedly, I haven't plated ESO, but I can't see it straying too far from this recipe, given that literally every other MMORPG that I can think of is like that.

Posted September 13th by Axem Great Water

I finally figured out how to use wayshrines to fast travel to other continents and such. XD

Posted September 16th by I killed Mufasa
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